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.

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PAINTING IN OILS or ACRYLICS - An Ongoing class

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

Instructor:: Lanna Pejovic
Who :: Teens and Adults
Fee :: $110 for 6 classes ::
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Class Dates :: Every Wednesday Morning from 9:30 to 12:30 beginning September 18th.

NEW!! Mixed Media, Drawing and Painting

Come draw and or paint with Denise Heischman. Learn the process of drawing to see proportion, and discuss elements of composition. Charcoal, graphite pencil, pastel are mediums that can be explored. Painters can work in acrylic and watercolor. Denise can help with getting a piece started , color mixing,and harmony, creating space and help you resolve ideas. Instruction is offered for all levels of experience.

Instructor:: Denise Heischman
Who :: Teens and Adults
Fee :: $110 ::
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Class Dates :: Thursday mornings, October 10th - November 21st from 9:30 to 12:30 (no class Oct 31st)

Creating collage elements - a Two day workshop

Creating collage elements In this workshop we will create painted papers to be used in abstract compositions. Participants will learn a variety of techniques to create unique and beautiful collage elements using acrylic paint and mark making materials on an assortment of papers. Experimentation and exploration will be encouraged as we create a series of small layered abstract paintings. Students will go home with a stash of collage papers for future projects. Some materials will be provided, participants will bring their own acrylic paints. You may also bring laser prints of your own photographs or found papers (do not bring originals), magazine, dictionary or encyclopedia pages. If you bring prints of photographs I suggest you select images containing pattern, color, shape or texture to be used as abstract elements (as opposed to representational photographs of people or animals). There will be plenty of materials available to work from.

Karen Frutiger is a local mixed media artist. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in the greater Rochester area. Her work can be seen on the website www.karenwfrutiger.com or instagram karenfrutigerart. 

Instructor:: Karen Frutiger
Who :: Older Teens and Adults
Fee :: $225
:: Register (class size limited to 6)
Class Date :: Friday, Oct 25th and Saturday, Oct 26th - 10am to 3:30pm both days

EXPLORING MONOPRINTING – A ONE DAY WORKSHOP

This workshop is ideal for anyone who loves painting, drawing and the freedom to explore new techniques. This workshop will introduce a plethora of techniques that can be used in monoprinting. Additionally, through the use of rollers, brushes, palette knives, and found materials, you will havethe opportunity to create textures that enhance the atmosphere and mood of your work by creating multiple unique works or monoprints. There will be an introduction on mono printing and renown monoprint printmakers to inspire and inform your current art practice. Feel free to bring current work you may wish to test with monoprinting. Open to all levels.

Instructor:: Victoria Savka
Who :: 16 and older - limited to 6 people
Fee :: $70 ( all materials are included )
:: Register
Class Date :: Thursday, November 14th from 4pm-7pm

NEW!! A 'Monoprinting Exploration'

This workshop is for those who have some experience in printmaking or have taken the Monoprinting Introduction course and would like to learn more technical methods that can be used in their monoprinting! Students will be introduced to methods like drypoint printmaking, chine collé, and various other approaches to elaborate in their printmaking!

Instructor:: Victoria Savka
Who :: 16 and older - limited to 6 people
Fee :: $70 ( all materials are included )
:: Register
Class Date :: Saturday, November 16th from 10am - 2pm

NEW!! Linocut Workshop for Adults

This workshop will focus on learning the art of linoleum cut printmaking. Students will be introduced to artists who are masters of linocut and how they can consider approaching their own piece. All materials will be provided, students will be given time to work and complete a linoleum cut block. If student has an image or idea in mind you are encouraged to bring it along.

Instructor:: Victoria Savka
Who :: 16 and older - limited to 6 people
Fee :: $55 ( all materials are included )
:: Register
Class Date :: Thursday, November 21st from 4 -7pm

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. (If you register for other encaustic workshops between August 14th and 18th, you will receive a 10% discount)

Instructor:: Kathryn Bevier
Who :: Teens and Adults
 
Fee :: $165 (includes all materials including instructional handouts)::
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Class Dates :: Thursday, October 17th, from 10 am - 3 pm

Printmaking with Encaustic Paints

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.

Instructor:: Kathryn Bevier
Who :: Teens and Adults
 
Fee :: $165 (includes all materials including instructional handouts)::
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Class Dates :: Friday, October 18th, from 10 am - 3 pm - Class size limited to 4 people.

Image Transfer with Wax

There are many ways in which to transfer images using encaustic wax medium as the surface. In this workshop we will focus on transferring printed images from your personal photographs or graphics. In addition to learning basic techniques of encapsulating these images you will learn ways in which to enhance them with the use of encaustic paint, pigment sticks and pastel applications.

Instructor:: Kathryn Bevier
Who :: Teens and Adults
 
Fee :: $165 (includes all materials including instructional handouts)::
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Class Dates :: Saturday, October 19th, from 10 am - 3 pm



NEW!! Clay Meets Wax

This exciting course is a great introduction to two instructors teaching two mediums; clay and encaustic wax. The first class will be focused on clay where you will learn how to alter a slab. With a short demonstration from the instructor, students will cut out tiles in the clay and are encouraged to add texture and designs. The finished tiles will be fired in a kiln during the off week and be ready to wax in our second class. The second class will focus entirely on enhancing your ceramics with encaustic wax. You will learn basic techniques of applying and adhering the wax to the clay surface to create at least two one of a kind awesome works of art suitable for wall hanging.

Instructor:: Kathryn Bevier and Liz Morgan
Who :: Teens and Adults
 
Fee :: $125 ( all materials included) ::
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Class Dates :: 2 Mondays, October 28th and November 11th, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Shape of Things – The Contour Line Drawing

Drawing the shape of things requires that we see the edges of form and space as line.  Line is a basic element used in defining form and a powerful expressive tool.  Contour line drawing involves slow observation in this 4 hour workshop, you will explore the range of line character possible with a variety of drawing media and tools to include pencil, conte crayon, charcoal, brush and ink. Subjects to draw from will include objects from nature and still life.  The emphasis in this workshop is in slow and carful observation of the shape of things, both their inherent parts and their relationship to the space around them. Through a series of drawing exercises including blind contour, modified contour, touch contour you will extend your skill in drawing. This workshop designed for teens and adults and is appropriate for the beginner to develop drawing skills as well as those with experience who wish to refresh their skills and develop their visual language further. All materials will be provided.  You may bring drawing pads/sketchbook or other paper if you wish.

Instructor:: Lanna Pejovic
Who :: Teens and Adults
 
Fee :: $65 (includes all materials) ::
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Class Dates :: Friday, November 8th 9:30am - 1:30pm or Saturday, November 9th from 9:30am - 1:30pm - please email millartcenter@gmail.com if you are interested in this class.

In order to reserve a space in a class or workshop at The Mill Art Center you must pay in full. You may do this by registering online or by mailing us a check made out to the Mill Art Center. Our mailing address is 61 N. Main St Honeoye Falls, NY 14472.

Our cancellation policy is such that a 15% fee will be deducted from any refund given up to one week prior to the start of the class or workshop. NO Refund will be given for a cancellation made the week prior to the start of the class or workshop, unless your space can be filled.

in the event that you have registered for a class or workshop and it is cancelled, you will be reimbursed fully.


Stay tuned for these upcoming classes

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 ::
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Class Date:: new date to be determined

Exploring monoprinting - A One Day Workshop

This workshop is ideal for anyone who loves painting, drawing and the freedom to explore new techniques. This workshop will introduce a plethora of techniques that can be used in monoprinting. Additionally, through the use of rollers, brushes, palette knives and found materials, you will have the opportunity to create textures that enhance the atmosphere and mood of your work by creating multiple unique works or monoprints. There will be an introduction on monoprinting and renown monoprint printmakers to inspire and inform your current art practice. Feel free to bring current work you may wish to test with monoprinting. Open to all levels of experience.

Instructor:: Victoria Savka
Who :: 18 years and older
Fee :: $80 per class ( all materials included ) ::
Register
Class Dates :: TBD

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:: New date to be announced soon

printmaking for teens - a five week class

Students will enhance their understanding of printmaking with new techniques and procedures designed to build on any previous printmaking experience. In this class students will be introduced to linocut, chine colle and mono printing, with the ability to explore their own printmaking ideas. Open to all levels. Bring a sketchbook.

Instructor:: Maria Savka
Who :: 13-17
Fee :: $160 for 5 classes ( all materials included ) ::
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Class Dates :: Tuesdays, April 30th through May 28th - 6 pm - 7 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 :: Fall dates to be announced soon- Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8:30pm.

Image Transfer into Wax

There are many ways in which to transfer images using encaustic wax medium as the substrate. In this workshop we will focus on transferring printed images from your personal photographs or graphics. In addition to learning basic techniques of encapsulating these images you will learn ways in which to enhance them with the use of encaustic paint, pigment sticks and pastel applications. All materials will be provided.

Instructor:: Kathryn Bevier
Who :: Older Teens and Adults
Fee :: $165 Please contact Kathryn directly to register for this workshop kbevier@mac.com
Class Dates :: New date coming soon

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. 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 and Adults
Fee :: $125
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Class Dates :: new dates to be posted soon.













































































 






















































































































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