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Arts & Crafts

Lily & Vine - The Belles of Ireland - Torrington


with Tanya Dowd

Calendar Mar 21, 2020 at 4 pm

March is finally here which means spring is quickly approaching. The season brings an abundance of scented blooms popping up through the snow-covered green grass. This class will use the belles of Ireland bulb flowers, greens and grasses to create an inspiring aromatic vase arrangement. There is a $35 material fee payable to the instructor on day of class. HELD AT LILY & VINE FLORAL DESIGN, 405 MIGEON AVE, TORRINGTON.

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Karen Rossi Metal Bird Mobiles March 22 - R7 Winsted


with Karen Rossi

Calendar Mar 22, 2020 at 1 pm


Create metal birds from aluminum sheet metal and upcycled cans! Drill, punch, and rivet them together, adorn with paint pens and mixed media. Add wire and beads to create a mobile. $25

All Classes Held:  SUNDAYS 1:00 to 4:00pm at Karen Rossi Studios, 60 Estey Rd., Norfolk, CT Visit the Karen Rossi Studios workshop pages to see pictures of any of these projects Registration fee is $25 for each class. There is a separate material fee of $15 due in class payable to the instructor.


Drawing Without Grids (New) - Torrington


with Shawna Lee Kwashnak

Calendar Mar 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Have you ever wondered how the masters of yesteryear created their stunning drawings before the advent of photography? In this class, you will be guided through the process of creating drawings and compositions without the crutch of aids. Lessons will include techniques and exercises utilized by masters in an open and non-judgmental fun art class. Students will complete several sketches.  Instructor will send a materials list prior to class. There is a one-time class contribution of $2 towards demonstration materials payable on the first class. 

Happy Painter - Southbury


with Lorraine Chapin

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The instructor will demonstrate basic painting techniques and give quick tips on composition and shadowing.  Students will start their own painting.  The instructor will call students with a supply list prior to the first class.

Mosaics Workshop - Plymouth


with Sarah Segovia

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Participants will learn how to cut glass using mosaic tools and grout the finished project. In addition, we will learn about types and styles of mosaic techniques and will bring a finished product home. There is a $4 material fee (cash only) payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

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Cell Phone Photography - Litchfield


with Harold Pantely

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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.

Acrylic Painting - Litchfield


with Ray Olsen

Calendar Mar 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn to paint beautiful pictures using acrylic paint on canvas. You will first sketch your ideas on paper and then transfer them to canvas. By the end of classes, you will have painted a beautiful still life or a landscape.

Making Terrariums - Woodbury


with Jen Peters

Calendar Mar 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm

A terrarium is a glass vase or bulb which holds a low light plant, soil, and miniature furniture. They are similar to fairy gardens.  These can be used for decoration.  There is a $20 material fee (cash only) payable to the instructor on the night of class.

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