VISUAL ARTS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS 2020-2021

Fall Visual Arts Classes and Workshops

TIM CRONIN
Grades 1 & Up |Tuesday 4:10-5:35pm | Sept. 22-Nov. 24. No class Nov. 3 | $295
Students will design their own characters and learn to use them in a one-panel cartoon and three-panel comic strip. They will study facial expressions and body language as it relates to cartooning. Instruction in creating mood and suspense using color theory, composition and perspective will be put into practice as we explore cartooning in comic books and graphic novels for children. Storyboards and caricature will also be included. New projects and fun activities are planned each session to accommodate new and returning students.

ERIKA CAPUTO
Grades 1-5 |Wednesday 3:45-4:45pm | Sept. 23-Nov. 18 | $175
Students will create developmentally appropriated art projects using the elements of art. A variety of different media and techniques will be explored. Students will create using pastels, watercolor, ink and more. New projects are planned each session to accommodate new and returning students.

BRIAN ADAMS
Grades 5-8 | Friday 4:40-5:40pm, Sept. 25-Nov. 20 | $198
Students of all ages learn to use their digital device to capture amazing photos. Some of the photography skills that will be covered include: rule of thirds, filling the frame, negative space, scale and focal point. Students are to bring their own digital point and shoot camera, or iPhone.

STEPHANIE LUSH-MASTRIANO
Grades 5-9 | Wednesday 5:15-6:45pm, Sept. 23-Nov. 18 | $265
All levels are welcome. The class will include traditional and experimental materials. Students will draw figures, landscapes, portraits, still life as well as images from their imaginations. Technical drawing skills will be developed while individual creativity will be encouraged. New projects will be planned each session to accommodate new and returning students.

FOR ADULTS:

NANCY MCTAGUE-STOCK
Adults | Thursday 10-11am, Oct. 1-Nov. 5 | $120
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.
MOKI KOKORIS
Adults | Monday 7-9pm, Oct. 19-Nov. 23 | $315
Blackletter - often called Gothic or Old English - is a dramatic letterform full of impact and contrast created during the reign of Charlemagne. Using the fundamental strokes of this calligraphic hand (proper term for script) as a starting point, the class will take a brief journey through the variations of this genre (Fraktur, Texture, etc.). A very rhythmic and modular alphabet, Blackletter is often a favorite of beginner calligraphers as it lends a sense of structure and formality to a handwritten work. Join us as we discover why the pen is indeed mightier than the sword!

JOEL FLORA
Adults | Tuesday 10-11am, Oct. 27-Nov. 17 | $80
All levels are welcome in this drawing class, where you will learn the basic technique of portrait sketching from local artist Joel Flora. Students will learn how to capture individual features and subtle expressions, and leave the course with a new understanding of the art of sketching. A zoom link will be sent prior to the first class.

STEPHANIE LUSH-MASTRIANO
Adults | Friday 7-9pm, Oct. 16 | $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.

Darien Arts Center, in Partnership with The Darien Land Trust and The Darien Nature Center Present:
PLEIN AIR DRAWING
NANCY MCTAGUE-STOCK
Adults | Saturday 10am-12pm, October 10 | $60
Location: Cherry Lawn: Meet in front of the Darien Nature Center | Rain Date: Sunday, October 11
Enjoy re-discovering a well-known location in Darien through the eyes of Nancy McTague-Stock! Learn how to find the right drawing/painting spot, determine what constitutes a good composition, even try new materials while out in the great outdoors. Well-versed in all media, Nancy will guide you whether you use pencil, pen and ink, colored pencils, markers, pastel, she will steer you on the right path. Just bring yourself, choice of paper and a drawing board, sketchbook or a hot press watercolor block, your favorite media and tools, a chair or stool, sunscreen and a bottle of water!
**Table top easels can be available if you are bringing a little table. Advance notice is necessary for this, please email
emily@darienarts.org with any material questions.

DOROTHY HAFNER
Adults | Friday 6-9:30pm, Oct. 23 | $90
Add Some Sparkle to Your Life! Join us for a workshop in glass coaster making. Learn glass cutting, then assemble your own designs using pre-cut glass in assorted shapes and sizes. Join this exciting workshop with Dorothy Hafner, award-winning artist and designer. We supply the tools and materials, you bring the creativity. Includes 4 coasters or 2 larger hanging light catchers for your windows.

ERIKA CAPUTO
Adults | Wednesday 7-9pm, Dec. 2 | $70
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 their wreaths a more personalized look. Usher in the holiday season with this classic craft! BYO wine and refreshments.

ERIKA CAPUTO
Adults | Friday 7-9pm, Dec. 4 | $70
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 their wreaths a more personalized look. Usher in the holiday season with this classic craft! BYO wine and refreshments.