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Upcoming Events

Welcome to the Arts Center of Yates County. This website will keep you up to date with events, exhibits, workshops, and all things concerning the arts in Yates County, NY. Check back often and don’t forget to join us on Facebook & Twitter!

The Wonderful World of Art in the Finger Lakes

Dates: July 28, 2017 - September 2, 2017
Meet artists Renée Simone-Lee and Sandy Cook! Come see The Wonderful World of Art in the Finger Lakes at a free exhibit opening on Friday, July 28 from 5 pm to 7 pm.  The Brewery of Broken Dreams in Hammondsport will provide a craft beer tasting and there will be homemade hors d’oeuvres.  Everyone is welcome.    

Plein Air - Monday through Thursday

Dates: July 31, 2017 - August 3, 2017
Look at composition, light, color and more, painting landscapes on-site in oil, watercolor, acrylic or pastel under the direction of Rochester-area painter, Kevin Feary. held at Sunny Point.  $200 member, $250 not-yet members.  Call the Arts Center to to register at 315-536-8226.    

Muggin' and Bowlin'

Dates: August 2, 2017 - August 9, 2017
Kids can learn how to make their own mug and bowl.  Bring a sketch pad to draw out your ideas and then turn them into real objects.   Alex Hileman at Sunny Point        $30/student (recommended for ages 10 – 16).  Call the Arts Center at 315-536-8226 to register.    

Art & Vine

Dates: August 3, 2017
Art is not as hard as you think!  Try your hand at painting with friends while sipping wine and being guided by a master artist.  We provide the direction, the supplies and the refreshments - you provide the laughter.  $35 members; $40 not-yet-members.  $5 less if you sign up with a friend or two.  Call the Arts Center to register at 315-536-8226.

Wild Raku

Dates: August 4, 2017 - August 11, 2017
Facinated by Raku? Join Alex Hileman at Annie's Boathouse Pottery, Sunny Point for a two day workshop. Build some pottery pieces and then fire them in a quick fire, outdoor kiln using a variety of unique glaze additives to create amazing effects.  $48 members, $60 not-yet-members, $10 materials & firing fee.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.

Porcelain Painting Seminar with Mary Gosden - CANCELLED

Dates: August 7, 2017 - August 10, 2017
Internationally aclaimed porcelain artist, Mary Gosden, will bring her four day painting seminar to Sunny Point this August! Students will create a multi-fired porcelain overglaze painting. #325 members, $375 not-yet-members for the four day workshop.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.  

African Drums with Alex Hileman

Dates: August 8, 2017
APre-registration is strongly advised, although drop-ins will be accepted when space is available.  $5 per class  (recommended for ages 6-13).  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.

Art & Vine - Build a Bowl with Alex

Dates: August 8, 2017
Art is not as hard as you think! Try your hand at throwing a clay bowl on the potter’s wheel or building a piece with friends while sipping wine and being guided by a master artist. We provide the direction, the supplies and the refreshments - you provide the laughter.    $35 members, $40 not-yet members, $5 less if you sign up with a friend or two ($10 materials & firing fee if you want to keep your bowl)

Fold Formed Cuffs

Dates: August 12, 2017
Fold forming is a distinctive metals technique developed, researched and catalogued by internationally known goldsmith, writer and instructor Charles Lewtom Brain.  Students in this class will be introduced to fold forming and will learn to create dramatic texture, form and color in sheet copper as they practice basic folding techniques to create cuffs.  In addition to fold forming, time will be spent learning how to use disc cutters to create geometric shaped cuffs.  No previous metals experience required!  $40 members, $50 not-yet-members, $20 materials fee.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.

Watercolor Painting on Location with Michele Izzo

Dates: August 14, 2017 - August 16, 2017
Thinking design, shapes and values as you build watercolor landscapes on site with Michele Izzo of Cortlandt Manor, New York.  Michele is a signature member of The American Watercolor Society. Class will begin with a demo and then students will paint - This is an outstanding opportunity! $145 members, $180 not-yet-members.  Call the Arts Center to register at 315-536-8226. https://www.flickr.com/people/micheleizzoaws/ 

Dates: August 16, 2017
Slab build three projects, experimenting with shape, imprints, carving and more.  $45 members, $60 not-yet-members (includes one hour of open studio glazing time), $25 materials and firing fee.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.

Empty Bowls Ice Cream Social

Dates: August 20, 2017
Sunday, August 20, the Arts Center will once again hold an open house at its lakeside facility, Sunny Point. The August event will be an “empty bowls” ice cream social. Participants will have the opportunity to buy a handcrafted bowl made by one of our great artists – including Monica Sommerville, Alex Hileman, Faith Benedict, Barb and Eric Havill, Kim Cutler and the Rochester Folk Art Guild, as well as bowls created by students at Dundee High School and students using the new Annie’s Boathouse Pottery this summer – for $25. Bowls will then be filled with ice cream and toppings will be available as well. Cones will be available for kids and entertainment will be provided. Come by boat, bike, car or foot between 1 and 4 pm (bowls will be sold on a first come, first choice basis so plan to come early to get the best choice!) and help enjoy and support Sunny Point.   

Pan Pastels

Dates: August 22, 2017
Learn to use pan pastels - soft pastel packed in a cake-like pan so they can be applied with intuitive paintbrush-type applicator.  PanPastels produce very little dust for a cleaner working environment, have excellent lightfastness and are erasable.  $48 members, $60 not-yet members.  Materials fee of $25 to the instructor.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.

Fabulous Florals

Dates: August 23, 2017 - August 24, 2017
Floral paintings have long been a favorite for artists!  Learn to paint the delicate blossoms in oil with Pat.  We will cover topics such as composition, color choices, light and shadow, strokework and more!  We will paint with live flowers and capture their beauty and freshness.  $110 members, $135 not-yet-members.  Call the Art Center to register at 315-536-8226.

July - Aug "Perspectives"

Dates: August 31, 2017
Summer is here! Read the latest issue of PERSPECTIVES - our Arts Center newsletter! New classes and workshops, Exhibit news, Mini Madness, Attic Art Sale, Ice Cream Sunday at Sunny Point,  Volunteer recognition, Sunny Point updates, and so much more! CLICK HERE for the July 2017 issue of "Perspectives"  

New Techniques in Painting with GC Myers

Dates: September 28, 2017 - September 29, 2017
Known as “the red tree man”, GC Myers has created a painting style and technique that is unique to his work.  Learn the elements of that style and the unusual techniques he’s pioneered in this intimate classroom setting.  Limited enrollment.   $250 members,  $300 not-yet-members

Check out our 2017 Exhibit schedule

Dates: December 31, 2017
See what Exhibits are on the 2017 calendar! Click Here

 
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