Weekly Feature



2017-02-23 / Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 23

Oil Painting with Skylar Borgstrom — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $200. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org

Thursday Night Pottery with Nancy Thayer — Receive instruction in a variety of hand-building techniques and work on the potter’s wheel, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $200 (materials included). 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org

Portraiture Drawing — A college-level drawing class that will teach a variety of traditional methods for learning or improving portraiture skills, 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at ART247’s Art Center, Gallery, 247 Market St., Lockport; $165. 404-9884, www.theART247.com

Figure Drawing — A college-level drawing class in nude figure drawing for students of all levels, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at ART247’s Art Center, Gallery, 247 Market St., Lockport; $165. 404-9884, www.theART247.com

Bending the Basics Drawing — A class that approaches the elements of art and principles of design in three exercises, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at ART247, 247 Market St., Lockport; $35 per class. 404-9884, www.theART247.com

Bookbinders’ Open Studio — A community meet-up for local artists, scrap-bookers, bookbinders and the like to get together and create, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo; $25. 348-1430, www.wnybookarts.org

Winter Wonderland Workshop — Winter games, crafts and activities, for ages 4 to 8, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at The Bookworm, 34 Elm St., East Aurora; $ (pre-registration and pre-payment required). 652-6554, www.eabookworm.com

fri. 24

Chinese Landscape Painting — This class teaches students how to use traditional materials and methods to experience this 5,000-year-old art form, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at ART247, 247 Market St., Lockport; $165. 404-9884, www.theART247.com

sat. 25

Horticulture V Certificate Classes — “Hostas & Hydrangeas,” with horticulture educator David Clark, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Basic Digital SLR Photography — Students must have their own SLR camera, and the class will help with both the technical and creative aspects of photography, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, CEPA Gallery, The Market Arcade, 617 Main St., Buffalo; $240. 856-2717, www.cepagallery.com

Paint Draw Snack! — What’s better than art and snacks? Nothing! Students will learn art elements, principles of design and a variety of drawing and painting techniques, for ages 10-14, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 25, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $100 (materials included). 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org

Drawing with Charcoal with Tricia Butski — Learn how to work in charcoal while exploring traditional drawing techniques, for ages 14-18, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 25, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $100 (materials included). 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org

Fun with Clay with Predolino Zelasko — Work with a variety of hand building and throwing techniques in this hands-on class, for ages 10-17, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 25, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $100 (materials included). Supplies, glazing and firing included. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org

Cartooning for Kids — This popular workshop teaches basic 2-D cartooning skills, teaching children ways to construct cartoon characters both from what they see and from imagination, 1:15-2:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at ART247’s Art Center, Gallery, 247 Market St., Lockport; $165. 404-9884, www.theART247.com

Creating Comics — Comics is one of America’s unique art forms, and you will learn basic methods of writing and drawing your own comics, comic strips or graphic novels, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at ART247’s Art Center, Gallery, 247 Market St., Lockport; $165. 404-9884, www.theART247.com

mon. 27

Monday Night Pottery with Deb Stewart — 6-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $235. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org

Intermediate Watercolor Classes — Taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher, 8:45-10:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, ext. 291, www.buffalogardens.com

tues. 28

Acrylic Painting with Rob Lynch — 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo. $150. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org

Beginner Watercolor — Join artist Joan Saba for classes just for beginners, 8:45-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Tuesday Night Pottery with Deb Stewart — 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $235. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org

wed. 1

Perspective Drawing For Architecture — Course breaks down the production process for understanding and constructing architectural scenes, both interior and exterior, via perspective drawing, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, at ART247’s Art Center, Gallery, 247 Market St., Lockport; $165. 404-9884, www.theART247.com

Drawing from Life with Tricia Butski — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $160. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org

2017 Buffalo Architecture Course — “Modern & Postmodern Architecture in Buffalo,” with Chuck LaChiusa, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, One Symphony Circle, across from Kleinhans Music Hall; $. 245-3032, www.explorebuffalo.org

Beginner Watercolor — Join artist Joan Saba for classes just for beginners, 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Mid-Winter Break Workshops — Come and see how much fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) can be, for ages 5 to 10, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 1, at The Bookworm, 34 Elm St., East Aurora; $ (pre-registration and pre-payment required). 652-6554, www.eabookworm.com

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