Instructed by Collette Hurst
Thursday, July 7, 14 and 21 from 6-7:30pm
Registration begins June 1st
Capture nature subjects in textured and vibrant drawings using the easily portable medium of colored pencils. Learn drawing basics in a class presenting composition, creation of shapes, shading, layering and blending techniques. Students of all levels welcome. The library will provide basic supplies. If you cannot attend all three sessions, we ask you not register for the program. Limited to 15 people.
Collette Hurst creates works in many media including watercolor, pastels, prismacolors, photography, and textiles. She resides in Litchfield County, Connecticut and presents art workshops for Litchfield Hills Continuing Education (EdAdvance), libraries, community centers and private studio classes. She is a past President of the New Hartford (CT) Art League and was a contributing artist, associate producer, and host for several years of the weekly cable television program Artworks shown by Nutmeg TV in the Farmington Valley and Long Island Sound areas of Connecticut. Artworks presented interviews and original work of New England visual, literary, and performing artists. Collette is a member of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council and continues to organize events promoting interaction of artists, writers, and musicians. More information: www.collettehurst.com
Thursday, June 9th at 6:30
Registration begins May 15th
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This musical presentation presents a collection of jazz and/or soul standards from the 1930s through the 1960s, paying tribute to song stylists from Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. Founder and performer Rhonda Denét presents her unique interpretations of these classic songs.
BYOD and a Movie: West Side Story (2021)
Thursday, May 26th at 6:00pm
Registration begins May 1st
Academy Award winning adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. PG 13 / 2hr, 23min.
We will have tables and chairs set-up just like an old fashioned dinner theater! You can bring anything from a sandwich, to sushi, to a take-out meal from your favorite restaurant.
ZOOM Event ONLY!
You're making me blush!
The history of women's makeup
Thursday, May 12th at 6:30
Registration begins May 1st
The first historical traces of makeup on record can be found in cave paintings of Paleolithic women with portions of their body colored in reddish-brown tones. In ancient Egypt, women wore makeup as a marker of wealth believed to appeal to the gods. Queen Victoria declared makeup to be vulgar! For some women, makeup is something that should always be applied before leaving the house, and for others, it's unnecessary and offensive. The next time you pop on your magnetic mink fake eyelash strips, think about all that women have gone through in order to give you the freedom to choose.
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.