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Beginning Weaving

Dates: March 23, 2019
BEGINNING WEAVING Saturday, March 23  10 am – 2 pm                                                                           Craig Sandberg Learn the basics of loom weaving and the workings of a variety of hand and lap looms.  Discuss developing and following patterns as well as the best materials to use for loom weaving.   $40 members, $48 not-yet-members.  Please register at the Arts Center of Yates at 315-536-8226.


Dates: March 30, 2019
SOCK PUPPETS Saturday, March 30 -  10 am – noon                                     Tigercandy Arts A whimsical workshop in which students learn the tips & tricks of the professional sock puppet designers of Tigercandy Arts, Inc, while creating their very own Sockett® style sock puppet. Ages 7+ $20 members, $24 not-yet members, $7 students, Material cost= $5/person.  Please register at the Arts Center of Yates at 315-536-8226.

Spring Folk Art Carving

Dates: April 6, 2019
SPRING FOLK ART CARVING Saturday, April 6  10 am – 2 pm                 Craig Sandberg Celebrate the return of spring by learning to find the bunny or egg or flower in a block of wood.  Hand-carving dimensional figures using a variety of carving tools and techniques.  Beginner friendly – more advanced projects for those with some carving experience.  $40 member, $48 not-yet-members.  Please register at the Arts Center of Yates at 315-536-8226.


Dates: April 27, 2019 - May 4, 2019
GREAT GARDEN MARKERS Saturdays, April 27 & May 4           10 am – Noon                                                 Faith Benedict Enjoy creating your flower or vegetable garden labels in clay.  Create your design by drawing into the clay or adding your 3 dimensional flower or vegetable names by pressing in stamped letters or writing.  Make up to six ceramic markers.  $50 members, $58 not-yet-members.  Please register at the Arts Center of Yates at 315-536-8226.

March / April "Perspectives"

Dates: April 30, 2019
Read our latest bimonthly Arts Center newsletter, "Perspectives", online now! Feature stories, workshops, exhibits, Sunny Point happenings, and much more! CLICK HERE

Painting Poems

Dates: May 2, 2019
PAINTING POEMS Thursday, May 2 -  6-8 pm                                                  Kathy Morris Creating poetry based on a painting or other work of art is known as “ekphrastic poetry.”  Let work in the Flick Gallery inspire your poetic muse!  In this class we’ll examine examples of ekphrastic poetry and  the works that inspired by them,discuss an overview of writing a poem, focus on capturing the imagery in a painting that “speaks to” you and crafting a poem based on that painting.  $10 members, $12 not-yet-members, $8 students.  Please register at the Arts Center of Yates at 315-536-8226.                

Intro to Paste Painting

Dates: May 28, 2019
INTRO TO PASTEL PAINTING Wednesday, May 28                       6-9 pm                                                  Lana Grauer Learn the basics of pastel painting.  This class will cover materials and applications. The types of pastels available (so may choices) and types of paper and supports. You will learn the four basic steps to creating a pastel landscape painting as well as some techniques to achieve depth and perspective in your landscape.  Come join us for a fun evening enjoying the art of pastel.  $30 members, $36 not-yet-members.  Please call to register at the Arts Center of Yates, 315-536-8226.      

Keuka Arts Festival

Dates: June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019
The Keuka Arts Festival is a fine art and skilled craft show held annually along the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail, only a few blocks from downtown Penn Yan. The event is free and will feature live entertainment and activities for families.

"Think Big" Portrait Painting with Daniel Roemmelt

Dates: July 10, 2019 - July 11, 2019
“THINK BIG” PORTRAIT PAINTING Wednesday, July 10 – Friday, July 12       9:30 am – 2:30 pm                          Daniel Roemmelt Daniel Roemmelt has become known for his colorful and imaginative portraiture paintings.  Learn to let go and have fun as you explore how to reimagine a face in a photograph into an artful oil painting.  This class will include mixing oil paints, use of warm and cool colors on shadow and highlights, painting wet in wet and pushing color.  You too can learn to paint a portrait with confidence.  Open to painters of all abilities and experience.   $150 members, $180 not-yet-members.  Please call the Arts Center to register at 315-536-8226.

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