Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 122102296
Local: (518) 463-4478

Events

GALLERY TALK Spotlight: Erie Canal
When: Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Public Program and Member Event
GALLERY TALK Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
When: Friday, Jul 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Public Program
When: Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 until Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $50 for members, $65 for non-members
Explore the Erie Canal with us as we take inspiration from the Spotlight: Erie Canal exhibition. We’ll craft model canal boats, create our own versions of commemorative plates celebrating the Erie Canal and more. Ages 6-12.
When: Friday, Jul 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: $10 for members, $12 for non-members
Join us as we start our summer try it of different art materials in our ‘Tute for Tots program. In our first week we’ll discover new ways to create art with chalk. We’ll use dry and wet chalk drawing techniques and also create bright beautiful marbled chalk print papers.
When: Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 until Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $50 for members, $65 for non-members
Young artists will have the opportunity to stretch their creativity and their bodies in this engaging class. The program will be led by our museum educator who holds a certificate in children’s yoga. We’ll interpret the angles, shapes and moods we find in the paintings and sculptures on view in the museum with movements and poses, and carry over these shapes and expressions into our own artwork. Ages 6-12.
SUMMER CLARK ART INSTITUTE LECTURE Picasso and Creative Collaboration
When: Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Public Program, Member Events, Lecture
When: Friday, Jul 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: $10 for members, $12 for non-members
What wonders can we make out of wax? We’ll create pictures out of wax rubbings, discover wax resist processes, and with the assistance of our adult companions and teacher explore melting wax to create dynamic artwork. Ages 3-5 (with an adult).
When: Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 until Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $50 for members, $65 for non-members
Join us as we explore how photographic images have been traditionally created. We’ll take a special focus on cyanotypes (sun prints), and create our own versions outside. Using the cyanotype sun print process we’ll also discover more about how negatives were used in traditional photography by creating our own film negatives out of scratch art and developing the images with the help of the sun. Ages 6-12.
EXHIBITION RECEPTION The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute
When: Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Public Program, Member Event
When: Friday, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: $10 for members, $12 for non-members
Who doesn’t love clay? Together we’ll have a blast while we make patterns and impressions into flat clay and also experiment with some basic building techniques. Both natural and polymer based forms of clay will be used. Ages 3-5 (with an adult).
When: Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 until Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $50 for members, $65 for non-members
Discover the beauty of ancient Egyptian art and culture! We’ll find out what types of animals were present in ancient Egypt, and the artwork and stories that were inspired by them. This class will tour our ancient Egypt galleries, and create art in the studio inspired by what we’ve learned. Ages 6-12.
When: Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: $10 for members, $12 for non-members
Ages 3-5 (with an adult). Collage is an exciting medium to explore because we can combine lots of different types of pieces. We’ll practice our scissor skills as we cut out paper pieces to use, and make great combinations as we glue on colorful objects like string, ribbon, and more.
GALLERY TALK Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
When: Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Public Event
When: Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 until Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $50 for members, $65 for non-members
Explore the world of sculpture with us as we discover how art can be created through carving techniques. We’ll use simple tools to chip and scrape away materials like soap, clay, and plaster to create our own masterpieces. Ages 6-12.
When: Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: $10 for members, $12 for non-members
Ages 3-5 (with an adult). Get tactile with textile techniques! Young artists will practice lacing, basic stitching, and weaving. We’ll play with hole punchers as we create our own holes to lace string through, and make bright colorful designs with wire.
When: Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 until Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $50 for members, $65 for non-members
Get colorful with us this summer as we create bright and beautiful art together. Young artists will discover basic color theory and color mixing as they have a blast using batik, marbling, painting techniques and more. Ages 6-12.
When: Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: $10 for members, $12 for non-members
Ages 3-5 (with an adult). How many types of paint have you used? Did you know that paint can be foamy, thick or thin and it even comes in stick form? Discover the many different varieties of paint types while creating your own beautiful work inspired by the art on view in the museum’s galleries.
When: Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 until Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $50 for members, $65 for non-members
Did you know that you could create fabulous sculptures with reused, and repurposed everyday items? In this class, young artists will bend, fold, reshape and reuse items that might otherwise be thrown out or recycled. We’ll form wonderful new art out of old materials as we draw inspiration from the sculptures currently on view in the museum’s galleries and courtyard. Ages 6-12.
When: Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: $10 for members, $12 for non-members
Ages 3-5 (with an adult). Great art? Copy that! Find out more about printmaking and how you can create beautiful copies of your own shapes and pictures with paint and ink. We’ll create our own designs on printing plates and learn how to ink them up and make prints. Young artists will also use found objects to print striking shapes and patterns.
When: Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 until Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $50 for members, $65 for non-members
Make your mark as you try out shading techniques in mediums like chalk, oil pastels, and charcoal. We’ll learn blending, and hatching techniques and find out how adding shadows to our drawings makes them truly stand out. Ages 6-12.
When: Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cost: $10 for members, $12 for non-members
Create art that truly stands out! We’ll explore the world of sculpture this class by learning to create small plaster forms, glue wooden pieces together and more. We’ll admire the sculpture on view in the museum and discover organic and geometric shapes. Ages 3-5 (with an adult).
GALLERY TALK Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
When: Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Public Event
LECTURE VOTES FOR WOMEN: EXAMINING THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE AND ANTI-SUFFRAGE MOVEMENTS THROUGH POLITICAL CARTOONS
When: Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lecture, Family Programs, Public Programs
LECTURE FROM MAMMY TO MADEA: “RACE FILMS” AND RACIAL REPRESENTATION
When: Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lecture, Public Program

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