Sculpting the Figure in Clay: A Three-Part Workshop with Susan Halls

Tuesdays, November 4-11-18, 6-9 pm at 33 Hawley Street

Working from the nude model students will be shown how to easily manipulate and construct figurative forms using soft, hollow, clay shapes. The technique allows you to work quickly – with no internal armature or tedious hollowing out. By employing the use of paper clay and electric heat guns you can force dry your work as you go, accelerating your output whilst speeding up the creative process. With this immediacy in mind you are more free to concentrate on expressing the dynamics or subtlety of the pose.

Emphasis will be on capturing the energy and fundamental mechanics and anatomy of the figure – not portraiture. Much of what will be discussed and demonstrated on the day can be applied directly to your figure drawing – ...


Drawing: The Basics and Beyond with Paula Gottlieb

5 sessions on Thursday evenings, Nov. 13-Dec. 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, at 33 Hawley Street. No class on Nov. 27.
Paula Gottlieb: Stonewall

Learning to draw is about learning to see and about learning the concepts for translating this seeing onto paper. In this class we will work with the elements of line, shape, value, mass and proportion to create the illusion of three dimensions on paper. Through observation of the still life and interior space, we will work with compositional studies and perspective to create depth. Open to those with some drawing experience who want to improve upon their skills.The fee is $200 plus materials list below.

To register, call the Center at (413) 584-7327 or email us. Please include your name, address, and telephone contact. Course fees are payable in advance by check to "NCFA" and can be mailed to the ...


Studio Figure Drawing

Weekly sessions on Wednesday mornings at 33 Hawley Street
Susan Gelotte

These sessions with live models take place on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am until 12:30pm. Organizer Susan Halls seeks firm commitments from interested artists. For further information, please contact Susan and join the group's email list.

Note: Please use lower level entrance adjacent to the parking lot at the Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley Street.

Modern Dance Technique with Lisa Leizman

All classes at 33 Hawley Street. Advanced Level, Mondays 6-7:30 pm thru Dec. 1 (No classes Oct. 13 and Nov. 24)/Intermediate Level, Thursdays 9-10:30 am thru Dec. 4 (No class on Nov. 27)

Explore a variety of technical skills drawn from modern and contemporary dance, classical ballet, floor barre and more! Moving combinations, floorwork, conditioning and flexibility training encourage healthy alignment and the development of artistry and expression.

$15.00 for single class
$64.00 for 8-class card

School for Contemporary Dance and Thought

Fall classes at the Arts Trust Building at 33 Hawley Street. For details and registration information, visit the SCDT website.
Jennifer Polins SCDT

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, under the direction of Jennifer Polins and Jennifer Nugent, is made up of a collective of innovative and experienced teachers that are independent performance artists with international experience. Here is the latest schedule of 8-week sessions that run from October 20 to December 19. There are no classes during the last week of November (Thanksgiving):

Contemporary Indian Dance for Kids
with Dahlia Nayar | Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm (7-12yrs)

Contemporary Modern Dance for intermediate/advanced artists
with Jenn Nugent and Jen Polins | Fridays 10-12noon

Creative Contemporary Dance
with Maureen Shea | Saturdays 9-10am (6-8yrs), 10:15-11:15am (9-12yrs)

Adult Beginner Modern Dance
with Shaina Cantino | Sundays 10-11:30am

Ballroom Dancing with Diana and Mick Malek

Wednesday evenings. Schedule below

Ballroom experts Diana and Mick Malek offer weekly partner dance classes. Their expertise and fun teaching style are ideal for both competitive and social dancers seeking to improve their skills. Come alone or with a friend! Partners are rotated so everyone can participate.

6:15 p.m. Advanced Ballroom Technique
(rise and fall, swing, body shaping)
7:15 p.m. Advanced Waltz
8:15 p.m. Advanced Foxtrot

Partner Dance Classes with Deborah Cohen

Thursday evenings. See schedule below.


6:15 Beginner - Adv. Beginner Salsa & Hustle
7:15 Intermediate Salsa & Hustle
8:15 Intermediate - Pre. Advanced Waltz & Foxtrot

Single class: $16
One four-week course: $60
Two four-week courses: $108
Three four-week courses: $120
Refer a friend: Receive a $15 credit for each newcomer you refer who signs up for an October single or four-week class.
No refunds... please check your calendar in advance.

All workshops and classes are held in the downstairs studio at 33 Hawley Street. Free parking, enter through the side door at lower level. Contact Deborah via email for additional information.

Valley Gives

Mark your calendars for December 10, 2014!

On December 10, 2014, the Northampton Center for the Arts will be participating in Valley Gives, a 24 hour e-philanthropy event to encourage residents in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties to log on and contribute to their favorite local non-profit organizations. All donations will be made through the Valley Gives website, a centralized web-enabled mobile giving platform.

When donors visit the Valley Gives website on 12.10.14 between 12am and 11:59pm, they will be able to make gifts to their favorite nonprofits. Thanks to the generous sponsors and donors of Valley Gives, cash prizes and exciting ...


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