Great Barrington Libraries Programs

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Great Barrington Libraries! All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Registration required where noted.

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@Mason Baby & Me!
10:15-11am
 @Mason Baby & Me!
Friday, Mar. 1, 10:15-11am@Mason Baby & Me!
Mason Library
Join us for rhymes, lapsit stories & fingerplay in a Story Time for babies birth through 18 months.
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@Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
10:30-11:30am
 @Ramsdell Fun With Fine Arts
Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:30-11:30am
Ramsdell Library
Weekly craft and storytime for young children, ages 3 and up.
Please call ahead on holiday weekends to confirm that there is a program
@Mason First Saturday Film: Modified
7:00-10:00pm
@Mason First Saturday Film: Modified
Saturday, Mar. 2, 7:00-10:00pm@Mason First Saturda
Mason Library
Modified' questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Shot over a span of ten years, the film follows the ongoing struggle to label GMOs, exposing the cozy relationsh...read more
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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Mar. 3, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell  Painting
Ramsdell Library
This is a stress-free, fun "Painting In Oils" class offered to adults, teens and children of all skill levels. We will be creating beautiful scenes of the seasonal Berkshire area in oils. No scene will be difficult with my guidance and one-on-one assistance as needed. Help with drawing wil...read more

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@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
10:15-11:15am
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
Monday, Mar. 4, 10:15-11:15am@Mason  Homeschooler
Mason Library
With Kristin Grippo, ages 9-12
In the Community Room
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
11:20am-12:20pm
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
Monday, Mar. 4, 11:20am-12:20pm@Mason  Homeschooler
Mason Library
With Kristin Grippo, ages 13-15
In the Community Room
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4:15pm
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Mar. 4, 3:30-4:15pmMason Read and Wag R
Mason Library
Reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Children in our community can read with Romeo the Basset Hound and Benny the Portuguese Water Dog. Both of our boys are sweet and love kids, so drop in to read an...read more
@Mason Sharon Coleman, PhD: "Conflict as a Doorway to Radical Connection"
5:30-6:30pm
@Mason Sharon Coleman, PhD: "Conflict as a Doorway to Radical Connection"
Monday, Mar. 4, 5:30-6:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 10:30-11:30am@Mason Brain Builder
Mason Library
Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read, for baby through 5 years and their caregiver.  No registration required.
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@Mason Girls Robotics Club
3:30-5:30pm
 @Mason Girls Robotics Club
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 3:30-5:30pm@Mason Girls Robotic
Mason Library
Join Flying Cloud Institute's regional Girls Robotics Club. Open for free to all 3rd through 5th grade girls. Registration required (click HERE) On Saturday March 23 the gi...read more
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
4:30-6:00 PM
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 4:30-6:00 PM
Mason Library
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, Sam will be offering basic tech support and instruction for PCs, Macs, smart phones, iPhones, iPads, tablets and probably other things as well.  Basically, if you can bring it in and we can plug it in, Sam will see if he can help!
More information:...read more
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
4:30 - 6:00 PM
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 4:30 - 6:00 PM@Mason One on One Co
Mason Library
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, Sam will be offering basic tech support and instruction for PCs, Macs, smart phones, iPhones, iPads, tablets and probably other things as well.  Basically, if you can bring it in and we can plug it in, Sam will see if he can help!

More informat...read more
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@Mason Hola Amigos Bilingual Playgroup
1-2pm
@Mason Hola Amigos Bilingual Playgroup
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 1-2pm@Mason  Hola Amigos
Mason Library
CHP Bilingual Playgroup with Marcela the first Wednesday of the month.
Join us for an activity and stories! Make new friends and play. Stories in spanish and english! For caregivers with children baby – 7 years old. NO PROGRAMA EN ENERO.

CHP Grupo de juego bilingüe co...read more
@Mason WBCR Members Meeting
5:30-7:00pm
 @Mason WBCR Members Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 5:30-7:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Girl Scouts Daisy Troop
5:45-6:55pm
 @Mason Girl Scouts Daisy Troop
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 5:45-6:55pm@Mason  Girl Scouts
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Homeschooling STEAM series
1:30-3:00pm
@Mason Homeschooling STEAM series
Thursday, Mar. 7, 1:30-3:00pm@Mason Homeschooling
Mason Library
Homeschooling classes teaching science, technology, engineering, arts, and math: eight class series. Good for ages 7 & up. We're capping program at 10 students. Differentiated teaching for older kids.
Thursdays: 1/10/2019, 1/17/19, 1/24/19, 1/31/19, 2/7/19, 2/14/19, 2/2...read more

@Mason Kids Chess Club
3:30-4:30pm
 @Mason Kids Chess Club
Thursday, Mar. 7, 3:30-4:30pm
(December 6 & 20, January 17 & 31, March 7)
@Mason  Kids Chess C
Mason Library
Open chess time to meet others who enjoy playing, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Chess boards and light snack will be provided.
Good for grades 1 & up, drop in--no registration needed
3:30-4:30 Thursdays: Oct 4, 25;  Dec 6, 20;  Jan 17, 31;  Mar 7, 21
@Mason RSYP: Q Club
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason RSYP: Q Club
Thursday, Mar. 7, 3:30-5:00pm@Mason  RSYP:  Q Clu
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Baby & Me!
10:15-11am
 @Mason Baby & Me!
Friday, Mar. 8, 10:15-11am@Mason Baby & Me!
Mason Library
Join us for rhymes, lapsit stories & fingerplay in a Story Time for babies birth through 18 months.
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@Ramsdell Ramsdell Readers
1:00-2:30pm
 @Ramsdell Ramsdell Readers
Saturday, Mar. 9, 1:00-2:30pm
Ramsdell Library
This month Ramsdell Readers will be continuing their discussion of books by Jennifer Haigh. We will discuss Ms. Haigh’s style and how she develops her characters through time.  If you don’t see the book you would like to read on our shelves, you may order one from inter-library...read more
@Mason Songs about Fantastic Beasts
1:30-2:30pm
@Mason Songs about Fantastic Beasts
Saturday, Mar. 9, 1:30-2:30pm@Mason  Songs about
Mason Library

Bring your kids for an afternoon of Renaissance Music about animals!...read more

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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Mar. 10, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell  Painting
Ramsdell Library
This is a stress-free, fun "Painting In Oils" class offered to adults, teens and children of all skill levels. We will be creating beautiful scenes of the seasonal Berkshire area in oils. No scene will be difficult with my guidance and one-on-one assistance as needed. Help with drawing wil...read more

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@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
10:15-11:15am
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
Monday, Mar. 11, 10:15-11:15am@Mason  Homeschooler
Mason Library
With Kristin Grippo, ages 9-12
In the Community Room
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
11:20am-12:20pm
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
Monday, Mar. 11, 11:20am-12:20pm@Mason  Homeschooler
Mason Library
With Kristin Grippo, ages 13-15
In the Community Room
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha
1:00-3:00pm
@Mason Berkshire Mountain Laurel Sangha
Monday, Mar. 11, 1:00-3:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4:15pm
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Mar. 11, 3:30-4:15pmMason Read and Wag R
Mason Library
Reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Children in our community can read with Romeo the Basset Hound and Benny the Portuguese Water Dog. Both of our boys are sweet and love kids, so drop in to read an...read more
@Mason Parks Commission
5:00-7:00pm
 @Mason Parks Commission
Monday, Mar. 11, 5:00-7:00pm
Mason Library
Meeting in the Community Room
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 10:30-11:30am@Mason Brain Builder
Mason Library
Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read, for baby through 5 years and their caregiver.  No registration required.
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@Mason BASIC Meeting
1:00-2:30pm
 @Mason BASIC Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 1:00-2:30pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Girls Robotics Club
3:30-5:30pm
 @Mason Girls Robotics Club
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 3:30-5:30pm@Mason Girls Robotic
Mason Library
Join Flying Cloud Institute's regional Girls Robotics Club. Open for free to all 3rd through 5th grade girls. Registration required (click HERE) On Saturday March 23 the gi...read more
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@Mason GB Trails
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason GB Trails
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 3:30-5:00pm
Mason Library
In the Community Room
@Mason Girl Scouts Daisy Troop
5:45-6:55pm
 @Mason Girl Scouts Daisy Troop
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 5:45-6:55pm@Mason  Girl Scouts
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Kids Book Club
3:30-4:30pm
 @Mason Kids Book Club
Thursday, Mar. 14, 3:30-4:30pm
Mason Library
Kids love our Book Club! Susan Ebitz leads 4th through 6th graders in discussing some of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award (MCBA) 25 nominees. There is always a fun activity to go along with the book of the day.  All selections will be available for check out throughtout the Book...read more
@Mason RSYP: Q Club
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason RSYP: Q Club
Thursday, Mar. 14, 3:30-5:00pm@Mason  RSYP:  Q Clu
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Baby & Me!
10:15-11am
 @Mason Baby & Me!
Friday, Mar. 15, 10:15-11am@Mason Baby & Me!
Mason Library
Join us for rhymes, lapsit stories & fingerplay in a Story Time for babies birth through 18 months.
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@Mason Death Cafe
1:30-2:45pm
 @Mason Death Cafe
Saturday, Mar. 16, 1:30-2:45pm@Mason Death Cafe
Mason Library






"to increase awareness of death
with a view to helping people
make the most of their finite lives
"...read more
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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Mar. 17, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell  Painting
Ramsdell Library
This is a stress-free, fun "Painting In Oils" class offered to adults, teens and children of all skill levels. We will be creating beautiful scenes of the seasonal Berkshire area in oils. No scene will be difficult with my guidance and one-on-one assistance as needed. Help with drawing wil...read more

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@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
10:15-11:15am
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
Monday, Mar. 18, 10:15-11:15am@Mason  Homeschooler
Mason Library
With Kristin Grippo, ages 9-12
In the Community Room
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
11:20am-12:20pm
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
Monday, Mar. 18, 11:20am-12:20pm@Mason  Homeschooler
Mason Library
With Kristin Grippo, ages 13-15
In the Community Room
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4:15pm
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Mar. 18, 3:30-4:15pmMason Read and Wag R
Mason Library
Reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Children in our community can read with Romeo the Basset Hound and Benny the Portuguese Water Dog. Both of our boys are sweet and love kids, so drop in to read an...read more
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 10:30-11:30am@Mason Brain Builder
Mason Library
Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read, for baby through 5 years and their caregiver.  No registration required.
.read more
@Mason Girls Robotics Club
3:30-5:30pm
 @Mason Girls Robotics Club
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 3:30-5:30pm@Mason Girls Robotic
Mason Library
Join Flying Cloud Institute's regional Girls Robotics Club. Open for free to all 3rd through 5th grade girls. Registration required (click HERE) On Saturday March 23 the gi...read more
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
4:30-6:00 PM
@Mason One on One Computer Sessions with Sam
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 4:30-6:00 PM
Mason Library
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, Sam will be offering basic tech support and instruction for PCs, Macs, smart phones, iPhones, iPads, tablets and probably other things as well.  Basically, if you can bring it in and we can plug it in, Sam will see if he can help!
More information:...read more
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@Mason WBCR Members Meeting
5:30-7:00pm
 @Mason WBCR Members Meeting
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 5:30-7:00pm
Mason Library
In the History Room
@Mason Girl Scouts Daisy Troop
5:45-6:55pm
 @Mason Girl Scouts Daisy Troop
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 5:45-6:55pm@Mason  Girl Scouts
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Kids Chess Club
3:30-4:30pm
 @Mason Kids Chess Club
Thursday, Mar. 21, 3:30-4:30pm
(December 6 & 20, January 17 & 31, March 7)
@Mason  Kids Chess C
Mason Library
Open chess time to meet others who enjoy playing, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Chess boards and light snack will be provided.
Good for grades 1 & up, drop in--no registration needed
3:30-4:30 Thursdays: Oct 4, 25;  Dec 6, 20;  Jan 17, 31;  Mar 7, 21
@Mason RSYP: Q Club
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason RSYP: Q Club
Thursday, Mar. 21, 3:30-5:00pm@Mason  RSYP:  Q Clu
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Baby & Me!
10:15-11am
 @Mason Baby & Me!
Friday, Mar. 22, 10:15-11am@Mason Baby & Me!
Mason Library
Join us for rhymes, lapsit stories & fingerplay in a Story Time for babies birth through 18 months.
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@Mason Girls Robotics Club Showcase
11:30am-1pm
@Mason Girls Robotics Club Showcase
Saturday, Mar. 23, 11:30am-1pm@Mason Girls Robotic
Mason Library
Come see what the girls in Flying Cloud Institute's Girls Robotics Club have been working on these past 10 weeks.
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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Mar. 24, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell  Painting
Ramsdell Library
This is a stress-free, fun "Painting In Oils" class offered to adults, teens and children of all skill levels. We will be creating beautiful scenes of the seasonal Berkshire area in oils. No scene will be difficult with my guidance and one-on-one assistance as needed. Help with drawing wil...read more

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@Mason Bagels & Books
9:00-10:00am
 @Mason Bagels & Books
Monday, Mar. 25, 9:00-10:00am@Mason Bagels & Book
Mason Library
This month's selection: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

In the Community Room
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
10:15-11:15am
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
Monday, Mar. 25, 10:15-11:15am@Mason  Homeschooler
Mason Library
With Kristin Grippo, ages 9-12
In the Community Room
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
11:20am-12:20pm
@Mason Homeschoolers Reading/Writing Group
Monday, Mar. 25, 11:20am-12:20pm@Mason  Homeschooler
Mason Library
With Kristin Grippo, ages 13-15
In the Community Room
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
3:30-4:15pm
Mason Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Monday, Mar. 25, 3:30-4:15pmMason Read and Wag R
Mason Library
Reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Children in our community can read with Romeo the Basset Hound and Benny the Portuguese Water Dog. Both of our boys are sweet and love kids, so drop in to read an...read more
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@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
10:30-11:30am
@Mason Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 10:30-11:30am@Mason Brain Builder
Mason Library
Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read, for baby through 5 years and their caregiver.  No registration required.
.read more
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
5:30-6:45pm
@Mason Book Lovers’ Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 5:30-6:45pm@Mason Book Lovers&r
Mason Library
This month's selection: Educated by Tara Westover

In the Community Room

**Due to the popularity of this book, the GB Libraries are unable to obtain copies for book club participants in a timely manner.
@Mason Mystery Book Club
5:45-6:45pm
 @Mason Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 5:45-6:45pm@Mason Mystery Book
Mason Library
This month's selection: Endangered Species by Nevada Barr

In the History Room
 
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@Mason Introduction to Sahaja Yoga with Justin Kaye
10:00-11:00am
@Mason Introduction to Sahaja Yoga with Justin Kaye
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 10:00-11:00am@Mason Introduction
Mason Library
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@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
6:30-7:55pm
@Ramsdell The Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6:30-7:55pm
Ramsdell Library
Are you ready to blow the roof off of your silence?  If you opened your mouth to speak your truth, would you know what to say?  Join author, blogger, mother and artist Suzi Banks Baum for the Powder Keg Sessions writing workshops.
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@Mason Kids Book Club
3:30-4:30pm
 @Mason Kids Book Club
Thursday, Mar. 28, 3:30-4:30pm
Mason Library
Kids love our Book Club! Susan Ebitz leads 4th through 6th graders in discussing some of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award (MCBA) 25 nominees. There is always a fun activity to go along with the book of the day.  All selections will be available for check out throughtout the Book...read more
@Mason RSYP: Q Club
3:30-5:00pm
 @Mason RSYP: Q Club
Thursday, Mar. 28, 3:30-5:00pm@Mason  RSYP:  Q Clu
Mason Library
In the Community Room
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@Mason Baby & Me!
10:15-11am
 @Mason Baby & Me!
Friday, Mar. 29, 10:15-11am@Mason Baby & Me!
Mason Library
Join us for rhymes, lapsit stories & fingerplay in a Story Time for babies birth through 18 months.
@Mason Family Movie "Ralph Breaks the Internet"
6:15pm
@Mason Family Movie "Ralph Breaks the Internet"
Friday, Mar. 29, 6:15pm @Mason Family Movie
Mason Library
Join us for March's Family Movie "Ralph Breaks the Internet"(click for commonsensemedia.com review)
PG | 1h 56min | Action, Comedy, Adventure 

Six years ...read more
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@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
2:00-3:30pm
@Ramsdell Painting in Oils with Margaret Buchte
Sunday, Mar. 31, 2:00-3:30pm@Ramsdell  Painting
Ramsdell Library
This is a stress-free, fun "Painting In Oils" class offered to adults, teens and children of all skill levels. We will be creating beautiful scenes of the seasonal Berkshire area in oils. No scene will be difficult with my guidance and one-on-one assistance as needed. Help with drawing wil...read more

      
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