Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Classes, Gelatin Monotype Workshop and Clay Class for Kids

Gelatin Monotype Workshop - Spring 2014Saturday, 5/10/14
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Members: $45 Non-Members: $55

Materials: $10 due to the instructor at class.

You don't need to be able to draw to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind, multi-layered monotype prints! In this one day workshop we will be using gelatin (yes, the kind you eat!) as our printing surface. Found objects such as plant material, bubble wrap or nearly anything are gently pressed into the inked gelatin plate and then printed onto paper to create a unique design. It is fun, fast paced and nontoxic. Participants should be able to create at least 8 - 10 prints during the workshop. No printmaking experience is necessary and although not necessary, participants are encouraged to bring in objects to use in printing. Ages 12 and up.

Instructor: Cindy Mootz, Dedham Square Artist Guild

Clay Class for Kids: The Ocean - May 2014
Monday; 5/12/14
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Members: $25 Non-Members: $30

Materials: $5 due to the instructor at class.

If your child is interested in learning the basics of pottery this class is a great way to try it out. Each student will create a hand-built item from a pound of clay. Each date will have a different theme and teach new techniques. The finished work will be left with instructor to apply clear glaze and fire it in a kiln. Instructor will contact families when art is ready for pick up. Ages 6 through 5th grade.

Instructor: Lisa Walker, Dedham Square Artist Guild

Sign up here

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Parish Players, Alice in Wonderland

More photos as promised

Alice in Wonderland
Performances March 28-30, 2013
Friday and Saturday, 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm

Watch this space or visit thier Facebook page for more details!
You may purchase tickets on the links below:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Parish Players get ready for the Alice and Wonderland this weekend

Kerry Hawkins was invited take photos at the Tech Rehearsal of the Parish Players on Sunday.
Lots of hard work is going into leaning lines, lighting and costumes

We suggest you check out the Alice in Wonderland production by Dedham’s Parish Players! 

Visit their Facebook page, go see the play! on March 28th, 29th and 30th! 


More photos soon...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Wonderland Opening Reception Next Week

By Sue Hoy
Join us for this fun opening next Thursday. It is sure to please. 

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
Opening Reception: Thursday March 27th, 6pm to 8pm
Exhibition Dates: March 27 – MAY 26

Let’s jump into the rabbit hole and see what we find… mad hatters and mad queens, tea parties and music and creatures who speak in riddles and rhyme. We’re paying tribute to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

This show will be displayed at the Dedham Community Theater for all to enjoy! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA.

By Kerry Hawkins

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Community Connections, Parish Players, Alice in Wonderland

The Dedham Square Artist Guild is working with the Parish Players and cross promoting our Gallery and thier production Alice in Wonderland. The Guild will be having a show at Dedham Community Theater with the theme of Wonderland. Wonderland will open the night before the play opening. The play runs March 28-30, 2013, Friday and Saturday, 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm

The crew at Parish Players have been working hard on practicing lines, building sets and working on costumes.  The Guild was invited to take pictures of the work in progress. This team is pretty passionate about launching this production. Painting, sewing, glueing and more.

Find out more about the Parish Players Here

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Andrew Osborne, Woodturning

Andrew Osborne of Beaded Dragon Artisans

"Turned wood is the basis for a multitude of items from functional to decorative and abstract: salad bowls, platters, wall hangings, vases, center pieces bottle stopper and works drawn from the intersection of the consensus reality and imagination.

My task is take what the eyes see, let the image percolate through the imagination and then translate the result to a tangible work that can be held in one’s hands. Some pieces take months or years to develop. Others spring out in final form. Of course, when dealing with a living medium such as wood, consideration must be given to the physical properties of each species and the intended use. This requirement influences the design and the creative process. For me, the pleasure is in the conception and the process of creation. I hope that the results of my efforts resonate in you.

I am largely self-taught through the exploration of the tools and techniques. Repetition improves both physical and mental skills. The mental process of discovery and the physical process of the actual creation provide a welcome alternative to my day job, a practicing attorney with offices in Dedham, Massachusetts. Moving from one world, one side of the brain, to the other is sometime a challenge. Each discipline enriches the other."

Andrew work on donated wood and no trees are cut for his projects. 

Meet Andrew on Friday Night at the Guild from 6-8pm. Join us for an opening reception for artists of the Month

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Opening Reception this Friday

Artists of the Month — Andrew Osborne & Alice Donaldson

Opening reception/Meet the Artists 

Friday, March 14th from 6pm - 8pm
at the Dedham Square Artist Guild

Featuring woodwork by Andrew Osborne and photography by Alice Donaldson

Find out about the Artist's process, inspiration, technique and more…

Refreshments Served

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Now showing - Tim's Veneer

at the Dedham Community Theatre

580 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

Tim’s Vermeer


Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically -- 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers.

Spanning eight years, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.


Colin Blakemore, David Hockney, Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull

Now playing through Thursday, March 13th.
Matinees: (12:00, 2:15)
4:30, 6:45, *8:30
*Late Show Friday and Saturday only

Read the review here from the Boston Globe

Monday, March 3, 2014

Kids Clay – Monday, March 10th, 3:30 – 4:30PM

My Kids Clay class is a wonderful way for kids to explore.

Working with your hands and experiencing art in any medium is a chance to learn another way to solve a problem.

Dedham Community House classes have been created to meet the Dedham Square Artist Guild artists. As one of these artists, I have the opportunity to instruct clay to all ages. Classes can be set up on request. I’d love to hear from you and can be reached through the Dedham Square Artist Guild at

To register go here: Dedham Community House site

Here is a look at a clay class at the Dedham Community House:

Register for my NEXT CLASS by Friday, March 7th by clicking here.