Weekly Painting Series

Each hour-and-a-half class is focussed on a painting of the day, taught in an easy to follow, step-by-step method, through which students learn the techniques and tools needed to create a completed canvas, as well as build overall skills and confidence. For Beginning and Intermediate Levels.

Memoir Writing Workshop (virtual)

Sometimes we have a true story from our lives that we’re dying to tell, but we’re unsure how to begin. This hands-on workshop will focus on the essentials of writing a memoir – what makes a good story, how to shape your material so that it’s compelling, what to tell (and omit), how to develop your own unique voice, and the broader issues involved in turning a private experience into a public work.

Fall Aerial Class

AirAligned will teach you tricks and skills on Aerial bungees, Aerial silks, and Aerial hoops. Fly, climb, and swing in Aerial Circus!

Memoir Writing Workshop II (virtual)

VIRTUAL CLASS For those who have already participated in Susan Jane Gilman’s introductory workshop, “Telling Your Own Story” Memoir Writing Workshop that was held online by The Center in October 2020. Participants will continue to develop their skills and writing from Part I. This month-long follow-up course will pick up where Part I left off, and is customized to focus on participants creative needs and interests. It will include sessions on “showing not telling,” how to master the art of dialogue, using different types of language, and editing. There will be exercises, spirited discussions, light reading assignments, and workshops. The instructor hopes that it will reinvigorate and inspire everyone after the holidays.   Instructor: Susan Jane Gilman Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent to you the week before. Dates: January 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 (8 weeks) Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Ages: 17+ Cost: $250 RegisterRead More

Playwriting 101: Writing the Short Play (virtual)

VIRTUAL CLASS Playwriting 101: Writing The Short Play is designed specifically to meet the needs of students who have a wide range of writing experience focusing on the fundamentals of playwriting (character, structure, dialogue, action, and conflict). Writing The Short Play teaches the specific art of writing a satisfying ten-minute play with the end goal of having students complete a rough first-draft.         Instructor: Patricia Cotter Location: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent to you the week before. Dates: February 10, 17, 24, March 3 (4 weeks) Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm Ages: 17+ Cost: $125 Register   Looking for inspiration?  Check out the short plays featured on the Playing on Air podcast.   About the Instructor Patricia Cotter holds accolades including; American Academy of Arts Letters, Richard Rodgers Award, Daytime Emmy Award, and a Writers Guild of America Award. She has taught improv at The Groundling Theatre inRead More

Learn Playwriting with Patricia Cotter

The Center for the Arts is offering a new virtual class for adults 17 and up. Playwriting 101: Writing The Short Play teaches the specific art of writing a satisfying ten-minute play with the end goal of having students complete a rough first-draft by focusing on the fundamentals of playwriting (character, structure, dialogue, action, and conflict). The four-week Zoom class starts Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 4:00pm and is taught by critically acclaimed and award-winning playwright, Patricia Cotter.