Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4289



Unless otherwise noted the following events and workshops take place at The TAUNY Center and are free of charge. To receive our monthly event and workshop email, join our mailing list.


Exhibit Opening Reception

St. Lawrence County Barn Quilts

Saturday, February 29

1:00-3:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the opening of our next major exhibition exploring the varied and vibrant barn quilts as well as the people, projects, and stories that help make up this growing movement in the county. The exhibition includes dozens of barn quilts from throughout St. Lawrence County; selected materials sharing the stories of the local barn quilt movement and trails; and special projects inspired by that movement, including the Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt Mural and 4’x4’ Barn-Quilt-Inspired New Works by a range of contemporary and traditional artists.

Click here for more information about the exhibit.

The “St. Lawrence County Barn Quilts” exhibit and 2019 Barn Quilt Tourism Project have been made possible by a Regional Economic Development Council Grant through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Pictured here: barn quilt squares from the Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt Mural (designed by Ruth McWilliams).



SLC Arts Figure Drawing Class

Saturday, March 7 

10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

$25 or $15 for SLC Arts Members

Register online through SLC Arts here.

Join SLC Arts for a figure drawing class at The TAUNY Center. Class participants will be guided by local artist Nate Infante, who will instruct them on the tools and techniques used in drawing the female form. Nate will guide participants through three different quick poses to introduce tips and techniques used when portraying the female form, before going into a longer pose for the remainder of the session. Each participant can bring whichever medium they prefer to work in. Class participants must be ages 18+. The deadline to register is March 6 at noon. For more information and to register for this class, please visit the St. Lawrence County Arts Council’s website here.

Kathy Montan has been a sheep raiser, a spinner, a knitter, a weaver and a felter.  Her current love is felting and she has taught many classes over the years. You can currently find her felt artwork at TAUNY and at the Potsdam Town Hall. 

Wool Felt Art Class with Kathy Montan

Saturday, March 21

10:00 am-2:00 pm

$65,  $60 for TAUNY Friends (Includes all materials)

Register online here.

In this class you will be making a colorful 8"X 10" wrap-around landscape out of wool. You will learn both needle felting and wet felting techniques and go home with a ready-to-hang finished piece. No felting experience needed. Come and join the fun and creative expression by felting with wool. We will take a half hour lunch break, so bring your lunch or you can eat in town. Please bring an old bath towel or beach towel.

This workshop is part of the “St. Lawrence County Barn Quilts” exhibit program series. Kathy Montan is one of the 4’x4’ Barn-Quilt-Inspired New Works artists featured in the exhibit, with her piece reflecting on the agricultural landscape and heritage of the North Country, through the visual framing of traditional quilt block patterns.

To register, please sign up online here, call 315-386-4289, or stop by The TAUNY Center.

Can't make this workshop? There will be another one on Saturday, August 22nd!

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