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, dont forget to check out our private lessons page, where you can find a selection of artists that offer one on one classes for teens.

Color Comprehension 101 with William Noonan

This 4 week class will explore the use of color in painting.  It is open, and applicable, to any full color medium.
Through a series of lectures and exercises students will learn how to  control and manipulate color.
Color is very often an intuitive thing but learning the dynamics of crafting and controlling your color mixes will enhance any painters end result.
Saturdays 10-12:30 $130
Instructor: William Noonan     [View Instructor Video]
Session Dates: October 6, 13, 20, 27 10-12:30 ($130.00)
October 6, 13, 20, 27 10-12:30 Members ($120.00)
October single day ($35.00)

Advanced 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

Saturdays, 2-4pm

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $25 per class, or $100 for a session
Session Dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29 2-4:00 ($100.00)
Sept. 8th ($25.00)
Sept 15th ($25.00)
Sept 22nd ($25.00)
Sept. 29th ($25.00)
October 6, 13, 20, 27 2-4:00 ($100.00)
Oct. 6th ($25.00)
Oct. 13th ($25.00)
Oct 20th ($25.00)
Oct. 27th ($25.00)
November 3, 10, 17 2-4:00 ($75.00)

Still Life Drawing (Ages 7-14) with Nicole Asendorf

Students will choose the drawing medium of their choice to draw a still life arranged by the instructor.  Observational skills, composition, and drawing techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.  A critique at the end of each class will allow students the opportunity to give feedback to one another and admire each other’s work.

November 3, 10, 17 10am-12pm $100

 

Material fee $30

OR Bring your own materials:  Material-List-for-Nicole’s-Drawing-Classes (1)

 

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Session Dates: October 20th 10-12:00 MATERIALS INCLUDED ($130.00)
October 20th 10-12:00 NO materials ($100.00)

Pastel Studio with Liam Vogel ( Children and Adults)

This class 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. It is suggested that parents register and attend class alongside children under the age of 8 (Reduced rate for parent attending with child)

SATURDAYS IN SEPTEMBER

september 8, 15, 22, 29 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)

 

Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: September 12-2pm 8, 15, 22, 29 ($125)
Parent with Child ( 4 sessions) INCLUDE BOTH FIRST NAMES ($200)
Parent with Child (1 session) LIST BOTH FIRST NAMES ($60)
September 8th ($35)
September 15th ($35)
September 22nd ($35)
September 29th ($35)

Acrylic Painting For Kids with Liam Vogel (recommended ages 4-10)

This beginner level painting class is for kids looking to get into the wonderful world of painting! Students will learn about the essential materials used in painting, the process of color mixing, how to paint with different tools,  and how to achieve fun and interesting effects! Students will work from a mix of photographs and step by step instruction, to complete simple yet stunning works of art. each class will end with a comprehensive analysis of each students work, where we discuss what we like about each kids painting.  Basic student level materials will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring specific specific brushes/paints, if they have them.

SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER

October 6, 13, 20, 27  12- 2:00pm

$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)

 

Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: October 27th ($35.00)
October 20th ($35.00)
October 13th ($35.00)
October 6th ($35.00)
October 6, 13, 20, 27 ($125.00)

Advanced Illustration Summer Workshop with Ayanna Terry

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.

Ideal for ages 11-17.

This is a week long course which runs from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday.

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $125.00 for one week
Session Dates: Aug 6-10th 1:00-3:00 PM ($125.00)
Aug 27-31st 1:00-3:00 PM ($125.00)

Beginning Illustration Summer Workshop with Ayanna Terry

Illustration exists everywhere in the world around us, from television to books. Young ones who are interested in how to create through this stylized form of art are welcome to this week long summer camp. Children will learn the building blocks of illustration, from line and form to value and color. Students will have the ability to illustrate whatever comes to their imagination by the end of the course.

Ideal for ages 5-10 but older students are welcome and will be given more advance projects.

This is a week long course with morning sessions from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Wallkill River School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
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Session Dates: Aug 6-10th 10:00-12:00 PM ($125.00)
Aug 27-31st 10:00-12:00 PM ($125.00)

Summer Pastel Studio with Liam Vogel

This beginner level class is intended to give students a basic 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 work from still life setups 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.

an advanced version of this class will be offered the week of August 27-31 from 1:00-3:00pm for students who are looking to learn more complex pastel skills, or for students who have taken the pastel studio class, and enjoyed it. ( basic drawing skills required for the advanced session)

 

 

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $125 for week
Session Dates: Aug 20-24 1:00pm-3:00pm ($125)
Advanced session Aug 27-31 1:00-3:00 ($125)
individual session ($35)

Plein Air Paint Outs

Grab your gear and meet up with a great group of artists at beautiful sites across the region. This is not a class, and no staff or teacher is on site, but it is a fun opportunity to hang out with your peers and capture the moment in your own way. Bring your own gear, painting materials, bug & sun protection. There will be an optional auction attached to each paint out which is a great way to sell your work (if you choose!)

 

 

May 12th The Bull Stone House | 183 County Route 51 | Campbell Hall, NY – come and paint rustic, historic buildings, sweeping fields, tall trees and a farm pond with Canadian geese. Nestled in the rolling, green hills of Orange County, New York, stands The Bull Stone House and, the only example of a New World Dutch Barn still standing in Orange County. The house is a living museum that, along with the barn, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1722 by William Bull and Sarah Wells who wereamong the first settlers in Orange County. Show up with your gear around 9am and paint until 2pm. This location is hard to find if you haven’t been there before so be sure to GPS it and look for the large sign marking the entrance to the driveway. Property is set back from the road behind the historic cemetary. Paintings made during this event will be eligible for silent auction during the Bull Family Reunion in August.

 

June 10th  10am-5pm Sweet Bee’s Honey Festival at Museum Village 1010 New York 17M, Monroe, NY 10950Monroe  Museum Village is a replica village exploring daily life in the 19th century through historical dress & reenactments, and this event will be packed solid with people attending a honey festival! Paint rustic buildings, farm animals, people and crowd scenes and exhibit your work at the same time! This event is open to 12 artist, with three framed pieces of Museum Village or an historic building that fits the theme. Work will be for sale in a booth while you paint. We could use volunteers to man the booth and help set up as well. Please register by emailing wallkillriverschool@gmail.com and let us know if you want to paint with us!

July 22nd Gomez Mill House-11 Mill House Rd, Marlboro (Ulster County) a beautiful historic paper mill and house. In 1714, Early American Jewish leader, Luis Moses Gomez, purchased1,000 acres in Newburgh New York and subsequently, with his two sons Jacob and Daniel, accumulated a total of 4,000 acres. There he built a fieldstone blockhouse to conduct trade and maintain provisions in the Mid-Hudson region as an extension of his successful entrprises in Colonial New York.  Show up at 9am and paint until 1pm. Finished pieces will be eligible for upcoming silent auction.

 

July 28th: Wanaksink Lake,  15 Wurtsboro Mountain Road, Rock Hill, NY Sullivan County, a beautiful private lake that is hosting a sailing regatta for our benefit. Paint sail boats gliding across a placid lake from private docks, clubhouse, and spaces where you would not normally be able to access. Meet at the clubhouse at 9am and pick up a map of painting locations around the lake. Paint until 1pm. Finished paintings will be silent auctioned in the clubhouse all summer long!

 

 

 

August 30th:  Seligman Center Summer Jubilee  32 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, NY 5:00PM  Outdoor games, guided tours of Seligmann grounds, make your own sundae with Bellvale Creamery ice cream and more!  Free for Citizens Foundation Members and free to Wallkill River School painters who paint onsite during the festival. 

 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Just load up your gear and show up on site. Paint at your own risk and enjoy yourself with a group of your peers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Session Dates: August 30th 5:00 PM Summer Jubilee at Seligmann Center ($0.00)

Sip and Paint With Nicole Asendorf

Instructor: Nicole Asendorf
Dates: ($),
Session Dates: Owls and Moon Oct. 6th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ($30.00)
Munch Scream Oct 20th 1-3:00 PM ($30.00)
Boo Cat in the Hat Oct 26th 6:30-8:30 PM ($30.00)
Fall Wreath Nov 2nd 6:30-8:30 PM ($30.00)
Pumpkin Paint Nov. 9th 6:30-8:30 PM ($30.00)

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, 28th 10-12:30 ($105.00)
November 7, 14, 28th 10-12:30 MEMBERS ($90.00)
Nov 7th ($35.00)
Nov. 14th ($35.00)
Nov. 28th ($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)

PORTFOLIO DROP_IN FOR TEENS WITH LIAM VOGEL ( for Teens and Advanced Children)

This 90 minute drop in is designed to give students professional assistance in completing drawing exercises, personal art projects, as well as school projects, in an effort to build up works with a college portfolio level of quality .  Not only will students receive assistance with their own project, they will also be given drawing assignments and exercises with the purpose of improving the students quality of work, which is one of the most crucial aspects to a successful portfolio. This class is open to any students looking to put together a consistent, high quality, body of work. students are not required to be working on a portfolio to participate in the class, and may use the instructors assistance during 90 minute session on any desired fine art projects. In addition to the high quality drawing exercises, students will also learn the importance of “breadth” in their portfolio ( the diversity of artistic approaches used within a body of work.) if necessary, students will also receive assistance in selecting a “concentration,” or focus within fine art, something that is required for every portfolio. Students are not required to bring any drawing/painting materials to the class, although its suggested that students bring photos of previously completed artwork for assessment. If students have any specific drawing materials they prefer, such as professional markers or pens, they are certainly welcome to bring them

This is a very individual program, focused on each individual students existing strengths and weaknesses. During the first ninety minute session, the instructor will review the students abilities, weaknesses and desired area of study, to determine the best course of instruction. wether you are looking to narrow down your area of artistic focus, simply improve the quality of your work, or complete a college level portfolio submission, this program will provide you professional guidance for the next step in your artistic journey!

This Class is also available as a privately scheduled session. Contact the Wallkill River School with your desired dates and times for classes, and we will schedule private portfolio sessions.

SATURDAYS  2:30-4:00

$30 per session

Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: September 15th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
September 22nd 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
September 29th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
October 6, 13, 20, 27 2:30-4:00pm ($120.00)
October 6th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
October 13th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
October 20th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)
October 27th 2:30-4:00pm ($30.00)