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June 2019

CREATING PHOTOGRAPHS THAT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EastConn Willimantic, 1320 Main St.
Willimantic, Ct
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$59.00 6/25/19 & 6/27/19 Taking photos can be more than just pointing your camera at the image and pressing the button. • In two classes you will learn the rule of three-point lighting using both studio lights and general ambient illumination. • Discover ways to produce wonderful images by exploring with your lens’ focal length, aperture, shutter speed settings and much more! https://eastconn.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=146858

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July 2019

Drawing – The Essential Ingredient

July 8 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 12:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Date: July 8, 15, 22, 29 Start: 10:00am End: 12:00pm Cost: $95/$85.50 for Members Instructor: Shauna Shane Dates: Mondays, July 8–July 29 Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Cost: $95/85.50 for 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…

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Courageous Watercolor

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - July 29 @ 3:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Date: July 8, 15, 22, 29 Start: 1:00pm End: 3:00pm Cost: $95/$85.50 for Members Description: Instructor: Shauna Shane Dates: Mondays, July 8–July 29 Time: 1:00–3:00 pm Cost: $95/$85.50 for Members 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…

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Grisha Goryachev: Classical and Flamenco Technique Workshop & Concert

July 13 @ 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
North Meadow House Concerts, 158 E. Old Route 6
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Grisha Goryachev In Concert: July 13 @ 7:30PM (Doors Open at 7:00PM): $25.00, Reservations Required Special Classical and Flamenco Workshop (see below for details) Workshop only: $40.00 Workshop and concert: $60.00 Reservations required for both workshop and concert. Please write to markmdavis@me.com for reservations. We had the immense pleasure of meeting and hearing the brilliant young Russian flamenco artist Grisha Goryachev at the 2019 URI Guitar Festival. Grisha performed to a spell-bound audience at the opening concert. Besides Grisha's guitar, the…

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Teaching Artists Open Session

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, 128 Washington Street
Middletown, CT 06457 United States
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Connecticut Teaching Artists Open Session

Are you a teaching artist or are you interested in becoming a teaching artist? If yes, we encourage you to attend the Teaching Artists Open Session on Thursday, July 18 from 4-6 pm at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Middletown, Connecticut. This will be an informational session about the Connecticut Office of the Arts' renewed direction for teaching artists and its partnership with Oddfellows to serve as a hub, providing opportunities for teaching artists to meet formally and informally for…

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Weave a Mug Rug with Peggy Church

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Mill Museum, 411 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06237 United States
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Peggy will guide you as you sit at a floor loom to weave a rug for your mug.

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Wood Burning Workshop

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Back by popular demand! Wood burn your own design! Examples will be offered, or come with an image of what you want to transfer. Materials provided: spoons OR cheese boards, as well as burning tools. Age 14 and up. NOTE: If you want to wood burn a cheese board you must let us know ONE WEEK prior for it to be ready. Please contact Arts Center East at info@artscentereast.org or (860) 871-8222. Instructor Celeste Forst is a middle school art…

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Fox Hill Tower Photography Workshop

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - July 30 @ 10:00 pm
Henry Park & Arts Center East

Dates: Monday, July 29, 8:00pm–12:00am & Tuesday, July 30, 8:00–10:00pm* Cost: $85.00 Instructor: David Zapatka Register online at www.artscentereast.org, or call 860-871-8222 *NOTE: Workshop is weather-dependent. If it is cloudy on July 29, the workshop will make a second attempt on July 30. Schedule flexibility is required. Join Arts Center East and the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department as we welcome nationally recognized lighthouse photographer David Zapatka for a two-night workshop at Fox Tower! Students of the workshop being held during…

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August 2019

Arts, Culture & Humanities Federal Grants Forum

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street
New London, CT United States
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Join us for this FREE forum and introduction to the competitive grant process of NEA, NEH and IMLS grants. Representatives from the following federal agencies will present information about current grant programs, process and criteria, and answer your questions: • National Endowment for the Arts • National Endowment for the Humanities • Connecticut State Library (administers the federal ‘Grants to States’ Program for Connecticut, which originates from Institute of Museum and Library Services) FREE Event, registration is required. To register, visit CultureSECT.org.

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Paint Your Pet!

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Date: Thursday, August 15 Time: 7:00–9:00pm Cost: $35.00, including materials Instructor: Anna Harding Register online at www.artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 Create a lasting portrait of your pet! We’ll start with a photo transfer on canvas, and then add paint! We’ll use acrylic paint, learn about glazing techniques, as well as how to model fur. Upon registration, please email the photo of your pet you want to recreate to artscentereast@gmail.com.

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