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Open Studio for Visual Arts (NEW) - Litchfield
with Pat Piscopo
Whether you are a new artist, or have been painting for years, an open studio session is a great place to focus, learn, and share in a supportive and collaborative environment. Creating art among other like-minded people, motivates, inspires, and opens you up to new ideas & techniques. Each artist must bring a project with art materials that they would like to work on.
Pen & Ink Drawing - R7 Winsted
with Ray Olsen
Do you like to draw but don’t know where to begin? This is the place, and now is the time! Learn to use fine-point markers in doing still life, landscapes, abstracts, or figures. Use these finished drawings, enlarged or reduced, for note cards or for framing. Basic drawing skills are helpful but not required. Instructor will call students with a supply list prior to the first class.
Advanced Origami: Origami Butterflies - Southbury
with David Silver
In this advanced course, using La Fosse’s designs, we will explore how various bases can be used to create endless variations of colorful butterflies. You will learn how the bases can be mixed and matched and how to create your own butterfly designs. These models are created using a series of squash folds, and we will fold several models. Pre-requisites: Origami for the Beginner or previous folding experience. There is a $15 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class.
Silk Screening - Woodbury
with Susan Snow
Imagine making your own decorated shirts with designs and artwork that you have created. This is an easy way to do a beautiful hand-made print. You will learn to screen print on fabric or paper. Instructor will contact participant prior to the first class.
Cell Phone Photography - Torrington
with Harold Pantely
Use a cell phone as a camera. Basic photo techniques are taught and adapted to cell phone regardless of make. Discussion on composition, focus, angle, time of day and scenic techniques, and unique cell phone features.
Digital Photo Organization & Storage - Plymouth
with Debbie Howser
Learn how to organize your digital photos into files and folders and how to backup and share your photos online using various online programs. Participants should bring their own laptop (no Macs or any hand-held devices) and power cords. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and must have Google, Yahoo, Microsoft or Amazon Prime account.
Colored Pencil Drawing - Litchfield
with Collette Hurst
Learn drawing basics using colored pencils including composition, basic drawing shapes, shading, layering and blending to create still life, landscape, portrait, and wildlife drawings. Instructor will provide supply list one week prior to class.
Pen & Ink with Watercolor Drawing Southbury
with Shawna Lee Kwashnak
From illustrated manuscripts to printed media, pen and ink with watercolor drawings have held a place of honor throughout the years. In this class participants will learn valuable skills of creating a drawing using pen, ink, and watercolor. All levels welcome. There is a $5 one-time contribution to class demonstration materials payable to the instructor on the first night of class.