Fall 2010 continuing education

logo via Truro Center for the Arts at Castle HillRecommended New England course in the creative arts

Last week I thought I smelled fall in the air. Then summer came bounding back, but I can still sense fall beckoning. I was one of those kids who looked forward to the start of school every fall, the new notebooks and pens, the hint of possibilities. 

Today, the prospect of a fall continuing education class in the arts has a similar effect on me. Can’t wait to stock up at the art supply store.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
Thanks to a prompt from a guest post on the KHS Facebook Page, I visited the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill online and found a number of intriguing fall workshops to consider. According to their website “…Castle Hill holds exhibitions, lectures, forums, concerts and other similar activities in order to promote social interaction among artists, craftsmen, laymen, and the community at large.” Plus they do so in a wonderful Outer Cape setting.

I have long wanted to experiment with encaustic. I worked with wax as a RISD architectural student and found it captivating. Something about its translucence, ability to change its state, and, of course, its three dimensionality appeals to me. If only I could find a way to beam myself (via a change of state) to Truro for four consecutive Thursdays this fall. Here’s hoping they offer a weekend workshop in the future.

Encaustic Workshop
Instructor: Cherie Mittenthal
Thursdays: October 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 1:00 – 4 pm

“This course is designed to help participants learn about the various ways to work with hot wax. The basics of traditional encaustic painting will be presented, including an introduction to equipment and materials, and a thorough discussion of health and safety issues.”

Class and schedule are subject to change, so check program websites for updates.

Take a look at my continuing education posts from previous seasons to get a sense of the many quality programs operating in the region. Enroll in a workshop, demonstration, or presentation on a lark, and get your creative juices flowing.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast