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The CAA schedules classes and workshops in a variety of subjects, media and skill levels throughout the year. Classes are held in our Classroom space on the third floor of the Village Hall, although some classes are held on location - such as Mary Nolan's Plein Air Painting Courses. Space is limited, so if you are interested in a class, don't wait to sign up! Have a suggestion for a class? Let's hear it! We are very open to suggestions and the potential to expand our class offerings.
Figure This! with Jonathan Pincus
3 Hour Open Studio | $15 CASH Donation per-session
Wednesday Evenings | Nov. 30 & Dec. 07 | 6pm-9pm
This is a non-instructed open studio workshop with live-nude models for sketching. These workshops are hosted by the Cooperstown Art Association and Jonathan Pincus, who will be present during each session to field questions and comments.
Green Woodworking with Emilie Rigby
3 Hour Workshop | Saturday, May 7, 2022 1-4pm
$65 Members | $75 Non-Members
Please Call the CAA at (607) 547-9777 to pre-register for this workshop!
Green Woodworking (noun): the process of carving and shaping wood before it has cured. Greenwood is easy to carve and offers a wide range of possibilities that cured wood does not.
What to Expect This 3-hour Sunday afternoon class will be held at the Cooperstown Art Association. We will go through the entire process of spoon carving, from log to finished spoon while learning how to safely use a saw, hook knife and straight knife. The class blends demo time and work time in order to maximize learning. We take regular breaks for snacks and show-and-tell. You’ll leave the class with a head full of knowledge and a unique wooden spoon. All materials and tools are included, with the option to purchase tools to take home at the end of class or with registration. Puns included at no additional charge.
What to Bring
-- A notebook and writing utensil
-- Water bottle and snacks
-- Work gloves (optional)
-- Whatever tools you have that you want to talk about (optional)
About the Instructor: Emilie Rigby has been carving green wood and making spoons for 8 years. She has traveled across the country, teaching wood-working and outdoor skills. She landed in Portland, OR in 2017 where she ran a teaching wood shop for a prominent outdoor skills company. With 6 years of teaching experience, she has taught people aged 8 to 80 how to carve spoons. She has recently returned to her hometown of Cooperstown, NY. Her classes are full of useful tips and tricks, metaphors for life, and terrible (amazing) puns.
The Cooperstown Art Association is located at 22 Main Street in Cooperstown, NY, in the Village Hall on the corner of Main and Fair Streets. Please contact the Cooperstown Art Association at 607-547-9777 to register today! Gallery Hours: Daily 11-4. Sunday 1-4. Closed Tuesdays Labor Day through Memorial Day.