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Writing Short (Flash) Fiction – All Levels

via Zoom

 

Interested in writing short stories? Flash fiction, stories of 1500 words or fewer, is an excellent sub-category to explore. Students will experiment with writing stories of various lengths, using in-class prompts. We’ll also be reading and discussing stories by well-known writers. Students will draft their own story (up to 1500 words) during our time together. All levels of writers welcome. 

The fee for the 5-week class is $115.  Class size is limited to 8 students.

Follow Up Workshops- Acrylic Painting with Anda Styler

Via Zoom

The two-week class is for those students that have taken Anda’s previous Step by Step Acrylic class and would like to finish up their unfinished pieces with the guidance of the instructor.

The first class students will complete the April 8th piece with instruction.

In the second class students are asked to email Anda a photo of one piece that is incomplete for assistance. She will prepare an acetate overlay with suggestions and share with the class.

Photos must be emailed to Anda no later than Sunday, April 18th. stylerfineart@yahoo.com

The fee for the two-week workshop is $80 or $45 per class. Class size is limited to 8 students.

Students may choose to take one or both classes. Please use the drop-down menu when registering.

Learn to Play the Ukulele Part II

via Zoom

Virtual Ukulele Class:

Join instructor John Tuohy for a four-week music instructional class designed for students who have completed the Beginners class. This class students will focus more on the integration of the skills already learned in the first session. By the end of the four weeks, students will play a full song.

The fee for the 4-week class is $75. Class size is limited to 6 students.

John Tuohy, based out of Fairfield County, Connecticut and a music lecturer focusing on the artists and their lives along with live performances. John lectures and demonstrations to a diverse group of audiences on many topics pertaining to the development of musical artists and styles from the first half of the 20th century. He currently is the in-house “Music Lecturer” at Riverwalk Assisted Living in the Bronx, NY.

John has performed with many groups across multiple styles and genres over the past 20 years.  Winner of “Best Band in Connecticut,” at the 2016 New England Music Awards, the progressive rock band, Mile Marker Zero has been his main group for over 10 years.

John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Jazz Performance, and his work as a private guitar instructor and business owner for 20 years has given him unique insight into overcoming hurdles and challenges that come into play as a serious student of any instrument.

John has also contributed session work for various artists and companies as well as having the honor of being featured by Gearwire.com and judging the “King of the Blues” contest at Guitar Center.

Telling Your Story, A Writing Workshop

via Zoom

Everyone has stories to tell that are theirs alone. Come to this class to identify those stories and be guided in getting them down on paper. Students will be led through exercises and prompts and over the five-week class will generate a draft of an essay. Essay structure and writing craft elements will be addressed as well as critique guidelines. Students will write during class and have at-home assignments. All levels welcome.

The fee for the six-week workshop is $140. Workshop is limited to 8 participants.

Nancy McMillan of Bethlehem is the award-winning author of March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm (www.marchfarmthebook.com). She holds a graduate degree in writing from The Graduate Institute and one in music from Lesley University, where she studied historical women composers. She also studied in the MFA program at Manhattanville College. Her essays and articles have appeared in Connecticut newspapers and magazines. In her writing classes, she helps students embrace and inhabit their innate creativity. She is currently at work on a novel. Find more at www.nancymcmillan.com where she blogs about pies, writing, music, and connection

Monthly Writer’s Workshop

Online with Zoom

The Writers’ Workshop gives students an opportunity to share their works-in-progress with fellow students under the guidance of Nancy McMillan. This ongoing workshop will be held once a month.

Writers can bring in up to five double-spaced pages to be read aloud and critiqued.  Critique guidelines will be provided.  Workshops will run for two-hours on the first Friday of the month. The fee for the workshop is: $25.

Workshop is limited to 6 students. All students must register by Thursday, June 3rd to receive the Zoom link.

Monthly Writer’s Workshop

Online with Zoom

The Writers’ Workshop gives students an opportunity to share their works-in-progress with fellow students under the guidance of Nancy McMillan. This ongoing workshop will be held once a month.

Writers can bring in up to five double-spaced pages to be read aloud and critiqued.  Critique guidelines will be provided.  Workshops will run for two-hours on the first Friday of the month. The fee for the workshop is: $25.

Workshop is limited to 6 students. All students must register by Thursday, May 6th to receive the Zoom link.

Monthly Writer’s Workshop

Online with Zoom

The Writers’ Workshop gives students an opportunity to share their works-in-progress with fellow students under the guidance of Nancy McMillan. This ongoing workshop will be held once a month.

Writers can bring in up to five double-spaced pages to be read aloud and critiqued.  Critique guidelines will be provided.  Workshops will run for two-hours on the first Friday of the month. The fee for the workshop is: $25.

Workshop is limited to 6 students. All students must register by Thursday, April 1st to receive the Zoom link.

First Thursday – Open Mic

Online with Zoom

In the tradition of The Moth, Arts Escape invites writers to share their work in our first monthly open mic. Bring your work-in-progress-either fiction or non-fiction-or something new you’re trying out. It promises to be an evening of fun, support and community! Reservations are required and participants are limited to 20

All participants must register online by Wednesday, June 2nd receive the Zoom link.

First Thursday – Open Mic

Online with Zoom

In the tradition of The Moth, Arts Escape invites writers to share their work in our first monthly open mic. Bring your work-in-progress-either fiction or non-fiction-or something new you’re trying out. It promises to be an evening of fun, support and community! Reservations are required and participants are limited to 20

All participants must register online by Wednesday, May 5th to receive the Zoom link.

First Thursday – Open Mic

Online with Zoom

In the tradition of The Moth, Arts Escape invites writers to share their work in our first monthly open mic. Bring your work-in-progress-either fiction or non-fiction-or something new you’re trying out. It promises to be an evening of fun, support and community! Reservations are required and participants are limited to 20

All participants must register online by Wednesday, March 31st to receive the Zoom link.