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  • Pastel
  • Plein Air
  • Sip & Paint
  • Special Media
  • Watercolor

"Color As Value" Two Day Workshop with Shawn Dell Joyce

Learn how to break a scene into value blocks and substitute color based on value.  It’s a great way to make colorful compositions with accurate values.  Workshop open to any media.  First day of workshop happens at Olana Historic Site en plein air where the value simplification approach will be demonstrated and used to paint the view from Church’s home.  Second day indoor workshop focused on exercises to teach you how to simplify a scene and break it into value blocks, then change out the colors based on a value/color chart.

Fri. Aug. 7, 10am-3pm plein air workshop at Olana Historic Site
$75 (members) $85 (nonmembers) pack a lunch!

Sun. Aug. 9, 10am-3pm Indoor workshop at Wallkill River School
$75 (members) $85 (nonmembers) pack a lunch!

Materials List: SDJ Plein Air Adventure Materials List

Shawn Dell Joyce Bio:  Bio and Artist Statement for Shawn Dell Joyce

Sponsored by Ampersand Pastel Boards (Each participant will receive a free pastel board!)


Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: Aug. 7, Friday 10am-3pm at Olana Historic Site ($85.00)
Aug. 7, Friday 10am-3pm at Olana Historic Site (MEMBERS) ($75.00)
Aug. 9, Sunday 10am-3pm at Wallkill River School ($85.00)
Aug. 9, Sunday 10am-3pm at WRS (MEMBERS) ($75.00)

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.

10am-12pm Sundays

Please make sure you have the following materials to be ready for the class, materials can also be rented for $10 per day.

  • Pencil
  • Canvas Paper Pad or Canvas board for practice (Any Size)
  • Metal Palette knives (Variety of 2 or 3 nothing too big)
  • Canvas (Any size no smaller than 11 x 14)
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Disposable palette paper pad or palette tray
  • Disposable Gloves (Optional)
  • Res n Gel: Quick Dry extender for oil (Optional)
  • Acrylic Gel Mediums for Acrylic (Optional)
  • Oil Paint or Heavy Body Acrylic (Student Grade is fine to start)
    • Titanium White
    • Cadmium Red or Cadmium Red Medium
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cobalt Blue
    • I love Phthalo Blue! (Optional)
    • Ivory or Mars Black (Optional)
Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Session Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29th ($200)
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29th (Members Price) ($175)
Mar 1st ($40)
Mar 8th ($40)
Mar 15th ($40)
Mar 22nd ($40)
Mar 29th ($40)
April 5, 19, 26th ($120)
April 5, 19, 26th (members) ($105)
April 5th ($40)
April 19th ($40)
April 26th ($40)
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31st ($200)
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31st (members) ($175)
May 3rd ($40)
May 10th ($40)
May 17th ($40)
May 24th ($40)
May 31st ($40)

Paint your Dog in Oil or Acrylic with Catherine DeCesare

Beginners Welcome!
If you ever wanted to paint a dog portrait while using the richness of oil or acrylic paint then this is the class you want to take.  We’ll start at the beginning with a value painting in black and white and move on to a color piece while exploring the values, composition, color mixings, and the proper care of your brushes.
Please bring along samples of your work and a good contrast photograph of your pet.
Bring your own painting supplies or use ours for $10 per day.
Location:  Nailed It Hardware, 4 South St. Washingtonville, NY 10992 (on Rt-208 near the intersection with Rt-94) Nailed It Location Info
Time:  Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Catherine DeCesare
Price: Please pre-pay for your classes online or over the phone. We cannot accept payment at this venue!
Session Dates: Materials Fee (per day) ($10)
March 14, 21, 28th ($115)
March 14, 21, 28th (Members) ($100)
Mar 14th ($40)
Mar 21st ($40)
Mar 28th ($40)

Try Painting! Acrylic for Beginners with Cathy DeMaio

This class is ideal for someone who has never painted before (or just wants a fun morning!).  The teacher will guide the students step-by-step to create some lovely flowers.  Complete the piece, start to finish in just 2 and a half hours in this mini workshop.  All materials supplied, including a real stretched canvas!!

Maximum of 6 students

Select Thursdays 10-12:30pm


Instructor: Cathy DeMaio
Session Dates: April 9th ($35)
May 14th ($35)
June 18th ($35)
July 23rd ($35)
August 27th ($35)

One day Pastel Color & Energy Workshop with Linda Richichi

Whether you are brand new or have been painting for years everyone can learn something new when it comes to working with color. Color is the number one way to evoke emotion in a work of art. How can you express yourself more successfully with color and create art with high energy? Come find out.

2020 August 6th 10 am – 4 pm  (includes samples from sponsors of Richichi workshops).

Start with the color wheel

Before arriving at the class, be familiar with the layout of the basic color wheel and the interactions between different colors. If you have never made a color wheel, you’ll have your chance to select this exercise to tackle.  If you already know the color wheel inside and out, your assignments will be more advanced. Everyone will learn something new in this workshop.

Color intimidates many people. We’ll break it down and make it less daunting.

What colors are you drawn to? How do you mix colors to get them to do what you want them to do? How do you work with prismatic, pure colors and create neutrals so that the colors you want to stand out, sing? What about creating a high energy work of art? Do you know how to not go over the top? There is so much about color to learn. You will take a journey into color theory and come out the other side smiling as your color confidence grows.

Learn from nature

After we work in the studio blending, mixing and selecting color schemes, you will learn how colors change depending on the time of day, temperature of the light and whether in the light or in the shadows. Intermediate to advanced. Personalized attention at your easel to guide you and advance.

Mini Lessons reap huge rewards

Each mini lesson is specifically prepared to upgrade your color knowledge so you drive away understanding color challenges better than ever. You will receive specific assignments based on your level of experience. You will receive instruction tailored for your specific needs. Mixing? Seeing color? Creating harmony? Understanding warm and cool colors? After instruction, select the assignment right for you. You know what you need more help with.


If registered, please download the following document and review the materials prior to class: Download

If you’re interested in purchasing the Linda Richichi pastel set, click HERE

Instructor: Linda Richichi
Session Dates: August 6th ($160.00)
August 6th Members ($150.00)

Senior Drop-In


Senior Drop-In is cancelled for March 17th and March 24th


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 can be provided for an extra fee of $10.00 per day or bring your own:

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]
Session Dates: Materials Fee per day ($10.00)
March 4, 11, 18th ($120)
March 4, 11, 18th Member's Price ($100)
Mar 4th ($40)
Mar 11th ($40)
Mar 18th ($40)
April 1, 8, 15th ($120)
April 1, 8, 15th Member's Price ($100)
Apr 1st ($40)
Apr 8th ($40)
Apr 15th ($40)

Romantic Landscapes in Acrylic with Nancy Reed Jones

head shot NancyIntermediate through advanced acrylic painting studio
Nancy will bring a new photo reference for every class and students can follow along with her or students may bring their own photos to work from independently and will receive help from the instructor.   Relaxing music and refreshments.
Class Time: Tuesdays 1-3pm ongoing 
Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: Acrylic Materials Single Day ($10.00)
March 3, 10, 17, 24th ($140)
March 3, 10, 17, 24th Member's Price ($120)
Mar 3rd ($35)
Mar 10th ($35)
Mar 17th ($35)
Mar 24th ($35)
April 7, 14, 21, 28th ($140)
April 7, 14, 21, 28th Member's Price ($120)
Apr 7th ($35)
Apr 14th ($35)
Apr 21st ($35)
Apr 28th ($35)

Portrait Long Pose with William Noonan

Portrait 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




Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: April 13th ($48)
April 13th (Members) ($45)