Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class

GO ART! is offering a Ukrainian Egg Decorating, or pysanky, with master pysankar artist, Irene Grassman, as part of our Explore Art! program. The classes will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 11 am to 2 pm at GO ART!, 201 East Main St., Batavia. Open to participants age 12 and older.Ukrainian Cost is $36/person, total, and all materials and tools will be provided. Registration is requested by March 9th.
 
Irene Czolacz Grassmann was born in Germany in a displaced persons camp and came to America with her parents in 1952. While quickly adapting and embracing the customs of their new homeland, Irene’s parents continued to observe and instill their beautiful Ukrainian culture and heritage in their children. From an early age Irene was interested in various Ukrainian arts including embroidery and ceramics, but fell in love with the art of writing Pysanky (decorated eggs) continues to this day. She has taught history and the process of the Pysanka through BOCES-Continuing Education Programs; the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University; various cultural festivals in Buffalo, Kerhonkson, and Rochester, as well as teaching the Art of Pysanky at a Ukrainian American Youth Association Arts and Crafts Camp in Ellenville, NY in the Catskills for 17 years.
 
Participants will learn about traditional motifs, symbols, designs and colors, many of which are used to wish good luck and prosperity to the receiver of the egg. The word Pysanka is derived from the Ukrainian word, “pysaty” which means to write—which is how artists describe the process of creating their beautiful and intricate designs.

Sewing Classes

Have you always wanted to learn to sew or hone your sewing skills?  Now is the time.  

On Friday October 20th from 6-7:30pm you will be running a sewing class where you will learn how to make a couch pillow.  In this hands on learning experience you will have access to a local sewing expert, your own sewing machine, your choice of fabric for your pillow and the batting needed to fill it.  Not only will you be able to take home the sewing knowledge you acquire but your pillow as well!  

You can sign up for one class or both but they are sure to be a fun learning experience! 

Poetry and Prose Club

Starting Thursday September 28th from 6-7pm at GO ART! come and learn some of the basics of creative writing and participate in some fun creative writing activities (blackout poetry, object poetry, short stories and more)  to get your creativity flowing or you can just come and network with other creative writers.

Dates: Thursday March 28th, Thursday April 25th, Thursday May 23rd, and June 27th  

There is no cost to participate in this program.  Please bring a notebook with you (or a computer) to keep your work on.

  

Did you miss out on the last Watercolor class?!  Well we decided to add another!  And even a follow up class for those who are more advanced or would like to learn more after taking the intro workshop.  

If you missed the intro to watercolor in October we have great news!  We added a second class! 

(4) THURSDAY EVENINGS: Feb 8, 15, 22 & 29th ~ 6:00-7:30 ~ ADULTS ONLY (18 +) 

$125 FEE INCLUDES: ALL 4 CLASSES, ALL SUPPLIES (INCLUDING YOUR OWN WATERCOLOR ART SUPPLY KIT TO KEEP) + 2 DRINK CHIPS !! ~ BAR OPEN FOR REFRESHMENTS 

**MUST HAVE 5 PARTICIPANTS SIGNED UP FOR CLASS TO BE HELD– 

MUST SIGN UP & PAY IN FULL BY: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24TH FOR SUPPLIES TO BE ORDERED ETC.

You asked and we listened!  If you would are a more advanced painter and want to learn more about watercolor or if you took either of the intro workshops we added watercolor 102!

(4) THURSDAY EVENINGS: March 7, 14, 21 & 28TH ~ 6:00-7:30 ~ ADULTS ONLY (18 +) 

$125 FEE INCLUDES FOR NEW SIGN UPS or

$80 FOR THOSE WHO TOOK THE 101 CLASS: ALL 4 CLASSES, ALL SUPPLIES (INCLUDING YOUR OWN WATERCOLOR ART SUPPLY KIT TO KEEP IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND THE 101 WORKSHOP) + 2 DRINK CHIPS !! ~ BAR OPEN FOR REFRESHMENTS 

**MUST HAVE 5 PARTICIPANTS SIGNED UP FOR CLASS TO BE HELD– 

MUST SIGN UP & PAY IN FULL BY: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD FOR SUPPLIES TO BE ORDERED ETC.