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Student Art Camp 2015

Afternoon art sessions at Main Street Arts for students in grades 7–10. Projects will include portrait painting, drawing from life, collage, and most importantly using your imagination. A new project will be completed each day!

Join us for this summer's Student Art Camps at Main Street Arts!

Join us for this summer’s Student Art Camps at Main Street Arts!

Grades 7–10 | Fours sessions over two weeks
Tues 7/21, Thur 7/23, Tues 7/28, Thur 7/30 | 1–3pm

Tues 7/21, Self-Portrait Painting: Learn how to draw the human face and create your own unique self-portrait!

Thur 7/23, Collage: Experiment with different materials to create a one-of-a-kind collage. This session emphasizes the importance of trying new things!

Tues 7/28, Watercolor Basics: In this session, explore layering colors and using watercolor techniques to create beautiful watercolor paintings.

Thur 7/30, Drawing from Life: Students draw still life objects to learn one of the most important tools in an artist’s toolbox, drawing from real life!

Call, email, or stop by the gallery to sign up today! $15 per session or $50 for all four sessions.

2015 Workshops

Call or email the gallery for more info and to reserve your spot in our workshops, camps, and drawing sessions.

April

Drawing with Coffee
Saturday, April 18, 2015  |  10 a.m.–12 p.m.
$15/person (includes materials and pastries)
Drawing with a variety of materials, including coffee, while enjoying coffee and sweets. This monthly workshop will focus on the experience of drawing in a relaxed and casual environment. Call or email the gallery for more info and to reserve your spot!

May

Drawing with Coffee: Perspective
Saturday, May 16, 2015  |  10 a.m.–12 p.m.
$15/person (includes materials and pastries)
Draw in a relaxed and casual environment while sipping coffee and eating pastries! This month the focus will be on using perspective to draw buildings in downtown Clifton Springs from the balcony at Main Street Arts.

Workshop: Stretching a Canvas
Saturday, May 23, 2015  |  1–3 p.m.
$25/person (includes materials)
Stretching a canvas is a basic skill that every artist should have! This workshop will teach you all you need to know about this valuable skill and you will leave with fresh canvases ready for painting.

June

Watercolor Workshops: $25 per session or $60 for all three (includes materials)

Workshop: Watercolor Basics
Saturday, June 13, 2015  |  1–3 p.m.
Learn the basics of watercolor painting, including how to choose and prepare your paper, the properties of watercolor paint, how to mix and layer colors, and more.

Workshop: Watercolor Still Life
Saturday, June 20, 2015  |  1–3 p.m.
Learn new watercolor techniques by painting a still life from direct observation. This workshop will focus on value ranges and textures.

Workshop: Plein Air Watercolor
Saturday, June 27, 2015  |  1–3 p.m.
In this workshop create plein air watercolor paintings in beautiful downtown Clifton Springs. Paint from buildings, foliage, and more.

July

Student Art Camp!
$15 per session or $50 for all four
Afternoon art sessions at Main Street Arts for students in grades 6–12. Projects will include portrait painting, drawing from life, and most importantly using your imagination!
Grades 6–8: July 7, 9, 14, 16, 1–3pm
Grades 9-12: July 21, 23, 28, 30, 1–3pm

Drawing with Coffee: Flowers and Plants
Saturday, July 18, 2015  |  10 a.m.–12 p.m.
$10/person (includes materials and pastries)
Draw in a relaxed and casual environment while sipping coffee and eating pastries! We will be drawing flowers for this month’s session in the garden across the street at Warfield’s.

Workshop: Bookbinding with Bradley Butler
Saturday, July 25, 2015  |  1–3 p.m.
Make your own sketch book or journal in this hands-on introduction to bookbinding. You will learn variations on the basic pamphlet stitch and leave with some small notebooks and a larger sketchbook or journal.

September

Drawing with Coffee
Saturday, September 19, 2015  |  10 a.m.–12 p.m.
$15/person (includes materials and pastries)

October

Drawing with Coffee
Saturday, October 17, 2015  |  10 a.m.–12 p.m.
$15/person (includes materials and pastries)

Workshop: Mask Making for Kids
Saturday, October 24, 2015  |  1–3 p.m.

November

Drawing with Coffee
Saturday, November 21, 2015  |  10 a.m.–12 p.m.
$15/person (includes materials and pastries)

December

Workshop: Decorating Paper with Bradley Butler
Saturday, December 19, 2015  |  1–3 p.m.
$25/person (includes materials)
Try your hand at designing your own decorative paper! In this two hour workshop you will use stamping and marbling techniques to make beautiful papers to use as gift wrapping or as works of art all on their own. Call or email the gallery to sign up. (please note that this is not a “paper-making” class, we will be decorating commercially made papers)

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Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition 2015

A round of applause to the students who participated in our 2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition, and to our competition winners! Participating students received a 5″ x 7″ canvas and used it to make artwork that fit the theme, “This is What Adventure Looks Like!” The competition features artwork by students grades 6–12 from thirteen area school districts.

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts, open house

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts, open house

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

Check out the photo album on Flickr to see more images from the exhibition.

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

2015 Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Competition at Main Street Arts

The students in this competition are the artists of tomorrow! We had a great time seeing the creativity and innovation coming out of local Finger Lakes schools.

Best in Show:

  • 1st Place: “The Adventures of Galaxy Whale and Cat” by Alexandra F, Fairport High School
  • 2nd Place: “The Voyage” by Carter L, Victor Jr. High School
  • 3rd Place: “Serapis” by Taylor D, Fairport High School

Best in Grade-Level:

  • 6th Grade: “Under The Sea” by Semma A, Victor Intermediate School
  • 7th Grade: “Untitled” by Dedra A, Marion Middle/High School
  • 8th Grade: “A Walk to Adventure” by Hanna G, Victor Intermediate School
  • 9th Grade: “Reconnaissance of Dreams” by Jaelyn M, Marion Middle/High School
  • 10th Grade: “Star Gazing” by Taylor J, North Rose Wolcott High School
  • 11th Grade: “Gravity” by Emily W, Lima Christian School
  • 12th Grade: “Hummed Low” by Alisha B, Penn Yan Academy