ADULT Programs

We have a variety of adult classes and workshops for those who love to learn! Many of our classes are on rolling admission and some are drop-in to offer a bit of flexibility for busy lives. Check back often to see new opportunities.


Painting the Land, Sea, and Sky in Watercolor
Kristina N. Occhino
Registration deadline: Postponed until Spring 2022. Please check back in early 2022 for registration. 

Level: Beginner – Intermediate

This course will introduce students to basic design ideas, color theory and the importance of value. Kris will do a demonstration in each class and students will paint along.  These demos will teach students about their materials; how to control the paint; create different types of edges and textures; and use color and value to make their paintings light-filled.

Putting all the elements together to create successful paintings takes practice.  Enjoy your artistic journey!


Fall Drawing class
Roy St. C. Rossow
Registration deadline: Postponed until Spring 2022. Please check back in early 2022 for registration. 

Drawing is the foundation of art. Developing a solid grasp of various drawing principles gives you the keys to accomplish a successful, skillful image. This workshop will introduce you to the
visual language of drawing through demonstrations, brief lectures and take home assignments. Students will gain the ability to use correct and careful observation, understand structuring the picture plane, establish proportion, create believable space with linear perspective, and modeling form with value.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! reaches out to the following communities and beyond to engage a diverse audience, offer exemplary educational programming and provide a vibrant center for the arts: New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Dartmouth, Westport, Rochester, Wareham, Acushnet, Freetown, Berkley, Swansea, Fall River, Fairhaven, Middleborough, Bristol, Newport and Providence.