Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WREN Works Maker Studio in Berlin

    Meetup: Jump Write In

    with David Beckendorf

    Wednesday, April 26th, 7-8:30pm

    How often do we talk about wanting to write, but never get around to doing it? Led by David Beckendorf, Jump Write In is a writers’ group where people actually come to write. Once a month writers of all genres and abilities are invited to come out and find inspiration in writing prompts, guest speakers and first-thought exercises. Each session will include inspirational exercises, writing, and discussion. Writers are encouraged to bring their favorite writing materials or electronic device. Participants will have the option of sharing their work at the end of each session. Open to writers of all genres and levels. Drop-ins are welcome. Suggested Donation $5


    • Monday, May 01, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP

    with Josh Simonds 

    Monday, May 1, 2017, 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    Join Josh Simonds, small business owner and manager of over 40 Facebook pages, as he guides you through the basics to start a Facebook page, keep it active, and how, what, why, and when you should post. This class will start you on the path to attracting new clients to your business, as well as keeping a current dialogue going with your current fans!

    WREN Member $24 • Non-member $30

    • Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP PART II

    with Josh Simonds 

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    After the basics of the last class, Josh Simonds will help participants with paying Facebook to reach out to specific age groups, genders, and people with specific interests in a specific geographic location. He'll help you cover the basics of advertising, or "boosting", your posts on Facebook, and the other half of the class will be to help you with specific questions or issues that arose for you personally after the first Facebook Boot Camp session!

    WREN Member $24 • Non-member $30

    • Friday, May 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN

    GALLERY OPENING :: Orbits :: Ella Carlson and Sinead Cleary

    Opening Reception on the First Friday in May (May 5) from 6-8pm.

    Sponsored by: The Adair Inn and Beth Simon Jewelry

    • Saturday, May 06, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    Make It & Take It Essential Oils

    with Claudette Paulin Eames of Root (603) Live Free & Oily

    Saturday, May 6th, 10am - Noon, Bethlehem

    Essential Oils class w/ Make it Take it .. learn about essential oils how to use for a Natural Way of Life of Health and Wellness for all ages. Interactive class learning and making a couple items to bring home. All materials included. 

    WREN Members: $20 / Non-Members: $25


    • Monday, May 08, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN

    The ABC’s of Building an Artist Website with Angel Larcom


    You’ve worked hard and have a studio full of beautiful work that nobody’s ever seen. Now you’re ready to show the world your creations!  In this informative, hands-on workshop, Web and graphic designer Angel Larcom will show you how to set up and launch your own art or photography website, focusing on the Wordpress platform. Create an account/url, choose from website templates, upload and organize your work, and watch it go live on the internet! Bring your own laptop and 5-10 digital images of your artwork to get the most out of this fun and informative 3 hour workshop.



     













    • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    Blogging For Business

    With Meg Brown of Nutmeg Media

    Tuesday, May 16th10am - Noon, Bethlehem

    Blogging is not only an excellent way to communicate to and attract customers, it boosts your website’s SEO as well. Whether you offer a service, create a product, or have something to say- you need a blog. In this workshop we’ll cover the elements of a blog, how to promote your blog, and how blog posts can bring valuable leads to your website.

    WREN Member $24 Non member $30


    • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    Design Your Own Website

    With Meg Brown of Nutmeg Media

    Tuesday, May 23rd 10am to NoonBethlehem

    A website is a full impression of your business. Make a good one with Squarespace! In this workshop, we’ll cover the elements of Squarespace including themes, blocks, pages, blog creation, and e-commerce. No design experience necessary.

    WREN Member $24 Non-WREN Member $30



    • Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    Styling and Lifestyling 

    with Kate Goldsborough of Kate Goldsborough Lifestyling in Littleton

    Tuesday, May 306-8pm

    Dressing is an artistic expression of ourselves.  Learn Kate’s  5 styling rules for creating your own look and top tips for a healthy and natural-looking make-up application. Learn what your assets are and how to highlight them, what your challenges are and how to minimize those. Topics covered will include make-up dos and don’ts, what five qualities to look for in a hair stylist, how to know what colors work on you, blow-drying for dummies and more.  Mini consultations with Kate for the last half of the class.

    WREN Member $24, Non-member $30


    • Friday, June 02, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN

    GALLERY OPENING :: Wild Wonder :: Mimi Wiggin and Carole Keller

    Opening Reception on the First Friday in June (June 2) from 6-8pm.

    Sponsored by: Littleton Coin Company

    • Monday, June 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP

    with Josh Simonds 

    Monday, June 5, 2017, 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    Join Josh Simonds, small business owner and manager of over 40 Facebook pages, as he guides you through the basics to start a Facebook page, keep it active, and how, what, why, and when you should post. This class will start you on the path to attracting new clients to your business, as well as keeping a current dialogue going with your current fans!

    WREN Member $24 • Non-member $30

    • Monday, June 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The League on 81 Main Street,

    How to Price Your Artwork with Beth Simon



    Before you can bring your work to the marketplace, whether that be a gallery, retail shop, craft fair or online, you need to understand some basics about pricing. Some say it’s an art, some say it’s simple math. There are many ways to answer the question “How much do you want for that?”  Beth Simon, owner of The League of NH Craftsmen in Littleton will walk you through several strategies, to find one that will work for you! To get the most out of this fun and fast paced workshop, bring several examples of your work, to be priced using methods presented.


    (Note: this class meets at The League on 81 Main Street, in Littleton.)

















    • Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP PART II

    with Josh Simonds 

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    After the basics of the last class, Josh Simonds will help participants with paying Facebook to reach out to specific age groups, genders, and people with specific interests in a specific geographic location. He'll help you cover the basics of advertising, or "boosting", your posts on Facebook, and the other half of the class will be to help you with specific questions or issues that arose for you personally after the first Facebook Boot Camp session!

    WREN Member $24 • Non-member $30

    • Thursday, June 08, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    Design Your Own Website

    With Meg Brown of Nutmeg Media

    Thursday June 8th 6-8pm, Bethlehem

    A website is a full impression of your business. Make a good one with Squarespace! In this workshop, we’ll cover the elements of Squarespace including themes, blocks, pages, blog creation, and e-commerce. No design experience necessary.

    WREN Member $24 Non-WREN Member $30



    • Monday, June 12, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    Instagram

    with Josh Simonds

    Wednesday, June 12, 6-8pm, Bethlehem     

    Instagram Boot Camp - Understanding and Using Instagram: Instagram is an important marketing tool for every small business, but it’s one that you have to know how to use correctly. After an overview of the many ways to share photos and videos, you’ll learn how to connect directly with your customers. Join Josh Simonds, owner of Face First Solutions and manager of dozens of social media business accounts on the path to success with Instagram! (NOTE: Smartphone required!)

    WREN Member $24 • Non-member $30

    • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    Pinterest For Business

    With Meg Brown of Nutmeg Media

    Tuesday, June 13th 10am to Noon, Bethlehem

    Learn how to attract customers on Pinterest! Whether you’re promoting visual products or a service, Pinterest is a fabulous channel to show what you have and what you do.

    WREN Member $24 Non WREN Member $30



    • Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    Twitter Boot Camp 

    with Josh Simonds

    Wednesday, June 14, 6-8pm, Bethlehem

    Understanding and Using Twitter: Hashtags, tweets, followers - here’s your chance to learn how to plan, create, and continuously optimize Twitter to find new customers, promote your brand, and generate leads! Josh Simonds, owner of Face First Solutions and manager of dozens of social media business accounts, will set you on the path to success!

    WREN Member $24 • Non-member $30

    • Thursday, June 15, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in BEthlehem

    Email Marketing with MailChimp

    with Josh Simonds of Face First Solutions

    Thursday, June 15th 6-8pm, Bethlehem


    Email marketing is a powerful tool when used correctly. Join Josh Simonds of Face First Solutions for a MailChimp Boot Camp class that will introduce you to this powerful web-based email marketing service. You'll learn how to import and create lists, create engaging newsletters, and learn how to sell your products via email. You'll also be up-to-date on privacy laws, you'll learn how to use and analyze this platform on a mobile device if necessary, and learn how to create campaigns that will help convert clicks to cash! Please note: this class is for people who both have AND do not have email lists to import.

    WREN Member $24 ~ Non-member $30


    • Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem

    Design For Social Media

    with Meg Brown of Nutmeg Media

    Tuesday, June 27th 10am to Noon,Bethlehem

    Make an impact on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with design! In this workshop, we’ll cover how to find free stock photos, add text to a photo, and how to write enticing captions. With millions of posts per day, set yours apart.

    WREN Member $24 WREN Member $24


    • Friday, July 07, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN

    GALLERY OPENING :: Earth Alchemy :: Marghie Seymour and Susan Retz

    Opening Reception on the First Friday in July (July 7) from 6-8pm.

    Sponsored by: Cherry Blossom Floral Design

    • Monday, July 10, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN









    Photographing your Artwork










    Angel Larcom


    Trying to photograph your own artwork and making it look like it does in real life can be very tricky. In this hands on workshop, Angel Larcom will show you how to get good shots of your work you can use for marketing, promotion and documentation. Learn how to avoid reflections and shadows that can obscure your artwork or leave colors washed out. Learn how to keep frames straight and undistorted. If you have 3 dimensional artwork, you will learn how to make it “pop” off the background. Bring your camera and a sample of your artwork to get the most out of this action packed 3 hour workshop.


    • Friday, August 04, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN

    GALLERY OPENING :: Reimagined Landscapes :: Teresa Ekasala and Michele Johnsen

    Opening Reception on the First Friday in August (August 4) from 6-8pm.

    Sponsored by: Union Bank

    • Monday, August 07, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN



    When a gallery receives applications from 50 artists, but only has room to present 10 in a given season, simple math tells us that only so many will be chosen. How can you assemble the strongest, most complete portfolio of your work and put your best foot forward? What can you do to make your work stand out and get noticed? In this workshop we'll examine industry best practices for preparing a complete and cohesive application for a gallery show. We'll cover the 5 essential elements of a kick-ass application, and take a look at the top 3 mistakes that will land your application right in the trash. Bring whatever current application materials you may have (photos of artwork, artist statements, exhibition lists, etc.) to get the most out of this fun and fast-paced workshop.




    $45 members / $75 non-members















    • Friday, September 01, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN

    GALLERY OPENING :: Shhh :: Jason Tors, Larry Golden and Ann Steuernagel

    Opening Reception on the First Friday in September (September 1) from 6-8pm.

    Sponsored by: Leigh B Starer Landscape Design

    • Monday, September 04, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN



    Overcoming Your Fear of the Dreaded Artist Talk













    If you’re like many artists, you’d rather have a root canal than stand up in front of people and talk about your work.  Deep down, though, you have a lot to say, and your patrons, fans and potential customers are eager to hear it! In this workshop we’ll talk about the tops 3 reasons you want to have a great artist talk in your back pocket, and the 5 foolproof methods for preparing a talk that will engage an audience and build authentic connections between your artwork and the viewer. We’ll take baby steps by practicing introducing ourselves to each other, and cover the basics of preparing a variety of slide-show presentations. You’ll get the most out of this 3 hour class if you’ve already got an artist statement.


    • Friday, October 06, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN

    GALLERY OPENING :: Intertwined Roots: Art of the Forest :: Daniela Snow, Michele Matuzas and Ruth Ann Hacking


    Opening Reception on the First Friday in October (October 6) from 6-8pm.

    Sponsored by: Garnet Hill

    • Monday, October 09, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
    Share the Wealth: How to Teach a Workshop 

    with Katherine Ferrier


    You’ve spent years honing your skills as an artist, and building your brand, but have you considered adding teaching to your “business of art” tool box? Teaching workshops can positively impact your artistic bottom line in a number of ways. In this 3 hour workshop, we’ll cover building an effective lesson plan, teaching to a variety of levels, setting up a workspace, assembling a materials list, finding places to teach, giving constructive feedback to students, and more. Space is limited, pre-register to save your spot!





    $45 members / $75 non-members














    • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • WREN Maker Studio in Berlin

    CALL FOR ART :: FIBER :: WREN Member Show in Berlin

    WREN members are invited to explore the tactile world of fiber and fabric in this group exhibit.  Works should incorporate fiber as the primary medium, though we encourage you to think outside the box and explore any combinations of materials that inspire you.  Each artist may submit up to two works. All works must be finished, framed and/or otherwise ready to hang or display, and be original artwork.  Artists creating wearables are encouraged to consider hangers, stands or other appropriate display items to accompany their pieces.


    Work should be dropped off at the Maker Studio Gallery

    on Tuesday, October 17, between 10am and 4pm.  

    Opening Reception on the Third Thursday in October (October 19) from 6-8pm.


    ALL ARTWORK MUST BE FOR SALE. WREN receives a 40% commission on all work sold through the Gallery. Unsold works must be picked up on Friday, December 15 before 8pm. For more information email christinal@wrenworks.org.
    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN Maker Studio in Berlin

    GALLERY OPENING :: FIBER :: WREN Member Show in Berlin

    Opening Reception on the Third Thursday in October (October 19) from 6-8pm.

    WREN members are exploring the tactile world of fiber and fabric in this group exhibit.  Works have incorporated fiber as the primary medium, though they have been encouraged to think outside the box and explore any combination of materials that inspires them.   


    Sponsored by:


    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN

    GALLERY OPENING :: LEAP Cohort Group Show


    Opening Reception on the First Friday in November (November 3) from 6-8pm.

    Sponsored by: Peabody and Smith

    • Monday, November 06, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
    Online Sales for Artists

    with Christina Lefebvre


    Want to start selling your artwork online but don’t know where to start? In this 3 hour workshop Maker Space Manager, Christina Lefebvre will compare the pricing and features of several e-commerce platforms, including Shopify and Etsy. Learn the pros and cons of having your own website, selling through print-on-demand websites, using blogs and other social marketing tools, setting up shops, presentation, online marketing, and time-saving order management tips for artists. Guest artists will include several WREN member artists who are successfully selling online. Bring your own laptop, or reserve one of ours to get the most out of this workshop.



















    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • WREN Maker Studio in Berlin

    Call for Art :: Annual WREN Member Small Works Show

    WREN Member artists are invited to participate in the Annual Small Works Show, which runs December 1-December 31, 2017. Each artist may submit up to two framed and ready to hang or display pieces of original artwork in any medium.


    Veteran Gallery artists take note! When we say small, we mean small! We're taking off a few inches from years past, and setting the limit at Artwork must be 100 square inches or less (10" max on the longest side). This includes the frame. 3 dimensional work must be 10x10x10 or less. There is no price limit. Work should be dropped off at the Gallery on Tuesday, November 28 between 10am and 4pm. 


    ALL ARTWORK MUST BE FOR SALE, The Gallery at WREN receives a 40% commission on all work sold through the gallery. Unsold work must be picked up on Tuesday, January 2 before 5pm. For more information email katherinef@wrenworks.org

    • Friday, December 01, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN

    GALLERY OPENING :: Annual WREN Member Small Works Show

    Opening Reception on the First Friday in December (December 1) from 6-8pm.

    Sponsored by: Tami Nason, in memory of Kent Lage

    • Monday, December 04, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
    The Power of Potluck: Building a Strong Community Network with Katherine Ferrier and Jason Tors


    Your overall success as an artist is directly related to the network of relationships you forge, both in your own small community and the art world at large. No artist can build a career on their own. We all benefit from a solid and supportive network we can lean on when we need help, advice, or an introduction. This last session of the LEAP series of “Business of Art” classes is equal parts hands-on workshop and potluck holiday social. We’ll start out by covering some simple steps you can take to build a strong and vibrant network, then practice some easy icebreakers to use in social situations. We’ll wrap up with a lively social hour, and an “Art Swap” (think “Yankee Swap, but with original works of art!) Participants will leave with some solid networking techniques, new contacts and a few original art goodies just in time for the holidays!

    Pre-registration required by November 6 for this workshop.



















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