We offer a variety of courses at Essex Art Center from drawing, painting and digital photography to clay, stained glass, sculpture and animation. We also offer ART-VENTURES over February, April and Summer Vacation which are one day workshops for kids.

Ways to Register
Registration and payment can be made online, by mail or in person.

Note: returned checks are subject to $20 fee.

Early registration is highly recommended as classes fill early or insufficient enrollment may cause cancellation.

Summer 2015: July 6 - August 21 VIEW SUMMER 2015 BROCHURE

7 different weeks of thematic based 5-DAY ARTventures, ages 6-10
1-4 day ARTventures for ages 4-5, 6-8, 8-11 & 11-15
weekly classes for Adults and Children

Fall 2015: September 9 - December 4  VIEW FALL 2015 BROCHURE


Class Art Supplies
Essex Art Center provides all art materials necessary for Children’s classes.
Adult course descriptions will state if materials are provided or if we will provide you with a suggested supply list to purchase your own art materials.

SUMMER 2015 SUPPLY LISTS (listed alphabetically by Course name)
Acrylic Painting Foundation, Dennis Hart
Basic Drawing, Luba Shapiro
Classical Figure Drawing from Life, Jonathon Nix
Joy of Watercolor, Mary Ann McArdle
Mixed Media, Jana Nadolski
Mosaics, Cassie Doyon
Summer Pastel Refresher, Luba Shapiro
The Figure in Charcoal, Luba Shapiro
The Portrait with Conte, Luba Shapiro
The Portrait with Oil Sticks, Luba Shapiro


FALL 2015 SUPPLY LISTS posted shortly

Acrylic Painting
Capturing the Light in Oils
Classical Figure Painting from Life
Collage & Mixed Media
Collage-Painting with Mixed Media
Color Fundamentals for Beginner Painters
Drawing from Film
Drawing from Life
Fun with Watercolor
Joy of Watercolor
Pastel Drawing
Portrait in a Day
Portraits: Real to Surreal
Textile Fun - Create a Free Lace Scarf
The Basics of Drawing
The Figure  (class)
The Figure (1-day)


Ways to Register:
Register online, mail in completed registration form with payment or visit EAC office to pay in person. Full payment must be included.
(See tuition assistance). We accept cash, check or credit cards. (*Returned checks are subject to $20 fee)

Early registration is highly recommended; as classes fill early or insufficient registration could cause cancellation of some courses.
If you find a class unsatisfactory please contact the office at your earliest convenience.

Essex Art Center provides all art materials necessary for children’s classes. Adult courses will state if materials are provided or if a suggested list is available on line.

Photo Release:
The Essex Art Center programs are sometimes photographed for publicity purposes such as brochures, advertising and other promotional
material. Permission to be included in publicity is implied by enrollment. Please contact the office in writing if you do not wish to be included in publicity.

Children’s Special Circumstances:
Parents must notify the office about any medical conditions, allergies, learning styles, social needs or other special circumstances that might affect your child’s participation in the program, at the start of each term.

Course Cancellation:
The Essex Art Center reserves the right to cancel classes with a full refund due to insufficient enrollment.

Weather Cancellation:
The Essex Art Center cancels all Adult and Children’s classes when Lawrence Public School is closed due to inclement weather. EAC website and phone are updated with any cancellations.

Course Withdrawal & Refund:
Full refunds are given for classes withdrawn from 14 or more calendar days before the first class, less $15 processing fee. 50% tuition refund 7 days prior to the first class meeting. The Essex Art Center will retain $15 processing fee on all registrations if a cancellation by the student may occur. Sorry, no tuition refunds after the course has started.

Tuition Assistance or Payment Plan:
Most Scholarships are partial and require some financial participation from the family. For more information, please contact Sara Hidalgo at 978-685-2343 or

Only one discount option may be applied and you must register in person. Students age 60 or older receive a 10% discount. Show your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and register for one class per family per session for $10.

All Students in Children’s Classes MUST be Potty Trained.

Any Questions Please Call Essex Art Center at 978-685-2343