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November 2021

28th Annual Holiday Train Show

November 23, 2021 - February 20, 2022
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum for its 28th year of fun for all ages. See what train artist Steve Cryan has created this year! A fully operational 26-foot train layout, “I SPY” scavenger hunts, and toddler sized viewing layout are all part of the fun! Sponsored by: Lorensen Auto Group and Webster Bank

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January 2022

Learn Chess Basics on Zoom

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 27, 2022

Free

Free chess basics classes will be taught by DIG USA professional chess instructor Jithu Sajeevan at 4 p.m. on Dec. 29, Jan. 12 and Jan. 26 for students in grades 6-12 on Zoom for the Essex Library. Registration is required.

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February 2022

At Gallery: Recreating Cubist Art through Collage Class

February 2 @ 12:30 pm - February 24 @ 2:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160

In this class we study the uniqueness of the Cubist art movement and how artists of the early 20th Century changed visual perception to redefine art into a more abstracted vision. The earliest known originators of the Cubist movement, Picasso and Braques, re-interpreted landscapes, portraiture and still life. We discuss and break down their styles.  Photos of some of their pieces will be available via Spectrum upon registration, but you may also select your own pieces to collage during the class. …

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At Gallery: Introduction to Fluid Art Workshop

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$65

Try your hand at fluid painting! Fluid painting involves layering acrylic paints of different densities and incorporating certain additives which can result in gorgeous combinations of paint, cells, and lacing...or mud depending upon what you put together! The Blooms technique will be demonstrated using 4 ceramic tiles which can be used as coasters. The best part is no artistic experience is necessary. Date:  Sunday, Feb. 6 Time:  1-4 pm Cost: $50.00 plus $15 paid directly to the instructor, https://spectrumartgallery.org/event-registration/?ee=144

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Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group Resumes Meetings At Essex Library

February 8 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 15, 2022

Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free
Essex Library

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. To help people who care for those with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter facilitates about 90 support groups around the state. The Essex Library is honored to collaborate with AACC in hosting a monthly caregivers support group, at 5 p.m. on every 2nd Tuesday of the month beginning June 8, which offers caregivers a place to share, learn and feel welcomed. People talk about…

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At Gallery: Felting a Heart Workshop

February 13 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$75

Participants learn how to design and construct a heart shaped project created with hand dyed silk from Uzbekistan and Australian fine merino wool.  This technique, called Nuno felting, can also be used to make beautiful silk scarves, hats, vests or jackets.  Even beginning felts can learn to apply these materials in a very painterly manner. The process is fun and well worth the effort. All materials for this workshop are included in individual kits.  All levels welcome. Date: Sunday, Feb. 13,…

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At Gallery: The Art of Wire Wrapping

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$55

In this workshop participants will learn the art of wire wrapping a piece of sea glass to wear as a pendant. Everyone will choose a piece of sea glass from a large selection of glass in different shapes and colors provided by the instructor plus wire in silver or gold tones for wrapping the glass and a choice of cord or cable to hang the wrapped pendant.  There will also be available for purchase a silver-plated neck collar for $20…

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March 2022

At Gallery: Painting a Cardinal in Watercolor with Bivenne Harvey Staiger

March 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$75

Learn how to successfully paint a cardinal in its natural setting in watercolor. Instructor demonstrates each stage of the painting process and gives plenty of individual attention. Many exciting watercolor painting techniques are demonstrated and discussed. An ability to create a contour (outline) drawing from a reference provided by the instructor is very helpful but not necessary. Student may also use their own reference. Material list available upon registration. Date:  Sunday, March 6, 2022 Time: 12:30-4:30pm Cost:  $75 https://spectrumartgallery.org/event-registration/?ee=143

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