171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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How do I register for classes?
We are not accepting registrations on our old website. Please call us at 607-936-4647, e-mail  
info@171cedararts.org.

Youth

Art Discovery Levels I - III

 (6 weeks)

Art Discovery I

 (Offered Fall - Spring)
with Danielle Frauenhofer
Ages: 4-5

Students will explore different mark making mediums while developing fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Markers, crayons, colored pencils, and tempera paints are the first steps of learning for any young artist. With individual attention, students will play while building listening skills and developing their understanding of the world. The best part – no messes in your home!
 

Art Discovery I | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4761)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 4-5
Members - $72.00 / Non-Members - $86.00

Fridays, 3:30 - 4:30pm
November 2 - December 14, 2018 | No Class: November 23
Drake House - Art Studio

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Art Discovery II

 (Offered Fall - Spring)
with Danielle Frauenhofer
Ages: 6-8

Students will begin working on more complex projects and artistic concepts related to color, line, and shape. Students will have more room to explore their own expression and move into finer detailed projects. Class will focus on experimenting with these concepts with different mark making mediums, and materials. Students will develop hand eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Art Discovery II | Fall 1 (ID# 2018-4762)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 6-8
Members - $72.00 / Non-Members - $86.00

Fridays, 4:45 - 5:45pm
September 21 - October 26, 2018 | No Class: None
Drake House - Art Room

Art Discovery II | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4763)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 6-8
Members - $72.00 / Non-Members - $86.00

Fridays, 4:45 - 5:45pm
November 2 - December 14, 2018 | No Class: November 23
Drake House - Art Room

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Art Discovery III

 (Offered Fall - Spring)
with Stephanie Dickerson
Ages: 9-12
Students will explore more complicated visual art concepts while covering fundamentals in previous classes. Students will understand the use and application of paint, drawing mediums, and even clay. Students will expand on concepts like line, color, value, volume, saturation, and space all while improving hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. The class will focus more on process and the capabilities of various mark making tools rather than perfecting a single piece of artwork over the course of multiple weeks. Art Discovery classes are intended to advance students into Teen Drawing Club, and Teen Pottery, or Introduction to Oil Painting which are geared towards making a final product.

Art Discovery III | Fall I (ID# 2018-4722)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 9-12
Members - $101.00 / Non-Members - $121.00

Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
September 17 - October 22, 2018
Drake House - Art Studio

Art Discovery III | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4726)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 9-12
Members - $101.00 / Non-Members - $121.00

Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
November 5 - December 10, 2018
Drake House - Art Studio

Youth/Teen

Cartooning for Middle Schoolers (ID#2018-4764)

 (6 weeks)
with Emily Swan
Ages: 11-15
Members - $72.00 / Non-Members - $86.00

Join local artist and illustrator, Emily Swan, as she inspires your child’s imagination. Students will learn basic elements of cartooning like exaggerated features, definitive lines, color and eccentric personalities. Whether it’s an animal, human, or something out of this world – Emily will help it come to life!

Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
September 18 - October 23, 2018
Drake House - Art Room
Please register by September 16 at noon

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Teen Drawing Club

 (6 weeks)
with Laura Charles

Students will develop the most fundamental of skills in this foundation course. Students will work on drawing exercises and work on a instructor led project for the first half of class. Students will work on a subject matter and style of their choice during the second half of class, ranging from comics, anime, realism and representational work.

Teen Drawing Club | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4737)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 13+
Members - $101.00 / Non-Members - $121.00

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 PM
November 7 - December 12, 2018
Drake House - Art Studio

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Anime for Teens (ID# 2018-4782)

 (6 weeks)
with Emily Swan
Ages: 11-18
Members - $72.00 / Non-Members - $86.00

Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
February 5 - March 19, 2019
No Class: February 19, 2019
Drake House - Art Studio East

Sill Level: This class is for beginner-intermediate students. Students new to drawing are welcome.

Anime is the Western term for Japanese style "Animation." Often, computerized or hand drawn, Anime has it's own unique style that has captivated the world! Think of hits like Pokémon, Naruto, and Spirited Away. Big eyes, colorful hair, and outfits to match, critters and humans in the anime world have endless possibilities. Local artist and illustrator, Emily Swan, will show students how to mimic key components that give Anime its distinctive look. 

 

Teen/Adult

Academic Drawing

 (Offered Year-Yound)
with Anissa Boutwell

 

The foundation of all art begins with the confidence to pick up a pencil, but sometimes it's hard to know where to start or how to fine tune your drawing. Anissa will help give you the confidence to make decisive marks on your paper and most importantly to enjoy making art. Too often we become distracted with the pressure of a final product and this class is intended to break through your fears or worries and focus on the journey towards a final piece! Class will be begin with group drawing exercises and then focus on each individual's interests projects. Students are invited to bring in images or objects to use as reference in their work. Ideal for beginning students and continuing students.

Academic Drawing | Fall 1 (ID# 2018-4738)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: Teen/Adult
Members - $134.00 / Non-Members - $161.00

Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
September 19 - October 24, 2018

Drake House - Art Studio
Please register by September 17 at noon.

Academic Drawing | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4739)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: Teen/Adult
Members - $134.00 / Non-Members - $161.00

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
November 7 - December 19, 2018
No Class: November 21, 2018 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Drake House - Art Studio West
Please register by November 5 at noon

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Watercolor Painting

 (6 weeks)
with Bridget Bossart van Otterloo
Ages: 18+

This class is flexible and ideal for students of all ability and experience levels. Each student will receive individual attention as they learn more about color theory, color mixing, brush handling, and different types of watercolor paper. If you are new to watercolor painting we will go over basic techniques and materials with live demos. More advanced students will have the freedom to work on projects of their choice with critiques and additional instruction.

Watercolor Painting | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4766)

 (6 weeks)
Members - $201.00 / Non-Members - $241.00

Tuesdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
November 6 - December 18, 2018 | No Class: November 20
Drake House - Art Studio
Please register by November 5 at noon

Adult

Basic Figure Drawing & Beyond

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 18+ (Or 16+ with Parent Permission)
Beginner students are invited to expand their drawing skills with a live model and instruction from Paul Beelitz. We’ll warm up with gesture drawings, explore contour drawing, and straight line drawing as we work from more basic linear figure poses. We’ll learn about negative space and how it can help with proportion, too. Other exercises will help us develop mass, balance, and a proportionally accurate figure. Continuing and advanced students are welcome to participate in the class or work independently on figure study. You're welcome to bring any of your own supplies. Please note that the model will be nude.  
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Introduction to Oil Painting

 (Offered year round)
with Dustin Boutwell
Ages: 13+

Students who have never painted with oils are invited to join this non-intimidating introduction to materials and basic painting techniques. Dustin will demonstrate everything a first-time oil painter needs to know like tools and materials, how to prepare a canvas, choose and use different types of brushes, practice making a tonal sketch, experiment with basic color mixing and work from a still life and photos to experience the joy of painting! This class is a perfect pre-requisite for 171's ongoing oil painting classes, and all materials are provided.  

Introduction to Oil Painting: Fall 2 (2018-4741)

 (7 weeks)
Ages: 13+
Members - $175.00 / Non-Members - $210.00

Tuesdays, 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
October 30 - December 18, 2018 | No Class: November 20, 2018
Drake House - Art Room
Register by October 26 at noon

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Oil Painting with Dustin Boutwell

 (Offered All Year)
with Dustin Boutwell

Offered year-round, this class is a favorite among beginning and continuing painting students alike. Dustin Boutwell combines demonstrations with ample individualized instruction, helping each student achieve his or her goals by moving through the classroom to answer questions, problem solve and offer thoughtful critique.  Students choose and supply their own subject matter; all other materials provided.


Oil Painting AM | Fall 1 (ID# 2018-4719)

 (7 weeks)
Ages: 18+
Members - $235.00 / Non-Members - $282.00
Mondays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 10 - October 22, 2018
Drake House - Art Studio

Oil Painting PM | Fall 1 (ID# 2018-4720)

 (7 weeks)
Ages: 16+
Members - $235.00 / Non-Members - $282.00
Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
September 10 - October 22, 2018
Drake House - Art Studio

Oil Painting AM | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4724)

 (7 weeks)
Ages: Teen/Adult
Members - $235.00 / Non-Members - $282.00

Mondays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 29 - December 17, 2018 | No Class: November 19
Drake House - Art Studio East
Please register by July 7 at noon.

Oil Painting PM | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4725)

 (7 weeks)
Ages: Teen/Adult
Members - $235.00 / Non-Members - $282.00

Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
October 29 - December 17, 2017 | No Class: November 19
Drake House - Art Studio
Please register by October 27 at noon.

Oil Painting Drop-In Card with Dustin Boutwell

 (4 Drop-In Dates)
Ages: 16+
Members - $145.00 / Non-Members - $175.00
If you are unable to attend class regularly, Drop-In Cards are available for purchase. Each card grants 4 classes to any of the AM or PM Monday classes. Simply stop by the desk, and have them sign your card. Cards may be used year-round.
Adult

Still Life in Oil with Marc Rubin

 (Continuing - Advanced Level)

 

Marc Rubin's approach to painting starts with placing many thin layers of paint and medium to create and amazing illusion of realism. From breathing exercises to brush work, Marc shares the techniques he uses when working through the technical and mental challenges painters face in composing and capturing convincing still life paintings.

Pictured left: "An Homage to the Master" by instructor Marc Rubin

See more of the instructor's work at http://marcrubin.net/

Still Life Oil Painting | Fall 1 (ID# 2018-4721)

 (7 weeks)
Ages: 16+
Members - $210.00 / Non-Members - $252.00

Thursdays5:30 - 8:00 PM
September 13 - October 25, 2018
Drake House - Art Studio East

Still Life in Oil | Fall 2 (ID# 2018-4727)

 (7 weeks)
Ages: Teen/Adult
Members - $210.00 / Non-Members - $252.00

Thursdays5:30 - 8:00 PM
November 1 - December 20, 2018 | No Class: November 22, 2018
Drake House - Art Studio East

If you would like to purchase your own brushes, Marc recommends the following:

 Red Sable Brush
(Bright or Filbert)

 Hog Hair Bristle Brush
(Bright or Filbert)

 Size 4

 Size 3

 Size 6

 Size 6

 Size 12

 Size 10