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Upcoming Events

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!

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.

SUNNY POINT Open House and Barbecue!

Dates: June 4, 2017
Summer season at Sunny Point starts on Sunday, June 4 with an afternoon of fun and food at our lakeside facility. There will be wine by Ravines, beer tastings by The Brewery of Broken Dreams, music by Troy Cusson, and activities for all as well as a chicken barbecue provided by Baker's Barbecue of the Eastside Grill of Penn Yan. Stop by to buy your dinner that day or call the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 to pre-order your dinner.

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. 

Keuka Triathlon

Dates: June 11, 2017
The Keuka lake Triathlon (KLT) has grown to be one of the largest in the Finger Lakes Region! Part of the Arts Center’s job is to round up 100 volunteers for the June 11th event. The event not only provides an opportunity to attract and welcome visitors to the region, but acts as a fundraiser for the Arts Center, which reinvests those funds back into our community. Contact the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 or at artscenter@ycac.org if you’re interested in volunteering or becoming a local sponsor for the event. Stop over at Keuka College JUNE 11 to welcome the athletes and their families or to cheer on their efforts.

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.

Art and Vine - Candlemaking

Dates: June 20, 2017
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

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!!

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!

Getting a Handle on Mugs and Bowls

Dates: June 27, 2017 - June 28, 2017
                                                                           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
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
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

Dates: June 29, 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.  Please call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.

Putting Pictures to Words with Jennifer Gibson

Dates: June 29, 2017
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.

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)

Paper Painting with Phiddy Webb

Dates: July 6, 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

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.

Great Garden Accessories

Dates: July 12, 2017
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!)

Dates: July 13, 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

Strata-Ware Pottery

Dates: July 18, 2017 - June 18, 2017
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
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
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
"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
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.

Big Flowers with Paulina Garces Reid

Dates: July 29, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Pan Pastels

Dates: August 22, 2017
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

Check out our 2017 Exhibit schedule

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

 
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