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Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
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Nuts and Bolts: Fundraising for Your Arts Project

September 11, 2014 — 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Come learn the skills to make your project a reality! Dorian Wells is the non-profit lending officer for the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region. He has extensive knowledge and experience in non-profit fundraising, and will share with you creative approaches that can help individuals and organizations improve their fundraising. Nuts + Bolts workshops, a partnership between The Arts Center and The Community Loan fund, are free, but seating is limited. Please register in advance.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
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Nuts and Bolts: Artists Getting Ready for Tax Season

October 14, 2014 — 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Virginia Gokhale holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting with a concentration in taxes. She has provided workshops and counseling to small businesses and arts businesses for many years on tax and accounting issues. Nuts + Bolts workshops, a partnership between The Arts Center and The Community Loan fund, are free, but seating is limited. Please register in advance.

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014
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Introduction to SoulCollage®

October 19, 2014 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Carol Coogan

Are you attracted to images? Do you have magazines you have collected and you don’t know what to do with them? Would you like to access your own inner wisdom? Are you interested in using creative expression for personal development? If you say “Yes!” to any of these questions, you will probably enjoy and benefit from this workshop. SoulCollage® is an insightful tool that works directly with the language of symbols, images and archetypes to help you explore, investigate, uncover and reflect upon the many aspects of yourself that are uniquely YOU. The process involves choosing images that you are drawn to, or which resonate with you, then cutting, tearing and gluing them together to create collaged cards. Each card focuses on one aspect of yourself that you may want to acknowledge, honor, or investigate further. We will go over writing prompts and some other ways you can use the cards you make. Anyone can enjoy this process. If you have a journal you like to write in, please bring to class. Additional materials available for sale. You can learn more about SoulCollage® at www.soulcollage.com and www.kaleidosoul.com.

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

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SoulCollage® for Writing and Self Expression

October 26, 2014 to November 23, 2014 — 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM Instructor: Carol Coogan

Would you like to explore some new methods for keeping a journal and writing? Are you attracted to images? Would you like to access your own inner wisdom? Are you interested in using creative expression for personal development? If you say “Yes!” to any of these questions, you will probably enjoy and benefit from this six week class. SoulCollage® is an insightful tool that works directly with the language of symbols, images and archetypes to help you explore, investigate, uncover and reflect upon the many aspects of yourself that are uniquely YOU. The process involves choosing images that you are drawn to, or which resonate with you, then cutting, tearing and gluing them together to create collaged cards. Each card focuses on one aspect of yourself that you may want to acknowledge, honor, or investigate further. We will spend time making cards at every session and then, through journaling, writing prompts and other interactive exercises, learn ways to interpret and work with finished cards through writing for personal insight and creative expression. Anyone can enjoy this process. The materials fee covers initial card making. Additional materials available for sale. Please bring a journal for writing exercises. You can learn more about SoulCollage® at www.soulcollage.com and www.kaleidosoul.com.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
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Tarot: A Window to the Soul

October 28, 2014 to November 18, 2014 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM Instructor: Jeannie Thomma

The tarot is rich with symbolism. Learn to read the cards and you’ll gain access to an ancient roadmap that can offer you soulful guidance for mind, body, and spirit. We’ll explore the meaning of the cards, and dive into exercises that will allow even novices to begin reading the cards the right away! Students can expect to learn a variety of card spreads, each designed to offer unique insights. An introduction to powerful tarot journal techniques, used to deepen your personal journey with the cards, will also be introduced. Pulling inspiration from traditional tarot symbolism, students will also have the opportunity to collage their very own one-of-a-kind Tarot card, creating a visual keepsake filled with deep personal meaning. Jeannie Thomma has been practicing the ancient arts of Taro and Palmistry for the last decade. As a master teacher and reader, she enjoys exploring the visual symbols of the Tarot with her students and clients, offering them new paths for developing their own intuitive strengths. She teaches throughout CT and NY, focusing on the arts as a tool for personal growth. THIS CLASS QUALIFIES FOR OUR CREATIVE FAMILIES PRICING

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
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Synergy, Structure & Design

November 5, 2014 to November 19, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Kurt Przybilla

This hands-on workshop will introduce and explore principles of synergy, structure and design. This course will take participants on a guided tour of the synergetic patterns, shapes and symmetries found throughout nature and explore how they form the foundations of structure from the atomic to the architectural to the galactic scale. Through a variety of hands-on building explorations participants will become familiar with fundamental principles of structure in design and architecture. This wide ranging course will provide many insights into structure and the synergetic nature of our universe, and is a perfect follow-up course for Geometry in Nature, Art & Architecture, using the principles learned to take students into the three dimensional.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
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Mom’s Night Out: Crafts for the Holidays – Hand Stitched Journal

November 6, 2014 — 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Claire Sherwood

Take some time for yourself and make wonderful, simple crafts to either keep yourself or give away this holiday season. Each class a fun, no fear project will be demonstrated and all materials will be provided, all you need to do is show up! Come by yourself for peace and quiet, or gather some friends together and catch up while trying something new. Each project is designed to be quick and successful and will make great gifts. (Sign up for all four classes to get our best bargain “Create More – Save More” discount. Please call the Registrar to receive discount (518) 273-0552 x 231).

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

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Mom’s Night Out: Crafts for the Holidays – Up-cycled Ornaments

November 13, 2014 — 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Claire Sherwood

Take some time for yourself and make wonderful, simple crafts to either keep yourself or give away this holiday season. Each class a fun, no fear project will be demonstrated and all materials will be provided, all you need to do is show up! Come by yourself for peace and quiet, or gather some friends together and catch up while trying something new. Each project is designed to be quick and successful and will make great gifts. (Sign up for all four classes to get our best bargain “Create More – Save More” discount. Please call the Registrar to receive discount (518) 273-0552 x 231).

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
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Nuts and Bolts: Marketing for Artists

November 25, 2014 — 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Marketing is a challenging thing for any artist or small business. Liz Friedman gives an introduction to the ins and outs of marketing as an artist. Liz holds an MBA and operates her own company Green Room. She will provide an introduction to marketing mechanics and strategies for getting better at Marketing. Nuts + Bolts workshops, a partnership between The Arts Center and The Community Loan fund, are free, but seating is limited. Please register in advance.

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
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Mom’s Night Out: Crafts for the Holidays – “Bleached Art” Napkins

December 4, 2014 — 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Claire Sherwood

Take some time for yourself and make wonderful, simple crafts to either keep yourself or give away this holiday season. Each class a fun, no fear project will be demonstrated and all materials will be provided, all you need to do is show up! Come by yourself for peace and quiet, or gather some friends together and catch up while trying something new. Each project is designed to be quick and successful and will make great gifts. (Sign up for all four classes to get our best bargain “Create More – Save More” discount. Please call the Registrar to receive discount (518) 273-0552 x 231).

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

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Mom’s Night Out: Crafts for the Holidays – No Sew Fabric Gifts

December 11, 2014 — 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Claire Sherwood

Take some time for yourself and make wonderful, simple crafts to either keep yourself or give away this holiday season. Each class a fun, no fear project will be demonstrated and all materials will be provided, all you need to do is show up! Come by yourself for peace and quiet, or gather some friends together and catch up while trying something new. Each project is designed to be quick and successful and will make great gifts. (Sign up for all four classes to get our best bargain “Create More – Save More” discount. Please call the Registrar to receive discount (518) 273-0552 x 231).