Register online for Fall 2018 classes!
September • October • November
To register for a class please click on the “Register for this Class” button for the class you wish to register for and enter your information on the following page. You may pay by mailing a check to GRACE or with you credit or debit card via PayPal.
We also offer a PDF form that you can print and mail to us with a check.
Please contact us if you would like to apply for a scholarship for any class.
Please register no later than one week prior to the start of the class.
Help Your Voice Go Free – Writing Workshop
Mondays 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, (no class 10/15), 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12
Join the G.R.A.C.E. Writing Group to learn and practice writing techniques that will unlock the power of your writer’s voice, no matter what kind of writing you want to do.
Learn how to help smother that editor in your head. Premature, compulsive editing makes writing difficult, dreaded and dead. The changes and pauses between your consciousness and the page damps down your voice. You have a sound, texture and rhythm to your voice that when unleashed creates powerful writing and makes a reader listen to you. You may not like your voice, but it’s the only one you have and your source of powerful writing. If you keep writing your voice will get better and you may like it better. If you stop writing, you’ll never have a voice and never be heard.
Write nonstop 5 minutes a day then bring your favorite selection to our weekly group for positive, noncritical feedback. Your voice will love being set free and make you smile.
Nan Carle Beauregard
Wednesdays 10/3 & 10/10 2-4pm
Take photos you can be proud of! The iPhone camera is a powerful tool with which YOU can take excellent photos! This short course is an opportunity to discover the power of iPhone photography and how you can take photos that make you say ‘wow I took that!”
In this interactive workshop participants will take photos and learn to improve their iPhone photos over two sessions.
Come and focus your “iPhone eye” as a photographer!
All levels of skill and experience welcomed.
Topics of discussion will include:
- The basics of the native iPhone camera
- Focus and exposure
- Hints on landscape, portrait, macro and street photography
- Easy editing tips for exploring your own style
Equipment: Participants should bring their iPhone preferably iPhone 5 or later.
Wednesdays 10/10, 10/17, 10/ 24, 10/31
10am – 12pm
Cost: $55 for all 4 Drop-In: $15 per class
Join beginning and intermediate level knitters for instruction in a welcoming environment. Bring wool knitting worsted yarn and knitting needles size 5 -7 ( 3.75 mm- 4.5mm).
Acrylic Painting “Trees & The Landscape”
Thursday 10/11 & 10/18
5:30 – 8:00pm
BRING YOUR ACRYLICS and let’s explore the local trees and a two-lesson clinic. Trees are individual living beings that are shaped by their own DNA and the environment. As painters, how do we handle trees as they change through the seasons? What is it we look for and what are some ways to handle trees, with or without leaves, as they change color and shape, in various lights and under various environmental conditions. Explore some of Vermont’s deciduous and coniferous trees and bushes, old trees, young trees, from close up and from far. We’ll explore various transparencies and opacities of acrylic paints, as well. Come and play and learn. As this will be a “night” class, we will be working from photographs, but the principals are the same and you can practice your use of acrylics. You may take what you learn and apply it to your plein air painting, too. Enjoy!
Materials: Paints: red, yellow, blue, burnt umber, white, and black.
Brushes: assorted brushes both flats and rounds
Preferred surface: canvas boards, stretched canvas, gessoed paper.
Intro to Picassiette Mosaics
Dayna Sabatino (Daybreaks Glass)
Wednesday 10/24 5-9pm
Thursday 10/25 5-7pm
Cost: $55 + $15 materials fee
Create a one of a kind mosaic art piece using the process of Picassiette, a mosaic technique that uses broken dishes for tile. The lovely patterns on the teacups and saucers of yesterday can stir up thoughts of our ancestors and their daily lives and when put together in new formations create a wonderfully whimsical look. This class will touch on the processes of mosaic art and students will leave with an 8”x8” hangable art piece to show off.
Day one- (4 hours) learn, create
Day 2- (2 hours) grout and share
Dayna Sabatino (Daybreaks Glass)
Cost: $25 + $10 materials fee
Come and create a unique necklace while learning the process of mosaic. Using stained glass and various tiles
including broken teacups and beads, you will make your own handmade wearable art. This class is for beginners or experienced artists. Students can choose to make a heart or a rectangular necklace pendant. This is a quick and approachable project and you will leave with your own one of a kind jewelry art piece. (students can make a second necklace for additional $5.00 materials fee if there is enough time.)