Arty’s Winter Recess, New Adult Classes Launch This Month

FULTON, NY – CNY Arts Center will offer classes for kids in paper crafting and collage, Irish Dance Drama, Glee Club, and beginning guitar lessons from February 16 to 20 during winter recess.

Patrick Galvin shares his artwork created during Arty’s Winter Recess in 2014. Arty’s Recess 2015 classes are schedule for February 16 –20.
Patrick Galvin shares his artwork created during Arty’s Winter Recess in 2014. Arty’s Recess 2015 classes are schedule for February 16 –20.

Classes will be held at CNY Arts Center located on the CCC Fulton Campus and Arts in the Heart Studio at 47 S. First St.

“Finding the Poetry in your Life” for both first-time poets and experienced writers led by local author and poet Jim Farfaglia will debut Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Studio. The class will run for six weeks starting February 11.

A new slate of oil and acrylic painting classes for any skill level led by Bonnie McClellan runs throughout the month along with a free session with the instructor to work on problem issues. To check class times and to register, visit the website at cnyartscenter.com. Classes are open to all skill levels.

Kinlough Academy is presenting a week long Irish dance drama February 16-20 from 10 a.m. to noon, at CNY Arts Center. Celtic myth and legend told through Irish step dance, this class offers an introduction to Irish step dancing. Siobhan Rodrigues is a certified instructor (TCRG) with “An Coimisiun,” an Irish based worldwide organization. Ages 6 to 12 years old are welcome and pre-registration is required at CNYArtsCenter.com

Kinlough Academy Irish Step Dancers performed at CNY Arts Center’s annual Snow Day on January 31.

Local musician Gina Holsopple will offer Glee club, and beginner guitar lessons at CNY Arts Center’s River Glen Plaza location. Glee Club is a two-day event with classes on February 17 and 20tfrom noon to 1:30 p.m. for ages 10 and up. Beginning guitar will be held on 20 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 8 and up.

CNY Arts Center volunteer and local artist Katy Riffle is offering a paper crafting class on February 17 from 10 a.m. to noon, at Arts in the Heart Studio in downtown Fulton, 47 S. First St. Kids aged 5-10 will learn basic collage techniques and create a unique picture during the two-hour session. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult or older sibling over age 10.

“Someone’s always asking about our programming,” said Nancy Fox, director at CNY Arts Center. “Our new Studio downtown and the Arts Center in the Plaza on the CCC Campus offer great opportunities for families in our community. If kids want to learn to dance, sing, act, the stage at the Center is the best outlet for that. If kids want to learn to paint, do crafts, or learn special techniques, the studio offers a more traditional setting.”

“We’re fortunate to have two locations to offer community members and families a place to practice arts for all interests and skill levels,” Fox continued. “We’ll continue to search for and schedule a wide variety of classes as they become available throughout the year.”

Fees apply to classes and students are asked to pre-register at CNYArtsCenter.com

Contact CNY Arts Center with any questions about classes, registration, or instructors at (315) 598-2787, or email questions to: [email protected] CNY Arts Center is located at 11 River Glen Plaza, on the CCC Fulton Campus.

Arts in the Heart Studio is located downtown at 47 S. First St.