Silent Warrior Martial Arts is a program starting in May, formerly "School of the Silent Warrior" of Berlin, NH. Grandmaster John Schmaing and his long-time student Sensei Adam Cloutier will teach the art of Ninpo Chuan Fa, a martial art that combines the fluidity, grace, and peacefulness of Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi Chuan with the effectiveness and power of martial arts such as Kenpo, Judo, Aiki-Jitsu, and Ninpo. Master Schmaing has over 40 years of martial arts experience, and along with Sensei Cloutier looks forward to sharing the art of Ninpo Chuan Fa with the local community.
Combines the elements of flow with form - moving meditations. Contact Katrine for complete information at 838/2421.
Learn how to kayak, canoe and on local lakes, ponds and rivers, applicable to beginners and experts alike. Develop skills and knowledge for those who own their own boats and the paddling skills needed, including self-rescue planning. Learn more about boat types, safety, getting in and out, what to plan for, carry and how to make a paddle plan. Learn about matching your trip level and conditions, and how to be aware of safety in changing whether conditions.
Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30pm
LONE WOLF by Jody Picoult
"Picoult returns with two provocative questions: can a human join a wolf pack, and who has the right to make end-of-life decisions? ... Picoult as usual probes intriguing matters of the heart while introducing her fans to subjects they might not otherwise explore. You can always count on Picoult for a terrific page-turner about a compelling subject."
How we view ourselves, money, and the world around us determines our own prosperity. Are you ready for more abundance in your life today? In this workshop you will discover tools to prosper in any economy, to release worry, to embrace a sense of purpose that provides practical steps for achieving personal goals, and to discover Entitlements. Melanie Maynor, teacher and ordained minister, embraces Ubuntu as a way of bringing peace, love, healing, and abundance back into the experience of our lives and the world around us. Bring a sack dinner. Preregistration is required.
Have you ever wanted to go fishing, but not necessarily as “one of the guys”? Here’s your chance to give fishing a try- no worries! Participants on this all-lady fishing adventure will spend about an hour learning about different tackle, baits, and how to set up their own fishing gear. After some practice casting on dry land, the group will head to the water to try out those new skills and, hopefully, catch a fish! This is strictly a catch and release session.
Find out more about a new state-of-the-art multipurpose kitchen incubator and food processing facility in Hardwick, VT. They provide inspected kitchen spaces furnished with medium-scale, semi-automated equipment alongside a broad range of technical and business services required to support start-up and expanding businesses. Some WREN members are currently taking advantage of this opportunity; see if it is right for you!
Jessica Ball is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. Weekly 1-hour classes are open enrollment. Feel free to drop in and drop out as your schedule allows.
Pre-pay for the whole 6-class series at www.wrencommunity.org.
Sacred Harp is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems, not for performance, but for the joy of making music together. The music is written in shapes, a system developed to aid congregations in sight-reading. This series of four singing workshops is geared toward complete beginners. We will touch on the history of shape-note music, but will focus more on the actual singing of it. We will learn musical rudiments, how to sing the shapes and how to lead a Sacred song.
Students will learn the basics of weaving on a 4-shaft floor loom, including dressing a loom with a pre-made warp and practicing a variety of simple woven structures. We will focus on basic weaving processes while discussing fiber choices, color, pattern, and finishing techniques. This course is geared toward complete beginners. Students will leave the class with a simple handwoven scarf and the know-how to do it again! Carly Goss is a handweaver and shape-note singer. Carly proudly called Baltimore home for 12 years, during which time she earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art, served as President of the Charm City Craft Mafia, and taught numerous weaving and natural dye classes in her studio, The Star Factory.
Trying to photograph your own artwork and making it look like it does in real life can be very tricky. In this hands on workshop, Christopher Hubble will show you how to get good shots of your work you can use for marketing, promotion and documentation. Learn how to avoid reflections and shadows that can obscure your artwork or leave colors washed out. Learn how to keep frames straight and undistorted. If you have 3 dimensional artwork, you will learn how to make it "pop"off the background. Bring your camera and a sample of your artwork to get the most out of this 2 hour workshop.
Bring in your laptop, or use one of ours. Open computer lab time is an open-session, co-working time for creative people who may need some assistance working on a project, with a large pot of coffee and a friendly computer geek at your disposal.
During this hands-on workshop for parents and children, you will learn why and how a cold frame is used and get instructions for planting in one. You will have your own finished cold frame by the end of this class.
As the owner of StudioWorks Fine Arts and Graphics Studio and a professional artist for 30 years, Andre Belanger will share his skills, knowledge, insights, and humorous instruction for a beginner level drawing class. Limited space is available and preregistration is recommended.
Andre Belanger will also share his talents for an intermediate level drawing and painting class. Limited space is available and preregistration is recommended.
What is an artist's statement, and why do you need one? Often, the thought of writing an artist statement can be laced with anxiety for even the most accomplished of artists. But having a clear, articulate description of your art is critical if you want to get your work out there into the world. We all know what we are trying to say with our art, but many of us have a difficult time organizing or communicating those ideas with words. Bring a notebook and some photographs of your work to get the most out of this fun and relaxed 2 hour workshop.
You will have the chance to experience guided imagery and sound meditation practices. You will develop the motivation and inspiration of incorporating this daily practice into your life. Through the self-empowerment of mindfulness meditation techniques, you will fully gain an understanding and awareness of your true self. Bring a yoga mat, blanket or pillow to sit on. Also come dressed in relaxing attire-it’s important to be very comfortable in the setting, so that you can get the best results from the meditation experience.
Bring your own boat, paddle, and safety gear for a trip on the Androscoggin River. Meet at Nansen Wayside Park off of Route 16 in Milan NH. North Woods Rafting will take care of the shuttle. The group will paddle to Northern Forest Heritage Park. Bring your own food and drink to share for the end of the trip. This is a beginner to moderate social paddling trip. Learn new paddling tips from skilled guides or just socialize and enjoy the float down the river.
You’ve worked hard and have a studio full of beautiful work that nobody’s ever seen. Now you’re ready to show the world your creations! In this informative, hands-on workshop, Artist Jason Tors will show you how to set up and launch your own art or photography website, focusing on Carbonmade, Tumblr and Facebook. Create an account/url, choose from website templates, upload and organize your work, and watch it go live on the internet! Bring your own laptop and 5-10 digital images of your artwork to get the most out of this fun and informative 2 hour workshop!
Learn to create block prints with vegetables, fruits, and flowers in this workshop for children. Students will bring home an example of this creative style of printing.