Sip n’ Slurry – Pottery Friday Nights

$20 per session or $50 for series + cash bar

REGISTER HERE

Sign up for fun pottery nights! This fall River Arts will be hosting a Sip n' Slurry creative experience - the pottery twist on Paint n' Sip. Clay Studio instructors will walk you through a simple handbuilding project, all while enjoying a glass of wine or locally brewed beer. Handbuilidng is a great introductory method of working with clay, no prior experience is required (pottery wheel not used in this class as it requires more than one class to complete work).

Students will make 1 - 2 pieces during this 2 hour class, such as a bowl, plate, mug, or decorative piece. Couples and groups encourages, bring some friends and make it a party!

Includes materials, pieces will be available to pickup after glazing and firing approximately 3 weeks later.

Special thank you to Rock Art Brewery for sponsoring the series!

   
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Pilates with Mary Regele

$5

Classes on 5/3, 5/7, and 5/10 cancelled Class on Thursday, May 24 will be held at the Civic/Sr Center

Pilates-a class that focuses on core (abdominals, waist, back and hips).  The class incorporates many different body weight exercises...pushups, planks, squats...Any level of fitness may attend, but as it can be an aggressive class, many modifications are offered for beginning level participants. Please bring a mat and water.  The class does not require shoes.

Drop-in, $5. For more information please contact Mary Regele: [email protected]
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Over 60’s: Acrylic Painting with Robert Brunelle Jr

Free to adults 60+

Full - contact [email protected] to be put on the waitlist

 

Join artist Robert Brunelle Jr. and learn the basics of painting with acrylics. Topics covered will include: differences between acrylics and other types of paints, mixing colors, creating various effects with brushstrokes, composing a painting, creating tints and washes, and using additives for acrylic paints. For beginners and those with experience in painting.

 

Artist’s bio: Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr. is a 7th generation Vermonter. He is a painter, kinetic sculptor, book illustrator, art educator, and political cartoonist. He was the art teacher at the Browns River Middle School in Underhill, VT for 31 years, and served as president of the Northern Vermont Artist Association from 1995 to 2011. His cartoon strip, Mr. Brunelle Explains It All, appears weekly in Seven Days Vermont.

Pre-registration required  click link above or call 802-888-1261 to sign up!  
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Intro to Flash Photography

$110

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Photographers have found the need to supplement natural light since the dawn of the

photographic era. Options abound in our generation, but electronic flash remains one

of the best solutions, from brightening scenes on the go to sculpting light in the studio.

This series will concentrate on hands-on, creative use of the portable accessory flash

(indoors and outdoors, both on and off camera). We will include a history of flash

technology, flash use in close-up work, and a demonstration of high powered strobes in

the studio. Examples will be shown, assignments given, and student photos shared

with the class.

 

It is recommended that students be familiar with the basics of digital photography and

their own equipment, and have an interest in the applied use of electronic flashes. They

will be required to bring their own digital camera with a “hot shoe” or other flash

connection, a battery-operated flash, and a tripod. The instructor can make

recommendations for the purchase of an inexpensive flash in case the student does not

own one.

Bio

PAUL ROGERS is a native of Stowe and a full time photographer. He earned an

Associate of Science in Photographic Illustration and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in

Photography as a Fine Art from the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at

Rochester Institute of Technology. He specializes in commercial, documentary, travel,

and fine art photography, photography for artists, and photographic education. He is

best known for his photography of entertainer Rusty DeWees and for his Vermont

documentary project, Stick Season. www.paulrogersphotography.com

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FULL- Nature in Stained Glass

$85 includes all materials

Contact [email protected] to be put on the waitlist

Spend the day moving through the Stained Glass techniques of pattern selection, choosing and cutting glass and decorative soldering. Instructor will provide a large variety of patterns featuring flowers, garden herbs, feathers and birds, as well as a selection of glorious colorful glass. Each student will make 1-2 pieces to bring home and leave with the basic knowledge of the stained glass process. Your finished pieces will make a lovely gift or look beautiful in your window all year long. This is a beginner level project, but all levels are welcome!

We will have an hour break for lunch between noon-1pm. Bring your own lunch or check out one of the local restaurants in the area.

Instructor Bio: Dayna Sabatino studied stained glass in the Bay Area of California where she worked in all aspects of the industry. Building artworks one piece of beautiful glass at a time was a natural fit for her. Over the years there, she taught courses in many techniques of stained glass and mosaic art, built commissioned works on her own and for other artists, and performed restorations, from small lampshades to large church windows.

After returning to the East Coast, she landed in Vermont where she married her husband and became a mother. Currently, when not busy working on their homestead, Dayna is creating one of a kind works of glass art, taking commissions, and teaching workshops around New England. Find her online here and on FaceBook.
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Summer Camps 2019, June 24- August 12

River Arts is ready for a Summer filled with creative, inspiring, inventive camps! It's going to be a ton of FUN!

Click Here to Register

"My daughter was excited about the hands-on of painting and loved camp. The environment at River Arts, the artistic energy, was great for her. She loved meeting new friends and connecting with the old ones." - Parent of a camper

* Financial assistance available.

Offering a healthy lunch for on site camps at River Arts

Refund Policy - A cancellation must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the start date for either a 75% refund or to have the amount applied toward another class, good for one year. A full refund will be given if River Arts has to cancel a camp.

Financial Assistance Policy - The mission at River Arts is “Arts for Everyone”. Financial Assistance funds come from donations to River Arts through individuals, businesses and grants. These funds are limited, and we encourage families to pay what they can afford. If possible, we ask that tuition payments cover at least 50% of the class fee.


FANTASTIC FLOAT - ART ON WHEELS!

AGES 5-12 / $275, JUNE 24-28, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30AM available) Campers of all ages, experience the joy of creativity as you design and build an extraordinary work of art on wheels for the Morristown 4th of July celebration. Then, ride on your masterpiece during the event in the parade on July 4th. Instructor Bonnie Kolber will introduce a variety of art media in this fantastic five day camp.
JULY 2-6 No Camps This Week
GET STEAMED! AGES 5-8 / $275 JULY 8-12, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30AM available)  Inventors and explorers jump in and build a wind=powered vehicle or try your hand at making it rain. Each day encourages collaborative problem-solving, criticial thinking and loads of FUN in this project-based learning camp. We'll explore science, technology, art and math through hands-on experiments, art projects and games. Instructor: Danielle Peveril
LET'S GET COOKIN' AGES 9 AND UP / $275 JULY 8-12, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30AM available) Tween chefs will be immersed in the art of culinary creativity and discovery. In addition to developing cooking skills, this camp incorporates elements necessary for budding chefs such as : kitchen safety, presentation, proper food handling and preparation, table setting and more. The week will also give campers a unique opportunity to have their own farmer's market, creating a stand to share their creations. The final day there will be a farmer's market and festival of food for family. Instructor: Kate Halladay
ART VENTURES CAMP IS FULL, PLEASE CALL 888-1261 to get on a waiting list AGES 5-8 / $275 JULY 15-19, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30AM available) Each day campers will make new discoveries through a series of awesome creative mixes. Mural Monday and play in the clay, Puppetry Tuesday and more! Spark creative expression by exploring a variety of media including plein air drawing and see nature as an open canvas. This is a two-week camp but young artists may take one week if preferred. Instructor: Bonnie Kolber
MURAL PROJECT 2019!<>/p> Ages 8-up / $275 JULY 15-19, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off 8:30AM available) Get your brushes out for an amazing week of mural making! Artist Jess Graham and Instructor Jake Harnish will assist campers in sparking their artistic skills to create a vibrant piece of public art for the community. Each day artists will dive into the creative process and explore illustration, composition and painting. This includes time to be outdoors to explore other public art in Morrisville. Instructor: Jake Harnish
ART VENTURES AGES 5-8 / $275 JULY 22-26, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30AM available) < Each day campers will make new discoveries through a series of awesome creative mixes. Mural Monday and play in the clay, Puppetry Tuesday and more! Spark creative expression by exploring a variety of media including plein air drawing and see nature as an open canvas. This is the 2nd of this two-week camp but young artists can register for one or both weeks. Instructor: Bonnie Kolber, Guest Artist July 25 & 26
POTTERY PROJECTS - GARDEN WORKS IN CLAY CAMP IS FULL, PLEASE CALL 888-1261 to get on a waiting list   AGES 9 and up/ $275 JULY 22-26, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30AM available) Tiles, pots and planters, oh my! Dip your hands in the clay to play and experiment using various handbuilding techniques. Using carving and layering, potters will adorn tiles and planters that will spruce up any garden. This includes spinning on the wheel while learning the art of all things clay. Instructor: Angela Iannuzzi and Jake Harnish
MAGICAL BEASTS AND CREATURES IN CLAY AGES 5-8 / $275 JULY 29-August 2, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30AM available) Imagination reigns as you create wild and crazy creatures with clay!  Give magical beasts and dragons personality with your own sketchbook of creations then experience hands-on hand building and glazing techniques. This is sure to be a magical week of clay and games! Instructor Jake Harnish.
RIVER ARTS ROCK CAMP </. AGES 9 YRS AND UP / $275 JULY 29-AUGUST 2, 9AM-3PM Get ready to ROCK when you learn to play an instrument or expand your music skills with instructor Dov Schiller. Musicians will form a band, write music and play a concert for family and friends. No musical experience needed and at the end of the week, you'll be a rock star.
SK8 THE ARTS AGES 6-14 / $275 August 5-9, 9AM-3PM, JOHNSON SKATE PARK Please note - campers need a helmet, skateboard and there no open-toed shoes (no sandals) allowed. Knee and elbow pads desirable but not a must. It's not a River Arts summer without SK8 the Arts! We combine action with creativity in this uber-popular camp for skaters of all levels. Join friends with our experienced staff for a week of skill-building, tricks and creating rad street and skate art. Design and paint your own skate decks and enjoy new features in the park. New this year -create a graffiti art mural for the skate park. Wrap up the week with an awesome field trip to Burlington skatepark. This camp has a BIG fan base so register early and don't miss out! Instructors: Bonnie Kolber, Kate Crouse, Ian Hutchins, Chad Miller


ART IN THE BARN HORSE CAMP CAMP IS FULL, PLEASE CALL 888-1261 to get on a waiting list   AGES 8-12 / $325 AUGUST 5-9, 9AM-3PM at HOPE GROWS HORSE FARM If you LOVE horses then Art in the Barn is the camp for you. River Arts is teaming up with Hope Grows Horse Farm, in Hyde Park, to offer a 2nd year of this unique experience for campers. Each morning, our camper, ranch hands will create amazing horse-themed crafts while learning some songs to sing during an afternoon “on the trail” with horses. Art in the Barn provides a great opportunity for horse lovers to spend time outdoors with these amazing equines. Previous experience with horses not required. Wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals). DROP OFF & PICK UP AT HOPE GROWS, RTE. 15, Hyde Park. Register soon- limited space available! Instructors: Lesley Grant, Amber Bennett
POP UP CAFE', CULINARY CAMP IS FULL, PLEASE CALL 888-1261 to get on a waiting list AUGUST 12-16, 9AM-3PM (early drop-off at 8:30AM available) AGES 5-12, $275 Budding chefs will not only dive into all things culinary but will create their own cafe'! From naming & designing the menu, to serving delicious creations in their own space, campers will get a real taste of having a cafe'! Pop Up will be open for business on the final day of camp, for family and friends. Outdoor and games will be included in this flavorful week. Instructor Kate Halladay ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ INSTRUCTOR BIOS- SUMMER Danielle Peveril holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts from Brandeis University, a Master of Science in Education from Walden University with a focus on visual and differentiated mathematics, and teaches strategic mathematics at Stowe Middle School. She has been featured in Literary Mama, Allegory Magazine, Errant Parent, and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. Her poetry won the 2013 award from the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. She has taught production classes for the Children's Theater Workshop and Green Mountain Performing Arts and performed at the Hyde Park and Barre Opera Houses, and earned the Governor’s Yellow Rose of Texas volunteer award in 2006. Danielle trained in the Stanislavski method with Janet Morrison, studied set design/painting with Bob Moody, and received instruction in physical theater/clown theory from Peter Gould. When she’s not painting sets or searching for duct tape, Danielle enjoys dividing fractions, gardening, and being on the water with her family. Lesley Grant is a mother of two and a licensed K-6th teacher, working with kids in a variety of settings. She fell in love with horses while working at a ranch camp for kids in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and led horse pack trips in the Wyoming wilderness (complete with cowboys, campfires and sage!). Lesley worked at outdoor education schools, leading astronomy night hikes in the California mountains and on Oahu, Hawaii where she taught beach ecology and surfed. Lesley has taught music in many venues to kids and tackled Shakespeare for kids at River Arts. She ran the KinderArts program to local schools. Lesley enjoys teaching guitar, ukulele, and voice lessons to kids and professionally enjoys writing her material and performing. She has performed at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Vergennes Opera House and the Grand Points North Festival stage. Passionate about the arts, Lesley continually searches for ways to make learning fun, accessible and engaging for all ages. Kate Halladay owns her own catering business Sustainable Kitchen and has been a chef in several local restaurants. Kate connects local artisans and farmers with the community and believes in farm to table philosophy. Using fresh, local organic, seasonally prepared foods, Kate puts her unique twist on everything she creates. She has worked with youth in several capacities - as nanny and camp instructor. Jake Harnish is a local potter and works in many art mediums. He recently assisted artist Sarah Rutherford in completing the murals on the giant silos in Jeffersonville, VT.  He has worked at various summer camps at the Boys and Girls Club in Brattleboro. Angela Iannuzzi is a local visual artist, art educator, and art education advocate. Over the past ten years she has inspired budding artists of all ages ranging from preschool to adult. She is currently the art educator at a local elementary school and has been a teaching artist for the Helen Day Art Center and Burlington City Arts. She has volunteered for local arts events creating large scale art with the community. Angela studied at Johnson State College and was honored a departmental award in art education, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and focused on printmaking and ceramics. Currently her favorite mediums to teach are ceramics, printmaking, and media arts. Her favorite part of teaching is inspiring others to be creative no matter what their experience. Angela's current personal artwork consists of printmaking and photography and is constantly changing as she is inspired by her students and the beauty in the world. She has shown her artwork locally at the Vermont Studio Center, Vermont International Contemporary Art Museum, and Johnson State College. Bonnie Kolber is a lover of the arts, gardening and the mountains. Growing up in Miami, she attended the New World School of the Arts and earned her BS in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. Bonnie also has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She moved to Vermont in 1997 and became a member of the Bread & Puppet Theater as well as a freelance puppeteer in New England. Dov Schiller is a professional freelance Drummer, Percussionist & Timpanist. Dov attended the New England Conservatory of Music, travelled Europe with various Broadway Musical Theater tours, performed as the Principal Timpanist with the Handel Society Orchestra, worked with Clearlakes Chorale and remains an active member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Cosa Buena Nueva, a 5 piece Jazz/Latin/World Band.
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Oldtime Beginner Banjo with Dana Robinson

$100

Pre-Registration Required

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  Introduction to Oldtime Banjo with Dana Robinson

In this class we’ll learn the basics of Southern oldtime-style banjo. We’ll get started on clawhammer frailing, basic chords in the key of G and D, and teach a handful of tunes and songs. We’ll reference chord charts and videos to help you become self guided. We’ll also cover jam session etiquette and how the banjo fits into the setting of an oldtime string band.

  Instructor Bio:

Dana Robinson has been a professional musician for more than 30 years. As a multi-instrumentalist (Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo) and singer-songwriter, Dana has released 12 CD’s and toured over a million miles across the United States, Canada, and Europe. His original compositions have been featured on a half-dozen films including two Ken Burns’ documentaries, "The National Parks, America’s Best Idea" and "The Dust Bowl.” Dana resides in Cabot, VT and is currently the Executive Director of Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture. www.robinsongs.com
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Ongoing Mixed-Level Classes

Access through Punchcard System

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Adult (ages 18+)

Every Sunday, 10am-12noon

Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang

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All Ages

Every Thursday, 6-8pm

Instructor: Heidi Bielenberg

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Instructor will assist you in your learning from beginning throwing, honing your skills, trimming, hand building, and glazing. Classes do not have a set start and end date, come when able! Reserve a space in advance recommended, drop-ins welcome based on availability. Sign-up in the studio, by calling the office at (802) 888-1261, or emailing [email protected]
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Spring Break Camp! What’s Cookin’ – Culinary & Clay.

River Arts

$275

What's Cookin' - Clay and Culinary Camp!

FULL, call 888-1261 to be put on our wait list!

April 15-19, 9 am- 3 pm.

All ages

Join us for a one week hands on adventure! Budding chefs will cook delicious meals in the kitchen with Chef Alice Perron and join artist Lisa Wolfgang in the clay studio to let their imagination flow as they hand build and glaze functional pieces to take home.

Call to register 888-1261 or register online.

Scholarships available.

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Mixed Media Collage Workshop

$45

Pre-registation Required

REGISTER HERE

Constructing a mixed media collage is a fun and creative project that anyone can do! The process is simple. A variety of papers are glued down and layered onto a substrate in a visually interesting way. The piece is further embellished using paints, pens, etc. Collage pieces can be completely abstract or reflect a scene, object, or chosen theme.

The paper used can be from magazines, junk mail, old catalogues, wrapping paper, tissue paper, old cards, sheet music, old books, etc. The more variety, the more interest it adds.

In addition to paper, mixed media collage uses other medium such as paints, stamps, pens, markers, ink, watercolors and even small objects such as buttons, string, bottle caps and lace – all are layered and adhered with either glue and/or a gel medium. The possibilities are endless!

A host of collage techniques can take your works even further such as tinting to create a vintage look, adding a splattered layer of paint with a toothbrush, using sandpaper for a distressed effect, and more! Display your finished piece on the wall, with or without a frame, as a journal cover, or a decorative box top. There are no rules!

All materials provided, however, please bring any special materials you want to include such as personal photos and mementos.

Instructor Bio: Toni Flynn is a self-taught artist with a deep interest in fabric, paper, and mixed media collage. With roots in the Boston area, her passion for creating art began at a young age with drawing, woodworking, painting and mixed media. Focusing most recently on mixed media and paper collage, her works range from abstract to everyday scenes of rural life. Recycled fabrics are used for fabric/mixed media collages and her paper collages often include hand-printed paper, which incorporates more intentional patterns and colors.
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Zen of Watercolor

$125

Pre-Registration Required. Register Here!

Anyone who wants the joy and challenges of watercolor painting will enjoy and benefit from ‘no-fail’ watercolor painting lessons that lead to self-expression, confidence and the ‘zen’ that painting has to offer.

Lessons on painting wet-into-wet, simple landscapes, and the importance of learning to see and paint negative spaces are a few examples of the way the student artists will engage with pigment, shape and composition.

Instructors Rosalie desGroseilliers and Patti Warren are sisters. Both are former art educators, school administrators and cancer survivors who paint and teach together often. Rosalie and Patti believe that painting with watercolors is an opportunity to have fun, be creative and learn to ‘go with the flow’.

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Art Marketing 101: Social Media and Beyond

$10 suggested donation

Presentation with Corrina Thurston

Pre-registration required - register here!

Marketing is essential for any business, but it can be especially difficult for artists and creatives to market ourselves because we’re not just selling a product, we’re selling something we’ve made, we’re selling a part of ourselves. Artists, crafters, writers, musicians, and other creatives, like every other type of business, need to market ourselves like any other entrepreneur. No one can buy from you or use your services if they don’t know you exist. That’s what marketing does: it lets people know you exist and shows them why they need what you do/create.

Social media is a great marketing tool for artists and creatives. It’s inherently visual and easy for people to share, which is the easiest form of word-of-mouth marketing. The problem is, as much as people are familiar with social media, most don’t know how to use it specifically for marketing without coming off as “salesy.”

This presentation goes into detail about how to write and talk about yourself and your work, the best techniques for marketing your work, and how to best use social media to help market and build your creative business.

Corrina Thurston is a professional artist, entrepreneur, speaker, author, business consultant, and wildlife conservationist. Learn more at www.corrinathurston.com.  
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Design the Next River Arts T-shirt!

River Arts welcomes all youth ages 5-16 to let your imagination roam! We are collecting designs for our 2019 Summer Camp shirt that incorporate any of our amazing camp themes and/or the theme "be creative".

To check out summer camp themes Click here

Guidelines:

1. Must be an original design

2. Only one color should be used in design

3. One entry/person

4. All designs must be submitted no later than May 1st

5. Design should be saved as a high resolution image in jpeg format

Scan and email or mail to

River Arts

PO Box 829

Morrisville, VT 05661

[email protected]

PRIZES 1st Place: $25, a free River Arts Summer Camp for you, or someone of your choosing (value $275), Hoagies Ice Cream certificate and a free t-shirt with your design!

2nd Place: 50% discount on any summer camp (value $137.50), a Hoagies Ice Cream certificate and a free t-shirt.

3rd Place: Gift certificate for Hoagies Ice Cream and a free t-shirt.

     
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Design our Next T-shirt Contest 2019!

River Arts

River Arts welcomes all youth ages 5-16 to let your imagination roam! We are collecting designs for our 2019 Summer Camp shirt that incorporate any of our amazing camp themes and/or the theme "be creative". To check out summer camp themes Click here

  • Guidelines:

    1. Must be an original design

    2. Only one color should be used in design

    3. One entry/person

    4. All designs must be submitted no later than May 1st

    5. Design should be saved as a high resolution image in jpeg format
  • Scan and email entry or mail to:

    River Arts

    PO Box 829

    Morrisville, VT 05661

    [email protected]
  • PRIZES

    1st Place: $25, a free River Arts Summer Camp for you, or someone of your choosing (value $275), Hoagies Ice Cream certificate and a free t-shirt with your design!

    2nd Place: 50% discount on any summer camp (value $137.50), a Hoagies Ice Cream certificate and a free t-shirt.

    3rd Place: Gift certificate for Hoagies Ice Cream and a free t-shirt.

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iPhone Visual Storytelling

$65

Pre-registration Required

REGISTER HERE

Visual Story Telling with your iPhone

Advance your ability to tell compelling stories with your iPhone camera! Your iPhone is an excellent companion for capturing the moment as well as stepping back and planning what you want your images to say. Your stories can be about an event, a person, a place or the possible emergence of spring! It’s your story to tell in your own way!

During this series of workshops we will focus on elements of story telling through photography. There will also be discussions on composition and editing to get the best images for the story you want to tell. In between sessions you will have time to experiment and play with your story. During class time you will receive feedback and support for your story and style.

Topics of discussion will include:

Elements of Story Telling Through iPhone Photography

Composition and Style

Reflections

Movement

Easy editing apps for exploring your own style

Participants should bring their iPhone to each session. All levels of photographers are welcomed.

NB: Smart Phones other than iPhones are welcomed but the expertise of the instructor is for iPhones.

    Nan Carle Beauregard

Instructor Bio: I am an iPhone Photographer. My iPhone X is the one camera that is always with me and it means I can be in the moment with my experience of the world. I want my photography to be spontaneous in capturing the spirit of time and place. In particular, I want to share the beauty of life as I see it. I am too well aware that there is an ugliness that swirls around us but my quest is to see and share the beauty that weaves the tapestry of our life experience. My journey takes me to cities, streams and towns across the globe. Join me on my journey!

www.nancarlebeauregard.com
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Painting in Black & White with Gabriel Tempesta

$85

3 Session Class

Pre-registration Required

Register Here or call 888-1261

Experience the simplicity and ease of painting in black and white. It’s great as a stand alone method or for practice in establishing contrast relationships in your full color paintings without the distraction of pigment. We will be using a variety of mediums including charcoal, acrylic, and oil.

Bio: Gabriel Tempesta has been painting and drawing professionally for 20 years and primarily painting in black and white for the last 8 years. www.gabrieltempesta.com
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Bookbinding Art Journals with Nancy VanWinkle

$65

One-Day Workshop

Pre-registration Required

Register Here or call 888-1261

Come learn how to hand-bind an art journal! Participants will learn the whole process, starting by selecting beautiful handmade papers to sewing the open-spine binding using traditional techniques, resulting in a high-quality journal for writing, drawing, doodling ... or whatever your heart desires! We will also learn how to make a button closure for our books. Promises to be a full-immersion experience in book-binding; participants will leave with a handmade book and a wealth of knowledge.

Bio: Nancy spent nearly a decade teaching adolescents in a land-based Montessori program; it was here that she started teaching visual journaling as a form of self-expression. Over time, her love of books grew and Nancy learned everything she knows about bookbinding from Asheville-based artist, Erin Keane, dynamic book-binder and encaustic innovator. Nancy has been honored to join Erin as her teaching assistant at both John C. Campbell Folk School and Penland School for the Arts in western North Carolina. A new transplant to Vermont, Nancy teaches classes and creates books through her home-based business, Nomadic Roots Studio, in Craftsbury VT.
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Monthly Membership, Punchcards, & Private Lessons

The Clay Studio at River Arts offers 4 pottery wheels, electric kiln, hand tools, glazes, and three clay bodies. Laguna Cone 6 stoneware clay bodies available including white, white with grog, and red with grog at $30 per 25lb bag, which includes all glazing and firing costs. Clay must be purchased through RA. Members may contact clay studio manager to approve bringing in additional materials or glazes.

Access:
Monthly Memberships:

$60/month

Work independently in the studio

Dedicated shelf space for work, clay, and supplies storage

Unlimited studio hours, except for blacked-out dates during classes and rentals

Access to building key-code for working on weekends and after hours


Punch Cards:

$50/5 punches

$100/12 punches

Punch Cards are good for independent studio time (1 punch) or attending Ongoing Mixed-Level Classes (2 punches) if you need assistance. Sign-up recommended as there is limited wheel space. Sign-up on sheet in the studio, by calling the office (802-888-1261), or emailing [email protected] Drop-ins welcome based on availability.
2-hour Private Lessons:

$75 for 1 person

$100 for 2 people

$125 for 3 people

$150 for 4 people

Book a 2 hour private lesson! All materials included. We encourage you to sign up for multiple dates if you would like to learn how to trim and glaze your piece, otherwise we will take care of the finish work and you can pick up your piece approx 2 weeks after lesson. Give us a call or email [email protected] for more information or to reserve your date!
Questions? Interested in teaching or becoming a studio assistant?

Contact Heidi Bielenberg, Clay Studio Manager at [email protected]
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Holiday Paint & Sip Tea!

Free to Seniors (60+)

Wednesday, December 12th, 9am-12pm

Join artist Juliet O'Neil to paint a wintery wonderland! Participants will be lead through the process, step-by-step, of creating a beautiful painting from start to finish. Tea, refreshments and snacks provided. Spaces limited, please RSVP by calling 802-888-1261, emailing [email protected], or clicking here.

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Elder Blossom Song Project

The Manor

Free

Join in on this special sing-along chorus for community members 60+. Learn by ear in unison and 2-part harmonies. Culminates in a special holiday concert for friends and family.

Takes place at The Manor. Open to community members 60+. Pre-registration required, please call 802-888-1261 to sign-up.

Instructor Bio: Being from a musical family, Alice Perron began playing the guitar at 15 and the piano while at Johnson State College where she earned her BA in music. Since then she's been giving piano lessons and directing the Saint Michael's choir for whom she's enjoyed writing and arranging music. She has sung with The Northeast Kingdom Chorus and the Vermont Philharmonic chorus and has continued to study music throughout her life. In recent years she began caring for elderly and has completed PCA and LNA training. This work has inspired her to begin the Elder Blossom Song Project, bringing the joy and benefits of singing to the elderly and disabled in our community.

Friday Afternoons at 1pm:

October 5 & 19

November 9 & 23

December 7

Final Holiday Concert: Wednesday, December 12, 2pm
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