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The Suffield Arts Council has taken on the responsibility of getting an Arts Center started in Suffield.  Our immediate plan for the new Suffield Art Center initiative is to offer courses of interest to residents of Suffield and surrounding communities.   Once we have our courses built up, we will look into the possibility of a permanent home for the Center, one that would be centrally located, privately operated and open to the public. 


Even though exhibition and gallery space would be part of a future facility, the Art Center would be more of an educational center than a museum.  Classes and programs would encompass several disciplines in the visual, literary and performing arts including photography, jewelry making, crafts, painting, pottery, sculpture, creative writing, music lessons and more.  Classes and programs would be designed for both children and adults.  Until a permanent facility could be arranged, classes would be held at various venues throughout town.  The Suffield Arts Center would be designed for residents and visitors alike to express themselves and share their creativity, meet their neighbors and experience the wonderful talents of the artistic community. 





FALL 2008 COURSES


F08-6.  Sonotube Drum Making 2-Day Workshop 

Amy Cele, String Crossing Music Studio

Saturdays, Nov 15 and 22, 1 – 2:30 PM


Ages 8-12


Students will build their own drums and mallets from concrete building forms and other materials. Students will also learn about a West African drum called a djembe and learn some basic techniques on the drum. We will learn some rhythms and apply those rhythms to a West African song.

Day 1:  We will reinforce sonotube base by gluing and securing wooden embroidery hoops to the rim and will paint our drums.


Day 2:  We will apply “pack-cloth” heads to our drums, finish them off with ribbon and make mallets using dowels, dowel balls and felt.


Any extra time each day will be day will be dedicated to learning about drumming.

Students should come prepared to get a little messy.  Students will need to bring their drum home after the first day and store it in a safe place.


Location: Suffield Vol. Ambulance, 205 Bridge St, Suffield, CT  06078

 

Class Size:   3 - 15 students

Tuition:       $45



F08-5. Jazz Combo Course - Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment

Dane Scozzari

Saturdays, Nov 1 – Dec 13, 1 – 2:30 PM

 

Ages 15-18       

 

The Jazz Combo Course is a college preparatory jazz ensemble with a focus to teach young musicians about jazz, while preparing college bound musicians to study music on a college level.  In this class, we will emphasize the importance of understanding jazz history and its creators as it relates to American History as well as the importance of showmanship and knowledge of theory.

 

This is a lab/lecture course with the emphasis on playing music.  Each session will include time for listening to recordings, reviewing history of the artist and the rest to rehearsing.  Students will be required to memorize ensemble repertoire, play improvised solos, transcribe one solo by a soloist from the required listening. Homework will include listening to selected jazz music, practicing music provided for ensemble playing and some composition/arranging music.

 

We will be studying works of artists such as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis as well as Cole Porter, Rogers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin and others. We will be covering all vital feels including swing, bossa nova, samba, shuffle, two-feel, ballad, back-beat funk, etc.

 

The following is a list of typical “jazz instruments”:  Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, etc), Trombone, Flute and Voice.  Although this is a typical list of “jazz instruments”, other instrumentation is welcomed.


Location:  Place - TBA

  Address

  Suffield, CT  06078

 

Class Size:   4 - 20 students

Tuition: (10 lessons)   $175 

Registration Deadline:  Monday, October 27, 2008
 

Student Provided Equipment:  Musical instrument with various accessories (mutes, cables,  amps, sticks, etc); Music Stand, Manuscript Paper, Pencil, Blank CD-R’s or Data Flashdrive.

 

Course Materials (Included):  Music



F08-1.  The World of Photography- for Amateur Enthusiasts Workshop

Ray Pioggia

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 11 AM – 2:30 PM

 

Ages 16 and up

 

With 30 years experience, Professional Artist/Journalist and Commercial Photographer, Ray Pioggia, shares with participants the more practical aspects and approach to serious image-capturing.  Comparing Digital vs Conventional Photography.  Reviewing methods of preserving & presenting finished work.  Attendees can explore through discussion what their expectations are and how to achieve results producing satisfying images.  Note taking is welcome.  Students may bring their laptop and/or up to 4 photo prints for possible critique.    Light refreshments will be served.

 

Registration Deadline:  Monday, October 22, 2008


Location: 
Lauray Studio, 819 River Blvd, Suffield, CT  06078

 

Class Size:  4 - 15 students

Tuition:       $20

 

Student Provided Equipment:  Notepad (optional)




F08-2.  College Portfolio Preparation

Joyce Zien

Saturdays:  Sep 27, Oct 11 & 25, Nov 8 & 22, Dec 6 , 10AM – 2 PM

 

High School:  Sophomores-Seniors


This course is designed for the serious art student who is striving to create a high level body of work:  the portfolio -- a collection of artwork representing the variety and quality of an individual’s capabilities as an artist.  The value of this work is potentially very great as it is the key to acceptance into art schools and can also be recognized in the form of scholarships. 

 

Students will develop drawings as a means of diagramming thoughts and ideas, as a means of expression, creativity, and invention, and as a means of displaying perceptual skills.   Through 2-D, 3-D and time–based media, students will develop imagery that demonstrates knowledge and versatility of media and subject matter.

 

Students will demonstrate an understanding of color, composition and design.  All participants will produce sketchbooks of ideas.


Students will be responsible for supplies. A materials list will be provided at the first class.


Registration Deadline:  Monday, September 15, 2008


Location:  Kent Memorial Library Gallery, 50 N Main St,
Suffield, CT  06078

 Nov 8 - TBA

 

Class Size:  3 - 14 students

Tuition:      $75

 

Student Provided Equipment:  Portfolio, 18 x 24” Drawing Pad, Sketchbook, their own art supplies (i.e., pencils, pastels, paint, brushes, glue)

 

F08-3.  Art Tea – Colored Pencil Workshop - Poinsettia

** SORRY - SOLD OUT **

Lynda Montefusco, A Stroke of Color Art Studio

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 1 – 3:30 PM

 

Ages 16 and up

 

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Lily House B&B learning the fine art of colored pencil drawing with Lynda Montefusco of 'A Stroke of Color' Art Studio.  The workshop project is a poinsettia design on 8 x 8 inch stock that can be matted.  Step by step instructions provided.  All materials provided with course fee.  Afternoon Tea will be served with delectable treats.  Don't delay in signing up for this course, past events have been known to sellout quickly.

All proceeds benefit the Arts Council’s Annual Scholarship Fund.

 

Registration Deadline:  Monday, October 13, 2008


Location:  Lily House B&B, 13 Bridge St, Suffield, CT 06078


Class Size:  5 - 30 students

Tuition:      $25

Student Provided Equipment:    Clipboard to work on

 

Course Materials:  (included)     Paper Stock and Pencils

 

 


F08-4.  Decorative Art Classes - Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment

Peggy Sullivan

Mondays Oct 6 – Dec 1, 2:30 – 5 PM

(not Oct 13)


Ages 18 and up


This course will introduce students to a variety of painting techniques and variety of surfaces to work on.  This course is adaptable for beginners to advanced students wishing to produce beautiful decorative pieces of work. Students choose their projects from a selection depending upon current skills.  Students can plan on completing approx 3 projects.

The instructor works with students of all levels.  She believes decorative art can be taught to an individual regardless of his or her ability, that one does not need experience in drawing or painting. 

Note:  No class on Monday, Oct 13th due to the Columbus Day holiday. 


Registration Deadline:  Monday, September 29, 2008


Location:  Kent Memorial Library, 50 N Main St,
Suffield, CT  06078


Class Size:  10-15 students

Tuition:    (8 classes)  $125

Student Provided Equipment:  Painting supplies, list to be provided.


Course Materials:  Palette Paper, Some Patterns, Water Buckets


 


F08-7.  Suzuki Violin Beginner Group Lessons - Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment 

Amy Cele, String Crossing Music Studio

Fridays, Oct 17 – Nov 21, 4 PM

 

Ages 5 - 10

 

This class will provide children and their parents an introduction to playing the violin, based on the Suzuki method.  The Suzuki Method, developed by Shinichi Suzuki, strives to develop high musical ability in young children by teaching in a way that corresponds to how children naturally learn their “mother tongue”.  Children and parents will learn the basics of proper playing technique, rhythm and pitch skills. Playing techniques will be taught in small steps, with a strong focus on parent

involvement and positive encouragement. 

 

Location:  First Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall (lower level), 81 High St, Suffield, CT  06078

Location for Oct 31, Nov 7 & 14: 

Suffield Vol. Ambulance, 205 Bridge St, Suffield, CT  06078

 

Class Size:       3-12 students

Tuition:  (6 lessons)  $125

 

Student Provided Equipment:  Properly fitted Violin, Bow, Case, ‘Sponge Type’ chinrest, Music Stand, Notebook, Suzuki book 1 and Book 1 CD   (can order at the first class)

(Parents can contact instructor with questions at 860-752-9336.)

 



F08-8.  Beginner Guitar - Group Lessons - Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment 

Amy Cele, String Crossing Music Studio

Fridays, Oct 17 – Nov 21, 3 PM

 

Ages 10 - 15

 

This class will introduce young students to the basics of acoustic guitar playing. Students will learn note reading, strumming patterns, scale patterns, chords, and some basic improvisational skills. Students will also learn about chord movement and song structure. The class will focus on building a solid foundation of skills and knowledge on the guitar. Since new skills will be introduced each week, practice between lessons will be essential to student progress and will be emphasized strongly.

 

Location:  First Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall (lower level), 81 High St, Suffield, CT  06078

Location for Oct 31, Nov 7 & 14: 

Suffield Vol. Ambulance, 205 Bridge St, Suffield, CT  06078

 

Class Size:       3-12 students

Tuition:  (6 lessons)   $125

Student Provided Equipment:  Acoustic Guitar (classical style acceptable), Music Stand, 3-Ring Binder, Electric Tuner

 



F08-9.  Flute Private Lessons - Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment 

Kaitlyn King

Saturdays or Sundays, Oct 18 – Dec 14, 10 AM – 4 PM

 

Beginner / Intermediate

 

Private flute lessons are offered for beginner (first 2-3 years of playing) and intermediate (3 or 4 years of playing) flute players, ages 6+.  Primary concentration is on technique and repertoire.  Solo and duet repertoire are included, and it is recommended that students bring in band and/or ensemble music as lesson time may be utilized to prepare for classes.

Course agenda is unique to each student.  Lessons begin with warm up/ technique exercises (scales, breathing and tone exercises, embouchure, notation and rhythm) and then repertoire, all correlating to skill level.  Studies of technique, musical terminology, musicality, and theory are incorporated within repertoire.

Students may participate in a recital at the end of sessions, with an optional accompanist.


Location:  TBA

 

Class Size:  Private Lessons

Tuition:  (8 lessons)

˝ hour - $220 (ages 9 & under)

45 min - $300 (ages 10+)

1 hour - $340 (ages 10+)

 

Student Provided Equipment:  Flute, pencils, manuscript paper, composition notebook and lesson books.  A tape/digital recorder is suggested (not required).  Cost of lesson books range from $8 - $15.

 



F08-10. Flute Group Lessons - Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment 

Kaitlyn King

Saturdays or Sundays, Oct 17 – Dec 14 , 10 AM – 4 PM

 

Beginner / Intermediate

 

Group flute lessons are offered for beginner (first 2-3 years of playing) and intermediate (3 or 4 years of playing) flute players, ages 6+. Primary concentration is on technique and repertoire. Duet, trio, and quartet repertoire is included, varying by class size. Lessons begin with warm-up technique exercises (scales, breathing and tone exercises, embouchure, notation and rhythm) and then repertoire, all correlating to skill level. Studies of technique, musical terminology, musicality, and theory are incorporated within repertoire.
Students may participate in a recital at the end of sessions, with an optional accompanist
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Location:  TBA

 

Class Size:  2 - 3 students

Tuition:  (10 lessons)    45 min lessons - $260

            1 hour lessons - $300

 

Student Provided Equipment:  Flute, pencils, manuscript paper, composition notebook and lesson books.  A tape/digital recorder is suggested (not required).  Cost of lesson books range from $8 - $15.

 



F08-11. Piano Private Lessons - Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment 

Christine Hoffacker

Oct 18 – Dec 14 

Date & Time to be arranged with Instructor

 

Age 8 to 80

 

Students will learn music theory, piano technique, ear training, and conducting.   Student and teacher will play ensemble at times.  Students will study a brief history of the genres of their music.  “Off road” is a chance to study and play their contemporary listening music.    Lessons are once a week, however students are invited to return in between lessons if clarification is needed.  Practicing each week between lessons is essential to student progress and will be emphasized strongly.

 

Location:  111 Wendover Rd, Suffield, CT  06078

 

Class Size:  Private Lessons

Tuition:      (8 - 1-hour lessons)

1 payment of $420  OR  $200 by Nov 3, $100 by Dec 1

Tuition:      (8 - 45 min lessons)

1 payment of $320  OR  $150 by Nov 3, $75 by Dec 1

 

Student Provided Equipment:  Must own their own Piano or a Full-sized Keyboard for at-home practicing.  Music books with titles to be provided by instructor.



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Please consider writing to us to share your opinions and ideas on this, to offer assistance, share your ideas on what arts are needed, request classes to be taught, to sign up as an instructor, etc. 

Qualified Instructors are needed to offer quality programs.  If you teach an art, please contact us about offering a program.  Programs can consist of either a series of classes or a one-day session. 

Joan Roberts, President - 860-658-9823  Contact Us