Upcoming at Art Omi
Art Omi seeks to foster an environment of creative exploration and exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, and a stylistically and culturally diverse community for creative artists from around the world. Through our programs and resulting public events – including our Residency Programs, The Fields Sculpture Park, Architecture Omi, and Education Omi – Omi contributes to a vibrant arts culture locally, regionally, and internationally.
A drop-in program every Saturday featuring teaching artists Rachael Kerner and Bryan Zimmerman.
Artgarten Sessions 3, 4, 5 FULL (Waitlist)
Camp Omi Session 3, 4, 5 FULL (Waitlist)
Artgarten Sessions 3, 4, 5 FULL (Waitlist)
With a diverse group of dancers from all over the world, the Art Omi: Dance Salon is a forum for the residents to share their individual work with the public before exhibiting their collaborative projects later in the month. It is an intimate evening of live performance set in the studio spaces, and gives context to individual artist's work at the start of the residency program. The event is free and open to the public, with no RSVP required.
How does an artist develop their own personal “voice”? In this course we will focus on ways to convey ideas and feelings while painting from observation by using color, expressive brushwork, and a range of techniques in paint application. Students will build fundamental skills in oil painting through explorations in color mixing, value, and composition. Daily presentations of work by contemporary painters and their studio processes will inform our goal of learning to find inspiration in the world around us. During the week, students will participate in quick studio games and exercises while also creating a finished oil painting on canvas based on the landscape and sculpture at Art Omi. No prior experience is necessary. Materials included in tuition fee.
Hilary Baldwin is a painter in Catskill NY. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Berlin. She has attended residency programs at The Ragdale Foundation, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and in 2014 received a cultural grant from The City of Chicago to attend The Atlantic Center for the Arts, where she studied with the painter Dana Schutz. Hilary has worked with children, teens, and adults as a teaching artist for over ten years, and an artists’ book featuring her series of food paintings was recently published by Soberscove Press in Chicago. She holds a BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
An evening of aerial acts with works by artists from Hong Kong and New York presented by Art Omi, Wave Farm and eteam.
Teens will learn essential playwriting skills including creating characters, writing dialogue, crafting monologues, and learning about conflict and resolution. Through group and individual writing activities, as well as some improvisation and acting, young playwrights will develop and share their scripts. Students will also learn about the masters as they dissect famous plays, old and new. This indoor/outdoor program will include time in The Fields, where students will look to nature and contemporary sculptures as inspiration for their own writing. By the end of the week, students will have a collection of several short plays of different styles.
Emilia Teasdale is a New York State certified teacher who taught theater in New York City for several years. She has a BA in theater from Union Collage, a MA in Arts and Humanities Education from NYU, and trained at Young Playwrights, Inc. in New York City. Since moving to Columbia County a decade ago, Emilia has taught several playwriting programs for young people through PS21. She also ran the Drama Club at Chatham’s Mary E. Dardess Elementary School, teaches a summer playwriting program at Chatham Kids’ Club, and taught the Playwriters’ Dreamshop at Art Omi in 2017.
The Art Omi: Dance Residents will share works created in collaboration with each other at the Dance Showing, a public event that takes place annually near the completion of the three-week program. The residency emphasizes process over product, so the artists will present the fruits of their exchange in the form of unique pieces. Each year's iteration varies, but almost always involve site-specific performance events leading hundreds of visitors throughout Art Omi's beautiful campus. Free and open to the public.