SLC Arts Council offers music, crafts, magic in its latest class offerings
Friday, August 6, 2010 - 5:06 pm

POTSDAM – Young and old can learn to play blues guitar, make a tribal mask, or put a few tricks up their sleeves by participating in the latest class offerings from the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, all held on the second floor of downtown Snell Hall.

Pre-registration is required; please call the SLC Arts Council at 265-6860 to register or visit

Coming up in August:

• Blues Guitar with Kevin Irwin – Mondays & Wednesdays, Aug 9, 11, 16, 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. Novice students will be able to accompany soloists, vocalists, and/or their own singing in standard blues songs. More advanced students will understand variations in 12 bar blues chord progressions, and demonstrate ample skills in improvisation. $60 for 4 classes, bring a guitar. Pencil, paper, and a music stand is handy as well.

• Magic Club for Ages 7-14 with Rich Tenace – Monday, Aug. 16 from 3:30-5 p.m. This beginning magic class continues to teach youngsters basic tricks with ropes, cards, coins, and sponge balls. Monthly classes in this series are every third Monday night. $15, plus $10 materials fee for the first class – no materials fees for subsequent classes, students need to register for each session separately and bring materials previously purchased.

• Gourd Masks with Andree Dennis Newton – Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for teens & adults. Andree is a skilled traditional Native American artist residing in Old Forge, NY. In this gourd mask workshop, she will work with students to create their own original gourd spirit mask. $42, plus $20 materials fee.