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Cultural Arts Programs

Cultural Arts Programs

The Schoharie River Center, in partnership with NY State Council on the Arts, is proud to present a variety of cultural arts programs to the public.   We hold one and two day workshops, music events and performances.  Artists and crafts people looking for an audience to share their work and craft with can contact us to find out more about holding a workshop at SRC.   










The Schoharie River Center presents Beverly Cornelius, who will lead a one day workshop on Sunday, July 15 (from 8:30am - 5:30pm).  


Beverly Cornelius works in both ash and reed to create her baskets and is influenced by Native American and Shaker styles.  


Students will complete a traditional corn washing basket using reed. This utilitarian basket was used to rinse white corn, which has to be boiled and rinsed 3 times before it can be cooked. The basket was used the way we use a strainer or colander today.  Aside from washing corn this basket is great for storing yarn or magazines.


Rug Braiding Workshop, with Helen Condon.

The Schoharie River Center is excited to welcome back Helen Condon for a two day workshop, Saturday June 2 (from 9am-4pm) and Sunday June 3 (from 9am-2pm).  


Helen Condon is a master artist of braided rag rugs, an early American craft which uses recycled wool to create sturdy and decorative rugs, chair mats and stair treads.  Born in Newfoundland, she has her own business, Adirondack Rug Braiding, and is a frequent workshop leader at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, and the Sagamore Institute at Racquette Lake.  She has lead several workshops at the Schoharie River Center in the past and she is returning to lead this two day workshop where she will be teaching the techniques of braiding and shaping rag rugs.  


In this workshop, participants will complete a 24” x 30”  “Rectangular” shaped rug, perfect for a small area. All materials will be provided, however, the registration fee does not include the cost for the materials, which is $75.  Please bring $75 cash, or a check (made payable to Helen Condon) to the event.


Reserve your seat today, either by printing, completing the form (linked here) and mailing it in, along with a check (made payable to the Schoharie River Center), or, use our secure PayPal link below.  



This workshop is now closed - sorry, there are no more seats available!



This program is supported by The New York State Council on the Arts

Basket Making Workshop, with Beverly Cornelius




Students will use a continuous weave to build this 8” tall square base to round basket which will be hand shaped.  Registration includes the cost of materials, which will be provided.  


Reserve your spot today, either by printing, completing the form (linked here) and mailing it in, along with a check (made payable to the Schoharie River Center), or, use our secure PayPal link below.  








This program is supported by The New York State Council on the Arts

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