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What’s happening at CNY Arts Center?

FULTON, NY – Busy days under way at CNY Arts Center with classes for all interests and ages.

The popular Digital Photography 101 kicks off another series of classes on October 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn the basics of using a digital SLR camera, no camera or experience necessary.

Jasmine Criswell and her mom, Sandy, enjoy culinary art classes at CNY Arts Center. Breakfast Meals, Story time Art, Sew You Can, and more great classes for all interests and ages are scheduled for the fall.
Jasmine Criswell and her mom, Sandy, enjoy culinary art classes at CNY Arts Center. Breakfast Meals, Story time Art, Sew You Can, and more great classes for all interests and ages are scheduled for the fall.

“Sew You Can” for kids ages 6 to 8 will kick off on October 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by a separate class for 9 to 12 year olds from 2:30 to 4 p.m. This exciting new class will bring back an old art form on the heels of National Sewing Month and teach children how to use a sewing machine, learn basic stitches, and make a complete project.

Students will receive certification and a patch upon completing the training and then be eligible to participate in Holiday Sewing Classes scheduled for late October and for Christmas giving. Skill levels will increase as students practice on sewing machines at the Arts Center and materials are provided for fun theme-related projects.

Please preregister at ww.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Breakfast Meals has been rescheduled for October 12 from 9 a.m. to noon, with Diane Sokolowski who will teach students how to make special breakfast meals such as Apple French Toast, Sausage Pancake Square, homemade Cinnamon Cream Syrup and many more. These are the same breakfasts Diane served to guests at Battle Island Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Pre-registration only at www.CNYArtsCenter.com

Story Time Art for ages 4 to 7 returns Wednesdays October 9, 23 and November 6 from 6 – 7 p.m. Story time and art class rolled into one! Each class we’ll listen to a story, then create an art project inspired by the stories and illustrations. Sign up for just one, a few or all 5 classes.

Writers are encouraged to come out for our free Writer’s Café October 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meet and socialize with other writers, share your work, and exchange ideas and feedback. Author’s Spotlight follows on October 16 at 7 p.m. with a spotlight on Susan Peterson Gately’s newest book “Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario.”

Just in time for Halloween and the season of restless spirits, haunted houses and ghost ships, Susan will be reading ghost stories and mysteries from her most recent book, published by History Press.

“Many mysteries, including sunken ships, unknown beasts, strange forces and sudden disappearances lie beneath Lake Ontario’s sunlit surface,” Gately said. “For centuries, the lake has held its secrets, some of which are now revealed in this collection of lake lore.”

New at the Gallery – TH3, a happy new Happy Hour Thursday, October 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Arts in the HeART Gallery. Every Third Thursday of the month the gallery will host a Happy Hour, meet and greet the artists in a lighthearted social evening. Free beverages and food…artwork from more than 25 local artists on display and for sale.

Layaway plans available! RSVP number of attendees please (it helps with food prep!)  Call 315-598-ARTS or email [email protected] Arts in the HeART Gallery, 47 S. First St., Fulton, across from the gazebo.

Save the date for Pumpkin Carving Saturday October 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This one is for all ages and will take your pumpkin to new heights of intricate carving and helpful techniques. All ages are welcome; children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own pumpkin!

These and more great things are planned for the fall at CNY Arts Center. Students are reminded to pre-register for all classes and workshops to avoid missing out. Classes and workshops charge a modest fee.

Visit  www.CNYArtsCenter.com  for all the latest details and updates or call 592-3373. All classes are held in CNY Arts Center, in the lower level of State Street Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton, unless otherwise noted.

Remember we bring all arts for all ages at two separate locations. Classes, Writer’s Café, Author Spotlight, live theatre, and Arty Camp, are held in CNY Arts Center. Please use the Park Street entrance.

Arts in the HeART Gallery is located at 47 S. First St. in downtown Fulton across from the gazebo for local artists who want to display their artistry. Monthly artists meet-ups and TH3 Happy Hour also takes place at the gallery. Artists can apply for gallery space online at www.CNYArtsCenter.com