View announces upcoming workshops


OLD FORGE — View, the center of arts and culture at 3273 Route 28, will host workshops in the coming weeks on ink painting, creative writing and chainmail weaving. All current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, and hand sanitation stations are located around the building. Pre-registration is required by calling 315-369-6411, or online at

Private Writer Consultations with David Hazard, Aug. 15. Are you interested in building your writing skills? Do you want personalized feedback on your work? Join international writing coach David Hazard for a private, 1-hour writing workshop, offered from noon to 4 p.m. Students are encouraged to bring writing materials and work they wish to review with Hazard.

The cost of each 1-hour consult is $30, $20 for members.

David Hazard has helped over 400 writers find their voice and start their careers, from government officials to everyday men and women with stories to share. His coaching method focuses on engaging the whole person, mind, and body.

• Learn the Art of Ink Painting with Jackie Koba, Aug. 17. Do you want to learn the newest and most exciting new art mediums that are fun and easy to learn? Are you looking for something beautiful and abstract to decorate with? Join artist Jackie Koba for her Ink Painting workshop, focused around creating a beautiful and unique abstract painting.

The Ink Painting workshop is ideal for anyone who loves modern and abstract design and is looking to try a new creative activity. This workshop will demonstrate the process and technique of using alcohol ink on glass. At the end of the class, students will have a completed an 8 x10 inch framed and matted piece of artwork. Jackie will lead with a step-by-step demonstration, then have participants design their own ink paintings with her guidance.

Cost for this workshop is $115, $90 for members.

Jacquelyn Koba attended MWPI Pratt Arts Institute in upstate New York for a fine arts degree and has continued to take classes in several mediums through out the years. The past 21 years she has been a full-time artist and instructor in various mediums and techniques specialized in glassblowing, jewelry design, metalsmithing, and painting. Koba has taught several workshops throughout the years at The View Arts as her knowledge continues to grow, she hopes to continue to share it.

Weave Chainmail Bracelets with Jackie Koba, Aug. 24. Are you looking to add something new, and hand crafted to your jewelry collection? Do you want a bracelet which is unique yet will go with any outfit?

The Chainmail Bracelets workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to design a personalized piece of jewelry that is certain to be the perfect accessory for any style. Students will learn two patterns and will be provided with enough jump rings and clasp to complete one 7-inch brass bracelet. At the end of the class, students will take home a handmade brace bracelet, as well as a brand-new appreciation for metalworking. Koba will lead with a step-by-step demonstration, then have participants try creating their own personal bracelets with her guidance.

The workshop is $115, $90 for members.


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