Drawing / Painting



Techniques of the Hudson River School Masters

Daniel Wall

In this course we will be taking a brief look at the Hudson River School movement of the 19th century via a slideshow and lecture. We will then move to making a small 5" x 7" master-copy of Asher Durand's "Butternut Tree at Hague, Lake George, NY" (pictured). In the slide show we will look some of the notorious pieces, as well as oil sketches, to show the minimalism that is really involved in the Hudson River School process. During the painting, students will be provided with a toned 5" x 7" canvas panel on which they will create a burnt umber sketch. We will then apply the opaque layers of color to bring the piece to life. Several techniques will be thoroughly demonstrated and discussed throughout the process.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $12
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $97 (members)         $117 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1501-0203    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun February 3, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Silk Painting: Scarves

Nan Travers

Painting silk is an exciting and magical process. First silk is stretched on a frame and then dyes are applied using paint brushes and other techniques. The colors develop right before your eyes along the beautiful surface of the silk. You will learn different application techniques, first with a sampler and then with scarves and/or fabric. Students will be mixing their colors from the primary colors and black and will complete the process by steam setting the dyes. All work is done on silk provided by the instructor and each student will make two scarves.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Additional scarves will be available at an extra cost for those who would like to make more than two.

Sessions:

1500-0602    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun June 2, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1500-1110    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 10, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Folk Art Cat Painting

Carol Maher

The impulse to decorate our homes with colorful images is strong. The settlers brought with them only the barest necessities. Since fine art was not available, they often made their own! Those primitive paintings, carvings and decorated household items are now highly prized mementos of earlier times. As a tribute to the untrained painters of long ago students will create this painting of "Skeezix," using acrylic paints on canvas board.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $100 (members)         $120 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1444-0802    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri August 2, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Sketching the Flora and Fauna of the ADKs

Elaine Katz

This outdoor drawing class will be all about SEEING! Students will have the opportunity to learn various drawing and sketching techniques while closely examining the natural beauty of Lake Luzerne.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $55 (members)         $65 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1493-0803    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 3, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Creating Carousel/Star Books

Elaine Katz

Come learn how to create a beautiful 3D Carousel book. Carousel books are also known as star books because when they are opened all the way, they resemble stars. Each page is its own 3D scene. In this class, students will learn how to construct the basic pages of a Carousel book and experiment with creating different scenes.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $130
         Non-members: $160
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $140 (members)         $170 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 ½ Days

Sessions:

1492-0803    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat August 3, 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Sun August 4, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Plein Air Drawing and Painting

Sarah Rodman

Whether you are new to art or an experienced painter, people of all ages and abilities are welcome to explore the traditions of Adirondack landscape painting. Looking around downtown Lake Luzerne and the nearby Hudson River, students will learn how to select a site, draw their vista and paint the scene. Students may bring their own supplies or purchase a paper and watercolor starter kit at the time of registration. This is a great class for children accompanied by adults.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $70 (members)         $80 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1488-0929    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 29, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm