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Welcome to the Arts Center of Yates County. This website will keep you up to date with events, exhibits, workshops, and all things concerning the arts in Yates County, NY. Check back often and don’t forget to join us on Facebook & Twitter!

Beginning Earrings

Dates: April 29, 2017
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.  Beginner Friendly!!

March - April "Perspectives"

Dates: April 30, 2017
Spring is just around the corner! Read the latest issue of PERSPECTIVES - our Arts Center newsletter! New classes and workshops, Exhibit news, B&B Tour, Juried Show, Volunteer recognition, Sunny Point updates, and so much more! CLICK HERE for the March 2017 issue of "Perspectives"

Art of Wine

Dates: May 2, 2017
Various Instructors                               Back by popular demand!  Local winemakers discuss their art and illustrate with tastings.  An in-depth look at local wines and how they’re made- come to one, several or all!  Must be 21 to take these classes.  Beginner Friendly!! $12 members, $15 not-yet-members

Rediscovering Art with Bob Gillespie!

Dates: May 4, 2017 - May 11, 2017
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.  Beginner Friendly!!

Fire & Rain (Our Changing World) Exhibit Opening

Dates: May 5, 2017
We invite you to join us at the opening reception for "Fire & Rain" from 5-7 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017. Enjoy meeting our artists, sampling refreshments, and seeing what is new at the Flick Gallery! Free and Open to the Public.

Finding Your Niche in Art

Dates: May 6, 2017
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.  Beginner Friendly!!

Beginning Songwriting

Dates: May 13, 2017
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.  Beginner Friendly!!

Chain Link Necklaces

Dates: May 20, 2017
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.

Basic Floral Design - Instructor: Becky Foote

Dates: May 27, 2017
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. $26 members, $30 not-yet members  Bring flowers from your garden!  Call the Art Center at 315-536-8226.  Beginner Friendly!!

Land, Lake & Sky with George Van Hook

Dates: June 3, 2017
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.

ARTISTIC RETREAT 2017

Dates: June 5, 2017 - October 20, 2017
The Artistic Retreat provides a place for artists, singly or in a group, to create on beautiful Keuka Lake located in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Artists stay at and use the Sunny Point facilities for a 3 day, 5 day or 7 day period of time. This lakeside cottage can provide accommodations for up to 6 individuals, including linens and a full kitchen and is offered on an “as available” basis. Reservation fee for a 3 day stay is $750, for a 5 day stay $1,200, and for a 7 day stay $1,500. A $100.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT is due with registration. Balance due one week prior – payment to ACYC. Artistic Retreat Season: June 5 to October 20, 2016. For more information contact the Arts Center at (315) 535-8226 or email artscenter@ycac,org. For guest information on the Finger Lakes Region go to www.fingerlakes.org. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Applications are accepted on first come, first served basis. For availability, call the Arts Center at (315) 536-8226 Guest Information

2017 Painting & Photography Juried Show Opening

Dates: June 9, 2017
You are invited to the opening reception and presentation of awards for our 2017 Painting & Photography Juried Show on Friday, June 9 from 5-7 PM. 

Watercolor Painting with Judy Soprano

Dates: June 12, 2017 - June 13, 2017
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
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

Dates: June 15, 2017
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.

Beginner Polymer Clay

Dates: June 24, 2017
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!!

Paint and Sip- Keuka Spring Winery

Dates: June 24, 2017
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.

Summer Fun - Come and Create!

Dates: June 27, 2017 - August 31, 2017
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!

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

Dates: June 30, 2017 - September 11, 2017
Open to visual artists, literary artists, and performance artists who  demonstrate professional standing in their field, this residency offers a 10 day use of the Sunny Point facility located on Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. An award supported by the Arts Center of Yates County, this lakeside residence, with separate studio space, is available at no cost. Travel and meals not included. This opportunity includes the expectation that the artist will donate a piece of work reflective of his/her style or their Sunny Point experienceto the Arts Center and its members.   Dates for the Artist in Residence program for the 2017 season include:  June 30 to July 10 or September 1 to September 11. CALL 315-759-0764 for more information. Artist in Residence Application (Application Deadline Friday, May 12, 2016)

Painting the Sky with Pastels

Dates: July 11, 2017
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.

Slab Happy

Dates: July 22, 2017
Slab build three projects, experimenting with shape, imprints, carving and more $40 members, $50 not -yet members.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226. Instructor: Kim Cutler

Oil Painting with Judy Soprano

Dates: July 25, 2017 - July 27, 2017
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.

Plein Air - July 31 and August 3, 2017

Dates: July 31, 2017 - August 3, 2017
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.

Check out our 2017 Exhibit schedule

Dates: December 31, 2017
See what Exhibits are on the 2017 calendar! Click Here

 
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