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Darien Arts Center Expands Visual Arts Classes For Adults

The Darien Arts Center is expanding the adult visual arts classes offered.
The Darien Arts Center is expanding the adult visual arts classes offered. Photo Credit: Photo credit: www.darienarts.org

DARIEN, Conn. – The Darien Arts Center is expanding its adult visual arts class offerings this fall, with new additions in printmaking and drawing, basic concepts of painting, watercolor painting and mixed media collage as well as a drawing and painting academy.

Teachers hail from a number of different backgrounds, such as the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, The Cooper Union and more.

Adults may register for the classes, which will be mornings, starting the first week of October. To register, visit the website at darienarts.org or call 203-655-8683. The classes offered will be:

  • Printing and Drawing Studio – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, including intaglio and paper lithography, taught by Roxanne Faber Savage, who has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Pratt Institute.
  • Watercolor Painting – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, taught by Joe LaMorte, who was trained at Cooper Union.
  • Mixed Media – 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, which will involve creating collages, experimenting with papers, techniques and ideas, and more, taught by Holly Fracassi, who has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Purchase College.
  • Drawing and Painting Academy – 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fridays, which involves learning to draw and paint still life and portraits and much more, taught by Eddie Nino, who studied at Grand Central Academy of Art in New York, at The Art Students League of New York and with well-known art teacher Andrew Reiss in Brooklyn.

For a full list of the visual arts available at the Darien Arts Center, visit the website at darienarts.org or call 203-655-8683. The Darien Arts Center is at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Darien Town Hall. Classes are offered in dance, visual arts, music and theater for people of all ages.

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