Art Center Killingworth Offers Variety of June Programs

Light painting by David McCarthy

Arts Center Killingworth at 276 North Parker Hill Road offers the following classes, workshops, and intensive programs. For more information and to register, contact 860-663-5593 or or visit

Intro to Digital Photography: Sunday, June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. Explore digital photography topics including exposure, shutter speed, white balance and depth-of-field, camera settings, and gear. Learn basic digital editing, printing, and online sharing techniques. Conclude with field practice on the Arts Center grounds (weather permitting). Fee: $70.

Light Painting Photography: Friday, June 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. Learn to use long exposures to paint with light inside a single photo. Explore various lighting techniques, forms, exposure lengths, color balances, designs, and more. Review the basics: aperture, shutter speed, white balance, depth-of-field, camera settings, and gear. Bring a camera with a bulb setting, tripod, and a shutter release cable, plus bright light sources such as flashlights and LED swords. Conclude with field practice on the Arts Center grounds (weather permitting). Fee: $70.

Encaustic I: Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this hands-on intensive, explore the luminous beauty and versatility of the encaustic medium-painting with molten, pigmented beeswax. Learn techniques to build layers, texture, fuse, stencil, embed objects, incise, image transfer, and collage. Open to all levels. Fee: $125 plus $35 material fee.

Encaustic Painting II: Texture Galore!: Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn to control encaustic paint and really make it work for you in Level II. Apply wax for a smooth finish and add texture and dimension with textiles. Develop further texture with the dry brush technique, build up surface (accretion), fill crevices, scrape, incise/carve, stencil, and more. Fee: $135 plus $35 material fee.

Art of Chinese Calligraphy: Sunday, June 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. No experience required. Gain the basic techniques of Chinese calligraphy, a 6,000-year-old art form, as you learn to read and write the top 10 Chinese symbols (such as Love, Peace, Happy, and Healthy ). Take home a finished artwork of your own, written on traditional rice paper, ready to frame and display. All materials included. Fee: $60.

Eternal Summer: Folding the Origami Lily: Sunday, June 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. Celebrate summer in this fun workshop. Learn to fold an origami lily. Create several flowers (and beautiful paper leaves), enough for a lovely and lasting bouquet. Open to beginners as well as more experienced folders. Fee: $25 plus $5 material fee.



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