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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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GREAT GARDEN MARKERS
Instructor: Faith Benedict
    Dates: April 27, 2019 - May 4, 2019
    Days/Hours: Saturdays, April 27 and May 4 -- 10 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    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.


Painting Poems
    Dates: May 2, 2019
    Days/Hours: Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6 - 8 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    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
Instructor: Lana Grauer
    Dates: May 28, 2019
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, May 28, 2019 - 6 -9 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    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.

     

     

     


Painting with George Van Hook
    Dates: June 15, 2019
    Days/Hours: Saturday, June 15 - 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    PAINTING WITH GEORGE

    Saturday, June 15    9:30 am – 2:30 pm                                                                    George Van Hook

    Come paint with popular landscape/portrait painter George Van Hook at one of the most unique properties on Keuka Lake, Sunny Point.  George will share his painting techniques as well as strategies for showing and selling work.  $60 members, $75 not-yet-members.  Please register at the Arts Center of Yates at 315-536-8226.


"Think Big" Portrait Painting with Daniel Roemmelt
    Dates: July 10, 2019 - July 11, 2019
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, July 10 and Friday, July 12 - 9:30 to 2:30 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    “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.


Pet Portraits/Amazing Animals!
    Dates: July 24, 2019 - July 26, 2019
    Days/Hours: Thursday - Friday, July 24-26, 2019 - 9 am to 4 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    PET PORTRAITS / AMAZING ANIMALS!

    Thursday – Friday, July 24-26, 2019    9 am – 4 pm                              Elizabeth St. Hilaire

     The Arts Center of Yates County is bringing back world-renowned “paper painter” Elizabeth St. Hilaire for a three-day pet / animal portraits collage workshop.  Pets and Amazing Animals are not limited to man's best friend - goats, roosters, llamas and elephants are included. Participants will learn how to create unique painted collage paper with a variety of mono-printing techniques via the Gel Printing plate.   $425 members, $475 not-yet-members.   Please register at the Arts Center of Yates at 315-536-8226.


Plein Air with Kevin Feary
Instructor: Kevin Feary
    Dates: August 5, 2019 - August 8, 2019
    Days/Hours: Monday though Thursday, August 5 through 8 - 9 am to 3 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    PLEIN AIR

    Monday – Thursday, August 5-8    9 am – 3 pm                                                  

    Kevin Feary

    Focus on light and composition in open air painting around Keuka and Seneca Lakes.  Demonstrations and time for criticism every day.  Paint in the medium you like best or experiment with other mediums under the direction of master artist Kevin Feary.  $240 members, $288 not-yet-membersPlease register at the Arts Center of Yates at 315-536-8226.


Watercolor Techniques
Instructor: Kathy Armstrong
    Dates: August 13, 2019 - August 15, 2019
    Days/Hours: August 13 through August 15 - - 10 am to 3 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES

    Tuesday August 13 – Thursday, August 15           10 am – 3 pm                     Kathy Armstrong

    Take your watercolor paintings to the next level. This 3 day watercolor workshop at Sunny Point will focus on glazing (working in layers) to achieve more luminescence and depth in your watercolor paintings. In addition to teaching techniques, Kathy will cover planning the steps of your paintings, which is especially important in watercolor. Open to adults with some prior art experience, although all levels of watercolor painters are welcome.  $150 members, $180 not-yet-members.  Please register at the Arts Center of Yates at 315-536-8226.

     
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