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 .


Oil Painting with H.M. Saffer

Tuesdays August 3, 10 & 17 9:00 – 12:00pm $165

Whether you’re new to painting in oils or are looking to develop your techniques and insights with this expressive medium, this class is for you.  Studio work will offer you many unique opportunities for honing your skills for both beginners and experienced students . Students will study the composition of landscape painting, emphasizing space, depth, and the concepts of foreground, middle ground and background. Students then create their own landscapes using principles of landscape composition. The instructor will help you with various techniques to enhance your painting. Join us with H.M. Saffer for this painting class. His work is exhibited around the world.  All levels welcome.


Expressive Arts with Karen Martin

Wednesdays August 11 and 25 2:00 – 4:00pm $40

Join us in this expressive arts class as students discover creative approaches to use media on paper. Materials will be available for your creative explorations. The theme is geared toward sparking creativity through the arts and enjoyment through process.


Abstract Still Life with Tim Ebneth

Thursdays August 12, 19 and 26 1:30 – 4:30pm $165

In this plein air class, you will work from large still life, installments set upon a bucolic backdrop…….this is not your typical still life class! Explorations into mixed media such as acrylic, collage, pastels and graphite will be emphasized through composition, expressive style and abstraction. All levels welcome.


Landscape drawing in pencil and/or pastel with David Lesako

Mondays August 16 and 23 10:00 – 12:30pm $95

Join David on location at Hudson River Park, as you learn to capture the landscape, including the Hudson River. By using drawing in pencil and/or pastel, you will develop skills using these basic supplies so that wherever you are, you may bring this into your life. Open to all levels.


Exploring Space in Landscape Drawing with Gary Finelli

Saturday, August 14 9:30 – 12:30 $50

In this concentrated class, students will learn to see parts of a landscape in terms of the positive and negative space. Understanding these concepts allows the artist to both emphasize and eliminate parts to achieve the desired results which, in the end, is a more visually dramatic drawing.


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