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Passport to Chocolate

ART OF CHOCOLATE TO BE HELD MARCH 24, 2018 AT THE HISTORIC MASONIC THEATRE

 

The 12TH Annual Art of Chocolate Festival, sponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center will be held on Saturday March 24, 2018 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Historic Masonic Theatre.  This year’s theme will be “Passport to Chocolate” and will feature recipes from around the world.  Also new for this year, refrigerated delights such as mousse, cheesecake and tiramisu will be a new category for the competition and sampling portions of the event.  Participants are encouraged to try something new and share it at the tasting table!  The categories for cooks are: Cakes, Cookies, Brownies, Candy (including snacks and novelties), Cupcakes and muffins, and a the always adventurous Wildcard.  We encourage multiple entries, and, of course, foreign and refrigerated entries.  Use the entry for here or stop by the Arts and Crafts Center in Clifton forge and pick one up.  There is even a category for youngsters, age 11-8, to get them into the kitchen.  There will be prizes and ribbons awarded by our esteemed panel of judges.

 

Along with the competition there will be tasting tables and a silent auction will offer many interesting items. There will also be an exhibit of original art panels about chocolate that promises unique expressions and ideas by area artists.  Many other activities have been scheduled and more information will be forthcoming soon.  The Chocolate Festival, which has been held for 12 years, serves as the major fundraiser for the AHAACC Artist in Education Residency program. The Center uses the funds to bring an outstanding professional artist to our community to work in the classrooms with students and teachers at Covington and Alleghany High School.  Please join in the fun at the Historic Masonic theatre on Saturday March 24 from 11 am- 4 pm.

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Playful Renderings /Art Class/

PLAYFUL RENDERINGS

A non-threatening art experience to jump start creative play and to see things differently.

Sundays Sept 10, 17, 24, 1-4 pm $25/ session or $65 for all three.  Most materials supplied. Please register by September 8.

Perfect for anyone who wants to paint but is a bit shy about it- or for those who want to refresh their skills.

Local artist Sally Grace Branch will guide participants through some simple and engaging exercises that use various materials to create something from life.  (plants, flowers, figures, landscapes)

Students will use simple materials charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencil or pencil, acrylic and watercolor. Learn how to prepare a surface on which we can create loose studies designed to boost self-confidence and have some fun. Play with simple/basic art materials as you move quickly and confidently from “doodles” to painted and collaged images. You will work with different expressive art materials over the course of these exercises.

Please bring a kneaded eraser, soft charcoal, soft pencil (6 B), a ½’ flat brush, medium  ( #8 or #10) round brush and any of scraps of colored paper for collage, masking tape and a roll of paper towels. If you have a drawing board, please bring it. We’ll provide at the working surfaces of several small-ish sizes and the rest.

Come amuse and amaze yourself.

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Playful Renderings /Art Class/

PLAYFUL RENDERINGS

A non-threatening art experience to jump start creative play and to see things differently.

Sundays Sept 10, 17, 24, 1-4 pm $25/ session or $65 for all three.  Most materials supplied. Please register by September 8.

Perfect for anyone who wants to paint but is a bit shy about it- or for those who want to refresh their skills.

Local artist Sally Grace Branch will guide participants through some simple and engaging exercises that use various materials to create something from life.  (plants, flowers, figures, landscapes)

Students will use simple materials charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencil or pencil, acrylic and watercolor. Learn how to prepare a surface on which we can create loose studies designed to boost self-confidence and have some fun. Play with simple/basic art materials as you move quickly and confidently from “doodles” to painted and collaged images. You will work with different expressive art materials over the course of these exercises.

Please bring a kneaded eraser, soft charcoal, soft pencil (6 B), a ½’ flat brush, medium  ( #8 or #10) round brush and any of scraps of colored paper for collage, masking tape and a roll of paper towels. If you have a drawing board, please bring it. We’ll provide at the working surfaces of several small-ish sizes and the rest.

Come amuse and amaze yourself.

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Playful Renderings /Art Class/

PLAYFUL RENDERINGS

A non-threatening art experience to jump start creative play and to see things differently.

Sundays Sept 10, 17, 24, 1-4 pm $25/ session or $65 for all three.  Most materials supplied. Please register by September 8.

Perfect for anyone who wants to paint but is a bit shy about it- or for those who want to refresh their skills.

Local artist Sally Grace Branch will guide participants through some simple and engaging exercises that use various materials to create something from life.  (plants, flowers, figures, landscapes)

Students will use simple materials charcoal, conte crayon, colored pencil or pencil, acrylic and watercolor. Learn how to prepare a surface on which we can create loose studies designed to boost self-confidence and have some fun. Play with simple/basic art materials as you move quickly and confidently from “doodles” to painted and collaged images. You will work with different expressive art materials over the course of these exercises.

Please bring a kneaded eraser, soft charcoal, soft pencil (6 B), a ½’ flat brush, medium  ( #8 or #10) round brush and any of scraps of colored paper for collage, masking tape and a roll of paper towels. If you have a drawing board, please bring it. We’ll provide at the working surfaces of several small-ish sizes and the rest.

Come amuse and amaze yourself.

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Watercolor with Ed Bordett

This is a general class for beginning and intermediate watercolor students.  It will focus on composition and design as well as learning wet-in-wet, dry brush, and some experimental skills.  The class will run from March 27 – April 17, 2017, from 2pm to 4pm.  The cost is $100.  A materials list will be available at the Center’s front desk and on Facebook.  Students should register by March 24, 2017.  You can pay in person, by mail, by phone or online.

Watercolor

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