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GALA Classes/Workshops

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Digital Photography Workshop

Instructor:  Norm Eggert
Photographers at ALL Levels are encouraged to enroll!
GALA Members: $55  per person
Non-Members: $75 per person (fee includes a 1 year GALA membership.

Part One

Sat. Feb. 4, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm
GALA Arts Gallery, 135 Front St., Winchendon, 01475

You will meet with the instructor to discuss camera techniques and cover the basics. You will also cover how to make great photographic compositions.
Homework will be given out for the next class.

Part Two

Sat. Mar. 4, 2017, 10 am – 12 noon
GALA Arts Gallery, 135 Front St., Winchendon, 01475

Critique: Photographers will show their work using a projector. Bring your photos on a USB device. You may bring one of your favorite prints for display.

Part Three

April 22-27, 2017

Photographers will choose their best works to enter the GALA Spring Photography Exhibit. Exhibit will be at no additional cost since installation fees are already included in the workshop fee.
For more details

Norm Eggert has taught for many years at the Worcester Art Museum and Mount Wachusett Community College.

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To enroll and pay by mailing a check to GALA,
PO Box 664, Gardner, MA 01440, click here.

May Basket Workshop

Instructor:  Louise Parmenter-Hammerman
Free and Open to the Public

Sat. April 8, 2017, 10 am – 12 pm
GALA Arts Gallery, 135 Front St., Winchendon, 01475

Keep the Tradition Going!
May Day Baskets in the 19th and 20th Centuries was a springtime tradition in America and other countries. Having but disappeared from our culture, this spring ritual of making and giving little floral baskets filled with candies, nuts, flowers, or little presents, people today know little or nothing about. Traditionally secretly given to someone you love to receive a special surprise. Participants in the workshop will learn of the custom and create May Baskets using traditional colorful crepe paper floral techniques. Originality will be encouraged for future creations. Open to all age levels.

Registration Required.   Register Online or call 978-874-2660


Funded by Winchendon Cultural Council


Artist’s Collage Workshop

Instructor:  Jill Pottle
GALA Members: $45  per person   Not a Member?  Join Now
Non-Members: $55 per person

Sun. June 11, 2017, 10 am – 2 pm
GALA Arts Gallery, 135 Front St., Winchendon, 01475

Students will learn the basics of collaging using a vast variety of materials.
Often with my collage, no one knows where the paper starts and my drawing begins. Students will learn about composition, design and color relationships to create a wonderful marriage between colored materials and black & whites. Fun for new folks as well as folks that have been creating fine arts for years. Some drawing experience useful but not required.
Some materials will be supplied.
Once you enroll, a materials list will be provided.
Class is limited. No refund if you cancel.

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Jill has her MFA, studied many years abroad. Taught Fine Arts for 35 years at various institutions.   Jill Pottle’s website: