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Events > Educational Workshops > All Scheduled Workshops

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.

Workshop Information & Registration

To register for any ACYC workshops, please print the registration form below and send to ACYC.

Workshop Registration Form (PDF)

Registration policies  (PDF)



Artisan Cheeses of Western New York
    Dates: March 23, 2017 - March 23, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, Mary 23, 2017 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    The northwestern area of the Finger Lakes is producing some of the most interesting and most thoughtfully created artisan cheeses in the state.  Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Processing Specialist (and Harvest NY team member) Carl Moody will share what cheesemakers are doing in the region as well as samples of some of their best work.   Instructor: Carl Moody.  $12 members, $15 not-yet-members.  Please call the Art Center at 315-8226 to register.


Tortilla Making
    Dates: April 1, 2017 - April 1, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:30 - Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    Assemble a wooden tortilla press and learn how to make fresh, handmade tortillas and flatbreads.  A fun activity for the whole family!   (assembly required - students should be old enough to use a screwdriver)  $7 students/ $20 adults/$15 families (minimum 1 adult & 1 child for family rate).  Please call the Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.


Tortilla Making
    Dates: April 1, 2017 - April 1, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:30 - Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Assemble a wooden tortilla press and learn how to make fresh, handmade tortillas and flatbreads.  A fun activity for the whole family!  (Assembly required – students should be old enough to use a screwdriver and follow directions to assemble the press)   $20 adults, $15 families (minimum 1 adult and 1 child for family rate) or $7 students


Painting with Pat
Instructor: Patricia Tribastone
    Dates: April 5, 2017 - April 26, 2017
    Days/Hours: Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $150.00 Members $175.00 Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Explore still oil painting with award-winning artist Patricia Tribastone. The class will covers a variety of techniques and studio activity.  April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017 - 11 AM to 3 PM.  $150 members, $175 not-yet-members.\


Golden Paints Lecture - The A to Z of Acrylics
    Dates: April 8, 2017 - April 8, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday - April 8 - 10 am to 12 Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Learn how acrylics can be used as grounds for other media, get key information on color mixing for brilliant hues and blending and explore the use of gels to create unique textured surfaces. Advance registrants receive free product samples!  $5.00.  Instructor:  Patti Mollica.  Call the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 to register.


Golden Paints Workshop - The A to Z of Textures and Surfaces
    Dates: April 8, 2017 - April 8, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday - April 8, 2 PM - 5 PM
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Experiment with a variety of materials offering dramatic textural possibility for watercolor, pastel, acrylic and oils!  Participants will receive 12 pretreated surface panels, product samples and have the use of Golden products during class.  $55 members, $60 not-yet members.  Call the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 to register.


Playing in the Dirt
    Dates: April 14, 2017 - April 14, 2017
    Days/Hours: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10 AM to 3:30 PM
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

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Beginning Encaustics
    Dates: April 15, 2017 - April 15, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10 AM to 4 PM
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Encaustics is a wax art process that can be used to print single color images or create multi-layered, multi-colored images that are scratched, stenciled and  sometimes painted.  Take a day to learn about this fun and unique artistic form!  $48 members, $60 not-yet members, $10 materials fee to instructor.  Instructor:  Maureen McMahon.  Please call the Yates Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.  


Flubber
    Dates: April 17, 2017 - April 17, 2017
    Days/Hours: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

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Fairy Houses
Instructor: Marsha Devine
    Dates: April 18, 2017 - April 18, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

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Splatter Painted Landscapes
    Dates: April 19, 2017 - April 19, 2017
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, April 19, 10 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

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Rope-a-dope
    Dates: April 20, 2017 - April 20, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, April 20, 10 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

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Recycled Magazine Silhouettes
    Dates: April 21, 2017 - April 21, 2017
    Days/Hours: Friday, April 21, 2017, 10 AM to 12 Noon.
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

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Beginning Earrings
Instructor: Janis Long
    Dates: April 29, 2017 - April 29, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 1 PM to 4 PM
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Create your own earrings - start with wire “findings” add beads, “found materials”, bent and hammered wire shapes and let your imagination and creativity soar.   $24 members, $30 not-yet members,           $15 materials fee to instructor.  Instructor:  Janis Long.  Please call the Yates Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.


Rediscovering Art with Mr. Gillespie
    Dates: May 4, 2017 - May 11, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, May 4 and May 11, 2017 - 7 - 9 PM
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Rediscover the fun of drawing, painting and expressing yourself artistically with noted artist (and popular former Penn Yan School art teacher)  Bob Gillespie.  No experience or prerequisites (except middle school art class with Mr. G?) necessary.  $32 members, $40 not-yet-members.  Instructor:  Bob Gillespie.  Please contact the Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.


Finding Your Niche in Art
Instructor: Maureen McMahon
    Dates: May 6, 2017 - May 6, 1917
    Days/Hours: Saturday, May 6 - 10 AM to 4 PM
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Everyone has some artistic talent -  here’s a way to find yours!  Take the “painting with a twist” idea even further by creating several similar small paintings  using different materials for each to find your most comfortable niche.   $48 members, $60 not-yet -members, $15 materials fee to instructor.  Instructor:  Maureen McMahon.  Please call the Yates Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.


Beginning Songwriting
    Dates: May 13, 2017 - May 13, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday, May 13 - 10 AM - Noon
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages

    Learn the process of songwriting! Two simple songwriting exercises will help demystify the songwriting process. By the end of this workshop, you’ll understand more about the songwriting process and gain confidence to begin writing your own songs.   Bring an instrument if you play one!  $16 members, $20 not-yet-members, $5 students.  Instructor:  Susanna Rose.  Please call the Yates Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.


Chain Ling Necklaces
Instructor: Janis Long
    Dates: May 20, 2017 - May 20, 2017
    Days/Hours: Saturday, May 20 - 10 AM - 3 PM
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Create a beautiful and elaborate chain link necklace by fashioning intertwined links into complex patterns and designs.  $40 members, $50 not-yet members  $20 materials fee to instructor.  Instructor:  Janis Long.  Please call the Yates Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.


Land, Lake & Sky
    Dates: June 3, 2017 - 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
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 - June 14, 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.


Big Bodies with Karlene Van Deusen
    Dates: June 20, 2017 - July 20, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages


Beginner Polymer Clay
Instructor: Janis Long
    Dates: June 24, 2017 - May 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.


Summer Fun - Come and Create!
    Dates: June 27, 2017 - August 31, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday and Thursday June 17 - August 31 (no class July 4) 10 AM to Noon
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

     Instructor: various                          Arts Center

    A different class, a different project twice weekly throughout the summer.  Our top notch teachers have planned classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, origami, African drumming, printmaking and more.  Take one, take all or anywhere in between.    Pre-registration is strongly advised, although drop-ins will be accepted when space is available.  $5 per class.  


Button Jewelry with Janis Long
Instructor: Janis Long
    Dates: July 11, 2017 - July 11, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, July 11
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages


Stained Glass with Marnie Lersch
Instructor: Marnie Lersch
    Dates: July 18, 2017 - July 18, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, July 18
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages


Bookbinding with Marnie Lersch
Instructor: Marnie Lersch
    Dates: July 25, 2017 - July 25, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages


Clay Jewelry with Janis Long
Instructor: Janis Long
    Dates: July 27, 2017 - July 27, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, July 27, 2017
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages


Mosaics with Marnie Lersch
Instructor: Marnie Lersch
    Dates: August 15, 2017 - August 15, 2017
    Days/Hours:
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages


Cyanotype with Marnie Lersch
Instructor: Marnie Lersch
    Dates: August 17, 2017 - August 17, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages


Paper Quilt with Karlene Van Deusen
    Dates: August 31, 2017 - July 31, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, August 31, 2017
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages

     
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