Darien Arts Center Announces Summer Camps and New Classes

The Darien Arts Center is offering several new spring and summer classes, camps and workshops.

To register, visit darienarts.org or call (203) 655-8683. The DAC is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall.

NEW Introduction to Watercolor Class: For Adults | Thursday, 10am-1pm, Mar. 9-30 | $285. For beginners and those who need a refresher course in watercolor painting. Watercolor materials, brushstrokes, color mixing, painting techniques and much more will be reviewed. Subject matter will be flowers and other natural forms or photographs of choice.

NEW Acrylic Pours Sip & Pour Workshop: For Adults | Friday, Mar. 3, 7-9pm | $65. Explore the techniques of this liquid painting method, and be amazed at the beautiful abstract paintings you can create without any painting experience. Each person will work on two canvasses, using a different pour technique for each. BYO wine or refreshments.

NEW Creative Writing for Middle Schoolers: For Grades 6-8 | Thurs., Mar. 9-April 20, 3:30-4:30pm | $200. Students learn to express themselves through the written word. Discover where to begin putting a story together and how to share an experience or feeling with creative writing exercises.

DAC Summer Camps: Mon.-Thurs., 1-4 week options | $285 per week | For Preschool-Kindergarten:10am-12:30pm, June 5-June 29 | For Grades 1-3: 10am-1pm, July 3-July 27. Campers will have art class followed by music and creative movement to release energy, develop physical skills, and promote self-expression! Each art class will introduce different art forms, using different materials, and at the end of each week the campers will have different projects to take home.

Tiny Dancers Camp: Grades K-2 | Mon.-Thurs., June 19-29, 12-3pm | $480. (1 week option available.) A joyful summer experience! Each day ballet class is followed by a dance-related craft, ballet story time and a Rhythm class. An in-studio performance will take place on the final day of the second week.

Summer Dance Intensives: Mon.-Fri. | Intermediate for Grades 3-8: June 17-July 28, 1:30-4:30pm. $600. Advanced for Grades 9-12: Aug. 8-18, 12-4pm. $800. Dancers will train in ballet, pointe, variations, contemporary. Intensives culminate in an in-studio performance on the last day.

Summer Dance ClassesDance Beginnings for Preschoolers, Mon., July 10-Aug 7, 12:15-1pm. $160. Pre-Ballet for Preschool-Grade 1, Wed., July 12-Aug 9, 11-11:45am. $160. Ballet 1 for Grades1-2, Wed, July 12-Aug 9, 12-12:45pm. $160. Open Ballet Class for Adults/Teens, Mon and/or Thurs, June 12-Aug 24, 10-11:30am. $200 or $25 drop-in.

Submitted by Darien, CT

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