Plein Air painting
When: Sunday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. Cost: $42 for Main Street Arts members, $56 for nonmembers. Instructor: Matthew Peake. Contact: 802-869-2960 or www.mainstreetarts.org. Of note: Group will meet at Main Street Arts then head to nearby outdoor scene to paint (with pastels or watercolors) or draw with graphite/charcoal. Easels encouraged. MSA can provide paper, charcoal and graphite but participants need to being watercolors, pastels and watercolor paper. In case of rain, group will work inside from photos.
Cartooning and Claymation
When: Aug. 6-10, 3 to 5 p.m. Where: River Gallery School, Main Street, Brattleboro. Instructor: Tessa Carpenter. Cost: $140. Contact: 802-257-1577 or www.rivergalleryschool.org. Of note: Develop an original character and explore through activities involving comics, flipbooks and claymation. Students will be introduced to concepts and techniques of storytelling, storyboarding, persistence of vision and animation. For ages 9 and up.
Watercolors -- Go With the Flow
When: Tuesdays, Aug. 7 and 21, and Sept. 11 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: A relaxed country setting in Westminster West. Instructor: Karen Becker. Cost:
Painting Spectacular Flowers
When: Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River. Cost: $57 for Main Street Arts members, $72 for nonmembers. Instructor: Robert O’Brien. Contact: 802-869-2960 or www.mainstreetarts.org. Of note: For all levels of painting, with some drawing experience recommended. Learn basic floral painting techniques. Materials list provided on request.