Portrait Drawing Workshop

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

portrait art

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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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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Comic Jam with Ira Marcks

Saturday, October 7th at 1:00 pm
Main Library      

Comic Jam is a drop-­in event led by Ira Marcks. You can contribute to an existing project or develop your own. Fun for artists of  all ages. No previous experience necessary! Drop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole time, it’s up to you.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A COMIC JAM?

A bunch of artists of all ages and skills get together and draw comics! It’s about using your imagination with other creative people.  Watch the collaborative process.

We ask that you register only so that we have an idea of how many to expect. The program is free and open to the public. Please make reservations by calling the library at 274-7071 or register online.

 

 

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Doodles and Watercolor

watercolor doodle

Wednesday, October 18th and 25th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

In this two-part class, led by artist Joy Ting Charde, participants will learn doodle and basic watercolor techniques. In this class we will be creating colorful and expressive backgrounds using watercolor washes. Students will layer different types of doodles/drawings on the colorful pieces. No experience necessary!  Register online.

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Still Life Acrylic Painting

Mondays, September 18th and 25th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

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Artist and instructor Sarah Nenno Bowen is hosting a painting workshop for two nights at the Troy Public Library for ages 18 and up. During the first session, the instructor will guide participants in the beginning steps of each painting while looking at a staged model of every day items. Learn how to choose the composition, as well as the different techniques for color mixing, paint application, and personal expression. Day two will be spent on the completion of each still-life painting. Share tips and critique with other painters in this insightful and positive space, and take home your masterpiece. No experience required. Participants must commit to both sessions for this workshop.

Register online.

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 sup-port of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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