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October 2018

Beginner Belly – Mixed Levels

October 30 @ 6:40 pm - December 11 @ 7:40 pm
EastConn Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct
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Cost: $69 Description: Learn isolation techniques for dancing this mystical dance. Tone all the areas of your body, from head-to-toe! Awaken your senses, mind and abs and have fun while doing it. Engage in a warm-up, classic belly-dance moves, and a cool-down. Socks or slipper-type dance shoes are recommended.

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November 2018

Adult Beginner Ballet

November 6 @ 5:30 pm - December 11 @ 7:00 pm
EastConn Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct
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Cost: $119 Description: Do you love watching ballet dancers? Have you always wanted to dance? Did you dance ballet when you were a kid and long to rekindle that love for movement? Or are you a dancer who just wants to get back into shape? Then this is the class for you! All levels of experience welcome. No experience necessary! The class will offer a safe and supportive environment where you won’t find yourself comparing your technique to others. Come…

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FIGURE OPEN STUDIO (LIFE DRAWING/PAINTING)

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Silver Circle Art Center, 75 Main St.
Putnam, Ct 06260
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Drawing or painting from a live nude model strengthens observation skills and is the foundation for other fine art endeavors.  In these open studio sessions, professional models pose nude.  Please note that there is no instruction provided.  Participants must bring their own drawing or painting materials. Easels are provided. Perfect for advanced or professional artists. 18+ unless accompanied by an adult. Friday 11/16 6:30 to 8:30 pm 2 hours  $20 Enroll Here

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Spinning Bee Monthly drop in and spin or work on other fiber art

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main Street
Willimantic, 06226
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Nov.  17    Spinning Bee Monthly drop in and spin or work on other fiber art. Bring drop spindle or wheel. Beginners welcome. 10:00  to 1:00 The Mill Museum 411 Main Street, Willimantic860-456-2178

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WEB OF THREADS with Christine Jablonski

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Silver Circle Art Center, 75 Main St.
Putnam, Ct 06260
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Ready to make some magic? Learn to create beautiful thread art by machine-sewing collaged materials into water-soluble fabric. Once the stitching is complete, the fabric is dissolved away, leaving behind a firm, structured "thread drawing." Your finished piece of art can look as delicate as a spider web or as opaque as stained glass, and can be hung on the wall or used as the basis of other mixed media art. Longer pieces can be worn as a scarf, smaller…

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Beginner Belly – Mixed LEvels

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - December 17 @ 6:30 pm
EastConn Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct
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Cost: $59 Description: Learn isolation techniques for dancing this mystical dance. Tone all the areas of your body, from head-to-toe! Awaken your senses, mind and abs and have fun while doing it. Engage in a warm-up, classic belly-dance moves, and a cool-down. Socks or slipper-type dance shoes are recommended.

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Beginner Hula Dancing

November 19 @ 6:40 pm - December 17 @ 7:40 pm
EastConn Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct
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Cost: $55 Description: Hula dancing is a great way to tone your body and burn calories. This Hawaiian dance combines hip movements, footwork and hand motions while telling a story in a graceful style. So, kick off your shoes, put on some comfortable clothes and feel the island breeze! NOTE: No sneakers or street shoes

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Digital Photography for the Beginner

November 26 @ 5:30 pm - December 10 @ 8:30 pm
EastConn Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct
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Cost: $69 Description: Do you own a digital camera but are not getting the quality images that you want? Then this class is for you! Basic photography will be covered in this class, including setting the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, working with depth-of-field, selecting lenses, backing-up, simple editing, and more. Learn camera-holding techniques, advantages of using a tripod or monopod, specific controls on your camera that mystify you, and much more! A complete handout with diagrams and instructions will be…

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Everyone Can Swing & Waltz!

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - December 5 @ 8:30 pm
EastConn Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct
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Cost: $49 Description: Dancing is a fun way to exercise and socialize! Learn the basic steps of Swing and Waltz during this 4-hour course. Even if you’ve never danced before, you will be sure to enjoy yourself! Dance instructor Jim will lead the fun as you learn Swing, one of the most versatile and easy-to-learn dances, and Waltz, one of the most flowing and beautiful dances. You’ll be provided with instruction sheets to help you remember what you learn. The…

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December 2018

THE FABRIC OF OUR LIVES: COLLAGING WITH PAINT AND TEXTILES with Christine Jablonski

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Silver Circle Art Center, 75 Main St.
Putnam, Ct 06260
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People and places often appear like a hazy patchwork quilt in our minds. Layering fabric with acrylic paint can add texture, depth and a little snip of the familiar-making those precious memories all the more vivid or bring abstract compositions out of our imaginations and into life. No experience necessary. Instructor will provide all materials (included in the tuition), but students may wish to bring an apron or smock, treasured bits of fabric, scissors and an image from which to…

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