Nurture learning, creativity, and community through the visual arts

Since its founding in 2012, the Art School of Columbia County has been housed in an historic schoolhouse building and is located on a bucolic landscape, with studio spaces and a gallery inside. Our mission is guided by supporting artistic expression for youth, teens and adults while serving people from diverse, socio-economic backgrounds. Through our work in education and the visual arts, we do not discriminate on any level with regard to people’s abilities to participate. Our work welcomes you here and also brings us locally and regionally, wherever you are….. we look forward to seeing you.


We offer year-round art programming for youth, teens and adults with a wide range of art classes and workshops, from several weeks to weekend long. We hope you’ll discover a variety of options to fulfill your interests and creative pursuits.

Children’s Summer Art, 2024: Paint, Draw and More

Summer 2024: Paint, Draw and More for ages 8-12

This is a full day art program, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The entire art studio building has been reserved for these weeks of Paint, Draw and More to offer children a supportive and creative environment (the building has central AC) and of course there’s the beauty of ASCC’s outdoor landscape for plein-air artwork as well.

For ages 8 – 12 years

Weeks of August 5 or August 12

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Gallery and ASCC News

Retro-perspective: Paintings by Jeffrey L. Neumann

Free Opening Reception Saturday, May 18 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., with Artist Talk
On display May 18 – June 21

Gallery open Modays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Please email  for more hours

Artist’s Statement
“I create deeply personal work that speaks about the soul of America. I have spent a great deal of time on the road. The paintings I make are distilled from that experience. Although there is an aspect of cultural anthropology in my work, I must feel a profound personal connection with my subject. This emotional response is what I try to convey through my paintings. I’m seeking to evoke a certain mood through the limitations of paint”.

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Jeff Neumann spent his childhood in New Mexico, California, and Massachusetts. Although he lives in
Upstate New York, the Southwest continues to inspire his art. He visits as often as he can. He uses his
photos from road trips as references for his oil and watercolor paintings

Modern Farming in Columbia County

Opening Exhibition Reception for Modern Farming in Columbia County with artist interview: Andrew Pellettieri 
Saturday, July 13 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., please join us….all are welcome.
Andrew Pellettieri is a Hudson Valley artist.  Pellettieri brings to us the largesse of the American landscape by closing in on minimalist scenes of  our surrounding agricultural community.

ASCC acknowledges the generous support of The Spark of Hudson



“I am so happy I have found this pocket of creativity in the county!”

— ASCC student


“Learning at ASCC has brought me JOY and expanded my painterly vision. Thanks so much.”

— ASCC student


“Great school, great teachers, great instructor, great ambiance, great location.”

— ASCC student


“I want to thank ASCC for helping me do something I wouldn’t have been able to do.”

— ASCC scholarship recipient


“I enjoyed myself so much. I would definitely take another class here. I loved the atmosphere.”

— ASCC student


“Thank you for encouraging art!”

— ASCC student


“We are lucky to have this place.”

— ASCC student

We’re part of the community

Through consistently dynamic programming both at the Art School of Columbia County and in schools, libraries, and community centers throughout the County, ASCC has sought to enrich and serve the lives of its diverse populations.

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