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2017 Conference Workshops

Free Workshops (included with Conference Registration)*
Complete Workshop List with Descriptions alt COMING SOON
Download a tentative list of workshops free to all conference participants. Cancellations sometimes happen due to circumstances beyond our control. This schedule is subject to change without notice. 
*Please note some hands-on workshops may have a small (under $5) materials fee as noted in the workshop listing and program.

Friday Art After Dark Party/Art Making Event ($15 presale, $20 onsite)
On Friday evening NYSATA will hold an art making party. Participants will enjoy socializing as they choose from a variety of art making stations, based on the conference theme of “Tradition and Innovation.” This is a ticketed event. Cost is $15 pp advanced ticket sale. A limited number of tickets will be available on site for $20 pp. Pre-service student tickets will be $10 presale and $15 onsite. Ticket includes all instructions and supplies, an advocacy bracelet, and a beverage of your choice (2 sodas or 1 glass of wine or beer). There will be a cash bar available all evening. Casual, comfy "After Dark" clothing is recommended.
Friday 9-11 PM
$15 Presale, $20 Onsite (students $10 presale, $15 onsite)

  Friday and Saturday Extended Studio Workshops ($35 onsite sessions, date and time indicated in session description)

How to Build on Next to Nothing and be Inspired by Nearly Everything: An Unconventional Drawing Workshop
“Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.” (Chuck Close)
Build inspiration from practically nothing as you explore a broad range of drawing approaches that enable you to “just get to work.” Learn strategies to overcome your inhibitions and build your capacity to invent new ways of representation that inspire next steps. Come to fuel your own art practice and/or to inspire your students to step outside their comfort zone, worry less, and make more. Personal and classroom examples will be shared. Participants will leave with 25+ drawings in various stages of completion. Bring your enthusiasm and a favorite image or object to use as a starting point.
Cindy Henry
Friday 10 AM-12:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35

Collage and The Encaustic Process
Collage helps us tap into design and composition instantly. Using wax as the binder instead of glue enhances the overall visual effect, yielding a sense of depth and intrigue to your art.  In this workshop, you will learn the basic application techniques of working with encaustic wax medium to assemble your collage. You will also learn glazing techniques with encaustic paints and various ways in which you can enhance the surface of the wax layers through stenciling and carving. We will also discuss safety in the classroom and proper encaustic use procedures.
Kathryn Bevier

Friday 2-4:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 12
Fee: $35

Intuitive Painting: Free Your Spirit, Satisfy Your Soul!
Let go of expectations. Free your spirit and overcomes obstacles! Have you ever meditated through art?  In this workshop, we'll focus on art as a process that can energize our thoughts, push away some of the stress, and bring us back to balance and well-being.  If you've attended this in the past, please consider attending again.  Every experience is different!
Michelle Schroeder

Friday 2-4:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35

 

Have No Fear! Stoneware High Fire Glazes Are Here!
Never used a stoneware glaze? Afraid of how they'll turn out? Come explore the magic of working with MAYCO high-fire stoneware glazes and creating some incredible stoneware pieces. We will work with opals and ice glazes for some very interesting effects just to name a few. Explore the MAYCO line of stoneware glazes and how you can create impressive combinations of glazes and colors.
Jill Karen Accordino
Saturday 10 AM-12:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35

Image Transfer and The Encaustic Process
There are many ways in which to approach image transfer with encaustic paint, and in this workshop, you will learn an easy-to-follow way of achieving successful results. In addition to learning basic techniques of transferring images, you will also learn ways in which to enhance your art with the use of encaustic paint and pastel applications. We will also discuss safety in the classroom and proper encaustic use procedures.
Kathryn Bevier

Saturday 10 AM-12:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 12
Fee: $35

Play With Gourds, Make A Vessel
Transform a dried hard-shell gourd into a beautiful vessel (basket, bowl, or lidded container). Experiment with carving and burning tools to embellish your creation. Explore ways you could bring gourd art to your students; the possibilities are endless!
Graham Ottoson
Saturday 2-4:50 PM
Maximum Participants: 15
Fee: $35

 

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