Summer Workshops

Becket Arts Center runs a variety of workshops every summer, including writing, drawing and painting workshops.  Additionally, there are workshops offered throughout the year.


  Finding Home  by Wednesday Sorokin

Finding Home by Wednesday Sorokin

Drawing in July; Painting in August

Wednesday Sorokin

These drawing and painting classes will enable beginner students to learn the basics and intermediate and advanced students to develop and refine their skills. Classes will include teacher demonstrations and analysis of masterworks to see how they are constructed. In drawing classes, students will learn observational techniques. Painting classes will include learning how to create strong compostions by working with elemental shapes and exciting color relationships. There will be individual instruction and a supportive environment for students at any level.

Registration Information:

  • Fees:  $40 per session
  • 2018 Dates:
    • Drawing: Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
    • Painting: Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 
  • Times: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Becket Arts Center
  • Registration: Email: office@becketartscenter.org

 Rabbi Jerry Goldman

Rabbi Jerry Goldman

Writing to Remember

Rabbi Gerry Goldman

 

Rabbi Goldman's workshop has been cancelled - our apologies for this disappointing news!

This workshop offers a unique approach to autobiographical writing.  Participants write their memory, share it in confidence with the group, and liberate their memory.

Must attend all three sessions, no drop in.

Registration Information:

  • Fees:  $40 per session
  • 2018 Dates: Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25 (consecutive sessions)
  • Times: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Becket Arts Center
  • Registration: Email: office@becketartscenter.org

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Pastel Passion

Abby DuBow

Learn ways to create texture, line, volume and shade using the rich colors of pastels.  Work from observation or your imagination. All levels of experience included.  Explore and enjoy!!!!!

Registration Information:

  • Fees:  $50 per session
  • 2018 Dates: Wednesday, August 8 & 15
  • Times: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Becket Arts Center
  • Registration: Email: office@becketartscenter.org

 Kate Lissard's Theatre Workshops

Kate Lissard's Theatre Workshops

 Katt Lissard

Katt Lissard

Devised Theatre Workshop

Katt Lissard, playwright, director, professor

MAKING IT FROM SCRATCH
A DEVISED THEATRE WORKSHOP FOR EVERYONE

Have you always wanted to be in a play but were intimidated by the idea of auditions or memorizing all those lines? Would you like to discover your inner clown, diva, tragic hero? Start off your summer with this devised theatre workshop in which participants create their own play from scratch.

Led by director/performer/teacher Katt Lissard, the group will create a unique performance using theatre games, improvisation and story circles – finding inspiration for characters and plot in the ideas, insights and interests of everyone involved. The play might be about fighting substance abuse or preserving our Berkshire ecology or reasoning with that birdseed stealing back yard bear or anything else.

“What devised theatre allows us to do,” Katt says, “is find the stories the group wants to tell, and then find the way the group wants to tell them. There really aren’t any restrictions beyond the collective imagination of the group – which is limitless!”

Open to everyone from 16-96 – No theatre experience necessary. Have fun! Find like-minded friends! You’ll love every minute of the “Making it from Scratch” Workshop.

Registration Information:

  • Fees:  $20 per session
  • 2018 Dates: Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Becket Arts Center
  • Registration: Email: office@becketartscenter.org

 Yoga with Rima Sala

Yoga with Rima Sala

Yoga with Rima Sala

Rima Sala

Rima Sala has been teaching yoga since 2000. She received her Certified Yoga Teacher training in Chicago where she studied with teachers primarily in the Vinyasa style of yoga.

Rima has been a summer visitor in the Berkshires for most of her life, and moved here full time in 2008. She initiated the yoga program at the Becket Arts Center in 2011 and has taught each year since then. 

This is an all levels class focusing on mindful stretch and breath as well as strengthening and toning.  Some yoga experience is helpful.  

Registration Information:

  • Fees:  $10 per session (or $40 for 5 session package)
  • 2018 Dates: Saturdays, July 7 until August 18
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Location: Becket Arts Center
  • Registration: In advance Email: office@becketartscenter.orgor just drop-in