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June 6 - July 25, 2022

Basics & Beyond: Weaving

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

This is a project-based class designed to teach students the mechanics of four-harness floor weaving

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June 17 - 21, 2022

Walking the Edge Along Cone 6 Salt (Call to be placed on the waiting list)

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Please call our office at 518-263-2001 to be placed on the waiting list for this course. This workshop with one of the country’s dynamic newcomers will provide a wonderful opportunity to work alongside Ms

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June 18 - 19, 2022

Capturing the Great Outdoors: Plein-Air Painting

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

This Plein Air Painting workshop is appropriate for beginners, intermediate and advanced landscape painters

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June 22 - August 24, 2022

Clay for Seniors (Call to be placed on the waiting list)

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Please call our office at 518-263-2001 to be placed on the waiting list for this course. This enjoyable class, taught each year by renowned potter Susan Beecher, is offered to senior citizens living in the Mountain Top area

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June 22 - August 24, 2022

Basics & Beyond (Call to be placed on the waiting list)

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Please call our office at 518-263-2001 to be placed on the waiting list for this course. This enjoyable class adds a spark to the mid-week and introduces students to the amazing world of wheel-thrown ceramics

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June 24 - 28, 2022

Zoomorphics, Contemporary Vessels, and Other Good Things

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

This course will cover both throwing and hand building techniques and include discussions about design considerations and conceptualization.  Ken will focus on thrown and altered/hand built animal sculptures while Galen will cover thrown and altered functional forms, including topics such as handles, spouts, and combining thrown parts.  We will also explore surface treatment both pre and post firing

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June 25 - 26, 2022

Chinese Brush Painting

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Nature is the heart of Chinese Brush painting

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July 1 - 5, 2022

Minimalist Forming and Atmospherics at Cone 2

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

  This 5-day workshop will cover numerous making techniques focusing primarily on wheel throwing with additional emphasis on altering, bisque molds, handles, spouts and trimming on and off the wheel.  We will use red earthenware clay to develop several functional forms and talk about surface solutions using tape, wax, slips and underglazes

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July 1 - 5, 2022

Alternate Ways Towards New Forms

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

This workshop will focus on different hand-building methods for creating pottery forms, using a combination of coiling and slab-work

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July 8 - 12, 2022

Delicious Dishes and Appendages (Call to be placed on the waiting list)

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Please call our office at 518-263-2001 to be placed on the waiting list for this course. This workshop provides the opportunity to study with a beloved teacher who will help students refresh and improve their throwing skills.  Students will be introduced to ways to shape round pots into various other geometric forms such as ovals, squares, and rectangles thus breathing new life into the ordinary

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July 9 - 10, 2022

Intro to Rigid Heddle

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

In this introductory level rigid heddle weaving class you will learn to warp the loom and practice basic weaving techniques

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July 15 - 17, 2022

Light on the Figure

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

The ability to observe and accurately represent the fall of light on the figure can be developed with practice and perspective

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July 15 - 19, 2022

Facet and Frame: Surface Composition of the Altered Form

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Explore how the natural world provides a rich playground for image creation and use the dynamic shapes of pottery as your canvas

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July 15 - 19, 2022

Just Add Plaster: Mold-Making for Ceramics

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Adding plaster to your studio practice will open new possibilities for form and function

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July 22 - 24, 2022

Introduction to Painting and Synesthesia

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

In this introduction to painting workshop, participants will learn about acrylic painting tools, techniques, and mediums, basic color theory, two-dimensional design principles, and gain a deeper understanding of their own subjective experience in the process

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July 22 - 26, 2022

Melt It Perfect But Just for You: Glaze and Materials Technology for the Ceramicist

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Please call our office at 518-263-2001 to be placed on the waiting list for this course. A first for Sugar Maples Center for the Creative Arts, this workshop offers participants the rare opportunity to study with one of the world’s foremost scientists who delve into the ceramic arts as part of his life’s curiosities

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July 29 - August 2, 2022

The Complexities of the Straight Forward: Approaches in Sculpture

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

This 5-day workshop will cover the basic techniques of hand building

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July 29 - August 2, 2022

Pouring Vessels: Techniques, Mechanics, and Inspirations

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

From the whimsical to the austere, pouring vessels have an outsized place in the pantheon of pottery forms

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August 5 - 9, 2022

Finding Inspiration in Your Cultural Heritage

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

In this workshop, we will study images of historical ceramics from our own cultural backgrounds to inspire our work

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August 5 - 8, 2022

Cut, Fold, Sew, Glue: Bookbinding as Collage

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to basic techniques and materials of bookbinding with an emphasis on how the process can inform the product

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August 12 - 23, 2022

Building the Sugar Maples Train Kiln (Call to be placed on the waiting list)

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Please call our office at 518-263-2001 to be placed on the waiting list for this course. Come be a part of a project that has been in the planning since early in the worldwide pandemic; to build a wood-fired train kiln for this amazing art center high in the Catskills

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August 19 - 23, 2022

Cyanotype Workshop (Call to be placed on waiting list)

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Please call our office at 518-263-2001 to be placed on the waiting list for this course. This workshop does not require any previous experience and will start with the basics of how to make a cyanotype print from mixing chemistry, coating paper and/or fabric and developing the print using the sun (or occasionally a UV light if inclement weather)

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August 19 - 21, 2022

Transforming the Landscape with a Camera

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

This workshop will help participants hone and conceptualize a project, organize and strategize their work, create and execute landscape photography in the wondrous Catskill Mountains.The workshop will include discussions about and preparations for project-based images and historical work as reference, making photographs, and learning to critique one’s own work

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August 26 - 30, 2022

Pictorial Porcelain Vessels

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

In this 5-day workshop the student will explore color and surface design by creating etched relief painted vessels using layered washes of underglazes painted with watercolor-like techniques

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August 26 - 28, 2022

Natural Dye Workshop

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

In this workshop you will learn the basic steps of natural dyeing

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September 9 - 13, 2022

First Things First: Composition, Planning and Execution

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

The first decision that we make as painters is, what am I going to paint

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September 16 - 18, 2022

Introduction to Soda Firing (Call to be placed on the waiting list)

SUGAR MAPLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

Please call our office at 518-263-2001 to be placed on the waiting list for this course. “Soda firing” refers to the addition of soda ash to the kiln to create a rich atmosphere that adds a variety of flavors (colors, surfaces) to the work. Soda firing offers artists interesting possibilities in their personal aesthetic

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