Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Art Play Class (for Adults) in Rosendale, NY

The class will be held at The Canal Town Alley Art Center, 402 Main St. Rosendale, NY. on Wednesday Nights, March 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm. $160. (Includes all materials).  Register in advance by calling (845) 338-6503.  

What is Art Play?  The idea of this class stems from the question “Why should kids be the only ones allowed to play?” Art Play class is an opportunity to come make art in a fun and supportive, "no stress to achieve" environment.  Try different types of media (i.e. drawing, watercolor, acrylics, ink, pastels, collage, printmaking and more), explore your creativity and get in touch with your sense of play.  All the materials are provided.   Appropriate for artists at any level, no previous experience with art is needed.   The following is from a recent participant:

“I loved the class. For me, Mira’s combination of firm direction and freedom to go my own way was just absolutely perfect. I learned a lot, enjoyed watching demonstrations and seeing other’s work develop. It was particularly fun watching a classmate come alive and get all excited! I think the best thing I learned is that art class can be fun, rather than intimidating and mind-boggling work.”
Kristine Logan

An Art Play Project from the last class.  Fans are decorated with ink and paint using Chinese Brush Stroke techniques.  Fans made by students Deb Welsch, Kristine Logan and Raeline Milicevic. 

About the Instructor: Mira Fink is an accomplished artist and NYS certified art teacher.   She has exhibited her watercolor and oil paintings locally and nationally in solo and juried shows for over 20 years.  Her work is in many private collections.  She has a BFA in painting from SUNY New Paltz and studied painting at the Woodstock School of Art.  She was inspired to facilitate Art Play for Adults to simulate all the fun the children were having making mixed media projects with her at Mill Street Loft's Dutchess Arts Camp over the last 5 years.  Mira has also taught painting workshops and classes for adults at the ASK, SUNY Ulster, The Esopus Library and at The Wallkill River School of Art.  See more at