Submitted by Main Street Arts
Main Street Arts community arts center's fall schedule will feature classes and programs for all ages and a new year-long after school enrichment program. Most classes began the week of September 14.
For adults, new offerings include The Artist's Way, a workshop and discussion group base on Julia Cameron's book of the same name about discovering and recovering the creative self. The 10-week workshop under the direction of Veda Crewe Joseph will meet Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m.
Also new are three crafts workshops: Basket Weaving, with nationally known basket maker JoAnne Russo Saturday, November 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Miniature Scrapbook with Robyn Lantz Saturday, October 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and a two-Saturday Quilting workshop with Kelly Dane October 3 and 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Other adult offerings include on-going sessions in Yoga, Tai chi, Strength Training and String Band. All welcome new members.
Details about dates, times and fees are available at the community arts center's website at www.MainStreetArts.org.
In preparation for Halloween, Ed Warner will offer a special workshop for the whole family in Pumpkin Carving Thursday, October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. The annual pumpkin carving contest and trick-or- treating will be held October 31.
MSA kicked off its new weekly Creative Arts Program (CAP) on Thursday, September 3. The program allows children to be accompanied directly from the Saxtons River Elementary School to MSA for an arts enrichment program that continues throughout the school year, with a broad range of arts-related activities offered.
Other offerings for school-age children include Dance, Dance, Dance with Thomasena Coates Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m.; MSA Chorus with Valerie Kosednar and Mary Hepburn Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m.; Drawing with Hepburn Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m.; and Hand Sewing with Rachel Ware Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m..
Pre-schoolers can learn simple rhythms and songs and share an arts activity in Music and Art with Hepburn Wednesdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Upcoming events at MSA include a concert by the a cappella group Talk to the Hand Friday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.and, in November, the first in the year's Taste of the Arts series featuring presentations by local celebrities or persons of interest.
The foreign language potluck suppers Sundays at 6 p.m. continued with the French speakers on September 13, followed by German and Spanish evenings that offer an opportunity to hone language skills in a cross- cultural setting.
Main Street Arts offers generous scholarship assistance for all its classes and workshops and encourages applications.
Advance registration is required. More information is available at www.MainStreetArts.org or by calling 869-2960 or e-mailing MSA@sover.net .
Now into its 22nd year, Main Street Arts is a non-profit arts center dedicated to serving the creative needs of the greater community, encouraging creative exploration and expression through a wide range of experiences.
In photo, a young artist practices his skills during an art class at Main Street Arts.