Tag Archives: southbury

Creative Cards Workshop

Are you tired of trying to find the perfect card and settling for one that really doesn’t have any meaning and spending a lot of money on them as well.  This 2-hr workshop may be just what you are looking for.  Every workshop introduces a new technique with new ideas so students can continue to learn while taking this knowledge home to make their own personal cards as needed for various occasions. Each student will create two cards during the workshop.

The fee for the workshop is $45 which includes all supplies. Class size is limited to 8.

**Our top priority is the safety of our patrons & staff. Please note: the program may be cancelled if we feel it is not safe, and your registration fee will be refunded.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated attendees will be permitted to attend the workshop. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested if this is your first time attending an AE program. (One time Only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card.

Music Lecture

“Julie Andrews: The Dame of Stage and Screen”

From Mary Poppins, to the Sound of Music, to the Princess Diaries, Julie Andrews has had a remarkable career as an actress and vocalist over the past 5 decades! Her films are world renowned, but her body of work encompasses much, much more. Join guitarist John Tuohy as we discuss her history, listen to her wonderful recordings and watch clips from her most popular films.

The fee for the one-hour lecture is $15 and seating is limited to 20 attendees.

**Our top priority is the safety of our patrons & staff. Please note: the program may be cancelled if we feel it is not safe, and your admission will be refunded.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated attendees will be permitted to attend the lecture. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested if this is your first time attending an AE program. (One time Only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card.

Guitarist 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.

Music from the Emerald Isle

Please join us as Connecticut’s favorite Irish balladeer Dan Ringrose joins forces with musical partner and fiddler extraordinaire Jeanne Freeman.  Engaging entertainers, they have been featured on Connecticut Public Television, Irish festivals and many other venues, and their many credits include teaching at the Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, founded by Jeanne.  Enjoy the music, songs, and stories of the Emerald Isle as they help us celebrate everything Irish!

“Fiddler extraordinaire Jeanne Freeman … a casual virtuosity…the music is light, airy, and fun, and…really, really good….guitarist Danny Ringrose showcases a stunning voice in a duet that demonstrates why he and Freeman often perform as a duo….”

 The Fretboard Journal

Admission is $18 in advance or $23 at the door.  Seating is limited to 25.

**Our top priority is the safety of our patrons & staff. Please note: the program may be cancelled if we feel it is not safe, and your admission will be refunded.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated attendees will be permitted to attend the performance. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested if this is your first time attending an AE program. (One time Only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card.

Elements of the Writing Craft

A Six-Week Multi-Media Series

In-person and via Zoom

Independent study: Videos between classes

The craft of writing requires study and application. In this six-week workshop, Nancy McMillan and Tina Tocco team up to create a multi-media series, providing a deep dive into six central elements of the writing craft.

The weekly workshops include:

  • Setting: More Than Just a Backdrop!
  • Creating Character (and Its Buddy, Point of View)
  • Dynamic Dialogue: Say It Like You Mean It!
  • The Powerhouse Parts of Speech: Nouns/Adjectives/Verbs/Adverbs
  • Gritty Grammar and Comma Clarity
  • Story Openings: Beyond “Once Upon a Time”

This class is delivered in two parts. Each week, you’ll receive a short video (15 to 20 minutes) covering the basic concepts of each craft element. The video can be watched at your convenience and includes optional at-home exercises.

During our Friday class time, we’ll review and discuss the weekly craft element. Then, you’ll write to prompts to apply the new techniques you’re learning. Students can also apply these concepts to their own works-in-progress.

The fee for the six-week class is $240 and the class size is limited to six.

First Thursday – Open Mic

Via Zoom

In the tradition of The Moth, Arts Escape invites writers to share their work in our 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! Want to listen only? We welcome you. Reservations are required and participants are limited to 20

All participants must register online by Wednesday, December 1st receive the Zoom link.

First Thursday – Open Mic

In-person and via Zoom

In the tradition of The Moth, Arts Escape invites writers to share their work in our monthly open mic. Bring up to five minutes of work-in-progress–poetry, fiction, or non-fiction–or something new you’re trying out. It promises to be an evening of fun, support, and community! Want to listen only? We welcome you. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and participants are limited to 20

Participants must register online by Wednesday, January 5 to receive the Zoom link.

Holiday – Open Studio

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 and share ideas.

Bring your supplies and we will supply easels, paper towels and cleaning supplies. There will be some supplies available to purchase as well.

You must  register for Open Studio to reserve your spot. We are limiting Open Studio to 15 artists at a time.

COMPLIMENTARY – HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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.