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AMH provides a range of experiential and creative workshops led by expert practitioners in their fields. Check out the selection below and join us! All workshops are located at Arts Mid-Hudson (696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, Poughkeepsie) unless specified otherwise.

Are you an artist interested in hosting a workshop? Fill out this AMH Workshop Application and send it to [email protected]

BUDGE THAT BUDGET

BUDGE THAT BUDGET

Does the thought of a budget strike fear into your heart? Fear not, fair creatives!

Jessica Beim from Finergy Inc. will calm your nerves and walk you through each step of putting together a top notch budget for your next project or proposal.

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 3:00  – 5:00 p.m

Price: $15 (AMH Members) $20 (Non Members) Free for 2018 Grantees (but please RSVP)

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Instructor: Jessica Beim

About Instructor: 

Jessica is the owner and lead analyst at Finergy. After over 10 years of experience in the financial sector, she decided to break out on her own. Her vision is to help local businesses understand their financials so their businesses can continue to grow. Jessica’s passion for finance and helping people come together at Finergy.  Jessica is a Certified Bookkeeper, Certified Quickbooks Online User and member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.

 

BUSINESS 101 FOR ARTISTS & MAKERS

BUSINESS 101 FOR ARTISTS AND MAKERS

If you love to create, and want to sell your products, this 5-week class will get you started with practical advice, money-saving tips, and personal guidance. Appropriate for artists, crafters, photographers, designers and creators of all types. Topics include: developing your brand; marketing and social media; pricing your handmade products; selling online (i.e. setting up an Etsy shop); selling at local crafts fairs; consignment or wholesale to stores; record-keeping; and having fun doing it all! Classes will include lectures, group discussions, and facilitated exercises. We will establish specific goals and work through the necessary steps together so that you learn relevant skills while making tangible progress.

Dates: 

  1. Developing Your Brand: Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m
  2. Marketing and Social Media: Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m
  3. Pricing Your Handmade Products: Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m
  4. Selling Your Products: Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m
  5. Record-Keeping & Course Review: Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m

Price:

All 5 Sessions – $125 (AMH Members) $135 (Non Members)

Individual Courses – $35 (AMH Members) $45 (Non Members)

 

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Instructor: Karen Berelowitz

About Instructor: 

Karen Berelowitz doodled all through school, an international development career in Washington DC, and five seasons at the Omega Institute, where her drawings led her to start a small art business – Karmabee – in 2007. Since then she has sold note cards, baby clothes, Tshirts & gifts at crafts fairs in the Hudson Valley, New York City, and DC, as well as in stores and online on Etsy and Amazon. From 2011 to 2016, Karen ran her own studio & store in Kingston, NY. She is also Producer & Studio Manager for an independent documentary film company. Karen enjoys sharing all she has learned about what to do, and what not to do, with anyone enthusiastic about sharing their gifts with the world.

 

FREE YOUR SPEAKING & SINGING VOICE

FREE YOUR SPEAKING & SINGING VOICE
Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled.  Please watch for a rescheduled date.

In a safe environment make friends with your voice without pushing or straining. This workshop focuses on the fundamental tools that build and strengthen healthy voices. You will learn how to utilize your breath to increase your vocal power. Detailed exercises will correct alignment and unlock tension in your jaw, tongue, face, throat, abdominal area, shoulders and lower back. As we release the vocal musculature we build strength and expressiveness in our voices. We use yoga and simple stretching while working on pitch and resonance. Your speaking and singing voice will strengthen and vocal individuality will expand. Fun user-friendly group singing makes these sessions creative and liberating.

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m

Age Range:  18 years and older

Price: $50 (AMH Members) $60 (Non Members)

Materials:

-Please bring a Yoga mat or a towel

 

Instructor: Shauna Kantor

About Instructor: 

For over 30 years Shauna has taught voice to speakers, singers, CNN anchors, teachers, lawyers, Broadway actors, Royal Shakespeare Company members to folks who just want to be comfortable with their voices. She currently serves as a New York Foundation for the Arts mentor and the artistic director of Voice Theatre in Woodstock, NY.

She has taught voice at:  NYU Tisch School of the Arts, T. Schreiber Studio and The Stella Adler Studio. She has been a Guest Artist at Williams College, Hardin-Simmons College, Bowdoin College and Louisiana Tech among many others.

(photo credit: Dion Ogust)

JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY

JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY

This class is for beginners and mid-advanced level students. This class will not only be for the students to practice Calligraphy writing but also to learn how it is integrated in Japanese culture and life in old and modern times, as well as mutual relationship with other culture in Japan. It’s a fun class for those who wish to learn about Japanese language & Japan through Calligraphy and/or improve writing skill.

Dates: 

Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m

Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m

Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m

Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m

Age Range:  16 years and older

Price (per class): $15 (AMH & MHJCA Members) $25 (Non Members)  $10 (Students – ID Required)

Materials:

Not Included in price – Calligraphy brush (middle & small size), “Suzuri” ink stone, “Sumi” ink (bottle or bar), “Bunchin” paper weight (or any heavy material to hold paper), “Shitajiki” mat (it could be any mat, bigger than 8”x11” and smaller than 16”x22”) – please bring your own or contact AMH with questions

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Instructor: Midori Shinye

About Instructor: 

Midori has been a calligraphy instructor at Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association since 2010. She studied traditional calligraphy for 6 years & abstract calligraphy art for 2 years in Japan.

 

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

ALEXANDER TECHNQIUE

For over 100 years the Alexander Technique has helped people improve their health and how they go about their daily activities.This workshop teaches you the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique and how you can incorporate them into your life.

“Lessons in the Alexander technique offer an individualized approach designed to develop lifelong skills for self care that help people recognize, understand, and avoid poor habits affecting postural tone and neuromuscular coordination.” British Medical Journal.

Dates (2 Class Series): 

Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 3:00  – 4:00 p.m

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 3:00  – 4:00 p.m

Age Range:  15 years and older

Price For Class Series: $62.50 (AMH Members) $72.50 (Non Members)

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Instructor: Judith Muir M.M. M.AmSAT

About Instructor: 

Judith Muir M.M. M.AmSAT is a senior Alexander Technique teacher with over thirty years of international experience. She is a founding member of the American Society of Alexander Teachers (AmSAT), and for twelve years taught the Alexander Technique in the theatre department at Bard College. JudithMuir.com

FUSION DANCE

FUSION DANCE

Come try this energetic dance class and learn steps like salsa, merengue, bachata and more. This workshop is for everyone, no experience necessary. Its creative uses traditional music of each culture.

The class will start with a warm up of isolations of different body parts and then move into Latin steps such as, salsa, merengue, bachata movements to get the body moving faster and the heart rate up. Students will learn steps of each dance style and then a few different combinations. One is Flamenco/ modern fusion, African/latin fusion, Classical Indian/modern fusion. The workshop will end with cool down yoga stretches to calm the body down and a short Q&A session.

Dates: 

Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 10:00  – 11:30 a.m

Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Age Range:  18 years and older

Price Per Class: $25 (AMH Members) $35 (Non Members)

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Instructor: Anna Mayta

About Instructor: 

Anna Mayta is a dance improviser, choreographer and teacher. She graduated from Empire State College in June 2001 with a BA in Dance in Education. November 2008 she got a certificate to teach yoga from Svyasa Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore India. In 2006 she was awarded a dissemination award from the Dutchess County Arts Council in Poughkeepsie NY. She has been teaching, performing and choreographing for about 15 years. She has developed two programs one is teaching the Spanish Language through movement, second is fusion dance which is the incorporation of African, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Modern and Latin dance styles together as one. She has traveled for her work to Bangalore, Pune, Lucknow and Bombay in India. Taught for the National Ballet of Zimbabwe in Africa also in England and all over the greater Boston Area. Now she is currently working in upstate NY Hudson Valley area. (Photo Credit: Evangeline Gala)

LIFETIME OF WORK

LIFETIME OF WORK

Join fellow artists who have accumulated a lifetime of their work, to discuss possible plans for their artworks, both before or after their death. This workshop/discussion will provide an opportunity for older artists with a lifetime of work in storage, to share their knowledge, experience, and problems with other artists in the same situation. Sydney Cash will lead the discussion, and share his experience with archiving, and appropriately giving artwork away.

The discussion will center around: 1. What a normal situation this is. 2. How to think about and deal with the emotional impact of your accumulated artwork. 3. How to begin to begin to archive and manage your artwork estate. This workshop may be extended to regular meetings if attendees see the need.

Dates: 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Price: Free but please RSVP click here

Instructor: Sydney Cash

About Instructor: 

Coming Soon….

 

FASHION ACCESSORIES SKETCHING

FASHION ACCESSORIES SKETCHING

Participants are introduced to the concept of three -dimensional sketching and how it relates to shoes, hats, handbags accessories designs. Concentrating on design detail, they’ll learn to hand sketch, basic shapes of footwears, handbags, and leather goods. This is an excellent class for beginner, aspiring designers and advance sketch artists wanting to become a footwear , handbag or want to studio to be custom designers.

Dates (2 session class): 

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 2:00  – 4:00 p.m

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 2:00  – 4:00 p.m

Price : $99 (AMH Members) $109 (Non Members) $89 (Student – ID required)

Age Range: 12 years and older

Materials:

-Please bring a #2 pencil and Sketch Book

Other Suggested Materials (NOT REQUIRED): (based on student preference )162 Piece-Deluxe Mega Wood Box Art, Painting & Drawing Set 142-Piece Wood Box Drawing Set Includes: 24 colored pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 watercolor cakes, , 60 Wax Crayons, 3 Mixing trays, 2 drawing pencils, 2 paint brushes, sharpener, ruler, eraser Field Sketch Book, Watercolor Paper Pad, Drawing Sketch Pad 15-Piece Brush Set, 10-Well Plastic Palette & Color Mixing Wheel

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Instructor: Mackie Rondon

About Instructor: 

Mackie Rondon is the CEO & Founder of Rondon Supplies for Footwear; a hat and footwear Studio that offers classes and light manufacturing services. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and obtained a Production Management: Fashion And Related Industries (BS degree); An Accessories Footwear Design (AAS) with a minor in Millenary (Hat Design) and She has career as a Shoe Designer and Factory Production Manager with a well know US company.

 

CONVERSATIONS WITH CURATORS

CONVERSATIONS WITH CURATORS

Join curators from across the region for a panel discussion about the ins and outs of the art world from their points of view. Learn about what curators look for in a submission, how they put shows together, and what goes into the programming process.

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 3:00  – 5:00 p.m

*Location: Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie

Price : $15 (AMH Members) $25 (Non Members)

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Curators: TBA