Community Classes

For all arts mediums

SLC Arts Classes

SLC Arts invites the community to join us for various workshops and classes, taught by local artisans and performers. The classes will be held in our new building, the Creative Spirit Community Arts Center, at 6 Raymond St. in Potsdam. 

Community Class Schedule

The paid classes require pre-registration, which can be completed on the form below. Creative Partners get 10% off!

August Classes 

Metalwork Earring Making
Saturday, August 6th at 11:00 am
$25 per person
Learn the basics of metalwork jewelry making with artist Kathy Lahendro! Kathy will be demonstrating beginner metalwork techniques and offering instructions on how to hammer, shape, and assemble a pair of metal earrings. Participants will be able to design and assemble their own pair of earrings, choosing from copper or silver, dangle size, and beads. If time allows, participants may have some free creative time to assemble an additional pair of earrings. All materials and tools provided. 



Bath Bomb Workshop
Thursday & Friday, August 18 & 19, 4-6 pm
$35 per person

Join Certified Aromatherapist and Scent Artist Kathy Wilcox for two days of bath bomb fun! On day one, we will be learning about essential oils that are soothing to both the skin and the senses, aromatherapy safety with bath products, and mixing & molding our bombs. On day two, we will be removing our bombs from the molds, painting them, and packaging them to take home. This class includes instructional materials so you will be able to make your own bath bombs at home as well as ingredients needed to make approximately 3-4 bath bombs.



Coffee & Canvas (Paint & Sip)
Saturday August 20, 10-1pm
$30 per person

Join us for a morning paint and sip where we will be serving local Jernabi coffee while we paint a floral landscape scene! Participants will be instructed through painting a landscape scene and can choose what type of flowers or trees to paint within the scene. Sip on fresh-brewed Jernabi Houseblend coffee, options for milks and sugars will be available. All supplies are provided.


Heavy Texture Acrylic Floral Painting
Saturday August 27 11am & Tuesday August 30 5-7pm
$75 per person

Join artist Brenda Maxson for a two-part class in creating your own heavy texture floral painting! On day one students will learn how to create heavy texture acrylic roses that will become part of the final painting. On the second day students will paint their background and a vase, attach the previously created roses, and add extra elements such as leaves. All materials are provided.


Framing & Matting Consults with Bev Patchin
Saturday August 27, 12-3 pm
Do you need your artwork matted and framed? Bring your artwork with you, Beverly will take measurements and discuss material options and give you a quote. If you would like to leave your piece with Beverly to have framed, she will accept a deposit. This event is free to attend and to receive a quote, payments for framing will be handled by Beverly. Register for a time slot, or walk ins also accepted.