The Arts Center offers a variety of painting classes in oil, watercolor, and mixed media for painters of all levels.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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SOLD OUT! Introduction to Watercolors

May 6, 2014 to May 27, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

Explore the fun of pure color on wet paper! In this class, you’ll discover your own approach to painting with transparent watercolors. Learn how to use the materials, practice different techniques and apply color theory while creating vibrant watercolor paintings of various subject matter. All materials are provided.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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NEW START DATE! Individualized Study in Oil Painting

May 6, 2014 to June 10, 2014 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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 tools of oil painting. It is recommended that students enrolling have some prior experience with oil painting or have taken Principles of Oil Painting at The Arts Center. Students will need to provide some of their own supplies, but some basics will be provided.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
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SOLD OUT! Master Class with Robert Carsten: Creating Dramatic Atmosphere and Light in Landscape Painting

May 8, 2014 to May 9, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Robert Carsten

This fun and exciting two day workshop in painting with pastels with Master Pastelist Robert Carsten will explore various ways to correspond the subject of landscape with contemporary artistic concerns. Emphasis will be on methods to establish and organize light effect, and to achieve balanced color and atmosphere to lend depth, strength and beauty to your landscape paintings. Concepts of color, design, and techniques will be presented and demonstrated. Critique, at-easel assistance, and lots of painting time will make this an educational and enjoyable painting experience. All levels are welcome from beginner through advanced. A materials list will be included in your class confirmation letter. Robert Carsten is a much sought-after art workshop instructor, national art exhibition and awards juror, demonstrator, and panelist. An enthusiastic promoter of the pastel medium, he is a master pastelist in the Pastel Society of America and a master circle pastelist (2013) in the International Assoc. of Pastel Societies (IAPS).

Saturday, May 10, 2014
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The Rural Landscape: Master Class with Robert Moylan

May 10, 2014 to May 31, 2014 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM Instructor: Robert Moylan

In this special master class with Robert Moylan, students will focus on how to simplify the subject to its basic forms, perspective and color mixing. Techniques will be demonstrated with gouache paint but watercolor is also welcome. There will be demos and hands on painting. Rain date on Sunday. Class will meet in Schaghticoke. Exact location will be provided before the class begins. Maps will be provided for future classes. Students should bring their painting supplies (brushes, paint and paper), a board to support the paper, sketch paper, pencils & water. A small folding easel is recommended. Students should also plan to bring water, a hat, bug spray, and other outdoor necessities. This class is recommended for students with some painting experience, but beginners are welcome.

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014

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Experimental Pastel Painting with Robert Carsten

June 21, 2014 to June 22, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Robert Carsten

Take a walk on the wild side! Hone your skills as you experiment with color, line and form in new and exciting ways in this two-day workshop designed for pastel painters of all levels. Using the subject of your preference — still life, landscape, or figure — we will explore the power and subtlety of color and the strength and grace of line and form through creative and practical exercises, using both representational and abstract formats. Demonstrations, at-easel assistance, group critiques and plenty of painting time will make for an exciting educational experience.