Children's Classes

July 8-12th Painting with Unconventional Materials with Kate Walker

Ages:  8-18

Time:  10:00 – 12:00 PM

Location:  Benedict Town Park, 1768 Route 17K, Montgomery, NY 12549

Push the boundaries of art with materials found in our own everyday life whether that is in our kitchen or our own backyard! Be ready to get messy and learn about the artistic process through the senses. By the end of the class, you will have a several watercolor collages of your own to take home with you! No experience needed.

Instructor: Kate Walker
Session Dates: July 9th TUESDAY ($35.00)
July 10th WEDNESDAY ($35.00)
July 11th THURSDAY ($35.00)
July 12th FRIDAY ($35.00)
July 9th-12th ($110.00)

Art Making Fun with Nicole Asendorf

June 2, 23, & 30   10am – 12pm

This class is designed for your littlest artist. Your child will be exposed to a variety of art mediums and techniques such as painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Great class for beginners!

$30 a session OR $75 for 3 sessions


 

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Session Dates: June 2, 23, 30 ($75.00)
June 2nd ($30.00)
June 23rd ($30.00)
June 30th ($30.00)

Kandinsky Circles with Nicole Asendorf

Kandinsky Circles with Nicole Asendorf  (Ages 6-10) June 2  1:00pm-3:00pm $30

Students will use artist Wassily Kandinsky as inspiration for this class and create a colorful drawing using oil pastels. Concentric circles will be the subject of the drawing. Color and blending will be discussed.

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Session Dates: June 2nd ($30.00)

Eric Carle Collage with Nicole Asendorf

Eric Carle Collage with Nicole Asendorf (All Ages) June 30 1:00pm-3:00pm $30

Students will learn about author and illustrator Eric Carle. His books will be read and used as inspiration for the animal collage they will create. Shape, overlapping, and texture will be discussed.

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Session Dates: June 30th ($30)

July 22nd-26th AM Nerf Camp

Ages:  7-14

Time:  9:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Location: Benedict Town Park, 1768 Route 17K, Montgomery, NY 12549

Great camp for adventurous children! Kids will play imaginative games  using Nerf Guns. Children will play everything from War games, Zombie Infection Games, and Scavenger Hunt style games, supervised by Nerf Enthusiast Will Whelan. Great camp to get the kids out of the house, and away from their iPads and video games! Please note that this camp will take place at Benedict Park and will be held outdoors rain or shine ( There is a covered pavilion at the park in the event of rain). We will have some Nerf guns for anyone to use, but you are encouraged to bring your own. Water and low-sugar snacks will be served. We will be offering simultaneous art classes at the park as well, so don’t forget to check out our other offerings for any siblings that are too young or not into Nerf!

Maximum of 16 students per week.


 

 

 

Instructor: Matthew Donaldson
Session Dates: WEEK 3 July 22nd-26th 9:45-11:45am ($135.00)

July 29-August 2 AM Nature Collage with Ayanna Terry

Ages:  6 – 18

Time:  9:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Location: Benedict Town Park, 1768 Route 17K, Montgomery, NY 12549

Explore the possibilities of working with natural elements in art.  Romp through Benedict Park, and make artwork which displays your discoveries.

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $135/week
Session Dates: July 29-Aug 2 9:45-11:45 AM ($135.00)

August 5th-9th AM Nerf Camp

Ages:  7-14

Time:  9:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Location: Benedict Town Park, 1768 Route 17K, Montgomery, NY 12549

Great camp for adventurous children! Kids will play imaginative games  using Nerf Guns. Children will play everything from War games, Zombie Infection Games, and Scavenger Hunt style games, supervised by Nerf Enthusiast Will Whelan. Great camp to get the kids out of the house, and away from their iPads and video games! Please note that this camp will take place at Benedict Park and will be held outdoors rain or shine ( There is a covered pavilion at the park in the event of rain). We will have some Nerf guns for anyone to use, but you are encouraged to bring your own. Water and low-sugar snacks will be served. We will be offering simultaneous art classes at the park as well, so don’t forget to check out our other offerings for any siblings that are too young or not into Nerf!

Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 16 students per week.

 

Instructor: Robert Pierson
Session Dates: WEEK 5 August 5th-9th 9:45-11:45am ($135.00)

August 19th-23rd AM Nerf Camp

Ages:  7-14

Time:  9:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Location: Benedict Town Park, 1768 Route 17K, Montgomery, NY 12549

Great camp for adventurous children! Kids will play imaginative games  using Nerf Guns. Children will play everything from War games, Zombie Infection Games, and Scavenger Hunt style games, supervised by Nerf Enthusiast Will Whelan. Great camp to get the kids out of the house, and away from their iPads and video games! Please note that this camp will take place at Benedict Park and will be held outdoors rain or shine ( There is a covered pavilion at the park in the event of rain). We will have some Nerf guns for anyone to use, but you are encouraged to bring your own. Water and low-sugar snacks will be served. We will be offering simultaneous art classes at the park as well, so don’t forget to check out our other offerings for any siblings that are too young or not into Nerf!

Minimum of 6 students, Maximum of 16 students per week.


 

 

Instructor: Matthew Donaldson
Session Dates: WEEK 7 August 19th-23rd 9:45-11:45am ($135.00)

Skill Building Drawing Program with Liam Vogel

This semi private drawing program is intended to help students develop and improve their drawing ability, no matter what skill level they currently have. Students will be given different traditional drawing exercises depending on their skill level and artistic interests. The instructor will work with each student one on one, in a semi private format, to determine the best possible course of development. Classes will end with a discussion of that days assignments, followed by a critique of  the work that was accomplished. Students may bring outside assignments if they require assistance with a particular drawing that they hope to complete. All materials for in class assignments will be supplied by the instructor, but students are encouraged to get a sketchbook for working outside of class. The instructor will provide each student with optional sketchbook assignments for drawing exercises, which is considered an essential practice for any developing artists. Due to the class being offered in a semi private format, class size is very limited, so students must pre register in advance.

Class is 10:00am-12:00pm and is open to all styles of drawing (illustration, observational realism, etc)

Instructor: William Vogel
Dates: July 13, 2019 ($35), July 13, 2019 ($35), July 20, 2019 ($35), August 10, 2019 ($35),

Cartooning and Illustration with Ayanna Terry (Ages 8-18)

Advanced class building upon basic cartooning skills.  Take your cartoon character and make them move!  Learn the skills needed to create a 3D world and build a story around your character.  All materials supplied

Open to ages 8 to 18

on going – every Saturday, 2-4pm September through May

This class will take a break for the summer, July – August – Check out our exciting week-long summer classes!

 

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $25 per class, or $100 for a month (4 weeks)
Session Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th ($125.00)
March 2nd 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 9th 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 16th 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 23rd 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 31st 2-4:00 ($25.00)
any saturday (call or email to specify) ($25.00)
April 6, 13, 20,27 ($100.00)
April 6th ($25.00)
April 13th ($25.00)
April 20th ($25.00)
April 27th ($25.00)
May 4, 11, 18, 25 ($100.00)
May 4th ($25.00)
May 11th ($25.00)
May 18th ($25.00)
May 25th ($25.00)

Painting Skill Building Program with Liam Vogel

The skill building painting program is intended to give students of all ages and experience levels a more in depth understanding of different painting techniques. Students will learn the importance of color, composition, and value, and how each particular painting medium handles these elements. Students will alternate between working from still life setups, and working from photographic reference to produce completed drawings, which we will critique as a group, in an attempt to discover the strengths/weaknesses of each student individually! Basic student level materials will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring specific materials if they have them. Advanced Students may bring their own project or idea, and the instructor can assist the student with completing the project. Every Month the skill building painting program will cycle through a new painting discipline. Each month will have a particular medium and style associated with it.

March

Experimental Acrylic Paintingthis round of classes is intended to give students a feel for working with acrylic paints. from heavy body paint paint worked with a palette knife, to transparent and fluid acrylic brush painting, This class will give students an opportunity to produce abstract and experimental paintings, without the restrictive rules of traditional approaches to acrylic painting. below you can find examples of the alcohol painting project (left) the finger painting project (right)

 

April

Fluid and Controlled Watercolor painting: this class will take students through different approaches to watercolor painting, particularly looking at the contrasting approaches used by artists. Students will complete 2 “loose and expressive” watercolor Paintings, and 1 “tight and realistic” watercolor painting, all while learning the fundamentals of color mixing, composition, and brushwork. below you can find examples of a “loose” painting (left) and a “tight” painting (right)

 

May

Mixed Media Art Making: This group of classes is focused on combining varying artistic mediums to gain new and unique effects. Students will work with 2-3 different mediums per class to produce a finished artwork. Students are particularly encouraged to experiment and have fun with the techniques. The instructor will show students how to create traditional and contemporary styles of painting, through a mixture of pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and collage. below you can see our “color as value” pastel and acrylic project (left)  and the watercolor/pastel project (right)

 

$35 for an individual session. Saturdays 2:30-4:30pm

(class is open to all ages, but children under the age of 6 must attend with adults)

Instructor: William Vogel
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: March 10th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
March 17th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
March 30th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
April 13th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
April 20th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
April 27th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
May 11th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
May 18th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)
May 25th 2:30-4:30pm ($35.00)

August 26-30 Summer Advanced Illustration with Ayanna Terry

Ages:  12-18

Time:  1:00 – 3:00 PM

Location: Wallkill River School, Patchett House, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY 12549

Are you a young illustrator looking to grow your abilities and skill-set? Then look no further! This summer camp provides guidance to the future artists of the world through illustrative techniques and multiple mediums, such as ink, markers, color pencils, and watercolor, and. Students will not only walk away with a stronger skill set but also companions that share their love of the arts.

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $135.00 for one week
Session Dates: Aug 26-30th 1:00-3:00 PM ($135.00)

Aug 26-30 Beginning Illustration Summer Workshop with Ayanna Terry

Ages:  5+, Adults welcome if accompanied by a child

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Wallkill River School, Patchett House, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY

illustration exists everywhere in the world around us, from television to books. Young ones who are interested in how to create through this stylized form of art are welcome to this week-long summer camp. Children will learn the building blocks of illustration, from line and form to value and color. Students will have the ability to illustrate whatever comes to their imagination by the end of the course.

Ideal for ages 5-10 but older students are welcome and will be given more advanced projects.

This is a week-long course with morning sessions from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Wallkill River School

 

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Session Dates: Aug 26-30st 10:00-12:00 PM ($135.00)

Sip and Paint With Nicole Asendorf

Sip and Paint with Nicole, Paint beautiful and easy paintings for kids and adults!  We provide the instructor and materials, you provide any refreshments you would like.

Regular parties $30 per person || Charity Benefits/Fundraisers $40 per person (50% of proceeds goes to your charity!)

 

 

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: Different for each project!
Dates: ($),

Illustration & Anime with Liam Vogel

Learn techniques that Anime artists use, and the basic anatomy of an Anime character, so you can create your own! Each class will focus on a different aspect of Anime/Manga drawing that will lead up to making your own Anime/Manga character, and a story to go along with them. Build up your skills and portfolio! This is the moderate level, recommended for all ages, but geared towards those with a basic understanding and interest in drawing. This class is geared towards pre teens and teens with intermediate experience, so make sure you have taken a basic cartooning class. Materials supplied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $25.00/day
Session Dates: June 1st 2-4pm ($25.00)
June 8th 2-4pm ($25.00)
June 15th 2-4pm ($25.00)
June 22nd 2-4pm ($25.00)
June 29th 2-4pm ($25.00)

Palette Knife Painting with Nicole Asendorf (Ages 7-14) Sundays

Students will be working with acrylic paint and palette knives to create a painting of their choice. Images will be provided for students to work from or they may bring their own. Demonstrations will be given to provide the students the skills they need to be successful when painting using this technique.Material List for Nicole’s Drawing Classes

Sundays February 2019

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: $125.00 for the month
Session Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24 10-12:00 PM ($125.00)
Repeating Dates: Sunday ($)