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61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States

July 2016

Water, Water Everywhere

July 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - September 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents Water, Water Everywhere, July 22 through September 11 with a select group of regional and national artists who incorporate images and symbolism of water in their paintings, photographs, and mixed media collages. An opening reception will be held at Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, Connecticut on Friday, July 22 (6:30-9 pm). Spectrum is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth which presents outdoor arts festivals, offers classes, workshops and camps…

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May 2017

Obstacle or Opportunity Exhibit

May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Free

Walls, Doors & Fences: Obstacle or Opportunity Exhibit Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store The six-week show attempts to address the significance of these everyday elements. Are they to protect, to honor and to invite us into a space? Or do they create obstacles that exclude us from ourselves and others? Register for on-going art classes and workshops for all ages and shop online at Spectrum Anytime. March 24 - May 7, 2017 Wed-Sat 12-6pm; Sun 12-5pm Hosted by the…

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May 2018

Opening Reception: Arts Festival Group Gallery Show

May 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Friday, May 25th, 6:30 – 9:00 PM at Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT.  Free to the public with refreshments. Show continues through July 8th at the Spectrum Art Gallery. The six week exhibits showcases select pieces of artists from the 3rd Annual Summer Outdoor Arts Festival on the Essex Town Green Saturday and Sunday, July 9 -10. The Festival features local and regional painters, photographers and mixed media artists and artisans. www.spectrumartgallery.org  

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August 2018

The Road Less Taken: Spectrum Gallery Exhibit in Centerbrook

August 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - September 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Hours: Wed-Sat (12-6pm); Sun(12-5pm) The newest exhibit at Spectrum Art Gallery, The Road Less Taken, explores those pathways – obvious or secretive- that invite viewers to imagine where a road or life pathway may or may not lead. The exhibit, which includes photography, painting, and mixed media runs through Sunday, September 9. The Artisans Store includes new fine crafts for sale. Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT.  (860)767-0742 and visit spectrumartgallery.org.

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September 2018

Weaving World Classes for Ages 9-12

September 27, 2018 - October 10, 2018
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Weaving is distilled down into its most basic elements in this class. Children learn and find satisfaction in the tactile, repetitive nature of "over, under, over, under." With a no-fuss portable loom and scraps of bright cloth and yarn, boys and girls can create wall hangings, rugs, hair ornaments, or other fun and colorful textile products. Students can learn and be inspired in this class accompanied by the music of nature sounds. All materials included. Dates: Thursdays, 9/27; 10/4, 10/11,…

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Introduction to Polymer Clay Classes for Ages 7-9

September 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2018 @ 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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March 2019

Laugh Out Loud

March 29, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Spectrum Gallery Exhibit Opens with LOL – Laugh Out Loud   March 29 – May 19, 2019 Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its newest show: LOL – Laugh Out Loud (Mar 29-May 19) with new and original artwork from artists and fine artisans that will make us laugh and show the humorous aspects of life. The exhibit opens Friday, March 29 (6:30-9pm) and includes wine and refreshments. Artists from throughout Connecticut, New York and New England are…

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April 2019

Star Basket and Bunny Origami Workshop

April 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$40

Learn a new and fun way to present your Easter goodies this year. Master the basic folds for creating two sizes of star baskets as well as a playful paper bunny in this Easter themed origami workshop. There will be a large variety of papers in spring inspired colors to choose from and you’ll see a short video featuring a contemporary origami performance artist. Diagram print outs are yours to take home for future reference. All tools and materials will be supplied,…

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Zentangle Fun Workshop

April 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$50

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. In this workshop we will be creating a Zendala, or a mandala comprised of Zentangle Patterns. You will leave with a 10.5 x 10.5 work of art and supplies to continue on your Zentangle journey at home! Place: Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT  06409 Contact: www.spectrumartgallery.org, 860-767-0742 Date:  Sunday, April 14 Time: 1-4pm Cost:  $50 plus a $13 material fee…

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Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Technique Workshop

April 28, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$55

Mokume Gane is a Japanese metalworking technique in which thin layers of variously colored metals are fused together, then distorted and ground down to reveal a beautiful pattern. Polymer artists, as they so often do, have developed a variety of techniques that capture the wonderful look of the original metal art form. In this class, we will explore one of the traditional methods of creating mokume gane using polymer clay. The beautiful and unique sheets you will create will be…

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July 2019

July Fashion Camps

July 8, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$360

July Fashion Camps Arts Center Killingworth Fashion Week One, Monday-Friday, July 8-12, 2019 (9-5:30pm) for ages 11-15. Mornings are spent working with a professional illustrator learning to draw the fashion silhouette as live models pose for your sketches. End the week of illustration with a portfolio ready piece. Afternoons are spent with professional seamstresses learning to read, pin and cut a pattern of your choice. Construct and finish your garment by sewing and adding accessories. Professional hair and makeup stylists…

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Nature Art Camp for Young Artists

July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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Dive into our fun and inspiring summer nature art camp! July 22-26, 2019 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm) for ages 7-11. Explore sketching floral and landscape drawing as you create a diverse selection of pieces. Use your developing observational skills and beginning basic drawing and sculpting techniques for this year’s fun projects: Busy Little Beehive Sculpture, Nature Rocks, Magic Tree Collaborative, Birds & Branches/Nature’s Paint Brushes. Leave your cares behind and enjoy learning new skills as you make lasting friendships. Participants spend fun summer days…

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October 2021

At Gallery: Painting the Abstract Still Life in Acrylics

October 10, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$70

This workshop is for beginners and practiced painters who want to learn the art of abstraction to express their own creativity. Our model set up will feature a medley of fruit, bowls, baskets, etc. The many colors and textures of the arrangement will inspire your imagination. We’ll discuss our observations and by exploring our thoughts and sharing ideas the class will gain insight into different ways of seeing and interpreting ordinary still life subjects. Although the class is focused on…

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At Gallery: Slow Stitch Workshop

October 24, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$65

In this workshop learn a meditative technique that allows you to discover the joy of stitching and the benefits of meditation. Slow stitching is a mindful, contemplative practice that uses the repetition of simple stitches on small squares of fabric to create a single piece or one part of a larger piece. You will learn five basic stitches and will create at least one small square that you can take with you. Examples of artist’s unique creations that grew from…

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November 2021

At Gallery: Creating Scratchboard Art Workshop

November 7, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$25 – $65

In this workshop, you will learn how to transfer your image onto scratchboard, the techniques of the tools to create different textures and effects, and the tricks to fix little mistakes.  You will leave with a finished piece and a kit to create your own beautiful scratchboard pieces! Bring two 5x 5 inch copies of the same photo of a favorite pet or animal’s face, and learn how to create a masterpiece.   If you are not sure of your photo…

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February 2022

At Gallery: Introduction to Fluid Art Workshop

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409 United States
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$65

Try your hand at fluid painting! Fluid painting involves layering acrylic paints of different densities and incorporating certain additives which can result in gorgeous combinations of paint, cells, and lacing...or mud depending upon what you put together! The Blooms technique will be demonstrated using 4 ceramic tiles which can be used as coasters. The best part is no artistic experience is necessary. Date:  Sunday, Feb. 6 Time:  1-4 pm Cost: $50.00 plus $15 paid directly to the instructor, https://spectrumartgallery.org/event-registration/?ee=144

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