Friday, May 15, 2015

Spring & Summer Art Classes & Workshops for Adults at the CAA!



May 14, 2015



Spring & Summer Art Classes & Workshops for Adults at the CAA


Announcing new spring and summer art classes and workshops for adults at the Cooperstown Art Association!  Classes will be held in our upstairs classroom space at 22 Main Street unless otherwise noted.  You can also view the class schedule online at Don't forget to register and pay for your spot prior to the beginning of each class!  To pre-register, please call the CAA at 607-547-9777.  


Plein Air Painting Class with Mary Nolan

Wednesday mornings
8 Weeks, May 6 - June 24, 2015
10am – 12noon
$165 for Members / $175 for Non-members

This class is for the student with past experience with oil or acrylic painting and is taught onsite with the location changing each week.  Students are given the opportunity to learn the techniques of oil (or acrylic) painting while working from life.  *Bring your own materials. *Schedule flexibility is required due to weather.


About: Mary Nolan was born and raised in Massachusetts. Her work reflects the beauty and diversity of the region, from coastal marshes and beaches, to the streams, wetlands, fields, ponds and forests of central New England. An award winning artist who has worked in various media for the past 30 years, she now focuses primarily on creating small on-site oil paintings, many of which are used as studies for larger studio paintings. Her paintings are found in numerous national and international collections. Open to all levels of skill, Mary's classes are often taught onsite with the location changing each week. Students are given the opportunity to learn the techniques of oil painting while working from life.  Website:


Open Studio with Monitor Bruce Testa

Saturday mornings

May 9 - Ongoing

9am - 12noon

$10 per class / $50 for pre-registration of 6 classes

Open studio art class for adults, encouraging an atmosphere of openness and engagement for individual expression.  All media welcome: oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic and drawing.  Instruction is also available.  Painting from life, still life, photos and (weather permitting) plein air painting.


The Blank Canvas: Susan Jones Kenyon

Thursday afternoons

6 Weeks, May 21 - June 25, 2015

3:45 - 5:45pm

$210 for Members / $215 Non-members

Join artist Susan Jones Kenyon in a 6 week painting class interpreting color.  Open to serious artists of ALL ages, beginners welcome!  Materials included: paint, brushes, and two canvases.


About: Susan Jones Kenyon is a self-taught artist, whose influences are from hours upon hours of self-exploration.  As her craft has developed through the years, she has allowed herself to feel the emotion of what she creates, seeking a balance.  A painting to her, regardless of subject, should always awaken a feeling within the viewer.  The colors, the dark and the light, are always within the grasp of her brush.  Color is layered upon color, eventually bringing the canvas to life.  She recently had an exhibition at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, entitled "Places in Passing: Contemporary Landscapes."  Open to all levels of skill, Susan has taught both children and adult classes. Website:


Introduction to Stained Glass Workshop with L. David Pye

Tuesday, June 9th

10am - 4pm

$175 for Members / $180 for Non-members           *All materials included

An introduction to this centuries-old art form will be provided in this class.  Following a brief overview of historical and present day stained glass artistry, fundamental concepts of pattern design, cutting, and joining of glass pieces of various colors will be given.  Enrolled students will assemble a framed stained-glass art piece suitable for a window display in the home or office.  All tools, equipment, and colored glass pieces are provided as part of the class.  At its conclusion, enrolled students will be well on their way for the serious pursuit of this art form.


Figure Drawing Class with Doug Jamieson

Monday mornings

6 Weeks, June 15 - July 20, 2015

10am - 12noon

$130 for Members / $135 for Non-members

*Model fee not included [$4 (or less)--will be determined by number in class]

Using a clothed model the principles of figure drawing--including measurement and proportion, thrust, figure construction, folds and drapery--will be demonstrated, applied and practiced.  All levels welcome.  Bring your own supplies: newsprint pad at least 11"x14," charcoal, conte crayon-color-Sanguine, and a kneaded eraser.


Plein Air Painting in Watercolor Class with Doug Jamieson

Thursday mornings

6 Weeks, June 18 - July 23, 2015

10am - 12noon

$130 for Members / $135 for Non-members

A Step-by-Step approach to using watercolor on site at Brookwood Gardens near Cooperstown (weather permitting) or back at the CAA's classroom space.  For beginners and experienced painters.  Bring your own materials.  Materials list available at 


About: Doug received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is the Author of the book, "Draw from Your Head: A Step-by-Step System of Drawing the Human Figure," published by Watson Guptil. He has also self-published, "Nighttime Adventures of the Man in the Conical Hat," a book of his etchings and poetry. Before moving to Treadwell, NY, Doug lived and worked in NYC. He was a freelance Illustrator and courtroom Artist. He now teaches classes at various venues in Delaware and Otsego Counties as well as from his studio in Treadwell. Website:


Flower Exploration in Mosaic Art:
Contemporary Renderings with Yulia Hanansen

Two Day Workshop at the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown NY
Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16
9am - 4pm each day
$360 Members / $365 Non-Members    *All materials included

This workshop offers an opportunity to learn about contemporary renderings of flowers in a mosaic technique. The workshop will start with a presentation that discusses in detail ancient and modern representations of flowers and floral elements. A demo will be given on techniques, stylizations, and layouts. Students will create their own mosaic interpretation of a flower based on a photograph or a sketch using a traditional layout or Yulia's signature brush-stroke technique. During the workshop students will also explore a color palette, flower details, composition, layout, and technical aspects of working with the stained glass modules. Images will be provided or bring your own upon approval of the instructor. Students must also bring their own tools.  Please contact Yulia directly for more information and any questions.  Open to adults; all skill levels are welcome.



The Cooperstown Art Association is located at 22 Main Street in Cooperstown, NY, in the Village Building on the corner of Main and Fair Streets.  Please contact the Cooperstown Art Association at 607-547-9777 to register today!  For Cooperstown Art Association exhibit information, classes, special events and more please visit  Gallery Hours:  Daily 11-4. Sunday 1-4.

Instructor Doug Jamieson will be teaching "Figure Drawing Class"

at the Cooperstown Art Association starting June 15th


--   Janet G. Erway, Executive Director  Cooperstown Art Association & Smithy Center for the Arts  22 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326  (607) 547-9777  (607)547-1187 fax

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