June at the Fine Arts Center is always special. We are featuring our annual Members Spring Show, a lovely and varied collection of fine art work created by our talented Fine Arts Center members. Plus, as always, we are offering classes for artists of all ages. Check our calendar below for details. See you at the Arts Center!

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

June 2018

Watercolor of Iris
  • Spring Members Show
  • Dates: May and June
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Viewing this annual treat is a great way to celebrate spring, see the amazing talent in our area, and maybe pick up a lovely piece of art. This exhibit will hang in our gallery through May and June and can be seen during regular gallery hours. (Regular gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.)

Alcohol Ink Tile
  • Alcohol Ink Workshop
  • Instructor: Beth Sotherden
  • Date: Sunday, June 3
  • Time: 1 – 3 pm
  • Cost: $25 members; $30 non-members
  • Age: 21 & up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join award winning alcohol ink artist Beth Sotherden and create our own unique and amazing ceramic tiles in bright, vibrant alcohol ink colors. You will learn to use spray air, drinking straws, stampers, brushes and other tools to manipulate the ink and create beautiful works of art. No painting experience necessary. For questions or to register for the class, please call the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer) or email: sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Watercolor of Chickadee
  • Watercolor Workshop: Black-Capped Chickadee
  • Instructor: Robert A. Jones
  • Date: Saturday, June 9
  • Time: 9 am – noon
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This watercolor techniques class is designed for both beginners and those with some watercolor experience. No drawing or artistic skill required. Through demonstrations and individual, hands-on help you will learn some basic watercolor techniques. Watercolor paints, brushes, paper and related resources will be provided. You will complete one 5 x 7 painting. Class size is limited; to sign up, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer) or stop by and sign up in person. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Optical Illusion Drawing
  • Optical Illusion Drawing
  • Instructor: Charlotte Arcadi
  • Date: Friday, June 22
  • Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Age: All ages
  • Cost: FREE
  • Place: Pulaski Farmers Market
  • Rain Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Students will create at least one optical illusion drawing using pointed black sharpies and colored pencils. These optical illusions use color, light and patterns to create images that fool the eye/brain. All materials provided. No pre-registration; just show up for a fun project. This event is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Carved Faces
  • Wood Carving a Basic Face
  • Instructor: Penny Kimball
  • Date: Saturday, June 23
  • Time: 10 am – 1 pm (be prompt)
  • Age: 10+
  • Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This class is geared to those who have taken a beginning wood carving class, but all are welcome. Students will learn to carve a basic face, similar to a wood spirit or Santa. In addition, they will learn to strop and hone tools, and to carve with a carving knife and gouges. All materials and tools will be provided; however, students may bring their own gloves, knives and gouges. Class size is limited; to sign up, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer) or stop by and sign up in person. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Wood Rose
  • Making Wood Flowers
  • Instructor: Bob Rogers
  • Date: Saturday, June 30
  • Time: 10 am – noon (be prompt)
  • Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members
  • Ages: 12+
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this class you will create beautiful wood flowers from basswood using a wood plane, scissors and glue gun. You will learn to find “flower centers,” rough-cut and trim up perfect flower petals, and then assemble them into flowers. All materials will be provided, although feel free to bring your own sharp scissors and glue gun. Class size is limited; registration is required. To sign up, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer) or stop by and sign up in person. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 6 - 8 pm
  • 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.

July 2018

Watercolor of Beach Scene
  • Summer Members Show
  • Date: July - August
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Escape the summer heat and come to the Arts Center to view the fine arts artwork created by our talented members. This exhibit 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.)

Watercolor of Sunflowers
  • Watercolor Workshop: Sunflower Delight
  • Instructor: Robert A. Jones
  • Date: Tuesday, July 10
  • Time: 9 am - noon
  • Age: 12 & up
  • Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

This watercolor class is designed for both beginners and those with some watercolor experience. Through demonstrations and individual, hands-on help you will learn some basic techniques of masking, mixing colors, and spraying watercolor pigments, techniques to encourage creative approaches to working with watercolors. Watercolor paints, brushes, paper and related resources will be provided. You will work on one 9 x 12 painting. Class size is limited; to sign up, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer) or stop by and sign up in person. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Pottery Bowl
  • Intro to Pottery: Wheel Throwing
  • Instructor: Billie Jo Peterson
  • Dates: 2 days
  • Tuesday, July 10
  • Thursday, July 12
  • Times: 2 sessions
  • 9 – 11:30 am
  • 1 – 3:30 pm
  • Age: 16 & up
  • Cost: $60 members / $70 non-members
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this semi-private class – 3 students only each session – students will learn the basics of clay and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Each student will have her own wheel. Topics covered will include clay bodies and their uses, preparing for throwing, tools, body position, steps for throwing and, if time permits, trimming. This class will emphasize making cylinders. With practice some students may be able to make other forms. Everyone should complete at least one good pot that will be bisque fired. The class will meet both days; students may choose either the morning or afternoon session. Class size is limited to three students; to register or inquire about the class, call the Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007) or email: sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com. You can also sign up at the Arts Center. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Raku Pottery
  • Raku Sculptural Pottery Workshop
  • Instructor: Billie Jo Peterson
  • Dates & Times: 4 days
  • Tuesday, July 17, 9 – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, July 19, 9 – 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, July 24, 9 – 11:30 am
  • Thursday, July 26, 9 am – 3 pm (firing day)
  • Cost: $60 members; $70 non-members
  • Age: 14 and up
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this class you will pinch, coil and use slabs of clay to create pottery forms having elements that resemble items from the natural world. You will also learn decorative techniques including sgraffito, facetting, burnishing, underglaze, clear crackle, horse hair, and lustrous RAKU glazes. The class will meet both days; students may choose either the morning or afternoon session. Class size is limited; to register or inquire about the class, call the Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007) or email: sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

drawing of dog
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 6 - 8 pm
  • 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.

August 2018

Fluid Painting
  • Fluid Painting Class
  • Instructor: Lauren Boyer
  • Date: Wednesday, August 8
  • Cost: $22 members; $27 non-members
  • Age: 12+
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

In this 2-hour class students will learn how to use fluid painting techniques and make two (or more) paintings. Fluid painting uses thinned down acrylic paints mixed with oil, which is then poured, dribbled, swiped, splattered, dirty poured or flipped onto the canvas to make unique artworks. All materials provided; no experience necessary. Class size is limited; to sign up, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center (315-298-7007 – leave message if no answer) or stop by and sign up in person. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.