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The Valley Center of the Arts Program Schedule


Life Model Drawing Sessions

• Informal Sessions held in a Relaxed Atmosphere
• Open to all level Artists (18+) • All Mediums
• FREE Parking • Light Refreshments served • Air conditioned/heated studio • We supply the model and chairs...You supply your talent and your supplies.

Our Next session will be held on Monday, March 4th, 2019 • 7PM to 9PM
At The Valley Center of the Arts

5 State Street, Ansonia CT 06401

VAC members $10.00
Non Members $15.00

Not a Valley Arts Council member?!?
Become a VAC member and your first sesson is FREE with Paid membership
($30 annual)

Space is limited, reserve your spot now!
please RSVP to:
(203) 516-7202 or


Beginner's Illustration Workshop

Instructor: Steve DiRienzo

6-week course
at the Valley Center for the Arts

Learn basic illustration techniques and how they apply across several mediums. 1-1/2 or 2 hour sessions meet once a week and materials will be required as the course progresses. A fun and interesting workshop for budding young artists who are just discovering their talents, as well as those serious about honing their skills for a career in the arts.

One-On-One or Group Instruction Available for
both Youth & Adult Levels

Advanced Classes are also available!

Contact us to inquire about new session dates and times. The workshop can be tailored to any age group, any size or any schedule!

Cost is $99.00 for 6 Weeks.
call: 203.516.7202 or email: for scheduling and to register or for additional information!


The Comic Art Workshop

Instructor: Steve DiRienzo

Back in the 1970’S, the late Dick Giordano and Artist Frank McLaughlin established “The Comic Art Workshop”... a place where budding cartoonists and comic freaks could go once a week to learn the techniques of comic art from working pros. The response was immediate and overwhelming!

Sessions forming now!

The Valley Center for the Arts

Class size is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. Cost is $99.00 for SIX WEEKS! To register call us at: 203.516.7202 or email us at:

Hurry space is limited!


How to Prepare your Portfolio

Instructor: Steve DiRienzo

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - if you are planning to attend Art College after graduation, you may be interested in this class offering -- HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PORTFOLIO -- this 6-week session will help you organize your existing work and give you the tools to create a range of new pieces for your college entrance portfolio review. By the end of the 6 weeks you will have a cohesive portfolio with a wide range of artwork.

$85 per 6-week session • Flexible schedule

Held at:
The Valley Center of the Arts

Call: 203.516.7202 or email for more information.

Register today, space is limited!

The Valley Center of the Arts

5 State Street, Ansonia CT 06401

p: 203.516.7202

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