A Connecticut Creative Arts Organization

Grades 6 -12 + Adults

Storyboarding

with Alex Echevarria

Shepaug Valley School Art Room

Grades 6-8 | Wednesdays, 2:35-4:05pm

2017 | Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 8, 22
4 sessions: $48 for Region 12 residents;
$60 for nonresidents

Ever wonder how that amazing action sequence in your favorite movie was filmed? Learn about the storyboarding process, which includes writing an original sequence, scouting locations, creating overhead plans for camera location and movement, drawing “thumbnail” sketches, and finally drawing finished storyboards. You will learn hands-on the first crucial step in the journey of bringing
the written word to life on the big (or small) screen.

ASAP! provides a healthful snack and supervision for Shepaug Valley School students after school until the workshop begins.

Participants can take the late bus home at 4:15pm.

Smartphone Photography

with John Kane

Silver Sun Studio, New Milford

Grades 8-12 | Saturday, 2:00-5:00pm

2016 | Sep. 24
1 session: $35

Smartphone cameras are universal and potent tools. We now carry in our pockets cameras that have capabilities of what, in the old days, would have required tens of thousands of dollars in equipment and a crew of assistants! Whether you are interested in entering a photo contest or you just want to learn some tricks on getting the ultimate photo with your smartphone, this workshop will provide you with the tools to do both. Learn some new approaches and even some tricks you can try with your phone. Photos taken in this workshop can be submitted to ASAP!’s Celebration of Young Photographers.

The Commitment to Creativity: Where it Comes From + Where it Can Go

with Michael Moschen

Ages 18+

The Commitment to Creativity: Where it Comes From + Where it Can Go is a 3-part workshop series for anyone who is curious about creativity and learning. We will destabilize our preconceptions, explore the unknown, experience learning using all of our senses, and allow the simplest stuff to inspire us. Class 1: Play; Class 2: Chaos/Control-Risk; Class 3: Skill. Registration requires participation in all three sessions.

Michael Moschen is a world-renowned visionary performing artist who has lectured on innovation and creativity at such prestigious institutions as Carnegie Mellon, M.I.T., and the Lincoln Center Education Program. Recognized as a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, his work is seen often on stages, film, and television.

Please consult your school for professional development credit for participation in this workshop series.

 

Ceramics

with Will Talbot

Shepaug Valley School Art Room, Washington

Grades 6-8 | Mondays, 4:00-5:30pm*
Grades 9-12 +Adults | Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm

2016 | Nov. 28, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19
4 sessions: $48 for Region 12 residents;
$60 for nonresidents

Learn the basics of hand-building and wheel throwing while discovering your style as a potter. Participants will make coil pots, pinch pots, and slab pottery along with working on a pottery wheel. Getting familiar with centering the clay on the wheel will enable you to create a bowl or mug.

*ASAP! provides a healthful snack and supervision for Shepaug Valley School students after school until the workshop begins.

Inter-district Strings

with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

Shepaug Valley School Band Room, Washington

Grades 6-12 +Adults | Tuesdays, 6:45-8:30pm

2016/2017 | Dec. 6, 13, 20, Jan. 3, 24, Feb. 1, 23 (Thursday), 28, Mar. 7, 21, 28, 30 (Thursday), Apr. 2 (Sunday)
Dress rehearsal: Apr. 3 | 6:30-8:30pm
In-school performances:
Apr. 4, 5, 6 (Snow date: Apr. 7)
Evening family performance: Nonnewaug High School  |  Apr. 6  |  7:00pm
13 sessions: $156

Students who play the violin, viola, cello, or bass won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to work and perform with musicians of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra. Young musicians will learn a varied repertoire from WSO professionals in small groups, focusing on fundamental techniques, ensemble skills, and musical interpretation. This project culminates in three in-school performances where participants play side-by-side with 20 WSO musicians. A minimum of one year of experience playing a string instrument is required.

ASAP!’s Inter-district Strings Project and Music for the Schools was made possible in part by: Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Union Savings Bank, B.O.A.T. Fund at the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Rene Bloch Foundation, Jean & Julien Levy Foundation for the Arts, Seherr-Thoss Charitable Trust

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Art in Motion

with Pilobolus

Arts Escape, Southbury

Adults | Monday-Thursday, 12:45pm-1:35pm

2017 | January 23-27*
*Performance at Pomperaug Elementary School
Friday, Jan. 27  | 7:00pm
5 sessions: $20 (Make checks payable to Arts Escape)

Spend a week with Art in Motion, a creative movement workshop with the renowned dance company Pilobolus. Experience gentle dance movements and learn seated stretches and standing dance moves to limber your body as well as your creative imagination. The program will be led by dancer/choreographer, Edwin Olvera. This workshop is open to all physical abilities. No previous dance experience necessary — just a desire to move your body in a fun, safe setting with great music.

Questions about program contact: ASAP!: 860.868.0740
Questions about registration and payment contact: Arts Escape: Becky Butler 203.586.1474

ASAP! has received a grant from the Southbury Community Trust Fund of Connecticut Community Foundation to help support this program.

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ASAP! presents Dance

with Pilobolus in Newtown

Reed Intermediate School, Newtown

Grades 5 & 6
MondayFriday: 3:10-4:45pm

2017 | Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1, 2, 3*
*Friday, Feb. 3 | 6:00pm Lecture demonstration led by Pilobolus with Reed students
5 sessions: FREE

Reed Intermediate School students will work with Pilobolus dancers to explore, invent, create and collaborate, learning the signature style for which this internationally recognized company is known. At the end of five days students will collaborate with other community members showcasing the work accomplished along side Pilobolus dancers.

ASAP! provides students a healthful snack and supervision after school until the workshop begins.

Sponsored by:
Associated Refuse Haulers

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Movement

with Pilobolus

Newtown Senior Center, Newtown

Adults
Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-10:00am
*Friday, 5:00pm

2017 | January 23, 24, 25, 26, 27*, Feb. 3*
*Friday, Jan. 27 | 5:00-8:00pm (optional)
Presentation opportunity at Pomperaug Elementary School  |  7:00pm
*Friday, Feb. 3 | 5:00pm (optional)
Presentation opportunity at Reed Intermediate
School  |  Time 5:30pm

Spend a week at a creative movement workshop with the renowned dance company Pilobolus. Experience gentle dance movements and learn seated stretches and standing dance moves to limber your body as well as your creative imagination. This workshop is open to all physical abilities. No previous dance experience necessary — just a desire to move your body in a fun, safe setting with great music.

Sponsored by:
Associated Refuse Haulers

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  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Refunds are not available.
  • Region 12 students are residents of Washington, Bridgewater or Roxbury, whether or not they attend Region 12 Schools.
    Nonresidents are residents of any other area.
  • Financial aid is available to those in need. Click here to download a Financial Aid Form.