Classes

Welcome! Here is the line-up of plein air classes being offered in September 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.

DRAWING AND MIXED MEDIA, ABSTRACT, with Tim Ebneth – FULL
This class draws and collages the landscape en plein air,  exploring combinations to create unique pieces that reflect impressions of the surroundings. All levels. Materials list provided upon registration.

WORKING WITH PASTELS, with David Lesako
Tuesday September 15, 22, and 29, 10 am to 1 pm.  $120
Pastels are a wonderful medium for rendering works that combine painterly and drawing effects. They’re a great way to learn about color while capturing impressions quickly. Classes will meet at different Columbia Land Conservancy areas to take in a variety of vistas. All levels.

WATERCOLOR, with Kelly Kynion – FULL
The Art School is delighted to welcome Kelly Kynion to instruct this class. Her instruction will build your quotidian powers of observation and recording. The art of sketching with watercolor (with or without ink – both will be explored) can be a fantastic medium to ‘see’ the beautiful and the mundane. Classes will help students build a habitual practice of seeing and sketching in watercolor as a way to enhance travel, as part of journaling, or to experience a subject more expressively than a snapshot. The second session will take place at Kelly’s property, about a mile from the School. All levels.

FIGURE DRAWING SATURDAYS!!
Saturday September 12 and 26 + October 3, 10 am to 12 noon. $10/session
The August figure drawing class was met with great enthusiasm, and we’ve received many requests for more classes, so we are thrilled to bring these sessions to the grounds of the School. There will be two models alternating Saturdays, and they will be clothed. They’ll do poses of varying times. No instruction provided. Bring all drawing and/or painting supplies you may need, along with a comfortable chair or stool. All levels.

UNDERSTANDING COMPOSITION for BETTER PHOTOS WITH ANY CAMERA, with Gerald Seligman
Tuesday, September 22 and 29 on Zoom (2 hours each online, 4 – 6 pm) and Saturday, September 26 (outdoors photographing 3-6 pm), $120
Back by popular demand!! 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 of the classes will be by Zoom with one class on the grounds of the School or a select location nearby.

 

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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