ACYC plans adult and child clay workshop

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The Chronicle-Express

Upcoming events at Arts Center of Yates County:

EXPERIENCING CLAY WITH YOUR CHILD (Adult with Child)

Mondays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and 8 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Arts Center of Yates County, with ACYC Instructor Faith Benedict of Fire Works Studios.

Children 5 and up and a favorite adult can beat winter blues by sparking some truly crea1ve play. Have fun playing in clay with your favorite child – creating functional or fantastical objects. Six places at the table. $60 for child & adult pair, plus $20 materials fee to instructor. See workshops online at www.artscenteryatescounty.org/workshops. Register online or call 315-536-8226.

One of Faith Benedict's students in a recent Experiencing Clay workshop at the Arts Center of Yates County.

ABSTRACT PAINTING

Friday, Jan. 2, 2-5 p.m., Lisa Bebi

Learn effective composition and tricks to create compelling abstract paintings. (This is a Zoom workshop.) $30 members, $36 not-yet members.

WATERCOLOR PAINTING ON TEA BAGS

Tuesdays: Feb. 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom, Fran Bliek

What is it about a tea bag that compels an artist to want to use it as a medium? Tea bags provide an interesting surface and texture. Just have fun with it! Come create a 5X7 watercolor painting using a tea bag on watercolor paper as your painting surface. Paintings can be abstract or representational. Create a piece of art that can framed or used as a special greeting card. $80 members, $96 not-yet-members.

PORTRAITS AND FIGURE DRAWING

Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kevin Feary

Explore portraiture and figure painting with Kevin Feary. Known for his arresting likenesses and approachable teaching style, painter Kevin Feary will work with painters at all levels of experience on the steps needed to create recognizable likenesses. $70 members, $84 not-yet-members

GLASS COLLAGE

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2-6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 28, 1-3 p.m., Crissy McGuinness

Using bits and pieces of stained glass and other “found” objects, create a unique, multidimensional mosaic “painting”. $60 members, $72 not-yet-members

The Arts Center of Yates County is located at 127 Main St., Penn Yan. Phone: 315-536-8226. Web: artscenteryatescounty.org