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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.

BUSINESS 101 FOR ARTISTS & MAKERS

BUSINESS 101 FOR ARTISTS & MAKERS

If you love to create, and want to sell your products, this 4-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: Wednesdays, March 13 – April 3: 6 – 8:15pm

Price: $125 AMH Members, $140 NonMembers

Age: all ages welcome

RSVP: Click here to reserve your spot by March 11

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

In a safe environment strengthen your voice without pushing or straining. This workshop focuses on the fundamental tools that build healthy, powerful, expressive 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. We use 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, April 6: 1:00 – 3:30pm  

Price: $50 AMH Members, $65 NonMembers

Age: 18 years or older

RSVP: Click here to reserve your spot by April 4

Instructor: Shauna Kanter

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.
In the UK she taught at Queen Margaret College, Middlesex University, Mountview Academy, the Healing Arts and in London’s West End at the Drill Hall. In the Middle East at the Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv and Ashtar Theatre, Palestine.
Her warm-up tape and book Voice and Speech Warm-Up is published by Drama Books. Her plays have been published by the University of Nebraska and she is featured in Stage Warriors published by Cune Press.

She studied the Linklater technique with Kristin Linklater and holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and a certificate in directing from The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, UK. She has directed over 30 productions on four continents. For more info: http://voicetheatre.org/artistic-director/

WEARABLE ART

WEARABLE ART

In this one day 3 hour workshop learn to make earrings and necklaces using recycled paper and cardboard, we will collage these with mixed media such as paint, graphite, crayon, paper, beads and crystals.

Come away with wearable works of art that are not only lightweight to wear but stunning and fun to make. All materials included.

Date: Tuesday, April 9: 6:00 – 9:00pm  

Price: $30 AMH Members, $45 NonMembers

Age: 16 years or older

RSVP: Click here to reserve your spot by March 30

Instructor: Amy Rosen

About Instructor: 

Amy Rosen is an Abstract Artist who resides in the Hudson Valley, her work is myriad of style and color, as she approaches her work with freedom, curiosity and willingness to try everything. Her wearable art is a reflection of her work, it is fast and fun to make, these are small works of art that reflect her personal style in more ways than one.
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MARKETING BASICS FOR ARTISTS

MARKETING BASICS FOR ARTISTS

Do you have a marketing plan? Are you putting your best foot forward? Whether you’re an individual artist or an arts organization with a staff – you have a brand. So let’s look to create your brand or flesh it out. A logo, website, e-news, and social media are just part of the mix. 

In this workshop, we’ll take a look at what you’re doing or need to do, and provide on-the-spot ideas and inspirations to get things going. In this fun, energetic setting, AMH Member Andrea Rhodes will lead this dynamic discussion. Andrea is owner of Gig Marketing and co-owner of Tangent Theatre Company, both based in Tivioli, NY.

 

Date: Tuesday, April 23: 12:00 – 2:00pm  

Price: $30 AMH Members, $45 NonMembers

Age: 18 years or older

RSVP: Click here to reserve your spot by April 19

Instructor: Andrea Rhodes

About Instructor: 

Andrea Rhodes is a veteran marketing specialist and passionate arts enthusiast. After spending many years in New York’s advertising industry working on world class brands, she now guides local and regional businesses and artists to put their best foot forward. Andrea is owner of Gig Marketing and co-owner of Tangent Theatre company, presenting professional works in an intimate space. She is a board member of the Rhinebeck Chamber, co-director Tivoli Merchants + Artists, a member of Hudson Valley Women in Business and , of course , Arts Mid-Hudson. She was honored as a top women in business by Hudson Valley Magazine in 2017.

DRUMMING THE SPIRIT

DRUMMING THE SPIRIT

Ev will teach a body-based percussion practice called RhythEmbody that incorporates drumming traditions from around the globe. Students will work with hands and sticks and be introduced to a wide range of percussion instruments. Ev approaches drumming as a spiritual practice and will incorporate elements of the way it has been used in various traditions to heal and elevate consciousness.

 

Date: Saturday, April 27: 4:00 – 6:30pm  

Price: $15 AMH Members, $30 NonMembers

Age: 13 years or older

RSVP: Click here to reserve your spot by April 25

Instructor: Evry Mann

About Instructor: 

Evry Mann holds masters degrees in religious studies and music composition and has been a professional musician and teaching artists for over forty years. He is the founder of the Center for Creative Education in Kingston, NY and Marbletown Multi-Arts in Stone Ridge, NY. He is the founder of POOK, the Percussion Orchestra of Kingston and currently performs with the world music quartet Levanta.

ANYONE CAN PAINT

ANYONE CAN PAINT

Have you always wanted to paint but have never taken the time to learn? This class is for all skill levels. Individuals will bring an image to paint to class or choose from ones provided in class. You can work from a smart phone too.

Each class will build on knowledge from the previous classes. Individuals will work at their own pace with no pressure.

Find relaxation, creativity and fun during this session.

 

Dates: Wednesdays, June 5-26: 7:00 – 9:00pm  

Price: $100 AMH Members, $115 NonMembers

Age: All ages welcome, if under 16, must be accompanied by an adult

RSVP: Click here to reserve your spot by May 22

Instructor: Nicole Jurain

About Instructor: 

Nicole Jurain is a New Paltz artist that graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a major in ceramics. Through the years, Nicole’s art portfolio crosses 2D & 3D painting, pottery, and sculpture. She has been teaching art classes privately for the past several years focusing on acrylic and watercolor. You can see her work on Instagram @NicoleJurainPottery

SUBMIT TO THE CALL

SUBMIT TO THE CALL

Do you struggle with preparing images of your art work to submit for calls, grants, and awards?

Join Arts Mid-Hudson’s Lilia Pérez for tips on how to strengthen your work samples, learn technical skills on resizing and formatting images, and more. Participants can bring their portfolio for a quick review.

Dates: Tuesday, June 11: 12:00 – 2:00pm

Price: Free for 2019 Grantees, $15 AMH Members, $30 NonMembers

Age: all ages welcome

RSVP: Click here to reserve your spot by June 10

Instructor: Lilia Pérez

About Instructor: 

Lilia Pérez joined Arts Mid-Hudson in May 2016. As Grants & Programs Manager, she facilitates a grant program that distributes arts funding for the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Grant Program, and the Duchess and Ulster County legislatures. Additionally, Pérez manages the Arts Mid-Hudson Gallery and Community Gallery program which provides showing opportunities to artists in our region. She has provided guidance to hundreds of grant applicants, led workshops, and works to strengthen partnerships in our communities through the arts. She graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a B.F.A. in Photography in 2015. 

BEGINNER WILLOW BASKETMAKING

BEGINNER WILLOW BASKETMAKING

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of basketry using willow as a medium. The unique qualities of willow allow for a wide range of artistic expression, and participants will be encouraged to explore forms and colors. Over the course of 2 days we will weave a round base using a twining pattern, work up the sides and optional integrated handles in waling and French randing and then finish with a woven border. This is a surprisingly physical class with surprisingly gratifying results.

 

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23: 9:00 am – 4:30pm  

Price: $155 AMH Members, $170 NonMembers

Materials: Willow, to be supplied by artist. Some tools are also needed for the class: high quality pruning/garden shears, stiff or locking blade knife, bodkin or large awl. I can provide weights, pads, ties, and a few extra knives and bodkins.

Age: 16 and up

RSVP: Click here to reserve your spot by June 7

Instructor: Jesica Clark

About Instructor: 

Jesica Clark is the owner and operator of Willow Vale Farm, where she grows vegetables as well as grows and weaves with willow, a naturally beautiful and sustainable material. The colors come from willow’s own ability to produce pleasing hues and the forms are a result of her conversation with each piece she weaves. Her willow and produce are grown without pesticides and with loving care.

ILLUSTRATION 101

ILLUSTRATION 101

 This workshop will explore individual creativity, and encourage our child-like imagination in order to develop advanced ideas and approach towards a work of art. Illustration is telling a story about the way we see the world, or perhaps the way we’d like to see it. This course will cover all stages of creating an illustration, from spitballing ideas and thumbnail sketches to final sketches, classroom critiques and the finished artwork. Let’s create a safe space for our craziest ideas and illustrate a world of our own!

 

Dates: Saturday , July 20: 6:00 – 8:00pm  

Price: $20 AMH Members, $35 NonMembers

Age: All Ages Welcome

RSVP: Click here to reserve your spot by July 18

Instructor: Shannon Ramos

About Instructor: 

Local freelance artist and recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology where she received my BFA in Illustration and Art History. Ramos the solo artist behind XMoneysignx Art and Apparel and have illustrated for Complex Magazine and the International Model and Talent Association. She has worked with various clients from startup companies and other creatives as well as personal commissions. Her teaching background includes intro to drawing and painting at Michaels craft store and sip and paint classes in Manhattan and throughout the Hudson Valley. My passion is not only to create art but to be able to share creative knowledge to aspiring artists.