ADULT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

WINTER/SPRING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

VISUAL ARTS CLASSES 
INTRODUCTION/INTERMEDIATE CALLIGRAPHY
MOKI KOKORIS
Adults | Monday | 7:00-9:00PM
Mar. 2-April 6 | 6 classes
$295 plus $35 Registration Fee
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.” 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 (based on the 15th century Humanist script), which is the essential starting point for learning other hands such as italic, uncial, rustic and blackletter. 

ADULT WATERCOLOR
JOEL FLORA
Adults| Tuesday | 9:30–11:30AM
Jan. 21-Mar.31 | 10 classes 
No class on February 18 or April 7
$385 plus $35 Registration Fee
All skill levels are welcome. Beginning students will learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting, while more advanced students will work on their technique and overall composition. 

MOKI KOKORIS
Adults | Wednesday | 9:30-11:30AM
Mar. 4-April 8 | 8 classes
$255 plus $35 registration fee.
This class is open to all levels. Depending on your level of expertise, this course will cover the fundamental techniques, color basics, layering, blending, surface textures, shading, as well as composition, background and creating atmosphere. Advanced students who have them should bring their own colored pencils.

BRIEN ADAMS
Adults | Wednesday | 7-8:30PM
Feb. 26-Mar. 18
$125 plus $35 registration fee.
In this month long class, students will learn the basics of taking beautiful digital photographs using their iphones or digital cameras. Topics that will be covered include: point and shoot techniques, photo-editing and uploading to a computer, and using Instagram and social media to display the photos. 
 
VISUAL ARTS WORKSHOPS
Ladies Nights Out! 
 HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING  
Thursday, November 21 | 7-9pm | $60
Friday, December 6 | 7-9pm  | $60  
Saturday, December 7 | 10am-12pm | $60  
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.

Thursday, February 6 | 7-9PM
$70.00 
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.

Ladies Night Out! SIP AND PAINT VAN GOGH SUNFLOWERS
Thursday, March 12 | 7-9PM
$45.00
Get into gear for spring and summer with an art filled evening where you will learn to paint beautiful sunflowers based on the paintings of Van Gogh. DAC painting instructor and artist Stephanie Lush-Mastriano will lead this vibrant and exciting workshop that is open to beginners or seasoned painters. A beautiful sunflower still life will be present, and the class will learn how to create their own interpretation of the beautiful scene. All materials will be provided, all levels welcome.

Thursday, April 23rd | 6-9PM
$75.00
Bring your friends and join the DAC for a fun Fashion Night Out! In this 3 hr workshop, participants will learn how to design and create their own pajama pants, and leave the workshop with their masterpiece! Materials and sewing machines will be provided. BYO wine and refreshments! 


DANCE & PILATES
$20 Drop-In Fee available for Adult Classes ($35 reg. fee due 1x per yr.) 
10-Class Card for $190, 20-Class Card for $360 (Good for all adult classes). 
Class cards expire one year after issuance.

ADULT BALLET
BONNIE GOMBOS & ELIZABETH HALL
Monday| 9:45 -11:15AM  10 Classes   20 Classes
Friday| 10:00 -11:30AM   10 Classes   20 Classes
Jan 20-June 1 
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
Jan 20-June 1
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  
Wednesday|4:00-5:00pm   
Jan 20-June 12
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| 10:30 -11:30am  
Thursday | 7:15 - 8:15pm 
Jan 21-June 2 
A great workout while learning many self-defense theories and skills. This class will improve coordination, stamina and self-awareness.

OPEN MARTIAL ARTS   
MASTER JAMES GOMBOS
8 & Up | Thursday | 6:15-7:15PM
Jan 23-May 28
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 | Monday
Guitar | Tuesday and Saturday
Percussion | Tuesday
Piano | Monday–Saturday
Violin | Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Voice | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
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 


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