Arts Calendar: Class/Workshop/Camp
This class is designed for students with some previous experience with colored pencil - it need not be extensive! Students can choose between their own or a suggested subject in order to explore a range of colored pencil techniques. We will explore deliberate mark-making with colored pencils, color blending techniques (both dry and “wet”), different paper surfaces, moving from photo reference to artistic composition, and developing your individual style. The instructor will give both group and individual instruction but the syllabus will be mostly student-driven. Students are encouraged to devise their own drawing projects and experiment with materials/approaches that interest them.
Artist-grade colored pencils, paper or other support, electric pencil sharpener, transportable light, graphite pencils, erasers, brushes, tracing paper, reference material and other art materials as needed. Instructor can help to source items, but does not provide them as part of the class fee. Cost: $150
9/12/18 6:30pm - 10/17/18 8:30pm
Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
This intermediate class in Southern Old Time Fiddle will focus on expanding your repertoire, bowing technique, and exploring ways to get the best possible tone out of your fiddle. Attention will be given on to how to learn a new tune during a jam session and sharing some exercises to practice chording on the fiddle. We will introduce one new tune each week which will be taught by ear, phrase by phrase.
Instructor Bio: Dana Robinson has been a professional musician for more than 30 years. As a multi-instrumentalist (Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo) and singer-songwriter, Dana has released 12 CD’s and toured over a million miles across the United States, Canada, and Europe. His original compositions have been featured on a half-dozen films including two Ken Burns’ documentaries, "The National Parks, America’s Best Idea" and "The Dust Bowl.” Dana resides in Cabot, VT and is currently the Executive Director of Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture. www.robinsongs.com
10/3/18 6:30pm - 10/24/18 7:45pm
River Arts, Morrisville
Wednesdays, October 3-24, November 7 & 28 | 6 Classes
13-18 years old
$125 (member) | $150 (non-member)
Participants are paired up and assigned a scene. Students must watch the film that their scene has been extracted from and memorize their lines, rehearse with their partners in person and present their first work of the scene in our first class. All scenes and information will be emailed to students prior to the first class. Students will have the chance to prepare several scenes and will work with several different partners during the 6-week course. Tara will provide feedback, during or after, each scene. Additional information on script analysis is provided. This is NOT a performance class nor are scenes filmed in this class. This is a Acting for film scene study class. Homework will be mandatory in order for participants to get the most out of the class.
Instructor: Tara O’Reilly
10/3/18 6:30pm - 11/28/18 8:00pm
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Come and enjoy Main Street Arts longest running educational class! Play your instrument in a group setting and practice traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world. All string instruments are welcome. Jill Newton is a musician, artist, instructor, and has served on the board. She has been an important presence at Main Street Arts since its inception, and her contributions over the years are numerous.Her fiddling, as a solo act or in an ensemble, gives a harmonious lift to any performance. She started the String Band in the mid-’90s, making it the longest continually running class in Main Street Art’s history. It meets throughout the year and is comprised of seasoned musicians, beginners, and everything in between.
9/5/18 5:00pm - 12/5/18 6:15pm
Main Street Arts, Saxtons River