Formerly Coastal Arts Guild of CT

Calendar

May
19
Wed
Figure Drawing via Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
May 19 @ 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

May
26
Wed
Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
May 26 @ 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

May
27
Thu
Imagination Practice (May 27) @ Zoom Videoconferencing
May 27 @ 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

1 session
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Thursday, May 27
6:15 – 9:15pm Eastern Time
3:15 – 6:15pm Pacific Time

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

(7 student minimum)

Beginner to advanced artists of any medium welcome.

Like any muscle, your imagination gets stronger with use and weaker when neglected. Using specially designed tools to unlock the power of your creativity we will journey deep into the realm of your subconscious mind, strengthen the parts of your brain in charge of imagination and practice exercises and tools the help artists that work in any medium liberate their artistic impulses from their second-guesser mind. Whether you’re a writer or a painter, a chef or a trapeze artist, a mom or a model, these fun and practical exercise will set your brain on fire, melt creative blocks and become part of your creativity tool box for the rest of your life. 

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.

 

Register for this online workshop below

Jun
2
Wed
Figure Drawing via Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jun 2 @ 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

Jun
3
Thu
Creative Writing: Dissolving Creative Blocks Through Paradox (June 3) @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jun 3 @ 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

1 session
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Thursday, June 3
6:15 – 9:15pm Eastern Time
3:15 – 6:15pm 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.

 

Register for this online workshop below

Jun
9
Wed
Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jun 9 @ 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

Jun
10
Thu
Creative Writing: Understanding the Self @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jun 10 @ 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

1 session
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Creative Writing: Understanding the Self

Thursday, June 10
6:15 – 9:15pm Eastern Time
3:15 – 6:15pm 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.

 

Register for this online workshop below

Jun
16
Wed
Figure Drawing via Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jun 16 @ 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

Jun
17
Thu
Creative Writing: Poetry (June 17) @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jun 17 @ 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

1 session
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Thursday, June 17
6:15 – 9:15pm Eastern Time
3:15 – 6:15pm Pacific Time

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

(7 student minimum)

Beginner to advanced writers welcome.

The medium of poetry thrives on vivid imagery and description. But not just visual imagery, any “image” or description that activates any of the five senses, taste, smell, touch, or sound as well. In this workshop you will learn how to make each line of your poem meaningful, dripping with wisdom, or mystery, or humor, and how to punctuate or highlight that meaning through the use of specific line breaks and punctuation. We will examine a few famous poems in detail and then we will spend time writing and workshopping our own poetic masterpieces. 

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.

 

Register for this online workshop below

Jun
23
Wed
Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jun 23 @ 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

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