Art for Challenging Times

We are beginning to offer in-person classes, at last. During this transition time, we will hold virtual classes as well. All classes are listed below.

For virtual classes, materials can be picked up at the arts center on the Friday before the class between noon - 6 pm, or by appointment. A link to connect to the class will be emailed along with instructions.

You can also check out our month-by-month calendar to help you plan your Fine Arts Center activities.

Weekly Free Drawing Class

drawing of dog with happy face
  • FREE Weekly Drawing Class
  • Thursday 6 - 8 pm
  • Instructor: Ann Buchau
  • All ages welcome
  • Class Limit: 20

Enjoy this online step-by-step drawing class in the comfort and safety of your own home. Each week your instructor will focus on a different topic, technique or subject with the ultimate goal of improving and developing your own unique style. This class is open to anyone with a desire to draw — any age, any level. After you register for this free class you will be emailed a link with instructions. Be sure to sign up early because the class limit is 20. This class is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Patricia and Jay Chapman.

To attend this class, please make an appointment by emailing sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com or calling and leaving a message: 315-298-7007.


Classes

dinosaur relief artwork made with recycled cardboard
  • Recycled Cardboard Dinosaur Relief
  • Instructor: Ann Buchau
  • Date: Saturday, April 17
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 am
  • Maximum Enrollment: 10
  • Ages: 5 - 10
  • Cost:
  • $5 one student
  • $1 each additional sibling
  • Materials: Included
  • Location: Virtual

As Earth Day approaches many artists around the world celebrate by creating upcycled or sustainable art. In this virtual class, we will talk about what that means and how we can turn recycled cereal and corrugated boxes into a creative scene of dinosaurs. Students will be guided step by step as they draw, cut, paint and assemble their own unique upcycled relief art. We will discuss what art relief means, as well as foreground and background, as we explore layering the cardboard cutouts. The final touch will be adding a few bright tissue flowers.

All materials are supplied and available for pick up the Friday before class between noon and 6 pm, or by appointment. Instructions will be emailed prior to the class. The fee is $5 per class; additional siblings are only $1 more per sibling. Sign up early and pay for your class on our  Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site. Young Artist Experience (YAE) classes are made possible by generous funding from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

artwork of butterflies and bugs painted with sponges
  • Butterflies and Bugs Garden Painting
  • Instructor: Ann Buchau
  • Date: Saturday, April 24
  • Time: 10 - 11:30 am
  • Maximum Enrollment: 10
  • Ages: 5 - 10
  • Cost:
  • $5 one student
  • $1 each additional sibling
  • Materials: Included
  • Location: Virtual

In this virtual class we will explore painting without a brush. Students will create beautiful symmetrical butterflies using a folded sponge; and flowers, ladybugs and caterpillars will be stamped with sponge cutouts.  Students will create one large garden and receive additional paper to make a card or smaller picture.

All materials are supplied and available for pick up the Friday before class between noon and 6 pm, or by appointment. Instructions will be emailed prior to the class. The fee is $5 per class; additional siblings are only $1 more per sibling. Sign up early and pay for your class on our  Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site. Young Artist Experience (YAE) classes are made possible by generous funding from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

felted sculpure of bird
  • Felted Sculpture
  • Instructor: Sharon Spaker
  • Date: Sunday, April 25
  • Time: 1 - 4 pm
  • Ages: 14 and up
  • Maximum enrollment: 6
  • Class Fee: $25 members/ $35 non members
  • Material Fee: $10 (paid to the instructor)
  • Location: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn how to make a small felted bird sculpture using wire, prefelts, and high quality wool and fibers. Your instructor will explain the felting process and guide you step by step to create your own unique felted sculpture. You will also receive all materials required and a wooden stand that you can finish to display your sculpture.

This is an in-person class. We will be following COVID safety guidelines and limiting the class size to six students. Masks are required.