Instructor: Carolyn Justice

Carolyn Justice is an award winning pastel artist who has been an instructor at the Art Center for over 20 years. Students work from photo references and are encouraged to use their own ideas for color and composition. This class offers instruction to advanced students, however, all levels are welcome.

Tuesdays October 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8

10:00am - 12:00pm

$165 member/ $180 non-member


Instructor: Lisa David

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.

Wednesdays October 12, 19, 26, November 2

6:00pm - 8:30pm

$140 member/ $160 non-member


The Expressive Art of Collage

Instructor: Kathy Klompas

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

Starting with altered magazine pages, we will learn a simple fusing technique that easily creates a wrinkle free surface when working with thin papers. Bring potential collage materials of your choosing to the first class and we can discuss how to best incorporate a variety of materials, adhesives, substrates and presentation.

Students of all levels, from beginner to experienced, will enjoy sharing and learning a variety of approaches.

 Students should bring their favorite scissors, and a razor knife to the first class, and perhaps any lightweight papers that inspire them, but magazine pages to alter will be provided. For subsequent classes students may want to bring papers, drawing tools, paints, adhesives, these will be discussed as needed.

Thursdays October 13, 20, 27, November 3

1:00pm - 3:30pm

$115 member/ $125 non-member (Registration fee includes a $10 materials fee.)



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 sessions are informal group meetings 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.) 

Model: TBA

Wednesday evenings  October 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14 (no Nov 23)

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Each session: $20 non-member; $15 member and teen


WEAVING with Studio Time

Instructor: Nancy Sharples

For both the beginner and experienced weaver, this class focuses on the diversity of weaving techniques. Working table looms, projects might include a wall hanging, scarf, table runner or small rug. Please bring a good pair of scissors. This workshop is designed for all levels and no experience is required!  A materials fee of approximately $15 (depending on project) will be due at the first class.

Wednesdays October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, and Dec 7 (no class November 23)

1:00pm - 3:00pm

The studio will be open for extra working time Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00-4:00 PM starting  Wednesday,  October 26 running through Thursday, December 8.

$160 member/ $175 non-member


Instructor: Kathy Klompas

Creating signature silk scarves is a blast! Working freely with thickened fiber reactive dyes and a variety of mark making tools we will paint and print on blank scarves to build rich surface pattern. Learn how the dyes bond with the fabric to maintain the smooth, silky hand of the fabric. Each student will make two scarves. 

Dyes will stain clothing and skin, so dress appropriately and bring a pair or two of latex gloves.

Saturday, October 29


$65 member/ $70 non-member (Registration fee includes a $25 materials fee.)



Instructor: David Braucher

Intro to Acting is a basic acting course, one centered on scripted scenes: an introduction to scene study which aims to equip participants with a systematic approach to any role via improvisation, acting exercises, and in depth script analysis. 

"One of the finest teaching artists a performing arts organization could have... David's classes are exciting, consistently engaging and create actors who are well-rounded, giving and a joy to work with...I personally take his intro to acting class at every opportunity...I leave class exhilarated"....  KK, Artistic Director, Action Theater Conservatory

Wednesdays October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23 

6:30pm - 8:30pm

$215 member/ $240 non-member


Instructor: Olivia Walton

Intro to Improv is intended to create a foundation of what improv theater is and focuses on the areas of learning that will allow you to grow into a successful improvisor. The key themes of the class will be based on Trust, Focus, and Expectations.  Students will explore, play, commit and find new ways of thinking through a variety of exercises and games. Games are intended to be fun and energized while also giving folks space to take risks with low stakes. Mow a magical lawn, eat the pumpkin ice cream, go spelunking in a well. Students will not be expected to immediately jump into scene work, but they will absolutely start getting their feet wet!

Thursdays October 13, 27, November 3, 10, 17

6:30pm - 8:30pm

$135 member/ $150 non-member

Saratoga Arts

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

Sunday: Closed

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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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