Studio Art

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The Studio Art Learning Program offers art projects and classes for people of all artistic abilities.  Artists learn and explore a variety of art methods and mediums, including Silk Art, Hands in the Clay and open studio painting sessions.

Studio Art allows artists to experience working with clay, creating pottery pieces, learning the process of wheel throwing on floor model pottery wheels and a wheelchair accessible pottery wheel and hand building. Silk Art allows a free movement of painting on silk scarves, ties and wall hanging pieces with the use of silk dyes and paints, along with silk salt for specials effects.

Silk Art: Artists create a totally unique scarf or tie. Each scarf is hand painted with silk dye and participants choose complementing colors and unique patterns for each scarf or tie.

Hands in the Clay: Artists explore a variety of hand building skills such as coiling, pinching and slab construction, as well as pottery wheel - pot making and collaborative clay sculptures.

Clay and silk art items are for sale at our art events held throughout the year or by calling us. Scarves and ties can also be purchased from Scandinavian Design in New Hartford.


"The Artistic Experience Project," a new series of art classes funded by a CNY Arts Council Grant and Upstate Cerebral Palsy, are open to the public!

We offer a rotating art class schedule with each class occurring once a month from April through November.

Please see our schedule below:

 Week #1 Wednesday - 1:00pm-3:00pm Artistic Expression (Painting) - East Side Studio

Week #2 Wednesday -1:00pm-2:30pm Silk Art - East Side Studio 

Week #3 Friday - 4:00pm-5:00pm Hands in the Clay (Pottery) - East Side Studio

Week #4 Friday - 4:00pm-5:00pm Healing Rhythms (Rhythmic Drumming) - 4 Elements Studio - 714 Washington St. Utica. (Entrance to the Studio on Broadway)

For more information on the Studio Art programs, please contact
Samantha Hallenbeck at (315) 896-2654 or