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WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL OF ART

SPRING/SUMMER 2014
(845) 457-ARTS (2787)
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Classes for beginners, become a member and get a
discount on classes! $30 basic membership available
online, or upon registration
DroP-ins
(no registration required)
*Drawing Drop In-$10 session, (uninstructed) just drop
in and draw! Bring your own drawing pads and media and
choose from two different still lives. One still life is as very
simple and focuses on values, one is more complex and
focuses on proportion, both still lifes strengthen your
observational drawing skills. Open to all levels, ages, and
all media. Great opportunity for those who want to get back
into the habit of drawing, or sharpen skills. 9am-noon
Ongoing every Thursday.
*Drop in and Paint! $10/session, free for Seniors (60+)
Bring your own paints (any media) Adults only, beginners
welcome. Ongoing every Tues. 10-noon with watercolor
expert Louise McCutcheon
*Tea with the Teachers at Botsford Briar in Beacon-
Please join us in the
Victorian parlor at Botsford
Briar for tea and a class.
Tea and cakes are served to
you and they become the
subject matter for your 9x12
composition in pastel,
watercolor or acrylic.
Teachers work with you at
their easel and a lapboard is
provided so you can sip
your tea and work right where you are sitting. Different
WRS teacher each month! Shawn Dell Joyce (pastel)
1/13, Steve Blumenthal (Watercolor) 2/10, Gene Bov
(Oil) 3/10, Nancy Reed Jones (Acrylic) 4/14, Debbe
Femiak (Acrylic) 5/12, Janet Campbell (watercolor) 6/9,
$35 preregister or drop in, 2- 4:30 pm
art retreats
Weekend Art Retreats at Botsford Briar - Escape to an
1889 Victorian for a weekend filled with creativity. Learn
from our great teachers and take in the sights in Beacon.
NY. Work in pastels, watercolor or acrylics with other artists
using in the same medium. Practice Plein air, painting
views of the Hudson river right from the deck. Join other
artists in conversation during a leisurely enjoyable getaway.
Take a walking tour of Beacon. Visit the museum DIA:
Beacon, only a ten-minute walk away. Close to Metro-
North. Limited availability. $425. Includes Workshops,
lodging, buffet breakfast, light lunch and DIA
admission Day Students: $195. Includes Workshops &
light lunches. Retreat schedule: FRIDAY; Arrive between 4
and 6 pm, 7 pm Orientation and Demonstration or slide
show, 8 pm sample Beacon nightlife. SATURDAY 9 - 12
Workshop, Light lunch, 1 - 2 Workshop, 3 - Self-guided
tour of Beacons Main Street, Time to paint and relax,
SUNDAY 9-12 Workshop, Light lunch, 1-2 Workshop, 3 -
DIA: Beacon museum tour, Time to paint and relax before
packing for home at 5pm.
Janet Campbell Watercolor; Pouring and Negative
Space Painting April 25 - 27 (Reservations must be made
by March 25)
Shawn Dell Joyce Pastel in Plein Air and Alla Prima
May 23 - 25 (Reservations must be made by April 24)
Nancy Reed Jones- Acrylics: Capturing Romantic Light
June 27 -29 (Reservations must be made by 5/28)
artsy Parties-grouP rates
Cooking Class Party- For four or more, learn to cook
healthy local foods with Chef Korey Findley while sampling
local foods dishes and local wines. Great bachelor/ette
party, or group party for foodies. $30 per person using
our space, or come to your home for $300/3 hour party
Ladies Night Out Painting class with Debbe
Cushman Femiak. This class is geared towards the totally
inexperienced artist. Have fun playing with oil pastels and
water-based paint. Create a simple painting and possibly
discover a passion for creating artwork or just beautiful
designs. Make your own scratch art, scenery, still life or a
collage. Bring your favorite bottle of wine. Cheese and
crackers will be provided. Minimum of 6 people. You pick
the date and time. Recommended times are Friday or
Saturday 7-9pm or Sunday afternoon 2-4pm. Two hour
class for $25 per person.
Figure Drawing Party-geared
toward all men or women parties;
your choice of model, learn the
basics of figure drawing a sketch
from an instructor of your choice.
Party includes all materials (paper,
charcoal, pencils) plus platters of
cookies and chilled wines for up to
8 people $100 pp at WRS
minimum of four/4 hour class.
Learn to Draw Party-drawing
lesson for absolute beginning
children or adults, be amazed at
how quickly you can learn to draw
from direct observation using
paper and charcoal! Perfect for
Girl/BoyScout Troops, Birthday Parties, Corporate
Retreats, you set the date and time, we supply the
instructor and materials for $25 /person/or scout troop,
minimum of 8, or unlimited people for $250/hour at
WRS, or $300 at your home.
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Creating a Value Study with Janet
Campbell- The value study --- a
monochrome sketch, done quickly, that
provides an initial design and a value map
-- can help insure a
successful painting.
This class will focus on
how to go about the
study with a series of
practice exercises
using a still life setup as well as a
reference brought by students.
(Request materials list when
registering.) $30 ($25 members)
Thursday, January 16, 9:30-11:30 or
Saturday, March 15, 9:30-11:30
Wallkill River Art School and Gallery-
232 Ward St. Montgomery, NY
On 17k at corner of Factory St. in the
Village of Montgomery.
Hours: 9am-6pm Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm Sun.
(845) 457-ARTS
www.WallkillRiverSchool.com
Mission statement:
The Wallkill River School is a nonprofit
artists cooperative that runs an art school
and fine art gallery as well as a plein air
workshop series on farms and open spaces.
Our mission is to preserve open space
through our art and art activism, and create
economic opportunities for Orange County
artists. We have published a local foods
cookbook for Orange County, based on
what our farms grow, when its in season,
and where to find it. We run a gallery
representing 29 Orange County based
artists, featured in monthly exhibits, with
an art leasing program, and apprenticeship
program to encourage the next generation
of Emerging Artists. We run an art school
that offers fine art instruction for adults and
children in painting, drawing, printmaking,
clay, and offers many regional artists the
opportunity to teach their skill. Our plein air
class visits preserved and endangered
farms and open spaces from May-October,
and takes artists out of the city to farm
fields for painting class. We auction off our
paintings to preserve open space. We have
been called Orange Countys First
Homegrown Arts Movement by Hudson
Valley Magazine and the Times Herald
Record. This is only the beginning, imagine
what we could do with your help!
Please join us!
10% off your Wallkill River School classes when you present a receipt for
$100 or more from one of our advertisers!
Loman Eng has been an artist for over 40
years and was featured in the Art & Frame
Review in 2005. Before he paints full time,
he was a director and curator of several art
galleries. He maintains a studio in Cold
Spring, NY. Although he paints with
watercolors, acrylic and pastels, he now
concentrates on oil painting of landscapes, flowers, still
life and portraits.
Landscape Oil Painting Class with Loman Eng-
Explore the concepts and
techniques of the Hudson
River School and Barbizon
paintings through the
presentations and
demonstrations by the
instructor. The class
emphasizes individual
instruction and guidance
according to the skill level of
the student. Composition,
value, color, and light effects
will be discussed. All levels
welcome. Thursdays from
12:30-4:30pm, $120 ($100 members)per session:
Session 1: Jan 9, 16, 23, Session 2: Feb 6, 13, 20
Session 3: Mar 6, 13, 20 Session 4: Apr 3, 10, 17
Session 5: May 8, 15, 22 Session 6: Jun 5, 12, 19
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Pastel
*Pastel Techniques with Shawn Dell Joyce-A beginning
pastel class that covers the basics such as pastel
hardnesses, paper tooth, framing tips, how to blend, and
apply pastel, how to mix pastel on the paper and tips from
old masters. An exciting and fast-paced workshop, work
from life and studio exercises. Beginners, teens and
adults, (materials included) $120 ($100 members)
Saturdays 1-2:30pm Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, or Mar. 1, 8, 15,29.
Pastel Studio with Shawn Dell Joyce- Learn pastel tips
and techniques in a fun, encouraging group setting. Start
with a specific demonstration; like how to capture
transparent cut glass, and then paint your choice of still
lifes. Class ends with a group critique with tea and cake!
Advanced and intermediate
teens and adults welcome.
Thematic months include; color
theory, negative space painting,
capturing values, masses,
perspective and composition.
Ongoing, Any four classes
$120 ($100 members) (do not
have to be consecutive)
Wednesdays, 6-9pm (third
Weds. Of each month is
uninstructed)
watercolor
Pat Morgan is an award winning watercolorist and teacher
known for her soft and sensitive style. She is a signature
member of the North East Watercolor
Society, an elected member of the
Salmagundi Art Club and the New
Jersey Water Color Society. Her
workshops focus on capturing just the
essence of what is before you -whether
the figure, flowers or a landscape. Pat
gives her students support with individual attention
throughout the day. www.PatMorganArt.com
Painting the Figure in Watercolor: This one-day
workshop will focus on painting the figure with an
emphasis on capturing the
gesture, skin tones and folds in
clothing. Reference photos
will be available or students
can bring their own. Email Pat
for supply list or questions
pmorganstudio@comcast.net.
$75 members; ($95 non-
members) 9:30 3:30pm
March 22.
Beginning Watercolor I with
Janet Campbell- Focus will be on use of materials and
the development of basic skills to get you on your way to
exploring this exciting medium. Demonstrations,
individual guidance, and gentle class critiques included.
Request materials list on registration. $140 ($125
members) Monday, 4-6:30, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24.
Beginning Watercolor II with Janet Campbell-
Continuation of Beginning Watercolor I with focus on
composition, values and color basics. Request materials
list on registration. $140 ($125 members) Monday, 4-
6:30, Mar. 17,24,31, April 7.
Painting Outside the Lines: Negative Painting in
Watercolor with Janet Campbell-Negative painting creates
the shape of an object by painting around it. Through
demonstrations students will learn to recognize negative
shapes, to create glowing under paintings, and to paint
layer by layer in order to produce attractive, original works
of art. Instructor will provide reference materials or
students may bring their own photos. Class ends with a
group critique (supportive!). For those with a basic
knowledge of watercolor techniques. $95 ($75 members)
Saturday 9:30am-3:30 pm, Jan. 11.
Pour It On! Color Pouring In Watercolor with Janet
Campbell-The pouring of watercolor paint can create
beautiful and dreamy effects in your painting. Through
instructor demonstration, you will be guided in the use of
masking fluid, the
preparation of your colors
and in pouring to establish
amazing blending effects.
Bring your drawing and a
readiness for fun and
spontaneity to this class.
For those with a basic
knowledge of watercolor
techniques. This
workshop has been
extended to a second day
in order for students to
learn how to do multiple
pours and masking. Bring
lunch or order local.
Request materials list on
registration. $190 ($150 members) Weds. and Thurs.,
April 2 & 3, 9:30am-3:30pm.
Watercolor Skill Building with Janet Campbell-For
painters looking to improve their skills in watercolor.
Instructor will introduce a topic each class and do a brief
demonstration. Students may pursue the topic or work on
projects of their own in a relaxed atmosphere. $120 for 4
classes ($100 members) or $35/class ($30 members).
Thursdays 9:30-11:30am, Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6,20; or
Mar. 20, 27, Apr. 10, 17.
Illustrational Watercolor: Painting From a Flower with
Helena Clare Pittman-Illustrational Watercolor is about
painting into a colored ground, much the way Mondrian
did when he painted his gorgeous flower series, using
watercolor. Learn botanical watercolor techniques, and
multimedia. Fun class for advanced watercolorists.
Request a materials list. www.helenaclarepittman.com
$150 nonmembers ($120 members) Thursdays 2-5pm
Session 1: January 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, Session 2:
March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Session 3: May 1, 8, 15,
22, 29, June 5.
Borland House Bed and Breakfast
130 Clinton Street, Montgomery, NY
www.theborlandhouse.com
Welcome to the Borland B&B. Located in the center of
the historic Village of Montgomery, this gracious Greek-
Revival home will entice you to escape from your daily
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what we have enjoyed about B&Bs over the years.
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How to draw the head with William Noonan - The
emphasis will be on creating lifelike heads
and faces, with attention to anatomy. For
students who wish to focus on likeness
(i.e. portraiture), this will be discussed. We
will draw in either pencil or charcoal. Class
work will be from prepared materials and
one live model sessions. This class is
appropriate for beginners or intermediate
students. $120 ($100 members) plus $10 model fee /3
classes, Tue. 6:30-9pm March 11, 18, 25; June
10,17,24.
Portrait long pose with William Noonan - This monthly
three hour session will have one long pose appropriate
for portrait painting or drawing. Students may work in any
medium they choose. Instruction will be one-on-one
critiques with the instructor. This class is appropriate for
intermediate to advanced students. Class is offered the
first thursday of every month 6-9pm. Class is $45
There is a $5 discount for students who enroll at least 7
days in advance. Price includes model fee. Jan. 9, Feb.
6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5.
music
Rhythms of the World: Global Percussion and Hand
Drumming with Obi Kaye - Anyone can learn to play
rhythms from Africa, The Mediterranean, The Caribbean
and beyond. Drumming is a
great way to discover other
cultures, relieve stress and,
express our spirit. From
Beginner to advanced, Even if
you have never picked up a
drum before, Obi makes
learning easy and fun. You will
learn simple techniques to
playing folk and dance rhythms from Egypt, Turkey,
Greece, Nigeria, Benin, Congo, Cuba, Puerto Rico and
even, Brazil. You can bring any drum, some additional
drums provided. Ongoing starting Jan. $120 per 4
classes, Wednesday Evenings; 7-9 PM or Saturday
Mornings; 10 AM-Noon,
oil
Gene Bov is a founder
of the Wallkill River
School. Gene had a long
and successful advertis-
ing career where he was
an executive art director.
Gene is a member of the
National Plein Air Artists
and the Lower Hudson
Valley Chapter of NY Plein Air Painters.
*Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner with Gene
Bov -Part A- Learn everything you need to get started
on an enjoyable journey into oil painting and to prepare
you for more advanced classes. Class 1 is all about learn-
ing to mix every color you need from the basic primary
colors of red, blue and yellow plus white. Then apply what
we've learned to a simple still life painting on canvas.
Class 2 we will capture the great outdoors by painting a
landscape from a photo. We will do a value sketch to learn
how to do a well-composed painting. Must take both
classes consecutively, materials list provided. $85 ($70
member) for both Part A classes: January Part A: Mon-
day 1-3:30pm, Class 1: Jan. 20 Class 2: Jan. 27
FEBRUARY Part A: Friday 1-3:30pm Class 1: Feb7
Class 2: Feb. 14 APRIL Part A: Monday 1-3:30pm
Class 1: April. 21 Class 2: April 28 MAY Part A: Friday
1-3:30pm Class 1: May 16 Class 2: May 23
*Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner with Gene
Bov- PART B This is a continuation of Oil Painting for
the Absolute Beginner which will make you all the more
comfortable to go on to more advanced classes. Must be
taken after Part A and take both classes of Part B consec-
utively. $85 ($70 member) for both classes: MARCH
Part B: Monday 1-3:30pm Class 1: Mar. 10 Class 2:
Mar. 17 JUNE Part B: Friday 1-3:30pm Class 1: June
13 Class 2: June 20
Impressionism in Oil or Pastel with Dennis Fanton-
Learn to paint like Monet, Manet and the French Impres-
sionist from American Impressionist painter
Dennis Fanton. Fanton emphasizes brush-
work, color relationships, strong values and
value study, and planning your painting be-
fore you begin. Still life or photo reference
will be provided. Dennis graduated from
Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts
in the late 60's and
later transferred to
the DuCret School
of Art. Beginners
and advanced,
teens & adults.
www.DennisFan-
ton.com Ongoing
Fridays, 10-noon,
$100 session,
Session 1: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Session 2: Apr. 4, 11, 18,
25 Session 3: June 6, 13, 20, 27.
Painting Knife and Perspective with George Hayes
George is a graduate of Pratt Institute and has many
years experience as a graphic designer and
technical illustrator. He is a represented artist
and teacher with the Wallkill River School of
Art. www.georgehayesart.com
Working in oils or acrylics, experience and
practice the fresh, quick method of the painting knife. Dis-
cover the feel of the knife and the creative process of this
type of painting. Com-
bined in this class, you
will learn how to recog-
nize and set up proper
perspective in your paint-
ings to improve their
structure. Ongoing Sat-
urdays, 10 noon, Jan.
4,11,18,25 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar. 1, 8, 15, 29 Apr. 5, 12,
19, 26. $120.00 (Members $100).
Mike Jaroszko works as an illustrator and fine artist. His
paintings grace the pages of many mag-
azines like Cricket and publications by
Scholastic and other national and inter-
national venues. He is a luminist painter
in the style of the Hudson River School
Private lessons - Work one-on-one
with Mike Jaroszko in oil, and learn his luminist painting
techniques in his
Montgomery studio
for $40/hour, or in
your own home for
$50/hour.
Oil Painting with
Mike Jaroszko-
Learn tips from a
pro in painting high realism and luminist light techniques.
Each month offers four consecutive workshops in oil, (wa-
tercolor and acrylic also welcome) painting a specific sub-
ject. Learn everything from paint mixing, brushstrokes,
and techniques to specific ways to capture the illusion of
light and realism. Lots of one-on-one help, and encour-
agement toward your unique vision. $120 ($100 mem-
bers)/4 consecutive classes, Fri. 10-noon. Jan. 10, 17,
24,31, Feb. 7,14,21,28, Mar.7,14,21,28, Apr.4,11,18,25,
May 2,9,16,23, Jun.6,13,20,27.
William Noonan has a BFA from SUNY Purchase and has
since studied at the New York Academy
of Art, the Woodstock School of Art, The
International School of Art-Umbria Italy,
and the Art Students League of New
York. He has been deeply involved in the
Hudson Valleys local art scene. He is co-
creator of the Newburgh Art Salon.
www.WilliamNoonan.com
Color - Unlocking the Obvious with William Noonan-
Does color seem big and scary? Unlock what you already
know about this intuitive facet of painting. This class fo-
cuses on the expressive nature of color. We will utilize
practical basic under-
standing of color and ap-
plied experimentation,
not academic theory.
Through a series of fun
classroom exercises stu-
dents will become more
familiar with the nuances
of color while exploring
this powerful component of painting. Students will be
asked to challenge their perception and application of
color as it relates to emotion, mood, and psychology. $130
($120 members)/4 classes... Tue. evenings 6:30-9pm,
May 6,13,20,27.
*Oil Painting with William Noonan-From absolute be-
ginners to more advanced painters this class offers the
appropriate level of study based on each students need.
Explore the medium of oil paint. Learn how to interpret
what you see, how to mix colors and apply paint more ef-
fectively. Formal topics such as composition and tech-
nique will be explored as students work from class
exercises. Students working in other mediums are wel-
come to join this class.
$120 ($100 members)/3 classes, Sat. 2:00-4:30 pm
Jan. 11, 18, 25; Feb. 8, 15, 22; March 8, 15, 22; April 5,
26 & 5/3; May 10, 17, 24; June 7, 14, 21.
Floral Painting Workshop with William Noonan- Fight
your winter doldrums with this 3 consecutive day work-
shop where fresh flowers will be the feature. Three con-
secutive sessions will offer students the opportunity to
work through a larger and more complex composition. Ap-
propriate for any level or medium. $120 ($100 mem-
bers)/3 classes, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Evenings 6:30-9 February 18,19,20
acrylic
Nancy Reed Jones has taken acrylics to a new level.
Using techniques of the famous Impressionists as well as
traditional realism, her paintings reflect
the softness of oil with the detail of
acrylic. Trained on Long Island, she has
had commissions from the Vanderbilt
estates as well as many clients in the
Hamptons. Nancy was voted #1 Acrylic
Artist in the region by the Times Herald
Record in 2011.
*Private Lessons-Work one-on-one with Orange
Countys #1 acrylic painter in her Walden studio
$40/hour, or at your home $50/hour, small groups as
well.
*Beginning Acrylic with Nancy Reed Jones-Class is for
the absolute beginner who has had very little or no
experience painting. Learn how to mix colors, use the
different brushes, and make acrylic act like oil by adding
medium. Learn tips on picking the perfect subject for your
painting, and creating interesting compositions to please
the eye and delight your viewers. Nancy will demonstrate
all techniques during class, and help individually. Work
from provided photos. (materials list)
One day Friday, 1-4pm $50 ($40 members) Jan. 10,
Feb. 7, March 7, April 11
*Acrylic with Nancy Reed Jones- Beginner to Advanced
Acrylic Workshop: Learn from Hudson Valleys #1 Acrylic
artist to paint
beautiful
impressionistic
landscapes from
photos. You will
learn color theory,
composition
basics, how to use
brushes properly
and all the
fundamentals
needed to create
beautiful works of art. Relaxation music will be used to
help us relax and easily slip into a creative mode.
Relaxing music and refreshments.
www.NancyReedJones.com Ongoing, 4 workshops for
$120 ($100 members) (do not have to be consecutive)
Tues. 1-3pm or Thurs. 6:30-8:30pm.
*In the Studio with Nancy Reed Jones-Beginner
through advanced acrylic painting classes in the artists
home studio in Walden, NY. An intimate glimpse into the
artists creative process, and one-on-one guidance in
learning her acrylic techniques and tips. Classes will
complete beautiful landscapes from photos and other
reference. www.NancyReedJones.com Ongoing, 4
workshops for $100 (do not have to be consecutive)
Mon. 10-12:30pm or Weds. 6:30-8:30pm.
Batik
Learn Batik with Jaruwan Ponmak-discover the ancient
art of batik from an expert in Thai Classical Painting.
Understand the history of the medium, see examples of
original art, and experience the
techniques in a one-day,
hands-on workshop. Design
and create your own original
silk scarf, and take it home! A
fast-paced and fun class, no
experience necessary, no skills
needed. Jaruwan is a
graduate of a fine arts college
in Bangkok with a specialization in Thai Classical painting
and is a textile designer who recently completed a series
of batik banners for the lobby of the One Liberty Place
High-rise in Philadelphia- Limited to 7, $120/day ($100
members), Saturdays, 10am-6pm Jan. 18, Feb. 15,
Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17, June 14.
Jeanie Beers has been painting for about 19
years as a Decorative Artist in most
mediums, the primary one being acrylics.
Jeanie has won awards for her work in West
Palm Beach, Florida and has had her work
featured in national Creative Home Arts
magazines. She is currently a member of the Hudson
Valley Tole and Decorative Painters Society of Cornwall,
NY, where she has held many offices.
Watercolor Batik with Jeanie Beers-
Using Ginwashi rice paper, watercolor
paints and paraffin wax as our resist,
we will create a unique picture. This
technique is easy enough for even a
beginner painter and unique enough
for a seasoned painter looking to
broaden their painting skills and try
something different! Taught step by
step in the Decorative Painting manner this is a fun
project. Drawing skills not necessary. Supply cost
includes: Ginwashi Rice Paper, waxed paper, masking
tape, the use of wax brushes, wax and heating pots,
waxing map material, newspapers, iron. $125 (plus $25
materials fee) nonmembers / $100 members (plus $25
materials fee) Thursdays 10am-1, March 6, 13, 20
Advanced Watercolor Batik with Jeanie Beers- A prior
batik class series with J. Beers is a prerequisite for this
class. Students will develop and use a simple line
drawing of their own to adapt to the batik painting method
in watercolor. BYO paints and watercolor supplies.
Ginwashi Rice Paper size 12' x 18" will be supplied along
with all waxing supplies. $125 (plus $25 materials fee)
$100 members (plus $25 materials fee) Fridays April
4, 11, 18 1-4pm.
fiBer arts
Sewing with Shirley Botsford- Lunchtime lessons in
learning to sew. Make a simple wrap skirt for a child or
adult. Simple instructions for designing a pattern, cutting
and stitching are given in a step-by-step method. Make it
unique by adding pockets, embellishments and decorative
trims in a variety of options. Learn about fabrics and see
demonstrations of the techniques you will master. Wear it
home after the last class! Bring your lunch, materials list
provided. $150 ($140 members), 11-2 pm Tuesdays; at
WRS: Jan.7, 14, 21 28 at Botsford Briar in Beacon:
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25.
Landscape Applique with Shirley Botsford-using a
photo transfer as the focal point, create a beautiful
landscape from cloth scraps. Bring your own photo to use
and transfer it to satin fabric. Applique the photo into a
collage applique pillow, small quilt or framed art piece.
You could even do this on a garment. Work by hand or
machine in a variety of stitches. Add quilting for
dimension and experiment with color and fabric pattern.
Bring your lunch. $150 ($140 members) $5 Materials fee
per photo transfer, 11-2 pm Tuesdays at WRS: March 4,
11, 18, 25 at Botsford Briar in Beacon: April, 1, 8, 15,
22.
Create a Memory Quilt with Shirley Botsford- using
photo transfer and applique. Bring your own photos and
design a quilt using simple techniques in a choice of
formats. Add applique icons to celebrate the important
events in your life. Work with stitches or a fusible method
for a decorative effect. Add writing and dates to
commemorate a special anniversary, birthday etc.
Express yourself and be as creative as you like! ($140
members) $5 Materials fee for each photo transfer, 11-
2 pm Tuesdays at WRS: May 6, 13, 20, 27 at Botsford
Briar in Beacon: June 3, 10, 17, 24
Drawing
*Drawing Drop In-$10 session, (uninstructed) just drop
in and draw! Bring your own drawing pads and media
and choose from two different still lifes. One still life is as
very simple and focuses on values, one is more complex
and focuses on proportion, and both still lifes strengthen
your observational drawing skills. Open to all levels, ages,
and all media. Great opportunity for those who want to
get back into the habit of drawing, or to sharpen skills.
9am-noon - Ongoing every Thursday.
Shawn Dell Joyce is a founder of the Wallkill
River School, and was recently voted #1
pastelist in Orange County by the Times
Herald Record. Her works are in major
museum collections like the Museum of Modern Art, and
Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris.
*Private Lessons-Work one-
on-one with award-winning
pastelist Shawn Dell Joyce
in any pastel or drawing
media. Lessons in her
Montgomery studio
(At WRS) $40/hour, or at your
home $50/hour, small groups
as well.
*I CANT EVEN DRAW A STICK FIGURE!
Absolute beginners drawing class with Shawn Dell
Joyce -Joyce teaches the global skill of drawing in 6
basic component skills: sketching,
shading, value, perspective,
proportion and composition. If you
can sign your name legibly, you
can learn how to draw
realistically! Perfect first art class,
or workshop for artists who are
just getting back into it.
Materials Included $100:
Saturdays 10-noon Jan. 4, 11,
18, 25 Session II: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 Session III: Mar. 1,
8, 15, 29, Session IV: Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26.
*Beginning Drawing One Day Intensive with Shawn
Dell Joyce-Based on Betty Edwards Drawing on the
Right Side of the Brain program, Joyce teaches the
global skill of drawing in 6 basic component skills:
sketching, shading, value, perspective, proportion and
composition. If you can sign your name legibly, you can
learn how to draw realistically! Make amazing
improvements in your drawing skills in just one day!
Materials Included (bring lunch or order out) $75 9:30-
4:30 Sun. Feb. 9, or Apr. 13, or May 18.
*Beginning Painting with Shawn Dell Joyce-Work from
exercises Da Vinci and Degas gave to their apprentices
to learn how to mix color in pastel, watercolor, and
colored pencil. Learn about color theory, and how to
achieve color harmony, neutralize complements, and see
colors as values. Work from old masters paintings as well
as imaginative drawing, and drawing from memory,
perfect for children and adults. Materials included $100,
Saturdays, 3:30-5pm Ongoing from Sept 7-June 28.
* Basic Drawing with William Noonan - This class fo-
cuses on the fundamentals of drawing. Whether as the
basis of painting or as an art form of its own, one's draw-
ing skills are never beyond improvement. Class assign-
ments will be from direct observation. Students will learn
how to gain a critical eye on their own work allowing them
to take their skill to the next level. This 8 week class is of-
fered in two parts and is appropriate for beginners just
starting or the rusty artist who needs a jump start. Mon.
6:30-8:30pm offered in two sessions: $130 ($120 mem-
bers)/4 classes. Part A: February 3, 10, 17, 24; May 5,
12, 19, 6/2 Part B: March 3, 10, 17, 24. June 9, 16, 23,
30.
Intermediate/Advanced Drawing with William Noonan
- This drawing class is for students who have completed
the Basic Drawing class, or for students who already
have a proficiency with drawing. We will work from a
variety of class exercises to continue to solidify basic
skills and add new challenges to our drawing repertoire.
This class may involve offsite field trips to local points of
interest. $120 ($100 members)/3 classes, Mondays
10am-12:30pm- Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17; March
3, 10, 17; April 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19; June 2, 9, 16
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How to draw the head with William Noonan - The
emphasis will be on creating lifelike heads
and faces, with attention to anatomy. For
students who wish to focus on likeness
(i.e. portraiture), this will be discussed. We
will draw in either pencil or charcoal. Class
work will be from prepared materials and
one live model sessions. This class is
appropriate for beginners or intermediate
students. $120 ($100 members) plus $10 model fee /3
classes, Tue. 6:30-9pm March 11, 18, 25; June
10,17,24.
Portrait long pose with William Noonan - This monthly
three hour session will have one long pose appropriate
for portrait painting or drawing. Students may work in any
medium they choose. Instruction will be one-on-one
critiques with the instructor. This class is appropriate for
intermediate to advanced students. Class is offered the
first thursday of every month 6-9pm. Class is $45
There is a $5 discount for students who enroll at least 7
days in advance. Price includes model fee. Jan. 9, Feb.
6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5.
music
Rhythms of the World: Global Percussion and Hand
Drumming with Obi Kaye - Anyone can learn to play
rhythms from Africa, The Mediterranean, The Caribbean
and beyond. Drumming is a
great way to discover other
cultures, relieve stress and,
express our spirit. From
Beginner to advanced, Even if
you have never picked up a
drum before, Obi makes
learning easy and fun. You will
learn simple techniques to
playing folk and dance rhythms from Egypt, Turkey,
Greece, Nigeria, Benin, Congo, Cuba, Puerto Rico and
even, Brazil. You can bring any drum, some additional
drums provided. Ongoing starting Jan. $120 per 4
classes, Wednesday Evenings; 7-9 PM or Saturday
Mornings; 10 AM-Noon,
oil
Gene Bov is a founder
of the Wallkill River
School. Gene had a long
and successful advertis-
ing career where he was
an executive art director.
Gene is a member of the
National Plein Air Artists
and the Lower Hudson
Valley Chapter of NY Plein Air Painters.
*Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner with Gene
Bov -Part A- Learn everything you need to get started
on an enjoyable journey into oil painting and to prepare
you for more advanced classes. Class 1 is all about learn-
ing to mix every color you need from the basic primary
colors of red, blue and yellow plus white. Then apply what
we've learned to a simple still life painting on canvas.
Class 2 we will capture the great outdoors by painting a
landscape from a photo. We will do a value sketch to learn
how to do a well-composed painting. Must take both
classes consecutively, materials list provided. $85 ($70
member) for both Part A classes: January Part A: Mon-
day 1-3:30pm, Class 1: Jan. 20 Class 2: Jan. 27
FEBRUARY Part A: Friday 1-3:30pm Class 1: Feb7
Class 2: Feb. 14 APRIL Part A: Monday 1-3:30pm
Class 1: April. 21 Class 2: April 28 MAY Part A: Friday
1-3:30pm Class 1: May 16 Class 2: May 23
*Oil Painting for the Absolute Beginner with Gene
Bov- PART B This is a continuation of Oil Painting for
the Absolute Beginner which will make you all the more
comfortable to go on to more advanced classes. Must be
taken after Part A and take both classes of Part B consec-
utively. $85 ($70 member) for both classes: MARCH
Part B: Monday 1-3:30pm Class 1: Mar. 10 Class 2:
Mar. 17 JUNE Part B: Friday 1-3:30pm Class 1: June
13 Class 2: June 20
Impressionism in Oil or Pastel with Dennis Fanton-
Learn to paint like Monet, Manet and the French Impres-
sionist from American Impressionist painter
Dennis Fanton. Fanton emphasizes brush-
work, color relationships, strong values and
value study, and planning your painting be-
fore you begin. Still life or photo reference
will be provided. Dennis graduated from
Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts
in the late 60's and
later transferred to
the DuCret School
of Art. Beginners
and advanced,
teens & adults.
www.DennisFan-
ton.com Ongoing
Fridays, 10-noon,
$100 session,
Session 1: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 Session 2: Apr. 4, 11, 18,
25 Session 3: June 6, 13, 20, 27.
Painting Knife and Perspective with George Hayes
George is a graduate of Pratt Institute and has many
years experience as a graphic designer and
technical illustrator. He is a represented artist
and teacher with the Wallkill River School of
Art. www.georgehayesart.com
Working in oils or acrylics, experience and
practice the fresh, quick method of the painting knife. Dis-
cover the feel of the knife and the creative process of this
type of painting. Com-
bined in this class, you
will learn how to recog-
nize and set up proper
perspective in your paint-
ings to improve their
structure. Ongoing Sat-
urdays, 10 noon, Jan.
4,11,18,25 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar. 1, 8, 15, 29 Apr. 5, 12,
19, 26. $120.00 (Members $100).
Mike Jaroszko works as an illustrator and fine artist. His
paintings grace the pages of many mag-
azines like Cricket and publications by
Scholastic and other national and inter-
national venues. He is a luminist painter
in the style of the Hudson River School
Private lessons - Work one-on-one
with Mike Jaroszko in oil, and learn his luminist painting
techniques in his
Montgomery studio
for $40/hour, or in
your own home for
$50/hour.
Oil Painting with
Mike Jaroszko-
Learn tips from a
pro in painting high realism and luminist light techniques.
Each month offers four consecutive workshops in oil, (wa-
tercolor and acrylic also welcome) painting a specific sub-
ject. Learn everything from paint mixing, brushstrokes,
and techniques to specific ways to capture the illusion of
light and realism. Lots of one-on-one help, and encour-
agement toward your unique vision. $120 ($100 mem-
bers)/4 consecutive classes, Fri. 10-noon. Jan. 10, 17,
24,31, Feb. 7,14,21,28, Mar.7,14,21,28, Apr.4,11,18,25,
May 2,9,16,23, Jun.6,13,20,27.
William Noonan has a BFA from SUNY Purchase and has
since studied at the New York Academy
of Art, the Woodstock School of Art, The
International School of Art-Umbria Italy,
and the Art Students League of New
York. He has been deeply involved in the
Hudson Valleys local art scene. He is co-
creator of the Newburgh Art Salon.
www.WilliamNoonan.com
Color - Unlocking the Obvious with William Noonan-
Does color seem big and scary? Unlock what you already
know about this intuitive facet of painting. This class fo-
cuses on the expressive nature of color. We will utilize
practical basic under-
standing of color and ap-
plied experimentation,
not academic theory.
Through a series of fun
classroom exercises stu-
dents will become more
familiar with the nuances
of color while exploring
this powerful component of painting. Students will be
asked to challenge their perception and application of
color as it relates to emotion, mood, and psychology. $130
($120 members)/4 classes... Tue. evenings 6:30-9pm,
May 6,13,20,27.
*Oil Painting with William Noonan-From absolute be-
ginners to more advanced painters this class offers the
appropriate level of study based on each students need.
Explore the medium of oil paint. Learn how to interpret
what you see, how to mix colors and apply paint more ef-
fectively. Formal topics such as composition and tech-
nique will be explored as students work from class
exercises. Students working in other mediums are wel-
come to join this class.
$120 ($100 members)/3 classes, Sat. 2:00-4:30 pm
Jan. 11, 18, 25; Feb. 8, 15, 22; March 8, 15, 22; April 5,
26 & 5/3; May 10, 17, 24; June 7, 14, 21.
Floral Painting Workshop with William Noonan- Fight
your winter doldrums with this 3 consecutive day work-
shop where fresh flowers will be the feature. Three con-
secutive sessions will offer students the opportunity to
work through a larger and more complex composition. Ap-
propriate for any level or medium. $120 ($100 mem-
bers)/3 classes, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Evenings 6:30-9 February 18,19,20
acrylic
Nancy Reed Jones has taken acrylics to a new level.
Using techniques of the famous Impressionists as well as
traditional realism, her paintings reflect
the softness of oil with the detail of
acrylic. Trained on Long Island, she has
had commissions from the Vanderbilt
estates as well as many clients in the
Hamptons. Nancy was voted #1 Acrylic
Artist in the region by the Times Herald
Record in 2011.
*Private Lessons-Work one-on-one with Orange
Countys #1 acrylic painter in her Walden studio
$40/hour, or at your home $50/hour, small groups as
well.
*Beginning Acrylic with Nancy Reed Jones-Class is for
the absolute beginner who has had very little or no
experience painting. Learn how to mix colors, use the
different brushes, and make acrylic act like oil by adding
medium. Learn tips on picking the perfect subject for your
painting, and creating interesting compositions to please
the eye and delight your viewers. Nancy will demonstrate
all techniques during class, and help individually. Work
from provided photos. (materials list)
One day Friday, 1-4pm $50 ($40 members) Jan. 10,
Feb. 7, March 7, April 11
*Acrylic with Nancy Reed Jones- Beginner to Advanced
Acrylic Workshop: Learn from Hudson Valleys #1 Acrylic
artist to paint
beautiful
impressionistic
landscapes from
photos. You will
learn color theory,
composition
basics, how to use
brushes properly
and all the
fundamentals
needed to create
beautiful works of art. Relaxation music will be used to
help us relax and easily slip into a creative mode.
Relaxing music and refreshments.
www.NancyReedJones.com Ongoing, 4 workshops for
$120 ($100 members) (do not have to be consecutive)
Tues. 1-3pm or Thurs. 6:30-8:30pm.
*In the Studio with Nancy Reed Jones-Beginner
through advanced acrylic painting classes in the artists
home studio in Walden, NY. An intimate glimpse into the
artists creative process, and one-on-one guidance in
learning her acrylic techniques and tips. Classes will
complete beautiful landscapes from photos and other
reference. www.NancyReedJones.com Ongoing, 4
workshops for $100 (do not have to be consecutive)
Mon. 10-12:30pm or Weds. 6:30-8:30pm.
Batik
Learn Batik with Jaruwan Ponmak-discover the ancient
art of batik from an expert in Thai Classical Painting.
Understand the history of the medium, see examples of
original art, and experience the
techniques in a one-day,
hands-on workshop. Design
and create your own original
silk scarf, and take it home! A
fast-paced and fun class, no
experience necessary, no skills
needed. Jaruwan is a
graduate of a fine arts college
in Bangkok with a specialization in Thai Classical painting
and is a textile designer who recently completed a series
of batik banners for the lobby of the One Liberty Place
High-rise in Philadelphia- Limited to 7, $120/day ($100
members), Saturdays, 10am-6pm Jan. 18, Feb. 15,
Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17, June 14.
Jeanie Beers has been painting for about 19
years as a Decorative Artist in most
mediums, the primary one being acrylics.
Jeanie has won awards for her work in West
Palm Beach, Florida and has had her work
featured in national Creative Home Arts
magazines. She is currently a member of the Hudson
Valley Tole and Decorative Painters Society of Cornwall,
NY, where she has held many offices.
Watercolor Batik with Jeanie Beers-
Using Ginwashi rice paper, watercolor
paints and paraffin wax as our resist,
we will create a unique picture. This
technique is easy enough for even a
beginner painter and unique enough
for a seasoned painter looking to
broaden their painting skills and try
something different! Taught step by
step in the Decorative Painting manner this is a fun
project. Drawing skills not necessary. Supply cost
includes: Ginwashi Rice Paper, waxed paper, masking
tape, the use of wax brushes, wax and heating pots,
waxing map material, newspapers, iron. $125 (plus $25
materials fee) nonmembers / $100 members (plus $25
materials fee) Thursdays 10am-1, March 6, 13, 20
Advanced Watercolor Batik with Jeanie Beers- A prior
batik class series with J. Beers is a prerequisite for this
class. Students will develop and use a simple line
drawing of their own to adapt to the batik painting method
in watercolor. BYO paints and watercolor supplies.
Ginwashi Rice Paper size 12' x 18" will be supplied along
with all waxing supplies. $125 (plus $25 materials fee)
$100 members (plus $25 materials fee) Fridays April
4, 11, 18 1-4pm.
fiBer arts
Sewing with Shirley Botsford- Lunchtime lessons in
learning to sew. Make a simple wrap skirt for a child or
adult. Simple instructions for designing a pattern, cutting
and stitching are given in a step-by-step method. Make it
unique by adding pockets, embellishments and decorative
trims in a variety of options. Learn about fabrics and see
demonstrations of the techniques you will master. Wear it
home after the last class! Bring your lunch, materials list
provided. $150 ($140 members), 11-2 pm Tuesdays; at
WRS: Jan.7, 14, 21 28 at Botsford Briar in Beacon:
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25.
Landscape Applique with Shirley Botsford-using a
photo transfer as the focal point, create a beautiful
landscape from cloth scraps. Bring your own photo to use
and transfer it to satin fabric. Applique the photo into a
collage applique pillow, small quilt or framed art piece.
You could even do this on a garment. Work by hand or
machine in a variety of stitches. Add quilting for
dimension and experiment with color and fabric pattern.
Bring your lunch. $150 ($140 members) $5 Materials fee
per photo transfer, 11-2 pm Tuesdays at WRS: March 4,
11, 18, 25 at Botsford Briar in Beacon: April, 1, 8, 15,
22.
Create a Memory Quilt with Shirley Botsford- using
photo transfer and applique. Bring your own photos and
design a quilt using simple techniques in a choice of
formats. Add applique icons to celebrate the important
events in your life. Work with stitches or a fusible method
for a decorative effect. Add writing and dates to
commemorate a special anniversary, birthday etc.
Express yourself and be as creative as you like! ($140
members) $5 Materials fee for each photo transfer, 11-
2 pm Tuesdays at WRS: May 6, 13, 20, 27 at Botsford
Briar in Beacon: June 3, 10, 17, 24
Drawing
*Drawing Drop In-$10 session, (uninstructed) just drop
in and draw! Bring your own drawing pads and media
and choose from two different still lifes. One still life is as
very simple and focuses on values, one is more complex
and focuses on proportion, and both still lifes strengthen
your observational drawing skills. Open to all levels, ages,
and all media. Great opportunity for those who want to
get back into the habit of drawing, or to sharpen skills.
9am-noon - Ongoing every Thursday.
Shawn Dell Joyce is a founder of the Wallkill
River School, and was recently voted #1
pastelist in Orange County by the Times
Herald Record. Her works are in major
museum collections like the Museum of Modern Art, and
Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris.
*Private Lessons-Work one-
on-one with award-winning
pastelist Shawn Dell Joyce
in any pastel or drawing
media. Lessons in her
Montgomery studio
(At WRS) $40/hour, or at your
home $50/hour, small groups
as well.
*I CANT EVEN DRAW A STICK FIGURE!
Absolute beginners drawing class with Shawn Dell
Joyce -Joyce teaches the global skill of drawing in 6
basic component skills: sketching,
shading, value, perspective,
proportion and composition. If you
can sign your name legibly, you
can learn how to draw
realistically! Perfect first art class,
or workshop for artists who are
just getting back into it.
Materials Included $100:
Saturdays 10-noon Jan. 4, 11,
18, 25 Session II: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 Session III: Mar. 1,
8, 15, 29, Session IV: Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26.
*Beginning Drawing One Day Intensive with Shawn
Dell Joyce-Based on Betty Edwards Drawing on the
Right Side of the Brain program, Joyce teaches the
global skill of drawing in 6 basic component skills:
sketching, shading, value, perspective, proportion and
composition. If you can sign your name legibly, you can
learn how to draw realistically! Make amazing
improvements in your drawing skills in just one day!
Materials Included (bring lunch or order out) $75 9:30-
4:30 Sun. Feb. 9, or Apr. 13, or May 18.
*Beginning Painting with Shawn Dell Joyce-Work from
exercises Da Vinci and Degas gave to their apprentices
to learn how to mix color in pastel, watercolor, and
colored pencil. Learn about color theory, and how to
achieve color harmony, neutralize complements, and see
colors as values. Work from old masters paintings as well
as imaginative drawing, and drawing from memory,
perfect for children and adults. Materials included $100,
Saturdays, 3:30-5pm Ongoing from Sept 7-June 28.
* Basic Drawing with William Noonan - This class fo-
cuses on the fundamentals of drawing. Whether as the
basis of painting or as an art form of its own, one's draw-
ing skills are never beyond improvement. Class assign-
ments will be from direct observation. Students will learn
how to gain a critical eye on their own work allowing them
to take their skill to the next level. This 8 week class is of-
fered in two parts and is appropriate for beginners just
starting or the rusty artist who needs a jump start. Mon.
6:30-8:30pm offered in two sessions: $130 ($120 mem-
bers)/4 classes. Part A: February 3, 10, 17, 24; May 5,
12, 19, 6/2 Part B: March 3, 10, 17, 24. June 9, 16, 23,
30.
Intermediate/Advanced Drawing with William Noonan
- This drawing class is for students who have completed
the Basic Drawing class, or for students who already
have a proficiency with drawing. We will work from a
variety of class exercises to continue to solidify basic
skills and add new challenges to our drawing repertoire.
This class may involve offsite field trips to local points of
interest. $120 ($100 members)/3 classes, Mondays
10am-12:30pm- Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17; March
3, 10, 17; April 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19; June 2, 9, 16
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WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL OF ART
SPRING/SUMMER 2014
(845) 457-ARTS (2787)
*
Classes for beginners, become a member and get a
discount on classes! $30 basic membership available
online, or upon registration
DroP-ins
(no registration required)
*Drawing Drop In-$10 session, (uninstructed) just drop
in and draw! Bring your own drawing pads and media and
choose from two different still lives. One still life is as very
simple and focuses on values, one is more complex and
focuses on proportion, both still lifes strengthen your
observational drawing skills. Open to all levels, ages, and
all media. Great opportunity for those who want to get back
into the habit of drawing, or sharpen skills. 9am-noon
Ongoing every Thursday.
*Drop in and Paint! $10/session, free for Seniors (60+)
Bring your own paints (any media) Adults only, beginners
welcome. Ongoing every Tues. 10-noon with watercolor
expert Louise McCutcheon
*Tea with the Teachers at Botsford Briar in Beacon-
Please join us in the
Victorian parlor at Botsford
Briar for tea and a class.
Tea and cakes are served to
you and they become the
subject matter for your 9x12
composition in pastel,
watercolor or acrylic.
Teachers work with you at
their easel and a lapboard is
provided so you can sip
your tea and work right where you are sitting. Different
WRS teacher each month! Shawn Dell Joyce (pastel)
1/13, Steve Blumenthal (Watercolor) 2/10, Gene Bov
(Oil) 3/10, Nancy Reed Jones (Acrylic) 4/14, Debbe
Femiak (Acrylic) 5/12, Janet Campbell (watercolor) 6/9,
$35 preregister or drop in, 2- 4:30 pm
art retreats
Weekend Art Retreats at Botsford Briar - Escape to an
1889 Victorian for a weekend filled with creativity. Learn
from our great teachers and take in the sights in Beacon.
NY. Work in pastels, watercolor or acrylics with other artists
using in the same medium. Practice Plein air, painting
views of the Hudson river right from the deck. Join other
artists in conversation during a leisurely enjoyable getaway.
Take a walking tour of Beacon. Visit the museum DIA:
Beacon, only a ten-minute walk away. Close to Metro-
North. Limited availability. $425. Includes Workshops,
lodging, buffet breakfast, light lunch and DIA
admission Day Students: $195. Includes Workshops &
light lunches. Retreat schedule: FRIDAY; Arrive between 4
and 6 pm, 7 pm Orientation and Demonstration or slide
show, 8 pm sample Beacon nightlife. SATURDAY 9 - 12
Workshop, Light lunch, 1 - 2 Workshop, 3 - Self-guided
tour of Beacons Main Street, Time to paint and relax,
SUNDAY 9-12 Workshop, Light lunch, 1-2 Workshop, 3 -
DIA: Beacon museum tour, Time to paint and relax before
packing for home at 5pm.
Janet Campbell Watercolor; Pouring and Negative
Space Painting April 25 - 27 (Reservations must be made
by March 25)
Shawn Dell Joyce Pastel in Plein Air and Alla Prima
May 23 - 25 (Reservations must be made by April 24)
Nancy Reed Jones- Acrylics: Capturing Romantic Light
June 27 -29 (Reservations must be made by 5/28)
artsy Parties-grouP rates
Cooking Class Party- For four or more, learn to cook
healthy local foods with Chef Korey Findley while sampling
local foods dishes and local wines. Great bachelor/ette
party, or group party for foodies. $30 per person using
our space, or come to your home for $300/3 hour party
Ladies Night Out Painting class with Debbe
Cushman Femiak. This class is geared towards the totally
inexperienced artist. Have fun playing with oil pastels and
water-based paint. Create a simple painting and possibly
discover a passion for creating artwork or just beautiful
designs. Make your own scratch art, scenery, still life or a
collage. Bring your favorite bottle of wine. Cheese and
crackers will be provided. Minimum of 6 people. You pick
the date and time. Recommended times are Friday or
Saturday 7-9pm or Sunday afternoon 2-4pm. Two hour
class for $25 per person.
Figure Drawing Party-geared
toward all men or women parties;
your choice of model, learn the
basics of figure drawing a sketch
from an instructor of your choice.
Party includes all materials (paper,
charcoal, pencils) plus platters of
cookies and chilled wines for up to
8 people $100 pp at WRS
minimum of four/4 hour class.
Learn to Draw Party-drawing
lesson for absolute beginning
children or adults, be amazed at
how quickly you can learn to draw
from direct observation using
paper and charcoal! Perfect for
Girl/BoyScout Troops, Birthday Parties, Corporate
Retreats, you set the date and time, we supply the
instructor and materials for $25 /person/or scout troop,
minimum of 8, or unlimited people for $250/hour at
WRS, or $300 at your home.
all meDia
Creating a Value Study with Janet
Campbell- The value study --- a
monochrome sketch, done quickly, that
provides an initial design and a value map
-- can help insure a
successful painting.
This class will focus on
how to go about the
study with a series of
practice exercises
using a still life setup as well as a
reference brought by students.
(Request materials list when
registering.) $30 ($25 members)
Thursday, January 16, 9:30-11:30 or
Saturday, March 15, 9:30-11:30
Wallkill River Art School and Gallery-
232 Ward St. Montgomery, NY
On 17k at corner of Factory St. in the
Village of Montgomery.
Hours: 9am-6pm Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm Sun.
(845) 457-ARTS
www.WallkillRiverSchool.com
Mission statement:
The Wallkill River School is a nonprofit
artists cooperative that runs an art school
and fine art gallery as well as a plein air
workshop series on farms and open spaces.
Our mission is to preserve open space
through our art and art activism, and create
economic opportunities for Orange County
artists. We have published a local foods
cookbook for Orange County, based on
what our farms grow, when its in season,
and where to find it. We run a gallery
representing 29 Orange County based
artists, featured in monthly exhibits, with
an art leasing program, and apprenticeship
program to encourage the next generation
of Emerging Artists. We run an art school
that offers fine art instruction for adults and
children in painting, drawing, printmaking,
clay, and offers many regional artists the
opportunity to teach their skill. Our plein air
class visits preserved and endangered
farms and open spaces from May-October,
and takes artists out of the city to farm
fields for painting class. We auction off our
paintings to preserve open space. We have
been called Orange Countys First
Homegrown Arts Movement by Hudson
Valley Magazine and the Times Herald
Record. This is only the beginning, imagine
what we could do with your help!
Please join us!
10% off your Wallkill River School classes when you present a receipt for
$100 or more from one of our advertisers!
Loman Eng has been an artist for over 40
years and was featured in the Art & Frame
Review in 2005. Before he paints full time,
he was a director and curator of several art
galleries. He maintains a studio in Cold
Spring, NY. Although he paints with
watercolors, acrylic and pastels, he now
concentrates on oil painting of landscapes, flowers, still
life and portraits.
Landscape Oil Painting Class with Loman Eng-
Explore the concepts and
techniques of the Hudson
River School and Barbizon
paintings through the
presentations and
demonstrations by the
instructor. The class
emphasizes individual
instruction and guidance
according to the skill level of
the student. Composition,
value, color, and light effects
will be discussed. All levels
welcome. Thursdays from
12:30-4:30pm, $120 ($100 members)per session:
Session 1: Jan 9, 16, 23, Session 2: Feb 6, 13, 20
Session 3: Mar 6, 13, 20 Session 4: Apr 3, 10, 17
Session 5: May 8, 15, 22 Session 6: Jun 5, 12, 19
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Pastel
*Pastel Techniques with Shawn Dell Joyce-A beginning
pastel class that covers the basics such as pastel
hardnesses, paper tooth, framing tips, how to blend, and
apply pastel, how to mix pastel on the paper and tips from
old masters. An exciting and fast-paced workshop, work
from life and studio exercises. Beginners, teens and
adults, (materials included) $120 ($100 members)
Saturdays 1-2:30pm Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, or Mar. 1, 8, 15,29.
Pastel Studio with Shawn Dell Joyce- Learn pastel tips
and techniques in a fun, encouraging group setting. Start
with a specific demonstration; like how to capture
transparent cut glass, and then paint your choice of still
lifes. Class ends with a group critique with tea and cake!
Advanced and intermediate
teens and adults welcome.
Thematic months include; color
theory, negative space painting,
capturing values, masses,
perspective and composition.
Ongoing, Any four classes
$120 ($100 members) (do not
have to be consecutive)
Wednesdays, 6-9pm (third
Weds. Of each month is
uninstructed)
watercolor
Pat Morgan is an award winning watercolorist and teacher
known for her soft and sensitive style. She is a signature
member of the North East Watercolor
Society, an elected member of the
Salmagundi Art Club and the New
Jersey Water Color Society. Her
workshops focus on capturing just the
essence of what is before you -whether
the figure, flowers or a landscape. Pat
gives her students support with individual attention
throughout the day. www.PatMorganArt.com
Painting the Figure in Watercolor: This one-day
workshop will focus on painting the figure with an
emphasis on capturing the
gesture, skin tones and folds in
clothing. Reference photos
will be available or students
can bring their own. Email Pat
for supply list or questions
pmorganstudio@comcast.net.
$75 members; ($95 non-
members) 9:30 3:30pm
March 22.
Beginning Watercolor I with
Janet Campbell- Focus will be on use of materials and
the development of basic skills to get you on your way to
exploring this exciting medium. Demonstrations,
individual guidance, and gentle class critiques included.
Request materials list on registration. $140 ($125
members) Monday, 4-6:30, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24.
Beginning Watercolor II with Janet Campbell-
Continuation of Beginning Watercolor I with focus on
composition, values and color basics. Request materials
list on registration. $140 ($125 members) Monday, 4-
6:30, Mar. 17,24,31, April 7.
Painting Outside the Lines: Negative Painting in
Watercolor with Janet Campbell-Negative painting creates
the shape of an object by painting around it. Through
demonstrations students will learn to recognize negative
shapes, to create glowing under paintings, and to paint
layer by layer in order to produce attractive, original works
of art. Instructor will provide reference materials or
students may bring their own photos. Class ends with a
group critique (supportive!). For those with a basic
knowledge of watercolor techniques. $95 ($75 members)
Saturday 9:30am-3:30 pm, Jan. 11.
Pour It On! Color Pouring In Watercolor with Janet
Campbell-The pouring of watercolor paint can create
beautiful and dreamy effects in your painting. Through
instructor demonstration, you will be guided in the use of
masking fluid, the
preparation of your colors
and in pouring to establish
amazing blending effects.
Bring your drawing and a
readiness for fun and
spontaneity to this class.
For those with a basic
knowledge of watercolor
techniques. This
workshop has been
extended to a second day
in order for students to
learn how to do multiple
pours and masking. Bring
lunch or order local.
Request materials list on
registration. $190 ($150 members) Weds. and Thurs.,
April 2 & 3, 9:30am-3:30pm.
Watercolor Skill Building with Janet Campbell-For
painters looking to improve their skills in watercolor.
Instructor will introduce a topic each class and do a brief
demonstration. Students may pursue the topic or work on
projects of their own in a relaxed atmosphere. $120 for 4
classes ($100 members) or $35/class ($30 members).
Thursdays 9:30-11:30am, Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6,20; or
Mar. 20, 27, Apr. 10, 17.
Illustrational Watercolor: Painting From a Flower with
Helena Clare Pittman-Illustrational Watercolor is about
painting into a colored ground, much the way Mondrian
did when he painted his gorgeous flower series, using
watercolor. Learn botanical watercolor techniques, and
multimedia. Fun class for advanced watercolorists.
Request a materials list. www.helenaclarepittman.com
$150 nonmembers ($120 members) Thursdays 2-5pm
Session 1: January 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, Session 2:
March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, Session 3: May 1, 8, 15,
22, 29, June 5.
Borland House Bed and Breakfast
130 Clinton Street, Montgomery, NY
www.theborlandhouse.com
Welcome to the Borland B&B. Located in the center of
the historic Village of Montgomery, this gracious Greek-
Revival home will entice you to escape from your daily
routine. Our desire is to offer our guests the very best of
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Newly remodeled Artist Annex
Suite
10% discount to attendees of workshops at the
Wallkill River School
Innkeepers: Carol and Bill Freeman
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Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
300 Canal Street
Goshen, NY 10924
Bus: 845-294-3100
Cell: 845-527-0300
Fax: 845-294-7360
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