Given the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 health crisis, we must postpone our opening date for the 2020 season from May 1. We have not set a new date at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and when we can safely do so, we will announce an opening date. In the meantime our staff is hard at work coming up with innovative ways to deliver our programming to you through our website and social media platforms. Please check our Facebook page and website for updates!
Workshops are at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts at 3446 State Route 28 in Blue Mountain Lake unless otherwise indicated. To reserve your spot in class, please call the Arts Center at 518-352-7715 or click on the provided links.
Workshops in 2019:
|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"|
Saturday, August 3, 12 - 4 p.m.
Creating your work is the (so-called) easy part. Writing your artist statement, for exhibitions and websites, is the challenge. Why are we creative people so in-articulate when it comes to telling about ourselves and our work? David Hazard has been coaching artists and authors for 40 years, helping them to create powerful statements about their work for marketing and promotional purposes. His clients have had exhibitions in galleries throughout the U.S. In this two-part session (we will have a break!), you will learn how to get to the core energies and motivations that drive you to work in the medium/s you do, and choose the subjects and treatments you choose. You'll also learn about your most likely audience - those most interested in your work - and how to understand their connection to you. The goal is to help you produce an artist statement that will link you to collectors who will not only like a given piece (and take it home), but to track with you a long time because they feel connected you.
Cost: $30 Arts Center Members; $40 Non-Members
Saturday, August 24, 1 - 4 p.m.
Painting Workshop: Starry Night with Momma Bear with Beth Knapp
Painting on canvas. Canvas is 12 x 12. We will sketch out our theme, then apply acrylic paint. You will learn different brushstrokes and learn how to blend your colors. You will create a whimsical painting staring Momma bear and baby.
Saturday, September 14, 1 - 4 p.m.
Painting Workshop: Orange Sunrise with Beth Knapp
Painting on canvas. The canvas is 11 x 14 using acrylic.You will learn to create this painting with your brush stroke. Free flow with painting.You will learn to blend colors and use your imagination.
Saturday, September 21, 1 - 4 p.m.
Lighting/Photographing with Al Pouch
Learn how to photograph your artwork on a shoestring budget.
Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wet Felted Vessel Workshop with Susan Rollings
Local artisan and Indian Lake librarian, Susan Rollings will teach participants the Wet Felting technique. Each participant will make a small wool vessel approximately 6-8" in size using the Wet Felting technique taught in class. Participants should bring a towel and an apron that is water resistant. The workshop is limited to 12 participants.
Cost: $25 for Arts Center Members; $35 for Non-Members
Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holiday Balsam Bee with Hallie Bond
Just in time to inspire your holiday decorating! We are pleased to once again welcome local instructor, historian, and artisan Hallie Bond to teach participants how to make balsam wreaths, garland, and pillows. Each participant is asked to bring a wire hanger and garden scissors or snippers to the class. In addition, feel free to bring special ribbon or adornments to add a festive and personal touch to your wreath or garland. Also, this year we are adding a potluck lunch so please bring a dish to pass.
Maximum of 12 participants.
Cost: $45 for Arts Center Members; $55 for Non-Members