Here at the Wallkill River School of Art, we are dedicated to promoting and nurturing the next generation of young artists in our community. One of the biggest challenges young artists face in this area is a general lack of advanced independent art programs, geared towards the fine arts. By providing teens professional level classes, in a real fine art gallery, we hope to give young artists an opportunity to experience the world of professional fine art, in a way not found in a traditional school setting. If you would like to schedule one on one classes for your teen artist, please inquire about private lessons. Advanced teens may also join any of the adult classes.
Memento Mori - Pastel Still Life with Elizabeth Muise
Paint a macabre still life with Elizabeth Muise! In this class we will cover the basics of painting with pastel while we paint a unique still life! The still life will include beautiful fabrics, furs, antlers, skulls and more to create an image like you may have never painted before! 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!
Friday, February 22nd 6:00-8:30
1-3 sheets of 9″x 12″ or 12″x18″ sanded pastel paper (UArt 400 grade or Wallis paper recommended)
board and clips
coarse bristle paint brush
basic pastel set (Sennelier and/or Faber-Castell recommended)
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.
February 16th 12-2pm ($35)
February 23rd 12-2pm ($35)
March 2nd 12-2pm ($35)
March 9th 12-2pm ($35)
March 16th 12-2pm ($35)
March 23rd 12-2pm ($35)
April 6th 12-2pm ($35)
April 13th 12-2pm ($35)
April 20th 12-2pm ($35)
May 18th 12-2pm ($35)
May 11th 12-2pm ($35)
May 4th 12-2pm ($35)
Gorgeous Transparent Acrylic Techniques with Nancy Reed Jones
Discover new ways to use acrylic! Nancy Reed Jones will show you ways to use acrylic with the luminosity and beauty of watercolor but on canvas.
Materials: Bring acrylic paints, brushes and canvas (11×14 suggested)
Feb 12th from 6:30-830 $40.00
Collage Valentines Cards with William Noonan
Valentines day collage cards! This mini workshop explores the art of collage with a 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, February 9th 1:30-3:30
Acrylic Animals with Laura Bolle
Intermediate and advanced students will love this workshop and learn techniques for painting animals in acrylic. Choose any image you want, sketch it onto your canvas and bring it with you to class. Laura will guide you through the painting process. There will be two sessions of 2 hours each to finish your painting.
March 9th and March 23rd 1-3pm
Materials: bring your own acrylic paints, brushes and canvas sketched with the image of your choice
SPRINGTIME COLLAGE CARD WORKSHOP WITH WILLIAM NOONAN
Springtime collage cards! Springtime, Easter and the season of renewal 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, April 6th 2-4pm
Cartooning and Illustration with Ayanna Terry (Ages 8-18)
Advanced class building upon basic cartooning skills. Take your cartoon character and make them move! Learn the skills needed to create a 3D world and build a story around your character. All materials supplied
Open to ages 8 to 18
on going – every Saturday, 2-4pm unless otherwise specified
(if registering online, please call or email with students name, and desired date)
February 2nd 2-4:00 ($25.00)
February 9th 2-4:00 ($25.00)
February 16th 2-4:00 ($25.00)
February 23rd 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th ($125.00)
March 2nd 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 9th 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 16th 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 23rd 2-4:00 ($25.00)
March 31st 2-4:00 ($25.00)
any saturday (call or email to specify) ($25.00)
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.
March 6, 13, 20th Tuition + Materials ($140.00)
March 6, 13, 20th MEMBERS ($100.00)
March 6, 13, 20th Tuition + Materials MEMBERS ($120.00)
March 6th ($40.00)
March 13th ($40.00)
March 20th ($40.00)
April 3, 10, 17 ($120.00)
April 3, 10, 17 Tuition + Materials ($140.00)
April 3, 10, 17 MEMBERS ($100.00)
April 3, 10, 17 Tuition + Materials MEMBERS ($120.00)
May 1, 8, 15 ($120.00)
May 1, 8, 15 Tuition + Materials ($140.00)
May 1, 8, 15 MEMBERS ($100.00)
May 1, 8, 15 Tuition + Materials MEMBERS ($120.00)
Pastel Painting Skill Building Program with Liam Vogel
This section of the skill building painting program is intended to give students of all ages and experience levels a more in depth understanding of pastel painting techniques. Students will learn the importance of color, composition, and value, while using a variety of pastel painting approaches. 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 specific pastels/papers if they have them. Advanced Students may bring their own project or idea, and the instructor can assist the student with completing the project.
Not interested in Pastel? Every Month the skill building painting program will cycle through a new painting discipline
May: Mixed Media, Experimenting with the world of art materials
$35 for an individual session
(class is open to all ages, but children under the age of 6 must attend with adults)
February 16th 2-4pm ($35.00)
February 23rd 2-4pm ($35.00)
Sip and Paint With Nicole Asendorf
OPEN TO EVERYONE! Tired of the winter? Come bring a friend and spend an enjoyable evening painting, sipping and snacking! You bring refreshments and we will provide all of the materials. Nicole will walk you through all the steps to create this fun painting! $35.00
MONTGOMERY DEVILS SOFTBALL BENEFIT Get step by step instructions and all the materials to make this fun sign. Have a great night and support local kids and sports!
February 24th Montgomery Devils 3-5:00 PM ($45.00)
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!)
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
January 9,16, 23, 30 10-12:30 (members) ($120.00)
January 9th ($35.00)
January 16th ($35.00)
January 23rd ($35.00)
January 30th ($35.00)
February 6, 13, 20, 27 ($140.00)
February 6, 13, 20, 27 (members) ($120.00)
February 6th ($35.00)
February 13th ($35.00)
February 20th ($35.00)
February 27th ($35.00)
March 6, 13, 20, 27 ($140.00)
March 6, 13, 20, 27 (members) ($120.00)
March 6th ($35.00)
March 13th ($35.00)
March 20th ($35.00)
March 27th ($35.00)
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!
March 12th 6:30-8:30 Spring Daffodils ($35.00)