LARAC Programming

LARAC’s programming includes exhibits, artist workshops, children’s classes, critiques, business seminars for artists, musical performances, networking events and more.

Sep
27
Mon
PROCESS OF WRITING: CONNECTING THE VISUAL & WRITTEN WORD WITH BERNICE MENNIS @ The Shirt Factory
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PROCESS OF WRITING: CONNECTING THE VISUAL & WRITTEN WORD WITH BERNICE MENNIS
Monday, Sept. 27. 2pm—5pm
Location: Shirt Factory, Suite #120 (NCA Gallery)
Maximum people: 15, Ages: 18+, Supplies: included
mennisb@gmail.com or (518) 798-3992

The written word and the visual world connect on many levels. In this writing workshop we will use writing as a way to follow the threads of the mind and heart. The imagination will explore texture, color, light, shadow, dreams, and images to give form to feelings that are layered, complex and deep.

Single-Day Workshop:
NCA Members $30
Non-Members $40

Oct
2
Sat
ACCORDION SKETCHBOOK WORKSHOP WITH JOANN JOHNSON @ The Shirt Factory
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

ACCORDION SKETCHBOOK WORKSHOP WITH JOANN JOHNSON
Saturday, Oct. 2. 9:30am—1pm
Location: Shirt Factory, Studio #204 (Studio of Betty O’Brien)
Maximum people: 10, Ages: 14+, Supplies: included
dojo233@verizon.net or (518) 792-4041

Participants will learn how to make a 30 page accordion sketchbook, look at examples of sketchbooks by different artists and practice various techniques to fill their book.

Single-Day Workshop:
NCA Members $30
Non-Members $40

Oct
9
Sat
HAND BUILD CLAY LEAVES SLAB PLATES WITH DOLORES THOMSON @ The Shirt Factory
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

HAND BUILD CLAY LEAVES SLAB PLATES WITH DOLORES THOMSON
Saturday, Oct. 9. 11am—2pm
Location: Shirt Factory, Studio #312 (Dolores Thomson Studio)
Maximum people: 8, Ages: 12+, Supplies: included
clayconcepts@yahoo.com or (518) 744-2002

Introduction to the use of clay in pottery using real leaves to create unique leaf plates adding decoration and texture. Participants will also choose glazes for their creations which will be fired.

Single-Day Workshop:
NCA Members $30
Non-Members $40

Oct
10
Sun
WORKING WITH PASTEL PENCILS WITH DAVE FRANCIS @ The Shirt Factory
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WORKING WITH PASTEL PENCILS WITH DAVE FRANCIS, PSA-MP
Saturday, Oct. 30. 10am—12pm

Location: Shirt Factory, Suite #120 (NCA Gallery)

Single-Day Workshop:
NCA Members $30
Non-Members $40

Maximum people: 10, Ages: 16+, Supplies: included
davelinda252@gmail.com or (518) 747-6844

Teaching techniques of using pastel pencils to create a work of art.

Oct
16
Sat
HAIKU AND COLLAGE WITH JACQUILINE TOUBA, Ph.D. @ The Shirt Factory
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

HAIKU AND COLLAGE WITH JACQUILINE TOUBA, Ph.D.
Saturday, Oct. 16. 9am—12pm
Location: Shirt Factory, Suite #120 (NCA Gallery)
Maximum people: 8, Ages: 13+, Supplies: included
jstouba@verizon.net or (518) 798-8909

This workshop will introduce Haiku poetry as a stepping stone to creating collages out of a multitude of everyday materials or visa versa, either starting with random words or a selection of materials to write a Haiku poem and then creating a collage. All supplies provided.

Single-Day Workshop:
NCA Members $30
Non-Members $40

Oct
18
Mon
TWO DAY CHIP CARVING WORKSHOP WITH DENNIS WILSON @ The Shirt Factory
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

TWO DAY CHIP CARVING WORKSHOP WITH DENNIS WILSON
Monday, Oct. 18 and Tuesday, Oct. 19. 9am—4pm
Location: Shirt Factory, Suite #120 (NCA Gallery)
Maximum people: 8, Ages: 18+, Supplies: Call early for
materials and equipment list.
dwilson6@nycap.rr.com or (518) 494-3198

This workshop will introduce participants to chip carving, an ancient, traditional craft rarely seen today. Participants will learn to use a small knife to incise decorative designs into basswood or butternut to create beautiful objects.

Dennis Wilson’s 2-Day Workshop:
NCA Members $50/both days
Non-Members $60/both days
(must attend both days)

Oct
19
Tue
TWO DAY CHIP CARVING WORKSHOP WITH DENNIS WILSON @ The Shirt Factory
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

TWO DAY CHIP CARVING WORKSHOP WITH DENNIS WILSON
Monday, Oct. 18 and Tuesday, Oct. 19. 9am—4pm
Location: Shirt Factory, Suite #120 (NCA Gallery)
Maximum people: 8, Ages: 18+, Supplies: Call early for
materials and equipment list.
dwilson6@nycap.rr.com or (518) 494-3198

This workshop will introduce participants to chip carving, an ancient, traditional craft rarely seen today. Participants will learn to use a small knife to incise decorative designs into basswood or butternut to create beautiful objects.

Dennis Wilson’s 2-Day Workshop:
NCA Members $50/both days
Non-Members $60/both days
(must attend both days)

Oct
23
Sat
PAINTING IN OIL OR ACRYLIC WITH SHERI SNEDECKER @ The Shirt Factory
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

PAINTING IN OIL OR ACRYLIC WITH SHERI SNEDECKER
Saturday, Oct. 23. 10am—1pm
Location: Shirt Factory, Studio #204 (Studio of Betty O’Brien)
Maximum people: 10, Ages: 18+
sherisnedeker@gmail.com or (518) 683-8295

This workshop with cover the techniques and processes for painting in oils or acrylics. Composition and color mixing will be coverer to achieve an understanding of color and value. Participants will explore personal choices in subject matter and work at their own level.

Single-Day Workshop:
NCA Members $30
Non-Members $40

Oct
27
Wed
BRANDING YOUR ART WITH KATE AUSTIN-AVON @ The Shirt Factory
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

BRANDING YOUR ART WITH KATE AUSTIN-AVON
Wednesday, Oct. 27. 10am—1pm
Location: Shirt Factory, Suite #120 (NCA Gallery)
Maximum people: 20, Ages: Adults 13+, Supplies: included
kate@advokate.net or (518) 353-2121

Learn how to brand yourself as an artist, to think like a marketer, and learn the basics of social media to promote your art and you as the artist.

Single-Day Workshop:
NCA Members $30
Non-Members $40

Nov
6
Sat
DRY NEEDLE FELTING WITH LINDA BUERKLEY @ The Shirt Factory
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

DRY NEEDLE FELTING WITH LINDA BUERKLEY
Saturday, Nov. 6. 10am—12pm
Location: Shirt Factory, Studio #204 (Studio of Betty O’Brien)
Maximum people: 7, Ages: 16+, Supplies: included
lbuerkly@roadrunner.com or (518) 747-7740

This course will introduce the basics of needle felting, a craft anyone can learn. Dry needle felting is a matter of having a few needles, some foam and wool in the form of roving or yarn. The sky’s the limit on design. You can free form or use molds.

Single-Day Workshop:
NCA Members $30
Non-Members $40