Programs

    Sing-A-Long With Songbird Judy Hall

    On March 2nd at 1:30pm come join us as we Sing- a- Long with Songbird Judy Hall. With 25 years of experience, she provides a good time for all as she leads us in the music we know best. This program is sponsored by the Senior Club and admission will be $1.00 at the door.

    8 Week Creative Drawing Class

    On Tuesday, March 1st at 10:00am, we will begin an 8 Week Creative Drawing Class taught by Sharon Schmiedel. ~Sharon has a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and spent many years working in technical illustration, medical illustration, and graphic design. Now she is spending much of her time painting and entering numerous juried shows. She enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge of art with others. ~Students who didn’t take the first session but have some drawing experience are also welcome. In this class you will continue to learn to see as an artist does. Learning to draw is a process; letting go and trusting the process can be liberating and bring out your creativity. There will be demos and guidance with drawing exercises that will build on what you’ve previously learned. Direction will be offered, but students will be encouraged to experiment and develop their own style. ~You will need to bring a sketchpad, pencils, vine or willow charcoal, and an eraser to the first class. ~Space is limited so register today. ~The class will cost $32.00 and is due at the first class. ~This class is open to all members. Call (860)434-1605 ext. 240 to sign up.

    8 Week Watercolor Class- NEW SESSION

    This class begins February 29th. and is open to new and continuing students of all levels. We will explore a variety of watercolor techniques. The instructor will do demos and introduce new exercises to help students get comfortable experimenting and playing with this wonderful medium. Students will also gain an understanding of how to use warm and cool colors, plus values to develop strong compositions. The class environment encourages a playful approach and is a safe place to try out and exchange ideas and develop your style. This class will cost $32.00 due at the first class.  You MUST pre-register as space is limited.  Call (860)434-1605 ext. 240 to preregister.  Contact Stephanie at Senior Center for supply list for first class.

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    Abraham Lincoln: Slide Presentation

    On February 26th at 1:00pm Paula Hopewell will be here to do a Slide Presentation on Abraham Lincoln.  Paula Hopewell’s presentation entitled Abraham Lincoln, President of the People: Perspectives from the Mason-Dixon Line, covers the influence the border region had on Lincoln and the sources of his extraordinary compassion, a character trait that helped him steer the country through the Civil War. She details some of the tragedies of Lincoln’s personal life and highlight excerpts from his exquisite speeches. In addition, the presentation will include information about Connecticut’s role in the War, including Harriet Beecher Showe’s connection, the Copperhead movement in Connecticut, and 1860 and 1864 Presidential election results for some of Connecticut’s local towns.  Call (860) 434-1605 Ext. 240 to register.