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CONTENTS GENERAL INFORMATION: REGISTRATION & PAYMENT POLICIES ... 2 FAQ’S  .................................................... 3 CLASS LISTINGS: CERAMICS  ............................................ 4 DANCE   .................................................. 6 FITNESS  ................................................. 10 FOREIGN LANGUAGE  ............................ 11 LITERATURE  .......................................... 12 THEATER  ............................................... 13 MUSIC - Group Classes   ........................ 13 MUSIC - Private Instruction  .................. 14 GRADUATED ART .................................. 15 VISUAL ARTS  ......................................... 16



171 is committed to keeping programs affordable for the widest possible audience. Tuition alone covers less than half our costs. We rely on membership fees, contributions and grants to make up the difference. MEMBERSHIP ENTITLES YOU TO: • Generous discounts on tuition, performance fees, custom events, and facilities rentals • Voting privileges at 171’s Annual Meeting • Our lasting gratitude! MEMBERSHIP LEVELS: Individual Membership (age 18+) $42 Family Membership $60 CONTRIBUTION LEVELS: Friend $1 to $60 Supporter $61 to $99 Donor $100 to $999 Patron $1,000 to $4,999 Benefactor $5,000+

Become a Member today!



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Registration may be completed on-line, by phone, or by visiting 171 Cedar Arts Center. Please contact the Center directly to enroll. Instructors cannot register students, or hold spaces for them in classes. Registrations should be made no later than 48 hours before a class is scheduled to begin. Class enrollment is assessed at this time, and under-enrolled classes will be cancelled. Students registering on-line fewer than 48 hours before a class is slated to begin may not receive notification if a class is cancelled.


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A 25%, non-refundable* down payment of each class fee is required in order to register. Full payment is due no later than 48 hours prior to the start of each class. Full payment is required when registering on-line. To make a down payment only, please call or visit the Center during business hours. *Any exceptions are at the discretion of the Center’s management.


A student’s 25% down payment will be refunded only when: Center cancels the class, for the entire session, prior to • The its scheduled start. The registered student notifies the Center of a drop or • transfer from the class at least 4 days (96 hours) before class is scheduled to begin. The student has made special arrangements with the • Center to audit a class or classes.

Class fees will not be prorated or refunded in case of student absence(s). If extended absence is required, due to medical or other documented reasons, the Center may adjust or credit class fees on an individual basis. These arrangements are not guaranteed, and will be made at the discretion of the Center’s management. Cancellation of a single class, due to weather, instructor emergency, etc. may result in any of the following, at the discretion of the Center’s management:

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Scheduling of a make-up class Proration of the class fee Issuing of credit, to be used toward other/future classes

INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS Members of the Center may choose to pay for school-year-long** classes in three installments. **Eligible classes currently include graduated dance and graduated art classes.

The first installment is due, in full, upon registration, and includes the required 25% down payment. The second installment is due, in full, no later than 10 weeks after the start of class. The final installment is due, in full, no later than 20 weeks after the start of class. Dance students will not be allowed to participate in the spring dance recital unless their accounts are paid, in full, no later than 2 weeks before the recital, or acceptable payment arrangements have been made with the Center’s management. Students with special circumstances or seeking exceptions to the policies above must speak with a member of management. Management can be reached by phone or in person between 9 am and 5 pm, on weekdays when the Center is open. 2



What is 171?

171 Cedar Arts Center is a dynamic organization that enriches the community by offering excellent arts instruction, exhibiting today’s artists and presenting live performances.

Where are you located?

We operate out of two historic buildings in Corning, New York. Located between First and Second Streets, the Bruce House is to the south, at 171 Cedar Street, and the Drake House is to the north, at 155 Cedar Street.

Where can I park?

Parking is limited to on-street availability during regular business hours. Please observe the alternate street parking regulations in the neighborhood. We ask that you do not park in the TobeyCo lot between our two buildings.

What should I do while my child is in class?

Please walk young students to the door and pick them up inside the building. While young children are attending classes, 171 suggests that a parent or designated responsible adult be available to ensure their care and safety outside of 171’s classrooms.

How will I know if a class has been canceled?

If a class has been canceled due to under-enrollment, we will contact you 1 to 2 days in advance of the class start date. In cases of inclement weather, 171 Cedar Arts Center makes closing decisions independently of local school districts, and posts closings on its website, Facebook page, and newsletter. If you are concerned that your class may be canceled, call 171 directly, see our website,, or tune into local television news channels.

Do you offer custom classes? Can I plan an event at 171?

Yes! We offer corporate team-building workshops, birthday parties, private rentals, scout badge workshops and more. With no less than 3 weeks notice, 171 staff will help you plan your event. Call 607-936-4647 for more information and to discuss space and instructor availability.

Fairy-themed birthday party with instructor Joanna Martinec. Photos by Simply Time Photography.

171’s Bruce House

171 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830 Business Office 9:00am - 8:00pm Mon. - Fri. 9:00am - 2:00pm Sat.

171’s Drake House

155 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830 Gallery/Reception 9:00am - 8:00pm Mon. - Thur. 9:00am - 6:00pm Fri.



Ceramics classes at 171 balance group instruction with demonstrations and individualized attention. 171’s Woodcock Ceramic Studio is equipped with ten pottery wheels, a slab roller, extruder, pug mill, glazing area and three electric kilns. Located in 171’s Bruce House, the Woodcock Ceramic Studio’s class fees include use of all ceramic tools, glazes, clay and firings needed for completion of in-class projects. Students may purchase additional clay and studio time through 171.

OPEN STUDIO If you have taken a ceramics class and would like additional, noninstructed work time in our studio, Open Studio is for you. For $100 per month, adult members may process, glaze and fire up to two bags of clay on site. Clay sold separately. Instructed Open Studio time may be available for an additional fee. Call 607-9364647 to request details and schedules.

YOUTH CLASSES Claytime Studio (6 weeks)

Ages: 4 to 5 Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:15 PM

M $78 / NM $94 F1, F2

Instructor Angela Niforatos combines storytime and playtime to make claytime in this fun new class for budding sculptors. From crickets to birds’ nests to little pink pigs, storybook stars will inspire students to make and decorate a satisfying collection of ceramic keepsakes.

Mud Makers (7 weeks)

Ages: 6 to 7 Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:15 PM

M $91 / NM $109 F1, F2

Mud-making leads to art in this new class for 6- and 7-year-olds with instructor Angela Niforatos. By getting their hands dirty, young sculptors will get to experiment with some of the many methods potters use to pinch, roll, build, shape and decorate clay objects. Some projects will be sculptural (sea creatures), some will be functional (lidded treasure boxes) – all will be fun!

Kids Meet the Wheel (7 weeks) Ages: 8 to 10 Mondays, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

M $145 / NM $174 F1, F2

Children will have messy fun as they throw some mud on the potter’s wheel and learn to center, shape, trim, and glaze basic forms. Instructor Lynne Wagner will give demos and special individualized attention allow students of varying skill levels to build confidence and skill. Beginning students will practice making one-of-a-kind mugs, cups, and bowls, while more experienced students may try larger, more complex forms.



Youth/Teen Wheel Throwing (7 weeks) Ages: 11 to 14 Fridays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM


M $145 / NM $174 F1, F2

Experience the fun of working on the potter’s wheel as you learn to center and throw clay with instructor Angela Niforatos. Students will create one-ofa-kind mugs, bowls, plates, and more as they gain confidence and build skill.

TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES Build A Totem (7 weeks)

Teen/Adult Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

M $181 / NM $217 F2

Students will make and glaze a collection of large clay ‘beads’ and thread them onto rebar stakes to produce one-of-a-kind garden sculptures. Instructor Amanda Warren has experimented heavily with clay’s sculptural properties, and she shares both traditional and unconventional methods for shaping and glazing clay in this satisfying, project-based class.

Wheel Throwing (7 weeks)

Teen/Adult (15+) Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 PM Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

M $181 / NM $217 F1, F2 (with Lynne Wagner) F1 (with Stacey Esslinger)

Beginning and continuing students will learn to center, shape, and trim basic forms into one-of-a-kind pieces on the potter’s wheel, then give them color and texture with interesting glazes and finishing techniques. These classes include demonstrations, individual assistance and additional studio time in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Midday Clay (7 weeks)

Teen/Adult Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:00PM

M $181* / NM $217 F1, F2, W1, W2, SP

Investigate the process of hand building and wheel throwing in this beginning- to intermediatelevel class. Through the use of demonstrations and personal attention, instructor Christian DeLamielleure will assist students in building skill and confidence in the studio.

Class Session Key

F1 = Fall 1, F2 = Fall 2, W1 = Winter 1 W2 = Winter 2, SP = Spring Classes spanning more than one session are listed as F for Fall, W for Winter or SP for Spring Exact start and end dates for each class vary; visit for detailed class listings.



ABOUT OUR PROGRAM 171 cultivates appreciation and enjoyment of dance in its many forms, with personalized attention in a warm and encouraging atmosphere. • For students who wish to advance through training in ballet, tap, modern, or jazz, we offer a graduated curriculum of school-year-long classes that run from September through May (see graduated class schedule, pages 8 & 9). • Short-term classes and workshops for students of all ages and experience levels are offered in a variety of disciplines, and at various times throughout the year.


Fall dance classes begin

Nov. 28 - Dec. 1, 2013

Thanksgiving Break: No dance classes

Dec. 25, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014

Holiday Break: Classes resume Monday, January 6, 2014 Patty Ozer’s Story Ballet @ CMoG: No graduated dance classes at 171

February 27 - March 2, 2014 March 13 - 20, 2014

Spring Break: No dance classes

May 6 - 9, 2014

Spring dance recital dress rehearsals @ the Clemens Center, Elmira: No on-site classes

May 10, 2014

171’s Annual Spring Dance Recitals @ the Clemens Center

May 12 - 17, 2014

Last full week of dance classes


171’s Creative Movement classes introduce very young students to the basic elements of dance: rhythm, coordination, spatial awareness, balance, physical control, and self-expression, preparing them for further dance training. Classes are offered both continuously from September through May (see Graduated Dance Class Schedule, pages 8 & 9), and in consecutive, 10-week sessions. Each 10-week session ends with an open class for families to watch and witness their child’s creative growth!

Creative Movement 1 (10 weeks) Ages 3 to 4* Saturdays, 8:30 - 9:15 AM

Creative Movement 2 (10 weeks) Ages 4 to 5* Saturdays, 9:15 - 10:00 AM

M - $96 / NM - $115 F, W, SP M - $96 / NM - $115 F, W, SP

*Child must be of age on or before the start date for each class


Hip Hop - Graduated (30 Weeks) Ages 10+ Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

M $285 / NM $316 F - SP

Beginning and continuing students are invited to build upon and practice their Hip Hop dance skills. Using age-appropriate choreography and music, instructor Tara Moran teaches this rhythmic, articulated dance form in a fun, encouraging environment. This class culminates with participation in 171’s Spring Dance Recital and fills up quickly; reserve your spot today! 6




Latin & Social Dance for Beginners (10 weeks) Adults & Youth (7+) Fridays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

M $95 / NM $114 F, W, SP

Explore the rhythms and footwork for many Ballroom and Latin dances in this relaxed, family-friendly class. Instructor Tracy Wigley introduces students of all ages to the fun, friend-building experience that is social dancing. Parent/child teams, couples, singles, seniors - all are welcome!

Continuing International Latin Dance* (30 weeks) Adult Fridays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

M $285 / NM $316 F - SP

Learn basic figures, variations and techniques to spice up your dancing. Students will learn to dance as a group with instructor Tracy Wigley to a create a formation team dance for the 171 Annual Spring Dance Recital. *Instructor permission required

Ballroom & Latin In-Line Dance (10 weeks) Adult Tuesdays, 1:15 - 2:15 PM

M $95 / $114 F, W, SP

Explore the rhythms and footwork for many Latin dances in this no-partner-required class. Instructor Tracy Wigley pairs dynamic routines with upbeat music to teach participants a useful portfolio of solo dance sequences. New students welcome!

Ballroom Dance (5 weeks)

Teen/Adult Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 PM

M $48 / NM $57 F1, F2

Learn to work as a team and develop leading and following skills as you master the basics of Fox Trot and Waltz. In Fall II, our encouraging instructors, Doug and Carol Allan, will help you to expand your repertoire, increase the tempo, and add polish!

Partnering** (6 weeks)

Teen/Adult Sundays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

M $98 / NM $118 F2

Partnering incorporates elements of ballet, modern and jazz into choreography for two people. It requires establishing trust between the dancers and is usually performed en pointe by the female dancer. **Instructor permission required


F1 = Fall 1, F2 = Fall 2, W1 = Winter 1 W2 = Winter 2, SP = Spring Classes spanning more than one session are listed as F for Fall, W for Winter or SP for Spring Exact start and end dates for each class vary; visit for detailed class listings.






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2060 Hip Hop - Graduated 10+ M 2061 Continuing International Latin Dance F



6:30 - 7:30 p 7:00 - 8:00 p




Vicki Rossettie Carrie Hogue Carrie Hogue Vicki Rossettie Carrie Hogue Carrie Hogue


varies by session

$270 / $300 $270 / $300 $96 / $115 $270 / $300 $270 / $300 $96 / $115

Carrie Hogue Vicki Rossettie Vicki Rossetti Vicki Rossetti Vicki Rossetti Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Vicki Rossettie


9/7/2013 9/10/2013 9/12/2013 9/10/2013 9/12/2013 9/9/2013 9/11/2013 9/10/2013 9/6/2013 9/10/2013 9/6/2013 9/12/2013 9/10/2013 9/11/2013 9/12/2013 9/9/2013 9/7/2013 9/11/2013 9/11/2013

$270 / $300 $270 / $300 $270 / $300 $270 / $300 $270 / $300 $270 / $300 $285 / $316 $285 / $316 $285 / $316 $285 / $316 $285 / $316 $360 / $400 $360 / $400 $360 / $400 $360 / $400 $360 / $400 $360 / $400 $360 / $400 $285 / $316

Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer Patty Ozer


9/12/2013 9/10/2013 9/12/2013 9/11/2013

$270 / $300 $285 / $316 $285 / $316 $285 / $316

Vicki Rossettie Vicki Rossettie Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Vicki Rossettie


9/11/2013 9/11/2013 9/6/2013 9/10/2013 9/11/2013 9/9/2013 9/6/2013 9/9/2013 9/9/2013 9/11/2013

$270 / $300 $270 / $300 $270 / $300 $270 / $300 $285 / $316 $285 / $316 $360 / $400 $360 / $400 $360 / $400 $285 / $316

Vicki Rossettie Carrie Hogue Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch Beth Hesch


9/12/2013 9/7/2013 9/10/2013 9/10/2013 9/12/2013 9/12/2013 9/11/2013 9/10/2013 9/9/2013 9/12/2013 9/11/2013

$270 / $300 $270 / $300 $270 / $300 $270 / $300 $285 / $316 $285 / $316 $285 / $316 $285 / $316 $285 / $316 $285 / $316 $285 / $316

Tara Moran Tracy Wigley


9/9/2013 9/6/2013

$285 / $316 $285 / $316

9/11/2013 9/7/2013

varies by session

9/10/2013 9/7/2013


DANCE continued SWING DANCE Swing Dance (5 weeks)

Teen/Adult Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

M $48 / NM $57 F1, F2

Join this class for a fun introduction to Swing dance with instructors Doug and Carol Allan. Become confident dancing with a partner and gain a solid foundation by learning leading and following skills.

Teen Swing Performance** (6 weeks) Teen (15+) Sundays, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

M $95 / NM $114 F1

Develop and perform advanced skills in Swing dance with Doug and Carol Allan, including advanced choreography and partner aerials. Although the class is only 7 weeks long, the 171 Cedar Swingset is a year-long commitment, with extra rehearsals on Sunday afternoons (as scheduled by instructors), culminating in a performance at 171’s Annual Spring Recital as well as at various community events. **Instructor permission required.

DANCE FITNESS Belly Dance (8 weeks) Teen/Adult with Sue Wiebel

M $76 / NM $91 F1

Midday session: Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM Evening session: Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM This class is designed for students new to belly dance or seeking a belly dance refresher. Students will learn the fundamental movements of belly dance, including shimmies, movement isolation, undulations and simple combinations. Class will include a brief introduction to the history, context, and philosophy of belly dance, and provides students with a solid foundation to build upon. No experience necessary for this fun, calorie-burning class with instructor Sue Weibel.


Teen/Adult Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

See below for pricing F, W, SP

10-week session: M $95 / NM $114 30-week session: M $270 / NM $324 Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. This exhilarating, effective, easyto-follow, Latin-inspired, calorieburning dance fitness-party is moving millions of people toward joy and health. Join encouraging instructor Vicki Rossettie to experience the fun!




171 Cedar Arts Center’s foreign language classes are taught by native speakers, primarily using immersion and group conversation to quickly introduce students to basic vocabulary, expressions and grammar. Discussions about the culture and customs of the place from which each language originates, along with some practice reading and writing, enhance learning and help prepare those who are preparing to travel.

YOUTH CLASSES French Immersion (7 weeks) Ages: 5 to 7 Fridays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

M $63* / NM $76 F1, F2, W1, W2, SP

This course, offered completely in French, was developed to capitalize on young childrens’ amazing ability to learn through repetition, mimicry, games, books, and oral lessons disguised as play. Sophie Mayolet introduces your child to a new language and new friends in a warm, encouraging environment.

Spanish for Children (7 weeks) Ages: 5 to 7 Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

M $63 / NM $76


Learning a language is child’s play in this introduction to Spanish words, phrases and culture! Melding Spanish language fluency with a broad appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures, instructor Julia Cancelo immerses young learners in a fun world of games, songs, dances, food, art and more!

La Petite Ecole* (10 weeks)

Beginning: Grades 1 to 3 Intermediate: Grades 3 to 5

M $135 / NM $162 F

Beginning: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 PM Intermediate: Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 PM To visit Madame Knitter’s ‘Little French School’ is to take a journey to France. Authentic French props, toys, games, videos and snacks offer a well-rounded introduction to French language, customs and culture. *Students must complete at least 4 sessions of Beginning Level before graduating to Intermediate.

Japanese for Kids! (14 weeks) Ages: Youth/Teen Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

M $126 / NM $151 F

Young students will learn basic Japanese words and phrases and broaden their perspectives as they practice tones and sentence structure while learning about Japanese culture. This class with instructor Naoko Sugimoto-Dingel is geared toward elementary school kids who are intersted in all things Japan!

Kinderspass: German (5 or 6 weeks) Ages: 3.5 to 5 w/ Caregiver

Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:00PM

Class Session Key

F1 = Fall 1, F2 = Fall 2, W1 = Winter 1 W2 = Winter 2, SP = Spring Classes spanning more than one session are listed as F for Fall, W for Winter or SP for Spring Exact start and end dates for each class vary; visit for detailed class listings.


FOREIGN LANGUAGE continued Kinderspass: German (5 or 6 weeks)

Ages: 3.5 to 5 w/ Caregiver Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:00PM 6 weeks: F1, F2 M $42 / NM $50 5 weeks: W1, W2, SP M $35 / NM 42 This class with instructor Birgit Kercher emphasizes the fun and effectiveness of learning language through play. Parents and children alike will enjoy using games, songs, and other fun exercises to learn and practice basic German phrases and vocabulary.

TEEN & ADULT CLASSES Spanish Conversation (7 weeks)

Teen/Adult M $63 / NM $76 with Julia Cancelo F1, F2 Beginning: Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 PM Continuing: Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Chinese Conversation for Beginners (14 weeks) Teen/Adult Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM with ShuHua Lu

M $189 / NM $225 F

Japanese Conversation (14 weeks)

Teen/Adult M $126 / NM $151 with Naoko Sugimoto-Dingel F Beginning: Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM Intermediate: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

German Conversation (14 weeks)

Ages: Teen/Adult M $126 / NM $151 with Birgit Kercher F, W, SP Beginning: Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 PM Continuing: Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM Intermediate/Advanced: Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

French Conversation (7 weeks)


Reading the Classics Book Club Adult Saturdays, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

M $15 / NM $18

Sign up for one or all of these fun and intellectual book club meetings with Julie Fromer, who holds a PhD in Nineteenth-Century British Literature. Enjoy rich discussion as Julie uses historical and cultural notes of interest to give each book greater context. Price is per class, and students are asked to read each book in full prior to each meeting.

September 21

Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope

October 19

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

November 16

December 14


This novel follows three parallel stories of courtship and marriage, and the decisions of three strong women. The story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who “affronts her destiny� and finds it overwhelming.

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The tragic story of Lily Bart, a woman who is torn between her desire for luxurious living and a relationship based on mutual respect and love.

A Room With a View by E.M. Forster

This romance offers a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century by following the life of a repressed, young woman.


Make It Up On the Spot Theater (7 weeks) M $63 / NM $76



Grades 3 to 5: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Grades 6 to 8: Tuesdays, 5:45 - 7:15 PM Improvisation is sound stage training for any young actor. Through theater games and wacky exercises, students explore the ‘rules’ of improv and build acting skills and stage fundamentals while experiencing the fun and magic of this serious(ly fun) art form with instructor Camilla Schade. First timers and returnees are welcome!

Tempo Tunes for Toddlers

MUSIC - Group Classes

Ages 1 to 2 with parent/guardian Wednesdays, 10:00 - 10:30 AM F1, F2, W2, SP (7 weeks) W1 (6 weeks)

M $56 / NM $67 M $48 / NM $57

Children will sing and dance their way through this fun class with Jessica Rutledge, exploring developmentally-appropriate concepts through music and movement. Children and caregivers will enjoy socializing and learning together, and will leave each class singing!

Tempo Tunes for Pre-Schoolers

Ages 3 to 4 with parent/guardian Wednesdays, 3:45 - 4:30 PM F1, F2, W2, SP (7 weeks) W1 (6 weeks)

M $56 / NM $67 M $48 / NM $57

Children will sing and dance their way through this fun class with Jessica Rutledge, exploring developmentally-appropriate concepts through music and movement. Children and caregivers will enjoy socializing and learning together, and will leave each class singing!

171 Youth Chorus (10 weeks) Ages 8+ Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

M $110* / NM $130* F, W, SP

Children 8 and up are invited to join this dynamic choral performance group. Under the direction of Jessica Rutledge, young vocalists gain advanced training, along with camaraderie and confidence, through fun and encouraging weekly rehearsals and seasonal performance opportunities. *Students who enroll in the fall session pay $10 less for subsequent sessions.

Class Session Key

F1 = Fall 1, F2 = Fall 2, W1 = Winter 1 W2 = Winter 2, SP = Spring Classes spanning more than one session are listed as F for Fall, W for Winter or SP for Spring Exact start and end dates for each class vary; visit for detailed class listings.


MUSIC - Continued PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION 171’s private music instructors offer lessons in 171’s studios and set their own schedules, rates and policies. Instructors should be contacted directly for more information or to establish a lesson schedule. CELLO (Suzuki) Christine Lowe-Diemecke - 607-564-9492 FLUTE Dr. Angela McBrearty - 607-368-0991 GUITAR John Manfredi - H: 607-732-0913 C: 607-426-9253 PERCUSSION Emily Ickes - 269-615-0437 PIANO Dr. Daniel LaBar - 607-846-8411 Dino Losito - H:607-737-3950 C:607-738-1380 Frances McLaren - 607-732-2503 Claire Gonta Smock - SAXOPHONE/CLARINET Duvid Smering - H:607-733-9855 C:607-742-9082 VIOLIN (Suzuki) Augusto Diemecke - 607-564-9492 Jennifer Reuning Myers - 607-387-3629 VOICE Dr. Angela McBrearty - 607-368-0991 Kasey Stewart - 607-427-5862

THE WOMEN’S CHORALE OF 171 CEDAR The Women’s Chorale of 171 Cedar has been sharing its love of singing for more than 20 years. Created by and for women who love to sing and explore a wide range of music for treble voices, and who enjoy sharing that passion, the Chorale is always open to new members. Chorale auditions are largely informal, focusing on pitch, blend and willingness to strive for performance excellence. The Women’s Chorale of 171 Cedar rehearses and performs at 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning and in a wide range of community spaces. For more information, please contact 171 Cedar Arts Center by calling 607-936-4647 or by e-mail at



GRADUATED ART ABOUT OUR PROGRAM Graduated art classes offer many opportunities for skill building and self-expression, while introducing students to art history and appreciation, classic and contemporary styles, as well as the principles of design. Curriculum is offered in non-repeating, 10-week sessions, and discounts are available to those enrolling in multiple sessions of the same class. Call for details.


Fall art classes begin

Nov. 28 - Dec. 1, 2013

Thanksgiving Break: No art classes

Dec. 25, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014

Holiday Break: No art classes. Classes resume Monday, January 6, 2014

March 13 - 20, 2014

Spring Break: No art classes

1-hour classes: 1.5-hour classes: 2-hour classes:

M - $120 / NM - $144 M - $144 / NM - $160 M - $156 / NM - $171

Intro to Studio Art 1 with Angela Niforatos Pre-K to K (Ages 4 to 5) Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM F, W, SP Intro to Studio Art 2 with Angela Niforatos

Grades 1 to 2 Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

F, W, SP

Studio Art 1 with Angela Niforatos Grades 3 to 4 Fridays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM F, W, SP Studio Art 2 with Angela Niforatos Grades 5 to 6 Mondays, 5:15 - 6:45 PM F, W, SP Studio Art 3 with Bridget Bossart van Otterloo Grades 7 to 8 Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:30 PM F, W, SP

Student Artwork

Studio Art 4 with Bridget Bossart van Otterloo Grades 9+ Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM F, W, SP

ART FOR HOMESCHOOLERS Beginning in late September, classes for school-age children will be held weekly at 171, providing opportunities to explore ceramics, music, sculpture, theater, drawing and painting and more! If interested, contact or visit our website - for detailed schedules and pricing.

Class Session Key

F1 = Fall 1, F2 = Fall 2, W1 = Winter 1 W2 = Winter 2, SP = Spring Classes spanning more than one session are listed as F for Fall, W for Winter or SP for Spring Exact start and end dates for each class vary; visit for detailed class listings.


VISUAL ARTS YOUTH CLASSES Active Art (10 or 14 weeks)

Ages: 8 to 12 Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 PM


Fall Session (14 weeks): M $252 / NM $302 Spring Session (10 weeks): M $180 / NM $216 Active Art returns with Tony Moretti and Qwen Quigley! Students will create large- and small-scale sculptural works using a variety of natural and salvaged materials, such as stone, wood, metal, plaster and clay. By becoming adept at using their hands and basic hand tools, students will build projects of their choosing. Past projects have included small boats, timber frame furniture, small buildings and bridges, animal sculptures, and kinetic work.

Cartooning (6 weeks)

Ages: 9 to 11 M $54 / NM $65 Wednesdays, 4:30 -5:30 PM F1

In this introductory course with Emily Swan, students will create memorable characters through exploration of others’ work and their own imaginations. Doodlers to serious drawers are welcome!

Emily Swan

Japanese Anime (6 weeks)

Ages: 10 to 14 M $54 / NM $65 Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 PM F2 Explore the exciting world of Japanese Anime with awesome instructor, Emily Swan! Students will create their own anime characters using pencil, pen and ink while working on their basic drawing skills. No experience necessary. Emily Swan

TEEN & ADULT CLASSES Drawing From a Photograph (4 weeks) Teen/Adult Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

M $72 / NM $86 F1, F2

Students will learn to render a photographic image, first using a grid, then building confidence towards measuring with a pencil. Treating the photo as a still-life, students will learn value techniques along the way. Each class will begin with a brief lecture, followed by individualized instruction with Christina Johnson. All skill levels are welcome in this relaxed class. Student Artwork




Oil Painting (7 weeks)

Teen/Adult Mondays AM Session: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PM Session: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

M $190 / NM $228 F1, F2, W1, W2, SP

Offered year-round, Dustin Boutwell’s oil painting class is a favorite among beginning and continuing students alike. Combining occasional demonstrations with ample Dustin Boutwell individualized instruction, Dustin helps each student achieve his or her goals by moving through the classroom to answer questions, problem solve and offer thoughtful critique.

Watercolor Painting (4 weeks) Adult Tuesdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

M $109 / NM $131 F1, F2

Introduction to Watercolor: Fall 1 Continuing Watercolor: Fall 2 If you’ve been wanting to try painting, watercolor is the perfect place to start. Instructor Bridget Bossart van Otterloo will introduce the basic techniques and materials. Learn more about color theory, color mixing, brush handling, and different types of watercolor paper. This class is flexible and ideal for students of all abilities and experience.

Still Life in Oil (7 weeks)

Teen/Adult Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Bridget Bossart van Otterloo

M $190 / NM $228 F1, F2

Artist and designer Marc Rubin shares his approach to painting from life. From breathing exercises to brush work, Marc shares the techniques he uses when working through the technical and mental challenges painters face in composing and capturing convincing still life paintings. Marc Rubin

WORKSHOPS Basic Digital Photo Editing (1 day) Teen/Adult Saturday, September 28

M $75 / NM $90 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This one-day class will focus on basic digital editing techniques, including correcting color, contrast and exposure, as well as raw file conversion and file management. Use of layers to enhance, change and manipulate images will also be discussed. Instructor Andrew Gillis will also compare and contrast the various photo manipulation softwares.

Class Session Key

F1 = Fall 1, F2 = Fall 2, W1 = Winter 1 W2 = Winter 2, SP = Spring Classes spanning more than one session are listed as F for Fall, W for Winter or SP for Spring Exact start and end dates for each class vary; visit for detailed class listings.


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171 Cedar Arts Center: Fall 2013 Class Catalog  
171 Cedar Arts Center: Fall 2013 Class Catalog  

Class listings for Fall 2013: Ceramics, dance, literature, foreign language, visual arts, theater and music!