Classes

Presenting Your Art Professionally

Taught by Susan E. Hanna
Saturday, April 28, 10 AM - 12 PM
Tuition $10





A discussion with Susan E. Hanna, Fine Artist & Entrepreneur

Just in time for the start of the season!


Ms. Hanna will be presenting her time-tested ideas for presenting art professionally at both indoor and outdoor events. She will “break it down” into five focus areas including the First Impression, the Artist, the Display, the Tent, and the Business End.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session for as long as time allows.

Ms. Hanna spends substantial time during the summers providing en plein air oil painting demonstrations throughout New England. She has demonstrated her technique for art associations throughout New Hampshire and earned numerous awards in both juried and non-juried fine art competitions.

When she isn’t exhibiting at art fairs or painting on site, Ms. Hanna provides private lessons in her Dover studio to students of all ages. Affiliations include juried membership in the Hollis Arts Society and the Art Guild of the Kennebunks, NH Plein Air Artists, and the Greater Salem Artists Association.

You may find her art in galleries, businesses, and residences from Florida to Maine and beyond. She is currently represented by The Art Center, Dover, NH; Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Ogunquit, Maine; Ingram Fine Art, Wiscasset, Maine; and Small Wonder Gallery, Camden, Maine.

She is one of the Resident Artists at The Art Center Dover. #SEHstudiosArt #SellYourArt



Beginner Acrylic Painting Workshop

Taught by Susan E. Hanna
Tuesday May 15, 6 pm to 8 pm
Tuition $50 (Includes all supplies)





This two-hour workshop is for the Beginner with little to no experience painting landscapes. (Contact us for private lesson options.) Enjoy expert instruction from a personable, professional “Paint Coach.” Learn basic color mixing and use of brushes.

You will complete a landscape painting featuring New Hampshire’s Mount Chocorua during the workshop. You will be asked to stand at the easel while painting.* So please come comfortably attired with your own apron or “paint-ready” clothing. Feel free to bring your own beverages or snacks.

*(Accommodations available in this Handicapped Accessible venue.)


Susan E. Hanna is a full-time professional artist. She is one of the resident artists in The Art Center Dover and also maintains a studio in Suite 3210. Ms. Hanna prefers to work in oils with a focus on landscapes and coastal scenes. She creates about half of her work en plein air. Ms. Hanna feels that being self-taught provides her with a skill set perfect for teaching about her passion. She often refers to her teaching style as “paint coaching” since she believes that anyone can create a lovely painting with the proper skill set and knowledge. Ms. Hanna is an enthusiastic teacher who loves to see her students succeed during the creative process.

Her paintings hang in businesses and residences from Maine to Florida and beyond. When she isn’t painting or teaching, Ms. Hanna participates in fine art shows and exhibits throughout New England. She is currently represented by Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Ogunquit, Maine; Ingram Fine Art, Wiscasset, Maine; Small Wonder Gallery, Camden, Maine; and The Art Center, Dover, New Hampshire. Affiliations include juried membership in the Art Guild of the Kennebunks and the Hollis Arts Society.



Advanced Beginner Oils Workshop - Clouds

Taught by Susan E. Hanna
Saturday, June 9, 9 AM - 1 PM
Tuition $75 (Class size will be limited.)





This workshop is for the artist with some experience using oil paints. (Contact us for Beginner Level options.) Enjoy expert instruction from a personable, professional “Paint Coach.” Improve your composition skills, learn new techniques, cultivate proper care of materials, and use a palette including only Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Lemon Yellow, Permanent Alizaron Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Blue, and Ultramarine Blue.

You will complete one or more “cloud study” paintings during the workshop. Please bring your own painting materials including oil paints (colors above or their equivalent), brushes, palette or palette paper, pointy palette knife for mixing, small brush cleaning tub of Odorless Mineral Spirits, Weber Liquiglaze Natural Oil medium (available at Hobby Lobby and online) and one or more 11 x 14 canvas panels. You will be asked to stand at the easel while painting. So please come comfortably attired with your own apron or “paint-ready” clothing. Registrants will receive additional details about suggested brushes and toning your canvas before the workshop.


Susan E. Hanna is a full-time professional artist. She is one of the resident artists in The Art Center Dover and also maintains a studio in Suite 3210. Ms. Hanna prefers to work in oils with a focus on landscapes and coastal scenes. She creates about half of her work en plein air. Ms. Hanna feels that being self-taught provides her with a skill set perfect for teaching about her passion. She often refers to her teaching style as “paint coaching” since she believes that anyone can create a lovely painting with the proper skill set and knowledge. Ms. Hanna is an enthusiastic teacher who loves to see her students succeed during the creative process.

Her paintings hang in businesses and residences from Maine to Florida and beyond. When she isn’t painting or teaching, Ms. Hanna participates in fine art shows and exhibits throughout New England. She is currently represented by Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Ogunquit, Maine; Ingram Fine Art, Wiscasset, Maine; Small Wonder Gallery, Camden, Maine; and The Art Center, Dover, New Hampshire. Affiliations include juried membership in the Art Guild of the Kennebunks and the Hollis Arts Society.