Registration is open for Darien Arts Center fall classes for all ages in dance, visual arts, martial arts and music. The DAC will be following all state Covid-19 protocols. To find out more or to register for classes, visit darienarts.org or call (203) 655-8683. The DAC is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall.
MUSIC: The DAC music program includes private lessons for guitar, flute, violin, voice, percussion, cello, piano, and composition, that begin on August 31, as well as group classes for both adults and children. Contact DAC Music Director, Juanita Bosee at [email protected] for private music instruction.
ADVANCED YOUNG COMPOSERS Grades 5-12 | Saturday 1:15-2:45pm | Sept. 19-Dec. 5 | $320, plus performance fee of $15. Student composers with more experience will work in a workshop setting, writing and critiquing each other’s music. More advanced harmonic progressions, forms and elements of melody and counterpoint will be explored. Students will write short pieces that explore specific aspects of the compositional process such as imitation and different types of chromaticism.
BEGINNING YOUNG COMPOSERS Grades 3-5 |Saturday 3-4pm | Sept. 19-Dec. 5 | $210, plus performance of $15. Beginning composition students will learn the basics of writing music. We will cover topics including setting up a score, identifying pitches on the staff and simple rhythms, as well as other aspects of music notation. Students will compose simple pieces that explore specific parts of the harmonic progressions, form and orchestration. At the end of the course students will have written several short pieces.
DANCE: The DAC dance program offers students from the age of 3 through adults, the opportunity to train in one of the finest dance spaces in Fairfield County and to participate in multiple performances throughout the year. Fall classes run from September 8, 2020 through January 16, 2021. Dance classes for all levels, ages 3 & up include Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Teen Lyrical, Teen Contemporary, Modern, Broadway Dance, Broadway Tap, and Pointe. REGISTER
OPEN MARTIAL ARTS
MASTER JAMES GOMBOS, JOE KILEYAges 8 & Up | Monday 5:30-6:30pm | Half Year: Sept. 10-Jan. 14 | Full Year : Sept. 10-Jun. 3. Open Martial Arts for ages 8 and up.
TEEN/ADULT MARTIAL ARTS
MASTER JAMES GOMBOSAdult | Thursday 6:30-7:30pm| Half Year: Sept. 10-Jan. 14 | Full Year: Sept. 10-Jun. 3
VISUAL ARTS: Students work in the spacious DAC Visual Arts Studio and participate in various exhibits at the DAC and around town.
CARTOONING SESSION I
TIM CRONIN | Grades 1-4 |Tuesday 4:10-5:35pm | Sept. 22-Nov. 24. No class Nov. 3 | $295
CARTOONING SESSION II
TIM CRONIN | Grades 5-8 |Tuesday 6-7pm | Sept. 22-Nov. 24 | $295
ERIKA CAPUTO | Grades 1-5 |Wednesday 3:45-4:45pm | Sept. 23-Nov. 18 | $175
BRIAN ADAMS | Grades 5-8 | Friday 4:40-5:40pm, Sept. 25-Nov. 20 | $198
DRAWING AND PAINTING
STEPHANIE LUSH-MASTRIANO | Grades 5-9 | Wednesday 5:15-6:45pm, Sept. 23-Nov. 18 | $265. All levels are welcome.
ADULT DRAWING – EXPLORATIONS WITH NANCY
NANCY MCTAGUE-STOCK | Adults | Thursday 10-11am, Sept. 24-Oct. 29 | $195Throughout this six week course, Nancy will work with her students to broaden their horizons both in technical skill and material knowledge.
INTRO TO BLACKLETTER CALLIGRAPHY
MOKI KOKORIS | Adults | Monday 7-9pm, Oct. 19-Nov. 23 | $315Blackletter – often called Gothic or Old English – is a dramatic letterform full of impact and contrast created during the reign of Charlemagne.
ADULT PORTRAIT SKETCHING
JOEL FLORA | Adults | Tuesday 10:45am-12:15pm, Sept. 22-Oct. 27 | $198All levels are welcome in this drawing class, where you will learn the basic technique of portrait sketching from local artist Joel Flora.
SIP AND PAINT WORKSHOP: MONET’S WATERLILIES
STEPHANIE LUSH-MASTRIANO | Adults | Thursday 7-9pm, Oct.. 1 | $50DAC painting instructor and artist Stephanie Lush-Mastriano will lead this vibrant and exciting workshop that is open to beginners or seasoned painters.
GLASS COASTER MAKING WORKSHOP
DOROTHY HAFNER | Adults | Friday 6-9:30pm, Oct. 23 | $90Join this exciting workshop with Dorothy Hafner, award-winning artist and designer.
ERIKA CAPUTO | Adults | Wednesday 7-9pm, Dec. 2 | $70Usher in the holiday season with this classic craft! BYO wine and refreshments.
ERIKA CAPUTO | Adults | Friday 7-9pm, Dec. 4 | $70