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

  • 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...

    February 25, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Still Life, Light, and Shade

    Create the illusion of depth. Learn proportions and composition. Gesture sketches, contour line drawing, and techniques for shading will be explored, including cross hatching and graded tone. Express your ...

    March 3, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Introduction to Letterpress Printing – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 273.0552 TO REGISTER

    Come experience the hands on process of printing type and graphics used in ancient Chinese scrolls, Gutenberg’s Bible, and all printed matter until the 20th century. This intensive workshop covers all th...

    March 4, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeremy Chapline

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  • Drawing Studio Concepts

    This is a next-level class for the ”slightly less terrified” beginner. Students will be guided through some of the basics, and then explore further topics including studies in line, value, composition,...

    March 6, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Dabbling with Watercolors – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    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...

    March 6, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Beginning Oil Painting

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

    March 9, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Introduction to Monoprinting

    In this class, students will experiment with a wide variety of printmaking methods to create a series of unique prints known as monoprints. We will explore the use of painting and drawing tools, stencils, ...

    March 9, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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  • Drawing for the Terrified – LIMITED SPACE – PLEASE CALL 518.273.0552 TO REGISTER

    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 on a little experience, y...

    March 14, 2017 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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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...

    March 25, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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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

    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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  • 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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Intermediate

  • Painting Pathways:Oil & Acrylic

    Study a variety of approaches to painting while strengthening basic skills. We’ll explore the difference between painting from direct observation and indirect sources such as photographs and imagination....

    February 28, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • 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 23, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Intermediate Letterpress Printing

    This intensive workshop picks up where the “Introduction to Letterpress Printing” left off. We will start the day with a quick recap of items covered in the previous class. In the afternoon, you will l...

    April 1, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Jeremy Chapline

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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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