Saratoga Arts' mission is to enrich the region by
cultivating a vibrant arts community and by
ensuring that the arts are accessible to all.

Classes & Workshops

Announcing classes at Hudson Crossing Park! We’ll be holding classes at Hudson Crossing’s beautiful pavilion; classes meet rain or shine! Masks and social distancing will be enforced. Advanced registration is required for all events and participants must attest that they are COVID/symptom free upon arrival. Please contact us with any questions about our safety protocols. We hope to see you in the park!

We will not be holding any classes at the Arts Center until further notice. CLICK HERE for information about online classes, free tutorials, artist discussions and more. Additional content is coming, check back and follow us on social media for the most up-to-date information!

 
PASTEL AND DRAWING

with Carolyn Justice

Looking for a new “open air” art experience? Try “Painting by the River” with Carolyn Justice. This class will offer instruction in pastel as well as sketching on location. Students are welcome to bring their own references and work at a table or bring a chair and a support and work from nature in a beautiful setting.

Tuesdays, September 15 – 29: 10am – 12pm

Per session: $25 members/$30 nonmembers

Three-class series: $60 members/$70 nonmembers

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

with Harry Wirtz

Watch and participate in photographing outdoors at the Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville. Subject matter will emphasize small plants and flowers, miniature landscapes, and artifacts. Work with small, off-camera flash and light control accessories (furnished) to achieve sharp, well-exposed images. Blend flash with ambient light, control background, and focus-stack using Affinity Photo to increase depth of field, then fine-tune resulting images suitable for large print sizes. Demos will be done outdoors on park grounds followed by image editing on a laptop at Park pavilion. Beginners are welcome, but those with good basic camera skills will probably benefit most.

Thursday & Friday, September 24 & 25: 1pm-4pm
$60 members/$65 nonmembers

WATERCOLORS

with Jennifer LaMarche

Learn how to paint beautiful close-up flowers in watercolor! Jen will share her process and help you create beautiful work of your own. Interested in seeing Jen’s work prior to class? Attend her online demo this coming Friday, September 18.

Friday, September 25: 10am – 1pm

$45 members/$50 nonmembers

PRINTING ON TOTE BAGS

with Kathy Klompas

Use simple mark-making techniques, gelli plate printing and stamping to design your own signature totebag. After creating a textured background , create your own foam stamps, or sample from the provided assortment, to further embellish your bag. All supplies provided, but consider bringing a sketchbook to test ideas and spread excess paint for later creating an art journal.

Wednesday, October 7: 10am – 1pm

Per session: $45 members/$50 nonmembers