Fall Kill Creative Works was founded in 2010 as the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center to revitalize the Main Street corridor of the City of Poughkeepsie. Our mission is to foster connection and celebrate community by sharing our stories and creating together. We do this through our studios in multiple locations downtown and through our Studio to Go program. Clay Works is located at Art Centro, 485 Main Street.
Story, Textile, and Print Works operate out of the Historic Glebe House at 635 Main Street. Across these locations and in collaboration with local non-profits, arts, and community groups, we offer art exhibits, lectures, films, meeting space, food distribution, musical events, plays, and concerts. Notably, we offer regular classes and workshops in fine craft and design, including clay, print, textiles, and drawing.
Fall Kill Creative Works Programs<
Fall Kill Clay Works (formerly Art Centro) is a community clay studio located at 485 Main Street, in the Middle Main neighborhood of downtown Poughkeepsie. Our Clay Works studio is spacious, bright, and well-equipped. We have ten pottery wheels, four large hand-building tables, a slab roller, an extruder, and three electric kilns. Our staff is composed of professional artist-instructors who are enthusiastic about teaching you to throw and hand-build ceramic objects you will love. We offer ceramics classes for beginning and intermediate students, and Open Studio for artists with more advanced skills to work independently. We also offer private lessons, parties, workshops, youth classes, Community Clay Day, and more.
PRINTING, STORY, AND TEXTILE WORKS
The Historic Glebe House is located at 635 Main Street, at the eastern reaches of the Middle Main neighborhood of downtown Poughkeepsie. Constructed in 1767, this property is listed on the National Historic Registry, and is owned by the City of Poughkeepsie. The Glebe House is managed by Fall Kill Creative Works, and is home to our print, storytelling, and textile facilities. Print Works is a community printmaking space, offering classes and workshops in printmaking, papermaking, and bookbinding for all ages and skill levels. Story Works offers classes and workshops in storytelling and narrative. Textile Works is also a community studio, and has classes in weaving, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, and sewing. Local textile artists meet regularly at the Glebe House to share knowledge, fellowship, and yarns.The Glebe House is also home to our gallery space. We offer topical exhibitions on the history of Poughkeepsie and its residents. A timeline on the 300+ year history of the city is currently under development.