Learn more advanced techniques in oil painting and work to build upon the skills you already have. The instructor will demonstrate techniques in class and discuss the materials and tools of oil painting. It is recommended that students have some prior experience with oil painting or have taken Principles of Oil Painting at The Arts Center. Students will need to provide their own brushes, palette knives and paints. Canvases will be provided. No class 10/10.
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Learn how to “throw” on the potter’s wheel! Create vases, bowls, pots, and more. This class is for the true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable instructor Kristen Martin will help you learn the skills it takes to throw a successful piece of pottery. Surface decoration techniques will also be discussed. This is a fun, hands-on class for any enthusiastic beginner, and can be repeated to better improve your skills. NO CLASS 11/15.
Come in the kitchen and learn about what’s in season, and how to cook it. Each session you’ll focus on learning about the fresh ingredients and preparation of a main course and a dessert or side dish. You’ll leave with a full stomach and the ability to cook these dishes at home.
Classes within The Community Inclusion Project at The Arts Center of the Capital Region are intended to foster community between individuals of varying abilities and backgrounds. Adult students, each with their own unique gifts and talents, meet in an inclusive setting to explore and learn together on the universal path to creative self expression and discovery. Passionate and qualified instructors teach in a way that allows each individual student to achieve their personal best. These classes are open to the public, and students who are looking for a unique learning experience, are invited to come take a creative class and share in the community!
*Public class fees are subsidized by the Arc of Rensselaer County Community Inclusion Project.
Come on a culinary exploration of taste and techniques. Each week you’ll learn to prepare two dishes and have great recipes and skills to use at home. This is a perfect class for beginning the cook who wants to add to their menu.
Classes within the Community Inclusion Project at The Arts Center of the Capital Region are intended to foster community between individuals of varying abilities and backgrounds. Adult students, each with their own unique gifts and talents, meet in an inclusive setting to explore and learn together on the universal path to creative self expression and discovery. Passionate and qualified instructors teach in a way that allows each individual student to achieve their personal best. These classes are open to the public and students who are looking for a unique learning experience are invited to come take a creative class and share in the community!
*Public class fees are subsidized by the Arc of Rensselaer County Riverside Community Project.
In this class, participants will learn to use the photo editing programs, Lightroom and Photoshop, both found in Adobe’s Creative Cloud. We will address workflow options, syncing between the two programs and basic editing techniques including; basic image management, resizing images, cropping, color correction, and saving for various outputs. Participants will need a flash drive with 50 images, a notebook and writing utensil. Participants must be comfortable with basic computer operations. Mac experience is helpful, but not required.
In this super condensed crash course students will be introduced to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This workshop will define and clarify the functions that are found on most SLR cameras as well as some basic photography tips. Students will learn about depth of field, aperture, exposure, light meter, quality settings, shutter speeds, and basic composition. A digital SLR camera can be provided for you, but if you have your own, please bring it with you.
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.
In this introductory brewing workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals behind making various alcoholic beverages including mead (honey wine), hard cider, ginger beer, fruit wine and maple wine. We’ll be making a batch of hard cider together and everyone will take home their own ½ gallon jug of actively fermenting cider along with an airlock and all the knowledge needed to age it to completion over the next few months.
Drink ink (not really) with our colorful martinis, then venture into the print studio to explore this centuries-old art. You’ll print a short phrase to take home and hang on your wall!
‘Tis the season to indulge your sweet tooth! Join us at the Arts Center to make and pull your own taffy. Showcase your culinary art at your holiday soiree, or give it as a hang-made gift from the heart! Enjoy our spiked eggnog, and go home to celebrate the holidays!