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with Hattie Stiles
Make a colorful pop-art inspired portrait using acrylic paint on canvas! Choose an image of a person or animal (family member, friend, pet, celebrity, anything etc.!) to translate into an original painting. Bring at least two reference images (of the image you would like to paint). With the help of the instructor, you will grid-out and draw your image and then use acrylic paint to add value and vibrancy. All experience levels welcome. Materials fee of $22 payable to instructor at class.
American Sign Language One 2/26
with Kandyleigh Provencher
ASL One is fun! Designed for beginners and those who took ASL many years ago. Learn basic vocabulary for introduction, colors, food, family and basic directions. Not required, but an ASL dictionary is helpful. New vocabulary and assignment/activities will be handed out each class.
American Sign Language Two 4/23
with Kandyleigh Provencher
ASL Two is even more fun - a continuation of ASL One. Learn more vocabulary in sentence structure for travel, animals, home environment and school. Vocabulary and assignments/activities will be handed out each class.
An Introduction to Voiceovers, One-on-One
with Voices for All
SCHEDULE YOUR 90 MINUTE ONE-ON-ONE INTRODUCTION TO VOICEOVERS. OPEN ENROLLMENT NOW THROUGH MAY 31.
Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. You’ll learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you’ll need to ﬁnd success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. You’ll receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class.
Once you a registered, you will be contacted by Voices for All to set up your date and time for the live video chat. Video chat can be done through a computer and/or smart phone.
Art + Yoga: Workshop 3/2
with Jeannine Burgess
This experience is for adults who want to tap into their own creativity... or for anyone who wants to play with shapes and colors! Allow your subconscious to surface, and create in a safe space for personal expression. The workshop will begin by inviting you to tap into your creative potential through a gentle 45-minute yoga practice designed to remove any external distractions and support you in grounding, centering and focusing your energy. Afterwards, you will take part in a mandala coloring session on a template specially designed for this workshop. Mandalas and sacred geometry have been used for centuries across many cultures as a tool to explore the innermost layers of the self. Join artist and yoga teacher Jeannine Burgess for a transformative workshop that brings together art and yoga to expand your vibration. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore the mandala and experience new forms of creative expression. Art is the creative expression of the subconscious mind. It allows what is unconscious to come to the surface and be seen, heard, felt, and experienced. Yoga movements allow one to bypass the thinking mind and tap into the creative wisdom of the body.
Art of Stress Relief: Workshop 3/9
with Jeannine Burgess
The unmistakable image of a mandala, circle, or life wheel, is a representation of the universe through the use of sacred geometry. Throughout history and around the globe these images have been used as an act of worship or meditation. Often used as a calming practice for its creator, mandalas are meant to conjure emotions and energetic responses from the viewer. Each piece may resonate with a certain thought, emotion or physical sensation. Presented by artist and yoga teacher Jeannine Burgess, whose own mandala exploration has quite literally, brought her life full circle; combining her mutual loves for decorative painting and healing. In this workshop, Jeannine will lead you through some meditative techniques which calm the nervous system as well as open up creative potential. There will be additional information provided on the energetics of sacred geometry patterns and how they can be used to compliment a relaxation practice. Using watercolor paints, pencils, and pastels on an original template drawn atop the Flower of Life, you will be able to create your own 12x12" mixed-media expression of the universe. This experience is for adults who want to tap into their own creativity as well as calm the body and mind... or for anyone who wants to play with shapes and colors! Allow your subconscious to surface, and create in a safe space for personal expression.
Artists will work closely with their mentor to establish technical, conceptual, and professional goals. This customized program is intended for artists seeking to advance their artistic practice. Overcome your artistic obstacles; whether they be speaking about, making, presenting, or selling your artwork. Your goals + areas of concentration (medium) will determine which mentor you are paired with. With your mentor, you will co-create a self-designed program; addressing your practice, process, and aesthetic barriers. When necessary, mentors will provide medium specific demonstrations and constructive criticism of both process + product. Mentorship can take place at Arts Afire Studio or another agreed upon location. For rates and more information, please contact Kristin Fitzpatrick: firstname.lastname@example.org 207-608-8738
Basket Finishing Night
with Christine Smith
This is your opportunity to finish any projects that aren't done or that you need help finishing. We had a lot of big baskets this year. I want you to be able to enjoy your beautiful, finished baskets.