Nashua Area Artists’ Association is happy to announce we are hosting the workshops and classes listed below.  The location is 60 Main Street, Suite 300, Nashua, NH – The Telegraph Building.  There is plenty of free parking and an elevator to our area.

Upcoming Workshop


This workshop will be held April 8, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  All supplies will be included.


CANCELLED – The Brilliance of Watercolor
Instructor:  Carolyn Todd

Date:  Saturday, December 1st 9:00am-12:30pm
Location:  ArtHub, 30 Temple St., Nashua NH
Age:  14-Adult
Ability:  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced (emphasis based on technique)
Cost:  $45.00 (Contact Carolyn at above email to register)

Class Description: The class will explore the following techniques and studies:

  • Color practices including color studies, bias and combinations
  • The importance of value studies
  • Washes, Staining and Lifting
  • Composition
  • Watercolor still life painting

Note: Time permitting, students will experience a class critique.

Please register before Nov 21st to ensure place in class. Waiting list will be available if class fills.

Material List: Provided when you register.

June 2nd Noon-3:00
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Saturday, June 23rd 11:00-3:00 at ArtHub 30 Temple St Nashua NH
Ages: Teen/ Adult (16 & up) All Levels Welcome
$53.00 Plus Supplies (link to supply list below)

Course Description:
A fun and highly creative approach to mixed media collage. Similar to the art process used by Eric Carle, in The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and other noted collage artists. Produce your own painted materials and deconstruct them by tearing them or cutting them up. Reconstruct them as lively compositions with added materials such as Oil, pastel, charcoal, pencils, fabric, printed material, stamping and stenciling. All levels are welcome. The instructor will provide group demos and individual attention. Experimentation and personal themes are encouraged. Acrylics are the basis of the work, on varied surfaces. Alternatives to brushes are explored.

About the instructor: 
Jenn Wood is an accomplished artist who has shown her work in juried gallery exhibitions in Boston, Brooklyn NY, Provincetown, MA, and elsewhere. She has taught studio art courses at UMass Lowell, UMass Dartmouth, Quincy College, and regional art centers for many years. For more info see:

Suggested Supply List

Payment is due 1 week before class.

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Fine Print:
The instructor reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient enrollment. In these cases registrants will receive a full refund. (Minimum 5 Students) Cancellation by a student for any other reason will receive credit toward future class(es) or workshop.

Realistic Watercolor Via Transparent Washes
With J.M. Littleton

August 25th & 26th 10:00 am-4:00 pm each day.
Beginning/Intermediate level watercolor students
Supply list: Email

Have you wondered how a realistic watercolor artist creates atmospheric perspective? In addition, do you desire to learn how to layer washes to create more realistic and intense colors and values? J. M. Littleton will reveal her process of how she begins with a preliminary drawing and light washes to develop them into realistic images. Students will enjoy learning these concepts through discussion and demonstration and they will practice executing flat and gradated washes. In addition, students will learn the meaning and uses of color theory to enhance the depth of field in their paintings. Further, participants will bring in images (with a strong light source) of subject matter that interests them, to develop a painting. Ms. Littleton focuses on wildlife painting in her own work but her realistic techniques are applicable for all subject matter including still life, landscape, figure, portrait and marine painting. Pupils of all ability levels will be inspired and revitalized by attending.


  1. Students will know how to select an appropriate image and composition.
  2. Students will be able to complete a line drawing and transfer it onto the watercolor paper.
  3. Students will know how to execute a flat wash with a flat and round brush.
  4. Students will be able to create light and dark values through the use of tints and complimentary colors.
  5. Students will know the meaning and uses of color theory.
  6. Students will enjoy creating transparent washes to create a realistic watercolor.

About the Instructor:
J. M. Littleton is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. She teaches for several colleges including Howard Community College where she was awarded the Faculty Instructor of the Year for 2014-15. In addition, she is on an “Excellence of Teaching “ list for Maryland colleges. She founded, Littleton School of Art, in Towson, Maryland in 1994. She is an Award Winning Artist and International Exhibitor as well as being a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society. She is sought out for workshops for her realistic style and transparent washes. J. M. has taught numerous workshops regionally as well as nationally including the Hilton Head Art League in South Carolina for two summers

Payment: Payment made to Nashua Area Artists Association. Please contact Lauren at to sign up for membership or mail payment and contact info to NAAA Attn: Watercolor Workshop POBox 70 Nashua, NH 03061