What’s Happening at CNY Arts Center?

FULTON, NY – A brand new slate of classes and events at the Arts Center located at 357 State St. launch CNY Arts Center’s spring quarter this Saturday.

With their mission to promote all arts for all ages shaping the menu, a feast of options is being offered.

Kids Onscreen, the only local film class for kids ages 6 and up launches April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. This six-week class will help children create a script for a 10-15 min. short film, and then film the story together. Students will learn and enjoy basic scriptwriting process, acting, and the experience of filming a movie to produce a finished DVD to take home.

Oil painting and Ink Drawing classes with Bonnie McClellan will take place on April 6. Oil Painting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will guide students to paint a “Cape Cod Lighthouse” while the Ink Drawing class from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. will teach students techniques for drawing wildlife.

Introduction to Writing, for beginning writers, joins the April roster with a monthly class looking at basic elements of all types of writing from fiction to memoirs to poetry.  No writing experience is necessary for this class that meets April 6, May 4 and June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. with Jim Farfaglia.

A Critique Workshop for writers will take place on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month starting April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., and the next Writer’s Café, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. will spotlight the work of Art Tirrell and his book The Wind from Entouhonoron, an adventure set on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Writer’s Café is open to the public.

A culinary classes, Spring Treats is scheduled April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon with Diane Sokolowski, along with additional classes in acrylics, life drawing, a new “Textured Memories” class, and numerous writing classes and workshops.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Kids Onstage first all-youth production will run for two performances only, April 12 at 7 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. Helen Keller follows two weeks later, April 26 – 28 and May 3-5.

Much more than classes and theatre are taking place at CNY Arts Center with the announcement of an Art Gallery opening early May in downtown Fulton.

Artists are sought for this unique opportunity for exhibit space and a new audience featuring a variety of art from drawings, ink work, mixed media, paintings, photography, charcoal, glass, pastels, wood, and fabric, to sculpture.

Preparation has begun for “Art in the Wind,” featuring the art work of Dr. Angela Arrey-Wastavino on the Community Mural Project to be completed at Harborfest this year.

Coupled with an art exhibit in Cicero, and art on display in offices around the region, CNY Arts Center’s commitment to artists is being met in a variety of ways. Artists are encouraged to find out how they can participate in these great opportunities at www.CNYArtsCenter.com

The second Annual ARTY Day Camp registrations are available with full details on the web site.

This summer camp for ages 5-15 will offer instruction in art, writing, dance and theater, lunch provided with group art projects.

Lunch and afternoon art projects are free and open to every child in the community age 5 and up during the weeks of camp, July 15-19 and Aug 19-23.

Some sponsorships are available for morning classes.

CNY Arts Center wants every child to have an art experience this summer.

Artists and crafters can register for the third annual Arts Fest to be held June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the War Memorial Ice Rink. This event offers handmade original art and crafts and promotes the performing arts with a talent competition featuring prizes in several categories.

Register online at www.CNYArtsCenter.com

Students are asked to pre-register for all classes and workshops to avoid missing out.

Classes and workshops charge a modest fee.

CNY Arts Center is located in the lower level of State Street Methodist Church, 357 State St.

Visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com  for more information or call 592-3373 for details and updates.