ADULT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS 2021
VISUAL ARTS
CLASSES
THE ENGROSSER'S SCRIPT - ROUND ORNAMENTAL HANDWRITING
MOKI KOKORIS
Adult | Tuesday, 7-9pm | Sept. 21-Oct.26 | $295
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.


ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS
SIP AND PAINT: STILL LIFE
STEPHANIE LUSH-MASTRIANO
Adult | Friday, October 15th, 7-9pm |$50
Come to the DAC and be a master for a day! 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 floral 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.

WREATH WORKSHOPS
ERIKA CAPUTO
Adult | Friday, December 3rd, 7-9pm | Friday, December 10th, 7-9pm | $70 per workshop
This DAC holiday tradition returns! Come join us for a festive wreath making workshop and a ladies night out! Bring your friends! Wreaths and 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.

DANCE
ADULT BALLET
ELIZABETH HALL, BONNIE GOMBOS
Adults | Monday 9:45-11:15am or Friday 10-11:30am | Sept. 7-Jan. 22 |$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
SENSEIS BONNIE & JAMES GOMBOS
Tuesdays | 6:30pm-7:30pm | July 6-August 17 | $160

TEEN/ADULT MARTIAL ARTS FALL | SPRING | FULL YEAR
MASTER JAMES GOMBOS
Adult | Thursday 6:30-7:30pm| FALL: Sept. 9-Jan. 20 |SPRING: Jan.27-May 26 | $410 per semester
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 ($40 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 - Please call Music Director, Juanita Bosee at 203.829-5451 or the DAC office at 203.655.8683 for SUMMER SCHEDULE

LESSON SCHEDULE

Flute | Tuesday and Wednesday
Guitar | Tuesday and Saturday
Percussion | Varies
Piano | Monday–Saturday
Violin | Monday, Tuesday, Saturday
Voice | Monday–Friday
Cello | Varies

PRIVATE LESSON TUITION FEES
30-minute lesson | $50 each
45-minute lesson | $75 each
60-minute lesson | $100 each
Plus $40 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