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Tortilla Making

Dates: April 1, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Assemble a wooden tortilla press and learn how to make fresh, handmade tortillas and flatbreads.  A fun activity for the whole family!   (assembly required - students should be old enough to use a screwdriver)  $7 students/ $20 adults/$15 families (minimum 1 adult & 1 child for family rate).  Please call the Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.

Art of Wine

Dates: April 4, 2017
Various Instructors                               Back by popular demand!  Local winemakers discuss their art and illustrate with tastings.  An in-depth look at local wines and how they’re made- come to one, several or all!  Must be 21 to take these classes.  Beginner Friendly!! $12 members, $15 not-yet-members

Still Life in Oil -- Painting with Pat

Dates: April 5, 2017 - April 26, 2017
Explore still oil painting with award-winning artist Patricia Tribastone. The class will covers a variety of techniques and studio activity.  April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017 - 11 AM to 3 PM.  $150 members, $175 not-yet-members.

Golden Paints Lecture - The A to Z of Acrylics

Dates: April 8, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Learn how acrylics can be used as grounds for other media, get key information on color mixing for brilliant hues and blending and explore the use of gels to create unique textured surfaces. Advance registrants receive free product samples!  $5.00.  Instructor:  Patti Mollica.  Call the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 to register.  Beginner Friendly!!

Golden Paints Workshop - The A to Z of Textures and Surfaces

Dates: April 8, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Experiment with a variety of materials offering dramatic textural possibility for watercolor, pastel, acrylic and oils!  Participants will receive 12 pretreated surface panels, product samples and have the use of Golden products during class.  $55 members, $60 not-yet members.  Call the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 to register. Beginner Friendly!!

Beginning Encaustics

Dates: April 15, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Encaustics is a wax art process that can be used to print single color images or create multi-layered, multi-colored images that are scratched, stenciled and  sometimes painted.  Take a day to learn about this fun and unique artistic form!  $48 members, $60 not-yet members, $10 materials fee to instructor.  Instructor:  Maureen McMahon.  Please call the Yates Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.  Beginner Friendly!!

Art of Wine

Dates: April 18, 2017
Various Instructors                                Back by popular demand!  Local winemakers discuss their art and illustrate with tastings.  An in-depth look at local wines and how they’re made- come to one, several or all!  Must be 21 to take these classes.  Beginner Friendly!! $12 members, $15 not-yet-members

CALL for ARTISTS!

Dates: April 20, 2017
ARTISTS Enter Jan 1 - April 20, 2017 - The 2017 Painting and Photography Juried Show at the Arts Center of Yates County will be held from June 5th-July 6th, 2017. You may view the Prospectus for the show on-line at the Art Center of Yates County website. The Prospectus gives all the details of how to enter the show as well as all the dates.SEE IMAGE LINK at Top of Page. Entries will be accepted from January 1 - April 20th. ."ACYC Entry Page on ShowSubmit" Call 315-536-8226 for more information.

Sixth Annual B&B Tour

Dates: April 22, 2017
The Sixth Annual Arts Center Bed and Breakfast Tour will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 11 am to 5 pm. This popular fundraising event highlights the art of hospitality as expressed by some of our region’s finest lodgings, this year along the western shore of Seneca Lake. Tickets for the tour are $30 per person in advance, $27 per person for groups of three or more and $34 per person day of the event. Tickets will be available starting mid-March at the Arts Center.  CLICK HERE for details!  

Beginning Earrings

Dates: April 29, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Create your own earrings - start with wire “findings” add beads, “found materials”, bent and hammered wire shapes and let your imagination and creativity soar.   $24 members, $30 not-yet members, $15 materials fee to instructor.  Instructor:  Janis Long.  Please call the Yates Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.  Beginner Friendly!!

March - April "Perspectives"

Dates: April 30, 2017
Spring is just around the corner! Read the latest issue of PERSPECTIVES - our Arts Center newsletter! New classes and workshops, Exhibit news, B&B Tour, Juried Show, Volunteer recognition, Sunny Point updates, and so much more! CLICK HERE for the March 2017 issue of "Perspectives"

Art of Wine

Dates: May 2, 2017
Various Instructors                               Back by popular demand!  Local winemakers discuss their art and illustrate with tastings.  An in-depth look at local wines and how they’re made- come to one, several or all!  Must be 21 to take these classes.  Beginner Friendly!! $12 members, $15 not-yet-members

Rediscovering Art with Mr. Gillespie

Dates: May 4, 2017 - May 11, 2017
Rediscover the fun of drawing, painting and expressing yourself artistically with noted artist (and popular former Penn Yan School art teacher)  Bob Gillespie.  No experience or prerequisites (except middle school art class with Mr. G?) necessary.  $32 members, $40 not-yet-members.  Instructor:  Bob Gillespie.  Please contact the Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.  Beginner Friendly!!

Finding Your Niche in Art

Dates: May 6, 2017 - May 6, 1917
Everyone has some artistic talent -  here’s a way to find yours!  Take the “painting with a twist” idea even further by creating several similar small paintings  using different materials for each to find your most comfortable niche.   $48 members, $60 not-yet -members, $15 materials fee to instructor.  Instructor:  Maureen McMahon.  Please call the Yates Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.  Beginner Friendly!!

Beginning Songwriting

Dates: May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017
Learn the process of songwriting! Two simple songwriting exercises will help demystify the songwriting process. By the end of this workshop, you’ll understand more about the songwriting process and gain confidence to begin writing your own songs.   Bring an instrument if you play one!  $16 members, $20 not-yet-members, $5 students.  Instructor:  Susanna Rose.  Please call the Yates Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.  Beginner Friendly!!

Chain Link Necklaces

Dates: May 20, 2017
Create a beautiful and elaborate chain link necklace by fashioning intertwined links into complex patterns and designs.  $40 members, $50 not-yet members  $20 materials fee to instructor.  Instructor:  Janis Long.  Please call the Yates Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.

Basic Floral Design - Instructor: Becky Foote

Dates: May 27, 2017
Bring the beauty of your garden indoors through the artistry of floral design. Learn the basics for flower longevity, picking the right container, and creating beautiful designs along with some basic concepts of floral design, like color pallets, different styles, and textures. $26 members, $30 not-yet members  Bring flowers from your garden!  Call the Art Center at 315-536-8226.  Beginner Friendly!!

Land, Lake & Sky

Dates: June 3, 2017 - June 3, 2017
Capture the beauty of the Finger Lakes landscapes with award-winning artist George Van Hook.  Learn how to make the most of a limited palette, bring out light and shadow and fine tune a Finger Lakes landscape in watercolor, oil or acrylic.  $48 members, $60 not-yet-members.  Instructor:  George Van Hook - Sunny Point.  Please call the Yates Art  Center at 315-536-8226 to register.

Watercolor Painting

Dates: June 12, 2017 - June 13, 2017
Explore watercolor tools and techniques with Judy.  Demonstrations each morning, followed by individual painting and instruction.  Great for artists at all levels!  $80 members, $100 not-yet-members.  Please call the Yates Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.

Raku Pottery

Dates: June 15, 2017 - June 22, 2017
Learn high fire, quick cool glazing techniques with “fish guy” Alan Bennett.  Build with raku clay week one, fire on the beach at Sunny Point the following week!   $64 members, $80 not-yet-members,         Materials fee $25.  Please call the Yates Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.

Art & Vine

Dates: June 15, 2017 - June 14, 2017
Art is not as hard as you think! Try your hand at painting with friends while sipping wine and being guided by a master artist. We provide the direction, the supplies and the refreshments - you provide the laughter.  $35 members, $40 not-yet members, $5 less if you sign up with a friend or two.  Call the Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.

Beginner Polymer Clay

Dates: June 24, 2017 - May 24, 2017
Using polymer clay create brightly colored geometrically shaped beads that make fun and unique earrings, pendants and more! $40 members, $50 not-yet-members  $10 materials fee to instructor.  Call the Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.  Beginner Friendly!!

Summer Fun - Come and Create!

Dates: June 27, 2017 - August 31, 2017
 Instructor: various                          Arts Center A different class, a different project twice weekly throughout the summer.  Our top notch teachers have planned classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, origami, African drumming, printmaking and more.  Take one, take all or anywhere in between.    Pre-registration is strongly advised, although drop-ins will be accepted when space is available.  $5 per class.  

Button Jewelry with Janis Long (Children's Class Only)

Dates: July 11, 2017 - July 11, 2017

Stained Glass with Marnie Lersch (Children's Class Only)

Dates: July 18, 2017 - July 18, 2017

Big Bodies with Karlene Van Deusen (Children's Class Only)

Dates: July 20, 2017

Bookbinding with Marnie Lersch (Children's Class Only)

Dates: July 25, 2017

Clay Jewelry with Janis Long (Children's Class Only)

Dates: July 27, 2017

Mosaics with Marnie Lersch (Children's Class Only)

Dates: August 15, 2017

Cyanotype with Marnie Lersch (Children's Class Only)

Dates: August 17, 2017

Paper Quilt with Karlene Van Deusen (Children's Class Only)

Dates: August 31, 2017

Check out our 2017 Exhibit schedule

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

     
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