Spring Landscape in Watercolor

Instructor: Robert O'Brien

Thursday June 15 and Friday June 16 2023, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

After a long winter, the world awakens to the vibrant colors of spring in its natural splendor. In this course, students will learn to paint the beautiful Northeastern landscape in spring in watercolor in the comfort of their own home. Composition and Values will be emphasized. The first day will begin with a demonstration by the instructor. The class will paint on the second day. A critique will be held at the end of the session. This class is open to all levels with some watercolor experience suggested. A materials list is available upon request.

Students need to provide their own supplies. Click here for supplies list.   A zoom link will be emailed a few days prior to the workshop.


Intermediate Pastels 

Instructor: Carolyn Justice

Tuesdays April 18-May 23, 2023, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Students will learn to interpret more complex subjects, explore contemporary directions in drawing, and continue to develop a mastery of technique. There is also more emphasis on originality and the development of a personal style. Students will further develop their skills and abilities and be encouraged to find increasingly creative solutions for a wide range of different types of projects. Students must bring non-oil pastels, a kneaded eraser, masking tape and several sheets of paper to each class. 


Beginning Oil Painting

Instructor: Lisa David

Wednesdays April 26-May 17, 2023, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    This 4 week class is designed to help you learn the following: 

    • Getting started: What do you want to paint? This answer determines your supplies and set up. Studio painting in a studio, you can paint from life or from photos. If you like landscapes, you may want to try painting en plein air (outside)
    • Successfully paint a still life, successfully paint a landscape
    • Clear up misconceptions about oil painting
    • Give you confidence to explore painting more!
    Students need to bring their own supplies. Click here for supplies list.

      $160 NON-MEMBER/$140 MEMBER

      The Art of Collage

      Instructor: Sara Mikula


      May 6 and 13, 2023, 12:30 PM-3:30 PM

      So many papers accumulate around us, how can we reclaim them to compose intriguing, expressive images with rich texture and engaging energy?

      This is a hands-on collage course for artists of all skill levels. Students will learn how to experiment with collage and find their own voice within the collage medium. Students will learn how to explore the personal meaning derived from their work.

      If you have glossy magazines, fabric pieces or anything you'd like to work into your art, bring them along otherwise be inspired by what we will have on hand.

      $90 NON-MEMBER/$80 MEMBER

      Open Studio Figure Drawing

      Model: Announced for each session

      Wednesday evenings, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

      April 26, May 3, 10, (no class Wed. April 12th)

      The Open Studio sessions offered by Saratoga Arts, are great practice for any artist interested in working from a live model without the formality of a class.  Models are partially clothed.  Open Studio evenings are community studio sessions where artists can talk about their work, share ideas, and discuss a variety of methods and media. There is no teacher for Open Studio. Sessions are recommended for ages 15 and up. Participants can work in the medium of their choice but must bring their own supplies. (Minors need parental permission.) 

      Open studio canceled for May 3

      Each session: $20 NON-MEMBER/$15 MEMBER AND TEEN

      A minimum of 3 pre-session registrations are required to run a session.

      Poetry: The Creative Fire of Folklore

      Instructor: Susan Comninos


      Saturdays April 29 and May 6, 2023, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

      This is 2-day poetry workshop, "The Creative Fire of Folklore." It pairs present-day auditory observations with old family sayings, showing how the past informs or intrudes on the present. The course uses Carolyn Forche's poem "The Morning Baking." 

      $65 NON-MEMBER/$58 MEMBER

      Saratoga Arts

      320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
      p. 518.584.4132
       Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
      Saturday: 12pm-4pm

      Sunday: Closed

      Saratoga Arts' programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  

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