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 on one day every month 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Class is  $35 + 11.25 model fee ($30 + $11.25 members.) or Online $40.  Class Materials List 


Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $30 + 11.25 model fee = $41.25
Dates: July 12, 2018 ($41.25), ($41.25), ($41.25), ($41.25), ($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 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: June 5, 12, 19, 26 Tuesdays 1-3:00 ($125.00)
June 5, 12, 19, 26 Tuesdays 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
June 26th Tuesday 1-3:00 ($30.00)
July 10, 17, 24, 31 Tues 1-3:00 ($125.00)
July 10, 17, 24, 31 Tues 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
July 10th ($30.00)
July 17th ($30.00)
July 24th ($30.00)
July 31st ($30.00)
August 7, 14, 21, 28 Tues 1-3:00 ($125.00)
August 7, 14, 21, 28 Tues 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
September 4, 11, 18, 25 Tues 1-3:00 ($125.00)
September 4, 11, 18, 25 Tues 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
Repeating Dates: Tuesday ($30.00)

Sip and Paint Benefit with Nancy Reed Jones

nany.fwSip and Paint Benefits –

Create  beautiful spring floral paintings using a simple sea sponge! Instructor will paint with you step by step to help you complete an amazing work of art that you can take home the same night. Even if you have never painted before, this experience will bring out your hidden talents! $40 per person, materials, smocks, and cookies included. Bring wine if you like. Reserve your spot now! and benefit a great cause!

Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Price: 40.00 per person
Session Dates: June 16th Conquer Chiari ($40)
April 29th 2-4:00 PM Benefit for KOA Care Camps ($40)

“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. Materials provided (ages 8-15) Adult may join in with child (family rate)! Monday-Friday 1-3pmchildren-painting

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $125 for the week per child, $50/week for adult
Session Dates: July 9-13, 1-3pm Wallkill River School ($125.00)
Family rate (1 adult 1 Child) ($150.00)
July 23-27, 1-3pm Wallkill River School ($125.00)
Aug. 13-17, 1-3pm Wallkill River School ($125.00)
Adult 1 class only ($10.00)
Child 1 class only ($25.00)

Sip and Paint with Shawn Dell Joyce

Really fun painting party with artist Shawn Dell Joyce!

Shawn Dell Joyce
Shawn Dell Joyce
Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $30. per person for adults
Session Dates: June 9 acrylic pour ($30.00)
June 28 Barbara Rojas Private Party ($20.00)

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 first three Weds. of each month (no class last Weds)







Materials List

Paints (Windsor & Newton or Grumbacher) tube acrylics.


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: July 11, 18, 25 Wed 6:30 Nonmembers ($120.00)
July 11, 18, 25 Wed 6:30 Members ($100.00)
July 11th ($40.00)
July 18th ($40.00)
July 25th ($40.00)
August Nonmembers TBA ($120.00)
August Members TBA ($100.00)
single day ($40.00)

Nature's Palette-make your own pigments

A workshop lead by Catskill Mountain Artist Laura Leigh Lanchantin. The use of stone pigments dates back to ancient times. Stone pigments were used by indigenous people to create cave paintings around the world. The old masters of the Italian Renaissance also used rich umbers and red ochres that were made from stone. Today’s abundance of commercially made paints has contributed to the disappearance of this technique. Making your own paint can be financially beneficial and can help create a more profound connection between artist and material. Pigment hue’s are based on what local geology provides us with, and natural toned hues such as Sienna, Umber, and Ochre are most abundant. Workshop Description In this workshop, local plein air/abstract artist Laura Leigh Lanchantin will walk through her own method of creating oil and watercolor paint from Catskill and Appalachian sedimentary rock. This process includes gathering stones, crushing, sifting, and applying pigment to painting medium. Laura will also discuss basic geology, safety procedures, areas of upstate N.Y where she collects her stones, and applying these unique pigments to your painting process. The end of the workshop will feature an open-paint session with pigments, charcoal and watercolor mediums. Laura will guide you to create your own painting based off of nature, imagination, or a reference photo. *This workshop is for adult artists and non-artists alike. No previous knowledge required. Bring your own watercolor paper!



About the Artist Laura Leigh was born in Cambridge, N.Y and now works in Hunter, N.Y. She received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from SUNY New Paltz in 2014. A nature-inspired abstract and Plein Air artist; Laura bends landscape into abstraction using her imagination in her large-scale oil paintings, all while using the actual land as paint.

Instructor: Laura Lanchantin
Price: $40 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dates: May 5, 2018 ($40.00),

All day Color and Energy Workshop with Linda Richichi

Color, how do you create high energy harmonious paintings? Join us and discover how to better use prismatic colors and learn to create colorful neutrals to help your colors sing beautifully.

On Friday morning, June 22nd, begin with basics color theory using prismatic colors for paintings that feel alive.  Experiment with mixing color according to value using a variety of exercises in the studio and move outdoors for the afternoon session to learn to see colors better in nature. Understand how color plays a role in atmospheric perspective to increase depth and energy in your paintings. Oil, acrylic and pastel welcome. 

Since 1999, the Montgomery born and globally collected Artist Linda Richichi has earned many Best of Show Awards at national and international Plein Air paint outs and exhibitions.  Through her paintings, like in her workshops you begin to “Experience the Energy” through the harmonized color vibrations in her art. Linda’s work has exhibited extensively around North America including the prestigious National Arts Club in New York City with the Pastel Society of America.

Linda is a current member of the Oil Painters of America and a signature member of the California Plein Air Painters, NY and International Plein Air Painters. Her gallery representation includes: 530 Burns Gallery in Sarasota, FL and Nikki Sedacca Gallery at Martha’s Vineyard.

June 22, 2018
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
$150 (includes samples from sponsors of Richichi workshops).
Instructor: Linda Richichi
Price: June 22, 2018 9:30 am - 4:30 pm $150 (includes samples from sponsors of Richichi workshops). WORKSHOP IS FULL
Session Dates: June 22, 9:30-4:30pm ($150.00)
waiting list only ($0)

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Plein Air with George Hayes

Instructed plein air (painting out doors) classes with George Hayes will take place on site in various locations around gorgeous Orange County.  Plein air is a wonderful way to explore the natural world with your fellow artists.  Experience the challenge of capturing a scene ala prima, in one session.   Topics will include preparatory composition and value sketches, canvas preparation, ariel perspective, and architectural perspective as applicable.

All mediums welcome, including oil paint, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, etc.

Sessions will meet on site at 9:00 AM sharp and are approximately 3 hours long, ending around 12:00 or 12:30.

Classes will meet rain or shine unless a cancellation is announced.

Students must bring their own easel (field box, French easel, etc.) and materials.  See attached materials list:  Materials Hayes Plein Air

Please bring any snacks and beverages if you would like.

August Sessions:

8/5/18 Benedict Park, Montgomery

8/19/18 Orange County Arboretum

8/26/18 Kiernan Farm

September Fall Sessions:  To Be Announced!

October Fall Sessions:  To Be Announced!


Session Dates: August 5, 19, 26 MEMBERS ($75.00)
August 5, 19, 26 Non-Members ($90.00)
August 5th Benedict Park, Montgomery ($40.00)
August 19th Orange County Arboretum ($40.00)
August 26th Kiernan Farm, Gardener ($40.00)