Arts Center Fall Classes
It’s fall in downtown Plattsburgh. The college students are back, families are about and restaurants are holding on to the last few opportunities for their customers to enjoy a meal or a snack outside.
Boasting a freshly painted blue flagpole and new exterior signs to match, the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (or NCCCA Arts Center) is in full swing with an exciting line-up of classes that mirror the colorful exterior of the old federal building.
Classes begin this week and feature a wide variety of courses led by local teaching artist in the performing, visual and literary arts. The fall series starts on Saturday, September 28th with five ‘Theater for Youth’ classes and a ‘Try It’ wheel-throwing workshop for Adults/Teens.
The ‘Theater for Youth’ program, for ages 8-15 features four classes that range from an introductory level theater course to an exploration of the works of William Shakespeare. ‘Creative Movement and Improvisation’ is a new theater offering this year, uniquely targeted toward teens ages 14-18 years.
The Clay Studio is offering a full slate of classes for people ages four and up. Several weekend kids’ classes are available and allow young hands to learn about the medium. Adults interested in working with clay can start by sculpting with friends on Thursday evenings during the ‘Mud & Merlot,’ for ages 21 and up. Other offerings include Adult and Teen Hand building, Adult and Teen Wheel, Open Studio and Private Instruction in clay.
The Arts Center will also be offering a first-ever, Autumn Art Quest program for kids ages 5-12. The program will run on Saturdays in October and the focus will be on sculpture, integrating various mediums and time periods.
Of special significance is the integration of the literary arts into this season’s line-up.
Literary arts courses include a Teen Short Story class and activities surrounding National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Be on the lookout for more events at the Center and in the surrounding community for NaNoWriMo.
In addition, the Arts Center continues to offer ongoing classes in dance, visual arts and music. A few examples include Portrait and Still Life, Ballet for ages 5-8+, Garage Band for teens and private music lessons in voice, piano and cello.
There is a place for everyone at the Arts Center, for every age and all abilities and skill levels. Many classes require limited prior experience and there are also offerings for those who do have experience.
The Center also features a year-round array of visual arts exhibitions in its Main Gallery and other events, such as concerts and recitals, readings and in the near future - a monthly film series.
The Arts Center, located in downtown Plattsburgh, is dedicated to uniting the arts and our local community. In an effort to make the arts available to all, scholarships are available for certain programs for youth.
A complete list of classes is available under the “Education” tab at www.plattsburgharts.org
The Arts Center is open to visitors Tuesday through Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturdays, 10am - 4pm. Stop by to learn more about classes, see the facility or to visit the gallery featuring works by local artists.
For more information, contact the Arts Center at 563-1604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.