Beginning Alcohol Ink Workshop with Debbie Johnson

Saturday August 24, 1-4pm


Please email Debbie directly to register.

Alcohol inks are an alcohol-based, highly pigmented ink that can be diluted with isopropyl alcohol which allows for the expansion of media over the page. It is similar to watercolors where colors are applied in layers over time by the artist using various techniques to create depth, composition, balance & interest. Debbie will show and guide you on the many techniques used in this medium. She has a ton of tips and tricks to share!  Alcohol Ink Artwork is a skilled medium in which the artist has to trust their instinct as to when to guide the inks and when to let them flow as they will. There are times when a piece can take days to create due to the kinetic energy in the pigments until they settle and declare themselves home. Everything you need is supplied.

Debbie Johnson is a native of Brockton, MA. She is a self-taught artist who always challenges herself to try new techniques and mediums. Always in search of new forms of expression, her substrates range from glass, to canvas, and to furniture. Her art reflects her nature; bright, colorful and vibrant.

Her artwork has won several awards; including multiple first place and best in show. She can found in Cape Cod Art Magazine and was featured in the Taunton Gazette for her commission of the Art gallery entryway artwork. She has been commissioned for numerous works and has been chosen by Rockland Trust Bank for the Scallop Roll public art piece.

Best of all, she shares her joy of creating art by being a mentor, teacher, advocate, and demonstrator. She currently works out of her studio in Norton, Ma.





Wednesdays  1:30-3:00pm

5 week sessions-$150.00

First session: September 18, 25, October 2,9,16.

Second session: Oct 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20.

To register and arrange payment please contact Suzanne directly Maximum - 10 students

A class for advanced beginners to advanced artists. The class focuses on solutions for problematic passages of your work. It is also an opportunity to network with other watercolor artists and share information. The instructor facilitates the class critiques. “One of the biggest errors artists make is not lack of control of the medium but control of the basic elements of art.”

Each week a new assignment is given to be completed at home. You will find yourself painting more, engaging more creative solutions, and finding new artistic energy. Suzanne guides the class though methods and techniques as well as the use of materials.


A Painter for over forty years, Suzanne Gammon received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in Art History and a M.F.A. in Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Ca.

Her first studio was in Denver, Colorado where she was a member of the Chicano Humanities and Culture gallery for several years. During that time, she exhibited widely throughout Colorado being juried into the prestigious Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Society Exhibition, the renown Colorado Miniature Show and by invitation to the Annual Colorado Paleontology Art Show and the University of Northern Colorado show “La Gente”.

Her next studio was at the base of three volcanos in Chile. There she taught art to children and adults from her studio where she painted for over a decade.

Since returning to the United States she has been planning installations on the theme of more cancer awareness as well as watercolors. Suzanne also works in encaustic and mixed media.

Her present studio is in Scituate, Ma.

NANTUCKET BASKETS with Pamela Campbell Smith

Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm

4 week Session, $325 per session includes materials for beginner basket (left) advance basket making (right) supplies may be additional.
Sept.18, 25, Oct. 2 and 9

To register and arrange payment please contact Pamela Smith directly Registration closes Sept 11th.
Class will be held in the DAA Fine Arts Studio, 2nd floor in the Ellison Center for the Arts
Pamela and her sister Patty Campbell have been teaching this class for the DAA for 10 years. Many students have asked to come back and make another basket.  This class will offer making a summer tote with leather handles and your initials to embellish the purse! Of course you can make something else and the class fee will be adjusted accordingly. These will be heirlooms for your family and cherished. Class is limited to 5 students.