Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Grand Opening of the Franklin Art Center

Hi Steve,

I wasn't sure if you wanted to post this is or if we could add a guest post or how you would like to handle it.

My wife and I have just started the Franklin Art Center. It is located in downtown Franklin at 5 Main St (behind Berry Ins.). We will be having the school's Grand Opening Saturday May 21st from 10 to 2 pm. This free event is for anyone to come in meet the teachers, ask questions about the classes, try a lesson, and learn about the art parties. The center will have morning, afternoon, evening and art weekend classes for ages 4 adults in a wide variety of media. Our weekly sessions provide our 4-5 year olds with hands-on activities, stories, and unique lessons for artistic explorations. We are working with the local school and our curriculum for our classes are based on the Massachusetts Visual Arts Frameworks.

Our beginner, advanced, private or group lessons for 16 to adults will focus on the individual needs of the student. Just a few topics we cover are:

- drawings to investigate compositional possibilities.
- blocked-out charcoal/pencil/oil sketches to arrange tonal values.
- oil sketches to experiment with various color schemes and harmonies.
- fundamentals of painting
- preparing canvas and paint for the anticipated tasks.
- applying paint to canvas, either incorporating the results in direct painting.

You are also invited to our gallery opening May 20th from 7 - 9 pm showing paintings from our featured local artist Victor Pisini. Victor is a local icon in Franklin and paints in both oils and watercolor. The gallery will rotate work from local artists and feature them on our web site and in our classes and on our facebook page.

Please visit for more information or call my wife Linda in the center at 508.887.2797.  Or friend us at

I'm sending this from work but the center's email address is Let me know if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you.

Thanks again

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