Classes

Making art is not just an enjoyable pursuit or way to express your personal perspective, research indicates that making art also is good for the brain and reduces stress. We offer a variety of classes from craft to fine art for both kids and adults.

Unfortunately, at this time we have canceled all classes held in our center, but are always looking at other ways to connect and create. Below are some of the classes that we hope to reschedule as soon as it is safe. Until then, please visit our project corner and enjoy creating projects on your own in the comfort of your home.

If you are a teacher or have a project or lesson you would like to share please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Pending Weekly Classes

drawing of two dogs
  • Reschedule Pending
  • Free Wednesday Afternoon Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

We are regrettably closing this class. We will let you know when it resumes. Learn how to draw in graphite pencil creating works of art from reference photos. Each week the instructor will demonstrate and help you develop classic drawing techniques using a range of graphite pencils. The class is relaxed with a focus on precision and composition. All ability levels are welcome, all materials provided.  Students are encouraged to bring their own photo references. (Donations are welcome!)

drawing of dog
  • Reschedule Pending
  • Free Thursday Night Drawing Class
  • Instructor: Patricia A. Tanner/Julia Sentman
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

We are regrettably closing this class. We will let you know when it resumes. 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.

Pending Classes

artwork using acrylic pour technique
  • Reschedule Pending
  • Acrylic Pour Class
  • Instructor: Beth Sotherden
  • Cost: $25 members/$30 non-members
  • Materials Fee: $10
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Explore and practice the art of acrylic pour painting. This class will cover paint mixing, pouring additives, making cells, and pouring techniques including dirty pour, swipe, ribbon, and smashing the paint.  Learn how to seal your painting, and last, but not least, fun ways to use leftover paint. Each student will create small paintings on pieces of 5 x 7 Yupo paper and then do a final pour on an 8 x 10 canvas. 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 M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

examples of journals using coptic stitch techniques
  • Reschedule Pending
  • Coptic Stitch Journal
  • Instructor: Lauren Siskavich
  • Cost: $40 members/$45 non-members
  • Level: Beginner 14 & up
  • Location: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn to create your own book that can be used as a sketchbook, journal, photo album or recipe book. The options are limitless. You will be folding paper into groups of "signatures" and hand sewing them to create a bound book, using the coptic stitch method. The finished size will be approximately 6 x 6 or 5 x 7, depending on the paper and materials you choose. If there is a specific craft paper that you have from doing scrapbooking or paper crafts, please feel free to bring it to use for the covers/pages. Small, scrap pieces of fabric you have could also be used. This is not mandatory and is optional. Materials and tools will be provided and you will leave with a beautiful, unique handmade book. No experience necessary. Suitable for ages 14 and up. 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 M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

watercolor value studies, four examples
  • Reschedule Pending
  • Watercolor Workshop:
  • Color Theory and Techniques
  • Robert Jones
  • Fee: $30 members/$35 non-members
  • Materials Fee: $5
  • Level: Beginner 8 - Adult
  • Place: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn how to use color effectively to impact the quality and emotion of your painting. Through demonstrations and individual, hands-on help you will learn about color management and theory to create your personalized color wheel, a value study, and six small landscape paintings that explore the use of analogous, complementary, split complementary, tetrad, triad, and monochromatic colors. Explore the creative approaches of working with watercolor pigments using the color wheel you created using three primary colors of your choice. Winsor Newton Cotman watercolors, brushes, and watercolor paper will be provided. You will also receive professional recommendations and handouts from various sources to support the concepts and activities covered in the class. Although all necessary materials are provided, if you have you own colors and related resources that you would like to use or reference, feel free to bring them. 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 M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.