Archive for October, 2013

Intro to Portfolio Development

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Intro to Portfolio Development is designed for photographers who want to learn how to cull their finished work down into cohesive portfolios and collections. In this weekend workshop we will discuss the importance of creating an identity and style with focus on specific participant goals. Additionally participants will be introduced to some industry established categories and various applications for viewing and sharing their work. We will have one-on-one time to discuss the work with the instructor, get critical feedback, and create one solid portfolio for presentation to the class. Some experience with Photoshop is helpful, but not required.


Thursday, October 31st, 2013

A monthly media series curated by 99 Hooker and Dr. Russell Scholl

Fragmentation has been a boon to those who remix, swipe, and mash-up.

Tonight we sample a wealth of remixed media to set an historical context, then feature in-person one of today’s masters of appropriation, Donald O’Finn.
The program concludes with a live remix of the evening’s content by the pioneering media collective rev.99.

BAR OPENS AT 7:00 // SHOW AT 7:30

Principles of Graphic Design

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the elements and principles of basic design. Part history lesson, and part art class, students will learn about design in the world we live in (the good and the bad) and create a variety of projects including logomarks, posters, mailers, ads, and brochures. Through the study of typography, design concepts, and design problem-solving, students will learn about visual communication, creating and finessing a design and working with the creative process with a final product in mind. Using Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, we’ll work through basic design projects as well as view and discuss a variety of professional work samples. Participants must be comfortable with basic computer operations. Mac experience is helpful, but not required. No Class 11/28.

Woodworking for Women

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Join this beginner-friendly woodworking class designed for women. Learn the possibilities of working with wood as you explore creative work primarily with hand tool techniques. Each student will complete the class with a finished project, and skills that they can continue to use on their own.

SOLD OUT! Home Dairy 101 – SOLD OUT!

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Join Christina Davis, editor and founder of From Scratch Club to learn the basics of home dairy processing. With hands-on demonstrations students will learn to make homemade yogurt, quick and easy mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese and paneer, an Indian frying cheese. Students will also take home recipes and resources to gather the ingredients and make their own home-cultured buttermilk, kefir and other cheeses.

SOLD OUT! Using Your DSLR Camera: a Crash Course

Friday, October 25th, 2013

This super condensed “crash course” will introduce students to the basics of using a digital SLR camera. This course 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 can be provided for you, but if you have your own, please bring it with you.

Seasonal Soups: Fall Edition

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Hearty Fall Soups made fresh and easy from local in farm fresh ingredients. Along with the soups, we will discuss in detail the deliciousness and ease of homemade stocks. All students will watch and assist in the making of 3 soups and be given samples of each soup with a booklet of recipes, resources and techniques.

Power Yoga at the Farmer’s Market

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Before your weekly trip to the farmer’s market, stop into The Arts Center for an all-levels, welcoming, community-minded yoga class. This “yoga fusion” class has an upbeat, energetic vibe supported by eclectic music that will suit yogis of all levels. Om style yoga is a blended practice of flowing yoga asanas informed by precise attention to alignment and supported by the relaxed wakefulness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation. What a great way to begin your weekend! Sign up for a six-session course, or simply drop in.

Vote for us | SAGECares 2013

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The Arts Center is in a competition sponsored by SAGE Computer Associates to win up to $1,500 and we need your help!

Please vote for The Arts Center by clicking here.

Thank you for your support!



domestic violence awareness

The Arts Center staff wears purple on October 16th to raise awareness for Domestic Violence.

SAGE at Troy Night Out

The banner up for Troy Night Out in October.

Beyond The Basic Bead: Adding Depth with Encasing

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Note: Introduction to Lampworking is a Prerequisite for this class. An encasement layer of clear glass adds depth and interest to the bead design. In this class, students will learn various methods of adding an encasing layer of glass to beads. Altering the look and design of the base bead through heat control and glass movement as well as how to add glass without altering the base design will be explored.