INTRO TO SWING DANCING
TUE | MAR 6 - APR 10 | 5:30 - 7:30PM | $102 members, $105 non-members
Swing Dancing is a versatile form that can be danced to a variety of music from the 1930s to today and in many settings. This introductory class is open to couples and singles who want to learn to dance in a stress free environment. Participants will learn technique and movement and join a regional dance community.
Instructor:Donna Dia Lowre, has been dancing since the age of five and has been a teacher of dance to people ages 4 to 94. She studied ballroom dance at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Beverly Hills, CA and other dance style in NYC and L.A. In addition to dancing she is a choreographer, actress and singer-songwriter.
Do you like to create, tinker, design and explore? Maker workshops puts your creativity and problem solving skills to work. Court Street Arts and the Haverhill Library Association are teaming up to bring White Mountain Science, Inc (WMSI) to explore everything from robotics and computer programming to the link between science and art. Jump in head first and learn by doing!
SAT | MAR 31 | 10AM - 12PM | $10
To celebrate Women in Science Month, the creativity will be cranked up in this fun and engaging scientific quest to program robots! Following in the footsteps of Ada Lovelace, a famous female engineer who designed some of the world’s first software, participants in this workshop will be designing software of their own! Builds are all based around using sensors to design whacky robots such as button story tellers, color finders, and motion sensing games!
WED | APR 18 | 9AM - 2PM | $17
With the opportunity to explore from board games all the way to video games, this Camp is for the designer in all of us! Participants will be making their own custom games throughout the day. Options include game coding, sensor-based games, board game building, and much more!
STOP MOTION ANIMATION
WED | MAY 9 | 3:30 - 5:30PM | $10
Celebrate the return of warmth with a WMSI workshop! In this engaging and inventive workshop participants will learn what it takes to design their own stop motion movies! Topics will include whiteboard animations, LEGO animations, and laser cut animations. Participants will be able to explore their passions, designing movies about Springtime, planets, squirrels, racing, Minecraft, and much more!
PAINTING IN WATERCOLORS
MONDAYS | 5:30 - 7:30PM | $65 members, $68 non-members
APR 9 - 30; MAY 7-28; JUN 4-25
This class is designed for all levels and is focused on recognizing and establishing the basic and fundamental techniques, materials, and tools of watercolor painting. Students will explore preparation and layout, and begin to examine basic procedures, such as wet on wet, wet on dry and dry on wet techniques and when to use them, in order to complete a composition. They will also explore various simple or unusual tools, as well as brushes, and practice the different effects or textures these various tools and methods are capable of, and how and when to apply them. The course will also touch on areas such as choice of color, color mixing, masking, and stamping. This class will take the mystery, and the anxiety, out of this medium and encourage new and developing watercolor artists. Material list will be provided.
Instructor: Ed Kadunc has studied art at the University of Miami and Syracuse University and was a student of Barry Moser. After 25 years in the field of commercial art, including technical and architectural design, creative design, graphic arts, book design, and illustration, Ed is directing his creative effort in the pursuit of fine art, oil on canvas and pencil as his principal medium.
CELEBRATE THE POWER OF WORDS: A POETRY WORKSHOP
SAT APR 28 | 10AM - 4PM | $60 members, $65 non-members
Emily Dickinson once wrote, “I know it is poetry when it feels as if the top of my head has lifted off.” But how does the art of poetry harness the power of words to move us in such profound ways? What is it about your favorite poem that makes it speak to you? This April, celebrate National Poetry Month by joining poet Hannah Fries for a joyful exploration of what makes a poem leap off the page and into our hearts. We’ll spend part of the day looking at our own favorite poems and other examples, and part of the day using loose, fun exercises to jumpstart our own writing. Finally, we’ll conclude by sharing and workshopping our poems in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Bring a favorite poem, curiosity, and a love for words.
Instructor: Hannah Fries is the author of the poetry collection Little Terrarium (Hedgerow 2016) and the forthcoming Forest-Bathing Retreat (Storey 2018). She grew up in Bow, New Hampshire, went to Dartmouth College, and later got an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College. From 2005 to 2014, she worked as an editor—including poetry editor—at Orion magazine. From 2014 to 2017, she worked as a project editor for Storey Publishing. Her poetry and prose have appeared in such places as American Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, and Drunken Boat. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and she was awarded a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. She is currently a freelance editor.
EXPLORING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
TUE | MAY 8, 15, 22 | 5:30 - 7:30PM
$30 (per class) members, $32 non-members
From artists to entrepreneurs this foundational class will help to advance your work. The class will address basic to more advanced elements from the Adobe Photoshop toolkit including layers, blending modes, image sizing, photo editing, color correction, selection methods, effects and more. Workshops will be tailored to fit the needs of participants through customized lessons. If you’ve been struggling with an application, wanting to explore more advanced tools or simply get a feel for the software this is the class for you! Sessions can be taken individually or as a series.
Instructor: Shaun Machia has been using Photoshop for so long that he remembers it taking a whole day to apply a single filter. Shaun has over two decades of graphic design experience complemented by a film degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, focusing on post production and visual effects. He currently operates his company, “SM Creative Services,” in Newbury, VT. He offers a wide range of graphic and technical skills for hire including Web design, Photography, Logo Design, Motion Design, 2D and 3D animation, Illustration and he also produces art and film for Rock Farmer Records.