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Farmington Valley Arts Center - Winter 2011 Classes
 
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Ages 4 - 7

WEDNESDAY

MESSY Art! Ages 4/5 with Joan Shackford
 
Create with all things messy by working constructively and expressing the inner artist growing fast. Be inspired by working with paints, markers, pastels, clay and foam for one of the most fun memories you can create for your child.
4 weeks - January 5 - 26, 10:00 - 11:30a.m. TUITION: $75
4 weeks - February 2 - 23, 10:00 - 11:30a.m. TUITION: $75
4 weeks - March 2 - 23, 10:00 - 11:30a.m. TUITION: $75
 
The Arts of Books for ages 6/7 with Joan Shackford

Is there a writer in your child wanting to create? Read and make books, create stories, draw and paint the characters then bind it with techniques that are valuable for a lifetime. Teach your child the lost art of pen in hand!
4 weeks - January 5 - 26, 11:45a.m. - 1:15p.m. TUITION: $75
4 weeks - February 2 - 23, 11:45a.m. - 1:15p.m. TUITION: $75
4 weeks - March 2 - 23, 11:45a.m. - 1:15p.m. TUITION: $75
 
Up-cycling! Junk Sculpture for ages 6/7 with Joan Shackford

Work with found objects and mixed media to put your imagination in gear with creating sculpture to blow your mind! Working with glues, scissors, papers, paints and fibers to bring a creature or mechanical structure to life. Build the prototype to the robot of your dreams.
4 weeks - January 5 - 26, 1:30 - 3:30p.m. TUITION: $96
4 weeks - February 2 - 23, 1:30 - 3:30p.m. TUITION: $96  
 
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Ages 8 - 17
 
MONDAY

Introduction to Drawing with Pen and Ink with Joan Shackford
 
Students will be able to select a project that inspires them and represent it in pen and ink. Bring an object, photo or other inspiration to the first class. After a brief discussion/demonstration about options on how to transfer designs onto paper, you will work them in with ink. As we are working, we will talk about ways to apply pen and ink to various projects - field sketching, journaling, botanical and technical illustration and relaxation doodling. The instructor will provide samples and a variety of techniques to help you master this art form.
4 Weeks January 10-31, 4:00 - 6:00 PM TUITION: $96
4 Weeks February 7-28, 4:00 - 6:00 PM TUITION: $96
 
TUESDAY

Printmaking with Deborah Sacks

Designed for youth from sixth grade and higher, this new class will focus on the fine art of printmaking. Come and learn the art of printmaking using a variety of techniques, tools, inks, and papers. Gain deeper appreciation through looking at the work of great printmakers of the past and present. Techniques taught will include printing plates made of linoleum and foam as well as collographs, stamps and Monoprints. Come away with a collection of colorful, artistic imagery that will add to your basic understanding of design and composition as you continue to work in other media. Note: Older students are welcome to attend this class.
4 weeks - January 11-February 1, 4:00 - 6:00 pm TUITION: $96
4 weeks February 8 - March 1, 4:00 - 6:00 pm TUITION: $96
 
WEDNESDAY

Portrait Drawing and Painting with Sheri Snedeker

Develop your talents with people as the subject. Capture the essence of an individual and the expression of their character in detail. This course is designed to guide each with emphasis on the development of drawing skills. Working with portrait and self-portrait exercises topics include all aspects of image making including the illusion of light, depth, pattern and texture. Students may also work with oil/acrylics, pastels, or collage on projects which reflect personal interest in subject matter, materials and concepts.
6 weeks - January 12 - February 16, 4:00 - 6:00 pm TUITION: $144
 
THURSDAY

Portfolio Class for Teens with Deborah Sacks
Objective of this class is for each student to develop a professional portfolio that will be a well-rounded representation of the student's artistic ability. To assess weaknesses and strengths, students should bring prior work to the first class. Drawing assignments will be completed both in and out of class. These will be in various media and subject matter and will be based on direct observation. The portfolio class is also designed to help students with many aspects of the application process and to choose colleges to which they will apply.
6 weeks September 23 - October 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm TUITION: $144
6 weeks November 4 - December 16 - 25 4:00 - 6:00 pm TUITION: $144
 
 
The Farmington Valley Arts Center facility and classrooms are handicapped accessible. Any parents with special needs children should contact the Center for information.
 
 
 
 
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The Farmington Valley Arts Center (FVAC) in Avon, Connecticut has the arts spectrum covered. Whether you want to discover and nurture your own creativity and artistic abilities, visit with one or more of the 25 resident studio artists who create and sell their works on-site or browse and shop in the Arts Center's two galleries, you are invited to connect to this creative community that has evolved into one of the region's most innovative centers for artistic exploration.
 
Our Mission
In the belief that artistic expression and creativity are vital to daily life, FVAC connects the community to the creative process through arts education for people of all ages, support and encouragement of working artists and serving as a community resource for exposure to the arts.
 
 

Farmington Valley Arts Center
25 Arts Center Lane
Avon, CT 06001
 
From the East and from Hartford:
Option 1:
 
I-84 West to Exit 39 for Rt. 4 West
Continue straight on Rt. 4 for 1 mile
Turn right onto Rt. 10 North
Go about 6 miles to Rt. 44
Turn left onto Rt. 44 West
Go 1 mile and turn right into Avon Park North (first light after intersection of Rt. 10/ 202 N)
Watch for brown "Farmington Valley Arts Center" sign
Travel .2 miles on left into Arts Center Lane
The Fisher Gallery and Administrative offices are in Building 25
The Artist Studios and Visitors' Gallery are in Building 27
 
Option 2:
 
Go west on Albany Avenue, Rt. 44
Pass through Hartford and West Hartford
Continue over Avon Mountain
At the bottom of Avon Mountain in Avon continue 1 mile and turn right into Avon Park North (first light after intersection of Rt. 10/ 202 N)
Watch for brown "Farmington Valley Arts Center" sign
Travel .2 miles on left into Arts Center Lane
The Fisher Gallery and administrative offices are in Building 25
The Artist Studios and Visitors' Gallery are in Building 27
 
From the West (Torrington, Canton, etc.):
Follow Rt. 44 East toward Avon/ Hartford
After the town of Canton, you will come to an intersection at a traffic light for Rt. 167 in Simsbury. (Staples is on your right)
From this intersection, continue on Rt. 44 for 1.8 miles
You will pass through 6 additional traffic lights (not including the one on Rt. 167)
At the 7th light, turn left into Avon Park North (watch for brown "Farmington Valley Arts Center" sign)
Travel .2 miles to left into Arts Center Lane
The Fisher Gallery and administrative offices are in Building 25
* The Visitors' Gallery and Artist Studios are in Building 27
 
From the North (Simsbury, Granby):
Follow Rt. 10 South to Avon
Turn right onto Rt. 44 West
Turn right at the first traffic light into Avon Park North (watch for brown "Farmington Valley Arts Center" sign)
Travel .2 miles to left onto Arts Center Lane
The Fisher Gallery and administrative offices are in Building 25
The Visitors' Gallery and Artist Studios are in Building 27
 
From the South (Farmington):
From I-84 take 39 to Rt. 4 West in Farmington
Continue straight on Rt. 4 for about 1 mile to Rt. 10 North
Turn right onto Rt. 10 North
Go about 6 miles to Rt. 44
Turn left onto Rt. 44 West
Go 1 mile and turn right into Avon Park North (first light after intersection of Rt. 10 /202 N)
Watch for brown "Farmington Valley Arts Center" sign
Travel .2 miles on left into Arts Center Lane
The Fisher Gallery and administrative offices are in Building 25
The Artist Studios and Visitors' Gallery are in Building 27
 
 
 
FVAC
25 Arts Center Lane
Avon, CT 06001
 
Phone: 860.678.1867
Fax: 860.674.1877
 
 
 

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