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88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
203-586-1474

April 2020

$135

Writing Fiction From Life Writing Class

April 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Nancy McMillan Wednesdays March 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29 7 pm - 8:30 PM Fiction writers often draw material from real life and reshape it into fictional stories, often to "protect the innocent" and/or enhance the story. In this class, students will learn how to transform real people into fictional characters, create fictional settings from actual places, and turn anecdotes into engaging reads. In the first class students will generate story ideas, and then spend the next…

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$170

Evening Independent Watercolor Studio

April 9 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until April 9, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Grace McEnaney Thursdays - March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9 6 pm - 8 pm $170 students bring their own supplies

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$115

Writing Flash Fiction Writing Class

April 10 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Friday, repeating until May 1, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Nancy McMillan Fridays, April 3, 10, 17, 25, May 1 12 noon – 1:30 pm Interested in writing short stories? Flash fiction, stories of 1500 words or fewer, is an excellent sub category to explore. Students will experiment with writing stories of various lengths, using in-class prompts. We'll also be reading and discussing stories by well-known writers. A draft of a longer story (up to 1500 words) will be developed during our time together. All levels of writers are…

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$150.00

Perfecting Your Sketching & Drawing Skills

April 10 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Friday, repeating until April 10, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros Friday, March 6, 13, 20; April 3, 17 1 pm - 3 pm Sketching is frequently used by artists for drawing or painting as a part of their creative process. Observation: this focuses on the documentation of the external world to use as references for future work. Throughout much of history, Drawing was regarded as the foundation for artistic practice. Drawings in dry media often use similar techniques, though pencils and drawing sticks can achieve continuous…

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$135

Oil/Acrylic One Day Workshop

April 11 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Souby Boski Saturday, April 11 10 am - 4 pm “Finding Your Way" Students will stretch their imagination while strengthening skills through the process of painting. Various approaches to painting will be encouraged: experimentation of techniques and ideas, trial and error. Students will be challenged to see and interpret in new ways. Personal consultations in each class will cultivate students' vision. Students will gain the confidence to explore the use of color, mark making, surface quality and composition, emphasizing…

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$15 – $20

The Musical World of John Quincy Adams

April 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Performers, Barbara Hopkins & Judy Handler Monday, April 13th 11 am - 12 noon We embark on a musical journey through the life and times of our sixth President, noted diplomat, theater and opera devotee, and flute player John Quincy Adams. Come hear music from his travels in Paris, London, Berlin, and the United States, including dances and popular music from his personal favorite operas. A unique treat is a performance of Adams’ personal flute music from his student days…

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$15 – $40

Music Lecture Series with John Tuohy

April 15 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on May 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM

One event on June 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Lecturer, John Tuohy Wednesday, April 15th 11 am - 12 noon The Crooners: From Bing to Dean, Mel and Beyond Crooner is an American epithet given primarily to male singers of jazz standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, backed by either a full orchestra, a big band, or a piano. Originally it was an ironic term denoting a sentimental singing style made possible by the use of microphones. Join guitarist, John Tuohy as he explores the most world-renowned crooners…

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$10 – $25

Living History – C.S. Lewis

April 15 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Actor, JT Turner Wednesday, April 15 2 pm A funny, engaging and fascinating look at the varied and rich life of C.S. Lewis, Author of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe series, famed lecturer, and Christian theologian. This unique one-man show allows Lewis to come forth and relate his amazing life in his own words as he shares his journey from an atheist to a devout Christian, his writings and stories and his wonderful romance with his wife, Joy.…

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$135

Writing Fiction From Life Writing Class

April 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Nancy McMillan Wednesdays March 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29 7 pm - 8:30 PM Fiction writers often draw material from real life and reshape it into fictional stories, often to "protect the innocent" and/or enhance the story. In this class, students will learn how to transform real people into fictional characters, create fictional settings from actual places, and turn anecdotes into engaging reads. In the first class students will generate story ideas, and then spend the next…

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$5

Conversations @the Loft

April 16 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Guest Speaker, Margaret Gibson Thursday, April 16th 1 pm - 2:30 pm Connecticut Poet Laureate, Author, Professor Emerita, Margaret Gibson “Margaret Gibson has created a voice and an art that connect the sensuous experience of the physical world with the inner life,” Pattiann Rogers has written. Nationally and internationally acclaimed, Margaret Gibson poetry is characterized by an uncommon diversity. The voice may be predominantly lyrical and meditative, and yet there are award-winning, book-length narratives in which she fully inhabits the…

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$195.00

Independent Oil Painting Studio

April 17 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Friday, repeating until April 17, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Betty Ann Medeiros Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, April 3, 17 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Are you interested in painting with oils or acrylics in an Open Studio environment but with guidance from an instructor? Well, this is the workshop for you. Award winning artist Betty Ann Medeiros will work with students on individual projects demonstrating techniques to aid students in their painting journey. The fee for the 5-week, 15-hour workshop is $195 which does not include supplies.…

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$115

Writing Flash Fiction Writing Class

April 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Friday, repeating until May 1, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Nancy McMillan Fridays, April 3, 10, 17, 25, May 1 12 noon – 1:30 pm Interested in writing short stories? Flash fiction, stories of 1500 words or fewer, is an excellent sub category to explore. Students will experiment with writing stories of various lengths, using in-class prompts. We'll also be reading and discussing stories by well-known writers. A draft of a longer story (up to 1500 words) will be developed during our time together. All levels of writers are…

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$165

After School Art Class for Teens

April 17 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Friday, repeating until April 24, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Priscilla Watson Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 17 & 24 4 pm - 5:30 pm This series of classes are for those students ages 12 to 18 who are serious about art and want to study and learn more. The instructor is a graduate of the Rhode Island of Design, she is a working artist with over 30 years of teaching experience in the school system. Students will focus on the Elements and Principles of Design…

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$60.00

Dot Painting Workshop

April 18 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Faith Vicinanza Saturday, April 18th 10 am - 1 pm Intermediate & Beginners You can choose a beginner or intermediate project. All proposed projects are on 3x3 canvas mandalas. Beginners - all white, single color, focus on dotting technique and possibly introducing a second color of your choice, focusing on layering dots. Intermediate Level - students who took a previous class and understand the basic dot painting technique. Intermediate students will work with their choice of colors learning to…

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$45

Pen & Ink One-Day Workshop

April 22 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, May Phillips Wednesday, April 22nd 10 am - 12:30 pm Line drawings with ink and watercolor can create a bold and exciting painting. This class is an introduction to pen and ink with some watercolor to add a pop to your black and white painting. Students will learn how to use Micron pens, Higgins Inks and watercolor to create a bold and interesting painting. The subject matter is a CAT and all students will paint the same picture. The…

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$135

Writing Fiction From Life Writing Class

April 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Nancy McMillan Wednesdays March 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29 7 pm - 8:30 PM Fiction writers often draw material from real life and reshape it into fictional stories, often to "protect the innocent" and/or enhance the story. In this class, students will learn how to transform real people into fictional characters, create fictional settings from actual places, and turn anecdotes into engaging reads. In the first class students will generate story ideas, and then spend the next…

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$115

Writing Flash Fiction Writing Class

April 24 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Friday, repeating until May 1, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Nancy McMillan Fridays, April 3, 10, 17, 25, May 1 12 noon – 1:30 pm Interested in writing short stories? Flash fiction, stories of 1500 words or fewer, is an excellent sub category to explore. Students will experiment with writing stories of various lengths, using in-class prompts. We'll also be reading and discussing stories by well-known writers. A draft of a longer story (up to 1500 words) will be developed during our time together. All levels of writers are…

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$165

After School Art Class for Teens

April 24 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 PM on Friday, repeating until April 24, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Priscilla Watson Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 17 & 24 4 pm - 5:30 pm This series of classes are for those students ages 12 to 18 who are serious about art and want to study and learn more. The instructor is a graduate of the Rhode Island of Design, she is a working artist with over 30 years of teaching experience in the school system. Students will focus on the Elements and Principles of Design…

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$135

Writing Fiction From Life Writing Class

April 29 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Nancy McMillan Wednesdays March 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29 7 pm - 8:30 PM Fiction writers often draw material from real life and reshape it into fictional stories, often to "protect the innocent" and/or enhance the story. In this class, students will learn how to transform real people into fictional characters, create fictional settings from actual places, and turn anecdotes into engaging reads. In the first class students will generate story ideas, and then spend the next…

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May 2020

$115

Writing Flash Fiction Writing Class

May 1 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 PM on Friday, repeating until May 1, 2020

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Nancy McMillan Fridays, April 3, 10, 17, 25, May 1 12 noon – 1:30 pm Interested in writing short stories? Flash fiction, stories of 1500 words or fewer, is an excellent sub category to explore. Students will experiment with writing stories of various lengths, using in-class prompts. We'll also be reading and discussing stories by well-known writers. A draft of a longer story (up to 1500 words) will be developed during our time together. All levels of writers are…

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$15 – $40

Music Lecture Series with John Tuohy

May 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on May 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM

One event on June 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Lecturer, John Tuohy Wednesday, April 15th 11 am - 12 noon The Crooners: From Bing to Dean, Mel and Beyond Crooner is an American epithet given primarily to male singers of jazz standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, backed by either a full orchestra, a big band, or a piano. Originally it was an ironic term denoting a sentimental singing style made possible by the use of microphones. Join guitarist, John Tuohy as he explores the most world-renowned crooners…

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$65.00

Porch Patio Containers Floral Workshop

May 20 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Instructor, Jan Peterson Wednesday, May 20th 4 pm - 6 pm Want to have a lovely patio or porch planter to adorn your front steps or outdoor patio? In this class students will work with annuals to design a patio pot that will take last throughout the summer. Student's will get to know plants that work in shade versus sun, how to assess color and combine textures with your plants. Bring gardening gloves and we will supply the containers. If…

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$5

Conversations @the Loft

May 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Guest Speaker, Gina Maccoby Thursday, May 21 1 pm - 2:30 pm Gina Maccoby is a New York literary agent representing authors of literary and commercial fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, including New York Times bestselling and award-winning titles. First and foremost she is captured by an engaging narrative voice; across all forms she is looking for strong storytelling and fresh perspectives. In fiction she is looking for upmarket novels, mysteries and thrillers, middle grade and young adult.…

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June 2020

$15 – $40

Music Lecture Series with John Tuohy

June 17 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on May 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM

One event on June 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Lecturer, John Tuohy Wednesday, April 15th 11 am - 12 noon The Crooners: From Bing to Dean, Mel and Beyond Crooner is an American epithet given primarily to male singers of jazz standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, backed by either a full orchestra, a big band, or a piano. Originally it was an ironic term denoting a sentimental singing style made possible by the use of microphones. Join guitarist, John Tuohy as he explores the most world-renowned crooners…

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September 2020

$20 – $25

Living History – F. Scott Fitzgerald

September 2 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Arts Escape, 88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488 United States
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Actor, J.T. Turner Wednesday, September 2nd 2 pm - 3 pm Award-winning actor and playwright, J.T. Turner returns to Arts Escape in his original & engaging one-man show, “Fitzgerald and Gatsby.” J.T. Turner appears as F. Scott Fitzgerald to discuss the author’s life, times, and work, with specific focus on The Great Gatsby. Participants can get involved through brief readings and questions during the hour long program, and are encouraged, though not required, to read The Great Gatsby and/or view…

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