CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Creative and Professional Development

Comedy Scene Study with Dennis Zacek

Explore farce, realistic comedy, and high comedy through scene study. Some experience helpful.

The Art of Flow with Edward DeMore

Learn to channel your creative potential through flow, meditation and an understanding of neuroscience.

Spa Night with Angela Berube

Treat yourself…and teach yourself. Learn how to make your own therapeutic massage/bath oils, aromatherapy shower steamers and salt scrubs.

Slow Stitch Textile Collage with Andrea Varga

Using practices of the “Slow Stitch” movement, students repurpose beloved, worn-out textiles into artwork.

Works & Words with Roberta Marks

Marks explores how and why artists create through assignments, lectures and critiques of outside work.

Ask Emily: A Writing and Tarot Salon with Emily Carr

Join Emily in a celebration of creativity as a catalyst for radical acts of connection—even and especially in these disconnecting times! In this online course, students are invited to ask questions – anything goes, as long as it’s about writing or writing-adjacent.

The Lives and Work of Gilbert & Sullivan with Vincent Zito and Nancy 3. Hoffman

Participants will learn about the careers of the legendary English operetta team. Set against the social milieu of late Victorian England, the presenters will perform selections from Gilbert and Sullivan works to illustrate their musical, comic and satiric genius.

Flow Film Salon: Session One with Edward DeMore

Enjoy a rooftop film followed by a discussion on living your best creative life, through flow, meditation and an understanding of neuroscience.

Art of the Documentary with Irina Patkanian, PEAR

Documentaries are rapidly evolving. They used to strive to portray facts, real people and historic events as objectively as possible, but nowadays “creative” or hybrid documentaries are playing everywhere, when the director’s own original perspective is as prominent and essential to the film as the events and people it portrays.

Drawing Native Flora with Lisa D. Watson, PEAR

Learn the importance of protecting native plants, while drawing from beautiful live examples.

Beginner Soapmaking with Angela Berube

An introductory class on basics of soapmaking. Make & take 16 ounces of handmade soap bars for yourself or to give as gifts!

Astronomy Night with Larry Halstead

Artist and astronomy buff Halstead takes Studios visitors to the cosmos and back as he discusses what they can expect to see swirling overhead in Key West—and how to comprehend where those objects fit in terms of scale, distance, and location in the night sky. For this session, students will join Halstead on Hugh’s View for an actual observation through Halstead’s high-powered telescope.

Demystifying Classical Music with Nancy 3. Hoffman

How can you tell Beethoven from Bach? Stravinsky from Strauss? It doesn’t have to be a mystery. This class will cover “classical” music from medieval times to the 20th century. The goal is to improve and enhance the listening skills and knowledge of participants.

Intro to Surrealism: Painting, Music & Film with Ian Brockway

Brockway introduces an era of creative evolution through three lenses: painting, music, film. This introductory course will underscore the perspective that Surrealism is not just a historical period in literature and art, but it remains vibrant in popular culture and forms of protest today.

Flow Film Salon: Session Two with Edward DeMore

Enjoy a rooftop film followed by a discussion on living your best creative life, through flow, meditation and an understanding of neuroscience.

Spa Night with Angela Berube

Treat yourself…and teach yourself. Learn how to make your own therapeutic massage/bath oils, aromatherapy shower steamers and salt scrubs.

Diving Deep with Erika Higgins Ross, PEAR

Participants will free write from a prompt and then we will share work, pull out words / phrases / sentences that feel particularly meaningful, and use those as passageways into further exploration. Higgins Ross will lead several individual writing exercises, as well as group exercises that will help participants feel safe and comfortable diving more deeply into their writing.

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