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Saturday, July 9

Imagination: Write/Draw W/S

- $90

Young artists are invited to explore their imaginations! Learn how to develop interesting characters and a strong narrative, then make the story come to life through illustration. Located inside the Digital Imaging Studio, this exciting new course combines digital art and traditional media to give participants a new perspective on the creative process. This class will begin with such basic literary elements as concept, plot, and character development. They will then discover how composition and line weight can change the appearance of an image. Perfect for young illustrators looking to improve their writing skills and young writers looking to improve their illustrations …or anyone interested in expanding their artistic horizons! 

View more information or register.

Photo: Morven & ACP

- $120

Come and discover the power of your camera and learn the elements of good artistic composition during a photo shoot at Morven on Day 1 of this weekend workshop. Day 2 will be spent in ACP’s Digital Studio gaining a better understanding of how to work with software, moving from the newly formed images on the monitor to the realization of a print ready digital image file.

DAY ONE Saturday, July 9th 10am-1pm at Morven [55 Stockton Street in Princeton]
Join Bill Blanchard for a hands-on photography shoot at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton. This historic mansion, former residence of New Jersey’s Governors and 18th Century home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, has an impressive façade and wonderful architectural elements. The interior boasts many instances of authentic period furnishings, architectural details, and expansive views of the grounds. The Courtyard offers views of the mansion, surrounding outer buildings, and the glorious Colonial Revival Garden shaded by soaring spruce trees. The Grand Front Lawn is dotted with majestic trees and beds of heirloom plants.
[For more information on Morven Museum & Garden, visit http://morven.org/]
Participants will have ample time to explore the grounds and select areas inside to capture images, talk about photography and answer individual questions. Instruction will be given in the basic elements of good photographic composition, including leading lines, pattern, symmetry, rule of thirds, texture, and framing. Along the way students will be guided through shooting manually using ISO’s, Shutter Speeds, f-Stops, and Depth of Field, among other topics. The intent of the workshop is for participants to have fun, while becoming more comfortable with the operation of their cameras and their abilities to express themselves through it. Please dress appropriately for the weather and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Rain or shine!

DAY TWO Sunday, July 10th 10am-1pm at the Arts Council of Princeton
The intent of this follow-up session is to give the student a methodology for working effectively with the software side of digital photography, moving from the newly formed images on the monitor to the realization of a print ready digital image file. While working in ACP’s Digital Imaging Lab, Bill will guide students through the basics of digital image “Work Flow”, using Lightroom’s Library Module to organize images, and enter Meta Data, Key Words, and copyright information, as well as renaming image files. Image correction will occur in Lightroom’s Develop Module covering color space settings, color management, and the basics of good “Non-Destructive Image Construction”. Students who have their own laptops running Lightroom are welcomed to bring them for class.

Please note this workshop takes place at Morven [55 Stockton Street in Princeton]. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton; for more information and to register, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org
For more information on Morven Museum & Garden, visit http://morven.org/
Member rates apply to current members of either organization. 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.

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Sunday, July 10

Imagination: Write/Draw W/S

- $90

Young artists are invited to explore their imaginations! Learn how to develop interesting characters and a strong narrative, then make the story come to life through illustration. Located inside the Digital Imaging Studio, this exciting new course combines digital art and traditional media to give participants a new perspective on the creative process. This class will begin with such basic literary elements as concept, plot, and character development. They will then discover how composition and line weight can change the appearance of an image. Perfect for young illustrators looking to improve their writing skills and young writers looking to improve their illustrations …or anyone interested in expanding their artistic horizons! 

View more information or register.

Photo: Morven & ACP

- $120

Come and discover the power of your camera and learn the elements of good artistic composition during a photo shoot at Morven on Day 1 of this weekend workshop. Day 2 will be spent in ACP’s Digital Studio gaining a better understanding of how to work with software, moving from the newly formed images on the monitor to the realization of a print ready digital image file.

DAY ONE Saturday, July 9th 10am-1pm at Morven [55 Stockton Street in Princeton]
Join Bill Blanchard for a hands-on photography shoot at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton. This historic mansion, former residence of New Jersey’s Governors and 18th Century home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, has an impressive façade and wonderful architectural elements. The interior boasts many instances of authentic period furnishings, architectural details, and expansive views of the grounds. The Courtyard offers views of the mansion, surrounding outer buildings, and the glorious Colonial Revival Garden shaded by soaring spruce trees. The Grand Front Lawn is dotted with majestic trees and beds of heirloom plants.
[For more information on Morven Museum & Garden, visit http://morven.org/]
Participants will have ample time to explore the grounds and select areas inside to capture images, talk about photography and answer individual questions. Instruction will be given in the basic elements of good photographic composition, including leading lines, pattern, symmetry, rule of thirds, texture, and framing. Along the way students will be guided through shooting manually using ISO’s, Shutter Speeds, f-Stops, and Depth of Field, among other topics. The intent of the workshop is for participants to have fun, while becoming more comfortable with the operation of their cameras and their abilities to express themselves through it. Please dress appropriately for the weather and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Rain or shine!

DAY TWO Sunday, July 10th 10am-1pm at the Arts Council of Princeton
The intent of this follow-up session is to give the student a methodology for working effectively with the software side of digital photography, moving from the newly formed images on the monitor to the realization of a print ready digital image file. While working in ACP’s Digital Imaging Lab, Bill will guide students through the basics of digital image “Work Flow”, using Lightroom’s Library Module to organize images, and enter Meta Data, Key Words, and copyright information, as well as renaming image files. Image correction will occur in Lightroom’s Develop Module covering color space settings, color management, and the basics of good “Non-Destructive Image Construction”. Students who have their own laptops running Lightroom are welcomed to bring them for class.

Please note this workshop takes place at Morven [55 Stockton Street in Princeton]. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton; for more information and to register, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org
For more information on Morven Museum & Garden, visit http://morven.org/
Member rates apply to current members of either organization. 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.

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Monday, July 11

Imagination: Write/Draw W/S

- $90

Young artists are invited to explore their imaginations! Learn how to develop interesting characters and a strong narrative, then make the story come to life through illustration. Located inside the Digital Imaging Studio, this exciting new course combines digital art and traditional media to give participants a new perspective on the creative process. This class will begin with such basic literary elements as concept, plot, and character development. They will then discover how composition and line weight can change the appearance of an image. Perfect for young illustrators looking to improve their writing skills and young writers looking to improve their illustrations …or anyone interested in expanding their artistic horizons! 

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.

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Tuesday, July 12

Imagination: Write/Draw W/S

- $90

Young artists are invited to explore their imaginations! Learn how to develop interesting characters and a strong narrative, then make the story come to life through illustration. Located inside the Digital Imaging Studio, this exciting new course combines digital art and traditional media to give participants a new perspective on the creative process. This class will begin with such basic literary elements as concept, plot, and character development. They will then discover how composition and line weight can change the appearance of an image. Perfect for young illustrators looking to improve their writing skills and young writers looking to improve their illustrations …or anyone interested in expanding their artistic horizons! 

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.

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Wednesday, July 13

Imagination: Write/Draw W/S

- $90

Young artists are invited to explore their imaginations! Learn how to develop interesting characters and a strong narrative, then make the story come to life through illustration. Located inside the Digital Imaging Studio, this exciting new course combines digital art and traditional media to give participants a new perspective on the creative process. This class will begin with such basic literary elements as concept, plot, and character development. They will then discover how composition and line weight can change the appearance of an image. Perfect for young illustrators looking to improve their writing skills and young writers looking to improve their illustrations …or anyone interested in expanding their artistic horizons! 

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.

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Thursday, July 14

Imagination: Write/Draw W/S

- $90

Young artists are invited to explore their imaginations! Learn how to develop interesting characters and a strong narrative, then make the story come to life through illustration. Located inside the Digital Imaging Studio, this exciting new course combines digital art and traditional media to give participants a new perspective on the creative process. This class will begin with such basic literary elements as concept, plot, and character development. They will then discover how composition and line weight can change the appearance of an image. Perfect for young illustrators looking to improve their writing skills and young writers looking to improve their illustrations …or anyone interested in expanding their artistic horizons! 

View more information or register.

Annual Waiters' Race of Princeton

- Free and Open to the Public!

On July 14, 2016 the 6th Annual WAITERS’ RACE OF PRINCETON will take place at 4pm around Palmer Square. This exclusive event presented by the Princeton Merchants Association is a true celebration of those who serve. Participating waiters compete for wonderful gift and cash prizes and local businesses are recognized for their support. Last year there was an impressive turnout, including 15 restaurants, 70 servers and 300+ spectators to cheer them on! Click here to watch YourTownTube’s video of last year’s race.

AJOYO: Summer Courtyard Concert

- Free and Open to the Public!

As part of the 31st annual Summer Courtyard Concert Series, the Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Shopping Center present AJOYO. AJOYO is the vision of multi-reed player Yacine Boularès, a mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz and soul. More than music, it’s a joyful ceremony, a fuller experience bringing musicians and audience close together. Stomping towards you in the eye of the dancer, arms open, horns, bell and bass interwoven like the fabric of a ceremonial dress, AJOYO speaks the language of the talking drum with a New York accent. AJOYO celebrates life, love and justice through music: music for the heart, the mind and the body, the kind that is soulful, sophisticated and that makes people want to dance.

Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair! In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held inside the Arts Council’s Kristina Johnson Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center.

301 N. Harrison Street, Princeton NJ
Ample parking is available at the Princeton Shopping Center.

Chimera Productions present "On an Average Day"

- $15/12 ACP members, students, seniors

Performance Dates: July 14, 15, 16


The Arts Council of Princeton and Chimera Productions present On an Average Day.

This year’s production marks Jeffrey Alan Davis’s long awaited return to the Chimera stage! On an Average Day is a tight psychological drama that is both black comedy and emotional duel between two brothers as they deal with the mystery of the past. Robert is a man clearly in trouble with a life on the fringes of society when his brother, Jack, arrives for an impromptu visit that sets them on a collision course with the past where even getting a beer from the fridge is a task that comes with way too much baggage.

Tickets go on sale at the door at 7:30pm and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Directed by Jeffrey Alan David and Drew Griffiths
Starring: Jeffrey Alan Davis and David Sullivan

Curtain 8pm
(Doors 7:30pm)

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.

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity

Friday, July 15

Imagination: Write/Draw W/S

- $90

Young artists are invited to explore their imaginations! Learn how to develop interesting characters and a strong narrative, then make the story come to life through illustration. Located inside the Digital Imaging Studio, this exciting new course combines digital art and traditional media to give participants a new perspective on the creative process. This class will begin with such basic literary elements as concept, plot, and character development. They will then discover how composition and line weight can change the appearance of an image. Perfect for young illustrators looking to improve their writing skills and young writers looking to improve their illustrations …or anyone interested in expanding their artistic horizons! 

View more information or register.

Chimera Production presents "On an Average Day"

- $15/12 ACP members, students, seniors

Performance Dates: July 14, 15, 16


The Arts Council of Princeton and Chimera Productions present On an Average Day.

This year’s production marks Jeffrey Alan Davis’s long awaited return to the Chimera stage! On an Average Day is a tight psychological drama that is both black comedy and emotional duel between two brothers as they deal with the mystery of the past. Robert is a man clearly in trouble with a life on the fringes of society when his brother, Jack, arrives for an impromptu visit that sets them on a collision course with the past where even getting a beer from the fridge is a task that comes with way too much baggage.

Tickets go on sale at the door at 7:30pm and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Directed by Jeffrey Alan David and Drew Griffiths
Starring: Jeffrey Alan Davis and David Sullivan

Curtain 8pm
(Doors 7:30pm)

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.

Summer Camp Show

Taplin Gallery | The Robeson Center overflows with inspiring summer camp creativity