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

We will not be holding any on-site classes 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!

 
We hope to get back to our regular programming soon and are actively preparing for that. In the meantime, please join us in our virtual community.

During this time that classes aren’t running, visit this page for tips, tutorials, images, and more from our instructors and member artists. Have something to share? Email aforman@saratoga-arts.org to have your work posted!

Here’s part 2 of Corey’s painting demo! Part 3 to come, or find it on Corey’s YouTube page,

 

 


 

SPRING & SUMMER 2020 CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

On-site classes are canceled until further notice. Online classes will be posted shortly! Please check back periodically for registration information as we will be updating this site when possible.


 

CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

OPEN STUDIO – FIGURE DRAWING

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.  Open Studio sessions are informal group meetings where artists can talk about their work, share ideas and discuss a variety of methods and mediums.  There is no teacher or moderator for these sessions.  Sessions are recommended for ages 15 and up (students under 18 must provide proof of parental permission).  Participants can work in the medium of their choice.  Please bring your own supplies. 

Pre-registration is encouraged for the Open Studio sessions, but not required. 

Drop in rates: $12 for members / $14 for non-members

…or you can purchase a session and save money:

 

LIGHTROOM: COMING SPRING 2020

with Thom Williams
Lightroom is a user friendly alternative to Photoshop.  In this workshop, Thom will explain all the different modules and walk through the workflow of the software for those looking to start editing their photos digitally. An overview of all modules will be followed by intensive use of the library and develop module to take students through the functionality of the different tools a practical hands on situation.  Students will be asked to bring a laptop with “Lightroom Classic cc” installed to be able to follow along with the instructor. Students will also be able to work on their own images to see the true power of Lightroom.

Mondays, 6:30pm – 9pm
March 9 – 23

$60 for members / $70 for non-members

PYSANKY: UKRANIAN EASTER EGGS: TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2020

with Chris Levy                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pysanky (Ukrainian-style Easter eggs) are a traditional folk art which has been practiced in many Eastern European countries for centuries. The colorful decorated eggs symbolize the release of the earth from the shackles of winter and the coming of spring with its promise of new hope.  Pysanky techniques, designs, and traditions have been handed down through generations and the art is alive and well modern times!

In this class, students will learn how to decorate eggs using traditional tools, batik methods, bee’s wax and dyes. Students will learn about the history of Pysanky, the traditional meanings of the designs, and some of the associated folklore.  Each student will take home their creations. Explore the art, symbolism and joy in creating traditional Ukrainian Pysanky eggs in this creative class! A materials fee of $5 is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Thursday, March 19: 5:30pm-8:30pm                                                                                                                                                                                      $35 members / $45 non-members

THE FIGURE IN CHARCOAL: RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2020

with Corey Pitkin
For artists who desire to make representational art, there is no better practice than regularly drawing the figure from life. Instructor Corey Pitkin will guide students through this revered practice demonstrating both gesture sketches and more finished long poses. Discussion will include types of charcoal and drawing paper best suited for various efforts. This workshop is great for all ability levels. 

Saturday, March 21: 10am – 4pm
$85 for members / $95 for non-members

SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHY

with Jennifer Duke Anstey                                                                                                                                                                                                      This class is for the professional marketing person, the Etsy start up entrepreneur, influencers and the social media obsessed. Social media marketing is a must for all companies large and small. Everyone knows that a photo, especially a good photo will get more interaction on social media than a words only post. Learn how to inexpensively get the best images and increase the likes on your post.  This class looks at not only the bells and whistles of smart phone cameras, it also teaches you how to create a great photographs of your subjects. From people to food and antiques, we will discuss and improve it all. 

Monday, March 23: 2pm – 4:30pm                                                                                                                                                                                            $30 for members / $35 not-yet-members

FUSED GLASS ART: RESCHEDULED TO SPRING 2020

with Patrice Mastrianni
In this workshop, learn to make a piece of art from fused glass! The science of fusing glass, designing with opaque and translucent colors and basic glass cutting techniques will be covered in this one day workshop. A $20 per student supply and firing fee will be due at the beginning of class. All materials and necessary tools will be provided for student use. Finished pieces will be available for pick up about 7 – 10 days after the workshop at Saratoga Arts. All skill levels welcome!

Sunday, March 29: 1 – 4pm
$35 for members / $40 for non-members

WEAVING – FULL for Spring 2020

with Nancy Sharples
For both the beginner and the experienced weaver, this class focuses on the diversity of weaving techniques.Working on a 4-harness floor or table loom, projects might include a wall hanging, scarf, table runner, or small rug.Please bring a good pair of scissors.A materials fee of about $15.00 (depending on project) will be due at first class.This workshop is designed for all levels and no experience is required!

Beginning May 2020

Because of the complexity of threading a loom, beginning students frequently take several classes in succession.Since every student uses one loom for en entire session, a waiting list has developed for this class.Please contact Alisa Forman (aforman@saratoga-arts.org) if you would like to have your name added this list.

Saratoga Arts’ Weaving Studio is currently CLOSED.