Welcome to Education at Saratoga Arts! Our classroom spaces are closed until further notice, but we’re still committed to offering great learning opportunities! Classes and demos are available online, and will be held in outdoor locations as weather permits. We are concerned about your safety! All in person programming will occur with safety protocols in place, including required masks and distancing. Please email education@saratoga-arts.org with any questions or concerns.

Upcoming Classes

    • 6 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 27 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 11
    Register

    Thom Williams, Instructor

    This 4 session class will help beginners learn the basic functions of their camera as well as the basis of ALL photography: the exposure triangle. Students will, through class instruction and a series of homework assignments, begin to master the use of: shutter speed, aperture and ISO to take complete control of image creation.

    • 6 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 27 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 11
    Register

    Thom Williams, Instructor

    Summarize what portraiture is and what constitutes a good portrait. Describe the nuances of lighting and posing. Understanding equipment, it’s limits as well as strengths and maximizing what you have to work with. Embracing the concept that a portrait is created in front and behind NOT in the camera. There will be demos to help students see the topics discussed in the real world.

    • 7 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 28 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Thom Williams, Instructor

    Lightroom is one of the most powerful software packages for the organization, presentation and editing of photographs. This class walks students through organization and workflow of images as well as the different elements of lightroom. The primary focus of the class will be on the library module and develop module to have students be prepared to maximize the potential of their images. Students are asked to have "Lightroom Classic CC" installed on their computer so that they can follow along with the instructor to learn the different aspects of the software.

    • 8 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 29 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Thom Williams, Instructor

    This series is for students that have a clear understanding of the exposure triangle and beginner concepts of composition. We will be covering more advanced techniques and compositional elements in an effort to help guide students toward developing their own unique style. Students will have assignments throughout that will be discussed in class along with a final project at the conclusion of the course.

    • 4 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 25 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Thom Williams, Instructor

    A series of 4 classes focusing on beginner composition techniques. It is best if students have a working knowledge of their camera including an understanding of the exposure triangle. Each class will include new instruction and homework designed to put into practice new knowledge. Images created will be reviewed in class for students to receive input and further guidance.

    • 4 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 29 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Thom Williams, Instructor

    8 Session Class

    A free form photographic journey where each student is able to deep dive into a specific topic of photography that THEY select and are mentored through the discovery of. Each class will be an open discussion as well as a critique of the students progress. This group dynamic will expose each student to other topics of discussion that may not directly relate to there’s but potentially give a new perspective or added insight into their own journey.

    • 5 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 26 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Thom Williams, Instructor

    This 4 session class will help beginners learn the basic functions of their camera as well as the basis of ALL photography: the exposure triangle. Students will, through class instruction and a series of homework assignments, begin to master the use of: shutter speed, aperture and ISO to take complete control of image creation.

    • 6 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 27 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Thom Williams, Instructor

    We will explore the differences and similarities between still life and product photography allowing students to have the experience of shooting both. We will cover professional equipment as well as tips, techniques and tricks to help you create wonderful images from what you have to work with. There will be demos to help students see the topics discussed in the real world.

    • 6 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 1 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online
    • 10
    Register

    Thom Williams, Instructor

    8 Session Class

    Curves, Layers, Blending Modes, Masking… All things you must master in today's photographic world to bring your images to the next level. We will discuss these common tools available in software and apps to allow you to pull the most out of your images. Why’ll most of the class will be covering Lightroom and Photoshop we will venture into other apps and alternatives to these popular packages.
    • 8 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 29 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Thom Williams, Instructor

    This series is for students that have a clear understanding of the exposure triangle and beginner concepts of composition. We will be covering more advanced techniques and compositional elements in an effort to help guide students toward developing their own unique style. Students will have assignments throughout that will be discussed in class along with a final project at the conclusion of the course.

    • 9 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Thom Williams, Instructor

    A series of 4 classes focusing on beginner composition techniques. It is best if students have a working knowledge of their camera including an understanding of the exposure triangle. Each class will include new instruction and homework designed to put into practice new knowledge. Images created will be reviewed in class for students to receive input and further guidance.

    • 5 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 23 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 15 sessions
    • 21
    Register

    Ages 13-18 | Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:30PM

    July 5 - July 9, 2021

    July 12 - July 16, 2021

    July 19 - July 23, 2021


    In our Teen Art Studio students can take the next step with their art, building their portfolio over the course of three weeks under the guidance of our advanced teaching artist.

    Over the course of the camp, students will get to explore new techniques related to their favorite mediums and push the boundaries of their work. Students will also participate in critique sessions with professionals to expand how they see art, including their own

    The studio is where you can be daring, explore and sometimes fail, but no matter what, learn.

    Unlike our past week long "Camp Creativity" and "Imagination Rules" camps, we will now offer two-week camps in visual art. You can pre-register for 1 session or any combination of sessions. Extending the sessions will allow Saratoga Arts to better protect students, faculty and react to changes due to COVID-19.

    • 26 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • 5
    Register

    Session 1

    July 26 - July 30, 2021

    August 2 - August 6, 2021

    Ages 9-18 | Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:30PM

    In our reimagined theatre arts program in collaboration with Home Made Theater, students will explore voice, movement and acting. They will create rich worlds through their performance with the help of our talented teaching artists.

    While exploring specific techniques, these 2-week camp will build to two unique productions that our young acting company will be able to share with loved ones either in person, out doors or virtually

    Unlike our past week long "Camp Creativity" and "Imagination Rules" camps, we will now offer two-week camps in visual art. You can pre-register for 1 session or any combination of sessions. Extending the sessions will allow Saratoga Arts to better protect students, faculty and react to changes due to COVID-19.

    • 9 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 20 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • 6
    Register

    Session 2

    August 9 - August 13, 2021

    August 16 - August 20, 2021

    Ages 9-18 | Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:30PM

    In our reimagined theatre arts program in collaboration with Home Made Theater, students will explore voice, movement and acting. They will create rich worlds through their performance with the help of our talented teaching artists.

    While exploring specific techniques, these 2-week camp will build to two unique productions that our young acting company will be able to share with loved ones either in person, out doors or virtually

    Unlike our past week long "Camp Creativity" and "Imagination Rules" camps, we will now offer two-week camps in visual art. You can pre-register for 1 session or any combination of sessions. Extending the sessions will allow Saratoga Arts to better protect students, faculty and react to changes due to COVID-19.


Many of the programs at Saratoga Arts are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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