550 Gallery and Studios 2015.11 class offerings  

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Fall 2015 ~ Class Offerings


Beginner Pottery Classes

$160 for 4 classes, includes materials


By Jan Lesnikoski       Tuesday evenings          6:30-9:00 Start date November 3, 2015

                                             Wednesday mornings 9-11:30 am   Start date November 4, 2015

By Seth Hedu                  Tuesday afternoons     2-4:30 pm Start date November 4, 2015 (or 1-3:30)

                                          Wednesday evenings  6:30-9:00 pm Start date November 4, 201                           

By Dave Santamaria    Monday evenings            6-8:30 pm      Start date November 2, 2015

                                          Thursday Evenings         6-8:30 pm     Start date November 5, 2015


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Acrylic Painting Parties

$25 for a two hour event on Friday evenings


By Jennifer Pettinicchi- Gregory         Friday evenings  7:00-9:00       Starting October 30, 2015

Acrylic Painting Class

$25 per hour


By Jennifer Pettinicchi- Gregory         By Appointment



Glass Fusion Workshop

$50 Workshops 2.5 hour classes


By Kim McGrath             Christmas Ornaments (make 3-4 glass ornaments)


                                           Each workshop will be on a Tuesday morning

from 9:00-11:30 beginning on 11/3/15

                                          Or on Monday evenings by appointment 6-8:30 p.m.  

Glass Fusion Classes~ Beginner Class

$140 for three classes, includes materials (Minimum 4 students, Maximum 8 Students)


By Kim McGrath                                 Monday morning 9:00-11:00am              starting Nov 2, 2015

                                                               Wednesday morning 9:00-11:00 am       starting Nov 4, 2015

                                                               Tuesday afternoon 1:00-3:00 pm              starting Nov 3, 2015

                                                               Thursday afternoon 1:00-3:00 pm            starting Nov 5, 2015


*Please inquire about any questions or intermediate classes.


*We also offer Open Studio Time to artists with experience .


* Our classes are offered on a continual basis, so if you cannot attend this session, let us know and we will put you on a list for future lessons!


*We offer children’s classes as well… please inquire!

2015 Empty Bowls

Printable Registration form/ Tickets can be found here.

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Second  Annual Empty Bowl Event Supporting Bethlehem Food Bank

 November 7, 2015    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Church of Nativity, Shellman Hall, Bethlehem, CT

What is Empty Bowls?

This collaboration between 550 Gallery and Studios, Litchfield Hills Church, First Church, Christ Episcopal Church, Church of the Nativity, in addition to local restaurants including Big Daddy’s, Nick’s, Painted Pony, Rathskeller, the Bethlehem Fair, Wellspring and Main Street Grill will help the current needs of Bethlehem families and elders.

Gluten Free and Vegetarian Soups will be available!

Please see www.emptybowls.net for the history of this project.

How it Works

  • Purchase a pre-registered ticket for $14 or at the door for $16
  • Come to the Church of the Nativity Saturday Nov. 7th between 4pm and 7pm
  • Pick out a beautiful and unique handmade bowl
  • Fill your bowl with one of 8 soups and enjoy a light supper of bread and soup
  • Bid on local art, gift certificates and local products at the silent auction~ original art by many local artists including  prints by Bob Crawford, handmade wooden bowls by Pat Griffin, handmade glass bowls by Kim McGrath, and pottery by Linda White, Mary Troiano, Dave Santamaria, Jan Lesnikoski, Seth Hedu, Ben Galick.

After dinner, proceed to 550 Main St. South to the 550 Gallery and Studios  for dessert and pottery making demonstrations.

To reserve your spot, register early by detaching and returning the lower part of this form.                       Number of bowls ____________________ X $14 = Total amount enclosed $ _____________________________

Name ________________________________________________       Phone _________________________________

Address _________________________________________      Email _______________________________________

Checks made payable to Town of Bethlehem Food Bank

 and sent to:  PO Box 160     Bethlehem CT  06751

Or you can fill this web form to pre-register and pay at the door

Any questions about the event please contact Vera Rosa at 203 266-5605 or go to   rosavera13@yahoo.com .  More info can be found on Facebook at 550 Gallery and Studios

Open Studio Demonstration Day


On Saturday October 24, 2015 the 550 Gallery and Studios is hosting an open studio where many of our artists will be giving demonstrations of their work. There will be a variety of demonstrations throughout the day where visitors are welcome to watch and learn how many of these art forms are created and expressed. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see how items are made. Most of our artists offer classes in their mediums and this is a chance to experience the different options that are offered at the 550 Gallery and Studios!

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Humble Bee Honey Co, Cathy Wolko Demonstration on spinning down honey from local hives


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IMG_6292      Seth Hedu- Potter


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Jennifer Pettinicchi Gregory- Acrylic Artist


IMG_6908  IMG_6918  IMG_6929 Dave Santamaria – Potter. Dave will be firing Raku Pottery

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There will be many beautiful pieces for sale from our talented artists. Join us!!

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