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October 2019

Duo Montagnard

October 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ECSU, 83 Windham St.
Willimantic, Ct
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On Oct.18 at noon in the Choral Rehearsal Room (110), Duo Montagnard will present diverse program of works as part of the Music Program's Colloquium Hour. Dou Montagnard was created in 2002 and consists of Matthew Slotkin (guitar) and Joseph Murphy (saxophone). The duo has performed in more than 400 concert halls in all 50 states, eight Canadian provinces and 20 countries on six continents. They have also commissioned and premiered more than 50 pieces and have recorded five albums.

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Art Journaling

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike (route 30)
Vernon, Vernon
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Date: Saturday, Oct0ber 19 Time: 9:00am–12:00pm Cost: $45.00, materials included Instructor: Heather Neilson 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…

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Introduction to Abstract Painting

October 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Art Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike (route 30)
Vernon, Vernon
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Date: Saturday, October 19 Time: 1:30–4:30 pm Cost: $60.00 Instructor: Heather Neilson 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. Materials provided.

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Autumn Writers’ Workshop

October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut Audubon Society, 218 Day Rd
Pomfret Center, CT 06259 United States
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Leader Alison Davis will read from Edwin's books. You’ll go into the quiet of Trail Wood to observe and write. Meet fellow nature lovers and writers of all skill levels. Bring a notebook and pen. Meet at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd in Hampton. Fee: $10 CAS members; $20 non-members. 

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Pastel Painting

October 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - November 26, 2019 @ 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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Critical & Historical Investigations into Women and Puppetry Forum with Claudia Orenstein, Alissa Mello, and Theodora Skipitares

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry, 1 Royce Circle
Storrs, Ct
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For its second installment of the 2019 Fall Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will host "Critical & Historical Investigations into Women and Puppetry" with Claudia Orenstein, Alissa Mello, and Theodora Skipitares, moderated by UConn Puppet Arts student Felicia Cooper. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs. This forum will present editors of and contributors to an important new work…

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Oil Painting

October 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 25, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - November 25, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 30, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - December 9, 2019 @ 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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