Saturday, December 16, 2017

Stay Sane, Shop Local!

Stay Sane, Shop Local!
With Christmas only a week away (AHHH!),
save yourself some much-needed time and mileage
by shopping locally this holiday season!
The Cooperstown Art Association Galleries,
conveniently located on Main Street in Cooperstown,
is the perfect place to cross some things off your holiday gift lists!
The Holiday Show & Sale
is one of our largest shows of the year.  This exhibit is geared towards holiday gift giving, with a wide array of original artwork, ceramics, wearables, home decor and so much more!
Open through Saturday, December 23rd 
Hours: 11-4pm (Closed Tuesday)
And Thank You for Supporting the Arts in our Community!
The Cooperstown Art Association is located at 22 Main Street on the corner of Main & Fair Streets in Cooperstown, NY.
For questions, call 607-547-9777 or visit our website at www.cooperstownart.com
Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Ceili Irish Dance Performance - THIS FRIDAY December 15th at the CAA!

The Iona Troupe & The Cooperstown Art Association
are Proud to Present:
Christmas Ceili
THIS Friday   |   December 15th   |   7:00pm
A Full, Traditional Irish Dance Performance
Presented by the Iona Troupe
This event is hosted by the Cooperstown Art Association and will take place in their Upstairs Ballroom Gallery,
located at 22 Main Street in Cooperstown!
Tickets are available at the door!
Adults $10   |   Ages 8-17 $5   |   Children under 8 Free
Audience Participation Encouraged!   |   Light Fare   |   Spirits


The Cooperstown Art Association is located at 22 Main Street on the corner of Main & Fair Streets in Cooperstown, NY.
For questions, call 607-547-9777 or visit our website at www.cooperstownart.com
Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Monday, December 11, 2017

The Holiday Marketplace at the Smithy Clay Studio - Begins THIS Thursday Evening, Dec. 14th!

___________ O P E N I N G   T H I S   T H U R S D A Y ___________
T H E   H O L I D A Y   M A R K E T P L A C E   
________ A T   T H E   S M I T H Y   C L A Y   S T U D I O ________ 
A sale of ceramic artwork, both functional & decorative, hand-crafted by the talented artists
at the Smithy Clay Studio & by Guest Artists.
 
Come support our local arts community & find something perfect for the people on your list!
All are invited to attend the Preview Party,
THIS Thursday, December 14th from 5-7pm!
Please Note:  The Marketplace will be open for  
THREE DAYS ONLY!
 
Friday - Sunday, December 15th - 17th
Hours:  11-4pm Daily  


The Smithy Clay Studio is located at 1 Otsego Court. in Cooperstown, NY.  Our entrance is located down the alley next to Cooley's Tavern off of Pioneer Street.
 
For more information you can call (607) 547-8671 or visit our website at www.smithyarts.org/clay-studio.  

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Registration now OPEN for Winter Classes at The Smithy Clay Studio!

A N N O U N C I N G   T H E 
2 0 1 8   W I N T E R   C L A S S   S C H E D U L E
A T   T H E   S M I T H Y   C L A Y   S T U D I O 
We are excited to announce the following classes beginning in January 2018!  We have some great returning classes as well as some new ones to explore.  Classes will fill quickly, so don't delay!
 
To sign up for classes, call Jon at (607) 547-8671 or email gallery@smithyarts.org!
M O N D A Y 
01 / 08  -  02 / 26
Centering the Potter and The Clay w/ Karla Andela   (8 weeks 6-9pm $220)
Using mindful breathing and stretching we will approach wheel throwing with centered attention. Each class will give participants a break from the bustle of life to be present for their journey with the clay. Inhale Life, Exhale Gratitude.
T U E S D A Y 
01 / 09  -  02 / 27
Wheel Throwing Techniques and Surface Treatment w/ Ingrid Guiter (8 weeks 9-12pm $220)
Not only will this course provide step by step instruction to help you develop your skills, this class will help with the "okay I threw a pot, now what?" syndrome. Ingrid will share her knowledge of carving and glazing techniques. We are thrilled to welcome her back to the Smithy Clay Studio.
 
Sets and Series: Hand Building w/ Amy Cannon (8 weeks 6-9pm $220)
This class will place an emphasis on creating groups of five or more hand-built functional or nonfunctional objects. Use this class to challenge your understandings of form and space and explore how your objects relate to each other as either a set or a series.  All levels are welcome.  All projects are encouraged, large and small.   
W E D N E S D A Y 
01 / 10  -  02 / 28
Intro to Wheel w/ Eileen Anania (8 weeks 9-12pm $220)
She has been a fixture around the studio for years, and is ready to share what she has learned. No experience needed, but perfect for folks with a class or two under their belt as well! All wheel all the time with Eileen.
 
Centering the Potter and The Clay w/ Karla Andela (8 weeks       6-9pm $220)
Using mindful breathing and stretching we will approach wheel throwing with centered attention. Each class will give participants a break from the bustle of life to be present for their journey with the clay. Inhale Life, Exhale Gratitude.
T H U R S D A Y 
01 / 11  -  03 / 01
All Things Sculpture w/ Madeline Walker (8 weeks 10:00-1:00pm $220)
In this 8 week class, we will explore various hand building & press molding techniques to complement your working style in ceramic sculpture and design. We will try out various painting methods, using a combination of mason stains, velvet underglazes, and acrylic paint. We will also cover a range of installation and wall mounting techniques, as well as alternative and traditional pedestal displays. You will have the option of formulating a paper clay body with added green strength, particularly for artists that would like to work on a larger scale.
 
Kids Clay Class w/ Madeline Walker (Two 4 week sessions 3:15-5:00pm $85 each)
A great opportunity for the next generation to explore the wonderful medium that is clay and get their hands dirty. Hand building techniques will be utilized to make pots, sculptures, masks, and all kinds of cool stuff. Ages 7-12.
 
-The First session runs 01/11 - 02/01
-The Second session runs 02/08 - 03/8   *no class on 2/22

(Students have the option of taking either 4 week session, or taking both as one singular continuous 8 week course)
F R I D A Y
01 / 12  -  03 / 02
Independent Study w/ Jon Stein (8 weeks 9-12pm $220)
This class is designed for individuals with a specific project in mind that they would like to complete over the course of the two month session. Demonstrations and discussions will be tailored to meet the needs of the group. Hand builders and wheel throwers are welcome.
O P E N   S T U D I O
01 / 08  -  03 / 10
Without taking a class 
 Use of Studio during scheduled hours, one bag of clay, use of glazes and firing. No Instruction Provided. Adults only please ($150)
In addition to taking a class
Use of studio during scheduled hours, use of glazes and firing. No Instruction provided. Adults only please ($40)
 
Open Studio Hours
Monday 12-3pm
Wednesday 12-3pm
Thursday 6-9pm
Friday 1-4pm
Saturday 1-4pm
The Smithy Clay Studio is located at 1 Otsego Court. in Cooperstown, NY.  Our entrance is located down the alley next to Cooley's Tavern off of Pioneer Street.
 
For more information you can visit our website at www.smithyarts.org/clay-studio.  

Monday, November 20, 2017

Adorn-a-Door Wreath Festival at the CAA!

ADORN-A-DOOR WREATH FESTIVAL!
THIS Saturday | November 25  | 10am - 4:30pm
Come to the Cooperstown Art Association on Saturday for a fun community event and enjoy this silent auction of over 130 festive wreaths, as well as treats and kids activities! 
Adorn-a-Door will take place in the upstairs Ballroom Gallery at the CAA!
Return of the Raffle
"Dinner's On Us!" is a week's worth of gift certificates to area restaurants valued at $400!  Tickets are $10 each.  
 
Don't forget to stop by the HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE
downstairs to work on those holiday shopping lists!  Browse cards, original artwork, jewelry, pottery, textiles and more.
 
A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Corporate Sponsors:
Maryann & Pat Dietz
Additional Sponsors:
Jenny Richman

The Cooperstown Art Association Galleries are located at 22 Main Street in the Village Hall on the corner of Main & Fair Street.  For more information, please call us at (607) 547-9777 or visit us on the web at www.cooperstownart.com.
Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
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