Second Saturdays: Connect & Create
Community Art Workshops for Adults

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The Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative is pleased to present a community engagement and learning opportunity allowing us to inspire creative energy through exposing, engaging and educating the community.

Adult artists of all abilities are welcome to come experience our diverse workshops led by several Kennedy Center Expressive Arts Therapists and Facilitators and local Bridgeport artists. There will be several different types of art mediums and techniques being taught, with all the materials being provided to the participants. 

Second Saturdays will begin on October 12th, 2019 and run through June 2020. While there is not a fee to participate in the workshops, a $10 donation is recommended to help cover our costs. 


Floorcloth Stenciling
​October 12th, 2019

  
Stenciling on canvas dates back to the colonial times during which the settlers used the canvas from sailing ships as floor mats to protect their feet from the cold. The Participants will learn about the art/craft of stenciling and will create a small floor cloth. Participants will be given a prepared, small piece of heavy duty canvas to design and paint. The finished products will then be coated with polyurethane and made available for pick-up the following week.

Loren Rubino is an artist from Westport, Connecticut.  She grew up with an artist for a mother and was always exposed to great design.  She grew up with uniquely painted walls and hand-painted floors and canvas floorcloths underfoot, and because of this, she looks at a walls and floors as giant canvas’, just waiting to be painted.

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​Loren went to Emerson College and graduated with a BFA in writing, minor performing arts and advertising. She then went to work at Rolling Stone Magazine for a few years in the advertising department, but really wanted to create art and work with kids so she got her teaching degree.  For many years, Loren taught art in  high schools in Connecticut and Florida.  She also taught at The Miami Children's Museum, The Lincoln Road Art Center in Miami, and is now in her final year of her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling at Albertus Magnus College. She did her internship at the Kennedy Center and is overjoyed to be back!