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Gloria Gray Foundation

 

2018 Events and Programs

Thank you to the GLORIA GRAY FOUNDATION, SOUTHBURY COMMUNITY TRUST FUND and the WESTERN CT MEDICAL GROUP 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 McKay

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
September 26 – 11 am

Copies are available at the Southbury Library.
Please call the Gallery to register, seating is limited.

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When the Richardsons’ friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town and puts Mia and Mrs. Richardson on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Mrs. Richardson becomes determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs to her own family – and Mia’s.

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak.

(Good Reads)

 


New class now enrolling due to popular demand . . . 

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

Instructor, Linda Marino
Monday, August 6, 13, 20, 27
5 pm – 7 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 Ocean scene focusing on Water and Clouds. 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.

The fee for the 4-week workshop is $125 which includes all supplies.
Registration is closed – Now enrolling for September.


  A Painting Studio Day

Instructor, Linda Marino
Monday, August 6th and 13th
2 pm – 4 pm

This 2-day workshop is for those  who would like to continue working on a painting or would like to start a painting with some guidance from an instructor. Participants may paint with either acrylics or oils.  Participants may bring their own supplies or may purchase supplies from the Gallery at a nominal fee.  Canvas, Canvas boards, and palette paper are available for purchase.  Easels and brushes are available to use during the workshop too.

Registration is closed.  New Studio hours now enrolling in September.


‘s Veteran’s Program 

Friday, August 17
12 noon

This is an informative introduction to some new programs that will be offered for our Veterans this fall through, lectures, currents events, writing and art classes.  The afternoon guest speakers are Jason Coppola & Ian Lilly from the Veterans Administration and Professor Alfred Hunt from Arts Escape.

Please call the gallery and let us know that you will be joining us, we want your input as well.


Academic Drawing
The Human Figure

Instructor, Betty Ann Mederios
Friday, August 17
10 am – 1 pm

This new drawing class is the last of the 4-part series with artist/instructor Betty Ann Medeiros.  Each 3-hour workshop focuses on one aspect of drawing with techniques and tricks to help students understand the basics of drawing techniques. The final workshop in this 4-part series will be: Drawing the Human Figure, Proportions of the Body. You do not need to take any of the other workshops to take this workshop.  They are all independent of each other.

Registration is Closed.

 

 

 


* * * COMING IN SEPTEMBER * * *

  ARTIST RETREAT

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

 


Leonard Bernstein, His Life and His Music

 

Lecturer, Jeffrey Engel
Tuesday, September 4th
11 am – 1 pm
Lite Lunch will be served during break

Leonard Bernstein, An American Treasure

Bernstein was the most gifted, famous, popular and successful musician produced by America. He was a virtuoso pianist and conductor, a composer of music ranging from Broadway musicals to the classical repertory, an educator, a lecturer, an author and a TV personality. There was very little he couldn’t do extremely well.

2018 is the centenary of Bernstein’s birth and it is a good time to celebrate this American treasure.

Jeffrey Engel will discuss Bernstein’s rise to fame and also show the DVD of  his 1959 ‘Young people’s Concert’ entitled “Humor In Music.”

The fee for this lecture is $10 which includes a lite lunch during the break.




 


Academic Drawing
Pastel

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Wednesday, September 5
10 am – 1 pm

 

Experiment with color using pastels with your basic drawing skills.  Students will draw and work from a still life using pastels.  Basic Techniques, types of pastels, papers and preserving your work will be covered in this pastel class.

 Registration is closed


Independent Water Color

Instructor, Betty Ann Mederios
Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27
10:00 am – 12 noon

This class is for returning students and students that have watercolor experience. Advanced 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 is $100 and some supplies are available to purchase. 1 seat available.




 

 

 


Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27
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. One seat left!

Techniques that will be covered are:

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

The fee for the 4-week workshop is $125 which includes most supplies.

 



 


Shaping Your Story

Instructor, Nancy McMillan
Friday, September 7, 14, 21
11:30 am – 1 pm

Whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction, a good story has a shape based on a time-honored story structure. Using in-class exercises, students will learn how to apply the basic elements of story structure to their draft to make their pieces engaging to the reader. We’ll share our work in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Students should bring a work-in-progress, either fiction or non-fiction, to class.

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





Level II Oil Painting Workshop

Instructor, Betty Ann Mederios
Fridays, September 7th & 14th
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This 2-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.

The fee for this 2-day, 6-hour workshop is $75 which includes most supplies.




 

 


Acrylic Painting for the Beginner/Intermediate Student

Instructor, Robert Crawford
Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29
10 am – 12 noon

Want to take your acrylic painting to the next level?  Join artist/ illustrator, Robert Crawford a 4-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.   Beginner students with some minimal acrylic experience are welcome too.  Students will work on their own painting and will complete a finished painting by the end of the 4 weeks.

The fee for the workshop is $125 and most supplies are provided.  Class size is limited to 8 students.





MARK TWAIN: “More than a Humorist:”      

Lecturer, Dr. Alfred Hunt
Mondays, September 10th & 17th
2 PM

“Mark Twain,” was one of America’s most celebrated personalities, known for his humor and stories.  And yet, Twain was also prescient on serious issues that are relevant to modern America:  race, religion, imperialism and war.  These two lectures will focus on why he was much more than a humorist.

The fee for the series is $20 or $15 per lecture.


Lectures




  A Painting Studio Day

Instructor, Linda Marino
Monday, September 10 & 17
4 pm – 6 pm

This 2-day workshop is for those  who would like to continue working on a painting or would like to start a painting with some guidance from an instructor. Participants may paint with either acrylics or oils.  Participants may bring their own supplies or may purchase supplies from the Gallery at a nominal fee.  Canvas, Canvas boards, and palette paper are available for purchase.  Easels and brushes are available to use during the workshop too.

The fee for the 2 – day workshop is $60.  3 spots left!





New class now enrolling due to popular demand . . . 

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

Instructor, Linda Marino
Monday, September 10, 17, 24, October 1
6:30 pm – 8:30 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 Ocean scene focusing on Water and Clouds. 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.

The fee for the 4-week workshop is $125 which includes all supplies.




Beginning Colored Pencil      

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, September 11
10 am – 1 pm

This workshop designed for Beginner students.   Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 8 students with award winning artist/instructor Rita Paradis.  Students will work with value exercises and basic layering techniques that will serve as a foundation for more advanced work.  This is NOT an adult coloring activity. Once basic skills are taught in the beginning and intermediate classes, students are welcome to join the the Advance workshop where they will work more independently on their own work.

The fee for the 3-hour workshop is $60 which includes all supplies.




 


Theorem Painting The Fine Art of Stenciling 
Lecture/Discussion/Demo

Presenter, Jean Hansen
Wednesday, September 5
2 pm

Jean Hansen, CT native and nationally known Decorative Arts and Theorem Designer and instructor, will talk on “The Fine Art of Theorem Painting” which is an advanced form of stenciling and usually was done on cotton velveteen.  She will discuss the difference between regular stenciling and this more advanced art form dating back in this country to the early 1800s continuing in popularity through the Industrial Revolution.    In this lecture, she will highlight the years – late 1960s – 1990s, our most recent revival,  and concentrate the focus on the remarkable contributions made by five central CT women who have made Theorem Painting what it is today.   There will also be a brief demonstration using the supplies needed for a follow-up workshop that will be taught in a three-hour class, “Theorem Painting Workshop” on September 12th from 10 am – 1 pm. To view more about Jean Hansen, visit www.jeanhansen.com.

Admission is $10 which will be applied towards a first class if you sign up for the September 12 or 19th workshop.





Theorem Painting Workshop/Fall Leaves

Instructor, Jean Hansen
Wednesday, September 12
10 am – 1 pm
Wednesday, September 19
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 stencils for 4 separate leaves 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 which includes all supplies. Samples are at the Gallery for viewing. Remember if you attended the introduction demo lecture the workshop fee is only $50.


Workshop Fees




Painting Studio: 


Drawing with Color
Oils/Acrylics

Instructor, Lorraine Chapin
Thursdays – September 13 ,20, 27, October 4
7 pm – 9 pm

When making the leap from drawing to painting, the two largest hurdles students face are learning how to work with color, and learning the technical aspects of a wet medium.  This class seeks to break down the process by focusing on how to use color with a familiar drawing medium. Students gain confidence and skills in both drawing and color, working from still-life.  Students will be able to work in their medium of choice or multiple mediums.  The instructor will work with students at their own pace as they develop their own style.  This class is for the absolute beginner or the more advanced students who want to practice their techniques in a friendly group setting. The fee for the 4-week class is $125 which includes most supplies.





The Reluctant Artist 
The “Can Do” Art Class for Anyone!

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Wednesday, September 5,12,19, 26
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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! 

The fee for the 4-week class is $125 and class size is limited to 8 new students.




 


Intro to Wood-Burning

Instructor, Kothy Hafersat
Monday, September 10
10 am – 12:30 pm

This is an introduction to Wood Burning basics  – students will learn how to create texture and shading with the use of different wood-burning tips. Learn about the different types of wood burning tool sets.  Each student will create a small wall hanging and a sample texture piece.  Wood burning tool sets will be provided for use during class and will be available for purchase as well.  All supplies are included in this workshop and seating is limited to 10 students. If student’s have their own wood-burning set, they are welcome to bring it to class.

The fee for this 2.5 hour workshop is $45.




 


 Collage From Found Materials in Your Home

Instructor, Dita Carley
Wednesday, September 19
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.  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 collage, please bring it with you to class.

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.




 


HOT TOPICSCOOL CONVERSATION
(Current Events)

Facilitator, Dr. Alfred Hunt
Tuesdays, September 11 – 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 10-week series is $150.




 


 Zentangle

Instructor, Kothy Hafersat
Monday, September 17th
10 am –  12:30 pm – Intermediate to Advance
1 pm – 3:30 pm – Beginners

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!  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: Intermediate to Advance – $35
                                                       Beginners – $50


Workshop Choices



 


Intermediate Colored Pencil Workshop

Student Work

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, September 18
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.




 


Jewelry Workshop – Bracelets

Instructor, Pat Keegan
Wednesday, September 19
10 am – 12 noon

This is a basic beginning jewelry class which is for anyone who loves jewelry. This class will focus on bracelets and will include silver tubes and beads, spacers and memory wire. All bracelets will fit most wrists and are adjustable.  Students will use gemstones and fine quality beads which will inspire students to create beautiful bracelets! The instructor will have a large collection of beads to choose from including tiger eye, hematite, black onyx, sea glass, Swarovski crystals, and fresh water pearls. Each student will choose their beads and complete two bracelets by the end of class.

Our jewelry workshops will run on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 am – 12 noon with new techniques being taught each month.

The fee for this workshop is $30 which includes most supplies.  There may be an additional fee for some of the higher quality gemstones.





Independent Colored Pencil Workshop

Student, Sandie Daignault

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, September 25
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 enrolling for October Workshop.


The United Nations Series:
Promise in a Time of Peril

UNICEF — The United Nations Caring for Children
Guest Speaker,
Wednesday, September 26
2 pm

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential. UNICEF for every child has the right to a fair chance in life. But around the world, millions of children are trapped in an intergenerational cycle of disadvantage that endangers their futures – and the future of their societies. Attorney Terri Brennan will be addressing this effort from her extended experience in Africa.  Attorney Brennan has worked in Africa for many years and is in contact with the Yale Law Clinic, Cardoza Law Clinic and the Immigration Rights Alliance.

Registration is required due to limited seating.  Admission is complimentary. Please call the Gallery to register.


 A Tribute Concert to Ella Fitzgerald & Frank Sinatra

The Jim Scianna Trio
Sunday, September 30
2 pm

THE ELLA FITZGERALD, FRANK SINATRA TRIBUTE CONCERT WILL FEATURE SONGS IN AN ELEGANT SWINGING JAZZ STYLE THAT IS ACCESSIBLE TO ADULTS AND STUDENTS OF ALL AGES. THIS ENGAGING CONCERT WILL INCLUDE A FACTUAL NARRATIVE ABOUT O’BLUE EYES AND THE FIRST LADY OF SONG THAT IS BOTH ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL.

Acoustic bassist Jim Scianna is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a masters in music education. He also attended Berklee College of Music. Jim taught music at Gainfield School in Southbury, CT for 26 years. He has been performing professionally since 1971.  Vocalist Atla DeChamplain and pianist Matt DeChamplain both graduated from the Hartt School of Music, and also received their Masters in Jazz Performance from the University of Toledo. They are high school sweethearts and have been performing together for 13 years. The DeChamplains’ have released their first album together, PAUSE, in 2015. They are currently working on their second album.  Matt teaches at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the Hartt School of Music.  Atla teaches at Western CT State University and Southern CT State University.

Admission is $15 per person or bring a friend for $25 in advance.
$20 at the door.


Admission




* * * COMING IN OCTOBER * * *

Yes, You CAN Paint!
(But Now it’s Time to
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.

The fee for the 4-week workshop is $125 which includes all supplies.




 


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 Ocean scene focusing on Water and Clouds. 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.

The fee for the 4-week workshop is $125 which includes all supplies.





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 fee for the workshop is $165 and most supplies are provided.
Class size is 8 students.




 


Creative Card Making

Sample Card from Previous Class

 

Instructor, Lynne Henriquez
Wednesday, October 3
2 pm

This is an interactive workshop where participants will learn to create their own personal cards from recycled and new papers, ribbon, cutouts, stamps and many other materials.  This workshop meets monthly and new techniques are continually being taught while revisiting past techniques.  Newcomers are always welcomed. Each participant is guaranteed to leave with at least one card and with  techniques to make their own cards at home.

The fee for the workshop is $30 and is limited to 8 students.




 


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

The fee for the 4-week workshop is $125 which includes most supplies. Class size is limited to 10.




 

 


Independent Water Color

Student Work, Susan Berger

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. Advanced 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.





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.

The fee for this 3-day, 9-hour workshop is $130 which includes most supplies.





Oil Painting – Face Your Fears!
Intro to painting with Oils.

Instructor, Betty Ann Mederios
Friday, October 5, 12, 19
1 pm – 3 pm

In this 3 day, 6 – hour class, instructor Betty Ann Medeiros will teach students the basics of oil painting and how to best manipulate the paint.  Students will learn about materials and how they are used while exploring the foundational techniques such as:  color mixing, color value, composition, brushwork, paint application and texture.  In this class, students will do small exercises to get used to mixing colors and practice the technique of fat versus lean.  Students will follow along with the instructor in a step-by-step fashion to practice techniques and create a finished painting.  This class is designed for those who would like to try oil painting before committing to a longer workshop.

The fee for the 3 day class is $75 and all supplies are included.





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.

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





Remember Me, A Facilitated Memoir Course 

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24
10 am – 11:30 am

One of the biggest questions for writers embarking on a memoir is: “What is my truth-and what will happen if I tell it?  Often when writers start out on their journey of mining their memories, they wonder what is their “truth” and then worry about what will happen if they tell this truth.” (http://namw.org/National Associate of Memoir Writers) This facilitated course will guide the writer through exercises and provides resources for creating their own memoir, for personal use or publication.

The fee for the 3-week class is $60.




 


Patty Carver’s Songbook Trio
The Music of Cole Porter

Wednesday, October 10
2 pm

Concert details coming soon . . . .

Tickets are $20 in Advance or $25 at the door.  Bring a guest and purchase 2 tickets in advance for $35.


Autumn Special




Beginning Colored Pencil      

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, October 16
10 am – 1 pm

This workshop designed for Beginner students.   Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 8 students with award winning artist/instructor Rita Paradis.  Students will work with value exercises and basic layering techniques that will serve as a foundation for more advanced work.  This is NOT an adult coloring activity. Once basic skills are taught in the beginning and intermediate classes, students are welcome to join the the Advance workshop where they will work more independently on their own work.

The fee for the 3-hour workshop is $60 which includes all supplies.




 

 


 

 
From Found Materials in Your Home

Instructor, Dita Carley
Wednesday, October 17
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.  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 collage, please bring it with you to class. This class is for beginners and those students who have taken previous workshops.  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.




 


Theorem Painting Workshop/Fall Images

Instructor, Jean Hansen
Wednesday, October 17
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 which includes all supplies.




 

 


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.




 


Welcome to Lightroom Classic CC for Beginners
A Photo Editing Course

 

Instructor, Chuck Fleischman
Tuesdays, October 23,30,
November 6, 13
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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 in a way than can be readily located, editing, enhancing and sharing images.  The course will concentrate on two major segments of the program, the Library Module that deals with importing, storing, finding and exporting images and the Develop Module that deals with enhancing images. This is a hands-on course and you will, for the most part, use your own images to explore the capabilities of Lightroom.

What you need:

  • A laptop computer running either Windows 7 or higher or MacOS v. 10.12 or 10.13. See: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/system-requirements.html
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Package.
  • A means to connect your camera or smart device to the computer such as a card reader, connecting cables by emailing your pictures to the computer.

The Computer Program:

Lightroom is one program that is part of a suite Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Photographers.  Adobe Creative Cloud contains Lightroom Photoshop and Bridge and is sold on a subscription base only for $9.99 plus tax a month.  The subscription can be cancelled at any time and it grants a license for two computers so you can have it on both a laptop and a desktop computer..

For further information and questions about the course, please contact Chuck at: c.fleischman@sbcglobal.net 

The fee for the 4-week workshop is $80.  Class size is limited to 8.





Independent Colored Pencil Workshop

Student, Carmina Palarino

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.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $50.




Coming later this year. . . 
How a show becomes a Broadway  Show- October 24
Halloween in the Gallery
Wise Women Series Introduction

Veteran’s Program
Living History – Hedy Lamarr – Riverview Playhouse
Dickens

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203-586-1474