Art for Challenging Times

All classes are now held at the arts center, except for our Thursday night drawing class and our Friday Farmers Market classes. Our in-person classes are socially distanced and follow current guidelines regarding mask wearing. The mask policy is stated for each class. All classes are listed below.

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 squirrel
  • 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

example of exploring color and paint
  • Please Note: This is a four-part class

  • YAE Art Club
  • Session 1
  • Exploring Color and Paint
  • Dates Session 1:
  • Monday, September 13
  • Monday, September 20
  • Monday, September 27
  • Monday, October 4
  • Time:
  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Age: 5 - 10
  • Class Limit: 8
  • Cost:
  • Pay what you can
  • $5 - 20 per 4-week session
  • Place: 2D Studio
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join us after school for YAE Art Club sessions. This four-part session, Session 1 for ages 5 - 10, is “Exploring Color and Paint.” Selected work from each student will be exhibited in a final show in December at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center Gallery.

This is a socially-distanced, in-person class. All participants will need to wear masks. Space is limited so sign up early and pay for your class on our Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site. These discounted classes are made possible through generous funding from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

If the YAE Art Club session is currently filled (sold out), please contact the art center, by email sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com or phone (315) 298-7007, to get your name on a waiting list in case of a cancellation or a possible session on another day.


example of exploring color and paint
  • Please Note: This is a four-part class

  • YAE Art Club
  • Session 1
  • Creating with Clay
  • Dates Session 1:
  • Monday, September 13
  • Monday, September 20
  • Monday, September 27
  • Monday, October 4
  • Time:
  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Age: 11 - 18
  • Class Limit: 8
  • Cost:
  • Pay what you can
  • $5 - 20 per 4-week session
  • Place: 3D Studio
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join us after school for YAE Art Club sessions. This session, Session 1 for ages 11 - 18, is “Creating with Clay.” Selected work from each student will be exhibited in a final show in December at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center Gallery.

This is a socially-distanced, in-person class. All participants will need to wear masks. Space is limited so sign up early and pay for your class on our Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site. These discounted classes are made possible through generous funding from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

If the YAE Art Club session is currently filled (sold out), please contact the art center, by email sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com or phone (315) 298-7007, to get your name on a waiting list in case of a cancellation or a possible session on another day.


pottery being made on pottery wheel a bowl made on a potter's wheel
  • Please Note: This is a five-session class

  • Beginner Wheel Throwing
  • Instructor: Ann Buchau
  • Dates:
  • Tuesday, September 14
  • Tuesday, September 21
  • Tuesday, September 28
  • Tuesday, October 5
  • Tuesday, October 12
  • Time:
  • 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm 
  • Ages: Adult/Teen
  • Maximum enrollment: 5
  • Fee: $90 members/$125 non members
  • Location: 3-D Studio
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center 

Learn how to throw basic forms using the potter's wheel. Your instructor will guide you step by step as you learn how to wedge, center and create simple vessels. You will also learn trimming techniques and how to successfully glaze your pots.  Students enrolled in this class will also have the option to come in during a designated time on Saturdays to practice and work on their pieces. (Although there will be a monitor, there is no instructor for the open studio.) Total class time is 12.5 hours with the option of an additional 10 hours of open studio time during the class session.

All tools and materials are provided. Students are welcome to bring their own tools; however, all personal items must be taken home at the end of each class. No outside clay or glazes are permitted in the Pottery Studio. This is an in-person class, and masks are required. Register in person or online at Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site. This discounted class is made possible through “Art for Challenging Times,” a grant generously funded by the John Ben Snow Foundation.


example of exploring color and paint
  • Please Note: This is a four-part class

  • YAE Art Club
  • Session 2
  • Creating with Clay
  • Dates Session 2:
  • Monday, October 11
  • Monday, October 18
  • Monday, October 25
  • Monday, November 1
  • Time:
  • 4 - 5:30 pm
  • Age: 5 - 10
  • Class Limit: 8
  • Cost:
  • Pay what you can
  • $5 - 20 per 4-week session
  • Place: 3D Studio
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join us after school for YAE Art Club sessions. This session, Session 2 for ages 5 - 10, is “Creating with Clay.” Selected work from each student will be exhibited in a final show in December at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center Gallery.

This is a socially-distanced, in-person class. All participants will need to wear masks. Space is limited so sign up early and pay for your class on our Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site. These discounted classes are made possible through generous funding from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

If the YAE Art Club session is currently filled (sold out), please contact the art center, by email sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com or phone (315) 298-7007, to get your name on a waiting list in case of a cancellation or a possible session on another day.


example of exploring color and paint
  • Please Note: This is a four-part class

  • YAE Art Club
  • Session 2
  • Exploring Color and Paint
  • Dates Session 2:
  • Monday, October 11
  • Monday, October 18
  • Monday, October 25
  • Monday, November 1
  • Time:
  • 3:15 - 5:30 pm
  • Age: 11 - 18
  • Class Limit: 8
  • Cost:
  • Pay what you can
  • $5 - 20 per 4-week session
  • Place: 2D Studio
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Join us after school for YAE Art Club sessions. This four-part session, Session 2 for ages 11 - 18, is “Exploring Color and Paint.” Selected work from each student will be exhibited in a final show in December at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center Gallery.

This is a socially-distanced, in-person class. All participants will need to wear masks. Space is limited so sign up early and pay for your class on our Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site. These discounted classes are made possible through generous funding from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

If the YAE Art Club session is currently filled (sold out), please contact the art center, by email sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com or phone (315) 298-7007, to get your name on a waiting list in case of a cancellation or a possible session on another day.


oil painting of stream and trees by Rossiter oil painting of barn and hay bales by Rossiter
  • Please Note: This is a four-session class

  • Introduction to Oil Painting
  • Instructor: Kimberly Rossiter
  • Dates:
  • Sunday, October 17
  • Sunday, October 24
  • Sunday, October 31
  • Sunday, November 7
  • Time:
  • 9 am - noon
  • Cost: $90 members/$125 non-members
  • Age: Adult (18+)
  • Class size limit: 8 students
  • Location: 2D Studio
  • Salmon river Fine Arts Center

The focus of this class is to familiarize students with oil painting. The instructor will explore and dispel the myths and misconceptions about oil paint in order to give students confidence and knowledge to safely use this medium to their full potential.  Attention will also focus on using a limited palette of 3 primary colors plus white. We will tone our canvas with acrylic paint and transfer our images onto the toned canvas (no drawing skills needed).  Students will learn about the importance of blocking in, values, and edges through a step-by-step process to achieve a completed oil painting. Students should complete a small 5” x 7” painting at the end of the workshop.

Students should bring a 5”x7” image that they would like to paint. The image should be a simple image such as a cup, vase, simple flower, etc. Aprons or old clothes are highly recommended. All other tools and materials are provided, but students are welcome to bring their own brushes and two small jars with tight fitting lids for water and spirits.

This is an in-person class; masks are required. Register in person or online at Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site. This discounted class is made possible through “Art for Challenging Times,” a grant generously funded by the John Ben Snow Foundation.

sunflower glass mosaic
  • Please Note: This is a two-session class

  • Sunflower Glass Mosaic
  • Instructor: Diane Melnik
  • Dates & Times:
  • Sunday, October 17; 1 - 3:30
  • Sunday, October 24; 1 - 2:30
  • Ages: Adult (16+)
  • Maximum enrollment: 6
  • Fee: pay what you can*
  • $10 - $40
  • Scholarships Available (see below)
  • Location: 2D Studio
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Make your own framed 8” x 10” sunflower glass mosaic! In two classes, local glass artist Diane Melnik will teach the art and technique of creating a glass-on-glass mosaic. These framed, colorful mosaics will be ready to hang in a sunny window at the end of class. Diane has been making and selling her glass art for 15 years and is currently a board member for the Salmon River Fine Arts Center.

All materials and tools will be provided. This is an in-person class; masks are required. Space is limited so sign up early and pay for your class on our Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site. *Scholarships are available, contact the art center to apply: sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com. This discounted class is made possible through “Art for Challenging Times,” a grant generously funded by the John Ben Snow Foundation.