Hope to “Cu” at the Arts Center! You’ll learn how to make stamped and textured copper jewelry while enjoying a Moscow Mule. At the end of the night, you’ll bring home your custom creation to show off your new DIY skills.
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In this 4 week class, students will learn safe techniques to make a “Comfort Bird” and a “Dala Horse.” Roughouts or blanks for each project will be provided by the instructor. The course will also cover the methods needed to achieve and keep a sharp edge on your knife as well as the nature of wood itself as a medium for carving. You will also learn the rudiments of finishing to give your projects a polished look you can be proud of.
Class limited to eight students. There will be a $10 material fee payable to the instructor.
Learn how to eat to elliminate joint pain, high cholesterol and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. This healthy cooking class will give you insight about how to eat, and recipes to get you on your way to feeling better than you have in years.
Study a variety of approaches to painting while strengthening basic skills. We’ll explore the difference between painting from direct observation and indirect sources such as photographs and imagination. Turpentine-free mediums keep the classroom healthy, and non-toxic choices in painting are discussed. Materials are supplied except brushes (you may buy brushes from the instructor the first day). Prerequisite: Painting Color or equivalent experience.
In this workshop participants will be introduced to the amazing world of dance photography. In this workshop we will be working with both natural and studio lighting to create some unique stop action and artistic images. Prerequisite: Photo 101 and Fluidly shooting in Manual camera settings. Participants will need:access to a variety of subjects to shoot weekly camera, portable, external hard drive, CD/ DVD or flash drive note book and writing utensil.
This is a class for anyone who has ever said, “I can’t draw” (but wished it were otherwise!). In this introductory drawing class for new students as well as those looking to build on a little experience, you will develop and refine skills and increase your powers of observation. Students will learn at their own pace while following a structured course with emphasis on self-discovery and skill development, as they investigate a broad range of drawing materials. Students leave with a greater confidence and the skill to move on to more drawing or painting classes.
This class explores why we paint, how to choose subject matter and source materials, and how to work toward your own personal style as an artist. Quick and fun exercises will explore expressive possibilities and build painting skills. We’ll address concerns related to projects of your own choice, attuned to each student’s level. Prerequisites:Painting Color, Painting Pathways, or equivalent experience.*Students should bring paints and brushes, materials fee covers painting surfaces.
A creative approach to color theory with a focus on adding richness and vitality to your paintings. This all-levels class is appropriate for complete beginners or experienced painters who would like to deepen their understanding of color. Demonstrations and presentations, as well as hands on experience teach students reliable color mixing and use of color to express form, light, and mood. Turpentine-free mediums keep the classroom healthy, and non-toxic choices in painting are discussed. Materials are supplied except brushes (you may buy brushes from the instructor the first day).
Explore the many ways that you can use silver in a metal clay formulation to create jewelry designs of your own. The newest way of working with silver is metal clay which can be shaped like clay to produce uniquely textured surfaces, resulting in durable beautiful silver jewelry. Students will learn metal clay working techniques and make pendants, earrings, charms, and rings. The class will also cover techniques for setting and firing stones directly in metal clay. Each student will leave with at least four finished pieces of jewelry. No previous experience necessary. Students will pay a materials fee of $78 directly to the instructor at the start of class.
CALL FOR ARTISTS + CURATORS!
The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce the annual Call for Entries. Submissions will be considered for opportunities including solo exhibitions, small and large group exhibitions, installation possibilities, and more. Visual artists in all media – painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, photography, performance, and mixed media presentations – are invited to submit proposals for consideration. Artists and curators must live within a 100 mile radius of Troy, NY to be considered. Proof of residency will be required if selected.
Submissions will be selected by the Arts Center with the help of a committee of professional artists, curators, and/or arts professionals. Artists who have exhibited at the Arts Center in the last 2 years (not including the Fence Show) are not eligible. All works must be original and completed within the last five years. Exhibitions selected from the call will be scheduled from January 2018 onward, and will range from approximately 4-8 weeks in length.
Selected artists must exhibit work consistent with the images and proposals shown in their application. Any artists submitting video or digital media must provide their own equipment if selected.
See below for specific guidelines, there is a separate application for curatorial proposals. All applications must be sent through submittable.com. You will need to create a log-in account with submittable in order to apply.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:59PM, click here to apply.
Please email email@example.com with any questions regarding the application process. No phone calls please.
The Arts Center is interested in giving emerging curators the opportunity to propose exhibits for future programming. Proposals in which the curator is one of the exhibiting artists will not be accepted. Curatorial proposals will be considered based on creative merit and the curator’s proven ability to implement the proposed exhibition. Curators are encouraged to exhibit artists from within the region, and are expected to be on the premises during the exhibition installation.