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February 2021

Poetry Rocks! Black History Month

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
CT United States + Google Map
free

Connecticut welcomes back Charles Fort, a New Britain native and nationally acclaimed poet, as headliner of Poetry Rocks’ Black History Month tribute. Charles Fort is the author of six books of poetry and ten chapbooks including: The Town Clock Burning, We Did Not Fear the Father, Darvil, Prose Poems Book 1, Frankenstein was a Negro, Prose Poems Book 2, Mrs. Belladonna’s Supper Club Waltz, Book 3. His first novel is forthcoming: The Last Black Hippie in Connecticut. Fort is a Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of Nebraska, and Founder of the Wendy Fort Foundation Theater of Fine Arts.   A recipient of Yaddo and MacDowell Fellowships, he has won The Writer’s Voice Poetry Award, Individual Artist Award in Poetry given by Connecticut Commission on the Arts,  the Mary Carolyn Davis Memorial Award, the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, and others. To learn more, please go to https://www.poetcharlesfort.com. Nzima Sherylle Hutchings is CEO and organizer of the annual Hartford L.I.T. Festival, which draws hundreds of writers and readers eager to learn more about the craft and celebrate noted authors. Herself a published author and poet, she is a Community Advisor for the Greater Hartford Family Advocacy Center, and a 2020 100 Women of Color honoree. She founded and runs the “Literary Wellness” organization, Every Kinda Lady, to teach women how to use expressive writing to overcome challenges and trauma. For more information, please go to https://www.everykindalady.com. Also reading is Rockville High School poet, Dyamanee Monge. Participating in the Advanced Creative Writing program, she writes short fiction, one-act plays, poetry, and particularly ekphrastics (poems written in response to art). She often writes about contemporary adolescent issues. To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, please call Rockville Public Library at 860-875-5892. Poetry Rocks is sponsored by Rockville Public Library, the Vernon Arts Commission, and Arts Center East.

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March 2021

Pastel Painting Class

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 23, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Jane Penfield Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information. This class will help you develop confidence with the pastel medium, including building a strong composition, understanding values, creating light and shadow, and developing cohesive color harmony to develop a strong painting from start to finish. Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. Students may use reference photos have taken yourself or paint from life. All levels of experience are welcome!

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Open Aqueous Media Portraiture

March 3 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink In this online open aqueous media Portrait painting class, you will be working from life and your reference material you have taken. Assignments will be from life, such as painting a self-portrait and a portrait of a family member or friend. Painting will be done from your reference material with emphasis on the portrait and the composition. The first assignment will be of an aqueous portrait master copy of your choice. You will learn about artistic anatomical structure, additional formal elements of image making, application of the paint, and the materiality of aqueous media.

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Master Copies Aqueous Media Class

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information   Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink We will copy from Master Aqueous media Artists, such as Sargent, Eakins, and others. You will learn the fundamentals of painting in gouache, watercolor, and ink. Discovering essential techniques and practicing painting in a variety of environments. You will learn about different surfaces, such as hot pressed, cold pressed watercolor paper, and toned papers, brushes, brands of these particular mediums and how to apply them.

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Landscapes & Waterscapes for Oil Painting and Acrylic

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 17, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Instructor: Linda Boisvert-DeStefanis Register online or email info@artscentereast.org Learn to create beautiful paintings using your own reference photos! Professional artist Linda DeStefanis offers individual instruction for all levels in an accessible online class. You begin by selecting a reference photo (or two) you would like to work from, then learn how to: • Create successful compositions from photos, what to crop out, what to add or change • Begin your painting by sketching then blocking in shapes for an underpainting • Practice and try creating different effects by using different brushes • Create dynamic paintings with the help of color • Why you don’t need black paint A materials and supplies list will be given before the first class begins. With individual instruction, you will learn how to use your own reference photos to create successful, beautiful paintings. This class also works for acrylic artists. All levels welcome!

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Open Aqueous Media Portraiture

March 4 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink In this online open aqueous media Portrait painting class, you will be working from life and your reference material you have taken. Assignments will be from life, such as painting a self-portrait and a portrait of a family member or friend. Painting will be done from your reference material with emphasis on the portrait and the composition. The first assignment will be of an aqueous portrait master copy of your choice. You will learn about artistic anatomical structure, additional formal elements of image making, application of the paint, and the materiality of aqueous media.

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Wearable Art Exhibit

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 13, 2021

donations welcome

Arts Center East is putting the spotlight on fashion in our Wearable Art exhibit. From textiles and hats, to repurposed trash fashion, hair art, or fashion photography, we’re showcasing creativity and self-expression through wearable mediums. If it’s fit for the runway, it’s a fit for our exhibit. Artists can submit their work online until February 3 This exhibit will be hung in the gallery, HOWEVER there is the option to have your work included ONLY in the virtual gallery. Sponsored by Swiss Cleaners

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Wearable Art Exhibit

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 13, 2021

donations welcome

Arts Center East is putting the spotlight on fashion in our Wearable Art exhibit. From textiles and hats, to repurposed trash fashion, hair art, or fashion photography, we’re showcasing creativity and self-expression through wearable mediums. If it’s fit for the runway, it’s a fit for our exhibit. Artists can submit their work online until February 3 This exhibit will be hung in the gallery, HOWEVER there is the option to have your work included ONLY in the virtual gallery. Sponsored by Swiss Cleaners

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Explorations in Collage

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 12, 2021

$131.60 – $146.00

Virtual Class Cost: $182.00/$164.00 for ACE Members Instructor: Tom Hlas, certified GOLDEN Artist Educator Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Find your style! One of the beauties of collage is you can design and create your artwork as you go. Each work is a personal exploration along the way. In this online course, we'll work together to find the collage expressions that best suit you. We'll create work inspired by some of the greats: from Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Hannah Höch, to Robert Kushner and Rex Ray. Through demonstrations you'll also learn about a variety of GOLDEN gels, pastes, and mediums to see how they can be used in your collage art work. After the demonstrations, you can opt to purchase the GOLDEN products that interest you, on your own, either online or at your local art supply store. The course will be loosely divided into four parts based on product demonstrations. Each week we'll create a different collage work.

Find out more »

Pastel Painting Class

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 23, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Jane Penfield Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information. This class will help you develop confidence with the pastel medium, including building a strong composition, understanding values, creating light and shadow, and developing cohesive color harmony to develop a strong painting from start to finish. Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. Students may use reference photos have taken yourself or paint from life. All levels of experience are welcome!

Find out more »

Master Copies Aqueous Media Class

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information   Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink We will copy from Master Aqueous media Artists, such as Sargent, Eakins, and others. You will learn the fundamentals of painting in gouache, watercolor, and ink. Discovering essential techniques and practicing painting in a variety of environments. You will learn about different surfaces, such as hot pressed, cold pressed watercolor paper, and toned papers, brushes, brands of these particular mediums and how to apply them.

Find out more »

Landscapes & Waterscapes for Oil Painting and Acrylic

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 17, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Instructor: Linda Boisvert-DeStefanis Register online or email info@artscentereast.org Learn to create beautiful paintings using your own reference photos! Professional artist Linda DeStefanis offers individual instruction for all levels in an accessible online class. You begin by selecting a reference photo (or two) you would like to work from, then learn how to: • Create successful compositions from photos, what to crop out, what to add or change • Begin your painting by sketching then blocking in shapes for an underpainting • Practice and try creating different effects by using different brushes • Create dynamic paintings with the help of color • Why you don’t need black paint A materials and supplies list will be given before the first class begins. With individual instruction, you will learn how to use your own reference photos to create successful, beautiful paintings. This class also works for acrylic artists. All levels welcome!

Find out more »

Open Aqueous Media Portraiture

March 11 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink In this online open aqueous media Portrait painting class, you will be working from life and your reference material you have taken. Assignments will be from life, such as painting a self-portrait and a portrait of a family member or friend. Painting will be done from your reference material with emphasis on the portrait and the composition. The first assignment will be of an aqueous portrait master copy of your choice. You will learn about artistic anatomical structure, additional formal elements of image making, application of the paint, and the materiality of aqueous media.

Find out more »

Wearable Art Exhibit

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 13, 2021

donations welcome

Arts Center East is putting the spotlight on fashion in our Wearable Art exhibit. From textiles and hats, to repurposed trash fashion, hair art, or fashion photography, we’re showcasing creativity and self-expression through wearable mediums. If it’s fit for the runway, it’s a fit for our exhibit. Artists can submit their work online until February 3 This exhibit will be hung in the gallery, HOWEVER there is the option to have your work included ONLY in the virtual gallery. Sponsored by Swiss Cleaners

Find out more »

Wearable Art Exhibit

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 13, 2021

donations welcome

Arts Center East is putting the spotlight on fashion in our Wearable Art exhibit. From textiles and hats, to repurposed trash fashion, hair art, or fashion photography, we’re showcasing creativity and self-expression through wearable mediums. If it’s fit for the runway, it’s a fit for our exhibit. Artists can submit their work online until February 3 This exhibit will be hung in the gallery, HOWEVER there is the option to have your work included ONLY in the virtual gallery. Sponsored by Swiss Cleaners

Find out more »

Explorations in Collage

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 12, 2021

$131.60 – $146.00

Virtual Class Cost: $182.00/$164.00 for ACE Members Instructor: Tom Hlas, certified GOLDEN Artist Educator Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Find your style! One of the beauties of collage is you can design and create your artwork as you go. Each work is a personal exploration along the way. In this online course, we'll work together to find the collage expressions that best suit you. We'll create work inspired by some of the greats: from Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Hannah Höch, to Robert Kushner and Rex Ray. Through demonstrations you'll also learn about a variety of GOLDEN gels, pastes, and mediums to see how they can be used in your collage art work. After the demonstrations, you can opt to purchase the GOLDEN products that interest you, on your own, either online or at your local art supply store. The course will be loosely divided into four parts based on product demonstrations. Each week we'll create a different collage work.

Find out more »

Pastel Painting Class

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 23, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Jane Penfield Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information. This class will help you develop confidence with the pastel medium, including building a strong composition, understanding values, creating light and shadow, and developing cohesive color harmony to develop a strong painting from start to finish. Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. Students may use reference photos have taken yourself or paint from life. All levels of experience are welcome!

Find out more »

Master Copies Aqueous Media Class

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information   Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink We will copy from Master Aqueous media Artists, such as Sargent, Eakins, and others. You will learn the fundamentals of painting in gouache, watercolor, and ink. Discovering essential techniques and practicing painting in a variety of environments. You will learn about different surfaces, such as hot pressed, cold pressed watercolor paper, and toned papers, brushes, brands of these particular mediums and how to apply them.

Find out more »

Landscapes & Waterscapes for Oil Painting and Acrylic

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 17, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Instructor: Linda Boisvert-DeStefanis Register online or email info@artscentereast.org Learn to create beautiful paintings using your own reference photos! Professional artist Linda DeStefanis offers individual instruction for all levels in an accessible online class. You begin by selecting a reference photo (or two) you would like to work from, then learn how to: • Create successful compositions from photos, what to crop out, what to add or change • Begin your painting by sketching then blocking in shapes for an underpainting • Practice and try creating different effects by using different brushes • Create dynamic paintings with the help of color • Why you don’t need black paint A materials and supplies list will be given before the first class begins. With individual instruction, you will learn how to use your own reference photos to create successful, beautiful paintings. This class also works for acrylic artists. All levels welcome!

Find out more »

Open Aqueous Media Portraiture

March 18 @ 4:00 am - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink In this online open aqueous media Portrait painting class, you will be working from life and your reference material you have taken. Assignments will be from life, such as painting a self-portrait and a portrait of a family member or friend. Painting will be done from your reference material with emphasis on the portrait and the composition. The first assignment will be of an aqueous portrait master copy of your choice. You will learn about artistic anatomical structure, additional formal elements of image making, application of the paint, and the materiality of aqueous media.

Find out more »

Explorations in Collage

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 12, 2021

$131.60 – $146.00

Virtual Class Cost: $182.00/$164.00 for ACE Members Instructor: Tom Hlas, certified GOLDEN Artist Educator Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Find your style! One of the beauties of collage is you can design and create your artwork as you go. Each work is a personal exploration along the way. In this online course, we'll work together to find the collage expressions that best suit you. We'll create work inspired by some of the greats: from Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Hannah Höch, to Robert Kushner and Rex Ray. Through demonstrations you'll also learn about a variety of GOLDEN gels, pastes, and mediums to see how they can be used in your collage art work. After the demonstrations, you can opt to purchase the GOLDEN products that interest you, on your own, either online or at your local art supply store. The course will be loosely divided into four parts based on product demonstrations. Each week we'll create a different collage work.

Find out more »

Pastel Painting Class

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 23, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Jane Penfield Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information. This class will help you develop confidence with the pastel medium, including building a strong composition, understanding values, creating light and shadow, and developing cohesive color harmony to develop a strong painting from start to finish. Various underpainting techniques will be introduced. Students may use reference photos have taken yourself or paint from life. All levels of experience are welcome!

Find out more »

Painting in Watercolor

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Instructor: Joseph M. Burger Register online or email info@artscentereast.org This class is intended for those who have some prior watercolor experience as well as for beginners. All are welcome! The focus of this class is to provide participants with some additional or improved techniques for future watercolor paintings. It’s like having more tools in your toolbox and knowing when to use them to get a better end result. It will begin with some basics on wet and dry washes and define terms that will be used in all the sessions, but mostly you will learn by doing – by applying the various techniques as you go through your paintings. Several days before each Zoom session, a reference photo and a sketch of the suggested work will be emailed to class participants, and then discussed in class as well.  Subjects may include, for example, a winter scene, a sunset, some structures like a barn, windows, a rural country scene, or whatever else may interest class participants. The emphasis will be on composition, the underlying drawing, and how correct shapes and tone are especially important, and how the unique behavior of the watercolor medium can work to your advantage in producing an attractive painting. Joe Burger has been painting for over ten years. As might be expected of a retired mechanical engineer, his work is usually in the traditional realistic style, but more recently he has shifted a bit toward a looser impressionistic look. He has taught workshops on drawing and perspective, as well as watercolor classes. He has won many awards in local exhibits and is an active member of the Academic Artists Association and three other local art organizations.

Find out more »

Master Copies Aqueous Media Class

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information   Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink We will copy from Master Aqueous media Artists, such as Sargent, Eakins, and others. You will learn the fundamentals of painting in gouache, watercolor, and ink. Discovering essential techniques and practicing painting in a variety of environments. You will learn about different surfaces, such as hot pressed, cold pressed watercolor paper, and toned papers, brushes, brands of these particular mediums and how to apply them.

Find out more »

Open Aqueous Media Portraiture

March 25 @ 4:00 am - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink In this online open aqueous media Portrait painting class, you will be working from life and your reference material you have taken. Assignments will be from life, such as painting a self-portrait and a portrait of a family member or friend. Painting will be done from your reference material with emphasis on the portrait and the composition. The first assignment will be of an aqueous portrait master copy of your choice. You will learn about artistic anatomical structure, additional formal elements of image making, application of the paint, and the materiality of aqueous media.

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K-12 Virtual Student Art Showcase

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
free

Viewable online beginning March 26 Arts Center East is proud to showcase the artwork of K-12 students from Bolton, Coventry, Ellington, Manchester, South Windsor, and Vernon. Students have had an especially unusual classroom experience in 2020-21, but their teachers have worked hard to keep them engaged and encourage them to be creative. Join us in celebrating the art and creativity of the students in our community.

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Explorations in Collage

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 12, 2021

$131.60 – $146.00

Virtual Class Cost: $182.00/$164.00 for ACE Members Instructor: Tom Hlas, certified GOLDEN Artist Educator Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Find your style! One of the beauties of collage is you can design and create your artwork as you go. Each work is a personal exploration along the way. In this online course, we'll work together to find the collage expressions that best suit you. We'll create work inspired by some of the greats: from Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Hannah Höch, to Robert Kushner and Rex Ray. Through demonstrations you'll also learn about a variety of GOLDEN gels, pastes, and mediums to see how they can be used in your collage art work. After the demonstrations, you can opt to purchase the GOLDEN products that interest you, on your own, either online or at your local art supply store. The course will be loosely divided into four parts based on product demonstrations. Each week we'll create a different collage work.

Find out more »

Painting in Watercolor

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Instructor: Joseph M. Burger Register online or email info@artscentereast.org This class is intended for those who have some prior watercolor experience as well as for beginners. All are welcome! The focus of this class is to provide participants with some additional or improved techniques for future watercolor paintings. It’s like having more tools in your toolbox and knowing when to use them to get a better end result. It will begin with some basics on wet and dry washes and define terms that will be used in all the sessions, but mostly you will learn by doing – by applying the various techniques as you go through your paintings. Several days before each Zoom session, a reference photo and a sketch of the suggested work will be emailed to class participants, and then discussed in class as well.  Subjects may include, for example, a winter scene, a sunset, some structures like a barn, windows, a rural country scene, or whatever else may interest class participants. The emphasis will be on composition, the underlying drawing, and how correct shapes and tone are especially important, and how the unique behavior of the watercolor medium can work to your advantage in producing an attractive painting. Joe Burger has been painting for over ten years. As might be expected of a retired mechanical engineer, his work is usually in the traditional realistic style, but more recently he has shifted a bit toward a looser impressionistic look. He has taught workshops on drawing and perspective, as well as watercolor classes. He has won many awards in local exhibits and is an active member of the Academic Artists Association and three other local art organizations.

Find out more »

Master Copies Aqueous Media Class

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information   Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink We will copy from Master Aqueous media Artists, such as Sargent, Eakins, and others. You will learn the fundamentals of painting in gouache, watercolor, and ink. Discovering essential techniques and practicing painting in a variety of environments. You will learn about different surfaces, such as hot pressed, cold pressed watercolor paper, and toned papers, brushes, brands of these particular mediums and how to apply them.

Find out more »

April 2021

Open Aqueous Media Portraiture

April 1 @ 4:00 am - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink In this online open aqueous media Portrait painting class, you will be working from life and your reference material you have taken. Assignments will be from life, such as painting a self-portrait and a portrait of a family member or friend. Painting will be done from your reference material with emphasis on the portrait and the composition. The first assignment will be of an aqueous portrait master copy of your choice. You will learn about artistic anatomical structure, additional formal elements of image making, application of the paint, and the materiality of aqueous media.

Find out more »

Explorations in Collage

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 12, 2021

$131.60 – $146.00

Virtual Class Cost: $182.00/$164.00 for ACE Members Instructor: Tom Hlas, certified GOLDEN Artist Educator Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Find your style! One of the beauties of collage is you can design and create your artwork as you go. Each work is a personal exploration along the way. In this online course, we'll work together to find the collage expressions that best suit you. We'll create work inspired by some of the greats: from Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Hannah Höch, to Robert Kushner and Rex Ray. Through demonstrations you'll also learn about a variety of GOLDEN gels, pastes, and mediums to see how they can be used in your collage art work. After the demonstrations, you can opt to purchase the GOLDEN products that interest you, on your own, either online or at your local art supply store. The course will be loosely divided into four parts based on product demonstrations. Each week we'll create a different collage work.

Find out more »

Painting in Watercolor

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Instructor: Joseph M. Burger Register online or email info@artscentereast.org This class is intended for those who have some prior watercolor experience as well as for beginners. All are welcome! The focus of this class is to provide participants with some additional or improved techniques for future watercolor paintings. It’s like having more tools in your toolbox and knowing when to use them to get a better end result. It will begin with some basics on wet and dry washes and define terms that will be used in all the sessions, but mostly you will learn by doing – by applying the various techniques as you go through your paintings. Several days before each Zoom session, a reference photo and a sketch of the suggested work will be emailed to class participants, and then discussed in class as well.  Subjects may include, for example, a winter scene, a sunset, some structures like a barn, windows, a rural country scene, or whatever else may interest class participants. The emphasis will be on composition, the underlying drawing, and how correct shapes and tone are especially important, and how the unique behavior of the watercolor medium can work to your advantage in producing an attractive painting. Joe Burger has been painting for over ten years. As might be expected of a retired mechanical engineer, his work is usually in the traditional realistic style, but more recently he has shifted a bit toward a looser impressionistic look. He has taught workshops on drawing and perspective, as well as watercolor classes. He has won many awards in local exhibits and is an active member of the Academic Artists Association and three other local art organizations.

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Master Copies Aqueous Media Class

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information   Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink We will copy from Master Aqueous media Artists, such as Sargent, Eakins, and others. You will learn the fundamentals of painting in gouache, watercolor, and ink. Discovering essential techniques and practicing painting in a variety of environments. You will learn about different surfaces, such as hot pressed, cold pressed watercolor paper, and toned papers, brushes, brands of these particular mediums and how to apply them.

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Open Aqueous Media Portraiture

April 8 @ 4:00 am - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Virtual Class Instructor: Emily Hirtle Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Open to water-based media such as: Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor, and Ink In this online open aqueous media Portrait painting class, you will be working from life and your reference material you have taken. Assignments will be from life, such as painting a self-portrait and a portrait of a family member or friend. Painting will be done from your reference material with emphasis on the portrait and the composition. The first assignment will be of an aqueous portrait master copy of your choice. You will learn about artistic anatomical structure, additional formal elements of image making, application of the paint, and the materiality of aqueous media.

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Explorations in Collage

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 12, 2021

$131.60 – $146.00

Virtual Class Cost: $182.00/$164.00 for ACE Members Instructor: Tom Hlas, certified GOLDEN Artist Educator Register online or email info@artscentereast.org for more information Find your style! One of the beauties of collage is you can design and create your artwork as you go. Each work is a personal exploration along the way. In this online course, we'll work together to find the collage expressions that best suit you. We'll create work inspired by some of the greats: from Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Hannah Höch, to Robert Kushner and Rex Ray. Through demonstrations you'll also learn about a variety of GOLDEN gels, pastes, and mediums to see how they can be used in your collage art work. After the demonstrations, you can opt to purchase the GOLDEN products that interest you, on your own, either online or at your local art supply store. The course will be loosely divided into four parts based on product demonstrations. Each week we'll create a different collage work.

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Painting in Watercolor

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Instructor: Joseph M. Burger Register online or email info@artscentereast.org This class is intended for those who have some prior watercolor experience as well as for beginners. All are welcome! The focus of this class is to provide participants with some additional or improved techniques for future watercolor paintings. It’s like having more tools in your toolbox and knowing when to use them to get a better end result. It will begin with some basics on wet and dry washes and define terms that will be used in all the sessions, but mostly you will learn by doing – by applying the various techniques as you go through your paintings. Several days before each Zoom session, a reference photo and a sketch of the suggested work will be emailed to class participants, and then discussed in class as well.  Subjects may include, for example, a winter scene, a sunset, some structures like a barn, windows, a rural country scene, or whatever else may interest class participants. The emphasis will be on composition, the underlying drawing, and how correct shapes and tone are especially important, and how the unique behavior of the watercolor medium can work to your advantage in producing an attractive painting. Joe Burger has been painting for over ten years. As might be expected of a retired mechanical engineer, his work is usually in the traditional realistic style, but more recently he has shifted a bit toward a looser impressionistic look. He has taught workshops on drawing and perspective, as well as watercolor classes. He has won many awards in local exhibits and is an active member of the Academic Artists Association and three other local art organizations.

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Painting in Watercolor

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Instructor: Joseph M. Burger Register online or email info@artscentereast.org This class is intended for those who have some prior watercolor experience as well as for beginners. All are welcome! The focus of this class is to provide participants with some additional or improved techniques for future watercolor paintings. It’s like having more tools in your toolbox and knowing when to use them to get a better end result. It will begin with some basics on wet and dry washes and define terms that will be used in all the sessions, but mostly you will learn by doing – by applying the various techniques as you go through your paintings. Several days before each Zoom session, a reference photo and a sketch of the suggested work will be emailed to class participants, and then discussed in class as well.  Subjects may include, for example, a winter scene, a sunset, some structures like a barn, windows, a rural country scene, or whatever else may interest class participants. The emphasis will be on composition, the underlying drawing, and how correct shapes and tone are especially important, and how the unique behavior of the watercolor medium can work to your advantage in producing an attractive painting. Joe Burger has been painting for over ten years. As might be expected of a retired mechanical engineer, his work is usually in the traditional realistic style, but more recently he has shifted a bit toward a looser impressionistic look. He has taught workshops on drawing and perspective, as well as watercolor classes. He has won many awards in local exhibits and is an active member of the Academic Artists Association and three other local art organizations.

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Painting in Watercolor

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 27, 2021

CT United States + Google Map
$164.00 – $182.00

Instructor: Joseph M. Burger Register online or email info@artscentereast.org This class is intended for those who have some prior watercolor experience as well as for beginners. All are welcome! The focus of this class is to provide participants with some additional or improved techniques for future watercolor paintings. It’s like having more tools in your toolbox and knowing when to use them to get a better end result. It will begin with some basics on wet and dry washes and define terms that will be used in all the sessions, but mostly you will learn by doing – by applying the various techniques as you go through your paintings. Several days before each Zoom session, a reference photo and a sketch of the suggested work will be emailed to class participants, and then discussed in class as well.  Subjects may include, for example, a winter scene, a sunset, some structures like a barn, windows, a rural country scene, or whatever else may interest class participants. The emphasis will be on composition, the underlying drawing, and how correct shapes and tone are especially important, and how the unique behavior of the watercolor medium can work to your advantage in producing an attractive painting. Joe Burger has been painting for over ten years. As might be expected of a retired mechanical engineer, his work is usually in the traditional realistic style, but more recently he has shifted a bit toward a looser impressionistic look. He has taught workshops on drawing and perspective, as well as watercolor classes. He has won many awards in local exhibits and is an active member of the Academic Artists Association and three other local art organizations.

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