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January 2021

NEW Spectrum Gallery Show – The Human + Animal Bond

January 23 - March 7
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Free

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its first 2021 Show, The Human + Animal Bond with an open house weekend Saturday and Sunday, January 23rd and 24th(12:30-6pm). Enjoy wine and bagged snacks at the gallery during the opening weekend and help us celebrate the New Year! The exhibit closes March 7, 2021.

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March 2021

Zoom Class: Colored Pencil

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$110
Zoom Colored Pencil Classes

There are so many ways to work when using colored pencils, a more modest of the art mediums. During this class, you'll wonder why you have not used colored pencils before.  Sketch lightly, go deep with rich color, hatch, feather and more.  We will explore color palettes and values as well as learn these techniques. Great for studies, landscapes, portraits, and animals.  Demos given throughout the class sessions. Material list sent upon registration.

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Collage Cards Workshop at Spectrum Art Gallery

March 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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$50

Let's get ready for the Spring holidays and special events by exploring the art of creating collage cards. This workshop will be soothing and fun as you use scraps of wrapping paper, music sheets, wallpaper samples, maps and other paper bits that please you.  Instructor does have any array of the above to share, but feel free to bring in any bits from your home as well.  It's amazing what you can find!  By cutting, gluing, ripping and overlapping papers, collaged cards can either subtle or bold---a work of art given as a special gift.

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Spectrum Art Gallery: Woven Bezel Pendant Wire Workshop

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$70

Create this stunning bezel to capture a gemstone cabochon by learning to weave with wire. If you can wrap a wire around another, you can certainly master this technique. The back side of the pendant features wire swirls to keep the stone secure, but it’s pretty enough to make this pendant reversible. Once you’ve made this bezel, never be intimidated again by complex designs. After all, it’s only wire. Materials included are a gemstone cabochon and two different gauges of…

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April 2021

Spectrum Art Gallery: Oil Painting Studio Class

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160
Oil Painting Studio Class

This Studio Class focuses on both the fundamentals of oil painting or can be a refresher course for those with some experience.  The class will begin with techniques of brush work, color mixing and color theory painting Alla Prima primarily, (wet into wet) or by layering the paint.   Participants will learn to create form and depth through the use of color and values light thru dark.  Artists with some prior experience can refresh their knowledge while painting from their selected…

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