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Watercolor Class for the Beginning/Intermediate Student

Instructor, Adele Moros
Mondays, August 3, 10, 17, 24
10 am - 12 noon

This watercolor class for beginners and intermediates students. Students will explore the properties of paint and paper working from a still life.   Students may bring an object to be included in the still life if they would like to. Subsequent classes will be designed according to the overall skill and needs of the students. […]



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Acrylic Painting for the Beginning and Intermediate Student

Instructor, Adele Moros
Mondays, August 3, 10, 17, 24
1 pm - 3 pm

Students in the acrylic class will work with a wet pallet on 11 X 14 canvas board. The class will explore color , composition, under painting and wet into wet application   Glazing will be covered as well. Students will begin working from a still life and subsequent classes will be designed around the skill […]



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Acrylic Landscape Painting – All Levels

Instructor, Anda Styler
Wednesdays, August 12, 19, 26, September 2nd
2 pm - 4 pm

This class is for students of all levels with some painting experience. The class will be focusing on landscape painting with the emphasis on light, shadow, composition and limited pallet. The instructor will demo in each class and use acetate overlays for suggestions and corrections. Students will work from photo references – their own or […]



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Independent Watercolor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27
10:00 am – 12 noon

This 4-week class is for returning students and students that have watercolor experience. Independent students will be able to work at their own pace with the help and guidance of the instructor. New techniques will be introduced during this workshop as well. Students are encouraged to work independently in this class on their own project.  […]



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Independent Oil/Acrylic Painting Studio

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27
1 pm - 3:30 pm

Are you interested in painting with oils/acrylics in an Open Studio environment but with guidance from an instructor? Well, this is the studio workshop for you. Award winning artist, Betty Ann Medeiros will work with students on individual projects demonstrating techniques to aid students in their painting journey.  The fee for the 4-week studio class […]



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Teen Summer Art Class

Instructor, Priscilla Watson
Friday, August 7, 14, 21, 28
1 pm - 3 pm

The Teen Class will provide students the opportunity to further develop their creative expression. This class will reinforce the importance of design in each student’s work. Assignments will encourage problem solving and experimentation. Students will have the opportunity to paint a still-life using direct observation, perspective, and design, with step-by-step instruction. All media will be […]



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Acrylic Painting Class – Mundane to Exciting

Instructor, Anda Styler
Friday, August 7, 14, 21, & 28
10 am - 12 noon

This class is for students who want to learn how to push their paintings past representational and make them exciting. Students may bring in a plain, uninteresting photo with some kind of good composition to use. Anda will also have photo references available for students to work from as well. Your photo should show no […]



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Experiencing the Oil Cold Wax Medium

Instructor, Diane Brown
Saturday, August 8th & 15th
10 am - 3 pm

Cold wax is soft wax made from mixing beeswax, mineral spirits and resin and it has been used for thousands of years. Cold wax is ideal for the creation of layers. It needs no heat as encaustic does, and when mixed with oil paint it becomes a soft, frothy substance similar to the frosting on […]



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August Intermediate Colored Pencil Workshop

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, August 11
10 am – 12 noon

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the Beginner workshop or for those students that have previous colored pencil experience. Students will continue to learn more tips and techniques for working with this versatile medium.



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Pastel Workshops – All Levels

Instructor, Rita Paradis, CPS
Tuesdays, August 11, 25
August 11th - 1 pm - 3 pm August 25 - 10am - 12 noon

August Offered on the 1st and 2nd Tuesday of each month All beginning students will work with Prismacolor NuPastels on sanded paper. Students will work on simple subjects chosen by the instructor and begin to learn foundation techniques for “painting” with pastel. **The ability to draw will greatly enhance your experience with the pastel medium. […]



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August 12th Theorem Painting

Instructor, Jean Hansen
Wednesday, August 12th
9:30 am - 12:30 am

This workshop is for everyone and NO artistic talent is needed. This is the opportunity to learn a painting technique that dates back to the late 1800’s woman of “means.” Each student will receive their own kit which includes all stencils and the material to stencil on. Stencils are for the students to take home […]



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August Morning Advance Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, August 18
10 am - 12 noon

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the beginner and intermediate workshops and have the instructors referral to move to the Advance Workshop. Students will continue to learn more tips and techniques for working with this versatile medium.  Students will work on their own projects independently.  We are offering an afternoon Advance workshop too. […]



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August, Afternoon Advance Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, August 18
1 pm - 3 pm

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the beginner and intermediate workshops and have the instructors referral to move to the Advance Workshop. Students will continue to learn more tips and techniques for working with this versatile medium.  Students will work on their own projects independently.  We are offering a morning Advance workshop too. […]



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One-Day Pen & Ink Workshop

Instructor, May Phillips
Wednesday, August 19th
10 am - 12:30 pm

Line drawings with ink and watercolor can create a bold and exciting painting. This class is an introduction to pen and ink with some watercolor to add a pop to your black and white painting.  Students will learn how to use Micron pens, Higgins Inks and watercolor to create a bold and interesting painting.  The […]



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Summer Field Photography Workshop – Macro Photography

Instructor, John Munno
Wednesday, August 19th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn hands-on, in the field at beautiful locations across Connecticut with award-winning photographer, John Munno. Come and recharge, rejuvenate and revitalize yourself in nature while learning to shoot spectacular, interesting photographs. All levels of experience are welcome! All workshops will be held outdoors adhering to the CT state guideline’s for safe practices during a pandemic. […]



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Summer Field Photography Workshop – Seascape and Sunset Photography

Instructor, John Munno
Wednesday, August 26th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn hands-on, in the field at beautiful locations across Connecticut with award-winning photographer, John Munno. Come and recharge, rejuvenate and revitalize yourself in nature while learning to shoot spectacular, interesting photographs. All levels of experience are welcome! All workshops will be held outdoors adhering to the CT state guideline’s for safe practices during a pandemic. […]



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August 31st Theorem Painting

Instructor, Jean Hansen
Monday, August 31st
10 am - 1 pm

This workshop is for everyone and NO artistic talent is needed. This is the opportunity to learn a painting technique that dates back to the late 1800’s woman of “means.” Each student will receive their own kit which includes all stencils and the material to stencil on. Stencils are for the students to take home […]



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Summer Field Photography Workshop – Moon Rise

Instructor, John Munno
Tuesday, September 1
7 pm - 9 pm

Learn hands-on, in the field at beautiful locations across Connecticut with award-winning photographer, John Munno. Come and recharge, rejuvenate and revitalize yourself in nature while learning to shoot spectacular, interesting photographs. All levels of experience are welcome! All workshops will be held outdoors adhering to the CT state guideline’s for safe practices during a pandemic. […]



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