INSTRUCTOR: THOM WILLIAMS Ages: 16+ This is a free-form advanced photography class. Every time this is offered it is different, but every time it will push you into areas of photography you may never have considered exploring. The goal of this course is to keep you growing; it can be taken multiple times by students who desire a group learning and critique environment. January Classes: Seeing and Shaping Light (Tues. 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 @ 4 p.m.) Introduction to Lightroom (Tues. 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 @ 6 p.m.) Advanced Photography (Wed. 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 @ 4 p.m.) Beginner 1 Photography (Wed. 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26 @ 6 p.m.) Still Life (Thurs. 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 @ 4 p.m.)
INSTRUCTOR: THOM WILLIAMS Ages: 16+ This class will explore still life photography, including discussion of product photography. Students will have the experience of shooting both. We will discuss professional equipment as well as tips, techniques and tricks to help you create wonderful images from what you have to work with. There will be demos to help students see the topics discussed in a real-world context. January Classes: Seeing and Shaping Light (Tues. 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 @ 4 p.m.) Introduction to Lightroom (Tues. 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 @ 6 p.m.) Advanced Photography (Wed. 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 @ 4 p.m.) Beginner 1 Photography (Wed. 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26 @ 6 p.m.) Still Life (Thurs. 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 @ 4 p.m.)
INSTRUCTOR: CORRY BUCKWALTER TUESDAY, JANUARY 11 – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2022 (SIX TUESDAYS) 6 – 8 P.M. SVAC Member: $105; Non-member: $130 Six Tuesday evenings via Zoom. Come brighten these winter evenings by awakening plants in your artwork! Participants will learn observational drawing skills in graphite pencil to create lively botanical illustrations of leaves, plants, flowers, bulbs, funghi, fruits and more. Study botanical details to create accurate, expressive and graceful drawings. Each session includes a brief lecture on historical references and basic botany, step-by-step demonstrations of several illustration techniques, ample time for drawing to learn direct observation skills, as well as instructor feedback on individual work. Exercises taught in class will develop participants’ control of line, shading, texture and composition. (Builds skills useful for any kind of drawing; suggested before taking Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil, offered spring 2022.) Limited scholarships are available. Contact Erin Kaufman at email@example.com or 802-367-1306. Botanical Drawing Supplies: Botanical Drawing Fundamentals Supplies List -Pad of smooth drawing paper, i.e. Bristol Smooth, 9” x 12”, 15-25 sheets, such as Canson brand, or another. -Pad of hot press drawing paper, at least 250 grams, 9” x 12” or several sheets for final project (if available). -Inexpensive sketchpad, 9” x 12” -12-inch roll of white trace paper, or 9” x 12” pad of tracing paper. -4H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, and 5B graphite pencils. -A 0.3 mechanical pencil with H lead for details. -Kneaded and plastic erasers. -Pencil sharpener. -Pencil brush for sweeping off eraser debris from your drawing. -Ruler, clear plastic is best, but use what is available. -Embossing stylus, such as Fiskar or Kemper brand. -Inexpensive magnifying glass. -Removable painter’s or artist’s tape. -Optional: 2 mm clutch pencil with H lead and a sharpener.
INSTRUCTOR: ALEXANDRA LANGSTAFF Join us for Smooth Flow yoga every Tuesday morning for six weeks. Alexandra Langstaff will guide the class as we move in ways that promote balance, flexibility and strength, and help us develop ways to quiet down our chattering minds. Vaccination required. *If dropping in, class fees should be paid directly to Alexandra. Vaccination required for attendance. Alexandra is a RYT 500 whose lighthearted, sensitive and compassionate teaching style has benefited students of all abilities and age ranges for decades. Her favorite thing is coming up with ways to make people say, “Ahhhhhh!”
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is excited to partner with the Manchester Historical Society to present this talk about the Rich Lumber Company. In 1912, the Rich Lumber Company moved its operations from Wanakena, New York to Manchester, Vermont, to harvest the 12,000+ acres of woodlands of the Lye Brook wilderness and beyond. The company employed over 300 people, many of them Italian, Swedish, and French-Canadian immigrants. To house its employees, the company built a neighborhood along what is now Richville Road and Cass Terrace. Some of the employees rode the 16 miles of standard-gauge rail up into the mountains where they would live and work over the next several years. When the mill burned in 1919, the company did not rebuild, but a number of the workers stayed in Manchester, and the echoes of this endeavor still ring in the valley and mountains today. MHS curator Shawn Harrington and board member Bill Badger will be joined by special guest Robert Waibel to explore this chapter in Manchester’s history. Registration is $18 per person in advance. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.