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Upcoming Workshops and Classes
  • Intuitive Collage Series
    Intuitive Collage Series
    Wed, May 15
    The Purple Pencil
    May 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – Jun 05, 2024, 8:00 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Kickstart your collage practice. Make space for creativity and reflection, chase ideas and nurture your artistic spirit. We will learn to quieten our inner critic and focus on process, discovery and play. We will explore acrylic paints and drawing with markers in our collage pieces.
  • Weekly Painting Series
    Weekly Painting Series
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 04
    The Purple Pencil
    Jun 04, 2024, 6:00 PM – Jun 25, 2024, 8:00 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Practice your painting skills in a supportive group setting. Learn to paint freely and boldly. While we will go over the basics of painting like composition, values and color, the focus of these series will be to connect with your intuitive voice and paint from your heart.
  • Family Painting Group
    Family Painting Group
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jun 07
    The Purple Pencil
    Jun 07, 2024, 5:30 PM – Jun 28, 2024, 7:30 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    This group is for children, seven or older, to learn painting with one or more family members. It's a good opportunity for families to connect and spend time together while nurturing their creative side in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.
  • Gel Print and Mixed Media Collage
    Gel Print and Mixed Media Collage
    Wed, Jun 12
    The Purple Pencil
    Jun 12, 2024, 6:00 PM – Jun 19, 2024, 8:00 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    An immersive workshop of two sessions in gel printing and mixed media collage led by local artist Taline Saatjian, a member of Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. With a BA in graphic design, a passion for art and her curiosity in new techniques, Taline combines a multitude of styles in her art.
  • Spring Watercolor Workshop
    Spring Watercolor Workshop
    Tue, Apr 09
    The Purple Pencil
    Apr 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    A fun way to learn watercolor techniques while indulging in bright and vibrant themes of the season. During this two-hour workshop, you will channel your creativity into illustrations showing your take on all things spring. Materials provided.
  • Pen & Watercolor Workshop
    Pen & Watercolor Workshop
    Wed, Mar 20
    The Purple Pencil
    Mar 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    During this fast-paced one day workshop, we will go over a few different approaches towards pen and watercolor illustrations.This workshop will not only help jumpstart a sketchbook practice but also help discover your own unique style. All levels welcome. Materials provided.
  • Family Painting Group
    Family Painting Group
    Fri, Mar 15
    The Purple Pencil
    Mar 15, 2024, 6:30 PM – Apr 19, 2024, 7:30 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    This group is for children, seven or older, to learn painting with one or more family members. It's a good opportunity for families to connect and spend time together while nurturing their creative side in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.
  • Six Paintings in Six Classes
    Six Paintings in Six Classes
    Thu, Mar 14
    The Purple Pencil
    Mar 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – Apr 18, 2024, 8:00 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Practice your painting skills with a new theme in each class. Learn to paint freely and boldly. While we will go over the basics of painting like composition, values and color, the focus of these series will be to connect with your intuitive voice and paint from your heart.
  • Family Painting Group
    Family Painting Group
    Fri, Mar 01
    The Purple Pencil
    Mar 01, 2024, 5:30 PM – Apr 05, 2024, 7:30 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    This group is for children, seven or older, to learn painting with one or more family members. It's a good opportunity for families to connect and spend time together while nurturing their creative side in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.
  • Pen & Watercolor Workshop
    Pen & Watercolor Workshop
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Feb 14
    The Purple Pencil
    Feb 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    During this fast-paced one day workshop, we will go over a few different approaches towards pen and watercolor illustrations.This workshop will not only help jumpstart a sketchbook practice but also help discover your own unique style. All levels welcome. Materials provided.
  • Six Paintings in Six Classes
    Six Paintings in Six Classes
    Thu, Feb 01
    The Purple Pencil
    Feb 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – Mar 07, 2024, 8:00 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Practice your painting skills with a new theme in each class. Learn to paint freely and boldly. While we will go over the basics of painting like composition, values and color, the focus of these series will be to connect with your intuitive voice and paint from your heart.
  • Art Journaling
    Art Journaling
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jan 18
    The Purple Pencil
    Jan 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Kickstart your Art Journaling practice. Make space for creativity and reflection, chase ideas and nurture your artistic spirit. We will learn to quieten our inner critic and focus on process, discovery and play. We will explore acrylic paints, drawing with markers, and collage. Materials provided.
  • Family Painting Group
    Family Painting Group
    Fri, Jan 12
    The Purple Pencil
    Jan 12, 2024, 5:30 PM – Feb 16, 2024, 7:30 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    This group is for children, seven or older, to learn painting with one or more family members. It's a good opportunity for families to connect and spend time together while nurturing their creative side in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.
  • Drawing Series
    Drawing Series
    Tue, Jan 09
    The Purple Pencil
    Jan 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – Jan 30, 2024, 8:00 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    A series of four drawing classes to help you kickstart and maintain a sketching habit. We will go over basics, practice observation, and experiment with intuitive drawing. Draw confidently and boldly. Explore charcoal, pencil, soft pastels, pen and ink.
  • Holiday Cards Workshop
    Holiday Cards Workshop
    Fri, Nov 10
    The Purple Pencil
    Nov 10, 2023, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Capture the spirit of the season in cheerful holiday cards made using the medium of your choice. Try your hand at a variety of mediums and spread some cheer. All materials provided.
  • Six Paintings in Six Classes
    Six Paintings in Six Classes
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Nov 02
    The Purple Pencil
    Nov 02, 2023, 5:45 PM – Dec 14, 2023, 7:45 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Practice your painting skills with a new theme in each class. Learn to paint freely and boldly. While we will go over the basics of painting like composition, values and color, the focus of these series will be to connect with your intuitive voice and paint from your heart.
  • Macrame: Making Knots
    Macrame: Making Knots
    Wed, Nov 01
    The Purple Pencil
    Nov 01, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Learn how to create the basic knots that will allow you to create unlimited macrame designs. This workshop is perfect for beginners but also a fun event for experienced macrame artists.
  • Spooky Illustrations in Pen & Watercolor
    Spooky Illustrations in Pen & Watercolor
    Mon, Oct 30
    The Purple Pencil
    Oct 30, 2023, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
    The Purple Pencil, 99 Great Rd, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    A fun way to learn ink and watercolor techniques while indulging in spooky themes of the season. During this two-hour workshop, you will channel your creativity into illustrations showing your take on all things Halloween. Not a fan of the occult, come make fall-themed art. Materials provided.

The Purple Pencil

99 Great Rd

Bedford, MA 01730

(781) 607-7997

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