ADULT CLASSES

FALL CLASSES

VISUAL ARTS

INTRODUCTION/INTERMEDIATE CALLIGRAPHY
MOKI KOKORIS
Adults | Monday | 7:00-9:00pm
Oct. 21 – Dec. 2 | 6 classes
$295 plus $35 Registration Fee
No class Nov. 11
Calligraphy is a delicate and elegant yet endangered craft. This 6 week course is an introduction to the art form’s true meaning: calli- kalos in Greek, meaning “fine,” and -graphy from the Greek grapho meaning “write.” No prior experience or skills are necessary, however this class will be geared towards beginners and those who have previous experience with calligraphy. Following an old-school philosophy and beginning with the fundamental methods and principles of the calligrapher’s implements and materials, students will be taught key calligraphy terms, structural guidelines, scale, angles, direction and basic pen strokes. Starting with the dual-pencil technique, the class will progress to the broad edged calligraphy marker and eventually to the steel nib liquid pen while learning the Foundational Hand developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century, which is essential for learning other hands such as italic, unicial, rustic and blackletter. The only prerequisites are enthusiasm and the willingness to learn the skills to make beautiful letters. All supplies are provided.

ADULT WATERCOLOR
JOEL FLORA
Adults| Tuesday | 9:30–11:30am
Sept. 24–Nov.12 | 8 classes
$335 plus $35 Registration Fee
All skill levels are welcome.
Beginning students will learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting, while more advanced students will practice their technique and improve composition. 

Friday, October 11 | 7-9pm | $70
Learn all the steps of the glass fusion process including glass cutting, with Dorothy Hafner, award-winning artist and designer. Compose fused glass pendants using a rainbow assortment of colored, metallic and patterned glasses supplied by the artist from her personal collection. Each student makes 3 separate designs. Silver bails and cotton cords are provided or bring your own chains. Finished pieces are ready for pick up at the Darien Arts Center in 2 weeks. 

SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Ladies Nights Out!  HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING  
Friday, December 6 | 7-9pm | $60  Register
Saturday, December 7 | 10-12pm | $60  Register 
Friday, December 13 | 7-9pm | $60  Register
 

This new DAC holiday tradition returns with more dates scheduled. Come join us for a festive wreath making workshop and a ladies night out! Bring your friends! Wreaths and all materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring extra decorations to give your wreath a more personalized look. Usher in the holiday season with this classic craft! BYO Wine and refreshments.

THEATRE

NEW THEATRE WEEKEND WORKSHOP
GARY BETSWORTH  
Adults |Friday | 7:00-9:00PM
Saturday | 3:00-6:00PM
Sunday | 2:00-5:00PM
Sept 27-29 | 3 classes
$275 plus $35 Registration Fee
Give yourself a weekend to explore your creative side at the DAC. Work with Actor, Writer and Producer, Gary Betsworth, as he guides participants through a comprehensive approach to “taking that great idea and making it into a play.” Members of the class will try traditional theatre exercises, improvisation and devising work. Get to know your fellow artists at a wine and cheese reception. Attend a professional workshop reading. Culminate by discovering your natural ability to develop ideas. 

DANCE
$20 Drop-In Fee available for Adult Classes ($35 reg. fee due 1x per yr.) 
Or 10-Class Card for $190, 20-Class Card for $360 (Good for all adult classes) 

ADULT BALLET
BONNIE GOMBOS & ELIZABETH HALL
Monday| 9:45 -11:15am  10 Classes   20 Classes
Friday| 10:00 -11:30am   10 Classes   20 Classes
Sept 3 - Jan 17
All students are encouraged to try this popular intermediate level class. Each class will include a thorough barre, center floor, and a well- balanced combination in a relaxed and positive atmosphere.


NEW ADULT LYRICAL JAZZ 
BONNIE GOMBOS & ELIZABETH HALL
Wednesday| 10:00-11:15am    10 Classes   20 Classes
Sept 3 - Jan 17 
This class is intended to bring a new genre to the adult dance class offerings. Using a ballet foundation to explore new movement styles with lyrical and jazz. 

POP - PILATES
JORDAN CASSETTA
Monday| 7:00-8:00pm  1/2 Year   Full Year
Wednesday|4:00-5:00pm   1/2 Year   Full Year 
Sept 3 - Jan 17 
A total body mat-based equipment free workout inspired by classical Pilates. It is a fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves to upbeat music.

MARTIAL ARTS
$20 Drop-In Fee available for Adult Classes ($35 reg. fee due 1x per yr.) 
Or 10-Class Card for $190, 20-Class Card for $360 (Good for all adult classes) 

ADULT MARTIAL ARTS
MASTER BONNIE GOMBOS
MASTER JAMES GOMBOS 
Tuesday| 10:45 -11:45am  Register
Thursday | 7:15 - 8:15pm  Register 
Sept 3 - Jan 16
A great workout while learning many self-defense theories and skills. This class will improve coordination, stamina and self-awareness.

OPEN MARTIAL ARTS   1/2 Year  Full Year
MASTER JAMES GOMBOS
8 & Up | Thursday | 6:15-7:15pm
Sept 3 - Jan 16
Open Martial Arts for ages 8 and up.

MUSIC
THE MUSIC PROGRAM is open to children and adults. Our students receive a foundation in classical or jazz which can later be applied to any musical interest. All of our instructors are professionals chosen both for their artistry and teaching skills. We offer instruction in piano, voice, guitar, violin, flute, cello and percussion. Through one-on-one instruction, our students discover their full potential by strengthening their technique, artistry, self- awareness and individuality.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
LESSON TUITION FEES:
30-minute lesson | $50 each
45-minute lesson | $75 each
60-minute lesson | $99 each
Plus $35 Annual Registration Fee and $15 performance fee 
LESSON SCHEDULE:
Flute | Tuesday and Wednesday
Guitar | Tuesday and Saturday
Percussion | Varies
Piano | Monday–Saturday
Violin | Monday, Tuesday, Saturday
Voice | Monday–Friday
Cello | Varies 
Before registering, you must call us at 203.655.8683 to receive confirmation of your instructor, day, time, number of pro-rated lessons and total cost of your lessons. Private lesson registration cannot be processed unless you have received a confirmation from the teacher. Private Instruction Registration Form 

DAN SAULPAUGH
Tuesday | 8:00 – 9:30pm
Oct. 1 – Dec. 3 | 10 classes
$210 plus $35 Registration Fee
Adult Rock Band musicians will choose, learn, and perform music from the rock and blues traditions. Students will deepen their technical facility on their instruments. They will also learn about group interplay in a band and how to create a cohesive band sound. Improvised solos will be covered, as well as playing ensemble parts. Students will work with the instructor to choose songs which may include covers and original material. 

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