ART WORKSHOPS


MAKING WEARABLE ART:  JEWELRY WITH A CONSCIENCE, with JOAN REINMUTH

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 10AM to 11:30AM.  At SAVOR SPA, 114 Partition Street

We will use of simple tools to engineer inventive jewelry out of a mix of materials.  Bring your lost earrings, broken chains and buttons, and/or conquer stuff from an available collection.  Limited enrollment.

Joan Reinmuth is a jewelry designer, art educator, activist and retired nurse.  Her jewelry can be found in various collections in the US and internationally.

 

ON LOCATION SHOOTING:  PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with MICHAEL NELSON

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 10AM to 12PM

Participants will need to bring a Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera.  Basic knowledge of exposure control would be helpful.  Registrants will receive information about where to meet.  Limited enrollment.

Michael Nelson is a professional photographer, and now video producer.  He has been photographing for magazines, newspapers, institutions and non-profit groups for 45 years.  A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, he has taught at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Boston Adult Continuing Education, and in his studio in Saugerties, NY.  Born in Key West, 90 miles from Cuba, he recently authored a photography book on "Cuba Today" published by Ediciones del Mayab.  He just finished a documentary "Why Can't We Serve" on wounded soldiers who were prevented from continuing service in the military.

 

WATERCOLOR WALK, with ANGELA GAFFNEY-SMITH

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, NOON to 3PM at SEAMON PARK

We will explore:  the paint and the landscape.  We will use gesture to simplify line and form into bold shapes using brushes larger than half an inch.  Limited enrollment.

Angela Gaffney-Smith is a figurative painter and print-maker, whose current body of work combines original pieces in mixed media.  Her collage "Athena Knew Alcyoneus" was recently included in Kotaj Magazine.  Angela is the recipient of the Alan Koff and Lucille Blanch Awards for artistic excellence at the Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, in Woodstock, NY.  She has taught multi-media workshops through New York State Council on the Arts and Greene County Council on the Arts.  Her work is included in collections throughout the US and Ireland.  www.angelagaffneysmith.com 

 

SCRATCH ART ILLUSTRATION with VIORICA STAN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1:30PM to 4PM

Scratch art illustration is a form of direct engraving where the artist scratches off dark ink to reveal a white or colored layer beneath.  Scratchboard refers tp both a fine-art medium and an illustrative technique using tools for engraving into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with dark, often black India ink.  Scratchboard can be used to yield highly detailed, precise and evenly textured artwork.  Works can be left black and white, or colored.  Materials provided.

Viorica Stan teaches art and art workshops to grades Kindergarten to12th at the Ideal School of Manhattan.  Her mixed-media works capture her fascination with inner fantasy landscapes as well as Hudson Valley's rich light, color and beauty.  Awards and scholarships include Seth Tobias Award, Paulette Goddard Scholarship, Westmoreland Art Nationals, and Black and White Award for Excellence.  Her work is represented in private collections around the world.