Classes & Workshops

Classes are located at the Arts Center in Blue Mountain Lake
unless otherwise indicated.

Please call us at 518-352-7715 for your reservation
or click on the provided link to reserve your spot online.

 

JULY

    

Friday, July 6
Leather Laced Bracelet with Lisa Oristian

POSTPONED - WATCH FOR NEW DATE & TIME

1 to 4 pm
For up to 6 participants
Fee: $27 for Arts Center members, $37 for non-members

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Thursday, July 19
Building Puppets with the Guild of Thespian Puppets

This workshop is offered for kids and will follow the 1 pm family performance of Folktales from Around the World. For more information about the performance and tickets, click here.

Fee for workshop: $5 for Arts Center members, $10 for non-members

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Saturday, July 21 , 8:30 a.m.  
Birds of Blue Mountain Lake - Free Guided Birdwatching Walk with Rick and Ellen Bütz

Meet Rick and Ellen Bütz at 8:30 a.m. at the Lake Durant Rest Stop and Scenic Overlook on NYS Route 28 and stroll the “old road” in search of Yellow Warblers, Redstarts, Cedar Waxwings and Loons.

Use this free, guided walk as an inspiration to attend their Chickadee Woodcarving Class on August 4. This walk will last approximately one hour. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and bring binoculars and water. The instructors can provide a few binoculars if you don’t have a pair.

The Overlook is 2 miles east of the intersection of Routes 30 & 28N in Blue Mountain Lake, or about 9 miles west of Indian Lake.

      

    

   

Thursday, July 26
Small or Large Gathering Basket

10 am to 4 pm
With Colleen Mosenthin. For up to 12 participants. Bring your own lunch.
Small: $60 for Arts Center members, $70 for non-members
Large: $85 for Arts Center members, $95 for non-members

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AUGUST

    

    

Thursday, Aug. 2
Berry Picking Basket

10 am to 4 pm
With Colleen Mosenthin. For up to 12 participants. Bring your own lunch.
Fee: $75 for Arts Center members, $85 for non-members

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Saturday, Aug. 4
Chickadee Woodcarving with Rick and Ellen Bü
tz

10 am to 4 pm
Chickadee carving for up to 12 participants with minimum of 4; please bring your own lunch; must be 16 years+; materials and tools provided.
Fee: $75 for Arts Center members, $85 for non-members

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Friday, Aug. 10    
Beginning Stained Glass with Anya Bickford

10 am to 3 pm
Beginning stained glass for up to 8 participants; please bring your own lunch; materials and tools provided.
Fee: $80 for Arts Center members, $90 for non-members

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SEPTEMBER

     

Friday, Sept. 7      
Earrings Two Ways with Lisa Oristian

1 to 4 pm
For up to 12 participants
Fee: $35 for Arts Center members, $45 for non-members

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Saturday, Sept. 8      
Nature on Fabric Printing with Hallie Bond

1 to 5 pm
For up to 10 participants
Fee: $45 for Arts Center members, $55 for non-members

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Saturday, Sept. 22    
The Basics of Bead Stringing with Lisa Oristian

1 to 4 pm
For up to 8 participants
Fee: $28 for Arts Center members, $38 for non-members

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OCTOBER

    

Saturday, Oct.13  
Santa Carving with Rick and Ellen
tz

10 am to 4 pm
European St. Nicholas carving for up to 12 participants with minimum of 4; please bring your own lunch; must be 16 years+; materials and tools provided.
Fee: $75 for Arts Center members, $85 for non-members

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Friday, Oct. 19  
Queens Chain Silver Bracelet with Lisa Oristian

1 to 4 pm
For up to 7 participants
Fee: $45 for Arts Center members, $55 for non-members

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Saturday, Oct. 27  
Braided Rug with Hallie Bond

1 to 5 pm
For up to 10 participants
Fee: $45 for Arts Center members, $55 for non-members

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NOVEMBER  

    

Saturday, Nov. 3    
Kings Chain Silver Bracelet with Lisa Oristian

1 to 4 pm
For up to 7 participants
Fee: $45 for Arts Center members, $55 for non-members

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Saturday, Nov. 10  
Matting & Framing with Al Pouch

2-4 pm

This class is perfect for those interested in learning how to properly and creatively mat and frame your own artwork without spending a fortune. Indian Lake artist Al Pouch will teach you how to cut a mat, assemble, and finish a pre-made frame using archival material. Pouch, a photographer and graphic artist, has been framing his own art, as well as artwork for colleges, professional offices, retail establishments, and lodging accommodations, for more than 30 years.

Bring your own piece of flat artwork to be matted no larger than 12 x 16 inches. You will be provided with material to make a hinge mat, backing material, and hanging hardware for a frame. You may elect to bring your own frame to the class as well. To determine the appropriate size frame you will need, please use the following guidelines for per-made frames:

Artwork Size

Mat/Frame Size

4" x 6"

8" x 10"

5" x 7"

9" x 12" or 11" x 14"

8" x 10"

12" x 16, 14" x 18" or 16" x 20"

11" x 14"

16" x 20"

12" x 16"

16" x 20"

Al will also discuss the various resources available for obtaining material and equipment  and different techniques for matting and framing.
Fee: $20 for Arts Center members, $30 for non-members

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Saturday, Nov. 17  
Balsam Wreath & Garland with Hallie Bond

1 to 4 pm
For up to 12 participants
Fee: $35 for Arts Center members, $45 for non-members

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