The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Arts Events for Mass Audubon

Drawing and Painting
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Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
Instructor:
Jan Ruby-Crystal - Professor of Art and Design

Adult Members: $205.00 Nonmembers: $230.00

Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Special Introductory Membership – half off with full 1 year Mass Audubon membership and other benefits.  $32 for a year.  Valid until Nov. 30, 2015.  Call phone # below for information.
Go to the following web page for detailed information.

Come to Arcadia for a morning of creativity and reconnection with yourself. Learn the rudiments of drawing, design, composition, and the techniques of water-based painting on gessoed paper and canvas. Each class will include instruction, demonstrations, and studio time. Cost includes all supplies and instruction for six classes. 
About the Instructor: Jan Ruby-Crystal has been an art educator for 36 years. During her long career as a University Professor she taught classes in 2-D design, painting, drawing, papermaking, printmaking, book arts, metal smithing, and digital photography and design. Her own artwork has melded into a multi-media mix of her skills with an emphasis on imagery from nature. Her work can be seen at Happy Valley in Northampton.
Registration is required.
Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

Class dates and times:
·         Mon, Nov 02, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 09, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 16, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 23, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 30, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Dec 07, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Autumn Art and Nature
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Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd. Easthampton
Instructor:
Jan Ruby-Crystal - Professor of Art and Design

Children (suitable for children 5 - 16 years)
Members: $55.00 Nonmembers: $68.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Special Introductory Membership – half off with full 1 year Mass Audubon membership and other benefits.  $32 for a year.  Valid until Nov. 30, 2015.  Call phone # below for information.
Go to the following web page for detailed information.

Every season provides new and exciting things to see in nature and incorporate into art projects. As late fall settles in, come see what is happening in the natural world and have fun making creative art projects. Each week we will work on a different project, such as flower faces, sticks and stones, and leaf critters!

Class dates and times:

·         Mon, Nov 02, 2015 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 09, 2015 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
·         Mon, Nov 16, 2015 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 Instructions and Directions:
Adults are welcome, but not required. Please bring a smock and dress warmly to be outdoors for part of each class.
Registration is required.
Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.
Intermediate Digital Nature Photography at Arcadia
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Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries and Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
Instructor:
Robert Floyd – Photojournalist

Adult Members: $150.00 Nonmembers: $180.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Special Introductory Membership – half off with full 1 year Mass Audubon membership and other benefits.  $32 for a year.  Valid until Nov. 30, 2015.  Call phone # below for information.
Go to the following web page for detailed information.

This class will concentrate on the visual, intellectual, and intuitive elements, which all create a strong image. This workshop is open to anyone looking for new ways to see - to explore photographic vision in depth. You will learn to increase your visual awareness and use your camera/ lens intuitively to connect, compose, enhance, and expand your mindfulness and personal vision. Capture the essence and magic of landscapes. Experience creating a sense of place in nature with your images.
Please bring your camera and manual to each class. We will be outdoors for a portion of each class.

Class dates and times:
·         Sun, Nov 08, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Sun, Nov 22, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Sun, Dec 06, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Sun, Dec 13, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration is required.
Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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