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Creating Future Memory I - Torrington
with Peter DiGennaro
THE ART OF MEMORIALS (NEW) Part 1 of a 2 part series (Part 2 may be offered at a later date)
How do we want to remember – or forget – something in the future? Using a wide range of case studies, this highly approachable class complements participants’ personal inquiries, formal/informal art practice, and/or research concerns around memory and memorializing. Participation in a student exhibit at the end of the course is optional but encouraged! *no class 2/17
Guided Paint Night (New) - Watertown
with Jen Peters
Create a beautiful art piece, Starry Night, by following step by step painting directions! There is a $5 material fee (cash only) to the instructor on the night of class.
Cellphone Photography (NEW) - Danbury
with Tim Padgett
Learn how to use your cellphone camera to get the most out of its features. Learn how to create great compositions of any subject. Topics you will learn use and understand your camera functions, compose and create photographs for online use and in print, and understand how to get the best out of your cellphone camera.
*no class 2/18
Charcoal Drawing with Shawnalee - Southbury
with Shawna Lee Kwashnak
Experience the drama and mystery of charcoal while learning drawing skills. Participants will gain an understanding of charcoals, the different kinds of charcoal, their techniques and artist uses. All levels are welcome. Instructor will contact participants with a supply list prior to the first class. There is a $5 one-time contribution to class demonstration materials payable to the instructor on the first night of class. *No Class 2/18
with Megan Lefevre
Learn to preserve your photos, create a two-page scrapbook layout, and try new techniques in scrapbooking. Appropriate for beginners as well as advanced scrapbookers. There is a material fee of $30 payable (cash only) to the instructor on the night of class.
Creative Photography with SLR & Mirrorless Cameras (NEW) - Danbury
with Tim Padgett
Get more out of your camera by taking control and stopping your use of automatic settings. Learn how to create great compositions of any subject. Topics you will learn are use and understanding your camera in manual mode, composing and creating photographs for online use and in print, and understanding how to get the best out of your camera.
Crochet for Beginners - R7 Winsted
with Katarzyna Nowakowski
Working with both cotton and acrylic yarns, make a 3-color dishcloth and set of flower coasters to practice square and circular crocheting. Participants will learn 4 to 6 basic stitches, increases/decreases, and color changes. Supplies can be purchased for $25 payable to the instructor on the first night of class.
Origami for the Beginner - Southbury
with David Silver
Origami is the ancient traditional Japanese art of folding paper. Getting lost in folding a model is an enjoyable pursuit. You will learn how to fold a greeting card and the traditional Japanese crane. The basics of how to fold and how to read diagrams will be covered. This is a comprehensive class which includes selection of recommended books and online resources. No previous experience is necessary. There is a $8 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class.