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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)   

Registration policies  (PDF)

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Land, Lake & Sky with George Van Hook
    Dates: June 3, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday, June 3 - 9 AM to 4 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    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 with Judy Soprano
Instructor: Judith Soprano
    Dates: June 12, 2017 - June 13, 2017
    Days/Hours: Monday June 12 and Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    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
    Days/Hours: Thursday, June 15 and Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10 AM to 2 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    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
Instructor: Marnie Lersch
    Dates: June 15, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, June 15 - 7 PM to 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 Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.


Art and Vine - Candlemaking
    Dates: June 20, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, June 20 - 7 - 9 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Art is not as hard as you think! Try your hand at making colored and scented candles 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.  Instructor:  Alex Hileman.    $35 members, $40 not-yet members, $5 less if you sign up with a friend or two.  Please contact the Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.


Beginner Polymer Clay
Instructor: Janis Long
    Dates: June 24, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday, June 24 - 10 AM to 3 PM
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    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!!


Getting a Handle on Mugs and Bowls
    Dates: June 27, 2017 - June 28, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, June 27, Thursday, June 28 - 9 AM to 12 Noon and Wednesday, July 5 - 9 AM until 10 AM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

                                                                              

    Create a mug or a bowl from a lump of clay!  Learn slab, coil and wheel techniques to create a one of a kind bowl or mug – with or without a handle!   Fundamental of pottery and basic techniques will be covered!  Instructor:  Alex Hileman.  $64 members, $80 not-yet members.   Materials and firing fee of $10.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226. 


Paint and Sip- Keuka Spring Winery
    Dates: June 29, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3 - 5 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ 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 Art Center to register, 315-536-8226.


Paint and Sip - Keuka Spring Winery
Instructor: Marsha Devine
    Dates: June 29, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, June 29 3 - 5 PM
    Location:
    $ 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.  Please call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Painting the Sky with Pastels
    Dates: July 11, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6 - 9 PM
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Learn to use pastels to paint dramatic sky scenes! $24 members, $30 not-yet members.  Instructor:  Lana Grauer.   Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Art and Vine - Build a Bowl
    Dates: July 19, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, July 20 - 7 - 9 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Instructor: Alex Hileman                                                      Art is not as hard as you think! Try your hand at throwing a clay bowl on the potters wheel or building a piece 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 ($10 materials & firing fee if you want to keep your bowl – or donate it for the Arts Center’s Empty Bowls Ice Cream Social in August!)  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Slab Happy
    Dates: July 22, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10 AM - 3 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Slab build three projects, experimenting with shape, imprints, carving and more $56 members, $70 not -yet members.  There will be a $25 materials and firing fee associated with this class (the idea being that in addition to class time the participants will have two extra "open studio" hours to glaze their pieces after the bisque fire). Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226. Instructor: Kim Cutler


Basic Floral Design
    Dates: July 24, 2017
    Days/Hours: Monday, May 27, 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 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
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Explore oil tools and techniques with Judy.  Demonstrations each morning, followed by individual painting and instruction.  $120 members, $150 not-yet members.  Call the Art 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.

     


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.

     
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