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

  • Community Inclusion Project: Mixed Media

    If you love all things art, you’ll love this class! Students will engage in a variety of visual arts projects that utilize painting, drawing, and sculpture techniques. If you’re ready to join the commu...

    March 28, 2017 — 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • DIY Wedding Flowers: Flower Crown

    Getting married soon or have a friend who is? Interested in doing your own florals for your wedding? If so, look no further, this class is for you! In this part of our DIY Wedding Flowers, we will be lear...

    April 2, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM

    Instructor: Marla Silverstein

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  • Botanical Painting – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    In this painting class, you will push your exploration of plants to the next level! We will express the complexity of plants, flowers and more by painting their vivid colors and structures in detail. Lear...

    April 3, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • SOLD OUT! Altered Books

    This class offers the rare opportunity to ravage a book in the interest of self expression! Break all the rules as you rip, puncture, paint and glue an old discarded book to create a masterpiece of art! We...

    April 22, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Megan Ingalls Stasi

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  • Intuitive Painting

    Painting intuitively connects us to our source of creativity, often bringing about transformative changes. Come have fun with brushes of flowing tempera color on large sheets of white paper, discovering y...

    April 22, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • DIY Wedding Flowers: Bridal Bouquet & Boutonniere

    Getting married soon or have a friend who is? Interested in doing your own florals for your wedding? If so, look no further, this class series is for you! In this part of our DIY Wedding Flowers, we will b...

    April 23, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM

    Instructor: Marla Silverstein

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  • Introduction to Watercolors

    In this beginner level class, you are invited to learn the basic skills of watercolor painting, from free experimentation to a more controlled approach, using transparent watercolors. learn about the mater...

    April 28, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 01:30 AM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Diving into Drawing

    In this beginning to intermediate class for the no longer terrified, you will experience drawing a variety of subject matter, sharpening skills and learning techniques while exploring still-life, portraitu...

    May 2, 2017 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Monotype Printmaking

    Expand your drawing and painting skills, through monotype printmaking! This class will focus on one-of-a-kind prints, working with plexiglas plates and Akua intaglio inks. We will cover various monotype te...

    May 2, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Sunghee Park

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  • Introduction to Relief Printmaking

    In this class, students will learn various carving and printing techniques related to relief printmaking. Together we will carve a linoleum block, learn to print by hand, as well as print a limited edition...

    May 4, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 AM

    Instructor: Colleen Cox

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. The Arts Center faculty will be available for discussion, but no instruction will be provi...

    May 6, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Botanical Illustration

    Summer offers a bounty of colors and unique forms found in gardens, parks, and forests. Bring a scientific approach to art-making inspired nature! We will focus on drawing plants and flowers for this weeke...

    May 23, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Intro to Etching

    This class will cover basic etching techniques and the use of zinc plates, etching tools, and an etching press. We’ll cover significant works by artists who have worked with this medium throughout printm...

    May 23, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Sunghee Park

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  • Drawing Steps to Painting Intensive

    This class is designed to take your drawing skills to another level: painting in oils. We will begin with exercises in charcoal and pencil and gradually progresses to black and white preparatory oil sketch...

    June 3, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Photopolymer Intaglio

    Photopolymer Intaglio is a nontoxic printmaking technique with rich tonal results for both photographic and hand-drawn images. Students will learn to use Photoshop to make or alter images which will be use...

    June 4, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Colleen Cox

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  • Community Inclusion Project: Mixed Media

    If you love all things art, you’ll love this class! Students will engage in a variety of visual arts projects that utilize painting, drawing, and sculpture techniques. If you’re ready to join the commu...

    June 6, 2017 — 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • Beginning Oil Painting

    Never painted in oils before? This painting class is for the beginner or those who desire a refresher course after a long break from painting. You will learn to see well, simplify the visual world into bas...

    June 6, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Riverside Community Outreach: Mixed Media

    If you love all things art, you’ll love this class! Students will engage in a variety of visual arts projects that utilize painting, drawing, and sculpture techniques. If you’re ready to join the commu...

    June 7, 2017 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • Intro to Figure Drawing

    Have you always been intrigued by drawing from a nude model, but aren’t sure where to start? This class is for you! We will break down the experience of drawing from a model to the most basic techniques,...

    July 1, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Dabbling with Watercolors: Landscape

    Come experiment and learn about the fluid and beautiful medium of watercolor while enjoying the freedom of making art outside! We will use a playful approach and explore how to paint en plein air. Througho...

    July 3, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Perspective Drawing

    This one-day workshop introduces one of the most important elements in drawing: perspective. Through demonstrations, presentations, and drawing exercises, students will learn the basic skills of drawing fr...

    July 22, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Drawing for the Terrified Intensive

    This week-long intensive is for anyone who has ever said "I can't draw," but wished it were otherwise! Whether you are new to drawing or looking to build on a little experience, you will develop and refine...

    July 24, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Diving into Drawing Weekend Workshop

    In this beginning-to-intermediate intense workshop for the “no longer terrified,” you will experience drawing a variety of subject matter. Sharpen skills and learning techniques while exploring still-l...

    August 5, 2017 — 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Painting Color Workshop: Oil and Acrylic

    This class provides creative approach to color theory, with a focus on adding richness and vitality to your paintings. This all-levels workshop is appropriate for complete beginners or experienced painters...

    August 12, 2017 — 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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Intermediate

  • Painting Voice:Oil & Acrylic

    This class explores why we paint, how to choose subject matter and source materials, and how to work toward your own personal style as an artist. Quick and fun exercises will explore expressive possibiliti...

    March 30, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Just Added! 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 tools of oil painting. I...

    April 3, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 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 painting student to develop an attitude or “landscape sense...

    April 5, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Drawing Steps to Painting

    A class designed to take your drawing skills to another level and translate these skills into the world of painting. Sharpen your ability to simplify and see well. You will learn how to start your compos...

    April 18, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 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 and inspiring genre of landscape, and will enable the painting student to develop an attitude, or “landscape s...

    June 1, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Simply Oil Painting

    An impressive painting starts with a strong composition. Students will begin by creating thumbnail sketches that will be used to establish a composition. We will learn to use soft/sharp edges, contrasting ...

    June 7, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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