April 4, 2013

Arts Express: April 4, 2013

NCCCA plans clay classes for kids

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will hold clay classes for youths age 5 to 14 in the areas of hand building and wheel work.

Students will learn basic clay techniques and create pieces they can take home at the end of the session.

The Kids’ Clay: Hand Building class, instructed by Jen Shutts, allows children ages 5 to 9 to create both functional pottery and creative sculptures. The classes take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays from April 7 through May 5. The cost is $95 (or $85 for Arts Center members), plus a $10 materials fee.

Kim Mazur will instruct the Kids’ Wheel class, for kids ages 10 to 14. Participants learn how to throw on a potter’s wheel and create their own mugs, bowls, plates and shallow dishes to keep. Classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays from April 13 through May 4. The cost is $120 ($115 for Arts Center members), plus a $25 materials fee.

For information, check the website or contact Education Coordinator Emily Owens by phone at 563-1604 or by email at

Artists sought for ARTWays Project

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts has set the third round of call to artists for the Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project.

The theme will be “Adirondack Coast Performing Arts.”

Artists are encouraged to apply in their medium of choice, including but not limited to: paint, ink, pencil, mixed media, textiles, mosaics, glass, photography, collage, fiber art and graphic art.

Entries may be portrait or landscape; winning artwork will be featured on a 20-by-30-inch, portrait-oriented poster.

Entries will be judged by a panel of diverse individuals representing businesses, the travel and tourism sector, artists and arts professionals, county and city officials and non-profit organizations.

The winner will be announced at a public unveiling ceremony on June 8 before the culminating performance of the 2013 Spring Performance Series, to be held at the Strand Theatre.

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