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October 2019

Pastel Painting

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - November 26 @ 3:30 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Dates: October 22–November 26 Time: Tuesdays, 1:00–3:30pm Cost: $175/$157.50 ACE members Instructor: Jane Penfield Register online at artscentereast.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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Oil Painting

October 28 @ 9:30 am - November 25 @ 12:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Shauna Shane Register online at www.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 to see the world in a new way, and even more, how…

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Courageous Watercolor

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - November 25 @ 3:30 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Shauna Shane Register online at www.artscentereast.org/classes 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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November 2019

Zentangle® Inspired Art

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - December 9 @ 3:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Dates: November 4–December 9 Time: Mondays, 1:00–3:00pm Cost: $140/$127.50 for ACE members, materials included Instructor: Tracy Lake Register online at www.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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String Art

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Celeste Forst Register online at www.artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222. String art using embroidery thread and base wood, size 10x12. You will need to bring a hammer, the wood, string and nails will be provided. Pick one of the three designs, the teacher will have you trace the image to your wood then you will hammer in nails then weave in the string. Please reserve your spot a week in advance so wood can be ordered! Cost: $45.00, materials included, but bring…

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Macy’s, Tony Sarg, and the Invention of Inflatable Puppets

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Theatre, 1 Royce Circle
Storrs, Ct
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The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Presents  “Macy's, Tony Sarg, and the Invention of Inflatable Puppets” with Robert Grippo, Christopher Hoskins, and John Bell. For its third installment of the "2019 Fall Puppet Forum Series", the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will host “Macy's, Tony Sarg, and the Invention of Inflatable Puppets” with Robert Grippo, Christopher Hoskins, and John Bell, moderated by UConn School of Engineering Professor Mehdi Anwar on Thursday, Nov. 21,…

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Haiku Workshop with Sherri Vogt

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Programs at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd
Hampton, 06247
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Winter is coming and the landscape is changing. We’ll review the Haiku poetry form, then take a walk to record impressions of the season. End with a sharing session and leave some of our poems to inspire others in the public Haiku box at the info shed. Meet at Trail Wood – 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Register online. Fee $5.00 CAS members; $10.00 non-members.

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December 2019

From Photo to Canvas!

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Have a favorite photo? Turn it into a painting! We’ll transfer your photo to a canvas – then you paint it in. This fun and relaxing method is easy for any skill level. The Holidays are coming: why not create the perfect gift for someone on your list? Cost: $35.00, materials included Instructor: Anna Harding Register online at www.artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 Upon registration, please email the photo of your pet you want to recreate to artscentereast@gmail.com.

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Edit Smartphone Photos with Snapseed©

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Learn how to turn your holiday photos into something extra special! Snapseed© is a wonderful photo editing app from Google (© 2012 Google Inc.) that works for both iPhone and Android smartphones. Workshop participants can download the app for free from the app store. It is designed for editing not only JPG, TIF, and similar images, but also for RAW images too. All images can benefit from some work in a photo editing program! Cost: $35.00 Register online at artscentereast.org/classes or call…

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Gingerbread Holiday Family Craft Workshop

December 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mill Museum, 411 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06237 United States
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Make gifts, decorations, and candy houses! $8 per child, open 2 to 4 p.m at the Dugan Hall Union Street entrance

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