Calendar

Jul
28
Wed
Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jul 28 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom

This will be a digital session. Register here.

Sessions will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month

Time:
5:45 – 9:00 PM, Eastern Time
2:45 – 6:00 PM, Pacific Time
If you live between the 2 coasts, be sure to adjust for your time zone.

Cost*:
Arts Alliance of Stratford members: $7.00
Non-members: $10.00

*We are a membership-based organization. Members enjoy discounts to figure drawing, Long Pose Figure Study and other activities. These discounts also include submission fees for shows and online and in-person workshops. An “Artist” membership is $35.00 annually. Visit our membership application to join.

Please note: registrations from non members who use the member discount will be treated as incomplete until the $3.00 balance is paid, or a membership is purchased.

Join us for an extended pose with a professional model. Artists can focus more deeply on the finer details of the figure and explore light and shadow.

The first 20-minute block begin with the model taking 2- to 5-minute poses to get everyone warmed up. The remainder of the session will be a single pose. The moderator will set the pose, but suggestions from the artists are welcome.

When you register and pay at the form below, you will be sent an email with the meeting link. If you don’t get the email, check your SPAM folder.


Attendees will access the session via the Zoom videoconferencing app.

You will need to visit the Zoom website to create a free account and download the app (when prompted).

To avoid connection issues, it is recommended that you make sure you make sure your computer or device has a built-in camera and microphone. Alternatively, you can use a webcam and an audio headset.

Use this page to join a test meeting to test your connection and if your browser is compatible.

The session will be online at 5:45 PM EST / 3:45 PST to give all participants time to join the meeting. The larger your computer’s, or device’s screen, the more clearly you will see the model.

You must submit the form below to get the link for the figure drawing session.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Read our refund policy on our Zoom Figure Drawing Terms & Conditions page.

Complete the registration here

Jul
31
Sat
Creative Writing: Understanding the Self (July) @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

1 session
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Creative Writing: Understanding the Self

Saturday, Fall Date TBA
10:00am – 1:00pm Eastern Time
7:00 – 10:00am Pacific Time

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

(7 student minimum)

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 chance to harness the power of their own symbolic inner narrative and learn a new skill as they discover more about themselves in the process.

Vulnerability Warning: This course is designed to help attendees access their own inner wisdom, integrate exiled parts of themselves and come to a deeper understanding of their trigger and traumas. You do not need to share anything you are uncomfortable with during this class. But please be prepared in the event that your heart may open during this transformative writing session. 

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.For more about Brian see www.LifeStoryHacking.com.

Registration for this workshop will be posted this summer.

Questions can be directed to education@artsallianceofstratford.org.

 

Aug
3
Tue
August Monthly Arts Networking Meeting @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

August Arts Meeting: Hidden MessagesTheme Challenge: Hidden Messages

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

The July/August challenge is “Hidden Messages.” Use the photo of a message in a bottle washed up on shore as your inspiration and a creative launching point to create your own unique interpretation. You can download your own copy from Pixabay.com.

You don’t need to be literal with this theme. Although you are welcome to create a piece based on a message in a bottle, you may want to push the bounds a bit and think about how can a message be hidden…sometimes in plain sight!

Grab your paints, pencils, writing pad or other creative implements and make something inspired based on hidden messages. Use the mystery of the of the theme to create something unique. 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 Cat’s Meow will be presented at the July 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 you written something you would like to share?
  • 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

Aug
4
Wed
Figure Drawing via Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Aug 4 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Figure drawing via Zoom

This will be a digital session. Register here.

Sessions will meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month

Time:
6:15 – 9:00 PM, Eastern Time
3:15 – 6:00 PM, Pacific Time
If you live between the 2 coasts or outside of the USA, be sure to adjust for your time zone.

Cost*:
Members: $7.00
Non-members: $10.00

*We are a membership-based organization. Members enjoy discounts to figure drawing, Long Pose Figure Study and other activities. These discounts also include submission fees for shows and online and in-person workshops. An “Artist” membership is $35.00 annually. Visit our membership application to join.

Please note: registrations from non members who use the member discount will be treated as incomplete until the $3.00 balance is paid, or a membership is purchased.

The first 20-minute block begin with the model taking 1- to 2-minute poses to get everyone warmed up. After the first break, we will move to 5- & 10-minute poses the remainder of the session will be 20-minute poses. Artists may suggest poses to the model to ensure variety.

When you register and pay, you will be sent an email acknowledging receipt of your registration. If you don’t get the email, check your SPAM folder. If Payment was completed, you will be sent the meeting link and password in a separate email.


Attendees will access the session via the Zoom videoconferencing website and app.

You will need to visit the Zoom website to create a free account and download the app (when prompted).

To avoid connection issues, it is recommended that you make sure you make sure your computer or device has a built-in camera and microphone. Alternatively, you can use a webcam and an audio headset.

Use this page to join a test meeting to test your connection and if your browser is compatible. The larger your computer’s, or device’s screen, the more clearly you will see the model.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Read our refund policy on our Zoom Figure Drawing Terms & Conditions page

Register here

Aug
7
Sat
Arts Alliance of Stratford Writers’ Group @ Sterling House Community Center
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Calling all writers!

Arts Alliance of Stratford Writers' Group Please join us for the August Writer’s Group meeting ONLINE ONLY this month. In-person attendees in other months will meet at our new home at Sterling House Community Center.

Meets the second Saturday of each month (with exceptions).

Please note: Due to COVID restrictions, we can’t allow unregistered walk-in attendees at the in person meeting. You must register by 9pm the evening before a meeting if you would like to attend in person.

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, August 7th (ZOOM ONLINE ONLY) – For later writers groups in other months, you may attend 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.

Upcoming dates:

Saturday, August 7, 2021 10:00 AM (note: this is the FIRST Saturday of the month and it is also ONLINE only)

$10 suggested donation in the registration form below.

Pre-registration is required.

If you would like to attend via Zoom for the first time, you must register below for the zoom link.
If you would like to attend via Zoom and have previously registered for the Writer’s’ Group via Zoom, you do not need to re-register below. You may use the zoom link already provided to you.
Aug
11
Wed
Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Aug 11 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom

This will be a digital session. Register here.

Sessions will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month

Time:
5:45 – 9:00 PM, Eastern Time
2:45 – 6:00 PM, Pacific Time
If you live between the 2 coasts, be sure to adjust for your time zone.

Cost*:
Arts Alliance of Stratford members: $7.00
Non-members: $10.00

*We are a membership-based organization. Members enjoy discounts to figure drawing, Long Pose Figure Study and other activities. These discounts also include submission fees for shows and online and in-person workshops. An “Artist” membership is $35.00 annually. Visit our membership application to join.

Please note: registrations from non members who use the member discount will be treated as incomplete until the $3.00 balance is paid, or a membership is purchased.

Join us for an extended pose with a professional model. Artists can focus more deeply on the finer details of the figure and explore light and shadow.

The first 20-minute block begin with the model taking 2- to 5-minute poses to get everyone warmed up. The remainder of the session will be a single pose. The moderator will set the pose, but suggestions from the artists are welcome.

When you register and pay at the form below, you will be sent an email with the meeting link. If you don’t get the email, check your SPAM folder.


Attendees will access the session via the Zoom videoconferencing app.

You will need to visit the Zoom website to create a free account and download the app (when prompted).

To avoid connection issues, it is recommended that you make sure you make sure your computer or device has a built-in camera and microphone. Alternatively, you can use a webcam and an audio headset.

Use this page to join a test meeting to test your connection and if your browser is compatible.

The session will be online at 5:45 PM EST / 3:45 PST to give all participants time to join the meeting. The larger your computer’s, or device’s screen, the more clearly you will see the model.

You must submit the form below to get the link for the figure drawing session.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Read our refund policy on our Zoom Figure Drawing Terms & Conditions page.

Complete the registration here

Aug
18
Wed
Figure Drawing via Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Aug 18 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Figure drawing via Zoom

This will be a digital session. Register here.

Sessions will meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month

Time:
6:15 – 9:00 PM, Eastern Time
3:15 – 6:00 PM, Pacific Time
If you live between the 2 coasts or outside of the USA, be sure to adjust for your time zone.

Cost*:
Members: $7.00
Non-members: $10.00

*We are a membership-based organization. Members enjoy discounts to figure drawing, Long Pose Figure Study and other activities. These discounts also include submission fees for shows and online and in-person workshops. An “Artist” membership is $35.00 annually. Visit our membership application to join.

Please note: registrations from non members who use the member discount will be treated as incomplete until the $3.00 balance is paid, or a membership is purchased.

The first 20-minute block begin with the model taking 1- to 2-minute poses to get everyone warmed up. After the first break, we will move to 5- & 10-minute poses the remainder of the session will be 20-minute poses. Artists may suggest poses to the model to ensure variety.

When you register and pay, you will be sent an email acknowledging receipt of your registration. If you don’t get the email, check your SPAM folder. If Payment was completed, you will be sent the meeting link and password in a separate email.


Attendees will access the session via the Zoom videoconferencing website and app.

You will need to visit the Zoom website to create a free account and download the app (when prompted).

To avoid connection issues, it is recommended that you make sure you make sure your computer or device has a built-in camera and microphone. Alternatively, you can use a webcam and an audio headset.

Use this page to join a test meeting to test your connection and if your browser is compatible. The larger your computer’s, or device’s screen, the more clearly you will see the model.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Read our refund policy on our Zoom Figure Drawing Terms & Conditions page

Register here

Aug
25
Wed
Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Aug 25 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom

This will be a digital session. Register here.

Sessions will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month

Time:
5:45 – 9:00 PM, Eastern Time
2:45 – 6:00 PM, Pacific Time
If you live between the 2 coasts, be sure to adjust for your time zone.

Cost*:
Arts Alliance of Stratford members: $7.00
Non-members: $10.00

*We are a membership-based organization. Members enjoy discounts to figure drawing, Long Pose Figure Study and other activities. These discounts also include submission fees for shows and online and in-person workshops. An “Artist” membership is $35.00 annually. Visit our membership application to join.

Please note: registrations from non members who use the member discount will be treated as incomplete until the $3.00 balance is paid, or a membership is purchased.

Join us for an extended pose with a professional model. Artists can focus more deeply on the finer details of the figure and explore light and shadow.

The first 20-minute block begin with the model taking 2- to 5-minute poses to get everyone warmed up. The remainder of the session will be a single pose. The moderator will set the pose, but suggestions from the artists are welcome.

When you register and pay at the form below, you will be sent an email with the meeting link. If you don’t get the email, check your SPAM folder.


Attendees will access the session via the Zoom videoconferencing app.

You will need to visit the Zoom website to create a free account and download the app (when prompted).

To avoid connection issues, it is recommended that you make sure you make sure your computer or device has a built-in camera and microphone. Alternatively, you can use a webcam and an audio headset.

Use this page to join a test meeting to test your connection and if your browser is compatible.

The session will be online at 5:45 PM EST / 3:45 PST to give all participants time to join the meeting. The larger your computer’s, or device’s screen, the more clearly you will see the model.

You must submit the form below to get the link for the figure drawing session.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Read our refund policy on our Zoom Figure Drawing Terms & Conditions page.

Complete the registration here

Aug
28
Sat
Creative Writing: Dissolving Creative Blocks Through Paradox (Aug 28) @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

1 session
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Saturday, Fall Date TBA
10:00am – 1:00pm Eastern Time
7:00 – 10:00am Pacific Time

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

(7 student minimum)

Beginner to advanced writers welcome.
Paradoxical statements are those that are somehow both contradictory and true at the same time, like “I always lie” or “If I know one thing, it’s that I know nothing.” When we contemplate these statements, we facilitate brand new ways of thinking. As our brains try to make sense of the seeming senselessness of apparent paradoxes, our synapses fire in ways they never have before, carving out brand new neural pathways that cause us to shift perspective, create new patterns of thought, and draw on unexpected bursts of creativity. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to use their own curiosity and fascination to dissolve their creative blocks, mental blocks, life blocks and even long-held emotional blocks, through paradox.

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. For more about Brian see www.LifeStoryHacking.com.

 

Registration for this workshop will be posted this summer.

Questions can be directed to education@artsallianceofstratford.org.

 

Sep
1
Wed
Figure Drawing via Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Sep 1 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Figure drawing via Zoom

This will be a digital session. Register here.

Sessions will meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month

Time:
6:15 – 9:00 PM, Eastern Time
3:15 – 6:00 PM, Pacific Time
If you live between the 2 coasts or outside of the USA, be sure to adjust for your time zone.

Cost*:
Members: $7.00
Non-members: $10.00

*We are a membership-based organization. Members enjoy discounts to figure drawing, Long Pose Figure Study and other activities. These discounts also include submission fees for shows and online and in-person workshops. An “Artist” membership is $35.00 annually. Visit our membership application to join.

Please note: registrations from non members who use the member discount will be treated as incomplete until the $3.00 balance is paid, or a membership is purchased.

The first 20-minute block begin with the model taking 1- to 2-minute poses to get everyone warmed up. After the first break, we will move to 5- & 10-minute poses the remainder of the session will be 20-minute poses. Artists may suggest poses to the model to ensure variety.

When you register and pay, you will be sent an email acknowledging receipt of your registration. If you don’t get the email, check your SPAM folder. If Payment was completed, you will be sent the meeting link and password in a separate email.


Attendees will access the session via the Zoom videoconferencing website and app.

You will need to visit the Zoom website to create a free account and download the app (when prompted).

To avoid connection issues, it is recommended that you make sure you make sure your computer or device has a built-in camera and microphone. Alternatively, you can use a webcam and an audio headset.

Use this page to join a test meeting to test your connection and if your browser is compatible. The larger your computer’s, or device’s screen, the more clearly you will see the model.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Read our refund policy on our Zoom Figure Drawing Terms & Conditions page

Register here

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