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Upcoming Events

Welcome to the Arts Center of Yates County. This website will keep you up to date with events, exhibits, workshops, and all things concerning the arts in Yates County, NY. Check back often and don’t forget to join us on Facebook & Twitter!

Check out our 2017 Exhibit schedule

Dates: December 31, 2017
See what Exhibits are on the 2017 calendar! Click Here

"Perspectives" Nov/Dec issue is Online!

Dates: December 31, 2017
The Arts Center's latest issue of "Perspectives" is available online at NEWSLETTER  Click the link to see all the latest news, upcoming exhibits, workshops and so much more!  

Fire Works Studio Reconstruction Fund

Dates: December 31, 2017
In the wake of the devastating fire at Dexter and Faith Benedict’s Fire Works Studios, the Board of Directors of the Arts Center of Yates County established a Fire Works Studios Reconstruction Fund. The purpose of the fund is to help ensure that Faith and Dexter Benedict can emerge from this set back with as little negative financial impact as possible. For information on how to contribute, CLICK HERE Or call the Arts Center at 315-536-8226

Ceramics with Dee

Dates: January 9, 2018 - February 1, 2018
Explore slab and mold building and a variety of ceramic glazing techniques.  $160 members, $200 not-yet-members, $25 for clay, glaze and firing fee.  Classes will be held at Allen Hall at Keuka College and Dee Westfall will be the instructor.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Art Camp for Kids

Dates: January 15, 2018
A day of art and creativity at the arts center for students ages 6 to 12.   $10/student, bring lunch.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Craft Brewing

Dates: January 17, 2018 - April 16, 2018
Experiment with home brewing under the direction of Lyon-Smith brewery master, Dave Smith.  Each session will explore a new recipe, with participants sharing their results the following month.  Must be 21 to take this class.  $50 members, $60 not-yet-members.  There will be some materials fees.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.  Instructor - Dave Smith

Cooking Essentials - Knife Skills

Dates: January 20, 2018
Finger Lakes Foodies Chef Jeffory (Cheffory) says cooking can be fun and is easier than you think!  Learn some basic skills with a knife to make your time in the kitchen safer and more enjoyable!  $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Valentine's Day Cards

Dates: January 22, 2018
Instructor: Lisa Crosby Celebrate your love by creating two to three Valentine’s Day cards and a small 3D project.   $16 members, $20 not-yet-members, $3 materials fee to instructor.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Art of Wine

Dates: January 23, 2018 - May 1, 2018
Local winemakers share their secrets, perspectives, insights and product in this popular exploration of Finger Lakes winemaking.  Each session will be taught by a different regional winemaker.  Must be 21 to take this class.  $15 per session.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.  Instructor:  various

Art of Wine

Dates: January 23, 2018
Instructor:  Chris Wirth, wine consultant Local winemakers share their secrets, perspectives, insights and product in this popular exploration of Finger Lakes winemaking.  Chris will talk about the difference in east coast and west coast wines.  Must be 21 to take this class.  $15/session.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Scandinavian Wood Carving for Beginners

Dates: January 27, 2018
Instructor: Craig Sandberg Using simple tools, soft wood and a pattern, make a folk-art, Scandinavian-style, figure.  $40 members, $48 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-826.

Better Baking

Dates: January 28, 2018
Instructor: Jeffory McLean Finger Lakes Foodies Chef Jeffory  (Cheffory) says cooking can be fun and is easier than you think!  Fresh baked bread is nutritious, delicious and versatile.  Give it a try!   $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Art and Vine - Earrings

Dates: January 31, 2018
Looking for a fun and relaxing activity with friends?  Want to express your creativity without having to invest in “the tools of the trade”?  Suffering from cabin fever?  Give Art & Vine classes a try! Enjoy a glass of wine while you complete a creative project.  Amaze your friends, family and neighbors with your hitherto unrecognized artistic talent.  We supply everything you need.  In this class you’ll create unique, handcrafted beaded earrings.  $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, take $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Using Drawing Techniques to Enhance Your Painting

Dates: February 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018
Instructor: Grant Lounsbury                                                                  Have you ever wondered just how to give an object dimension, or create more perspective in your painting?   Come and learn basic drawing skills related to depth, form, perspective and composition that can be used before you ever add paint to the canvas.         Designed with the beginner artist in mind, Grant will work with you to learn and apply basic drawing skills as you create paintings using the skills learned each session.  $100 members, $120 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Cooking Essentials - Baking Bread

Dates: February 3, 2018
Finger Lakes Foodies Chef Jeffory (Cheffory) says cooking can be fun and is easier than you think!  Fresh backed bread is nutritious, delicious and versatile.  Give it a try!  $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Instructor:  Jeffory McLean.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Cooking Essentials - Baking Bread

Dates: February 3, 2018
Instructor: Jeffory McLean Finger Lakes Foodies Chef Jeffory  (Cheffory) says cooking can be fun and is easier than you think!  Fresh baked bread is nutritious, delicious and versatile.  Give it a try!   $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates Country at 315-536-8226.

Art of Wine

Dates: February 6, 2018
Instructor: Sayer Fulkerson, Fulkerson Winery Local winemakers share their secrets, perspectives, insights and product in this popular exploration of Finger Lakes winemaking.  Must be 21 to take this class.  $15/session.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Cooking for Couples

Dates: February 9, 2018
Instructor: Jeffory McLean Prepare a romantic three course meal with the one you love under the direction of Finger Lakes Foodies Chef Jeffory (Cheffory).   Discover how much fun it can be to cook together and then enjoy the fruits of your labor (wine supplied)  $140/couple members, $175/couple not-yet-members.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

QuickArt with Acrylics

Dates: February 10, 2018
Complete four pieces during the day – learn about color mixing, quick sketching, layering, shadow and light.  Paint, brushes, support and canvas all supplied – here’s your chance to give painting a try.  $60 members, $72 nonmembers, $15 materials fee.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Sketching with John

Dates: February 12, 2018 - May 14, 2018
Incorporating value, learning the Bargue Drawing Methodology, creating a grisaille, geometric and linear perspectives and more will be discussed in this in depth class aimed at giving painters some of the basic drawing tools needed to improve their paintings.  $100 members, $120 not-yet-members, there will also be a museum admission fee associated with the final class.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.  

Art & Vine - Relief Printmaking

Dates: February 15, 2018
Looking for a fun and relaxing activity with friends?  Want to express your creativity without having to invest in “the tools of the trade”?  Suffering from cabin fever?  Give Art & Vine classes a try! Enjoy a glass of wine while you complete a creative project.  Amaze your friends, family and neighbors with your hitherto unrecognized artistic talent.  We supply everything you need.  In this class you’ll create unique block prints for cards, fabric and more.  $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, take $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Cooking Essentials - Pasta Making

Dates: February 17, 2018
Finger Lakes Foodies Chef Jeffory (Cheffory) says cooking can be fun and is easier than you think!  Learn how to make pasta as the basis for creating many inexpensive and delicious dishes.  $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Cooking Essentials - Pasta Making

Dates: February 17, 2018
Instructor: Jeffory McLean Finger Lakes Foodies Chef Jeffory  (Cheffory) says cooking can be fun and is easier than you think!  Learn how to make pasta as the basis for creating many inexpensive and delicious dishes.    $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Out of School Art

Dates: February 19, 2018 - February 23, 2018
Different fun and creative projects every morning during school vacation for students ages 6 to 12.  $5/session.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Art of Wine

Dates: February 19, 2018
Instructor: Johannes Reinhardt, Kemmeter Winery Local winemakers share their secrets, perspectives, insights and product in this popular exploration of Finger Lakes winemaking.  Johannes will talk about creating precious wine.  Must be 21 to take this class.  $15/session.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Scandinavian Wood Carving 2.0

Dates: February 24, 2018
With more advanced tools learn how to carve a 3D folk-art, Scandinavian-style, figure.  (Some carving experience – or Beginner Carving class – highly recommended)  $40 members, $48 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Better Baking

Dates: February 24, 2018
Instructor: Jeffory McLean Finger Lakes Foodies Chef Jeffory  (Cheffory) says cooking can be fun and is easier than you think!  Fresh baked bread is nutritious, delicious and versatile.  Give it a try!   $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Art & Vine - Bangle Bracelets

Dates: February 28, 2018
Looking for a fun and relaxing activity with friends?  Want to express your creativity without having to invest in “the tools of the trade”?  Suffering from cabin fever?  Give Art & Vine classes a try! Enjoy a glass of wine while you complete a creative project.  Amaze your friends, family and neighbors with your hitherto unrecognized artistic talent.  We supply everything you need.  In this class you’ll create metal bangle bracelets.  $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, take $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Cooking Essentials - Pizza

Dates: March 3, 2018
Instructor: Jeffory McLean Finger Lakes Foodies Chef Jeffory  (Cheffory) says cooking can be fun and is easier than you think!  Learn how to make pasta as the basis for creating many inexpensive and delicious dishes.    $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Art of Wine

Dates: March 6, 2018
Instructor: Bernard Cannac, Serenity Vineyards Local winemakers share their secrets, perspectives, insights and product in this popular exploration of Finger Lakes winemaking.  Must be 21 to take this class.  $15/session.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Layers of Encaustic Wax

Dates: March 10, 2018
We will complete 2 pieces. One will be a multi-media piece using the encaustic wax process. The other piece focuses on carving into and the use of both transparent and opaque wax.  $60 members, $72 nonmembers, $25 materials fee.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Art & Vine - Spring Scarves

Dates: March 15, 2018
Looking for a fun and relaxing activity with friends?  Want to express your creativity without having to invest in “the tools of the trade”?  Suffering from cabin fever?  Give Art & Vine classes a try! Enjoy a glass of wine while you complete a creative project.  Amaze your friends, family and neighbors with your hitherto unrecognized artistic talent.  We supply everything you need.  In this class you’ll create wearable art using prints and paints.  $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, take $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Cooking Essentials

Dates: March 17, 2018
Instructor: Jeffory McLean Finger Lakes Foodies Chef Jeffory  (Cheffory) says cooking can be fun and is easier than you think!  Learn how to make pasta as the basis for creating many inexpensive and delicious dishes.    $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Easter Card Fun

Dates: March 19, 2018
Celebrate your love by creating two to three Easter cards and a small 3D project.  Instructor: Lisa Crosby.  $16 members, $20 not-yet-members, $3 materials fee to instructor.  Call the Art Center of Yates at 315-536-8226 to register.  

Art of Wine

Dates: March 20, 2018
Instructor: Jeffory McLean Finger Lakes Foodies Chef Jeffory  (Cheffory) says cooking can be fun and is easier than you think!  Learn how to make pasta as the basis for creating many inexpensive and delicious dishes.    $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Using Drawing Techniques to Enhance Your Painting

Dates: March 23, 2018 - April 20, 2018
Instructor: Grant Lounsbury                                                                  Have you ever wondered just how to give an object dimension, or create more perspective in your painting?   Come and learn basic drawing skills related to depth, form, perspective and composition that can be used before you ever add paint to the canvas.         Designed with the beginner artist in mind, Grant will work with you to learn and apply basic drawing skills as you create paintings using the skills learned each session.  $100 members, $120 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Scandinavian Chip Carving for Beginners

Dates: March 24, 2018
Chip carve a soft wooden plate to create a unique Scandinavian-style pattern. Like Zen-doodling in wood! $40 members, $48 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates Country at 315-536-8226.

Art & Vine - Polymer Pendants

Dates: March 28, 2018
Looking for a fun and relaxing activity with friends?  Want to express your creativity without having to invest in “the tools of the trade”?  Suffering from cabin fever?  Give Art & Vine classes a try! Enjoy a glass of wine while you complete a creative project.  Amaze your friends, family and neighbors with your hitherto unrecognized artistic talent.  We supply everything you need.  In this class you’ll create pendants of colorful polymer clay.  $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, take $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Art Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

Remember Mom

Dates: April 30, 2018
Celebrate your love by creating two to three Mother's Day cards and a small 3D project.  Instructor:  Lisa Crosby.  $16 members, $20 not-yet-members, $3 materials fee to instructor.  Call the Art Center of Yates at 315-536-8226 to register.  

 
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