There's Plenty to Do This Winter at the Arts Center in Killingworth

Cabin fever getting you down? Create and be inspired by programs at this local art center.


Are the kids bored? Are you bored? Then stop looking at the same four walls and become inspired by programs, classes and events held locally at the Arts Center in Killingworth.

One of many fine art classes includes Acrylic and Oil Painting, held Fridays starting Feb. 8 - Mar. 15 from 10:30am-12:30pm. You'll learn composition, color mixing and more with instructor and artist Jay Babina. $160.

Have no idea what Encaustic Painting is? You will soon know if you take this course on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 10am-4pm. Artist Corina Alvarezdelugo will explain the art of using molten, pigmented beeswax. $125 course fee plus $35 material fee. There's a followup Encaustic Painting II course offered Sunday, Mar. 17 from 10am-4pm. $135 plus $35 materials.

You can make your own Silk Scarves! Join artist Gloria Nilsson on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 2-4pm to learn the art of silk painting. Walk away with two beautiful scarves. $35.

Always wanted improve your sewing skills? There's a series of Advancing Your Sewing classes held Sundays on March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1:30-4pm.  You'll make one of three skirt designs and leave the class with a finished product! The fee is $165.

Think of all the great gifts you can make in a Beginning Jewelry Design Course. This one is offered on Sunday, Mar. 10 from 1-4pm. Jewelry designer Clorinda Mirto will show you how to make several earring designs. $50 plus $10 materials kit fee.

There's a Jazz NightOut Program on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30pm featuring saxophonist Eric Alexander and his Quartet. This is the center's 9th annual event which takes place at The Kate in Old Saybrook (not the Arts Center). There's a cash wine bar and dessert and coffee intermission. Tickets range from $25-$35. You can purchase tickets online here or call 860-663-5593.

And remember, if your little one has a Birthday this winter, why not have the Arts Center be the host?  There's lots of themes to choose from including custom clay projects, hip hop and more.


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