FREE Workshop: Learn to play Guitar in a Day @ BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop dreaming and start playing guitar right away! Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!®, as seen on PBS, taught by Marlene Hutchinson, is a unique, award-winning one-day workshop for busy adults and aspiring musicians of all ages who would like to play guitar but may not have time for weekly lessons. This is the quickest and easiest way to get far more than just a start: during this fun-filled day you’ll learn basic chords, simple strumming and picking patterns, play familiar songs, learn tuning techniques, guitar care, basic music theory, music resources, tablature, performance skills and more. In no time at all you’ll be playing guitar!

This five-hour class would normally cost over $100 to attend. Thanks to a generous grant from the Bluestein Family Foundation, being administered by the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is able to present this class for FREE! There is no cost to attend, no admission charge or other fees. Please bring an acoustic guitar if you have one. No guitar, no problem: we’ll have loaners available, courtesy of Guitar Center, Albany, NY, and other lenders. There will be a half-hour lunch break; you may bring your own, or there are numerous restaurants, snacks and lunch options just steps away.

About the Instructor: Marlene Hutchinson, guitar instructor, musician, published author, producer and founder of Marlene’s Music, developed a simple method of learning to play guitar that has influenced and inspired guitarists around the world! As seen by millions on PBS, Marlene’s popular Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!® workshop is based on her signature guitar method created to help the absolute beginner learn to play quickly and easily. In addition to PBS, Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!® has been featured on CBS, NBC, NPR, Acoustic Guitar, Making Music Magazine, Women’s International Music Network, several news publications, and is a 2014 Player’s Choice Award nominee. Hutchinson presents her live workshop at colleges, universities and guitar events around the United States.

“Marlene is the pied piper of guitar instruction.” – David Lusterman, Publisher, Acoustic Guitar

Please register here for the Learn to Play Guitar in a Day workshop!

learn to play guitar in one day

A Sneak Peek of the Historic Woodstock Art Colony/Arthur A. Anderson Collection and Exhibition @ Huxley Theater
Oct 30 @ 12:10 pm – 12:40 pm

Arthur Anderson, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s 2018 Whitehead Award Winner, donated his collection of Byrdcliffe and Woodstock art to the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. The collection will be the focus of an informative talk on October 30, 2018. It’s free and a great way to preview the collection before it goes on exhibition tour. For more information, go to: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/programs/arthur-anderson-collection

For the Curious: Short Talks at Lunchtime
A Sneak Peek of the Historic Woodstock Art Colony/Arthur A. Anderson Collection and Exhibition

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12:10–12:40 pm

Long before the 1969 music festival, Woodstock was home to an art colony that was founded in 1902 and is still flourishing today. The remarkable range of work produced there has been the focus of collector Arthur Anderson for three decades. He recently donated his entire collection, some 1,500 objects by 170 artists, to the State Museum. Join Senior Historian and Museum Curator of Art and Culture Karen Quinn for a sneak peek of both the collection and the forthcoming exhibition opening in November.

This program includes a 20-minute talk followed by a brief Q&A. Participants are welcome to bring their lunches.

Woodstock Art Colony/Arthur A. Anderson Collection and Exhibition