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August 2017

Foraging Walk & Talk: Discovery and Music of the Plants & Plant Cymatic Formations

August 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$25

Foraging techniques of weed & tree edibles; boosting your immune system; creative segment with Music of the Plants in the
field.

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Double Vision: Plein Air Painting

August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - August 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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With Lisbeth Firmin & Richard Kathmann
Sponsored by Golden Artist Colors & Williamsburg Paints

Students ages 13 and up will benefit from the considerable skills of two well-known artists who live and paint in these hills. Participants of all levels (no prior painting experience necessary) will work outside, painting the vistas and the structures around The West Kortright Centre and The Centre itself.

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East Meets West Theater Workshop with Lanny Harrison

August 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Movement. Meditation. Music.
In these playful & provoking sessions, participants will discover some of the myriad characters who dwell within.

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September 2017

Gravity is Your Mortar: Dry-laid Stone Wall Building Workshop

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$180 - $200

Learn the basics of building free-standing dry-laid stone walls!

Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Ages 17+
Limit: 10 students

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May 2018

Fiction Writing Spring/Summer

Wednesday, May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$180 - $210

Mermer Blakeslee’s popular workshop is now in its 41st cycle!
This 8-week class welcomes both new and experienced writers.

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June 2018

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Saturday, June 16 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience. They take a non-traditional approach...the audience is the choir! Just show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love, offering the proven benefits and good feelings that singing can bring, with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community.
“Choir! Choir! Choir! has fashioned a profound way for people to connect and interact”—The New Yorker.

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Gravity is Your Mortar: Dry-laid Stone Wall Building Workshop

Saturday, June 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$160 - $200

Learn the basics of building free-standing dry-laid stone walls under the instruction of a stone wall professional with over 20 years experience.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Wednesday, June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$10

Yoga for all ages and skill levels. (Outdoors on the dance floor.)

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July 2018

Theater Games 2018

Monday, July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$90 - $110

Teamwork, self-confidence, storytelling, body awareness, and a sense of adventure are developed as children learn to take to the stage and transform it using their bodies, voices, and imaginations. For ages 6-9.

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Shakespeare 2018

Tuesday, July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$370 - $420

This extremely creative four-week ensemble acting workshop will culminate in two fully staged productions on August 3rd and 4th following the 6 PM Introduction to Acting performance and picnic dinner.

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Behind the Scenes: Technical Theater 2018

Tuesday, July 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$150 - $170

Interested in working behind the scenes?
This workshop teaches set design and fabrication, as well as lighting, props, and sound design and implementation.
Participants will be running both shows of the Shakespeare in the Valley production on August 3 & 4.
Ages 12-19

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Costume Design 2018

Tuesday, July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$170 - $190

An intensive hands-on workshop in all phases of costuming—design, production, and backstage dressing—for the Shakespeare in the Valley productions of Much Ado About Nothing on August 3 & 4.
Ages 12-19

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Chess Workshop

Sunday, July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$10 - $35

Four Sundays, July 8-29, 3-4PM With James Caban The strategies of chess can be applied to many life situations...and it's fun! Learn the basics or improve your tactics. James Caban has been teaching chess to both children and adults since 2009. He is a certified chess trainer (with the Puerto Rico Chess Federation, an affiliate of the World Chess Federation.) This workshop is for all ages and levels; come for one class or all four. Pre-registration is encouraged but not…

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Introduction to Technical Theater

Monday, July 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$85 - $100

This workshop is will provide low-tech tech support (costumes, set elements, props, etc) to the Introduction to Acting workshop (and to Shakespeare, as needed).

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August 2018

Fiction Writing Summer/Fall

Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Mermer Blakeslee’s popular workshop is now in its 42nd cycle!
8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9PM
August 8-September 26
All levels of experience welcome.

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(8/11) American Roots Harmony Singing with Val Mindel

Saturday, August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll create chord-based country harmonies and the characteristic buzzy close-harmony blend that is so much a part of American roots music. The afternoon features non-stop American old-time, bluegrass, and country harmony singing, working knee-to-knee with other workshop participants.

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East Meets West Theater Workshop with Lanny Harrison

Thursday, August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Lanny’s Barn East Meredith, NY 13757 United States + Google Map
$45 - $60

In these playful & provoking sessions, participants will discover some of the myriad characters who dwell within. Through exercises that emphasize imagination, improvisation, and transformation, Lanny will lead the group on a voyage of theatrical exploration and contemplative practice.
Music, live or chosen from an eclectic sound library, will be an integral part of each evening.
No prior experience in theater or dance is required—just an open mind & a body wearing comfortable clothes.
Participants may take as many sessions as they wish.

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September 2018

Singing with your Heart, Soul, & Body with Sloan Wainwright

Saturday, September 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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In this 3-hour workshop, we will move our bodies, soften our hearts, open our mouths, and let our voices out to play. With an emphasis on vocal health and self-care, we’ll use a combination of vocal warm-ups and work-outs—traditional and non-traditional—to help relax, release, and strengthen the voice, making it more flexible and reliable. Individual attention is offered, as well as to the group as a whole; each student will be supported in developing their own personal vocal practice. 
This class is for singers AND non-singers alike. 

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