Friday, May 28, 2010

ETTA - A Visual and Performing ARTS Center

Join us in our re-opening of a vibrant ART Center: ETTA Visual and Performing ART Center at 534 Main ST. in Amherst, MA. 413-230-3272. Classees begin on June 28 and go for 6 weeks. Take morning, afternoon classes- 3 hours each and add a lunch Art time with us. We have wonderful new instructors teaching creative clay arts- handbuilding, environments, pots, mobiles, etc. and textile arts with printing with nature and other techniques as well as painting on cloth, puppet-making, mask-making and Fairy Tale Story Theater with Improvisation and Stilt walking! Check us out also at: . For more information: Or Contact Ezzell - for registration information.

Monday, March 23, 2009

ART for ALL- Spring Into ART !

ETTA International


Summer Arts Extravaganza!!

4 weeks in July

Art FOR All Abilities
& STILTS and Giants on Parade:
Summer Theater Institute

Art for All-

July 6-31st
Age 6+
Lunch- 11:30-12:30 -- Bring snacks for morning and afternoon breaks!

4 Weeks of Making Extra-Ordinary ART !! with Clay, Wood, Painting and Drawing, Making Masks from Cardboard, and Paper Mache... We will draw inspiration from songs, theater, story telling and creative improvisation games! A full and exciting day of fun. We will have plenty of chances to play out our theater in the fields next to Amherst Middle School and the Wildwood playground as we are located for the classes in The Amherst Middle School. Come join us for a full July of fun. Take one week or ALL 4! ALL ABILITIES WELCOME!

AND.... STILTS and GIANTS on Parade: Summer Theater Institute

July 6-31st
Ages: 9-14

Two Week Sessions: July 6- 17 and July 20-31 Take one session or Both!

Come learn how to walk on stilts. Easy! Stilts are 18-20 inches high and strap on the knees. Just like in the Circus!
Integrate Art and Story theater with Masks and Music from around the World. Dance and stretch your body and
stimulate your creative juices! Together we will explore moving on stilts,
make Masks from
around the world and a costume for your
chosen fantasy character!
We will
be looking at different ways to create props and costume pieces to go along with the stilt-characters being created using various found materials. Everyday we will be working with
different artist materials to suit our creative needs.

Ezzell Floranina, a Special Needs Consultant and Theater Artist for more than 25 years, Stilt-walker/dancer and clown, she has been making masks and performing with children and adults of all abilities for the last 15 years in the Amherst area and 10 years before that across Canada.
Dara Herman-Zierlein, Arts Educator and Outreach Arts Teacher, Artist in Residence at many schools in the Pioneer Valley and in New York State for more than 15 years.

For Registration Information: Email-