ARTIQUE where all ages can create art! We believe that everyone is an artist that anyone can paint, draw and create art. It is our mission to help you find that inner artist, the one that is buried by life and responsibilities. Try it, see how it feels and leave with a feeling of “what else can I do”?
ARTIQUE now offers studio art classes for all ages beginning at age 3 with our Mommy/Daddy & Me Creative Playtime workshops, to after school and summer arts enrichment classes and workshops for kids, teens and adults! We of course also offer painting for fun events with step by step instruction on Friday and Saturday Nights as a great night out with friends. ARTIQUE is also proud of the fact that we have given back to the community with our FUNdraising events and will continue with our “Paint for a Purpose” events for organizations all over NECT.
Last year ARTIQUE also launched a new venture of painting with your pets! PAWTIQUE, offers the opportunity for owners and pets to paint a beautiful painting together! Look for events in the area or make a private appointment with your pet!
ARTIQUE studio began in 2012 as a “paint bar” style studio, and two moves later has grown into a full art studio with classes for all levels and abilities. We offer small class sizes in drawing, watercolor, sculpture, cartooning, mixed media art, and more. Artique is excited to continue to add classes in other mediums in the future!
Our classes are small, we offer individual attention where people can work at their own pace and comfort level. Creating Art is not just about the product, but it is the process of creating that reaches beyond the paper and canvas. When you are creative it reaches a part of you that go far beyond the moment. Creative thinking can have an impact on your life in so many ways!
Arts Center East is home to a rich artistic community. We value our Artist Members, and we invite you to visit our Artist Members page. We are a place where visual artists from across the state and beyond exhibit and sell their work through juried shows and member exhibits. Unique creations of pottery, jewelry, wood crafts, and other gifts made by local artisans fill our year-round gift shop and annual holiday sale. Musical and theatrical performances delight audiences of all ages, and our classrooms are pulsing with the joy of artistic discovery. We are the heart of the arts east of the river.
Since its founding in 2015, the AAC has set its agenda on increasing support for local artists and promoting interest in and the availability of a variety of arts for both students and folks in our community. We are a group of citizens who love our community and strive to keep it vibrant and interesting. As a way of featuring local artists and craftspeople, we hold the Holiday Artists’ Market each fall, a fundraiser Dinner Dance in the spring, monthly workshops and this year we are adding in a juried show in the summer of 2020. We strive to bring the arts, the artists, and the community together.
Consonare Choral Community is a brand new community-based program created to explore and cultivate a sense of consonance and build community through singing together. We currently sponsor three choirs:
-Voices of Concinnity – a vocal chamber ensembled dedicated to bringing the cultivated choral art performancesinto the community
-Choir Matrix – a community women’s ensemble open to all self-identified women (no audition necessary)
-Consonare Youth Choirs – community choral programs open to all youth
The mission of the Coventry Arts Guild is to enrich and connect artists and arts enthusiasts with the general public by creating opportunities for performing and visual artists to share knowledge and expertise, educate and teach, as well as produce and market their work for the enrichment and enjoyment of the community.
The vision of the Coventry Arts Guild is to become a primary resource for the diverse artistic community of Coventry, educational institutions, organizations and the general public. The goal of the Coventry Arts Guild is to create dedicated art spaces and events, as well as opportunities for artists to showcase and sell their work. Guild activities aim to support, promote, encourage and inspire an appreciation and knowledge of local artists.
The Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance, Inc. (EC-CHAP) represents an important cultural resource serving communities and visitors to Eastern Connecticut and beyond. The Center’s purpose is to bring a heightened awareness to the significance of local history and preservation; provide an appreciation for the visual arts through education, creation and display; and offer performance events and opportunities for creative expression in music, film, dance, literature, and theater.
The Hampton Recreation and Community Activities Commission is made up of nine members and three alternates. Offerings at this time are:
Community theater, offering staged play readings several times a year.
Community celebrations such as, Labor Day concert, Halloween pumpkin-carving, a Memorial Day barbecue and entertainment after the parade, and December caroling for elderly residents.
The Little River Music Series, consisting of 4-6 concerts a year, ranging from classical to rock.
Yoga and exercise classes.
Art and fiber arts classes, including quilting, dyeing and photography.
Youth and family recreation events such as bike rides and nature walks.
Most activities take place at the Community Center and surrounding grounds. Please see the Community Center webpage on this site for times and dates. Activities are publicized on this website, in area newspapers, and in the Hampton Gazette. If you wish direct email notification, please request by sending your email address to the email address below.
All activities are organized and staffed by vounteers. If you would like to volunteer, and if you have suggestions for an activity, or event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A community media consulting and production service dedicated to nonprofits, co-ops, social/human service agencies and social enterprise start-ups. Strategic communication planning for development, marketing, fundraising and staff training. All media platforms can be engaged at various scales and timelines through coordination of website, local channels and social messaging. A long history of community service and support for people, families and businesses in our region.
Idlewild Arts connects people with arts and culture and creates community through its programs. Idlewild hosts the annual Idlewild Writers Retreat in the fall, along with a series of arts and writing workshops and classes, and seasonal one-day arts and writing retreats. The Idlewild Arts podcast features fascinating interviews with contemporary writers, artists, musicians and arts entrepreneurs. Founded by writer Melissa Wyse, Idlewild Arts provides artists, writers, and arts appreciators with creative space and community to connect with the arts and with each other. To learn more about our programs and our upcoming creative retreats and classes, visit http://www.idlewildarts.com.
Originally built in 1968 on the campus of Annhurst College, the Loos Center for the Arts was acquired by The Woodstock Academy with the purchase of South Campus in 2017. The Loos Center for the Arts includes a 1,000 seat theater, theGallery, lecture hall, recording studio, and several classrooms.
Community School of the Arts
Visual arts classes and music lesson for adults, teens, and children
For information about classes and programs:
860-429-3015 ext. 0
The Community School of the Arts (CSA) has history of providing community based programs for over 35 years. In 2014 the University of Connecticut partnered with the Town of Mansfield, ultimately transferring administration of the program. The Community School of the Arts currently offers individual and group music lessons/ensembles, Suzuki guitar and violin classes, visual arts programs for children and adults, visual arts summer camps for children, and the annual community Nutcracker production! In addition to programs with the CSA, the Mansfield Parks and Recreation department offers introductory dance classes for children and adults!
The CSA is proud to be opening a new facility “Lenard Hall” next fall at the intersection of Rtes. 275 and 32 in Storrs/Mansfield, CT.
I am a registered/board certified music therapist since 1984 and bring my experiences to you through my professional services. I can teach you to play and instrument, read notes, accompany your vocal or instrumental solo or group, play for your wedding, funeral, lay down tracks in a recording studio, help you write your own music, and also offer counseling services. I teach all ages and all levels of ability. I make music accessible so you can enjoy it and enhance the beauty of your life.
I’ll come to you or you can come to me. By appointment.
I am a pastel artist and art teacher. Presently 4 artists including myself have joined together to show in galleries around the state.
Sawmill pottery is a working studio for the community, offering classes and workshops for all ages and abilities.
The open studio is available to anyone who has taken a class at Sawmill Pottery. Packages and memberships are available.
Also available for special events and will assist in planning a custom designed, original and creative event.
Hours: Vary by season, please check our website for current hours.
A unique art center, located in downtown Putnam, which is on a mission to support the local art community. Please check the website for upcoming exhibits and events.
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m-5 p.m., Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
Song-a-Day Music Center provides lessons in Guitar, Piano, Violin, 5-String Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Dulcimer, Woodwinds, Brass, Drums, Voice, and the Alexander Technique to students of all ages in the geographical area of Coventry, Connecticut. Also have retail instruments, instrument accessories, music, and gifts, and offer repair services for musical instruments.
Spiral Arts Programs and Events
Ceramics for kids Wednesday 5:00 to 6:30
This class is designed for children 10 and up. Eight sessions of direct instruction with tools and selected non-toxic glazes included. Participants will learn to use hand building techniques such as slabs and coils. Participants will also be introduced to the pottery wheel. All lessons are open ended and focused on the process so children are free to stretch and explore. Price $200 all materials included.
Ceramics Class Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30
A perfect class for beginners and enthusiasts ages 14 and up. Eight sessions of direct instruction and open studio access with tools and selected glazes included. The goal for this class is to give participants an overall understanding of the medium and is focused on the process. Projects and lessons are tailored to individual interests: Hand building, pottery wheel, surface decoration, and sculptural approaches. Price $200 + $25 Material fee that includes first bag of clay and glazes
Ceramic Workshops Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30
Ceramic workshops are two sessions long and no experience required. They have short term goals and are focused on hand building techniques. Make your own planter, soap dish, and other functional or decorative objects for your home or as a personalized gift to loved ones. All materials are included. Price $45 all materials included.
Paint Nights Every third Saturday 6:00 – 9:00
we’ll be there to facilitate this fun and engaging night out. One of our resident artists will show you step by step how to turn your blank canvas into a masterpiece! No experience required! ($30 per participant) Talk to us about private events and parties! Price $30 all materials included.
Kids Open Studio Every Friday 5:00 – 6:30
Open studio is a free class open to children 10 and up. There are painting, drawing, and ceramics activities set up for participants to play and explore. Pottery wheels will only be allowed if the child has taken the eight week ceramic for kids class. Price: Free
Open Studio Every Friday 5:00 – 8:30
Open Studio is a free ceramic class for the community (14 y/o and up). We have plenty of reconditioned clay to be wedged and used for hand building and wheel thrown. No experience required. Price: Free
Handmade stained glass and fused glass. Classes available.
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday, Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday Classes, 6-8 p.m. (open during class hours), Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Description:I specialize in making chain maille jewelry from sterling silverand gold filled rings. In many of my designs I incorporate crystals, stones and glass beads.
EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) performing arts magnet high school offers an arts-based education to academically motivated students in grades 9-12. At ACT, students select a major focus area from among five disciplines that include acting, dance, theater production (lighting/set design/set construction/costuming), audio/video and creative writing. Students have daily access to creative experiences through a rigorous curriculum that integrates the performing arts with more traditional academic high school subjects. Highly qualified ACT teaching artists and certified teachers work collaboratively to provide students with personalized educational experiences. Among the many other features that characterize ACT’s high school program are its student-centered learning model; its state-of-the-art facility with the latest technology to meet the demands of each performing arts focus-area; the opportunity to participate in numerous professional-quality performances throughout the year; and its positive school environment, based on the principles of “Respect Yourself, Respect the Work, Respect the Community.”
The Three C’s announces its Art Youth Series, a lineup of theater, music, stories and fun for students. Most shows are based on Children’s Literature.
The Three C’s is a volunteer non-profit organization, dedicated to introducing students and teachers to the performing arts in a manner which is both entertaining and educational. All performances take place at Hyde Cultural Center in Woodstock, CT and are performed by Theatreworks USA from New York.
Visit us at http://www.TheThreeCs.org for more information.
A conservatory style performing arts studio and performance venue catering to community artists and art enthusiasts. Education offered in dance, theatre, and music. Infants through adults are welcome to explore the performing arts at The Complex Performing Arts Centre.
The future of the arts at Eastern is full of promise and activity. The 118,000-square foot, state-of-the-art Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) opened in January 2016 with instructional classrooms, studios and performance spaces for the art & art history, music and theatre programs. Three performance spaces provide students with opportunities to practice their skills and present their work while also offering a rich cultural experience for the campus and local communities.
A 400-seat auditorium is tailored to music performances; a 254-seat Proscenium Theatre provides an exciting venue for theatre performances; and a flexible 125-seat Studio Theatre can be arranged in multiple seating configurations. A glass-enclosed movement/dance studio can host intimate dance performances and senior recitals. Art and Art History students will also enjoy two state-of-the-art digital design studios, sculpture facilities and large printmaking and painting studios.
With general purpose classrooms and a variety of art courses offered through the liberal arts core curriculum, the new facility will benefit all Eastern students. A new professional art gallery, a resource and showcase for faculty and student artists, is also open to the public in the new facility. In addition, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, professional theatre lighting and sound systems, and other modern arts-related technology in the FAIC provide students with the tools they need to stay current in today’s professional art environments.
We are Northeastern Connecticut’s source for Scrapbook Supplies, Rubber Stamps, and Paper Craft Supplies and Instruction.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday, 10 .m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Closed Wednesday.
A retailer/wholesaler on Main Street providing new fashions for men and women, apparel, jewelry and accessories. We also provide alterations.
“Enriching, Inspiring, Accessible. Bringing professional performing arts to our community.” Now in our 39th season, P/A brings high quality, accessible and affordable professional performing arts to northeast CT. Our own flagship programs are our FREE Children’s Educational Opera and Children’s Educational Symphony programs. Through our artistic partners, Salt Marsh Opera Company and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, local school children are introduced to the creative artistry, discipline, beauty and storyline in productions of the opera and of the orchestra. The students learn about the art form, the narrative and the music through a multi-media study guide provided to teachers. Each participating class is visited by the artists for an in-school workshop prior to the performances. In the spring, the children attend live, fully-staged productions of the opera or symphony at the Hyde Cultural Center.
Early American decorative and folk art classes, primitive portraits, fracturs, faux finishes, reverse glass, theorems (paper/velvet), bronze powder stenciling, country tin, gold leaf, folk art projects and more. Water colors, oil acrylics. Small classes, experienced teacher. Beginners-advanced, all ages. For more info please call: Jinny O’Brien.
The ultra destination spa for fitness, message, escape, relaxation, beauty services, nutrition, daily activities and fitness and weight loss programs.
High Flying Fun!
10 world class Olympic style trampolines
A qualified staff provide affordable lessons from beginner to expert levels.
Birthday or company parties for up to 40 participants.
Featuring a full complement of overhead safety harnesses, end decks and pitch pads.
Provides an intense, disciplined low impact workout.
Located on the Town Green, the Union Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of Union’s rich history.
It houses and extensive collection of photos and other historical artifacts from both Unions past and present.
The Historical Society is open to the public on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. or by appointment by calling (860)684.7078.
Veteran-owned small business specializing in economically quality solutions for today’s managed care environment by medical, physical therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, and fitness equipment, and supplies to professionals and consumers. We measure our success by providing superior solutions to satisfy our customer’s needs.
A member owned and operated natural foods store, celebrating its 31st year in business. We feature a wide variety of organic and locally produced foods, a large bulk department, supplements and other sundries. We are open to the public 7 days per week.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
All are welcome to shop.
Situated on 257 acres, Windham, Tolland 4-H Camp holds weekly summer sessions stressing outdoor activities; hi-low ropes, climbing wall, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, archery, sports, horseback riding, dance, drama, yoga, earth agents, nature. Contact registrar for information at 860.974.3379. Ragged Hill Woods Environmental Programs also offered.
We are an Arts organization founded in 1983, to promote arts and culture in the Windham region. We have numerous programs to support art and music in local schools. We also host numerous art shows throughout the year, featuring our member artists. Our annual Youth Music Competition awards prizes to young musicians in grades 7 -12. Membership is open to all.
Theresa has transitioned her studio in Putnam, CT into a well-rounded art and craft studio that will help you find relaxation and satisfaction in many creative areas. Let the peace of my space shift your focus away from the multimedia world we live in and explore your creative side. You can find a signature project to work on or purchase one that I have made to enjoy at your home. This summer we will be welcoming children ages 8-15 into our summer arts/crafts camps. Visit our events page or call 860-382-5095 for immediate information.
Custom framing and graphic design. Enjoy limitless presentation solutions and fine workmanship at a fair price. Daryl Hartman is a graphic designer, artist and fine craftsperson with over 20 years of professional picture framing experience. She can cut you a piece of glass or a mat, or help you create entire archival package with your frame or ours. Over 800 styles of contemporary and period reproduction molding and a large selection of mat colors and textures. Beveled mirrors in various circular and rectangular sizes are also available, as well as beautiful, ready to go photo frames with complimentary gift wrapping.
We Welcome You to Come Visit Our Beautiful and Elegant Showroom. We Feature the Largest Selection of Pianos and Organs Available in Northeast Connecticut!
Come in and browse through our showroom featuring the finest acoustic and digital pianos and organs in the world. Choose from a wide variety from the world’s leading manufacturers.
Woodstock Piano and Music also offers piano lessons, sheet music, music books and piano tuning, as well as accessories for other instruments. We recently became a dealer and installer for Pianomation Player Systems.
A world of fiber at your fingertips, along with needles and notions, many varieties and shapes. A full service, bright and friendly shop located in downtown Putnam. We offer yarns from many companies in fibers that range from cotton to cashmere. Our shelves are stocked with all the colors of the rainbow! Drop-in assistance available free every day. Also offering knitting and chrochet classes.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday & Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Full service yarn shop. We sell oodles of yarn and accessories as well as fibers, spinning wheels, books and patters. Lessons and classes are available. Table people always welcome.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5, Wednesday 7-9 Learnin Night, Thursday, Knit-in-Night 7-9 p.m.
Also by appointment, Come and join our friendly circle.
Carriage, Horse drawn weddings, horse and wagon rides, horselogging, draft horses, driving lessons and recreational services. Raise American Cream and Belgian horses and Shetland ponies.