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Fundamentals of Oil and Acrylic Painting by Gene Bové

Welcome to The “Rusty” class! whether you’re a beginner looking to dive into the wonderful world of painting, or an experienced painter looking to improve on your skills,  Here’s the perfect no-stress oil, or acrylic painting brush-up class for those who are rusty–haven’t been near a brush in a while, or those who are in the early stages of their painting career. Each session begins with a quick brush-up on mixing any color you want using only the four primary colors. Then we’ll get right into the process of painting a very simple still life in workshop one. The second workshop is painting a landscape from a photo. Download Materials List. Cost: $65.00 for two sessions. classes will be held on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30


Materials List

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Instructor: Gene Bove     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $65.00 session
Session Dates: March 21st & 28th(1:00-3:30) ($65.00)
April 11th & 18th(1:00-3:30) ($65.00)
May 9th & 16th (1:00-3:30) ($65.00)
Any single Tuesday 1-3:30 ($37.50)
Private Lessons call 845-457-2787 ($40.00/hr ($50.00 at your home))

Oil and Acrylic Painting with Gene Bove

This workshop welcomes anyone who is an intermediate to advanced artist in both oil and acrylic mediums. In each workshop we explore a different location to paint–be it on land, sea, or in the clouds! When weather permits, we will paint outdoors. Each workshop is designed to be a learning experience, done in a non stress environment. Painting should be fun! So join a group of artists who meet on occasional Thursdays from 1-3:30 pm at the Wallkill River School. We look forward to you joining us. Register by going on or calling 845-457-2787

Instructor: Gene Bove     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $65.00
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Session Dates: May 11, 18 ($65.00)
April 20, 27 ($65.00)
Any Single Day ($35.00)
private Lessons Please Call 845 457-2787 ($$40.00/ HR. ( $ 50.00 at Your Home ))

Portrait Long Pose with William Noonan

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.05.50 AMPortrait long pose with William Noonan – This one-a-month three hour session will have one long pose appropriate for portrait painting or drawing. Students may work in any medium they choose. Instruction will be one-on-one critiques with the teacher. This class is appropriate for intermediate to advanced students. Class is offered the first Thursday of every month (unless specified) 6-9pm. class is  $35 + 11.25 model fee ($30 + $11.25 members.) Class Materials List

April 6th
May 18th
June 1st

Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $30 + 11.25 model fee = $41.25
Dates: April 6, 2017 ($41.25), May 18, 2017 ($41.25), June 1, 2017 ($41.25),

Acrylic with Nancy Reed Jones

head shot NancyBeginner through advanced acrylic painting workshop. Step by Step with Instructor Fine Art Acrylic Classes: Students will work step by step with Nancy Reed Jones to complete beautiful works of art. Students may also bring their own photos to work from independently and will receive help from instructor.  Relaxing music and refreshments.
Class Time: Tuesdays 1-3pm ongoing
This class is OPEN TO ALL MEDIUMS and geared toward beginners to advanced. 
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Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Price: Ongoing $110 or $100 members or web prepay . 4 workshops Tuesdays 1-3pm
Session Dates: any month of Tuesdays ($100.00)
Repeating Dates: Tuesday ($30.00)

“Painting with the Stars” with Shawn Dell Joyce

Paint with the Art Stars! Learn about the Old Masters and a few modern/contemporary artists as well! Great class to learn about art history and different art making techniques. Each class you will be introduced to the work of a different artist, and work from the same subject using the same materials as that artist, and make a complete painting every day! Classical art training for children, easy to follow, step-by-step instruction, painting from direct observation using real art materials, easels, and still lifes. Class happens at Wallkill River School.  10-Noon Materials provided (ages 8-15) Adult may join in with child for $10/day extra! children-painting

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $125 for the week per child, add $20/day for adult
Session Dates: Adult 1 class only ($20.00)
July 17-21, 1-3pm ($125.00)
August 21-25, 10am-noon ($125.00)

Colourful Pet Portrait painting in Acrylic

Paint a portrait of your pet! 
Beginner to intermediate. Do you love color….Pet portrait class in Acrylic underpainting ,colorful &  playful. Work from your own reference photo or send to me in advance and I’ll sketch it out for you. Head shots work best and less pressure. Adults and teens.Oct 29th, Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 10, Jan 14, Jan 28th all from noon till 2:00
Instructor: Laura Bolle
Price: 30.00 per person
Session Dates: Oct 29th ($30.00)
Nov 12 ($30.00)
Nov 19 ($30.00)
Dec 10 ($30.00)
Jan 14 ($30.00)
Jan 28 ($30.00)

Acrylic for Absolute Beginners With Nancy Reed Jones

img_6681-2This class is for folks who have always wanted to learn to paint but are intimidated by the more advanced classes. Students will learn the basic techniques and principles they will need to create beautiful acrylic paintings. classes will give you the foundational skills required to paint in the tactile and easy to work with medium that is acrylic.

6:30-8:30pm Wednesdays in April & May


Individual Session- ($25.00)

Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $100 for 4 sessions
Session Dates: April 5,19,26 & May 3rd ($100.00)
Individual Session ($25.00)
May 10,17,24, & 31st ($100.00)

Plein Air Workshop with Dan Graziano

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A Three-Day Painting Workshop

Each workshop will focus on painting outdoors from life (en plein air) along with basic art fundamentals of color temperature, value, edges, composition and paint handling. We will also discuss how to develop greater skills of observation, simplification, identification of a strong focal point and quickly painting “wet on wet” (alla prima) to translate what you see and experience into strong paintings.  Participants will paint every day at a different location. Each day begins with a brief demonstration by Dan followed by everyone painting, with plenty of one-on-one instruction. The class is structured for beginners to advanced painters.

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Please bring your own supplies, or stop by WRS to pick up an easel. Click the links above to get the supply list and agenda. Class meets at Benedict Town Park, 1675 State Route 17K, Montgomery, NY on the first day.

Instructor: Dan Graziano
Price: $250. for three days 9am-4pm
Session Dates: June 16-18, 9am-4pm ($$250.00)

Beginning Oil & Acrylic


Instructor: Gene Bove     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $65.00 session $37 single class
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