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About Us

  • Susan Roe
    President

    Employed as an Assistant Manager at Decatur True Value Hardware for 27 years. Committee member - Decatur Sculpture Tour for 4 years. Member of North Adams Arts Council since 2005.

  • Mary Montgomery-Byer
    Vice President

    Mary earned her BA in Fine Art in 2000. She received her BA in Arts Education K-12 in 2001. Mary has had a lifelong love of the arts and has been involved in many solo and group shows. Currently, she curates the Art Exhibits at the Decatur City Hall. Mary teaches art at Zion Lutheran School.

  • Jennifer Huss
    Treasurer

    Jennifer graduated in 2001 w/BFA in Interior Design, minor in Business. She worked for Merillat Cabinet Corporate Offices as kitchen/bath designer as well as an on-staff designer for two different builders. She provided private consultations at Bernhaus Furniture to help with clients design needs and designed furniture showroom.

  • Dawn Johnson
    Secretary

    Dawn holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education, has spent several years working in the music departments of both Adams Central Community School and South Adams School. An experienced vocal instructor, Dawn has taught voice from individuals, to large choirs. She is involved in children's ministry and worship arts.

  • Caludia Gimbel
    Secretary

    Claudia has been with the NAAC board through our first year.

Classes

North Adams Arts Council is committed to providing the community with quality programming in the arts.
Our classes are designed to encourage making, appreciating, and thinking about art. Our programs foster imagination and encourage exploration of personal connections with materials and ideas. We encourage you to register early to reserve a place for you or your young artist. A one week pre registration is required for all classes.

Open Painting Nights – Every Monday Night

Every Monday Night
Age: Open to All
Time: 6:30-9pm
Member: $ 2.00 | Non-Member: $ 5.00

Class size limit: 20 | Spots Available: 18

Instructor: No Instructor

Bring your own supplies and work on your own project - no instructor

Mini Stars Performing Arts Class with Dawn Johnson

Every Tuesday
Age: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Time: 5:15-5:55
Member: $ 20.00 | Non-Member: $ 25.00

Class size limit: 10 | Spots Available: 3

Instructor: Dawn Johnson (contact Dawn)

This performance based class combines music and theatre basics for children in Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade and meets from September thru November. We will learn fun and engaging songs for Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas.. and will act out several seasonal plays. Students will work towards our Fall recital, our community Christmas production in December, and will also be performing at various community events. Class cost is $25 per month and is due at the first class each month.

Junior Stars Performing Arts Class with Dawn Johnson

Every Tuesday
Age: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
Time: 6-6:40
Member: $ 20.00 | Non-Member: $ 25.00

Class size limit: 12 | Spots Available: 0

We're sorry, this class is full
Instructor: Dawn Johnson (contact Dawn)

This performance based class combines music and theatre for students in grades 3, 4, and 5 and meets from September thru November. We will learn fun and engaging songs for Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas.. and will act out several seasonal plays. Students will work towards our Fall recital, our community Christmas production in December, and will also be performing at various community events. Class cost is $25 per month and is due at the first class each month.

Middle School Performing Arts Class with Dawn Johnson

Every Tuesday
Age: 6th, 7th, 8th Grade
Time: 6:45-7:25
Member: $ 20.00 | Non-Member: $ 25.00

Class size limit: 12 | Spots Available: 8

Instructor: Dawn Johnson (contact Dawn)

This performance based class is taught choral style and is for students in grades 6, 7, and 8 and meets from September thru November. Students will learn several pieces of music from an assortment of genres and styles, including Broadway tunes, Glee styled music, acapella, and sacred Christmas selections. Students will work towards a Fall recital, a Christmas musical in December, and will also be performing at various community events. Class cost is $25 per month and is due at the first class each month.

Silk Scarf Dyeing with Laurie Mrvos

December 10
Age: 6-12
Time: 10-11:30 am
Member: $ 12.00 | Non-Member: $ 15.00
All supplies included

Class size limit: 8 | Spots Available: 8

Instructor: Laurie Mrvos (contact Laurie)


Children will thoroughly enjoy this easy activity.  They will use tissue paper to make a colorful and beautiful silk scarf of their own creation.  Please send your child in old clothes or provide an apron for them to protect their clothing.  Additional scarves may be purchased in class for $5.00.

Paint A Giant Wooden Ornament with Mary Montgomery Byer

December 12
Age: 4 and up
Time: 5-6
Member: $ 8.00 | Non-Member: $ 10.00

Class size limit: 12 | Spots Available: 8

Instructor: Mary Montgomery-Byer (contact Mary)

Hey kids, come and paint and decorate a giant wooden ornament to decorate your yard with for Christmas. Please bring an art shirt or wear an old shirt.

Christmas Cookies and Canvas Painting with Dawn Johnson

December 17
Age: 6 and up
Time: 10:45-12
Member: $ 17.00 | Non-Member: $ 20.00

Class size limit: 10 | Spots Available: 5

Instructor: Dawn Johnson (contact Dawn)

Join us for a morning of Christmas music, Christmas treats, and canvas painting. We will create whimsical Gingerbread Houses that look good enough to eat. Please bring an art shirt to wear.

Christmas Cookies and Canvas Painting Preschool Class with Dawn Johnson

December 17
Age: 3-5
Time: 9-10:15
Member: $ 17.00 | Non-Member: $ 20.00

Class size limit: 10 | Spots Available: 0

We're sorry, this class is full
Instructor: Dawn Johnson (contact Dawn)

Hey preschoolers, join us for a morning of Christmas treats, Christmas music, and canvas painting. We will create a whimsical Gingerbread house that will look good enough to eat. Please bring an art shirt.

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Membership

Listed below are the benefits of each membership level.
Memberships may be paid quarterly as well as yearly. Call us about quarterly rates

NAAC membership levels