Archive for the ‘Classes + Camps’ Category

Craft for Credit: Introduction to Pottery – LIMITED AVAILABILITY – CALL 518.273.0552 X231 TO REGISTER

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

This is an introductory studio class in stoneware ceramics. Through lectures, wheel throwing, and hand-building, students will explore the aesthetic, sculptural, and functional possibilities of clay. Techniques will be demonstrated and lectures will feature technical information on high temperature firing and stoneware glazes. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Special registration policies apply; please call (518) 273-0552 x 231 to sign up. No class 10/10. Last day to register is Friday, October 2.

Write Your Heart Out: How to Write a Good Grant

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Arts Center CEO Elizabeth Reiss will guide prospective grant writers in a workshop to take your idea from plan to paper to proposal.

Write Your Heart Out: How to Write a Good Grant

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Arts Center CEO Elizabeth Reiss will guide prospective grant writers in a workshop to take your idea from plan to paper to proposal.

Fundamentals of Fermentation

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

In this three part intensive workshop we’ll be covering several different types of ferments culminating in a dinner comprised of many fermented foods on the last day. Over the three sessions we’ll make pickled vegetables, kimchi, fermented ketchup, fermented hot sauce, coconut water kefir, milk kefir, kefir cheese, and dosa (Indian rice and lentil crepe). Everyone will take home a signed copy of Fermenting Food Step by Step, a book with over 80 recipes which was written by the teacher and will be used as our reference throughout the course. You will also take home a 16 oz jar of your own pickles.

Traditional Cooking of the Middle East – LIMITED AVAILABILITY – CALL 518.273.0552 x231 TO REGISTER

Monday, September 19th, 2016

This series revolves around cooking with high quality ingredients in traditional vessels made of natural materials. Come learn traditional Middle Eastern cooking techniques including some of Adam’s Egyptian grandmother’s recipes. We’ll make baba ghanoug, vegetable tagine, egg shakshouka, cardamom rice and white coffee (caffeine free). You’ll go home with all the recipes and knowledge you need to keep making authentic Middle Eastern food for your friends and family.

Introduction to Adobe CC: Lightroom & Photoshop – LIMITED AVAILABILITY – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 x231 TO REGISTER

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

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.

“You Can Do a Graphic Novel”

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Learn how to create your own graphic novel! Described by comic book legend Stan Lee as “titanically talented”, Barbara Slate teaches how to write and draw graphic novels using her critically acclaimed textbook “You Can Do A Graphic Novel” (Britannica). Find a personal drawing style regardless of artistic ability, create memorable characters, develop a plot and subplots, and write compelling dialogue. Come receive the inspiration and know-how to get the stories you want to tell out of your head and onto paper by creating an original graphic novel. Materials fee covers cost of the textbook and drawing materials.

Barbara Slate is a pioneer among women in the comics industry. She has written hundreds of comic books and graphic novels for DC, Marvel, Archie, Disney: Barbie, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Archie, Betty and Veronica. Created Angel Love, Yuppies from Hell, Sweet XVI. Getting Married and other Mistakes. Barbara is profiled in A Century of Women Cartoonists. A resident of Hudson, NY, she travels extensively nationwide as a keynote speaker, teacher, moderator, and panelist.
www.barbaraslate.com

Photography 101 – LIMITED SPACE – CALL 518.273.0552 x231 TO REGISTER

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

This class will define and clarify the functions that are found on most digital SLR cameras, shooting techniques, and an introduction to digital viewing and editing on the computer. 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. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.

SOLD OUT! The Potter’s Wheel

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

To truly master the potter’s wheel, it takes years of study. In this class for the serious beginner or ongoing student, you will learn and develop wheel throwing skills and refine techniques on the potter’s wheel, and explore the creative aspects of the medium. You will learn how to throw vases, bowls, pots, and more. Carving and slip trailing for surface decoration will embellish creations, which will be glazed and kiln-fired. If you are intent on working towards success on the wheel, this intense and rewarding class is for you! NO CLASS 9/20.

On-One Salsa: Combinations

Monday, September 12th, 2016

DROP-IN RATE: $15.00 On-One Salsa: Combinations is a social dance class which challenges students to develop a deeper understanding of On-One Salsa dancing technique while introducing solo shines and methods for chaining together partnering elements. Dancers who are new to On-One Salsa should consider enrolling in the precursor to this course first, On-One Salsa: Introduction, however exceptions can be made on an individual basis for those who are highly motivated and are willing to meet with the instructor beforehand. So come join instructor david aloka and be prepared to be social and have fun! Drop-ins are only allowed if new students are willing to meet with instructor beforehand to demonstrate their abilities. DROP-IN RATE: $15.00