Creations - Upcoming Events


Nature Crafts:
For each of the projects to be made in this class at least one of the materials will be something found outdoors right here in Connecticut. We will be painting smooth beach stones, making leaf and vegetable prints, using yarn and branches to create a woven wall piece, and incorporating shells from the beach into a framed collage. 
Saturdays: Apr. 7, Apr. 14, Apr. 21, May 5 - 10 -11 am
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Digital Photography:
Digital Photography is an opportunity for photographers of all skills levels to broaden their scope of modern digital photo. This class offers sound techniques in all aspects of camera maintenance and safety. Participants are encouraged to expand their skills in both artistic and commercial photography through composition, exposure, lighting and design. These concepts integrated with “Art in Composition” will help each student with the vision necessary to develop their own personal style.
Saturdays: Apr. 7, Apr. 14, Apr. 21, May 5, May 12 - 12 -1 pm
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Digital Photo Editing:
Digital Photo Editing is an opportunity for participants to learn all aspects of today’s ever expanding technological design and editing tools. Understanding and applying proper crop and image size while utilizing and manipulating exposure, vibrancy, color and contrast will allow students to see their vision come to life. Students are encouraged to manipulate photos they’ve taken or even share photos from those taken in Digital Photography. The integration of imagery done in the past has produced sensational prints and that should be every student’s goal.
Wednesdays: Apr. 18, Apr. 25, May 2 - 5 - 6 pm
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Kids Creations - Earth Day Paradise:
A Spring songbird painting that sings with color and joy!
(acrylic and paint pens on canvas)
Saturday: Apr. 21 - 2:30 - 4 pm
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Magnetic Jewelry:
What's new in jewelry? Interchangeable magnetic pendants and rings! And hand-made custom designs make it even more unique! Using polymer clay, resin, magnets, and your own pictures, we'll create interchangeable jewelry with a personal spin.
Saturdays: May 5, May 12, May 19, Jun. 2 - 11 am-12 pm
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Kids Creations - Since when did a giraffe wear a suit??:
A whimsical painting that will be sure to bring a smile.
(acrylic on canvas)
Saturday: May 5 - 2:30 - 4 pm
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Kids Creations - A day with Matisse!:
Paint an abstract still life in the Master's style, and explore patter, form and color.
(acrylic on canvas)
Saturday: May 19 - 2:30 - 4 pm
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Painting Wildlife in Acrylics:
Participants will select a photograph (or may provide their own) to create a representation of wildlife in acrylic paint. Students are met at their ability level with individual, step-by-step instruction on color mixing and painting techniques. 
Wednesdays: May 23, May 30, Jun. 6, Jun. 13, Jun. 20, Jun. 27 - 4 - 5 pm
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Decorative Boxes:
This class is all about making beautiful decorated boxes.  We will start with ready-made boxes -one wooden and one cardboard, and personalize them using a variety of materials.  Students will learn how to use fabric to line the larger box. If desired, embellishments can be added including beads, sequins, and rhinestones.
Saturdays: Jun. 2, Jun. 9, Jun. 16 - 10 -11 am
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Kids Creations - Garden Secrets:
Paint colorful veggies as they grow - above and below the garden soil ... with worms, butterflies or bees if you please!
(acrylic on canvas)
Saturday: Jun. 2 - 2:30 - 4 pm
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Digital Photo Self-Portrait Workshop:
We can all point a camera at ourselves and capture our image. However taking a truly thought provoking, magnetic and beautiful self portrait is an entirely different matter. Talented photographers have used themselves as subjects since the medium’s earliest years. In this workshop you will learn how use a Digital SLR camera and it’s proper counterparts to light, block, time and shoot your own hands free, crisp, clear, self expressive portrait that will last a life time. 
Saturday: Jun. 9 - 11 am - 1 pm
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Kids Creations - Create your own Flag:
Bring your imagination and create a flag that celebrates who you are!
(mixed media: acrylic, paper, paint pens on canvas)
Saturday: Jun. 16 - 2:30 - 4 pm
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