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

Online Classes

Online classes are here! Keep checking below for classes, tutorials, and more. Online events are live, interactive, and hosted through Zoom. A link to each meeting will be emailed to all registered participants; events not requiring prior registration will be posted on this page and through social media. If you need help or have questions about connecting to Zoom, please email


Join watercolor artist Jennifer LaMarch on Monday, June 22 for a demonstration of her work and artistic process.

Free to participate, suggested donation $10


with Harry Wirtz

Make quality photographs of your drawings, paintings, or prints for
documentation, press releases, jury submissions, and print editions. Topics will
include setting up artwork for photography, low cost lighting options, basic
camera adjustments, editing the image for accuracy, and re-formatting to meet
submission and print requirements. Watch a demonstration with user-made
affordable lighting. Point and shoot and cell phone cameras can be made to
work with some effort, but a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) or a high-end
mirrorless camera would be best.

Part 1: Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:30 PM to 2 PM
Part 2: Friday, July3, 2020 12:30 PM to 2 PM

$45 members/$50 non-members


with Harry Wirtz

Make sharp, well-lit photographs of plants, flowers, and small artifacts on-site for
publication or printing. See a demonstration of photography of a small floral
subject (outdoors if weather permits). Control the quality of light from an
affordable compact strobe with a soft box, user-made reflectors, and other simple
accessories. Enhance the image using Affinity Photo (applicable to Photoshop).
Beginners are welcome, but intermediate- and advanced-level photographers
with high end digital single lens reflex or mirrorless cameras will probably benefit
most from this two-part course.

Part 1: Thursday, July 16, 12:30 PM to 2 PM
Part 2: Friday, July 17, 12:30 PM to 2 PM

$45 members/$50 non-members

Announcing the Photography with Thom Williams class series. These classes are presented in collaboration with the Arts Center of the Capital Region.


with Thom Williams

In the initial class students will review images on the topic; the instructor will do a demo of the technique allowing students to ask any questions along the way. Students will leave the session equipped with the knowledge to complete the homework assignment of creating their own image ready to return in the second session to discuss their experience and their results.

June 24 & 29; 6 – 7:30pm

$55 members/$60 non-members


with Thom Williams

Students should come to class with a solid understanding of the exposure triangle and the appropriate use of shutter speed, aperture and ISO to create images. This class is for students to begin to create images with compositional rules in mind to maximize the aesthetic strength of their images. Classes will consist of a daily topic which students will then put in to practice in an out of class assignment that will be reviewed in the following class. This class is preparation for “Intermediate Photography”

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 23, 25, 30, and July 2; 8-9:30pm

$75 members/$80 nonmembers


Join us for a weekly online open critique session! Register here to have your work included; you will be assigned a slot (if you’re unable to attend your assigned slot, please inform us and a new time will be found for you). Your work will be posted online for others to view and we will meet as a community each Thursday afternoon via Zoom to discuss each other’s work. 

Thursdays, April 16 – May 7 (with the possibility to extend): 1 – 3 pm.

Free to participate, suggested donation $10

Please note: if you would like to view (and review) others’ work but don’t want to share your own, the link to join online will be available on our website and posted on social media. 


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 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,