HealingNewtown announces new offerings — a collage class, an Elegant Mother’s Day Tea, a creative storytelling workshop — in addition to reminders this week about its popular Clay Dates works and summer art camp.
From strumming a ukelele and writing from the hear to creating clay masterpieces, workshops for myriad interests have been scheduled at HealingNewtown, housed at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street. Access HealingNewtown.org/calendar for more information and to reserve space.
“A Different Artist, A Different Day” will be the theme of the HealingNewtown Summer Art Camp. Set to be held at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, the camp will be offered July 7-11 for ages 7-11 and July 14-18 for ages 12-15.
Hours for each session are 10 am to 1 pm. Cost is $50 per child.
There has been a change of venue for Friday night’s family ice skating party. Instead of the temporary rink at Fairfield Hills, the February 7 event has been moved to the Dickinson Park pavilion rink... weather permitting (it’s been one of those weeks, after all.) There is still time to sign up for the event, which will run from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. DJ Kevin Koschel will provide the music, and there will be a small bonfire. There is no charge, but reservations are requested so that organizers know how much hot chocolate will be needed.
Responding to the needs of the community, HealingNewtown Director Valerie Culbertson has unveiled new schedules as well as a new pricing structure for a number of workshops that had previously been announced.
The permanent memorial to the lives lost April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Colorado was created with the participation of the Columbine school community and the efforts of an original group of 100 people, according to Doug Ireland, division chief for the Littleton (Colo.) Fire Rescue. It was Chief Ireland who cautioned the Newtown community in January 2013 that a permanent memorial to 12/14 would be “a slow process,” noting that it was eight years before the Columbine memorial was completed.
Tim Walsh, perched on stilts and juggling while towering above the crowd Sunday, December 22, entertained children during HealingNewtown’s Holiday Party at Newtown Congregational Church hall. A Bethel resident, Mr Walsh joined Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club that day.
When Newtown resident Mary-Barrett Anders moved to Korea for a year, she decided to absorb the culture and become a part of the country, rather than be an observer.
On Sunday, December 29, from 2 pm to 4 pm, Ms Anders will be sharing that experience through a workshop hosted by HealingNewtown for The Arts. She will be presenting an introductory workshop, through her Parem Hwah Asian Brushwork company, in the basic techniques of Chinese and Korean style brushwork painting.