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.

Study of the Clothed Figure with Galen Pittman

In this course we will focus on working from the figure in the medium of the student’s choice. Students will learn to observe and record the subtle complexities of the human form, while achieving a deeper understanding of light, color, and value. Instructor teaches a unique and effective method of measuring proportion by the incorporation of the “background” or environment of the subject.
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location: 232 Ward St, Montgomery, NY 12549
Class $40 + $10 model fee = $50 total

Instructor: Galen Pittman
Session Dates: June 19th, 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM ($50.00)

ShopRite Sip & Paint Benefit for Veterans with Liam Vogel!

Join us for an evening fo painting to help support our veterans!  We are hosting a Sip and Paint Benefit in partnership with ShopRite of Montgomery to help support ShopRite’s veteran foundation.  $40 per person with half of all proceeds going towards helping our veterans!

Location:  232 Ward Street Montogmery, NY 12549

 

 

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $40 per person
Session Dates: June 21 ShopRite Veterans ($40.00)

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)

July 15-19th Summer AM Printmaking Fun with Sara T

Age:  6+

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Wallkill River School, Patchett House, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY

As one of the oldest forms of art, printmaking can be as simple as a making hand print to as intricate as carving a wood engraving! In this class, students will learn the basics of printing concepts such as repetition, layering, and collage. Students will make their own stamps, rolls, and etchings with simple, everyday materials like cardboard, foam sheets, and rubber bands along with elements directly from nature! Printmaking allows all aspiring artists to explore new ways of creating that easily stand alone or be combined with other media like painting and drawing to produce beautiful works of art.

Instructor: Sara Tomazzolli
Price: $135.00/week
Session Dates: July 15-19th 10-12 AM ($135.00)

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.

Bio:
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: $130/week
Session Dates: July 22-26th 9:45-11:45 am ($130.00)

Light It Up! LED Art with Sarah Baker

Age:  10+

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Wallkill River School, Patchett House, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY

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.

 

Instructor: Sarah Baker
Price: $135/week
Session Dates: Friday, July 19th ($135.00)

July 22-26th AM Summer Finger Painting with Ayanna

Age:  4-Adult

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Wallkill River School, Patchett House, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY 12549

Who doesn’t like finger painting?  Great for kids, surprisingly fun for teens and adults too!  There is no more direct way to apply paint than with the tip of your finger.  Non-toxic paint and materials will be provided.   Come have some tactile, messy fun!

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $135/week
Session Dates: July 22-26th 10-12:00 ($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)

July 29-August 2 AM Nature Collage with Ayanna Terry

Ages:  6 – 18

Time:  9:45 AM – 11:45 AM

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

Explore the possibilities of working with natural elements in art.  Romp through Benedict Park, and make artwork which displays your discoveries.

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $135/week
Session Dates: July 29-Aug 2 9:45-11:45 AM ($135.00)

July 29-Aug 2nd AM Fantastic Beasts in Ink with Sarah Baker

Age: 12-18

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

Get ready to unleash your imagination as you design and illustrate a creature the world has never seen before.  Artist and teacher Sarah Baker will assist you with realizing your ideas be they fur, feathers, people or machine.  All materials provided.

 

Instructor: Sarah Baker
Price: $145/week
Session Dates: July 29-Aug 2nd 10-12:00 AM ($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)

August 12-16 AM Summer 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.

Bio:
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: $125/week
Session Dates: August 12-16 AM ($125.00)

August 12-16 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: August 12-16th 1-3:00 PM ($145.00)

August 19-23rd Summer AM Papercraft with Ayanna Terry

Age:  8-18

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Wallkill River School, Patchett House, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY 12549

Go from flat paper to sculpture with papercraft. Color in, cut out and glue these paper projects into wonderful little 3-D objects!  Projects can be as simple or complex as you want!

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $135/week
Session Dates: August 19-23rd 10-12:00 ($135.00)

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),

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.

Instructor: William Vogel
Session Dates: June 15th 12:00-2:00pm ($35.00)
June 22nd 12:00-2:00pm ($35.00)
June 29th 12:00-2:00pm ($35.00)

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 September through May

This class will take a break for the summer, July – August – Check out our exciting week-long summer classes!

 

 

Instructor: Ayanna Terry
Price: $25 per class, or $100 for a month (4 weeks)
Session Dates: 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)
April 6, 13, 20,27 ($100.00)
April 6th ($25.00)
April 13th ($25.00)
April 20th ($25.00)
April 27th ($25.00)
May 4, 11, 18, 25 ($100.00)
May 4th ($25.00)
May 11th ($25.00)
May 18th ($25.00)
May 25th ($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.

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: 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)
June 5, 12, 19 ($120.00)
June 5, 12, 19 Tuition + Materials ($140.00)
June 5, 12, 19 (Members) ($100.00)
June 5, 12, 19 Tuition + Materials (Members) ($120.00)
July 10, 17, 24 ($120.00)
July 10, 17, 24 Tuition + Materials ($140.00)
July 10, 17, 24 (Members) ($100.00)
July 10, 17, 24Tuition + Materials (Members) ($120.00)
August 7, 14, 21 ($120.00)
August 7, 14, 21 Tuition + Materials ($140.00)
August 7, 14, 21 (Members) ($100.00)
August 7, 14, 21 + Materials (Members) ($120.00)

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.

March

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)

 

April

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)

 

May

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 6-10th 1:00-3:00 PM ($135.00)
Aug 27-31st 1:00-3:00 PM ($135.00)

Aug 26-30 Beginning Illustration Summer Workshop with Ayanna Terry

Ages:  5 – 18

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Wallkill River School, Patchett House, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery, NY

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 advanced 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
Session Dates: Aug 26-30st 10:00-12:00 PM ($135.00)

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: ($),

Illustration & Anime with Liam Vogel

Learn techniques that Anime artists use, and the basic anatomy of an Anime character, so you can create your own! Each class will focus on a different aspect of Anime/Manga drawing that will lead up to making your own Anime/Manga character, and a story to go along with them. Build up your skills and portfolio! This is the moderate level, recommended for all ages, but geared towards those with a basic understanding and interest in drawing. This class is geared towards pre teens and teens with intermediate experience, so make sure you have taken a basic cartooning class. Materials supplied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $25.00/day
Session Dates: June 1st 2-4pm ($25.00)
June 8th 2-4pm ($25.00)
June 15th 2-4pm ($25.00)
June 22nd 2-4pm ($25.00)
June 29th 2-4pm ($25.00)

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

MAY:  Wednesday Morning: 10-12:30 pm 

SCHEDULE CHANGE STARTING IN JUNE 2019:  MONDAY AFTERNOONS  1:30-4:00 PM

Instructor: Lana Privitera
Session Dates: May 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th 10-12:30 PM ($140.00)
May 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th 10-12:30 PM(members) ($120.00)
May 1st 10-12:30 PM ($35.00)
May 8th 10-12:30 PM ($35.00)
May 15th 10-12:30 PM ($35.00)
May 29th 10-12:30 PM ($35.00)
June 3, 10, 17, 24th Mondays 1:30-4:00 PM ($140.00)
June 3, 10, 17, 24th Mondays 1:30-4:00 PM (members) ($120.00)
June 3rd Mondays 1:30-4:00 PM ($35.00)
June 10th Mondays 1:30-4:00 PM ($35.00)
June 17th Mondays 1:30-4:00 PM ($35.00)
June 24th Mondays 1:30-4:00 PM ($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!

 

 

 

 

Instructor: Nancy Reed Jones     [View Instructor Video]

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: May 4, 11, 18, 25 Sat. 10-12:00 ($120.00)
May 4, 11, 18, 25 Sat. 10-12:00 MEMBERS ($100.00)
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sat. 10-12:00 ($150.00)
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sat. 10-12:00 MEMBERS ($125.00)
June 1st ($30.00)
June 8th ($30.00)
June 15th ($30.00)
June 22nd ($30.00)
June 29th ($30.00)