Schedule for the 10th Annual Celebration of the Arts EXPO

This Year’s Workshops

Room 103

Youth Printmaking with Alyssa Gougoutris
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

The Youth Printmaking Workshop invites children to create prints using monotype and (kid-safe) reliefs. Students will create prints using force and fast-drying paint, allowing children to bring prints home. This will teach children about the process of printmaking, while providing the exploration of the variety of printmaking methods. Students will be provided examples and may be asked if their prints can be withheld for a community gallery board.

Alyssa Gougoutris is an artist based in Kingston, with a background in printmaking. She works for R&F Paints, a local paint factory and the D.R.A.W. teaching 3rd-5th graders once a week on how to broaden and improve their art skills using fun lessons. She loves being a part of the community, keeping the youth of Kingston active in the arts.

Mini Linocuts with Maizy Milliken
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

During the Mini Linocuts workshop participants will carve and print a square block that will serve as their addition to a collaborative paper quilt. This project offers an introduction to block printing techniques and will generate a piece of community art. Participants will be able to print many copies of their block and will select at least one to paste onto the quilt. The remaining prints can be taken home.

Maizy Milliken is an artist and educator born and raised in Kingston. They are a printmaker and painter who is currently pursuing their degree in Art & Design Education at Pratt Institute.

Printmaking Demo with Neighborhood Print Studio
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Printmaking Demo Workshop is a drop in event that allows students to make their mark on a community linocut! The finished collaborative linocut will become a beautiful large scale steamrolled print during the 4th Annual DRAW-A-Thon on August 12th, 2024. Participants will also be invited to create a block print to take home.

The D.R.A.W. is the art education project of the Kingston Midtown Arts District (MAD). Located at Energy Square on Cedar St, the D.R.A.W. is a growing community of artists, educators, entrepreneurs, and students who are passionate about the transformative power of the arts. Through workshops, events, and community partnerships, D.R.A.W. seeks to empower individuals of all backgrounds to explore their creativity and express themselves through art.

Room 104 – Station 1

Watercolor for Everyone with Ray Curran
10:30 – 11:45 

The Watercolor for Everyone Workshop will provide an introduction to the basic qualities of watercolor. Participants are offered simple demonstrations and assistance in using watercolor to create imagery. Rather than prior knowledge of working with watercolor, this workshop only requires a curiosity and interest in trying.

Ray Curran has studied watercolor at a number of schools over the years, including Parsons School of Design, the Arts Students League and the Woodstock School of Art. His work has been included in numerous shows and exhibitions and has received various awards. Currently, Ray is one of the founders and Vice President of the Kingston Midtown Arts District.

Chinese Brush Painting with Maxine Leu
12:15 PM- 1:30 PM

During the Chinese Brush Painting Workshop students will be introduced to the spontaneous styles of Chinese ink. Participants will learn basic techniques like brush strokes, water control, composition and signature with Chinese ink and brush.

Maxine Leu is an interdisciplinary artist, art educator, and environmentalist from Taiwan. She has taught ages 5 and up, primary students, teen interns, college students (non-major and major in art), adults, seniors, and patients.

Rudiments of Watercolor: Still Life Painting with Pablo Shine
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Rudiments of Watercolor is an introductory workshop to watercolor. Working from observation, participants will use still life as the painting subject matter. Contour drawing and composition will be used as foundation for the final painting. This workshop is designed to give students initial exposure to working with watercolor from observation.

Pablo Shine teaches drawing and painting at Ulster County Community College, where he has been a member of the Visual Arts faculty since 2000. He has taught drawing and painting at The Barrett House, Marist College, SUNY New Paltz, The Woodstock School Of Art and Dutchess Community College.

Room 104 – Station 2

Crafting with Collage with Jo Ann Campise of Cornell Creative Arts Center
11:30 PM – 1:00 PM

The Crafting with Collage workshop allows students to work with assorted paper, scissors and glue to craft a collage project they will take home. Participants will visualize patterns to lay out a design that takes form. This will allow students to model an object, using paper to create the form, color, and shape two-dimensionally.

Jo Ann Campise is the Art Director for the Cornell Creative Arts Center. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and is studying for her M.B.A. at Marist College. She has over 20+ years experience working with youth. She has taught kids and adult art classes and workshops. She works in several mediums, including ceramics, drawing & painting, mixed media, photography and graphic & web design.

Light and Shadow Shapes with Angel Brown
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The Light and Shadow Shapes workshop allows participants to create abstract composition out of shapes. This workshop is an exploration of how light and shadow interact with shapes, allowing participants to create original abstracted forms. This workshop will encourage participation and observation of light and shadow.

Angel Brown is a visual artist who loves Hands-On activities such as drawing, painting and sewing. She is a college student at SUNY Ulster Community College, who is focusing on arts education.

Room 104 – Station 3

“Initial/Name” Project with Larry Jackson
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM 

The “Initial/Name” Project allows participants to create a 3D design of their initials, name or nickname and fuse it with some other creative element that describes them. Students will learn a variety of art techniques in a relaxed environment, working to sharpen their artistic skills by utilizing elements of collage, drawing, and painting. Participants will maximize their intention and vision in a self-driven project that is guaranteed fun and wholly satisfying!

Larry Jackson is an illustrator, designer, fine artist, maker and educator. His classes implement his creative passion to help others in making projects that express their personal point of view.

Picture Your Future: Goal Mandala Workshop with Dahlia Jarrett
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM RM 

During the Goal Mandala Workshop, participants will be educated on the traditional meaning and use of the mandala. Participants will first write, then choose images, place, cut, gluing, and embellish to create a collage in the format of a mandala design. Participants have an opportunity to share their art and writing with the group.

Dahlia Jarrett is an artist, art therapist, and trained as an addictions counselor. She seeks to expand potent expressive therapeutic exercises to the community-at-large to assist in applying value from projects to real life emotional and practical goals.

Bookbinding for Everyone with Joseph Pine
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Bookbinding for Everyone will explore simple techniques on how to craft a soft-cover sketchbook or journal. Participants will learn basic bookbinding skills, including saddle stitch and stab stitch. Not only will students walk away with a personalized creation, they will leave with all the skills to make more at home.

Joseph Pine is an artist and educator who grew up in the Kingston area. Joe is an alumni of the KHS art program, and went on to earn a BFA from SUNY New Paltz and an MFA from UW-Madison, both in Metalsmithing and Jewelry. Through drawing, sculpture, and functional objects, he creates process-driven work which explores form, surface, texture and patina.

Room 202

Youth Art Activity Room with PUGG
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Youth Art Activity Room is a Drop-in interactive art workspace. Activities include fingerprint faces, collage, sea and sky animal cutouts, and the exquisite corpse drawing game. This space is fun for the whole family! Participants can add their animal cut out to the community mural and all other creations can be brought home.

PUGG, Pop-Up Gallery Group, is a paid work-study program providing job training in art/non-profit management, arts education, and entrepreneurship for ages 15-23. They assist teaching artists at MAD’s program, The D.R.A.W., in arts education programming, and act as ambassadors for MAD in collaborative projects.

Room 204

Dance Xross Fit with Lisa Brown of the Center for Creative Education
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

DANCE XROSS FITNESS DXF incorporates four disciplines of movement dance, kickboxing, strength training and soul line dancing into this cardio fun interval training workout. With music from old school R & B, Motown, African, Hip Hop, Latin, to new school Pop and Soca, this workshop is designed to strengthen your mind as well as your body.

Lisa Brown dance training stems from Broadway Dance Studio of New York, NY to Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy of Culver City, California. Lisa is known for her fresh choreography and is respected by her students and their parents. For nearly 20 years, Lisa has impressed others with her dynamic dance skills, and her passionate work with children. She is a believer in good mental and physical health and is determined to continue serving as a positive role model for youth.

VR Experience with Frank Waters of MyKingstonKids
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Virtual Reality Experience provides participants with a unique opportunity to create and imagine beyond your wildest dreams. This workshop utilizes unlimited colors, shapes, textures and animations to create in 360 degrees. The Quest Team from MyKingstonKids will guide participants through this VR experience and get their creative juices flowing like never before. Oculus Quest headsets are included with this workshop.

MyKingstonKids, Inc. is a Not-For-Profit organization that was created to assist parents in providing the children of Kingston, New York with the support needed to bring out the best in their kids. They believe this is done by providing children with exciting activities, engaging & fun-loving events, interactive educational tools and appropriate entertainment.

Intro to Improv Comedy with Maclain Maier
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Intro to Improv Comedy will take participants through fun and goofy exercises to learn how to perform an improvised scene. This includes creating a character, learning to build a great scene with your scene partner, and thinking on your toes. These are designed to get people out of their heads and interact with each other in an organic, dynamic way.

Maclain Maier is a musician, writer and performer who tries really hard to make you laugh. He graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a BA in Creative Writing. His fiction can be found in the forthcoming issue of Ubiquitous Magazine and Z Publishing’s Best Emerging Writers Series. His most recent writing credit was the immersive horror play Haunted High Falls: Tales from the Canal produced by Siren Theatre and the D&H Canal Museum, which he also directed.

Room 208

PHOTO ZONE with CPW Kingston
11:00 AM- 3:00 PM

CPW Photobooth
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The CPW Photobooth allows participants to get their portrait taken solo, or with a friend! Participants will receive digital files for all of their images via email after the event.

Cyanotypes Community Quilt Project
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The Cyanotype Community Quilt Project is collectively creating a large-scale cyanotype quilt. Participants will gain familiarity with the cyanotype process and incorporate their individual drawings and ideas. Together they will learn how blue as a global language creates space for reflection, meditation, and healing across visual art, poetry, and music.

Family Archiving Registration required
11:00 AM- 3:00 PM

The Family Archiving Workshop will lend a hand in archiving participants’ most treasured photographs! Bring any prints up to 8.5×11 photograph and together we will scan and create digital files that will be shared via email after the event.

CPW is a vital hub for dialogue and discovery in photography and related media, bringing together a diverse array of artists and a vibrant community with a strong artistic tradition. Through its programs, CPW fosters opportunities to create and explore photography, and celebrate its role in contemporary culture.

Room 213

Intro to Zentangle with Priscilla DeConti
10:30AM – 11:30 AM 

This workshop is an Introduction to the 8 steps of Zentangle, which is a meditative drawing method. Using minimal tools, participants will create beautiful pieces of work that will be able to be taken home.

Priscilla DeConti is an artist and certified Zentangle teacher. Mostly self-taught in her endeavors of finding art later in life. She likes experimenting with various mediums and methods, which led her to Zentangle a meditative drawing method and digital collage. Currently works out of her home studio in Kingston NY.

Flash Fiction Writing Workshop with Maclain Maier
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

During the Flash Fiction Writing workshop, participants will craft a short, engaging narrative, honing their skills in brevity and impact. Through constructive feedback and collaborative discussion, attendees refine their pieces, focusing on character development, plot structure, and evocative language. The session culminates in a collective reading, where each writer shares their work with the group.

Maclain Maier is a musician, writer and performer who tries really hard to make you laugh. He graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a BA in Creative Writing. His fiction can be found in the forthcoming issue of Ubiquitous Magazine and Z Publishing’s Best Emerging Writers Series. His most recent writing credit was the immersive horror play Haunted High Falls: Tales from the Canal produced by Siren Theatre and the D&H Canal Museum, which he also directed.

Intro To Character Design with Mady G.
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

During the Intro to Character Design workshop, participants would be tasked with creating their own original character complimented by an independent short backstory. Students will learn the importance of silhouette, visual/detail hierarchy, and color as narrative. Students will be exposed to some visual aids provided by Mady G.

Mady G. is an Illustrator, cartoonist, painter, animator with over a decade of professional experience. She had previously published by Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and more!

Let’s Create a Comic Together with Chris O’Neal
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

During the Create a Comic workshop participants will collaborate on creating a large format comic together. They’ll split up various aspects of creating a comic. Each participant works individually, later bringing the images together to create an ongoing, collective story.

Chris O’Neal was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He works in a range of media, from drawing and painting to poster and website design. You can see more of his work at Chris lives and works in Kingston, New York.

Room 212

CLAY PLAY ROOMSponsored by Bailey Pottery and Kingston Ceramics

Drawing With Clay with Martha Guillorn
11:00 – 12:15

The Drawing with Clay workshop is an introduction to working with clay. Making a coil drawing out of clay is a great foundation to working with the material, allowing students to feel free to explore clay. Participants are given crayons and paper and asked to draw anything they want. Students begin rolling out coils and placing them over the lines of their drawing. They then roll out a clay slab and gently slap them on top of their coils. The slab of clay and the image is flipped over, revealing a coil drawing that can be finalized with additional details and textures.

Martha Guillorn is a visual artist from New York City focused on mixed media sculptures and drawings with an emphasis on tactility. Guillorn has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and Anderson Ranch and has been the recipient of several glass and metal casting fellowships and scholarships.

Hand Building Projects with Unfettered Arts Gallery
Drop in between 11:00-3:30

This hands on demo allows participants to create mini sculptures and small forms of faces and pots. Plant Pals are little sculpted faces to put in your garden, indoor or out. Pinch pots allow participants to make simple garden pots, sizes may vary.

This demo teaches participants how to roll out clay, make an impression with stamps and cut out the excess with shapes. Small pieces of clay are rolled, cut and pressed for designs with letter presses, texture tools and cookie cutters.

FIND YOUR CENTER, BEGIN AGAIN – Wheel Throwing Experience
Two One-Hour Demos at 12:45 PM and 2:30 PM

These demos teach participants the basics of how to center clay on the wheel, opening the clay form, pulling the form into the shape, adjusting the form on the wheel and taking the final piece off the wheel.

Unfettered Arts is a maker space located in midtown Kingston, NY. Workshops, studio access, and lessons are focused in mediums of woodworking, ceramics, stained glass, 2D/ 3D design, textiles, sewing, mixed media, and nature crafts. Unfettered Arts are there to encourage creativity, collaboration, and community.

Room 215

Frondescence Music Box Painting with Christiana Fortune-Reader
10:45 AM – 12:00 AM 

Frondescence Music Box Painting is a workshop intended for children and youth to explore the intersection of music and visual arts as a catalyst for building climate literacy. It starts with a short performance of contemporary music that is related to climate change and our place as humans in the natural world. After listening, students will be invited to create their own music and artwork by painting a music box strip that will become part of a co-created, composite work. The resulting audio/visual material from the workshops will be collected as a way of rendering the listeners’ perspectives for the project, Frondescence: a Wild Hope. Students will not take their projects home, but will be able to see and hear them on a website.

Christiana Fortune-Reader is a multi-faceted musician, passionate about the intersection of teaching, performing, community building, and arts advocacy. She is an Assistant Professor in the Music Department at New Paltz. Her research interests broadly look at music as a tool for social change and community building, in early childhood, among college-aged students, and within larger communities of professional ensembles.

Who Are You Really? Collage with Pen, Ink and Paint with Leslie Bender
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Who are you really? Collage workshop allows participants to create new self images with collage. Participants will then use paint, pen & ink to enhance their imagery. They will learn the art of drawing and painting while having fun creating a self portrait, using pictures from magazines, or personal images printed out from their cell phone. Lastly, participants will add drawing, glitter and more to finalize their work of art.

Leslie Bender graduated from Pratt Institute in 1976 and began a career painting murals in Brooklyn schools, New Jersey and with CityArts Workshop in Manhattan. Bender’s political prints were exhibited at MoMA and the Whitney Downtown, Manhattan. She moved to the Catskills in 1986, painting sets for regional theaters, and creating art. She has exhibited extensively in the Hudson Valley and curated an exhibition on domestic violence by senior women at GreenKill Gallery. She now teaches classes and private lessons, with her personal art focusing on luminous mystical scenes.

Egg + Rocks = Paint with Corina Willette
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Egg + Rocks = Paint is a workshop about the presentation of paint as a material. This workshop will use found, ground, pre-sifted local rocks and pigment to create paint using egg as a binder. Participants can assist in the mulling process, and experiment with mixing the binder into pigment and use the materials to create an image on prepared paper. The participants can take with them the images that they make during the session. The process includes commercial, found, and homemade materials.

Corina Willette received her MFA in Drawing and Painting from SUNY New Paltz, NY in 2020 and currently she teaches Studio arts at SUNY, New Paltz. Willette works in oils and mixed media, and her work is fascinated with design, art, story and the politics of being human.


Saturday, July 13, 2024
10 am to 4 pm

The Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster
94 Mary’s Avenue
Kingston NY 12401