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Two writing classes to be held in Fulton

139015477The CNY Arts Center has two programs for people who love to write or would like to explore being a writer this new year.

“Introduction To Poetry” with instructor Jim Farfaglia takes a relaxed look at the world of poetry.

This class introduces students to the world of poetry in a fun, relaxed fashion.

Time in each class will be spent exploring different types of poetry and writing our own poetry. No previous writing experience is necessary.

This six-week class will run Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 10 and ending Feb. 14.

“My New Year’s Resolution: Write,” led by instructor Brittney Jerred, will start your New Year off right with a commitment to your writing projects.

Participants can use this full-day workshop to learn the value of timed writing, ways to develop good habits, and how to share with a listening audience.

Story starters which focus on true life will be provided. The last part of the workshop will be dedicated to developing individual projects and goal setting.

No previous writing experience necessary.

Participants should bring a bagged lunch. The class will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a half-hour for lunch.

Both classes will be held at the CNY Arts Center, located at 357 State Street in Fulton.

Those seeking more information or to register may call 592-3373 or visit www.cnyartscenter.com.

CNY Arts Center Classes And Events

CNY Arts Center celebrates the New Year with a full calendar of exciting events and classes.

All arts for all ages means students can choose from writing arts, performing arts, studio arts, and culinary arts.

Classes start right away this Saturday, Jan. 5 with Kids Onstage meeting Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. for ages 7-15. This class will hold auditions for a kids-only production of “Tom Sawyer.”

Each class will teach stage technique, creative movement and character development through rehearsals for the production. “Tom Sawyer” will be presented to family and friends in early April.

Kids Onscreen also returns Jan. 5 for ages 6 and older from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Children will create a script for a 10-15 minute short film and then shoot the film together. Students will learn and enjoy basic scriptwriting process, acting, and the experience of filming a movie to produce a finished DVD to take home.

Studio Art classes will launch with Going with the Flow Wednesday, Jan. 9 and Friday, Jan. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. with Loie Mechetti. This beginning watercolor class requires no drawing skills. Art kits are available from the instructor.

Different Ways to Draw will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kendra Matott will teach a variety of different drawing methods, including some unconventional ones.

Techniques will include still life drawings, energy drawings, paint splatters, and drawing with your feet. They will help widen a student’s drawing skills and provide them with tools to break through creative blocks. For ages 8 to Adult

Writing classes continue with Intro To Poetry Thursdays from Jan. 10 to Feb. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. This class introduces students to the world of poetry in a fun, relaxed fashion. Time in each class will be spent exploring different types of poetry and writing our own poetry. Work will be shared in a relaxed, welcoming environment. No previous writing experience necessary. This is for those ages 18 and older. The instructor is Jim Farfaglia.

My New Year’s Resolution: Write  will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a half-hour for lunch. Start your New Year off with a commitment to your writing projects. Use this full-day workshop to learn the value of timed writing, ways to develop good habits, and share with a listening audience. Story starters will be provided which focus on true life. The last part of the workshop will be dedicated to developing individual projects and goal setting. Please bring a bagged lunch. Instructor is Brittney Jerred.

The second annual Snow Day with new carnival games, arts and crafts, and food will be held Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For details and to pre-register for classes visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

CNY Arts Center is located in the lower level of State St. Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton.

CNY Arts Center plans second annual Snow Day

The CNY Arts Center Snow Day Committee is working hard to put details together for the second annual Snow Day to be held Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will be held at the center at 357 State St., Fulton.

CNY Arts Center will be bringing back some of last year’s popular games (ice fishing, pong toss, and the snowman bean bag toss), while some new games will be added.

There will also be face painting, free art and craft activities, an art gallery featuring local artists’ work, a writing workshop (organized by Writing Programming Coordinator and board member Jim Farfaglia), and a mystery guest will be there as well for the children.

“With the holidays now over, we know people are trying to relax and regroup, both mentally and financially,” said committee member Kiley Casper. “We hope that Snow Day will provide a day of affordable family friendly excitement that parents and children can both enjoy.” Carnival tickets will be available at the door.

Those seeking more information may visit www.cnyartscenter.com or call 592-3373.

CNY Arts Center announces 2013 mural project

The CNY Arts Center is looking for artists to submit original art work for selection to be recreated during Harborfest and displayed in a public location in Central New York.

The 2012 Mural Project was a recreation of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting in mosaic and stained glass requiring nearly 2,000 cut bottle bottoms and countless man hours to gather, cut, paint and assemble.

Hundreds of festival attendees participated in the final assembly project during the 25th anniversary of Harborfest. The completed 9 foot by 10 foot mural was framed and installed at Indian Point Park on the north edge of Fulton on Route 481.

The new mural will be constructed of recycled sheet aluminum cut into pieces and painted during Harborfest in July, much like a large scale paint-by-number project.

The mural will be assembled to hang in a yet-to-be determined location. The completed mural will be approximately eight foot by 12 foot. The aluminum mural will hang and move freely in the wind and catch the shimmer of light on the aluminum – hence the title “Art in the Wind.”

Artists may submit a drawing, ink rendering or painting for juried art selection by a panel of judges. The art work must be reproducible in scale to approximately 8’x12’. The rendering should have gaps and areas to expose the aluminum for full effect.

These areas could represent background, foreground, images, the color silver; grey or white. Artists are encouraged to explore their imaginations for this mural. There is no charge to submit or participate.

This must be an original piece of art work from the artist submitting it with no violence, nudity or profanity of any kind. The artist will be credited on a commemorative plaque mounted near the displayed mural and the artist is encouraged to participate in the creation of the mural throughout the entire process.

Art work must be submitted by 5 p.m. Jan. 31. Art work will be selected by a juried committee and the winner announced Feb. 20. Preliminary production will begin March 2013.

Actual painting and construction will take place during Harborfest, July 24-28 in Oswego.

More information can be found at www.CNYArtsCenter.com or by calling 592-3373.

CNY Arts Center Classes And Events

The holidays are in full swing at CNY Arts Center. The following are some of the classes and events planned at the center:

Writing Your Holiday Gift Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. with Jim Farfaglia. During the busy holiday season why not take some time to create your loved ones a special gift of your writing. This class will help you select an appropriate topic and writing form (memoir, poetry, fiction, etc), then will guide you through the process of creating your finished gift. No previous writing experience is necessary but pre-registration is required.

“Yes, Virginia…The Musical” premieres Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16 with 7:30 p.m. evening performances Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Advance reservations are encouraged.

Holiday Open House Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come celebrate the holidays with us. You can make a holiday craft, learn to make exquisite holiday bows from an expert, enjoy refreshments, face painting, and art exhibit. Meet instructors in each of the art areas and sign up for classes starting in January. You can hear young local authors read from “I Live as a Cloud,” CNY Arts Center’s debut book of poems, short stories and art gathered throughout the year from area children. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Writer’s Café Dec. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is an informal gathering for local writers and people who enjoy writing; a venue for local writers to share their work; all genres are welcome. Writer’s Café is a free event. Contact Farfaglia at 402-2297 or sjimf903@twcny.rr.com for a place in the program to read your writings.

Acrylic Workshop Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Students will receive a 12×16 acrylic scenic painting hard canvas board.

Author Spotlight Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. will feature an evening with C.V. Abbott discussing his recently published memoirs “Classified Terminally Ill, A Young Man’s Story of Beating the Odds.” This is event is open to the public. It is a Abbott’s story of living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type I. He is an active man, involved with church, sports, music as well as spreading his message of hope with the world.

Joe Abbate was born in New York City and has lived in Fulton for over 30 years. He is a freelance writer, web designer, graphic artist and photographer. This is event is open to the public.

Christmas Classic Desserts Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 7 to adult. Students will decorate Christmas-themed sugar cut-out cookies, make brownie reindeer, snowmen and Christmas trees.  Students should bring a box to take home their Christmas treats home. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration required at 592-3373 or www.CNYArtsCenter.com. No walk-ins please.

Children’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5-14. Children will make Christmas crafts: a Christmas tree, ornament, wrapping paper, and a special gift. Pre-registration is required at 592-3373 or www.CNYArtsCenter.com. No walk-ins please

Jewelry Making Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make holiday jewelry for gifts and create a piece of jewelry or jewelry set to take home

Santa Letters for your loved child or loved one. Let us take care of your child’s letter from Santa this year. We’ll personalize a letter to your child and include information only Santa will know about — with your help of course! Forms and information are available online at www.CNYArtsCenter.com. Deadline for requesting letters is Dec. 20.

CNY Arts Center is located in the lower level of State St. Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton. Use the Park Street entrance. Those seeking yo pre-register for classes may visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

CNY Arts Center Classes And Events

Welcome to a week of upcoming premieres and celebrations at CNY Arts Center. There’s a lot happening this holiday season. Visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com for details and look for us here every week with the latest classes and events.

“Yes, Virginia…The Musical” premieres Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16 with 7:30 p.m. evening performances Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Advance reservations are encouraged.

Holiday Open House Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come celebrate the holidays with us. You can make a holiday craft, learn to make exquisite holiday bows from an expert, enjoy refreshments, face painting, and art exhibit. Meet instructors in each of the art areas and sign up for classes starting in January. You can hear young local authors read from “I Live as a Cloud,” CNY Arts Center’s debut book of poems, short stories and art gathered throughout the year from area children. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Santa Letters for your loved child or loved one. Let us take care of your child’s letter from Santa this year. We’ll personalize a letter to your child and include information only Santa will know about — with your help of course! Forms and information are available online at www.CNYArtsCenter.com. Deadline for requesting letters is Dec. 20.

Oil Painting Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with Bonnie McClellan. Wet on wet technique, landscapes, step by step instruction in group setting start with a blank canvas, walk out with your very own painting. Wear old clothes, smock or apron for this 4 hour workshop with all materials provided. Pre-registration is required.

Acrylic Workshop Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Students will receive a 12×16 acrylic scenic painting hard canvas board.

Jewelry Making Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make holiday jewelry for gifts and create a piece of jewelry or jewelry set to take home

Writing Your Holiday Gift Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. with Jim Farfaglia. During the busy holiday season why not take some time to create your loved ones a special gift of your writing. This class will help you select an appropriate topic and writing form (memoir, poetry, fiction, etc), then will guide you through the process of creating your finished gift. No previous writing experience is necessary but pre-registration is required.

Writer’s Café Dec. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is an informal gathering for local writers and people who enjoy writing; a venue for local writers to share their work; all genres are welcome. Writer’s Café is a free event. Contact Farfaglia at 402-2297 or sjimf903@twcny.rr.com for a place in the program to read your writings.

Author Spotlight Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. will feature an evening with C.V. Abbott discussing his recently published memoirs “Classified Terminally Ill, A Young Man’s Story of Beating the Odds.” This is event is open to the public.

CNY Arts Center is located in the lower level of State St. Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton. Use the Park Street entrance. Those seeking yo pre-register for classes may visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

CNY Arts Center classes and events

Welcome to the events listing for CNY Arts Center. There’s a lot happening! Look for us here every week with the latest classes and events. Make your plans and don’t miss out! Pre-registration greatly recommended so your favorite class doesn’t fill up! Visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com for details.

• Saturday Writers’ Club Nov. 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. for ages 8-15 with Karen Burke and Jim Farfaglia. This club is for young people who like to write. Each month the instructors will offer young writers a place to learn writing skills, practice them and share their efforts with others. The club will also feature guest speakers and announce events, contests and opportunities for young writers. Students are eligible to attend one time or every month!

• Launching Your Writing Journey Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Carolyn Dougherty. In this one-day class for beginning writers, we will discuss how to identify and set specific goals for projects, build confidence by reviewing basic elements of writing, and share tips to stay motivated throughout the entire writing process. Pre-registration is required.

• Oil Painting Workshop Saturday, Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with Bonnie McClellan. “Soaring Eagle” Wet on wet technique, landscapes, step by step instruction in group setting start with a blank canvas, walk out with your very own painting. Wear old clothes, smock or apron. It is a four-hour workshop with all materials provided. Pre-registration is required.

• Ink Drawing Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. with Bonnie McClellan. Learn different styles use, techniques, working with different papers and pens, brushes, adding color, drawing subjects are student’s choice. Pre-registration is required.

• Kids Day Out Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Child care while you shop. There will be arts and crafts, story time, games. Qualified adults are always in charge. Please provide snack and/or lunch for your child.

• Artist Cafe Nov. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. for those 18 years and older. Join the growing artist community at this event designed to get artists together for the love of art! Bring your portfolio to share, meet other artists of all skill levels, mediums and interests, exchange ideas and feedback and just enjoy talking with other artists. Refreshments will be available for purchase, hot beverages, cookies and other pastries.

• Artist Spotlight Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. This monthly event will feature the work of a local artist who will then teach a class at the arts center in the following month. Mixed Media Artist Kendra Matott kicks off this new program with an exhibit and presentation on her style, technique and unique art. Kendra will teach a class in January. There is no charge for this event and refreshments will be provided.

• Writing Your Holiday Gift Fridays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. with Jim Farfaglia. During the busy holiday season why not take some time to create your loved ones a special gift of your writing. This class will help you select an appropriate topic and writing form (memoir, poetry, fiction, etc), then will guide you through the process of creating your finished gift. No previous writing experience is necessary.

The CNY Arts Center is located in the lower level of State St. Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton. Attendees are asked to use the Park Street entrance. Those seeking to pre-register for classes may visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

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CNY Arts Center plans holiday events and classes

CNY Arts CenterWith the holidays approaching, the CNY Arts Center is gearing up to celebrate its first holiday season in the new facility located in the lower level of State Street Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton.

Holiday baking, shopping, decorating, gift making, and celebrations are all finding room on the calendar for the arts organization serving the region with all arts for all ages.

November kicks off with a jewelry class teaching the art and technique of jewelry making and ink drawing for the beginning artist running three Wednesdays, Nov. 7-21.

“Thanksgiving Treats” will continue the series of cake and cupcake decorating with a 9 a.m. to noon workshop Nov. 10. Fall themed arts and crafts will be offered for children on the same day along with an oil painting workshop guiding beginner artists to create an original oil painting. The oil workshop will be offered again Nov. 20 with a second painting model.

Parents can find child care relief while shopping when CNY Arts Center offers Kids Day Out Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. With arts and crafts, games, and story time, a volunteer staff will supervise children while parents work through their holiday shopping around town.

November will also see the continuation of the Writer’s Café Nov. 11, and the Author Spotlight Nov. 14 featuring Driftwords contributors reading excerpts from the first published anthology of local authors and a Christmas Memoirs class running three Fridays, from Nov. 30 through Dec. 14.

The studio arts program will host a new event for local artists of any medium or genre.

Artist’s Café, set for Nov. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., is designed to be an informal gathering to motivate sharing of creative ideas and techniques. Artists are encouraged to bring their portfolio to share.

That event will be followed Nov. 28 with an Artist’s Spotlight featuring the work of an individual artist yet to be announced.

December continues the holiday theme with the premiere of “Yes, Virginia…The Musical” Dec 7-16. An oil painting class Dec. 4 and an Acrylic Workshop Dec. 11 will help students prepare unique holiday gifts of original art.

A holiday open house will be held Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the community to tour the center and see what’s in store for the coming year.

Christmas classic desserts and Christmas Crafts round out the holiday season Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Writer’s Café returns Dec. 9 and a final Author Spotlight Dec 12 will feature new author C.V. Abbott.