Vernon - posted Aug, 01 2013
VERNON - The following workshops will be held at Vernon Community Arts Center, 709 Hartford Tnpk., Route 30, Vernon. Register online at vernonarts.org or call 860-871-8222 for more information. Make checks payable to Vernon Community Arts Center. Pastel Painting Workshops – Two Saturdays; adults, high school students and senior citizens are welcome. Explore the joys of pastels with Nancy Cooke Bunnell, an award-winning pastel painter. Improve drawing skills and learn pastel painting techniques while creating a landscape and/or still-life painting. Please bring a pastel pencil, a set of 24 pastels, a table easel and drawing board to the workshop. Workshop dates are: Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to noon - Students will work from photo references to create a landscape painting. Please bring several photo references. Fee is $45; and Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to noon - Students will work from a still life set-up. Fee is $45. If you sign up for both workshops, the fee is $85. Writing Workshop - The ongoing writer's workshop will start a new six-week session on Aug. 14. Join instructor Joan Shapiro in the coed, multi-age group, as they strive to bring their experiences to life on the page. Bring poetry, short fiction, plays, personal essays or memoirs to share in class. Everything from getting started, to changing an ending, to the ins and outs of publishing will be discussed. All levels are welcome. Workshop dates are on Wednesdays: Aug. 14 through Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m., six classes. Fee is $125. Register early as class size is limited.