Classes & Events

Class descriptions follow; registration links are after the descriptions.
The Art School is pleased to offer the following classes online via Zoom. Please register and pay using the links below (scroll past the descriptions) or send a check payable to ASCC and mailed to 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY 12075. Thank you. Any questions email .

Join Maj Kalfus for “Let’s Face It”
Friday, April 2, 1 to 2 pm via ZOOM. $25
Develop a likeness using caricature techniques. Learn how to draw a face emphasizing a person’s distinguishing features and personality. Portraiture with a sense of humor. No experience necessary. Drawing pad, dark pencil, eraser, soft pastels or oil pastels.

Join Tim Ebneth for Collage + Mixed Media
Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 12:30 to 2:30 pm via ZOOM. $140 for all
Collage integrates paint, handmade surfaces, found objects, photos, fabrics, and other mediums to create layered meaning in an artwork. Students will develop their creative ideas and technical skills through their own work and that of other collage artists. Collage is a great medium for autobiographical work and storytelling. All levels.

Join Maj Kalfus for Organize By Color
Friday, April 16, 1 to 2 pm via ZOOM. $25
Learn how to choose colors to complement your work and express your creative aspirations. The class will look at some of the color choices made by prominent artists and some of the basic color techniques used. We will look at the color wheel and color groupings and apply these theories in practice. All levels. Drawing pad, pencil, soft pastels or oil pastels at least 12 colors or more in box. Purchase a small color wheel if possible.

Join Tim Ebneth for Botanical Abstract Painting + Mixed Media
Tuesdays, April 13, 20 and 27, 1:30 to 3:30 pm via ZOOM. $105 for all
Explore all aspects of nature, both real and fantasy, through abstract painting and mixed media. Students will explore ways of seeing and expressing botanicals through an abstract lens using acrylics, with suggestions for mixed media exploration. All levels.

Join Gary Finelli for Drawing a Landscape with Design Concepts
Tuesday, April 20, 3 to 4:30 pm via ZOOM. $25
Learn to apply design concepts to capturing a landscape. Using examples of famous artworks, students will learn how to see sections of a landscape that would make a particularly interesting design. Enhance a landscape by considering parts to eliminate or enhance and exaggerate sections. Students will be drawing a view out of their window during class, and are encouraged to do the same drawing prior to the class so they can see the difference.

Join Maj Kalfus for Shades of Gray
Friday, April 30, 1 to 2 pm via ZOOM. $25
Explore the use of values using graphite pencil to create the sense of form and light. We will explore the use of values from light to dark to and create monochromatic compositions using simple objects.Drawing pad, graphite pencil #8 and #9, kneaded eraser, smudge stick.

Join Maj Kalfus for an Artist Talk
Monday, April 26, 6 to 7:30 pm via ZOOM. $5
The Art School is delighted to have Maj as one of its long-time faculty. Her students consistently rave about her instruction and influence on their work. This is an opportunity to get to know Maj better. She will discuss and review her growth as an artist, her exploration of different mediums, her inspirations, and more. There will be a set time for questions and answers.

Join Each Other for the Art Book Discussion Group. This Month’s Selection is SELF PORTRAIT, by Celia Paul
Tuesday, April 27, 6:30 to 8 pm via ZOOM. Free
“I loved the painter Celia Paul’s memoir Self Portrait. It’s fascinating for its account of her long-term lover Lucian Freud…but it’s also painfully honest on what it means to be a woman who puts art first, no matter what.” (review by Olivia Laing of the New Statesman) Buy the book at the Chatham Bookstore for a 10% discount.



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