2017 Children & Toddlers Classes

 

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Past Workshops
Summer Workshop Program
2017 summer workshops for kids are here! We have exciting new workshops, sign up early before they fill up! Workshops take place Tuesdays-Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 pm for ages 7-11 and 3:30-5:30 pm for ages 12 and up. Enroll by email at info@athensculturalcenter.org.

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Week 1, July 18-20, Cut and Paste Collage Workshop
Combine color, texture and shapes using found materials to create original works of art!

Week 2, July 25-27, Rod Puppets Everyone will design and create their rod-puppet-chantalown rod puppet, they are really fun for to make, decorate and dress. We will then learn how to make them come alive!

Week 3, August 1-3, 3-D Sculptures
Everyone will create individual sculptures using wendy-summer-projectorigami techniques and then work together on one large collaborative piece!

paper-mache-pigWeek 4, August 8-10, Building Sculptures with Paper Mache
Create a cute animal, scary monster or whatever you choose! We will build a skeleton, cover with paper mache and paint our creations.

For complete information click here!


After-School Crafts, Thursdays in February, 3:45-5:30 PM

Week 1, February 2: Painting with Wool  
To create a wool picture we will begin with a felt rectangle. Applying thin layers of raw wool, one on top of another, we will form a snowman and then decorate the “painting” with cut out colored felt pieces for hats, buttons, scarfs etc.
Week 2, February 9: Valentine Cards and Mobiles
Making and giving cards for Valentine’s day gives the occasion special meaning. With various types of papers, colored foils, doilies, glitters and ribbons we will create cards and mobiles for our friends and family.
Week 3, February 16: Mixed Media Mosaics Tribal Masks
Inspired by African tribal masks we will begin with a basic poster template and design our own patterns for a tribal mask and decorate them with a variety of colored and print papers, felt markers, beans, sequins and ribbons.
Week 4, February, 23: Clay 
In this workshop we will prepare the clay by kneading into a round ball and pinch a pot. We will add texture and designs with small wooden instruments to personalize our pots.
These free workshops will be lead by Chantal Van-Wierts of theMagic Lantern PuppetsnCrafts.
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Free Painting Workshops for Teens and Pre-TeensSpring teen art 2014
Sundays, January 29 – May 28
Noon-4PM
There will be no classes February 19, April 16 and May 14th.

The Athens Cultural Center is offering FREE Teen & Pre-Teen Painting Classes to be held at 24 Second Street, Athens. The weekly sessions take place noon to 4 PM and start Sunday, September 11th and run through October 30th. All materials are supplied.

This class is for beginner, intermediate and advanced students who are interested in studying traditional methods of painting. Participants can take advantage of this unique painting class and learn the traditional methods of painting on canvas, in oils. Individual instruction allows each student to progress at their own pace, ensuring a solid understanding of techniques applied.

Pre-registration is required by email or calling Ron Coons, 518 945-3731 or YMIRON@aol.com.

The instructor Robert A. Lahm has worked as a commercial illustrator for more than 35 years and is an avid landscape and wildlife painter.


Acting up sharing time 2015ACTing Up! Enrichment program for pre-schoolers is a free weekly program for 2-4-year-olds and their adults. Weekly sessions meet 9:30-10:30 AM starting Wednesday, September 21st and run through May except for school holidays and vacations. Join us for a creative time of songs, stories, games and crafts all facilitated by Jessica Coons.

 


2016 Children & Toddlers Classes

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Free after school
Mask Making Workshop
for kids ages 7-12
Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13 & 20
3:30-5PM
This special workshop by Tina Chaden is limited to 8 participants and students must attend all three weeks to complete their project. All materials are supplied.
Pre-register by email: info@athensculturalcenter.org or by phone: 945-2136
This program is supported in part with funds from the Stewart’s Shops and the Athens Community Foundation.


 

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ACTing Up! Enrichment program for pre-schoolers is a free weekly program for 2-4-year-olds and their adults. Weekly sessions meet 9:30-10:30 AM starting Wednesday, September 21st and run through May except for school holidays and vacations. Join us for a creative time of songs, stories, games and crafts all facilitated by Jessica Coons.

 

 

 


 

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Free Painting Workshops for Teens and Pre-Teens
Sundays, September 11- October 30
Noon-4PM

Due to illness, this workshop is cancelled for 9/11. Classes will start 9/18.

The Athens Cultural Center is offering FREE Teen & Pre-Teen Painting Classes to be held at 24 Second Street, Athens. The weekly sessions take place noon to 4 PM and start Sunday, September 11th and run through October 30th. All materials are supplied.

This class is for beginner, intermediate and advanced students who are interested in studying traditional methods of painting. Participants can take advantage of this unique painting class and learn the traditional methods of painting on canvas, in oils. Individual instruction allows each student to progress at their own pace, ensuring a solid understanding of techniques applied.

Pre-registration is required by email or calling Ron Coons, 518 945-3731 or YMIRON@aol.com.

The instructor Robert A. Lahm has worked as a commercial illustrator for more than 35 years and is an avid landscape and wildlife painter.

This program is made possible by support from The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Stewart’s Shops, the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, Athens Community Foundation, Inc., and the Greene County Youth Bureau.


2016 summer workshops for kids are here! We have exciting new workshops, sign up early before they fill up! Workshops take place Tuesdays-Thursdays, 1-3pm for ages 7-11 and 3:30-5:30pm for ages 12 and up. Enroll by email at info@athensculturalcenter.org.
Week 1- July 19-21
7-11 year olds -BOOKWORMS!

Kids tell their own stories making books from recycled materials. Learn how to sew soft books with fabric scraps. Make a used book your own with paints, found metal, plastic and cardboard recyclables. Artist Tina Chaden will help kids bring out their creativity using words, collage and the book form as a medium.

Week 2, July 26-28
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Both groups will enjoy the Zentangle Apprentice Program teaching a fun and relaxing way to create beautiful works of art. Zentangle can be used as a new way to express thoughts and emotion without having to write down words. This is a wonderfully creative and meditative art form. Students also learn that there is an artist within all of us and there are many forms of beautiful! As a special treat, students will learn to do this all on wonderful paper they have learned to dye themselves. Only non-toxic materials are used for the dying process. Join in the fun with Certified Zentangle Teacher Andrea Porrozzo-Nangle.

Week 3, August 2-4
7-11 year olds
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We will be creating collage projects drawing insects and creating a value scale collage, with an emphasis on complementary colors. Fold up the wings and they look like they are flying off the page!
This workshop will be taught by artist/teacher Wendy Doney.

 

Week 4, August 9-11
For both age groups, 7-11 and 12+
PAPIER MACHE MASKS

Artist Tina Chaden returns with papier mache masks. Using papier mache, French for “chewed paper”, you will create and embellish your own alter ego masks! Will it be an insect, animal, spirit or ??? The mask will be limited only by your own creativity. nbsp;


 

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Birds, Butterflies, Puppets Galore: Family Workshop

May 14th, 1:00-3:00pm

Birds, butterflies and puppets galore will flutter in the breeze in this spring hands on workshop. Ornamented constructions of paper, traced, cut out and adorned with tissue paper, markers and glitter will come to life. All materials will be supplied.

This free family workshop will be lead by Chantal Van-Wierts of “The Magic Lantern PuppetsnCrafts”.  Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult. 

This workshop is supported in part by the Athens Community Foundation, Stewart’s Shops and the Peckham Family Foundation.

 


 

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Fairies, Gnomes, and Elves, Oh My! Shadow Box Workshop
Saturday, April 16, 1-3PM
All lovers of the miniature world are invited to the Athens Cultural Center for a fairy, gnome, and elves shadow box workshop. During the workshop we will transform regular shoeboxes into a miniature world in which fairies, gnomes and elves dwell.
We will start by constructing elements which imitate nature out of paper and and recycled small boxes by scoring, folding, cutting ,pasting, painting, and decorating. Shoeboxes, paint, paper and other materials will be supplied. Please bring in trinkets from nature and small things from around your home you would like to put in your box. Fairies, gnomes and elves appreciate feathers, jewels, glass beads, seashells, birds, small pebbles, things shiny or glitzy, anything you think might be good for them. We will then make an elf, gnome or fairy for your box.
This free family workshop will be lead by Chantal Van-Wierts, children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.


 

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MAKE A SPRING-EASTER BASKET
WITH REAL GRASS
Saturday, March 19, 1:00-2:30 PM

Celebrate spring and Easter by making a decorated basket filled with a beautiful bed of real grass and dyed eggs. In the workshop, lead by Chantal Van-Wierts, we will fill baskets with soil and plant sprouted grass seeds — you will be able to watch the seeds grow into a beautiful bed of real grass within a few days. We will also make a few small creatures such as butterflies or chicks to decorate our basket and we will, of course, dye some eggs.
PLEASE BRING 6 HARD BOILED EGGS! OTHER MATERIALS WILL BE SUPPLIED!
Free family workshop, children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

 


 

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with artist/instructor
Tina Chaden

STEAM: Putting the the Art in STEM!
Free workshop for ages 8-12
Thursdays, 

3:30-5PM
February 25, March 3 & 10

 

 

Inspired by the whimsical mobiles of artist Alexander Calder, students will explore what make a mobile work. The participants will learn about balance, counter-balance, kinetic energy and construction using wooden parts as well as painting and collage. At the end of the 3 week series each student will go home with their own working mobile ready to hand and enjoy.

 


 

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Valentine Card-making Workshop
February 6, 1-3PM

Hearts will flutter and the paper, ribbon, lace, scissors, and glue will fly at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens. Join us as multimedia artist Tina Chaden leads the creative card-making fun on Saturday, February 6th from 1-3 PM.

Ribbons, decorative papers, and tons of materials will be on hand to inspire you to make your own valentines. Bring fabrics, photos and whatever you would like to add to personalize your cards. The workshop is free with materials supplied. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


 

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ACTING UP!
WEDNESDAYS, 9-10 AM,
STARTING JANUARY 13

No Class February 17 or April 27 due to school recess. If there is a delay or snow day for Coxsackie-Athens or Greenville schools ACTing Up will be cancelled.
Beat cabin fever and bring your young ones to ACTing Up, a free and fun interactive class for 2-4 year olds. Starting Wednesday, January 13th, from 9-10 AM. Jessica Iva Coons will lead the workshop for preschoolers and their grown-ups.
Enjoy this fun and interactive class that will help boost your child’s confidence and creativity. He/she will enter an environment that will allow them to explore their individuality through story-time, song, dance and movement. This one hour class will help enhance communication skills and provide the opportunity for your child to learn to interact with other children; all while ACTing Up!
Jessica Iva Coons is a wife, mother, and actress. It was through Motherhood that she discovered her true calling…teaching. She graduated from Russell Sage College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. She also studied acting at the British American Drama Academy in London, England. Jessica has taught acting to all age groups at The New York State Theater Institute.
2016 Schedule:
Jan. 13 – Snowball Day
Jan. 20 – Mitten Day
Jan. 27 – Snow Flake Day

Feb. 3 – Snowman Day
Feb. 10 – Valentine’s Day Party
Feb. 17- No ACTing UP
Feb. 24 – Winter Party

Mar. 2 – Arts and Crafts Day
Mar. 9 – Shamrock Day
Mar. 16 – St. Patty’s Party – wear green
Mar. 23 – Colorful Eggs Day
Mar. 30 – Pirate Day

April 6 – Red Day – wear red
April 13 – Blue Day – wear blue
April 20 – Yellow Day – wear yellow
April 27 – No ACTing UP

May 4 – Sunshine Day
May 11 – Flower Day
May 18 – Gardening Day
May 25 – Memorial Day Party

June 1 – End of the Year Party


2015 Children & Toddlers Classes

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Holiday Cottage Workshop: A Cottage Every Child Can Make
December 5, 10:30 AM
All children are invited to make one or more cottages out of
milk cartons and graham crackers.

These cottages are so easy and so much fun to make. Older children can do it on their own but parents, you will enjoy this activity with your toddler as well.

To make it easy we will start with a milk carton, put royal icing on all sides so the graham crackers will stick. The roof is where some children will need a little help. Next comes the creative part, each child will decorate their cottage using miniature marshmallows and holiday candies.

The children of Athens, as well as visitors, will create their own Christmas Village using our cottages to be displayed for all to see during the Victorian Stroll on December 12, 1-5PM. Cottages can be picked up after the stroll.

Olga Cascione will lead this free workshop, all materials will be supplied.

 


 

Acting up flower prints 3:2015 FREE Preschool Program for 2-4 year olds and their grown-ups, weekly sessions starting Wednesday, September 16th, from 9-10AM (please note the new time!).

Enjoy a fun and interactive class that will help boost your child’s confidence and creativity. He/she will enter an environment that will allow them to explore their individuality through story-time, song, dance and movement. This one hour class will help enhance communication skills and provide the opportunity for your child to learn. Sessions led by Jessica Coons.

Jessica Iva Coons is a wife, mother, and actress. It was through Motherhood that she discovered her true calling…teaching. She graduated from Russell Sage College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. She also studied acting at the British American Drama Academy in London, England. Jessica has taught acting to all age groups at The New York State Theater Institute.

This program is supported in part by United Way, Stewart’s Holiday Match, Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Athens Community Foundation.


Fall Teen and Pre-teen art classesPRE-TEEN,TEEN DRAWING & PAINTING INSTRUCTION (Ages 10 – 19)

Robert Lahm/ Instructor
Five Sundays – Noon to 4 PM – September 13 – October 11, 2015

A new painting and drawing workshop for teens and pre-teens ages 10-19 will begin Sunday September 13th at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens. These instructional workshops will run for five weeks, every Sunday through Octobr 11th, from noon until 4 PM. The instructor, Robert Lahm, is an accomplished and award winning landscape and wildlife painter who worked as a commercial illustrator for more than 35 years.

This FREE class teaches an understanding of the elements of drawing – form, perspective, values, shading and composition. The essential role drawing plays in other mediums and the importance of mastering this art form is stressed. When the drawing is finished, the student will transfer the artwork to canvas using a modified grid system. An under-painting technique (using white and brown) will be used to paint the subject on canvas, stressing the values. This is followed by glazing the colors. Personal, individual instruction allows each student to move at their own pace, assuring an understanding of the techniques offered. Achievement certificate awarded upon completion.

ALL MATERIALS ARE SUPPLIED.
Maximum enrollment – 16

This program is made possible by support from United Way of Greene and Columbia Counties, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, Stewart’s Shops, the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, Athens Community Foundation, Inc., Greene County Youth Bureau, Greene County Legislature and memberships.


 

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FREE SUMMER ART CLASSES FOR AGES 7 – 11

Four Weekly Workshops, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 1-3 PM,
July 21 through August 13

The Athens Cultural Center is pleased to offer an exciting four weeks of artistic exploration for children and teens beginning July 21st with workshops ranging from theater improv, writing, large scale puppets, printmaking, bookmaking, creative digital photography and more! These workshops are offered free of charge with materials included but pre-registration is required due to limited class size. These workshops are lead by experienced artist educators and are fully hands on experiences for the students.

July 21-July 23 “Cut and Paste Collage Workshop”, combine color, texture and shapes using found materials to create original works of art with Tina Chaden

July 28-30 “Curtains Up! Theater Improv”, explore your creativity and spontaneity while learning the basics of Improvisational Theatre through games and movement with actress Jessica Iva Coons

August 4-6 “Print Making Mania”,  work with many print making techniques including linoblock, mono print, etching and screen printing your own tee shirt with art educator Dawn Mueller

August 11-13“Monster Mash 3-D Pop Up Books”, create an accordion style pop up book on your choice of subject integrating mixed media with art educator Dawn Mueller

Class fee: The workshops are free, but pre-registration is required. Donations are welcome to support the program.

TO REGISTER: email the following information to info@athensculturalcenter.org or call 945-2136
STUDENT NAME, AGE, DOB
PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME & PHONE NUMBER
SPECIFY WHICH CLASSES ARE REQUESTED

This program is made possible by support from United Way of Greene and Columbia Counties, The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Stewart’s Shops, Masterworks Music and Art Foundation, the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, Athens Community Foundation, Inc., Greene County Youth Bureau, Greene County Legislature and memberships.


 

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PRE-TEEN,TEEN DRAWING & PAINTING INSTRUCTION (Ages 10 – 19)
Robert Lahm/ Instructor
Five Sundays – Noon to 4 PM – April 19 through May 17, 2015

This FREE class teaches an understanding of the elements of drawing – form, perspective, values, shading and composition. The essential role drawing plays in other mediums and the importance of mastering this art form is stressed. When the drawing is finished, the student will transfer the artwork to canvas using a modified grid system. An under-painting technique (using white and brown) will be used to paint the subject on canvas, stressing the values. This is followed by glazing the colors. Personal, individual instruction allows each student to move at their own pace, assuring an understanding of the techniques offered. Achievement certificate awarded upon completion.

ALL MATERIALS ARE SUPPLIED.
Maximum enrollment – 16

This program is made possible by support from United Way of Greene and Columbia Counties, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Stewart’s Shops, the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, Athens Community Foundation, Inc., Greene County Youth Bureau, Greene County Legislature and memberships.


 

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The spring session of ACTing Up! will continue for another 6 sessions. Beginning Wednesday April 15 – May 20, the fun begins at 10:30 AM. Jessica Iva Coons will lead the workshop for preschoolers and their grown-ups at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens. Enjoy this fun and interactive class that will help boost your child’s confidence and creativity. He/she will enter an environment that will allow them to explore their individuality through story-time, song, dance and movement. This one hour class will help enhance communication skills and provide the opportunity for your child to learn to interact with other children; all while ACTing Up! Limited to 10 children, please call 945-2136 or email info@athensculturalcenter.org to register!
Jessica Iva Coons is a wife, mother, and actress. It was through Motherhood that she discovered her true calling…teaching. She graduated from Russell Sage College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. She also studied acting at the British American Drama Academy in London, England. Jessica has taught acting to all age groups at The New York State Theater Institute.
This program is supported in part by funds from the Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match and United Way of Columbia and Greene Counties.


THIS SESSION OF THE CHORUS HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL.
ATHENS YOUTH CHORUS A free choir for children in grades 3-8 SPRING SESSION, Thursdays, 5-6:15 PM February 26 – April 23 (no session April 9th) The Athens Youth Chorus is a group of young singers dedicated to making great choral music. The program consists of weekly classes that include instruction on reading music and vocal technique, and an introduction to a wide range of choral music literature with a focus on a cappella folk music. Most importantly, the Athens Youth Chorus is a community youth choir that values every unique voice. Grades 3-8. Shelly Ley, Director, is a NYS certified music teacher, please visit her website at www.shellyley.com. This program is made possible by support from United Way of Greene and Columbia Counties, Stewart’s Holiday Match and the Athens Community Foundation.


acting up cropped ACTing Up! NEW SPRING SESSION! Six Weekly sessions starting February 25th – April 1st, 10:30-11:30 AM FREE PROGRAM FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS Beat cabin fever and bring your young ones to ACTing Up, a free and fun interactive class for 2-4 year olds. Jessica Iva Coons will lead the workshop for preschoolers and their grown-ups at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens. Enjoy this fun and interactive class that will help boost your child’s confidence and creativity. He/she will enter an environment that will allow them to explore their individuality through story-time, song, dance and movement. This one hour class will help enhance communication skills and provide the opportunity for your child to learn to interact with other children; all while ACTing Up! Limited to 10 children, please call 945-2136 or email info@athensculturalcenter.org to register! Jessica Iva Coons is a wife, mother, and actress. It was through Motherhood that she discovered her true calling…teaching. She graduated from Russell Sage College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. She also studied acting at the British American Drama Academy in London, England. Jessica has taught acting to all age groups at The New York State Theater Institute. This program is supported in part by funds from the Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match and United Way of Columbia and Greene Counties.

Past Classes

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FAMILY FUN WORKSHOP Build a Bouquet! Saturday, February 28, 1-3PM Ages 5 and up with parent participation Ages 8+ – parents are encouraged to stay and enjoy the fun but not required Children and parents will work together creating two and three dimensional botanically inspired forms. Whether they be flowers, or flower-like, you and your children will create colorful art! Fun and creativity is encouraged, experience not needed! The workshop will be led by Sara Pruiksma, an award winning artist who has exhibited extensively throughout New York. This program is made possible with support from United Way of Greene and Columbia Counties and Stewart’s Holiday Match.


paper snowflake feather fairie   Snowflake Mobiles and Snow Fairies Kids ages 5+ with parent, Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 1- 2:30 PM Join artist Chantal Van-Wierts to create paper snowflake mobiles and feather snow fairies. This workshop is for all snowflake lovers. Did you know that in nature not one snowflake is the same as another. Come and cut paper snowflakes of varied patterns, mount them on a blue circular background, hang them and enjoy their beauty all winter long. We will also be creating Snow Fairies. “Fortune will grow in the house were fairies dwell.” Brothers Grimm The lovely lively little beings will be made of feathers and other little ornaments. They can be turned into mobiles, put on a tree or hang over your bed as a little protector. (ages 5 and UP with parent)


acting up cropped New FREE Preschool Program for 2-4 year olds and their grown-ups! Five weekly sessions starting October 22nd, 10:30-11:30 AM Enjoy a fun and interactive class that will help boost your child’s confidence and creativity. He/she will enter an environment that will allow them to explore their individuality through story-time, song, dance and movement. This one hour class will help enhance communication skills and provide the opportunity for your child to learn to interact with other children; all while ACTing Up! Limited to 10 children, email info@athensculturalcenter.org to register! Jessica Iva Coons is a wife, mother, and actress. It was through Motherhood that she discovered her true calling…teaching. She graduated from Russell Sage College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. She also studied acting at the British American Drama Academy in London, England. Jessica has taught acting to all age groups at The New York State Theater Institute.

This program is made possible by support from United Way of Greene and Columbia Counties, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Stewart’s Shops, the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, Athens Community Foundation, Inc., Greene County Youth Bureau, Greene County Legislature and memberships.

 

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Workshop with Robert Lahm

PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP Teen/Tween Five Week Workshop with Robert Lahm Ages 11-19 Sundays, September 14- October 12 Noon – 4:00 PM This class is for beginner, intermediate and advanced students who are interested in studying traditional methods of painting and exploring landscape techniques utilized by Hudson River School painters. Students are welcome to work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or pencil. Instructor,  Robert A. Lahm has worked as a commercial illustrator for more than 35 years and is an avid landscape and wildlife painter. Dates: September 14- October 12 Time: Noon – 4:00 PM Fee: The workshop is free and all materials are supplied, but pre-registration is required. Location: Athens Riverfront Park, alternate location in case there is inclement weather is the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street Information and Registration: info@athensculturalcenter.org, 518-945-2136 or ymiron@aol.com


 

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Gelatin Monotype Printing Workshops with Ruby Silvious 4 Saturdays – 1-3 PM – FREE, materials are supplied Ages 8-11 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 Gelatin monotype printing is a fun and easy way to create monotype prints without using a press. Using acrylic paints, Ruby will demonstrate techniques using brayers and mark making tools to achieve beautiful one-of-a-kind prints. A different technique will be featured every week, culminating in the combination of all techniques for the final workshop. Please feel free to bring your favorite stamps or stencils. Register by email: info@athensculturalcenter.org or phone 945-2136. Instructor: Ruby Silvious is a visual artist based in Coxsackie, NY. Her award winning work has been exhibited internationally and is included in many private collections. For more of her art, please visit www.rubysilvious.com Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 Time: Noon – 1:00 – 3:00PM Fee: Free, all materials are supplied Registration: info@athensculturalcenter.org, 518-945-2136


2014young_kids_summerFREE SUMMER ART CLASSES FOR AGES 7 – 11 Six Free Weekly Workshops with Natalie Boburka July 15 through August 21 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 10:00 AM – NOON Talented art teacher Natalie Boburka re turns for an eighth year to guide kids through a summer of art and expression. Each week has a different focus and project. The program culminates with an art show, Major Works by Minors, which features the best work of each students work! View the full class schedule here Week 1: PETS SECRET LIVES Tuesday July 15 through Thursday July 17 Week 2: 2 THE SECRET LIVES OF PETS BOOK! Tuesday July 22 through Thursday July 24 Week 3: SOUND SCULPTURE! Tuesday July 29 through Thursday July 31 Week 4: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT WINDOWS Tuesday August 5 through Thursday August 7 Week 5: HOUSES ON HIGH Tuesday August 12 through Thursday August 14 Week 6: SILVIA LOGI EXPANDED INSTALLATION PIECE Tuesday August 19 through Thursday August 21 Dates: Weekly, July 15 through August 21 Time: 10:00 – Noon Class fee: The workshops are free, but pre-registration is required. Donations are welcome to support the program. Registration: To Register, email the following information to: info@athensculturalcenter.org

  • student name, age, and date of birth
  • parent/guardian name and phone number
  • specify which classes are being requested

2014-knome1   HAT AND DRUM WORKSHOP Wednesday, July 9th, 5-7 PM at the Athens Cultural Center Make your hats and drums for the Athens Street Festival Children’s Parade! This years theme is Fairies and Gnomes and the workshop will be lead by Chantal Van Wierts of Magic Lantern Puppet Theatre. 2014-knome2The parade, stepping off from the D.R. Evarts Library at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 12th, will kick off the Athens Street Festival. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Parade in the Riverfront Park! FREE, all materials are supplied


2014-teen25FREE WHEELIN’ ART STUDIO With Yura Adams Ages 10 and up Saturdays, May 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 1:30-3:30 PM The Athens Cultural Center is excited to announce a new program for young artists ages 10 and up. FREE WHEELIN’ ART STUDIO with artist/educator Yura Adams will take place four Saturdays, May 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 1:30-3:30 PM, at the Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens. Come and make art inspired by cartoons, found materials and graffiti! Explore the possibilities of recycling images and materials into original works of art. This workshop is free and materials are supplied but feel free to bring materials you may want to include in your work. To register call 945-2136 or email us at info@athensculturalcenter.org. Dates: Saturdays, May 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 1:30-3:30 PM Ages: Children, ages 10 and up Information & Registration: Call 945-2136 or email us at info@athensculturalcenter.org.


2014draw2 TWEEN/TEEN CLASSICAL DRAWING AND PAINTING (Ages 10 – 19) with Robert Lahm Five Sundays – Noon to 4 PM, April 27th – June 1st, 2014 (no class on Mothers Day, May 11) Beginner Students This free 5 Sunday class teaches an understanding of the elements of drawing – form, perspective, values, shading and composition are explored in a hands-on, individual instruction forum. The essential role drawing plays in other mediums and the importance of mastering this art form are stressed. The course concludes with a demonstration on how to transfer your drawing for painting using a modified grid system. Materials will be supplied. Advanced Students This free 5 Sunday class is designed for experienced students interested in developing a strong foundation in classical drawing and oil painting. Utilizing classical methods of art instruction, students will move through advanced drawing concepts. When ready, an in-depth look at advanced composition, tension lines and the geometry of painting will be explored. Newly learned skills will be translated into oil paintings, designed by the advanced students using classical techniques. In addition, students will be introduced to various pallet colors and techniques used by a variety of Masters during different periods. Materials will be supplied. The class offers individual instruction in a group setting with beginning and experienced students progressing through the techniques at their own pace with the guidance of the instructor. Beginning and experienced students are welcome at each session. Pre-registration required. Instructor Robert A. Lahm has worked as a commercial illustrator for more than 35 years and is an avid landscape and wildlife painter. Dates: April 27th – June 1st, 2014 (no class on Mothers Day, May 11) Time: Noon – 4:00 PM Class fee: Free Materials: Supplied Information and Registration: Ronald A. Coons at ymiron@aol.com, or call 518-945-3731 Maximum enrollment – 16


chorusATHENS YOUTH CHORUS A choir for children in grades 3-8 April 2 – May 7, NO SESSION APRIL 16 Event will be held at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street FREE for dedicated singers, registration required. ACC-youth-chorus250Songs from around the world, from folk songs to spirituals to Broadway Weekly instruction on how to sight-sing & read music, using fun games and movement, developing the whole musician Dates: April 2 – May 7, NO SESSION APRIL 16 Ages: Children in grades 3-8 Information & Registration: Contact the director Shelly Ley, soprano, NYS music teacher at 505-401-8882, shelly.ley@gmail.com. Her website is www.shellyley.com. Download flyer


2014eggsFREE FAMILY FUN WORKSHOP MAKE A SPRING-EASTER BASKET WITH REAL GRASS Sunday, April 13, 1:00 – 2:30pm Celebrate this spring and Easter by making a decorated basket filled with a beautiful bed of real grass and dyed eggs. In the workshop we will fill baskets with soil and plant sprouted grass seeds — you will be able to watch the seeds grow into a beautiful bed of real grass within a few days. We will also make a few small creatures such as butterflies or flower fairies to decorate our basket and we will, of course, dye some eggs. PLEASE BRING 6 HARD BOILED EGGS! OTHER MATERIALS WILL BE SUPPLIED! Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM Ages: 4-5 years with parent or guardian, or children 6 years and up Class fee: Free Materials: Bring 6 hard boiled eggs. All other materials will be supplied. Information and Registration: info@athensculturalcenter.org, or call 945-2136. Advance registration is suggested but not required. Download flyer


lilly1FREE-FAMILY-FUN-WORKSHOP Origami with Ruby Silvious Saturday, March 15, 1:30-3 PM Join us for an afternoon of paper folding! This three-hour workshop will include folding a cup, hat and a boat to start, followed by two types of origami flowers: the Kusudama and Iris. All materials included.   origami-flower2Ruby Silvious started folding paper at an early age. Early influences include her Japanese great grandmother who taught her how to fold her first crane (bird). She now specializes in making traditional origami models into unique art forms. Ruby, a resident of Coxsackie, is a painter, printmaker, origami artist and graphic designer. Her award-winning art has been exhibited internationally. For more of her work, visit www.rubysilvious.com. Limited to 12 participants – Pre-registration required. Children ages 5-9 must be accompanied by an adult. To sign up or for more information email us at info@athensculturalcenter.org or call 518-945-2136 Date: Saturday, March 15 Time: 1:30 – 3 PM


scratchSCRATCH WORKSHOP Kids Creating Cool A New Session is Starting Monday, February 24th, 3:30-5 PM Dates are Feb. 24th, March 3rd, 10th and 24th (please note there is no workshop on March 17th) Free four week after school program for students ages 8-11 years old at E.J. Arthur Elementary. Students will work with Scratch, computer programming software developed at MIT. The workshop instructor, Yura Adams, is an artist and educator. Instructor Yura Adams holds an MFA and BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has teaching experience at IS183, CGCC, and Rhode Island School of Design. She is represented by John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY. Schedule Four Mondays, starting Monday, February 24, 3:30 – 5:00 PM Ages: Children, ages 8-11 Class fee & Materials: The workshops are free, but pre-registration is required. Pre-register: To register email the following information to info@athensculturalcenter.org: student name, age, and grade, parent/guardian name, phone number and email address. Download flyer This workshop is funded from a donation from Stewart’s Holiday Matching Fund Program


 

     
 
 
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