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Fall Classes Available Now!

posted Jun 18, 2021, 12:56 PM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Jun 18, 2021, 12:56 PM ]

We are happy to announce that our 2021 fall registration is open with classes for all ages in DANCE, VISUAL ARTS, MUSIC and MARTIAL ARTS!
Choose from over 60 classes and workshops that include many new offerings.

New this year:
More Hip Hop for Grades 1-12 with new Dance Instructor Brianna Gill!
Ballet with new Dance Instructor Claire Mazza!
Boys Ballet!
Paint and Paste: Mixed Media and Collage!
Group Music Classes in Guitar, Singing/Songwriting and Ukelele!

SEE ALL CLASSES



New Week of Summer Camp Added!

posted Jun 18, 2021, 12:22 PM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Jun 18, 2021, 12:28 PM ]

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We are now offering Session 4 of ART! DANCE! MUSIC! CAMP!

We've added more summer fun! 
Come to the DAC for one more week of fun in the arts! Each day, campers will have an art class, followed by a music class, and end with an exciting dance class to release their energy and creativity. This camp is a wonderful way to introduce little campers to the arts. Each art class will introduce different art forms, using different materials and at the end of each week the campers will have a number of different projects to take home.

For Ages 3-6
Monday-Thursday | 10:00am-12:45pm

Session 4: June 28-July 1












Senior Dance Concert!

posted Apr 30, 2021, 1:28 PM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Apr 30, 2021, 1:29 PM ]

Please Join Us for this spectacular end of year performance!   

June 12th, 4:00- 6:15pm   
At the Wall St Theater 
71 Wall St, Norwalk   


Tickets $20 max 250 seats

Box seats (seats 4-5) $200 (There are 4 box seats)

TICKETS

ART! DANCE! MUSIC! CAMP

posted Apr 26, 2021, 5:43 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Apr 26, 2021, 5:45 AM ]

Come to the DAC for a week of fun in the arts! Each day, campers will have an art class, followed by a music class, and end with an exciting dance class to release their energy and creativity. This camp is a wonderful way to introduce little campers to the arts. Each art class will introduce different art forms, using different materials and at the end of each week the campers will have a number of different projects to take home.

For Ages 3-6
Monday-Thursday | 10:00am-12:45pm
1 week - $265 | 2 weeks - $500 | 3 weeks - $700
Session 1: June 7-10
Session 2: June 14-17
Session 3: June 21-24



If you would like to register for more than 1 week, please call the office at 203-655-8683 to register and receive a 
discount.

PIC DARIEN 2021 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

posted Mar 24, 2021, 6:17 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Apr 7, 2021, 9:25 AM ]

PIC DARIEN 2021: 
Images of Hope, Heroes and Home  
Smartphone Photo Contest   
Winner Announcement  

We are happy to announce the winners of the sixth Pic Darien  Smartphone Photo Contest! Once again, we are floored by the incredible photos (close to 400) submitted to this contest that was open to all!

View all entries here

View a fun slideshow of winning photos

DONATE
Donations to Pic Darien will be accepted through April 25th and
10% will go to Health and human Services of Darien.





Land and Sea:
Student Winner: Cameron McElrea, of Darien
Adult Winner: David Gioiella of Darien

Home and Holidays:
Student Winner: Katie Cota of New Canaan
Adult Winner: Patricia Schram of Darien

Nature and Floral:
Student Winner: Myla Thomas, of Darien
Adult Winner: Trevor Cooper of Norwalk

Pets:
Student Winner: Josephine Andren of Darien
Adult Winner: Patricia Frattaroli of Norwalk

Covid 19-The New Normal:
Student Winner: Saoirse Wellenius of Darien
Adult Winner: Patricia Frattaroli of Norwalk

Abstract and Architecture:
Student Winner: Cameron McElrea of Darien
Adult Winner: Allesandra Mossa of Darien

Food and Drink:
Student Winner: Luke Maschoff of Darien
Adult Winner: Julie O’Connor of Weston

Humor:
Student Winner: Saoirse Wellenius of Darien
Adult Winner: Grace Calderon of Fairfield

Hope and Happiness:
Student Winner: Penny Vanovitch of Darien
Adult Winner: Geordie du Pont of Darien

Heroes:
Student Winner: Ayush Dave of Darien
Adult Winner: Cristina Versage of South Pasadena, CA


Congrats to all! 
Your incredible photos are inspirational


Many thanks to Megan Dey, Tom and Anne Geary, 
Ben Larrabee, Alexandra Ramsteck,  Art Sears, 
David Wagner, Terrie Wood and Jeffrey Wyant,
who judged the contest, a fundraiser for the DAC. 

Spring Ballet: Sophia Enters the Fairy Realm

posted Mar 23, 2021, 9:29 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Mar 23, 2021, 9:30 AM ]



Join Us for our Spring Ballet!
Sophia Enters the Fairy Realm


A narrated ballet in which Princess Sophia searches for the Good Fairy to help break an evil spell.


April 24 & 25, 2-3:30pm and 5-6:30pm
2 performances both days
Tickets are $20
30 seat max.





SCULPTING HARMONIES with East Coast Contemporary Ballet!

posted Mar 19, 2021, 12:02 PM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Mar 22, 2021, 9:15 AM ]

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The LIVE dance and music event we have all been waiting for!  

In collaboration with Latin GRAMMY winner, Pedro Giraudo, ECCB brings you a performance of live music and dance 
that truly encapsulates the spellbinding relationship between these two art forms.

Five renowned musicians will accompany the artists of ECCB in new works and revivals, and 
an extended version of "Vessels" will comprise the second act of this stirring show.

Don't miss your chance to experience and be encompassed by the beauty of live dance and music again. It has been too long!

There is a maximum capacity of 30 people per performance, so buy your tickets TODAY!

Saturday, April 10 at 7pm, Sunday, April 11 at 1pm and 5pm



Ginny Wright Scholarship 2021

posted Mar 4, 2021, 7:38 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Mar 4, 2021, 7:39 AM ]

Applications are now being accepted for the Ginny Wright Scholarship.   

The Darien Arts Center awards this $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior and resident of Darien who will continue their study of the visual arts or design in college. It is not necessary that the student be declaring art as a major at this point, as long as he or she plans to take art courses. The award is given in memory of Virginia Wright, a talented artist, dedicated volunteer and generous benefactor.

A winner will be announced later this spring and a check will follow by mail.


Completion of application, including portfolio, artist's letter and a letter of support must be received by March 26, 2021. This year, all submissions will be digital.

APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

Questions? Call the office at 203-655-8683 or email Emily@darienarts.org.

SUMMER CAMPS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS ARE HERE!

posted Feb 24, 2021, 9:49 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Mar 4, 2021, 8:28 AM ]

Summer's here and the time is right for signing up!   

ART! DANCE! MUSIC! CAMP  
STEPHANIE LUSH-MASTRIANO AND ERIKA CAPUTO   
Ages 3-6 
Monday-Thursday, 10AM-12:45PM 

Come to the DAC for a week of fun in the arts! Each day, campers will have an art class, followed by a music class, and end with an exciting dance class to release their energy and creativity. This camp is a wonderful way to introduce little campers to the arts. Each art class will introduce different art forms, using different materials and at the end of each week the campers will have a number of different projects to take home.

Schedule:
10AM-11AM-Art class with Stephanie Lush-Mastriano & Erika Caputo
11AM-11:30AM: Lunch Break
11:30-12PM: Music class with Erika Caputo (and once a session a special musical guest!)
12PM-12:45PM: Dance class




Register:

Tuition:
1 session: $265
2 sessions: $500
3 sessions: $700

If you would like to register for more than 1 week, please call the office (203-655-8683) to register and receive a discount.


TIM CRONIN
Grades 1-4
July 12th-July 15th, 9:30AM-11:30AM
$176.00


In this camp session, each student will create their own short comic strip. They will learn how to illustrate the comics, and write text to go along with it. Students will create their own characters, with focus on facial expressions, body language, and the use of color. At the end of the class, each student will have their own comic strip to take home.








KIDS LOVE PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

NANCY MCTAGUE-STOCK
Grades 5-8
July 19th-July 22nd, 3PM-5PM
$180

Printmaking is a blast! In this 4 day, afternoon camp, artist Nancy McTague-Stock will show middle school students the many ways artists can create prints. Nancy will also teach and guide students how to use a real printing press! At the end of the last session, the students will bring home many projects to take home and frame.





 

FICTIONAL WORLDS - FANTASY MAP DESIGN WORKSHOP
MOKI KOKORIS
Grades 5-8
July 19th-July 23rd, 10:15AM-1:15PM (20 min break)
$350.00

Don't like the world you live in? Well, here's your opportunity to create a map of your own perfect realm inspired by fictional worlds in literature (or films) i.e. Tolkien's Middle Earth/Midgaard, King Arthur's Camelot, C, S. Lewis' Narnia, Lovecraft's Dreamlands, or Harry Potter's Wizarding World. Using the elements, styles, scripts and artistic techniques of olde world cartography, participants will be invited to unleash their imaginations, and to design and produce a color map of their new unique and mythical land, kingdom or empire! Think sea-dragons and labyrinths. By week's end, each camper will walk away with a finished map of their ideal world in the form of a scroll.


CHILDREN'S MARTIAL ARTS CLASS

Grades 1-6
July 6-Aug 17, Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm
$160.00

Children’s Martial Arts Class for all levels. This class will concentrate on rank appropriate material while working on Effort, Respect and Self- Control.


TEEN/ADULT MARTIAL ARTS
July 6-Aug 17, Tuesdays 6:30-7:30p
$160.00

A great workout while learning many self-defense theories and skills. This class will improve coordination, stamina, and self-awareness.



NEW WORKSHOPS: HIP HOP AND MAGIC!

posted Feb 22, 2021, 8:24 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Feb 26, 2021, 10:27 AM ]

JOIN US FOR FUN NEW WORKSHOPS!  


JANA POWERS
Grades 3-5 | Saturday 3-4pm, Mar. 13 | $22
Join us for this fun and exciting one day hip-hop workshop. Come express yourself with friends and learn the latest hip hop moves and Jazz technique from DAC’s premiere instructor Jana Powers. Open to all levels!






STEVE DANE
Grades 5-8 | Saturday 3-4:30pm, Mar. 20 | $55
Join magician Steve Dane and learn a fun and direct approach to the mystery of close-up magic and entertainment! In this workshop, students will learn multiple tricks and effects (and their secrets), along with easy handling tips. Students will learn “self-working” and “sleight of hand” using cards, coins, bills and everyday objects.


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