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Lectures and Classes

June 21, Pittsfield Shire City Sanctuary Intro to Screen Printing Workshop: Make a single color print to take home and learn the basics of stencil cutting, transparency printing and screen preparation, and touch upon multiple color print planning. 6–9 p.m.

June 24 & 25, Pittsfield Hancock Shaker Village Farm Days: a weekend of workshops, talks and demonstrations in woodworking, blacksmithing, gardening and more. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

June 24, Claverack Claverack Library How Propaganda Works: Public scholar V.N. Alexander will give the talk Propaganda & Art: How We Think When We Aren’t Using Logic. 4 p.m.

June 25, Sharon Hotchkiss Library The Middle East – Promise and Peril: A Lecture by Joseph Baxer. He will address the current situation in the Middle East, from the crushed Arab Awakening and devastation in Syria to political upheaval in Turkey. 4 p.m.

Thursdays, beginning July 6, Ghent Art School of Columbia County Abstracted Landscapes: plein air painting class with Tim Ebneth. Three meetings, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

July 8, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef Classic Iranian Barbecue: Join Chef Serge Madikans of Serevan Restaurant in Amenia, NY, for an exotic meal prepared on the courtyard grilld. Learn to make chicken kebabs; Persian rice with crispy tahdig; cucumber, tomato and onion salad with fresh herbs; and a refreshing mint sweet/sour drink. 11 a.m.

Wednesdays, beginning July 12, Stockbridge Citizens’ Hall IS183 Art School presents an introduction to hot wax encaustic painting, with a multimedia approach that will cover both abstract and representational ways of working. Six meetings, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

July 15, Ghent Art School of Columbia County Portraits & Caricature with Maj Kalfus. Capture the essentials of features, both realistically and in caricature. 9 a.m.

July 15, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef Asian Summer Bowls: Marti Wolfson will show how to make delectable bowls, using Asian flavors, that are perfect for summer dining. 11 a.m.

July 15, Kent Kent Town Hall There She Goes: Two Travel Writers Tell Their Stories. Authors Lavinia Spalding and Marcia DeSanctis will discuss the art of travel writing. 2 p.m.

July 16, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef Mexican Grilling: Chef Cristóbal Morales of The Taste Box and Memorable Cuisine Catering will show how to grill shrimp tacos on home-made fresh corn tortillas and more. 11 a.m.

Thursdays, beginning July 20, Stockbridge Citizens’ Hall IS183 Art School presents Adventures in Wheelworking: For both the beginning and experienced potter, this class will cover the exciting possibilities of the wheel. Make tableware of many kinds, including cups, jars, vases, bowls and large vessels. Five meetings, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

July 22 & 23, Stockbridge Citizens’ Hall IS183 Art School presents Block Printing on Fabric: learn to carve designs and make prints on various materials. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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