What’s Happening at CNY Arts Center?

With another successful Harborfest mural project wrapping up, CNY Arts Center turns its focus to a great lineup of classes, ARTY Day Camp and “Charlotte’s Web” in August.

The Oil Painting a Western Scene class is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with Bonnie McClellan, who will lead students to create a western scene in oils.

Facebook Workshop Promotion for the Arts returns Saturday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn step-by-step how to create and manage a Facebook business page.

In today’s market, social networking is a must for any small business — and that includes the arts!

Whether you are an actor, painter, chef or anything in between, this workshop will teach you how to promote your trade on Facebook. Learn how to create an interactive environment between you and your fans and clients by updating statuses, adding pictures and posting events.

All skill levels are welcome, so whether you already have a page or have never used Facebook before, this workshop can help you.

Collage Making — held Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon — is for ages 8 and older. This is a great way to recycle materials around the house and turn them into art. Magazines, newspapers, photos, string, cardboard, fabric — you name it!

Bring your own or use the provided materials to create collages using different techniques. All skill levels are welcome.

Story Time Art for 4- to 7-year-olds continues Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. with Kendra Matott. “Green Eggs and Ham” will have kids create new wacky colored foods! More great titles and fun art projects are bringing summer fun. Don’t miss out. Please pre-register at CNYArtsCenter.com

Introductory Stained Glass series, Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., is expected to return Aug. 1 for ages 16 and up. Call the office at 592-3373 for updates.

Saturday, Aug. 10, will be day to enjoy your favorite art medium starting with Bonnie McClellan’s Oil Painting “Mountain Reflection” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or another workshop on Collage Making with Kendra Matott from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by her popular Different Ways to Draw class from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Arts in the HeArt Gallery is hosting a Café Exchange for writers, studio artists, actors and culinary artists Sunday, Aug. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 47 S. First St. It is free and open to the public and should be a great night of socializing and sharing the arts. Bring a friend and join us!

“Charlotte’s Web” opens Aug. 16 for three performances only: Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets and reservations for this kids-only cast of more than 30 are available at CNYArtsCenter.com.

ARTY Camp was so much fun in July and more great things are being planned for our next session, Aug. 19–23. There is still time to register your child. Scholarships are available — no child will be turned away. Visit CNYArtsCenter.com for information.

Students are reminded to pre-register for all classes and workshops to avoid missing out. Classes and workshops charge a modest fee. Visit CNYArtsCenter.com for more information or call 592-3373 for details and updates.

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