October 4, 2016

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Shawn King
Recent Graduate of Mount Ida College I have a passion for art and design. I also like to explore the cross sections of other disciplines such as Science, Math, History, and what angles they can provide within expression.
Winsted
Walt Jedziniak
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I am a full time photographer with a studio in East Hampton, CT. We specialize in all types of portrait photography: Families, Newborns, Corporate Headshots, Maternity, HS Seniors, Model/Actor Portfolios, and Boudoir. I love following my passion and creating lasting images for future generations to cherish!
East Hampton
Steve Nystrup
06511
Are you Ready for Guitar Music? I am a Music Teacher, Composer and Guitarist living in New Haven, CT. I have been performing for 30 years playing Acoustic Guitar and Singing. I have been teaching music, guitar, piano and theater for 20 years in Glastonbury Public Schools and and am a Professional Educator with an 040 teaching certificate from CT for grades PK-12. I play acoustic guitar for any event including weddings, parties, business events, holidays, school assemblies,and more. I am also available for Guitar Instruction.
I received an Emmy Award in 1998 as the Music Director and Composer for CPTV airing of "Amistad Legacy".
New Haven
Jenny Lynn Beckwith
Acrylic painting, arts and crafts and more
Acrylic painting, Glass painting, arts and crafts , face painting, stringing, knotting and beading, hair wrapping
Milford
Art of Pastel Workshops with Gregory Maichack
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Gregory Maichack is a master pastelist as seen twice at Museum of Fine Arts Boston and in hundreds of libraries, museums and senior centers ( older teens, too). He travels with his 2-hour workshops in the art and use of pastels (dry, clean). Beginners to advanced participants enjoy his entertaining lecture, demo and hands-on application of pastels and leave with their own versions of masterpieces such as flowers of Georgia O'Keeffe, works of Monet, Van Gogh's Starry Night and others. You can see their pride in accomplishment in photos of them holding their successful work. He is deeply knowledgeable and kind, building on student strengths. He has his workshops down to a science and his rooms fill up with a waiting list, he's so popular. Very accomplished artist, exhibited, won nat'l awards. All materials supplied.
Hartford, Enfield, New Haven, New London, Norwich, Manchester, Storrs, Ellington, Windsors, more
Robert Pelletier
Art
Robert Pelletier was born and raised in Ct. He started drawing at 2 years old. The love of art is what drives me.
Waterbury CT
Alicia Cobb
Art Instruction (Group & Private), Face Painter, Body Painter, Public Art, Murals
Alicia Cobb is a full time artist working and residing in Connecticut. She has been teaching art to youth locally and abroad for about ten years. Alicia also hosts private paint parties for children and adults on location and in her studio space in Bridgeport, CT. She was a 2017 honoree for "Bridgeport Girls Rock" for her roll in arts in the Bridgeport community. She placed top ten in the 2016, North American Body Painting Championships in Greensboro, NC. Her work has also been featured on stages in NYC and New Orleans.
Bridgeport
Juliana Ortiz
Choreographer/Artistic Director/ Profesional Dancer
Choreographer and professional dancer, The first Latin American dancer certified in the 3 level Cuban Psychoballet Method, Juliana Ortiz gave me ballet classes to women in the maximum security jail. I love working through my passion, dancing.
New Heaven
Lonnie DiNello
Comics, Painting, sculpting, drawing, face painting, Caricatures, Balloon Twisting
Lonnie is a versatile artist, teacher and entertainer specializing in comics, character design and pop culture. She is a does Face Painting, Caricatures and Balloon Twisting for birthday parties.
Southington
Rae Johnson
costume design
Experience with directing, costume design, stage management, prop mastery, acting teacher
Middletown
Mo Major
Culinary
Well versed culinary artist with 20yrs industry experience. Nationally recognized Food Network Chopped Champion.
New Rochelle
Dallas Taylor
Culinary arts
Hello my name is Dallas taylor I'm a young chef who loves to cook and create and make the world a little sweeter.
Milford
Scott Drozd
Culinary Arts
I am a professional Chef with 23 years cooking experience.
Redding
Tara Mahoney
Culinary Arts
I am a recent culinary school grad with a passion for cooking
Naugatuck
Earl Ali-Randall
Dance
I am a New Haven Resident. I am a dancer. I have studied all kinds of dance forms such as Contemporary Dance Hip-Hop, Modern, Jazz, West African, Horton, and Ballet. I gradated from Aces-ECA and I went to a dance studio in New Haven. I do have dance teaching experience for different New Haven Public schools. I graduated from Albertus Magnus College and was on a dance team there.
New Haven
Emmanuel Medrano
Dance
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I am a hip-hop dance instructor specializing in all forms of the hip-hop style.
New Britain
Kimberly Telford
Dance
I am an experienced dance instructor who has 18 years of experience teaching ages 5 into adulthood. I have taught in the New Haven public school system for many years. I owned a dance company and was the Artistic Director of Dance Mode (a competitive dance team). I have experience producing dance shows and/or recitals and have such a great passion for performing.
New Haven
Merly De La Hoz-Cookson
Dance
Merly D-Cookson, is a dance instructor and Choreographer with ten years of experience teaching all ages who has committed to promoting health throughout movement. She has performed, and choreographed Modern, West African dance, Belly dance, Carnival dances, Ballet, Jazz, Latin dance and Ethnic dances from Colombia and South America.
Merly’s dance classes offer fun and variety with a range of different songs, music, styles, themes and activities specific to developing motor skills and maintaining student's interest. Over all, her programs are designed for participants to have fun while learning from different cultures, discovering and developing their own abilities within the art of movement.

Middletown Ct
Persephonie Alvarez
Dance
Dancing for over 15 years, Persephonie is the owner and director of Thrive: The Essence of Dance LLC. She danced competitively at the Seven Star School of Performing Arts and received numerous regional and national scholarships, titles, and awards in the genres of ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, and hip-hop. She also trained with contemporary dance company Pushing Progress under the direction of Chris Hale and Calen J. Kurka where she concentrated on ballet technique, contemporary movement, and the relationship between anatomy and the safe execution of dance steps. Persephonie also studied ballet, jazz, and contemporary at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Dance can benefit the mind, the body, and the soul and Persephonie would like to share these experiences with eager students and performers while contributing to the progression of their natural talents and potential abilities. She hopes to inspire the magic of dance within the community and to cultivate a generation of future dance stars.
Sandy Hook
Stephanie Dattellas
Dance
Five years of professional teaching experience in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Improvisation and Composition.
Glastonbury
Taylor Rose
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My trained background is in lyrical/contemporary with Graham and Horton influence. I grew up dancing here in in Connecticut and went on to pursue my degree from The University of Colorado. I have a BA in Dance with emphasis in Street Styles and a concentration in Instruction. When I'm not teaching I'm learning, and like to focus my energy on new music and moves.
Milford
Tyler Brown
Dance
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Tyler "PartyPat" Brown
I create art for the world. Dance is my free form expression. Its raw, and full of soul. I feel dancing in your dreams is a sign to open up. I realized throughout my years many people use dance to break out of their comfort zones. Or maybe you have a calling to dance. You never know. My dance is from my soul. I wake up in the morning and immediately begin dancing. It's a huge part of me. No matter what song comes on I get the urge to go off and it's hard to contain. I am the essence of dance and will continue to grow as such."
Hartford
Arnold Huddlin
Drawing Graphic Art
Creative, Ambitious, and ca
Hartford
Morgan Leamy
Drawing/Painting
Morgan Leamy is a young artist located in Northern Connecticut, she is trained in drawing and painting, but enjoys mixing media. Some experience teaching at a kindergarten level as well as teaching adults. She has a Bachelor's degree in psychology, but is interested in pursuing her Masters in Art Therapy.
Windsor, CT
Maureen Ward
Fine Art
I have always loved art. I love it as a hobby and as a career.
While receiving my Bachelors of Fine Arts, I had many classes with a variety of different mediums including watercolors, acrylics, even calligraphy.
I also have 7 years of professional experience working with children.
Stamford