Live & Learn

Workshops, classes, & seminars: Something to be learned

November 1 - 20, 2018
Principles of Design and
Composition for Painters 

Artist Tom Hlas will be teaching a 10-week Art Course on Design and composition for Beginner to Advanced painters.

“As an artist, I believe in sharing what I do, how I do it and helping others along the way. This includes principles and techniques I’ve learned throughout my career – how to start and develop a strong, unique painting and how to get unstuck when a painting isn’t going well. I’ll be teaching this and much more!”

Tuesdays, October 2 – November 20, 6 – 8 pm

Tuition: $175; WHAL members: $155

West Hartford Art League
37 Buena Vista Road
West Hartford


November 3, 2018
Private Screening:
Recovering Community

Presented by Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, this an important new film about recovery & community. The United States is suffering a drug and alcohol addiction epidemic. “Recovering Community,” is an in-production documentary film produced by Hope Payson and Tory Estern Jadow of RC Productions, focusing on how this epidemic is affecting the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. While the Northwest Corner may seem, to some, a pocket of great beauty and tranquility, our communities are affected and devastated by addiction problems like the rest of the country. The film focuses on the specific and heartfelt stories of people with histories of trauma and addiction. Through interviews and other footage, the viewer is offered a unique window into the hardships and triumphs of an often marginalized, misunderstood, and stigmatized population.

Saturday, November 3, 5 – 7 pm
Screening will be followed by a Reception and Q&A with the filmmakers and particpants


The Abigail J. Woodhall Performing Arts Center
The Woodhall School
58 Harrison Lane

November 7, 2018
Breaking the Tech Bind
At Makery Coworking

In today’s always-on world, many of us feel compelled to be plugged in and available on a nearly full-time basis—whether for work, school, family or otherwise. We use our devices for everything from alarm clocks to news sources, from snapping photos to texting to entertainment. By putting the world (and everyone we know) constantly at our fingertips, our gadgets allow us to navigate and master our environment. And yet, when it comes to our high tech-habits, far too many of us are beginning to feel more shackled and helpless than we do free and in control.

Tal Fagin, a former corporate attorney and certified life coach, has devised a new workshop aimed at informing you of some of the more troublesome aspects of our plugged in lives, and helping you to institute lasting, meaningful, positive changes.

Ultimately, you will emerge feeling optimistic and energized, empowered, lighter and liberated. Now who wouldn’t want more of that?

Wednesday, November 7, 7 pm

Sign-up required

Makery Coworking
20 Bank Street
New Milford

860.868.0551, ext. 2161