This class will meet once weekly over the course of five weeks. The first three classes will focus on the role of poetry in contemporary literature, explore a variety of forms, and allow participants to generate and workshop their own poems. The final two classes will focus on the short story and its current place in American literature, allowing participants to generate, self-edit, and workshop their own short story. Readings will challenge common presumptions about poetry and short fiction while illustrating a variety of methods for taking risks in our own work.
How do horseshoe crabs survive on the mudflats? What do birds do when it rains? What kind of tracks does a raccoon leave? Long Pasture’s Ecosystem Explorers program will uncover the answers to these questions and many more this summer as kids learn about the incredible environments at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary.
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”
June 28-July 29
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30PM
Sunday at 4:00PM
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Man of La Manchacelebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”
Written by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion. Directed by Joan Baird.
Man of La Mancha
Six Monday classes: 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30. This class is designed for the beginning drawer who appreciates art and has always wanted to learn to draw as well as for those looking for a refresher course. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of free-hand drawing: line, perspective, composition, understanding light and form, as well as creating illusions of depth, contrast, and texture. Different drawing material, techniques, and methods will be explored. Open to all levels of experience. $150/$125 members.
Five Tuesday classes: 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31. This 5-week course will give you the foundation of throwing on the wheel. We will start by learning the stages of the clay from start to finish, the proper vocabulary that goes along with it, and begin to talk about the two firing processes that clay goes through. During this class students will learn to throw basic shapes (bowls and cylinders) on the wheel, apply a foot to each piece by trimming, and glaze bisque ware. Each student will have finished usable pieces to take home and be ready for an intermediate class.
5 Wednesday classes: 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1 (no class July 4th). This is an ideal class for artists who paint with pastels and would like to expand their use of this versatile medium. It is also suitable for beginners as lessons can accommodate artists who would like to explore painting with pastels. Pastel paint provides so are so many possibilities: using it dry, altering it to a wet medium, combining it with other mediums. And the choices of pastel sticks and surfaces just keeps growing!
Five Wednesday classes: 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1. Whether you are just learning to paint or if you are continuing to develop your skills Lance will cover all the basics that you will need in developing a painting practice. We will explore techniques, color theory and application, and composition; and a variety of subject matter including landscapes, still lifes, urban scenes and more. We will begin with painting from a photo in the subject of your choice or you may continue with any unfinished painting you may have.
Five Thursdays: 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 726, 8/2. Clay is a magical material with lots of paths one can take. In this class all levels of students will be accommodated according to their skill level. Through demonstrations and personalized instruction, the class will be tailored to the individual. Beginners will be lead through the basics of throwing a cylinder and bowl on the wheel along with learning about the vocabulary, tools and firing process.
Five Thursday classes: 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, (no class 7/5). Designed for those who have a foundation in oil painting, this class allows intermediate as well as more advanced students to work on independent projects with Lance’s guidance. Whether you are starting a new piece from scratch or if you would like to bring in an unfinished piece he will meet you where you are and tailor his lessons individually to you. This class meets in Lance's Studio on the upper level of the Education Wing. $125 per person.