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We hope you'll join us for the many events taking place
at Main Street Arts.
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spot in our workshops, camps, and drawing sessions.
Regional Student Painting Competition: Self Portraits
Saturday, April 22, 1 to 3 p.m.
Participating students in grades 6-12 residing in Ontario, Wayne, Monroe, Livingston, Seneca, and Yates counties received a 5in x 7in canvas to make a self portrait. In the age of the "Selfie", the act of painting your own portrait is much less immediate but also much
more permanent, it exists in reality and not just on social media.
The exhibition runs through May 6.
A Discussion with John Greene and Robert Marx
Saturday, April 29, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for an engaging conversation with artists John Greene
and Robert Marx. These two friends are showing their work together for the first time in our current exhibition, 'Re-Emerging Artists'.
Mixed-Media Collage with Kara Cox
Saturday, April 29, 12 to 3 p.m.
$35 per person
Get a different perspective on collage in this workshop with artist-in-residence, Kara Cox. This workshop will focus on how to make analog collages in a digital world. Kara will demonstrate how she uses Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to produce digital effects which are then used in collages and paintings. In this workshop you will make a mixed-media piece with collage, painting techniques, and digitally generated images.
Monotype Printmaking with Barb McPhail
Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$65 per person
Learn or revisit this unique printmaking technique in an extended workshop with printmaker Barbara McPhail, a well-known printmaker from the Finger Lakes area who specializes in monotype. Using shapes cut from various materials, you will create monotype prints by inking and applying the shapes onto a plexiglass background and running it through an etching press. Use the same shapes multiple times to evolve into another print or expand your idea. Or make something completely different for each print. This process can be playful and spontaneous or planned out. All materials included.
Memory Wire and Leather Jewelry Workshop with Karen Tretiak
Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$45 per person
Learn exciting contemporary jewelry techniques in this workshop
lead by Karen Tretiak. The current trends in jewelry today include working with memory wire and leather to create wrapped bracelets
and necklaces. You will learn all the skills needed to create single, double or triple wrapped pieces using wire, beads, charms and
leather. This workshop is a perfect next step for those continuing
their jewelry-making practice as well as beginners new to the process! All materials included.
Alien Rock Casting with Samantha Bogner
Saturday, May 13, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$45 per person
Explore object making with inspiration from camp, science fiction
and outer space fantasies. Create your own alien rocks with sculptor Samantha Bogner, one of our resident artists for the month of May. Learn how to make a putty mold from objects such as rocks and shells, cast and dye resin, and embed materials such as glitter,
gold and foil into your unique piece. All materials included.
Opening Reception: Utopia/Dystopia
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 4 to 7 p.m.
Cyanotype Photographs with Madison Moore
Saturday, May 27, 12 to 3 p.m.
$40 per person
Create cyanotype photographs with Madison Moore, alumna
of the Main Street Arts artist residency program. Cyanotype is
a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print
after exposing photosensitive paper to light. Learn what materials
are used in this alternative photographic process and how to coat
and prepare the paper. Negatives will be produced from your images and you will create cyanotype photos from these negatives by placing them over the paper and exposing it to sunlight. Come prepared
with your own black and white images. All materials included.
Look No Further: Drawing from Within with Cathy Gordon
Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$35 per person
Lead by Cathy Gordon, one of our resident artists for the month
of June, this process-centered workshop will focus on drawing
as a vehicle for creativity. Rather than focusing on “what you see”,
you will use charcoal and pastels to draw from your intuition and creativity. You will rely on value, contrast, line, and shape to create dynamic works on paper without representation. Use the skills
you learn in this workshop in your journals or sketchbooks.
All materials included.
Batik Fabric Dying with Karen Tretiak
Saturday, June 10, 17 and 24, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
$95 per person for all three sessions
This three-session workshop lead by Karen Tretiak, focuses on the wonderfully creative and fun medium, batik—a “resist” process used
to make designs on cloth. In the first and second sessions, you will apply hot wax as the resist and use brilliant dye colors to create your fabric painting. Batik is especially unique due to the way the wax blends will "crackle" during production, allowing lines of color to come through on resisted areas, which will take place during the final session. This is a great technique for beginners as well as the more experienced craftsperson. No experience is necessary to make
a beautiful finished product that can be sewn into a pillow or framed
as a wall hanging. All materials provided.
4 ¼ x 3 ½: The Beauty of Small with Cathy Gordon
Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$35 per person
This workshop, taught by Cathy Gordon, one of our resident artists
for the month of June, offers a contemporary twist to the long-standing tradition of miniature art. Let’s defy the notion that “bigger
is better” and create small works that demand attention. Using recycled Polaroid photographs we will use mixed media techniques such as layering, glazing and transfer to create diminutive works
of art. All materials provided.
Opening Reception: Summer Jewelry Show
Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 4 to 7p.m.
Opening Reception: Upstate NY Painting Invitational
Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 4 to 7 p.m.
Opening Reception: Relic/Ritual/Object
Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 4 to 7 p.m.
Opening Reception: Small Works 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 4 to 7p.m.