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2018 Events and Programs

Thank you to the GLORIA GRAY FOUNDATION, SOUTHBURY COMMUNITY TRUST FUND and the Connecticut Community Foundation, Pathways for Older Adults for their support of our vision and mission.

For Information, enrollment, cancellations and tickets:
call the Arts Escape office at: 203-586-1474

All registrations need to be paid for before program/workshop date.
There are no refunds for programs not attended.

New this year is membership in our Threads Program which entitles’ members to an Open Studio once a month and a few “member only events.”   For details please go to our EVENT page.


Books and Bites
Facilitator, Barbara McKayThe Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Wednesday, November 14
1 pm

This is what we long for: the profound pleasure of being swept into vivid new worlds, worlds peopled by characters so intriguing and real that we can’t shake them, even long after the reading’s done. In his earlier, award-winning novels, Dominic Smith demonstrated a gift for coaxing the past to life. Now, in The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, he deftly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth.

In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke’s in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain–a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she’s curating an exhibit of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive. As the three threads intersect, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos mesmerizes while it grapples with the demands of the artistic life, showing how the deceits of the past can forge the present.

February 20, 2019 – 1 pm – Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

March 20, 2019– 1 pm – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

 


  ARTIST RETREAT OCTOBER

Please go to our Events page and see an exciting En Plein Air retreat coming this month with Betty Ann Mederios. Click Here


HOT TOPICSCOOL CONVERSATION
(Current Events)

Facilitator, Dr. Alfred Hunt
Tuesdays, October 2 – November 13
10:30 am – 12 noon

The series is for adults who are looking to engage in lively conversations about newsworthy issues. Politics, pop-culture, and foreign affairs are all up for discussion in a friendly and open-minded environment. Each participant should be opened-minded and willing to learn and listen, and will come away with a myriad of perspectives to consider and a better understanding of the world we live in. Each week information on the topic will be sent to participants through email for the upcoming topic.

Dr. Alfred Hunt, who will moderate the discussion, is a retired Professor from SUNY Purchase. He has given lectures throughout New England for over 20 years. He is an author, has twice been a Fulbright scholar and was a host for an award winning cable TV Show.

The fee for the 7- week series is $115





Yes, You CAN Paint!
Sharpen Your Skills

Instructor, Linda Marino
Monday, October 1, 15, 22, 29
10 am – 12 noon

This class is designed for students who have taken acrylic painting classes and want to learn more advance techniques while painting their own image.  Linda will work with each student individually guiding them from start to finish as needed. Students should bring an 8 X 10 photo or image that inspires them.  The photos should be in color and black and white. Each student will complete one 16 X 20 or 8 X 10 painting at the end of the 4 weeks.  Students who would like to paint on a different size canvas are encouraged to do so, but will need to bring their own canvas. Class size is limited to 8.

 


Yes, You CAN Paint!
(Even if You Don’t Think You Can)

Instructor, Linda Marino
Monday, October 1, 15, 22, 29
1 pm – 3 pm

This class is designed for students who want to learn to paint in an easy step by step series of classes.  Students will paint with the instructor using acrylic paints and will complete Autumn scene focusing on Trees, Atmosphere and Lighting. During the step by step instruction students will learn about basic color, color mixing and brush strokes. Each student will complete one 16 X 20 painting at the end of the 4 weeks.  For those students that took the previous class, new techniques will be used to create a totally different painting.


Acrylic Painting Focusing on Design 

Instructor, Robert Crawford
Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
10 am – 12 noon

Want to take your acrylic painting to the next level?  Join artist/ illustrator, Robert Crawford a 5-week class designed for students with some previous painting with acrylic experience.   Robert will examine design, concepts, painting styles and techniques in the class along with brush strokes and mediums to use with your acrylic paints to create different effects.  Students will learn how to combine elements from several photos to create a dynamic painting.  Students are asked to bring several photos that they like to work from. Students will work on their own painting and will complete a finished painting by the end of the 5 weeks.

 


The NOT so Reluctant Artist

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This class is for anyone that has taken the Reluctant Artist Class or other classes with Priscilla and would like to learn more while working with the skills you’ve already learned.  This class will be more project focused working from a still life in multiple mediums focusing on design.  Students will also learn how to take a direct observation piece and transform it to an abstract work of art.

 


Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
1 pm – 3 pm

The workshop is for beginners as well as students with some experience who want to review, learn new techniques, or just want to work with others in a beautiful well-lit gallery.  The instructor will cover wet and dry techniques, color mixing, layering with glazes, texturing, and masking out.   Emphasis will be on learning how to understand watercolor’s spontaneous nature and how to work with color successfully.  Students will complete the workshop with a finished watercolor painting.

Techniques that will be covered are:

*painting with wet on wet technique
*using masking fluid
*creating soft and hard edges and
*painting negative space

Registration is closed.  Now registering for November.


Independent Watercolor

Student Work, Deb Trainor

Instructor, Betty Ann Mederios
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
10:00 am – 12 noon

This class is for returning students and students that have watercolor experience. Independent students will be able to work at their own pace with the help and guidance of the instructor. New techniques will be introduced during this workshop as well.  Students are encouraged to work independently in this class on their own project.

Registration is Closed.  Now registering for November.

 


Level II Oil Painting Workshop

 

Instructor, Betty Ann Mederios
Fridays, October 5, 12, 19
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This 3-day workshop is for those students that have some basic Knowledge of oil painting but would like to expand their knowledge and paint in a friendly non-threatening environment with instructor Betty Ann Mederios.  Students will work on techniques, color mixing, and exploration of oil paint mediums to use while painting and after your painting is complete.  Students will leave with a completed painting that they will be proud to frame and show their family and friends.


Revising Your Writing

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, October 5, 12, 19
11:30 am – 1 pm

Writing is revision!  Ask any writer.  Once you have a draft that is structured well, it’s time to use the elements of craft to turn it into an engaging piece that a reader will have a hard time putting down.  This class will help you polish your work so it best conveys your original intent. We’ll focus on craft issues such point of view, dialogue, setting, character development, and effective use of language. Students should bring a work-in-progress, fiction or non-fiction, to class.


NEW DAY & TIME
The Reluctant Artist 

The “Can Do” Art Class for Anyone!

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Saturday, October 6, 13, 20, 27
10 am – 12 noon

This workshop is for those that think they have no artistic talent and are convinced that they cannot draw or paint. This class is for all levels of interest and will include a low profile, calming series of lessons. Basic drawing and painting techniques, as well as  experience with a wide variety of media. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and personal guidance. All will be encouraged to learn at their own pace. And for those of you that have taken previous sessions, we’re not done with you yet – there’s more to learn to reinforce the blooming artist that you are becoming. Materials will be provided.  Be brave and start or continue your journey!


Evening Watercolor Classes are Back!
Focusing on Fall Leaves

Instructor, Grace McEnaney
Thursdays October 11, 18, 25, November 1
6 pm – 8 pm

Immerse yourself in New England’s beautiful Connecticut Fall by painting colorful leaves in watercolor while sipping apple cider with friends.  There is no easier or more enjoyable way to practice your watercolor skills than by focusing on painting Fall leaves!  In this class students will explore color mixing and creating texture along with design.  Gather your own leaves from home or choose from what will be provided.  This 4-week class is for all levels, even the


Zentangle

Instructor, Kothy Hafersat
Monday, October 22
10 am –  12:30 pm – All Levels

This workshop introduces the Zentangle method through drawing intentional structured patterns and creating beautiful personal works of art. Students will learn tangles and simple techniques that will inspire and spark their very own inner artist to glow! In this workshop students of all levels will learn to Zentangle of an object.  Pumpkins will be supplied for your Zentangle experience in the workshop.  Zentangle is a very portable mindful activity that can be accessed at any time. Not an artist? Even better! Absolutely no artistic experience needed! For those students that have taken one or more classes are welcome to join the morning class.  Beginners will receive all their pens in the first class.

The fee for the workshop is: Beginners – $50 and all other students are $35.


Workshop Choices



                            


Intermediate Colored Pencil Workshop

Student Work

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, October 23
10 am – 2 pm

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the Beginner workshop  or for those students that have  previous colored pencil experience. Students will continue to learn more tips and techniques for working with this versatile medium. This is NOT an adult coloring activity.   All supplies are included and  we have additional pencils to purchase should students need extra colors. Our studio set is available to use during class.

The fee for this workshop is $60 which includes all supplies. Class size is limited to 10.




 


The Road to Broadway 
Why or Why Not, Broadway?

Presenter, Jerry Goehring
Wednesday, October 24th
3 pm

Meet Jerry Goehring  a Tony® and Grammy® nominated producer who has been creating and producing new projects across the country for over twenty five years. Mr. Goehring will lead an interactive discussion on the projects he has worked on and the ins and outs of how a project actually makes it to Broadway. Mr Goehring has produced many projects throughout his 25 year career including the critically-acclaimed musical “A Christmas Story, the Musical,” which broke existing box office records at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. “A Christmas Story” also received Tony nominations for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The musical was named one of the Top 10 Shows of 2012 by Time Magazine, achieved recognition as the #1 Musical of 2012 in USA Today,received Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical. Mr. Goehring’s career has focused on creating new theatrical projects, working in tangent with a variety of underlying rights owners through commercial theatre ventures and national non-profit organizations.  He is currecntly co-managing partner of Patriot Productions in New York City with his producing partner, Mike Mitri. He is also the husband of Arts Escape’s favorite performer, Patty Carver.

Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  Seating is limited.




 


Eat Drink and Be Scary

You can come for the night, 
you can come for a flash… 
But come to have fun 
at our Halloween bash! 

Saturday, October 27th
6 pm – 9 pm

Join us in the Gallery for an evening of fun, food and music. Witches brew will be provided but feel free to bring your own spirits if you choose. Our evening music is provided by the Jim Scianna Trio with vocalist, Maria Tiscia,  Jim Scianna on bass and David Oliver on piano. The Halloween music is based on songs relating to Fall – Autumn Leaves, Early Autumn, and Halloween related tunes – Witchcraft, Old Devil Moon, Candy Man, and an entire selection from the Wizard of Oz.  There will be stories about the songs and the audience will be asked to answer trivia questions.  The music will not only be good but promises to be a lot of fun for everyone!

Costumes are optional-receive a discount if you choose to come in your Halloween best!

Admission is $20 or $15 if you arrive in costume.
Complimentary Admission for THREADS Members.


With or Without Costumes




Independent Colored Pencil Workshop

Student, Susan Hayward

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, October 30
10 am – 2 pm

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the Beginner and Intermediate workshop or for those students that have  previous colored pencil experience.  Students will continue to learn more tips and techniques for working with this versatile medium. This is NOT an adult coloring activity. Class size is limited to 8 students with award winning artist/instructor Rita Paradis.  Independent students are encouraged to bring reference materials to work on their own projects. Students are required to bring their own colored pencils to class.  We have additional pencils to purchase should you need extra colors and our studio set is available to use during class.

Registration is closed.  Now registering for November workshop.


 * * * Coming in November * * *

Independent Watercolor

Student Work, Deb Trainor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29
10:00 am – 12 noon

This class is for returning students and students that have watercolor experience. Independent students will be able to work at their own pace with the help and guidance of the instructor. New techniques will be introduced during this workshop as well.  Students are encouraged to work independently in this class on their own project.

The fee for the 4-week class is $100 and limited to 8 students.




 


      

ACADEMIC DRAWING WORKSHOPS

Instructor, Betty Ann Mederios
Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29
1 pm – 3 pm

The Academic Drawing Workshops will be held on Thursdays from  1 pm – 3 pm. Each 2-hour workshop will focus on one aspect  of drawing with techniques and tricks to help students understand the basics of drawing techniques.  The first work will be Still Life and Shading followed by Drawing from a Photo, Perspective Made Easy and the Human Figure, Proportions of the Body.   

Each workshop is $30 and seating is limited to 10 students.  If you choose to bundle all 4 workshops there is a $20 discount.


Workshop Choices




Freeing the Writer Within (3-hour workshop)

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Fridays, November 9
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Whether you’re new to writing or more experienced, come to this class to open up to the writer within.  In a supportive and playful environment, we’ll use prompts which incorporate music, images, and objects to dive deep into your subject matter.  This style of writing will tap the juicy material inside you.  If you have a piece you’re working on, you’ll use the class to develop aspects of your piece.  If you’re brand new to writing, the prompts will help you uncover the story you need to tell.  Appropriate for all levels of interest. Bring a bag lunch.  Drinks will be provided.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $45. Class size is limited to 8 students.





Oil Painting Workshop

Example of possible still life

Holiday Still Life

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Fridays, November 2 & 9
10 am – 1 pm

Start your holidays off with a two-day oil or acrylic painting workshop with award winning artist, Betty Ann Mederios.  This workshop is for those interested in painting in oils. In this class students will work on perspective, and design, color palette and mediums used to enhance your oil painting experience.  This is a basic oil/acrylic painting class but all  abilities are welcome.

The fee for the 6-hour workshop is $75 which includes all supplies.  Class size is limited to 8 students.





Acrylic Painting Studio 

 

 

Instructor, Linda Marino
Mondays, November 5, 12, 19,
10 am – 12 pm

This 3-week, 6-hour workshop is for any student that has worked with Acrylics during the year but would now like to work on a project of their own with the assistance of an instructor. End your year with a one-of-a kind personal masterpiece that reflects all that you’ve learned in 2018. All the supplies will be included other than the student’s image.  Surfaces available are: 12 x 12 boards, 11 x 14 canvas boards, 16 x 20, 11 x 14 and 8 X 10 canvases.  Students may bring their own supplies if they so choose.
The fee for the workshop is $90. Class size is limited to 8 students.





Yes, You CAN Paint Birds!
Acrylic Class

 

 

Instructor, Linda Marino
Monday, November 5, 12 ,19
1 pm – 3 pm

This class is not only for the beginner but anyone who is interested in painting birds.  In this 3-week class students will work with a limited palette while learning about foregrounds, backgrounds and how to paint pine needles and pine cones.  All students are guaranteed to go home with a painting they will be happy to display during the long winter months.

The fee for the 3-week class is $90 which includes all supplies. Class is limited to 10 students.





Intermediate Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, November 6
10 am – 2 pm

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the Beginner workshop  or for those students that have  previous colored pencil experience. Students will continue to learn more tips and techniques for working with this versatile medium. This is NOT an adult coloring activity.   All supplies are included and  we have additional pencils to purchase should students need extra colors. Our studio set is available to use during class.

The fee for this workshop is $60 which includes all supplies. Class size is limited to 10.





The Reluctant Writer

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Wednesday, November 7, 14, 28
10 am – 11:30 am

How many times have you said—to yourself or someone else—”I’ve always wanted to try writing.” And how many times was that followed up by, “But I’m not really a writer.” Or, “I don’t know what I want to write.” Or, “I wouldn’t know where to begin.”  Begin here. If you’ve always wanted to “try writing” consider taking this class to give yourself the time and the support to see what your writing could actually look like. This class is for beginners or for those who would like to make acquaintance with their writing again.

The fee for the 3-week workshop is $60 and class size is limited to 8 students.




 


Introduction to Portrait Drawing

Instructor, Linda West
Wednesday, November 7, 14, 28, December 5
1 pm – 4 pm

This workshop will offer a comprehensive foundation in drawing the head for portraiture. The instructor will simplify and sum up the important elements of tackling the head drawing and what it takes to get a portrait likeness.  There will be a sequence of steps to build on from the gesture to the basic shapes, the facial forms and features.  The topics covered include proportions, key landmarks, perspective, how to measure, planes and more. These basic technical principles should be seen as suggestions for the artist to build their own study.  The class size is limited to 8 students and all supplies are included.

The fee for the 4-week 3 hour workshop is $175.00.






Robert Crawford’s Open Studio

Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28
10 am – 12 noon

This 3-week painting open studio is held with award winning illustrator Robert Crawford. Students are invited to work independently on their own work with individual assistance from the instructor in a beautiful friendly atmosphere. Students that would like to start an original piece are encouraged to bring several photographs of images that they would like to incorporate into their painting. Robert will aid students in creating a painting that is visually pleasing. The medium for this class is Acrylics and most supplies are included. Canvas’s larger than 16X20 will not be available.

The fee for the 3-week class is $90 and seating is limited to 8 students.






Hedy Lamarr,
The Tinseltown-Inventor

Portrayed by Actress, Judith Kalaora
Wednesday, November 7th
2 pm
Riverview Cinema Playhouse, Southbury

Upon hearing the name Hedy Lamarr, whom do you see? A smoldering, bejeweled temptress, perched on velour cushions, in the 1949 Hollywood classic Samson and Delilah? Or, a demure and professionally clad inventor, embarking on scientific ideas that were generations ahead of her time? Hedy Lamarr was not only a great starlet in Hollywood’s Golden Age; she was also devoted to helping the Allies beat the NAZI forces in WWII. Whether selling war bonds for $50,000 a kiss, or inventing a secret communication system, with the help of American composer George Antheil, Hedy Lamarr knows she is more than just a glamorous girl!  History At Play™ introduces you to a woman clouded in a fantasy world that only Tinseltown could create. Watch, as this young Viennese refugee transforms to become The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, all the while, inventing technology that would become the forerunner to GPS, WIFI, and all wireless telecommunications using Spread Spectrum Technology.
Suitable for ages 13 and up. ​ Running Time: Approx. 70 minutes

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Register in advance with a friend and receive a $5 discount. Students 13 to 18 years old – $15.


Tickets





The Not So Reluctant Artist

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28
6 pm – 8 pm

This class is for those students that have taken the Reluctant Artist Class or other basic art classes and would like to enhance their skills while working with other students. This class will be more project focused working from a still life in multiple mediums focusing on design. Students will also learn how to take a direct observation piece and transform it to an abstract work of art. Students will have the opportunity to work independently with assistance from the instructor as well.

The fee for this class is $90 which includes most supplies.




 


Fall Inspirations in Watercolor

Instructor, Grace McEnaney
Thursdays, November 8, 15, 29
6 pm – 8 pm

Bring a watercolor painting you are currently working on, or an idea to begin a new one. If you are starting a new piece, please bring a variety of photo images and give some meaningful thought as to why you want to create a painting from these images. There will be new watercolor concepts explored relating to student’s paintings which will add to your ever-growing artistic toolbox. Students will be working independently but with plenty of guidance and assistance from the instructor. Supplies provided and or bring what you have from home. Enjoy relaxing music while continuing to play with your paints to the beat of our beautiful Connecticut late autumn.

The fee for this 3-week workshop is $90 and most supplies are included.




 


Introduction to the Wise Woman Series
Coping with Holiday Stress

Facilitator, Chaplin Geri Cappabianca
Saturday, November 10
10:30 am – 12 pm

The holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year. Yet the holidays can be a very stressful. High expectations, family issues, grief and loss, as well as spending money we don’t have, and running around trying to get everything done are some of the challenges of the holidays.

How do we manage all this stress? In this workshop we will address these issues, explore where stress comes from and how we can manage it and enjoy this beautiful time of year!

Geri Cappabianca, MA, LPC – A board certified chaplain and licensed professional counselor, Geri Cappabianca has served as a hospital chaplain for more than 15 years and was manager of the Spiritual Care Department at Saint Mary’s from 2009-2014. Prior to that, she served as director of Pastoral Care and Mission Effectiveness at Hall-Brooke (now St. Vincent Behavioral Health), as resident chaplain at the Hospital of St. Raphael, and as a certified school counselor at Pomperaug High School. Cappabianca holds a master’s degree in counseling from Fairfield University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut.

The fee for this Workshop is $5 and registration is required due to limited seating.





Jewelry Making/Design

Samples by Pat Keegan


My Journey Necklace

Instructor, Pat Keegan
Monday, November 12
2 pm – 4 pm

Students will create a personal one-of-a-kind necklace that expresses the meaningful journey their life has created.  Choose either a silver chain or an antique silver chain.  Students should bring to class any meaningful pieces that they would like to re-purpose into their personal necklace.  Examples include: an earring, a pin, a locket, a crystal, high school charm bracelet or any other personal trinket that means something.  Completed necklaces are also a wonderful holiday gift for someone special!

The fee for the class is $40 which includes your chain. Class size is limited to 8 students.


Chain Choice




Theorem Painting – Holiday Cards and Paintings

Winterberry

Instructor, Jean Hansen
Friday, November 16
10 am – 1 pm
Tuesday, November 27
6 pm – 9 pm

This workshop is for everyone and NO artistic talent is needed. This is the opportunity to learn a painting technique that dates back to the late 1800’s woman of “means.” Each student will receive their own kit which includes all stencils and the material to stencil on. Stencils are for the students to take home following the workshop. This stenciling technique is NOT the country stenciling that was so popular years ago. Theorem painting is a fine art, “decorative painting,” where the finished product looks like a fine art painting. Jean owns the stencil company and these are her original designs. http://www.jeanhansen.com

The fee for this workshop is $60, all supplies are included, and seating is limited.


Date and Time




Zentangle Ornaments

Instructor, Kothy Hafersat
Monday, November 19
10 am – 12:30 pm – All Levels
This workshop introduces the Zentangle method through drawing intentional structured patterns and creating beautiful personal works of art. Students will learn tangles and simple techniques that will inspire and spark their very own inner artist to glow! In this workshop students of all levels will learn to Zentangle of an object. Ornaments will be supplied for your Zentangle experience in the workshop. Zentangle is a very portable mindful activity that can be accessed at any time. Not an artist? Even better! Absolutely no artistic experience needed!
The fee for the workshop is $35 and seating is limited.





Collage
Gift Tags

Instructor, Dita Carley
Tuesday, November 20
10 am – 1 pm

While expensive and elegant papers are wonderful to use in collages, in this workshop you will discover how you can find materials in your home or the local thrift shop to use in creating wonderful works of art as gift tags. Bring your own items to incorporate into your design that has special meaning to those receiving your gifts. Tomato can labels, old photographs, graph paper, leftover wrapping paper, or pages cut out of discarded books are a few of the items we will use that will find new life in a creative design. During this workshop the elements and principles of art and design will be discussed so that the students will have the tools to give their art more structure and impact. If you have something special that you would like to incorporate into your gift tags, old cards, wrapping paper, etc, please bring it with you to class. Gift giving this season will have a little extra pizzazz with your handcrafted tags. All abilities are welcome.

The fee for the 3-hour workshop is $50. All supplies are included other than your personal items that will be incorporated into your collage.





Zentangle Ornaments

Instructor, Kothy Hafersat
Monday, November 19
10 am – 12:30 pm – All Levels
This workshop introduces the Zentangle method through drawing intentional structured patterns and creating beautiful personal works of art. Students will learn tangles and simple techniques that will inspire and spark their very own inner artist to glow! In this workshop students of all levels will learn to Zentangle of an object. Ornaments will be supplied for your Zentangle experience in the workshop. Zentangle is a very portable mindful activity that can be accessed at any time. Not an artist? Even better! Absolutely no artistic experience needed!
The fee for the workshop is $35 and seating is limited.





Independent Colored Pencil

Student, Carmina Palarino

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, November 20
10 am – 2 pm

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the Beginner and Intermediate workshop or for those students that have  previous colored pencil experience.  Students will continue to learn more tips and techniques for working with this versatile medium.  Class size is limited to 8 students with award winning artist/instructor Rita Paradis.  Independent students are encouraged to bring reference materials to work on their own projects. Students are required to bring their own colored pencils to class.  We have additional pencils to purchase should you need extra colors and our studio set is available to use during class.

The fee for the workshop is $50.  Class size is limited to 8 students.

 





Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

 

Performed by J.T. Turner
Monday, November 26th
2 pm

 

Witness the classic tale of A Christmas Carol come beautifully to life as award-winning actor J.T. Turner portrays Charles Dickens and every single character from the story in this one-man show. Charles Dickens was famous for bringing his A Christmas Carol to life for audiences every year, and this version brings all the drama, comedy and redemption as Dickens had originally written it. J.T. has been in the full cast production of ACC at North Shore Music Theater for nearly a decade, and has performed his one-man version of this holiday classic to acclaim for over 20 years.  90 minutes including brief intermission. 

Tickets are $20 each or $35 for two in advance and $25 at the door.  Seating is limited so advance registration is highly recommended.


Admission




Holiday Card Making 

Instructor, Lynne Henriquez
Wednesday, November 28
2 pm

The afternoon card workshop will be focusing on the holidays. Students will learn a new stamping technique while incorporating other techniques to make a one-of a kind Holiday Card.  Seating is limited.

The fee for this workshop is $30.





Introduction to Oil Pastels

Instructor, Dita Carley
Tuesday, November 27
10 am – 12 pm

Oil pastels are one of the most overlooked art mediums. Oil pastels are lush in color, easy to handle, portable, versatile, and yet a relatively inexpensive medium. Working with oil pastels can have the same feel and results as painting with oils and do not have the dust of soft pastels. While they are not the medium for fine detail, the artist can achieve rich variations of color and texture. In this class we will experiment with different techniques, such as blending and using solvents. We will be using still life and landscapes for our subjects.

Come and discover the exciting and unique experience of working with oil pastels.

The fee for this one-day workshop is $45




 


One-Day Acrylic Class, Holiday, Still-Life

Sample Painting

Instructor, Lorraine Chapin
Wednesday, November 28
5 pm – 8 pm

The 3-hour acrylic painting workshop is for all levels of students. Students will paint from a still-life which the instructor will provide. The theme for the workshop is “Holiday” and students will leave with a painting that they will be happy to frame and give as a gift.
The fee for this workshop is $50, all supplies are included, and seating is limited.





Leonard Bernstein, The Early Years

Facilitator, Jeffrey Engel
Tuesday, December 4
1 pm – 3 pm

Bernstein and His Broadway Musicals

Leonard Bernstein is best remembered by classical music lovers as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, the presenter of his extremely popular Young People’s Concerts’ and as the composer of operas, ballets, symphonies and virtually every other form of music. Not to be forgotten is that he wrote the music for five Broadway musicals including “West Side Story,” a truly great one.  Jeffrey Engel will  discuss and play excerpts( on CD’s) from Bernstein’s first three musicals; “On The Town,” “Wonderful Town” and “Candide.” This lecture will include a small intermission with light refreshments.

Admission is $10 and seating is limited.





Holiday Topiary

Tuesday, December 5
10 am & 6 pm

Add merriment to your holiday table or fireplace mantle with a lovely custom topiary. Learn to create a decorated evergreen topiary that adds festive color to your holiday décor. Whether your taste calls for natural earth elements, or glitter and baubles galore, you’ll enjoy making a custom topiary to add to your festivities. We will use real and faux greenery, pinecones, berries, vines, ribbon, ornaments and more.

The fee for the workshop is $65 which includes all supplies. Bring clippers and garden gloves.






One-Day Holiday Watercolor Workshop

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursday, December 6
10 am – 1 pm

Wind down the year with a fun step-by-step holiday watercolor workshop with award winning artist, Betty Ann Medeiros. This class is for everyone – it’s all about fun and learning something new. Each student will go home with a painting that they will be proud to frame and give as a gift. Holiday refreshments will be served.

The fee for this workshop is $45 which includes all supplies.






Coming next year. . . 

Welcome to Lightroom Classic CC for Beginners
A Photo Editing Course

 

Instructor, Chuck Fleischman
Coming in January
Mondays @ 10 am.

This course is designed to give individuals with little or no proficiency in Lightroom the tools to perform the key functions involved with storing images, editing, enhancing and sharing images.

Details to follow.

 

 

 CALL THE GALLERY FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
203-586-1474