Workshops

Idlewild Arts Winter 2017 Workshops:

New Year’s Day Mindfulness

Winter Writers Retreat

Creative Writing from Visual Art

Creative Writing for Young Writers

Art-Full Love Letters


New Year’s Day Mindfulness

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Start your New Year with mindfulness and intention! Idlewild Arts is partnering with mindfulness teacher Carolyn Wagner for a free New Year’s Day Mindfulness program.We invite all community members to join us on January 1st from 10am-12pm at the Parson’s Lodge on the Pomfret School campus. We will practice mindfulness meditation, create space for gratitude and reflection, and look forward to the new year with clarity and intention. This program is free and open to all community members: no prior mindfulness experience necessary. All are welcome!

Date: January 1, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Parson’s Lodge (on the Pomfret School campus)

Registration: We are delighted to offer this New Year’s Day Mindfulness program free of charge as a gift to our community.

We encourage you to register in advance: simply contact us to sign up.

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One-Day Winter Writing Retreat

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Our one-day Winter Writing Retreat welcomes writers from all levels and backgrounds. Start your year with a day of creative space and community! We will gather at the beautiful Parson’s Lodge on the Pomfret School campus to engage with our writing, enjoy some low-key guided writing exercises to spark new ideas or reinvigorate existing projects, and celebrate the wonderful company of fellow-writers. No experience necessary. We look forward to having you join us!

Date: January 29, 2017

Location: Parson’s Lodge (on the Pomfret School campus)

Registration Rate: $65

Register and learn more: https://idlewildarts.com/winter-writers-retreat/.

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Creative Writing from Visual Art

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In this creative writing class for adults, writers will create original pieces of writing (including poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, etc.) sparked by contemporary visual art. We will meet at the Silver Circle Art Center and use the artwork on exhibit at the gallery as a springboard for our own imaginative writing. Writers will have opportunities to engage with multiple creative prompts, and to develop a piece of writing that captures their own individual interest. No previous experience is necessary. We welcome writers from all backgrounds and experiences!

4-week session

Dates: Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm (Feb 16 – Mar 9)

Location: Silver Circle Art Center

To register and learn more, visit Silver Circle’s website. You can also contact Silver Circle at info@silvercirclegallery.com or call 860-928-2900.

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Creative Writing for Young Writers

“Let the wild rumpus start!” – Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

This creative writing class invites young writers ages 8-12 to engage their creativity and imaginations! We will explore imaginative writing exercises, spark creative ideas, and create poems and stories. Students will have opportunities to try their hand at several fun creative writing forms and projects as we nurture creativity and build confidence. All young writers are welcome to join us and experience the joy of creative writing!

4-week session

Dates: Mondays from 4-5pm (Feb 13 – Mar 6)

Ages 8-12

To register and learn more, visit Silver Circle’s website. You can also contact Silver Circle at info@silvercirclegallery.com or call 860-928-2900.

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Art-Full Love Letters

Create love letters for all of the wonderful people in your life: partners, parents, friends, spouses, children, nieces and nephews, etc. We will use visual imagery, quotes from poems and other sources, and our own writing to make beautiful, art-full letters for the people we care about. No artistic background needed: all are welcome! Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity this February!

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00pm

Location: Silver Circle Art Center, Putnam, CT

Registration Rate: $28

To register and learn more, visit Silver Circle’s website. You can also contact Silver Circle at info@silvercirclegallery.com or call 860-928-2900.

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