Classes

Welcome! Here is the line-up of plein air classes being offered in July and into August at the Art School of Columbia County. Please note that NYS guidelines for safety during COVID will be strictly enforced, including wearing masks, social distancing, use of hand sanitizer, and more. For the complete guidelines, or if you have any questions, please email artschoolcolco@gmail.com.
Register and pre-pay using the links below. Payment can also be made by cash or check the day of the class.

 

CAPTURING SKIES & LANDSCAPE in WATERCOLOR
with David Lesako

Tuesday July 14, 21, and 28, 10 am to 1 pm.  $120
Columbia County skies are some of the most beautiful in the world. Summer is a great time to take them in and really try to capture them. Watercolor is a great medium for this. Join David to explore techniques to capture the magic of the sky and the landscape. All levels.

 

UNDERSTANDING COMPOSITION for BETTER PHOTOS WITH ANY CAMERA, with Gerald Seligman
Wednesday, July 15 and 22 (2 hours each online, 4 to 6 pm), and Saturday, July 18 (outdoors photographing at the School, 4 to 7 pm) $120

The single most important route to great photography is composition. It’s not the camera, it’s your eye. Come with whatever camera 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. And the result. Two classes will be by Zoom, with one class on the grounds of the School.

 

ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE PAINTING II, with Tim Ebneth
July 9, 16, and 23. Thanks to the strong interest in this class, the second session is full. Please email artschoolcolco@gmail.com to be put on a waiting list.

 

TECHNIQUES for SKETCHING & PAINTING TREES, with Jean Mackay
Saturday August 1, 9:30-12:30 pm. $60
With one class on the School grounds under her belt, Jean was impressed with the variety and beauty of the trees there. Her next class will provide techniques for sketching and painting the complexity and simplicity of trees in pencil, pen, watercolor, and colored pencil.

 

FIGURE DRAWING in NATURE, with Gary Finelli
Saturday, August 8, 9 am to noon. $50
No, the class won’t be working from a nude en plein air at the School, but there will be a person taking up poses of different types and for different amounts of time in various places on the grounds. Gary will offer an hour of instruction before students work with the model(s). Bring a sketch book, drawing supplies of your choosing, and a comfortable chair. All levels.

 

YANTRA DRAWING & MEDITATION, with Melissa Forbes
Monday, July 13, 5 to 7 pm  $25
If you need a mental and emotional “time out,” this class is for you! After an introduction to Yantra (a Tantric Path), there will be guided coloring of the Yantra, along with some chanting and meditation. Melissa will take students on the path of the Goddess Durga, said to help one’s inner power to deal with any situation. Learn more about Melissa at her website, www.melissaforbes.net. The Yantra pattern will be emailed to registered students along with a list of materials needed. The workshop will be offered via Zoom.

Register and pre-pay using the links below. Payment can also be made by cash or check the day of the class.

 

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