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 April 18- May 23, 2023


$165 member/ $180 non-member

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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.

    Award winning artist, Lisa David was born in upstate New York, spending much of her childhood camping in the Adirondack Mountains. A child of the sixties and seventies with a suburban family a tad dysfunctional, she revisits playful vintage subjects with a strong use of color. See more of her work at Lisa David Fine Art

      Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:30pm

      April 26 - May 17, 2023

      $140 member/ $160 non-member

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      Spring Landscape in Watercolor: ONLINE
      Instructor: Robert O'Brien

      After a long winter, the world awakens to the vibrant colors of spring in its natural splendor. In this course, students will learn to paint a beautiful spring Northeastern landscape of the from the comfort of their own home.  Composition and Values will be emphasized. The first day will begin with a demonstration by the instructor. The class will paint on the second day. A critique will be held at the end of the session. This class is open to all levels with some watercolor experience suggested. A materials list is available upon request.

       A zoom link will be emailed a few days prior to the workshop. 

      An award-winning watercolorist, Robert O’Brien has been painting in the watercolor medium for over fifty years. Since moving to Vermont in 1977, he has focused his work on landscape and architectural studies. Vermont, with its distinct four-season climate, provides the artist with a wealth of subject matter and ever-changing light effects.

      Thursday June 15 and Friday June 16, 2023

      10:00AM - 1:00PM

      $135 member/ $150 non-member



      Instructor: Ezra Posner

      From concept to creation, learn the process of writing and finish the class with a complete short story. We will learn how to cultivate ideas, and what it takes to develop those ideas into a finished piece through outlines and workshopping.

      The class is suitable for both beginner and intermediate level learners. Teens and adults welcome.

      Ezra Posner holds his BFA in Film and Television.

      Wednesdays April 19 - May 17, 2023

      1:00pm - 3:00pm

      $125 member/ $140 non-member

      POETRY: The Creative Fire of Folklore

      Instructor: Susan Comninos

      This is 2-day poetry workshop, "The Creative Fire of Folklore." It pairs present-day auditory observations with old family sayings, showing how the past informs or intrudes on the present. The course uses Carolyn Forche's poem "The Morning Baking." 

      Susan Comninos is a widely published writer and author of a debut book of poems, "Out of Nowhere" (SFA/Texas A&M, 2022). Her individual poems have appeared in the Harvard Review Online, Rattle, The Common, Prairie Schooner and North American Review, among others.

      Saturdays 12:30pm - 2:00pm

      April 29 and May 6

      $58 member/ $65 non-member


      WEAVING with Studio Time

      Instructor: Nancy Sharples

      For both the beginner and experienced weaver, this class focuses on the diversity of weaving techniques. Working floor 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.

      Classes: TBA

      Studio: The studio will be open for extra working time Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM starting TBA

      $160 member/ $175 non-member



      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 evenings are community studio sessions 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: Announced for each session

      Wednesday evenings 6:00 - 8:30

      Open studio canceled for March 29th. 

      March 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17 (no class Wed. April 12th)

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

      A minimum of 3 pre-session registrations are required to run a session.

      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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