Classes & Events

Class descriptions follow; registration links are after the descriptions.
The Art School is pleased to offer the following classes. 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 .



January and February 2022 Art Classes and Workshops

Winter Classes: Week of January 24 – week of February 21, 2022

Drawing, Painting and More

Drawing Through Still-Life with David LeSako – DATE CHANGE February 7 – March 7

Mondays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. February 7 to March 7
$196 non-members and $167 members

This class will make drawing fun and accessible for anyone and is essential for developing drawing skills. This class will take you through shading, shadowing, and the use of color while drawing from the still life and various objects. Students will have opportunities to use pencil, charcoal and color pencils. By the end of this class you will have gained new drawing skills and techniques. The class is open to beginners and intermediates and is limited in size.

Suggested supply list:

A medium – large size good quality drawing pad, a variety of drawing pencils, charcoal, color pencils, kneaded eraser


Pastels in Winter with Tia Maggio

Mondays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. January 17 – January 31
$119 non-members and $101 members

There are subtleties of color in winter trees and landscapes Exploring pastels as a medium, we will draw frosty trees in light and shadow, and create winter forest-scapes through the play of light and the long dark shadows that you see this time of year. This class is limited in size.

Suggested supply list:

A small box of chalk pastels, assorted Mi-Tientes pastel paper 12″x16″ ish..


Black and White into Color with Tia Maggio

Mondays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. February 14 – February 28
$119 non-members and $101 members

In this class, participants will learn about the varied pencil grades from soft to hard and while doing so create your own value strip which will lead to drawing in this studio setting. Through this hands-on exploration you will gain a better understanding of how to use all the blacks, whites and greys and in between, while you draw from still life during class. One object will be drawn in color as the “star” through the use of color pencils. This class is limited in size.

Suggested supply list:

18″x24″ drawing paper pad, a range of soft to hard graphite pencils, kneaded eraser


Finding Your Creativity with Karen Martin

Wednesdays, 10:30 – 1:00 p.m. February 2 – February 23
$180 non-members and $154 members

A series of classes aimed to reignite the artistic self you either lost as a child or would like to develop today. In a fast, fun non judgmental space, we’ll laugh and learn together as we explore your creativity. The elements of color, form, line, shape, space, texture and value will be springboards into fun and self discovery for making drawings, paintings and collage. An array of materials will be available for you to use as you nurture your creative process. This class is limited in size.


Coil Basketry with Danimarie Jones

Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. January 28 and February 4
$129 non-members and $110 members

Learn how to weave a coil-basket from start to finish. Traditional materials using jute rope and embroidery thread will be utilized to create your original piece. Coil baskets are functional as well as aesthetic, works of art. The process of creating this basket is time honored. This class is limited in size. All materials included.


Brush Making with Tim Ebneth

Friday, February 11 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
$83 non-members and $71 members

This workshop will be an exploration into making one of a kind brushes and has its roots in many global cultures. You will create your brushes by using found objects and everyday materials. These brushes as functional tools will then be used during the class to make abstract art on various types of paper and surfaces. Open to all levels, no prior art experience needed. This class is limited in size.

Some Basic Tools and Paints are needed

Assorted wire, Glue, Hot Glue, Plier, Wire Snips, Scissors, Acrylic paint, House paint , Ink, Pads of large paper – 18×24 or larger, Rolls of paper, Containers for paints/Ink

Supplies for Brushes – Think Outside the Box!

Handles, Driftwood, Old paint brush handles or new ones that can be deconstructed, Twigs / Sticks, Dowel rods cut to size – I have used my old paint stirring sticks, Bamboo – cut to size,

Brush Heads:

String – Thread, Raffia, Plastic cord for crafts, Leaves – Grass, Mop head, Broom Bristles, Bubble wrap, Twigs,


Fabric, Yarn, Embroidery Thread, Wire, String, Cording


Creative Expression for the Birthing Person with Danimarie Jones

Saturdays, 10:00 to 11:30 p.m. January 29 – February 19
$119 non-members and $101 members

This class is designed as a creative gathering space for pregnant and post-partum (up to one year) individuals who are interested in art as a means to explore birth, parenthood and selfhood. In this class we will use a variety of media, as Danimarie Jones, artist and Doula, leads the participants through this exploration. (infants welcome, who are not as yet mobile). This class is limited in size.

Suggested supply list:

11×14 acrylic painting paper pad, Set of acrylic paints, Set of paint brushes, Palette, Hardbound sketchbook, Pen/pencil for writing, Student’s choice of colored pencils, drawing pens and/or markers


Abstract Portrait Class with Tim Ebneth – CLASS FILLED

Thursdays, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. January 20 – February 10
$222 non-members and $189 members

A lively class where you’ll learn to draw and paint abstract portraits through quick studies and warm up exercises. People in this class will depict ourselves as subjects along with the use of photographs and imagination to create your pieces. Tim encourages creative intuition, which helps to keep the work loose and expressive. Experimental materials will be used as well as acrylic paint, watercolor, collage and pastel. The class is open to all levels but some art experience is needed. This class is limited in size.

Suggested supply list:

Paper Pad – Canson XL 18×24” or 12×18”, 11×15”  Watercolor pad 140 lb. – 30 sheets (not spiral). Blick, Amazon, Michaels.
Acrylic Paint – 4 oz. tubes  – Blick Studio Set of 6
Palette Knife – Lg. offset spatula for mixing paint
Pencils – Kneaded Eraser – 2B, 4B. Woodless pencils
Gel or Liquid Medium – Please Matte only no Gloss
Chip Brushes – Hardware stores ¼” up to 2” – Lowes, H Depot, Ocean State Job Lot. They are raw wood brush handles with a bristle end used by house painters.
Paint Brushes  – Round brushes are most versatile. Size 8,10 brush.
Painters Tape – 1’’ or 2” – Hardware stores.
Foam Core Board / Foam Board – 20×30”
Paper Palette Pad – 12×16” – Paper plates for a palette
Scissors,  2 Large plastic containers for water, Roll of Paper towels


The Art of Handstitching – Abstract Fabric Collage with Linda McNutt

Saturdays, 12:30 – 4 p.m February 19 and February 26
$137 non-members and $117 members

What is fiber art? Is it stitched or woven? Flat or sculptural? Quilted, knitted, dyed? Textile Art often takes on a personal meaning beyond the literal use of the materials. In this class we will be taking a meditative and intuitive approach to hand stitching and using needle and thread as an artistic medium. We will learn basic stitch techniques, and make small sewn works using textiles, found objects, and stitching as mark-making, for a piece of personal expression. This class is limited in size.

Suggested supply list:

Needles – Crewel Embroidery (suggest #5, #3)
Fabric scissors, embroidery scissors
Ruler – (suggest clear plastic gridded ruler)
Threads: Embroidery floss, in black, white, and assorted colors
Fabric marking pen or pencil
(1) piece solid cotton or cotton blend fabric 12”x18” as backing fabric
Selection of fabrics or scraps, generally natural fibers like cotton, linen, wool (Bring fabric pieces, mementos, ephemera that have meaning to you)
Beads and beading needle, yarns, netting, cheesecloth (optional)



Photo Composition Course with Gerald Seligman

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. January 27 and February 3 via Zoom
$83 non-members and $70 members

The single-most important route to great photography is composition. It’s not the camera, it’s your eye. Come with whatever you have. From smartphone to film to digital, from amateur to pro model, composition remains the same — and knowing how it works will change the way you look at the world through a lens. In the first session we will examine scores of photos to flesh out the various ways of seeing, showing how each of the principals mentioned above apply to the best of them. We’ll end the session with your own ‘favorite’ photos, ones you took and sent in when you signed up for the course. You’ll be amazed how many followed the rules we’ll be exploring.

For an assignment the class will be asked to send in more photos – or take new ones – that apply specifically to the rules of composition we’ve discussed. The second session will cover the two remaining topics – portraiture and storytelling and then go over the photos the class has taken, discussing how they follow the rules of composition and sum up the lessons.

Just two classes and you’ll be amazed at how much your photography will improve.


Art History

Behind the Celestial Enchantment: The Private Self and Public Art of Andy Warhol with Carol Salus Ph.D.

Tuesday, February 1 from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. via Zoom
$15 non-members and $13 members

Andy Warhol was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. He is preeminently identified with Pop Art, a movement he helped originate, and his first fully achieved paintings, rendered in a style mimicking the crude printing processes of newspaper reproduction, were based on imagery from comic strips and grocery products. We will look at the famous artist’s early years in Pittsburgh and the various problems he encountered. Warhol, talented and ambitious, associated with beautiful people and created stunning works of art. Our discussion will hopefully lead to a better understanding of the works and the man behind the glitz and glamour.


Pollock-Krasner House Virtual Tour with Education Coordinator, Joyce Raimondo

January 25 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. via Zoom
$14 non-members and $12 members

Joyce Raimondo will virtually guide our audience through Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s home and studio — a national landmark in East Hampton, New York. Participants will discover creative ways Pollock and Krasner expressed their feelings with paint. Explore the art displayed throughout their home and the barn studio filled with paint splatters — evidence of their masterpieces.


Young at Art

BookARTS with Tia Maggio for 7 – 11 year olds

Sunday, February 13 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
$52 non-members or $45 members

Making your own accordion book is about discovering how pages are put together and how to create the images on them. In this class participants will create their own book and pages and create a unique heart on each page, some could be painterly, collage or stenciled. American Artist Jim Dine, known for his artwork representing hearts, will be the featured artist to learn about. This is a super fun class! This class is limited in size and all materials included.


Art As Experience with Tim Ebneth for 8 – 12 year olds

Tuesdays 3:45 to 5: 30 p.m. January 18 – February 15, 5 weeks
$225 non-members or $192 members OR

Saturdays 12:45 – 2:30 p.m. January 22 – February 12 4 weeks
$180 non-members or $153 members

Join us as ”Young at Art” students explore art through creative hands-on processes, while having fun. Opportunities for expressive explorations through both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art making, will include painting, drawing, collage and clay. All materials included. This class is limited in size.


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