Master Classes and Workshops

Join the Festival's visiting artists for these special opportunities! New this year: FREE reservations recommended. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. Be prepared to move and play!

Please check back for more information and free reservations. Walk-up registration available at the door.

Bonsai: Artistic Collaboration With Nature

Bonsai Society of Greater New Haven

Bonsai trees are not a special species, but rather are the result of years of collaborative work with nature to create a miniature tree or forest scene in a shallow pot. Learn about the history of bonsai, and what it takes — both the tools and the techniques — to create these works of art, while a member of the Bonsai Society of Greater New Haven demonstrates some of the work that sets a nursery plant on the road towards becoming a bonsai tree.

Sun, June 18, 2017, 1:00pm  Details
1 hr

Painting with Katro: Celebrating Juneteenth

Free painting workshop for kids with local artist Katro Storm, celebrating African American culture.

Free painting workshop for kids with local artist Katro Storm, celebrating African American culture. Come and paint a beautiful African sunset that you can take home and keep forever!

Mon, June 19, 2017, 2:30pm  Details
1 hr

Free to Dance: Hanan Hameen

Exploring the African Diaspora and celebrating our roots through dance.

Mon, June 19, 2017, 4:00pm  Details
1 hr

Explore Connecticut Wildlife with the USFWS

Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to learn about your local national wildlife refuge.

Tue, June 20, 2017, 4:00pm  Details
1 hr

Manual Cinema: A Master Class in Cinematic Puppetry

Learn about the many facets of Manual Cinema‘s work and get hands-on training in the elements of cinematic puppetry and visual storytelling

Wed, June 21, 2017, 4:00pm  Details
1 hr

Mulan Fitness and Art Academy Master Class

The Mulan Fitness and Art Academy will perform two short dances, a form of Yangko that utilizes the general rhythm of Jiangnan (A Chinese traditional music style) and modified with some new patterns. They will then teach the techniques used in performance to the class.

Thu, June 22, 2017, 4:00pm  Details
1 hr

Ginga Brasileira Master Class

Learn the maculele and capoeira dance moves with one of the Master Teaching Artists from Ginga Brasileira!

Fri, June 23, 2017, 4:00pm  Details
1 hr