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MEZZOTINT ENGRAVING AND PRINTING

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Instructor Name: Carol Wax Date(s): July 30 &31 Time(s): 9:00- 5:00 each day In this two-day workshop, participants learn how to prepare a mezzotint ground and the proper use of tools and techniques for creating and printing an image. Demonstrations of alternative grounding methods, use of mezzotint with other intaglio techniques, ways to correct mistakes, […]

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DROP IN FIGURE DRAWING

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Dates: Wednesdays, June 1 – August 24 Times: 6 – 8 PM Practice your figure drawing skills during this weekly drop-in workshop. Each session will begin with warm-up gesture drawings and will include a variety of longer poses. No instruction is provided, and artists will need to bring their own materials. Suggested materials include: charcoal, graphite, colored pencils, […]

The Botanical Tyranny Dollhouse- Jane Rainwater

Five Points Gallery 33 Main Street, Torrington, CT

Jane Rainwater Artist’s statement: My work is beautiful and ugly. People are often attracted to the aesthetics of an image or object that stimulates desire. Decorative objects are collected and exhibited in the home as status symbols of affluence and refinement. My work engages the viewer with its seemingly innocent decorative delight; yet upon closer […]

GLASSHOUSE OF IMMIGRANTS – Jill Enfield

Five Points Gallery 33 Main Street, Torrington, CT

“…this ever-evolving diversity challenges the idea of a single dominant vision of the American identity, encouraging Americans to embrace inclusion and pluralism.” – Ellis Island Museum.     “The New Americans” is a physical display of heritage, genealogy, and homeland. My paternal relatives fled to America in the 1930s from Frankfurt, Germany. I was brought […]

SIX PAINTINGS – John Keefer

Five Points Gallery 33 Main Street, Torrington, CT

John Keefer’s paintings are large, dramatic, and beautifully rendered metaphoric representations of the artist’s inner turmoil with the current social and political affairs from around the world.  Keefer pessimistically states, “My paintings are me being dragged kicking and screaming into a meaningless present.” The paintings depict overwhelming distress, as ships on open seas erupt in […]

EXPLORING ABSTRACTION WORKSHOP FOR TEENS

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Instructor: Souby Boski Date: Friday, August 5th Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM This workshop is intended for anyone who wants to explore non-representational painting by experimenting and applying free expression of one’s personal perception. Students of all levels develop a working knowledge of abstract painting, challenging them to see and interpret in new ways. Using acrylic paint, graphite, […]

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DROP IN FIGURE DRAWING

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Dates: Wednesdays, June 1 – August 24 Times: 6 – 8 PM Practice your figure drawing skills during this weekly drop-in workshop. Each session will begin with warm-up gesture drawings and will include a variety of longer poses. No instruction is provided, and artists will need to bring their own materials. Suggested materials include: charcoal, graphite, colored pencils, […]

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DROP IN FIGURE DRAWING

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Dates: Wednesdays, June 1 – August 24 Times: 6 – 8 PM Practice your figure drawing skills during this weekly drop-in workshop. Each session will begin with warm-up gesture drawings and will include a variety of longer poses. No instruction is provided, and artists will need to bring their own materials. Suggested materials include: charcoal, graphite, colored pencils, […]

Virtual Artist Talk: Enfield, Keefer & Rainwater

Virtual Event

Jill Enfield, a fine art photographer, educator, curator and author has been teaching photography for many years with a concentration on historical techniques and alternative processes. The photographs in this […]

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DROP IN FIGURE DRAWING

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Dates: Wednesdays, June 1 – August 24 Times: 6 – 8 PM Practice your figure drawing skills during this weekly drop-in workshop. Each session will begin with warm-up gesture drawings and will include a variety of longer poses. No instruction is provided, and artists will need to bring their own materials. Suggested materials include: charcoal, graphite, colored pencils, […]

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MATTE ALBUMEN

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Instructor: Jessica Somers Date(s): September 17th and 18th Time(s): 10:00 – 4:00 In this workshop, we will explore a modern variation of the original Albumen process to create photographs that have a vintage appearance. During the workshop, participants will be guided through the basics of coating paper with an egg white solution, preparing digital negatives, […]

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MATTE ALBUMEN

Five Points Art Center 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Instructor: Jessica Somers Date(s): September 17th and 18th Time(s): 10:00 – 4:00 In this workshop, we will explore a modern variation of the original Albumen process to create photographs that have a vintage appearance. During the workshop, participants will be guided through the basics of coating paper with an egg white solution, preparing digital negatives, […]