Paper Making

Tri-County Arts Council 110 W. State Street, Olean, NY

In this introductory workshop, students will learn the basics of hand paper-making, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, couching, pressing, and drying. Note: Paper will not be ready for students to take home on the day of the class.

$60 – $80

Creative Clay: Pumpkins

Tri-County Arts Council 110 W. State Street, Olean, NY

Get in the holiday spirit with these festive clay pumpkins. Tara Dedrick will instruct you on how to make your own wonderful clay pumpkins. This will be a great addition for any decorating you might want to do for Halloween or Thanksgiving. The first class will be all about making the clay pumpkin and the […]

$35 – $45

Michelle Millar Fisher: Curator Talk

Alfred University 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY

MICHELLE MILLAR FISHER is a curator | writer | educator / currently at MFA Boston + formerly at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, MoMA, the Met, and the Guggenheim. Michelle will be talking about her recent curatorial project "Designing Motherhood" amongst other curatorial and research projects. Location: Binns-Merrill Room C

Free

Tatting

Tri-County Arts Council 110 W. State Street, Olean, NY

Tatting is a type of vintage lacework that uses a basic double knot that is repeated over and over again, done with a tatting shuttle. Come find out how to make lace edgings, snowflakes, and more. If you enjoy crochet, knitting, embroidery, and sewing, then there's a good chance that you'll enjoy tatting. Instructor: Linda […]

$100 – $120

Collage

Tri-County Arts Council 110 W. State Street, Olean, NY

This class is a mixed media collage class. Students will learn to utilize painting, drawing and printmaking to build a beautiful collage. Bring in your favorite art supplies if you like or just use ours!

$35 – $45

Creative Clay: Ornaments

Tri-County Arts Council 110 W. State Street, Olean, NY

Get in the holiday spirit with these festive clay ornaments. Tara Dedrick will instruct you on how to make your own wonderful clay ornaments. This is a lovely decoration or gift. The first class will be all about making the clay ornaments and the second class will be glazing your ornaments. Instructor: Tara Dedrick Date: […]

$35 – $45

Paper Marbling

Tri-County Arts Council 110 W. State Street, Olean, NY

Discover the joy of paper marbling in this hands-on workshop! Learn traditional marbling techniques with combs and rakes and be guided through the process of creating unique experimental designs. Students will go home with 15+ sheets of paper that can be used for bookbinding, card making, scrapbooking, framing, and more. No previous art experience necessary. […]

$60 – $80

Encaustics

Tri-County Arts Council 110 W. State Street, Olean, NY

This is a basic introduction into the encaustic medium. Encaustic is an ancient medium which has recently enjoyed a resurgence in the art world. Beeswax and damar resin make up the medium and powdered pigments provide the color. Learn the basic techniques used by current encaustic artists including preparation of the base, layering the colors […]

$45 – $55

“An Introduction to Chanoyu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony”

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum 2 Pine Street, Alfred, NY

"While Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, has been alive and well for over 500 years, it remains a mystery for many both inside and outside of Japan. Please join me as we try to shed some light on Chanoyu’s origins, philosophies, and culture." - Omar Francis

Beginners Drawing

Tri-County Arts Council 110 W. State Street, Olean, NY

This drawing class provides an opportunity for participants to expand on the drawing concepts introduced by instructor. Emphasis is placed on learning design principles, drawing techniques, and drawing skills leading to the development of abilities that are necessary to draw still life. Participants are given explanations on how to draw simple shapes to slowly move […]

$35 – $45

Calligraphy

Tri-County Arts Council 110 W. State Street, Olean, NY

"Learn the art of calligraphy, literally, "beautiful writing," from professional calligrapher Betsy Afton, who has over 40 years' worth of experience in this art form and has been both using it and teaching it for that long. Three different styles, Italics, Gothic and Celtic will be presented and taught in a relaxed, informative and accessible […]

$45 – $55