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Buffalo Arts Studio | 2017 Spring Class Schedule

Anyone looking to try their hand at art this spring, is welcome to do so at the Buffalo Art Studio (BAS). BAS offers a wide range of art programming, including classes and workshops. Throughout the year anyone with an interest in the world of art is invited to participate, by pre-registering for the classes and workshops that include drawing, painting, pottery, ceramics, and collage. There are even informational sessions for artists looking to build their careers.

Young and adult students are encouraged to sign up for these wide ranging art tutorials. The classes may involve art theory and hands on creative training. The teachers are seasoned veterans in art. So whether you’re building your portfolio for college, or looking to prepare yourself for an exhibit at one of Buffalo’s numerous galleries, these year round training sessions might be the perfect way to get started or brush up your talents.

2017 Spring Class Schedule

Buffalo Arts Studio | Tri-Main Building | 2495 Main St., Suite 500 | Buffalo, NY 14214

Youth Classes

Throwing it down: Ceramics with Predolino Zelasko

Ages 12 – 18

Saturdays

April 15 – May 27

7 weeks

10:00 AM – noon

Clay Studio 508

$100

In this class you will gain experience working with clay, surface design, as well as firing and glazing processes in an exciting learning environment. All supplies included.

Draw & Create Your Own Action Figure with Amanda McNally

Ages 10 – 14

Saturdays

April 15 – May 20

6 weeks

10:00 AM – noon

EDU Room 506

$100

Come draw a well rendered action figure that best represents you and then create a 3D model. As a final touch, you will design packaging and advertisement for your figure. All supplies included.

Oil Painting with Tricia Butski

Ages 14 – 18

Saturdays

Apr 15 – May 20

6 weeks

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Community Space

$120

Learn the art of oil painting on canvas through direct observation. This is a great class for students preparing portfolios for college. All supplies included.

Adult Classes Ages 16 & up

Monday Night Pottery with Deb Stewart

Mondays

Apr 17 – June 5

8 weeks

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Clay Studio 508

$235 Materials Included

Receive instruction in a variety of hand-building techniques and work on the potter’s wheel. Projects may be either functional or sculptural. All levels are welcome. Materials included.

Tuesday Night Pottery with Deb Stewart

Tuesdays

Apr 18 – June 6

8 weeks

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Clay Studio 508

$235 Materials Included

Receive instruction in a variety of hand-building techniques and work on the potter’s wheel. Projects may be either functional or sculptural. All levels are welcome. Materials included.

Thursday Night Pottery with Nancy Thayer

Thursday

Apr 13 – June 1

8 weeks

6:30 – 9:00 PM

Clay Studio 508

$200 Materials Included

Receive instruction in a variety of hand-building techniques and work on the potter’s wheel. Projects may be either functional or sculptural. All levels are welcome. Materials included.

Acrylic Painting with Daniel Galas

Tuesdays

Apr 11 – May 30

8 weeks

6:30 – 9:00 PM

Community Space

$200

Explore acrylic painting in a studio setting. Projects will be individualized, based on the goals and interests of the students. All levels welcome, a supply list will be provided.

Oil Painting with Skylar Borgstrom

Thursdays

Apr 13 – June 8

8 weeks

6:30 – 9:00 PM

Community Space

$200

Students will work in oil paint while honing basic skills and techniques. Beginners get step-by-step instruction and advanced students have studio time with the guidance of a professional artist. All levels are welcome, a supply list will be provided. No class April 27th.

Drawing with Tricia Butski

Saturdays

Apr 15 – June 10

8 weeks

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Community Space

$160

Students will work on traditional projects, examine the elements of drawing, and learn to develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of drawing and its applications. Intro to intermediate level students welcomed, a supply list will be provided. No class April 22nd.

Ink & Watercolor with Patrick Foran

Thursdays

May 18 – June 8

4 weeks

6:30 – 8:30 PM

EDU Room 506

$80

Learn the proper techniques when drawing with pen & ink and watercolor washes. Students will be encouraged to experiment with elements of line, form, and color. All skill levels are welcome, a supply list will be provided.

Workshops

Fabric Faces with Jack Edson

Saturday, June 3rd

1 Day

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

EDU Room 506

$75

Create realistic portraits using fabric collage while under the tutelage of quilting artist Jack Edson. Work with a famous portrait from art history to learn how to use colored fabric to create an artistic and realistic collage portrait. Students should pack a brown bag lunch, we will provide a catered lunch for those interested, at an additional cost. Supply list will be provided.

Collage with Gerald Mead

Tuesdays

May 9, 16 & 23

3 weeks

6:30-8:30 PM

EDU Room 506

$70

Review the history of collage and discuss the various stages in developing a collage including collecting material, using a sketchbook and several unique collage techniques. In the second and third classes participants will use the images and materials they have collected to create their own collage. A supply list will be provided on the first day of class.

Artist Workshops

Building Audiences and Buyers with Gerald Mead

Tuesday, May 2

1 day

6:30 – 8:00 PM

EDU Room 506

$30

Gerald Mead, a noted artist, independent curator and art collector, will discuss strategies for obtaining broader exposure for your artwork through exhibition opportunities, networking and promotion.

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