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February 2020

Pastel Painting Class

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - March 24 @ 3:30 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Jane Penfield This class will help you develop confidence with the pastel medium. Topics will include building a strong composition, understanding values, creating light and shadow, and developing cohesive color harmony to develop a strong painting from start to finish. Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. Reference photos you have taken yourself may be used for subject matter, or you may bring still life materials. All levels of experience are welcome. Register online here or call 860-871-8222 Tuesdays, February…

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March 2020

Drawing – The Essential Ingredient

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - April 6 @ 6:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Drawing is the foundation for everything we do in art. The ability to see the world and put it down in a beautiful way is a skill that will return much joy. Geared for any level, this class is for anyone who wants to build a best possible foundation for their personal artistic journey. This class will address drawing with charcoal and graphite pencil. Whether beginner or experienced, each student will expand the ability to see shapes, values — the…

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Kids ceramics and art program

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - April 7 @ 6:00 pm
Spiral Arts Studio, 32 Young St.
Willimantic,
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After school classes will include ceramics, painting drawing, and printmaking. Visit here for more info > March 3 and 5 to April 7 and 9 Cost: $180

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Tangled Adventures

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - April 16 @ 3:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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In the Tangled Adventures class series you will be learning the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing and creating beautiful works of art one line at a time. Zentangle® is relaxing, easy to learn, and anyone can do it – if you can write your name you can learn Zentangle®. In Tangled Adventures you will be learning how to create a different project each week and the instructor will walk you through new patterns step by step. We will start working…

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Basics of Drawing

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - April 24 @ 3:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Enjoy drawing? Like to sketch, doodle but want to know how to bring more life into your work? “Basics of Drawing” will show how to develop simple flat drawings into works with dimension and perspective. Through technique and control of pencil/charcoal this six week course will teach students how to utilize the current skills of each student and how to build on them. Instructor: Linda Bissell Register online at www.artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 Cost: $144/$129.60 for ACE Members Date: Fridays,…

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Easter Egg Painting Workshop

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut Audubon Society, 218 Day Rd
Pomfret Center, CT 06259 United States
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*POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE* Learn to blow eggs then hand paint and decorate them. Feel free to bring a few eggs of your own. There will be eggs ready for painting. Share ideas for an Easter Egg tree. Trail Wood is at 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Fee: $5.00 for CAS members; $10.00 for non-members.

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Pastel Painting Class

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - May 5 @ 3:30 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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This class will help you develop confidence with the pastel medium. Topics will include building a strong composition, understanding values, creating light and shadow, and developing cohesive color harmony to develop a strong painting from start to finish. Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. Reference photos you have taken yourself may be used for subject matter, or you may bring still life materials. All levels of experience are welcome. Tuesdays, March 31-May 5 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm Cost: $180/$162 ACE…

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April 2020

Figurative Ceramic Sculpture Workshop

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 5:00 pm
Spiral Arts Studio, 32 Young St.
Willimantic,
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Intermediate course - Learn to build hollow ceramic figures with artist Allison Ellia. Tools and equipment provided. Experience hand-building with clay is required. Clay will be available for sale at the studio. This will be held from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Wednesdays April 1 - April 29 Cost: $325

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Enemaling Workshop

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spiral Arts Studio, 32 Young St.
Willimantic,
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Enameling is one of the oldest forms of surface decoration, used to add color to jewelry without having to rely on gemstones. Evidence of enameling goes back to ancient Greece! This workshop will focus on sgraffito, a technique of layering and removing, or scratching away, enamel to create designs. All materials included. Cost: $85

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Ceramics Hand Building

April 10 @ 9:30 am - May 22 @ 12:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Dates: April 10–May 22 (NO CLASS April 24) Time: Fridays, 9:30am–12:00pm Instructor: Sharon Kehmna Register online here or call 860-871-8222. Enjoy voicing your inner creativity by working in clay. This course will introduce basic foundation skills for hand building using pinch, coil, and slab methods. Students will create a variety of functional and decorative ceramic pieces, which they will then complete using glazes and underglazes. No previous experience necessary. Firing, glazes, and basic tools will be provided ($25.00 materials fee…

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