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Santa Cruz Sunset (Online Class)

$20

with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Calendar Jul 27, 2021 at 5 pm

Tuesday, July 27, 5:00-7:00pm EST (Advanced Beginner and Up)

In this session we will explore a California sunset, and talk about using complementary colors. Kari will demonstrate the compositional sketch, initial block in, and painting finish using oil color. Along the way, she’ll discuss atmospheric perspective and achieving a feeling of light in your paintings!

Materials:

  • Rigid painting panel 9”x12” aspect ratio with white surface we will be toning during class
  • Oil colors: white, cool yellow (Cadmium Yellow Light), warm yellow (Cadmium Yellow Medium), cool red (Quinacridone Red), warm red (Cadmium Red Medium), Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue
  • Mineral spirits, paper towels, brushes: an array of synthetic long and short flats, paper (or sketchbook), pencil, eraser, reference photo printed out

Click here to view/download the reference image for class!

Reminder - This painting and the sole use of it are the property of Kari Ganoung Ruiz and may not be reproduced without permission. Paintings done in this workshop are for study purpose only and should not be sold or represented as the participant's original work.

About the Instructor:
Kari Ganoung Ruiz was raised at the edge of The Finger Lakes National Forest in Central New York State, which set the stage for her deep connection to the natural landscape. After receiving her BS in Fine Art Painting from Ashland University in Ohio, Kari and her husband Photographer Diego Ruiz opened a picture framing studio and Gallery featuring fine art. An encouraging response to her work prompted more space at the boutique to be used to display paintings, and eventually the move to a much larger location. Due to theincreased visibility of the new gallery, the draw on their time became much greater and began to cut intostudio hours. At this time, Kari began to focus on plein air work; feeling the need to learn about light and shadow directly from the natural world. In 2014, the couple moved the gallery online in order to allow both ofthem to travel and move forward with their artistic careers. Kari and Diego now travel the US, capturing the landscape as they experience it. Awards include Best in Show Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival in New York 2017, First Place Quick Draw at Lighthouse Plein Air Festival in Florida 2018, Grand Prize Two Rivers PleinAir Festival in Texas 2019, and Grand Prize Adirondack Plein Air in New York in 2020. Kari’s work is held in public and private collections across the United States and Canada, most recently added to the collection ofthe Bureau of Land Management in Colorado.

On Instagram as @kariganoungruiz

On facebook as @KGRuizArt

Introduction to Nepalese Pulp-Painting I

$35

with Carol Marie Vossler

Calendar Aug 1, 2021 at 10 am

In-Person, Sunday, Aug 1, 10:00-11:00am for Adults AND kids ages 8+

During this 1-hour workshop you will be introduced to the wonder of pulp-painting! The various colored pulp is produced from recycled tee-shirts. This technique is inspired by the Nepalese paper makers who format their sheets by pouring liquid pulp into large screens that are submerged under water. The screens are then lifted out of the shallow basin and allowed to dry in the sun. Each participant will be guided through the basic process on how to pour different colored pulp into a submerged screen to create one Nepalese pulp-painting. The use of stencils and two acrylic colors of your choice will also be available to embellish the pulp-painting.  *Artworks will be available for pickup 24 hours after class ends.*

This class will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Please meet by the Ceramics Studio (the purple door) at the back of the theatre building.

Bio:

Carol Marie is a professional artist and art educator. She is a certified art integration specialist and has taught the studio arts at Plattsburgh State University, North Country Community College and at BluSeed Studios for over 30 years. She earned degrees in forestry from Paul Smith’s College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Plattsburgh State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. She is the Director Emeritus & Founder of BluSeed Studios located in Saranac Lake, NY and has curated several national & international exhibitions that encourage cross-cultural collaboration. She continues to present authentic STEAM & Project Based Learning (PBL) workshops for educators using paper-making, printmaking, ceramics/sculpture and book arts.

Introduction to Nepalese Pulp-Painting I

$35

with Carol Marie Vossler

Calendar Aug 1, 2021 at 11:15 am

In-Person, Sunday, Aug 1, 11:15am-12:15pm for Adults AND kids ages 8+

During this 1-hour workshop you will be introduced to the wonder of pulp-painting! The various colored pulp is produced from recycled tee-shirts. This technique is inspired by the Nepalese paper makers who format their sheets by pouring liquid pulp into large screens that are submerged under water. The screens are then lifted out of the shallow basin and allowed to dry in the sun. Each participant will be guided through the  basic process on how to pour different colored pulp into a submerged screen to create one  Nepalese pulp-painting. The use of  stencils and two acrylic colors of your choice will also be available to embellish the pulp-painting.  *Artworks will be available for pickup 24 hours after class ends.*

This class will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Please meet by the Ceramics Studio (the purple door) at the back of the theatre building.

Bio:

Carol Marie is a professional artist and art educator. She is a certified art integration specialist and has taught the studio arts at Plattsburgh State University, North Country Community College and at BluSeed Studios for over 30 years. She earned degrees in forestry from Paul Smith’s College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Plattsburgh State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. She is the Director Emeritus & Founder of BluSeed Studios located in Saranac Lake, NY and has curated several national & international exhibitions that encourage cross-cultural collaboration. She continues to present authentic STEAM & Project Based Learning (PBL) workshops for educators using paper-making, printmaking, ceramics/sculpture and book arts.

Introduction to Western Paper Making with Flowers

$90

with Carol Marie Vossler

Calendar Aug 1, 2021 at 1 pm

Sunday, Aug 1, 1:00-3:30pm for Adults AND Kids age 14+

In this 2.5-hour workshop participants will be introduced to how the process of preparing, cooking plant material and breaking rag is done in order to render the pulp for sheet formation. There will be an overview of decorative techniques, the use of pulp additives and examples on how your flower paper can be used. Also included is a lesson on how to make a small soft covered book using a pamphlet stitch binding. 

Each participant will make approximately eight to ten sheets of flower paper.  *The finished paper will be ready approx. 24 hours after the completion of the workshop.* 

This class will be held outdoors weather permitting. Please meet at the Ceramics Studio (purple door) behind the theatre building.

Bio:

Carol Marie is a professional artist and art educator. She is a certified art integration specialist and has taught the studio arts at Plattsburgh State University, North Country Community College and at BluSeed Studios for over 30 years. She earned degrees in forestry from Paul Smith’s College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Plattsburgh State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. She is the Director Emeritus & Founder of BluSeed Studios located in Saranac Lake, NY and has curated several national & international exhibitions that encourage cross-cultural collaboration. She continues to present authentic STEAM & Project Based Learning (PBL) workshops for educators using paper-making, printmaking, ceramics/sculpture and book arts. 

Socially-Distanced Storming the Stage

$120

with Jessica Deeb

Calendar Aug 2, 2021 at 9:30 am

Ages 6-10

Location: LPCA Theatre

Kids will find their very own star power in this terrific theater camp. Campers will dramatize some of their favorite stories and use theater games to build confidence. The camp will focus on fun and exploring imagination through improv & acting. Kids will learn to express themselves with their voices, bodies and minds while morphing into crazy characters. 

Cancellation Policy

  • Contact us at least 6 business days before the camp start date, and we will refund the cost of the program minus a 15% enrollment fee.
  • Contact us 5 business days or less before the camp start date, and we will offer class credit only.
Full Course

Intro to Hoops

$40

with Samantha Yelle

Calendar Aug 2, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Ages: 7-12

Time: 2:00 – 3:00

Dates: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Cost: $40 for the session 

This class is an introduction to hoop dance. The aim is to build a strong foundation of basic movements with our hula hoops. From an established base it is easy learning to incorporate those movements into dance.

Every class will start with stretching to prepare our bodies for the rest of the session. Then, we warm-up our cores with waist hooping. In each class we cover a few fun tricks and review ways of inserting them into dance. As with most skills, the more time a student puts in with their hoop the easier learning becomes. Mastery of these tricks will often take practice outside of class.

The teacher instructs by demonstration, so the student will be following step-by-step verbal instructions with visual cues throughout the class. 

This class does not require any prior knowledge and plenty of hoops are provided for use during class. Make sure to wear comfortable/supportive shoes and bring a bottle of water.

 

Pre-Hoops

$40

with Samantha Yelle

Calendar Aug 4, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Ages: 4-6

Time: 2:00 – 3:00

Dates: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

Cost: $40 for the session 

Join in on the hoops adventure with Sammy! Parents are welcome to watch as their child explores the endless possibilities of the Hula Hoop. This class is geared towards students who are not yet able to keep the hula hoop going. Students ease into beginner moves through playful activiy allowing them the chance to explore and have fun with hula hoops.  

Handmade Hoops are provided for the class, or bring your own. There will be shiny brand-new hoops for sale at the class too!

Weather permitting, classes will be held outside. Rain dates will be determined.

Bring water to class to stay hydrated and a hat for when it's sunny out!

Socially-Distanced Teen Improv Comedy Camp

$120

with Joseph Conto

Calendar Aug 9, 2021 at 9:30 am

Ages: 13-17

Does your teen want to try their hand at learning the basics of improvisational comedy? Then this camp is for them. A week of fun filled and informative sessions with seasoned teachers Joe Conto & Amy Coddington-Burnett!

About the Instructors:

Joe Conto has been with Montreal Improv Theatre in Montreal, Quebec for 10 years.  First as a student and then as a performer and instructor.  He has taught all levels of experience as well as in classic improv formats such as Harold, Armando, Pretty Flower and Narrative.  He has performed at festivals in New York City, Toronto, Ottawa, Boston, Burlington and Hartford, and has also competed and placed first in Montreal’s city-wide Threepio Competition.  He has studied under improv notables Armando Diaz, Will Hines, Jill Bernard and Kirsten Rasmussen.  Joe Conto continues to teach in Montreal while employed as the Department Chair of Business & Hospitality with Paul Smith’s College.  Most recently, he has begun teaching improv in the tri-lakes area at both BluSeed Studios and Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Amy Coddington-Burnett got her start in Washington, DC with WIT (Washington Improv Theater) both as a performer and teacher.  While there, she taught both traditional improv techniques and facilitated corporate team-building workshops, using those same skills.  After relocating to Saranac Lake, she founded the troupe Gag Reflex; both a performance group and community outreach organization. She currently teaches Improv for Life Skills as an adjunct instructor at Paul Smith’s College.  Additionally, she has taught at Hochschule Munchen School in Germany for the last three summers, teaching improv to international students. 

Cancellation Policy

  • Contact us at least 6 business days before the camp start date, and we will refund the cost of the program minus a 15% enrollment fee.
  • Contact us 5 business days or less before the camp start date, and we will offer class credit only.




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