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LPCA’s array of adult workshops

October 4, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - From drawing and weaving to ukulele and improvisational comedy, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts encourages students of all ages to try their hands at, and open their minds to, something new this season.

All courses are held at the LPCA unless otherwise noted, and classes may be cancelled if minimum registration is not met. The following workshops will start soon:

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Ceramics Open Studio - an opportunity to work in clay for those who have had previous experience in the ceramic process and can work self-directed. Firings will take place on a regular basis. Students can work in the studio whenever it is available.

Instructor: Brooke Noble

Location: Ceramics Studio

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Fee: $125 per session plus materials fee: $35 per 50 pounds of clay or $17.50 per 25 pounds of clay (includes glazes and firing)

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Life Drawing: fall and winter sessions - A non-teaching open studio for beginner to advanced artists. Live models each night. Work in any media, in an environment where it is possible to share and critique with other participants, or keep your work private.

Moderator: Diane Leifheit

Location: Silkscreen Studio

Fee: $70

Mondays 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Fall: Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, Nov. 5, 12 and 19

Winter: Jan. 21 and 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, March 4

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Sculpture Techniques 1: Paper Mache - Students will work in a size scale they feel comfortable with and create a three-dimensional object of their choice.

Instructor: Paul Clermont

Location: Green Room/Kitchen

Fee: $80

Materials Fee: Approximately $15, depending on the project

Saturdays: Oct. 6, 13 and 20, 9 a.m. to noon

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Intro to Improvisational Comedy - No script, no director, nothing but a group of actors/people creating relationships, conflicts, dialogue and plots off the tops of their heads. The tools of comedy taught in this class will build teamwork, confidence, listening skills and focus.

Instructor: Joe Conto and Amy Coddington-Burnett

Location: Silkscreen Studio

Class Fee: $80

Tuesdays: Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30, Nov. 6 and 13, 8 to 10 p.m.

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Painting with Stain Glass (Copper Foil) - Learn the basics of the stain glass copper foil method, also known as Tiffany stained glass. In this class students will pick a project pattern and glass, learn to cut and score the glass, learn how to apply copper foil and how to use a solderer.

Instructor: Julia Homes

Location: Silkscreen Studio

Class Fee: $160 (includes materials)

Saturdays: Oct. 13 and 20, Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Sculpture Techniques 2: Casting With Plaster - Students will work in a size scale they feel comfortable with and create a three dimensional object of their choice.

Instructor: Paul Clermont

Location: Green Room/Kitchen

Fee: $80

Materials Fee: Approximately $15, depending on the project

Saturdays: Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 10, 9 a.m. to noon

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Stone Tools: Making Arrow Heads, Projectile Points & Other Stone Tools - Students will learn preliminary arts of flint knapping - the art of flaking stone into projectile points. This class will help your understanding of archeology or satisfy your curiosity of prehistory. Students will have the opportunity to make more than one tool but will have plenty of time and help to make at least one.

Instructor: Barry Keegan

Location: Silkscreen Studio

Fee: $80 (includes materials)

Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Ukulele: Beginning and Beyond - Get started with tuning the ukulele, a few simple chords and some basic strums. By week five, students will have covered playing in other keys, alternate strums and chord inversions.

Instructor: Mark Hofschneider

Location: Green Room

Class Fee: $65

Materials: Bring your own ukulele

Thursdays: Nov. 15, 22 and 29, Dec. 6 and 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Solar Printmaking - This process enables the artist to transform drawings, paintings, collages, vintage images, contemporary photographs, JPEGs and copier art into high-quality etchings. Students plates in the sun, develop them with ordinary tap water and print the images with an intaglio press. The focus will be to utilize the basic tools of the printmaker, develop artistic creativity, appreciate the simplicity of plate processing, and produce high-quality artwork.

Instructor: Roger Hyndman

Location: Green Room

Fee: $80

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Materials Fee: Approx. $45 (2 day class) Variable (depends on the individual student)

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Berry Basket Making - Bark berry baskets are the traditional Native American baskets of the western U.S., predating European arrival. Students use modern and stone-age tools to smooth, shape, score and fold bark into a basket.

Instructor: Barry Keegan

Location: Silkscreen Studio

Fee: $80 (includes materials)

Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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For more information or to register for workshops, call the LPCA at 518-523-2512 or download the complete workshop brochure online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.

If you're looking for instruction in a class that the LPCA doesn't currently offer, or if you would you like to share your craft, hobby or artistic ability with others by instructing a class, contact the LPCA.

 
 

 

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