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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)



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!!


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

    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.   Check out our Workshop page for specific details!


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. 


Pictures that tell a story with Jennifer Gibson
    Dates: June 27, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, June 27 - 10 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    Pre-registration is strongly advised, although drop-ins will be accepted when space is available.  $5 per class  (recommended for ages 6-13).  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: 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 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.


Putting Pictures to Words with Jennifer Gibson
    Dates: June 29, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, June 29 - 10 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    Pre-registration is strongly advised, although drop-ins will be accepted when space is available.  $5 per class  (recommended for ages 6-13).  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Paper Painting with Phiddy Webb
Instructor: Phiddy Webb
    Dates: July 6, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, July 6 - 10 AM to Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    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 (Children's Class Only)
Instructor: Janis Long
    Dates: July 11, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, July 11, 10 AM to Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children


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.


Great Garden Accessories
    Dates: July 12, 2017
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, July 12 - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages

    Fun for adults and kids alike!  Is your garden missing something?  Instructor:  Alex Hileman.  Come to Annie’s Boathouse Pottery at Sunny Point and create the perfect accessory – flower pot, stepping stone, garden gnome, totem pole or a flower that will never wilt!        $32 members, $40 not-yet members , $15 kids       Materials and firing fee of $10 ($5 kids).  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Collage Fish with Phiddy Web (use the paper made on July 6!)
Instructor: Phiddy Webb
    Dates: July 13, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, July 13 - 10 AM - Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    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


Stained Glass with Marnie Lersch (Children's Class Only)
Instructor: Marnie Lersch
    Dates: July 18, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, July 18,10 AM to Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children


Strata-Ware Pottery
    Dates: July 18, 2017 - June 18, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, July 18 and July 19 - 9 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages

    Color layers of porcelain and use the resulting clay to build something uniquely beautiful.  It’s like tie-dying clay!    Instructor:  Alex Hileman.  $56 members, $70 not-yet-members,  $15 materials and firing fee.  Please 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.


Big Bodies with Karlene Van Deusen (Children's Class Only)
    Dates: July 20, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 10 AM to Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children


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!
      

Bookbinding with Marnie Lersch (Children's Class Only)
Instructor: Marnie Lersch
    Dates: July 25, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10 AM to Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children


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.


Clay Jewelry with Janis Long (Children's Class Only)
Instructor: Janis Long
    Dates: July 27, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 10 AM to Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children


Big Flowers with Paulina Garces Reid
    Dates: July 29, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, August 29 - 10 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    Pre-registration is strongly advised, although drop-ins will be accepted when space is available.  $5 per class  (recommended for ages 6-13).  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Plein Air - Monday through Thursday
    Dates: July 31, 2017 - August 3, 2017
    Days/Hours: Monday through Thursday - 9 AM to 4 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members

    Look at composition, light, color and more, painting landscapes on-site in oil, watercolor, acrylic or pastel under the direction of Rochester-area painter, Kevin Feary.  $200 member, $250 not-yet members.  Call the Art Center to to register at 315-536-8226.


Muggin' and Bowlin'
    Dates: August 2, 2017 - August 9, 2017
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 9 9:30 to 12:30 PM
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    Instructor: Alex Hileman          Sunny Point                                                                                  

    Kids can learn how to make their own mug and bowl.  Bring a sketch pad to draw out your ideas and then turn them into real objects.      $30/student (recommended for ages 10 – 16).  Call the Art Center at 315-536-8226 to register.  


Wild Raku
    Dates: August 4, 2017 - August 11, 2017
    Days/Hours: Friday, August 4 and Friday, August 11 - 10 AM to 1 PM
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: All Ages

    Instructor: Alex Hileman   Sunny Point

    Build some pottery pieces and then fire them in a quick fire, outdoor kiln using a variety of unique glaze additives to create amazing effects.  $48 members, $60 not-yet-members, $10 materials & firing fee.  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.

     


African Drums with Alex Hileman
    Dates: August 8, 2017
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, August 8 - 10 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    APre-registration is strongly advised, although drop-ins will be accepted when space is available.  $5 per class  (recommended for ages 6-13).  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.


Mosaics with Marnie Lersch (Children's Class Only)
Instructor: Marnie Lersch
    Dates: August 15, 2017
    Days/Hours:
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children


Cyanotype with Marnie Lersch (Children's Class Only)
Instructor: Marnie Lersch
    Dates: August 17, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, August 17, 2017, 10 AM to Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children


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.


Paper Quilt with Karlene Van Deusen (Children's Class Only)
    Dates: August 31, 2017
    Days/Hours: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 10 AM to Noon
    Location: Flick Gallery
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

     
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