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May 2019

Wood Burning

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$35.00

Date: May 26th Time: 1:00pm -3:00pm Cost: $35 Instructor: Celeste Forst Wood burn a design, examples will be offered or come with a image of what you want to transfer. Material provided: spoons and cheese board as well as burning tools will be provided.  If you want a cheese board you must let us know a week prior for it to be ready. Age 14 and up. Celeste Forst is a middle school art teacher, muralist, crafter, paint party instructor and artist locally.

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Pastel Class New Sessions

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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No class on April 23
$157.50 – $175

NEW! Pastel Class Spring (April/May) 2019 INSTRUCTOR: Jane Penfield Dates: April 16, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28. (Note, no class on April 23) Tuesdays: 1:00 – 3:30 pm. Cost: $175/$157.50 6-week session ​This class will help you develop confidence with the pastel medium.  Topics will include building a strong composition, understanding values, creating light and shadow, and developing cohesive color harmony to develop a strong painting from start to finish. Jane has won numerous awards for her work in national juried exhibits. She is a signature member of Connecticut Pastel Society, an elected member of the Academic Artists Association, member of the Salamagundi Club, NY, Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Connecticut Plein Air Painters, Lyme Art Association, and other local groups. She teaches pastel classes at Arts Center East in Vernon, where she also serves as president of the board of directors. She is available for workshops and demos.

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Summer Writing Workshop

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 21, 2019

$100.00

Dates: Wednesdays, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 21 Time: 1 – 3 pm Cost: $100/$91.50 Members Instructor: C. Flanagan Flynn Join this writing workshop for four Wednesdays this summer! Tackle new writing or sustain your writing momentum over the summer in this four-session workshop led by writer and editor, C. Flanagan Flynn. If you’re working on a memoir, novel, or personal essays, this workshop will help you hone your writing through a highly collaborative workshop facilitated by an instructor whose editorial guidance and feedback will help you transform as a writer. All levels of writers are welcome. Spaces limited! This workshop sells out. Don't delay. Writer and editor C. Flanagan Flynn was named a 2018 finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize and has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Literary Itinerary, Memoir Magazine, Inkling Magazine, Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers and Brain Teen: The Magazine for Thinking Parents. Her writing excellence has been noted by Proximity Magazine and The Southampton Review. She's been featured in The Hartford Courant and has spoken on writing and publishing panels at colleges and universities. She's edited books published by Penguin Random House, New World Library, and Lone Pine Publishing. She earned her M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University and received her undergraduate degree from The University of Connecticut. She’s studied writing at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, and Mount Holyoke College.

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Zentangle Basics and Beyond!

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 20, 2019

$135.00

Dates: Thursdays, May 16 through June 20 Time: 1:00-3:00pm Cost: $135 Non-Members/$122.50 Members Instructor: Tracy Lake Zentangle® is an easy to learn, relaxing way of drawing repetitive patterns to create beautiful works of art. Anyone can learn this art form by simply drawing one line at a time. In this course the instructor guides students through the method of Zentangle® and teaches several patterns to draw. During each class, students will learn a variety of patterns as well as shading techniques. Each week we will work on your tangling skills to build upon what you have learned with tangle enhancers, taking patterns to the next level, and tangling on a variety ofpapers. Six-week session. Materials fee included. Tracy Lake, owner/artist of Traces of Zen, LLC, practices and teaches mindfulness through various art forms. She is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and SoulCollage® facilitator as well as a mixed media artist. Tracy believes everyone has an inner artist and the creative process has benefits including stress relief, an increase in focus, and self-confidence. She enjoys travels to various art retreats and conferences to learn new projects to share with her students.

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June 2019

Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Zentangle Inspired Art

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

$90.00

Date: Mondays, June 3 through June 24 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Cost: $90 Non-Members/$81 Members Instructor: Tracy Lake Take your Zentangle practice to the next level by diving into the world of Zentangle Inspired Art.  In this course we will create more detailed Zentangle projects working with a variety of mediums and surfaces.  Students will learn more advanced tangle patterns and explore adding color to their Zentangle art projects. Tracy Lake, owner/artist of Traces of Zen, LLC, practices and teaches mindfulness through various art forms. She is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and SoulCollage® facilitator as well as a mixed media artist. Tracy believes everyone has an inner artist and the creative process has benefits including stress relief, an increase in focus, and self-confidence. She enjoys travels to various art retreats and conferences to learn new projects to share with her students.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Zentangle Basics and Beyond!

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 20, 2019

$135.00

Dates: Thursdays, May 16 through June 20 Time: 1:00-3:00pm Cost: $135 Non-Members/$122.50 Members Instructor: Tracy Lake Zentangle® is an easy to learn, relaxing way of drawing repetitive patterns to create beautiful works of art. Anyone can learn this art form by simply drawing one line at a time. In this course the instructor guides students through the method of Zentangle® and teaches several patterns to draw. During each class, students will learn a variety of patterns as well as shading techniques. Each week we will work on your tangling skills to build upon what you have learned with tangle enhancers, taking patterns to the next level, and tangling on a variety ofpapers. Six-week session. Materials fee included. Tracy Lake, owner/artist of Traces of Zen, LLC, practices and teaches mindfulness through various art forms. She is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and SoulCollage® facilitator as well as a mixed media artist. Tracy believes everyone has an inner artist and the creative process has benefits including stress relief, an increase in focus, and self-confidence. She enjoys travels to various art retreats and conferences to learn new projects to share with her students.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Zentangle Inspired Art

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

$90.00

Date: Mondays, June 3 through June 24 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Cost: $90 Non-Members/$81 Members Instructor: Tracy Lake Take your Zentangle practice to the next level by diving into the world of Zentangle Inspired Art.  In this course we will create more detailed Zentangle projects working with a variety of mediums and surfaces.  Students will learn more advanced tangle patterns and explore adding color to their Zentangle art projects. Tracy Lake, owner/artist of Traces of Zen, LLC, practices and teaches mindfulness through various art forms. She is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and SoulCollage® facilitator as well as a mixed media artist. Tracy believes everyone has an inner artist and the creative process has benefits including stress relief, an increase in focus, and self-confidence. She enjoys travels to various art retreats and conferences to learn new projects to share with her students.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Zentangle Basics and Beyond!

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 20, 2019

$135.00

Dates: Thursdays, May 16 through June 20 Time: 1:00-3:00pm Cost: $135 Non-Members/$122.50 Members Instructor: Tracy Lake Zentangle® is an easy to learn, relaxing way of drawing repetitive patterns to create beautiful works of art. Anyone can learn this art form by simply drawing one line at a time. In this course the instructor guides students through the method of Zentangle® and teaches several patterns to draw. During each class, students will learn a variety of patterns as well as shading techniques. Each week we will work on your tangling skills to build upon what you have learned with tangle enhancers, taking patterns to the next level, and tangling on a variety ofpapers. Six-week session. Materials fee included. Tracy Lake, owner/artist of Traces of Zen, LLC, practices and teaches mindfulness through various art forms. She is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and SoulCollage® facilitator as well as a mixed media artist. Tracy believes everyone has an inner artist and the creative process has benefits including stress relief, an increase in focus, and self-confidence. She enjoys travels to various art retreats and conferences to learn new projects to share with her students.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Zentangle Inspired Art

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

$90.00

Date: Mondays, June 3 through June 24 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Cost: $90 Non-Members/$81 Members Instructor: Tracy Lake Take your Zentangle practice to the next level by diving into the world of Zentangle Inspired Art.  In this course we will create more detailed Zentangle projects working with a variety of mediums and surfaces.  Students will learn more advanced tangle patterns and explore adding color to their Zentangle art projects. Tracy Lake, owner/artist of Traces of Zen, LLC, practices and teaches mindfulness through various art forms. She is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and SoulCollage® facilitator as well as a mixed media artist. Tracy believes everyone has an inner artist and the creative process has benefits including stress relief, an increase in focus, and self-confidence. She enjoys travels to various art retreats and conferences to learn new projects to share with her students.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Zentangle Basics and Beyond!

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 20, 2019

$135.00

Dates: Thursdays, May 16 through June 20 Time: 1:00-3:00pm Cost: $135 Non-Members/$122.50 Members Instructor: Tracy Lake Zentangle® is an easy to learn, relaxing way of drawing repetitive patterns to create beautiful works of art. Anyone can learn this art form by simply drawing one line at a time. In this course the instructor guides students through the method of Zentangle® and teaches several patterns to draw. During each class, students will learn a variety of patterns as well as shading techniques. Each week we will work on your tangling skills to build upon what you have learned with tangle enhancers, taking patterns to the next level, and tangling on a variety ofpapers. Six-week session. Materials fee included. Tracy Lake, owner/artist of Traces of Zen, LLC, practices and teaches mindfulness through various art forms. She is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and SoulCollage® facilitator as well as a mixed media artist. Tracy believes everyone has an inner artist and the creative process has benefits including stress relief, an increase in focus, and self-confidence. She enjoys travels to various art retreats and conferences to learn new projects to share with her students.

Find out more »

Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Academic Artists Association 69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Free

Opening Reception: June 2, 1 – 4 pm Awards Announced at 3 pm Exhibit Dates: June 2 – 23, Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 pm Academic Artists Association was founded to celebrate “the enduring triumph of realism.” Each year, the organization sponsors a national exhibition to showcase a cross-section of two- and three-dimensional art that represents the current trends of representational art in the US. We encourage all US artists working in any fine art medium in a classical or realistic style to submit work to our competition. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are well-known Connecticut artists, Sandra and Susan Wakeen. The exhibition will include over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists from across the US.

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Zentangle Inspired Art

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

$90.00

Date: Mondays, June 3 through June 24 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Cost: $90 Non-Members/$81 Members Instructor: Tracy Lake Take your Zentangle practice to the next level by diving into the world of Zentangle Inspired Art.  In this course we will create more detailed Zentangle projects working with a variety of mediums and surfaces.  Students will learn more advanced tangle patterns and explore adding color to their Zentangle art projects. Tracy Lake, owner/artist of Traces of Zen, LLC, practices and teaches mindfulness through various art forms. She is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and SoulCollage® facilitator as well as a mixed media artist. Tracy believes everyone has an inner artist and the creative process has benefits including stress relief, an increase in focus, and self-confidence. She enjoys travels to various art retreats and conferences to learn new projects to share with her students.

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Summer Writing Workshop

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 21, 2019

$100.00

Dates: Wednesdays, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 21 Time: 1 – 3 pm Cost: $100/$91.50 Members Instructor: C. Flanagan Flynn Join this writing workshop for four Wednesdays this summer! Tackle new writing or sustain your writing momentum over the summer in this four-session workshop led by writer and editor, C. Flanagan Flynn. If you’re working on a memoir, novel, or personal essays, this workshop will help you hone your writing through a highly collaborative workshop facilitated by an instructor whose editorial guidance and feedback will help you transform as a writer. All levels of writers are welcome. Spaces limited! This workshop sells out. Don't delay. Writer and editor C. Flanagan Flynn was named a 2018 finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize and has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Literary Itinerary, Memoir Magazine, Inkling Magazine, Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers and Brain Teen: The Magazine for Thinking Parents. Her writing excellence has been noted by Proximity Magazine and The Southampton Review. She's been featured in The Hartford Courant and has spoken on writing and publishing panels at colleges and universities. She's edited books published by Penguin Random House, New World Library, and Lone Pine Publishing. She earned her M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University and received her undergraduate degree from The University of Connecticut. She’s studied writing at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, and Mount Holyoke College.

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July 2019

Summer Writing Workshop

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 21, 2019

$100.00

Dates: Wednesdays, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 21 Time: 1 – 3 pm Cost: $100/$91.50 Members Instructor: C. Flanagan Flynn Join this writing workshop for four Wednesdays this summer! Tackle new writing or sustain your writing momentum over the summer in this four-session workshop led by writer and editor, C. Flanagan Flynn. If you’re working on a memoir, novel, or personal essays, this workshop will help you hone your writing through a highly collaborative workshop facilitated by an instructor whose editorial guidance and feedback will help you transform as a writer. All levels of writers are welcome. Spaces limited! This workshop sells out. Don't delay. Writer and editor C. Flanagan Flynn was named a 2018 finalist for the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize and has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Literary Itinerary, Memoir Magazine, Inkling Magazine, Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers and Brain Teen: The Magazine for Thinking Parents. Her writing excellence has been noted by Proximity Magazine and The Southampton Review. She's been featured in The Hartford Courant and has spoken on writing and publishing panels at colleges and universities. She's edited books published by Penguin Random House, New World Library, and Lone Pine Publishing. She earned her M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University and received her undergraduate degree from The University of Connecticut. She’s studied writing at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, and Mount Holyoke College.

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