Classes

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CAPTURING LANDSCAPE in WATERCOLOR, with David Lesako
Saturday, February 22 & 29, 1 to 4 pm. $100

Bring some light and life to your soul with a landscape watercolor painting class. Students will work on simple compositions emphasizing drawing, perspective, and value, working in wet and dry methods. Learn more about David at www.davidlesakoart.com. All levels.

Register and pre-pay using the links below. Payment can also be made by cash or check the day of the class. We welcome your questions at artschoolcolco@gmail.com, subject line Classes, and look forward to seeing you at the School.

 

ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE PAINTING, with Tim Ebneth
Thursday February 13, 20 and 27, 11 am to 2 pm. $150 all three sessions

This class explores the abstraction of representational landscape images. The class will work with acrylic paint and learn various paint techniques, examination of shapes, textures and color. All levels. Learn why Tim’s students describe him as “inspiring”; and “makes the process seem simple but with profound results.”

Register and pre-pay using the links below. Payment can also be made by cash or check the day of the class. We welcome your questions at artschoolcolco@gmail.com, subject line Classes, and look forward to seeing you at the School.

 

COLLAGE AS DAILY JOURNAL, with Tim Ebneth
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 11 am to 2 pm. $160 for all sessions; $45 each

Through layering and combining papers, paint, prints, photos, and ephemera, collage encompasses storytelling and autobiography. If 2020 is a year to explore where you are and where you’re going in the world, this class will be revealing. Creative, freeing, and eye-opening. All levels.

Register and pre-pay using the links below. Payment can also be made by cash or check the day of the class. We welcome your questions at artschoolcolco@gmail.com, subject line Classes, and look forward to seeing you at the School.

 

PORTRAIT DRAWING, with Gary Finelli
Saturday, March 7, 10 am to 1 pm. $50

There’s nothing more intimate than a portrait. Learn how to approach the subject and use pencil drawing techniques to bring the portrait to life. Gary has been on the faculty of the Art School since its founding, and was a teacher in the Hudson School system for many years. His students praise his attention and ability to bring out new talents in them.

Register and pre-pay using the links below. Payment can also be made by cash or check the day of the class. We welcome your questions at artschoolcolco@gmail.com, subject line Classes, and look forward to seeing you at the School.

 

SPRING WARMUP: Techniques for Sketching & Painting Outdoors, with Jean Mackay
Saturday, April 18, 1:30-4:30 pm. $65

Capture the beauty of spring’s emerging magnificence by working directly from nature. Using a combination of ink, watercolor, and colored pencil, students will learn techniques for sketching outside and head outdoors for part of the class, weather depending, to practice them. The class will continue indoors with spring flowers and plants. Jean has a following, so sign up fast!

Register and pre-pay using the links below. Payment can also be made by cash or check the day of the class. We welcome your questions at artschoolcolco@gmail.com, subject line Classes, and look forward to seeing you at the School.

 

LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING, with HM Saffer
Thursdays, April 16, 23 and 30; and May 7, 14, and 21. 10 am to 1 pm. $150 for 3 weeks; $300 for 6 weeks.

An amazing 6-week immersive course taught by an upstate icon. Check out his bio at hmsaffer.com to understand what a gift this course will be for your work as a painter.

Register and pre-pay using the links below. Payment can also be made by cash or check the day of the class. We welcome your questions at artschoolcolco@gmail.com, subject line Classes, and look forward to seeing you at the School.

 

HOW ARTISTS USE COLOR, with Maj Kalfus
Saturday, May 2, 9 am to 12 noon. $60

Color has a profound effect on the viewer. Explore how and why in this class that will experiment with the elements of color: warm, cool, primary, complementary, analogous, and even neutral colors.

Register and pre-pay using the links below. Payment can also be made by cash or check the day of the class. We welcome your questions at artschoolcolco@gmail.com, subject line Classes, and look forward to seeing you at the School.
PHOTO COMPOSITION — Three Sessions to Vastly Better Pictures, with Gerald Seligman
Saturday, June 6, 10 am to noon; Saturday, June 13, 10 am to 1 pm; and Saturday, June 20, 10 am to noon. $180

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. And the result.

In the first session we will work indoors examining scores of photos to flesh out the various ways of seeing, showing how each of these principals apply to the best of them. We’ll end the session with your own ‘favorite’ photos, one you took and one you found online, and sent in when you signed up for the course. You’ll be amazed how many followed the rules we’ll be exploring.

The second session begins with a quick refresher and then a few hours out shooting in and around the School, working to apply the varied rules of composition. In the first 15 minutes, we’ll all stand together with the teacher showing how to go about analyzing a scene for how best to frame the photo. The rest of the time you’ll be on your own finding the photos you want to take.

At home, students will select their 2 favorite photos from the shooting, and send them in so that in the final session we will project the results and each student will explain what made the cut and why. As a class, we will note how many followed ’the rules.’

Gerald Seligman has been a photographer since he was a kid, with many photos published in magazines, on album covers and exhibited in galleries. His work can be seen on https://www.instagram.com/geraldseligman.photo/

Register and pre-pay using the links below. Payment can also be made by cash or check the day of the class. We welcome your questions at artschoolcolco@gmail.com, subject line Classes, and look forward to seeing you at the School.

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