Taught by JPAA Members

Fridays, January 11 – March 30 (8 weeks)
6:30 – 9:30pm
Acrylic Painting Fridays
Terry Boutelle, Instructor
Eliot School
24 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, MA

For experienced and beginning painters who want to work on assigned projects or on their own projects with guidance and feedback. Newcomers will learn about color and composition and how to begin a painting. Experienced painters will find ways to infuse their process with new vigor and be challenged to experiment with the edges of their comfort zone.  A live model or still life will be provided for each class. Registration is open, so pass the word to friends and artists.  I’m looking forward to this new time slot.

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Thursdays March 7-28
6:30-9:30 pm
Painting on Yupo workshop series
Ginny Zanger
Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts
24 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, MA

Yupo, a synthetic paper made from polypropylene resin, opens many exciting possibilities for water-based media. Colors flow, swirl and bleed on its surface, creating unique effects when the water evaporates. Once the initial image is dry, you may rework areas, remove color and apply monoprinting techniques. Go beyond basics, making a series of images in class.

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Tuesday, March 26
10 am - 12 pm
iPhonography Workshop
Erik Gehring
Cambridge Art Association
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

iPhonography has quickly become an art form unto itself. With the newest iPhone (and other phones) featuring multiple shooting modes like Time-Lapse, Portrait, Panorama, and with countless 3rd party apps to choose from for post-processing, one can create instantaneous, spontaneous art that was simply not possible ten years ago. This workshop will go through some of the myriad features and apps that will help you explore your artistic vision with this 21st century device.

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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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Sunday, March 31
4:00 - 730 pm
Plum Island Abstracts
Erik Gehring
Sponsored by BlueHour Photo Ventures
Plum Island, Newburyport MA

The beach on Plum Island is remarkably flat and exposed at low tide when the water has receded, revealing patterns and textures that are constantly changing. Learn to recognize interesting patterns and challenge yourself to see things differently.

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Fridays April 5-May 3
10-1 pm
Assemblages with Found Objects
Amy Hitchcock
The Eliot School
24 Eliot Street
Jamaica Plain, MA

Make your own assemblage with a wooden box and found objects from your home or favorite thrift store.

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Sunday, May 5
8:00 – 10:00 am
Lilacs in the Arboretum
Sponsored by BlueHour Photo Ventures
Erik Gehring
Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130

Photo opportunities abound all year long in the Arboretum, but especially in the spring when the park's famed lilacs are in bloom.

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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.

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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November 29 – May 5, 2019
Reception May 5, 2019 4-6 PM
Talk by a number of Artists at 4 PM, followed by reception
Abstraction Attraction
Joni Lohr
The passageway links Macy’s with the Hyatt Regency Hotel
2 Ave De Lafayette, Boston

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes….Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas.” ― Arshile Gorky

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January 28-March 25
Meditations on the Grand Canyon

Anne Emerson
Restaurant Pause
60 Blvd des Malsherbes
Paris 75008, France

Twenty Paintings of the Grand Canyon, and a few of Paris in a cute little restaurant with nice white walls in the heart of Paris.

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March 19- May 5
Artists Reception:
Sunday March 24, 2-4 pm
Abstracts, A Juried Exhibition
Sharon Berke
Menino Arts Center, 26 Central Ave
Hyde Park, MA

A juried art exhibition. Juror: Prof. Judith Brassard Brown.

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March 1 – April 30
Reception: Monday, March 25
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Celebrating Roslindale Artists
Erik Gehring
Boston Neighborhood Network Neighborhood Art Gallery
3025 Washington Street
Egleston Square, Boston, MA 02119

"Two Trees in the Snow" is Erik's entry.

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March 15th – May 11th
Reception: March 28, 6:00-8:00pm
Unapologetic {Sorry} Metrowest Women’s Juried Art Show
Joni Lohr
Gallery 160 at Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street, Framingham

Women have mastered the apology, but do they really have anything to apologize for? Sorry, but we don’t think so. Unapologetic {Sorry} is a exhibition of Women & Femme artists from our MetroWest community in Gallery160

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March 19- May 5
Artists Reception:
Sunday March 24, 2-4 pm
Abstracts, A Juried Exhibition
Erick Gehring
Menino Arts Center, 26 Central Ave
Hyde Park, MA

"Paperbark Maple" from the Arnold Arboretum is Erik's accepted entry.

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March 26 - April 26
Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 9th 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Stranger Than Fiction: Street Photography
Joni Lohr
Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions
274 Moody St, Waltham

Artists were invited to submit thematic work made on the street or in the tradition of investigative documentary photography in the public forum which celebrates the thrilling, unseen, odd, absurd reality of the human experience

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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."