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Events > Educational Workshops > All Scheduled Workshops

For all those who seek the opportunity to learn and are open to the creative spirit within, the Arts Center Educational Workshop is the place to be. Every week there are classes and workshops hosted by ACYC in a multitude of genre and media. ACYC has classes for all ages from pre-schoolers to octogenarians. Join us and have fun while learning and creating.

Our educational workshops provide opportunities to explore media from oil, acrylic and watercolor painting to drawing, collage, clay, printmaking, book making, basketry and creative stamping techniques. The literary arts are also explored with classes in memoir-writing and readings at the Arts Center. 

ACYC instructors are highly qualified and skilled in their disciplines.  They enjoy bringing out the creative side of all their workshop participants, from beginners to advanced.

Workshop Information & Registration

To register for any ACYC workshops, please print the registration form below and send to ACYC.

Workshop Registration Form (PDF)

Registration policies  (PDF)



Art of Wine - Peter Weis of Weis Vineyards
    Dates: May 1, 2018
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, May 1 - 7 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Local winemakers share their secrets, perspectives, insights and product in this popular exploration of Finger Lakes winemaking.  Peter will discuss crafting German style wine.  Must be 21 to take this class.  $15 per session.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Art and Vine - Polymer Jewelry
Instructor: Janis Long
    Dates: May 8, 2018
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, May 8 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Looking for a fun and relaxing activity with friends?  Want to express your creativity without having to invest in “the tools of the trade”?  Suffering from cabin fever?  Give Art & Vine classes a try! Enjoy a glass of wine while you craft two bangle bracelets and a necklace of clay beads you craft yourself..  Amaze your friends, family and neighbors with your hitherto unrecognized artistic talent.  We supply everything you need.  $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, take $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

     


Painting with George Van Hook
    Dates: May 16, 2018
    Days/Hours: Saturday, June 16 - 9:30 AM to 4 PM at Sunny Point
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Spend a day en plein air with nationally recognized landscape and portrait artist George Van Hook.  Get tips for opening up your style, quick work in changing conditions, composition, color mixing and more at the Arts Center’s Keuka lakeside facility.  $65 for members, $75 for not-yet-members.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Into Stained Glass
Instructor: Craig Sandberg
    Dates: May 19, 2018
    Days/Hours:
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Learn how to connect shards and shapes of art glass into patterns to create something that lights up when the sun shines through.  $40 members, $48 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Art and Vine - Scarf Printing
Instructor: Lisa Saether
    Dates: May 22, 2018
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, May 22 - 6 to 8 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Looking for a fun and relaxing activity with friends?  Want to express your creativity without having to invest in “the tools of the trade”?  Suffering from cabin fever?  Give Art & Vine classes a try! Enjoy a glass of wine while you complete a creative project.  Amaze your friends, family and neighbors with your hitherto unrecognized artistic talent.  We supply everything you need to create two unique scarves.  $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, take $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Intro to Bird Photography
    Dates: May 31, 2018 - June 2, 2018
    Days/Hours: Thursday, May 31 - and Friday June 1 - 5:30 to 7 PM and Saturday, June 2 - 7:30 to 11:30 AM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Thursday, May 31 and Friday June 1, 5:30 – 7 pm, Saturday, June 2, 7:30 -11:30 am,   Arts Center  Instructor: Paul English                  
    For everyone who’s ever wondered how to take really spectacular pictures to go with their annual bird list, this is the class for you.  Wildlife photographer Paul English will work with you to use you digital SLR to maximum effect, explain where to look for birds to photograph and go out into the field for practical demonstrations.    $70 members, $84 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Painting with George Van Hook
    Dates: June 16, 2018
    Days/Hours: Saturday
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    A day of Plein Air painting in and around Yates County with George Van Hook.  SAVE THE DATE!   More information to come.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Painting the Town with Peter Huntoon
    Dates: June 21, 2018 - June 22, 2018
    Days/Hours: Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 - 9 AM to 2 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Work with Vermont’s premier plein air painter to find the iconic views and angles that bring out the history and soul of a community in your paintings. Peter is well known for his work in watercolor and oil.  $225 members, $275 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Scandinavian Wood Carving for Beginners
Instructor: Craig Sandberg
    Dates: June 30, 2018
    Days/Hours: Saturday, June 30 - 10 AM to 2 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Using simple tools, soft wood and a pattern, make a folk-art, Scandinavian-style, figure.  $40 members, $48 not-yet-member.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Watercolor on Location with Michele Izzo AWS
    Dates: July 11, 2018 - July 13, 2018
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, July 11 - Friday, July 13
    Location:
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Thinking design, shapes and values.  SAVE THE DATE!  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Watercolor Painting on Location
Instructor: Michele Izzo
    Dates: July 11, 2018 - July 13, 2018
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, July 11 & Friday, July 13 - 10 AM to 3:30 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Think about design, shapes and values with signature American Watercolor Society member Michele Izzo.  Go out into the field with this award-winning watercolor artist and learn her tricks of the trade!  $300 members, $375 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Art & Vine
Instructor: Fran Bliek
    Dates: July 16, 2018
    Days/Hours: Monday, July 16 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Join us for a whole new experience! Explore the joy of your creativity. YOUR DESIGN, YOUR COLORS, this experience IS all about YOU! Sharing fun techniques and helpful hints, Fran Bliek will show you how create your vision on the canvas. At the end of the night you will leave with a completely unique artwork.   Enjoy a glass of wine on us while you create.  We supply everything you need.   $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, take $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please call The Arts Center of Yates County to register at 315-536-8226


Painting Water in the Landscape with Pastel
Instructor: Lana Grauer
    Dates: July 18, 2018
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, July 18 - 5 PM to 8 PM.
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    In this class we will learn techniques to capture the sparkle and mood of water in the landscape.  Students will bring their favorite photos of Keuka Lake or other Finger Lake's waters and we will paint them with emphasis on applying some new approaches.

    Students should bring in a good assortment of hard and soft pastels as well as several sheets of sanded pastel paper (UART sanded paper mounted).  Paper should be purchased mounted which will allow us to do an underpainting.  If you have quesions please email lanagrauer@gmail.com.

    $30 members, $36 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Plein Air Painting with Kevin Feary
    Dates: August 6, 2018 - July 9, 2018
    Days/Hours: Monday, August 6 - Thursday, August 9
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Four days of intensive Plein Air work across Yates County.  SAVE THE DATE!  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Plein Art Painting
Instructor: Kevin Feary
    Dates: August 6, 2018 - August 9, 2018
    Days/Hours: Monday, August 6 - Thursday, August 9 - 9 AM to 4 P
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Paint on locations around Yates County with Kevin Feary.  Explore Yates County with an artist’s eye for light, composition and impact.  Each day will start with a demonstration and end with a review of work.  Open to painters in any medium.  $230 members, $280 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Art & Vine - It's Abstract!
Instructor: Fran Bliek
    Dates: August 16, 2018
    Days/Hours: Thursday, August 16 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Join us for a whole new experience! Explore the joy of your creativity. YOUR DESIGN, YOUR COLORS, this experience IS all about YOU! Sharing fun techniques and helpful hints, Fran Bliek will show you how create your vision on the canvas. At the end of the night you will leave with a completely unique artwork.   Enjoy a glass of wine on us while you create.  We supply everything you need.   $35 members, $40 not-yet-members, take $5 off if you sign up with a friend.  Please call The Arts Center of Yates County to register at 315-536-8226.


New Techniques with G. C. Myers
    Dates: September 27, 2018 - September 28, 2018
    Days/Hours: Thursday, September 27 - Friday, September 28
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Explore unique techniques and perspectives for painters in any medium.  SAVE THE DATE!  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


New Techniques with G. C. Myers
    Dates: September 27, 2018 - September 28, 2018
    Days/Hours: New Techniques
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Using acrylics, gauche, washes and other unusual textures and techniques, GC Myers creates unique, eye-catching and popular designs and landscapes.  Explore his creative and unusual approaches to painting with him.  $250 members, $300 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

     

     
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