Classes By Medium



  • Acrylic
  • Drawing
  • Oil
  • Pastel
  • Plein Air
  • Sip & Paint
  • Special Media
  • Watercolor

Nocturnes in Plein Air with Shawn Dell Joyce

Learn to capture the night! Nocturne painting has its own set of rules to capture the romance and intrigue hidden in the dark. Meet on site and paint with award-winning nocturne painter Shawn Dell Joyce to learn the tips and tricks of painting at night in public. Class will meet in downtown Goshen before dark for demo and info session, then paint after dark for 2 hours. Instructor will demonstrate in pastel but welcomes all media (watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel). You’ll create a finished piece both nights. Wednesday night focus on capturing the fleeting light of the sunset, Thursday night paint lights of downtown after dark in the moonlight.

Materials: Two 16×20 or smaller supports, you painting media, plein air easel (or borrow ours) two small clip on lights (battery operated) for your palette and for your support.

Meet at Goshen Methodist Church in the very center of downtown Goshen. Look for the steeple with the large clocktower, park in the church lot, walk to the garden and meet by the monument.

Weds. and Thurs. July 17 & 18 6:30-9:30pm

Shawn Dell Joyce
Shawn Dell Joyce
Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: Members $60 Nonmembers $75
Dates: July 18, 2019 ($40.00), July 19, 2019 ($40.00),
Session Dates: July 18-19th 6:30-9:30 ($75.00)
July 18-19th 6:30-9:30 MEMBERS ($60.00)

Beginner Palette Knife with Nicole Asendorf

This class is for anyone who has always wanted to learn to paint with a palette knife.  You can choose to work in either acrylic or oil.  I personally prefer oil.  Basic techniques will be taught.  Feel free to bring reference photos of basic landscape and cityscapes for inspiration for your painting.

Mondays 10am-12pm

May 6, 13, 20th

June 10, 17, 24th

$40 a session or $100 for 3 classes


Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: $40 a session or $110 for 3 classes ($100 members)
Session Dates: May 6, 13, 20th 10-12:00 ($110.00)
May 6, 13, 20th 10-12:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
May 6th 10-12:00 ($40.00)
May 13th 10-12:00 ($40.00)
May 20th 10-12:00 ($40.00)
June 10,17, 24th 10-12:00 ($110.00)
June 10,17, 24th 10-12:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
June 10th 10-12:00 ($40.00)
June 17th 10-12:00 ($40.00)
June 24th 10-12:00 ($40.00)

Composition Workshop with Lana Privitera


Lana will take students through the steps of composing still life objects. She will discuss color shape and lighting among other topics as well as basic photography techniques. A must for all artists!


May 30th 10-2pm

Instructor: Lana Privitera
Price: $90 ($80 WRS Members)
Session Dates: May 30th 10-2 ($90.00)
May 30th 10-2 Members ($80.00)

Senior Drop-In

Free for art enthusiasts over 65 (younger people are welcome to join in for $5 per person).   This is a self-directed class, meaning that you can work on whatever projects you would like, in whatever media you would like.   Although there is no formal instruction, the group is lead by Vickie O’Neill, an accomplished artist, and this is a supportive group of people who are very generous about sharing their knowledge.  All levels of ability are welcome.  This is a wonderful opportunity to develop your skills and meet some new friends.

Tuesday Mornings 10-12:00


Instructor: Vicki ONeill
Session Dates: 65+ Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ($FREE!)
Under 65 Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ($5.00)

Acrylic for Absolute Beginners With Nancy Reed Jones

This 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 Weds. evenings

Materials List

Paints (Windsor & Newton or Grumbacher) tube acrylics.

Colors:  Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber.

11×14 canvas

long handle brushes: 1 inch flat, 1/2 inch flat, 2 rounds ( 1 large and 1 small) #0 or #1 liner brush.(short handle)

paper towels, water container, paper plates for paint





Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Price: 3 sessions $120 nonmembers, $100 members, $80 online
Session Dates: May 1, 8, 15th Wed 6:30 ($120.00)
May 1, 8, 15th Wed 6:30 Members ($100.00)
May 1st ($40.00)
May 8th ($40.00)
May 15th ($40.00)
May 29th ($40.00)
June 5, 12, 19th Wed 6:30 ($120.00)
June 5, 12, 19th Wed 6:30 Members ($100.00)
June 5th ($40.00)
June 12th ($40.00)
June 19th ($40.00)

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 at WRS or online: How an online class works
This class is OPEN TO ALL MEDIUMS and geared toward beginners to advanced. 
Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28th ($120.00)
May 7, 14, 21, 28th MEMBERS ($100.00)
May 7th ($30.00)
May 14th ($30.00)
May 21st ($30.00)
May 28th ($30.00)
June 4, 11, 18, 25th Tue 1-3:00 ($120.00)
June 4, 11, 18, 25th Tue 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
June 4th ($30.00)
June 11th ($30.00)
June 18th ($30.00)
June 25th ($30.00)
Repeating Dates: Tuesday ($30.00)