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

Click this link to register online

Spring 2018: April - June

Summer 2018: June - August

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.

SPRING 2018 SUPPLY LISTS (listed alphabetically by Course name)

Acrylic Intensives with Greg Orfanos
Collage to Assemblage: 2D to 3D with Luba Shapiro Grenader
Discovering the Natural World with Watercolor with Mary Ann McArdle
Drawing and Painting with Charcoal and Water with Angela Ales
Drawing Fundamentals with Greg Orfanos
Drawing with Conte Crayons & Pencils with Luba Shapiro Grenader
Exploring Surrealism/Automatism: A Dialogue with your Painting with Angela Ales
Fun with Watercolor - Rahat Mama
Illustration with Greg Orfanos
Intermediate Watercolor - Karen Nastuk
Intro to Mosaic - Cassie Doyon
Introduction to Acrylic Encaustic with Jenn Wood
Introduction to Printmaking with Kathy Reming
Outdoor Mosaic Sculpture with Cassie Doyon
Portraits: Real to Surreal  with Luba Shapiro Grenader
Understanding Color with Karen Nastuk

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.


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

Students age 60 or older receive a 10% discount.

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

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


Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy.  We promise that we will use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. The following policies are only in effect for the web pages, newsletters, discussion lists, and announcement lists owned and operated by Essex Art Center (EAC). The following discloses our Privacy Policy.

What information are you collecting and how are you collecting it?

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and IP address - a set of numbers that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol". When a visitor requests a page from EAC's website, our Web servers automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals. Our web servers do not record e-mail addresses of the visitors.

What are cookies?

Occasionally, EAC may send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to identify which areas of EAC's website you have visited, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible. We may also use cookies to ascertain how many times you've visited a particular page. We may use this information to better personalize the content that you see on our site.

You have the choice of accepting cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

What other information do you request?

We may ask you to provide your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (e-mail newsletters, announcement lists or information about new services). Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict "No-Spam" policy that means that we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third party.

In addition, EAC will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. We may from time to time send e-mails announcing new services offered by EAC.

When you sign up for an EAC service or newsletter, your name or alias is recorded solely for purposes of maintaining your account within the EAC client base or as a subscriber to our forthcoming newsletters.

Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?

EAC will disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

1) Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on EAC.

2) Protect and defend the rights or property of the EAC network of sites, or visitors to EAC.

3) Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties.

4) Co-operate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.

EAC uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. EAC reserves the right to transfer information in connection with the sale of all or part of EAC capital stock or assets. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties which receive the information.

What else should I know about my privacy when online?

The EAC website contains many links to other Web sites. EAC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. EAC does not share any of the individual personal information you provide with the sites to which EAC links. Please refer to those sites for their privacy policy.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example through e-mail, discussion lists, or elsewhere - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.

Your Consent to This Agreement

By using our website and our services, you consent to the collection and use of information by EAC as specified above. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.