Teens & Adults

Mill Art Center & Gallery provides an environment in which the community can express and develop their artistic abilities through instruction, observation and interaction with professional artists. Our unique blend of classroom studios and professional gallery exhibition space encourages students to immerse themselves in art, with inspiration from instructors and the art that surrounds them. Our small class sizes ensure that each student gets plenty of one on one time in every class.
Children and teen classes follow the public school calendar. Arrangements may be made with specific instructors for make-up classes. Gift certificates for art classes and art purchases are available.

New Classes Forming Now for the New year - scroll all the way down to see complete listing

PAINTING IN OILS AND ACRYLICS - Ongoing class till June 2019

Expert instruction for all levels in oil and acrylics. Students will use still life to explore color, design and composition, or you may work on their individual projects. Bring your canvas and painting supplies. Call Lanna for supply list. (585)-624-3585

Instructor:: Lanna Pejovic
Who :: Teens and Adults
Fee :: $120 for 6 classes ::
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Class Dates :: Thursdays, 9:30 to 12:30, New session beginning January 17, 2019

COLORED PENCIL ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Known for her exquisite colored pencil drawings, Sari joins The Mill Art Center to share her talent and extensive knowledge of this medium. Sari will demonstrate how to use colored pencils to their fullest potential. You will be familiarized with the latest products and be able to compare various techniques first hand. Working from your photo, you will get a great start on your drawing, with plenty of instruction as the day progresses. Depending on the size of your work, you may need to finish at home, and Sari will leave you with specific directions on finishing touches. 

Instructor:: Sari Gaby
Who :: Adults
Fee :: $ 115 includes model fee ::
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Class Date:: Monday, January 28th from 10 am to 3:30 pm

Drawing and Portfolio Building

Observational drawing can be learned at any age, and anyone can draw better through practice. Beginning Drawing will give students the knowledge of the materials and methods they need to draw effectively and expressively. Drawing from life, and demonstrating progress in informal and individual critiques, students will build comfort with the materials and confidence within themselves. This class will take place over six classes, one class per week, for six weeks. 

Instructor:: Joe Tarantelli
Who :: Age 15 to Adults
Fee :: $165 for 6 classes ::
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Class Dates :: February 7th through March 14th
. Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8:30pm.

Introduction to Encaustic Painting

Are you fascinated by the look and feel of art created with wax? Learning encaustic techniques is equally intriguing. In this workshop you will learn the fundamental principles of working with pigmented wax to create your own encaustic art. This is the perfect workshop to get you primed for all other workshops held in Kathryn Bevier’s ArtWorks Studio located on the third floor of The Lower Mill. 

Instructor:: Kathryn Bevier
Who :: Teens and Adults -
Class size limited to 4 people. 
Fee :: $165 (includes all materials including instructional handouts)::
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Class Dates :: Saturday, February 9, 2019 10 am - 3 pm

Encaustic with Mixed Media

The encaustic medium offers a fantastic array of opportunities to work with all sorts of mixed media products. From inks to pastels, onto pigment sticks and more, you will be amazed at how versatile this medium is and the interesting effects you can achieve. This is a highly exploratory workshop where the focus will be on opening up to the spontaneous nature of creativity. Please join Kathryn in this workshop where you will gain a wealth of knowledge on enhancing your understanding of working with encaustic paints in an archival way. 

Instructor:: Kathryn Bevier
Who :: Teens and Adults -
Class size limited to 4 people. 
Fee :: $165 (includes all materials including instructional handouts) ::
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Class Dates :: Sunday, February 10, 2019 10 am - 3 pm

Macrame is back!

Learn the basics of macrame with a modern twist while making a beautiful wall hanging on driftwood. This class will introduce students to common macrame knots and give them the foundation to start creating their own pieces. All supplies are included so participants can take their new creation home and hang it up right away!

Instructor:: Laura Seymour
Who :: Teens and Adults -
Class size limited to 20 people - Minimum of 10 to run the workshop 
Fee :: $46 (includes all materials) ::
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Class Dates :: Monday, February 11, 2019 6:30 pm - 9 pm (Tuesday, February 12th will be the snow date)

Collage

Through guided exercises you will enter the intuitive world of collage with papers and various ephemera. There will be a nice selection of materials to choose from, however you are encouraged to bring your own collection of materials that you will want to work with. Paper and other flat items only. The opportunity to incorporate wax will be an option at the end of the workshop. 

Instructor:: Kathryn Bevier
Who :: Teens and Adults -
Class size limited to 6 people. 
Fee :: $95 (includes all materials) ::
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Class Dates :: Sunday, February 17, 2019 10 am - 2 pm
 

Drawing a Portrait from Life

Join us in this all day workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn from Sari Gaby, one of Rochester’s most well respected portraiture artist. Sari will demonstrate and lecture in the morning from a live model. After a short lunch, you will be working along with instruction at your easel, from a live model. Sari has a fun and accurate approach to getting a likeness in your portraits, even if you are a beginner, you will gain invaluable knowledge. For those who wish to learn a new approach, or hone your skills in portraiture, this workshop is ideal.

Instructor:: Sari Gaby
Who :: Teens and Adults
Fee :: $ 145 includes model fee ::
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Class Date:: Monday, February 18th from 10 am to 4 pm

Encaustic Printmaking Workshop

Using wax based paints to create prints is such a great way to explore your visual language. The prints you produce in this workshop are works of art and can be framed or used as mixed media elements for future work.   You will learn essential information on the printing process with encaustic paints, from set-up, free form printing, how to work from registration for mono-type printing, as well as a wide array of application techniques. You will also learn how the different pigments and papers behave for a better understanding on how to achieve the results you desire.  All materials are included in the cost of this class. Cost: $125 per class or $225 for both. This workshop takes place in Kathryn Bevier’s studio located on the third floor of The Lower Mill Building.

Instructor:: Kathryn Bevier
Who :: Older Teens to Adults
Fee :: $125
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Class Dates :: TBD - Class size limited to 4 people. 10 am - 2 pm
 

Collage with Encaustic

Collage helps us tap into an inner voice that often times we don’t pay attention to. Using wax as the binder adds to the depth of the encapsulated thoughts and ideas.  In this workshop you will learn the basic application techniques of working with encaustic wax medium to assemble your collage. You will also learn glazing techniques and various ways in which you can enhance the surface of the wax layers. All materials will be provided however, participants are encouraged to bring items for collage. Stamps, thin papers, newsprint, threads, pressed plants, etc. are some suggestions. There will be plenty of materials available to work from. This workshop takes place in Kathryn Bevier’s studio located on the third floor of The Lower Mill Building.

Instructor:: Kathryn Bevier
Who :: Older Teens to Adults
Fee :: $125
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Class Dates :: TBD Class size limited to 4 people. 10 am - 2 pm

Beginning Painting

For those who are already familiar with painting, this class provides a comfortable open studio atmosphere. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own ideas, begin new work, and or revisit older unfinished pieces. Inspiration and feedback will be the mainstay of the instructor’s focus during class discussions this class will take place over six weeks. Materials list provided upon registration.  

Instructor:: Joe Tarantelli
Who :: Adults
Fee :: $165 for 6 classes ::
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Class Dates :: TBD