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

Beginner

  • 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, practice different techniques,...

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

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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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, streetlights, daily life,...

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

    Instructor: Robert Carsten PSA-mp, IAPS-mc

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  • Community Inclusion Project: Multi Media Madness

    Come create using a variety of textures, dimensions, mediums and ideas. You’ll explore a variety of projects using a multitude of artistic media, creating unique expressions of your ideas. ...

    April 29, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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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 playful approach and explore u...

    June 11, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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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 general language of abstr...

    June 15, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Impressionist Summer Landscape in Pastel with Master Pastelist Robert Carsten

    With compositional and color lessons derived from early American Impressionist paintings as presented by the instructor, learn to achieve stunningly rich color, strong hue contrast, and subtle color temper...

    July 24, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Robert Carsten PSA-mp, IAPS-mc

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  • Oil Painting Bootcamp for Beginners

    An intensive two day session for the beginner or slightly experienced painter. Students will create monochromatic images on toned canvases from landscape images provided by the instructor or from the stud...

    August 29, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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Intermediate

  • Painting Rensselaer County’s Rural Landscape: Master Class with Robert Moylan

    In reflection of the current exhibit at the Rensselaer County Historical Society, Scenic Overlook, this special master class with Robert Moylan will allow you to create your own interpretation of a beautif...

    June 20, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Robert Moylan

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  • The Ever Changing Rensselaer County Landscape: Two Day Oil Painting Workshop

    An intensive two day session in which the student's landscape subject will be their favorite view in Rensselaer County. It is requested that the student should visit the ongoing exhibit Scenic Overlook, P...

    August 1, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Oil Painting Boot Camp

    In this intensive oil painting boot camp for the intermediate and experienced painter, students will work on large toned canvases using house painting bristle brushes, working quickly to block in images t...

    August 10, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Landscape Painting in Oils: LIMITED SPACE Call to Register

    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 “landscape sense” that wi...

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

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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