171 Cedar Arts Center
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CorningNY  14830
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Drawing & Painting Classes

Summer Class Schedule
Themed Summer Camp Schedule
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Cartoonime: Drawing Cartoons & Anime (2017-4125)

 (4 weeks) Register Online
with Emily Swan
Ages: 8-12 (Older Students Welcome)
Members - $52.00 / Non-Members - $63.00

Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM
July 11 - August 8, 2017 (No Class: 7/18/17)
Drake House Art Studio West

Sill Level: Beginners and continuing students

Local artist and illustrator, Emily Swan, will show students how to mimic key components that give anime and cartoons their distinctive look. Learn the difference between cartoons and anime, and what makes the similar. Big eyes, colorful hair, and outfits to match, critters and humans in the 2D world have endless possibilities. 


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Drawing Club

 (continues into the fall)
with Laura Charles
Ages: 12+

This club for young artists who love to draw will help members develop serious drawing and observational skills. Whether you want to draw realistic people or scenes, or you want your invented creatures and characters to be more believable, improving your life drawing skills will take your sketches and doodles to a whole new level! Proportion, light & shadow, perspective, composition, and master drawing skills will all be explored, using a mix of instructor-provided and self-chosen subject matter, group exercises, and solo drawing time. Individualized instruction allows students to advance whether they take one session or all.

Drawing Club (ID# 2017-4126)

 (5 weeks) Register Online
Ages: 12+
Members - $78.00 / Non-Members - $94.00

Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
August 2 - 30, 2017
Art Room - West
Please register by July 31 at noon.

This class needs 3 more students to open.

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Teen Painting


Learn the basics of the art and craft of painting with this introductory class to acrylic painting. Learn about the tools and materials, choose and use different types of brushes, practice making a tonal sketch, experiment with basic color mixing and work from a still life and photograph 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.

Teen Painting (ID# 2017-4128)

 (7 weeks) Register Online
Members - $110.00 / Non-Members - $132.00

Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
July 12 - August 30, 2017 (No class: 7/19/17)
Drake House - Art Studio East

It's not too late to register. This class is open with room for 5 more students.


Painting Flowers in Oil

 (Beginner - Advanced Level | Specialty Class)

Summer is the perfect time to paint flowers! Join Bridget in this class for all levels as she shows you techniques for capturing the beauty of flowers with oil paint. Discover the secrets to mixing a range of luminous floral colors for yellow sunflowers, orange gerberas, red poppies, pink roses, blue iris', white lilies and more. We will work from life and photographs.

Painting Flowers (ID# 2017-4129)

 (7 weeks) Register Online
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
July 12 - August 30, 2017 | No Class: July 19
Drake House - Art Room East

It's not too late to register. This class is open with room for 5 more students.

May Day Lilacs pictured to the right by Bridget Bossart Van Otterloo. 15''x15''

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Oil Painting with Dustin Boutwell

 (Continuing - Advanced Level)

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.

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.

Member Drop in Card | $135
Non-Member Drop in Card | $ 165

Oil Painting AM: Summer (ID# 2017-4121)

 (7 weeks) Register Online
Ages: 16+
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00
Mondays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 10 - August 28, 2017 | No Class: July 17, 2017
Drake House - Art Studio

Oil Painting PM: Summer (ID# 2017-4123)

 (7 weeks) Register Online
Ages: 16+
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00
Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
July 10 - August 28, 2017 | No Class: July 17, 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/

Figurative Oil Painting: Summer (ID# 2017-4127)

 (7 weeks) Register Online
Ages: 16+
Members - $219.00 / Non-Members - $263.00

Thursdays5:30 - 8:00 PM
July 13 - August 31, 2017 | No Class: July 20, 2017
Drake House - Art Studio East

It's not too late to register. This class is open with room for 5 more students.

Students are encouraged to bring their own brushes. Kits are available at the front desk for $85.00. We will provide paint.