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Georgia O’Keeffe: The Mother of American Modernism – Instructor: Dr. Jill Kiefer

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Georgia O'Keeffe played a pivotal role in the development of American modernism and its relationship to European avant-garde movements of the early-20th century. Producing a substantial body of work over seven decades, she sought to capture the emotion and power of objects through abstracting the natural world. O'Keeffe incorporated the techniques of other artists into […]

Exhibit: Transitions – The 2021 gallery show of New York State Art Teachers Association Region 7 members

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Transitions The 2021 gallery show of New York State Art Teachers Association Region 7 members. Art teachers bear witness to many kinds of changes and transformations – in their students, in their thinking, and in their own work. Investigating these passages is a work of confrontation, reflection and observation. In this show, the artists reveal […]

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Macabre Molding Workshop with Keith Heinz

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Keith Heinz wants you to pull his finger - right out of his hand! Come join this ghoulish two-day class and make a piece worthy of any Halloweeny household: make a mold of your very own finger and produce a macabre one-of-a-kind severed finger art piece! Using simple techniques, you will produce an intricate project […]

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Kandinsky: A Transcendent Experience – Instructor: Dr. Jill Kiefer

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

One of the pioneers of abstract modern art, Wassily Kandinsky exploited the evocative interrelation between color and form to create an aesthetic experience that engaged the sight, sound, and emotions of the public. He believed that total abstraction offered the possibility for profound, transcendental expression. Kandinsky’s visual vocabulary developed from early representational works to rapturous […]

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Portrait from a Photo with Instructor, Peter Leeds

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Want to be more creative? In this comprehensive experience of Portrait drawing, designed for beginners, Peter Leeds will break down the realization of a portrait in a lot of steps, all simple to do! Students will work at first from a photo with pencil on paper. REGISTER Dates: 6 sessions, Tuesdays Sept. 28, Oct 5, […]

Metal Embossing 101.5 “Sugar Skulls and Masquerade Masks”

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Create your own 'Day of the Dead Sugar Skull 'or 'Harlequin Masquerade Mask' wall plaque. The fine art of metal embossing or metal relief, known as repouss. or repujado, is the working of metal to give volume and depth to a decorative design engraved on metal, and is always crafted by hand. You’ll be embossing […]

Creative Tools with Liz Lerman

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

What happens when we cross borders, cross disciplines, and cross domains? How can that serve our personal inquiry, our professional development, and the building of knowledge? Liz will lead participants in a movement workshop based in her own creative tools which can be applied in rehearsals and beyond. REGISTER During the residency, Liz will work […]

Metal Embossing 101 – Tools and Techniques: “Endless Embossabilities!”

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Mark your calendar and join us for an evening of "Endless Embossabilities!”- learning, creating and exploring this centuries-old craft-of-many-names. The fine art of metal embossing or metal relief, known as repouss or repujado, is the working of metal to give volume and depth to a decorative design engraved on metal and is always crafted by […]

Artist Talk with Liz Lerman, Sustaining a work over time: the phases of making together

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Join a discussion among the creators of Wicked Bodies about how personal lives and art making collide and come together, how works change within the context of the times, and how a group of artists continue to meet and try to make something. REGISTER During the residency, Liz Lerman will work with her creative team […]

Artist in Residence: Wicked Bodies, a work in process and talkback, with Choreographer Liz Lerman

Bethany Arts Community 40 Somerstown Rd., Ossining, NY

Liz Lerman and her cast will share excerpts of Wicked Bodies, a new dance-theater piece, from their two-week residency at Bethany. The piece asks why is some knowledge celebrated, some criminalized, and some erased altogether? And who gets to document, describe and save the remnants? In the presence of magic both old and new, and […]

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