River Arts is pleased to announce another year of classes and events courtesy of the Copley Munson Fund. The Program is free, and materials provided, to elders ages 60 and up….. Join Us!
Pastels with Patti Braun -
In this series of classes, Artist Patti Braun will cover an introduction to painting with soft pastels. She will demonstrate how different materials, pastel strokes and layering are used to create a wide range of effects. Color harmony, composition and design will also be considered in this process. Students will be encouraged to use these techniques to develop their own style of pastel painting which will show the fresh and unique qualities of the pastel medium.
Bio: Patti Braun is a landscape artist who paints primarily on location. Her main focus is to be able to paint nature accurately while conveying the emotions of being out of doors, in that special place and time. Her inspiration comes from the mountains, meadows and streams all around Vermont. Patti received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, where she also studied sculpture. She has attended many pastel workshops from various national artists including Richard McDaniel and Jim Markle. She was most recently a juried participant in the Alden Bryan Gallery’s 2012 show, “The Pastelists”. Patti is a member of the Vermont Pastel Society. She lives in Hyde Park, Vt.
Free to elders, materials included. Click here to register or call 888-1261, M-F, 10-2pm
Let Us Now Praise Rural Women – with Julia Shipley (non-fiction/memoir) -Thursdays, October 10 – November 7, 10-12pm. At River Arts!
This writing class is expressly for women to receive help and support telling their stories, writing about their lives and experiences.
Free to elders (60 and up)- Sponsored by the Copley Munson Fund
Click here to register or call 888-1261, M-F, 10-2pm
Bio: Julia Shipley has offered Writing Life Stories classes to novice and veteran writers for a decade. For the past three years she’s been also been documenting the voices of Vermonters for the Cabot Chronicle. Her new column for the News and Citizen, “All My Lives” features stories written by residents of Northern Vermont. Her own life stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Northern Woodlands, Taproot, Vermont Life, Vermont’s Local Banquet, Whole Terrain, and Yankee.
The Copley Common Space at River Arts – The Sterling View & Johnson Art Group Show: September 5 – October 25, Opening Reception September 5, 5-7pm
Be sure to visit the Elder Art Gallery, by clicking on the link below, and take a tour of the fantastic and original artwork being created during our Elder Arts classes and workshops!
Click on the links below to view and order books from the Elder Program
Elder Art Program 2009
Elder Art Program 2008
The Elder Arts Program is generously supported by the Copley Munson Fund.