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Upcoming Events
  • Painting Workshop: Moods of the Season

    Sep 26 2017

    Painting Workshop: Moods of the Season
    with Susan Jones Kenyon

    Tuesdays, September 19 - October 24 • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
    Join artist Susan Jones Kenyon in the 6-week painting workshop "Moods of the Season."  All materials are provided. Cost: $295/member or $305/non-member.  Open to serious artists of all ages - beginners welcome.  To register, please call (607) 547-1510.

  • Food for Thought: Our Strength is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine

    Sep 27 2017

    Food for Thought: Our Strength is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine
    Wednesday, September 27, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    Join Kevin Gray, arts in education coordinator, as he tours the Our Strength is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine exhibition.

    Lunch and lecture fee: $25 for members, $30 non-members. Pre-registration is required; visit lewis-hine.eventbrite.com.  To receive a discounted price when registering for three or more Food for Thought programs, please call (607) 547-1510. (Discounted price: $23 for members or $27 non-members per program) 

    Should you have any dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergies, etc.), please notify Kevin Gray at k.gray@fenimoreart.org or (607) 547-1510 at least one week prior to your scheduled Food for Thought so that we may accommodate you.

  • Museum Members' Showcase

    Sep 28 2017

    Museum Members’ Showcase

    Fenimore Art Museum Community Gallery

    Sept. 29 – Oct. 29, 2017

    Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

    Are you a member of Fenimore Art Museum who creates two-dimensional artwork, including paintings, drawings, photography, and beyond? We would like to offer an opportunity to exhibit your work in our Museum Members’ Showcase in the Community Gallery of Fenimore Art Museum this fall! There is no fee to submit your work. Please see below for guidelines.

    An opening reception with food and beverages will be held on Thursday, September 28 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for all Museum Members who submitted entries. During the reception, a secret ballot will be conducted and a Member’s Choice prize will be awarded.

    ·      All works must be two-dimensional, framed and ready to hang (no 3D works this year, but they may be eligible in future exhibits)

    ·      Works must be 16” x 20” or less in dimension

    ·      Works cannot be offered for sale through the museum

    ·      Each Museum Member may submit one entry for consideration

    DELIVERY OF ARTWORKS: Monday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Tuesday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. – Noon (no works can be accepted after this time due to gallery preparation)

    PICKUP OF ARTWORKS: Tuesday, Oct. 30, or Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

     

  • Sunrise on Otsego Lake Photo Excursion

    Oct 2 2017

    Sunrise on Otsego Lake Photo Excursion
    Monday, August 28th 6:30 am – 8:00 am
    Monday, October 2nd 7 am – 8:30 am
    $15 per person. Tickets: sunrise-otsego-lake.eventbrite.com

    There are few sights more spectacular than a sunrise on Otsego Lake! Take a walk behind Fenimore Art Museum with photographer and museum staff member Kevin Gray as he provides tips on composition, light and shadow, camera techniques and more while the sun rises above the lake.  We will explore landscape and nature photography with the goal of sending you home with some fantastic images.

    Please bring any type of camera you want (with at least one charged battery!), lenses, and consider a tripod if you have one.  Wear comfortable shoes for walking and come dressed for the weather (we reserve the right to cancel if heavy rains are forecast).

    For questions, contact Kevin at 607.547.1510

  • Painting Workshop: Moods of the Season

    Oct 3 2017

    Painting Workshop: Moods of the Season
    with Susan Jones Kenyon

    Tuesdays, September 19 - October 24 • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
    Join artist Susan Jones Kenyon in the 6-week painting workshop "Moods of the Season."  All materials are provided. Cost: $295/member or $305/non-member.  Open to serious artists of all ages - beginners welcome.  To register, please call (607) 547-1510.

  • Painting Workshop: Sundays in Autumn

    Oct 8 2017

    Painting Workshop: Sundays in Autumn
    with Susan Jones Kenyon

    Sundays, October 8-November 5 • 12:30-3:30 p.m. 
     

    Join artist Susan Jones Kenyon in the 4-week painting workshop "Sundays in Autumn."  All materials are provided. Cost: $295/member or $305/non-member.  Open to serious artists of all ages - beginners welcome.  To register, please visit sundays-in-autumn.eventbrite.com or call (607) 547-1510.

  • Painting Workshop: Moods of the Season

    Oct 10 2017

    Painting Workshop: Moods of the Season
    with Susan Jones Kenyon

    Tuesdays, September 19 - October 24 • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
    Join artist Susan Jones Kenyon in the 6-week painting workshop "Moods of the Season."  All materials are provided. Cost: $295/member or $305/non-member.  Open to serious artists of all ages - beginners welcome.  To register, please call (607) 547-1510.

  • Food for Thought: Folk Art

    Oct 11 2017

    Food for Thought: Folk Art

    Wednesday, October 11, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    Join Paul D'Ambrosio, president and CEO, as he explores the new Americana exhibition.

    Lunch and lecture fee: $25 for members, $30 non-members. Pre-registration is required; visit americanalunch.eventbrite.com.  To receive a discounted price when registering for three or more Food for Thought programs, please call (607) 547-1510. (Discounted price: $23 for members or $27 non-members per program) 

    Should you have any dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergies, etc.), please notify Kevin Gray at k.gray@fenimoreart.org or (607) 547-1510 at least one week prior to your scheduled Food for Thought so that we may accommodate you.

  • Introduction to Still Life Painting with Allison Hill-Edgar

    Oct 14 2017

    Introduction to Still Life Painting
    with artist Allison Hill-Edgar

    Saturdays, 10am – 12pm on October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18

     

    Overview:
    This course runs for six classes and each consists of two parts, a lecture (first 30 minutes of class) and a studio session (90 minutes) for a combined 2 hours.

     

    Fee:
    Students may register for the lectures only ($50 members/$55 non-members) or the full class ($225 members/$240 non-members).

     

    Class size:
    The full class is limited to 15 people.  Up to 125 people may register for the lectures.

     

    Materials:
    Students are required to bring certain materials (see materials list below).  Paint, oil, and easel will be provided and are included in the registration fee.

     

    Location:
    Lecture in the Fenimore Auditorium, Studio Session in the Fenimore Study Center
     

    Instructor: Allison Hill-Edgar

    allisonanne@msn.com

     

    Purpose of the course:

    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of painting and encourage a greater understanding of the artistic process. Focusing on the still life, the class will break down how to approach the creation of a painting so that each step highlights a particular decision-making process and essential element of the final work. Topics will include composition, form, value, color, the artist’s intention, and how to use materials. In addition, the class will explore how artists have approached still life painting in the past and provide students with tools for understanding and discussing art in the world around them.

     

    The class is open to students of all levels (beginners encouraged!) and will be open and flexible to accommodate individual development.

     

    Course Structure:

    Each class will be divided into two segments:

    1)    a slide show and discussion of the topic of the week (approximately 30 min)

    2)    drawing and painting in the studio classroom (90 min)

    *Classes 1-5 will begin with the lecture/discussion, followed by the studio session; Week 6 will end with the discussion.

     

    Homework: 

    There is no formal homework, but students may be asked to bring in an object or photo for in-class work and discussion.

     

    Schedule:

    Week 1 - Introduction

    1)    Slide show on the history of still life painting

    2)    Review of the syllabus and materials, still life set-up

    Bring to class:

    -a notebook and pencil

    -an object to contribute to the still life set-up (the object will be used each week for the class, but returned at the end)

    -(optional) camera (phone camera or other)

     

    Week 2 - Composition

    1)    Slide show/discussion:  How are visual elements organized or arranged on a page?

    2)    Sketch 2-3 compositions (pencil/charcoal on paper); canvas preparation demonstration

    Bring to class:

    -a notebook and pencil/charcoal

    -your canvas

     

    Week 3 - Value

    1)    Slide show/discussion: How is form built through light and dark? We will explore how to organize light and form from the lightest light (white) to the darkest dark (black)

    2)    Do a monochromatic underpainting on the canvas using only white, black and gray

    Bring to class: 

    -your canvas

    -painting materials (paints and linseed oil will be provided; please bring all other materials)

     

    Week 4  - Color

    1)    Slide show/discussion: What exactly is color and how does it change in different situations?  How do we know which colors to use and how to mix them?  We will go over basic color theory, complementary colors, warm vs. cool, and how to mix colors.

    2)    Begin painting with color

    Bring to class:

    -your canvas

    -all painting materials

                           

    Week 5  - The Artist’s Intention

    1)    Slide show/discussion: What is the artist trying to accomplish or express in their painting?  How have they used composition, value, line, form, and color to achieve their goals?

    2)    Continue painting

    Bring to class:

    -your canvas

    -all painting materials

                                       

    Week 6 - Critique and Celebration

    1)    The first portion of class will be in the studio so students can continue working on their paintings

    2)    The last 30 minutes will be a discussion of the class work and an overview of how to critique art.

    Bring to class:

    -your canvas

    -all painting materials

     

    Materials List:

     

    Provided in Class ($25 fee):

    · Paint: Paint and oil will be provided in class.  We will be using water mixable oil paints (Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Series) and mediums (linseed oil).  They behave in a similar fashion to oil paints but can be cleaned with soap and water, thus eliminating the need for solvents.  If you are interested in buying supplemental paint to use outside of class, good places to find them online are Blick or Jerry’s Artarama. 

    · Tabletop Easel

     

    Students should bring:

    · A sketchbook

    · Pencil or charcoal pencil

    · kneaded eraser

    · Palette (paper pad or glass; if you want to save your paint and keep it wet longer, I recommend the Masterson Sta-Wet Palette box for transporting and preserving paints)

    · Canvas (maximum size 11” x 14”; only one canvas is required, but you may want to bring a few canvases of different sizes or shapes for experimentation)

    · Palette knife

    · Brushes (I recommend getting oil painting brushes in different shapes and sizes -- filbert, flat, and round.  For canvases of this size, you may want to get brushes ranging from size 2 to 10)

    · 2 small jars or palette cups (recommend one with a sealing cap/lid)

    · Ziploc bags (large)

    · Paper towels

    · Brush bucket (jar, tall cup)

    · A good brush cleaning soap (for example, Master’s brush cleaner, or Jack’s studio soap)

  • Painting Workshop: Sundays in Autumn

    Oct 15 2017

    Painting Workshop: Sundays in Autumn
    with Susan Jones Kenyon

    Sundays, October 8-November 5 • 12:30-3:30 p.m. 
     

    Join artist Susan Jones Kenyon in the 4-week painting workshop "Sundays in Autumn."  All materials are provided. Cost: $295/member or $305/non-member.  Open to serious artists of all ages - beginners welcome.  To register, please visit sundays-in-autumn.eventbrite.com or call (607) 547-1510.