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Sculpture

$410

with James Murray

Calendar Current session started Mar 2, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

Explore almost any material you can bring in (excluding welding) with James Murray.

Work inside (and outside) the studio of sculptor, and master woodworker, James Murray. Learn to use tools (safely) in Jim’s well-tooled workspace, including an introduction to basic woodworking. Blend various materials including wood, stone, and metal into sculpture. Bring those found objects to class and create a new work of art or bring that project that you might be wrestling with and finally bring it to completion.

Introduction to steam wood bending applied to sculpture and furniture.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify. We also have a separate application for Financial assistance for Senior Citizens.

 

Nature’s Palette Workshop
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Nature’s Palette Workshop

$75

with Laura Lanchantin

Calendar Current session started Mar 3, 2024 at 10 am

In this workshop, plein air/abstract artist Laura Leigh Lanchantin will walk through the traditional method of creating watercolor paint from local stones. This includes gathering stones, milling pigments, and applying these paints with your painting process. Laura will also discuss basic geology, the history of pigments, safety procedures, and areas of the Appalachian and Green Mountains where she collects her stones.  Each student will have the opportunity to create a small watercolor palette to take home. The end of the workshop will feature an open-paint session with pigments, charcoal and watercolor mediums. Laura will guide you to create your own painting based on nature, imagination, or a reference photo. This workshop is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels. All materials are included.

This workshop is in our printmaking studio and is accessible only by stairs.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. We also have a separate application for Financial assistance for Senior Citizens.

An Artist's Journey in the Arctic Circle

Free

with Ada Pilar Cruz

Calendar Current session started Mar 3, 2024 at 2 pm
1 additional session on Mar 3, 2024

“What are artists doing in the Arctic?” 

A presentation by artist and teacher, Ada Pilar Cruz

Ada Pilar Cruz, an artist and teacher at Garrison Art Center, embarked on a unique journey this past October 2023 to the Arctic Circle on the Barquentine tall ship called the Antigua. For twenty days she and 29 other artists sailed around the Svalbard archipelago stopping to hike through dunes of snow, to trapper huts, and science, weather, and space research stations to both experience the landscape, and its seemingly eternal ice, and bear witness to dying glaciers and a melting environment. Through her presentation and work, she invites others to join her in reflecting on the fragile beauty of the Arctic environment and the importance of preserving its pristine wilderness. Ada's journey serves as a powerful reminder of the profound connection between art, nature, and human experience.

Ada will present her experience and the artwork she created using seaweed, on this amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Join us for this conversation with Ada about her creative journey to the Arctic.

Drawing and Painting from Life

$25

with John Allen

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024 at 9:30 am
1 additional session on Mar 11, 2024

On-going sessions for those who want to work on their own to develop and refine their techniques of drawing and painting from the live model. Short poses. Bring your own materials. This is a monitored event, not a class. Interested in paying for 8 sessions all at once and receiving a discount? Reach out to us at 845-424-3960 for more information.

One Subject, Many Interpretations

$60

with Sharon Rubinstein

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Mar 14, 2024

Experiment and see how a single object can be depicted in many ways! Exploration, artistic growth, fun - these are the goals of this class. We will concentrate on a single subject (with several available as choices) across multiple class meetings. Each session will focus on a different material and approach, but the same subject matter! The saying "A rose is a rose is a rose" is true - but they surely can look different. Find out, and expand your artistic imagination and capacity across media. Register for just a few weeks, or sign up for all five and save 10% with promo code FIVE. This class is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels, and all materials are included.

Feb 1: Materials are pencil/conte/charcoal, Approach is realism

Feb 15: Materials are pen/ink, Approach is cubist or realist stippling

Mar 7: Materials are colored pencil or watercolor, Approach is impressionism

Mar 14: Materials are pastels, Approach is realism/impressionism

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.

Shibori; stitching, gathering, and binding Workshop

$75

with Katrin Reifeiss

Calendar Next session starts Mar 23, 2024 at 10 am

Dive into the captivating world of Japanese Shibori techniques in our upcoming workshop, where traditional craftsmanship meets contemporary creativity! Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of fabric manipulation, offers a unique and hands-on approach to textile design. Participants will explore a variety of Shibori methods, each with its own intricate patterns and textures.

Teaching artist Katrin Reifeiss will guide you through the mesmerizing process of stitching, binding, folding, and pole-wrapping fabrics to create stunning resist patterns. Discover the secrets behind the Shibori classics such as Itajime, Arashi, ori-nui, and suji Shibori, as well as contemporary variations that allow for personal expression.

All materials are included. This workshop is suitable for adults and mature teens of all skill levels, from beginners eager to explore a new art form to seasoned artists seeking to expand their creative horizons.

Each session has a different focus, so join us for either the morning or afternoon session or sign up for both!

Morning Session -

  • Cloth Stitched and Gathered techniques
  • Binding techniques

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. We also have a separate application for Financial assistance for Senior Citizens.

Full Course

Shibori; folding, clamping, and pole-wrapping Workshop

$75

with Katrin Reifeiss

Calendar Next session starts Mar 23, 2024 at 2 pm

Dive into the captivating world of Japanese Shibori techniques in our upcoming workshop, where traditional craftsmanship meets contemporary creativity! Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of fabric manipulation, offers a unique and hands-on approach to textile design. Participants will explore a variety of Shibori methods, each with its own intricate patterns and textures.

Teaching artist Katrin Reifeiss will guide you through the mesmerizing process of stitching, binding, folding, and pole-wrapping fabrics to create stunning resist patterns. Discover the secrets behind the Shibori classics such as Itajime, Arashi, ori-nui, and suji Shibori, as well as contemporary variations that allow for personal expression.

All materials are included. This workshop is suitable for adults and mature teens of all skill levels, from beginners eager to explore a new art form to seasoned artists seeking to expand their creative horizons.

Each session has a different focus, so join us for either the morning or afternoon session or sign up for both!

Afternoon Session

  • Folding and Clamping techniques
  • Pole-wrapping techniques

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. We also have a separate application for Financial assistance for Senior Citizens.

Full Course

Flying Bird Puppet Workshop

$75

with Christina Di Marco

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 24, 2024 at 1 pm

This workshop is for adults, teachers, crafters, puppet lovers, upcyclers, and more! Save and bring your cereal boxes, and let’s create flying bird puppets from recycled materials. We will design, construct, paint, and make fly, a bird puppet of your design. Bring ideas of birds you admire! Designs will also be available to choose from as well. Techniques and ideas will be shared, and you are welcome to use methods shown by teaching artist Christina di Marco, or engineer your own way of creating your bird puppet. This class is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels. Please bring in cereal boxes to upcycle if possible. All other materials are included.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. We also have a separate application for Financial assistance for Senior Citizens.

 





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