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Watercolor Skill Building with Janet Campbell

For painters looking to improve their skills in watercolor. Not for absolute beginners. Instructor will introduce a topic each class and do a brief demonstration. Students may pursue the topic or work on projects of their own in a relaxed atmosphere. Topics:

11/15 Adventures with Color in Shadows

11/29 Planning Your Edges (Hard, Soft, Lost)

12/13 Playing with Texture.

Janet Campbell’s watercolors are loose and transparent and her subjects are varied. Over time she has developed an affinity for the intriguing results of poured watercolor. In addition to being a perpetual student, she teaches workshops at various locations and is a Signature Member of the NorthEast Watercolor Society.

Thursdays 9:30am-12pm, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13. $40 class ($35 members).

Instructor: Janet Campbell
Session Dates: November 15th 9:30am-12pm (non members) ($40)
November 15th 9:30am-12pm (members) ($35)
November 29th 9:30am-12pm (non members) ($40)
November 29th 9:30am-12pm (members) ($35)
December 13th 9:30am-12pm (non members) ($40)
December 13th 9:30am-12pm (members) ($35)
11/15 - 11/29 - 12/13 all 3 sessions (non members) ($120)
11/15 - 11/29 - 12/13 all 3 sessions (members) ($105)

Expressive Holiday Still Life: Pastel Workshop with Elizabeth Muise

 Paint a holiday inspired still life with Elizabeth Muise! In this class we will cover the basics of painting with pastel while we paint a unique holiday still life!  The still life will include beautiful fabrics, ornaments, antlers and more to create an image rich in texture and color! It is up to the artist whether they create a more simple or complex painting based on what they focus on in the still life, We will cover basic concepts such as composition and value and the class with incorporate instruction, practice and friendly critique! No experience necessary. All levels of ability are welcome.  Bring a friend, bring your teenager, come have fun!

December 14th 6:00 – 8:30

Materials List:

10-20 sheets of 12″x18″  sanded pastel paper (UArt 400 grade or Wallis paper recommended)
scrap paper
board and clips
coarse bristle paint brush
basic pastel set (Sennelier and/or Faber-Castell recommended)

Elizabeth Muise is a visual artist and performer based out of the Hudson Valley NY.  After graduating from Alfred University with a BFA in visual arts, she continued her studies with artist Gayle Clark Fedigan, where she fell in love with pastels. Elizabeth has since immersed herself in the local arts scene, interning with photographer Spencer Tunick, creating art for private collections, and studying with her current mentor, Garin Baker. When Elizabeth is not painting, you may find her teaching and performing bellydance, and performing with her band Boom Boom Shake.  For more information on Elizabeth, please visit www.redmuise.com and www.boomboomshake.com.

Instructor: Elizabeth Muise
Price: $35.00
Session Dates: December 14th 6:00-8:30 ($35.00)

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.

 

 

Materials:

9″x12″ Pad of watercolor paper

watercolor paint

brushes

Scissors

1-2 bottles of Elmer’s glue

 

Instructor: Cathy DeMaio
Price: $35.00
Session Dates: February 21st (Thursday) 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ($35.00)
March 21st (Thursday) 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ($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 10:00am-12:30pm

NOTE:  The December 1st class will take place offsite at William Noonan’s studio.  You will receive directions after registering.

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Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $120 Non-Members or $100 members or web prepay 3 classes
Session Dates: January 5, 12, 19 (members) ($100 )
January 5, 12, 19 ($125)
February 2, 9, 16 (members) ($100)
February 2, 9, 16 ($125)
March 2, 9, 16 (Members) ($100)
March 2, 9, 16 ($125)

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 Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.  See below for specific dates.

For a fee 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: November 6, 13, 20 6:30-8:30 members ($100.00)
November 6, 13, 20 6:30-8:30 non members ($120.00)
November 6, 13, 20 6:30-8:30 Tuition + Materials (members) ($120.00)
November 6, 13, 20 6:30-8:30 Tuition + Materials (non members) ($140.00)
November 6th ($40.00)
November 13th ($40.00)
November 20th ($40.00)
December 4, 11, 18 6:30-8:30 ($120.00)
December 4, 11, 18 6:30-8:30 Tuition + Materials ($140.00)
December 4, 11, 18 6:30-8:30 MEMBERS ($100.00)
December 4, 11, 18 6:30-8:30 Tuition + Materials MEMBERS ($120.00)
December 4th ($40.00)
December 11th ($40.00)
December 18th ($40.00)

Painting Realistic Copper in Watercolors with Lana Privitera

Painting copper is easier than you think. You just have to be patient and use separate layers of paint. In this workshop you’ll learn not only how to use traditional watercolor techniques to paint realistic-looking copper and daisies, but you will also have plenty of relaxing time learning to paint interesting, loose backgrounds.

Sketch will be provided upon registration.

Day 1: Bring your project already drawn on your 20” x 15”piece of Arches paper.  The Masking, painting the background and the first layers in the cooper mug will take most of the first day. I demonstrate each step before students take their turn.    

Day 2: We will complete the copper mug, work on the daisies and finish with the foreground.

Workshop Dates: Thursday November 8, Friday, November 9
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Price: $190.00 for two-day workshop

Expertise Level: Beginners with good knowledge of basics to Advanced Students

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

Artists will supply their own materials:

Paints : Winsor&Newton or Daniel Smith: -Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Quinacridone Gold.

Arches 140 COLD Press, (fine grain) half sheet (15” x 22”). Can be bought at any art supplies -or online store- as a full sheet and then cut in half to a 15” x 20” size.

Brushes recommended: Round, good absorbency and good point. Sizes 8, 12.  (I use inexpensive Robert Simmons White synthetic sable).

The usual Miscellaneous: paper tape, Masking liquid kit (old round brush size 6 or similar, masking liquid bottle of your choice, little container, bit of soap or Incredible Nib), pencil, soft eraser, palette, paper towels, water containers (2), Board for the paper.

If you need a more detailed list, please contact Lana at lanaprivitera@gmail.com

 

Instructor: Lana Privitera
Session Dates: November 8th & 9th ($190.00)

Scratchboard Workshops With Susan Wilson

Level 1:  Introduction to Scratchboard

Come learn the basics of Scratchboard, a subtractive medium used to create artwork with incredible detail and lovely texture. Using a sample size piece of Ampersand Scratchboard, the highest quality archival scratchboard available, and an x-acto knife, you will scratch a lovely floral miniature work of art. You will then learn how to add color to your creation, using Ampersand inks created especially for Scratchboard.

This class is appropriate for beginners or experienced artists.

All materials are provided.

$30

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 10AM-noon

 

Level 2:  Scratching the Surface: A Scratchboard workshop

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 12-4PM

In this workshop, you will be introduced to Ampersand Clayboard, the same material as Scratchboard, but without the black ink coating. We will add various colored inks to create unique backgrounds and then scratch a delicate floral for a unique artwork.

All materials will be provided, including a 5×7 piece of Clayboard.

It is recommended that you take Introduction to Scratchboard before attending this workshop if you do not have prior art experience.

Price: $50

Instructor: Susan Wilson
Session Dates: Level 1 Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 10AM-noon ($CLASS FULL)
Level 2 Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 12-4pm ($50.00)

Sip and Paint with Lana Privitera

Learn fun, fine art watercolor techniques in a Sip and Paint environment!  We provide the teacher and the materials, you bring your friends and whatever refreshments you would like!  The class is perfect for someone who has never picked up a brush as well as experienced painters.  Come and enjoy and leave with a beautiful piece of art.

 

Instructor: Lana Privitera
Price: $40
Session Dates: Fall Colors 11/17/18 3:00-5:00 PM ($30.00)
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Watercolor Painting: Compose, Draw and PAINT (2 Day Workshop) Spring Cityscapes and People with Dorrie Rifkin

“Painting People in a Cityscape” 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: Learn simple ways to draw a complex cityscape. All the basics of drawing people and buildings.
You will also learn the importance of design and layout.

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

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

Workshop Dates: Fridays November 30, December 7
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Price: $195.00 for two-day workshop
Single Day: ($105.00) 

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

Artists will supply their own materials.

Instructor: Dorrie Rifkin
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: November 30th & December 7th ($195.00)
November 30th ($105.00)
December 7th ($105.00)
Repeating Dates: Sunday ($)

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: November 14, 28th Wed 6:30 Nonmembers ($80.00)
November 14, 28th Wed 6:30 Members ($67.00)
November 14th Wed 6:30 ($40.00)
November 28th Wed 6:30 ($40.00)
December 5, 12, 19 Wed 6:30 Nonmembers ($120.00)
December 5, 12, 19 Wed 6:30 Members ($100.00)
December 5th Wed 6:30 ($40.00)
December 12th Wed 6:30 ($40.00)
December 19th Wed 6:30 ($40.00)

Realistic Watercolor With Lana Privitera

Realistic Watercolor With Lana Privitera

Learn intermediate and advanced concepts of watercolor painting. Lana teaches composition, brushwork, color mixing, basic watercolor techniques, and many other skills necessary to perfect your watercolor artwork! Materials list: WRS supply list

 

Mondays Morning: 10-12:30 pm & Evening: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Learn intermediate and advanced concepts of watercolor painting. Lana teaches composition, brushwork, color mixing, basic watercolor techniques, and many other skills necessary to perfect your watercolor artwork! Materials list: WRS supply list

Instructor: Lana Privitera
Price: 4 classes for $140 nonmembers, $120 members
Session Dates: November 5, 12, 19, 26 MORNING 10-12:30 ($140.00)
November 5, 12, 19, 26 MORNING 10-12:30 Members ($120.00)
November 5, 12, 19, 26 EVENING 6:30-8:30 ($140.00)
November 5, 12, 19, 26 EVENING 6:30-8:30 MEMBERS ($120.00)
November 5th ($35.00)
November 12th ($35.00)
November 19th ($35.00)
November 26th ($35.00)
December 10th & 17th MORNING 10-12:30 Members ($60.00)
December 10th & 17th MORNING 10-12:30 ($70.00)
December 10th & 17th EVENING 6:30-8:30 ($70.00)
December 10th & 17th EVENING 6:30-8:30 MEMBERS ($60.00)
December 10th ($35.00)
December 17th ($35.00)

Watercolor Basics with Lana Privitera

Easy, fun projects! NO drawing skills necessary!! Learn the basics of watercolor painting while having a blast! Lana teaches composition, brushwork, color mixing, basic watercolor techniques, and many other skills necessary to get you started in watercolor.

Teens and Adults. 

Materials list: WRS supply list

Wednesday Morning Sessions: 10-12:30 pm 

Instructor: Lana Privitera
Session Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24 10-12:30 ($140.00)
October 3, 10, 17, 24 10-12:30 MEMBERS ($120.00)
October 10th ($35.00)
October 17th ($35.00)
October 24th ($35.00)
November 7, 14, 10-12:30 ($70.00)
November 7, 14, 10-12:30 MEMBERS ($60.00)
Nov 7th ($35.00)
Nov. 14th ($35.00)
December 5, 12, 19th 10-12:30 ($105.00)
December 5, 12, 19th 10-12:30 MEMBERS ($90.00)
Dec. 5th ($35.00)
Dec. 12th ($35.00)
Dec. 19th ($35.00)

Watercolor Studio with Liam Vogel (Children and Adults)

This painting class is for Children and Adults of all levels looking to get into the loose and colorful world of watercolor! Many times when students develop an interest in watercolor, the biggest obstacle is getting the paint to do what we, as the artist, want it to do! this class is designed to give students an understanding of the techniques used by professional watercolorists to achieve difficult textures, shapes, and compositions. Some of the topics covered will include, how to use the specific and unique materials used in watercolor painting, how to successfully mix very subtle or specific colors, how to maximize your control over the paint, and how to strategically paint with layers to create a sense of realism.  Students will work from a mix of photographs and still life setups, to complete painting exercises based on the topics previously mentioned. each class will finish with a comprehensive analysis of each students work, as well as a list of tips and projects that may be completed at home, if the student desires. Basic student level materials will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring specific specific brushes/paints, if they have them. It is highly suggested that students purchase a basic watercolor palette. you can find professional quality Japanese watercolor palettes for low cost on amazon, ranging in price from $8-$30 (depending on the amount of colors desired)

Click here to view the palette that I use

 

SATURDAYS IN NOVEMBER

November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 12:00-2:00

$125 for 4 sessions – $200 for parent and Child

$35 for an individual session – $60 for Parent and Child ( if choosing this option online, please call to specify desired class date)

This class has a minimum age of 10 for any student attending without a parent

 

 

 

Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: November 24th ($35.00)
November 17th ($35.00)
November 10th ($35.00)
November 3rd ($35.00)
November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th ($125.00)
November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (parent and Child) ($200.00)
Parent and Child individual session ($60.00)

Mel Stabin- Watercolor Cancelled

Mel Stabin’s water color class has been cancelled.  We are sorry if you were looking forward to this workshop.  Please check back for new offerings in the future.

 

 

Instructor: Mel Stabin
Price: $300 for 2 day workshop ($175 single day) 9:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Oil Painting for Absolute Beginners with Mike Jaroszko

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Learn tips from a pro in painting high realism and luminist light techniques. Each month offers four consecutive workshops in oil, (watercolor and acrylic also welcome) painting a specific subject, even a painting you always had in mind. 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: $100.00
Session Dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturday 10-12:00 ($120.00)
November 3, 10, 17 24 Saturday 10-12:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
Nov. 3rd Saturday 10-12:00 ($30.00)
Nov. 10th Saturday 10-12:00 ($30.00)
Nov. 17th Saturday 10-12:00 ($30.00)
Nov. 24th Saturday 10-12:00 ($30.00)
December 1, 8, 15, 22 SAT 10-12:00 ($120.00)
December 1, 8, 15, 22 SAT. 10-12:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
Dec. 1st SAT 10-12:00 ($30.00)
Dec 8th SAT 10-12:00 ($30.00)
Dec. 15th SAT 10-12:00 ($30.00)
Dec. 22 SAT 10-12:00 ($30.00)
Dec. 29th SAT 10-12:00 ($30.00)

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.  www.DennisFanton.com

 

Instructor: Dennis Fanton
Price: $120 ($100 members or web prepay/4 class session
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: December 7, 14, 21, 28 10:00-12:00 ($120.00)
December 7, 14, 21, 28 10:00-12:00 Members ($100.00)
December 7th 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)
December 14th 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)
December 21st 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)
December 28th 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)
January 4, 11, 18, 25 10:00-12:00 ($120.00)
January 4, 11, 18, 25 10:00-12:00 Members ($100.00)
January 4th 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)
January 11th 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)
January 18th 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)
January 25th 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)
February 1, 8, 15, 22 10:00-12:00 ($120.00)
February 1, 8, 15, 22 10:00-12:00 Members ($100.00)
February 1st 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)
February 8th 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)
February 15th 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)
February 22nd 10:00-12:00 ($30.00)

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. www.NancyReedJones.com
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: October 2, 23, 30th Tuesdays 1-3:00 ($95.00)
October 2, 23, 30th Tuesdays 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($75.00)
October 30th ($30.00)
Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27th Tuesdays 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27th Tuesdays 1-3:00 ($125.00)
November 6th ($30.00)
November 13th ($30.00)
November 20th ($30.00)
November 27th ($30.00)
Dec. 4, 11, 18th Tuesdays 1-3:00 MEMBERS ($75.00)
Dec. 4, 11, 18th Tuesdays 1-3:00 ($95.00)
December 4th ($30.00)
December 11th ($30.00)
December 18th ($30.00)
Repeating Dates: Tuesday ($30.00)

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.) Class Materials List 

 

Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $30 + 11.25 model fee = $41.25
Session Dates: December 6th 6-9:00 PM ($41.25)

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: November 5, 12, 19th 10-12:30 Non-Members ($120.00)
November 5, 12, 19th 10-12:30 Members ($100.00)
November 5th members ($35.00)
November 5th Non-Members ($40.00)
November 12th members ($35.00)
November 12th Non-Members ($40.00)
November 19th members ($35.00)
November 19th Non-Members ($40.00)
December 3,10, 17 10-12:30 Non-Members ($120.00)
December 3,10, 17 10-12:30 Members ($100.00)
December 3rd non-members ($40.00)
December 3rd members ($35.00)
December 10th non-members ($40.00)
December 10th Members ($35.00)
December 17th non-members ($40.00)
December 17th Members ($35.00)

Basic Drawing with William Noonan

  • Basic Drawing with William Noonan – This class focuses on the Fundamentals of Drawing. Whether as the basis of painting or as an art form of its own, one’s drawing skills are never beyond improvement. Class assignments will be from direct observation. Students will learn how to gain a critical eye on their own work allowing them to take their skill to the next level. This 9 week class is offered in three parts (A,B & C) and is appropriate for beginners just starting or the rusty artist who needs a jump start.   Classes are Friday 10-12 am   

 

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Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: PART A: Feb 4, 11, 18 10:00-12:00 ($120.00)
PART A: Feb 4, 11, 18 10:00-12:00 members ($100.00)
PART B: Feb 25, March 4, 11 10:00-12:00 ($120.00)
PART B: Feb 25, March 4, 11 10:00-12:00 members ($100.00)
PART C: March 18, 25, April 1 10:00-12:00 ($120.00)
PART C: March 18, 25, April 1 10:00-12:00 members ($100.00 )