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You don’t have to be Picasso to enjoy our Drawing and Painting classes. Artists of all levels have the opportunity to create mini-masterpieces in The Arts Center’s drawing, painting, and printmaking courses.

Not sure where to begin? Try Drawing for the Terrified, Intuitive Painting, or any other Beginner-level class.

Bring your sense of adventure as you explore new tools, materials, and mediums in Studio Art classes at The Arts Center.

 

Beginner

  • Introduction to Sculpture

    As humans, we navigate the physical world around us in three-dimensions. It makes sense that we use three-dimensional design and sculpture to communicate ideas and experiences. T...

    January 16, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Preregistration is mandatory for this class. Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. The Arts Center facul...

    January 17, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Principles of Oil Painting: A Foundations Class

    This is a structured oil painting class for the beginning student emphasizing individual instruction and guidance appropriate with each students’ skill level. Students new to oil...

    January 20, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Try It! Printmaking Studio Tour

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to take a printmaking class? Try it! Get a feel for our printmaking classes before you sign up for an extended class. Students will l...

    January 20, 2015 — 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM

    Instructor: Sunghee Park

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  • Introduction to Printmaking

    This is an introduction to the form of printmaking, monotype. Students will learn a variety of techniques for creating images on monotype plates. Students will work on single-pass...

    January 27, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Sunghee Park

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  • A Hidden Side of Abstraction: The Figure Ground

    Have you ever seen an abstract painting or drawing and wonder why it is visually stimulating? In this class students will learn the basic concepts, ideas, and techniques of the “...

    January 27, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Intro to Relief Printing

    This introductory class will teach students about the fundamental techniques used for linoleum cutting and printing in order to complete at least two small editions of prints. In c...

    January 28, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Rachel Baxter

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  • The Art of Sign Painting

    The class will explore traditional sign painting practices and some modern takes on the craft. Students will learn the basics of lettering and lettering styles such as Causal, Scri...

    February 2, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Michael Conlin

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  • Studies in Portraiture

    This beginner’s class will explore the fundamental theories of human portrait drawing, and students will learn to draw starting from large shapes moving to finer details. Student...

    February 2, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Instructor: Dustin Garafolo

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  • Dabbling with Watercolors

    Come experiment and learn about the fluid and beautiful medium of watercolors and its many applications and techniques in this three week class in color! Students will use a playf...

    February 4, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Geometry in Nature, Art & Architecture

    Discover and explore the geometric patterns found everywhere in the world around us. This hands-on workshop will deepen your understanding and appreciation of the universal pattern...

    February 4, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 03:15 PM

    Instructor: Kurt Przybilla

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  • Beginning Figure Drawing

    Drawing the human figure is both challenging and rewarding. Through direct observation of a live, nude model, students learn methods for simplifying what you see by creating proper...

    February 5, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Introduction to Screenprinting

    This introductory screenprinting class will cover the fundamentals of the medium from various ways of preparing stencils for a screen to signing the last print of an edition. Stude...

    February 12, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Rachel Baxter

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  • Abstract Painting

    Express yourself through line and shape. No need for realism and you can’t fall back on your brush! Students will work independently as they are guided through investigating the ...

    February 18, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Making Toy Theater

    Dating back to the early nineteenth century, Toy Theater (or Paper Theater), is a form of miniature theater now seeing a resurgence among theater, multi-media and film artists, wit...

    February 21, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Morgan Kelly

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  • Drawing for the Terrified

    This is a class for anyone who has ever said, "I can't draw" (but wished it were otherwise)! In this introductory drawing class for new students as well as those looking to build o...

    February 23, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Introduction to Icon Writing with Egg Tempera and Gold Leaf Gilding

    This class introduces beginners to the ancient arts of egg tempera painting and gold leaf gilding. Beginners and experienced artists alike will be introduced to classical painting ...

    February 25, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Christine S. Hales

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  • Introduction to Sculpture

    As humans, we navigate the physical world around us in three-dimensions. It makes sense that we use three-dimensional design and sculpture to communicate ideas and experiences. T...

    February 25, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Principles of Oil Painting: A Foundations Class

    This is a structured oil painting course for the beginning student emphasizing individual instruction and guidance appropriate with each students’ skill level. Returning students...

    February 26, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Preregistration is mandatory for this class. Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. The Arts Center facul...

    February 28, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Community Inclusion Project Classes: Dabbling with Water-Based Painting

    Come experiment and learn to play with different water based paints such as: watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and acrylic ink. Think of this as an eight week class in gaining experie...

    March 3, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Dabbling with Charcoal

    Come experiment and learn about the expressive medium of charcoal and conte crayon. Think of this as a “crash course” in learning to use dry drawing materials and becoming mor...

    March 3, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Oil Painting for the Terrified

    Many people that have a desire to express themselves creatively never try out of fear. Most often this arises from fear of failure. This fear often arises from the incorrect assump...

    March 4, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Chester Rose

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  • Keeping a Visual Journal

    Anyone can learn to draw and be creative, and everyone can begin to do so by keeping a sketchbook or visual journal. In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of how to use ...

    March 4, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Coogan

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  • Studies in Portraiture

    This beginner’s class will explore the fundamental theories of human portrait drawing, and students will learn to draw starting from large shapes moving to finer details. Student...

    March 12, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Dustin Garafolo

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  • Principles of Oil Painting: A Foundations Class

    This is a structured oil painting class for the beginning student emphasizing individual instruction and guidance appropriate with each students’ skill level. Students new to oil...

    March 12, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Intuitive Painting

    Come connect to your personal source of creativity through brushes of flowing watercolor, discovering your own unique imagery. By focusing on the painting process without having to...

    March 14, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Beginning Etching

    This workshop is open to all level students who are interested in learning or refreshing the technique of etching and covers the basics of line etching, hard ground, aquatint for t...

    March 18, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Sunghee Park

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Preregistration is mandatory for this class. Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. The Arts Center facul...

    April 11, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Botanical Illustration

    In this class, students will focus on drawing plants and flowers based on the incredible illustrations by the Blaschka brothers. Students will carefully explore and draw the full s...

    April 13, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Introduction to Gouache

    Students will discover their own approach to painting with gouache (opaque watercolors) with regional landscape artist, Robert Moylan. Students will learn how to use the materials,...

    April 13, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 08:15 PM

    Instructor: Robert Moylan

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  • Introduction to Screenprinting

    This introductory screenprinting class will cover the fundamentals of the medium from various ways of preparing stencils for a screen to signing the last print of an edition. Stude...

    April 13, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Rachel Baxter

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  • Geometry in Nature, Art & Architecture

    Discover and explore the geometric patterns found everywhere in the world around us. This hands-on workshop will deepen your understanding and appreciation of the universal pattern...

    April 15, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Kurt Przybilla

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  • Altered Books

    With the recent uprise in the Kindle, the Nook, the iPad and other e-readers it seems that books are becoming more disposable. Libraries routinely throw away large quantities of pr...

    April 20, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Megan Ingalls Stasi

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  • Drawing for the Terrified

    This is a class for anyone who has ever said, "I can't draw" (but wished it were otherwise)! In this introductory drawing class for new students as well as those looking to build o...

    April 28, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Community Inclusion Project Classes: The Ancient Art of Mosaics

    Come and experience this ancient art form! In this eight week class, students will design and complete unique mosaic pieces using a variety of forms. You will learn about color, de...

    April 28, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Tamara DeMartino

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  • Dabbling with Charcoal

    Come experiment and learn about the expressive medium of charcoal and conte crayon. Think of this as a “crash course” in learning to use dry drawing materials and becoming mor...

    April 29, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Oil Painting for the Terrified

    Many people that have a desire to express themselves creatively never try out of fear. Most often this arises from fear of failure. This fear often arises from the incorrect assump...

    April 30, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Instructor: Chester Rose

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  • Introduction to Watercolors

    Explore the fun of pure color on wet paper! In this class, students will discover their own approach to painting with transparent watercolors. Learn how to use the materials, pract...

    May 1, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Monotype Exploration

    This class is designed for students with an interest in painting and printmaking and would like to try one of the most direct ways of making a print: monotype. This technique offer...

    May 6, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Sunghee Park

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  • Painting the Night in Pastel with Master Pastelist Robert Carsten

    Towns, villages, and cities at night provide fun and intriguing opportunities as subjects. In a more free and expressive manner, they capture things such as perspective, building, ...

    May 15, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Robert Carsten PSA-mp, IAPS-mc

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Preregistration is mandatory for this class. Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. The Arts Center facul...

    May 30, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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Intermediate

  • Landscape Painting in Oils

    Paint with expression the landscapes you love - in Oils! This class will explore the popular, inspiring genre of landscape, and will enable the painting student to develop an attit...

    January 15, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio: The Figure in Motion

    Preregistration is mandatory for this class. Immerse yourself in an intensive NEW figure drawing experience! The Figure in Motion is an open studio concept using two live, nude mod...

    February 7, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Continuing Figure Drawing

    Continue your exploration of the human figure. Students will continue to refine skills in measuring proportion, use line quality to convey depth, and learn methods for building vo...

    March 9, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio: The Figure in Motion

    Preregistration is mandatory for this class. Immerse yourself in an intensive NEW figure drawing experience! The Figure in Motion is an open studio concept using two live, nude mod...

    March 21, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Individualized Study in Oil Painting

    Learn more advanced techniques in oil painting and work to build upon the skills you already have. The instructor will demonstrate techniques in class and discuss the materials and...

    March 24, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Landscape Painting in Oils

    Paint with expression the landscapes you love in Oils! This class will explore the popular, inspiring genre of landscape, and will enable the student to develop an attitude or “l...

    April 30, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio: The Figure in Motion

    Preregistration is mandatory for this class. Immerse yourself in an intensive NEW figure drawing experience! The Figure in Motion is an open studio concept using two live, nude mod...

    May 2, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Urban Sketching: Perspective, Proportion & Scale

    Get to know the beauty of downtown Troy in this two week weekend intensive. Throughout this workshop students learn how to see and represent proper proportion, scale, and perspecti...

    May 30, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

    Instructor: Tony Conner

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Advanced

  • Advanced Oil Painting Techniques

    When learning to paint most students are taught through what is traditionally called Ala Prima or wet into wet. Though very effective as a means to acquire basic skills it will not...

    April 22, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Chester Rose

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