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September 20, 2018

CNY Arts Center announces Summer Painting series


FULTON, NY – Summer classes are now forming for a series of classes with Bonnie McClellan. No experience is required for these classes. Students will complete a painting during the class as the instructor paints alongside, step by step teaching brush strokes and techniques.

Enthusiastic response to Bonnie’s unique teaching style have created an iconic following.

"Old Barn at Sunset" painting is the subject of the next oil painting class for beginners at CNY Arts Center. Taught by Bonnie McClellan, no experience is required but pre-registration is required. All materials are provided.

“Old Barn at Sunset” painting is the subject of the next oil painting class for beginners at CNY Arts Center. Taught by Bonnie McClellan, no experience is required but pre-registration is required. All materials are provided.

“I just fell in love with the process of painting,” said Diane Sokolowski, eager student. “Bonnie makes it so easy. I never imagined I could walk in, start with a blank canvas, and go home with a completed painting.” Diane and several other students regularly enjoy Bonnie’s classes learning her technique with pallet knife painting among others.

Rediscovering a childhood passion for painting, artist Bonnie McClellan picked up a paint brush just 3 years ago and quickly launched an art career that includes not only her paintings, but a role as gallery director, board member and teacher for CNY Arts Center.

As coordinator of Arts in the HeART Gallery in downtown Fulton Bonnie oversees a volunteer staff and the art work of more than 2 dozen local artists.

Students can learn Bonnie’s technique with a pallet knife while painting an “Old Barn Sunset” Saturday June 21 from 9am to noon. “Geese in Flight”, in oils, June 25 from 6 to 9 pm is followed by “The Falls” in oils July 2 from 6 to 9 pm, and “Elk in Birches” in oils on custom beveled canvas July 16 from 6 to 9 pm.

Bonnie switches to acrylics with ‘Bears Fishing” on July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and “Loons in Lilies” August 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Pallet knife oil painting returns August 16 with “The Dunes” from 9 a.m. to noon followed by “Islands in the Stream” acrylic painting August 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

For all these classes, materials are included and pre-registration is required. All classes are held at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St., through the Park Street entrance

For more information or to register, please go to www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-2787.

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