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

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Limited scholarships are available for kids and for Madison County residents over 65. If needed, please indicate on the registration form. These scholarships are limited to one class/workshop per family per session.


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 $8.00 materials fee per child. 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. 
  • 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..... 
  • Make a cuddly Softie or Sock Puppet Make a fun character and bring home for hours of imagination play.....

For older age groups and other 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 Brown is from Dallas, Texas where she began her education journey pursuing an Art Education degree from TCU. Krista completed her undergraduate education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a concentration in ceramics.

Krista's experience teaching in has ranged from developing a homeschool arts curriculum to teaching in an arts magnet school. She has developed arts programming and taught in arts centered summer camps in Texas, New Mexico and Alaska.

As the current art teacher at Rippleton Center, Krista is now applying all that she has learned through the years while helping preschoolers and early elementary students fall in love with art!

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS STARTING IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY

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: Sunday, March 17th, 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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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS STARTING IN MARCH

Painting With Acrylics - Jen Pepper - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
6-WEEK CLASS - MONDAYS
Times/Dates: Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st and 8th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of all skill levels
Cost: $185.00 - 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.
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6-WEEK CLASS - MONDAYS
Times/Dates: Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st and 8th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of all skill levels
Cost: $185.00 - Participants are expected to bring supplies on this list - LINK. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies.

The focus of this workshop is on the practice and discipline of painting, its mediums and evolution into the 21st century. Participants will work with acrylic colors and will explore the many ways paint can be handled through observation and abstraction. Specific exercises will be given to explore color, light, texture, class_artist image
painting by Brynne Livelsberger
transparency, impasto and composition. Instruction and demos will be given on the preparation and handling of the painted field. At each class students will be helped and critiqued on an individualized basis. This workshop is appropriate to all individuals who are interested in honing their painting skills and creative development, no matter their skill level.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Jen Pepper
is a professional artist exhibiting and participating in artist residencies internationally. She was a professor of studio art for the past twenty years until the college's permanent closing.In fall 2023 she joined the Pratt Munson School of Art as an artist in residence and as their gallery coordinator. Her work can be seen on jenpepper.com .

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Introduction to Graphic Design for Teens (virtual class) - Maxx Hill - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
TEENS 6-WEEK VIRTUAL CLASS - TUESDAYS
Times/Dates: Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00pm, March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd and 9th
Ages/Skill Level: Teens 13 and up geared toward beginners
Cost: $120.00 plus $22.95 for one month of Adobe
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6-WEEK VIRTUAL CLASS - TUESDAYS
Times/Dates: Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00pm, March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd and 9th
Ages/Skill Level: Teens 13 and up geared toward beginners
Cost: $120.00 plus $22.95 for one month of Adobe

REQUIREMENTS: Students will need access to a computer (desktop or laptop), consistent and strong internet connection during the class time, use of a webcam and microphone (most laptops come with both installed), and will need to be able to purchase a one-month license for one of the Adobe programs for $34.50/mo + tax.  NOTE: Scholarships do not cover the cost of the Adobe programs.

In this 6-week course you will learn the basics of what every graphic designer needs to know in this world of digitally-created images. This is an introduction to Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, the three programs that are the foremost tools in the graphic designer's digital toolbox. We'll meet students where they are at and explore a variety of digital media and techniques, practicing with real-life examples of design projects, learning to use color, contrast, and shape to create clear messages that focus the eye. Students will explore each of the three programs during a 7-day free trial, then select one program to use to create a more in-depth project. Example projects include: Movie Poster, Book Cover and Create a Font. pix description

Students will join a zoom call weekly at a link provided, and sessions will include direct whole-group instruction, one-on-one instruction, solo work time with instructor assistance, and a planned break halfway through. Additionally, students will be provided tutorials and resources they can continue to use and follow outside and after the course.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Maxx L. Hill is a Central New York artist and educator with professional teaching experience working with students at all levels, from kindergarteners through graduate students and even grandmothers all across the region: in rural and urban schools, public and charter schools, universities and community centers, supplementing homeschool students' curricula and teaching students across the country virtually. They received a Bachelors in Fine Art in 2011, and in 2013 earned their Masters in Arts Education from SUNY Oswego and NYS Certification in K-12 Visual Arts Teaching. In university they specialized in illustration, printmaking, photography, and creative writing. Since graduating, they have worked extensively as a graphic design and print specialist, and expanded their personal art practice to include weaving and publication.

Learn more at https://www.instagram.com/maxxhillcreates/

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Drawing - Jen Pepper - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
6-WEEK CLASS - TUESDAYS
Times/Dates: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm, March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd and 9th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of all skill levels
Cost: $160.00 - 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.
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6-WEEK CLASS - TUESDAYS
Times/Dates: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm, March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd and 9th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of all skill levels
Cost: $160.00 - Participants are expected to bring supplies on this list - LINK. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies.

Improve your drawing skills!

This six-week drawing class will help you improve upon existing skills or help you begin to understand drawing in new and exciting ways! Each week we will explore different aspects of both observational and abstract drawing while exploring many different wet and dry materials and their applications. pix descriptionThis class will help students use line, value, negative space, and compositional explorations to improve how they translate their drawing skills. We will work from both observation and explore methods and materials in abstraction.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Jen Pepper is a professional artist exhibiting and participating in artist residencies internationally. She was a professor of studio art for the past twenty years until the college's permanent closing. In the fall of 2023 she joined the Pratt Munson School of Art as an artist in residence and as their gallery coordinator. Her work can be seen on jenpepper.com.

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Cartooning Level 2 - David Mihill - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
KIDS 6-WEEK CLASS - WEDNESDAYS
Times/Dates: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd and 10th
Ages: 6-14
Cost: $120.00
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6-WEEK CLASS - TUESDAYS
Times/Dates: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, April 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th and 16th
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $120.00 - NOTE: any additional child gets 30% discount off tuition.

This class will allow students to continue on their cartooning journey! Starting with character creation for new students or a recap for past, we will then dive further into the world of cartooning. Learn about story mapping, panel framing, character arcs, full page illustrations and more to create your very own multiple page comic book! Welcome to students who have previously taken Cartooning Level 1 as well as students ready to take their cartoons up a notch. Students will need a 9x12 sketchbook, plenty of pencils, a white eraser and a black fine point sharpie.pix description

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
David Mihill livesin the Dewitt area and is currently working as a teaching assistant at Solvay High School. He graduated from Cazenovia College in 2020 with a BFA in Visual Communications with a concentration in Illustration/Animation. He is currently working on his Master's in Education to become a high school art teacher. On the side, he does freelance graphic design and illustration work. He enjoys creating, teaching and spending time with his family.

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Collage: Acrylics With Mixed Media - Leigh Yardley - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
6-WEEK CLASS – THURSDAYS
Times/Dates: 10:00am-1:00pm, Thursdays, March 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th, 11th and 18th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults, all skill levels
Cost: $185.00 - 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.
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6-WEEK CLASS – THURSDAYS
Times/Dates: 10:00am-1:00pm, Thursdays, March 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th, 11th and 18th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults, all skill levels
Cost: $185.00 - Participants are expected to bring supplies on this list <LINK>. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies.

This class is an exploration of painting with acrylic paints and mixed media. Acrylic paints lend themselves to mixed media by virtue of the flexibility to use them as you would any other painting material. We will play with different surfaces, add nature, collage, and textured with mark making and more. Start collecting materials that you would like to play with in your mixed media painting. There are no wrong materials!
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"Watershed" Leigh Yardley - acrylic on matte polyester film cheesecloth encaustic, twine and linen thread

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Leigh Yardley creates work in paint and installation, situating herself as a part of the system of landscape. Yardley's most recent installation, was at Cazenovia Colleges Riesman Gallery as a part of This Land - Camino a Tierra Bendita and Camino de Sanación continued her interactions with the element of chance in the natural environment.

Leigh just retired as adjunct at SUNY Morrisville where she was awarded the New York State Chancellors Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching in the Visual Arts. She has actively pursued community-based projects, receiving NYSCA Decentralization grants and facilitating the organization of several arts programs. She participated in the NYFA MARK program and has been a NYFA Statewide Artist Consultant. As a Visiting Teaching Artist for CNY Aesthetic Education Program she trained with the Lincoln Center Teaching Artist Mentoring Project and Advance Seminar for Teaching Artist at the Guggenheim.

Learn more at https://www.leighyardleyartist.com/

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Watercolor - Eric Shute - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
4-WEEK CLASS - THURSDAYS
Times/Dates: Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm, March 14th , 21st, 28th and April 4th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults - for beginner to intermediate skill level
Cost: $150.00 - 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.
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4-WEEK CLASS - THURSDAYS
Times/Dates: Thursdays, 6:00-8:00PM, March 14th , 21st, 28th and April 4th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults - for beginner to intermediate skill level
Cost: $150.00 - Participants must bring their own supplies - see materials list <LINK>. For those using the Senior Fund, a material kit will be loaned for the duration of the class.

In this watercolor class, we will focus on painting the landscape using photo references. You will learn to simplify elements into a coherent composition with a strong range of values and learn to develop pleasing color relationships. This class is for the beginner as well as the intermediate painter.

NOTE: We will be working from images. So if you have a computer or tablet to bring, that would be helpful, but not required. class_artist image
"Ice Debis" by Eric Shute - watercolor

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Eric Shute
was born and raised in upstate New York and at an early age began his artistic training at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse.  Eric holds a degree in Education from SUNY New Paltz, a degree in Advertising and Illustration from Mohawk Community College and a BFA from Syracuse University.

In addition to his academic training, Mr. Shute studied painting technique with nationally recognized artists: Hong Nian Zhang, (oil painting), advanced watercolor with Richard Segalman, advanced abstract painting with Jenny Nelson and water-based monotype with Lisa Mackie all at the Woodstock School of Art.

Learn more at https://www.ewshute.com/.

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS STARTING IN APRIL & MAY

Woven Willow Trellises - Bonnie Gale - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW     NOTE: Registration will close March 27th
2-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Times/Dates: 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of all skill levels
Cost: $175.00 - Participants are expected to bring these items and tools <LINK>. Even senior fund recipients will be will be responsible for brining a set of tools.
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XX-WEEK CLASS - XXXDAYS
Times/Dates/Location: Xxxdays, XX:00am-noon, Xxxember Xth, XXth, XXth and Xxxember Xth
Ages/Skill Level: Adults
Cost: $XXX.00 plus $XX.00 materials fee

Two Woven Willow Trellises for the Garden
pix description In this exciting two-day weekend workshop, Bonnie Gale will teach how to make two beautiful woven willow trellises for the garden. Each participant will make their own two trellises, ready to take home and use in the Spring garden! The first trellis is the English hoop trellis that measures 20 inches in diameter and will stand 20 inches above the ground. It is a series of interwoven hoops that have a band of continuous horizontal weaving above the ground. It was traditionally used in Elizabethan gardens to support shorter plants. The second trellis is the pea cage trellis made for the support of climbing plants. The pea cage can be woven up to 5-feet tall. After inserting and securing the vertical stakes, a similar band of horizontal base weaving is followed by two spirals of pairing weave up the stakes. The Pea Cage provides a strong design feature in the garden.

All structures will be built inside using a loaned jig. These trellises can  be woven outside in the ground but the jig system allows indoor weaving and less bending and kneeling. Willow, other woods and temporary fasteners will be provided. In addition, we are hoping to have a trip to the Willow Patch in Cazenovia over the weekend with  discussion of growing and harvesting willow.

The willow materials have been generously funded by an anonymous donor.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Bonnie Gale
has been a professional traditional willow basketmaker and willow artist for the past forty years. A Kennedy Scholar with degrees from the University of Manchester, SUNY-ESF and MIT, she has trained with professional European willow basketmakers. She is proprietor of "English Basketry Willows" (a small business selling imported European basketry willows, willow basketry books and tools) and founder of the "American Willow Growers Network" promoting the growing and the exploration of the uses of willow. She teaches traditional willow basketry across the United States at major conventions and guilds. She writes extensively on traditional willow basketry and willow growing. Bonnie is the recipient of many awards, including a NYFA Artist Fellowship in 1999 as well as being featured in television programs, books and articles. Since 2004, she has completed over 50 living willow structures. Recently, she started making willow caskets.

Learn more at:
www.bonniegale.com       
www.livingwillow.info       
 www.americanwillowcaskets.com

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Printmaking - Jen Gandee - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
4-WEEK CLASS- TUESDAYS
Times/Dates: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm, April 23rd, 30th, May 7th and 14th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults - all skill levels
Cost: $150.00 - 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.
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4-WEEK CLASS- TUESDAYS
Times/Dates: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30PM, April 23rd, 30th, May 7th and 14th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults - all skill levels
Cost: $150.00 - Participants are expected to bring supplies on this list <LINK>. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies.

In this class, we'll explore Gelli Printing to create unique and colorful monoprints (one-of-a-kind printmaking technique). The prints can then be used to make personalized stationery, cards, a stand-alone wall hanging, or can be incorporated into collage work. The process involves the application of acrylic paint and other media to a specially designed flexible gel plate. Gelli Printing is a fun and versatile way to experiment with image making by layering color and textures, and incorporating masks and stencils.pix description

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Jen Gandee is the owner of the Gandee Gallery in Fabius, NY which specializes utilitarian ceramics and fine art. In addition, she is a potter, but also works in photography, collage, and printmaking. She earned a BFA from West Virginia University and an MFA from Syracuse University. Gandee has taught a variety of art courses at LeMoyne College, Cazenovia College and Syracuse University. She is currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Art at Cayuga Community College.

Learn more at https://www.gandeegallery.com/collections/jen-gandee.

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Drawing - Katya Krenina - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
6-WEEK CLASS - WEDNESDAYS
Times/Dates: Wednesdays, 10:00am-12 noon, April 24, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th and June 5th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of all skill levels
Cost: $160.00 - 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.
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XX-WEEK CLASS - XXXDAYS
Times/Dates/Location: Xxxdays, XX:00am-noon, Xxxember Xth, XXth, XXth and Xxxember Xth
Ages/Skill Level: Adults
Cost: $XXX.00 plus $XX.00 materials fee

Join our drawing class for all levels and unleash your creativity! Whether you are a beginner looking to develop fundamental skills or an experienced artist seeking to refine your techniques, this class is perfect for you. Katya Krenina will guide you through various drawing exercises, from basics to advanced techniques. You will have the opportunity to explore different mediums such as graphite, charcoal, and ink, allowing you to experiment and grow. Come and immerse yourself in a supportive and inspiring environment where you can learn and express yourself through the wonderful world of drawing!

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Katya Krenina is an award-winning illustrator of fifteen books for children and a native of Lviv, Ukraine. She attended two Ukrainian Art Institutes and majored in textile and tapestry design. She holds a BFA and MA in illustration from Syracuse University and MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College. Katya illustrated fifteen books for children, which received many national and international awards. She teaches art at Le Moyne college and is the creative mind behind Silk&Soul, a brand of silk accessories and clothing, known for its luxurious textures and eclectic designs.

See more at https://www.instagram.com/ksilksoul/ and www.etsy.com/shop/SilkandSoulStudio.

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Cartooning - Level TBD - David Mihill - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
KIDS 6-WEEK CLASS - WEDNESDAYS
Times/Dates: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm, April 24, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th and June 5th
Ages: 6-14
Cost: $120.00
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6-WEEK CLASS - WEDNESDAYS
Times/Dates: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00PM, April 24, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th and June 5th
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $120.00 - NOTE: any additional child gets 30% discount off tuition.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
David Mihill lives in the Dewitt area and is currently working as a teaching assistant at Solvay High School. He graduated from Cazenovia College in 2020 with a BFA in Visual Communications with a concentration in Illustration/Animation. He is currently working on his Master's in Education to become a high school art teacher. On the side, he does freelance graphic design and illustration work. He enjoys creating, teaching and spending time with his family.

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Watercolor - Spring Flowers - Lucie Wellner - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
4-WEEK CLASS - THURSDAYS
Times/Dates: Thursdays, 6:00-8:30pm, April 25th, May 2nd , May 9th and May 16th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of all skill levels
Cost:$150.00 - 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.
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4-WEEK CLASS - THURSDAYS
Times/Dates: Thursdays, 6:00-8:30PM, April 25th, May 2nd , May 9th and May 16th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults
Cost:$150.00 - Participants are expected to bring supplies on this list <LINK>. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies.

We will create luminous watercolors of flowers. We'll find a way to be loose, but also convey the essence of the flowers we're painting. class_artist image
"Roses Felicia" by Lucie Wellner
Technically, we will go over how to put together a good composition, incorporate the background with the foreground, how to "preserve whites", and how to manage soft and hard edges. Each person's creativity will be part of the process.

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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Painting With Pastels - Mary Padgett - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
2-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Times/Dates:Saturday, April 27th, 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, April 28th, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Ages/Skill Level: Adults, beginner to advanced skill
Cost: $175.00 plus $15.00 materials fee. Participants should bring their own pastels and papers <MATERIALS LIST> or can rent these for $29 (read more in details). Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies, ONLY if arranged prior to April 12th by contacting Liz at  lizluriecb@gmail.com; otherwise, materials will be the responsibility of the participant.
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2-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Times/Dates:Saturday, April 27th, 10:00AM-5:00PM and Sunday, April 28th, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Ages/Skill Level: Adults, beginner to advanced skill
Cost: $175.00 plus $15.00 materials fee. Participants should bring their own pastels and papers <MATERIALS LIST> or can rent these for $29 (read more in details). Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies.

NOTE: Participants should bring their own pastels and papers <MATERIALS LIST>. For those new to pastel, a materials kit is available to rent for the workshop for $29. Arrangements for this need to be made prior to April 12th by contacting Liz at  lizluriecb@gmail.com.

Pastel Painting Studio
This two-day workshop is an opportunity to receive individualized instruction in a supportive and inspiring environment. Beginning through advanced levels are welcome. This workshop is an opportunity to learn about the broad range of pastel products and techniques, to further develop your personal style, and embrace creative exploration. Colorful still life arrangements will be our subject.

Day one will begin with a conversation on how to design a strong composition. Our next step will be to make black and white value studies of our subject. Then we will move on to color, looking at the warm and cool contrasts of light and shadow and the effect of saturated and muted hues in describing form and space. You'll have the opportunity to work with acrylic underpainting and on colored papers to explore color interaction. Our session will end with a group critique, offering not only a chance to assess paintings but to share ideas about both concept and craft. Class size is limited.

Our session will end with a group critique, offering not only a chance to assess paintings but to share ideas about both concept and craft. Class size is limited.

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"Red & Green Apples" by Mary Padgett - pastel
Mary Padgett's paintings are distinctive for her use of color. She works in both oil and pastel, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and has been featured in American Artist and Pastel Journal magazines. Her paintings are in numerous private and public collections, including Towers Perrin, Takasago International, and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She has participated in many local and national exhibitions, with exhibition and competition awards from the Pastel Society of America, the Fenimore Art Museum, and the Finger Lakes Plein Air and Frank Bette Plein Air Painting Competitions.

Mary was educated at Boston University and Syracuse University. She has taught painting and color courses for Syracuse University and Cazenovia College, and currently conducts workshop.

Learn more at https://www.marypadgett.com/.

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Painting with Acrylics - Leigh Yardley - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
6-WEEK CLASS - MONDAYS
Times/Dates: Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm, April 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th, June 3rd and 10th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of beginning and intermediate skill level
Cost: $185.00 - 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.
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5-WEEK CLASS - THURSDAYS
Times/Dates: Mondays, 6:00-9:00PM, April 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th, June 3rd and 10th
Ages/Skill Level: Adults of beginning and intermediate skill level
Cost: $165.00 - - Participants are expected to bring supplies on this list <LINK>. Senior fund recipients will be loaned a set of supplies.

Explore color, light and texture and learn to paint with acrylics.

In these classes we will enjoy the process of painting with acrylics and explore color, light, texture and composition through different subject matter such as still life, landscape (weather permitting), portrait and abstraction. Beginning and intermediate levels. Class size is limited so the teacher can tailor it to your level.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR/TEACHER:
Leigh Yardley creates work in paint and installation, situating herself as a part of the system of landscape. Yardley's most recent installation, was at Cazenovia Colleges Riesman Gallery as a part of This Land - Camino a Tierra Bendita and Camino de Sanación continued her interactions with the element of chance in the natural environment.

Leigh just retired as adjunct at SUNY Morrisville where she was awarded the New York State Chancellors Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching in the Visual Arts. She has actively pursued community-based projects, receiving NYSCA Decentralization grants and facilitating the organization of several arts programs.

She participated in the NYFA MARK program and has been a NYFA Statewide Artist Consultant. As a Visiting Teaching Artist for CNY Aesthetic Education Program she trained with the Lincoln Center Teaching Artist Mentoring Project and Advance Seminar for Teaching Artist at the Guggenheim. Yardley received her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design and undergraduate degrees at Skidmore College and SUNY Oswego.

She has exhibiting widely since 1994. Her work can be found at Cazenovia Artisans, Cazenovia NY. She resides in Hubbardsville NY with her husband Bruce Moseley.

Learn more at https://www.leighyardleyartist.com/

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Digital Camera Basics - Casey McClean & Juli Pace - REGISTRATION CLOSED     REGISTER NOW
1-DAY WORKSHOP
Times/Dates: Sunday, May 5th, 1:00-4:00pm
Ages/Skill Level: Adults and older teens (15 and up)
Cost: $75.00
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XX-WEEK CLASS - XXXDAYS
Times/Dates/Location: Xxxdays, XX:00am-noon, Xxxember Xth, XXth, XXth and Xxxember Xth
Ages/Skill Level: Adults
Cost: $XXX.00 plus $XX.00 materials fee

Unlock the secrets of photography with our Beginner's DSLR and Mirrorless Camera Class! Join us for hands-on learning, understand camera fundamentals, master composition techniques, and learn how to capture stunning moments. No experience needed – just bring your curiosity and a desire to elevate your photography skills. You must have your own DSLR or mirrorless camera to attend the class.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS/TEACHERS:
Juli Pace: Learn about Juli at her website - https://www.julitrushphotography.com/

Casey McClean is a native to Cazenovia. After graduating from Cazenovia High School, she went on to graduate from SUNY Morrisville with an Associates Degree in journalism and then onto SUNY Oneonta with a bachelor's degree in Music Industry. Casey worked for Radio Disney Boston in marketing for over 10 years then moved back to Cazenovia with her husband to raise their two children.  Her love of photography started in high school and always continued. In 2015, while staying home with her daughter, she decided to start documenting her life which quickly grew into a business. A natural light photographer for the last nine years, her portfolio includes a mix of family photography, as well as newborn, senior portraits and has also worked with small businesses to photograph their products, professional headshots, and so much more.
https://caseymccleanphotography.com/
https://www.instagram.com/caseymccleanphotography/
https://www.facebook.com/caseymccleanphotography

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Felting - Sue Parker - REGISTRATION CLOSED & Michelle Burnett     REGISTER NOW
1-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY
Time/Date: Saturday, May 18th, 1:00-4:00pm
Ages/Skill Level: Adults and older teens of all skill levels
Cost: $50.00 plus $15.00 materials fee
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1-DAY WORKSHOP - SATURDAY
Time/Date: Saturday, May 18th, 1:00-4:00PM
Ages/Skill Level: Adults and older teens of all skill levels
Cost: $50.00 plus $15.00 materials fee

Discover the world of wet felting in this beginner-friendly class! Explore the art of crafting practical vessels using raw wool, learn about wool and its' varied felting properties and experiment with color mixing using carders. Create functional vessels ideal for storing plants, flowers, or treasured items as you delve into the basics of this ancient art form!

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felted lantern vessel by Sue Parker

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS/TEACHERS:
Sue Parker
is inspired by nature, she uses wool to create practical and useful items, merging her love for creativity with the natural world. Susan is passionate about sharing knowledge and teaching others about the many facets of wool fibers.

Michelle Burnett, a trained veterinarian, stumbled upon the art of felting during a recent trip to Australia, igniting a newfound creative spark within her. Since then, she has been enthusiastically exploring the diverse possibilities of this craft, captivated by its endless creative avenues.

Together, Susan Parker and Michelle Burnett are thrilled to unite their expertise and passion for the ancient art of wool felting.

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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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You can help a child attend an art class at Carpenter's Barn by donating to the Kids Scholarship Fund.

Stay tuned for 4 weeks of Summer Art Series for kids (ages 6-12) with Krista Brown starting in mid-July! We will open registration for summer program in May. Join our mailing list to get our newsletter!

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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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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