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Arts Calendar: Class/Workshop/Camp in Southern Vermont

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Aug
5
2020

Musical Theatre History: Rent

Musical Theatre History: Rent

Musical Theatre History
with Interim Artistic Director Nathan Stith

Come Zoom with us and learn more about the history of the American Musical! Each week, prior to class, you’ll watch the assigned iconic musical on your own. Then we’ll meet on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm (EDT) via Zoom where we will discuss the historical context of the original production, learn more about the creative team, and examine the contemporary relevance of the musical for modern audiences. Most of the musicals are available for rental on Amazon.com—you must have access to the musicals in order to take the class. Each class will be held from 7–8:30 pm (EDT) on Wednesday nights beginning July 8. Admission is $5 per class.

SCHEDULE:
Wednesdays: 7–8:30 pm (EDT) on Zoom
Cost: $5 per class
After you register, you’ll receive an email with a Zoom link and more information about the week’s musical!

July 8: Oklahoma! (1955 film version available on Amazon)
July 15: West Side Story (1961 film version available on Netflix and Amazon)
July 22: Gypsy (1993 film version starring Bette Midler available on YouTube)
July 29: Sweeney Todd (2007 film version starring Johnny Depp available on Amazon)
August 5: Rent (2005 film version available on Amazon)

Questions about the course? Contact Nathan Stith at artistic@oldcastletheatre.org

8/5/20 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Bennington Performing Arts Center, Bennington

Friday, August 14, 2020
Aug
14
2020
– THRU –
Aug
16
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center Clay Sculpture Workshop

Southern Vermont Arts Center Clay Sculpture Workshop

In this three-day workshop, students will work from a live model to create figure and portrait sculptures, using water-based clay. Using demonstrations and personalized assistance, George emphasizes proportion, gesture and anatomy as a basis for artistically expressive sculpture.

Instructor: George Paxton
Cost: SVAC Member: $295; Non-Member: $330 ($25 additional materials fee)
Ages 14 (with parent/guardian permission) – Adult

Artist Statement:
I work from nature with a live model to create classically-inspired, representational, figurative sculpture in terra cotta and cast in bronze. I believe that the creative process must be grounded in the basics. A good understanding of proportion, gesture, and anatomy is essential. But, as a perfect depiction of a figure can best be captured by a photograph, an accurate representation of nature serves only as a starting place from which artistic expression and creativity spring. With an understanding of proportion and anatomy, an artist can select out certain features and forms, accentuating them while minimizing others, and create sculpture that is not only true to nature, but which also expresses the artist’s views and captures the essence, mood and feeling of the subject.

8/14/20 10:00am - 8/16/20 4:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Saturday, August 15, 2020
Aug
14
2020
– THRU –
Aug
16
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center Clay Sculpture Workshop

Southern Vermont Arts Center Clay Sculpture Workshop

In this three-day workshop, students will work from a live model to create figure and portrait sculptures, using water-based clay. Using demonstrations and personalized assistance, George emphasizes proportion, gesture and anatomy as a basis for artistically expressive sculpture.

Instructor: George Paxton
Cost: SVAC Member: $295; Non-Member: $330 ($25 additional materials fee)
Ages 14 (with parent/guardian permission) – Adult

Artist Statement:
I work from nature with a live model to create classically-inspired, representational, figurative sculpture in terra cotta and cast in bronze. I believe that the creative process must be grounded in the basics. A good understanding of proportion, gesture, and anatomy is essential. But, as a perfect depiction of a figure can best be captured by a photograph, an accurate representation of nature serves only as a starting place from which artistic expression and creativity spring. With an understanding of proportion and anatomy, an artist can select out certain features and forms, accentuating them while minimizing others, and create sculpture that is not only true to nature, but which also expresses the artist’s views and captures the essence, mood and feeling of the subject.

8/14/20 10:00am - 8/16/20 4:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Sunday, August 16, 2020
Aug
14
2020
– THRU –
Aug
16
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center Clay Sculpture Workshop

Southern Vermont Arts Center Clay Sculpture Workshop

In this three-day workshop, students will work from a live model to create figure and portrait sculptures, using water-based clay. Using demonstrations and personalized assistance, George emphasizes proportion, gesture and anatomy as a basis for artistically expressive sculpture.

Instructor: George Paxton
Cost: SVAC Member: $295; Non-Member: $330 ($25 additional materials fee)
Ages 14 (with parent/guardian permission) – Adult

Artist Statement:
I work from nature with a live model to create classically-inspired, representational, figurative sculpture in terra cotta and cast in bronze. I believe that the creative process must be grounded in the basics. A good understanding of proportion, gesture, and anatomy is essential. But, as a perfect depiction of a figure can best be captured by a photograph, an accurate representation of nature serves only as a starting place from which artistic expression and creativity spring. With an understanding of proportion and anatomy, an artist can select out certain features and forms, accentuating them while minimizing others, and create sculpture that is not only true to nature, but which also expresses the artist’s views and captures the essence, mood and feeling of the subject.

8/14/20 10:00am - 8/16/20 4:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Monday, August 17, 2020
Aug
17
2020
– THRU –
Aug
21
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center Presents Wunderle's Big Top Adventure! Circus Camp

Southern Vermont Arts Center Presents Wunderle's Big Top Adventure! Circus Camp

Wunderle’s Big Top Camp is full of fun, safe interactive circus adventures appropriate for a wide range of skill levels and ages. Participants will be taught by Troy Wunderle, who will help the campers produce a culminating show for families and friends on Friday, August 21 at 2 p.m. Equipment may include, but is not limited to: juggling scarves, balls, rings, clubs, spinning plates, devil sticks, diabolos, feathers, hula hoops, jump ropes, lassos, unicycles, rolling globes, rola bolas, and stilts. Games, human stunts, acrobatics, and clowning will be taught in addition to this equipment. Troy has adapted his plans for instruction and use of materials to VT State Department of Health recommendations for the management of covid risk.

Cost: SVAC Member: $250; Non-Member: $275. Limited scholarships available

Troy Wunderle is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He is a former international performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For the past twenty-four years, he has toured throughout the United States as a freelance performer and employee of Vermont’s own Circus Smirkus. His antics have been featured on the Disney channel, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, Chronicle, Fetch, Fox and Friends and Americas Funniest Home Videos. Troy is the founder of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures and the Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus. He spent 6 years as Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and is a juried artist through the Vermont State Arts Council.

8/17/20 9:00am - 8/21/20 3:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Aug
17
2020
– THRU –
Aug
21
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center Presents Wunderle's Big Top Adventure! Circus Camp

Southern Vermont Arts Center Presents Wunderle's Big Top Adventure! Circus Camp

Wunderle’s Big Top Camp is full of fun, safe interactive circus adventures appropriate for a wide range of skill levels and ages. Participants will be taught by Troy Wunderle, who will help the campers produce a culminating show for families and friends on Friday, August 21 at 2 p.m. Equipment may include, but is not limited to: juggling scarves, balls, rings, clubs, spinning plates, devil sticks, diabolos, feathers, hula hoops, jump ropes, lassos, unicycles, rolling globes, rola bolas, and stilts. Games, human stunts, acrobatics, and clowning will be taught in addition to this equipment. Troy has adapted his plans for instruction and use of materials to VT State Department of Health recommendations for the management of covid risk.

Cost: SVAC Member: $250; Non-Member: $275. Limited scholarships available

Troy Wunderle is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He is a former international performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For the past twenty-four years, he has toured throughout the United States as a freelance performer and employee of Vermont’s own Circus Smirkus. His antics have been featured on the Disney channel, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, Chronicle, Fetch, Fox and Friends and Americas Funniest Home Videos. Troy is the founder of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures and the Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus. He spent 6 years as Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and is a juried artist through the Vermont State Arts Council.

8/17/20 9:00am - 8/21/20 3:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Aug
17
2020
– THRU –
Aug
21
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center Presents Wunderle's Big Top Adventure! Circus Camp

Southern Vermont Arts Center Presents Wunderle's Big Top Adventure! Circus Camp

Wunderle’s Big Top Camp is full of fun, safe interactive circus adventures appropriate for a wide range of skill levels and ages. Participants will be taught by Troy Wunderle, who will help the campers produce a culminating show for families and friends on Friday, August 21 at 2 p.m. Equipment may include, but is not limited to: juggling scarves, balls, rings, clubs, spinning plates, devil sticks, diabolos, feathers, hula hoops, jump ropes, lassos, unicycles, rolling globes, rola bolas, and stilts. Games, human stunts, acrobatics, and clowning will be taught in addition to this equipment. Troy has adapted his plans for instruction and use of materials to VT State Department of Health recommendations for the management of covid risk.

Cost: SVAC Member: $250; Non-Member: $275. Limited scholarships available

Troy Wunderle is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He is a former international performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For the past twenty-four years, he has toured throughout the United States as a freelance performer and employee of Vermont’s own Circus Smirkus. His antics have been featured on the Disney channel, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, Chronicle, Fetch, Fox and Friends and Americas Funniest Home Videos. Troy is the founder of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures and the Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus. He spent 6 years as Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and is a juried artist through the Vermont State Arts Council.

8/17/20 9:00am - 8/21/20 3:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Thursday, August 20, 2020
Aug
17
2020
– THRU –
Aug
21
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center Presents Wunderle's Big Top Adventure! Circus Camp

Southern Vermont Arts Center Presents Wunderle's Big Top Adventure! Circus Camp

Wunderle’s Big Top Camp is full of fun, safe interactive circus adventures appropriate for a wide range of skill levels and ages. Participants will be taught by Troy Wunderle, who will help the campers produce a culminating show for families and friends on Friday, August 21 at 2 p.m. Equipment may include, but is not limited to: juggling scarves, balls, rings, clubs, spinning plates, devil sticks, diabolos, feathers, hula hoops, jump ropes, lassos, unicycles, rolling globes, rola bolas, and stilts. Games, human stunts, acrobatics, and clowning will be taught in addition to this equipment. Troy has adapted his plans for instruction and use of materials to VT State Department of Health recommendations for the management of covid risk.

Cost: SVAC Member: $250; Non-Member: $275. Limited scholarships available

Troy Wunderle is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He is a former international performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For the past twenty-four years, he has toured throughout the United States as a freelance performer and employee of Vermont’s own Circus Smirkus. His antics have been featured on the Disney channel, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, Chronicle, Fetch, Fox and Friends and Americas Funniest Home Videos. Troy is the founder of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures and the Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus. He spent 6 years as Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and is a juried artist through the Vermont State Arts Council.

8/17/20 9:00am - 8/21/20 3:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Friday, August 21, 2020
Aug
17
2020
– THRU –
Aug
21
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center Presents Wunderle's Big Top Adventure! Circus Camp

Southern Vermont Arts Center Presents Wunderle's Big Top Adventure! Circus Camp

Wunderle’s Big Top Camp is full of fun, safe interactive circus adventures appropriate for a wide range of skill levels and ages. Participants will be taught by Troy Wunderle, who will help the campers produce a culminating show for families and friends on Friday, August 21 at 2 p.m. Equipment may include, but is not limited to: juggling scarves, balls, rings, clubs, spinning plates, devil sticks, diabolos, feathers, hula hoops, jump ropes, lassos, unicycles, rolling globes, rola bolas, and stilts. Games, human stunts, acrobatics, and clowning will be taught in addition to this equipment. Troy has adapted his plans for instruction and use of materials to VT State Department of Health recommendations for the management of covid risk.

Cost: SVAC Member: $250; Non-Member: $275. Limited scholarships available

Troy Wunderle is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He is a former international performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For the past twenty-four years, he has toured throughout the United States as a freelance performer and employee of Vermont’s own Circus Smirkus. His antics have been featured on the Disney channel, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, Chronicle, Fetch, Fox and Friends and Americas Funniest Home Videos. Troy is the founder of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures and the Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus. He spent 6 years as Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and is a juried artist through the Vermont State Arts Council.

8/17/20 9:00am - 8/21/20 3:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Aug
22
2020
– THRU –
Aug
23
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center "FInding the Magic: Painting in the Splendor of Vermont" Workshop with Cynthia Rosen

Southern Vermont Arts Center "FInding the Magic: Painting in the Splendor of Vermont" Workshop with Cynthia Rosen

Age 17+
Cynthia Rosen welcomes students to this exploration into the limitless color and light of August. This workshop takes place partly in the studio and partly in plein air. Medium is each student’s choice. Teaching is individualized to meet various skills, interests, and medium, though some drawing experience is recommended. Open to ages 17 and up.

The recipient of multiple awards, professional painter Cynthia Rosen has approached art-making from many angles over the course of her career. Her current focus is on the out-of-doors (plein air). She says, “Finding my voice, discovering a way to connect with and interpret the nature of our ever-changing world, lies at the center of my interest and quest, through both improvisation and creating order. I have found my fascination with color and the movement of it a constant, as evidenced in all genres: landscape work, still lifes, and portraits.”

To register by phone or email, please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802-367-1306. Cost: SVAC Member: $220; Non-Member: $245

8/22/20 10:00am - 8/23/20 4:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Sunday, August 23, 2020
Aug
22
2020
– THRU –
Aug
23
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center "FInding the Magic: Painting in the Splendor of Vermont" Workshop with Cynthia Rosen

Southern Vermont Arts Center "FInding the Magic: Painting in the Splendor of Vermont" Workshop with Cynthia Rosen

Age 17+
Cynthia Rosen welcomes students to this exploration into the limitless color and light of August. This workshop takes place partly in the studio and partly in plein air. Medium is each student’s choice. Teaching is individualized to meet various skills, interests, and medium, though some drawing experience is recommended. Open to ages 17 and up.

The recipient of multiple awards, professional painter Cynthia Rosen has approached art-making from many angles over the course of her career. Her current focus is on the out-of-doors (plein air). She says, “Finding my voice, discovering a way to connect with and interpret the nature of our ever-changing world, lies at the center of my interest and quest, through both improvisation and creating order. I have found my fascination with color and the movement of it a constant, as evidenced in all genres: landscape work, still lifes, and portraits.”

To register by phone or email, please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802-367-1306. Cost: SVAC Member: $220; Non-Member: $245

8/22/20 10:00am - 8/23/20 4:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Friday, August 28, 2020
Aug
28
2020
– THRU –
Aug
30
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center "Still Life Watercolor Painting of Vermont's Summer Bounty"

Southern Vermont Arts Center "Still Life Watercolor Painting of Vermont's Summer Bounty"

Instructor: Ned Reade
Cost: SVAC Member: $275; Non-Member: $305
In this three-day workshop, Ned will guide you from thumbnail sketch to vibrant painting–with summer’s objects and August’s light as inspiration. A different still life on each of the workshop’s three days. Open to ages 14 to adult.

Whether painting on a ridge overlooking a sheep farm, or by the rushing waters of a trout stream, or along the New England coast, Ned Reade captures the changing light and colors of the seasons in watercolors and oils. He likes nothing better than filling a thermos of coffee and bringing a chocolate chip cookie to a painting location. He only rewards himself once the sketch is done, and he’s ready to paint! He teaches a watercolor workshop on Martha’s Vineyard each summer, and his work can be seen in galleries around New England. For thirty years he has been Chairman of the Art Department at the Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, NY.

8/28/20 10:00am - 8/30/20 4:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Saturday, August 29, 2020
Aug
28
2020
– THRU –
Aug
30
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center "Still Life Watercolor Painting of Vermont's Summer Bounty"

Southern Vermont Arts Center "Still Life Watercolor Painting of Vermont's Summer Bounty"

Instructor: Ned Reade
Cost: SVAC Member: $275; Non-Member: $305
In this three-day workshop, Ned will guide you from thumbnail sketch to vibrant painting–with summer’s objects and August’s light as inspiration. A different still life on each of the workshop’s three days. Open to ages 14 to adult.

Whether painting on a ridge overlooking a sheep farm, or by the rushing waters of a trout stream, or along the New England coast, Ned Reade captures the changing light and colors of the seasons in watercolors and oils. He likes nothing better than filling a thermos of coffee and bringing a chocolate chip cookie to a painting location. He only rewards himself once the sketch is done, and he’s ready to paint! He teaches a watercolor workshop on Martha’s Vineyard each summer, and his work can be seen in galleries around New England. For thirty years he has been Chairman of the Art Department at the Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, NY.

8/28/20 10:00am - 8/30/20 4:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester

Sunday, August 30, 2020
Aug
28
2020
– THRU –
Aug
30
2020

Southern Vermont Arts Center "Still Life Watercolor Painting of Vermont's Summer Bounty"

Southern Vermont Arts Center "Still Life Watercolor Painting of Vermont's Summer Bounty"

Instructor: Ned Reade
Cost: SVAC Member: $275; Non-Member: $305
In this three-day workshop, Ned will guide you from thumbnail sketch to vibrant painting–with summer’s objects and August’s light as inspiration. A different still life on each of the workshop’s three days. Open to ages 14 to adult.

Whether painting on a ridge overlooking a sheep farm, or by the rushing waters of a trout stream, or along the New England coast, Ned Reade captures the changing light and colors of the seasons in watercolors and oils. He likes nothing better than filling a thermos of coffee and bringing a chocolate chip cookie to a painting location. He only rewards himself once the sketch is done, and he’s ready to paint! He teaches a watercolor workshop on Martha’s Vineyard each summer, and his work can be seen in galleries around New England. For thirty years he has been Chairman of the Art Department at the Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, NY.

8/28/20 10:00am - 8/30/20 4:00pm

SVAC Campus, 930 SVAC Drive, West Rd., Manchester