During the changeable month of March, please join us for a warm welcome and some lovely art at the Fine Arts Center. During the first half of the month, you can still see our lovely Winter Members Show, and throughout the month you can take fun classes and learn to draw – for free! – every Thursday evening.

Also check out our Month-by-Month Calendar to help you plan your Fine Arts Center activities.

March 2018

Watercolor of Skaters
  • Winter Members Show
  • Dates: December – March
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

During the first half of the month we are featuring our Winter Members Show, a collection of fine arts created by our talented members. This exhibit will hang in our gallery and can be seen during regular gallery hours or by special appointment. (Regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.)

Leather Coaster
  • Leather Tooling 101 Workshop
  • Instructor: Anna Blachman
  • Dates:
  • Sunday March 4
  • Sunday March 11
  • Time: Noon to 3 pm
  • Age: 14 – 114
  • Cost: $25 plus $5 materials
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This course is a fun introduction to the basics of leather carving/tooling and is a foundational class for more advanced leather tooling courses, to be offered in the future. This class is in two sessions of 3 hours each. Class 1: Introduction to leather tooling, the swivel knife and the other 6 “basic” tools. Class will include hands-on practice using (and stropping) a swivel knife, and students will complete a leather coaster. Class 2: A quick refresher of the swivel knife and practice with the other basic tools, and then students will complete a classic western scroll design and take home another completed coaster. Returning students, please contact Anna to discuss alternative content/projects. To sign up, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007) or Anna Blachman (607-239-7031). Class size is limited. If you have questions, contact Anna at AnnaBLeatherworks@twcny.rr.com or call or text.

watercolor of trees and sun
  • “Winter Sun” Watercolor Painting Techniques
  • Instructor: Robert A. Jones
  • Date: Saturday, March 17
  • Time: Noon – 2 pm
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Cost: $15 members / $20 nonmembers
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This watercolor techniques class is designed for both beginners and experienced painters who could use some more guidance. The theme is to have fun and be creative. Through demonstrations and individual, hands-on help you will learn some basic techniques and creative approaches working with watercolors. Watercolor paints, brushes, paper and related resources will be provided. You will work on one or possibly two small 5 x 7 paintings using colors of your choice. Class size is limited; to sign up, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007) or stop by and sign up in person.

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 10 am - noon
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join us at the Fine Arts Center every Thursday evening, 6 – 8 pm, for our free drawing class. Artists of all ages are welcome and all materials are provided. This event is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Patricia and Jay Chapman.