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We are currently working on our Fall 2014 Class Brochure - check back soon!


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The Arts Center Partners

In addition to Saratoga Arts' own arts education offerings, The Arts Center is home to the following private programs: 

European Language Connection:
Etudes Music School:
Kathleen Bowman, Cello lessons
Jill Levy, Violin Lessons

For more information about any of the artists or organizations above, please click on the link provided or contact them using the number provided.  


Our Community Arts Education Program

For nearly 15 years, Saratoga Arts has been dedicated to offering quality fine art and fine craft classes, taught by regional artists, to students of all ages and at all artistic levels. In that time we’ve grown our program to its current capacity, where it now serves over 950 students a year and works with nearly 50 art teachers.  

Located in the Arts Center at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Arts has several fine arts classrooms, a weaving studio, a 110-seat theater, two gallery spaces and a darkroom. We have on occasion, when our facilities can not accommodate a class, offered classes off-site as well.



In the summer, Saratoga Arts offers 4 programs in art and theater over the course of 9 weeks (for children ages 5-15) and a limited number of adult classes on weekends in July and August.  

In September, we move back to a full schedule of adult classes (between 25-35 scheduled classes and workshops) in a variety of different fine art mediums for students at all experience levels.  We are currently working on the Fall 2014 class schedule which will be available online at the end of July.




Open Studio - Figure Drawing

The Open Studio sessions offered by Saratoga Arts are a great practice for any artist interested in working from a live model, without the formality of a class.  Open Studio sessions are informal group meetings where artists can talk about their work, share ideas and discuss a variety of methods and mediums.  There is no teacher or moderator for these sessions.  Sessions are recommended for ages 15 and up.  Participants can work in the medium of their choice.  Please bring your own supplies.  Pre-registration is encouraged for the Open Studio sessions, but not required. 

Drop in rates for: $12 for members / $14 for non-members. Did you know the Open Studio has a website? 

Session I - Mondays: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
July 14, 21, 28, August 4

$40 for members / $50 for non-members

Session II - Mondays: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
August 11, 18, 25, September 8
$40 for members / $50 for non-members

Just some of the classes we are working on for the Fall 2014 Class Season

Drawing I
Drawing II
Colored Pencil Drawing
Drawing in Charcoals
Drawing with the Live Nude
The Sylized Portrait
Hands, Feet and Features
Sketching your Hometown
Pastel for Beginners
Intermediate - Advanced Pastel
Dynamic Composition, Strong Contrast and Vibrant Color
Painting the Landscape in Watercolor
Drawing and Painting Animals
Oil Painting Workshops with Takeyce Walter 
The Local Landscape | 
In Oils and/or Pastels
The Portrait in Oils and/or Pastels
Silversmithing & Metal Fabrication





Community Arts Education Program scholarships available for residents of Malta.  This year, Saratoga Arts was 
the awarded a grant from the Global Foundries - Town of Malta Foundation.

This gift will ensure we are able 
to provide children and adults living in the town of Malta, an opportunity to make, learn about and fall in love with the theater and visual arts through our scholarship program.

  Scholarships are available for our adult classes and for our summer camp and school break programs.  To learn more about Saratoga Arts Scholarship Program, contact Tanya Tobias, 
Associate Director - 
or 518-584-4132

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Scholarship Request Form (children)


Supply Lists:

Watercolor Bootcamp

Drawing I, Drawing II 

Watercolor I,
Watercolor II

Pastel Workshop
with Robert Carsten

Mixed Media

Beginner's Oil Painting

Int. - Advanced Oil Painting

Landscape Elements Oil and Pastel

Learning the Masters & Their Mediums



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