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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

September 2021

Online: Creating a Journal of Art

September 28 @ 12:30 pm - October 26 @ 2:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$140

This class will explore a compilation of ideas, about letting go, loving imperfection and its allure in the world of the creatives----a place to make mistakes, explore freely and not worry about a finished piece of art. You will start by collecting odd bits of ephemera. ‘Go to places ‘ are junky antique stores filled with old ledgers, vintage music sheets, diaries, magazines, canceled postage stamps, etc. Then make marks, patterns, & symbols on the vintage ephemera, onion skin or deli …

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At Gallery: Creating a Journal of Art

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - October 27 @ 2:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160

This class will explore a compilation of ideas, about letting go, loving imperfection and its allure in the world of the creatives----a place to make mistakes, explore freely and not worry about a finished piece of art. You will start by collecting odd bits of ephemera. ‘Go to places ‘ are junky antique stores filled with old ledgers, vintage music sheets, diaries, magazines, canceled postage stamps, etc. Then make marks, patterns, & symbols on the vintage ephemera, onion skin or deli …

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At Gallery: Oil Painting Studio for All Levels

September 30 @ 12:30 pm - October 28 @ 2:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$150

This Studio Class focuses on both the fundamentals of oil painting or can be a refresher course for those with some experience.  The class begins with techniques of brush work, color mixing and color theory painting Alla Prima primarily, (wet into wet) or by layering the paint. Participants 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 objects or…

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Online: Introduction to Basic Drawing Techniques

September 30 @ 4:30 pm - October 28 @ 6:30 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$150

This five week course is an introduction to basic drawing techniques and visual concepts, with a focus on translation of a three-dimensional form to a two-dimensional surface.  Fundamental issues of drawing will also be introduced, (line, value, space, and composition).  Objective, non-objective and intuitive approaches are covered as we explore mediums ranging from charcoal to pen and ink.  Material list available upon registration. Thursdays:  Sept. 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 4:30-6:30pm $150, Members save $15  

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October 2021

At Gallery: Beginning Macro Photography Workshop

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$50

This workshop covers how to create closeup photography also known as Macro photography and will demonstrate best practices on how to use a zoom lens and macro settings available on the lens. The first hour and a half is dedicated to a lecture inside Spectrum Gallery with photo examples of different lenses with macro capabilities and zoom lenses shown on a laptop. The last hour and a half is dedicated to practical shooting with students’ cameras and lenses. Participants can…

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At Gallery: Fall Pressed Botanicals Workshop

October 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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$10 – $45

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 fall themes using pressed petals and leaves.  Learn how to press the botanicals and apply them to a heavy cardstock.  Your creations will make a lovely gift for someone or to keep for yourself.   Supplies include an abundance of pressed botanicals, cards and paper. No experience necessary. $45 with a $10 material feel paid…

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At Gallery: Fall Watercolor Class

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - November 6 @ 3:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$160

In this this 5-session watercolor class open to all levels paint the beautiful colors of the Autumn leaves.  The focus for beginners will be on color mixing and basic watercolor techniques such as wet on wet, dry brush, methods for creating texture and using watercolor to make a nature print.  Complete a small painting at the first session. No drawing skills required.  More advanced painters can follow along with the day’s lesson, adding ideas and expertise or they may bring something…

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At Gallery: Coloring for Adults Workshop

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$12 – $45

We’re all stressed these days, especially after a year of dealing with navigating life amid a global pandemic. Coloring has been a longtime popular outlet to creatively diffuse this stress and encourage creativity. We’re not talking about kiddie books and crayolas. We will work with beautifully detailed books filled with mandalas, floral images, fantastical creatures, enchanting women, entangled designs, and more. A wide variety of mediums are used in this workshop– colored pencils, markers, gel pens. Participants will select from…

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