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Portrait Drawing Workshop

Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00 pm (YWCA-GCR)

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Us & Them.  Join us for a series of drawing workshops on portraiture. Through developing observational skills in a variety of drawing exercises, you will gain the fundamentals in capturing the basic proportions of the human face, while also exploring the possibility of capturing someone’s character or essence through a drawing.

This project is made possible with funds from the decentralization program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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Teen Art Night

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Thursdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library

  • September 21st: T-shirt Tote Bags – Recycle a once-loved t-shirt into a trendy tote bag! Bring your own t-shirt and we will provide the rest.  Ages 12 – 19.  Registration Required.  Register online
  • October 26th: “Blackout” Poetry – Write poetry and make art at the same time! Using black marker, cross off words from an old book page and leave behind your selected words. Take it to another level by creating an image around your poem.  Register online
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Writing Workshop with Amy Halloran

Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00 pm (YWCA-GCR)

Everyone has a story, and capturing that essence in a small story can help us humanize each other. The practice of really seeing someone can reduce the tendency to see someone as a writingThem, rather than another familiar person, an Us. Words can make us be bridges to each other, rather than walls. This workshop will cover the basics of informal interviewing, using a simple question and answer style to gather facts and feelings. This material becomes the ingredients for brief written profiles, or snapshots in words. The class will give you a model you can use elsewhere, at family gatherings, school events, and also, at the three writing events that will be happening around the city of Troy in this series.

This program is free and open to the public. This is a drop-in class and no registration is needed.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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Hanzhi Wang in Concert

Hanzhi-Wang

Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 pm
Main Library

Ms. Wang will perform works written for her by famed Danish composer, Martin Lohse, along with transcriptions by Bach, Mozart, Grieg and Moszkowski. She received a Masters in Classical Accordion Performance from Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagan with Geir Draugsvoll, and has given concerts in Germany, Denmark, China, Japan, Sweden, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro, Taiwan, Belgium, Portugal and Holland. Hanzhi Wang has won a number of international accordion competitions including Beijing (China), Klingenthal (Germany), Arrasate (Spain) and Castelfidardo (Italy).

Check out the website for more information or email rajerry@juno.com.

No registration necessary.

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Family Craft Night

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Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Main Library

Children and their family members will decorate and build their own kaleidoscopes to bring home. Children will be amazed by the endless variety of images they will see.

  • September 26th: Play with Paints – Painting and playing together at last. Children, with the help of their family members, can create masterpieces without a brush. Roll, drive, and drag your way to creative fun! Dress for mess. Ages 4-11. Registration required. Register online.
  • October 24th:  Creepy Crafts – Create fun and spooky crafts to decorate your space for Halloween.  Ages 5-11 with family member.  Registration required. Register online.
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