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NEST Arts Factory

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CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

We are home to various artists who provided workshops and classes in their studios. Please see what we are offering in visual arts, writing, music and filmmaking below!

VISUAL ARTS

OPEN SKETCH / FIGURE DRAWING

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Tuesday, April 4 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday, April 11 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm

This is an open sketch studio workshop moderated by Ellie Mesa. On the 1st and 2nd Tuesday of the month, $15 model fee

Easels, tables and chairs available, please bring drawing and painting materials. The Nest Arts Factory invites artists and students to join their working artists community to draw and paint from life in the rustic community room. This workshop is sponsored by City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail.

Please RSVP to clgallerybpt@gmail.com

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THE STUDIO AT BRIDGEPORT

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Multiple Dates and Times

We are the hub for artists and creatives of all ages, offering accessible, low-cost or free art classes that foster creativity and growth.

We offer two locations in Connecticut, the Dirt Salon in Hartford and the NEST Arts Factory in Bridgeport, that serve as creative spaces with fully equipped art studios. These spaces host a variety of art-related events such as classes, workshops, exhibitions, and open studio hours. They are also the birthplace of RiseUP for Art's public art projects.

For more info: Hello@TheStudioCT.art

WRITING / FILMMAKING

BRIDGEPORT FILM FEST STORYTELLING 101 WORKSHOP

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Thursday, April 6 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, April 13 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, April 20 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, April 27 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

This in-person program is an introduction to screenwriting craft and technique, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of storytelling. You will learn the essentials of narrative screenwriting like building plot, story structure, creating compelling characters, dialogue and theme. Through a combination of film analysis, writing exercises, and peer review, we will work together on screenwriting skills and storytelling techniques that are useful for all types of visual media (film screenplays, web series, TV pilots, theater plays, etc.)

This workshop is also great for anyone who may be interested in building a foundation for a novel as we will discuss themes, brainstorming and dynamic characters!

REGISTER HERE

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