Drawing Classes

    • 1 Mar 2024
    • 22 Mar 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Saratoga Arts
    • 2

    Intro to Beginner Drawing: Part 1

    taught by Kelly Smith

    You will be introduced to the core principles of drawing including measuring, perspective, value shading, and composition.  A combination of observational still life and references of master works will be used. You will experiment with pencils, pens and various forms of charcoal including vine, compressed, and pencils. A series of sketches will be made throughout the class. 

    Session 1-Intro to materials and mark making

    Session 2-Measuring & perspective

    Session 3-Value shading and light

    Session 4-Composition

    All materials and tools will be provided for the class.  

    4 session class, Fridays, March 1st-22nd, 2024 10:00AM- 12:00PM 

    $145 member/$169 non-member

    Price Breakdown

    $120 member/ $144 non-member plus $25 materials fee




    • 5 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 9 Apr 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Saratoga Arts
    • 6


    Intermediate Pastels: Part 2

    taught by Carolyn Justice

    With an emphasis on originality and the development of personal style, you will learn to interpret complex subjects, explore contemporary directions in drawing, and continue to develop a mastery of technique with pastels. Further develop your skills and abilities and be encouraged to find increasingly creative solutions for a wide range of subjects including still life, portraits and landscapes from observation or photo references and more. Beginners are welcome!

    Bring non-oil pastels, a kneaded eraser, masking tape and several sheets of paper to each class.

    6 session class, Tuesdays, March 5-April 9, 2024 10:00 AM-12:00 PM 

    $180 member/$216 non-member

    Carolyn Justice Fine Art

    The Upstairs Artist Co-op at 79 Beekman Street

    • 9 Mar 2024
    • 30 Mar 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Saratoga Arts
    • 7

    Observational Drawing: Still Life to Plein Air

    taught by Katie Peterson

    In this class, we will focus on graphite illustration, translating the principles of still life drawing to plein air (drawing outdoors.) Learn tips and techniques for capturing light, shadows, and perspective without a fuss. Weather permitting, we will utilize the beautiful features of Congress Park for the plein air portion of class.

    All materials and tools will be provided for the class.  You are welcome to bring colored pencil, pigment liners, and even watercolor. 

    4 session class, Saturdays, March 9th-30th, 2024 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    $160 member/$184 non-member

    Price breakdown:

    $120 member/$144 non-member plus $40 material fee

    Shady Grove Creations



Saratoga Arts

320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
p. 518.584.4132
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11am-3pm

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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