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August 2019

Tangled Adventures

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - September 19 @ 3:00 pm
Art Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike (route 30)
Vernon, Vernon
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Dates: August 22–September 19 Time: Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm Cost: $100/$91.50 for ACE members, materials included Instructor: Tracy Lake Register online at www.artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 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…

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September 2019

Pastel Painting

September 3 @ 1:00 pm - October 8 @ 3:30 pm
Art Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike (route 30)
Vernon, Vernon
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Instructor: Jane Penfield Dates: September 3–October 8 Time: Tuesdays, 1:00–3:30pm. Cost: $175/$157.50 ACE members Register online at arts.centereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 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…

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Calligraphy: the Art of Beautiful Writing

September 4 @ 10:00 am - October 9 @ 12:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Calligraphy: The ancient art of “Beautiful Writing.” A six-week class in the basics of calligraphy, using the broad-edged pen. We will be starting with the Foundational hand. Materials will be provided, unless you prefer to come with your own calligraphy pens, nibs, inks, and pads of paper. NOTE: Registration is required one week prior to class. Register online at artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 Calligraphy Class – Wednesdays Dates: September 4–October 9 Time: Wednesdays, 10:00–12:00pm Cost: $150 for Non-Members $125 Non-Members bringing their…

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Zentangle Inspired Art

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - October 14 @ 3:00 pm
Art Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike (route 30)
Vernon, Vernon
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Dates: September 9–October 14 Time: Mondays, 1:00–3:00pm Cost: $140/$127.50 for ACE members, materials included Instructor: Tracy Lake Register online at artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 Take your Zentangle® practice to the next level by diving into the world of Zentangle® Inspired Art. In this course you will create more detailed Zentangle® projects working with a variety of mediums and surfaces. Students will learn more advanced tangle patterns and explore adding colored paints, inks, markers, and pencils to their Zentangle® art projects. NOTE: Class…

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Calligraphy: the Art of Beautiful Writing

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - October 14 @ 8:30 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Calligraphy: The ancient art of “Beautiful Writing.” A six-week class in the basics of calligraphy, using the broad-edged pen. We will be starting with the Foundational hand. Materials will be provided, unless you prefer to come with your own calligraphy pens, nibs, inks, and pads of paper. NOTE: Registration is required one week prior to class. Register online at artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 Calligraphy Class – Mondays Dates: September 9–October 14 Time: Mondays, 6:30pm–8:30pm Cost: $150 for Non-Members $125 Non-Members bringing their…

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Art Journaling

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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In this introductory art journaling workshop, you will learn several techniques and methods for tapping your unique expression. Through writing, mark making, paint, collage and more, you will learn how to develop a regular practice of creativity and individual expression through a visual diary. This is a deeply satisfying process that has endless variations and means to grow personally. It also teaches techniques to bring into your regular art practice. Instructor: Heather Neilson Register online at artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 Cost: $45,…

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Introduction to Abstract Painting

September 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Practice letting go and breaking free of constraints through simple and fun exercises. Use various mark-making tools to “draw,” high quality GOLDEN acrylic paints and other mediums to tap into your inner creative voice. We will explore line, shape and color on various papers culminating with a 20″x16″ finished painting that is unique and expressive. No experience necessary. All levels are welcome. Instructor: Heather Neilson Cost: $60.00, materials included Register online at artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222

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Oil Painting

September 16 @ 9:30 am - October 21 @ 12:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Dates: September 16–October 21 Time: Mondays, 9:30am–12:00pm Cost: $175/$157.50 for ACE members Instructor: Shauna Shane Register online at artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 Beginning with an informative demonstration, Shauna will show you how to see the world in terms of shadow and light, simplifying the landscape to the most basic masses and values. With specific, individual instruction you will learn the “what, why, and how” of a successful painting. We will learn the steps necessary to be able to express ourselves artistically, how…

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Courageous Watercolor

September 16 @ 3:30 pm - October 21 @ 6:00 pm
Art Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike (route 30)
Vernon, Vernon
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Instructor: Shauna Shane Register online or call 860-871-8222 Let’s take the mystery out of watercolor, the most naturally expressive of all mediums. First we will discuss the papers, paints and brushes recommended for best results. You will then be treated to a demonstration, illustrating how to plan your layout and execute a successful painting, start to finish. You will learn how to load your brush so you can “float” your color for the most saturated, fresh and vibrant painting. With…

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Federal Agency Forum & Opportunity Zones

September 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Windham Club, 184 Club Rd
North Windham, 06256
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Windham Arts, Northeast CT’s Designated Regional Service Organization, is pleased to announce that they are a partner in bringing funding opportunities to Eastern CT for our constituents. We are partnering with the Windham Region Chamber of Commerce in hosting a forum to help organizations in our community. Who should come? Artists, Museums, Theatres, Libraries, Dancers, and Educators. We have 8 Federal agencies coming to tell you about grants and other funding opportunities and assistance they offer small businesses and non-profits.…

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