The Arts Center Partners
In addition to Saratoga Arts' own arts education offerings, The Arts Center is home to:
Etudes Music School
Our Community Arts Education Program
For nearly 15 years, Saratoga Arts has been dedicated to offering quality fine art and fine craft classes, taught by regional artists, to students of all ages and at all artistic levels. In that time we’ve grown our program to its current capacity, where it now serves over 950 students a year and works with nearly 50 art teachers.
Located in the Arts Center at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Arts has several fine arts classrooms, a weaving studio, a 110-seat theater, two gallery spaces and a darkroom. We have on occasion, when our facilities can not accommodate a class, offered classes off-site as well.
Saratoga Arts is proud to offer adult arts education classes for all levels, mediums, and schedules throughout the fall, winter, and spring. With Fine Arts and Crafts classes taught by regionally and nationally recognized artists and instructors, Saratoga Arts' education program provides arts related instruction to more than 950 students of all levels and ages each year. Register early for these popular classes and workshops, and be sure to check back for our complete fall schedule in mid-August!
Coming This Fall:
Workshops by Nationally Known Instructors
The Contemporary Woodland Landscape in Pastel
with Robert Carsten, PSA-mp, IAPS-mc
Award-winning artist Robert Carsten attended the Art Students League of New York, the Rhode Island School of Design and the Accademia di Belle Arti (Italy). He is an Honorary Board member and signature member of the Pastel Society of America and is a contributing writer to Pastel Journal and The Artist's Magazine. His paintings have been shown in many museums and galleries and are collected worldwide. He has been featured in Pure Color/The Best of Pastel; Pastel Journal; American Art Review;The Artist's Magazine; Strokes of Genius/The Best of Drawing; Finding Your Style in Pastel; Lori McNee's Tips and Techniques from Professional Artists and more. Robert has been a juror of many regional, national and international competitions. Visit: www.robertcarsten.com
Capturing the Vibrant Colors of Fall in Watercolor
with Robert J. O'Brien AWS NWS
Learn to paint the beautiful fall colors that Autumn provides with watercolorist Robert J. O'Brien AWS NWS. This one day workshop will focus on painting the spectacular fall landscape of New England and the Northeast in its glorious splendor. The class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor who will explain his technique for capturing the vibrancy of autumn colors through the layering process. Techniques for creating light and shadow will also be shown. Students will paint for the duration of the class followed by a critique at the end of the session. Lots of hands on assistance will be provided by the instructor. This workshop is open to all levels and abilities. A materials list can be found on our website.
Robert J. O'Brien has been painting in the watercolor medium for over 40 years. Since moving to Vermont in 1977, he has focused his work on landscape and architectural studies. Vermont, with its distinct four season climate, provides the artist with a wealth of subject matter and every changing light effects. The artist finds beauty in the ordinary, subtle reminders of everyday life in rural New England. Robert has exhibited and taught throughout the United States as well as in Provence, France, and will be exhibiting with some of the world's best watercolor artists in Watercolor International III. The exhibition opens October 5, 2016, and will be held at the Piraeus Bank Conference Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Open Studio - Figure Drawing
Supply List Book: includes
Beautiful & Bold Color with Robert Carsten
Capturing the Moment in Light & Color - Plein Air with Ann Larsen
Landscape in Watercolor, Acrylic, & Gouache
Basic Drawing I
Drawing for All Levels
The Art of Charcoal
Think Pen & Ink
Watercolors - Beginner to Intermediate
Painting in the Spring - Plein Air
Elements of Landscape Painting
All Media Courses
Scholarship Request Form (adults)
Community Arts Education Program scholarships available for residents of Malta. This year, Saratoga Arts was the awarded a grant from the Global Foundries - Town of Malta Foundation. Scholarships are available for our adult classes and for our summer camp and school break programs. To learn more about Saratoga Arts Scholarship Program, contact Kate Morse, Director of Education - firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-584-4132