Classes By Medium


  • Acrylic
  • Drawing
  • Oil
  • Other
  • Pastel
  • Watercolor

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

September 7th
October 5th
November 23rd
                                     December 7th

Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $30 + 11.25 model fee = $41.25
Dates: August 3, 2017 ($41.25), September 7, 2017 ($41.25), October 5, 2017 ($41.25), November 9, 2017 ($41.25), December 7, 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)

“Understanding Color” with William Noonan

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.05.50 AM“Understanding Color” with William Noonan-Does color seem big and scary? Unlock what you already know about this intuitive facet of painting. This class focuses on the expressive nature of color. We will utilize practical basic understanding of color and applied experimentation, not academic theory. Through a series of fun classroom exercises students will become more familiar with the nuances of color while exploring this powerful component of painting. Students will be asked to challenge their perception and application of color as it relates to emotion, mood, and psychology. $130 ($120 members)/4 classes…

June 8,15,22, & 29th  Thursday Evenings 6-8:30 P.M.


Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $130 or $120 members or web prepay /4 classes
Session Dates: June 8,15,22, & 29th 6-8:30 P.M. ($120.00)

“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 for the week! children-painting

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $125 for the week per child, $50/week for adult
Session Dates: Adult 1 class only ($20.00)
August 21-25, 10am-noon ($125.00)
Adult for week ($50.00)

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 June & July


Individual Session- ($25.00)

Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $100 for 4 sessions
Session Dates: June 7,14,21, & 28th ($100.00)
Individual Session ($25.00)

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 $37 single class
Dates: ($), ($), March 15, 2017 ($65.00), ($65.00), March 23, 2017 ($65.00),

Plein Air Nocturnes with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Learn to choose the best scene for a night time painting (nocturne) and paint with award-winning plein air artist Kari Ganoung-Ruiz! Meet at Wallkill River School at 7pm to learn about color mixing, identifying a good site, and particulars of plein air painting at night, then head out to the Village of Montgomery for an after-dark plein air class. Learn tips and techniques from an expert! Part of the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival!

Oct. 3, Tuesday, 7-9:30-10pm

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Instructor: Kari Ganoung Ruiz
Price: $50 for three hour workshop
Session Dates: Tues. Oct. 3, 7:00-10pm ($$50)

Beginning Painting with Shawn Dell Joyce

Want to paint, but not sure if you want to try watercolor, acrylic, pastel, or palette knife painting? Learn basic painting techniques, color mixing, brushwork, and experiment with a different media each class. Great fun and a great way to try each media without spending a lot of money on materials. All materials are supplied, finish a complete painting each class, use a different media each class. Perfect class for adults, teens and children accompanied by adults!

Saturday 1:00-3:00 P.M.

September 9th Watercolor Poppies

September 23rd Shawangunk Ridge in Acrylic

September 30th Pastel Pumpkin

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $100 for members, $120 for nonmembers
Session Dates: Watercolor Poppies Sept. 9 ($30.00)
Shawangunk Ridge Acrylic Sept 23rd ($30.00)
Pastel Pumpkin Sept. 30th ($30.00)