MEREDITH — The lakes gallery at chi-lin has planned new and unique workshops and classes for this fall.
Jong-Yoon Kim, associate professor of graphic design at Plymouth State University, is teaching a Contemporary Clamshell Box Workshop on Friday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn how to create a portfolio box, using materials provided by the class. The session is $75.
Carol Ann Morley, well known artist who founded the Botanical Art and Illustration Certiﬁcate Program at the New York Botanical Garden, will be teaching two courses, the ﬁrst, The Pleasure of Sketching, will be taught Fridays from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on Friday, October 18. This class will explore the language of drawing and its basic principals. Using both still life set ups and landscape images, students will look at the similarities in both to study light and shade, perspective, spacial depth and the importance of compositional balance. Along with traditional drawing skills participants will also have fun creating images that are impressionistic and expressive in the use of mark making and personal expression. The cost of the 6 sessions ending on Friday, November 15th is $225.
The second class, Botanical Illustration, The Beauty of Natural Forms, will begin on Monday, October 21. Participants will meet for ﬁve weeks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This introductory class will teach how to render the beauty of plants and natural forms through observation and drawing skills. It will focus on how to draw plants in proportion and capture their unique character. Morely will demonstrate how to begin a drawing by loosely sketching in the rhythm of contour lines and slowly building the form and adding tonal shading with graphite pencils. The cost of 5 sessions is $200 and only simple basic materials are required. For both workshops participants are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and satori tea garden will serve tea or coffee.
Suzanne Lee will be teaching Beginning Italic Calligraphy on Thursdays, running from October 10 through November 1. The Thursday sessions will be held from 3:30—5:30 p.m. A second session is offered on Saturday mornings from 9—11 a.m. beginning October 12th through November 16th. Make-up days are offered for both sessions. The workshop is $150 with an additional $35 materials fee.
Quick Books Workshops—Small and simple Handmade Books are returning upon request, with workshops offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, October 14 or Wednesday October 16. Quick Books can be used as l diaries, recipe books or travel journals, and are unique gifts for weddings, graduation, or baby and wedding showers and the upcoming Holidays. Either workshop is $65. and includes all materials. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack. The satori tea garden will serve tea or coffee.
On Saturday, November 7 Bruce Iverson is teaching An Introduction to Sumi-e Landscape Workshop: A Touch of Gold. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through instructor demonstrations and hands-on projects using the Four Treasures, students will explore the ancient & elegant art of painting landscape & kanji characters in hand ground ink with traditional brushes and rice paper. Special techniques will include work with crinkled paper & gold leaf applications. No art experience is necessary. Workshop with all materials is $95.
The lakes gallery at chi-lin is located at 17 Lake Street, just off the corner of Main Street, in Meredith. A 50% deposit is required upon registration. To register or for more information call 603-279-8663 or email: suzanne@chi-linasianarts..
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 09:06
SANBORNTON — Sant Bani School's tenth season of concerts featuring world-class musicians begins Friday, October 4, with Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu and pianist Robert Auler performing selected works by Brahms, Bach, Mendelssohn and Ravel.
The Boston Globe praised Ms. Muresanu as "not just a virtuoso, but an artist" and the Los Angeles Times has written that her "musical luster, melting lyricism and colorful conception made Irina Muresanu's performance especially admirable." Rob Auler is an award-winning American concert pianist who maintains a national and international performing and recording career.
The Concert Series exemplifies Sant Bani School's commitment to the arts. Hearing outstanding live performances helps foster a lifelong love of classical music. Faculty and students in kindergarten through twelfth grade are joined by students invited from area schools for a free concert during the school day followed by a question and answer session with the visiting musicians.
The concert begins at 7 p.m,. with a dessert reception at intermission. Tickets may be reserved by calling the school at 934-4240 or may be purchased at the door. Adult tickets are $15 and those for children and students are free. For more information, visit the school's website: santbanischool.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:59
LACONIA — The Jazz Bar will present a 'Half Way to Mardi Gras' program tonight at 7 p.m. Landaya African Drums and Dr. Sax's Funeral Band will share the bill
Landaya African Drums plays music that was once heard in New Orleans' famous Congo Square, a gathering place in the Treme neighborhood where slaves would gather to play, sing and dance. Keeping the tradition alive, Landaya performs on the djembe, sangban, dununba, and kenkeni drums, as well as the tambin (known as the Fula flute), kamalen'goni (10-string African harp), the krin (log drum).
Dr. Sax's Funeral Band is a brass band that performs for memorial services and burials throughout the Northeast. In keeping with the New Orleans style, this marching-ready outfit incorporates trumpets, saxophones, and tuba to provide mournful dirges and high-spirited celebration music.
There is a $10 cover charge. Full bar and menu are available.
The Jazz Bar is located at the Tower Hill Entertainment Complex at 290 Lakeside Ave at Weirs Beach.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:38
LACONIA - Julia A. Crossland, certified quilt appraiser of the American Quilters Society, will bring her 30-years plus of experience to the 36th Harvest of Quilts of the Belknap Mill Quilter's Guild again this year. She will be present on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the first day of the show, which will continue Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at the Lake Opechee Inn, 62 Doris Ray Court.
She will offer three types of appraisals, for insurance, for sale or donation. If not provided on the spot, she guarantees it to be mailed within 30 days.
Crossland travels nationally studying the latest quilt trends and innovations. Having passed stringent written and oral examinations of factors which affect the value of a quilt, she has signed the American Quilter's Society Appraisal Program's Code of Ethical Practices, and every thrree years undergoes recertification.
Quilt owners wishing to provide certified value in the event of loss or damage, are encouraged to get a written appraisal as proof of value for shipping insurance and for quilt shows requiring insurance coverage, for a homeowner's policy, a fit or for estate purposes, the IRS or family records.
The professional appraisal of value, circa, description and history is valid for three years.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:30
- All ages welcome to partake in Hall Library's Lego contest
- NH Craftsmen offer class on Felted Covers
- Charity Softball Tournament at Memorial Park
- Gilford Methodist Church hosting Fall Rummage Sale this weekend
- Sacred Waters Yoga presenting Songwriters in Concert
- Belknap Landscape Company hosting Fall Protectoin and Material Safety Data Sheet Seminar