Arts

 DRAWING:  TRICKS OF THE TRADE

This course will offer the fundamentals in drawing through creative exercises.  Working with pencil and/or charcoal, students will learn the importance of negative space, how to use grids and your pencil as a measuring tool, the basics of perspective and more.  Drawing mostly from still life compositions, this class will enhance any art medium you want to pursue.  Student supply list:  newsprint paper (12” x 18” minimum size), drawing pencils, white erasure, white conte, compressed charcoal squares (not “vine” charcoal), grey kneadable artist erasure and tracing paper.  Small piece3s of chamois will be available for purchase from the teacher for $3.00 each.  Limited to 12 students.

 

Course #         1220    Tuesday                      NHS

7:00-9:00 PM  Starts 4/24/18  5 Classes

DeAnn Prosia                          Fee $109

 

 

 

TAKE BETTER PICTURES—PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION

Learn the basics of composition and how to produce photos your friends and family will love.  We will practice composition and creativity by taking photos and learning how to apply elements and principles of design.  Bring camera and manual to class.

 

Course #         1254    Tuesday                      NHS

6:30-8:30 PM  Starts 4/3/10    2 Classes

Staci Stamm                           Fee $59

 

TAKE BETTER PICTURES—UNDERSTANDING CAMERA SETTINGS

We will explore camera settings and functions so that you will finally know what all those buttons do.  Understanding how to control your camera is the foundation of improving your skills as a photographer.  Bring your DSLR camera and manual to class.

 

Course #         1253    Tuesday     NHS

6:30-8:30 PM  Starts 3/20/18  2 Classes

Staci Stamm                           Fee $59

 

 ZEN & THE ART OF SEEING:PART I—A KIND & GENTLE INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHYalt=""

This class is for all of those who have been wanting to make the leap out of Auto mode on their camera and take the next step with their photography.  In this two-session, six-hour workshop, you will be patiently guided into the worlds of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and the Baiscs of Composition and Design.  There will be much inspiration shared and ample time to venture forth into the field to put your new skills into practice—together.  You can do this!  Participants should plan to bring their camera (digital SLR with programmable controls strongly preferred), camera manual if possible, a notebook, pen and tripod if you have one available.  Please also come prepared to spend time outdoors.  This is the First Workshop of a Two-Part Series.  Classes maybe taken separately or consecutively. 

 

Course #1651 Saturday                     NHS

10:00-1:00 PM            Starts 4/7/18    2 Classes

Elisabeth Levy                                    Fee $89

Professional Photographer

 

ZEN & THE ART OF SEEING:PART II—PHOTOGRAPHY AS MEDITATION  alt=""

If you are looking for a Technical Photography Course this course is not for you.  If you are interested in learning to use your camera to expand your relationship with nature, be inspired, and help you cultivate inner peach, please read on.  Have you ever looked at the veins in the petal of a flower?  Gazed upon the reflections of trees and their leaves on water?  How many colors can you name that you’ve seen glistening on snow?  When we slow down and look, really look, we are gifted with “new eyes” with which to experience the beauty of  nature at a level that most people  never take the time to notice.  Using the camera as a meditative tool we expand our connection to the natural work and hence, the Divine.  The process itself is largely the purpose.  The images you create become an added bonus and an inspirational reminder of the value of slowing down to See.  This course consists of theory and practice in the Field.  Point & Shoot and SmartPhone cameras permitted.  This course is for Adults but Teens 15 or older with a serious interest in Photography and/or Meditation are also welcome.  Transportation for teens will need to be provided for field work.  Please bring a notebook, pen, and tripod if you have one as well as a bag lunch, water bottle, and come prepared to spend time outdoors for the field work portion of the Class.  This is the Second Workshop of a Two-Part Series.  Classes may be taken separately or consecutively. 

 

Course #         1652    Saturday                     NHS   

10:00-3:00 PM            Starts 4/28/18  1 Class           

Elisabeth Levy                                    Fee $79

Professional Photographer    

 

BEGINNING FILM-MAKING USING iMOVIE

Students with an iPhone or iPad can make a move right from one’s own device.  In this class, you will learn how to create an iMovie using pictures and original video.  Students will need to purchase and download iMovie onto their device prior to class.

 

Course #                     Monday                       NHS

6:30-9:00 PM  Starts 4/2/18    1 Class

 

Suzanne Hurley                                  Fee $39



  GARDEN SERIES IN GLASS—INDIVIDUAL OFFERINGS 

MOSAIC GARDEN ART

As the weather warms, I am sure you are thinking of ways to decorate your garden!  Well, in the warmth of my home-based studio we will do just that!  In this two-session class, you will create a lovely mosaic piece that can either be used as a stepping stone or house marker.  This would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift!  All materials and tools provided.  Limited to 8 students.  Not handicap accessible (stairs).

 

Course #         1134    Monday                                  

6:30-9:30 PM Starts 4/9/18    2 Classes

Kelly Makuch Studio               Fee $89

222 Brushy Hill Road, Newtown, CT

 

FUSED GLASS WIND CHIMES

Wind chimes make a great gift for any gardener or those who love a bit of whimsy!  You will create fun and fancy fused glass wind chimes with fusible glass.  Learn to cut glass and arrange glass and the basics of glass fusing.  Great for returning and new students!  A demonstration of finishing will be given at the end of class.  (Chime parts will be ready for pick up one week following class.)  All materials and tools provided.  A materials fee of $5.50 to be paid to the artist at the time of class (for hanging accessories).  Limited to 8 students.  Not handicap accessible (stairs).

 

Course #         1642    Saturday                    

10:30-2:00 PM  Starts 4/14/18  1 Class

Kelly Makuch Studio              FULL

222 Brushy Hill Road, Newtown, CT

 

FUSED GLASS PLANT AND GARDEN STAKES

Create your own fun and funky garden stakes!  You will make 3 stakes that are great to add a little fun to a potted plant and one garden stake to place directly in the garden with an attached stake.  Samples will be available for inspiration!  Another great Mother’s Day gift idea!  Tools provided.  Materials fee of $13.00 to be paid to the artist at time of class (for stake).  Limited to 8 students.  Not handicap accessible (stairs).

 

Course #         1135    Monday

6:30-9:30 PM  Starts 4/23/18  1 Class

Kelly Makuch Studio FULL

222 Brushy Hill Road, Newtown, CT