Teen Classes

 

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.

Kyle Henesy Art Scholarship:  We are pleased to announce that we are offering a new scholarship in 2019.  The Kyle Henesy Art Scholarship is open to all aspiring artists below the age of 21 who have an interest in studying art and becoming a professional artist.  The award is for $500 and will include an exhibit of 2-4 pictures in the stairwell exhibit space at the Wallkill River School.  Deadline for submission is September 15, 2019.  Please fill out the 2019 Application:  2019 App Kyle Henesy Scholarship

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)

Alan Lewis Beginning Watercolor

This beginning watercolor class will be focused on producing finished work.  I have noticed that I have learned best when following along painting with an artist, so that is the approach this class will follow.  The first week will be devoted to materials, helping negotiate between all the different options, and what the importance of each element is.  First time students are encouraged to attend, and to bring whatever you have.  We will then produce a finished painting each week with a different subject, and returning students are welcomed.  The approach will be to paint fast and loose, to cover the basics of watercolor by doing them, and hopefully to have some fun.
Date: Sunday Mornings 10am – 12pm
Instructor: Alan Lewis
Session Dates: Mar 1, 8, 15, 22nd (10am-12pm) ($120)
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22nd Members ($100)
Mar 1st ($40)
Mar 8th ($40)
Mar 15th ($40)
Mar 22nd ($40)

Drawing for Beginners for Adults & Teens 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!

Saturday afternoons, 2-4pm at Nailed It! Hardware in Washingtonville.  Nailed It Location Info*

*Classes must be paid for in advance for this location.  Payments can be made online, with a credit card over the phone at 845-457-2787 or in person with cash check or credit card at Wallkill River School 232 Ward St. Montgomery NY 12549.  This venue cannot accept payments in person on the day of the class.

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
Session Dates: Mar 7, 14, 21st ($120)
Mar 7, 14, 21st (Members) ($105)
Mar 7th ($40)
Mar 14th ($40)
Mar 21st ($40)
April 4, 11, 18th ($120)
April 4, 11, 18th (Members) ($105)
Apr 4th ($40)
Apr 11th ($40)
Apr 18th ($40)
May 2, 9, 16, 23rd ($150)
May 2, 9, 16, 23rd (Members) ($130)
May 2nd ($40)
May 9th ($40)
May 16th ($40)
May 23rd ($40)

Traditional Inking with Antonio Mastria

Have you always wanted to learn the secrets to the seemingly difficult art 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 4-6pm

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
Session Dates: Mar 6, 13, 20th (Fridays 4-6pm) ($105)
Mar 6, 13, 20th (Members) ($95)
Mar 6th ($35)
Mar 13th ($35)
Mar 20th ($35)
April 3, 10, 17th ($105)
April 3, 10, 17th (Members) ($95)
Apr 3rd ($35)
Apr 10th ($35)
Apr 17th ($35)
May 1, 8, 15th ($105)
May 1, 8, 15th (Members) ($95)
May 1st ($35)
May 8th ($35)
May 15th ($35)

Drawing Super Heroes for Teens with Antonio Mastria

Ages:  12-18

Saturdays 11:00 – 1:00 PM

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

A month long 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.

*Classes must be paid for in advance for this location.  Payments can be made online, with a credit card over the phone at 845-457-2787 or in person with cash check or credit card at Wallkill River School 232 Ward St. Montgomery NY 12549.  This venue cannot accept payments in person on the day of the class.

Instructor: Antonio Mastria
Session Dates: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th ($185)
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th (Members) ($175)
May 2nd ($40)
May 9th ($40)
May 16th ($40)
May 23rd ($40)
May 30th ($40)

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 Saturdays 2:00pm-4:00pm and is open to all styles of drawing (illustration, observational realism, etc)

Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th ($140)
April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Members ($120)
April 4th ($35)
April 11th ($35)
April 18th ($35)
April 25th ($35)

Illustration with Ayanna Terry (Ages 12-18)

Do you know a young artist looking to take their illustration skills to the next level? Then this is the class for you! Ayanna Terry will teach students principles of illustration using a mix of traditional exercises and technique based class projects. All styles of illustration are welcome such as western cartooning, fantasy art illustration, and anime style work. The instructor will work with each student individually to gauge their strengths and weaknesses as to maximize their growth and development throughout the classes. All materials supplied, but it is suggested that students bring a sketchbook so the teacher may assess their current skill.

Open to ages 12 to 18

Sundays 12-2pm

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Session Dates: Apr 5, 12, 19, 26th ($140)
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26th (Members) ($125)
Apr 5th ($35)
Apr 12th ($35)
Apr 19th ($35)
Apr 26th ($35)

Teen Drop In With Ayanna Terry

Teen Drop In With Ayanna…. All Levels… All Mediums….

On-Going Saturdays  2:00-4:00 PM

 

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Session Dates: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28th ($140)
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28th (Members) ($125)
Mar 7th ($35)
Mar 14th ($35)
Mar 21st ($35)
Mar 28th ($35)
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25th ($140)
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25th ($125)
Apr 4th ($35)
Apr 11th ($35)
Apr 18th ($35)
Apr 25th ($35)

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.  Get a group of 6 or more together and schedule a private party!

Private Parties $35 per person

Charity Benefits $45 per person –  $20 of the tuition will go to the charity of your choice!

Special projects & signs will be custom quoted – Inquire!

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Price: Different for each project!
Dates: ($),

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.

Private Parties $35 per person

Charity Benefits $45 per person –  $20 of the tuition will go to the charity of your choice!

 

Instructor: William Vogel

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!

Private Parties $35 per person

Charity Benefits $45 per person –  $20 of the tuition will go to the charity of your choice!

 

 

Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]
Price: Call 845-457-2787 to set up your event!

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.

Classes take place on Fridays but are occasionally switched to Saturdays depending on scheduling, 10:00-12:00 PM

Please look at the individual days for what day of the week they are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Mike Jaroszko
Session Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 28th ($120)
March 6, 13, 20, 28th Members ($100)
Mar 6th Friday ($40)
Mar 13th Friday ($40)
Mar 20th Friday ($40)
Mar 28th Saturday ($40)
April 4, 10, 17, 25th ($120)
April 4, 10, 17, 25th Members ($100)
Apr 4th Saturday ($40)
Apr 10th Friday ($40)
Apr 17th Friday ($40)
Apr 25th Saturday ($40)