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2018 Events and Programs

Thank you to the GLORIA GRAY FOUNDATION, SOUTHBURY COMMUNITY TRUST FUND and the Connecticut Community Foundation, Pathways for Older Adults for their support of our vision and mission.

*For Information, enrollment, cancellations and tickets:
call the Arts Escape office at: 203-586-1474

**Inclement Weather – If Region 15 is closed or delayed, please call the Gallery for class updates.  A decision will be made by 9 am whether the classes will be cancelled or delayed.

All registrations need to be paid for before program/workshop date.
There are no refunds for programs not attended.


Books and Bites
Facilitator, Barbara McKay

Wednesday, January 16
1 pm

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

A fiercely intelligent, well-respected High Court judge in London faces a morally ambiguous case while her own marriage crumbles in a novel that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page.

Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child’s welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is an expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts.

But Fiona’s professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability; whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah’s Witnesses. But Jack doesn’t leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case – as well as her crumbling marriage – tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page.

Books and Bites is a complementary program provided by Arts Escape.  Please call the gallery and let us know you will be joining us for a light snack and book chat.

 February 20, 2019 – 1 pm – Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

March 20, 2019– 1 pm – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


* * * November * * *

Independent Watercolor

Student Work, Deb Trainor

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29
10:00 am – 12 noon

This 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.

Registration is closed for this program.

 


ACADEMIC DRAWING WORKSHOPS

Instructor, Betty Ann Mederios
Thursdays, November  29
1 pm – 3 pm

The Academic Drawing Workshops will be held on Thursdays from 1 pm – 3 pm. Each 2-hour workshop will focus on one aspect of drawing with techniques and tricks to help students understand the basics of drawing techniques. The first work will be Still Life and Shading followed by Drawing from a Photo, Perspective Made Easy and the Human Figure, Proportions of the Body.

Each workshop is $30 and seating is limited to 10 students. The figure class has only 4 spots left.  All other classes are closed.


 

Acrylic Painting Studio – Holiday Special

 

 

Instructor, Linda Marino
Mondays, November 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3
10 am – 12 pm

This 4-week, 8-hour workshop is for any student that has worked with Acrylics during the year but would now like to work on a project of their own with the assistance of an instructor. End your year with a one-of-a kind personal masterpiece that reflects all that you’ve learned in 2018. All the supplies will be included other than the student’s image. Students may bring their own supplies if they so choose.
The fee for the workshop is $75. Class size is limited to 8 students..


The Reluctant Writer

Instructor, Cindy Eastman
Wednesday, November 7, 14, 28
10 am – 11:30 am

How many times have you said—to yourself or someone else—”I’ve always wanted to try writing.” And how many times was that followed up by, “But I’m not really a writer.” Or, “I don’t know what I want to write.” Or, “I wouldn’t know where to begin.” Begin here. If you’ve always wanted to “try writing” consider taking this class to give yourself the time and the support to see what your writing could actually look like. This class is for beginners or for those who would like to make acquaintance with their writing again.


Introduction to Portrait Drawing

Instructor, Linda West
Wednesday, November 7, 14, 28, December 5
1 pm – 4 pm

This workshop will offer a comprehensive foundation in drawing the head for portraiture. The instructor will simplify and sum up the important elements of tackling the head drawing and what it takes to get a portrait likeness. There will be a sequence of steps to build on from the gesture to the basic shapes, the facial forms and features. The topics covered include proportions, key landmarks, perspective, how to measure, planes and more. These basic technical principles should be seen as suggestions for the artist to build their own study. The class size is limited to 8 students and all supplies are included.

Registration is closed for this program.


Robert Crawford’s Open Studio

Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28
10 am – 12 noon

This 3-week painting open studio is held with award winning illustrator Robert Crawford. Students are invited to work independently on their own work with individual assistance from the instructor in a beautiful friendly atmosphere. Students that would like to start an original piece are encouraged to bring several photographs of images that they would like to incorporate into their painting. Robert will aid students in creating a painting that is visually pleasing. The medium for this class is Acrylics and most supplies are included. Canvas’s larger than 16X20 will not be available.

The fee for the 3-week class is $90 and seating is limited to 8 students.


Theorem Painting – Holiday Cards and Paintings

Winterberry

Instructor, Jean Hansen
Tuesday, November 27
6 pm – 9 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 following the workshop. This stenciling technique is NOT the country stenciling that was so popular years ago. Theorem painting is a fine art, “decorative painting,” where the finished product looks like a fine art painting. Jean owns the stencil company and these are her original designs. http://www.jeanhansen.com





Independent Colored Pencil

Student, Carmina Palarino

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, November 20
10 am – 2 pm

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the Beginner and Intermediate 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. Class size is limited to 8 students with award winning artist/instructor Rita Paradis. Independent students are encouraged to bring reference materials to work on their own projects. Students are required to bring their own colored pencils to class. We have additional pencils to purchase should you need extra colors and our studio set is available to use during class.

Registration is closed for this program.


Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

 

Performed by J.T. Turner
Monday, November 26th
2 pm

 

Witness the classic tale of A Christmas Carol come beautifully to life as award-winning actor J.T. Turner portrays Charles Dickens and every single character from the story in this one-man show. Charles Dickens was famous for bringing his A Christmas Carol to life for audiences every year, and this version brings all the drama, comedy and redemption as Dickens had originally written it. J.T. has been in the full cast production of ACC at North Shore Music Theater for nearly a decade, and has performed his one-man version of this holiday classic to acclaim for over 20 years. 90 minutes including brief intermission.

Tickets are $20 each or $35 for two in advance and $25 at the door. Seating is limited so advance registration is highly recommended.


Admission




Holiday Card Making

Instructor, Lynne Henriquez
Wednesday, November 28
2 pm

The afternoon card workshop will be focusing on the holidays. Students will learn a new stamping technique while incorporating other techniques to make a one-of a kind Holiday Card. Seating is limited.

The fee for this workshop is $30.





Introduction to Oil Pastels

Instructor, Dita Carley
Tuesday, November 27
10 am – 12 pm

Oil pastels are one of the most overlooked art mediums. Oil pastels are lush in color, easy to handle, portable, versatile, and yet a relatively inexpensive medium. Working with oil pastels can have the same feel and results as painting with oils and do not have the dust of soft pastels. While they are not the medium for fine detail, the artist can achieve rich variations of color and texture. In this class we will experiment with different techniques, such as blending and using solvents. We will be using still life and landscapes for our subjects. Students can bring their own landscape photo to work from if they would like to.

Come and discover the exciting and unique experience of working with oil pastels.

The fee for this one-day workshop is $45




 


One-Day Acrylic Class, Holiday, Still-Life

Instructor, Lorraine Chapin
Wednesday, November 28
5 pm – 8 pm

The 3-hour acrylic painting workshop is for all levels of students. Students will paint from a still-life which the instructor will provide. The theme for the workshop is “Holiday” and students will leave with a painting that they will be happy to frame and give as a gift.
The fee for this workshop is $50, all supplies are included, and seating is limited.





Leonard Bernstein, The Early Years

Facilitator, Jeffrey Engel
Tuesday, December 4
1 pm – 3 pm

Bernstein and His Broadway Musicals

Leonard Bernstein is best remembered by classical music lovers as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, the presenter of his extremely popular Young People’s Concerts’ and as the composer of operas, ballets, symphonies and virtually every other form of music. Not to be forgotten is that he wrote the music for five Broadway musicals including “West Side Story,” a truly great one. Jeffrey Engel will discuss and play excerpts( on CD’s) from Bernstein’s first three musicals; “On The Town,” “Wonderful Town” and “Candide.” This lecture will include a small intermission with light refreshments.

Admission is $10 and seating is limited.





Holiday Topiary

Tuesday, December 5
10 am & 6 pm

Add merriment to your holiday table or fireplace mantle with a lovely custom topiary. Learn to create a decorated evergreen topiary that adds festive color to your holiday décor. Whether your taste calls for natural earth elements, or glitter and baubles galore, you’ll enjoy making a custom topiary to add to your festivities. We will use real and faux greenery, pinecones, berries, vines, ribbon, ornaments and more.

The fee for the workshop is $65 which includes all supplies. Bring clippers and garden gloves.





Water Color Winter Landscape – One Day Workshop

Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros
Thursday, December 6
10 am – 1 pm

Wind down the year with a fun step-by-step winter watercolor workshop with award winning artist, Betty Ann Medeiros. This class is for everyone – it’s all about fun and learning something new. Each student will go home with a painting that they will be proud to frame and give as a gift. Refreshments will be served.

The fee for this workshop is $45 which includes all supplies. Class is closed.  Check back for January classes.


Coming in January

Welcome to Lightroom Classic CC for Beginners
A Photo Editing Course

 

Instructor, Chuck Fleischman
January 7, 14, 21, 28
Mondays – 10 am – 12 noon

This course is designed to give individuals with little or no proficiency in Lightroom the tools to perform the key functions involved with storing images in a way that they than can be readily located and edited so they can be enhanced and shared.  The course will concentrate on two major segments of the program, the Library Module that deals with importing, storing, finding and exporting images and the Develop Module that deals with enhancing images. This is a hands-on course and students will, for the most part, use their own images to explore the capabilities of Lightroom.

What Students Need:

  • A laptop computer running either Windows 7 or higher or MacOS v. 10.12 or 10.13.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Package.
  • A means to connect your camera or smart device to the computer such as a card reader, connecting cables by emailing your pictures to the computer.

The Computer Program:

Lightroom is one program that is part of a suite Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Photographers.  Adobe Creative Cloud contains Lightroom Photoshop and Bridge and is sold on a subscription base only for $9.99 plus tax a month.  The subscription can be cancelled at any time and it grants a license for two computers so you can have it on both a laptop and a desktop computer.

The fee for the 4-week course is $80.  Class size is limited to 8 students.





Independent Studio Acrylic Painting

Instructor, Linda Marino
Mondays, January, 7, 14, 21, 28
10 am – 12 noon

This 4-week, 8-hour workshop is for students that have worked with Acrylics and would like to work on a project of their own with the assistance of an instructor. Students of all abilities are welcome to come to this Studio painting class. There are two ways to register for this class: with supplies or without. Please bring reference images to work from. The fee for the workshop is $100 without supplies and $130 with supplies. Class size is limited to 8 students..


Options




Acrylic Basics, Focusing on the Atmosphere
Ex. – Clouds/Sunrises/Sunsets/Storms/Dusk

Student, Eva Mugno

Instructor, Linda Marino
Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28
1 pm – 3 pm

This class is designed to assist students in understanding how light reflects in the atmosphere which creates the dramatic feelings we have with sunrises/ sunsets and storms.  Students will work on cloud formations using a multiple colored pallet.  Brush strokes, glazing and other techniques will be demonstrated to help students understand how to create a dramatic painting.

The fee for this workshop is $130 which includes all supplies.  Class size is limited to 8 students.





Theorem Painting
Birds

Instructor, Jean Hansen
Tuesday, January 8
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 following the workshop. This stenciling technique is NOT the country stenciling that was so popular years ago. Theorem painting is a fine art, “decorative painting,” where the finished product looks like a fine art painting. Jean owns the stencil company and these are her original designs. http://www.jeanhansen.com

The fee for this one day workshop is $65 which includes all supplies and one stencil.





Beginning Colored Pencil Workshop

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, January 15
10 am – 1 pm

This is a 3-hour, colored pencil workshop with award winning artist, Rita Paradis and is designed for Beginners only. Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 8 students and will start with value exercises and basic layering techniques that will serve as a foundation for more advanced work. This is NOT an adult coloring activity. Once basic skills are taught students are welcome to join the intermediate and advance workshop where students work more independently on their own work.

The fee for this 3-hour workshop is $65 which includes all supplies.





Intermediate Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, January 22
10 am – 2 pm

Students will work in a small group setting of no more than 10 students  and those that have attended the beginner workshop or have some previous colored pencil experience will work on more advanced techniques gearing up for their own personal project.  Once basic skills are taught students are welcome to join the Advanced Colored Pencil workshop where students work more independently on their own work.

The fee for this workshop is $65 and all supplies are included.   Class size is limited to 10 students.





Independent Colored Pencil

Instructor, Rita Paradis
Tuesday, January 29
10 am – 2 pm

This workshop is designed for those students who have completed the beginner and intermediate workshops 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.  Students will work on their own projects independently. The fee for this 4-hour workshop is $50 and students are required to bring their colored pencils to class. Colored pencils can be purchased at the Gallery if needed. Class size is limited to 8 students.





Also Coming in January. . .

The Art of War Lecture Series

Theorem Painting

Colored Pencil

Acrylic, Watercolor & Oil Painting classes

Card Making

History of Irish Music

The Art of Abstract

Zentangle

Pints, Paints & Pencils – Men’s Only Evening Art Class

Intro to the World of Jazz, lecture/live piano 

 

CALL THE GALLERY FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
203-586-1474