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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]

BEGINNING DRAWING

BEGINNING DRAWING

Absolute beginner’s drawing class with Shawn Dell Joyce – Joyce teaches the global skill of drawing in 6 basic component skills: sketching, shading, value, perspective, proportion and composition. If you can sign your name legibly, you can learn how to draw realistically! Perfect first art class,or workshop for artists who are “just getting back into it.” Each session builds upon the basic skills, so you can continue drawing each month, or start at any point. Skills such as drawing exactly what you see-from direct observation, and being able to see and sketch 5 distinct values from light to dark are taught each month. Learn how to sight; gauge measurements and draw in perspective, and correct proportion. Draw still lifes, portraits and individual objects using a variety of drawing media like charcoal and pencils. All materials supplied! Pack a lunch

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m

Age Range:  12 years and older

Price: $75 (AMH Members) $85 (Non Members)

Materials:

-Included in price – drawing materials, pads of paper and special equipment will be provided by the instructor

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Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce

About Instructor: 

Shawn Dell Joyce is the founder and executive director of the Wallkill River School of Art, a nonprofit arts organization with a mission of preserving agricultural history while creating economic opportunity for local artists. The Wallkill River School brings cultural tourism to the region through plein air painting classes on local farms, historic sites and open spaces. She has won many prestigious awards for my art and environmental activism, she is a signature member of New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP), and has been featured in many national newspapers and magazines like the New York Times and Plein Air Magazine. She has participated in many national level plein air festivals and IPAP international, and won multiple awards.

 

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

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: $75 (AMH Members) $85 (Non Members)

Materials:

-Please bring a Yoga mat or a towel

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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)

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 (4 Class Series): 

Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 3:00  – 4:00 p.m

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 3:00  – 4:00 p.m

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 Per Class: $125 (AMH Members) $135 (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: 

Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Price: Free but please RSVP click here

Instructor: Sydney Cash

About Instructor: 

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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