PURSUIT Art Classes

2023 PURSUIT Schedule

PURSUIT is a new series of classes and workshops at Artisan Gallery. All classes will be held in the Broome County Arts Council classroom, Artist Studio, or Artisan Gallery, located at 223 State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901. Prices vary by class. 

Luanne Redeye, Lecturer in the School of Art and Design at Binghamton University and our Artist in Residence through January, will be teaching a number of workshops.

Pre-registration required – see classes below. For questions, contact us at 607-723-4620 or information@broomearts.org

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Still Life with Pastels

JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 2, Thursdays from 5 PM to 8 PM
4 classes | $120 fee
Presenter: Linda Ciallelo

Class will focus on the French Impressionist style. Students will learn about subject matter, lighting, color, stroke detail, and preservation of finished pieces. Please bring your own set of soft pastels. Recommended: Blick Artist’s Soft Pastel set, 30 or 45 count.

Painting the Portrait in Oils

JANUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 7 | Tuesdays from 5 PM – 8 PM
4 classes | $120 fee plus modelling fee
Presenter: Luanne Redeye

Students will explore structure and anatomy of the head, using simple value shapes to build form, and mix flesh tones. Demonstrations in paint handling, color mixing, and alla prima painting methods. All levels welcome, some oil paint experience is preferred. Materials list will be provided upon registration.

The Art of Body Movement: Qigong

JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 17, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 PM to 1:30 PM
10 classes | $75 fee
via ZOOM
Presenter: Myra Sabir

QiGong is a series of slow movements synchronized with slow deep breaths. Use it to calm the nervous system; to better maintain poise through emotionally charged encounters; to develop and enjoy the habit of presence; or to master that continuous stream of highly random thoughts that flows through our heads. And it’s just so very pleasant. Participants should bring a mat, towel, and wear comfortable clothing.

Portfolio Building for Teens

JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 18 | Saturdays from 11 AM – 1 PM
5 classes | $50 fee
Presenter: Luanne Redeye

All levels are welcome in this no-pressure environment as we explore weekly projects.The class will end with a portfolio ready artwork. Students should bring their own drawing and painting supplies.

Still Life with Oils

FEBRUARY 9 – MARCH 2, Thursdays from 5 PM to 8 PM
4 classes | $120 fee
Presenter: Linda Ciallelo

Class will focus on representational and realistic style. Students will learn about preliminary drawing, composition, lighting, color, and paint handling. View the required materials list here.

Pop-Up Valentines for Kids

FEBRUARY 11, from 11 AM to 1 PM
Free class
For children up to age 15, limited to 10 participants
Presenter: Diane Lia

Diane Lia, potter and creative thinker, will be teaching popup Valentines Day cards.

Open Figure Drawing

FEBRUARY 14 – MARCH 7 | Tuesdays from 5 PM – 8 PM
4 sessions | $10 per session fee plus modelling fee
Space limited to 10 participants
Presenter: Luanne Redeye

This class will be using a live model and taught in the Artist Studio.

Pop-Up Art

FEBRUARY 25, from 11 AM to 1 PM
$25 fee
For ages 15 and up
Presenter: Diane Lia

Diane Lia, potter and creative thinker, will be teaching popup art. This class will include a viewing and discussion of past and current popup projects and participants will create their own popup pieces.

Poetry Workshop

Second Tuesday of every month, starting in March
Free class
6:30-7:30 PM
Presenter: Joshua Lewis

No registration required; walk-ins welcomed! Drop in for a monthly poetry workshop led by Joshua Lewis, Binghamton University.

Photo Transfer Techniques

MARCH 25-26 from 9 AM – 4 PM
2 classes | $45 fee
Presenter: Luanne Redeye

This class will explore the possibilities of photo transfers using a variety of materials like acrylic gel medium, CitraSolv, laser printed images, magazines, and acrylic paint. Openness to experimentation is encouraged as the class embraces the unexpected nature of the techniques and materials. Finished works made in the class can be used for collage, drawing, painting, encaustic, textile, etc.

Materials will be provided. Students should bring their own laser printed (photocopy) images in black and white or color if they have personal photographs they would like to use. Text and photos should be reversed before printing so the transfer will be the correct orientation when finished.

Collage Workshop

April 1-2 from 9 AM – 4 PM
2 classes | $45 fee
Presenter: Luanne Redeye

Have fun creating compositions using photographs, interesting papers, painted or drawn papers, construction paper, magazines, fabric, thread, etc. Bring old artworks to recycle and turn into new imagery. Various techniques in collages will be covered and students will complete the workshop with a finished piece.

Materials will be provided. Please bring scissors, personal materials you would like to collage, and ideas to explore.

Creative Writing

APRIL 8 – JUNE 3 (OFF MAY 27) | Saturdays from 1 PM to 3 PM
8 classes | $140 fee
Presenter: Christopher Origer

An intensive creative writing workshop for adults, introducing techniques to develop effective narrative, overcome writer’s block, and craft lively works of fiction for an audience. The workshop meets eight Saturdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm April 8 to June 3 with a final reading by participants on June 10. Limited to 12 participants with a minimum of 6 to run. Instructor Christopher Origer is a writer and editor who has taught college-level fiction workshops for the past three decades.

New classes every quarter – stay tuned for more!