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Arts Calendar: Class/Workshop/Camp in Southern Vermont

The Vermont Arts Calendar is statewide, crowdsourced, and embeddable. Listings are free and seen by thousands of people throughout and beyond Vermont. The calendar is on the Council's website, and is shared by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing as well as Vermont Public Radio. Find virtual and in-person events of every kind, and search by event category, region, and date.

Due to the frequency of event cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot guarantee that in person events listed in our calendar are current. Please confirm with the listed venue before attending.

Have you listed an event in our arts calendar that has since been cancelled due to COVID-19? Please email Desmond Peeples, Content Manager, at dpeeplesREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@vermontartscouncil.org to update your listing.

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Region

Category

Monday, January 18, 2021
Jan
4
2021
– THRU –
Jan
25
2021

Virtual Class – Into The Dark: Drawing Shadows, Online With Susan Weiss

Virtual Class – Into The Dark: Drawing Shadows, Online With Susan Weiss

Four Monday afternoons in January–via Zoom

In this class we will explore the various types of shadows that are important in creating a drawing as well as the light source that creates the shadows. We will study different techniques to create shadows and shadow shapes and how to create mood with shadows. Drawings will include the interior still life, outdoor landscapes and architecture. All levels of experience are welcome. A suggested materials list is below, and house-found materials are also an option. Please contact Erin at SVAC if you have questions about supplies or any other aspect of the class. The class is open to teens with parent/guardian permission. Limited scholarships are available.

Suggested Materials for “Into the Dark:”
Strathmore 400 Series Bristol Drawing Paper. 14”x11”
Set of graphite drawing pencils
Sakura Pigma Micron Permanent Ink Pens
Kneaded eraser
Colored pencils
Charcoal – pencils, vine, and/or condensed
Set of colored pencils
Watercolor set and brushes
Watercolor paper pad
Pastels – chalk, pencils or crayons

To register by email or phone please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802-367-1306.

More about Susan: www.susanweissart.com

1/4/21 4:00pm - 1/25/21 5:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Jan
13
2021
– THRU –
Feb
10
2021

Winter Wednesdays: Mixed Media Art Classes For Grades 6 – 12 With Andrea Myklebust, Southern Vermont Arts Center

Winter Wednesdays: Mixed Media Art Classes For Grades 6 – 12 With Andrea Myklebust, Southern Vermont Arts Center

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Wednesdays from January 13 – February 10
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member – $150; Non-Member – $185
Ages: Grades 6-12

Spend the afternoon exploring in the SVAC studios when school is closed. We will meet five times in January and February.

This class is open to all. New students are welcome. Students from the fall class are also welcome to re-enroll and will be able to work on new projects–drawing, painting, and working with clay, wool, plaster and other three-dimensional materials. Geared for grades six and up, these classes will include both projects designed by the teacher and opportunities for students to work individually on projects and with materials that interest them.

Masks required; registration limited to allow for physical distancing. We are currently planning for an in-person class and will shift to Zoom if necessary. If there is a switch, anyone who has registered will have the option either to withdraw–if they do not want to take on online class–and receive a refund for the remaining classes OR to stay for the remaining Zoom-based classes at a reduced rate. SVAC will also refund families if there are unexpected changes in your children’s schools’ plans that make attendance impossible.

Scholarships available. Please contact Erin for more information: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

1/13/21 1:00pm - 2/10/21 3:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Saturday, January 23, 2021
Jan
16
2021
– THRU –
Jan
30
2021

Teen To Teen – Session 1: Online Yoga With Charlotte Alexander, RYT 200

Teen To Teen – Session 1: Online Yoga With Charlotte Alexander, RYT 200

Instructor: Charlotte Alexander, RYT 200
Dates: Saturdays from January 16 – January 30
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Cost includes all three classes:
SVAC member, also registering for “Teen to Teen – Session 2” – $20
SVAC member, registering for this course only – $25
Non-member, also registering for “Teen to Teen – Session 2” – $25
Non-member, registering for this course only – $30
Ages: Open to ages 13-19

Find a fun-loving approach to yoga via Zoom! Learn to express yourself through beautiful postures. Gain flexibility, strength, and balance in a vinyasa (flow) based practice designed to heal the body and calm the mind. Together we will explore the fundamentals of yoga, find awareness of breath and body, and practice mindfulness. Let’s begin this new journey together! Scholarships are available. Please contact Erin at 802.367.1306 or ekaufman@svac.org.

From beginners to experienced, all yogis are invited to grow and renew. All you need is a mat! Open to ages 13-19.

Charlotte took her first class when she was eleven. It was love at first vinyasa! After a few years of practicing, playing, and lots of encouragement from wonderful teachers, she signed up for a yoga teacher training program when she was fourteen. She’s been teaching ever since, and now at sixteen Charlotte has a passion for teaching and learning new forms of this practice.

1/16/21 2:00pm - 1/30/21 3:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Sunday, January 24, 2021
Jan
17
2021
– THRU –
Feb
7
2021

Virtual Class – Introduction To Hand Spinning, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Virtual Class – Introduction To Hand Spinning, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Sundays from January 17 – February 7
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $150; Non-Member: $175
Ages 14 – Adult


Learn to make your own yarn by hand with a hand spindle. Using a kit supplied by the instructor, including a custom-made hand spindle and locally-raised wool from her flock of sheep in Danby, Vermont, students will work as a group to understand the foundations of hand spinning: draft and twist. In addition to our group class time, the instructor will provide downloadable course materials, and schedule one-on-one sessions with students to provide individual instruction and troubleshooting. By the end of class, students will have grounding in the fundamentals of hand spinning and will be ready to continue their exploration of this ancient craft. No previous spinning or fiber experience necessary.

Class fee includes $45 for materials. Shipping costs, if necessary due to the student’s location or preference, will be paid by the student. Limited scholarships available. Please contact us with questions about shipping or any other aspect of the class: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306

1/17/21 2:00pm - 2/7/21 4:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Monday, January 25, 2021
Jan
4
2021
– THRU –
Jan
25
2021

Virtual Class – Into The Dark: Drawing Shadows, Online With Susan Weiss

Virtual Class – Into The Dark: Drawing Shadows, Online With Susan Weiss

Four Monday afternoons in January–via Zoom

In this class we will explore the various types of shadows that are important in creating a drawing as well as the light source that creates the shadows. We will study different techniques to create shadows and shadow shapes and how to create mood with shadows. Drawings will include the interior still life, outdoor landscapes and architecture. All levels of experience are welcome. A suggested materials list is below, and house-found materials are also an option. Please contact Erin at SVAC if you have questions about supplies or any other aspect of the class. The class is open to teens with parent/guardian permission. Limited scholarships are available.

Suggested Materials for “Into the Dark:”
Strathmore 400 Series Bristol Drawing Paper. 14”x11”
Set of graphite drawing pencils
Sakura Pigma Micron Permanent Ink Pens
Kneaded eraser
Colored pencils
Charcoal – pencils, vine, and/or condensed
Set of colored pencils
Watercolor set and brushes
Watercolor paper pad
Pastels – chalk, pencils or crayons

To register by email or phone please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802-367-1306.

More about Susan: www.susanweissart.com

1/4/21 4:00pm - 1/25/21 5:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Jan
13
2021
– THRU –
Feb
10
2021

Winter Wednesdays: Mixed Media Art Classes For Grades 6 – 12 With Andrea Myklebust, Southern Vermont Arts Center

Winter Wednesdays: Mixed Media Art Classes For Grades 6 – 12 With Andrea Myklebust, Southern Vermont Arts Center

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Wednesdays from January 13 – February 10
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member – $150; Non-Member – $185
Ages: Grades 6-12

Spend the afternoon exploring in the SVAC studios when school is closed. We will meet five times in January and February.

This class is open to all. New students are welcome. Students from the fall class are also welcome to re-enroll and will be able to work on new projects–drawing, painting, and working with clay, wool, plaster and other three-dimensional materials. Geared for grades six and up, these classes will include both projects designed by the teacher and opportunities for students to work individually on projects and with materials that interest them.

Masks required; registration limited to allow for physical distancing. We are currently planning for an in-person class and will shift to Zoom if necessary. If there is a switch, anyone who has registered will have the option either to withdraw–if they do not want to take on online class–and receive a refund for the remaining classes OR to stay for the remaining Zoom-based classes at a reduced rate. SVAC will also refund families if there are unexpected changes in your children’s schools’ plans that make attendance impossible.

Scholarships available. Please contact Erin for more information: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

1/13/21 1:00pm - 2/10/21 3:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Jan
27
2021
– THRU –
Feb
17
2021

Virtual Class – Introduction To Twined Weaving, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Virtual Class – Introduction To Twined Weaving, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Wednesdays from January 27 – February 17
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $150; Non-Member: $175
Ages 14 – Adult
Four Wednesday evenings via Zoom.

This class explores the ancient art of twined weaving. Using a kit provided by the instructor, students will learn how to warp a twining loom and how to finger-weave woolen weft materials to create an intricately patterned bag. Twining is an ancient art form with variations developed by human cultures around the globe. In addition to our group class time, the instructor will provide downloadable course materials, and schedule one-on-one sessions with students to provide individual instruction and troubleshooting. Limited scholarships available.

Class fee includes $45 for materials. Shipping costs, if necessary due to the student’s location or preference, will be paid by the student. Please contact us with questions about shipping or any other aspect of the class: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

1/27/21 7:00pm - 2/17/21 9:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Saturday, January 30, 2021
Jan
16
2021
– THRU –
Jan
30
2021

Teen To Teen – Session 1: Online Yoga With Charlotte Alexander, RYT 200

Teen To Teen – Session 1: Online Yoga With Charlotte Alexander, RYT 200

Instructor: Charlotte Alexander, RYT 200
Dates: Saturdays from January 16 – January 30
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Cost includes all three classes:
SVAC member, also registering for “Teen to Teen – Session 2” – $20
SVAC member, registering for this course only – $25
Non-member, also registering for “Teen to Teen – Session 2” – $25
Non-member, registering for this course only – $30
Ages: Open to ages 13-19

Find a fun-loving approach to yoga via Zoom! Learn to express yourself through beautiful postures. Gain flexibility, strength, and balance in a vinyasa (flow) based practice designed to heal the body and calm the mind. Together we will explore the fundamentals of yoga, find awareness of breath and body, and practice mindfulness. Let’s begin this new journey together! Scholarships are available. Please contact Erin at 802.367.1306 or ekaufman@svac.org.

From beginners to experienced, all yogis are invited to grow and renew. All you need is a mat! Open to ages 13-19.

Charlotte took her first class when she was eleven. It was love at first vinyasa! After a few years of practicing, playing, and lots of encouragement from wonderful teachers, she signed up for a yoga teacher training program when she was fourteen. She’s been teaching ever since, and now at sixteen Charlotte has a passion for teaching and learning new forms of this practice.

1/16/21 2:00pm - 1/30/21 3:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Sunday, January 31, 2021
Jan
17
2021
– THRU –
Feb
7
2021

Virtual Class – Introduction To Hand Spinning, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Virtual Class – Introduction To Hand Spinning, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Sundays from January 17 – February 7
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $150; Non-Member: $175
Ages 14 – Adult


Learn to make your own yarn by hand with a hand spindle. Using a kit supplied by the instructor, including a custom-made hand spindle and locally-raised wool from her flock of sheep in Danby, Vermont, students will work as a group to understand the foundations of hand spinning: draft and twist. In addition to our group class time, the instructor will provide downloadable course materials, and schedule one-on-one sessions with students to provide individual instruction and troubleshooting. By the end of class, students will have grounding in the fundamentals of hand spinning and will be ready to continue their exploration of this ancient craft. No previous spinning or fiber experience necessary.

Class fee includes $45 for materials. Shipping costs, if necessary due to the student’s location or preference, will be paid by the student. Limited scholarships available. Please contact us with questions about shipping or any other aspect of the class: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306

1/17/21 2:00pm - 2/7/21 4:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Monday, February 1, 2021
Feb
1
2021
– THRU –
Mar
8
2021

Virtual Class – Film Noir And The Hollywood Blacklist (1947 – 1951) – Online With Elliot Lavine

Virtual Class – Film Noir And The Hollywood Blacklist (1947 – 1951) – Online With Elliot Lavine

Instructor: Elliot Lavine
Dates: Mondays, February 1 – March 8
Time: 7:30 – 9 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: SVAC member – $160; Non-member – $195
Six Mondays in February and March

The roots of the Hollywood Blacklist began in the 1930s during the height of the Great Depression, with many American writers and artists naively drawn to the basic ideology of Communism. By the end of the 1940s, in the aftermath of WWII, the general fear that Communism had become a serious internal threat to the nation’s security resulted in the creation of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) to ferret out subversive figures at every level of American life. The blistering left-wing faction of Hollywood, influential in so many ways, became a prime target.

The witch hunt that followed decimated a considerable part of Hollywood’s vast and wildly creative talent pool. Brilliant careers were suddenly and often tragically ended as widespread (and unfounded) fears about Communism infiltration of the film industry reached a panic level—fueled largely by ruthless political zealots like Joseph P. McCarthy, then a US senator from Wisconsin.

This six-week course will focus on films created by those most affected by this shameful scourge, the writers, directors, and stars of these subversively camouflaged crime films—now conveniently described as film noir—a stylistic “genre” that offered these writers and directors the perfect platform for expressing their unpopular views. Cynical, often violently un-American tales spun from the social issues and dilemmas of their time.

Featured films will be:
CROSSFIRE (1947). Edward Dmytryk’s* examination of anti-Semitism starring Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum, and Robert Young.
BRUTE FORCE (1947) Jules Dassin’s* savage prison drama with Burt Lancaster and a cast of blacklisted supporting players.
BODY & SOUL (1947) Robert Rossen’s* boxing drama starring John Garfield, one of the era’s most tragic victims of the Blacklist.
FORCE OF EVIL (1948), another strong film with John Garfield, directed by Abraham Polonsky*.
TRY AND GET ME (1950), a powerful indictment of mob rule, directed by Cy Endfield*.
THE PROWLER (1951), Joseph Losey’s* devastating takedown of the American Dream starring Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes.

*BLACKLISTED!

Students will watch the films independently and meet for regular, weekly ZOOM discussions. All of these films are easily accessed through the typical streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, On Demand, etc. Rental costs on average are $4 per film.

The class is open to teens with parent/guardian permission. Limited scholarships are available. To register by email or phone please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
Elliot Lavine has acquired a national reputation as one of the country’s foremost film programmers. In 2010 he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has been teaching film studies courses since 2006 for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, Oregon State University, and San Francisco State University, both in person and now on-line.

2/1/21 7:30pm - 3/8/21 9:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Jan
13
2021
– THRU –
Feb
10
2021

Winter Wednesdays: Mixed Media Art Classes For Grades 6 – 12 With Andrea Myklebust, Southern Vermont Arts Center

Winter Wednesdays: Mixed Media Art Classes For Grades 6 – 12 With Andrea Myklebust, Southern Vermont Arts Center

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Wednesdays from January 13 – February 10
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member – $150; Non-Member – $185
Ages: Grades 6-12

Spend the afternoon exploring in the SVAC studios when school is closed. We will meet five times in January and February.

This class is open to all. New students are welcome. Students from the fall class are also welcome to re-enroll and will be able to work on new projects–drawing, painting, and working with clay, wool, plaster and other three-dimensional materials. Geared for grades six and up, these classes will include both projects designed by the teacher and opportunities for students to work individually on projects and with materials that interest them.

Masks required; registration limited to allow for physical distancing. We are currently planning for an in-person class and will shift to Zoom if necessary. If there is a switch, anyone who has registered will have the option either to withdraw–if they do not want to take on online class–and receive a refund for the remaining classes OR to stay for the remaining Zoom-based classes at a reduced rate. SVAC will also refund families if there are unexpected changes in your children’s schools’ plans that make attendance impossible.

Scholarships available. Please contact Erin for more information: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

1/13/21 1:00pm - 2/10/21 3:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Jan
27
2021
– THRU –
Feb
17
2021

Virtual Class – Introduction To Twined Weaving, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Virtual Class – Introduction To Twined Weaving, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Wednesdays from January 27 – February 17
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $150; Non-Member: $175
Ages 14 – Adult
Four Wednesday evenings via Zoom.

This class explores the ancient art of twined weaving. Using a kit provided by the instructor, students will learn how to warp a twining loom and how to finger-weave woolen weft materials to create an intricately patterned bag. Twining is an ancient art form with variations developed by human cultures around the globe. In addition to our group class time, the instructor will provide downloadable course materials, and schedule one-on-one sessions with students to provide individual instruction and troubleshooting. Limited scholarships available.

Class fee includes $45 for materials. Shipping costs, if necessary due to the student’s location or preference, will be paid by the student. Please contact us with questions about shipping or any other aspect of the class: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

1/27/21 7:00pm - 2/17/21 9:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Saturday, February 6, 2021
Feb
6
2021
– THRU –
Feb
7
2021

Virtual Workshop – Painting The Winter Landscape In Watercolor, Online With Robert O’Brien

Virtual Workshop – Painting The Winter Landscape In Watercolor, Online With Robert O’Brien

Instructor: Robert J. O’Brien, NWS AWS
Dates: Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $99; Non-Member: $125
Ages 14 – Adult
Award-winning watercolorist Robert O’Brien AWS NWS welcomes students to his virtual studio. Open to all levels.

This is a two-day online workshop through Zoom. The subject will be the magnificent New England countryside in winter. Light, shadow, value and composition will be emphasized. Robert will begin with a demonstration, explaining each step of the process. Students will then paint, and Robert will provide assistance. There will be a critique given at the end of the session.

Students will need to download the Zoom app. Robert will email students the images that he will be using for demonstrations prior to the workshop. A materials list is below.

Limited scholarships available. Contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

Materials:
Block of good quality Watercolor Paper, I recommend Arches 140 lb. cold pressed, recommended sizes: 9 x 12in, 10 x 14in, 11 x 14in or 12 x 16in
Brushes: I recommend a blend or natural bristle brush. There are however, some good quality synthetic brushes such as the Holbein Gold and the Escoda Versatil series.
# 6 round
# 8 round
# 10 round
# 12 round
1 in. flat
½ or ¼ in. flat (optional but recommended)
1 ½ in. flat
Paints: (some suggested colors, Winsor & Newton or any Professional Artists Grade paint – * colors I use more frequently)
Cadmium Red and/or Scarlet Lake
Quinacridone Rose *
Quinacridone Violet
Green Gold
Shadow Green (Holbein) or Perylene Green *
Sap Green *
French Ultramarine Blue *
Indanthrene Blue *
Manganese Blue or Cerulean Blue (M.Graham) *
Cobalt Blue
Cadmium Yellow
New Gamboge *
Lemon Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Naples Yellow
Brilliant Orange (Holbein) *
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Sepia *
Neutral Tint *
Dioxazine Purple *
Palette – 12”x16” – John Pike or any other brand w/ cover and a large mixing area
Other suggested items: sketchbook, a gray scale value chart, spray bottle, water container, paper towels or sponge, hairdryer, an H pencil, erasure, ruler, masking fluid

For more about Robert O’Brien, visit his website: robertjobrien.com

2/6/21 9:30am - 2/7/21 12:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Feb
6
2021
– THRU –
Feb
20
2021

Teen To Teen – Session 2: Netted Pendants Online With Tansy Sears

Teen To Teen – Session 2: Netted Pendants Online With Tansy Sears

Instructor: Tansy Sears
Dates: Saturdays from February 6 – February 20
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Cost includes all three classes:
SVAC member, also registering for “Teen to Teen – Session 1” – $20
SVAC member, registering for this class only – $25
Non-member, also registering for “Teen to Teen – Session 1” – $25
Non-member, registering for this course only – $30
Ages: Open to ages 13-19

In this online course, learn the basics of knotless netting (also called looping) over a small found object, and make your own one-of-a-kind netted pendant. We will focus on learning the basic stitch structure of this versatile craft, and talk about other ways these basic skills can be utilized.

You will need something to net over, (a piece of sea glass, rock or pebble, or some other irregularly shaped object) yarn/heavy thread/twine of some kind, and a yarn needle big enough to thread your yarn onto. Beeswax can be helpful but is not essential. Students may choose to request a kit of supplies to be sent to them instead of finding their own. Please contact Erin at SVAC by January 15 if you are interested in this option (which would add approximately $5 to the price of the class).

Scholarships available. Please contact Erin at 802.367.1306 or ekaufman@svac.org

Tansy Sears is an artist and hand-spinner with wide-ranging interests in traditional and contemporary craft. She is a senior at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, VT. Find her on Instagram @searstam.

2/6/21 2:00pm - 2/20/21 3:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Sunday, February 7, 2021
Jan
17
2021
– THRU –
Feb
7
2021

Virtual Class – Introduction To Hand Spinning, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Virtual Class – Introduction To Hand Spinning, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Sundays from January 17 – February 7
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $150; Non-Member: $175
Ages 14 – Adult


Learn to make your own yarn by hand with a hand spindle. Using a kit supplied by the instructor, including a custom-made hand spindle and locally-raised wool from her flock of sheep in Danby, Vermont, students will work as a group to understand the foundations of hand spinning: draft and twist. In addition to our group class time, the instructor will provide downloadable course materials, and schedule one-on-one sessions with students to provide individual instruction and troubleshooting. By the end of class, students will have grounding in the fundamentals of hand spinning and will be ready to continue their exploration of this ancient craft. No previous spinning or fiber experience necessary.

Class fee includes $45 for materials. Shipping costs, if necessary due to the student’s location or preference, will be paid by the student. Limited scholarships available. Please contact us with questions about shipping or any other aspect of the class: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306

1/17/21 2:00pm - 2/7/21 4:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Feb
6
2021
– THRU –
Feb
7
2021

Virtual Workshop – Painting The Winter Landscape In Watercolor, Online With Robert O’Brien

Virtual Workshop – Painting The Winter Landscape In Watercolor, Online With Robert O’Brien

Instructor: Robert J. O’Brien, NWS AWS
Dates: Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $99; Non-Member: $125
Ages 14 – Adult
Award-winning watercolorist Robert O’Brien AWS NWS welcomes students to his virtual studio. Open to all levels.

This is a two-day online workshop through Zoom. The subject will be the magnificent New England countryside in winter. Light, shadow, value and composition will be emphasized. Robert will begin with a demonstration, explaining each step of the process. Students will then paint, and Robert will provide assistance. There will be a critique given at the end of the session.

Students will need to download the Zoom app. Robert will email students the images that he will be using for demonstrations prior to the workshop. A materials list is below.

Limited scholarships available. Contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

Materials:
Block of good quality Watercolor Paper, I recommend Arches 140 lb. cold pressed, recommended sizes: 9 x 12in, 10 x 14in, 11 x 14in or 12 x 16in
Brushes: I recommend a blend or natural bristle brush. There are however, some good quality synthetic brushes such as the Holbein Gold and the Escoda Versatil series.
# 6 round
# 8 round
# 10 round
# 12 round
1 in. flat
½ or ¼ in. flat (optional but recommended)
1 ½ in. flat
Paints: (some suggested colors, Winsor & Newton or any Professional Artists Grade paint – * colors I use more frequently)
Cadmium Red and/or Scarlet Lake
Quinacridone Rose *
Quinacridone Violet
Green Gold
Shadow Green (Holbein) or Perylene Green *
Sap Green *
French Ultramarine Blue *
Indanthrene Blue *
Manganese Blue or Cerulean Blue (M.Graham) *
Cobalt Blue
Cadmium Yellow
New Gamboge *
Lemon Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Naples Yellow
Brilliant Orange (Holbein) *
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Sepia *
Neutral Tint *
Dioxazine Purple *
Palette – 12”x16” – John Pike or any other brand w/ cover and a large mixing area
Other suggested items: sketchbook, a gray scale value chart, spray bottle, water container, paper towels or sponge, hairdryer, an H pencil, erasure, ruler, masking fluid

For more about Robert O’Brien, visit his website: robertjobrien.com

2/6/21 9:30am - 2/7/21 12:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Monday, February 8, 2021
Feb
1
2021
– THRU –
Mar
8
2021

Virtual Class – Film Noir And The Hollywood Blacklist (1947 – 1951) – Online With Elliot Lavine

Virtual Class – Film Noir And The Hollywood Blacklist (1947 – 1951) – Online With Elliot Lavine

Instructor: Elliot Lavine
Dates: Mondays, February 1 – March 8
Time: 7:30 – 9 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: SVAC member – $160; Non-member – $195
Six Mondays in February and March

The roots of the Hollywood Blacklist began in the 1930s during the height of the Great Depression, with many American writers and artists naively drawn to the basic ideology of Communism. By the end of the 1940s, in the aftermath of WWII, the general fear that Communism had become a serious internal threat to the nation’s security resulted in the creation of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) to ferret out subversive figures at every level of American life. The blistering left-wing faction of Hollywood, influential in so many ways, became a prime target.

The witch hunt that followed decimated a considerable part of Hollywood’s vast and wildly creative talent pool. Brilliant careers were suddenly and often tragically ended as widespread (and unfounded) fears about Communism infiltration of the film industry reached a panic level—fueled largely by ruthless political zealots like Joseph P. McCarthy, then a US senator from Wisconsin.

This six-week course will focus on films created by those most affected by this shameful scourge, the writers, directors, and stars of these subversively camouflaged crime films—now conveniently described as film noir—a stylistic “genre” that offered these writers and directors the perfect platform for expressing their unpopular views. Cynical, often violently un-American tales spun from the social issues and dilemmas of their time.

Featured films will be:
CROSSFIRE (1947). Edward Dmytryk’s* examination of anti-Semitism starring Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum, and Robert Young.
BRUTE FORCE (1947) Jules Dassin’s* savage prison drama with Burt Lancaster and a cast of blacklisted supporting players.
BODY & SOUL (1947) Robert Rossen’s* boxing drama starring John Garfield, one of the era’s most tragic victims of the Blacklist.
FORCE OF EVIL (1948), another strong film with John Garfield, directed by Abraham Polonsky*.
TRY AND GET ME (1950), a powerful indictment of mob rule, directed by Cy Endfield*.
THE PROWLER (1951), Joseph Losey’s* devastating takedown of the American Dream starring Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes.

*BLACKLISTED!

Students will watch the films independently and meet for regular, weekly ZOOM discussions. All of these films are easily accessed through the typical streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, On Demand, etc. Rental costs on average are $4 per film.

The class is open to teens with parent/guardian permission. Limited scholarships are available. To register by email or phone please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
Elliot Lavine has acquired a national reputation as one of the country’s foremost film programmers. In 2010 he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has been teaching film studies courses since 2006 for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, Oregon State University, and San Francisco State University, both in person and now on-line.

2/1/21 7:30pm - 3/8/21 9:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Jan
13
2021
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Feb
10
2021

Winter Wednesdays: Mixed Media Art Classes For Grades 6 – 12 With Andrea Myklebust, Southern Vermont Arts Center

Winter Wednesdays: Mixed Media Art Classes For Grades 6 – 12 With Andrea Myklebust, Southern Vermont Arts Center

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Wednesdays from January 13 – February 10
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member – $150; Non-Member – $185
Ages: Grades 6-12

Spend the afternoon exploring in the SVAC studios when school is closed. We will meet five times in January and February.

This class is open to all. New students are welcome. Students from the fall class are also welcome to re-enroll and will be able to work on new projects–drawing, painting, and working with clay, wool, plaster and other three-dimensional materials. Geared for grades six and up, these classes will include both projects designed by the teacher and opportunities for students to work individually on projects and with materials that interest them.

Masks required; registration limited to allow for physical distancing. We are currently planning for an in-person class and will shift to Zoom if necessary. If there is a switch, anyone who has registered will have the option either to withdraw–if they do not want to take on online class–and receive a refund for the remaining classes OR to stay for the remaining Zoom-based classes at a reduced rate. SVAC will also refund families if there are unexpected changes in your children’s schools’ plans that make attendance impossible.

Scholarships available. Please contact Erin for more information: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

1/13/21 1:00pm - 2/10/21 3:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Jan
27
2021
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Feb
17
2021

Virtual Class – Introduction To Twined Weaving, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Virtual Class – Introduction To Twined Weaving, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Wednesdays from January 27 – February 17
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $150; Non-Member: $175
Ages 14 – Adult
Four Wednesday evenings via Zoom.

This class explores the ancient art of twined weaving. Using a kit provided by the instructor, students will learn how to warp a twining loom and how to finger-weave woolen weft materials to create an intricately patterned bag. Twining is an ancient art form with variations developed by human cultures around the globe. In addition to our group class time, the instructor will provide downloadable course materials, and schedule one-on-one sessions with students to provide individual instruction and troubleshooting. Limited scholarships available.

Class fee includes $45 for materials. Shipping costs, if necessary due to the student’s location or preference, will be paid by the student. Please contact us with questions about shipping or any other aspect of the class: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

1/27/21 7:00pm - 2/17/21 9:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Saturday, February 13, 2021
Feb
6
2021
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Feb
20
2021

Teen To Teen – Session 2: Netted Pendants Online With Tansy Sears

Teen To Teen – Session 2: Netted Pendants Online With Tansy Sears

Instructor: Tansy Sears
Dates: Saturdays from February 6 – February 20
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Cost includes all three classes:
SVAC member, also registering for “Teen to Teen – Session 1” – $20
SVAC member, registering for this class only – $25
Non-member, also registering for “Teen to Teen – Session 1” – $25
Non-member, registering for this course only – $30
Ages: Open to ages 13-19

In this online course, learn the basics of knotless netting (also called looping) over a small found object, and make your own one-of-a-kind netted pendant. We will focus on learning the basic stitch structure of this versatile craft, and talk about other ways these basic skills can be utilized.

You will need something to net over, (a piece of sea glass, rock or pebble, or some other irregularly shaped object) yarn/heavy thread/twine of some kind, and a yarn needle big enough to thread your yarn onto. Beeswax can be helpful but is not essential. Students may choose to request a kit of supplies to be sent to them instead of finding their own. Please contact Erin at SVAC by January 15 if you are interested in this option (which would add approximately $5 to the price of the class).

Scholarships available. Please contact Erin at 802.367.1306 or ekaufman@svac.org

Tansy Sears is an artist and hand-spinner with wide-ranging interests in traditional and contemporary craft. She is a senior at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, VT. Find her on Instagram @searstam.

2/6/21 2:00pm - 2/20/21 3:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Monday, February 15, 2021
Feb
15
2021
– THRU –
Feb
19
2021

February Break Camp – Looking & Making: Art In The Galleries And Studios At SVAC For Grades K – 3

February Break Camp – Looking & Making: Art In The Galleries And Studios At SVAC For Grades K – 3

Instructors: Kelsey Kinsella and Kristen Bowen
Date: Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $225, Non-Member: $275

Join teachers Kelsey Kinsella and Kristen Bowen for a week of hands-on creativity and investigation. Students will play and learn in a warm, stimulating environment, as they explore art materials in the studios and discover professional artwork in the galleries, problem-solving with a wide variety of two and three-dimensional art projects.

Please register early–enrollment limited by safety guidelines. COVID protocols in place. Scholarships available. Please contact Erin for more information: at ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

2/15/21 9:00am - 2/19/21 4:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Feb
1
2021
– THRU –
Mar
8
2021

Virtual Class – Film Noir And The Hollywood Blacklist (1947 – 1951) – Online With Elliot Lavine

Virtual Class – Film Noir And The Hollywood Blacklist (1947 – 1951) – Online With Elliot Lavine

Instructor: Elliot Lavine
Dates: Mondays, February 1 – March 8
Time: 7:30 – 9 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: SVAC member – $160; Non-member – $195
Six Mondays in February and March

The roots of the Hollywood Blacklist began in the 1930s during the height of the Great Depression, with many American writers and artists naively drawn to the basic ideology of Communism. By the end of the 1940s, in the aftermath of WWII, the general fear that Communism had become a serious internal threat to the nation’s security resulted in the creation of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) to ferret out subversive figures at every level of American life. The blistering left-wing faction of Hollywood, influential in so many ways, became a prime target.

The witch hunt that followed decimated a considerable part of Hollywood’s vast and wildly creative talent pool. Brilliant careers were suddenly and often tragically ended as widespread (and unfounded) fears about Communism infiltration of the film industry reached a panic level—fueled largely by ruthless political zealots like Joseph P. McCarthy, then a US senator from Wisconsin.

This six-week course will focus on films created by those most affected by this shameful scourge, the writers, directors, and stars of these subversively camouflaged crime films—now conveniently described as film noir—a stylistic “genre” that offered these writers and directors the perfect platform for expressing their unpopular views. Cynical, often violently un-American tales spun from the social issues and dilemmas of their time.

Featured films will be:
CROSSFIRE (1947). Edward Dmytryk’s* examination of anti-Semitism starring Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum, and Robert Young.
BRUTE FORCE (1947) Jules Dassin’s* savage prison drama with Burt Lancaster and a cast of blacklisted supporting players.
BODY & SOUL (1947) Robert Rossen’s* boxing drama starring John Garfield, one of the era’s most tragic victims of the Blacklist.
FORCE OF EVIL (1948), another strong film with John Garfield, directed by Abraham Polonsky*.
TRY AND GET ME (1950), a powerful indictment of mob rule, directed by Cy Endfield*.
THE PROWLER (1951), Joseph Losey’s* devastating takedown of the American Dream starring Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes.

*BLACKLISTED!

Students will watch the films independently and meet for regular, weekly ZOOM discussions. All of these films are easily accessed through the typical streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, On Demand, etc. Rental costs on average are $4 per film.

The class is open to teens with parent/guardian permission. Limited scholarships are available. To register by email or phone please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
Elliot Lavine has acquired a national reputation as one of the country’s foremost film programmers. In 2010 he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has been teaching film studies courses since 2006 for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, Oregon State University, and San Francisco State University, both in person and now on-line.

2/1/21 7:30pm - 3/8/21 9:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Feb
15
2021
– THRU –
Feb
19
2021

February Break Camp – Looking & Making: Art In The Galleries And Studios At SVAC For Grades K – 3

February Break Camp – Looking & Making: Art In The Galleries And Studios At SVAC For Grades K – 3

Instructors: Kelsey Kinsella and Kristen Bowen
Date: Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $225, Non-Member: $275

Join teachers Kelsey Kinsella and Kristen Bowen for a week of hands-on creativity and investigation. Students will play and learn in a warm, stimulating environment, as they explore art materials in the studios and discover professional artwork in the galleries, problem-solving with a wide variety of two and three-dimensional art projects.

Please register early–enrollment limited by safety guidelines. COVID protocols in place. Scholarships available. Please contact Erin for more information: at ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

2/15/21 9:00am - 2/19/21 4:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Jan
27
2021
– THRU –
Feb
17
2021

Virtual Class – Introduction To Twined Weaving, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Virtual Class – Introduction To Twined Weaving, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Wednesdays from January 27 – February 17
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $150; Non-Member: $175
Ages 14 – Adult
Four Wednesday evenings via Zoom.

This class explores the ancient art of twined weaving. Using a kit provided by the instructor, students will learn how to warp a twining loom and how to finger-weave woolen weft materials to create an intricately patterned bag. Twining is an ancient art form with variations developed by human cultures around the globe. In addition to our group class time, the instructor will provide downloadable course materials, and schedule one-on-one sessions with students to provide individual instruction and troubleshooting. Limited scholarships available.

Class fee includes $45 for materials. Shipping costs, if necessary due to the student’s location or preference, will be paid by the student. Please contact us with questions about shipping or any other aspect of the class: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

1/27/21 7:00pm - 2/17/21 9:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Feb
15
2021
– THRU –
Feb
19
2021

February Break Camp – Looking & Making: Art In The Galleries And Studios At SVAC For Grades K – 3

February Break Camp – Looking & Making: Art In The Galleries And Studios At SVAC For Grades K – 3

Instructors: Kelsey Kinsella and Kristen Bowen
Date: Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $225, Non-Member: $275

Join teachers Kelsey Kinsella and Kristen Bowen for a week of hands-on creativity and investigation. Students will play and learn in a warm, stimulating environment, as they explore art materials in the studios and discover professional artwork in the galleries, problem-solving with a wide variety of two and three-dimensional art projects.

Please register early–enrollment limited by safety guidelines. COVID protocols in place. Scholarships available. Please contact Erin for more information: at ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

2/15/21 9:00am - 2/19/21 4:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester