Enriching Lives Through Art: Adult/Teen Classes

We are offering art classes for all age groups at the arts center, which are made possible through “Enriching Lives through Art,” a grant generously funded by the John Ben Snow Foundation. Our Thursday night free drawing class is offered online. All classes are listed below.

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

Classes

several handmade bowls
  • Three-Week Wheel Workshop: Making Bowls
  • Instructor: Ann Buchau
  • Dates: Saturday mornings:
  • December 2, 9 & 16
  • Time: 9:30 am -12:30 pm
  • Ages: Adult/Teen (14 AND UP)
  • Maximum enrollment: 5
  • Fee: $90 Members get 25% off ($67.50)*
  • Location: 3-D Studio, Salmon River Fine Arts Center

SORRY! CLASS IS FULL. Everyone has a favorite bowl. An ice cream bowl, a buddha bowl, a pasta bowl, a popcorn bowl or a favorite mixing bowl. Come learn how to make bowls that are handmade by you and perfect for your needs. This 3-week workshop is designed for students who have taken at least one wheel class and know how to wedge and center clay. Your instructor will discuss and demonstrate how to make different bowls for different needs and provide hands-on experience for you to explore these functional forms.

Students enrolled in this class also have the option to come in for open studio for free on Tuesday evenings to practice and work on their pieces. (There is a class monitor but there is no instructor for open studio.) Total class time is 9 hours with the option of an additional 10-12 hours of open studio time during the class session. Class includes 12 lbs of clay, and glazes and filings. Additional clay may be purchased in class if desired. Students are welcome to bring their own tools; however, all personal items must be taken home at the end of each class. Sorry, no outside clay or glazes are permitted in the Pottery Studio.

Sign up early and pay for your class on our Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site. This discounted class is made possible through “Enriching Lives through Art,” a grant generously funded by the John Ben Snow Foundation.

* Financial assistance is available for those who would like to attend and are unable to pay the full fee. Please email the art center with your request.


painting of a cranky cat in winter
  • More openings; children included: 7 y/o & up!

  • Cranky Cat Winter Theme
  • Instructor: Cindy Schmidt
  • Date: Wednesday, December 6
  • Time 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Ages: Adults 14 & up; Child 7 y/o & up
  • Maximum enrollment: 14
  • Fee:
  • Adult: $25.00 (25% off for members $18.75)*
  • Child: $12.50 (25% off for members $9.38)*

This poor kitty has been left out in the snow again, and she wants to come back in... Now!

THIS IS IT!! The last Cranky Cat Class of the year. Join the class and add this adorable Cranky Cat to your collection. Enjoy creating this Cranky cat with plenty of attitude (with good reason, of course).  Winter is coming  'weather' we like it or not.  So, come into our warm, friendly art center and enjoy creating this lively image of a cat with plenty of expression. You will be instructed by one of our “famous” local artists, Cindy Schmidt.  It will be an evening of fun, canvas, paints and cat-talk.  Using acrylic on canvas, you will learn how to paint fuzz (a.k.a. fur) and cranky eyebrows to achieve that typical cat attitude — all necessary components in painting cats. This class is for adults and children, age 7 y/o & up, no experience is necessary.   Space is limited so please register early. Materials to be supplied by the Salmon River Fine Arts Center.

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

* Financial assistance is available for those who would like to attend and are unable to pay the full fee. Please email the art center with your request.

A self-proclaimed quirky cat lover, Cindy Schmidt has been painting cats for 20+ years selling her art at various shows in several states.  Her art is currently being licensed by Bradford Exchange and Heaven and Earth Designs and is available for sale at over 30 shops and galleries across the country.  Cindy is a local member of the Riverside Artisans in Oswego, as well as the Salmon River Fine Arts Center.


a glass-on-glass lantern lighted with fairy lights
  • Glass-on-Glass Lantern Class
  • Instructor: Diane Melnik
  • Date: Sunday, December 10
  • Time 12:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Age: Adults
  • Maximum enrollment: 8
  • Fee:  $35.00 (25% off for members - $26.25)

SORRY! CLASS IS FULL. Diane will continue to light up people’s lives! After seeing the amazing results of the last lantern class held Nov 5th, people were calling and messaging to participate in the next class. Consequently, Diane has graciously decided to teach another class, just in time for the holiday season.

If you want to create your own unique stained glass lantern, come to the arts center on Sunday, December 10, from 12 - 4 pm. Diane will help you build a glass-on-glass 6-1/2” lantern, which will be illuminated by fairy lights on the inside to create a warm atmosphere anywhere. These lighted, colorful mosaic lanterns will be completed at the end of the class for you to take home. All materials are supplied.

This is an in-person class and masks are optional. Register in person or online at Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site.

This discounted class is made possible through “Enriching Lives through Art,” a grant generously funded by the John Ben Snow Foundation.

Diane Melnik, a local artist, has been creating stained glass art for 20 years and is well known locally for her inspiring glass-on-glass creations. She is currently a board member for the Salmon River Fine Arts Center.



Free Weekly Drawing Class

drawing of a hand holding the earth
  • 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 via Zoom. 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 generous donations from Drs. Patricia and Jay Chapman as well as many of our members and participants.