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Arts Calendar: Class/Workshop/Camp in Southern Vermont

Friday, June 1, 2018
Jun
1
2018
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Jun
3
2018

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

We'll cover all your favorite aspects of singing with the instrument from arrangements to song choice. Singing with the harp, or accompanying yourself singing is very different from playing solo pieces or from accompanying other musicians or singers.


Naturally it calls for a different approach. This workshop will serve to look at the unique aspects of self accompaniment and keeping it simple.


We'll focus on old beautiful airs from the tradition that are very suitable for meditative music. Interestingly many of them were written on or widely played by the harpers of old.


We'll also touch on combining your personal meditation practice and how to carry that forward into playing for others.


This workshop is also suitable for healing practitioners who play at the bedside.


If there's any more beautiful music in the world than Irish and Celtic airs, I've yet to hear it. We'll dig into the deepest treasures of the tradition by unearthing Ireland and Scotland's most beautiful airs. For me, there's no greater joy than playing airs that were written for the harp, often by harpers and I can't wait to share that with you!


This is the music a harpist can really make his or her own through self-expression and it's the best way I know to find your true harp "voice."

Time: 6/1/18 4:00pm - 6/3/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Jun
1
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
2018

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

We'll cover all your favorite aspects of singing with the instrument from arrangements to song choice. Singing with the harp, or accompanying yourself singing is very different from playing solo pieces or from accompanying other musicians or singers.


Naturally it calls for a different approach. This workshop will serve to look at the unique aspects of self accompaniment and keeping it simple.


We'll focus on old beautiful airs from the tradition that are very suitable for meditative music. Interestingly many of them were written on or widely played by the harpers of old.


We'll also touch on combining your personal meditation practice and how to carry that forward into playing for others.


This workshop is also suitable for healing practitioners who play at the bedside.


If there's any more beautiful music in the world than Irish and Celtic airs, I've yet to hear it. We'll dig into the deepest treasures of the tradition by unearthing Ireland and Scotland's most beautiful airs. For me, there's no greater joy than playing airs that were written for the harp, often by harpers and I can't wait to share that with you!


This is the music a harpist can really make his or her own through self-expression and it's the best way I know to find your true harp "voice."

Time: 6/1/18 4:00pm - 6/3/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Jun
1
2018
– THRU –
Jun
3
2018

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop

Celtic Harp and Song Workshop Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

We'll cover all your favorite aspects of singing with the instrument from arrangements to song choice. Singing with the harp, or accompanying yourself singing is very different from playing solo pieces or from accompanying other musicians or singers.


Naturally it calls for a different approach. This workshop will serve to look at the unique aspects of self accompaniment and keeping it simple.


We'll focus on old beautiful airs from the tradition that are very suitable for meditative music. Interestingly many of them were written on or widely played by the harpers of old.


We'll also touch on combining your personal meditation practice and how to carry that forward into playing for others.


This workshop is also suitable for healing practitioners who play at the bedside.


If there's any more beautiful music in the world than Irish and Celtic airs, I've yet to hear it. We'll dig into the deepest treasures of the tradition by unearthing Ireland and Scotland's most beautiful airs. For me, there's no greater joy than playing airs that were written for the harp, often by harpers and I can't wait to share that with you!


This is the music a harpist can really make his or her own through self-expression and it's the best way I know to find your true harp "voice."

Time: 6/1/18 4:00pm - 6/3/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Monday, June 4, 2018
Jun
4
2018

Vocal Improvisation Workshop

Vocal Improvisation Workshop
Description:

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) will host a series of three vocal improvisation workshops with vocalist Bidi Dworkin. The workshops will take place on Mondays June 4, 11, 18 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Maple Street School. Discover your unique voice during this three-part workshop, which is open to everyone who enjoys singing. Vocal improvisation is fun, creative, musical and often transformative. It creates a bridge to self-expression, communication and community building. Participants will play with melody, rhythm, language and harmony. Preregistration is required and costs $45 for the three sessions. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit our website www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Time: 6/4/18 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Maple Street School, Manchester Center
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Jun
6
2018

When Art Imitates Life: A Workshop on Writing Creative Nonfiction

When Art Imitates Life: A Workshop on Writing Creative Nonfiction
Description:

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes author Elayne Clift to lead this four-part writing workshop. Creative nonfiction has been defined as that branch of writing which uses literary techniques and artistic vision (like fiction or poetry does) to report on real people/events. It can include such works as essays, autobiography, journalism, and dramatic, true stories that use scenes, dialogue, detailed descriptions and other techniques usually employed by poets and fiction writers. The class will meet Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27. Registration is $60 for all four sessions. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.

Time: 6/6/18 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Equinox Village, Manchester Center
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Jun
9
2018

Collage Painting Class

Collage Painting Class
Description:

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is happy to welcome back artist and teacher Anharad Llewelyn to lead a collage painting class. As the warm weather is upon us, it is a great time to take your painting style in a colorful new direction. Join us as we create a collage painting, working from photos of flowers, fruit, farm animals, or your choice of subject. Students will begin with an acrylic painting and then add a variety of materials including (but not limited to) assorted patterned papers, doilies, newspaper, handwritten letters, etc. to abstract and add personal meaning to their pieces. Once you have discovered the joy of collage painting, you will be hooked! The fee is $60 (includes materials); preregistration is required. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Time: 6/9/18 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Long Trail School Art Room, Dorset
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Jun
21
2018
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Jun
25
2018

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

It’s a new day for the cello! It seems like everybody wants a cello onstage with them. From singer/songwriters, Brazilian combos, bluegrass bands, and every breed of rock group, people are inventing new uses for the cello that bring this special instrument into contemporary settings.

Come join a community of cellists exploring new ways of collaborating and using our instruments. Innovative rhythmic techniques, accompanying singers and other soloists, creating cello parts in a “band” setting, practicing for being a lead voice in an ensemble – these are issues demanding creative solutions for the contemporary cellist.

Among the many questions addressed at the workshop: How do I practice to cultivate originality? How do I expand my comfort with chords? How can I create melodies through thorny chord progressions? How can I add more rhythmic tension and variation in my improvising and composing? How can I create rich accompaniments by covering the bass notes and harmony while keeping a groove? How can I make cello parts that don’t get overwhelmed by drums and bass?

As well as some hardware questions: Should I have an electric instrument? What type of pickup helps me to cut through a rhythm section while retaining my great cello sound? What electronics do I need to make the cello a compelling arena-sized voice?

In the Creative Cello Workshop you'll meet creative and collaborative players, share stylistic tips, jam with other cellists, explore new repertoire for cello ensemble, perform new pieces, and have the opportunity to improvise and play solos in a group.

Eugene Friesen has worked with hundreds of innovative cellists in jazz, rock, and folk settings. Eugene’s classes at the Berklee College of Music - and three decades of workshops throughout the United States and at international cello festivals - have influenced a generation of players who are changing the face of the cello for audiences worldwide.

Eugene will also be teaching his personal techniques including “Afro-Pizz,” a double-handed pizzicato technique featured in original pieces like “Shadowplay” and “Street Corner;” his signature multi-glissando featured in “Dances of Rasputin;” polyrhythmic col legno, etc.

Special guest, Jacob Szekely, is one of the world's first and foremost modern jazz cellists. A fluent improviser, collaborative musician, and gifted teacher, Jacob will bring a contemporary perspective on life as a sideman, studio musician, and jazz soloist.

Across all disciplines, collaboration is the new norm of creativity. To gain practice in collaborative work, we encourage participants to bring original music and sketches to the Workshop. We will play each other’s music and through the process of “workshopping,” we will discuss alternatives, work together, try new ideas and prepare pieces for public performance.
"Eugene's workshop was the best pure music-making I have experienced in many years. His openness,
depth of knowledge, and mastery of the cello led everyone to unlock doors to personal expression
that will stay open for a long time. This weekend was a gift."
-- Crispin Campbell, Cellist / Educator, Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan

"Oh, I see how this works. Yesterday you couldn't get me to play a solo,
and today you can't get me to stop!"
-- Janet Haarvig, Cellist and Composer, Montana

Time: 6/21/18 4:00pm - 6/25/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Friday, June 22, 2018
Jun
21
2018
– THRU –
Jun
25
2018

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

It’s a new day for the cello! It seems like everybody wants a cello onstage with them. From singer/songwriters, Brazilian combos, bluegrass bands, and every breed of rock group, people are inventing new uses for the cello that bring this special instrument into contemporary settings.

Come join a community of cellists exploring new ways of collaborating and using our instruments. Innovative rhythmic techniques, accompanying singers and other soloists, creating cello parts in a “band” setting, practicing for being a lead voice in an ensemble – these are issues demanding creative solutions for the contemporary cellist.

Among the many questions addressed at the workshop: How do I practice to cultivate originality? How do I expand my comfort with chords? How can I create melodies through thorny chord progressions? How can I add more rhythmic tension and variation in my improvising and composing? How can I create rich accompaniments by covering the bass notes and harmony while keeping a groove? How can I make cello parts that don’t get overwhelmed by drums and bass?

As well as some hardware questions: Should I have an electric instrument? What type of pickup helps me to cut through a rhythm section while retaining my great cello sound? What electronics do I need to make the cello a compelling arena-sized voice?

In the Creative Cello Workshop you'll meet creative and collaborative players, share stylistic tips, jam with other cellists, explore new repertoire for cello ensemble, perform new pieces, and have the opportunity to improvise and play solos in a group.

Eugene Friesen has worked with hundreds of innovative cellists in jazz, rock, and folk settings. Eugene’s classes at the Berklee College of Music - and three decades of workshops throughout the United States and at international cello festivals - have influenced a generation of players who are changing the face of the cello for audiences worldwide.

Eugene will also be teaching his personal techniques including “Afro-Pizz,” a double-handed pizzicato technique featured in original pieces like “Shadowplay” and “Street Corner;” his signature multi-glissando featured in “Dances of Rasputin;” polyrhythmic col legno, etc.

Special guest, Jacob Szekely, is one of the world's first and foremost modern jazz cellists. A fluent improviser, collaborative musician, and gifted teacher, Jacob will bring a contemporary perspective on life as a sideman, studio musician, and jazz soloist.

Across all disciplines, collaboration is the new norm of creativity. To gain practice in collaborative work, we encourage participants to bring original music and sketches to the Workshop. We will play each other’s music and through the process of “workshopping,” we will discuss alternatives, work together, try new ideas and prepare pieces for public performance.
"Eugene's workshop was the best pure music-making I have experienced in many years. His openness,
depth of knowledge, and mastery of the cello led everyone to unlock doors to personal expression
that will stay open for a long time. This weekend was a gift."
-- Crispin Campbell, Cellist / Educator, Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan

"Oh, I see how this works. Yesterday you couldn't get me to play a solo,
and today you can't get me to stop!"
-- Janet Haarvig, Cellist and Composer, Montana

Time: 6/21/18 4:00pm - 6/25/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Jun
21
2018
– THRU –
Jun
25
2018

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

It’s a new day for the cello! It seems like everybody wants a cello onstage with them. From singer/songwriters, Brazilian combos, bluegrass bands, and every breed of rock group, people are inventing new uses for the cello that bring this special instrument into contemporary settings.

Come join a community of cellists exploring new ways of collaborating and using our instruments. Innovative rhythmic techniques, accompanying singers and other soloists, creating cello parts in a “band” setting, practicing for being a lead voice in an ensemble – these are issues demanding creative solutions for the contemporary cellist.

Among the many questions addressed at the workshop: How do I practice to cultivate originality? How do I expand my comfort with chords? How can I create melodies through thorny chord progressions? How can I add more rhythmic tension and variation in my improvising and composing? How can I create rich accompaniments by covering the bass notes and harmony while keeping a groove? How can I make cello parts that don’t get overwhelmed by drums and bass?

As well as some hardware questions: Should I have an electric instrument? What type of pickup helps me to cut through a rhythm section while retaining my great cello sound? What electronics do I need to make the cello a compelling arena-sized voice?

In the Creative Cello Workshop you'll meet creative and collaborative players, share stylistic tips, jam with other cellists, explore new repertoire for cello ensemble, perform new pieces, and have the opportunity to improvise and play solos in a group.

Eugene Friesen has worked with hundreds of innovative cellists in jazz, rock, and folk settings. Eugene’s classes at the Berklee College of Music - and three decades of workshops throughout the United States and at international cello festivals - have influenced a generation of players who are changing the face of the cello for audiences worldwide.

Eugene will also be teaching his personal techniques including “Afro-Pizz,” a double-handed pizzicato technique featured in original pieces like “Shadowplay” and “Street Corner;” his signature multi-glissando featured in “Dances of Rasputin;” polyrhythmic col legno, etc.

Special guest, Jacob Szekely, is one of the world's first and foremost modern jazz cellists. A fluent improviser, collaborative musician, and gifted teacher, Jacob will bring a contemporary perspective on life as a sideman, studio musician, and jazz soloist.

Across all disciplines, collaboration is the new norm of creativity. To gain practice in collaborative work, we encourage participants to bring original music and sketches to the Workshop. We will play each other’s music and through the process of “workshopping,” we will discuss alternatives, work together, try new ideas and prepare pieces for public performance.
"Eugene's workshop was the best pure music-making I have experienced in many years. His openness,
depth of knowledge, and mastery of the cello led everyone to unlock doors to personal expression
that will stay open for a long time. This weekend was a gift."
-- Crispin Campbell, Cellist / Educator, Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan

"Oh, I see how this works. Yesterday you couldn't get me to play a solo,
and today you can't get me to stop!"
-- Janet Haarvig, Cellist and Composer, Montana

Time: 6/21/18 4:00pm - 6/25/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Jun
21
2018
– THRU –
Jun
25
2018

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

It’s a new day for the cello! It seems like everybody wants a cello onstage with them. From singer/songwriters, Brazilian combos, bluegrass bands, and every breed of rock group, people are inventing new uses for the cello that bring this special instrument into contemporary settings.

Come join a community of cellists exploring new ways of collaborating and using our instruments. Innovative rhythmic techniques, accompanying singers and other soloists, creating cello parts in a “band” setting, practicing for being a lead voice in an ensemble – these are issues demanding creative solutions for the contemporary cellist.

Among the many questions addressed at the workshop: How do I practice to cultivate originality? How do I expand my comfort with chords? How can I create melodies through thorny chord progressions? How can I add more rhythmic tension and variation in my improvising and composing? How can I create rich accompaniments by covering the bass notes and harmony while keeping a groove? How can I make cello parts that don’t get overwhelmed by drums and bass?

As well as some hardware questions: Should I have an electric instrument? What type of pickup helps me to cut through a rhythm section while retaining my great cello sound? What electronics do I need to make the cello a compelling arena-sized voice?

In the Creative Cello Workshop you'll meet creative and collaborative players, share stylistic tips, jam with other cellists, explore new repertoire for cello ensemble, perform new pieces, and have the opportunity to improvise and play solos in a group.

Eugene Friesen has worked with hundreds of innovative cellists in jazz, rock, and folk settings. Eugene’s classes at the Berklee College of Music - and three decades of workshops throughout the United States and at international cello festivals - have influenced a generation of players who are changing the face of the cello for audiences worldwide.

Eugene will also be teaching his personal techniques including “Afro-Pizz,” a double-handed pizzicato technique featured in original pieces like “Shadowplay” and “Street Corner;” his signature multi-glissando featured in “Dances of Rasputin;” polyrhythmic col legno, etc.

Special guest, Jacob Szekely, is one of the world's first and foremost modern jazz cellists. A fluent improviser, collaborative musician, and gifted teacher, Jacob will bring a contemporary perspective on life as a sideman, studio musician, and jazz soloist.

Across all disciplines, collaboration is the new norm of creativity. To gain practice in collaborative work, we encourage participants to bring original music and sketches to the Workshop. We will play each other’s music and through the process of “workshopping,” we will discuss alternatives, work together, try new ideas and prepare pieces for public performance.
"Eugene's workshop was the best pure music-making I have experienced in many years. His openness,
depth of knowledge, and mastery of the cello led everyone to unlock doors to personal expression
that will stay open for a long time. This weekend was a gift."
-- Crispin Campbell, Cellist / Educator, Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan

"Oh, I see how this works. Yesterday you couldn't get me to play a solo,
and today you can't get me to stop!"
-- Janet Haarvig, Cellist and Composer, Montana

Time: 6/21/18 4:00pm - 6/25/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Monday, June 25, 2018
Jun
21
2018
– THRU –
Jun
25
2018

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen

The Creative Cello Workshop with Eugene Friesen Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

It’s a new day for the cello! It seems like everybody wants a cello onstage with them. From singer/songwriters, Brazilian combos, bluegrass bands, and every breed of rock group, people are inventing new uses for the cello that bring this special instrument into contemporary settings.

Come join a community of cellists exploring new ways of collaborating and using our instruments. Innovative rhythmic techniques, accompanying singers and other soloists, creating cello parts in a “band” setting, practicing for being a lead voice in an ensemble – these are issues demanding creative solutions for the contemporary cellist.

Among the many questions addressed at the workshop: How do I practice to cultivate originality? How do I expand my comfort with chords? How can I create melodies through thorny chord progressions? How can I add more rhythmic tension and variation in my improvising and composing? How can I create rich accompaniments by covering the bass notes and harmony while keeping a groove? How can I make cello parts that don’t get overwhelmed by drums and bass?

As well as some hardware questions: Should I have an electric instrument? What type of pickup helps me to cut through a rhythm section while retaining my great cello sound? What electronics do I need to make the cello a compelling arena-sized voice?

In the Creative Cello Workshop you'll meet creative and collaborative players, share stylistic tips, jam with other cellists, explore new repertoire for cello ensemble, perform new pieces, and have the opportunity to improvise and play solos in a group.

Eugene Friesen has worked with hundreds of innovative cellists in jazz, rock, and folk settings. Eugene’s classes at the Berklee College of Music - and three decades of workshops throughout the United States and at international cello festivals - have influenced a generation of players who are changing the face of the cello for audiences worldwide.

Eugene will also be teaching his personal techniques including “Afro-Pizz,” a double-handed pizzicato technique featured in original pieces like “Shadowplay” and “Street Corner;” his signature multi-glissando featured in “Dances of Rasputin;” polyrhythmic col legno, etc.

Special guest, Jacob Szekely, is one of the world's first and foremost modern jazz cellists. A fluent improviser, collaborative musician, and gifted teacher, Jacob will bring a contemporary perspective on life as a sideman, studio musician, and jazz soloist.

Across all disciplines, collaboration is the new norm of creativity. To gain practice in collaborative work, we encourage participants to bring original music and sketches to the Workshop. We will play each other’s music and through the process of “workshopping,” we will discuss alternatives, work together, try new ideas and prepare pieces for public performance.
"Eugene's workshop was the best pure music-making I have experienced in many years. His openness,
depth of knowledge, and mastery of the cello led everyone to unlock doors to personal expression
that will stay open for a long time. This weekend was a gift."
-- Crispin Campbell, Cellist / Educator, Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan

"Oh, I see how this works. Yesterday you couldn't get me to play a solo,
and today you can't get me to stop!"
-- Janet Haarvig, Cellist and Composer, Montana

Time: 6/21/18 4:00pm - 6/25/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Friday, June 29, 2018
Jun
29
2018
– THRU –
Jul
1
2018

From Fear to Joy: Discover Your Inner Singer

From Fear to Joy: Discover Your Inner Singer Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Nancy Salwen leads this weekend workshop/retreat for “non-singers,” beginning singers, or anyone who wants to become more confident and expressive with their voice!

Claim your birthright, and step into the joy of singing! Whether you’re a “non-singer” who wishes you could sing, or a more experienced singer who would like to delve deeper into the magic of your own voice, this weekend retreat/workshop is for you!


- If you can talk you can sing! — yes, EVEN YOU!!
- Learn in a way that’s supportive, comfortable & fun
- Discover or re-discover your unique voice
- Feel the sound of your own voice in a whole new way
- Experience the profound joy of singing in a supportive group
- Become more confident – experience some singing success!
- Empower yourself by doing things you didn’t think you could!
- Take home new skills & tools to continue the journey!

"I really surprised myself, in many ways. I had a wonderful time and came away with more confidence than I felt possible!”
– A Workshop Participant

Through a combination of games, improvisation and simple songs from around the world we’ll explore different aspects of the voice.
Did you know that adults & teens can learn to sing in much the same way a child learns language — through immersion and play?!
In that spirit, we’ll…


- Create a space of non-judgement, and replace the “cringe,” with curiosity!
- Make all kinds of crazy sounds and noises — just to discover what we’ve got!
- Learn to listen differently and more deeply.
- Discover the profound joy of boldly singing with other people!
- Dig into different learning styles, discovering YOUR best inroads to music learning.
- Discuss the basics of music theory, so you’ll understand more about how songs work.
- Sing familiar songs and learn new ones!


We’ll create a tool kit of accessible techniques for you to take home and use as you develop your skills. Discover the joy of your unique voice and let go of that old idea that singing isn’t for you!


"Nancy has helped me along the journey of bringing what I hear inside my head into the world. She brings a patience and a kindness to her process that focuses on joy and emphasizes the pleasure of singing. She has helped me replace my perceptions of singing failure with success, and anxiety with relaxation.” – Chris, Singing Student

Time: 6/29/18 4:00pm - 7/1/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Jun
29
2018
– THRU –
Jul
1
2018

From Fear to Joy: Discover Your Inner Singer

From Fear to Joy: Discover Your Inner Singer Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Nancy Salwen leads this weekend workshop/retreat for “non-singers,” beginning singers, or anyone who wants to become more confident and expressive with their voice!

Claim your birthright, and step into the joy of singing! Whether you’re a “non-singer” who wishes you could sing, or a more experienced singer who would like to delve deeper into the magic of your own voice, this weekend retreat/workshop is for you!


- If you can talk you can sing! — yes, EVEN YOU!!
- Learn in a way that’s supportive, comfortable & fun
- Discover or re-discover your unique voice
- Feel the sound of your own voice in a whole new way
- Experience the profound joy of singing in a supportive group
- Become more confident – experience some singing success!
- Empower yourself by doing things you didn’t think you could!
- Take home new skills & tools to continue the journey!

"I really surprised myself, in many ways. I had a wonderful time and came away with more confidence than I felt possible!”
– A Workshop Participant

Through a combination of games, improvisation and simple songs from around the world we’ll explore different aspects of the voice.
Did you know that adults & teens can learn to sing in much the same way a child learns language — through immersion and play?!
In that spirit, we’ll…


- Create a space of non-judgement, and replace the “cringe,” with curiosity!
- Make all kinds of crazy sounds and noises — just to discover what we’ve got!
- Learn to listen differently and more deeply.
- Discover the profound joy of boldly singing with other people!
- Dig into different learning styles, discovering YOUR best inroads to music learning.
- Discuss the basics of music theory, so you’ll understand more about how songs work.
- Sing familiar songs and learn new ones!


We’ll create a tool kit of accessible techniques for you to take home and use as you develop your skills. Discover the joy of your unique voice and let go of that old idea that singing isn’t for you!


"Nancy has helped me along the journey of bringing what I hear inside my head into the world. She brings a patience and a kindness to her process that focuses on joy and emphasizes the pleasure of singing. She has helped me replace my perceptions of singing failure with success, and anxiety with relaxation.” – Chris, Singing Student

Time: 6/29/18 4:00pm - 7/1/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Jun
29
2018
– THRU –
Jul
1
2018

From Fear to Joy: Discover Your Inner Singer

From Fear to Joy: Discover Your Inner Singer Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Nancy Salwen leads this weekend workshop/retreat for “non-singers,” beginning singers, or anyone who wants to become more confident and expressive with their voice!

Claim your birthright, and step into the joy of singing! Whether you’re a “non-singer” who wishes you could sing, or a more experienced singer who would like to delve deeper into the magic of your own voice, this weekend retreat/workshop is for you!


- If you can talk you can sing! — yes, EVEN YOU!!
- Learn in a way that’s supportive, comfortable & fun
- Discover or re-discover your unique voice
- Feel the sound of your own voice in a whole new way
- Experience the profound joy of singing in a supportive group
- Become more confident – experience some singing success!
- Empower yourself by doing things you didn’t think you could!
- Take home new skills & tools to continue the journey!

"I really surprised myself, in many ways. I had a wonderful time and came away with more confidence than I felt possible!”
– A Workshop Participant

Through a combination of games, improvisation and simple songs from around the world we’ll explore different aspects of the voice.
Did you know that adults & teens can learn to sing in much the same way a child learns language — through immersion and play?!
In that spirit, we’ll…


- Create a space of non-judgement, and replace the “cringe,” with curiosity!
- Make all kinds of crazy sounds and noises — just to discover what we’ve got!
- Learn to listen differently and more deeply.
- Discover the profound joy of boldly singing with other people!
- Dig into different learning styles, discovering YOUR best inroads to music learning.
- Discuss the basics of music theory, so you’ll understand more about how songs work.
- Sing familiar songs and learn new ones!


We’ll create a tool kit of accessible techniques for you to take home and use as you develop your skills. Discover the joy of your unique voice and let go of that old idea that singing isn’t for you!


"Nancy has helped me along the journey of bringing what I hear inside my head into the world. She brings a patience and a kindness to her process that focuses on joy and emphasizes the pleasure of singing. She has helped me replace my perceptions of singing failure with success, and anxiety with relaxation.” – Chris, Singing Student

Time: 6/29/18 4:00pm - 7/1/18 1:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Monday, July 2, 2018
Jul
2
2018
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Jul
13
2018

Creative Dance Camp

Creative Dance Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Movement artist and educator Madeline Warriner directs Pentangle inaugural summer Creative Dance Camp. In this two-week camp dancers will be fully immersed in a fun and challenging creative dance experience. Campers will take daily classes in Contemporary Modern Technique and Choreography, as well as other styles like Jazz and Hip-hop. In this inclusive and supportive environment, we will put together a culminating performance, challenging campers to create, collaborate, and explore new ways of thinking, articulating, and moving. Campers with any level of experience are encouraged to participate- the only requirement being to come with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and HAVE FUN!

Watch these young artists strut their stuff in a final performance on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 pm.

Time: 7/2/18 9:00am - 7/13/18 4:30pm
Location: PENTANGLE ARTS Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Jul
2
2018
– THRU –
Jul
13
2018

Creative Dance Camp

Creative Dance Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Movement artist and educator Madeline Warriner directs Pentangle inaugural summer Creative Dance Camp. In this two-week camp dancers will be fully immersed in a fun and challenging creative dance experience. Campers will take daily classes in Contemporary Modern Technique and Choreography, as well as other styles like Jazz and Hip-hop. In this inclusive and supportive environment, we will put together a culminating performance, challenging campers to create, collaborate, and explore new ways of thinking, articulating, and moving. Campers with any level of experience are encouraged to participate- the only requirement being to come with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and HAVE FUN!

Watch these young artists strut their stuff in a final performance on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 pm.

Time: 7/2/18 9:00am - 7/13/18 4:30pm
Location: PENTANGLE ARTS Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Jul
2
2018
– THRU –
Jul
13
2018

Creative Dance Camp

Creative Dance Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Movement artist and educator Madeline Warriner directs Pentangle inaugural summer Creative Dance Camp. In this two-week camp dancers will be fully immersed in a fun and challenging creative dance experience. Campers will take daily classes in Contemporary Modern Technique and Choreography, as well as other styles like Jazz and Hip-hop. In this inclusive and supportive environment, we will put together a culminating performance, challenging campers to create, collaborate, and explore new ways of thinking, articulating, and moving. Campers with any level of experience are encouraged to participate- the only requirement being to come with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and HAVE FUN!

Watch these young artists strut their stuff in a final performance on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 pm.

Time: 7/2/18 9:00am - 7/13/18 4:30pm
Location: PENTANGLE ARTS Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Jul
2
2018
– THRU –
Jul
13
2018

Creative Dance Camp

Creative Dance Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Movement artist and educator Madeline Warriner directs Pentangle inaugural summer Creative Dance Camp. In this two-week camp dancers will be fully immersed in a fun and challenging creative dance experience. Campers will take daily classes in Contemporary Modern Technique and Choreography, as well as other styles like Jazz and Hip-hop. In this inclusive and supportive environment, we will put together a culminating performance, challenging campers to create, collaborate, and explore new ways of thinking, articulating, and moving. Campers with any level of experience are encouraged to participate- the only requirement being to come with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and HAVE FUN!

Watch these young artists strut their stuff in a final performance on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 pm.

Time: 7/2/18 9:00am - 7/13/18 4:30pm
Location: PENTANGLE ARTS Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Friday, July 6, 2018
Jul
2
2018
– THRU –
Jul
13
2018

Creative Dance Camp

Creative Dance Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Movement artist and educator Madeline Warriner directs Pentangle inaugural summer Creative Dance Camp. In this two-week camp dancers will be fully immersed in a fun and challenging creative dance experience. Campers will take daily classes in Contemporary Modern Technique and Choreography, as well as other styles like Jazz and Hip-hop. In this inclusive and supportive environment, we will put together a culminating performance, challenging campers to create, collaborate, and explore new ways of thinking, articulating, and moving. Campers with any level of experience are encouraged to participate- the only requirement being to come with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and HAVE FUN!

Watch these young artists strut their stuff in a final performance on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 pm.

Time: 7/2/18 9:00am - 7/13/18 4:30pm
Location: PENTANGLE ARTS Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Jul
2
2018
– THRU –
Jul
13
2018

Creative Dance Camp

Creative Dance Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Movement artist and educator Madeline Warriner directs Pentangle inaugural summer Creative Dance Camp. In this two-week camp dancers will be fully immersed in a fun and challenging creative dance experience. Campers will take daily classes in Contemporary Modern Technique and Choreography, as well as other styles like Jazz and Hip-hop. In this inclusive and supportive environment, we will put together a culminating performance, challenging campers to create, collaborate, and explore new ways of thinking, articulating, and moving. Campers with any level of experience are encouraged to participate- the only requirement being to come with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and HAVE FUN!

Watch these young artists strut their stuff in a final performance on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 pm.

Time: 7/2/18 9:00am - 7/13/18 4:30pm
Location: PENTANGLE ARTS Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Jul
2
2018
– THRU –
Jul
13
2018

Creative Dance Camp

Creative Dance Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Movement artist and educator Madeline Warriner directs Pentangle inaugural summer Creative Dance Camp. In this two-week camp dancers will be fully immersed in a fun and challenging creative dance experience. Campers will take daily classes in Contemporary Modern Technique and Choreography, as well as other styles like Jazz and Hip-hop. In this inclusive and supportive environment, we will put together a culminating performance, challenging campers to create, collaborate, and explore new ways of thinking, articulating, and moving. Campers with any level of experience are encouraged to participate- the only requirement being to come with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and HAVE FUN!

Watch these young artists strut their stuff in a final performance on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 pm.

Time: 7/2/18 9:00am - 7/13/18 4:30pm
Location: PENTANGLE ARTS Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Monday, July 9, 2018
Jul
2
2018
– THRU –
Jul
13
2018

Creative Dance Camp

Creative Dance Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Movement artist and educator Madeline Warriner directs Pentangle inaugural summer Creative Dance Camp. In this two-week camp dancers will be fully immersed in a fun and challenging creative dance experience. Campers will take daily classes in Contemporary Modern Technique and Choreography, as well as other styles like Jazz and Hip-hop. In this inclusive and supportive environment, we will put together a culminating performance, challenging campers to create, collaborate, and explore new ways of thinking, articulating, and moving. Campers with any level of experience are encouraged to participate- the only requirement being to come with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and HAVE FUN!

Watch these young artists strut their stuff in a final performance on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 pm.

Time: 7/2/18 9:00am - 7/13/18 4:30pm
Location: PENTANGLE ARTS Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Jul
9
2018
– THRU –
Jul
14
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange's Old-School Woodworking Camp

Vermont Arts Exchange's Old-School Woodworking Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ages 8+, $225
Instructed by Gabi Rynes
Building off of last summer’s Old-School Woodworking Camp, this camp brings new ideas to this very popular wood maker camp. Real tools and techniques, fresh projects, lake time and a few splinters are guaranteed while campers experiment, design, build and collaborate on basic woodworking endeavors. After getting the ok from camp staff, experienced woodworkers can tackle more complicated projects while those new to woodworking will learn the basics. A respect of sharp tools and ability to follow rules of safety are a must.

Time: 7/9/18 10:00am - 7/14/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Jul
2
2018
– THRU –
Jul
13
2018

Creative Dance Camp

Creative Dance Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Movement artist and educator Madeline Warriner directs Pentangle inaugural summer Creative Dance Camp. In this two-week camp dancers will be fully immersed in a fun and challenging creative dance experience. Campers will take daily classes in Contemporary Modern Technique and Choreography, as well as other styles like Jazz and Hip-hop. In this inclusive and supportive environment, we will put together a culminating performance, challenging campers to create, collaborate, and explore new ways of thinking, articulating, and moving. Campers with any level of experience are encouraged to participate- the only requirement being to come with an open heart and mind, ready to learn and HAVE FUN!

Watch these young artists strut their stuff in a final performance on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 pm.

Time: 7/2/18 9:00am - 7/13/18 4:30pm
Location: PENTANGLE ARTS Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock
Jul
9
2018
– THRU –
Jul
14
2018

Vermont Arts Exchange's Old-School Woodworking Camp

Vermont Arts Exchange's Old-School Woodworking Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Ages 8+, $225
Instructed by Gabi Rynes
Building off of last summer’s Old-School Woodworking Camp, this camp brings new ideas to this very popular wood maker camp. Real tools and techniques, fresh projects, lake time and a few splinters are guaranteed while campers experiment, design, build and collaborate on basic woodworking endeavors. After getting the ok from camp staff, experienced woodworkers can tackle more complicated projects while those new to woodworking will learn the basics. A respect of sharp tools and ability to follow rules of safety are a must.

Time: 7/9/18 10:00am - 7/14/18 4:00pm
Location: Vermont Arts Exchange, 48 Main Street, North Bennington