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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. 


Weekly Painting Series

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.

This series will offer you personalized goals and a choice of your own medium (dry or water-based). One make up class will be offered in case you miss one of the regular weekly classes. 

4 Classes

$150, BYO materials

Tuesday evenings or Thursday mornings

Sign up by choosing one of the options below:

Florals in Batik

In this two-night workshop each participant will make one 9x11 inch batik, starting with white cotton muslin, learning how to apply melted wax and then dyes in repeated steps, to create a floral still life. A reference photo and design will be provided and participants may make any creative changes they like. 2024 is the Year of the Batik. Perhaps this is the year for you to be introduced to this art form!


About the instructor:

Laura Wallace is a local artist and a member of the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. She learnt the basics of batik in high school and has cultivated her art practice ever since. She has a growing expertise and love for this medium, and enjoys introducing others to batik through various classes and demos locally. She has shown her work in various venues regionally, notably Gallery Twist. Laura also enjoys drawing and painting in acrylic and watercolor.


2 Classes for $120

All materials included

Thu & Fri, Aug 15 & 16,  6-8 pm


Painting Group for Families

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.

4 Classes

$135 per family member, BYO materials

Friday evenings

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Private Lessons

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

For more information on availability and pricing, use the link below to send a message. We will be in touch soon!


The Purple Pencil

99 Great Rd

Bedford, MA 01730

(781) 607-7997

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