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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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Zentangles
Instructor: Phyllis Maciag
    Dates: June 29, 2016
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, June 29 10 am 1 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $24.00 Members $30.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

     Zentangles with Phyllis Maciag  –Wednesday, June 29  10 am – 1 pm  Arts Center - Easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images using structured patterns.


Beginner Glass Blowing with Eli Applebaum
    Dates: July 8, 2016
    Days/Hours: Friday, July 8 6-7, 7-8 or 8-9 pm
    Location: Applebaum Glass Studio 11479 Davis Rd Prattsburgh
    $40.00 Members $50.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Beginner Glass Blowing with Eli Applebaum – Friday, July 8 6-7, 7-8 or 8-9 pm 

    Applebaum Glass Studio 11479 Davis Rd Prattsburgh

    A fun and unique date night or special event with a friend.  Spend an hour learning the art of glass blowing from a talented young glass artist.  Participants will have the opportunity to create a tumbler or a paperweight.  Each hour-long class is limited to two participants.  $80 per couple for members, $100 per couple for those not-yet-members


Sumi-e Japanese Brush Painting
Instructor: Kathy Gill
    Dates: July 11, 2016
    Days/Hours: Monday, July 11 10 am Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $16.00 Members $20.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    A 2000 year old black ink painting technique.   Using a special brush learn the four basic strokes needed to help capture the essence rather than the semblance of an object.        


Scherenschnitte (Cut Paper Art)
Instructor: Fran Bliek
    Dates: July 13, 2016
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, July 13 9:30 am Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $20.00 Members $25.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Artistic papercutting is an ancient art form practiced for centuries across Europe as well as in China, Indonesia, India, Mexico and Sweden.  Learn how to create these intricate cut paper creations.  


Painting with Paper with Elizabeth St. Hilaire
    Dates: July 15, 2016 - July 17, 2016
    Days/Hours: Friday, July 15 Sunday, July 17 9 am 4 pm Arts Center
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $300.00 Members $350.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Known around the world for her bold collage technique, Elizabeth St. Hilaire takes you through the process of creating your own palette of papers and the process of creating eye-catching three dimensional mixed media works of art.


Pennsylvania Dutch-style Hex Signs
Instructor: Kathy Gill
    Dates: July 18, 2016
    Days/Hours: Monday, July 18 9:30 am 12:30 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $24.00 Members $30.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Barn “hex signs” grew out of Pennsylvania Dutch folk traditions in the mid 1800s.  Create your own stylized bird (distelfink) or other traditional design.                                                                                               


QiGong/Tai Chi with Nicole Hunt
    Dates: July 19, 2016 - August 4, 2016
    Days/Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 19 August 4, 2-3:30 pm
    Location: Sunny Point
    $72.00 Members $90.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Open energy channel and facilitate mind and body healing with these ancient  creative movement forms.  Stretch mind and body twice a week for three weeks beside the quiet Keuka lake shore at Sunny Point.  Appropriate for all ages, this is low impact exercise helping to create focus and well-being.    $72 members, $90 not-yet-members  


Drawing Techniques
Instructor: Kit Corti
    Dates: July 20, 2016 - September 21, 2016
    Days/Hours: Weds, July 20, Aug 24 & Sept 21, 9:30 am Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $60.00 Members $75.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Drawing Techniques with Kit Corti – Weds, July 20, Aug 24 & Sept 21, 9:30 am – Noon   Arts Center -  $60 members, $75 not-yet-members


Wire Findings and Earrings
Instructor: Janis Long
    Dates: July 23, 2016
    Days/Hours: Saturday, July 23, 10 am - 3 pm
    Location: Sunny Point
    $48.00 Members $60.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Use various types of metal wire, beads, found items and more to create unique earrings, pendants and charms. Held at Sunny Point! 
     
    $48 members, $60 not-yet- members, materials fee to the instructor

Porchoir Painting
Instructor: Roberta Nelson
    Dates: July 27, 2016
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, July 27, 9:30 am 3:30 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $44.00 Members $55.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    A limited palette French painting technique incorporating acrylic painting and stenciling. Stencils are painted onto canvas board and layer from the background forward. 

Art & Vine with Char DiGennaro
    Dates: July 29, 2016
    Days/Hours: Friday, July 29 5:45 - 8:45 pm at SUNNY POINT
    Location:
    $42.00 Members $48.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    WINE & PAINT! Always wanted to try your hand at painting but don’t know where to start? This is the place! Under the direction of a professional artist you CAN create an original work of art! We supply everything you need, including food and wine. Held at SUNNY POINT.  Bring friends and celebrate your creative spirit!  $42 members, $48 not-yet- members

Monotype Printing with Barb McPhail
    Dates: August 2, 2016
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, August 2, 1-3 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $16.00 Members $20.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    A fresh and original printing technique that anyone can use to make a nice work of art without any artistic experience! Students use paper, fabric, textured wallpaper and
    sandpaper to create shapes that are inked, printed and combined in unique ways.

Plein Air Painting with Dick Kane
Instructor: Dick Kane
    Dates: August 8, 2016 - August 11, 2016
    Days/Hours: Mon, August 8 - Thurs Aug 11, 9:30 am - 1 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $150.00 Members $190.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Explore Yates County with an artist’s eye and palette. Class focuses on light, composition and perspective for painters in any medium.

Monotype Printing Too with Barb McPhail
    Dates: August 11, 2016
    Days/Hours: Thursday, August 11, 1-3 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $16.00 Members $20.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Students can learn the technique for the first time, or elaborate on their previous experience by learning additional ways to add layers of color and textures to their images. Printmaking is vast in the potential for combining processes, and monotype is a fun, rewarding method for exploration.


Layered Paper Painting
Instructor: Roberta Nelson
    Dates: August 15, 2016
    Days/Hours: Monday, August 15, 9:30 am 3:30 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $44.00 Members $55.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    This technique breaks a drawing down into a select number of colors.  All shapes are drawn on paper, cut out and glued together collage style.  Then the shapes are shaded with colored pencils to create 3-D effects. 


QiGong/Tai Chi with Nicole Hunt
    Dates: August 15, 2016 - August 31, 2016
    Days/Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, August 15 August 31, 10 11:30 am
    Location: Sunny Point
    $72.00 Members $90.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Mondays & Wednesdays, August 15 – August 31, 10 – 11:30 am  Sunny Point - Open energy channels and facilitate mind and body healing with these ancient  creative movement forms.  Stretch mind and body twice a week for three weeks beside the quiet Keuka lake shore.  Appropriate for all ages, this is low impact exercise helping to create focus and well-being.    


Mixed Water Media with Char DiGennaro
    Dates: August 16, 2016 - August 17, 2016
    Days/Hours: Tues Aug 16, 1-4 pm & Wed, Aug 17, 9:30 4 pm
    Location:
    $80.00 Members $100.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Use your imagination to create work with any medium except oil!  Combine water, glue, acrylics, pastels, collage, paper, cloth, jewelry and more!


Art & Vine
    Dates: August 19, 2016
    Days/Hours: Friday, August 19 5:45 - 8:45 pm
    Location: Sunny Point
    $42.00 Members $48.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    WINE and PAINT with FRIENDS! - Always wanted to try your hand at painting but don’t know where to start?  This is the place!  Under the direction of a professional artist you CAN create an original work of art!  We supply everything you need, including food and wine.  Bring friends and celebrate your creative spirit! 


Scherenschnitte (Cut Paper Art) with Fran Bliek
Instructor: Fran Bliek
    Dates: August 20, 2016
    Days/Hours: Saturday, August 20 9:30 am Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $20.00 Members $25.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Artistic papercutting is an ancient art form practiced for centuries across Europe as well as in China, Indonesia, India, Mexico and Sweden.  Learn how to create these intricate cut paper creations


Painting Your First Watercolor Landscape
Instructor: Bonnie Barney
    Dates: August 24, 2016 - August 25, 2016
    Days/Hours: Wed August 24, 7-9 pm, Thursday, August 25 9:30 am 1:30 pm
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $48.00 Members $60.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Learn how to capture the beauty of our Finger Lakes scenery in watercolor from one of the area’s most popular watercolor artists.   This class will help you identify supplies, learn basics of design and perspective and take you into the field to experience painting “en Plein Air.”    


Getting Started in Pastels with Lana Grauer
Instructor: Lana Grauer
    Dates: August 25, 2016
    Days/Hours: Thursday, August 25 6 9 pm Arts Center
    Location:
    $24.00 Members $30.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    During this three hour studio evening workshop focused on pastel techniques, Lana will share some of the tricks and techniques she’s learned from master pastelists including Richard McKinley, Stan Sperlak, and Susan Ogilvie


Beginner Glass Blowing with Eli Applebaum
    Dates: August 26, 2016
    Days/Hours: Friday, August 26 6-7, 7-8 or 8-9 pm
    Location: Applebaum Glass Studio 11479 Davis Rd Prattsburgh
    $80.00 Members $100.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Beginner Glass Blowing with Eli Applebaum – Friday, August 26 6-7, 7-8 or 8-9 pm 

    Applebaum Glass Studio 11479 Davis Rd Prattsburgh -- 

    A fun and unique date night or special event with a friend.  Spend an hour learning the art of glass blowing from a talented young glass artist.  Participants will have the opportunity to create a tumbler or a paperweight.  Each hour-long class is limited to two participants. $80 per couple for members, $100 per couple for those not-yet-members


Sumi-e Japanese Brush Painting with Kathy Gill
Instructor: Kathy Gill
    Dates: August 31, 2016
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, August 31 10 am Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $16.00 Members $20.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    A 2000 year old black ink painting technique.   Using a special brush learn the four basic strokes needed to help capture the essence rather than the semblance of an object.       


Art & Vine with Lana Grauer
Instructor: Lana Grauer
    Dates: September 16, 2016
    Days/Hours: Friday, September 16 5:45 - 8:45 at Sunny Point
    Location: Sunny Point
    $42.00 Members $48.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    ART & VINE at SUNNY POINT - Wine and Paint with Friends - Always wanted to try your hand at painting but don’t know where to start?  This is the place!  Under the direction of a professional artist you CAN create an original work of art!  We supply everything you need, including food and wine.  Bring friends and celebrate your creative spirit!  $42 members, $48 not-yet-members


New Techniques in Painting with GC Myers
    Dates: September 22, 2016 - September 23, 2016
    Days/Hours: Thursday, September 22 Friday, September 23 9 am 4 pm Arts Center
    Location:
    $250.00 Members $300.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Known as “the red tree man”, GC Myers has created a painting style and technique that is unique to his work.  Learn the elements of that style and the unusual techniques he’s pioneered in this intimate classroom setting.  Limited enrollment

     
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