If not otherwise stated, most events are a $5 suggested donation. The money goes to help compensate the hosts for their time and/or to The Hearing Room to help keep the lights on! You may bring coffee/tea/soda and snacks if you want to.
Sign up at 6:30, performances begin at 7 PM. Music, Poetry, Storytelling, comedy, etc. Originals encouraged. All ages and skill levels. This is a "listening" open mic where the performers ARE the attraction, not a side show. Sign ups can be done here or in person.
Open Figure Drawing
Lee Gee is now coordinating figure drawing sessions at The Hearing Room. For a suggested $10 donation, a model is provided for three hour sessions on Wednesdays nights from 7pm to 10pm. The donation is for paying the model, acquiring/building more easels and supplies and for the space.
This is a great opportunity for all levels to improve their drawing skills. Drop-in artists are welcome to participate. We are doing anatomy studies and not focusing on finished works.
The short pose, 30 sec to 3 mins, teaches you to focus on the gesture or action of the pose. It helps to train you to see at a glance the directions the body and its parts. Draw without being trapped by detail. The medium pose, 5 to 20 mins, helps build quick sketching skills and takes you a little further along than the gesture and more into the construction of the pose without being bogged down by detail. The long pose, 30 min to 3 hrs, is the time for details to develop; the body is complex and you need time to figure out all the proportions.
Figure drawing at the beginning is really making generalizations about the body. When you consider how many sittings and hours artists in the past needed to capture a good likeness, our short modern sessions don’t cut it. The more you know about the figure and the more confident your hand is the more information you can get in a one minute, ten minute or beyond pose. I’m mentioning this because a lot of people have unreal expectations sometimes and give up when they really need time and mileage with the figure. It takes practice!
Each month’s session will be as follows:
1st Wednesday: 1st hr = all 1min gestures / 2nd hr = 3 minute gestures / 3rd hr = 5 minute poses
2nd Wednesday: 1st 30min = all 1min gestures / 2nd 30 min = 2 min gestures / 2nd hr = 5 minute poses / 3rd hr = 20 minute poses
3rd Wednesday: 1st hr = 5 minute poses / 2nd+3rd hr = two 50 minute poses
4th Wednesday: 3hrs = one pose all session
WHAT YOU’LL NEED – I am working to build/acquire more easels, drawing horses and drawing boards, so please come prepared to draw with your own supplies. You will need plenty of paper; I recommend 18”x24” Newsprint paper. Drawing tools are flexible and while you are welcome to use your medium of preference, I recommend charcoal (vines, sticks or pencils), a kneadable eraser and a hard eraser. It’s also handy to have some wipes or a rag to clean your hands, and a snack.
For Questions contact Lee Gee at LeeGeeDesigns@gmail.com or TheHearingRoom@gmail.com
Let's Play music together Jam
Acoustic Jam with a little electric but let's not go crazy! All ages and skill levels welcome. Rock, blues, bluegrass, anything jammable! Starts at 7 PM.
See Calendar for featured acts! This is a listening room where the performers ARE the attraction, not a side show.
This is the place for songwriters! Meet 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 1-4 PM to share your songs with other songwriters in a supportive, informal setting. Get feedback if you want it.
MUsic Making For everyone
Offered on select Saturday afternoons from 1 Pm- 3 PM with your host Seamus McLaughlin. This is an intuitive approach to music, not a structured one. Loosen up and play! It's supposed to be fun afterall...Please see the calendar for dates
Second Saturday MIND MELD
Hosted by those crazy space rock people who call themselves "Approaching Zero". We're not sure what's going to happen but if a warm hole opens up and you weren't here to witness it than don't say I didn't...what? It's a WORM hole? Now that doesn't sound like any place I wanna be. Nevermind.
Community Sing and jam
Aaron Tornberg hosts a Sunday acoustic jam every other Sunday from 2-5 pm, with an emphasis on folk music and singing. Aaron is a professional teacher, computer geek, instructional designer, educational technologist, and musician with years of experience managing the little things that musicians need. Besides playing his own music and hosting open mics each week, he loves to work with musicians and help spread their music further.