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January 2020

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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Pastel Painting Class

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - March 24 @ 3:30 pm
Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, Ct
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Instructor: Jane Penfield 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 life materials. All levels of experience are welcome. Register online here or call 860-871-8222 Tuesdays, February…

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Colloquium with Jane Bennett

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UConn Humanities Institute, Homer Babbidge Library, 4th Floor, 369 Fairfield Way
Storrs, CT 06269 United States
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The colloquium will include research presentations by UConn scholars including Associate Professor of English Kathleen Tonry, who will consider connections between Jane Bennett’s work and the 15th-century history of the book; Professor of Art History Elizabeth Athens, who will consider 18th-century naturalist William Bartram’s representations of nature; and Ballard Institute Director John Bell, who will examine Jane Bennett’s influence on contemporary puppetry studies. The presentations will also include short puppet responses to Walt Whitman poems by students in Dr. Matthew…

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March 2020

Finding the Writer Within You with Marian Matthews

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Warrenville Post Office Ashford, CT 06278 United States + Google Map

AAC Members –Interested in Facilitating a Hands-On Workshop? Let Darcie Boiano know at boiano.darcie@gmail.com and please put AAC Workshop in subject line.

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Ceramics Workshop – A Handbuilding Experience

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spiral Arts Studio, 32 Young St.
Willimantic,
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You'll learn to make all sorts of beautiful objects like platters, planters and other vessels using clay slabs and coils, textures, surface design and press molds. Participants feel extremely accomplished after making their own ceramic ware and may become seriously addicted! Class sizes are kept small in order to ensure each participant gets enough attention from the instructor. Ceramics workshops is a great way to mingle and meet other local artists in the community or to learn something new with…

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Easter Egg Painting Workshop

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut Audubon Society, 218 Day Rd
Pomfret Center, CT 06259 United States
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*POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE* Learn to blow eggs then hand paint and decorate them. Feel free to bring a few eggs of your own. There will be eggs ready for painting. Share ideas for an Easter Egg tree. Trail Wood is at 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Fee: $5.00 for CAS members; $10.00 for non-members.

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April 2020

Enemaling Workshop

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spiral Arts Studio, 32 Young St.
Willimantic,
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Enameling is one of the oldest forms of surface decoration, used to add color to jewelry without having to rely on gemstones. Evidence of enameling goes back to ancient Greece! This workshop will focus on sgraffito, a technique of layering and removing, or scratching away, enamel to create designs. All materials included. Cost: $85

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