UPCOMING EVENTS

The Chronicle Express

To submit upcoming events, email News@Chronicle-Express.com, fax 315-536-0682 or send information to P.O Box 200, Penn Yan, NY 14527

JAN. 25

EXPERIENCING CLAY WITH YOUR CHILD

Mondays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 4-5:30 pm with Faith Benedict of the Arts Center of Yates County in Penn Yan

Children 5 and up and a favorite adult can beat winter blues by sparking some truly creative 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. Contact: 315-536-8226 or go to www.artscenteryatescounty.org to register and pay online. If the workshop includes a Zoom meeting, you will be given the class information when you register.

FEB. 1

EXPERIENCING CLAY WITH YOUR CHILD

Mondays, Feb. 1 and 8, 4-5:30 pm with Faith Benedict of the Arts Center of Yates County in Penn Yan

Children 5 and up and a favorite adult can beat winter blues by sparking some truly creative 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. Contact: 315-536-8226 or go to www.artscenteryatescounty.org to register and pay online. If the workshop includes a Zoom meeting, you will be given the class information when you register.

FEB. 2

Watercolor Painting on Teabags – Online Class

When: Tuesdays, Feb. 2, March 2, March 30 and April 27, 10 a.m. to noon

Instructor: Fran Bliek

Location: Zoom workshop

What is it about a tea bag that compels an artist to want to use it as a media? 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. Cost: $80 members, $96 not-yet-members. Contact: 315-536-8226 or go to www.artscenteryatescounty.org to register and pay online. If the workshop includes a Zoom meeting, you will be given the class information when you register.

FEB. 8

EXPERIENCING CLAY WITH YOUR CHILD

Monday, Feb. 8, 4-5:30 pm with Faith Benedict

Children 5 and up and a favorite adult can beat winter blues by sparking some truly creative 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. Contact: 315-536-8226 or go to www.artscenteryatescounty.org to register and pay online. If the workshop includes a Zoom meeting, you will be given the class information when you register.

FEB. 20

PORTRAITS AND FIGURE DRAWING

Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 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. Contact: 315-536-8226 or go to www.artscenteryatescounty.org to register and pay online. If the workshop includes a Zoom meeting, you will be given the class information when you register.

FEB. 27-28 

GLASS COLLAGE

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2-6 pm and Sunday, Feb. 28, 1-3 p.m. with 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. Contact: 315-536-8226 or go to www.artscenteryatescounty.org to register and pay online. If the workshop includes a Zoom meeting, you will be given the class information when you register.

MARCH 2

WATERCOLOR PAINTING ON TEA BAGS

Tuesdays: March 2, April 6, May 4, 10 a.m. to noon via ZOOM with 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 be framed or used as a special greeting card. $80 members, $96 not-yet-members. Contact: 315-536-8226 or go to www.artscenteryatescounty.org to register and pay online. If the workshop includes a Zoom meeting, you will be given the class information when you register.

ONGOING

Storytime

Join Miss Sarah for Storytime at 10 a.m. every Wednesday on Penn Yan Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Or, email info@pypl.org to schedule a custom in-person storytime for your “pod” of less than eight people.

Relax & Read Teen Subscription Box

Penn Yan Public Library invites Yates County youth ages 12 to 18 years to register to get a once-a-month subscription box (actually a reusable grocery bag) full of fun stuff to help them relax and de-stress. What's in the bag? A calming, fun activity with all supplies included; a library book already checked out to you, chosen just for you; and random swag, as our budget allows. Fill out the registration form at https://tinyurl.com/PYPLRelax to participate, and the library will get in touch once the bag is ready to be picked up.

Bookworm Buddies

Penn Yan Public Library’s Miss Melissa reads great chapter books for elementary readers! Find links to the video playlists, plus discussion guides, at https://tinyurl.com/BBPYPL.

COVID-19 Journaling

PYPL encourages all community members to consider keeping a journal of their daily lives during these extraordinary times, and to consider this act in terms set forth by the New York State Library Manuscripts and Special Collections (MSC) in their newly-announced COVID-19 Personal History Initiative: “Through this new project, we’re encouraging all New Yorkers to keep a journal documenting what their daily lives are like during the pandemic in an effort to record and preserve the unprecedented and historical events that are currently unfolding around us. … The history of our state is told through the experiences of its citizens, and we need all New Yorkers to document this unchartered territory.” In the future, you may consider donating your writings for posterity, both to the New York State Library as well as for local preservation and access. Start writing now, and stay tuned for future announcements!