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Child/TEEN ART CLASSES

Priscilla Watson
Fridays
TBD

Private and Semi Private Lessons Available Do you have a child/Teen who loves art? Arts Escape is offering Private and Semi-Private lessons with Priscilla Watson. Priscilla has over 30+ years experience teaching in the Connecticut Public School system and over five years teaching privately for Arts Escape. These classes are after school and are geared […]



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“Get To Work – A Painting Experience”

Instructor, Souby Boski
Tuesday, November 16, 23, 30, December 7
1 pm - 4 pm

Acrylics and Oils “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out […]



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Urban Sketching – Holiday Tea

Instructor, Agnes Wnuk
Monday, December 6th & 13th
5 pm - 6:30 pm

What is Urban Sketching? Documenting places, people & events in real time, on location. Plein air sketching inside and outside, locally or while traveling Inside: restaurants, museums, theaters, cafes, schools, public buildings, malls, buses, trains… Outside: cityscape, townscape, landscape, parks, gardens, seaside, beaches, street scenes. Events inside and out: parades, fairs, meetings, concerts, parties, strikes, art exhibits, library. This two-day […]



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Paint Your Holiday Card in Acrylics

Instructor, Anda Styler
Monday, December 6th
10 am - 3pm

Have you always thought it would be fun to create your own holiday card, but never quite found the time or inspiration to do it? This one-day workshop with Anda Styler will give you the nudge that you may need. Bring in a photo or image that interests you and turn it into a holiday […]



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Creative Holiday Cards Workshop

Instructor, Lynne Henriquez
Tuesday, December 7th
1 pm - 3 pm

Creative Cards is back!! This is an interactive workshop where participants will learn to create their own personal cards from recycled and new papers, ribbon, cutouts, stamps and many other material. This month students will be venturing into the world of Fun Fold cards!  In this class students will make Holiday (or any general theme) cards […]



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Artist Open Studio

Self Guided
Wednesdays, December 8
12 noon - 3 pm

Do you enjoy working with others and sharing your artist journey? Arts Escape is now offering an Open Studio for all mediums on Wednesday afternoons in our new open and well-lit studio. There will be no formal instruction during Open Studio. Arts Escape feels it is important for the creative process to work with others […]



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Final Touches – Open Studio

Instructor, Anda Styler
Thursday, December 9th
10 am - 1 pm

This Open Studio is for students that may need a little extra help or time to complete an unfinished painting. Anda Styler will be available during the three-hour Open Studio to work with students individually. You do not need to have been in a previous class of Anda’s to participate in the Open Studio. The […]



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Watercolor Workshop – Holiday Cake

Instructor, Agnes Wnuk
Tuesday, December 14th
5 pm - 7 pm

All levels are welcome! No Baking Required! This one-day watercolor workshop with Agnes Wnuk is for all levels of artist. Share the love of food in art while learning basic watercolor techniques with your friends. All supplies are included. The fee for the workshop is $40 and is limited to 8 students. COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated […]



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Holiday – Open Studio

Self Guided
Wednesdays, December 15th
10am - 1 pm

Do you enjoy working with others and sharing your artist journey? Arts Escape is now offering an Open Studio for all mediums on Wednesday afternoons in our new open and well-lit studio. There will be no formal instruction during Open Studio. Arts Escape feels it is important for the creative process to work with others […]



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Urban Sketching – Travel Sketching

Instructor, Agnes Wnuk
Tuesdays, January 4th - 25th
5 pm - 6:30 pm

All Levels are Welcome to Attend. What is Urban Sketching? Documenting places, people & events in real time, on location. Plein air sketching inside and outside, locally or while traveling Inside: restaurants, museums, theaters, cafes, schools, public buildings, malls, buses, trains… Outside: cityscape, townscape, landscape, parks, gardens, seaside, beaches, street scenes. Events inside and out: parades, fairs, meetings, concerts, parties, […]



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Expanding Your Paintings

Instructor, Anda Styler
Thursdays, January 6th - 27th
2 pm - 5 pm

Pushing your paintings beyond the OBVIOUS – Small to Large This class is designed to teach students how to take a small painting and transfer the image to a larger canvas creating a totally different feeling in their work. Students will paint their initial painting on a standard size canvas, board or aluminumn in the […]



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Acrylic Painting Class – Step by Step

Instructor, Anda Styler
Thursdays, January 6th - 27th
10 am - 1 pm

In-Person The four-week class is for all levels of painters, especially the beginner student. The instructor will provide the reference photo image for students to work from. Students will work on a value study of the image which will be a layout to the painting of values of darks which create the lights…. students will […]



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Painting Creatively from Photos Acrylics/Oil

Instructor, Souby Boski
Mondays, January 10th - 31st
1 pm - 4 pm

Most artists use source photos in some capacity when they work, whether to jog their memory of a particular place and time or to record specific visual details to incorporate in later pieces. In this workshop students will learn to paint in a creative, personal, and expressive way using reference photographs – freeing them from […]



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Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor

Instructor, Agnes Wnuk
Mondays, January 10, 17, 24, 31
5 pm - 6:30 pm

This class is for beginner students and those students that have taken a previous beginning class. The instructor will cover wet and dry techniques, color mixing, layering with glazes texturing and masking out. Emphasis will be on learning how to understand watercolor’s spontaneous nature and how to work with color successfully.  Class size is limited […]



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Beginning Colored Pencil Class

Instructor, Sandie Daignault
Tuesdays, January 11th & 18th
10:30 am - 12:30 am

In-Person This isThis is a 2 day, 2-hour, colored pencil workshop with award winning artist, Sandie Daignault and is designed for Beginners only. Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 6 students and will start with value exercises and basic layering techniques that will serve as a foundation for more […]



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Advanced Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Wednesday, January 12th
10:30 am - 2 pm

Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 9 students. This class is design for students who have taken the Beginner/Intermediate workshop and have completed the Pear exercise.  Once basic skills are taught students are welcome to join the Advanced Colored Pencil workshop. Students in this workshop will work more independently […]



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Acrylic Painting Class – Step by Step

Instructor, Anda Styler
Thursdays, February 3rd - 24th
10 am - 1 pm

In-Person The four-week class is for all levels of painters, especially the beginner student. The instructor will provide the reference photo image for students to work from. Students will work on a value study of the image which will be a layout to the painting of values of darks which create the lights…. students will […]



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Oil, Cold Wax and Collage

Instructor, Diane Brown
Monday, February 7th
10 am - 2 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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Advanced Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Wednesday, February 9th
10:30 am - 2 pm

Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 9 students. This class is design for students who have taken the Beginner/Intermediate workshop and have completed the Pear exercise.  Once basic skills are taught students are welcome to join the Advanced Colored Pencil workshop. Students in this workshop will work more independently […]



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