Virtual Programs and Events

NOTICE: In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will suspend public operations until further notice. All events and programs are canceled during this time.

2021 Winter Virtual Arts Education Programs

The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences has gone virtual! We are so happy to be back and creating art with you! Our teaching artists have created some really wonderful classes and workshops for all ages. All our programs meet virtually through the ZOOM communication application. To register for any of the following, please reach out to arts@imperialcentre.org.

Yoga

Mondays, January 11 – March 29, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Age 14+
Get ready to unwind, stretch and begin a weekly gentle yoga practice. Robin Sellers, certified yoga instructor, leads our weekly session for participants age 14+. Participants meet via the Zoom application. Registration is required by 3pm the day of the program. Include your email address when registering to receive login instructions. Limited to 10 participants.
Instructor: R. Sellers
Location: Virtual
Free
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Mommy+Me Arts

Wednesdays, January 20 – March 31, 10:00 – 10:45am
All Ages
Free
Enjoy listening to a curated collection of books, and hands on ideas for creating art together using materials found in your home. Participants meet via the Zoom application. Registration required; Include your email address when registering to receive login instructions. Limited to 15 participants.
Instructor: T. Grosner
Location: Virtual
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Art Everywhere

Fridays, February 5 – March 26, 11am – 12pm
All Ages
Free
Create art with us every Friday! Using objects from your home, we will practice observation and create interesting compositions. No experience necessary, just an open mind. All ages welcome. Registration required; Include your email address when registering to receive login instructions. Limited to 15 participants.
Instructor: T. Grosner
Location: Virtual
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Calligraphy

Thursday, February 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm
14+
Free
Experiment with the art of calligraphy! Learn how to use traditional tools, get started with the basic practice strokes, and take home a wonderful piece of art. No experience necessary. Age 14+. Registration required; Include your email address when registering to receive login instructions. Limited to 15 participants.
Instructor: P. Evans
Location: Virtual
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Student Artist Series

Saturdays, February 20 – March 13
All Ages
Free
Explore the basics of two-dimensional media: acrylic paint, watercolor paint, chalk pastels, and printmaking. Each Saturday focus a different medium and a new adventure.

  • Week 1. Basic Watercolor Techniques
  • Week 2. Basic Color Mixing
  • Week 3. Basics of Chalk Pastels
  • Week 4. Simple Printmaking

All ages welcome. Registration required; Include your email address when registering to receive login instructions. Limited to 15 participants.
Instructor: P. Evans
Location: Virtual
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Creative Writing Techniques

Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Age 13+
Free
All creative writers grab your favorite writing device and prepare to add some sensory imagery punch to your prose in our first online creative writing workshop. Led by Robin Sellers, learn how to help your reader see, hear, and feel your words through fun, teacher-led exercises and activities. Then you’ll get to share your writing with your peers for feedback. 13+ ages welcome. Registration required; Include your email address when registering to receive login instructions. Limited to 8 participants.
Instructor: R. Sellers
Location: Virtual
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Make Your Drawings Look Real!

Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Age 16+
Free
Ever wondered how artists make details appear realistic in a drawing? Learn and practice four basic pencil shading techniques that can help you transform your flat-looking 2-D drawing into 3-D. No experience necessary. Registration required; include your email address when registering to receive login instructions. Limited to 15 participants.
Instructor: P. Evans
Location: Virtual
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Get Your Paintings to Pop!

Thursday, March 11, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Age 16+
Free
Do you feel comfortable using acrylic paint, but just can’t seem make things look 3-D or realistic? In this workshop, learn techniques in painting and practice creating 3-dimensional object compositions together. No experience necessary. Registration required; Include your email address when registering to receive login instructions. Limited to 15 participants.
Instructor: P. Evans
Location: Virtual
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Intro to Graphic Design

Wednesdays, March 17 – 31, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Age 16+
Free
Discover the basic concepts every beginner designer needs to know. Communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. This class is a wonderful compliment to intro to website design coming this spring. No experience necessary. Registration required; Include your email address when registering to receive login instructions. Limited to 15 participants.
Instructor: O. Woodley
Location: Virtual
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Shapes of Poetry

Tuesdays, March 23, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Age 13+
Free
Explore different types of poetry and poem writing techniques in this instructor-led online poetry writing class. You’ll participate in live assignments with other classmates and share your work for positive feedback. 13+ ages welcome. Registration required; Include your email address when registering to receive login instructions. Limited to 8 participants.
Instructor: R. Sellers
Location: Virtual
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