What’s Happening at the Alliance

We Make Art Happen™

We’re a friendly bunch of artists who like to get together and share our creative passions.

The pandemic hasn’t stopped us! We’ve got a full calendar of Zoom events, so come and join us for these great events.

Each month we offer a variety of artist opportunities:

Monthly Arts Networking Meeting – a free event, the first Tuesday of each month where we share our creative challenge pieces and give/get feedback

*NEW* Monthly Youth Arts Meeting – a free event for student members grades 5-12, the first Saturday of each month where we share our creative challenge pieces and give/get feedback

Figure Drawing Sessions – both long and short pose and occasionally costumed. 18 years of age or older.

Figure Drawing on Zoom – short, athletic gesture poses, from 1- to 20-minutes
Long Pose Figure Study – after a few warmup poses, the model takes one pose for the remainder of the session
In-Person Figure Drawing – At Sterling House Community Center. Format (long or short poses) will be set by the moderator.

Arts Workshops – come polish your skills or learn new ones to enhance your creative pursuits… learn more

Writing Workshops – come polish your skills or learn new ones to enhance your creative pursuits… learn more

Writers’ Group – Meets the second Saturday of each month… learn more

Creative Conversation Series – Where creatives present on a topic via Zoom and share their knowledge and experiences with the participants… learn more

Plein Air In The Park  – Longbrook Park in Stratford. Bring materials to draw, paint or photograph to make a memory. Maybe even a beautiful landscape for Mom…. learn more

Spotlight on Creatives – A new series of artist interviews, highlighting members and creatives in the greater Stratford area and others connected with the Alliance… learn more.

Call For Artists – Our annual “Inspired By…” show is back. What inspires you? Submit some of your work and let us see… learn more.

Member News – What are our members up to with their art? learn more.

Here’s our calendar of events:

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May Monthly Arts Networking Meeting 7:00 pm
May Monthly Arts Networking Meeting @ Zoom Videoconferencing
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May Monthly Arts Networking Meeting @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Theme Challenge: Bloom 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 Bloom. Use the photo of the yellow flower emerging from the cracked earth[...]
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Figure Drawing via Zoom 6:15 pm
Figure Drawing via Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
May 4 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Figure Drawing via Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
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[...]
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Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom 5:45 pm
Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
May 11 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
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[...]
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Plein Air Paint & Draw at Longbrook Park – Rain Date 11:30 am
Plein Air Paint & Draw at Longbrook Park – Rain Date @ Longbrook Park
May 15 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Plein Air Paint & Draw at Longbrook Park - Rain Date @ Longbrook Park
Come enjoy one of Stratford’s jewels, Longbrook Park. Join other area artists and bring materials to draw, paint or photograph to make a memory. All mediums welcome and all are invited to participate. No instruction will be included. Free to[...]
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Figure Drawing via Zoom 6:15 pm
Figure Drawing via Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
May 18 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Figure Drawing via Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
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[...]
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Spring Art Show Opening Reception 6:00 pm
Spring Art Show Opening Reception @ Sterling House Community Center
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring Art Show Opening Reception @ Sterling House Community Center
Theme: “Inspired By…” Show & Sale Join Arts Alliance of Stratford for the second annual “Inspired By…” opening reception. We will have light refreshments and lots of art! Show runs from Friday, May 20 – Saturday, June 11, 2022 Prospectus[...]
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In-Person Figure Drawing 6:30 pm
In-Person Figure Drawing @ Sterling House Community Center
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
In-Person Figure Drawing @ Sterling House Community Center
Session canceled due to low enrollment. Sessions will meet the third and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Register below. Come draw from a live model. Cost*: Members: $15.00 (online registrations only) Non-members: $20.00 (online registrations only) Walk-in fee: $25.00 (cash[...]
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Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom 5:45 pm
Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
May 25 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Long Pose Figure Study on Zoom @ Zoom Videoconferencing
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[...]
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All Creative Writing Classes 10:00 am
All Creative Writing Classes @ Zoom Online
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
All Creative Writing Classes @ Zoom Online
SELECT SATURDAYS THROUGH THE YEAR (New Topic Each Time!) Online (Zoom) Workshops 10:00am – 12:00pm Eastern Time 7:00 – 9:00am Pacific Time Cost: Arts Alliance of Stratford members: $30 each session Non-members: $40 each session Learn about membership Use the[...]
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