This is a great introductory course that covers the fundamental concepts and techniques of both design and creation of original jewelry using metals. The course covers the techniques of piercing and filing, soldering and polishing. Students will work with metal alone and in combination with other materials. Development of individual designs will be encouraged. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Special registration polices apply; please call 273-0552. No class on February 26
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In perfect time for Carnival, learn how to impress your friends and family with a taste of Brazilian cooking! In this hands on cooking class Brazilian and local chef Ellie Markovitch will show you how to create traditional dishes, using spice combinations and a pressure cooker, and melting the flavors together like the melting pot that is Brazilian culture. You’ll leave with new cooking skills and recipes, and a greater knowledge of Brazil and its people.
No matter what your level of experience may be, you can create a beautiful stained glass panel! Beginners will choose from four available designs and then learn how to cut glass, assemble, foil and solder your panel (up to 8″x10″). Experienced students can take this opportunity to work on their own designs with the guidance of an experienced instructor. You will be amazed by what you can accomplish in one day. Ages 12 and up.
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. A materials fee of $
15.00 will be required for initial card making. 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.
No matter what your level of experience may be, you can create a beautiful stained glass panel. Beginners will choose from four available designs and then learn how to cut glass, assemble, foil and solder your panel (up to 8″x10″). Experienced students can take this opportunity to work on their own designs with the guidance of an experienced instructor. You will be amazed by what you can accomplish in one day.
PRE-REGISTRATION:$5.00/CLASS DAY REGISTRATION: $7.00 Stories are a way to tell about the world- how it came to be and why things are the way they are today. Have you ever wondered how the birds got their songs or why they look like they do today, with the bluejay in blue and the the buzzard bareheaded? You may learn what little critter created the finger lakes or why the leaves turn color each fall. The Haudenosaunee have stories passed down the generations to explain all this and more! In addition, you’ll have a chance to create an animal puppet with your family to take home in remembrance of the animal stories you hear today.
PRE-REGISTRATION:$5.00/CLASS DAY REGISTRATION: $7.00 Come join the Arts Center and design creative block prints and create your own Valentines Cards! You’ll leave with a unique stamp to make all the cards you need – no matter how many sweethearts you have!
Glorified Doodles is back at the Arts Center, but with a new twist! The Sketchbook Project will teach 6-8th graders how to create and build unique sketchbooks based on their ideas, doodles, and inspirations. Throughout history artists have utilized sketchbooks to expand on their ideas in a fast paced manner. Most times these sketchbooks are looked at as a starting point to bigger and better drawings and paintings. What if the sketchbook functioned as the bigger and better art piece on its own? Sketchbooks evoke a unique experience for the artist and the viewer. Students will build their sketchbooks page by page as the camp progresses. Multiple books can be made or one cohesive sketchbook can be completed. The students will also learn DIY book-binding techniques as well as how to create the final product.
This course will immerse students in the world of DSLR based digital filmmaking through an exploration of shooting techniques, audio solutions, film aesthetics, various lenses, editing workflows and distribution options including online sharing.
We will cover best shooting practices, shortcomings and workarounds, explain double-system sound and audio recording techniques and give an overview of audio options. Students will learn about the different lenses and how to use them specifically for filmmaking. We will also cover the post production phase which includes transcoding, ingesting footage, editing, output and online sharing.
DATE CHANGE – Class will start on 11/19 and instructor will discuss date for sixth class with students. A class designed to take your drawing skills to another level: Painting in oils. Class begins with exercises in charcoal and pencil and gradually progresses to black and white preparatory oil sketches, defining the composition in values and shapes. This class is ideal for those with a bit of drawing or painting experience, who would like to now use color and learn more about working with oils. All skills learned are transferable to oil painting.