Classes & Workshops

Classes are located at the Arts Center in Blue Mountain Lake unless otherwise indicated. 

Please call us at 518-352-7715 for your reservation or click on the provided link to reserve your spot online.

 

 

   

Saturday, October 27, 1- 5 p.m. 
Braided Rug with Hallie Bond

For up to 10 participants 

Fee: $45 for Arts Center members, $55 for non-members

 

 

       

 

Saturday, November 3, 1 - 4 p.m. 
Kings Chain Silver Bracelet with Lisa Oristian

For up to 7 participants
Fee: $45 for Arts Center members, $55 for non-members

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Saturday, November 10, 2 - 4 p.m.
Matting & Framing with Al Pouch

Fee: $20 for Arts Center members, $30 for non-members

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This class is perfect for those interested in learning how to properly and creatively mat and frame your own artwork without spending a fortune. Indian Lake artist Al Pouch will teach you how to cut a mat, assemble, and finish a pre-made frame using archival material. Pouch, a photographer and graphic artist, has been framing his own art, as well as artwork for colleges, professional offices, retail establishments, and lodging accommodations, for more than 30 years.

Bring your own piece of flat artwork to be matted no larger than 12 x 16 inches. You will be provided with material to make a hinge mat, backing material, and hanging hardware for a frame. You may elect to bring your own frame to the class as well. To determine the appropriate size frame you will need, please use the following guidelines for per-made frames:

Artwork Size Mat/Frame Size
4" x 6" 8" x 10"
5" x 7" 9" x 12" or 11" x 14"
8" x 10" 12" x 16, 14" x 18" or 16" x 20"
11" x 14" 16" x 20"
12" x 16" 16" x 20"

Al will also discuss the various resources available for obtaining material and equipment  and different techniques for matting and framing. 

 

Saturday, November 17, 1 - 4 p.m.
Balsam Wreath & Garland with Hallie Bond
For up to 12 participants
Fee: $35 for Arts Center members, $45 for non-members

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Previous Classes and Workshiops at the AC in 2018:

Friday, July 6
Leather Laced Bracelet with Lisa Oristian

POSTPONED - WATCH FOR NEW DATE & TIME

      

Thursday, July 19
Building Puppets with the Guild of Thespian Puppets

Saturday, July 21 , 8:30 a.m.  
Birds of Blue Mountain Lake - Free Guided Birdwatching Walk with Rick and Ellen Bütz

Meet Rick and Ellen Bütz at 8:30 a.m. at the Lake Durant Rest Stop and Scenic Overlook on NYS Route 28 and stroll the “old road” in search of Yellow Warblers, Redstarts, Cedar Waxwings and Loons.

Use this free, guided walk as an inspiration to attend their Chickadee Woodcarving Class on August 4. This walk will last approximately one hour. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and bring binoculars and water. The instructors can provide a few binoculars if you don’t have a pair.

The Overlook is 2 miles east of the intersection of Routes 30 & 28N in Blue Mountain Lake, or about 9 miles west of Indian Lake.

 

Thursday, July 26
Small or Large Gathering Basket

 

Thursday, August 2
Berry Picking Basket

 

    

Saturday, August 4
Chickadee Woodcarving with Rick and Ellen Bütz

     

     

Friday, August 10    
Beginning Stained Glass with Anya Bickford

 

Friday, September 7      
Earrings Two Ways with Lisa Oristian

POSTPONED - WATCH FOR NEW DATE & TIME

   

 

Saturday, September 8      
Nature on Fabric Printing with Hallie Bond

 
Saturday, September 22, 1 - 4 p.m. 
The Basics of Bead Stringing with Lisa Oristian
 
 
 
Saturday, October 13, 10 - 4 p.m. 
Santa Carving with Rick and Ellen Bütz