Formerly Coastal Arts Guild of CT

Calendar

Apr
13
Tue
Dynamic Portraits @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An online workshop

Adults, 18+
(9 student minimum)

Fee is for the entire 4-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Register here

One of the most challenging endeavors for artists is drawing the human head. This class offers artists basic construction and facial features of the head, as well as and rendering shades and hair textures.

Facial expressions and movement of the head will be taught as well. This class is an asset for those wishing to draw or paint portraits.

Students will provide their own materials.

Materials (approximate cost: $5 – $10)

  • basic drawing pad at least 9×12 or larger
  • pencils (#2)
  • kneeded erasers
  • 18″ ruler

About the instructor

Joe Adiletta, beginner drawing instructorJoe Adiletta

Joseph Adiletta has been teaching well loved drawing classes at Milford Adult Education consistently for 8 years. He teaches beginner through advanced drawing classes covering topics such as two dimensional line drawings and progression to third dimension/ depth; light and shade; perspective; the human figure and how it influences drapery; the human head including facial features and changing positions; animals; drawing mechanical and natural objects realistically; and textures.

Apr
15
Thu
Level One: The Art of Improv Comedy @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Register for this workshop here

Level One: The Art of Improv Comedy

Thursdays, 5 sessions
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Do you ever feel like your funny bone is broken? Terminally serious? In need of a good belly laugh? If so, we have the remedy and the cure! Join us for an adventure into the unknown where you’ll rediscover your funny bone and deeper facets of yourself while just having some plain ol’ fun.

There’s no script in life, so we are all improvisors! Improv requires spontaneity – we “make it up as we go along.” Although laughter and fun are guaranteed, you’ll simultaneously learn lifelong skills. You’ll participate in games and short scenes that will help you focus, retain information, concentrate, stay in the moment, take risks, listen to others, communicate clearly, work as part of a team and respond quickly and creatively in ANY situation. In a relaxed, supportive environment, you’ll gain important life skills and also gain confidence, learn to trust yourself and others more and become a better communicator.

Fee is for all 5 sessions. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close on April 1 at 11:45 AM.

About the instructor

Nancy Follis, Ed.M. completed her Masters’ degree at Harvard University before becoming founder and president of HMC, a training and consulting company based in midtown Manhattan where she proceeded to grow her corporate client base to over 50 major corporations. For fun, she started doing improv in Rye, NY for several years before joining the comedy troupe World Class Indifference (WCI) in 2003. A veteran trainer and improv performer with over a decade of experience, Nancy has facilitated as well as performed improv for public, private and corporate events within the tri-state area including Gotham City Improv in New York City. She currently runs weekly workshops (via Zoom) for Fairfield County/Metro NYC Comedy Improv.

 

Register for this online workshop here

Creative Writing for Self Exploration @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Apr 15 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

1 session
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Thursday, April 15
6:15 – 9:00pm Eastern Time
3:15 – 6:00pm Pacific Time

Cost:
Arts Alliance of Stratford members: $30
Non members: $35

(7 student minimum)

Register here

Beginner to advanced writers welcome.

This workshop will focus on helping artists, writers and those who have never tried it but always wanted to, create a space to experiment with the written word through prompted exercises that reveal us to ourselves. Participants will also gain valuable insight into their craft and their own inner landscape during the sharing and feedback portion of the workshop. Our lives are lived inside our own stories, purely symbolic and made of language. This writing workshop gives members a inner narritivechance to harness the power of their own symbolic inner narrative and learn a new skill as they discover more about themselves in the process.

About the instructor

Brian Hogan is a guest lecturer and program coordinator at Sacred Heart University’s Graduate Film/TV & Screenwriting Program. He has released multiple award-winning short films and a two-hour award winning TV pilot screenplay. He is also a Creativity and Clarity Coach specializing in helping artists and creatives find clarity and move past blocks as they discover and honor their own artistic processes.

Apr
20
Tue
Dynamic Portraits @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An online workshop

Adults, 18+
(9 student minimum)

Fee is for the entire 4-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Register here

One of the most challenging endeavors for artists is drawing the human head. This class offers artists basic construction and facial features of the head, as well as and rendering shades and hair textures.

Facial expressions and movement of the head will be taught as well. This class is an asset for those wishing to draw or paint portraits.

Students will provide their own materials.

Materials (approximate cost: $5 – $10)

  • basic drawing pad at least 9×12 or larger
  • pencils (#2)
  • kneeded erasers
  • 18″ ruler

About the instructor

Joe Adiletta, beginner drawing instructorJoe Adiletta

Joseph Adiletta has been teaching well loved drawing classes at Milford Adult Education consistently for 8 years. He teaches beginner through advanced drawing classes covering topics such as two dimensional line drawings and progression to third dimension/ depth; light and shade; perspective; the human figure and how it influences drapery; the human head including facial features and changing positions; animals; drawing mechanical and natural objects realistically; and textures.

Apr
22
Thu
Level One: The Art of Improv Comedy @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Register for this workshop here

Level One: The Art of Improv Comedy

Thursdays, 5 sessions
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Do you ever feel like your funny bone is broken? Terminally serious? In need of a good belly laugh? If so, we have the remedy and the cure! Join us for an adventure into the unknown where you’ll rediscover your funny bone and deeper facets of yourself while just having some plain ol’ fun.

There’s no script in life, so we are all improvisors! Improv requires spontaneity – we “make it up as we go along.” Although laughter and fun are guaranteed, you’ll simultaneously learn lifelong skills. You’ll participate in games and short scenes that will help you focus, retain information, concentrate, stay in the moment, take risks, listen to others, communicate clearly, work as part of a team and respond quickly and creatively in ANY situation. In a relaxed, supportive environment, you’ll gain important life skills and also gain confidence, learn to trust yourself and others more and become a better communicator.

Fee is for all 5 sessions. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close on April 1 at 11:45 AM.

About the instructor

Nancy Follis, Ed.M. completed her Masters’ degree at Harvard University before becoming founder and president of HMC, a training and consulting company based in midtown Manhattan where she proceeded to grow her corporate client base to over 50 major corporations. For fun, she started doing improv in Rye, NY for several years before joining the comedy troupe World Class Indifference (WCI) in 2003. A veteran trainer and improv performer with over a decade of experience, Nancy has facilitated as well as performed improv for public, private and corporate events within the tri-state area including Gotham City Improv in New York City. She currently runs weekly workshops (via Zoom) for Fairfield County/Metro NYC Comedy Improv.

 

Register for this online workshop here

Apr
27
Tue
Dynamic Portraits @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An online workshop

Adults, 18+
(9 student minimum)

Fee is for the entire 4-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Register here

One of the most challenging endeavors for artists is drawing the human head. This class offers artists basic construction and facial features of the head, as well as and rendering shades and hair textures.

Facial expressions and movement of the head will be taught as well. This class is an asset for those wishing to draw or paint portraits.

Students will provide their own materials.

Materials (approximate cost: $5 – $10)

  • basic drawing pad at least 9×12 or larger
  • pencils (#2)
  • kneeded erasers
  • 18″ ruler

About the instructor

Joe Adiletta, beginner drawing instructorJoe Adiletta

Joseph Adiletta has been teaching well loved drawing classes at Milford Adult Education consistently for 8 years. He teaches beginner through advanced drawing classes covering topics such as two dimensional line drawings and progression to third dimension/ depth; light and shade; perspective; the human figure and how it influences drapery; the human head including facial features and changing positions; animals; drawing mechanical and natural objects realistically; and textures.

Apr
29
Thu
Level One: The Art of Improv Comedy @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Register for this workshop here

Level One: The Art of Improv Comedy

Thursdays, 5 sessions
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Do you ever feel like your funny bone is broken? Terminally serious? In need of a good belly laugh? If so, we have the remedy and the cure! Join us for an adventure into the unknown where you’ll rediscover your funny bone and deeper facets of yourself while just having some plain ol’ fun.

There’s no script in life, so we are all improvisors! Improv requires spontaneity – we “make it up as we go along.” Although laughter and fun are guaranteed, you’ll simultaneously learn lifelong skills. You’ll participate in games and short scenes that will help you focus, retain information, concentrate, stay in the moment, take risks, listen to others, communicate clearly, work as part of a team and respond quickly and creatively in ANY situation. In a relaxed, supportive environment, you’ll gain important life skills and also gain confidence, learn to trust yourself and others more and become a better communicator.

Fee is for all 5 sessions. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close on April 1 at 11:45 AM.

About the instructor

Nancy Follis, Ed.M. completed her Masters’ degree at Harvard University before becoming founder and president of HMC, a training and consulting company based in midtown Manhattan where she proceeded to grow her corporate client base to over 50 major corporations. For fun, she started doing improv in Rye, NY for several years before joining the comedy troupe World Class Indifference (WCI) in 2003. A veteran trainer and improv performer with over a decade of experience, Nancy has facilitated as well as performed improv for public, private and corporate events within the tri-state area including Gotham City Improv in New York City. She currently runs weekly workshops (via Zoom) for Fairfield County/Metro NYC Comedy Improv.

 

Register for this online workshop here

May
4
Tue
May Monthly Arts Networking Meeting @ Zoom Videoconferencing
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

States of BeingTheme Challenge: States of Being

Join us at the May Monthly meeting of  Arts Alliance of Stratford meet and network with other local creative people.

The April/May challenge is “States of Being.” Use the photo showing the morning mist on a pond, included in this announcement, as a creative launching point to create your own unique interpretation. You can download your own copy from Pixabay.com.

The photo shows water in two of its states, liquid and gas. This can be a metaphor for transformation and change.

Grab your paints, pencils, writing pad or other creative implements and make something inspired by the morning mist on the water. Use the mood of the photo to create something unique, or even reveal what’s hidden behind the mist. Follow your imagination where it takes you.

The challenge is open to visual art, writing, poetry, music or performance.

Each month the challenge theme is announced at the end of the monthly meeting. The finished States of Being pieces will be presented at the May meeting.


Share some of your artwork

  • Ask for advice if you are stalled on a piece and don’t know how to proceed
  • Have you attended an online figure group (doesn’t have to be ours)? show us some of your figure work.
  • Have some recent work? let us see it.

Guests are welcome to share work for a total of 2 meetings. If you would like to continue to participate, please consider becoming a member. Members enjoy discounts and other benefits for workshops, shows and other Alliance events

Free to attend but you must register for the meeting below.

The Zoom link and password will be emailed to you

  • City, State

May
8
Sat
Arts Alliance of Stratford May Writers’ Group @ Sterling House Community Center
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Calling all writers!

Arts Alliance of Stratford Writers' Group Please join us for the May Writer’s Group meeting. In-person attendees will meet at our new home at Sterling House Community Center.

Meets the second Saturday of each month.

Please note: All attendees whether attending in-person or via Zoom must register through the form below. Due to COVID restrictions, we can’t allow unregistered walk-in attendees into the meeting.

Alliance member, Brian Hogan is heading up this new event. Brian Hogan is a guest lecturer and program coordinator at Sacred Heart University’s Graduate Film/TV & Screenwriting Program. He has released multiple award-winning short films and a two-hour award-winning TV pilot screenplay. He is also a Creativity and Clarity Coach specializing in helping artists and creatives find clarity and move past blocks as they discover and honor their own artistic processes.

Join us Saturday,  May 8th – You may attend this event in person (masked and adherence to social distancing, required), or via Zoom. In-person attendance is limited to 6 persons and registration for in-person attendance must be completed by 9pm the evening before each meeting. Registration for Zoom attendance may continue right up until the meeting time.

Additional dates:
Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Saturday, June 12, 2021 10:00 AM
Saturday, July 10, 2021 10:00 AM

$10 suggested donation in the registration form below.

Pre-registration is required.

Jun
12
Sat
Arts Alliance of Stratford May Writers’ Group @ Sterling House Community Center
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Calling all writers!

Arts Alliance of Stratford Writers' Group Please join us for the May Writer’s Group meeting. In-person attendees will meet at our new home at Sterling House Community Center.

Meets the second Saturday of each month.

Please note: All attendees whether attending in-person or via Zoom must register through the form below. Due to COVID restrictions, we can’t allow unregistered walk-in attendees into the meeting.

Alliance member, Brian Hogan is heading up this new event. Brian Hogan is a guest lecturer and program coordinator at Sacred Heart University’s Graduate Film/TV & Screenwriting Program. He has released multiple award-winning short films and a two-hour award-winning TV pilot screenplay. He is also a Creativity and Clarity Coach specializing in helping artists and creatives find clarity and move past blocks as they discover and honor their own artistic processes.

Join us Saturday,  May 8th – You may attend this event in person (masked and adherence to social distancing, required), or via Zoom. In-person attendance is limited to 6 persons and registration for in-person attendance must be completed by 9pm the evening before each meeting. Registration for Zoom attendance may continue right up until the meeting time.

Additional dates:
Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Saturday, June 12, 2021 10:00 AM
Saturday, July 10, 2021 10:00 AM

$10 suggested donation in the registration form below.

Pre-registration is required.

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