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Events > Educational Workshops > Adults

For all those who seek the opportunity to learn and are open to the creative spirit within, the Arts Center Educational Workshop is the place to be. Every week there are classes and workshops hosted by ACYC in a multitude of genre and media. ACYC has classes for all ages from pre-schoolers to octogenarians. Join us and have fun while learning and creating.

Our educational workshops provide opportunities to explore media from oil, acrylic and watercolor painting to drawing, collage, clay, printmaking, book making, basketry and creative stamping techniques. The literary arts are also explored with classes in memoir-writing and readings at the Arts Center. 

ACYC instructors are highly qualified and skilled in their disciplines.  They enjoy bringing out the creative side of all their workshop participants, from beginners to advanced.

Educational Workshop  Information & Registration

Workshop Registration Form (PDF)   

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Basic Floral Design
    Dates: July 24, 2017
    Days/Hours: Monday, July 24, 7 - 9 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    "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.  $20 members, $25 not-yet members.  Bring flowers from your garden. Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.
     
    Call the Arts Center 315-536-8226 to sign up!
      

Oil Painting with Judy Soprano
    Dates: July 25, 2017 - July 27, 2017
    Days/Hours: Monday, July 25 - Wednesday, July 27 - 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $120.00 Members $150.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Three day Oil Painting workshop! Explore oil tools and techniques with Judy.  Demonstrations each morning, followed by individual painting and instruction.  $120 members, $150 not-yet members.  Judy will supply all oil paints, brushes and palette paper for the class.  Students bring 5 x 7, 9 x 12 or 4 x 5 canvas.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Art & Vine
Instructor: Marnie Lersch
    Dates: August 3, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, August 3 - 7 - 9 PM
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    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 Arts Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Porcelain Painting Seminar with Mary Gosden
    Dates: August 7, 2017 - August 10, 2017
    Days/Hours:
    Location: Sunny Point
    $325.00 Members $375.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Internationally aclaimed porcelain artist, Mary Gosden, will bring her four day painting seminar to Sunny Point this August! Students will create a multi-fired porcelain overglaze painting. #325 members, $375 not-yet-members for the four day workshop.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.

     


Fold Formed Cuffs
Instructor: Janis Long
    Dates: August 12, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday, August 12 - 10 AM to 3 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $40.00 Members $50.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Fold forming is a distinctive metals technique developed, researched and catalogued by internationally known goldsmith, writer and instructor Charles Lewtom Brain.  Students in this class will be introduced to fold forming and will learn to create dramatic texture, form and color in sheet copper as they practice basic folding techniques to create cuffs.  In addition to fold forming, time will be spent learning how to use disc cutters to create geometric shaped cuffs.  No previous metals experience required!  $40 members, $50 not-yet-members, $20 materials fee.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Watercolor Painting on Location with Michele Izzo
    Dates: August 14, 2017 - August 16, 2017
    Days/Hours: Monday, August 14 10 AM to 3 PM - Wednesday, August 16, 10 AM to 3 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Thinking design, shapes and values as you build watercolor landscapes on site with Michele Izzo of Cortlandt Manor, New York.  Michele is a signature member of The American Watercolor Society. Class will begin with a demo and then students will paint - This is an outstanding opportunity! $145 members, $180 not-yet-members.  Call the Arts Center to register at 315-536-8226.

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Instructor: Kim Cutler
    Dates: August 16, 2017
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, August 16, 10 AM to 3 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Slab build three projects, experimenting with shape, imprints, carving and more.  $45 members, $60 not-yet-members (includes one hour of open studio glazing time), $25 materials and firing fee.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Pan Pastels
Instructor: Karlene VanDeusen
    Dates: August 22, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, August 22 - 10 - 4 PM - Sunnypoint
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Learn to use pan pastels - soft pastel packed in a cake-like pan so they can be applied with intuitive paintbrush-type applicator.  PanPastels produce very little dust for a cleaner working environment, have excellent lightfastness and are erasable.  $48 members, $60 not-yet members.  Materials fee of $25 to the instructor.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Fabulous Florals
Instructor: Patricia Tribastone
    Dates: August 23, 2017 - August 24, 2017
    Days/Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, August 23-24 - 9 AM to 3 PM
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Floral paintings have long been a favorite for artists!  Learn to paint the delicate blossoms in oil with Pat.  We will cover topics such as composition, color choices, light and shadow, strokework and more!  We will paint with live flowers and capture their beauty and freshness.  $110 members, $135 not-yet-members.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.

     
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