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Sunday, November 9

Karrin Allyson Benefit Concert

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“… utter musical fearlessness … a complete artist – one of the jazz world’s finest….” – New York Times

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Monday, November 10

Open Drawing Workshop

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This is a monitored, non-instructional workshop in which artists can work at their own pace in the medium of their selection (no turpentine-based oil paints, please) from a live model in short and sustained poses. Chairs and a limited number of easels are available. Students must provide their own materials. Come as often as you like throughout the year. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED —just drop in and pay at the door ($12/$10 ACP members). View more information or register.

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Tuesday, November 11

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Jazz & Beyond

Solley Lobby | Jazz photography presented with the Jazz & Beyond Concert Series

Wednesday, November 12

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Jazz & Beyond

Solley Lobby | Jazz photography presented with the Jazz & Beyond Concert Series

Thursday, November 13

Auditions for the PVT Community Play

- FREE

All community members are welcome, on stage or behind! “Cinderella: the Uggly Version, a pantomime in the British style”. This audition will be held at the ACP’s Pop-up Studio in the Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St.

Kenya Documentary Film Screening

- FREE

A screening of short documentary films created by Princeton University students in the summer 2013 Kenya Global Seminar.

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Jazz & Beyond

Solley Lobby | Jazz photography presented with the Jazz & Beyond Concert Series

Friday, November 14

Classical Figure Painting

- $295

Enjoy painting from a live nude model in this new 3-day workshop covering setting up and lighting the model, the stages of an oil painting including practical and effective color mixing, and paint handling techniques. Much of the class will be devoted to accurate “seeing” and how to achieve a representative and lively image of the model including practical anatomical drawing tips. Class focus is general, but also focused on the individual needs of each student. This is an intensive class environment designed to give participants a large amount of information quickly in an enjoyable and inspiring setting. All levels are welcome, but some previous drawing or painting experience from the live model would be helpful. Bring a lunch & beverage to enjoy during the brief break each day.
 

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Noah Haidu Quartet

- $10/$8 ACP members

Pianist and composer Noah Haidu is evidence that 21st century jazz can be adventurous, fresh and swing hard, that an exciting, modern pianist can play memorable melodies and soulful grooves.

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Jazz & Beyond

Solley Lobby | Jazz photography presented with the Jazz & Beyond Concert Series

Saturday, November 15

Classical Figure Painting

- $295

Enjoy painting from a live nude model in this new 3-day workshop covering setting up and lighting the model, the stages of an oil painting including practical and effective color mixing, and paint handling techniques. Much of the class will be devoted to accurate “seeing” and how to achieve a representative and lively image of the model including practical anatomical drawing tips. Class focus is general, but also focused on the individual needs of each student. This is an intensive class environment designed to give participants a large amount of information quickly in an enjoyable and inspiring setting. All levels are welcome, but some previous drawing or painting experience from the live model would be helpful. Bring a lunch & beverage to enjoy during the brief break each day.
 

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Harvest for the Holidays

- $60

Join Arts Council of Princeton instructor Janet Keller Laughlin at the Watershed Reserve to create festive decorations that will never wilt!  Begin with a hike led by one of the SBMWA Teacher-Naturalists to collect specimen items such as vines, seed pods and other dried plant materials.  Then head indoors to construct and embellish botanical assemblages, wreaths and arrangements.  Participants should bring their own gloves, clippers and imagination!  A materials fee of $10 is payable directly to the instructor. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council, www.artscouncilofprinceton.org, or call 609-924-8777.
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Flash Animation

- $190

Do you love cartoons? Would you like to create your own short animation? In this new intensive course, students will learn how to design and animate their own animated short using their own characters. Each day, from start to finish, they will use Adobe Flash to create storyboards, character designs, and animation. They will learn techniques for design, keyframing, lip syncing, and tweening. Students will need a flash drive or a blank CD to save their files. At the end of the course, each student will have their own short animation to take home and show to friends and family.

The Bruce Berenson Fund for Photography provides scholarships for photography students with financial need. Interested students, should complete and submit the scholarship form by the appropriate deadline as listed on our database [link: http://www.artscouncilofprinceton.org/HTML/CLASSES/scholarship.pdf ]
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Fabric Birds

- $90

Create a one-of-a-kind “Welcome Bird” that can be enjoyed throughout the year or featured at special occasions. Participants will be able to choose fabric for their particular 3D bird from a large selection and make them truly their own. Personalize the birds with special charms (possibilities include keys, old jewelry, special beads) which you can bring or purchase from the instructor. Participants must have some minimal sewing experience. A wide assortment of fabric will be supplied by the instructor at an additional cost of $5 per person.

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Community Lantern Walk

- FREE

Arts Council of Princeton, jaZams, Princeton Walking Tours and Waldorf School of Princeton will host a Community Lantern Walk reminiscent of celebrations of light around the globe. This event is free and open to all ages. The walk will commence on the green in Palmer Square and wind around downtown Princeton, with song, warm cider and stories of selflessness and strength.

Lanterns are available for purchase at jaZams, or participants may bring their own; instructions for simple home-made lanterns may be found online (see instructions here and here). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of lanterns will be donated to HomeFront.

RSVP here.

The Hindu community has Diwali; Jews celebrate Hannukah. During Loi Krathong, families in Thailand set candles afloat in the rivers, and in China and Vietnam, lanterns feature prominently in at least two major holidays. “Festivals of light” in the fall and winter seasons may be found in a multitude of cultures, and have been preserved for many hundreds if not thousands of years all over the world. Each festival has its own rich history, but all honor a simple human hope: light in the face of darkness. St. Lucia’s Day, Christmas, and Kwanzaa are further examples where candle flames accompany gathering together, thanksgiving, and prayers or wishes for the year to come.

In Germany and elsewhere in Europe, young children celebrate Laternelaufen, or St. Martin’s Day (Martinmas), a tradition preserved in Waldorf schools everywhere with an annual lantern walk. Tied to the legend of St. Martin, a French soldier who gave half his coat to warm a beggar in need, the event includes walking through the streets or woods, lanterns aloft, singing songs about sharing, the season, or the lanterns themselves. The gesture of carrying light and warmth into the darkness in the company of others is reassuring, and affirms symbolically that light can continue to shine even as the sun wanes.
lanternwalk

Faculty Spotlight

Lower Level Gallery | Kathy Metaxas works in woodblock, collagraph, handmade paper

Jazz & Beyond

Solley Lobby | Jazz photography presented with the Jazz & Beyond Concert Series