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Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store

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61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
http://www.spectrumartgallery.org

April 2020

Creating a Collage with a Theme

April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$200

This is a class for those who have always been curious about collage and mixed media or for those who have experience but would like to work in a group situation exploring new materials and ideas.  Everyone in this class after arriving at a primary collage image and accompanying story will sort through illustrated calendars, art books, magazines and sheet music, etc. (their own or use the instructors) to find supporting visual images for their themed collage.  Balance and composition…

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Watercolor Painting Classes for Beginning and Intermediate Levels

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

This class is for anyone who is curious about painting in watercolors or wants to improve their abilities. You will learn watercolor techniques and painting composition. We will begin with some exercises in the basic skills and then apply these to complete a painting. Included will be practicing wet in wet, glazing and dry brush techniques. We will learn how to use different brushes and how to choose and mix colors. Edith will demonstrate, provide subject photos or you can…

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Spring Acrylic Studio

April 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160

Adult painting sessions for intermediate, advanced and beginner levels.  Artists work from reference photos (yours or supplied - primarily landscape or still life). Regular painting demonstrations and the instructor painting along with allows for total freedom to explore the medium and help if needed. Each artist receives individual attention working at their own pace and within their own abilities to develop confidence with better techniques of drawing, composition and color theory.  Paintings are developed to a finished stage, working with final…

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Painting with Wood Stain Workshop

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$60

In this unique workshop participants learn to use water based wood stain and a Dremel rotary as a painting medium for representational or more abstract pieces. The techniques are similar to painting with watercolor or acrylic using additive and subtractive methods, drawing, scratching, layering and staining to create your first wood stain painting! Participants receive a set of primary wood stains (red, blue, yellow, black and white) a piece of wood and watercolor paper to paint on. Date: Sunday, April…

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Creating Comic Book and Fantasy Characters Workshop

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$60

In this workshop learn how to create unique characters for animation, comics, picture books, games and fantasy and how to bring your characters to life. We will discuss the importance of expression, color, shape, movement and design as well as making dynamic costumes and clothing. Industry standards used by animators and production artists to create characters will also be reviewed. A personal sketchbook is recommended but not required. If you have anything specific you like to draw with, bring it…

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The Art of Writing Poetry about Art Workshop

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$65

In this three-and half hour workshop, participants will create original poems that respond to, comment on, or take inspiration from, works of art that they themselves have created, works currently hanging in the Spectrum Gallery, or works by others, including famous painters. The workshop will include warm-up exercises, utilizing the Permission to Play with Language Model, developed by Steven Ostrowski for participants at the Central Connecticut Writing Project, and the writing and workshopping of original poems about works of art. Every…

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May 2020

Intro to Alcohol Ink & Creating Abstracts Workshop

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$60

Looking for a new way to express yourself artistically? Try painting with alcohol ink! This workshop introduces you to the what and how of working with alcohol ink as well as creating abstracts. Tools provided for use. Supplies include alcohol ink, ceramic tiles, and Yupo paper. Cost: $40 plus $20 material fee paid to the instructor Note: Bring your hair dryer with nozzle attachment.  

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Spring Botanicals Workshop

May 9 @ 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

A great Mother's Day gift! The focus of this workshop is making cards and other larger pieces suitable for framing and gift giving.  All pieces made in the workshop will have a summer theme using pressed petals and leaves.   You will learn how to press the botanicals and apply them to a heavy card stock.   Your creations will be lovely gifts or wonderful pieces to treasure yourself.  Supplies include an abundance of pressed botanicals, cards and paper. Other colors will also…

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July 2020

Nature Art Camp

July 27 - July 31
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$325

For the young artist, Nature Art Camp runs July 27-31 (9am-4:30pm) for ages 7 to 12. Spend summer days drawing en plein air, and painting and sculpting on the Center grounds. Sketch floral and landscape drawings, and, as a special treat, enjoy a Guest Artist Session on Painting Trees and Foliage in Watercolor! Develop observational, drawing, and sculpting techniques working on projects like Air Dry Clay Impressions, Bubble Painted Florals (mixed media), Nature’s Windows Clings, and Sun Painted Sun Catcher.  Nature will inspire, as will…

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