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Annual Meeting 3-Day Workshop

with Julie Gilbert Pollard
October 4th - 6th; Registration Form
Twin Ponds Golf and Country Club
New York Mills, NY 13417
For more information on this workshop
see the Annual Meeting page.

Julie’s workshop will focus on how to make water look wet, reflective and splashy, and we will study water in motion and glassy reflection. Painting water that looks wet requires some basic knowledge of the dynamics of how water moves and how objects are reflected in its mirror surface, so Julie will share techniques to address the various puzzles with which the artist is faced when painting this stunning, fascinating confusing subject!

New Series: “Watercolor Workshops by CNYWS”

Note: Members will be receiving registration forms with complete details via email and also regular mail (if they are on that list).

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A Loose Approach to Florals

with Judith Haynes Levins

The first workshop in the series was taught by Judith Haynes Levins in 2016. Judy taught her workshop, “A Loose Approach to Florals” to a full and fun-loving class. If you remember Judy from demo night this year, then you would know that her art is amazing but you may not know that she is also a gifted teacher. We walked away with so many tips, techniques and procedures that we can’t wait to utilize in our future paintings. As the saying goes “a good time was had by all.” With mop brushes in hand we were instilled with enthusiasm to go forth and paint.

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Abstract Painting Demystified

with Sandra DeVisser
March 18, 9:00am – 4:00pm; Workshop fee: $45; Registration Form
Jewish Community Center
2310 Oneida Street, Utica, NY 13501

Have you ever wondered what makes a good abstract, or how you would go about creating one? Sandra DeVisser says no two people would do this the same way but she enjoys pouring and using big brushes. Come and learn more about abstract painting and have fun in the process.

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New Approaches to Starting a Painting

with Mary P. Murphy
April 29, 2017; Workshop fee: $45; Registration Form
Jewish Community Center
2310 Oneida Street, Utica, NY 13501

If you’re getting stuck with the same old approach to beginning a watercolor painting, this class will give you some new ways to think about color, value, subject and composition. Starting with an underpainting*, or a “painting before the painting,” can force you to think in new ways about how to treat a subject – or even how to create a subject from an abstract start. It’s fun, and it’s a great discipline for painters of all levels.
*Mary would like to acknowledge Judi Betts for several of the underpainting techniques she will share.

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Back to Basics: Telling a Story with Art

with Kathy Kernan
June 10, 2017; Workshop fee: $45; Registration Form
Jewish Community Center
2310 Oneida Street, Utica, NY 13501

Find your eyes and your focus changing? What you used to do no longer pleases you or is even possible? How about “back-to-basics” drawing, using splashes of bright paint and telling a story in a book? In this workshop, we’ll look at questions like, “What do I want to say about this scene? Marketplace? Stream? Fountain?” We’ll talk about turning your vacation sketches into a treasured anniversary or birthday book. And we’ll get practical about navigating copyright considerations.

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Fast, Fresh Flowers and Waterfalls

with Judy Dimbleby
September 16, 2017; Workshop fee: $45; Registration Form
Jewish Community Center
2310 Oneida Street, Utica, NY 13501

Persimmons by Michiko Taylor

CNYWS/VIEW Mini – Workshop Series for 2017

A series of seven mini - workshops at the View, Old Forge, New York, is available now for sign-up. More information on these exciting workshops may be found here and on the View website.

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2017 Golden Tour and Spring Workshop

by Pamela Vogan Lynch
May 25, 2017

Registration Form

Catherine Bennett and Pamela, with Emma Golden’s assistance, have planned a workshop for CNYWS members. Golden Paints is located in New Berlin, NY, and the plan is to start at 10:00am (carpooling to Golden is encouraged), tour the paint manufacturing facility, break for a bag lunch, have a watercolor workshop with QoR watercolors, and complete the day with a tour of the Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency Barn.

2017 CNYWS Traveling Round Table Critiques

  • March 27, 6:30pm – 8:30pm; Utica Art Association meeting
  • April 22, 10:00am – noon; Central New York Associated Artists meeting
  • May 4, 7:00pm – 9:00pm; Rome Art Association meeting

The following Traveling Round Table Critiques are also “OPEN Critiques” and are open to our Associate Members. You may contact Sandy Rooney at the email address below to sign up.

  • June 3, 11:00am – 2:30pm; Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St, Cooperstown, NY
  • August 17, 11:00am – 2:00pm; View, Old Forge, NY, 2nd floor

Additional bookings may be announced. If you would like the panel to conduct a TRT Critique at your art group meeting or Community Library, contact Sandy Rooney, Art4Abba@roadrunner.com

For more information on the TRT Critiques and Team click here.

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Painting by Sister Joselle Orlando

2017 Summer Retreat:
Mandala Reflections through Watercolor
A Watercolor Retreat Experience

with Sister Joselle Orlando, OSF
July 22, 2017, 9am - 3pm
Workshop fee: $30; Registration Form
Alverna Heights (Directions)
7770 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066

Sister Orlando has a Master’s Degree in Art Education as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Syracuse University and over 45 years of teaching experience in the arts to youth and adults. Sister has a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies and has facilitated retreats using the arts. Presently, Sister Orlando ministers to senior citizens as a teaching artist.

You can check out Alverna Heights by going to their website at: www.alvernaheights.org.