Lectures and Classes
July 26, Williamstown Williams College Museum of Art Doxology: Liturgical Praise, Pastor Mark Longhurst and artist Brad Wells craft a communal, experiential response to the museum’s exhibitions. 5 p.m. Followed by Mixology: Cocktails, a sipping showdown with some of the best bartenders in the region, at 6 p.m.
July 26, Ghent Art School of Columbia County Figure Drawing: All Levels. The first hour of this series includes instruction with Gary Finelli; then continue working from a live model for another 90 minutes. Choose a full session with instruction, or a studio session only. 6-8:30 p.m.
July 28, Cornwall Cornwall Library Nat Homer will discuss “80 years of Superman: Comic Books 1938-now,” as well as some of the medium-specific visual language that make comic books unique and engaging. 5 p.m.
July 27, Lenox Ventfort Hall Tea & Talk: The Invention of the American Art Museum. Fine arts historian Kathleen Curran will exhibit in-depth knowledge on the transformation of the American art museum based on her book The Invention of the American Art Museum: From Craft to Kulturgeschichte, 1870–1930. 4 p.m.
July 28, Ghent Art School of Columbia County Painting for the Hurried Creative. Embrace an impressionistic style with Sara Pruiksma: learn freeing painting techniques with a focus on form, loose brushstrokes & use of color. Demonstration in gouache; other water-based media may be used by students. 10 a.m.
July 28, Hillsdale HGS Home Chef Nut & Seed Milks: James Beard Award winner Amy Chaplin will teach the basic formulas for flavorful and nutritious milks that can be made in minutes. Learn how to get the most out of your nuts and seeds, and how to put homemade milks to good use in drinks, puddings and vegan lattes. 2 p.m.
July 29, Hudson Drop Forge & Tool Carve This: a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the basics of wood identification; as well as the layout, carving and finishing a hardwood wooden spoon, with Rowland Butler. 10 a.m.
Aug. 5, South Egremont Blue Rider Stables Compassionate Self-healing Workshop with Acupressure and Horses: NYC massage therapist and health coach Donna Gallers will lead a workshop where adults will learn the Seva Stress Release acupressure technique for self-care, in conjunction with the healing energy of the equine herd. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Aug. 6, Hudson Hudson Area Library In collaboration with Prison Public Memory Project, lecturer and author Alexandra Cox will discuss youth incarceration in the Hudson Valley. This discussion is based upon her recently released book, Trapped in a Vice: the Consequences of Confinement for Young People. 6 p.m.
Aug. 11, Hudson Olana Natural Dyes with Local Plants: Forage for local plants that produce color on fibers like cotton, linen, silk and wool, then prepare dye pots, and produce several shades using various fibers, mordants and modifiers. 10 a.m.
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