What’s Happening at CNY Arts Center?

Open Studio returns this week at the center from 6 to 9 pm. Aug. 8.

All skill levels are welcome to join other artists to practice life drawing or painting from still life. Chat with friends and just have fun!

We’ll go outside some days (weather permitting). Bring your own materials or use some of ours. An artist facilitator will be on site. Artists can get practice drawing and painting from life and go home with a finished work. Come early, stay late!

Introductory Stained Glass series continues from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays for ages 16 and older.

Make a stained glass panel using the leaded method, be introduced to copper foil method, learn glass selection, cutting, grinding, soldering, framing, hanging and patina techniques.

Some patterns will be provided or students can get help adapting their custom design.

Aug. 10 is a full day at the center starting with Bonnie McClellan’s Oil Painting “Mountain Reflection” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Or choose 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.

Try a variety of drawing methods, including some unconventional ones: still life drawings, energy drawings, paint splatters and drawing with your feet. They will help widen your drawing skills and provide you with tools to break through creative blocks. All skill levels welcome!

It will be a full day of art fun. Bring a lunch or bring a friend, but remember to pre-register at CNYArtsCenter.com

Aug. 11 is the date of our Café Exchange bringing all artists together for one great evening of socializing and sharing. Writers, studio artists, actors, culinary artists all meet at the Arts in the HeArt Gallery 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 fun and the arts. Bring a friend and join us!

Story Time Art, for 4- to 7-year olds next week moves to Aug 14 for one week only from 6 to 7 p.m. with Kendra Matott. Our book title, “Olivia,” will have kids splattering paint just like Olivia!

More great titles and fun art projects are bringing summer fun. Don’t miss out. Pre-register at CNYArtsCenter.com

“Charlotte’s Web” opens Aug. 16 for three performances only, 7 p.m. Aug 16, 2 p.m. Aug 17 and 18. 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 to 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 and remember we bring all arts for all ages at two separate locations.

Classes, Writer’s Café, Author Spotlight, live theatre and Arty Camp, are held in CNY Arts Center located in the lower level of State Street United Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton.

Arts in the HeART Gallery is located at 47 S. First St. in downtown Fulton across from the gazebo for local artists who want to display their artistry. Artists can apply for gallery space online at CNYArtsCenter.com.

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