Eight week Improvisation course in Greenwich
GREENWICH, N.Y. -- Beginning Sept. 24, Seventy Main in Greenwich will be a hosting an eight week course with Terrie Gifford on the art of Improvisation. Gifford is a Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest level of public speaking and leadership expertise within Toastmasters International and holds professional status with the National Speakers Association.
You’ll not only get comfortable thinking on your feet, youll laugh. Maybe you’ll even be ready for Second City or be the newest comedic star. Additional benefits include increased self-esteem and confidence, greater listening skills, emotional intelligence and brainstorming capabilities.
Sage City Symphony to begin rehearsals on Sept. 22
BENNINGTON -- Sage City Symphony, founded in 1972 by Louis Calabro, is Bennington’s very own community orchestra. With the rehearsal season beginning on Sept. 22, the orchestra is ready to welcome new players, especially strings.
There are no auditions required of new members, although players are expected to be able to handle moderately difficult repertoire. The mission of the orchestra is to offer local musicians the opportunity to play challenging orchestral repertoire, including newly commissioned works.
Each year it presents one concert focused on student compositions, to be drawn this year from students at Bennington College and other area colleges.
Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop
NORTH BENNINGTON -- In this two-day workshop, we’ll carry on that tradition and focus on the unique experience of painting "en plein air," a French phrase meaning simply, "in open air" or outdoors.
The workshop is appropriate for all skill levels but a bit of prior watercolor experience will be helpful. The workshop instructor is Tony Conner, a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society, his energetic approach to teaching and enthusiasm for the watercolor medium are combined to create workshops that are both fun and informative.
The workshop meets on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 & 29, 2013, at the Taraden Bed & Breakfast, 183 Park Street, North Bennington, VT. Fee for the weekend long workshop is $185. For more information check the website www.tonyconner.com/classes-workshops.