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January 2021

Creating a Rice Paper Collage: Zoom Workshop

January 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2021

$130

In this class, learn to use a support (clay board, canvas panel, cradle board, illustration board), with a hard surface to create an interesting textural background by adhering a variety of rice papers. On this covered support create asymmetrical grid patterns, encasing pressed flowers & or pressed leaves, confetti, red onion skins, and other materials to enhance your work. Subjective imagery can also be lightly drawn or traced onto the background.  You will learn to encase materials and to paint…

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Exploring Drawing: Zoom Course

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 24, 2021

$130

Learn multiple drawing techniques in this relaxing but informative course. Instructor will teach techniques for rendering still lives, portraits and landscapes. You will learn how to control line weight, value, texture and compositional balance. Material list and ZOOM access information will available upon registration. Sean, the instructor, is an award-winning painter who has been professionally teaching painting for over 20 years and exhibits his paintings nationally and internationally in galleries and museums including at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, CT. Dates: Weds. Jan.…

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Watercolor Adventure: Zoom Course

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 25, 2021

$130

Learn a variety of watercolor techniques such as flat washes, gradient washes, wet on wet and direct paint.  This course welcomes all skill levels. Instructor will take you from start to finish on your pieces.  These methods can be applied to most any subject. Material list  and ZOOM access information will available upon registration. Sean is an award-winning painter who has been professionally teaching painting for over 20 years and exhibits his paintings nationally and internationally in galleries and museums…

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Designer Earrings Workshop at Gallery

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$67

One can never have too many earrings! They’re the perfect accessory to wear with jeans and a sweater or with a little black dress. And they make great gifts for family and friends. During this in gallery workshop the instructor will show you her four original designs from which you can make unlimited earrings simply by changing the bead combinations. No experience necessary. You will learn basic techniques that will give you the confidence to move on to other jewelry…

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February 2021

Top Tips For Winter Storm & Flooding Readiness

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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UConn Extension Educator Mary Ellen Welch will talk about making your personal supply kit and making pet and car emergency kits for the Essex Library on Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom. She will also cover basic weather terms and their meanings and risks. Welch will provide recommendations for staying in touch with family and friends, how to stay safe if you stay or go, and tips for dealing with power outages. This is the first in a…

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Retirement Transformed Book Club

February 24 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Retirement Transformed launched their new book club! They will selecting books that sparks thought, motivation, and inspiration to open up important conversation. This is a great way to connect with others! A final discussion will be held on February 24th at 7PM via Zoom to reflect on how to apply these principles to our lives. Some months the book’s author will be joining!

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