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Tuesday, March 1

Lino Relief Printmaking

- $175

Learn the basics of linoleum relief printmaking, exploring multiple color images that can be printed on paper or textiles. Using professional materials, students will work to create and transfer an image to linoleum, cut and print multiple colors by hand in registration. Student/artists should expect to produce an edition of prints on paper and an exploration of printing on textiles. This beginner’s workshop will allow student/artists the freedom of creating prints in a technique that is easily transferred to a home studio.
Beginners welcome!
All materials and tools are included ($35 fee payable directly to the instructor).
Participants should also bring imagery from which to work, a sketchbook or notebook, and one pad of 9″ x 12” (or larger) newsprint to transport their work.

View more information or register.

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.

Wednesday, March 2

Lino Relief Printmaking

- $175

Learn the basics of linoleum relief printmaking, exploring multiple color images that can be printed on paper or textiles. Using professional materials, students will work to create and transfer an image to linoleum, cut and print multiple colors by hand in registration. Student/artists should expect to produce an edition of prints on paper and an exploration of printing on textiles. This beginner’s workshop will allow student/artists the freedom of creating prints in a technique that is easily transferred to a home studio.
Beginners welcome!
All materials and tools are included ($35 fee payable directly to the instructor).
Participants should also bring imagery from which to work, a sketchbook or notebook, and one pad of 9″ x 12” (or larger) newsprint to transport their work.

View more information or register.

Open Drawing Workshop

-

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.

Thursday, March 3

Lino Relief Printmaking

- $175

Learn the basics of linoleum relief printmaking, exploring multiple color images that can be printed on paper or textiles. Using professional materials, students will work to create and transfer an image to linoleum, cut and print multiple colors by hand in registration. Student/artists should expect to produce an edition of prints on paper and an exploration of printing on textiles. This beginner’s workshop will allow student/artists the freedom of creating prints in a technique that is easily transferred to a home studio.
Beginners welcome!
All materials and tools are included ($35 fee payable directly to the instructor).
Participants should also bring imagery from which to work, a sketchbook or notebook, and one pad of 9″ x 12” (or larger) newsprint to transport their work.

View more information or register.

Open Drawing Workshop

-

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.

Friday, March 4

Lino Relief Printmaking

- $175

Learn the basics of linoleum relief printmaking, exploring multiple color images that can be printed on paper or textiles. Using professional materials, students will work to create and transfer an image to linoleum, cut and print multiple colors by hand in registration. Student/artists should expect to produce an edition of prints on paper and an exploration of printing on textiles. This beginner’s workshop will allow student/artists the freedom of creating prints in a technique that is easily transferred to a home studio.
Beginners welcome!
All materials and tools are included ($35 fee payable directly to the instructor).
Participants should also bring imagery from which to work, a sketchbook or notebook, and one pad of 9″ x 12” (or larger) newsprint to transport their work.

View more information or register.

Open Drawing Workshop

-

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.

Saturday, March 5

Creative Journey: Textiles

- $130

Have you ever wondered why and how you create? Through creative exercises, exploring shape and form, as well as the techniques of dyeing and surface design students will discover and map their creative processes. Fiber arts are a great tool for this adventure, because the learning curve is short, the results are immediate and interesting, so that participants can focus on their reactions, preferences and inclinations. This is “gold” for seeing how you create, and taming the illusive muse of creating great work consistently. Working with Master Fiber Artist Lian Sawires, students will find their creative triggers, pathways and blind spots and develop methods for always bringing creative energy to the front. Take homes will include some nice fabric pieces, samples, notes, and a clear understanding of your creative style—a tool you will use again and again in any medium. Level: beginning to advanced in any art form. All supplies included with $35.00 material fee payable to the instructor.

View more information or register.

Lino Relief Printmaking

- $175

Learn the basics of linoleum relief printmaking, exploring multiple color images that can be printed on paper or textiles. Using professional materials, students will work to create and transfer an image to linoleum, cut and print multiple colors by hand in registration. Student/artists should expect to produce an edition of prints on paper and an exploration of printing on textiles. This beginner’s workshop will allow student/artists the freedom of creating prints in a technique that is easily transferred to a home studio.
Beginners welcome!
All materials and tools are included ($35 fee payable directly to the instructor).
Participants should also bring imagery from which to work, a sketchbook or notebook, and one pad of 9″ x 12” (or larger) newsprint to transport their work.

View more information or register.

Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool - Pirates, Pandemonium and Panto

- $20 General Admission; $15 ACP Members, students and seniors

The Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Variety Theater present, Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool – Pirates, Pandemonium and Panto. Additional performances include Saturday, March 5 at 7pm and Sunday, March 6 at 4pm at the Stuart Little Theater, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart at 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton.

Swashbuckling Peter Pan appears whenever a child says, “Let’s Pretend.” The Darling children love make believe, but their helicopter parent, the rules-obsessed Mrs. Darling, insists they keep things real. When a local tycoon threatens to convert the pool to AstroTurf, the whole town turns out to keep him at bay. On the way, Mrs. Darling learns the true meaning of magic when she turns the family pet into a giant crocodile.

The script, written by Zoe Brookes, Todd Reichart, Tom Regan and Per Kreipke, features local businesses, local stories, jokes for all ages and some big surprises. Zoe Brookes, Todd Reichart and Plainsboro music teacher Michael Jacobsen created original music for the show. The performance involves more than 50 community members both front and back stage, ages 8 to 75, including singers, dancers, acrobats and musicians. Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool will include many parents performing with their children.

Now in its seventh season, the Princeton Variety Theater enjoyed successes at the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, including Shockheaded Peter, Stone Soup, On Air and (un)connected, the team branched out and introduced Princeton to the art of Panto. ‘Jack and the Beanstalk,’ staged in February 2014, was a sell-out success, followed by ‘Cinderella, the UGGly Version’ in 2015.

Panto, or pantomime, is not the same as mime. Panto is crowd-pleasing, family-oriented theater, typically based on a well-known story, and specially crafted for the town where it’s performed. There is a great deal of audience participation, singing and dancing, and a very simple script. Often, men play women and vice versa.

Director Todd Reichart has plenty of film, theater and TV credits to his name, but this local form of original theater has a special place in his heart. “We bring people together in an honest attempt to create something wonderful from what everyone can offer. Expect cute kids, virtuosity and belly laughs,” he says.

For funding, this production relies in part on local sponsors featured in the show. This year’s sponsors are JaZams, Hulit’s Shoes, Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics, Smith’s Ace Hardware and Labyrinth Books.

Tickets are available at the door.

Open Drawing Workshop

-

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.

Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool - Pirates, Pandemonium and Panto

- $20 General Admission; $15 ACP Members, students and seniors

The Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Variety Theater present, Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool – Pirates, Pandemonium and Panto. Additional performances include Saturday, March 5 at 2pm and Sunday, March 6 at 4pm at the Stuart Little Theater, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart at 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton.

Swashbuckling Peter Pan appears whenever a child says, “Let’s Pretend.” The Darling children love make believe, but their helicopter parent, the rules-obsessed Mrs. Darling, insists they keep things real. When a local tycoon threatens to convert the pool to AstroTurf, the whole town turns out to keep him at bay. On the way, Mrs. Darling learns the true meaning of magic when she turns the family pet into a giant crocodile.

The script, written by Zoe Brookes, Todd Reichart, Tom Regan and Per Kreipke, features local businesses, local stories, jokes for all ages and some big surprises. Zoe Brookes, Todd Reichart and Plainsboro music teacher Michael Jacobsen created original music for the show. The performance involves more than 50 community members both front and back stage, ages 8 to 75, including singers, dancers, acrobats and musicians. Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool will include many parents performing with their children.

Now in its seventh season, the Princeton Variety Theater enjoyed successes at the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, including Shockheaded Peter, Stone Soup, On Air and (un)connected, the team branched out and introduced Princeton to the art of Panto. ‘Jack and the Beanstalk,’ staged in February 2014, was a sell-out success, followed by ‘Cinderella, the UGGly Version’ in 2015.

Panto, or pantomime, is not the same as mime. Panto is crowd-pleasing, family-oriented theater, typically based on a well-known story, and specially crafted for the town where it’s performed. There is a great deal of audience participation, singing and dancing, and a very simple script. Often, men play women and vice versa.

Director Todd Reichart has plenty of film, theater and TV credits to his name, but this local form of original theater has a special place in his heart. “We bring people together in an honest attempt to create something wonderful from what everyone can offer. Expect cute kids, virtuosity and belly laughs,” he says.

For funding, this production relies in part on local sponsors featured in the show. This year’s sponsors are JaZams, Hulit’s Shoes, Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics, Smith’s Ace Hardware and Labyrinth Books.

Tickets are available at the door.

Every Fiber of My Being

Every Fiber of My Being presents the work of seven artists: Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan and Katie Truk. This group exhibition was curated by 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. What inspires these seven artists varies, but they share a common use and appreciation of textile and modern embroidery.


From Diana Weymar’s Curator Statement:
“This show explores the use of textile as a second skin – embodying past memories and experiences to embrace and express a deeper sense of self. Stitching, or drawing with thread, is a practice that imprints the movement of the hands while thoughts unfold. When the hands are occupied, the mind is open to both the external qualities of textile but also the inner knowledge of the artist. Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition, celebrates both simple materials and complex ideas. When looking at handmade objects, the viewer often wonders, ‘How long did it take to make that?’ The answer I give is that it takes a lifetime. This kind of work comes from a deep sense of wonder, history, caring, joy, community, loss and transformation.”

Related Events

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 5, 3-5pm

Artist Talk:
Sunday, March 6, 1-3pm



Press Release

Sunday, March 6

Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool - Pirates, Pandemonium and Panto

- $20 General Admission; $15 ACP Members, students and seniors

The Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Variety Theater present, Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool – Pirates, Pandemonium and Panto. Saturday, March 5 at 2pm and 7pm at the Stuart Little Theater, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart at 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton.

Swashbuckling Peter Pan appears whenever a child says, “Let’s Pretend.” The Darling children love make believe, but their helicopter parent, the rules-obsessed Mrs. Darling, insists they keep things real. When a local tycoon threatens to convert the pool to AstroTurf, the whole town turns out to keep him at bay. On the way, Mrs. Darling learns the true meaning of magic when she turns the family pet into a giant crocodile.

The script, written by Zoe Brookes, Todd Reichart, Tom Regan and Per Kreipke, features local businesses, local stories, jokes for all ages and some big surprises. Zoe Brookes, Todd Reichart and Plainsboro music teacher Michael Jacobsen created original music for the show. The performance involves more than 50 community members both front and back stage, ages 8 to 75, including singers, dancers, acrobats and musicians. Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool will include many parents performing with their children.

Now in its seventh season, the Princeton Variety Theater enjoyed successes at the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, including Shockheaded Peter, Stone Soup, On Air and (un)connected, the team branched out and introduced Princeton to the art of Panto. ‘Jack and the Beanstalk,’ staged in February 2014, was a sell-out success, followed by ‘Cinderella, the UGGly Version’ in 2015.

Panto, or pantomime, is not the same as mime. Panto is crowd-pleasing, family-oriented theater, typically based on a well-known story, and specially crafted for the town where it’s performed. There is a great deal of audience participation, singing and dancing, and a very simple script. Often, men play women and vice versa.

Director Todd Reichart has plenty of film, theater and TV credits to his name, but this local form of original theater has a special place in his heart. “We bring people together in an honest attempt to create something wonderful from what everyone can offer. Expect cute kids, virtuosity and belly laughs,” he says.

For funding, this production relies in part on local sponsors featured in the show. This year’s sponsors are JaZams, Hulit’s Shoes, Princeton Center for Dental Aesthetics, Smith’s Ace Hardware and Labyrinth Books.

Tickets are available at the door.

Open Drawing Workshop

-

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.

Every Fiber of My Being

Every Fiber of My Being presents the work of seven artists: Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan and Katie Truk. This group exhibition was curated by 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. What inspires these seven artists varies, but they share a common use and appreciation of textile and modern embroidery.


From Diana Weymar’s Curator Statement:
“This show explores the use of textile as a second skin – embodying past memories and experiences to embrace and express a deeper sense of self. Stitching, or drawing with thread, is a practice that imprints the movement of the hands while thoughts unfold. When the hands are occupied, the mind is open to both the external qualities of textile but also the inner knowledge of the artist. Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition, celebrates both simple materials and complex ideas. When looking at handmade objects, the viewer often wonders, ‘How long did it take to make that?’ The answer I give is that it takes a lifetime. This kind of work comes from a deep sense of wonder, history, caring, joy, community, loss and transformation.”

Related Events

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 5, 3-5pm

Artist Talk:
Sunday, March 6, 1-3pm



Press Release

Monday, March 7

Open Drawing Workshop

-

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.

Every Fiber of My Being

Every Fiber of My Being presents the work of seven artists: Maira Kalman, Amy Meissner, Cassie Jones, Diana Weymar, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Danielle Hogan and Katie Truk. This group exhibition was curated by 2016 Spring Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. What inspires these seven artists varies, but they share a common use and appreciation of textile and modern embroidery.


From Diana Weymar’s Curator Statement:
“This show explores the use of textile as a second skin – embodying past memories and experiences to embrace and express a deeper sense of self. Stitching, or drawing with thread, is a practice that imprints the movement of the hands while thoughts unfold. When the hands are occupied, the mind is open to both the external qualities of textile but also the inner knowledge of the artist. Every Fiber of My Being, a group exhibition, celebrates both simple materials and complex ideas. When looking at handmade objects, the viewer often wonders, ‘How long did it take to make that?’ The answer I give is that it takes a lifetime. This kind of work comes from a deep sense of wonder, history, caring, joy, community, loss and transformation.”

Related Events

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 5, 3-5pm

Artist Talk:
Sunday, March 6, 1-3pm



Press Release