2017 Teen Classes

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Free Teen and Pre-Teen
Drawing and Painting Workshops
September 24- October 22, Noon – 4 PM
Classes with Robert Lahm

The Athens Cultural Center is offering FREE Teen & Pre-Teen Painting Workshops. Students ages 10-19 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. All materials are supplied. Limited to 16 students.

Information and Registration: Ron Coons, 518 945-3731 or YMIRON@aol.com

 


The 2017 summer workshops for teens 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.

Week 1 – July 18-20, Stop Motion Videoscreen-shot-2017-04-21-at-11-35-05-am-copy
Create your own stop motion animation! Create your storyline, background, and characters and then we will use our digital devices to bring it all to life!

Week 2 – July 25-27, Metal Tape and Wire Mesh Sculptures
Create a framework and wrap it metal tape to make an amazing sculpture. Work will be large and stand on its own! Pick your own choice of subject or just play with abstract shapes – develop your own style!collage-teens

Week 3 – August 1-3, Surrealistic/Steam Punk Collage
Create your own alter ego in collage form. Check out artist Rober Gullie’s fantastic collages for inspiration! We’ll use existing imagery and add designs in the background.

Week 4 – August 8-10, Printmaking with Gelli Platesgelli-work-shot
Create beautiful, one of a kind prints using gelli plates. Enjoy immediate gratification and have a stack of amazing prints in no time and then experiment, adapt, combine, and layer wgelli-bird-printith paint, stencils, and texture. It’s easy, fun and totally addicting!
 

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FREE TEEN AND PRE-TEEN
PAINTING CLASSES
January 29 – May 28, noon to 4PM
There will be no classes on February 19, April 16 and May 14th.
This free workshop, materials included, is for teens and pre-teens ages 10-19 years old. Learn painting with oils on canvas with individual instruction allowing each student to progress at their owSpring teen art 2014n pace.

This class is for the 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, insuring a solid understanding of techniques applied.

Instructor: Robert Lahm has worked as an illustrator for more than 35 years and is an avid landscape and wildlife painter.

Information and registration: Ron Coons, ymiron@aol.com or call 518-945-3731.


2016 Teen Classes


FREE TEEN AND PRE-TEEN
PAINTING CLASSES
 September 11- October 30, noon to 4PM

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

This free workshop, materials included, is for teens and pre-teens ages 10-19 years old. Learn painting with oils on canvas with individual instruction allowing each student to progress at their own pace.

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, insuring a solid understanding of techniques applied.

Instructor: Robert Lahm has worked as an illustrator for more than 35 years and is an avid landscape and wildlife painter.

Information and registration: Ron Coons, ymiron@aol.com or call 518-945-3731.


The 2016 summer workshops for teens 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
Ages 12 and up -HANDHELD DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY with Tina Chaden

Students will learn how to take interesting and visually beautiful photos with their personal hand held devices. We will create Instagram galleries that everyone will want to follow. Using photos taken around Athens the Instagram app will be used to edit, improve and enhance pictures. Check out Tina’s photo gallery on Instagram @ TINACHADEN

Week 2, July 26-28zentangle
12 years and up

ZENTANGLE
The Zentangle Apprentice Program teaches a fun and relaxing way to create beautiful works of art. Zentangle can be used as a new way to exprecolor zentangless 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
Ages 12 and up
TRI-HEXAFLEXAGONS GONE CRAZY

Make a tri-hexaflexagon, a two-sided, six-edged piece, constructed by folding strips of paper that can be flexed or folded in certain ways to reveal faces besides the two that were originally on the back and front. Create your own designs and learn how to fold the flexagons. In the end, when you “flex” it, three sides are revealed. Very cool!
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.


 

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Broken Plate Mosaics Workshop
Saturdays, March 26 and April 2, 1-4pm

Artist Tina Chaden will present a special two part workshop on the art of mosaics on two consecutive Saturdays, March 26 and April 2, from 1-4pm. Utilizing broken ceramic plates, students will learn how to prepare provided plate materials, create designs and adhere them to objects such as trays, frames and flower pots. In the second workshop the projects will be grouted and completed and a bonus technique using glass will be taught. All materials will be supplied.

This workshop is limited to eight participants so pre-registration is required by calling 945-2136 or emailing info@athensculturalcenter.org. There is a $50 materials fee for adults, teens 13 and up are free. This workshop is supported in part by the Athens Community Foundation.


 

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Teen/PreTeen Drawing and Painting Workshop Series
Sundays, Noon-4PM,
March 13-May 1, 2016
(No class on March 27th)

These instructional workshops will be led by Robert Lahm, 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. All materials are supplied. For more information or to register please email the Athens Cultural Center at info@athensculturalcenter.org or call 518-945-2136.

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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Seeing It Through #2:

Image Transfer Workshop with Tina Chaden
Saturday, February 27th
from 1-4pm

Image transfer is an amazing technique enabling an artist to layer one transparent image over another creating a collage of richness and depth.

In this three hour workshop students will learn to combine painting and collage methods with basic image transfer techniques. Students ages 13 through adult and at all levels of art-making experience are encouraged to attend. Materials will be supplied and every student will take home a finished original work of art. The workshop is free for teens, there is a $25 materials fee for adults. This special workshop is limited to eight participants so pre-registration is mandatory. Please call 945-2136 or email info@athensculturalcenter.org to register.

Tina Chaden is an award-winning multi-media artist and leading designer of art work for the home decor.marketplace. Her work has appeared in galleries and museums across the country. In addition to her work in the fine arts, Ms. Chaden is also a graphic designer, photographer and 3-dimensional illustrator whose clients have included major magazines such as Discover, Better Homes and Gardens, and Time.

 


 

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Seeing It Through: Image Transfer Workshop with Tina Chaden

Saturday, January 23rd, 1-4PM

Start the new year off creatively and learn the artistic technique of image transfer in a special one day workshop. Image transfer is an amazing process enabling an artist to layer one transparent image over another creating a collage of richness and depth.

In this workshop students will learn to combine painting and collage methods with basic image transfer techniques, creating a rich, layered image on a plastered board. Students ages 13 through adult and at all levels of art-making experience are encouraged to attend. Materials will be supplied and every student will take home a finished original work of art. The workshop is free for teens, there is a $25 materials fee for adults. Participants should bring a hair dryer to the workshop. This special workshop is limited to eight participants so pre-registration is mandatory. Please call 945-2136 or email info@athensculturalcenter.org to register.

Tina Chaden is an award-winning multi-media artist and leading designer of artwork for the home decor.marketplace. Her work has appeared in galleries and museums across the country. In addition to her work in the fine arts, Ms. Chaden is also a graphic designer, photographer and 3-dimensional illustrator whose clients have included major magazines such as Discover, Better Homes and Gardens, and Time.


 

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Teen/PreTeen Drawing and Painting Workshop Series
Sundays, Noon-4PM,
January 10-February 7, 2016

These instructional workshops will be led by Robert Lahm, 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. All materials are supplied. For more information or to register please email the Athens Cultural Center at info@athensculturalcenter.org or call 518-945-2136.

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.

 


 

2015 Teens Classes

Spring teen art 2014PRE-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, Stewart’s Shops, the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, Athens Community Foundation, Inc., Greene County Youth Bureau, Greene County Legislature and memberships.


 

2014summer-kids

FREE SUMMER ART CLASSES FOR AGES 12 and up – Four Weekly Workshops, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 3:30-5:30 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 – 23 “Creative Digital Photography”, using their own electronic devices, students will learn how to choose subject matter, shoot stunning photos, manipulate them and create a gallery using INSTAGRAM software with artist Tina Chaden. Students must bring their own smart devices (smart phones, tablets, iPods etc.) with Instagram downloaded. Dress for the weather, we will be outside during shooting sessions.

July 28 – 30 “Writing for Environmental Change”, gather together in a writing workshop to develop short pieces inspired by the four elements: earth, water, fire, air. Guided by stories from Native American and other indigenous cultures that have been traditional guardians of the environment, students will create pieces that speak to earth’s protection with writer Neil Smith.

August 4 – 6 “Creating Large Scale Puppets”,  through the use of recyclable materials, cardboard, fabrics and paints, participants will create larger than life puppets, masks, banners, and flags voicing our everyday ecological concerns with puppeteer Chantal Van-Wierts.

August 11 – 13 “Taking it to the Streets”,  we will produce a “gorilla theater” piece based on the workshops in environmental writing and puppet-making to present a performance in the Athens Riverfront Park with puppeteer Chantal Van-Wierts.

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 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.

 


 

PRE-TEEN,TEEN DRAWING & PAINTING INSTRUCTION (Ages 10 – 19) 
Robert Lahm/ Instructor
Five Sundays – Noon to 4 PM – April 19 – May 17, 2015 Spring teen art 2014

 

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.

 

Past Classes


Conversational French Class for Teens and Adults
Fridays, February 27 – March 27, 7:00-8:30 PM
Free for teens ages 13-19, $75 for adults, $65 for ACC members

Pre-registration is required, by email info@athensculturalcenter.org or call 945-2136
This course will introduce the students to the French speaking culture. No grammar necessary, this class is about being able to read excerpts from a guide book with good pronunciation and clarity, and includes a few basic grammar games, singing, poetry, small skits, a traditional folk dance and a pot luck dinner for the last class. We will focus on conversation, inflection and vocabulary. ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED IN CLASS FEE.
Chantal Van-Wierts has been teaching French for 25 years both in private and public schools for all ages 3 years to 85 years old.


 

November

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Merino Wool Fleece Angels –
Adults and kids ages 12 +

Saturday, Nov. 15th, 4 – 5:30 PM
Create beautiful Angels with fine unspun sheep’s wool
Free, materials supplied!

Join artist Chantal Van-Wierts to create these heirloom angels for the holidays. Unspun sheep wool, fleece, is a warm pleasant material to work with. The beautiful soft figures are formed from knots and threads adorned with small decorative beads and ribbons, mini stars, silky threads and anything you wish to bring along to enhance your nature spirit which can adorn your festive tree or just hang in a special place. Sewing skills are helpful but not a must, if you have a sewing basket please feel free to bring it. (AGES 12 and UP)

 

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.


 

October

Stroll 2013 teens painting BrookeTEEN/TWEEN VICTORIAN HOLIDAY PAINTING WORKSHOP
Free Five-Week Class for Teens/Tweens (ages 10-19) with Robert Lahm 
Sundays, Noon – 4:00 PM
October 26 – November 23

 Join this workshop to paint the windows of the Athens Cultural Center for the Annual Athens Victorian Stroll. This annual tradition puts the creativity and talents of the tweens and teens in Robert Lahm’s painting workshops on view for the world to see during the holiday season. All materials are provided. New students are welcome to join the fun.

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 United Way of Greene and Columbia Counties, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Stewart’s Holiday Match, the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, Athens Community Foundation, Inc., Greene County Youth Bureau, Greene County Legislature and memberships.

 

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Magic Lantern Puppets n Crafts Theater Workshops
Ages 12+ – adult
Saturdays, October 18th – December 13th
2:00-4:00 PM

If you would like to be a part of an exciting troupe creating a large scale shadow puppet production of Scrooge, the Athens Cultural Center wants you! Teens and adults are welcome to be part of the creation of a theater piece based on Charles Dickens novella “A Christmas Carol”. The workshops, lead by master puppeteer Chantal Van-Wierts, will take place on Saturdays, 2-4 PM starting on October 18th and running weekly through the grand presentation at the Annual Athens Victorian Stroll on December 13th. Work along side Chantal Van-Wierts as the Victorian tale of Ebenezer Scrooge is brought to life. This new production will tell the story of bitter old miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from supernatural visits by Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come through shadow puppets, projections, a costumed greek chorus, live music and an elaborate Victorian set. All artistic skills are welcome. Do you sing? Are you good with scissors? Have an urge to perform in Victorian garb? There will be intricate paper puppets and shadow puppets, costumes and Victorian sets to create.

Dates: Saturdays, October 18th – December 13th
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

This event is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NewYork State Council on the Arts administered through the Community Arts Grants Program of the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Workshop with Robert Lahm

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


 

2014-guitarGUITAR WORKSHOP WITH PETE WAGULA

Guitar for Beginner and Intermediate Players
Three session workshop for ages 16+
August 26, 27 and 28th from 6:00-8:00 PM
Classes are FREE for teens and ACC members, $45 for non-members
Pete Wagula, Instructor: When not playing bottleneck he teaches guitar clinics and workshops in New York and New Jersey. Pete has also studied with jazz great Tal Farlow and has been a contributing writer for Guitar Player Magazine.
Dates: August 26, 27 and 28th
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Class fee: Classes are FREE for teens and ACC members, $45 for non-members
Register: Email info@athensculturalcenter.org to register or call 945-2136.
Limited to 10 participants – Please bring a guitar!


 

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“TRICKS OF THE ARTIST’S TRADE!”
How artists improve their bottom line
plus
A Dollar Saving Demo at the beginning of each class
6 Wednesdays, July 16th through August 20th, 6 to 9 PM
FEE $130
Each class will start with the following demonstrations:

Week 1:
How to Stretch your own Canvas, gesso canvas and boards, tint canvas (for plein air), eliminate light coming through canvas (for plein air), tighten canvas and more.
Week 2:
How to “Plan Ahead and Save” when painting in Aqua- medias, Framing and Matting tips for high speed production, To frame or not to frame for upcoming outdoor shows and are you a candidate for your own “Shrink Wrap” equipment?, Outdoor Pop-Up Show Tent?
Week 3:
How to Frame Oils, stretched canvas, gesso board, masonite, etc. How to use brads and tack hammers, backing papers for a professional look, wiring and hangers.
Week 4:
How to Work with Used Frames, How to create painting surfaces with masonite, gessoboard, clayboard, etc. for the weirdest shape or size frame. ovals, rounds, tombstones, all no problem with these handy tips. PLUS, touch up those frames with your oil paints. How to “Dutch Leaf”(gold leaf) a frame to give it a new life!
Week 5:
How to Paint “Plein Air”, from setting up your French Easel, to using a viewer, this demo helps anyone who wants to paint outdoors this fall.
Week 6:
Turn your Pan Watercolor Set into a Traveling Egg Tempera Studio! This nifty little tip will let you travel anywhere with a minimum of equipment, yet yield amazing results using this old illustrator’s trick’s all you’ll need do is order a raw egg with your breakfast for a full day of painting fun!

STUDIO PAINTING CLASS will stress ways to improve speed and production of paintings by employing simple tips to make the artist work more efficiently, individual instruction will help each student identify where they can improve.

Dates: 6 Wednesdays, July 16th through August 20th
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Class fee: $130.00
Materials: Contact instructor Robert Lahm at ralahm@gmail.com for the materials list.
Registration: Ronald A. Coons at ymiron@aol.com or 518-945-3731.
Maximum enrollment is 12 participants.


 

2014summer-kids

FREE SUMMER ART CLASSES

FOR AGES 12 and up
Six Free Weekly Workshops with Natalie Boburka
July 15 through August 21
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Talented art teacher Natalie Boburka returns for a seventh 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: ALTERED BOOKS
Tuesday July 15 through Thursday July 17
Week 2: 2 ABSTRACTS INVESTIGATING THE POSITIVE AND THE NEGATIVE
Tuesday July 22 through Thursday July 24
Week 3: VAN GOAH A LANDSCAPE
Tuesday July 29 through Thursday July 31
Week 4: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT WINDOWS
Tuesday August 5 through Thursday August 7
Week 5: SOUND SCULPTURE INSTALLATION
Tuesday August 12 through Thursday August 14
Week 6: STEAMPUNK OBJECT
Tuesday August 19 through Thursday August 21

Extra Session: PUTTING ON A SHOW
Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23, 12:00 – 3:00PM
This session is open only to students who have participated in at least 4 weeks.

Dates: Weekly, July 15 through August 21
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
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 birthparent/guardian name and phone number specify which classes are being requested.


 

2014draw2TWEEN/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

 


 

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.

 


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.

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FREE-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


chinese-brush-bambooChinese Brush Painting Workshop with Linda Schultz

At the Athens Cultural Center
Saturday, March 1, 1-4PM

Nature is the heart of Chinese Brush painting. It is intended to be a meditative and spontaneous art form, capturing the essence of an image or idea with very little attention to precise details. Come and learn the basics for this meditative art form. Using the “Four Treasures”, the brush, ink stick, ink stone and the paper, you will learn the techniques to create the “Four Gentleman”, the bamboo, orchid, plum and chrysanthemum. Each “Gentleman” introduces a new stroke or idea and reinforces techniques already learned. Continual demonstrations will be provided through out the classes, along with individual attention.

Limited to 12 participants ages 10 and up. Students 10-18 years old free of charge and materials supplied, 19 and over $15 tuition plus materials fee of $13.00.

Date: Saturday, March 1
Time: 1 PM-4 PM
Registration: Sign up or more information at: info@athensculturalcenter.org.
Fee: Ages 10-18 Free, 19 and over, $15 plus material fee of $13.

 


 

 

 

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