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    SPRING & SUMMER 2018

    Classes & WorkshopsSummer Camp for Kids!


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    OPEN STUDIOS / 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. 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:Session IMondays: 6:30pm - 9:30pmApril 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7$60 for members / $75 for non-membersSession IIMondays: 6:30pm - 9:30pmMay 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18, 25$60 for members / $75 for non-membersSaratoga Arts Open Studio Session run throughout the whole year, even in the summer!Summer Session I:

    July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13$60 for members / $75 for non-membersSummer Session II: August 20, 27, September 10, 17, 24$50 for members / $65 for non membersDid you know the Open Studio has a website?"


    Amy comes to Saratoga Arts with experience in programming, design and marketing and in artmaking. As the Artist in Residence and Instructor for the Saratoga Clay Arts Center she

    developed classes and workshops for the childrens program taught adult ceramics classes and ran the Schact Art Gallery. Her work since has included a position as the Education Assistant at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, as an Art Assistant to 3-D artist Beth Cavener and as a freelance designer for local favorite, Farmers Hardware. As an artist, she has shown work both locally and in Montana and even had an animation she worked on air during the Super Bowl. Amys ideas and enthusiasm for expanding upon the existing foundation of our education program will be a wonderful asset to Saratoga Arts - I think once you meet Amy, youll find her enthusiasm for community arts to be contagious!"Beginning April 2, 2018, Amy will be the contact for all things Education related including, adult classes and workshops, summer camp, and teaching and modeling opportunities. You can reach Amy at or at 518-584-4132 ext 201. Please, dont be afraid to stop by and say hello!""""Tanya TobiasAssociate Director

    drawing by Emerald Cross

  • FIND YOUR PERSPECTIVEWith Katherine McDowell

    When drawing, do your still life objects wobble or tilt out of the page? Do your interior spaces appear shallow? Learn to achieve solidity and depth in spacial object relationships through six simple lessons covering elliptical and rectangular shapes and both one and two point perspective. For this class,

    please bring: one pad white drawing paper 14 x 17, 24 pages, two pencils - hard and soft (ie. 3B and 3H), an eraser, and an 18 ruler.Wednesdays, 10am - 12pmApril 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23$80 for members / $90 for not-yet members"THE NUDE "

    With Corey PitkinThe practice of drawing the nude model from life has been a cornerstone of artistic development for centuries. Join artist and instructor Corey Pitkin as he peels back the mystique of this scholarly tradition. Using the media of your

    choice students will be guided through the process of developing a composition, capturing the gesture, determining proportions, and describing the underlying structure and anatomy from a live nude model. After a morning demonstration students will be given one-on-one guidance to bring their artwork to a finish. A supply list for this class can be found on our website.Saturday, June 30, 2018: 10am - 4pm$80 for members / $90 for not-yet members


    This course is a continuation of Pastel for Beginners. Students will learn to interpret more complex subjects, explore contemporary directions in drawing, and continue to develop a mastery of technique. There is also more emphasis on originality and the development of a personal style. Students will further develop their skills and abilities, and be encouraged to

    find increasingly creative solutions for a wide range of different types of projects. Supplies: Please bring non-oil pastels, a kneaded eraser, masking tape and several sheets of paper to each class. "Tuesdays: 10am - 12pm

    April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29$90 for members / $100 for non-members""SHARPENING YOUR SKILLS"With Tom OBrien

    A course offering one on one guidance for all subjects: portrait, figure, landscape, still life, or just your imagination styles: realistic to abstract and media: pencil, pen, pastel, paint or lap top. You will find, regardless of subject, style or medium, understanding values (light and

    dark), hue and chroma, design and composition are essentially the same for any work of art. Come with the medium you prefer, reference for your subject if that applies and sharpen your skills."Wednesdays, 7pm - 9pmMay 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6$80 for members / $90 for not-yet members "



    with Robert OBrien

    This workshop will focus on the many moods and facets of painting water in the watercolor medium and to learn techniques from rendering a simple reflective puddle to a swift

    moving mountain stream and everything in between. Foreshortening and the ability to suggest a flat plane will be taught when painting a meandering river or a lake. Water provides the artist with an endless variety of interpretations given its reflective qualities as well as its restlessness. The class will start with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. A critique will be offered at the end of the class. Reference photos will be provided and students are encouraged to bring their own as well. A complete supply list can be found at our website -"Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    10am - 4pm

    $125 for members / $135 for non-members


    Working from a live model students will receive instruction on achieving a likeness and creating the illusion of depth. This full day workshop will start with an oil painting demonstration in the morning and allow participants to work from the model with one-on-one

    instructor guidance in the afternoon. All mediums and all skill levels welcome. Oil painters, please bring: oil paints - at least a red, a blue, a yellow and a white, a 11x14 or larger canvas or panel, a mix of brushes (the larger the better), odorless mineral spirits or other oil painting medium(no turpentine), a palette, and palette knife; pastelists, please bring assorted pastels, multiple sheets of colored, textured paper, a kneaded eraser, and masking tape. "Saturday, May 20, 2018: 10am - 4pm$80 for members / $90 for non-members""""

    SKETCHING YOUR HOMETOWN"with Carolyn Justice

    In this class, students will tour different areas of Saratoga Springs and record quick impressions of beautiful spring flora, indoor and outdoor architecture, street scenes and gardens. Sketching provides a wonderful way to keep records of travel or ideas for future paintings. Please bring a small sketchbook, fine tip marker and folding chair. A travel watercolor set is optional. First class will meet at The Arts Center. Students will receive a schedule of meeting places at the first class.

    Fridays: 10am - 12pmApril 27, May 4, 11, 18 $65 for members / $75 for non-members


    GET READY FOR OUR...10 x 10 Community Exhibition with Takeyce Walter

    Experience the power of art on a small scale, with artist Takeyce Walter, in this relaxed, fun workshop. Focusing on images, forms, shapes, color and a variety of painting techniques used when painting on a smaller scale, students

    will complete a 10 x 10 painting. Students can work in oils and/or pastels for this workshop. A complete supply list can be found at our website - This workshop is open to students of all levels and no experience with pastels or oils is required! Students are encouraged to submit their completed work for inclusion in our exciting summer show!

    Sunday, April 29, 2018: 10am - 3pm$70 for members / $80 for non-members "BEGINNER'S LEVEL OIL PAINTING"With Takeyce WalterIf you have ever wanted to try oil painting, or haven't been painting for some time, and just don't know where to start this is the class for you. The focus of this workshop will be on how to compose a painting, choosing and mixing colors, and students will learn about a variety of different brushwork and application techniques. Students and Instructor will work from a still life for this class. Takeyce will also demonstrate her process for creating river and landscape scenes. Students will also do the same from reference photos provided. Instructor demonstrations, critiques and one-on-one attention will be offered. Sunday, June 24, 2018: 10am - 3pm$70 for members / $80 for non-members


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