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December 2020

Drawing & Storytelling at the Holidays

Monday, December 28, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Local artist/illustrator Jacqueline Rogers

This workshop is sold out. Local artist/illustrator Jacqueline Rogers leading an interactive Zoom workshop, Drawing and Storytelling at the Holidays. The program is free and recommended for children age 8 and up, and their families. Support for this program is provided by MetzWood Insurance, Stewart's Shops and Hudson River Bank and Trust Company.

Free
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Drawing & Storytelling at the Holidays

Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Local artist/illustrator Jacqueline Rogers

This workshop is sold out. Local artist/illustrator Jacqueline Rogers leading an interactive Zoom workshop, Drawing and Storytelling at the Holidays. The program is free and recommended for children age 8 and up, and their families. Support for this program is provided by Metzwood Insurance.

Free
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January 2021

Memoir Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Diggs

Sunday, January 31, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, January 31, 2021

Photo of Elizabeth Diggs

This workshop is sold out. The personal memoir has become one of our most popular genres. Every life is a compelling and unique story. This workshop we will explore how to shape and explore our stories through prompts and feedback. Course limited to ten participants. $60 for four sessions. Begin the New Year putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, and crafting the memories you've been waiting to tell, with expert tutelage! Elizabeth Diggs is a playwright whose plays include…

$60
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February 2021

Virtual Revels 2021

Saturday, February 13, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual event. The next best thing to being there. February 13, 2021

Guests will savor yummy cocktail snacks, a great dinner and a bubbly beverage—just in the comfort of your own home. The evening on Zoom, hosted by emcee Monk Shane-Lydon, will include a concert by blues musician Cathy Grier and a virtual art raffle.

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Mixed Media Art Workshop with Jackie Rogers

Friday, February 19, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until Friday, February 19, 2021

Jackie Rogers Charcoal Elephant

Winter Break Session for ages 11 to 17, limited to 15 participants. $45 for this three session workshop or $20 each for Session 1 (charcoal) and/or Session 2 (collage). Session 3 is only available with participation in the first 2 sessions as it is a culmination of learned techniques. Registration is required. This is a virtual series of three related art classes. We'll explore different materials and techniques - charcoal for the first session, collage/ assorted papers for the second…

All three sessions: $45
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March 2021

Roots & Shoots Streams: The Magdalens

Saturday, March 13, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Magdalens

Livestream from the Academy stage No registration necessary. Join in on YouTube. The Magdalens Unplugged is an alt-folk-rock band comprised of Renée DaVink (lead singer and songwriter), Britany Orlebeke (violin), and John Caplis (guitar). Based in Albany, New York, the band plays both original songs and covers a unique blend of Americana, post-punk, and indie classics. The Magdalens Unplugged is a subgroup of The Magdalens five-piece band, which also includes Al Kash (drums) and Moses Nagel (bass). The band’s debut…

Free
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Memoir Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Diggs

Sunday, March 14, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 14, 2021

Photo of Elizabeth Diggs

This workshop is sold out. The personal memoir has become one of our most popular genres. Every life is a compelling and unique story. This workshop we will explore how to shape and explore our stories through prompts and feedback. Course limited to ten participants. $60 for four sessions. Registration required. Begin the New Year putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, and crafting the memories you've been waiting to tell, with expert tutelage! Elizabeth Diggs is a playwright whose…

$60
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Roots & Shoots Streams: Lucia Pulido & Ulises Martinez

Saturday, March 20, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lucia Pulido and Ulises Martinez

Free on YouTube, no registration necessary The New York Times says that, “Ms. Pulido holds on to the rawness of the original melodies while giving them a sophisticated new context.” This richness can be seen in her different ensembles and repertoires. Performing a mix of Colombian and Mexican songs, mostly traditional like 'pirekuas' from Michoacán in Mexico or 'Cantas de guabina' from the Andes in Colombia, all interpreted in a personal way. This will be recorded in Mexico City especially…

Free
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Why Start Plants From Seed? A Virtual Talk by Mary Ann Iaccino

Sunday, March 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The lecture will be about an hour, followed by a Q&A with participants. Tickets are $10. On Zoom. Registration required. Who: Mary Ann Iaccino has been in the education field as a high school biology teacher, a museum educator, and as an adult education instructor. She started as a Master Gardener Volunteer in the 1990s when she lived in Dutchess County. After moving back home to the Hudson area in 2005, she joined the Master Gardener Volunteers of Columbia-Greene counties…

$10
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April 2021

Creative Writing Workshop with Jamie Cat Callan

Sunday, April 11, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, May 2, 2021

Jamie Cat Callen

This popular workshop is sold out.  If you would like to be put on a wait list, please send an email to: [email protected] Four Sundays: April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 3:30-5:30pm Course fee: $80. Registration required. Registrants limited to 15. Virtual class on Zoom. Jamie Cat Callan, the author of nine books and the creator of The Writer's Toolbox, returns to the Spencer Academy Arts Center with her popular writing workshop-- “Writing from the Right Side of the Brain.” Jamie…

$80
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