Fine Arts

Collaborative Sculpture Workshop | Barney Bellinger, instructor  
Wednesdays: October 4, 11 & 18
6:00-8:30PM
Warehouse Studio
Cost: $150, pre-registration required
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We are grateful to Adirondack artist and designer Barney Bellinger for donating his time and talent to teach this three-part workshop to a select group of students. They will learn to work together as a group using deconstructed materials (supplied by Barney) to create one unique sculpture. The piece will be showcased on the grounds of the Nigra Arts Center for all to enjoy. This workshop is open to four students only and pre-registration is required. NOTE:  Students must wear protective footwear (e.g. work boot or hiking shoe).


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Luscious Lemons Ellen Lauziere, instructor
Sunday, October 15
2:00-4:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $25 pre-registration | $35 at door
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When life hands you lemons … you paint them! In this beginner’s class, Ellen will show you how to use acrylic paint on canvas to create a charming still life featuring luscious lemons.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


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Pottery Class (2-Week Class) | Suzanna Van Schoonhoven Hunter, instructor
Wednesday: October 18 & 25
10:00–11:30AM
Cost*: $55, pre-registration required
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In this class, we will use leaves to create bowls you can take home and use for serving food or holding treasures. You could give it as a gift, but you won’t want to part with it! We will be using low fire earthenware clay and shiny glazes. The instructor will bring leaves for everyone, but if you have a few leaves you would like to use, you may bring them to class. Leaves must have veins that are raised so that they press into the clay. You must attend both classes to have a finished product. This beginner-level class is open to all. Special accommodations are available.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!



A Walk Among Trees Ellen Lauziere, instructor
Wednesday, October 25
6:00-8:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $30 pre-registration | $40 at door

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Imagine you are taking a walk in the great outdoors, surrounded by the spectacular colors of nature. Ellen will walk you through every brush stroke as you paint the scene with acrylic paint on canvas. This is a beginner's class.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


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Adirondack Fall Painting Ellen Lauziere, instructor
Monday, October 30

10:00-11:30AM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $25 pre-registration | $35 at door
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Unleash your inner artist and take a guided art class at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts! Come enjoy a morning of painting and fun! Create an acrylic painting. You will receive step-by-step instructions and can customize the painting to make it your own! This class is open to all, beginner level. Special accommodations available.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


Sensational Sculpture Workshop | Barney Bellinger, instructor   
Wednesdays: November 1, 8, 15
6:00-8:30PM
Warehouse Studio
Cost: $375, pre-registration required
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This is an incredible opportunity to learn from legendary artist and designer Barney Bellinger as you create your very own unique sculpture to bring home! Barney is generously donating his time and talent to teach this three-part workshop to a select group of students. Each student will select deconstructed materials (provided by Barney) and make a personalized work of art. This workshop is open to four students only and pre-registration is required. NOTE:  Students must wear protective footwear (e.g. work boot or hiking shoe).


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Ceramic Family Cookie Plate (2-Week Class)
Suzanna Van Schoonhoven Hunter, instructor
Saturdays: November 11 & 18
9:00–10:30AM

Cost*: $55, pre-registration required
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Make a ceramic holiday cookie plate to give as a present or leave for Santa and the reindeer. We will use earthenware clay and shiny glazes. The plate will be about eight inches diameter and the glazes are lead-free and food safe. Everyone will also make a few holiday ornaments. This beginner-level class is open to all. Special accommodations are available.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


Creative Connection Workshop | Melanie Fay, instructor
Tuesday, November 14
6:00-8:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $25 pre-registration | $35 at door
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Looking for a way to be creative and connect with yourself and others? The second Tuesday of each month, join Melanie as you explore with markers, paint, pencils and paper in a carefree and supportive environment. This workshop is intended to create a space for creative play, where your instinct to "mess around" with art is embraced and shared. It will conclude with a simple exercise to reflect on your art and an opportunity to share with others. This is a beginner's workshop and all are welcome.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


Paradise Dream Ellen Lauziere, instructor
Wednesday, November 22
6:00-8:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $30 pre-registration | $40 at door

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You can make the dream of paradise come true (at least on canvas)! Join Ellen as she shows you how to use acrylics to create your own beach painting in this beginner's class.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


Snowy Farm Scene Ellen Lauziere, instructor
Wednesday, December 20
6:00-8:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $30 pre-registration | $40 at door

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Capture the quiet serenity of winter is this beginner's class, where you will use acrylics on canvas to paint a lovely farm blanketed by snow.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


Creative Connection Workshop | Melanie Fay, instructor
Tuesday, January 9
6:00-8:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $25 pre-registration | $35 at door
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Looking for a way to be creative and connect with yourself and others? The second Tuesday of each month, join Melanie as you explore with markers, paint, pencils and paper in a carefree and supportive environment. This workshop is intended to create a space for creative play, where your instinct to "mess around" with art is embraced and shared. It will conclude with a simple exercise to reflect on your art and an opportunity to share with others. This is a beginner's workshop and all are welcome.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


Creative Connection Workshop | Melanie Fay, instructor
Tuesday, February 13
6:00-8:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $25 pre-registration | $35 at door
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Looking for a way to be creative and connect with yourself and others? The second Tuesday of each month, join Melanie as you explore with markers, paint, pencils and paper in a carefree and supportive environment. This workshop is intended to create a space for creative play, where your instinct to "mess around" with art is embraced and shared. It will conclude with a simple exercise to reflect on your art and an opportunity to share with others. This is a beginner's workshop and all are welcome.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


Creative Connection Workshop | Melanie Fay, instructor
Tuesday, March 13
6:00-8:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $25 pre-registration | $35 at door
Click here to register.

Looking for a way to be creative and connect with yourself and others? The second Tuesday of each month, join Melanie as you explore with markers, paint, pencils and paper in a carefree and supportive environment. This workshop is intended to create a space for creative play, where your instinct to "mess around" with art is embraced and shared. It will conclude with a simple exercise to reflect on your art and an opportunity to share with others. This is a beginner's workshop and all are welcome.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


Creative Connection Workshop | Melanie Fay, instructor
Tuesday, April 10
6:00-8:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $25 pre-registration | $35 at door
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Looking for a way to be creative and connect with yourself and others? The second Tuesday of each month, join Melanie as you explore with markers, paint, pencils and paper in a carefree and supportive environment. This workshop is intended to create a space for creative play, where your instinct to "mess around" with art is embraced and shared. It will conclude with a simple exercise to reflect on your art and an opportunity to share with others. This is a beginner's workshop and all are welcome.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


Creative Connection Workshop | Melanie Fay, instructor
Tuesday, May 8
6:00-8:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $25 pre-registration | $35 at door
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Looking for a way to be creative and connect with yourself and others? The second Tuesday of each month, join Melanie as you explore with markers, paint, pencils and paper in a carefree and supportive environment. This workshop is intended to create a space for creative play, where your instinct to "mess around" with art is embraced and shared. It will conclude with a simple exercise to reflect on your art and an opportunity to share with others. This is a beginner's workshop and all are welcome.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


Creative Connection Workshop | Melanie Fay, instructor
Tuesday, June 12
6:00-8:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $25 pre-registration | $35 at door
Click here to register.

Looking for a way to be creative and connect with yourself and others? The second Tuesday of each month, join Melanie as you explore with markers, paint, pencils and paper in a carefree and supportive environment. This workshop is intended to create a space for creative play, where your instinct to "mess around" with art is embraced and shared. It will conclude with a simple exercise to reflect on your art and an opportunity to share with others. This is a beginner's workshop and all are welcome.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!


Creative Connection Workshop | Melanie Fay, instructor
Tuesday, July 10
6:00-8:00PM
Art Studio #2
Cost*: $25 pre-registration | $35 at door
Click here to register.

Looking for a way to be creative and connect with yourself and others? The second Tuesday of each month, join Melanie as you explore with markers, paint, pencils and paper in a carefree and supportive environment. This workshop is intended to create a space for creative play, where your instinct to "mess around" with art is embraced and shared. It will conclude with a simple exercise to reflect on your art and an opportunity to share with others. This is a beginner's workshop and all are welcome.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don't forget to enter the code at checkout!