Friday, January 14, 2011

Upcoming Classes and Events at SRAC

There's ALWAYS Something going on at SRAC!

Check out the great upcoming classes and events at SRAC !

Drawing in Color Classes with Albert White
EVERY Wednesday Starting January 19th
From 6-8pm
At SRAC, 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY

If you are looking for some basic drawing, painting, or advanced techniques with different mediums, Albert will take the time with you in an atmosphere that makes you feel welcome the moment you walk in our door! These classes started months ago and because of the popularity have just kept going! Albert White is a well known artist out of Binghamton, NY who runs a very relaxed class filled with conversation and interesting information as he teaches each of his students at their own level. Born in Binghamton, White attended San Francisco Art Institute and graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute of Art. He has served as an exhibitor, lecturer and a teacher in many prestigious locations including Harvard University and the Iroquois Indian Museum. Currently, White has ten of his original prints and drawings on exhibit and for sale at the SRAC gift shop. Class fees are just $10 per night! Call SRAC at 607-565-7960 or email to reserve you place!

The Revolutionary War- the British Perspective,
by Robert Shepherd,PhD, Elmira College
Tuesday, February 1st, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
at SRAC, 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY

In 1779 - Generals Sullivan and Clinton received orders from General George Washington to come to our region and to battle the British and Native Americans. The entire campaign would be referred to by many today as one of the most important strategic efforts of the Revolutionary War. As a result, it is quite common in our region to hear about the Revolutionary War in relation to the Sullivan Campaign and from the American soldier or Native American perspective. However, on Tuesday, February 1, at 6:30 - 7:30pm, SRAC will host a very unique presentation on - "The Revolutionary War - The British Perspective" by Dr. Robert Shepherd from Elmira College. The talk will discuss the reactions in Britain and the rest of Europe toward the American Revolution, including those both for and against the American cause.

Dr. Shephard has been teaching European History at Elmira College since 1987, including courses on the Holocaust and on British, Russian, and women’s history, and seminars on Renaissance Italy, Tudor England, the French Revolution, and European Totalitarianism.

His research interests focus on early modern British political culture, and he has published articles in the Journal of Modern History, the Sixteenth Century Journal, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and Sex and Sexuality in the Pre-Modern West. Dr. Shephard has been a Regional Visiting Fellow at Cornell University and is currently the vice president of the International Sidney Society. He received the Gerald R. Rubio Award in 2005 for his article “The Political Commonplace Books of Sir Robert Sidney.”

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for SRAC members and students. The admission to the SRAC Exhibit Hall is included in the admission fee for the event. SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. For more information, email or call the Center at (607) 565-7960.

Jewelry & Beading Class with Ellen Sisco
Saturday February 5th,
11:30am – 1:30pm
SRAC, 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY

Local lapidary Ellen Sisco is an artisan who is very knowledgeable about working stone, mineral, gemstones, and other suitably durable materials into decorative items. On Saturday, February 5th, Ellen will conduct a class at SRAC in basic beading. Supplies include beads and all accessories to complete a necklace. Precious stones, clips, glass beads and polished glass chips are among the variety of beads that the attendees will be able to choose from. Fees for this two hour beading class is $25. RSVP's are greatly appreciated by calling the Center at (607) 565-7960 or by emailing

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