Tag Archives: Southbury Art Classes

Watercolor Workshop – Life’s Good On Our Boat

This is a one-day workshop with award winning watercolor artist, May Phillips. The workshop is for all levels. Students can use a line drawing given by the instructor or do their own drawing. Simple techniques will be demonstrated along with individual instruction. All supplies are included.

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. *** Masks are optional.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $45 and the class is limited to 10 students.

May Phillips is an award-winning artist who works in multiple mediums. She is a member of the Watertown Art League. May has been an instructor for Arts Escape for over five years specializing in one-day workshops in watercolor and pen and ink renderings.

Watercolor Workshop – Breezy Beach

This is a one-day workshop with award winning watercolor artist, May Phillips. The workshop is for all levels. Students can use a line drawing given by the instructor or do their own drawing. Simple techniques will be demonstrated along with individual instruction. All supplies are included.

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. *** Masks are optional.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $45 and the class is limited to 10 students.

May Phillips is an award-winning artist who works in multiple mediums. She is a member of the Watertown Art League. May has been an instructor for Arts Escape for over five years specializing in one-day workshops in watercolor and pen and ink renderings.

Sip & Sign Paint Night – Sunflowers

Grab your bestie and a bottle of bubbly and head to Arts Escape for a different kind of Paint & Sip. Instructor Kothy Hafersat will lead students in a fun and engaging way to create a custom, rustic sign for your home. Students will use a wooden pallet board, acrylics and stencils to customize with your family name, favorite quotation or phrase and other designs. Wine glasses, light snacks and all supplies are included in your registration fee of $65. The class is limited to 20 students. 


About the instructor:

Kothy (not Kathy) lives in Oxford, Connecticut and runs a sign company along with her husband. She is a national educator for three sewing machine companies. Singer, Viking and Pfaff. She is a certified Zentangle instructor and has transformed what she knew in Zentangling to free motion quilting. Kothy also co-owns and runs a pattern company that produces quilt and sewing patterns and is a professional digitizer for the 6D embroidery software company which is sold to use with today’s embroidery sewing machines. In her company (Simply Everything) they also produce training software for the embroidery company.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class or you may email a copy of your card prior to the class by sending it to: info@artsescape.org. Masks are optional.

Watercolor Workshop – Vintage Seashells

This one-day workshop with watercolor artist Leona Gawreluk is for all levels. The class will start with a brief slide show of vintage shell illustrations and a discussion on the composition that makes them unique as pieces of art.  Whether it be a single shell or a group arrangement, the emphasis will be placed on composition and watercolor techniques to complete an original painting. Shells will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own from their personal collections. Each student will leave with an original piece of art and suggestions on how to frame it. All supplies are included.

The fee for the one-day, 3-hour workshop is $65 and the class is limited to 12 students.

About the Instructor:

Leona’s love of botanical art stems from her combined interest in art, gardening and nature. She feels you are never without a subject if you observe the natural world around you. From a young age she has collected antique botanical bookplates, and they continue to be an inspiration for her art. She has studied at the NY Botanical Garden, the Peabody Museum, and with many local award-winning botanical artists in CT and NJ. 

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. Masks are optional.

Pen, Ink & Watercolor Workshop – Awesome Ostrich

This is a one-day workshop with award winning watercolor artist, May Phillips. The workshop is for all levels. Students can use a line drawing given by the instructor or do their own drawing. Simple techniques will be demonstrated along with individual instruction. All supplies are included.

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. *** Masks are optional.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $45 and the class is limited to 10 students.

May Phillips is an award-winning artist who works in multiple mediums. She is a member of the Watertown Art League. May has been an instructor for Arts Escape for over five years specializing in one-day workshops in watercolor and pen and ink renderings.

Watercolor Workshop – Buoy, Oh Buoy!

This is a one-day workshop with award winning watercolor artist, May Phillips. The workshop is for all levels. Students can use a line drawing given by the instructor or do their own drawing. Simple techniques will be demonstrated along with individual instruction. All supplies are included.

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. *** Masks are optional.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $45 and the class is limited to 10 students.

May Phillips is an award-winning artist who works in multiple mediums. She is a member of the Watertown Art League. May has been an instructor for Arts Escape for over five years specializing in one-day workshops in watercolor and pen and ink renderings.

Watercolor Workshop – Tiptoe Through the Tulips

This is a one-day workshop with award winning watercolor artist, May Phillips. The workshop is for all levels. Students can use a line drawing given by the instructor or do their own drawing. Simple techniques will be demonstrated along with individual instruction. All supplies are included.

COVID POLICYOnly fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class (one time only). Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. *** Masks are optional.

The fee for the one-day workshop is $45 and the class is limited to 10 students.

May Phillips is an award-winning artist who works in multiple mediums. She is a member of the Watertown Art League. May has been an instructor for Arts Escape for over five years specializing in one-day workshops in watercolor and pen and ink renderings.

Egg Painting & Photos with the Easter Bunny

This workshop introduces the art of dot painting to kids and teens which will lead to them creating beautiful works of art on wooden Easter eggs. Through the instruction of intentional dotted patterns, students will learn simple techniques that will inspire and spark their inner artist to grow!  

The class is open to children ages 3 and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. All adults are required to show proof of vaccination. For children and adults, masks are optional. We have smocks available for children and adults.

The class includes 3 eggs to paint/take home plus a photo with the Easter Bunny after class (taken by you with your camera or iPhone). Each child will also receive a goody bag! The fee for the 2-hour workshop is $25 and the class is limited to 15 students.

Ukrainian Egg Workshop – 4/13, 2-5 p.m.

Pysanky with Father Paul

Help Ukraine while honoring their beautiful Easter tradition. Arts Escape is honored to be working with Father Paul Luniw to offer a Ukrainian egg making workshop. A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg that is decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using wax and dyes. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, “to write” or as the designs are inscribed with beeswax. Fr. Paul will give a brief lecture about the history of Ukrainian egg making and then will demonstrate the methods that will be used to make the creation. We will be collecting cash/check donations for the Ukraine on the day of the workshop that Fr. Paul is sending through his church for relief efforts.

This class is limited to 24 participants.

COVID POLICY: All attendees must show proof of vaccination. Masks are optional.

CLASS DATE & TIME: Wednesday, April 13th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

COST: $35 per person plus a $15 supply fee to be paid on the day of the class.

LOCATION: Arts Escape, 493 Heritage Rd. Suite 4C, Southbury

About the Instructor

Fr. Paul learned to decorate eggs as a child by watching his Ukrainian mother. He later studied for the priesthood at the Ukrainian Seminary in Rome and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1982. Since 1994, he has lived in the USA as Parish Priest of St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church in Terryville. He has decorated eggs wherever he has lived and has given his eggs to Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis.

Zentangle – Beginners Workshop

This workshop introduces the Zentangle method through drawing intentional structured patterns and creating beautiful personal works of art. Through the art of doodling, students will learn tangles and simple techniques that will inspire and spark their very own inner artist to glow!  Zentangle is a very portable mindful activity that can be accessed at any time. Not an artist? No worries! No artistic experience is needed!

The Beginner class includes all pens and supplies. The fee for the 2.5-hour workshop is $45 and the class is limited to 15 students.