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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)



Clay Basics
Instructor: Dee Westfall
    Dates: August 20, 2018 - August 22, 2018
    Days/Hours: Mondays, August 20 and 22 - 10 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Hand build one or two pieces, with a focus on clay building and glazing basics.  Wondering where to start with clay?  This is the place!  (Bear in mind that building with clay is a multi-day process and the pieces you build and glaze will not be ready to take home until a week after the second class!)  $40 members, $48 not-yet-members, plus $10 for clay/glaze/firing.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Picnic Table Project with Thomas Chaffer
    Dates: August 21, 2018
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10 AM - Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    Picnic Table Project with Thomas Chaffer.  $5/student, ages 6 through 14.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Build a Bowl with Alex Hileman
    Dates: August 23, 2018
    Days/Hours: Thursday, August 23 - 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    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.    $40 members, $48 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).  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Paper Dolls and Designer Wardrobes with Karlene Van Deusen
Instructor: Karlene VanDeusen
    Dates: August 23, 2018
    Days/Hours: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10 AM - Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    Paper Dolls and Designer Wardrobes with Karlene Van Deusen.  $5/student, ages 6 - 14.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Using Drawing Techniques to Enhance Your Painting
    Dates: August 24, 2018 - September 21, 2018
    Days/Hours: Fridays, August 24 and 31, September 7 and 21 - 1 PM to 4 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Fridays, August 24, 31, Sept 7 & 21  1-4 pm,  Arts Center, Instructor: Grant Lounsbury.  Have you ever wondered just how to give an object dimension, or create more perspective in your painting?   Come and learn basic drawing skills related to depth, form, perspective and composition that can be used before you ever add paint to the canvas. Designed with the beginner artist in mind, Grant will work with you to learn and apply basic drawing skills as you create paintings using the skills learned each session.  $120 members, $144 not-yet-members.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Lacy Felted Scarves
    Dates: August 26, 2018
    Days/Hours: Sunday, August 26 - 3 PM to 5 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    When wet felted, Wensleydale wool creates a beautiful lacy effect. Fancy yarns will be available for added embellishment. This beautiful scarf is perfect for gift giving or to keep and wear! Students will create and complete this scarf in the allotted class time. No previous felting experience necessary!  Lyn Harris is the instructor. $20 members, $24 not-yet-members, $9 materials fee.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.

     


Felted Soap
    Dates: August 27, 2018
    Days/Hours: Monday, August 27 - 10 AM to 12 Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Transform an ordinary bar of soap into a unique piece of art! Students will learn the basics of needle and wet felting to create a colorful and functional felted soap. Perfect for a hostess gift or a decorative and functional touch for your own bathroom! The designs shrinks as the soap is used. No felting experience needed.  Lyn Harris is the instructor.  $20 members, $24 not-yet-members, $8 materials fee.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Exploring Alcohol Inks
    Dates: August 27, 2018
    Days/Hours: Monday, August 27 - 1 PM to 3 PM
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Come explore the world of alcohol inks! Learn the basics of working with this vibrant medium and then create a stunning one of a kind necklace that you will finish in the class period. All supplies provided by the instructor.  Lyn Harris is the instructor. $20 members, $24 not-yet-members, $8 materials fee.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Make a Mug - Alex Hileman - Instructor
    Dates: August 28, 2018
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, August 29 - 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Art is not as hard as you think! Try your hand at throwing a mug 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.    $40 members, $48 not-yet members, $5 less if you sign up with a friend or two ($10 materials & firing fee if you want to keep your mug).  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Tissue Paper Collage with Karlene Van Deusen
Instructor: Karlene VanDeusen
    Dates: August 28, 2018
    Days/Hours: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10 AM - Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    Tissue Paper Collage with Karlene Van Deusen.  $5/student, ages 6 - 14.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226


Beach Scene with Thomas Chaffer
    Dates: August 30, 2018
    Days/Hours: Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10 AM - Noon
    Location: Rosenfeld Workshop
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Children

    Beach Scene with Thomas Chaffer.  $5/student, ages 6 to 14.  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Build a Bowl with Alex Hileman
    Dates: September 5, 2018
    Days/Hours: Wednesday, September 5 - 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    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.    $40 members, $48 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).  Please register at The Arts Center of Yates County at 315-536-8226.


Make a Mug - Alex Hileman - Instructor
    Dates: September 13, 2018
    Days/Hours: Thursday, September 13 - 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    Location: Sunny Point
    $ Members $ Non-Members
    Age Group: Adult

    Art is not as hard as you think! Try your hand at throwing a mug 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.    $40 members, $48 not-yet members, $5 less if you sign up with a friend or two ($10 materials & firing fee if you want to keep your mug).  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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