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September 2018

Introduction to Polymer Clay Classes for Ages 7-9

September 27 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Young sculptors learn to roll, flatten, wrap and then slice this colorful oven baked clay to reveal amazing designs like checker boards, flowers and stripes. Then children take their slices and cover anything they choose from our collection of objects including frames, jars, boxes, utensils, switch plates and pens, or they can make a creature like a frog or owl! They’ll be amazed what can do with this flexible clay medium! Dates: Thursdays, 9/27; 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25. Makeup: Nov. 1st…

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October 2018

Witches in Connecticut

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Connecticut Historical Society’s Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger A free, illustrated talk on witches in Connecticut will be presented by Connecticut Historical Society’s Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Essex Library, 33 West Ave. Belanger will focus on the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations. RSVP: 860-767-1560.

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November 2018

Clay Hand Building Class

November 5 - December 3
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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CREATIVE HANDS – CLAY HAND BUILDING CLASS Mondays, November 5 – December 3 6 – 8 PM $200 + $30 Material Fee www.spectrumartgallery.org 860-767-0742 In this class participants will familiarize themselves with clay and glazes, using hand tools and their own fingers. We will use coils and a slab roller to make two different kinds of pots during the first 3 sessions and glaze in a further session. Decorating techniques such as incising, carving and texturing will be covered as…

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Autumn Origami Wreath Workshop

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Sunday, November 11th 1 – 4:30 PM $50 + $15 Material Fee www.spectrumartgallery.org 860-767-0742 Work with autumn inspired pre-printed papers as well as papers you will paint yourself to create a seasonal 16 point modular Origami Wreath. The large wreath (approx. 15”) would be perfect as a wall decoration, or as a centerpiece surrounding a candle or bowl of fruit for the holiday table. Smaller size wreaths can be used as table place cards or on a notecard to send…

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December 2018

Origami Star and Wreath Holiday Ornament Workshop

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$15 – $45

Learn the modular method of folding which starts with multiple sheets of paper to create individual units that are then assembled into one finished piece. Participants will create 3 styles of paper ornaments. Paint, splatter, sponge, crinkle and stamp with your choice of colors to make unique papers for folding. Holiday inspired pre-printed papers, book pages, and sheet music will also be available for use. These ornaments make great decorations, favors and gifts. The flat wreath ornament is the perfect…

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Holiday Wreath Design Workshop

December 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$40

Create your own 30” live wreath to display proudly this season with landscape designer, Tracy McMorran. A wide variety of freshly picked greenery is available. Florist wire, hand-made bows and painted objects, including pinecones, for embellishment are also provided. Bring wire cutters or sharp scissors, and gloves are recommended. Beginners welcome! Sunday, December 9 1:30-4:30pm $40 (plus $10 material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop) Spectrum Art Gallery 61 Main Street Centerbrook, CT 06409 spectrumartgallery.org 860-767-0742

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Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
Essex, CT 06426 860-767-3904 or email message@experienceessex.com