Adult and Teen Classes

Welcome to AVA’s 2024 Classes!

AVA Members receive 10% off most classes!

Most classes are for students 16 and older.
All welding classes are for students 18 and older.
Financial Assistance is available for all classes.
Class Information & ScheduleClass ImageClass Medium, Level, & PriceClass DescriptionRegistration

Daytime Open Studios

Wednesdays, April 3-June 12

9 am-12 pm

open studio drawing

Drawing Open Studio

for Continuing and Advanced students

$250* / $25 per individual session

Weekly monitored life drawing sessions, without instruction, open to individuals of all levels of experience. 

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Evening Open Studios

Wednesdays, April 3-June 12

5:30-8:30 pm

open studio drawing

Drawing Open Studio

for Continuing and Advanced students

$250* / $25 per individual session

Weekly monitored life drawing sessions, without instruction, open to individuals of all levels of experience. 

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Evening Open Studios

Wednesdays, June 19-Aug 28

6-9 pm

open studio drawing

Drawing Open Studio

for Continuing and Advanced students

$250* / $25 per individual session

Weekly monitored life drawing sessions, without instruction, open to individuals of all levels of experience. 

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Learning to Look
SAMANTHA ECKERT & NICK GAFFNEY

Tuesday, May 14

10 am-12 pm

exhibitions

Art Appreciation

for Beginning & Continuing Students

$15

The purpose of this class is to participate in a fun, visceral, and dynamic group experience that lessens the ambiguity and loftiness associated with art, focusing on a selection of artworks on view in AVA's galleries. Facilitated by experienced artists, you'll thoughtfully synthesize your own way of seeing artwork, while encountering other student's unique perspectives. The class will use exercises and activities designed to ignite creative responses, followed by a group discussion that revolves around specific pieces of art. You'll also look at pieces that might be hard to understand or find interesting at first glimpse. Looking closely at art - and talking about process, materials, form, and content - will deepen your artistic knowledge and ignite your creativity.

This session of Learning to Look will focus on the work of Peter Anderson and Caleb BrownJoan Hanley, and  Denis Versweyveld, all of whom will be exhibiting their work at AVA, May 10-June 8.

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Intensive Figure Drawing
CHALICE MITCHELL

Saturday, May 25

10 am-4 pm

chalice mitchell figure drawing

Drawing

for Beginning & Continuing Students

$180

Click here for a class Materials List

Open to artists at all levels of experience, this day long workshop will start with quicker gesture drawings and lead up to several long poses. Working with a live model, the instructor will do short demos and provide instruction in gesture, proportion, and anatomy to help students study the human form and focus on the practice of seeing and drawing. 

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Hot Wax: Encaustic Painting for Beginning and Continuing Students
STEPHANIE GORDON

Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2

10 am-4 pm

gordon encaustic

Painting / Encaustic

for Beginning & Continuing students

$250 / $70 Materials Fee

Encaustic is an ancient method of painting with hot wax that results in luminous, layered works of art. Learn to choose appropriate work surfaces, application of pigment and medium, mix colors, fuse layers and create texture. Image transfer, stencils and collaging will be included. 

This class is for both beginners and experienced artists. Learn to work in an exciting and versatile medium or find a new direction for your artwork. If you feel stuck, this class is likely to provide you with some new avenues to explore.

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Painting from Observation with Oils
MURSAL NAZARY

Mondays, June 10-July 8

6-9 pm

mursal nazary painting

Painting

for Beginning & Continuing students

$315

In this course you'll explore oil painting based on an observational approach. The class will begin with the fundamentals by looking at works of art from the history of observational painting. During class you'll focus on still life painting with oils, employing a range of tools and exploring how they relate to your subjects. While there will painting during class, the instructor will also talk about ways to paint at home in your own surroundings. 

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Wheel and Hand: Ceramics in Motion
SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE

Tuesdays, June 11-July 30

5:30-8:30 pm

clay ceramics wheel

Clay

for Beginning & Continuing students

$500* / $75 Materials fee

In this class you'll have the freedom to move from potter's wheel to hand-building with clay, and back. Students will be inspired by each other while working in under the guidance of an experienced teacher. If you are a hand-builder that wants to learn to throw, or a wheel thrower who wants to add hand-building to their toolbox, this is the class for you. And if you don't know what you want to try, or you want to push your skills further, you can muddy your hands in both.Register Now

Metalsmithing: Shell Forming and Sculpture
ROFF HARROFF

Tuesdays, June 11-July 30

5:30-8 pm

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Metal

for Beginning & Continuing students

$420* / $90Materials fee

Shell Forming is the process of creating curvature on an axis in sheet metal. Using copper brass and bronze, students will use the principles of Shell Forming to rapidly transform sheet metal into the third dimension.  No prior knowledge of metal needed.Register Now

Beginning & Continuing Watercolor: Satisfying Compositions
JOAN HOFFMANN

Wednesdays, June 12-July 3

6-8:30 pm

hoffmann composition watercolor

Painting

for Beginning & Continuing students

$210*

Click here for a class materials list

Begin your watercolor journey or continue beyond the basics! Technique demos, along with critiques and discussions, will guide you through a painting each session. In this class there will be an emphasis on creating satisfying compositions. Beginning and more experienced students are welcome. 

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Beginning Figure Drawing
RILEY ADAMS

Thursdays, June 13-Aug 8 (no class July 4)

6-8:30 pm

adams drawing figure

Drawing

for Beginning & Continuing students

$420*

Click here for a class materials list

This class is a traditional yet a novel approach to figure drawing. It's for beginners to learn new skills, for the more intermediate to expand existing skills interested in drawing the human figure­. A live model will be present at every session. Be prepared to arrive with questions, open minds, curiosity, and a commitment to draw, to learn and to have fun! Register Now

Continuing Pottery
SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE

Thursdays, June 13-Aug 8 (no class July 4)

9:30 AM-12 PM

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Clay

for Beginning & Continuing students

$420* / $75 Materials fee

An introduction to the potter's wheel, developing the fundamental skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. An opportunity for artists of all types to understand and incorporate this traditional and powerful tool into their work.Register Now

Introduction to Woodworking: Bandsaw Boxes Big and Small
DAVE SHINNLINGER

Thursdays, June 13-July 18 (no class July 4)

5:30-8:30 pm

shinnlinger boxes wood

Wood

for Beginning students

$315* / $90Materials fee

This course will allow the participant to use some of the power tools in the AVA woodshop to create a “bandsaw box” the participant gets to take home. If time and interest allow, a wooden knob can be turned on a lathe to accent the box and additional bandsaw boxes crafted as well. This class is ideal for beginners, anyone interested in the subject matter, or getting to know the AVA woodshop.Register Now

Continuing Pottery
TYLER MORRISON

Wednesdays, June 19-Aug 7 

6-8:30 pm

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Clay

for Beginning & Continuing students

$420* / $75 Materials fee

An introduction to the potter's wheel, developing the fundamental skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. An opportunity for artists of all types to understand and incorporate this traditional and powerful tool into their work.Register Now

Hand-building With Clay
KÄRIN ROTHWELL

Wednesdays, June 19-Aug 7 (7 sessions; no class July 19)

5:30-8:30 pm

clay hand-building ceramics

Clay

for Beginning & Continuing students

$440* / $75 Materials fee

Possibility comes to fruition as you and your hands learn how to move and manipulate clay without the use of a wheel. Hand-building means constructing with coils and slabs of clay, pinching and 'modeling'-- techniques used since antiquity in every corner of the earth. Both functional pieces and works of art will be ready to glaze and take home at the end of the session.  Each class starts with a demonstration and group time, then students may turn to individual work on independent projects, open to your own expression and whim. Spring is here! Bird baths, houses and feeders are popular items. Build boxes, trays and vases. You take it from there! Surface decoration will also be addressed, using slips and underglazes followed by finished glaze techniques. Open to all skill levels. Please bring a notebook dedicated to ceramics.Register Now

Hand-building With Clay
KÄRIN ROTHWELL

Fridays, June 21-Aug 2 (6 sessions; no class July 19)

10 am-1 pm

clay hand-building ceramics

Clay

for Beginning & Continuing students

$380* / $75 Materials fee

Possibility comes to fruition as you and your hands learn how to move and manipulate clay without the use of a wheel. Hand-building means constructing with coils and slabs of clay, pinching and 'modeling'-- techniques used since antiquity in every corner of the earth. Both functional pieces and works of art will be ready to glaze and take home at the end of the session.  Each class starts with a demonstration and group time, then students may turn to individual work on independent projects, open to your own expression and whim. Spring is here! Bird baths, houses and feeders are popular items. Build boxes, trays and vases. You take it from there! Surface decoration will also be addressed, using slips and underglazes followed by finished glaze techniques. Open to all skill levels. Please bring a notebook dedicated to ceramics.Register Now

Continuing Pottery
TYLER MORRISON

Mondays, June 24-July 29

9:30 am-12 pm

pottery-16x9

Clay

for Beginning & Continuing students

$315* / $75 Materials fee

An introduction to the potter's wheel, developing the fundamental skills of centering, throwing, and shaping clay. An opportunity for artists of all types to understand and incorporate this traditional and powerful tool into their work.Register Now

Still Lifes in Oils or Acrylics
SUSAN GRAY BÉ

Mondays, June 24-Aug 12

5:30-8 pm

gray be still life flower oil acrylic

Painting

for Beginning & Continuing students

$420*

Click here for a class materials list

Using oil or acrylic, learn the fundamentals of painting, from organizing a palette and blending, color mixing, brushwork, and glazing techniques to the elements of design and composition. All levels are welcome, especially beginners.  Students may choose to use either Oil or Acrylic paint. 

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Expressive Portraiture in Oils or Acrylic
SUSAN GRAY BÉ

Tuesdays, June 25-Aug 13

5:30-8 pm

Gray Be Portrait oil Acrylic

Painting

for Beginning & Continuing students

$420*

Click here for a class materials list

Aesthetic expression emerges as compositions in Oil or Acrylic evolve, and no matter how realistic, a painting needs to work at an abstract level. In this class you’ll be encouraged to balance your painting compositions in terms of abstract art elements on each layer of the painting - especially at the beginning and end of the process. Your compositions will evolve and be refined with contrasting color, tone, and line.  Beginning and more Advanced painters are welcome: Beginners will be given extra attention on the first day and beyond; Advanced artists will be encouraged to develop their visual ideas, improve technique, and to experiment with paint application. Students may choose to use either Oil or Acrylic paint. 

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Introduction to Woodcarving and Whittling
ANTON PRIKAZCHIKOV

Wednesdays, June 26-July 31

6-8 pm

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Wood

for Beginning & Continuing students

$250* / $85 Materials Fee

This 6-week workshop will introduce you to woodcarving and carving safety. You'll make everything from wooden spoons to small animals while you learn basic techniques like stop cutpush cut, and draw cut. This is a great way to get both your hands and creative energies moving while learning something new.

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3D Printing
LAUREL POLLARD

Tuesdays, July 2-30

5:30-7:30 pm

3d printing castle pollard

3D Printing

for Beginning & Continuing students

$210* / $30 Materials Fee

Learn how to use using 3D printing technology! In this class you'll draw in 3 dimensions on a computer, and learn how prepare and print to turn your models and drawings into physical objects! The class will survey a variety of 3D model creation and customization apps. You'll also learn techniques for getting good results from a 3D printer.Register Now

Metalsmithing: Fold Forming
ROFF HARROFF

Thursdays, July 11-Aug 1

5:30-8 pm

Metal

for Beginning & Continuing students

$210* / $90 Materials fee

Fold Forming is the process of folding metal and manipulating the folds through hammering (and other manipulations) to change its structure and form. Using copper brass and bronze, students will use the principles of Fold Forming to rapidly add texture and dimension to sheet metal. No prior knowledge of metal needed.Register Now

Introduction to Welding
IAN BLACKMER

Fridays, July 12-Aug 30

5-8 pm

Wedling

Metal

for Beginning & Continuing students

$525* / $90 Materials Fee

Learn to select, measure, mark, cut and prepare mild steel for welding, then join the pieces together through the Metal Inert Gas (MIG) wire feed welding process. During this eight week course students will become familiarized with working safely in an industrial shop setting. Students will learn and practice basic wire feed welding techniques as well as hand and power tool operation and apply those newly learned skills to the creative process

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3D Printing
LAUREL POLLARD

Saturday, July 20

10 am-2 pm

3d printing castle pollard

3D Printing

for Beginning & Continuing students

$80* / $15 Materials Fee

Learn how to use using 3D printing technology! In this class you'll draw in 3 dimensions on a computer, and learn how prepare and print to turn your models and drawings into physical objects! The one-day class will survey a variety of 3D model creation and customization apps. You'll also learn techniques for getting good results from a 3D printer.Register Now

Painting from Observation with Oils
MURSAL NAZARY

Mondays, July 29-Aug 26

6-9 pm

mursal nazary painting

Painting

for Beginning & Continuing students

$315

In this course you'll explore oil painting based on an observational approach. The class will begin with the fundamentals by looking at works of art from the history of observational painting. During class you'll focus on still life painting with oils, employing a range of tools and exploring how they relate to your subjects. While there will painting during class, the instructor will also talk about ways to paint at home in your own surroundings. 

Register Now

Intensive Figure Drawing
CHALICE MITCHELL

Saturday, August 17

10 am-4 pm

chalice mitchell figure drawing

Drawing

for Beginning & Continuing Students

$180

Click here for a class Materials List

Open to artists at all levels of experience, this day long workshop will start with quicker gesture drawings and lead up to several long poses. Working with a live model, the instructor will do short demos and provide instruction in gesture, proportion, and anatomy to help students study the human form and focus on the practice of seeing and drawing. 

Register Now

Painting Water with Watercolors
ROBERT O'BRIEN

Sat-Sun, Aug 24-25

10 am-4 pm

robert obrien watercolor water painting

Painting

for Beginning & Continuing students

$250*

Click here for a class materials list

In this workshop you'll learn how to paint water using in the watercolor medium, from rendering a simple reflective pond to a swift moving mountain stream and everything in between. You'll learn how to foreshorten and suggest a flat plane when painting a meandering river or a lake. Water provides the artist with an endless variety of interpretations given its reflective qualities, as well as its restlessness. The classes will start with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. A critique will be offered at the end of the session. Reference photos will be provided and students are encouraged to bring their own as well.

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Zen Archery: A “First Shot” at Kyudo
RAY CHIN

Sat, Oct 19

9 am-4 pm

Archery

Archery

for Beginning & Continuing students

$100 regardless of membership

Kyudo 弓道means "the way of the bow" and is an ancient form of Japanese archery.  It is also a moving meditation practice, and is often referred to as “Zen archery.”  Practicing kyudo involves focusing attention and calming one’s mind for precise drawing of the bow and releasing the arrow.  It is a path to opening one's heart and mind to the natural dignity of being human, beyond the obstacles of ambition, doubt, and anger.  Hitting the target is not considered as important as coordinating body and heart/mind.  

Those interested in learning kyudo can sign up for "First Shot," a daylong program to be held at AVA. Adults and older teenagers are welcome up to a maximum of 10 participants. "First Shot" gives the beginner an introduction to the Seven Coordinations (Shichido), the basic form of kyudo, as well as the meditation aspects. "First Shot" is required before one can practice regularly with other kyudokas (practitioners). Tuition is $100 for instruction, use of equipment, and lunch.

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MORE INFORMATION

AVA Faculty

Derek Bell received his BFA in Painting in 2008 from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting and spent three of his years there as a Teaching Assistant. As a painter, Derek prefers landscape, portraiture, and animals, as well as an occasional still life. Since graduating from RISD, Derek has worked primarily in oils, watercolor, gouache, and more recently egg tempera. https://www.instagram.com/perfectpoultryportraits/

Jennifer Brown began her art career at a young age making woodblock prints in her family kitchen. She majored in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University and earned a degree in art and education from Vermont College as a parent and working adult. Most recently she has taken painting and printmaking workshops at Art New England in Bennington, VT, as well as continuing to study oil painting with painter, Peter Granucci. She uses watercolor and gouache to explore nature, landscapes, and figures in the landscape.

Cooper Dodds is a photographer and book artist living in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He received a BFA from Carleton College in 2013. His first monograph, Jumper: Flying in the Heartland, was published by Daylight Books in 2019. Cooper has a decade of experience working as a commercial photographer and he currently balances his time between commissions, personal work, and teaching.

Amber Geneva Erkiletian received her BFA at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago where she gained a passion for working in large-scale steel sculpture. Her curiosity about the range of materials available for sculpture caused her to pursue diverse fields that feed her professional development and her application of technical knowledge. Amber’s experience ranges from casting aluminum and bronze for art and industry to fine woodworking and fiberglass construction to refining microscopic precision components for the Mars mission. As an artist, Amber is drawn to the minute subtleties of expression in human body language. Her art practice uses welded steel and Pal Tiya Premium, a unique sculpting cement, to create chimerical animal sculptures for outdoor installation. As an independent art teacher, Amber considers it her mission to ensure that everyone who wants to make sculpture can, at any scale and for any environment. For more information about Amber, please visit her website.

Fred Faudie works out of his studio in Norwich, Vermont where he lives with his wife and teenage son who share his painting, photography, and design studio: SeeingMind. He has exhibited his drawings, prints, and paintings in numerous juried shows across the country, including having his work accepted to group and one-person exhibitions in Washington, D.C., Andover, Massachusetts, Boston, and New York City. He is a Professor Emeritus with the Art Department of the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he taught studio courses for thirty-four years. During his tenure there he taught basic, intermediate, and advanced studio courses, various art history courses, set up several analog darkrooms, and taught the first computer art course. He was a key player in developing their accredited B.A. and B.F.A. degrees. Fred Faudie holds an A.B. in Art History from Cornell University, an M.A. in painting from the University of Iowa; participated in post-graduate studies in photography at the University of Iowa, and holds an M.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University.

Nick Gaffney received his M.F.A. in Fine Arts/Photography from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in 2002. Since then he has taught Photography, Studio Art, and Digital Media at various places. He has exhibited his photography throughout the country, including solo shows at AVA and the Vermont Center for Photography, in Brattleboro, VT. He is currently on the board of the Vermont Center for Photography and is also a member of the Lebanon Arts and Culture Commission. He lives in Lebanon with his wife, two daughters, and dog Ruby. ngaffney.net

At the age of eight, Olivia Janna Genereaux took her first after-school art class painting. She learned to paint from life and to mix colors. She loved the control of building her world and found her place. She chose to attend Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied textiles and illustration, majored in painting, and graduated in 1986. Four decades later in 2014, she earned a Master’s Degree from Lesley University, College of Art and Design. Her love of art is a gift she gives to herself and shares with others every day.

Stephanie Gordon received her BFA from the University of Michigan. Stephanie taught art at Hanover High School for 18 years before retiring. She currently teaches community art classes for adults and teens. Stephanie has most recently been making encaustic paintings. She exhibits work locally and regionally and her art is in many private collections. sbgordonart.com

Joan Hoffmann paints impressionistic oil and watercolor landscapes and birds in plein air. She is dedicated to painting, teaching, and preserving the wild landscapes that she explores. Joan lectures on the History of American Landscape Painting, National Parks, Public Lands, and the Art of Landscape and teaches and exhibits her work in UT, CO, CA, and at her studio in South Royalton. www.joanhoffmann.com

Mike Howat is a New Hampshire-based painter and printmaker. His work explores themes of urbanization, Americana, and collective memory. Since earning his B.F.A. from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2014, he has been actively engaged in the growing New England art scene. He exhibits regularly with Kelley Stelling Contemporary and Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden and has shown with Chase’s Garage, Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, and Nahcotta, among others. He is the current artist-in-residence at Kimball Jenkins School of Art, where he teaches classes and workshops in painting, printmaking, and drawing. mikehowat.com

Michael Kraatz holds a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has been a roster artist with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts for many years, completing numerous Arts in Education residencies in public schools. He works in 2-D and 3-D and is particularly known for his blown glass. Kraatz’s work has been shown nationally and regionally, including at AVA. www.kraatzrussell.com

Maggie mayfly Kundtz Joseph: Visual artist; AVA studio tenant since 2013; AVA instructor.  Strives to nurture & empower young and old in the creative process.  Earned a BFA from the University of Michigan in painting & photography; Master’s in photography from Maine Media College.  Early life, worked in the gallery/ museum arena and NYC photography scene; Currently, immersed in art making and raising a family.  Created the artist persona, mayfly, to better embody the ideas of ephemerality and transformation in her art. Read more about Maggie mayfly Kundtz Joseph’s life and work here.

Sue Martin majored in art at a teacher training college in Ripon, Yorkshire, England. Currently retired as a classroom and reading teacher, she has time to rekindle and expand her artistic interests to include stained glass. She finds great delight in incorporating found objects into her work and she has exhibited her stained glass panels, in the Upper Valley.

Chris McGrody has been building custom furniture and handcrafted cabinetry professionally in his shop for 15 years. Before starting his shop, Chris worked for several years at a local furniture studio building high-end traditional Shaker furniture. While working there as a craftsman, he also ran the workshop program and taught week-long and weekend workshop courses. Chris also instructs regularly at the Dartmouth College Student Woodshop. Chris enjoys passing along his knowledge of woodworking through project-based classes. www.chrismcgrody.com

Robert O’Brien received his BA from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo and has worked in watercolor for 40 years. Since moving to Vermont in 1977, he has focused his work on the landscape and architecture of New England. He studied with James Whatford, Tony Couch, and Marshall Joyce. He is a member of many watercolor societies and has won numerous awards. www.robertjobrien.com

Tracy Penfield has a history with AVA going back to 1985. She exhibited her fiber art, taught and modeled at AVA until founding SafeArt in 2000, based in Chelsea VT, where she resides. She passed SafeArt on to the next generation in 2020 and has a private practice in trauma healing at the Center for Integrative Health in Hanover and in Chelsea. She is also a dancer and the Artistic Director of the Passing Project: www.passingproject.org.     Kärin Rothwell became a student of clay under the tutelage of Karen Williamson at the Davidson Pottery at Dartmouth College in 1981, followed by post-grad classes at UNH and workshops at Haystack Mountain School in Maine and ‘Phoenix’ with Gerry Williams in Goffstown. Surrounded by the rich history of strong clay cultures while living in the Middle East, Holland, Spain, and Mexico in her early years led to her desire for personal exploration in the medium. Kärin was a teacher/trainer at Dartmouth for many years and began the children’s program at the League of NH Craftsmen in 1984.

Meredith Smith holds a BFA and MAT from the Rhode Island School of Design and did postgraduate study in costume and theater design at Brown University. She has worked as a costume and jewelry designer, college professor, and owner of a London-based clothing company. Meredith is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen.

Teaching and Modeling at AVA

Modeling: If you are interested in modeling for art classes at AVA (clothed or unclothed), please contact our Education Manager, Nick Gaffney, at nick@avagallery.org.

Teaching: AVA is always interested in learning more about creative educational experiences for our community. If you are interested in teaching a workshop at AVA, please email nick@avagallery.org.

Financial Assistance

Legacies Live On

Thanks to the generosity of family and friends of prominent past AVA supporters, AVA is honored to offer financial assistance to mitigate the cost of classes and workshops.

Click here to apply for Financial Assistance.

AVA Financial Assistance Fund

The AVA Financial Assistance Fund provides eligible individuals of all ages and abilities with tuition assistance in any of AVA’s art camps, educational workshops, or outreach programming. Funds donated for financial assistance but not specifically directed to the Al Quirk or Aya Itagaki funds are allocated to this fund. Click here to donate to the AVA Financial Assistance fund.

Al Quirk Financial Assistance Fund

The Alfred T. Quirk Senior Student Financial Assistance Fund was established to support seniors (60 and over) in their artistic endeavors. After his retirement from a thirty year career at Dartmouth College, Al Quirk began a new calling as a watercolor artist, taking classes at AVA and eventually serving on AVA’s Board of Directors. Recognizing the significance art and AVA played in Al’s later life, eligible seniors can apply for financial assistance for any AVA class or workshop.

Aya Itagaki Financial Assistance Fund

The Aya Itagaki Financial assistance Fund provides eligible individuals of all ages and abilities with tuition assistance at either AVA or the Okinawan Karate Academy. Aya was an AVA founding member, artist, teacher and AVA board member for over four decades. Her family established this fund to continue her legacy of support. Applicants may receive financial assistance toward classes at either AVA or the Okinawan Karate Academy.

All financial assistance funds help provide creative opportunities for those who would otherwise not be able to participate due to financial concerns. Contributions can be made to any of these funds by phone (603) 448-3117, online by clicking here, or by mail: AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH 03766.