Senior Center news for the end of September

This dance performance, “Imagine,” took place after the luncheon on Sept. 6. Local dancers and choreographers, including Sara McMahon and Movement for Parkinson’s Dancers, Hanna Satterlee, director of Vermont Dance Alliance, Laurael Jenkins, Middlebury Dance Professor and Liesje Smith, choreographer and Rolfer, created an inspiring hour of movement that involved the whole audience. Come join us as the fun continues every Friday from 9:30–10:30 a.m. with Liesje Smith.

Angela Manno, internationally acclaimed artist, returns for An Artist’s Plein Air Series titled Capturing Radiant Color and Light in Your Art. The class will run Thursday and Friday afternoons from 1–4 on Sept. 28 and 29 and Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13. Capture the brilliant colors of autumn in Vermont with landscape artist Angela Manno. Angela’s teaching method stems from the French Impressionists and will enliven your art no matter what your level of experience. Students will learn the secret to working outdoors in changing light, how to simplify complex shapes into basic masses and establish the all-important Light Key that allows a painting to really “sing.” Beginners through advanced students are welcome. Beginners will work in soft pastel. All mediums are welcome. Please pick up a materials list prior to the first class. Registration required. Fee: $150.

Fall Hikes in the Champlain Valley with Marty Morrissey continue on Tuesday, Sept. 26, with a destination of Owl Head, Elizabethtown, New York, 8:30 a.m. departure, and Tuesday, Oct. 3, with a destination of Mobbs Farm, Jericho, 9:00 a.m. departure. A full description and details of each hike are available at the host desk. Please bring water, food and good hiking or walking shoes. Registration necessary. No fee.

Susanna Kahn, Charlotte Library tech librarian, joins us this fall with a refresher workshop, iPhone Tips and Tricks, on Monday afternoon, Oct. 2, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Get the most out of your iPhone in this hands-on workshop. Susanna will show you helpful apps, search and organization techniques, quick ways to connect to Wi-Fi, camera and photo tips, battery-saving tricks and more! Please bring your iPhone and your Apple ID information for class at the Senior Center. Registration required. No fee.

Jill Kleinman is offering a Ceramics Class Tuesday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., running from Oct. 17 to Dec. 12. If you enjoy working with your hands, this class is for you. In each class we will create one or two different forms in clay. These will be a mix of functional pieces you can use at home and decorative work. All your work will be fired and glazed in Jill’s home studio and returned to you. Roll up your sleeves and join in the most therapeutic material on earth! You will find a calm and supportive learning environment and a teacher with loads of experience. No prior knowledge needed. All materials provided. Registration necessary. Maximum 12. Fee: $120.

Professor Michael Strauss invites you to A Different Kind of Workshop—Drawing for the Terrified on Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – noon. Session dates: Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2 and 9. These workshops are for beginners as well as those with some drawing experience who think they might benefit from more instruction. They are based on the premise that drawing can be an acquired skill, not just a talent, and that most can learn how to draw if they spend the time and energy needed. Since drawing is foundational for representational painting, artists who paint in watercolor and oil could benefit from these workshops. They are a collaborative learning experience, including much discussion as well as individual assistance from the instructor and class critiques. Come prepared to draw, share your work with other beginning students and have a good time. All materials will be provided. Email [email protected] if you wish more information. Registration necessary. Maximum enrollment: 10. Fee: $80.

Our after-lunch offering on Sept. 27 will be a Celebration of Art. Please join the participating artists of the 11th Annual Senior Center Art Show for a gala reception to view and discuss their work beginning at 1:00 p.m. No registration or fee. O

n Oct. 4, the Ittlemans invite you to enjoy a magnificent rural setting dedicated to outdoor art, The Lemon Fair Sculpture Park, at their private residence in Shoreham. With Frank as our guide, we will meander the one-and-a-half mile loop, passing about a dozen large-scale outdoor artworks, sharing in the beauty of the land and the sculpture park that has gone from a vision to reality. Enjoy the colors, geometry, spatial relations, movement and energy emitted from these works of art. Unique and different, these sculptures are certainly something to behold. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes as the terrain does have a small hill and some undulations. Please register for this special after-luncheon offering and meet at the Center by 12:30 p.m. so we can carpool to the park for a 1:30 p.m. tour.