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August 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Springfield Township Senior & Community Arts Center > Room C
Everyone wants to be in movies but not everyone knows how to make one! Learn from an expert this week on how to make stop motion animation. Every step in the process is an art form - creating the sculptures, the background, composing the image in the camera, and the lighting.
August 2, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Room C
August 5, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Art Room
In this 3-hour workshop, we will cover the basics of weaving using recycled materials like paper, fabric, and plastics. The result is a unique wall hanging. All supplies included.
August 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Room A
Learn to use your digital camera with a combined approach to manipulating the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Once you master the camera for the best exposure, try artistically enhancing the image using the Adobe Lightroom software. Each class will consist of reviewing 10 of your best pictures from the prior class meeting, taking new pictures, and enhancing pictures using a laptop.
Participants are asked to bring their own digital camera and five printed images of recent photos. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop loaded with Adobe Lightroom software, if they wish.
August 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Art Room
If you are new to weaving, you are in the right spot! In this 6-week class, you will explore weaving, line, shape, and texture. Participants will create frame looms and weave samples using basic tapestry techniques. This class is great for beginners and fiber enthusiasts alike. All supplies included.
August 20, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Art Room
Score, slip, and press! Those are the first steps to working in clay. Participants will learn how to make slip properly and to use hand-building techniques such as making coils and slabs. These techniques are the foundation to making clay pots. Be inspired to create the most unique pot that is possible! Clay and glaze will be supplied.
August 20, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Room A
All kids can learn how to sew by creating fun pillows, capes, stuffed animals, bags, pins, and many more creative projects. Kids Sewing classes are taught in room B of the Community Art Center on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. A $5 supply fee has been added as supplies are provided.
August 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Art Room
August 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodshop
Introduction to Picture Framing is a class where participants will learn the importance of framing artwork and the history of picture framing. The basics of frame design will be taught such as how to measure and cut mats, glass, and moulding. This is a perfect class for working artists!
August 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodshop
The Advanced Picture Framing class is for the participant who is ready to cut mats, glass, and picture frame moulding. The Introduction to Picture Framing is a prerequisite to the Advanced Picture Framing Class. Participants must know how to arrive at an overall size for the mats, glass, and frame moulding before taking this class. An understanding of mat design is necessary. In the class, participants will cut the matboard, glass, and the moulding. They will mount the artwork and miter the corners of the frame.
August 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Art Room
Have you wanted to learn how to paint? This class is for you with its introduction to color theory, paint mixing and painting techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring either oil or acrylic paints. Exercises and handouts will help to teach participants how to compose a painting, emphasize a focal point and create a mood. Fellow participants will support each other in the process of learning how to paint what is observed.
August 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Springfield Township Senior & Community Arts Center > Library
Want to write a book? Want to get it published? You can do it, but do it right. This session will help you put your thoughts on paper, and what to do with them from there. Gregory Petersen, author of "Open Mike," will discuss the art and business of novel. Participants will begin with an idea, form multiple drafts and edit drafts throughout the session.
August 22, 2019, 3:45 PM - 4:25 PM @ Springfield Township Community Art Center - Library
Children, ages 4-6, will learn rhythms, patterns, and pitch through movement, song, and playing small instruments. Using the Orff Schulwerk technique, Miss Suzanne will lead this music class with fun and kinesthetic ways to prepare young minds and hands for the piano or other instruments when they reach age 7.
August 22, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Woodshop
The ArtsConnect woodshop class is semi-traditional. Participants will learn how to both design and build different woodworking projects. Our instructor will guide participants through the steps of building a piece from either reclaimed or new materials. Each session is designed for participants to hone their craftsmanship, learn new skills and equipment, and explore the reaches of their creativity.
**PLEASE NOTE** Our woodshop classes are on hold right now so that we can move it to a new space! Wait for our announcement of our grand reopening after our Center's renovation. We will keep you posted on future woodshop classes.
August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Art Room
Learn the Tiffany copper foil technique of stained glass with step-by-step instruction and all the tools you need! You will have a variety of glasses to choose from for specific class projects. Most supplies are provided. Participants may want to purchase their own supplies as they progress with their skills and techniques.
August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodshop
August 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Room A
Learning how to draw just became easier with step-by-step instruction from our talented drawing instructor! Classes will focus on building basic drawing techniques with practice. Students will deepen their understanding of form through perspective, color, and rapid visualization drawings. Critiques develop students’ abilities to think critically about their own work and maintaining their art journal will allow students to record thoughts, experiment with ideas, media, and practice ideas.
August 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Centennial Barn
ArtsConnect brings the community together with a two-day celebration of the arts. The Centennial Barn, located at 110 Compton Road, will hold a gallery of artwork from residents of the community and surrounding neighborhoods. Artwork from long-time Springfield Township resident, nationally known artist, Charley Harper will also be on display - making this event even more unique and exciting.
Artists scholarships for the entry fee is available upon request with demonstrated need.
August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Centennial Barn
August 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Art Room
Create a beautiful and decorative piece for your wall, bookshelf or mantel using oil paints on rice paper applied to a stretched canvas. All supplies included.
August 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Room A
August 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Art Room
August 27, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Art Room
August 27, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Room A
August 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Art Room
August 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodshop
August 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Art Room
Whether you are curious about watercolor painting or whether you would like to hone the skills that you already have, you can explore the soft flow of watercolor, learn color theory, and learn application techniques in the Watercolor Painting Classes at ArtsConnect. In each class, a new painting and watercolor technique will be taught.
August 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodshop
August 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Art Room
August 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Springfield Township Senior & Community Arts Center > Library
August 29, 2019, 3:45 PM - 4:25 PM @ Springfield Township Community Art Center - Library
August 29, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Woodshop
August 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Art Room
August 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Woodshop
August 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Room A
August 31, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Art Room
Learn to wire wrap beads and jewels in order to make earring sets. All supplies included.