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.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Various Arts events at Mass Audubon


Fundamental Digital Nature Photo Workshop
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Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
Location:
Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center, Southampton
Instructor:
Robert Floyd - Photojournalist
Audience:
Adult
Members:
$130.00
Nonmembers:
$145.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Do you have a new digital camera? Are you confused by all the dials .and buttons? Here's an opportunity to learn how to use your camera and have fun! Each session will explore a different camera control and how to use it. We’ll also receive tips on how to better capture images of birds and other critters, fall foliage, flowers, landscapes, waterfalls, and more. Composition, exposure, and cropping will be a main theme throughout all class sessions.
Class dates and times:
·         Thu, Mar 31, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
·         Thu, Apr 07, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
·         Thu, Apr 14, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
·         Thu, Apr 28, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
·         Thu, May 05, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
·         Thu, May 12, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructions and Directions:
Please bring your manual to the first class.
Directions, Photo Gallery is located at the intersection of Route 10 and East Street, Southampton.
Registration is required.
Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.


Trail Camera Photography Workshop
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Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
Sun, Apr 03, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location:
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
Instructors:
Hollie Sutherland; Zalmai Moheb; Carolina Saenz Bolanos
Audience:
Adult
Members & Nonmembers: Free
Are you interested in wildlife and finding out ways to discover what is around you? Do you own a trail camera and want to know how to use it? If you answered yes to either of these questions this workshop is for you! 
We will be discussing how trail cameras work and how to set them up, what they are used for, how they can aide scientific research and how ‘you' can help conserve native wildlife across Massachusetts. 
We will also be traveling the world exploring trail camera studies in Afghanistan, looking at Snow Leopards and Persian Leopards, and in Costa Rica looking at Jaguars.
Part of the workshop will be outdoors - please bring appropriate clothing and footwear and a packed lunch. Older children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 
Instructions and Directions:
Suggested donation $10 at the door
Registration is required.
Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

Botanical Illustration
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Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
Location:
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
Instructor:
Jan Ruby-Crystal - Professor of Art and Design
Audience:
Adult
Members:
$215.00
Nonmembers:
$255.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Using graphite pencils, technical pens, and watercolors, learn how to create botanical illustrations of plants, trees, and flowers. We will begin with instruction in line and tonal drawing before moving on to various watercolor techniques. Subjects will be selected from the plant life that thrives at Arcadia. We will learn to identify and illustrate important key features, such as leaf, tree, and flower type. Color studies, exercises and composition will be practiced throughout the course.
Class dates and times:
·         Mon, Apr 11, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Apr 18, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, Apr 25, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, May 02, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, May 09, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Mon, May 16, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Art House Plein Air Art Making
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Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
Location:
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
Instructor:
Jan Ruby-Crystal - Professor of Art and Design
Audience:
Adult
Members:
$205.00
Nonmembers:
$245.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Come create with us! Bring your own supplies for a morning of painting, drawing, photography, collaging, sculpting, etc. Follow your creative muse and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow creatives. Jan Ruby, MFA, will provide instruction in techniques, structure, and composition. She will also provide individual instruction to participants.
Class dates and times:
·         Tue, Apr 12, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Tue, Apr 19, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Tue, Apr 26, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Tue, May 03, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Tue, May 10, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
·         Tue, May 17, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Instructions and Directions:
Please bring canvas and paper supplies, easels and 3-D materials. We will supply watercolors, brushes, drawing materials and inks of many colors.
Registration is required.
Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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