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April 2019

An Introduction to Smartphone/Tablet Photography – Free

April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Spend time with local photographer and teacher Thad Kubis and learn the basics of smartphone photography (Android and iPhone) and then go way beyond the basics to fully use, control, and create with your smartphone or tablet camera. Thad will cover composition, HDR, Live mode, basic and more advanced editing functions, and a lot in between. After the workshop, stay for the opening reception for Thad's gallery show, "Capturing Light."    

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June 2019

Forest Bathing with Hannah Fries

June 8, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$10.00

Join Hannah Fries for a slide show, reading, and discussion about her new book, Forest Bathing Retreat: Find Wholeness in the Company of Trees. People have been retreating to the woods for quiet, meditation, and inspiration for centuries, and recent research finds that time spent in the forest doesn’t just feel good but is, in fact, good for you. Inspired by the Japanese concept of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, Hannah combines her own reflections and guided mindfulness exercises with a curated selection of inspirational writing…

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July 2019

Words Matter – Fun with Crossword Puzzles for All Ages with Michelle Arnot

July 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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Free
Michelle Arnot

Michelle is the author of Crossword Puzzles for Dummies and Four Letter Words: Secrets of a Crossword Insider. She is also an official at the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford, CT, and a resident of Sandisfield. Michelle's crossword workshop last season drew a packed (and passionate) house, so reserve early! Late-breaking news! This event is now free. If you already purchased tickets, we'll have your refund when you come in.    

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August 2019

Children’s Book Author Jana Laiz Reads from Recent Books and Talks about Being “A Writer with a Purpose”

August 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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Jana Laiz, writer in residence at Herman Melville's Arrowhead, will read from and talk about recent books such as Blanket of Stars and Billy Budd in the Breadbox: The Story of Herman Melville, as well as  two books in development for film, Weeping Under This Same Moon and A Free Woman on God’s Earth: The True Story of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, The Slave Who Won Her Freedom. A writer with a purpose, Laiz's goal is to "change the world one…

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September 2019

Fascism and Racial Laws in Mussolini’s Italy

September 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$10.00

In his talk and slide presentation, historian and part-time Sandisfield resident Dr. Robert A. Maryks will tell a story of the impact of the racial laws on the Jews (and those who were considered Jews) under the Mussolini regime. This story is based on 139 letters that were exchanged between the victims of those laws (and their relatives and friends) and the Jesuit priest Pietro Tacchi Venturi (1861–1956) who interceded within the Fascist government in order to circumvent or alleviate…

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October 2019

Val Coleman on “The Constitution Alive”

October 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA 01255 United States
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$10.00

Val Coleman will argue that the American constitution is alive and well, despite the assaults on its tenets throughout the history of this country.  Val Coleman, known as the poet laureate of Sandisfield, is also a citizen-scholar. His previous presentations on the history of poetry, the rise and persistence of fascism in the 20th century, and Abraham Lincoln provided a long view on these subjects, and encouraged a vigorous discussion with members of the audience.  This subject is sure to…

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May 2020

Demystifying Photography – Free Workshop

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Introduction to digital photography with Thad Kubis Bring your DSLR camera, and your questions. Thad will demystify and discuss the key elements that lead to you creating a better photograph! Explore ISO, shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, composition, exposure pre-sets, filters, white balance, tricks of the trade, and much more. Class size limited to 14. Thad will conduct three additional photography workshops throughout the year: June 13, July 11, and Sept 12. Pre-registration is required.

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June 2020

Mastering Your Camera, Part One: Controls – Live Zoom Workshop

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Saturday June 13: The workshop is full, but we will record and post, and you can still sign up for Part Two of Mastering Your Camera Sandisfield Arts Center presents ZOOM ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS WITH MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER THAD KUBIS Part One: Controls Spend 90-minutes online, via Zoom, and gain control over your camera. If you have a legacy camera, DSLR, or smartphone/tablet, join local photographer Thad Kubis (www.tbkphotos.com) and become one with your camera system. Thad will explain the basic…

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July 2020

Mastering Your Camera, Part Two: Composition – Live Zoom Event

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Sandisfield Arts Center presents ZOOM ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS WITH MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER THAD KUBIS Part Two: Composition Join local photographer Thad Kubis (www.tbkphotos.com) and move to the next stage of Mastering Your Camera – Composition. “Stop taking pictures and start creating art”, Thad will discuss and explain the main templates/formats used in photographic composition and he will discuss and illustrate the creative compositional advanced options available.  This 90-minute on-line session via Zoom will take your photography to a new and exciting…

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September 2020

Photographing Sunrises, Sunsets, and the Fall Colors of the Berkshires-Free and Live Online!

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Third in the terrific series of live online photography workshops by master photographer Thad Kubis. Space limited! What could be more timely than learning how to capture the glorious colors of Fall in the Berkshires! Sunrise, sunset - The years may fly swiftly but photographs can preserve what words cannot. As usual, Thad will have lots of examples and engage the audience in lively Q&A and discussion. Pre-registration required (no charge), up to 15 attendees. You will get a Zoom…

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