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Connecticut Adds 11,500 Jobs in September, Unemployment at 6-Year Low

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Connecticut’s unemployment rate hit its lowest point in nearly six years as 11,500 jobs were added in the state during September, the state Department of Labor said Monday.

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Connecticut Hacker and Member of Anonymous Pleads Guilty

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An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
New Ceviche Latin Kitchen in Middlebury: Sizzling Cuisine and Cocktails

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Chef Annie Wayte's White Hart Revival in Salisbury; Pub Menu Now, Destination Status Coming

Chef Annie Wayte's White Hart Revival in Salisbury; Pub Menu Now, Destination Status Coming

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Tom Foley Closed U.S. Manufacturing Plant, Consolidated Jobs in Mexico

Tom Foley Closed U.S. Manufacturing Plant, Consolidated Jobs in Mexico

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Ted Kennedy Jr. Accused of Funneling Money Into State Senate Race Via Connecticut Democrats

Ted Kennedy Jr. Accused of Funneling Money Into State Senate Race Via Connecticut Democrats

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Milford Ghost Walk Turns Scary When the Warrens, Devil Mentioned

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16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

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Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

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 William Gillette’s Long Lost Sherlock Holmes Film Rediscovered in Paris

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Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

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Small Group Instruction in Portrait and Still Life Drawing - Jack Montmeat

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Jan 8, 2013 to Feb 26, 2013
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

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Small Group Instruction in Portrait and Still Life Drawing - Jack Montmeat

Award-winning painter and illustrator Jack Montmeat has designed this course for both beginners and experienced artists interested in refreshing and honing their skills. Students may choose to work from a live portrait model or a still life set-up – or a combination of both throughout the class! Those working from the portrait model will enjoy a 3-hour pose each week, and concepts covered will include placement of the subject on the page, proportions, likeness, clothing, lighting, line quality and basic anatomy, as well as discussions on drawing each feature of the face. Students may also work from still life set-ups with instruction in light, shadows, drapery and perspective. Handouts will be given each week to illustrate key concepts, and Jack will include demonstrations, gentle guidance, and individual attention during each class. All levels are welcome. Please visit Jack’s updated website to view his own stunning paintings and drawings: www.jackmontmeat.com

To register, please call Jack directly at (860) 447-3240 or email jwmontmeat@hotmail.com.

Dates: Tuesdays, 1pm - 4pm, January 8–February 26

Instructor Bio: Jack Montmeat is an award-winning local portrait painter and illustrator with a studio in East Lyme, CT. Jack grew up in Old Lyme, and began taking classes at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts as a teenager. After receiving his BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio in 2002, as well as studying in Paris and Florence, he began painting portraits full-time. Jack has received many awards for his portraiture, including winning first place in the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists "Faces of Spring 2007" exhibition which was juried by renowned portrait artist Aaron Shikler. Jack is a three time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. He also recently received a Stobart Fellowship which enabled him to study independently in the museums of Paris. Jack has been teaching drawing and painting as well as monitoring at the Lyme Art Association since 2002. Jack is also an illustrator for Major League Baseball.

Cost $360 for 8 weeks.
Location

Lyme Art Association
90 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT
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Alternate Phone:: (860) 447-3240

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