171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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Drawing & Painting Classes

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See All Fall Classes: Fall 2 Schedule

How do I register for classes?
We are not accepting registrations on our old website. Please call us at 607-936-4647, e-mail  


Art Discovery Levels I - III

 (6 weeks)

Art Discovery II (ID# 2017-4314)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 6-8
Members - $73.00 / Non-Members - $88.00

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.

Fridays, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
November 3 - December 15, 2017 | No Class on November 24, 2017
Drake House - Art Studio

This class is open with room for 6 more students.

Art Discovery III (ID# 201-4298) SOLD OUT

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 9-12
Members - $117.00 / Non-Members - $141.00

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 Painting Club, Teen Drawing Club, and Teen Pottery which are geared towards making a final product.

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
November 7 - December 12, 2017 | No Class: November 21, 2017
Drake House - Art Studio

This class is sold out. Please call 607-936-4647 or e-mail info@171cedararts.org to be added to call list and wait-list.


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 (ID# 2017-4299)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 12+
Members - $117.00 / Non-Members - $141.00

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:45 PM
November 1 - December 20, 2017
Drake House - Art Studio East


Mixed Level Watercolor

 (6 or 7 weeks)
with Bridget Bossart van Otterloo

If you’ve been wanting to try painting, watercolor is the perfect place to start. Our instructor will introduce the basic techniques and materials. Learn more about color theory, color mixing, brush handling, and different types of watercolor paper. This class is flexible and ideal for students of all abilities and experience.

Watercolor Mixed Level AM (ID# 2017-4301)

 (7 weeks)
Members - $235.00 / Non-Members - $282.00

Tuesdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
November 7 - December 19, 2017
Drake House - Art Studio West

This class is open with room for 6 more students.

Teen/Adult 10px 1

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 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.

Oil Painting AM (ID# 2017-4269)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 16+
Members - $201.00 / Non-Members - $241.00
Mondays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
November 6 - December 18, 2017 | No Class: November 20, 2017
Drake House - Art Studio

Oil Painting PM (ID# 2017-4271)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 16+
Members - $201.00 / Non-Members - $241.00
Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
November 6 - December 18, 2017 | No Class: November 20, 2017
Drake House - Art Studio

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 (ID# 2017-4324)

 (6 weeks)
Ages: 18+
Members - $235.00 / Non-Members - $282.00

Thursdays5:30 - 8:30 PM
November 9 - December 21, 2017 | No Class: November 23, 2017
Drake House - Art Studio East