IndicatorArt in Buffalo

IndicatorArt in the Buffalo area meets in our studios on the third floor of The First Presbyterian Church at 9 Paine Street in East Aurora. Each workshop is six weeks long and culminates in a public gallery show or performance for friends and family on the seventh week. In addition, we hold photography and plein air (outdoor) classes at various satellite locations around the area.

Note: Participants need to be accompanied by an aide or caregiver, although multiple participants from a group home setting may be accompanied by a single aide.

Our Classes

  • Painting
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Musical Improv
  • Drawing

Our class offerings change throughout the year, and private lessons are available upon request. Please see below for a list of Buffalo’s upcoming classes that are currently open for enrollment.

GENERAL INFORMATION

LOCATION
The First Presbyterian Church
9 Paine St., Third Floor
East Aurora, NY 14052

CONTACT PERSON
Joan Barten
Regional Director
joanbarten@indicatorart.org
203-246-4989

CLASS TIMES
Classes meet once a week for six weeks and usually last for one hour

COST
$175 per student*
($160 for instruction/$15 for supplies)
We offer a 20% discount if a student signs up for more than one class at a time

Your Teachers

Joan Barten

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Joan has been painting oil and encaustic works for 30 years, and she was a resident artist at Silvermine Art Community and RedFish Studios. She has degrees in Art History and Art Education, and is active in several non-profit organizations. In addition to managing the Western New York branch of IndicatorArt, she is a hands-on mixed media and painting instructor for the program.

Specializations: Mixed Media and Painting

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Amanda Marlinski

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR

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Jenni Spear

VOLUNTEER/ART INSTRUCTOR

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Alicia Fitzpatrick

MUSIC INSTRUCTOR

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Jessica Marinaccio

ART INSTRUCTOR

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Upcoming Classes

Art Materials and Methods

Students discover and explore a wide range of artistic processes and materials, including drawing with pencil and charcoal, experimenting with pastels, and painting with water color. All materials are provided.

When:   Starting the week of March 9, 2020

Cost:     $175

Class days and times vary. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact:

Joan Barten
joanbarten@indicatorart.org
203-246-4989

IndicatorArt Music Collective

Indicator Art Music Collective is a six week music program where students explore different instruments to discover their strengths and interests, then work together to improvise and create musical pieces. During the final class, they have an open rehearsal/performance for family and friends.

Instruments are provided, but students are welcome to bring their own instruments.

When: Next class coming soon

Cost: $175

Class days and times vary. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact:

Joan Barten
joanbarten@indicatorart.org
203-246-4989

Let’s Paint Like… (Famous Artist Series)

New for 2020!

Students explore the painting style of a different famous artist (e.g. Picasso, Van Gogh, Cezanne, or Monet) each week for six weeks. Our instructor guides these surveys in a friendly studio setting that combines hands-on exploration with light elements of art history, relatable details from the artist’s life, and famous works of art.

Students then explore the same techniques employed by these artists to create an original work or an interpretation of an existing one, which will be presented to the public in a group show.

All materials provided.

When: Starting the week of March 9, 2020

Cost: $175

Class days and times vary. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact:

Joan Barten
joanbarten@indicatorart.org
203-246-4989

Mixed Media

New for 2020!

Students build up the surface of a canvas by combining pastel, charcoal, and acrylic painting techniques with a variety of non-paint materials such as plaster, organic elements, cloth, and cardboard. The finished abstract expressionist works are then presented to the public in a group show.

All materials provided. Multiple class days/times available.

When: Starting the week of March 9, 2020

Cost: $175

Class days and times vary. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact:

Joan Barten
joanbarten@indicatorart.org
203-246-4989

Painting

Students learn a specific process of acrylic painting as they work on the same piece over the course of 6 weeks, from a blank canvas to completion. They also participate in collaborative paintings during the class cycle, too. Along the way, instructors will introduce aspects of color theory, perspective, and various approaches to paint application, always mindful of each student’s capabilities.

At the end of the course, the paintings will be presented in a group show for friends and family.

All materials are provided.

When: Starting the week of March 9, 2020

Cost: $175

Class days and times vary. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact:

Joan Barten
joanbarten@indicatorart.org
203-246-4989

Photography

Students learn the fundamentals of point and shoot photography as they are taught how to see the world around them in a new way. The first class (instruction and orientation) is held in the studio. After that, students meet at a variety of scenic locations around the Buffalo area, where they can explore and take photos. The final class is held in the studio again, where the instructor reviews the photos with the students and helps them each select a final photograph to be printed, framed, and included in a group show.

A digital camera is provided.

When: Next class coming soon

Cost: $175

Class days and times vary. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact:

Joan Barten
joanbarten@indicatorart.org
203-246-4989

Sculpture & 3D Art

New for 2020!

Students experiment with modeling clay and other materials, including random objects and organic materials, to create a final 3D sculpture, installation, mosaic or relief.

All materials provided.

When: Next class coming soon

Cost: $175

Class days and times vary. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact:

Joan Barten
joanbarten@indicatorart.org
203-246-4989

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