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Workshops and Classes
Whether you’re a professional looking for new inspiration, a beginner hoping to learn a thing or two about art, or simply interested in picking up a new hobby, choose from our workshops and classes which are offered in a small group setting to enhance that creative spark. 


Six Paintings in Six Classes

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 this series will be to connect with your intuitive voice and paint from your heart.

At the end of the series, you will have completed six paintings. Suitable for all levels. Bring your own materials. We will use a water based medium like watercolor, acrylic or gouache.  A complete material list will be emailed to you upon registration.



Thursday mornings, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday evenings, 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm


Spooky Illustrations in Pen

and Watercolor

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.

One-day workshop


Monday, October 30, 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm


Macrame: Making Knots

This workshop is led by local artist, Suzan Baldoumas. Suzan lives and works in Carlisle, where she offers  art and craft events and open studio sessions.


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. We will work on the foundation of your piece together and then, as time allows, you will learn to add fabric to finish off your wall hanging with a unique touch. Please be prepared to stand for most of the class time.

One-day workshop

$55, materials included

Wednesday, November 1,  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Holiday Cards Workshop

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.

One-day workshop


Friday, November 10, 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm


Private Lessons

Customized for individual needs and interest, we offer private lessons in a variety of mediums.

One 90-minute lesson: $45

Pack of ten lessons: $400


Email to set up an online consultation or a visit to the studio, if you're interested in private lessons.


The Purple Pencil

99 Great Rd

Bedford, MA 01730

(781) 607-7997

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