ADULT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS 2021
VISUAL ARTS 
STEPHANIE LUSH-MASTRIANO
Adults | Wednesday 7-9pm, Feb. 10 | $50
Celebrate romance through the language of love and the feminism of flowers. Whether you are focusing on loving yourself, or being in love and loving others more deeply, exploring the depth of Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings will help you to look deeper into the anatomy of nature, while getting in touch with your inner most self. We will take a meditative approach in this workshop, learning about painting techniques and art history. Come join us express yourself through your own artistic style. Come to have fun either by yourself, with a group of friends, or as a date night (and make some new friends as well!).

NANCY MCTAGUE-STOCK
Adults | Thursday 10-11am, Feb. 11-Mar. 25 | $126
Throughout this six week Zoom course, Nancy will work with her students to broaden their horizons both in technical skill and material knowledge. She will help each student grow as an artist individually, suiting each artist's personal style, level and interest. A Zoom link for the course will be sent prior to the first class.

JOEL FLORA
Adults | Tuesday 9:30-10:30am, Feb. 2-Mar. 9 | $108
Join artist Joel Flora as he guides the class through the basics of landscape drawing. Students will be led through the basic technique drawing and sketching and will learn perspective as they capture the beauty of their surrounding community landscape. Materials needed will just be pencil, pen and drawing paper. A zoom link will be emailed before each class.

MOKI KOKORIS
Adults | Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Feb. 2-Mar. 23 | $215
Art Nouveau was an international style of art that flourished between 1890 and 1910. Characterized by its use of sinuous organic forms, it drew inspiration from the natural world, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers, which within a characteristic framework created elegant and distinctive designs. In the United States, it was often referred to as "Tiffany style."
This course will focus mainly on the ornamental styles of Alphonse Mucha, Georges Riom and Victor Pierre Horta. Students will learn how to analyze their preferred plant, vine or flower, to stylize its blossoms and leaves, and to then repeat, mirror and weave them into a continuous decorative border or poster design that would make a beautiful framed work of art or could be printed as personal greeting cards.

NANCY MCTAGUE-STOCK
Adults | Thursday 2-3pm, Feb. 4-Mar. 11 | $108
Throughout this six week Zoom course, Nancy will introduce the beauty of working with colored pencils. Working from a variety of genres from still life to landscape and seascape, students will enjoy gaining technique and understanding of this medium. This class is suited for all levels, as Nancy will help each student progress in this easy to learn medium. A Zoom link for the course will be sent prior to the first class.

MOKI KOKORIS
Adults | Monday 7-9pm, Mar. 15-April 19 | $250
This course is an introduction to ornamental handwriting done with an oblique pointed pen and a flexible steel nib. A precursor to Copperplate, the Engrosser's Script, sometimes referred to as Roundhand, is a beautiful flowing script composed of delicate hairline strokes and contrasting thicker downward lines, controlled solely by the amount of pressure on the tip of the pen nib. Originating in Italy in the 17th century, it rapidly became the dominant writing style because of a growing commercial need for a script that could be written more quickly than traditional calligraphy.
You'll be following a step-by-step process from basic pen strokes to individual letters to full words to sentences… and voila! It won't be long before you have a brand new, useful and versatile alphabet style that is easily adaptable to your own penmanship style for use on invitations, informal business announcements, or notes to friends... and maybe even secret admirers. Whether you simply wish to improve your handwriting or have a sudden urge to hand-copy the Declaration of Independence, come take an oblique pen for a test drive.

DANCE
ADULT BALLET
ELIZABETH HALL, BONNIE GOMBOS
Adults | Monday 9:45-11:15am or Friday 10-11:30am | Jan. 21-June 4 | $420
This registration is for a 20 class card. Adult dance and adult martial arts are drop in classes that the card can be used for. 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.
$25 Drop-in Fee or 20-class card for $420 available for adult classes ($35 registration fee due 1x per yr.)  Available at DAC office or at (203) 655-8683.

MARTIAL ARTS
MASTER JAMES GOMBOS
Adult | Thursday 6:30-7:30pm| Jan. 21-June 3
A great workout while learning many self-defense theories and skills. This class will improve coordination, stamina, and self awareness.
$25 Drop-in Fee or 20-class card for $420 available for adult classes ($35 registration fee due 1x per yr.)  Available at DAC office or at (203) 655-8683.

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 MUSIC INSTRUCTION 
Lessons are individually scheduled based on student and teacher availability. Consult your teacher regarding school holidays and teacher absences prior to registering. No classes during Darien Public School’s February & April vacation weeks. Consult your teacher for weather cancellations, the Music Dept. does not always follow school cancellations.

LESSON SCHEDULE
Flute | Monday
Guitar | Tuesday and Saturday
Percussion | Tuesday
Piano | Monday–Saturday
Violin | Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Voice | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Cello | Friday
Composition | Tuesday & Saturday

PRIVATE LESSON TUITION FEES
30-minute lesson | $50 each
45-minute lesson | $75 each
60-minute lesson | $100 each
Plus $35 Annual Registration Fee and $15 performance fee.

Private lesson registration cannot be completed online. Before registering, you must call Music Director, Juanita Bosee at 203.829-5451 or the DAC office 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