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October 2019

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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BUSINESS WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - October 30 @ 8:30 pm
Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Creative minds may legitimately enjoy art for art’s sake, but some must rely on their work to bring home the groceries. The path to sustainability involves assembling essential business knowledge and applying the principles when making decisions that impact the work and your livelihood. This two-part introduction lays the groundwork for understanding small business financial fundamentals so you can temper decisions with a balanced eye toward the long term. Whether you are a visual artist, performer or educator hoping to…

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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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Art Journaling

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heather Neilson Register online at artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 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. Cost: $45.00, includes…

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Introduction to Abstract Painting

November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Heather Neilson Register online at artscentereast.org/classes or call 860-871-8222 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. Cost: $60.00, includes materials

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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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