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Spring 2014 workshops, classes and more.

10-WEEK CLASSES

• Watercolor Class with Lynn Rogers

Classes begin Wednesday, March 5 from 9:30 AM – Noon

This class is designed for the beginner to intermediate student. Watercolor fundamentals, technique, color, and composition will be explored. Instruction and demonstration will be geared to provide each student the tools to express their individual style. Bring any supplies you have to the first class. A supply list will be available at the first class. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Lynn’s study of watercolor and the art of its glorious transparent medium excites and energizes all her work. Her past has included study with James Toogood, Margaret Crawford, Marge Chavooshian, and Albert Handell. During recent years, Lynn has attended classes with Giorgina Talarico, where many new approaches to her work began.

Fee: 10 weeks at $140 for members/$160 for non-members
Walk-ins: $20 per class

Register: Call MVCA at 315.823.0808 or email director@mohawkvalleyarts.org.

• Mixed Media with Frank Wilcox

Classes begin Thursday, March 27 from 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Students will work with a variety of media (acrylic, oil, pencil, charcoal) at their own pace. Frank will give group demos, and each student will receive a great deal of individual attention. Students need to supply their own materials: oils, acrylics, drawing media, etc.

Frank Wilcox has been teaching art since 1960 to students of various levels of ability, including pre-school through adult and special-needs students. He received his BS and MS in art at SUC/New Paltz with minors in art history and painting. He has had one-man shows at MVCA, View, Old Forge Library, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, and Ilion Library.

Fee: $135 members/$160 non members
Walk ins $20 per session

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808

• Intermediate to Advanced Pastel Painting with Joan Balder Cook

Classes begin Friday, March 28 from 9:00 - 11:30 AM

This class is for artists wishing to improve their skills. The thoughts and techniques of other artists, contemporary and past, will be discussed as well as color theory and design.

Class size limited to 10

Artist and instructor Joan Balder Cook has won awards in juried regional and national shows and has had work accepted in the New England National Pastel Exhibition for five years. She has been teaching pastel at MVCA since 2009.

Fee: 10 weeks at $140 for members/$160 for non-members
Walk-ins: $20 per class

Register: Call MVCA at 315.823.0808 or email director@mohawkvalleyarts.org.

 


8-WEEK CLASSES

• Introduction to Pastel Painting with Joan Balder Cook

Classes begin Tuesday, March 25 from 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Explore this exciting medium in a relaxed atmosphere. Joan will instruct and demonstrate techniques. Students will use hard and soft pastels and a variety of papers. Composition, color theory, and drawing will be explored.

Artist and instructor Joan Balder Cook has won awards in juried regional and national shows and has had work accepted in the New England National Pastel Exhibition for five years. She has been teaching pastel at MVCA since 2009.

Fee:  8 weeks at $115 for members/$135 for non-members
Walk-ins: $20 per class

Two weeks before first class call instructor (315-737-7278) for materials list.

Register: Call MVCA at 315.823.0808 or email director@mohawkvalleyarts.org.

• Pottery with Terry Tippin

Classes begin Tuesday, April 1 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM

5 Prospect Street, Little Falls (Old Masonic Temple) 

Various hand building techniques will be demonstrated. Functional, decorative, and sculptured pieces will be created. Beginner to advanced students welcome. Class size is limited to only 5 students to allow individual instruction. Terry began her pottery career in 1985 and opened her studio in Little Falls in 1996.

Fee:$100 members, $130 non members, plus $35 materials fee payable to instructor

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808.


4-WEEK CLASS

• Drawing and Painting Advancing as an Artist with Lutz Scherneck

Classes begin Monday, May 5 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM

This class is designed for individuals who are interested in the Fine Arts. Help will be offered in various media. The core of this class will focus around discussion and critique of art work. Participants are encouraged to bring in examples of art for review.

The hardest thing for any artist is to know what is honest expression and recognizing what is more effective. Students will be helped to understand what they are seeing when experiencing art work and use that knowledge to advance their own expression.

Lutz Scherneck is a well-known and respected painter. He is a graduate from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. His art work has been on display throughout central New York and has received numerous awards of recognition.

Fee: 4 weeks at $50 for members/$60 for non-members
Walk-ins: at $20 per class

Students are expected to provide their own supplies.

Register: Call MVCA at 315.823.0808 or email director@mohawkvalleyarts.org.


WEEKLY WORKSHOPS

• ART CLASS with Jim Parker

Classes are held on Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM

From Old English style watercolor painting to Japanese anime characters and manga comic drawing, Jim will work one-on-one with students in whatever style they desire. Classes open to ages 12 through adult; special needs students welcome. Class size is limited to 10 students to allow one-on-one instruction.

Fee: $60 for 6 weeks if prepaid, or $12.50/week

Register: Call MVCA at 315.823.0808 or email director@mohawkvalleyarts.org.


ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS

• Jewelry with Shannon Crandall

Herringbone Bracelet Workshop
Saturday, March 8 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Learn how to create a herringbone bracelet using seed beading techniques. Beginners welcome.

Fee: $28 plus $10 for materials ($38 total)

Register: Call MVCA at 315.823.0808 or email director@mohawkvalleyarts.org.

Caged & Wire Wrapped Earrings Workshop
Saturday, March 22 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Learn how to wire wrap and cage semi-precious stones to create beautiful earrings. Make two pairs. Beginners welcome.

Fee: $28 plus $12 for materials ($40 total)

Register: Call MVCA at 315.823.0808 or email director@mohawkvalleyarts.org.

Russian Spiral Seed Bead Bracelet Workshop
Saturday, May 10 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Learn how to create this Russian Spiral bracelet using seed beading techniques. Beginners welcome.

Fee: $28 plus $10 materials ($38 total)

Register: Call MVCA at 315.823.0808 or email director@mohawkvalleyarts.org.

Intuitive Painting with Shannon Crandall

Intuitive Painting
Saturdays, April 5 & 12 from 10:30 AM - 3:00PM

Fee: $148

Register: Call MVCA at 315.823.0808 or email director@mohawkvalleyarts.org.

Lessons in process painting. Forget all that you think about or have learned in other painting classes. You will use your intuition to guide you along with lots of interesting tools for making marks and creating your background for your painting. That is what we will cover in Part 1. Part 2 will focus on developing the emerging images in your work. There is no wrong in this style of painting! You will be surprised to discover what happens! Please bring a bagged lunch as we will break mid-way through class for lunch.

Materials: Please bring at least 8 different colors of acrylic paint including white and black, (pick your favorites) a water spray bottle, cheap foam brushes, a variety pack of cheap paint brushes that has different sizes, and 2 stretched canvases that are at least 12” x 12” in size. Please wear clothes you can get messy or bring an apron. You can buy most of these supplies at Walmart. *Optional - bring any old pens, toilet paper tubes, stencils, bubble wrap or anything else you can think of that you can create shapes with.

About Shannon Crandall:  “My mixed media paintings and jewelry reflect the rhythm of life and nature as I see it around me. Layers, textures and vibrant colors play center stage in my creations. I am moved by the surrounding environment, but not necessarily interested in a subject’s physical reality; it is its underlying nature and mood that I want to capture and express. I love to experiment and combine materials in all of the work that I create.”

• THE JOY OF PAINTING with Kathryn Bartscht

Mondays (see calendar below) 10 AM - 3 PM

Using the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Painting Technique

Wet on wet oil painting techniques, also called wet into wet, provides a range of options for creating your painting. The wet into wet technique is simply the method of applying fresh oil paint into existing paint that has not completely dried. Kathy is a certified teacher in the Bob Ross style of painting.

Dates of classes and painting that will be created:


March 10
  - Reflections

March 24
- Moon Lite Night


April 7
- Sunrise

April 21
- Evening Seas


May 5
- Mountain Glory

All classes start at 10 AM, break for lunch, and return to complete painting by 3 or 4 PM. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Fee: $40 members/$50 non-members per class does not include all materials. Contact Kathy for detailed questions and for a supply list.

Register: Please contact Kathy 518.993.3737, bartscht@frontiernet.net or the MVCA 315.823.0808 to register.  

• FUN and FAST PAINTING with Wilson Bickford

Saturday, March 15 from 10 AM - 2 PM

Presbyterian Church, Little Falls (corner of Jackson and E. Lansing Streets)

Come and paint Sandpipers. Learn oil painting techniques to create a beautiful realistic painting. No previous experience required and all participants will leave with a completed project.

Class size is limited to 30 students. Sign up today to guarantee your spot!

Wilson Bickford, artist and art educator, has perfected the art of the ‘wet-on-wet’ painting technique. This extremely popular painting style is easy to learn and yields fantastic results.

Fee: $70 which includes all materials. Participants must prepay to guarantee a place in class.

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808.


• The HeArt of Creating Your Life by Design

Tuesdays (see calendar below) 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Journey from transition, crisis, “life not working”, to a calm, clear canvas of possibility, then to creating a life by design (not default). This workshop will help you learn to use your personal “inner media” (skills, tools, resources) to approach your life as a living work of art you love.

Kelly Myszkowski, Certified Transformational Coach, will coach you in learning to think and see in more empowering ways using a client-centered system of heart-centered relaxing, deep self-assessment, releasing, planning, goal setting and accountability. Journey thru change by unveiling your Vision, Mission, and Life by Design Plan.

Module 1. Tue. April 1 and April 8: Relaxing, clearing the slate, clarifying your palette of wants, values, gifts, traits, talents. 
Module 2. Tue. April 22 and 29: Building on Module 1: exploring life themes/story, unveiling your unique Vision, Mission, Purpose. 
Module 3. Tues. May 13 and 20: Bringing your Masterpiece to life - your Life by Design Plan. 

If you have any questions, please visit www.kellymyszkowski.com, or contact Kelly at kellymyszkowski@gmail.com, or (315) 823-0484.

Fee: (3 successive 2-part modules), each module:  $70

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808, or complete and mail the registration form on page 22.

Kelly Myszkowski, CTC, BCST, LMT, NCTMB, BA is the owner of Inner Light Transformational Coaching and Craniosacral Therapy.

Transformational Life Coaching adds “thinking and seeing in more empowering ways” to the “goals” and “accountability” of traditional life coaching, using a proven client’s-heart-centered system of deep self-assessment, releasing, and planning. Each session builds upon the one before, resulting in your Vision, Mission, and Life by Design Plan.

Participants will begin their process by returning a completed questionnaire to Kelly prior to start of the Program (required); submit work drafts via e-mail; and provide journaling and note taking supplies. Each will have one private phone coaching session with Kelly.

If you have any questions, please visit www.kellymyszkowski.com, or contact Kelly at kellymyszkowski@gmail.com, or (315) 823-0484.

Tuesdays: January 7, 21; February 4, 18; One-on-one sessions scheduled individually; and March 18 wrap-up

Fee:   $257 members, $277 non members

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808


• DRUMMING with Bill Jacobs

Friday, March 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Our world-famous drumming instructor, Bill Jacobs, is coming back to MVCA! If you experienced our earlier sessions with Bill, you know how fun, therapeutic, and educational they are. If you’ve never experienced a drumming circle, this is your chance to join in. Beginners to advance drummers are all welcome to this special djembe drumming opportunity.

If you know others who might be interested, please let them know about this special evening. Let’s make this drumming circle GROW! Please bring your drum, if you have one.  One will be provided if you do not.

Fee: $20

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808


• MUSIC LESSONS - STRINGS with Sarah

Sarah Bereza is offering solo and group lessons for violin and cello to all ages. A limited number of instruments are available for sale or rent.

Sarah works with each individual’s learning style. She has 8 years teaching experience and great enthusiasm for expanding appreciation and consciousness for music.

Beginner - Covering a brief history, care for instruments, sound techniques, reading and music theory.

Intermediate Transition - Taking basics learned and  utilizing these skills toward growth and empowerment. We will develop a creative outlet through music.

Advanced Organized Orchestra - Once a good basis is formed we will learn to work and play with others creating harmonious sounds. Performances will be our focus.

Mini Musicians Music - Inspirational class for children age 2-10 develops a sense of the musical world through visual arts and interactive fun.

Fee: Group Lessons - $40 per hour
Fridays - March, April, May  3:00 – 8:00 PM

Fee: Private Lessons - $20 per 1/2 hour
Tuesdays - March, April, May 2:30 – 6:00 PM

Register: Call MVCA at 315.823.0808


Above classes are held at the MVCA unless otherwise noted. Call MVCA today at 315.823.0808 to sign up for workshops or classes.

POLICY AND GENERAL INFORMATION
For Classes and Workshops:

  • Classes start on the dates and times listed.
  • All classes and workshops are held at the Art Center unless otherwise stated
  • Tuition for all of the 10 week classes is $135 for members and $160 for non-members.
  • Tuition for all other classes is found in the class description.
  • Tuition must be paid before classes begin.
  • Some classes may require a materials fee.
  • Drop in students allowed, ONLY where specified in the class description. Tuition is $20 per student.
  • No refunds are given  once class has begun.
  • Checks, cash and MasterCard/Visa are acceptable forms of payment. Checks and cash can be mailed to MVCA, 401 Canal Place, Little Falls, NY 13365. Credit cards can be processed over the phone. Please call 823-0808 for credit card payment.
 

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