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Homeschooler Workshops

A young girl and boy applying colored paint to white fabric
Photograph by Tom Loonan

Encourage your child’s love of art with our Virtual Homeschooler Workshops for ages 5–11. Students will explore works of art and then create art inspired by what they saw. They will learn about various two- and three-dimensional techniques and build their art vocabulary.

Each virtual class is $5 per household and is limited to 15 students. Registration and pre-payment are required. To register, please use the “Register Online” links below or call 716.270.8292.

2020–2021

Watercolors Inspired by Louise Jones’s Wildflowers for Buffalo
Friday, November 6, 2020, noon–1:30 pm
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Patterns Inspired by Swoon: Seven Contemplations
Friday, November 20, 2020, noon–1:30 pm
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Rock Painting Inspired by The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko
Rescheduled for March 5, 2021

Color Wheel Spinner Inspired by Swoon: Seven Contemplations
Friday, December 18, 2020, noon–1:30 pm
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Crayon Etching Inspired by Swoon: Seven Contemplations*
Friday, January 8, 2021, noon–1:30 pm
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* This is a two-week project that continues on January 22, 2021.

Crayon Etching Inspired by Swoon: Seven Contemplations*
Friday, January 22, 2021, noon–1:30 pm
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* This is a two-week project that begins on January 8, 2021.

Flipbook Inspired by Shantell Martin’s Dance Everyday
Friday, February 19, 2021, noon–1:30 pm
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Rock Painting Inspired by The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko
Friday, March 5, 2021, noon–1:30 pm
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About the Instructor

Heather Maher has a passion for art that she loves to share with her students. She feels the most valuable lesson that a student can learn is to develop their own style. She tries to encourage them to be curious and to learn different techniques so they are able to develop the material skills and craft necessary to develop that style.

Maher has a Fine Arts degree from SUNY Geneseo and a Business of Art and Marketing certificate from Buffalo State. She has been teaching students ranging in age from toddler to adult for 21 years; 19 of those years have been with Albright-Knox. She also teaches part-time at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. In addition to teaching, she takes on commissioned pieces and does freelance illustrations. She works mostly with paint (watercolor and acrylic) and graphite. She was honored to be named “Teaching Artist of the Year” by the Arts in Education Institute a few years ago and continues to strive for excellence in the projects and lessons that she develops for her students.

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