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May 2019

Zentangle Basics and Beyond

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - June 20 @ 3:30 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Tracy Lake Dates: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20 Time: Thursdays, 1:00–3:00pm Cost: $135/$122.50 ACE-member –includes materials Zentangle® is an easy to learn, relaxing way of drawing repetitive patterns to create beautiful works of art. Anyone can learn this art form by simply drawing one line at a time. In this course the instructor guides students through the method of Zentangle® and teaches several patterns to draw. During each class, students will learn a variety of patterns as well as…

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2019 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

May 17 @ 8:30 am - May 18 @ 1:00 pm
Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT United States
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CT Historic Preservation Conference

When: May 17-18, 2019 Where: Friday, May 17 - Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street, New Haven (full day conference)                    and Saturday, May 18 - Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford                   (half-day, hands-on demonstrations) This year's theme is Back to Basics and we are thrilled to announce that Thompson Mayes, author of Why Old Places Matter and Vice President/Senior Counsel…

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Birds & Sketchbook Journaling

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut Audubon Society, 218 Day Rd
Pomfret Center, CT 06259 United States
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Roxanne Steed will show you how to simplify what you see using drawing and watercolor techniques. Register at 860-928-4948 and for a list of materials to bring. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members.

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Introduction to Abstract Painting

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Date:  Sunday, May 19 Time: 1:00–4:00pm Cost: $60, materials included Instructor:Heather Neilson 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. Please register in advance of the start date of the class to…

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Wood Burning

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Celeste Forst Date: Sunday,May 26 Time: 1:00–3:00pm Cost: $35, materials included Wood burn a design, examples will be offered or come with a image of what you want to transfer. Material provided: spoons and cheese board as well as burning tools will be provided.  If you want a cheese board you must let us know a week prior.Age 14 and up. Celeste Forst is a middle school art teacher, muralist, crafter, paint party instructor and artist locally. Please register in advance of the…

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Summer Writing Workshop

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - August 21 @ 3:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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$100.00 May 29, June 26, July 31, August 21 Arts Center East 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Instructor: C. Flanagan Flynn Dates: Wednesdays, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 21 Time: 1 pm – 3 pm Cost: $100/$91.50 Members Join this writing workshop for four Wednesdays this summer! Tackle new writing or sustain your writing momentum over the summer in this four-session workshop led by writer and editor, C. Flanagan Flynn. If you're working on a memoir, novel, or personal essays,…

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June 2019

Zentangle Inspired Art

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - June 24 @ 3:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Tracy Lake Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24 Time: Mondays, 1:00–3:00pm Cost: $90/$82 ACE-member, materials included Take your Zentangle practice to the next level by diving into the world of Zentangle Inspired Art.  In this course we will create more detailed Zentangle projects working with a variety of mediums and surfaces.  Students will learn more advanced tangle patterns and explore adding color to their Zentangle art projects. Please register in advance of the start date of the class to ensure your spot. For More information…

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JITTERBUG SWING DANCING FOR BEGINNERS

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
EastConn Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct
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$49.00 6/3/19 & 6/10/19 In just two nights you’ll learn one of the most universal ballroom dances, the Jitterbug Swing! Learn to swing to some of the greatest up-tempo big band, classic rock & roll, blues and pop music of all times. The mystery will be gone and you’ll create the fun in many moves like open and closed positions, underarm turns, inside turns and many more. You’ll leave with instruction sheets to help remember what you’ve learned. https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=187962

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TV Production Training Program

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
207 Tuckle Road, 207 Tuckle Road
North Windham, CT United States
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FREE EVENT TV Production Training Program for local community members Northeastern CT Community TV is taking reservations for our Access Producer training program.  Participants get hands on experience in all aspects of media production in our local TV studio.  Access Producers make in-studio programs, record community events, and air these programs on the public access channel.  We will turn you into a local Access Producer and give you the opportunity to use your new skills to produce your own Public…

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE BEGINNER

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - June 20 @ 8:30 pm
EastConn Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct
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$69 6/6/19-6/20/19 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 given…

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