Quick Hits 09.03.15

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  • | 7:00 a.m. September 3, 2015
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High School Portfolio Class at The Art Room — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 3 to Oct. 8, at The Art Room, 709 Main St., Windermere. The class will focus on producing work that will not only meet the college requirements but will help the applicant to stand out. Media variety is key. Instructor is PJ Svedja. Students will be expected to build a portfolio consisting of drawings, paintings, collage and mixed media. There will be an emphasis on color theory, scale, proportion, original concept and composition. All art colleges require observational drawings from life, so expect to have at least one class on still-life drawing and one on figure drawing. A sketchbook is strongly recommended to help communicate ideas with the instructor and come up with the best plan for executing the concept. This is a six-week intensive class that will push the student to grow and articulate their ideas through their art. Cost is $190. (407) 909-1869 or artroomorlando.com.

Meet the 10 Guitars Finalists — 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. To expand access to art and culture in Winter Garden and in conjunction with the 10th Winter Garden Music Festival, the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and Winter Garden Art Association are launching the 10 Guitars exhibition. The exhibit will include 10 artistically designed and decorated guitars. The sculptures will be displayed at various locations within historic downtown Winter Garden. The guitars will suddenly appear without warning during the weeks prior to MusicFest 2015 (Sept. 5 to Oct. 3) and will remain on display throughout the MusicFest weekend (Oct. 9 to 11). See the sculptures up close before they make their way on display all over downtown Winter Garden. For more, visit 10Guitars.net.


Prehistoric Pottery — 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Learn about the advent of pottery in Florida with hands-on experimentation using Play-Doh to explore pottery-making and decorating technology. Ages 6 and up. Presented by the Florida Public Archaeology Network. For more information, call (407) 835-7323.

Orlando New World Celts Parade, Film, Movie, Food — starts at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, with a parade on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden followed by a concert with Rosie O’Grady’s Highlanders Pipe Band in the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. At 4:30, watch the movie “How Green Was My Valley” in the theater. Afterward, go upstairs for Celtic food and entertainment by Hard to Port and Mike Campbell, a raffle and more in the Garden Room. Tickets are $6 for the movie only and $30 for the movie, dinner and entertainment. To purchase tickets, go to gardentheatre.org/community. All profits help support the Orlando New World Celts, Rosie O’Grady’s band and the Orlando Hurling Club. For more information, email [email protected].


The Glass Slipper — 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. It’s time for a royal movie. Watch “Cinderella” and make regal crafts. For ages 4 to 12. For more information, call (407) 835-7323.


Painting a Poppy Workshop with Cheri Riechers — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at SoBo Art Center, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. If you enjoy SoBo’s Paint Parties and would like to take your skills to the next level, please join our latest workshop with Cheri Riechers. Basic instruction in painting an image of a poppy. Students will use a template and learn to choose brushes, apply paints and use various strokes to create effects. This class is suitable for new artists. Learn more about Riechers at cheriart.com. Cost is $100 for members and $125 for non-members. (407) 347-7996 or wgart.org.


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