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 .


November and December Art Classes 2021

Abstract Painting and Collage with Tim Ebneth

Thursdays, November 18, December 2, 9 & 16
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. $215

Explore abstract painting and collage where each class will begin with drawing and painting warm ups, demonstrations and discussions. Individual creativity and finding your own voice is a focus. Acrylic painting and drawing techniques, as well as opportunities for various mixed media such as collage, gouache and watercolor and how to use them in your paintings will be a part of this class. By the end of the course students will develop a body of paintings, collages, drawings and mixed media works on paper. This course is open to all levels but some experience is helpful.


The Fundamentals of Drawing Through Still Life with David Lesako

Mondays, November 29, December 6 & 13
10:00 – 12:00   $115

This class will make drawing fun and accessible for anyone and is essential for developing drawing skills. This class will take you through drawing “solids” which will lead to exploring the eternal Still Life. Students will learn through a series of exercises designed to promote ease, for understanding one and two point perspectives. By the end of this class you will have gained new drawing skills and techniques.


Coil Basketry with Danimarie Jones
Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7
12:00 – 3:00  $125

Learn how to weave a coil-basket from start to finish. Traditional methods and materials will be utilized to create your own original piece. Coil baskets found in indigenous arts around the world are functional as well as aesthetic works of art. The process of creating this basket is time honored. All materials included.


Brush Making / Mark Making with Tim Ebneth

Saturday and Sunday, November 13 & 14
12:00 – 3:00   $ 125

Carrying on the art making traditions of cave -peoples through their use of sticks, bones and leaves, and with the Egyptians use of crushed reeds and animal hair…..  today we have all forms of tools for art making. Tools were viewed as holy objects that carried magical powers in making pictures and marks. This workshop will be an exploration in making one of a kind brushes and tools created by using found and everyday materials. Your hand made objects can be used to create your own magical stories. The first day will be focused on making your brushes and tools and on the the second day the tools will be used to make abstract art on various types of paper. Open to all levels, no prior art experience needed.


Art by the Yard: Printmaking and Dyeing with Sayzie Carr

Saturday and Sunday, December 10 & 11
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.  $175

In this two day workshop, Sayzie will teach students to design and create an original repeat pattern and print on fabric and paper. Patterns are everywhere, and we will look at examples of all over designs and patterns in textiles and architecture throughout history. Using their own pattern, students will carve into a lino block and print onto natural, dyed fabric and paper  All materials included.



with Carol Salus Ph.D.
These classes are via Zoom, a link will be sent to you

Faith Ringgold: Art in Activism
Tuesday, November 9
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.  $20

Faith Ringgold is a leader for the Black people and women’s rights. Her art is comprised of paintings, sculptures, and quilts. She has, in addition, written and illustrated 20 children’s books. Her thought-provoking work raises awareness of racial issues in our country through the lens of  art. Her work is in the collections of the Met, Whitney, MoMA, Guggenheim, Harvard Art Museums, and Boston Museum of Fine Arts. She is the recipient of more than 75 awards including the Coretta King Award for the best illustrated children’s book.


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