Saranac Lake BluSeed Studios prepares to go back to school by hosting a series of art classes for the younger artist and several family workshops during the upcoming fall and winter season.
The new season of family-oriented classes were inspired by the BluSeed community members who wanted a variety of classes to satisfy the artistic goals of family members of all ages.
“We had several BluSeedling classes last year for the younger kids and it’s the families who requested an art class that they all could get to participate in,” BluSeed Office Coordinator Michelle Hannon said.
The first of the classes will be an intermediate pottery class for high school age youth called “Pottery Puddies.”
Two students who formerly took a pottery class with the BluSeedlings requested a personalized class for themselves and their peers.
“They wanted a class just for them that would be right after school and one they could take with kids their age separate from the adult class,” Hannon said.
The class will begin Sept. 26 and run every Thursday through Nov. 21 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The class, including material fees, is $200 and will be taught by local artist, Teresa Reid.
“They will learn all of the same things as the adults are learning in their class but it will be shorter so kids will still have the time in the evening they need to get things done and complete schoolwork,” Hannon said. “It’s also an opportunity for them to have a class just for their friends and kids their age to learn and hangout.”
Hannon said the family workshops will be one session courses designed for parents, relatives or caregivers to take with their kids.
The first of the classes, “Family Upcycling,” will be taught by Stephanie DeJoseph, independent designer and artist of La Mia Designs. The workshop is Friday, Oct. 25 ,from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $100 per family.