Classes By Medium



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

Study of the Clothed Figure with Galen Pittman

In this course we will focus on working from the figure in the medium of the student’s choice. Students will learn to observe and record the subtle complexities of the human form, while achieving a deeper understanding of light, color, and value. Instructor teaches a unique and effective method of measuring proportion by the incorporation of the “background” or environment of the subject.
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location: 232 Ward St, Montgomery, NY 12549
Class $40 + $10 model fee = $50 total
Instructor: Galen Pittman
Session Dates: June 19th, 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM ($50.00)
July 10th 6:00 PMM - 8:30 PM ($50.00)

Plein Air Painting with Nancy Reed Jones


This July, paint at the beautiful Twin Ponds nursery! This Plein Air class for all skill levels will be offered by award winning artist and long time plein air painter, Nancy Reed Jones. All aspects of plein air painting will be covered in this comprehensive class. Students will learn composition, mixing color, value sketching, using a view finder and how to capture light in Nancy’s signature style. This class is open to absolute beginners so if you’ve always wanted to try your hand at outdoor painting, this is a perfect opportunity!

10 am- 12:30pm

Twin Ponds Nursery is a beautiful local nursery located at 2865 Albany Post Rd, Montgomery, NY 12549. Perfect spot for painting landscapes full of flowers, foliage, and more!

Suggested Materials  -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

-Easel ( you may pick one up at the gallery before your class and return it afterwards)

Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: July 2nd ($30)
July 9th ($30)
July 16th ($30)
July 23rd ($30)

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.

Thursday and Friday, July 18th & 19th 6:30-9:30pm

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

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, July 13th and 27th

$40 a session


Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: $40 a session or $110 for 3 classes ($100 members)
Session Dates: July 13th 10-12:00 ($40.00)
July 27th 10-12:00 ($40.00)
August 19th 10-12:00 ($40.00)
August 26th 10-12:00 ($40.00)

Aug 5-9th AM Portraits in Acrylic with Kate Walker

Ages: 12-Adult

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Nailed It! Hardware located at 4 South St, Washingtonville, NY 10992 Nailed It Location Info

Learn the foundations to creating your very own masterpiece portrait! Students will be guided through the whole process from sketch and underpainting to finish, learning different portrait painting techniques along the way. You may bring reference photos to work from, but they are not needed.  All materials will be supplied.

Instructor: Kate Walker
Price: $145 for week long session August 5th-August 9th
Session Dates: Aug 5-9th 10-12:00 AM ($$145.00)

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 can be provided for an extra fee of $10.00 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]
Price: 3 sessions $120 nonmembers, $100 members, $80 online
Session Dates: Materials Fee ($10.00)
July 3, 10, 17 Wed 6:30 ($120.00)
July 3, 10, 17 Wed 6:30 Members ($100.00)
July 3rd ($40.00)
July 10 ($40.00)
July 17 ($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)

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

Class is  $35 + 10.00 model fee ($30 + $10.00 members.) 



Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $35.00 +$10 model fee
Session Dates: Aug 19th 6-9PM ($48.00)
Aug19th 6-9 PM (Members) ($45.00)
September 16th 6-9PM ($48.00)
September 16th (Members) ($45.00)