Adult Classes | Winter/Spring 2024

Because we are a member-supported center for the arts, a non-refundable Family Membership of $75, valid from September 1 through August 31, is required to enroll in all activities (exceptions are noted and include all workshops) and will be pro-rated to $40 for activities beginning after March 1. The Family Membership may be tax-deductible and allows Darlington to maintain facilities, provide excellent administration, care for our instruments and studios, and fulfill our mission to provide Every Art for Everyone.

Visual Art

Pottery for Adults
Ages: 18+, Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Explore the many techniques of making pottery: pinch, slab, coil and wheel-throwing. Work step-by-step through each technique and use these skills to create a variety of functional and decorative forms, such as bowls, mugs, plates and plaques. All experience levels are welcome! This small class allows for a great deal of one-on-one instruction. Personal project ideas are encouraged. NOTE WELL: Students must use clay provided by Darlington Arts Center. Students may either use previously purchased clay or purchase a 25lb. block of clay for $40 at the time of registration.
Teacher: Elizabeth “Bea” Kaplan

Winter/Spring Session 1: February 5 – April 1, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 3/25/24
Price Before/After Jan. 6: $228/$239
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Winter/Spring Session 2: April 8 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/27/24
Price Before/After March 3: $228/$239
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Pieces of Portraiture for Adults  **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 18+, Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Take a closer look at the individual parts of our faces that make us all, well . . individuals! Through direct observation and step by step templates and tutorials, sketch along with Teacher Kaity, as you learn to develop your studies into realistic drawings of the human face. From studying facial features to looking at our faces as a whole, learn tricks in creating realistic proportional drawings while using a variety of materials including- cut paper, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils and paints. You'll use these different mediums to create a variety of drawings and paintings ranging from black & white to expressive color, that captures the detail and shapes of the art of portraiture.
Teaching Artist: Kaity Dempsey

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 8 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/27/24
Price Before/After March 3: $228/$239
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Mixed Media for Adults  **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 18+, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Explore art in a new way with this exciting mixed media class for adults. No experience necessary. Create personalized pieces of art as you explore the freedom to blend color and texture and learn about how to put different art mediums together. Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, this class will build your technical skills through the basic elements of art and principles of composition. A studio materials fee will be added to the registration cost unless the student is bringing their own materials.
Teacher: Jessica Rogers

Winter/Spring Session 1: February 6 – April 2, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 3/26/24
Price Before/After Jan. 6: $228/$239
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Winter/Spring Session 2: April 9 – June 4, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $256/$269
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Drawing and Painting for Adults

Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
In a structured class setting, individual attention and guidance allows you to develop works in drawing and painting in many different mediums. Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, this class will build your technical skills through the basic elements of art and principles of composition. You will create works of art while using traditional materials such as pencil, charcoal, acrylic, watercolor, and more.
Teacher: Elizabeth “Bea” Kaplan

Winter/Spring Session 1: February 8 – April 4, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 3/28/24
Price Before/After Jan. 6: $228/$239
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Winter/Spring Session 2: April 11 – June 6, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After March 3: $256/$269
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Dance/Fitness

SilverSneakers®
Ages: 65+ 
SilverSneakers® Classic focuses on strengthening muscles and increasing range of movement for daily life activities. Participants can use hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers® ball. Often a chair is used for seated exercises or standing support.
Teacher: Linda Tracy

Mondays, 10:00-11:00am
Drop-In Classes

Free for Medicare-eligible members of participating health plans. Call your provider to check eligibility.                        $10 Drop-In Fee for all others

Wednesdays,10:00-11:00am
Drop-In Classes
Free for Medicare-eligible members of participating health plans. Call your provider to check eligibility.                        $10 Drop-In Fee for all others

 

Vinyasa Yoga  **Session 1 now starting on February 12**NEW CLASS**  
Ages: 18+, Mondays, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Yoga returns to Darlington! While Hatha yoga focuses on one pose at a time, with rest in between, Vinyasa yoga (also know as flow) strings poses together to make a sequence. Classes are 60 minutes and are designed for all levels. The instructor will provide various options throughout the class to accommodate varying skill levels.
Teaching Artist: Melissa Hanigosky

Winter/Spring Session 1: February 12, 2024 – April 1, 2024 (7 weeks)
Skip Dates:
3/25/24
Price: $158 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
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Winter/Spring Session 2: April 8, 2024 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
5/27/24
Price: $180 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
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Beginner Ballet/Tap for Teens & Adults
Ages: 15+, Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Have fun with no experience required! An ideal class for beginners, this semester class will teach you the basic movements and vocabulary that are the foundation for classical ballet and tap. You will build core strength and flexibility in a fun and encouraging environment.
Teacher: Emily Ackin O'Mahoney
February 13, 2024 – June 4, 2024 (15 weeks)
Skip Dates:  3/26/24, 4/23/24
Price before/after Jan. 6: $322/$338
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Leaps & Turns Technique for Teens  **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 14-19, Tuesdays, 8:00pm-9:00pm
Want a dance class with a particular focus? Looking to improve your dance technique? This semester class will focus on the dance technique of leaps and turns. Come join like-minded teen dancers in a creative, safe environment to improve your technique.
Teacher: Emily Ackin O'Mahoney
February 13, 2024 – June 4, 2024 (15 weeks)
Skip Dates:  3/26/24, 4/23/24
Price before/after Jan. 6: $322/$338
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Beginner Hatha Yoga  **NEW CLASS**  
Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Yoga returns to Darlington! Hatha yoga focuses on posture and breathing techniques, traditionally to channel vital energy source. In Sanskrit, Hatha translates to force. The practice involves breath, body, and mind. Classes are 60 minutes of breathing, yoga poses, and meditation. This class is geared especially towards beginners.
Teaching Artist: Mary Beth Vogel

Winter/Spring Session 1: February 8, 2024 – April 4, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
3/28/24
Price: $180 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
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Winter/Spring Session 2: April 11, 2024 – June 6, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price: $203 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
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Hatha Yoga - All Levels  **NEW CLASS**  

Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 7:45pm-8:45pm
Yoga returns to Darlington! Hatha yoga focuses on posture and breathing techniques, traditionally to channel vital energy source. In Sanskrit, Hatha translates to force. The practice involves breath, body, and mind. Classes are 60 minutes of breathing, yoga poses, and meditation. The instructor will provide various options throughout the class to accommodate varying skill levels.
Teaching Artist: Mary Beth Vogel

Winter/Spring Session 1: February 8, 2024 – April 4, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
3/28/24
Price: $180 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
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Winter/Spring Session 2: April 11, 2024 – June 6, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price: $203 (No Membership Required) - $25 Drop-In Rate (if space permits)
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Family Yoga | Guardian & Child  **NEW CLASS**  

Ages: 5+ with adult , Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
A family who breaths together relaxes together! In this class, children and guardians will learn poses and exercises for the body, as well as explore simple breathing and meditation for calming mind and heart. Enjoy practicing yoga together in a supportive and peaceful environment.
Teaching Artist: Mary Beth Murray

Winter/Spring Session 1: February 10, 2024 – April 6, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
3/30/24
Price: $180
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Winter/Spring Session 2: April 13, 2024 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/25/24
Price: $180
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Drama

Acting and Improv for Adults - NEW TIME!
Ages: 18+, Mondays, 5:30pm-6:45pm

This class will focus on ensemble work, both scripted and improvisational. Develop your stage presence and timing through scene work, movement training, and improv games with our drama teaching artist.
Teaching Artist: Kate McGrath

Winter/Spring Session 2: April 8, 2024 – June 3, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 5/27/24
Price before/after March 3: $196/$206
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Workshops

Paint & Sip Events

Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy the company of other artists while you receive step-by-step instructions and paint beautiful original paintings! All painting materials provided.

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - $45 per person - REGISTER ONLINE

Sunday, May 12, 2024 (Mother's Day) - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - $45 per person - REGISTER ONLINE

ONE DAY WORKSHOPS

Scrabble Sentiments
Monday, March 4, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Artists will create a mixed media artwork expressing a favorite word or short sentiment, layered with ephemera, handmade and painted papers, fabric, trims, and other embellishments. While all necessary materials will be provided, feel free to bring a few personal objects to add to your project - theater tickets or programs, old keys, broken jewelry, or other sentimental items.
Teacher: Jennifer Roman
Workshop Fee: $25
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"Veggie Prints"
Monday, April 8, 12:30am-2:30pm
Teaching Artist Jessica will introduce you to creative painting technique using vegetables! You'll leave with a unique bouquet of flowers beautifully arranged in an ornate porcelain vase (made of paint, of course)! No experience necessary - just a willing creative spirit!
Teacher: Jessica Rogers
Workshop Fee: $25
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Playwrighting Through Improvisation - Memoir Edition
Monday, May 6, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Explore the art of improvisation and playwriting to create a memoir-style monologue. Teaching Artist Kate will create a safe space to discover and explore. No theater experience necessary!
Teacher: Kate McGrath
Workshop Fee: $25
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Mixed Media Art Journals
Monday, June 3, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Artists will use paint, collage and assemblage to begin decorating the outside cover of an art journal. They will also explore a variety of techniques and materials to create tags, pockets, and a collage masterboard that can be later incorporated into additional page layouts of their journals. Artists are encouraged but not required to bring ephemera and small sentimental items to make their work more personal. These can vary and include family photos (or copies), notes/scraps from old cards, tickets stubs and theater or museum programs, catalogs for gardening or other interest areas, old keys, bits of lace or fabric and more.
Teacher: Jennifer Roman
Workshop Fee: $25
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FOUR DAY WORKSHOPS

Instant Choir
Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, 26
10:00am-11:00am

Come learn some basic vocal technique, create an instant choir, and make a recording you can share with family and friends (or just have as a keepsake). No singing experience necessary! Teaching Artist Sophia will put you at ease and inspire a song in your heart! This 4-week workshop meets every Friday in April.
Teacher: Sophia DiLeo
Workshop Fee: $80
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