Taught by JPAA Members

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Wednesdays March 27- June 19
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Re-envision Your Home’s Landscape
Myrna Balk
Brookline High School
115 Greenough St
Brookline MA

Garden class that focuses on doing what you want, focus on design, texture and contrast.Factors that I have integrated in my art of 50 years. Gardened only 11 years, now am a juror in the Boston Garden Contest.


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Two Tuesdays: May 21 and 28
10 am – 1 pm
Photographing Outdoors
Erik Gehring
Arlington Community Education
869 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02476

In two sessions, Erik will provide tips, tricks, and photographic theory to help you create unique and dramatic images of trees and the landscapes they inhabit. Using images from his own teaching library, he will discuss what features you might want to emphasize, composition and framing, and what conditions might best complement your subject. The group will then travel to nearby Menotomy Rocks Park to take photographs.

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Sunday, June 2
Two sessions:
9:00 - 1130 am or 2:00 - 430 pm
Filters and Falls
Sponsored by BlueHour Photo Ventures
Erik Gehring
Moore State Park
1 Sawmill Rd
Paxton, MA

If you’ve ever wondered what the heck all those photographic filters were for, this workshop is perfect for you. Learn about the different types of filters and how to properly use them, especially how to capture flowing water with an artistic effect that is often not possible without one.


Sunday June 30
1:00-4:00 pm
Matchbox Art Workshop
Amy E. Hitchcock
Eliot School Annex
253 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA

Use decorative papers, vintage ephemera, assorted embellishments and more to collage and assemble miniature masterpieces out of matchboxes

Any Friday!
Friday Afternoon Portrait drawing/painting
2 - 4pm every Friday (except holidays)
Menino Art Center
26 Central Avenue, Hyde Park

A live model is provided. Participants may make a $5.00 donation help cover the model fee. A weekly posting to the Art Center’s facebook page ( announces any cancellations and the name of the scheduled model.
Questions? Email:

Build Your Own Workshop
with Jessica Burko
SoWa Boston, MA

Choose from creative arts and arts marketing topics, gather your friends, and schedule your workshop. Topics include: The Power of Arts Marketing, Writing for Artists, Paper Quilts, and Image Transfers. Click HERE for more information.

Francesca D'Elia
Watercolor Workshop

Learn how to create beautiful, pure color paintings, as taught by Watercolorist and Specialist Francesca D'Elia. By adapting the 1800 technique the"English Method". Francesca has developed a looser, freer, painting style, which will enable you to you to experience a faster, easier method of painting with the watercolor medium.
To schedule a workshop with Francesca CONTACT:


Exhibitions Including
Art by JPAA Members

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Saturday May 18-June 21
Reception June 9, 4:00-6:00 pm
Spring Art Show
Celeste Bocchicchio-Chaudhri
The Switch
21 Fairmount Ave
Hyde Park MA

The Switch Co-op highlights three of its members’ work in this show. Come see mixed media art by Celeste Bocchicchio-Chaudhri along with other fabulous art.

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Online Exhibition
iPhonography Now
Erik Ghering
Plymouth Center for the Arts
Plymouth, MA

Erik won 1st place for his image "A Boy and His Dog."