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Absolute Beginners Drawing with Shawn Dell Joyce

Screen Shot 2015-05-02 at 7.27.41 AMAbsolute beginner’s drawing class with Shawn Dell Joyce – Joyce teaches the global skill of drawing in 6 basic component skills: sketching, shading, value, perspective, proportion and composition. If you can sign your name legibly, you can learn how to draw realistically! Perfect first art class,or workshop for artists who are “just getting back into it.” Each session builds upon the basic skills, so you can continue drawing each month, or start at any point. Skills such as drawing exactly what you see-from direct observation, and being able to see and sketch 5 distinct values from light to dark are taught each month. Learn how to sight; gauge measurements and draw in perspective, and correct proportion. Draw still lifes, portraits and individual objects using a variety of drawing media like charcoal and pencils. Online class only until May How an online class works 


Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.02.51 AMMaterials list: pencils, charcoal, paper and mirror

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: 4 sessions $80 online
Session Dates: try one class online for free! ($0)
prorated 3 online classes ($60.)
online March. Tuesday evenings 7-9pm ($80.)
online April, Tuesday afternoon 1-3pm ($80.)
at Wallkill River School Saturday in May ($120.)
online Sat. 10am-noon in May ($80.)

LOOSEN UP with Shawn Dell Joyce

Learn to use techniques to loosen up and paint quickly and accurately! Shawn takes you through a series of timed painting exercises using a complementary palette (she uses pastel, but you can use watercolor, acrylic or oil) and
get looser and looser with juicy color and simple shapes. Fun, exciting and engaging! Your art will change forever from this class! This class is sponsored by Ampersand Pastelbords and each participant will be provided with a free board that can be used with pastel or watercolor. Bring your own materials, or use our materials for a small fee. How an online class works

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: Full day workshop
Session Dates: Sat. Jan. 13, 3-5pm ($30.00)
Sat. Jan. 13, 3-5pm materials supplied ($40.00)
Sat. May 26, 10am-3:30pm members ($75.)
Sat. May 26, 10am-3:30pm nonmembers ($80.)
online (must preregister two weeks in advance) ($60.)

Sketching with Shawn Dell Joyce

Sketching from direct observation in nature! Open to children, adults and teens! Follow in the Footsteps of Jane Colden, and learn about Coldenham’s founding family, and America’s first female botanist; Jane Colden, who at 13, identified indigenous plants in our region. Participants will learn to identify and draw at least 10 indigenous plants, and keep a sketchbook with botanical notes and illustrations. Participants will learn the basics sketching from direct observation (plants, fields, buildings), and plant identification. Field hikes (walking) every day and sketchbooks plus materials provided to take home.  All ages welcome! Camp happens at Benedict Town Park in Montgomery$125 10-noon, Mon-Fri. 

Following in the Footsteps of Jane Colden

Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce     [View Instructor Video]
Price: $125 from 10-noon, all materials provided at Benedict Town Park
Session Dates: July 16-20, 10am-noon Benedict Park ($125.00)
Single day w/materials ($30.00)
Aug. 6-10, 10am-noon at Benedict Park ($125.00)

Private Teen Portfolio Building-with Liam Vogel

Teens will practice the essentials of drawing and painting from observation such as how to sketch ellipses, symmetrical shapes, and work with value to create high-quality pieces of work for your portfolio. Whether you’re preparing your portfolio for college or honing your skills, working from observation is one of best ways to improve and maintain artistic skill. All equipment and materials provided. $25 per hour or online How an online class works

Liam Vogel

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $25/hour schedule a week in advance, afterschool or weekends
Session Dates: any hour you choose ($25.00)
online hour ($20.00)


This 2 hour class is designed to give students assistance in preparing their portfolio for college. This class is open to any students looking to put together a consistent, high quality, body of work. As Students review the 3 important parts of a fine art portfolio, we will complete high quality observational drawings, to build the quality of the portfolio.


2:00 – 4:00 PM

$30 per session

Instructor: William Vogel
Price: $30
Session Dates: Single Session Saturday 2:00-4:00 March 3 ($30)
Single Session Saturday 2:00-4:00 March 10 ($30)
Single Session Saturday 2:00-4:00 March 17 ($30)
Single Session Saturday 2:00-4:00 March 24 ($30)
Single Session Saturday 2:00-4:00 April 7 ($30)
Single Session Saturday 2:00-4:00 April 14 ($30)
Single Session Saturday 2:00-4:00 April 21 ($30)
Single Session Saturday 2:00-4:00 April 28 ($30)

Watercolor for Young People with Leslie Bender

Watercolor, Pen and Ink Class (for young people)

This class is designed to generate awareness and excitement learning pen and ink and watercolor techniques. Through imaginative experimentation and still life studies, students will discover color, texture, representing objects, and their own taste in designing unique artworks. Each class includes a technique demonstration and individualized guidance from the instructor.

Materials list – Watercolor sketchbook, at least 9 x 12 inches, pen set with quill and different size nibs, bottle of black ink (colored inks welcome) watercolor set or tubes, brushes, thin to very wide (chip or latex brushes from the hardware store are good for wide size: 1.5~ 2 inch wide), white candle and/or masking fluid, pencils and erasers,

watercolor palette, cup for water, and paper towels.

Leslie Bender is a Hudson Valley artist and has shown in regional galleries for 30 years. She has work in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, as and has exhibited in a number of museums in the United States.


Saturdays 3-5pm in house or online: How an online class works




Instructor: Leslie Bender
Price: $120 for 4 consecutive classes (members)
Session Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24 nonmembers ($140.00)
Mach 3, 10, 17, 24 members ($120.00)
March 3, 10, 17, 24 online ($80.00)
Try a single class for free ($0)
Try an online class for free ($0)