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Course Description

Students are encouraged to bring works in progress or new ideas. The class will work with layering and building the surface of a painting with glazes, cold wax, pastel, oil stick and collage. I will demonstrate my process using a variety of materials, methods and techniques. Experimentation and imagination are highly encouraged. It is ideal that students have some experience with making 2D visual artwork, but it is not essential. Please bring to class an idea, a goal and some materials.

For questions or assistance please contact Elizabeth Buccino, Director of Education

Cancellation Policy

AAN depends upon student tuition to continue to offer classes and workshops. Due to our commitment to small class sizes and the hands-on nature of art education, we are greatly impacted by cancellations. Nevertheless, we do understand that plans change. If you need to cancel your reservation for a class or workshop, please note our cancellation/refund policy here and let us know as soon as possible.


For new work, please bring a painting surface.
There will be some limited materials on hand to try including oil paints, oil medium, cold wax, oil sticks, pastels, acrylic inks and collage materials. It would be greatly appreciated if you added to these depending on what you are most interested in.
A suggested supply list will be available.

A Multi Layered Approach to Painting I, 18+

Sherre Wilson-Liljegren

Sherre Wilson Liljegren is a painter, photographer, mixed media artist, and lifelong AAN member. She received her BFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in Painting and Printmaking, before earning an MS in Art Education at Massachusetts College of Art. Wilson-Liljergen has shown her work internationally, exhibiting her ethereal landscapes and interiors of Nantucket, England, Spain, Mexico, Wyoming and the Artic. In the late 90’s she revamped the adult painting classes at the Gardner-Perry facility, later serving on the AAN board from 2009 to 2018. Residencies include two Visual Artist Residency Fellowships at Vermont Studios Center, and most recently completed The Arctic Circle Residency’s Art and Science expedition to the High Arctic in 2019.
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