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Classes, Workshops, and Lectures

For Kids

Art with Artists Classes
Encourage your child’s love of art with our Art with Artists classes. In each of these classes, taught by local artists and arts educators, students will visit works in the museum and create hands-on art projects in the classroom.

For Teens

AK Teens Portfolio Review Day

The AK Teens Portfolio Review sessions will give Western New York high school students in grades nine through twelve the opportunity to have their work reviewed and critiqued by area artists and fine arts professors. Early review and critique of work provides a key advantage for students planning on pursuing a degree in the visual arts and eventual careers in the art world. Students will be able to ask questions about their work and seek guidance and advice on attending college art programs and pursuing careers as artists. Participation is free, but registration is required by Thursday, April 10, 2014.

AK Teens Building a Portfolio Art Class
This intensive, two-week art class, taught by an artist, is intended for students who are becoming serious about the visual arts and/or preparing for college applications. The emphasis will be on developing skills and style in drawing, painting, and sculpture. We are offering two sessions: A morning session (9 am–noon) and an afternoon session (1–4 pm). Both sessions are open to students who will be entering grades 9–12 in September 2014. 

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For Adults

AK Contemporary

Each program in this series focuses on a contemporary artist, with a lecture about the artist’s life and work and the screening of a documentary film in which the artist is featured.

Art and Yoga for Fun and Relaxation
Experience art, yoga, and the many connections between the two. Each class includes stretching, strengthening, and relaxation poses, and ends with an art-inspired meditation.

Book AK
Book AK is a museum-hosted book club that will provide the opportunity to explore the lives of artists and learn more about art- and museum-related topics.

Director's Lecture Series 2014–2015
The Birth, Rise, and Evolution of Avant-Garde Art

This second annual Director's Lecture Series will feature lectures by Dr. Janne Sirén, Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director; Dr. Joe Lin-Hill, Deputy Director; and Dr. Cathleen Chaffee, Curator. 

Adult Studio Art Workshop—Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape
This exciting workshop on Saturday, April 12, 2014, begins with a guided tour of the exhibition Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape. Participants will then have the opportunity to sketch in the exhibition galleries before returning to the classroom, where a broad range of materials, from paint to found objects, will be provided for each participant to create their own landscape inspired by Kiefer’s work. 
This workshop will be repeated on June 14, 2014, and August 9, 2014.

For Educators

Art'scool Educators Workshops and Events
Art’scool Educators’ Workshops and Events give educators hands-on opportunities to explore their creativity while learning how to share the work of featured artists with their students.