PLEIN~AIR art classes this summer at the Village of Athens waterfront. Classes begin July 14th and will run until September 22nd. We are offering morning classes during the summer and afternoon classes that will begin in September.

Join us for a beautiful, creative time in the Village of Athens next to the Hudson river. Most classes will be held outside at the Athens Waterfront Park at 2 Water Street, Athens, NY 12015 or other local locations (TBD).  Tables and Materials will be provided. *Please bring your own chair*.  *Gloves and Hand Sanitizer will be available*

Register & Pay online here

SESSION 2~JULY 21, 23, 28 & 30~ 9:00AM-11:00AM 

Nancy DeNicola- Drawing From Nature- Nancy will work with participants to learn to draw from observation and keenly observe the natural world around us.  She’ll make you fall in love with drawing and nature!  She has a kind and patient nature herself, and all will feel gratitude for participating in this class.  She will help you to build skills in truly seeing and transforming that to art work

$40 for seniors/students  

$60 for all others

http://www.nancydenicolo.com/


SESSION 3~AUGUST 11, 13, 18 & 20~9:00AM-11:30AM

E. S. DeSanna- Landscapes in Pastels-

Class 1 would start with specifics for painting outdoors with pastels, then a demonstration. Students would then make a start on their own piece, with individual input. Class 2 would be a demo on bringing the first piece to (near) completion, then students continuing work on their first piece. Class 3 would reinforce principles of working plein air, with demo, and start on 2nd painting. Class 4 would complete the second painting, then group compare & critique 1st and 2nd pieces.

$45 for seniors/students

$65 for adults

https://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/e/esdesanna/


WEDNY DONEY~ AUGUST 25 & 27 ~9:30AM-11:30AM

Wendy Doney will lead a two part Plein Air class at the Athens waterfront using acrylic paints.  This is a great class for beginners!

 $20.00 seniors/students 

$30.00 for all others

$20.00 seniors/students 

$30.00 for all others

 


Session 4~James Cramer~September 9/1, 9/9, 9/15, and 9/22 * SEPTEMBER CLASSES  with Jim Cramer ARE NOW CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION*

1:00-4:00pm

$80.00 Seniors and Students

$100.00 all Others

Supplies for Jim Cramer’s Sessions: Standing Easel and Chair, umbrella to attach to easel, a variety of brushes, mineral spirits and a screw top jar, anything you’d like to use for a palette, there are palette pads for instance, or traditional palettes.  The following paints in oils- Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue, Manganese Violet, Sap Green, Cadmium Red, Light Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Deep, and Burnt Sienna.There are many sets that you can get that have a lot of the colors listed. Arlene’s Artist Supply in Albany is a wonderful resource and extremely helpful!  They have curbside pick up.

 *Please bring your own chair*


POP-UP WEDNESDAYS ARE BACK!   All classes will be held outside at the Pavilion at the Athens Waterfront Park at 2 Water Street, Athens, NY  12015. Rain or Shine! Participants must wear a mask and follow all social distance protocols.  Tables and Materials will be provided. *Please bring your own chair*. *Gloves and Hand Sanitizer will be available*

CLASS SCHEDULE

JULY 15~6:00-8:00PM

Nancy DeNicolo- Creating your own nature journal -This serene, inspiring class will set you on a path to fall in love with the natural world all over again!  Join Nancy in a supportive, creative atmosphere and leave with your own beautiful handmade journal and some great advice on beginning to explore your surroundings with an artistic spirit. 

JULY 22~9:00-11:00AM

Wendy Doney-Surrealism is Unreal- Surrealism is an art form that creates the feeling of reality as well as being impossible!  Have fun creating easy surrealistic art works using black paint, and pastels and colored pencils.  Wendy will also be teaching a series of Plein Air classes in Acrylics on July 14th and 16th if you’d like to sign up before she runs out of space!

JULY 29~6:00-8:00PM

Concettina Calder- Drumming for Wellness

$10.00 for Seniors & Students

$20.00 for all Others

Materials $10.00 all classes

Drumming Pop Up~ no material fee!

In this workshop you will learn the positive effects of sound vibration on the mind body and spirit as per scientific studies. Concettina will get everyone playing some upbeat rhythms and maybe even get you dancing if the spirit moves you . We’ll wind things down with meditative drumming accompanied by singing bowls, various chimes, rain sticks and gong. Concettina promises that no musical experience is necessary. https://www.facebook.com/concettina.calder

AUGUST 5~9:00-11:00AM

E.S. DeSanna-Pastel Scenes-

$10.00 for Seniors & Students

$20.00 for all Others

Materials $10.00 all classes

Work outside with Elaine to capture the scenery with a fun pastel lesson. Pastels are soft and feel wonderful on paper!  www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/e/esdesanna

AUGUST 12~6:00-8:00PM

Deb Kowalski-

$10.00 for Seniors & Students

$20.00 for all Others

Materials $10.00 all classes

Building with Scraps. Find out about the female artist Louise Nevelson, and where she got her inspiration from. Then use wood and scraps and glue and paint to create your own sculptures in the same style.www.linkedin.com/in/debra-l-kowalski-568b6036

AUGUST 19~9:00-11:00AM

Kathy Klompas-

$10.00 for Seniors & Students

$20.00 for all Others

Materials $10.00 all classes

Monoprint canvas bags- you’ll love experimenting with paint and stencils and textures to create your own personalized bag, great as a gift or for yourself.  Save your scraps for next weeks pop up.www.kathy.klompas.com

AUGUST 26~6:00-8:00PM

Kathy Klompas-

$10.00 for Seniors & Students

$20.00 for all Others

Materials $10.00 all classes

Standing sculptures- create and use funky papers for your own standing sculptures, some can be lit and will become votive candles too. What else can you do with them? Come find out!

 

 

 

 

     
 
 
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