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Pallete Knife Painting Sip and Paint Benefit For Pine Bush High School Scholarship with Nicole Asendorf

Join Wallkill River School to paint this simple yet beautiful palette knife painting of local agricultural site, Benedict Farm Park. Nicole will teach attendees beginner level palette knife painting techniques and will walk with you, step by step, through the painting process for this beautiful fall scene. No experience necessary! Just bring your friends, a bottle of wine, and an open mind! Class is $40 per person with half of all proceeds going to a special scholarship for a Pine Bush High School.

Class Date:  Saturday September 28th, 4-6pm


Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Session Dates: September 28th 4-6pm ($40)

Working Dragon Glass : Learn Flint Knapping With Ben Waring

Have you ever wondered how warriors shaped their tools and arrowheads out of simple pieces of stone? They actually use a process called Flint Knapping to create beautiful shapes out of pieces of obsidian, Just like the “Dragon Glass” blades seen on TV. Flint knappers use a blunt object to strike a piece of obsidian or stone, slowly removing pieces of the mineral to reveal a beautiful shape. In this workshop Ben Waring will use his years of flint knapping experience to teach you this ancient skill, and guide you through the process of crafting your own piece of unique obsidian art.

Workshop price is $60 per student, all tools and materials will be supplied by the instructor EXCEPT gloves!  Please bring gloves which fit your hands well.

Open to Adults and Teens, Children under 13 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

July 27th 1-3pm at the Wallkill River School of Art

August 3rd 1-3pm at Nailed it Hardware Store in Washingtonville NY

Instructor: Ben Waring
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: August 3rd 1-3pm ($60.00)

Alan Lewis Beginning Watercolor

This is a beginner watercolor class that will cover all the basics to get you making watercolor paintings to be proud of. We will discuss finding your own style, and painting in a way that excites you, with an emphasis on painting fast and loose, rather than a highly detailed approach.  We will cover color mixing, building the painting through layers, composition keys, the importance of contrasts between light and dark, and some  watercolor techniques, such as methods for keeping white. The first part of the class will be devoted to a discussion of materials from paper to brushes to paint, so bring whatever you have.  The class is very flexible so the instructor can cover any specific areas of watercolor that the students would like to learn about.
Date: Sunday Mornings 10am – 12pm
Price: $120 ($100 members) or $40 per session
Instructor: Alan Lewis
Session Dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29 ($120.00)
September 8, 15, 22, 29 (Members Price) ($100.00)
September 8 ($40.00)
September 15 ($40.00)
September 22 ($40.00)
September 29 ($40.00)

Classical Drawing with Sheridan and Matthew Mcdonald

This course is designed to strengthen student’s drawing skills. Students will study
Master Drawings, Plaster Casts, and eventually the Figure. The progression will be from
working on two dimensional projects to working from life in three dimensions.
Emphasis will be on observing and interpreting nature faithfully to fortify the relation of
the eye and hand. Students will work their way through a series of projects beginning with two master
copies. Here they will develop strategies as well as new vocabulary and techniques that
will help them when working from life.

Next they will work from Plaster Casts, the first being something simple such as a facial
feature and the second a bust or mask. Cast drawing will help the students understand
form and value more easily as they won’t be distracted by colour. It will also give them a
chance to apply some of the drawing “solutions” they learned from working on the
master copies. Before they move onto working from the figure from life they will do a
series of small quick figure drawing copies to help them with gesture and to start talking
about anatomical landmarks.

Finally working from the live model students will spend a number of days working on a
sustained pose. We will pick the pose as a group looking for a strong gesture, interesting
shapes and strong light effect. I will ask students to bring their previous figure drawings
as well so they have some reference. I will draw alongside the students as well, so they
can see my approach. I would expect this course to take about three months from start
to finish if students are only working one day a week (Sat or Sun). Any one who wanted
to join the course later would simply start at the beginning and would have to have the
figure drawing portion done at either earlier or at another time when there are enough
students to make hiring a model viable. Click the link below for the materials list

Dates TBD


Works by Matthew Mcdonald

Works by Sheridan Mcdonald


Instructor: Matthew McDonald

Plein Air Painting with Matthew Mcdonald

In this casual plein air painting class, Matthew will focus on specific aspects of painting with each student depending
on their level. As well as discuss general concepts with the whole group. Some of the
concepts we will cover will include blocking in, atmospheric perspective, creating a sense of
space, mass vs interest, mixing greens and the prismatic palette. Depending on the amount
of students and their interest, Matthew will do occasional demos during the class. Students are
welcome to watch the demonstration or work on their own paintings during this time.
Classes will start at 9 am and run until 12 pm. This will give students enough time to finish a
study without the light effect changing too dramatically. I will ask students to arrive on
location about quarter to so we can have a quick group chat before everyone spreads out. I
will send out emails ahead of time to let everyone know the locations as well as a follow up
email the day before to remind and confirm with everyone. In the event of inclement weather
we will have that class someplace with cover or reschedule for another date. You may find the suggested materials list by clicking the link below.


Instructor: Matthew McDonald

Basic Perspective Drawing With Catherine DeCesare

All Great Paintings Begin With a Successful Drawing

This class is for a limited number of students. The program is intended to give the artist an understanding of basic one-point and two=point perspective. Using pencil, triangle and graph paper you will begin to understand basic concepts needed to enhance your city and landscape drawings and paintings. Demonstration and exercises will be taught on the usefulness in understanding the Horizen Line and Vanishing Point. Students will bring in a building of their choice or use on of mine and develope a drawing that you can render in pencil or transfer it onto paper for finishing in water color and pen. I will supply the paper. Students should have HB pencils, erasier, and a 10″ triangle.

Limited to 10 students!


Instructor: Catherine DeCesare
Price: $115 / $105 (members)
Session Dates: September 18, 19, 20th (Member) ($105.00)
September 18, 19, 20th ($115.00)
October 16, 17, 18th (Member) ($105.00)
October 16, 17, 18th ($115.00)

Basic Drawing for Beginners with Antonio Mastria

Learn the basics of drawing!  Drawing skills are the foundation of all artistic media.  Learn how to use professional drawing materials.  Identifying basic shapes to build drawings with depth, develop an understanding of lighting value, and put it all together to make a cohesive drawing.  Start from scratch or hone your skills!

Friday Evenings 6:00-8:00 PM

Please bring your own materials:

• Drawing pad 11 x 14
• Drawing pencils ( H, HB, 2B, 4B range)
• Kneaded eraser
• White vinyl eraser
• Pencil sharpener


Instructor: Antonio Mastria
Price: $140/month ($120 Members)
Session Dates: September 6, 13, 20, 27th ($140.00)
September 6, 13, 20, 27th Members ($120.00)

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)

Pour it on! 2 Day Watercolor Pouring Workshop with Janet Campbell

The pouring of watercolor paint can create beautiful and dreamy effects in your painting. Through in­structor demonstration, you will be guided in the use of masking fluid. The selection and preparation of colors, and the pouring of paint to establish amazing blending effects. Bring your drawing and a readiness for fun and spontaneity to this class. For those with a basic understanding of watercolor techniques. second day will focus on how to do multiple pours and masking for the buildup of layers.

Janet Cambell has been a long time painter and teacher of the wallkill river school with a focus on loose and expressive watercolor artwork. She has held many successful workshops and class series, so if you’ve worked with Janet before, don’t hesitate to loosen up and try your hand at pouring again!

Click Here for the Materials List

Thursday  & Friday,  June 27th and 28th,  9:30-3:00,  $175 ($150 members)



Instructor: Janet Campbell
Session Dates: Thurs & Fri, June 27&28, 9:30-3:00 ($175)
Thurs & Fri, June 27&28, 9:30-3:00 (Members) ($150)

Learn to Draw Up-Side-Down with Cathy DeMaio

This is a perfect class for absolute beginners.  Why learn to draw up-side-down?  It will help you break past your expectations and learn to really SEE what you are drawing, not what you think you see.  Give it a try!  You will be amazed at what you will be able to do.

Materials:  Bring drawing paper, a set of graphite pencils and kneadable eraser

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Instructor: Cathy DeMaio
Dates: June 20, 2019 ($35.00), June 27, 2019 ($35.00),

Traditional Inking with Antonio Mastria

Have you always wanted to learn the secrets to the seemingly of traditional illustration?  Then this is the class for you!  This class is focused on traditional inking with brush and dip pens to achieve several different styles of classical ink illustration.

We recommend that you attend all three sessions as they build one on the other but they can be taken individually.

Session 1 will focus on the cartooning style of inking

Session 2 will explore traditional illustration styles

Session 3 will cover the use of ink washes.

Friday afternoons from 3-5:00 PM

Students must supply their own materials, see the materials list below.

• India Ink (Speedball, Pelican, Dr. martins Black Star, No Higgins ink please)
• White ink
• Speedball pen sketch set
• Good quality round watercolor brush (Raphael Kolinsky 8404 size 2, or Windsor Newton size 3)
• A rag
• Plastic well palette
• Scrap paper

Instructor: Antonio Mastria
Price: $110/month $100 Members
Session Dates: September 13, 20, 27th ($110.00)
September 13, 20, 27th ($100.00)

BEACH Pallet Sign with Nicole Asendorf

Come join Nicole Asendorf and make this fresh, summery wooden sign which can be hung on a wall or is tall enough to lean next to a doorway for a charming entrance.  The finished sign is 11″x32″!!

Grab a friend and get ready for summer fun!
Friday, June 7 from 6-9pm $60
Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: $60.00 per person
Session Dates: June 7th BEACHES Sign 6-9 PM ($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.

10am-12pm, July 13th and 27th

$40 a session

Supply your own materials or pay $10/day


Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: $40 a session or $110 for 3 classes ($100 members)
Session Dates: August 19th 10-12:00 ($40.00)
August 19th + Materials ($50.00)
August 26th 10-12:00 ($40.00)
August 26th + Materials ($50.00)

"The English Pitcher" 2 Day Watercolor Workshop with Lana Privitera

2-day Workshop with Lana Privitera
“The English Pitcher” – Creating volume with shadows

Join award winning watercolor artist Lana Privitera for this special two day workshop on painting in watercolor.  Lana will take you through the steps of creating this stunning image using her signature techniques. Through color choice, mixing and application, Lana will show students how to create a rich sense of volume through the application of shadows in your painting.  each day, Lana will share a series of step by step, technique based demonstrations, followed by one on one guidance to ensure that each student can work through the project easily and effectively. Students should have a basic understanding of watercolor painting for this class.

Maximum of 15 students.  After 12 registrations, we will switch to a wait list.

August 29th-30th (Thursday & Friday) 10:00 AM t0 4:00 PM

Please see materials list: 2019-08 Privitera Materials


Instructor: Lana Privitera
Price: $190 ($170 WRS Members)
Session Dates: August 29-30th 10-4:00 $190 ($WAIT LIST)
August 29-30th 10-4:00 (MEMBERS)$170 ($WAIT LIST)
September 25-26th 10-4:00 ($190.00)
September 25-26th 10-4:00 MEMBERS ($170.00)

July 22-26 AM DSLR Photography with Nathan Cervoni

Ages:  12 – Adult

Time:  9:45 AM – 11:45 AM

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

Summer Photography offers a crash course in the basics of  photography, focusing on DSLRs. This week long class will touch on concepts including framing, composition, editing, and light. People with interest in outdoor photography are welcomed, as a majority of this class will focus on landscapes and wildlife. Leaving this course, participants will have the knowledge to take and present better photographs, and the the inspiration to follow their interest in this medium.


Please bring your digital camera charged and ready daily.  Class will meet at the pavilion in Benedict Park Monday-Thursday and the final class will meet at Wallkill River School for a wrap up and digital slide show.

Nathan Cervoni is a photographer from the Hudson Valley whose work focuses on live events, sports, and fine art. Since graduating college, his work has been featured in ESPN publications, news journals, and school yearbooks.
Instructor: Nathan Cervoni
Price: $135/week
Session Dates: July 22-26th 9:45-11:45 am ($135.00)

July 22-26 PM Drawing Superheroes for Teens with Antonio Mastria

Ages:  12-18

Time:  1:00-3:00 PM

Location: Nailed It! Hardware, 4 South St (Rt-208), Washingtonville, NY, 10992


A five day workshop for creating a dynamic superhero drawing. Covering the basics of superhero proportion, anatomy, and foreshortening to create a powerful superhero action pose and then finishing in traditional brush and pen ink.

Antonio Mastria works as a freelance artist, contributing work to creator owned and small press comics. He is a graduate of the Joe Kubert school of cartoon and graphic art, where he studied the visual storytelling medium of comic books and illustration. He works in several mediums including oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, ink and digital media.


Instructor: Antonio Mastria
Price: $145/week
Session Dates: July 22-26th 1-3:00 PM ($145.00)

Aug 3rd One Day LED Illuminated Art with Sarah Baker

Ages: 12-Adult

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

Learn how to make your art work LIGHT UP with LED lights and button batteries.  Sarah will take you through the steps and your friends and family will be amazed, even though it is really quite simple, safe and uses inexpensive, everyday materials.

Sarah Baker is a candidate for a BA Visual Art Education Pre-K-12 and has been  a camp counselor at Montgomery’s summer camp.  She has experience in all types of materials ranging from drawing/painting mediums to ceramics/clay to printmaking and more but has a special affinity for drawing.

$60 for Saturday class




Instructor: Sarah Baker
Price: $60 one day only!
Session Dates: August 3rd 10-12:00 ($60.00)

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)

Alzheimer's Benefit at Valley View Center-Nursing Care with Nancy Reed Jones

Nancy Reed Jones, artist
sponge paint the ridge then use a brush for the birdhouse

Come raise money for a good cause and learn to paint this charming view of the Shawangunk Ridge from Gardner.  Award winning artist Nancy Reed Jones will take you step by step through the process of creating this beautiful scene.  You will be amazed at what you can accomplish!  All materials will be provided.

Location:  Valley View Center-Nursing Care, 2 Glenmere Cove Rd, Goshen, NY 10924

Time:  4:00

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER BY MAY 10th, Sorry we cannot accept payment at the event.

Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $40 per painter
Session Dates: May 11th Benefit ($40.00)

Summer Collage Card Workshop with William Noonan

Summer collage cards!  Lush summer landscape, flowers, picnics and fun with friends and family inspire the imagery in this mini workshop. Explore the art of collage with this practical easy approach.  Create a couple of unique and charming handmade cards in this afternoon workshop.  All materials will be supplied.   This is suitable for artists and students of any level.  Collage is a fun and stress-free medium for exploring ones creativity.  Each participant will go home with two completed unique cards of their own making.

Saturday, June 8th  1:30-3:30 pm

Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $30.00 per person (includes materials)
Dates: June 8, 2019 ($30.00),

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)

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
Session Dates: August 3rd ($35.00)
August 10th ($35.00)
August 17th ($35.00)
August 3, 10, 17th ($105.00)
August 3, 10, 17th (Members) ($95.00)
September 7th ($35.00)
September 14th ($35.00)
September 21st ($35.00)
September 28th ($35.00)
September 7, 14, 21, 28th ($140.00)
September 7, 14, 21, 28th (Members) ($120.00)

Watercolor Collage with Cathy DeMaio

Students will learn how to paint and cut watercolor paper into beautiful collages, making their own designs.  They will use the elements of art: line, shape & color along with values, space and form.

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM



9″x12″ Pad of watercolor paper

watercolor paint



1-2 bottles of Elmer’s glue


Instructor: Cathy DeMaio
Price: $35.00
Dates: June 6, 2019 ($35.00), September 12, 2019 ($35.00), October 10, 2019 ($35.00), November 14, 2019 ($35.00), December 12, 2019 ($35.00),

Oil Painting and Other Mediums with William Noonan

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Oil Painting and Other Mediums with William Noonan– From absolute beginners to more advanced painters this class offers the appropriate level of study based on each student’s need. Explore the medium of oil paint. Learn how to interpret what you see, how to mix colors and apply paint more effectively. Formal topics such as composition and technique will be explored as students work from class exercises. Students working in acrylic, watercolor and pastel are encouraged to join this class.

Saturday 9:30 am-12:00pm

Billy Noonan's oil picture

Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $120 Non-Members or $100 members or web prepay 3 classes
Session Dates: August 3, 10, 17 ($120.00)
August 3, 10, 17 (Members) ($100.00)
August 3 ($40.00)
August 10 ($40.00)
August 17 ($40.00)
September 7, 14, 21st ($120.00)
September 7, 14, 21st (Members) ($100.00)
September 7th only ($40.00)
September 14th only ($40.00)
September 21st ($40.00)
October 5, 12, 19th ($120.00)
October 5, 12, 19th (Members) ($100.00)
November 9, 16, 23rd ($120.00)
November 9, 16, 23rd (Members) ($100.00)
December 7, 14, 21st ($120.00)
December 7, 14, 21st (Members) ($100.00)

Beginners Introduction to Oil Painting with William Noonan

This class will focus on the basics of oil painting and form a foundation for absolute beginners or painters with some experience who need a “restart.”  Oil painting is enjoyable and easier than most people think: just master a few basic concepts and you’ll be sailing!

Class meets three times a month on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00.  See below for specific dates.

For a fee of $10 per day the materials can be included for those who don’t yet have a kit of their own.
If you would like to bring your own materials, please see list: Materials List Oil William Noonan
Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: September 11, 18, 25th ($120.00)
Sept 11, 18, 25th + Materials MEMBERS ($150.00)
Sept 11, 18, 25th + Materials MEMBERS ($130.00)
Sept 11, 18, 25th MEMBERS ($100.00)
September 11, 18, 25th + Materials ($140.00)
October 2, 9, 16th ($120.00)
October 2, 9, 16th + Materials ($150.00)
October 2, 9, 16th MEMBERS ($100.00)
October 2, 9, 16th+ Materials MEMBERS ($130.00)
Nov. 6, 13, 20th ($120.00)
Nov. 6, 13, 20th + Materials ($150.00)
Nov. 6, 13, 20th + MEMBERS ($100.00)
Nov. 6, 13, 20th + Materials MEMBERS ($130.00)
Dec. 4,11, 18th ($120.00)
Dec. 4,11,18th + Materials ($150.00)
Dec. 4, 11, 18th MEMBERS ($100.00)
Dec. 4, 11, 18th + Materials MEMBERS ($130.00)

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.


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)



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)



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)

Dorrie Rifkin Watercolor People and New York Buildings (2 Day Workshop)

“People and New York Buildings” will be the theme for this workshop. This workshop will cover equally the steps of design, drawing, and painting. Participants will learn to create strong compositions, execute a solid underlying sketch, and draw and paint buildings, effectively. Expect to learn while having fun through demonstration, exercises, and individual instruction and encouragement.

Day 1: Drawing and painting exercises. Participants will never be scared by 1 and 2 point perspective again. You will also learn the importance of design and layout.

Day 2: Spend the day painting a cityscape.
Students can use a reference photo taken by the instructor or bring their own.

We recommend that you attend both days of the workshop, but each workshop is set up each day as an individual lesson.

Workshop Dates: Fridays October 4, 11
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Price: $195.00 for two-day workshop

Single Day: ($110.00) 

Expertise Level: Beginners – Advanced
Location: The Wallkill River School of Art, Patchett House ,232 Ward St (17k), Montgomery, NY 12549

Instructor: Dorrie Rifkin
Price: $220 or $195 Members 2 Days and $110 single day
Dates: October 4, 2019 ($110.00), October 11, 2019 ($110.00),
Session Dates: October 4th & 11th 10-3:30 (members) ($195.00)
October 4th & 11th 10-3:30 ($220.00)

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: ($),

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
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)
August 7, 14, 21 Wed 6:30pm ($120.00)
August 7, 14, 21 Wed 6:30pm Members ($100.00)
August 7th ($40.00)
August 14th ($40.00)
August 21st ($40.00)

Realistic Watercolor With Lana Privitera

Learn concepts of watercolor painting that range from intermediate skills to advanced techniques. Lana teaches composition, brushwork, color mixing, basic watercolor techniques, and many other skills necessary to perfect your watercolor artwork! 










Materials list: WRS supply list 

Monday Morning: 10-12:30 pm 

Winter Shadows, Lana Matich Privitera, watercolor 12×16 value $800


Instructor: Lana Privitera
Price: 4 classes for $140 nonmembers, $120 members
Session Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30th 10-12:30 ($140.00)
September 9, 16, 23, 30th 10-12:30 ($120.00)
October - No Class ($0.00)
November - No Class ($0.00)
December TBA ($140.00)
December Members TBA ($120.00)

Sip and Paint With Liam Vogel

Sip and Paint with Liam Vogel, Paint beautiful and easy paintings!  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: William Vogel
Price: $30 regular, $40 benefits

Sip and Paint with Shawn Dell Joyce

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Shawn Dell Joyce

Really fun painting party with artist Shawn Dell Joyce!

Regular parties $30 per person

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

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $30 per person regular or $40 per person for benefits

Sip and Paint Party with Nancy Reed Jones

Create beautiful luminous paintings and charming projects! 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!  Materials, smocks, and cookies included. Feel free to bring additional snacks or beverages!  Reserve your spot now!





Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]

Sip and Paint Benefit with Nancy Reed Jones

nany.fwSip and Paint Benefits $40 per person –  50% of the tuition will go to the charity of your choice!

We will provide the instructor and the materials, you provide any refreshments you would like!

The 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!


Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Price: 40.00 per person

Oil Painting Studio with Mike Jaroszko

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Learn tips from a pro in painting high realism and luminist light techniques. Bring in a photo or other reference and Mike will assist in achieving the painting you have always wanted to paint.  Each month offers four consecutive workshops in oil (acrylic is also welcome). Learn everything from paint mixing, brushstrokes, and techniques to specific ways to capture the illusion of light and realism.

Saturday, 10:00-12:00 PM









Instructor: Mike Jaroszko
Price: $120 ($100 WRS Members)
Session Dates: August 10, 17, 24, 31st Sat. 10-12:00 ($120.00)
August 10, 17, 24, 31st Sat. 10-12:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
August 24th ($30.00)
August 31st ($30.00)
September 7, 14, 21, 28th Sat. 10-12:00 ($120.00)
September 7, 14, 21, 28th Sat. 10-12:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
September 7th ($30.00)
September 14th ($30.00)
September 21st ($30.00)
September 28th ($30.00)
October 5, 12, 19, 26 Sat. 10-12:00 ($120.00)
October 5, 12, 19, 26 Sat. 10-12:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
November 2, 9, 16, 23 Sat. 10-12:00 ($120.00)
November 2, 9, 16, 23 Sat. 10-12:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
December 7, 14, 21, 28 Sat. 10-12:00 ($120.00)
December 7, 14, 21, 28 Sat. 10-12:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)

Impressionism in Oil or Pastel with Dennis Fanton

Learn to paint like Monet, Manet and the French Impressionist from American Impressionist Painter Dennis Fanton. Fanton emphasizes Brushwork, Color Relationships, strong values and value study, and planning your painting before you begin. Still life or photo references will be provided. Develop your style with an impressionistic flair with emphasis on Composition, Value Study, Brushwork and Color in Oil or Pastel. Setups provided during inclement weather or use your own photo. Also, Plein Air painting at local sites.

Classes Fridays 10 AM-Noon. 


Dennis graduated from Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in the late 60’s and later transferred to the DuCret School of Art. Beginners and Advanced, teens & adults, plein air in warm spring weather.


Instructor: Dennis Fanton
Price: $120 ($100 members or web prepay/4 class session
Session Dates: September 6, 13, 20, 27 ($120.00)
September 6, 13, 20, 27 (Members Price) ($100.00)
October 4, 11, 18, 25 ($120.00)
October 4, 11, 18, 25 (Members Price) ($100.00)
November 1, 8, 15, 22 ($120.00)
November 1, 8, 15, 22 (Members Price) ($100.00)

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)

Intermediate/Advanced Drawing with William Noonan

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Intermediate/Advanced Drawing with William Noonan – This drawing class is for students who have completed the “Basic Drawing” class, or for students who already have a proficiency with drawing. We will work from a variety of class exercises to continue to solidify basic skills and add new challenges to our drawing repertoire. This class may involve off-site field trips to local points of interest.
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Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $120 or $100 members or website prepay) - 3 classes
Session Dates: August 5, 12, 19 ($120.00)
August 5, 12, 19 (Members) ($100.00)
August 5th ($40.00)
August 12th ($40.00)
August 19th ($40.00)
September 9, 16, 23rd ($120.00)
September 9, 16, 23rd (Members) ($100.00)
September 9th only ($40.00)
September 16th only ($40.00)
September 23rd only ($40.00)
October 7, 14, 21st ($120.00)
October 7, 14, 21st (Members) ($100.00)
November 4, 11, 18th ($120.00)
November 4, 11, 18th (Members) ($100.00)
December 2, 9, 16th ($120.00)
December 2, 9, 16th (Members) ($100.00)