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January 2020

Oil Painting

January 6 @ 9:30 am - February 10 @ 12:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Shauna Shane Date: Mondays, January 6-February 10 Cost: $180/$162 for ACE Members 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 to see the world in a new…

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Courageous Watercolor

January 6 @ 1:00 pm - February 10 @ 3:30 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Shauna Shane Date: Mondays, January 6 - February 10 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…

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Drawing – the Essential Ingredient

January 6 @ 4:00 pm - February 10 @ 6:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Shauna Shane Date: Mondays, January 6 - February 10 Cost: $144/$129.60 for ACE Members 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…

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Paste Papers – Art Journal Covers

January 12 @ 9:30 am - January 19 @ 12:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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This is a fun and interesting class focused on creating papers to cover a journal. Paste papers are one of the earliest methods used to decorate paper. The first class is focused on making the papers and the second class will be used for covering a journal, binding and embellishing the book. Day 1 - Create beautiful, hand-made paste papers approximately 22x30”. Using the instructor’s home-made paste, students will choose from several colors or mix their own color with high…

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Zentangle® Inspired Art

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - February 17 @ 3:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Tracy Lake Date: Mondays, January 13 - February 17 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 Cost: $145.00/$130.50 for ACE Members, plus $15.00 materials fee Register online here or call 860-871-8222.…

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Tangled Adventures

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - February 20 @ 3:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Tracy Lake Date: Thursdays, January 16 - February 20 Cost: $145.00/$130.50 for ACE Members, plus $15.00 materials fee 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…

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Jewelry Enameling Workshop

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spiral Arts Studio, 32 Young St.
Willimantic,
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Learn to make a pair of earrings using kiln fired enamel on copper. This is an introductory workshop and does not require any enameling experience. You will make a pair of earrings and learn how to fire enamel on copper using a small bench top enameling kiln. Sherie Gage is a ceramic and enamel artist and owner of Cone 6 Designs, she has years of experience working with enamel on copper, and has experience teaching people of all ages. For…

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February 2020

Italics Calligraphy Class

February 17 @ 10:00 am - March 23 @ 12:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Calligraphy Class – Mondays Dates: February 17–March 23 Time: Mondays, 6:30–8:30pm Calligraphy Class – Wednesdays Dates: February 19–March 25 Time: Wednesdays, 10:00–12:00pm Calligraphy: The ancient art of “Beautiful Writing.” A six-week class in the Italic hand using traditional calligraphy tools. Instruction will cover basic strokes to a finished lettering project. Materials will be provided, unless you prefer to use your own calligraphy pens, nibs, inks, and pads of paper. If providing your own materials, please email Kathy for a complete…

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