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Local Instruction - All Disciplines

Here's a great list of local art classes for the visual arts, literature, and performing arts.

 

Visual Art

Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.
has workshops geared towards supporting artist's careers. Downtown Ithaca
www.artspartner.org

Community School of Music & Arts.
Private instruction & visual art, dance, music, theater,
language classes. Downtown Ithaca
www.csma-ithaca.org

Gourdlandia (Graham Ottoson)
Come and visit... there's a lot to see and do at Gourdlandia. It's the perfect Finger Lakes activity destination for all ages. Learn how to grow and dry gourds, explore the gourd garden, shop, be inspired, and maybe even make something!  (607) 277-0589 / graham.ottoson@gmail.com
gourdlandia.com / facebook.com/Gourdlandia

Ink Shop and Printmaking Center.
A variety of print making classes.  Downtown Ithaca
www.ink-shop.org

Johnson Museum of Art
http://museum.cornell.edu/calendar/workshops-and-series.html

Kadie Salfi
Printmaking workshops, private lessons & private group lessons: Drypoint, Etching, Photo-Etching & Cyanotypes,
Location: Artist Alley at South Hill Business Campus, studio D35
kadiesalfi@gmail.com / https://www.petiteblue.com/art-workshops

Kelly Brown, Ceramics
teaching everyone from beginners to those looking to focus on a troublesome topic. Reach out and learn how to use the wheel or how to handbuild. Bring your own specific expertise into the lesson and we can collaborate to make objects that are truly your own. kelly2brown@gmail.com, Instagram @kellybrownclayworks. Kelly also offers consulting for those looking to install a pottery/ ceramics studio in their home. Reach out to talk about wheels, kilns and electrical.

Salmon Pottery
Ceramist Mary Ellen Salmon runs classes year round. Village of Trumansburg.
www.salmonpottery.com

Ivy Stevens-Gupta
In-person and Zoom painting, color theory, color therapy and mixed media.
11 Wedgewood Drive, Ithaca, NY / 607-742-4932 / icolleenst@yahoo.com
Ivycreativedesigns.com

The Clay School
Enlisting a cadre of well established potters in the area with decades of combined teaching experience, The Clay School is able to offer a variety of class descriptions, techniques and approaches to working with clay. There are weekend and one-day workshops offered throughout the year for locals and out of town students as well.
www.clayschoolithaca.com

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
Village of Trumansburg
tburgconservatory.org

 

Literature and Performing Arts

Community School of Music and Arts, see above.

Art & Soul
Authentic creative experiences, arts education opportunities, unique performances and one-of-a-kind arts-based events. Art & Soul Classes: Art & Soul @ The Cherry Artspace Summer Camps

Actors Workshop of Ithaca
www.actorsworkshop.biz

Nicole V Basta Creative Writing Mentorship (age 10 and up)
With over 20 years of experience with children, and 10 years as a mentor/teacher in creative writing to children, teens, and adults, Nicole mentors students one-on-one and through small group instruction both in person and online. Through exploring writing as an artistic practice, reading widely, and intuitive support, students will cultivate a stronger command of language, a more confident awareness of self, and a more easeful sense of expression. This is not “tutoring” but a playful, supportive way to learn. Nicole's approach is warm, joyful, and encouraging. Please email with any questions (I have references): nicolevbasta@gmail.com

Writing Room: Writing Through the Rough Spots
www.writingroomworkshops.com

Spring Writes Literary Festival
First Weekend in May and writing workshops throughout the year.
www.SpringWrites.org

Southside Community Center's Unity Studio
a place to take classes in music recording, or have private sessions.
www.ssccithaca.org

 

For Children and Teens

Community School of Music and Arts, see above. 

Nicole V Basta Creative Writing Mentorship (age 10 and up)
With over 20 years of experience with children, and 10 years as a mentor/teacher in creative writing to children, teens, and adults, Nicole mentors students one-on-one and through small group instruction both in person and online. Through exploring writing as an artistic practice, reading widely, and intuitive support, students will cultivate a stronger command of language, a more confident awareness of self, and a more easeful sense of expression. This is not “tutoring” but a playful, supportive way to learn. Nicole's approach is warm, joyful, and encouraging. Please email with any questions (I have references): nicolevbasta@gmail.com

Ithaca Media Arts.
Slaterville
www.ithaca-media.com

Hangar Theatre.
Lab Company and Next Generation School of Theater
www.hangartheatre.org

Music&Motion
www.mumotion.com

Acting Out! New York
www.actingoutnewyork.com

Studio Playground Ithaca
www.studioplaygroundtheatre.com

Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
http://tburgconservatory.org