Adult Workshops

Watercolor Workshop

August 28th 9:30-3:30

Watercolor Workshop with Robert O'Brien

 

Painting the Summer Landscape in Watercolor with Robert O'Brien

Wednesday, August 28th

 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Whipple Hall-New London

Learn to paint the beautiful landscape of New England in all of its summer glory. This workshop is open to all levels of painting ability. Each facet of the landscape including skies, trees, buildings, barns, coastline and more will be explored.  Students will learn the importance of color, value, composition ,and how to employ these elements in a landscape painting. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session.

$100  Registration HERE

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DANCE WORKSHOPS

Ballroom Dance for Beginners!

FOXTROT
4 week workshop (4 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mondays: August 5th, 12th, 19th &  26th
The Fox trot is the dance of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This dance originated in 1913 when a vaudeville performer by the name of Harry Fox performed a little trot. This smooth and elegant dance is extremely versatile and can be danced to a variety of musical styles. It is the easiest smooth dance and is popular with beginners and advanced dancers alike. In this class you will learn the basics of Foxtrot. 


EAST COAST SWING
4 week workshop (4 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mondays: September 2nd, 9th, 16th,  & 23rd
A dance made popular during World War II and danced to the music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glen Miller. Swing traces its roots to the original swing dance, Lindy Hop, (also called Jitterbug and Swing). 


TANGO
4 week workshop (4 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mondays: October 7th, 14th, 21st &  28th
The Tango evolved as a ballroom dance from the sultry Argentine Tango danced in the bordellos of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It emerged as a highly passionate dance, one that the respectable classes of society shunned. The American style Tango is characterized by a close hold and sharp movements and has a staccato feel. 


RUMBA
4 week workshop (4 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mondays: November 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
The Rumba is often referred to as the “dance of love”. It is a non-progressive dance which features a hip action known as “Cuban Motion”. It is danced to slow, romantic music with a Latin beat. Rumba is derived from the Afro-Caribbean dance “Son” and has been popular in this country as a ballroom dance since the 1930’s 


WALTZ
4 week workshop (4 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mondays December 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd
The Waltz grew out of the Germanic dances of the 17th and 18th century. Waltz was the first dance in which the man and lady danced with body contact, and was considered quite scandalous in its day. Waltz is characterized by a lovely rise and fall action. Waltz has an elegant gracefulness with a romantic feel. 



Ballroom dance is a great way to get fit while having fun! Sign up for our 4 week workshops taught by acclaimed ballroom dance instructor, Natalie Miles of The Newport Ballroom!


Each 4 week workshop is $40 single/$80 couple (No partner required). 18 years and older. No experience necessary.


Workshops are held at Whipple  Hall (429 Main Street, New London). Please bring water and wear comfortable shoes.


If you have any questions regarding  classes, please contact Natalie at natalie@thenewportballroom.com  

Click here to register!

literary workshops

September 19th Wes McNair

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 Courage to Create: “Mending Broken Things”

Newport Library Arts Center  7:00

Taking a cue from his memoir, The Words I Chose, Wes McNair 

will give a combined

poetry reading and talk titled “Mending Broken Things.” In his memoir he says, 

"I am a poet who has been shaped from the start by the threat of things 

dear to me coming apart.”

He will show how he has addressed this threat in poems that attempt 

to repair and restore the broken world.


FREE-No Registration Necessary


For more information  863-3430 


 “This program is made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities.  

October 13th Maura McNeil

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Courage to Create: Family, Memory, Place: Writing Family Stories

at the Newbury Veterans Hall   3:00

(with the Newbury Public Library)

What family stories do you carry with you? What story do you tell over and over? What landscape do you cherish the most? One of the deepest human instincts is to tell our life stories, to figure out who we are and what it means to be human. This interactive workshop led by Maura MacNeil explores how the landscapes of our lives shape the stories that we tell. Participants explore the themes of family, memory, and place through sample narratives and a series of short writing exercises, gaining a deeper awareness of how their stories can preserve personal, generational, and communal history.

 


FREE-No Registration Necessary


For more information  763-5803 

November 1st Steve Lomar

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Courage to Create: Overcoming the 

Fear of Failure

Pillsbury Free Library -Warner  7:00

Amazon best-selling author and filmmaker Stephen Lomer shares experiences and

anecdotes from his career so far and explains how he overcame the fear of failure and

rejection to find the courage to create, publish and market his books!

A self proclaimed grammar nerd, Star Trek fan, and other things that chicks dig, Stephen Lomer is

the author of the popular novel Typo Squad and Typo Squad Book II: Return of the

Wordmonger; the short story collections Stargazer Lilies or Nothing at All and Hell’s

Nerds and Other Tales; and the holiday novella Belle’s Christmas Carol. He’s been a

finalist in the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge numerous times, and has featured

stories in the anthologies UnCommon Evil, Once Upon a Time in Gravity City, and My

Peculiar Family II.

Stephen lives on Boston’s North Shore with his wife, Teresa.

FREE-No Registration Necessary

For more information call 763-5803