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Joan Applebaum's Blog (23)

Still Life painting class

The really cool thing about being an artist is that I can leave my junk all over the house and just call it a "still life".

And guess what????

You can learn how to paint a still life...or how to creatively leave your junk around the house.

<....and then paint it.

How: Still Life Painting

Where: Y Arts Studio, East Area Family YMCA

When: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm -…

Added by Joan Applebaum on October 31, 2012 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Pastel Painting on Location at Camp Iroquois

On July 24, 25 and 26, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, I will be teaching a pastel class on location at YMCA Camp Iroquois. The class is for adults and teens who are at a beginners level for pastel. We will be set up at the waterfront to draw/paint the scenic lake, rustic cabins and paths leading into the woods. This is a class that requires advanced registration, which can be done at…


Added by Joan Applebaum on June 26, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments

Y Arts Gallery announces new exhibit

Michael Ackerman is currently showing at the Y Arts Community Gallery. C'mon by and check out his work.

The Gallery is located in the East Area Family YMCA in Fayetteville, at 200 Towne Drive.

Hours: Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm; Saturdays 5:30 am - 9:00 pm; Sundays 8:00 am - 7:00 pm.

The Gallery is open to YMCA members and non-members.…


Added by Joan Applebaum on October 31, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Call for Artists

The Y Arts Community Gallery is currently booking for 2012.

January/February and September/October are already booked . All other months are open. Each show runs for 2 months. I can feature one artist or a small group of artists. Contact me for more information.…


Added by Joan Applebaum on October 30, 2011 at 10:05am — 6 Comments

Good News from The Healing Muse

My mixed media piece tiled "Wishing I Could Remember the Violets" was selected for the 2011 Healing Muse Upstate Medical Center for Bioethics and Humanities literary and visual journal. You can read about the inspiration for the piece and how it was created by clicking on the link to my website…

Added by Joan Applebaum on August 28, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Latest Watercolor

I just finished this watercolor which was one of the demos for the class I was teaching this summer.

Added by Joan Applebaum on August 28, 2011 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Y Arts Gallery announces new exhibit

The Y Arts Gallery at the East Area Family YMCA in Fayetteville is pleased to present photography and digital art by Deborah Curriere through September 4.

Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm; Saturdays 5:30 am - 9:00 pm; Sundays 8:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Attached: Sylvan Beach by Deborah Curriere…


Added by Joan Applebaum on July 6, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Watercolor: Learning to Paint Flowers and Foliage

I am teaching a 3-day Watercolor Workshop for Adults and Teens at the Y Arts Studio Aug. 9, 10 & 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. This workshop focuses on painting flowers and foliage. The description from the YMCA program guide is below. All Arts programming is open to YMCA members and Non-members an art supplies are included in class fee.

Watercolor: Learning To Paint Flowers and Foliage

Learn to…

Added by Joan Applebaum on June 23, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

3 new photos on my page

I have just added photos of new artwork on my CNY Artists, Crafters and Creators page.

Added by Joan Applebaum on June 9, 2011 at 8:52am — No Comments

Stop me before I paint this boat again!

I think this boat has appeared in at least 3 of my paintings. Last Spring I did a pastel painting of this boat when I was teaching an Intro to Pastels class at the Y. The same boat is in the… Continue

Added by Joan Applebaum on May 6, 2011 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

Drafting table needs a new home

I have a large industrial size drafting table which needs a new home. I am not kidding about it being industrial sized; it was originally used by the engineers at Carrier. I am rearranging my studio and just don't have room for the drafting table anymore. The table has two work surfaces; a drafting side which slants at various angles and a flat side. The drafting side measures 40" x 60"; the flat side 31" x 60" and also has a storage drawer which can hold several drawings. The table surface…


Added by Joan Applebaum on April 25, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments

Media Arts Camps for Teens

New Summer Camps for Teens!

Media Arts Ages 13-16

Digital Music & Photography, Animation & Street Art

Registration Open for Members & Non-Members

Full descriptions, dates, and registration forms available online:

This link might not work, so you might need to cut and paste. Or if you are interested in the camp you can send me an email at…


Added by Joan Applebaum on April 15, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Watercolors again!

We are holding registration for the Spring II Session at the Y Arts Studio. I am teaching Intro to Watercolor for Adults and Teens (I also teach a few children's classes as well).The Watercolor class is scheduled for Tuesday nights from 7:00 - 9:00 pm or Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30. All art supplies are provided by the Arts Studio; no need to bring anything but creativity!…


Added by Joan Applebaum on April 12, 2011 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

H2O Show at Arts Center/Old Forge

Just dropped off a couple of paintings for H2O Show at the Arts Center/Old Forge. Snowbanks are still 3ft high up there. The show which is a combination of visual art and written work opens on March 26. Gallery hours are Mon. - Sat. 10:00 am -…

Added by Joan Applebaum on March 15, 2011 at 3:10pm — 3 Comments

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Just a quick post to wish you all a happy St. Patrick's Day, which will be here in a couple of days.

This is a painting I created in preparation for my watercolor class and for Hartsville Hollow's Celtic themed re-opening.

Added by Joan Applebaum on March 15, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

Down by the Water

This watercolor is a study for a larger piece I plan to paint this Spring. The use of analogous colors create a sense of color harmony which helps hold the composition together.

I painted this at camp this past weekend. No running water yet; I used melted snow to clean my…


Added by Joan Applebaum on March 7, 2011 at 9:47pm — No Comments


I have been getting back into watercolors in preparation for my Intro to Watercolors class at the Y Arts Studio. Classes are pleasantly full, but still room for a few more people.

I'm really enjoying working with subtle layers of color; a big difference from my style with acrylic paint. … Continue

Added by Joan Applebaum on February 18, 2011 at 9:35am — No Comments

Timing is Everything!

Just heard yesterday that my artwork in The Healing Muse Volume 10 received a favorable review. In fact the whole Muse Volume 10 received a great review by an online literary magazine source called NewPages. The reviewer described my artwork as restful and healing. Well, timing is everything. One of my paintings in the Muse is based on a photo taken at the waterfront at YMCA Camp Iroquois in Manlius. Five minutes before I took the photo the area was teeming with kids. Clothing, beach towels and… Continue

Added by Joan Applebaum on February 3, 2011 at 11:09pm — No Comments


I have started working with watercolors again, and I am enjoying every minute of it. I had forgotten how much I loved their luminous quality. Tomorrow I am doing a watercolor and mixed media demonstration for the YMCA Seniors group, and beginning in March I will be teaching Watercolors at the Y Arts Studio on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings.

Pictured here is…


Added by Joan Applebaum on January 26, 2011 at 9:01pm — 2 Comments

Central New York Architecture

I have always loved the beautiful old architecture of Downtown Syracuse.

There are so many unique buildings and styles; each a work of art.

My favorite is the Gridley Building with its' elegant arching windows and canopy over the entrance.…


Added by Joan Applebaum on December 13, 2010 at 11:33pm — No Comments

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