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CARPENTER'S BARN - Classes & Workshops

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NOTE: Gift certificates for classes are available - contact Liz at lizluriecb@gmail.com

Learn about scholarships

Limited scholarships are available:

  • for kids
  • for Madison County residents who are on disability and/or those 65 and older
If needed, please indicate on the registration form and complete this form once registered. These scholarships are limited to one class/workshop per family per session.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TEEN VOLUNTEERS (14 and older) to help with the young kids summer classes at Carpenter's Barn. If interested, please complete this form - LINK


Birthdays at the Barn! - Krista Brown - REGISTRATION CLOSED     COMPLETE REQUEST FORM
KIDS ART THEME PARTY
Ages: 5-12    (minimum of 6 kids and maximum of 20 kids)
Cost: Minimum base fee of $150.00 for 6-10 kids, with an additional $15.00 per child over 10 kids, plus $10.00 materials fee per child unless otherwise specified. 20 kids maximum. NOTE: materials fee is subject to change depending on the scope of the project selected.
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ART THEME PARTY
Times/Dates: June or July
Ages: 5-12    (minimum of 5 kids and maximum of 15 kids)
Cost: Minimum base fee of $150.00 for 6-10 kids plus $5.00 material fee per child. An additional $15.00 per child over 10 kids plus $5.00 material fee. Maximum 20 kids. No charge for adult helpers.

Looking for a fun way to have celebrate a child's birthday? Have an art birthday party !  Projects are pix descriptiondependent on age range.

Your child's party will be approximately 1 hour of art (depending on project and age range ) and 1 hour of party!

NOTE: Decorations, invitations, drinks and food will be your responsibility. We can provide paper plates and cups and plasticware, unless you want to choose and bring those as well. 

Below are some possible themes for the age group 5-7, if none of these sound like a good fit we can discuss more! 

  • Crowns and Castles! - Crown yourself for the day! We will make paper crowns, decorate them, and paint castles on canvas which can later be framed and hung at home.  ($10 material fee per child)
  • Upcycled Spaceships! - Let your imagination take you to outer space and use recycled materials to build a spaceship! We will create the spaceship of your dreams.....  ($10 material fee per child)
  • Make a cuddly Softie or Sock Puppet - Make a fun character and bring home for hours of imagination play..... ($10 material fee per child)

Below are some possible themes for the age group 8-12, if none of these sound like a good fit we can discuss more! 

  • Mosaics - Use multicolored glass tiles to create an original mosaic! The finished grout-free mosaic will be a ready to hang when you get home! ($10 material fee per child)
  • Soap Dough -Use your imagination as you create an original sculpture made out of soap dough.  Once hardened, it can either be used as real soap,admired as an art piece, or both! ($20 material fee per child)
  • Wires & Weaving - Use sculpting wire to create a star, a fish, heart or your own idea that will pop once you add colorful woven yarn elements! Your finished artwork will be ready to display with its own wooden pedestal. ($12 material fee per child)

For questions, please email Liz Lurie at  lizluriecb@gmail.com.

Please complete the request form to start the process to design a kids art-themed birthday party at Carpenter's Barn.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Krista Brownis from Dallas, Texas where she began her education journey pursuing an Art Education degree from TCU. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a BA and concentration in ceramics.

Krista's experience teaching art has ranged from developing homeschool arts curriculum to teaching summer art camps and general kids art classes in Texas and New York.

While in Cazenovia, Krista has developed art programming and taught children ages 2-5 for three years at Rippleton Center a preschool in Cazenovia, NY.

Krista is now a full time Teachers Assistant at Burton Street Elementary School in Cazenovia. Additionally, she is teaching the summer art program, art birthday parties and kids art classes through CazArts.

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS STARTING IN APRIL & MAY

FREE Creative Hub (formerly Fiber Club) - facilitated by Sue Parker - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER by contacting Sue Parker at sparker283@gmail.com or 315‑247‑6122
ONE SUNDAY
Times/Dates/Location: Sundays, May 19th, June 16th and July 21st, 1:00-3:30pm, St. Peters Carriage House,10 Mill St, Cazenovia

Ages/Skill Level: Adults and teens age 15 and up; for all skill levels
Cost: FREE!
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ONE SUNDAY
Times/Dates/Location: Sunday, February 18th, 1:00-3:00pm, St. Peters Carriage House,10 Mill St, Cazenovia
Ages/Skill Level: Adults and teens age 15 and up; for all skill levels
Cost: FREE!

Exchanging ideas and Nurturing Creativity in Community

Join the Creative Hub for FREE! Discover your creative spark in 2024! Join a diverse community of makers, at all skill levels to enhance your creative side. Come learn, dabble, tinker, and inspire one another in a relaxed creative environment. Bring your own project and be part of a supportive community that cheers you on. Upcoming exploration's include basketry, watercolors, fiber arts, and nature art. Meetings are monthly and may change in location. To find out more, email sparker283@gmail.com.

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ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Sue Parker
-" For over 10 years I have shared my passion for wool fiber art with a diverse range of students, including elementary children, high school art and science enthusiasts and adults. I have had the privilege of nurturing creativity across generations. Through my classes, I aspire to ignite a sense of wonder and curiosity, fostering a space where adults can rediscover their creative spirits and embark on a journey of artistic exploration and self-discovery."

REGISTER by emailing Sue Parker at sparker283@gmail.com

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ADULTS SUMMER WORKSHOPS IN JUNE - AUGUST

Mosaics for the Garden - Lisa Portnoff - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
2-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAYS
Times/Dates: Saturdays, 12:00-3:00pm, June 15th & 29th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of all skill levels
Cost: $100.00 plus $20.00 materials fee - The instructor will bring ceramic tiles but feel free to bring your own personal additions, as well. See details. Participants are expected to bring tile nippers and any additional items they want to use in their mosaic.
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2-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAYS
Times/Dates: Saturdays, 12:00-3:00pm, June 15th & 29th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of all skill levels
Cost: $100.00 plus $20.00 materials fee - The instructor will bring ceramic tiles but feel free to bring your own personal additions, as well. See details. Participants are expected to bring tile nippers and any additional items they want to use in their mosaic.

Calling all gardeners! Create a unique mosaic planter from a common cement block or earthenware planter (10-12 inch) to enhance your patio or landscape. We will create mosaics using a variety of materials such as ceramic tiles, stained glass, broken china, marbles, stones, shells, and more; please bring some items to share!

The first day we will focus on design and layout using color, value and texture. The second day we will grout. Participants will leave with a finished mosaic planter and the knowledge of how to mosaic on your own!pix description

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Lisa Portnoff
graduated from Parsons School of Design, and has been a ceramic artist for many years, specializing in custom ceramic tiles, mosaics, and sculptures, often for historic restoration and public art projects. Her work can be seen in many homes, NYC subway stations, and other locations across the country.

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Watercolor: Focus on Architecture - Dan Shanahan - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
1-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY
Times/Dates: Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm, July 13th - NOTE: this workshop is offered again in August (see below)
Ages/Skill Level: Adults, beginner to intermediate skill levels
Cost: $50.00 - Participants are expected to bring these supplies <LINK>. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a limited set of supplies, ONLY if registered one week prior to class; otherwise, materials will be the responsibility of the participant. Not included in the material kit are what you might need for plein air, e.g., portable chair and easel.
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1-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY
Times/Dates: Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm, July 13th - NOTE: this workshop is offered again in August (see below)
Ages/Skill Level: Adults, beginner to intermediate skill levels
Cost: $50.00 - Participants are expected to bring these supplies <LINK>. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies, ONLY if registered one week prior to class; otherwise, materials will be the responsibility of the participant. Not included in the material kit are what you might need for plein air, e.g., portable chair and easel.

This class will focus on using watercolor to paint an architectural scene. If weather permits we will be painting in the town of Cazenovia. If not, we will paint using Google Earth.

Dan will help you use perspective and attention to detail to lay out a scene with pencil and use values & color to create depth while painting. Among many other topics important to the art of watercolor painting, students will learn:

  • Use perspective to draw a realistic world
  • Decide when to include detail and when to leave it them out
  • Colors & values beyond what you see
  • Straying from reality to improve the painting!

pix descriptionABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Dan Shanahan
is a New York based artist inspired to make pictures that blend reality with a cup of fantasy, a pinch of exaggeration, a sprinkle of dreams, and a quart of wonder. Dan's degree is in Mechanical Engineering, but he has always enjoyed art. His earliest artistic interests were cartoons and illustration since way before he can remember. He has been Plein air painting since 2015, focusing on urban settings in Central NY. These paintings have been shown in the Everson Museum, Onondaga Historical Association, and Gandee Gallery. He has taught Plein air watercolor painting through various venues in Syracuse, NY and workshops at the Everson Museum.

 View more of Dan's artwork at shanahan3000.com.

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Shutter Savvy Photography with Cameras & Smartphones - Katie Becker - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
1-EVENING WORKSHOP - TUESDAY
Times/Dates: Tuesday, 6:00-9:00pm, July 16th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults, all skill levels, beginners welcome
Cost: $75.00 - Participants are expected to bring their own smartphone, point-and-shoot or DSLR/mirrorless camera.
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1-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY
Times/Dates: Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm, August 10th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults, beginner to intermediate skill levels
Cost: $50.00 - Participants are expected to bring these supplies <LINK>. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies, ONLY if registered one week prior to class; otherwise, materials will be the responsibility of the participant. Not included in the material kit are what you might need for plein air, e.g., portable chair and easel.

Turn the everyday into art.

This workshop is perfect for anyone looking to elevate their photography skills and walk away with fundamentals of composition, lighting and perspective that apply regardless of the camera you're using. Bring your phone, point-and-shoot, or DSLR/mirrorless camera.

Katie will arm you with hacks that can be used in a variety of situations when you need to capture an image. Katie uses a hands- on approach to share easy adjustments that can be made to turn everyday scenes into compelling images. Walk away knowing how to take a better snapshot portrait, group shot, candid image and more!

Bring your enthusiasm and any camera you have, and prepare to transform your everyday photography!

pix descriptionABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Katie Becker
is the founder of Katie Becker Photography and HMA Marketing LLC, both based in Cazenovia, New York. Both businesses specialize in helping businesses visually narrate their stories and forge emotional connections with their audiences. Katie Becker Photography, recognized as certified Women-Owned Businesses (MWBE) in New York State, focuses on Branding & Commercial, Farm & Agriculture, Corporate Events, and Family & Senior photography.

With over 25 years of experience spanning corporate America and entrepreneurship, Katie expertly blends her creative talents with practical solutions to meet the unique needs of her clients. Her passion lies in the challenge of merging artistic vision with effective business strategies, valuable skills to those looking to enhance their brand's visual impact and emotional appeal.

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Watercolor & Gouache - Painting Skies - Lucie Wellner - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
1-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY
Times/Dates: Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm, July 20th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of all skill levels
Cost: $75.00 - Participants are expected to bring these supplies <LINK>. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a limited set of supplies, ONLY if registered one week prior to class; otherwise, materials will be the responsibility of the participant.
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1-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY
Times/Dates: Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm, July 20th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of all skill levels
Cost: $75.00 - Participants are expected to bring these supplies <LINK>. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies, ONLY if registered one week prior to class; otherwise, materials will be the responsibility of the participant.

We will practice painting skyscapes from photographic references using watercolor and gouache. The focus will be on simplicity and bold brushwork. Knowing how to add a dramatic sky to watercolor landscapes is an indispensable tool to have in your arsenal of techniques.pix description

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Lucie Wellner is a central New York State artist who has been painting using watercolors since 1997. Her formal training is in Surface Pattern design, which led to 15 years of designing dinnerware. Lucie has taught since 2010, privately and also through the Everson and Open Figure Drawing programs. She was raised and still lives in a part of the state that has an abundance of rolling hills, dairy farms, woods, fields, wildflowers and trees; their presence influences her daily life and painting.

Learn more at www.luciewellner.com.

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Watercolor: Focus on Architecture - Dan Shanahan - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
1-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY
Times/Dates: Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm, August 10th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults, beginner to intermediate skill levels
Cost: $50.00 - Participants are expected to bring these supplies <LINK>. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a limited set of supplies, ONLY if registered one week prior to class; otherwise, materials will be the responsibility of the participant. Not included in the material kit are what you might need for plein air, e.g., portable chair and easel.
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1-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY
Times/Dates: Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm, August 10th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults, beginner to intermediate skill levels
Cost: $50.00 - Participants are expected to bring these supplies <LINK>. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies, ONLY if registered one week prior to class; otherwise, materials will be the responsibility of the participant. Not included in the material kit are what you might need for plein air, e.g., portable chair and easel.

This class will focus on using watercolor to paint an architectural scene. If weather permits we will be painting in the town of Cazenovia. If not, we will paint using Google Earth.

Dan will help you use perspective and attention to detail to lay out a scene with pencil and use values & color to create depth while painting. Among many other topics important to the art of watercolor painting, students will learn:

  • Use perspective to draw a realistic world
  • Decide when to include detail and when to leave it them out
  • Colors & values beyond what you see
  • Straying from reality to improve the painting!

pix descriptionABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Dan Shanahan
is a New York based artist inspired to make pictures that blend reality with a cup of fantasy, a pinch of exaggeration, a sprinkle of dreams, and a quart of wonder. Dan's degree is in Mechanical Engineering, but he has always enjoyed art. His earliest artistic interests were cartoons and illustration since way before he can remember. He has been Plein air painting since 2015, focusing on urban settings in Central NY. These paintings have been shown in the Everson Museum, Onondaga Historical Association, and Gandee Gallery. He has taught Plein air watercolor painting through various venues in Syracuse, NY and workshops at the Everson Museum.

 View more of Dan's artwork at shanahan3000.com.

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KIDS SUMMER CLASSES IN JULY & AUGUST

Op Art Week  - Krista Brown - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
KIDS 5-DAY CLASS - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Weekdays, 1:00-4:00pm, July 8th through 12th
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $120.00 plus $10.00 materials fee
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KIDS 5-DAY CLASS - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Weekdays, 1:00-4:00pm, July 8th through 12th
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $120.00 plus $10.00 materials fee

Have you ever wondered how optical illusions work? Do you want to create your own pieces that can trick the eye? Come join us at Carpenter's Barn where you will learn the secrets of Op Art and make your own illusions! All art will be displayed at the end of the week for friends and family to admire!

For participants also enrolled in 2024 Cazenovia Youth Recreational program, the CJYR Summer Camp (Weeks 1-4) runs mornings. We can arrange to pick up your child from the camp. To find out more about the Cazenovia Youth Recreational program go to: https://cazenovia.recdesk.com/Community/Program.

pix descriptionABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Krista Brown
is from Dallas, Texas where she began her education journey pursuing an Art Education degree from TCU. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a BA and concentration in ceramics.

Krista's experience teaching art has ranged from developing homeschool arts curriculum to teaching summer art camps and general kids art classes in Texas and New York.

While in Cazenovia, Krista has developed art programming and taught children ages 2-5 for three years at Rippleton Center a preschool in Cazenovia, NY.

Krista is now a full time Teachers Assistant at Burton Street Elementary School in Cazenovia. Additionally, she is teaching the summer art program, art birthday parties and kids art classes through CazArts.

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Making Musical Instruments  - Krista Brown - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
KIDS 5-DAY CLASS - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Weekdays, 1:00-4:00pm, July 15th through 19th
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $120.00 plus $10.00 materials fee
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KIDS 5-DAY CLASS - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Weekdays, 1:00-4:00pm, July 15th through 19th
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $120.00 plus $10.00 materials fee

Make a new instrument each day and learn how music can influence your creativity! We will not only build the instruments, we will also be playing them! Listen to a variety of music while also creating original art works! There will be a show at the end of the week for friends and family to enjoy your hard work!

For participants also enrolled in 2024 Cazenovia Youth Recreational program, the CJYR Summer Camp (Weeks 1-4) runs mornings. We can arrange to pick up your child from the camp. To find out more about the Cazenovia Youth Recreational program go to: https://cazenovia.recdesk.com/Community/Program.

pix descriptionABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Krista Brown
is from Dallas, Texas where she began her education journey pursuing an Art Education degree from TCU. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a BA and concentration in ceramics.

Krista's experience teaching art has ranged from developing homeschool arts curriculum to teaching summer art camps and general kids art classes in Texas and New York.

While in Cazenovia, Krista has developed art programming and taught children ages 2-5 for three years at Rippleton Center a preschool in Cazenovia, NY.

Krista is now a full time Teachers Assistant at Burton Street Elementary School in Cazenovia. Additionally, she is teaching the summer art program, art birthday parties and kids art classes through CazArts.

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2024 Kids Musical Theater Program  - Maggie Dougherty & Maureen Carroll - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER & PAY NOW
KIDS 5-DAY SPECIAL PROGRAM - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Monday - Friday, July 15th - 19th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Cazenovia High School Auditorium
Grades: 4-7
Cost: $175 (includes all materials and a final performance)
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KIDS 5-DAY SPECIAL PROGRAM - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Monday - Friday, July 15th - 19th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Cazenovia High School Auditorium
Grades: 4-7
Cost: $175 (includes all materials and a final performance)

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During this exciting week-long program, students will immerse themselves in the world of musical theater as they rehearse their hearts out! Under the guidance of experienced theater professionals (Mrs. Carroll & Ms. Dougherty), participants will explore acting techniques, vocal exercises, choreography, and teamwork skills to bring a fantastic show to life.

The highlight of the week?  A spectacular final performance on Friday at 11:00 am, where students will showcase their talent and hard work in front of friends, family, and the community!

But wait, there's more! If there's enough interest, we'll offer an afternoon session too, ensuring even more aspiring stars can take part in this unforgettable experience.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of "It's Showtime!" - where every performer gets their moment in the spotlight. Enroll now and let your creativity soar this summer!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS/TEACHERS:
Maggie Dougherty
is a graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and Syracuse University. She heads the Fine Arts Department and teaches choral music at her alma mater, Cazenovia High School. She is proud to be a recipient of the Classic FM Music Educator Award spotlighting dedicated teachers in Central New York. She has worked on the production teams at Cazenovia High School & Town of Manlius and has performed in numerous Community theater productions in the CNY Area, favorite roles include Fantine in Les Miserable (TOM) & Marian Paroo in The Music Man (BTG).

Maureen Carroll has been a choreographer for over 40 years and has over 35 years directing and choreographing musicals and educational programs for young children through adults. She is a retired teacher for Cazenovia Central Schools and continues to work with the Caz school district's Junior High and High School Drama clubs. Mrs. Carroll had been involved with dance her whole life, dancing through her childhood and competing as a ballroom dancer throughout college, even today she continues to share her love of dance teaching tap dancing to adults.

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Paper Mache Week  - Krista Brown - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
KIDS 5-DAY CLASS - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Weekdays, 1:00-4:00pm, July 22nd through 26th
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $120.00 plus $10.00 materials fee
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KIDS 5-DAY CLASS - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Weekdays, 1:00-4:00pm, July 22nd through 26th
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $120.00 plus $10.00 materials fee

A whole week of paper mâché! Make an animal and part of its environment during this fun week! Learn how to plan and build an armature, make paper mâché, and paint details on your favorite animal. At the end of the week, friends and family will get to see your beautiful sculpture!

For participants also enrolled in 2024 Cazenovia Youth Recreational program, the CJYR Summer Camp (Weeks 1-4) runs mornings. We can arrange to pick up your child from the camp. To find out more about the Cazenovia Youth Recreational program go to: https://cazenovia.recdesk.com/Community/Program.

pix descriptionABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Krista Brown
is from Dallas, Texas where she began her education journey pursuing an Art Education degree from TCU. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a BA and concentration in ceramics.

Krista's experience teaching art has ranged from developing homeschool arts curriculum to teaching summer art camps and general kids art classes in Texas and New York.

While in Cazenovia, Krista has developed art programming and taught children ages 2-5 for three years at Rippleton Center a preschool in Cazenovia, NY.

Krista is now a full time Teachers Assistant at Burton Street Elementary School in Cazenovia. Additionally, she is teaching the summer art program, art birthday parties and kids art classes through CazArts.

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Fashion Week - Krista Brown - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
KIDS 5-DAY CLASS - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Weekdays, 1:00-4:00pm, July 29th through August 2nd
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $120.00 plus $15.00 materials fee
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KIDS 5-DAY CLASS - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Weekdays, 1:00-4:00pm, July 29th through August 2nd
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $120.00 plus $15.00 materials fee

Design and fabricate your own original fashions using various materials and embellishments. All will be sized for a fashion doll that you will get to take home! We will also craft accessories and decorate shirts and hats! The week ends with you getting to share your work with family and friends. Due to the material heavy nature of this week, there is a slightly larger materials fee. Participants should be comfortable with scissors and cutting fabric. There will be plastic needles available and glue if they decide not to sew.

For participants also enrolled in 2024 Cazenovia Youth Recreational program, the CJYR Summer Camp (Weeks 1-4) runs mornings. We can arrange to pick up your child from the camp. To find out more about the Cazenovia Youth Recreational program go to: https://cazenovia.recdesk.com/Community/Program.

pix descriptionABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Krista Brown
is from Dallas, Texas where she began her education journey pursuing an Art Education degree from TCU. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a BA and concentration in ceramics.

Krista's experience teaching art has ranged from developing homeschool arts curriculum to teaching summer art camps and general kids art classes in Texas and New York.

While in Cazenovia, Krista has developed art programming and taught children ages 2-5 for three years at Rippleton Center a preschool in Cazenovia, NY.

Krista is now a full time Teachers Assistant at Burton Street Elementary School in Cazenovia. Additionally, she is teaching the summer art program, art birthday parties and kids art classes through CazArts.

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Cardboard Creation Week - Claire Joyce - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
KIDS 5-DAY CLASS - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Weekdays, 1:00-4:00pm, August 5th through 9th
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $120.00 plus $10.00 materials fee
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KIDS 5-DAY CLASS - MONDAY to FRIDAY
Times/Dates: Weekdays, 1:00-4:00pm, August 5th through 9th
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $120.00 plus $10.00 materials fee

What can you make with cardboard? The possibilities are endless! We will explore the use of different textures and 3-D construction techniques as we create cardboard self-portraits, build our own "technology," construct and furnish small imaginary spaces, and possibly explore making cardboard cuisine. At the end of the week your friends and family are invited to see what you have accomplished.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Clair Joyce
is currently the Art teacher for Huntingdon and Roberts Elementary and Middle School in Syracuse, NY. She is an artist who utilizes many techniques! She received her BFA in Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute, and an MFA in Painting from University of Georgia where she perfected a method of "painting" using Elmer's glue and glitter. She was artistic director at Paul Mesner Puppets where she built puppets and sets.

Claire has written online columns for both ReadyMade Magazine and CRAFT, and has built and designed costumes and puppets for the stage as well as maintained a studio life working in two dimensions. In addition to participating in residencies within the United States, Belgium and China, her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. She currently lives in Syracuse, NY where she runs a small portrait business (www.tinytwohourportaits.com) and sews with (and for) her children.
Learn more about Claire at https://www.clairejoyce.com/.

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For information on inclusive classes available for adults with a mentor/caregiver please contact Liz at lizluriecb@gmail.com.

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OUR REFUND POLICY:

  • We cannot issue a refund unless we can fill your slot.
  • We cannot issue a refund if a student misses any session of a multiday class.
  • If any sessions are cancelled by the instructor, we will either issue a refund or reschedule the cancelled session.
  • If the course is completely cancelled for any reason, you will be issued a full refund.

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NOTE: Social distancing and wearing masks is an appreciated choice. Read the CazArts COVID Policy (updated 26JAN2023).

If you have any questions regarding classes or rental of the Barn, please contact Liz at  lizluriecb@gmail.com.

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PARKING for Carpenter's Barn

IMPORTANT NOTE – Driving up the gravel driveway to Carpenter's Barn is no longer allowed for any reason.

Parking is available just inside the entrance of Lakeland Park (go west at the Brae Loch traffic light). You can walk on the sidewalk or on the gravel driveway to Carpenter's Barn.

Other parking is also available nearby (e.g., on Carpenters Street across the street from Carpenters Barn).

If you need assistance or have special needs, you may drive up to be dropped off in front of the Barn on Forman St (Rt 20) by pulling in at the garage door/overhang to unload. The car must be moved after unloading.

If you have any issues with accessibility, please contact Liz - lizluriecb@gmail.com or call/text 315-744-7465.

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