Genesee Community College's Medina Campus Features Community Art Events

The spring 2009 semester at Genesee Community College’s Medina campus center is bursting with visual arts events, including three art workshops and an art exhibit from local Medina High School students. An opening reception for the student art exhibit will take place March 5 from 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm. The series of art workshops will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the spring from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM.

The Medina campus center Art Workshop Series consists of three workshops all instructed by local artist Diana Martin. The first workshop is Drawing People, which features pencil and pastel drawing techniques that teaches proportion, expression, and the details that bring drawings to life. The class takes place from March 3-26. The second workshop is Water Color, and features painting landscapes, still lifes and portraits in watercolor. The class runs April 7-30. The last workshop is En plein air (outdoor sketching), which wraps up the series from May 5-28 and celebrates spring while enjoying the camaraderie of a group project and sketching. For each class of the series there is a $40 fee and space is limited to 12 people per class.

Diana (Di-Di) Martin is a local artist who has done extensive commissioned artwork, including a series of baseball cards featured in Sports Illustrated. She teaches drawing and painting both privately and through organizations such as the Keenan Arts Center, Genesee Community College and at her studio “The Drawing Room” at 936 Gwinn Street in Medina.

An art exhibit featuring art work from Medina High School’s art classes will be on display throughout the month of March. An opening reception is scheduled for March 5 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The student exhibition will include charcoal drawings, photographs, color pencil and stippling (pen and ink).

“The photography classes at Medina High School teach students how to understand digital cameras, as well as SLR cameras. Students work on both traditional photography processing in the darkroom and digital processing with a computer and printer. Students also explore non-traditional processing methods and working into printed photographs,” Jen Scott, art instructor at Medina High School, said. “The classes are based on New York State Standards for the Arts and the Art Department is thrilled that this is the second year we were asked to exhibit student work at Genesee Community College."

The Medina Campus Center is located at 11470 Maple Ridge Road (31A) in Medina. For more information, or to pre-register for a workshop, contact Charmayne Bloom, Medina Campus Center Associate, at 585-798-1688.