FULTON – With fall lineup of new classes and a return to live theater, the CNY Arts Center, located at 121 Cayuga Street in downtown Fulton, is gearing up for a season of fun. Youth education leads the way in the fields of art, music, dance, cooking, drawing and comics with scheduled classes during the day and evening, alongside programming for adults.
New this fall, Kami’s Kix Dance Studio offers dance lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays for all ages. The Prince and Princess Ballerina course runs Tuesday evenings for young dancers. Follows Dance Adventures, then a musical theater session, followed by junior ballet / lyric, hip hop and tap dance. Thursday classes offer mini ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap dancing, musical theater II and a bar fitness class. Dance classes start September 21. Visit https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/kamiskix to register.
Fall Artycation will be offered in two four-week sessions offering art and cooking for children in Kindergarten to Grade 12. The first session is already full, but registrations are still open for the second session from October 28 to Nov 18. The group meets Thursdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Registration is available on CNYArtsCenter.com
Cartoon with Cheryl for ages eight and up begins at 6 p.m. on September 30 and continues Thursdays through the fall. Students can contact Cheryl to register at [email protected]
Music Together with Miss Amy returns from October 6 to December 12. 15 with Wednesday sessions for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to five years old accompanied by an adult. The theme for fall is the Fiddle Song collection. Music Together with Miss Amy is licensed by Music Together LLC.
Adults have a wide range of options to choose from, starting with drawing and watercolor with Cheryl from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Email to subscribe to [email protected]
The Inkwell writing group continues to meet weekly. This group encourages more young people to join informal gatherings and share their writings with their peers. Email [email protected] for more information. More creative writing workshops for children are in the planning stages.
The original Writer’s Café for adults has yet to return since the start of the pandemic, but author GB MacRae will offer free-writing sessions for writers looking to improve their craft or just meet other writers. Email him to discuss ideas and options.
The Arts Center also hosts artists, comics, writers and cosplayers to the inaugural Fulton Fan Fair. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 23. The event will feature games, art demonstrations, novelties, crafts, books, henna and more. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Minetto Elementary Inclusion Playground. Children 10 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Discounted pre-sale admission tickets to the Fan Fair are available online at CNYArtsCenter.com. Tickets at the door will also be available.
Help Words Come Alive for Writers and Actors continues to meet on the second Monday of each month. This meeting group is free and open to the public. The actors offer readings of scenarios developed by screenwriters. He is followed by local filmmakers and hosted by Peter Mahan.
New this fall are several new art technique workshops, including an introduction to quilling with Crystal James Mason, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 24. This unique art will be new to many people. Materials are provided. Registration is available on CNYArtsCenter.com.
A Sweet Treats Class Series will launch in October with Diane Sokolowski of Treat Me Sweet Bakery. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 25, bakers will follow a guide to decorate a Halloween cake. The November class, which takes place on Monday, November 15, will feature a full turkey dinner made with sweet cupcakes, followed by holiday treats on December 13 and decorated cupcakes. Registration is available online at CNYArtsCenter.com.
November brings a new class of recycled jewelry that makes decorations and art with vintage and costume jewelry. Mary Jane Visser will guide the class through decorative creations in two separate lesson sessions. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 13 or at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, you can choose the time for the most convenient option. Registration is available online at CNYArtsCenter.com.
The theater is live again at the Arts Center with two major musicals planned. From Dolly Parton 9 to 5, the musical will run from October 8 to 17. Elf the musical for the Christmas audience from December 10 to 19. Tickets will be available soon for both musicals on CNYArtsCenter.com.
Cinema Arts programming has taken a brief hiatus for the immediate moment, allowing for the launch of other fall programming. A Halloween movie event is in discussion with a holiday movie between Christmas and New Years. More details to come.
For more information about the Arts Center or any of these events, visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-598-ARTS (2787).