Adult Classes

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Adult Classes are underway! Please check our events calendar and facebook page for new listings.

In the LaB: an introduction

Local artists, working in all creative media (including writers, musicians, performers, and visual artists) are invited to a cooperative studio environment to experiment with new media or innovative techniques. SAM provides basic materials and a guest artist to share ideas and inspiration in a low-stress, instruction-free open lab. If you are looking for the next direction to push your work, or just want to expand your current media, join this group of fellow contemporary artists from our community for a night in the lab. Participating artists are eligible to display artwork resulting from this experience in a week-long pop-up exhibition at SAM.
To register, contact Tina Sell, Education Manager at

Lab hours: Thursday, March 5 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Open to adults, Limit: 20

Fee: Registration: $5, %10 discount for members

Art of bookmaking: telling your story (now open to adults)

You asked and SAM listened! Art of Bookmaking: Telling Your Story is now open to adults! Please check our events calendar as the first meeting is Saturday, February 14th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This workshop consists of 3 Saturday classes (February 14th, 21st, and 28th) from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Education Center. Class limited to 15. Register with Tina Sell, Education Manager at

This page will be updated shortly. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

SAM Talks! Discussion and lecture series

An evening with Sotheby’s: a discussion about collecting art

On Thursday, February 5th, guest speaker Carolyn Nagy, Assistant Vice President at Sotheby’s led an engaging discussion about the current marketplace for artists and collectors. Thank you to our 45 wonderful members and guests who joined us for this event. What a successful premiere of our SAM Talks! series.

An Evening with Michael Beam, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Castellani Museum at Niagara University.

Join us on Friday, February 20th in welcoming to Michael Beam, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Castellani Museum at Niagara University.  Michael will provide a media presentation and discussion in the Education Center at 6:30 p.m. about the artists and works represented in SAM’s current exhibition Pop Open! Icons of Pop Art from Niagara University. The evening will conclude in the main gallery for a guided tour and Q&A session with Michael.  The museum will be hosting a reception for members and guests, admission free, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for Third in the Burg.  Tickets to Michael Beam’s presentation in the Education Center at 6:30 p.m. cost $8, $12 for 2 and, as always, members of SAM receive a 10% discount on all ticketed events. RSVP with Tina Sell, Education Manager at

an afternoon devoted to Andy Warhol

Saturday, February 28th at 2:00 p.m.

Join us in our main gallery for SAM Talks! ANDY WARHOL: A life. This presentation will include an anecdotal lecture about Andy Warhol. His life is of endless fascination to today’s historians and artists. Andy truly has had his “fifteen minutes of fame.”

Selby M. Doughty is an independent scholar and lecturer on art history. She has been a Commonwealth Speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and an artist/educator.