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July 2018

Beginner Pottery Class

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - August 27 @ 9:00 pm
Sawmill Pottery, 112 Main Street #14
Putnam, Ct 06260
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Join us for 8 weeks of beginner pottery! $295 + $20 tool kit We will start with the very basics. Beginners will work through the fundamentals of good throwing and hand building techniques. You will work on basic shapes such as bowls, mugs and plates.  You'll learn how to trim and finish your pieces as well as decorate them with textures and glazes.  We will also cover basic handbuilding-- you'll learn how to use the slab roller to stretch clay…

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August 2018

4 Week Watercolor Painting Class

August 10 @ 9:00 am - August 31 @ 11:00 am
Silver Circle Art Center, 75 Main St.
Putnam, Ct 06260
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with Taylor Martin An individualized, studio art class designed to introduced you to a solid foundation in watercolor painting. Learn the basics, starting with beginner's techniques and essential skills.  We will concentrate on painting beautiful color and creative designs by exploring the expressive potential of the medium. Light and color, transparency, composition and color theory as well as paper choice and brush techniques such as washes, wet-in-wet, dry brush, and color mixing will be covered. This class is best for…

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September 2018

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Present Free Puppet-Building Workshops with Sara Peattie for the Celebrate Mansfield Festival Parade

September 8 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm
The Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry, 1 Royce Circle
Storrs, Ct
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The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once again offer fall community puppet-building workshops with acclaimed Boston puppeteer Sara Peattie, to design and build life-size and over-life-size puppets of community role models for the Celebrate Mansfield Parade in Downtown Storrs. These free workshops will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Ballard Institute, located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs. Workshop…

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