Classes Debut in New CNY Arts Center

FULTON – As summer reaches the half-way point and people find themselves in a rut, repeating the same thing day after day with no excitement, CNY Arts Center offers a break in summer routines with art classes in its new location, Park Street entrance of State Street Methodist Church, 357 State St.

With a variety of topics to choose from CNY Arts Center offers classes for every personality and skill level.

The classes are designed to develop or improve skills in a relaxed environment with learning adventures in art, crafts, writing and dance.

“Launching your Writing Journey” is set to kick off Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. with Carolyn Dougherty, author and self-proclaimed eccentric.

Beginning July 19, the class will run for six weeks and promises lessons in how to identify and set specific goals for projects, build confidence by reviewing basic elements of writing, and tips to stay motivated throughout the entire writing process.

Dougherty has been a musician, a teacher and a paranormal investigator.

During her former life as a Californian, she received a B.A. in music and English from the University of the Pacific. She is the author of the book, Creepy Corners: Searching for Truth in Paranormal Claims.

She is currently writing short stories and a novel.

To offer something in the performing arts, CNY Arts Center will debut Hip-Hop dance for the whole family with a one-session workshop, June 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Instructor Kami Greenleaf, owner of Kami’s Kix Dance Studio in Hannibal, will give students the moves to get on the dance floor and let loose.

In the following week, more classes will debut such as Mosaic Stepping Stones with Tamara Thomas July 23 and 24, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

In two sessions students will make a mosaic of small stones, broken tiles, china and marbles to create a unique addition to adorn the yard.

A six-week drawing class with Bonnie McClellan will meet on Tuesdays starting July 24 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and lead students to discover all the aspects of simple drawing with a pencil: holding the pencil, lead types, technique, proportion and perspective from plants, animals, people, landscapes and buildings.

Drawing class will be followed by McClellan’s ink class from 7:30 – 9 p.m. also on Tuesdays starting July 24, with all the perspectives of drawing with ink, learning about different styles, use, techniques; working with different papers and pens, brushes, adding color; and drawing subjects.

Beginner watercolor, oil painting, stained glass, homemade greeting cards, watercolor monotypes and botanical drawings are just a taste of what’s to come as CNY Arts Center settles into its new location and expands programming of all arts for all ages.

Classes for children will be offered during a second week of ARTY Day Camp August 20-24.

Fees apply and schedules are subject to change depending on enrollment or instructor availability.

Full class and camp details can be found at