July 11, 2013

Arts Express: July 11, 2013


---- — Tahawus to host dance classes, science lab

AuSABLE FORKS — The Tahawus Center for Learning is offering a number of activities this summer at its 14234 Main St. location.

Dance classes include Gentle Ballet Barre, Swing Dance and Early Childhood Creative Movement.

The classes are planned from July 15 through 18 and Aug. 5 through 15. Instructors are from Rebecca Kelly Ballet and Kids Co-Motion. Most classes are conducted for mixed ages and experience.

Science Lab Camp For Youth is planned for mornings from July 15 through 18. Gary Dreiblatt, a teacher of 26 years, will instruct students ages 8 to 14.

Details on each class are available on the TLC website, or by calling (646) 734-7151.

Some scholarship aid is available for workshop participation. All classes are subject to enrollment.

BluSeedlings Studio offers many workshops

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeedlings Children’s Summer Art is offering workshops for ages 8 to 14.

Adventures in Clay, a two-week class will be held from Monday through Friday, July 15 to  26, from 10 a.m. to noon at BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St., Saranac Lake.Cost is $180 and includes material.

Adventures in Color will be held Monday through Friday, July 29 through Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to  noon. Students will create an acrylic painting including a frame, a 3-D totem or chair, which will be painted, and pulp painting,making a painting out of plant based pulp. Cost is $125 includes material. 

Cost for both workshops is $275. 

The Adult Paper Pulp Painting Workshop will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 16, 17 and 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $100 and includes material. 

An Enameling Workshop is planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 26, 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $85 including materials. 

To register for any of the workshops, call 891-3799 or or for more information.

LPCA offers free drama workshops

LAKE PLACID —The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will hold a free summer residency program and workshops in conjunction with the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

At 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, open auditions will be held for Robinson Crusoe. 

“Creative Dramatics” for grades 1 and 2 will be held on Tuesday, July 16. This workshop allows young students to use their imagination to transform a story into a play, learning the importance of focus, the development of character, and the use of pantomime.

“Put Your Best Foot Forward,” for children grades 1 through 12, will take place on Wednesday, July 17. In this workshop all ages will take that first step together to learn basic dance terminology and moves. All levels of movers, from trained to novice, will work collectively.

“Let’s Make-Up” for children in grades 1 through 12 will be held on Thursday, July 18. This workshop teaches students of all ages by demonstrating (on a few participants) corrective, old age and fantasy make-up for the theater.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre casts 50 to 60 local students to perform in a production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week, and two public performances are presented on Saturday.

The camp will culminate with performances on Saturday, July 20, at noon and 3 p.m.

Registration is required for the workshops, and sign-up is on a first-come, first–serve basis. All workshops will be held at the LPCA from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Call 523-2512 or visit to sign up.

Museum holding Program to explore Fire Towers

ELIZABETHTOWN — An Adirondack Fire Tower Exploration Program is being offered at the Adirondack History Center Museum.

Starting today and continuing Thursday, July 25, and Saturday, Aug. 17, naturalist David Thomas-Train will lead a full day of activities, or guests may attend any portion of the day. 

The program begins at 10 a.m. with an orientation at the museum, a viewing of the museum’s fire tower exhibit and a climb up the museum’s fire tower.

Then, participants may choose to take a guided hike to the restored fire tower at Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain in the Town of Chesterfield.

Signup is being accepted for the fire tower orientation, the climb or the full day. For the climb, hikers should be at least 14 years old and in shape for a sustained steep hike. Bring food, plenty of water, and dress appropriately for hiking. 

The cost is $15 for the entire day or $5 to attend just the morning session. Reservations are required. Spaces for the hike are limited. 

The Adirondack History Center Museum is located at 7590 Court St,, Elizabethtown. Call 873-6466 or email for registration or information.