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The Arts Center Partners

In addition to Saratoga Arts' own arts education offerings, The Arts Center is home to: 

Etudes Music School


Starting in January
Pastel for Beginners
Intermediate Pastels
Watercolors for Beginners
Introduction to Oil Painting
Draw Like the Old Masters
Open Studio Session I

Starting in February
Landscape Painting in All Media
Introduction to Digital Photography
Painting the Winter Landscape in Watercolor
Exploring Abstract Realism
Photographing Artwork: Tools for the Artist
All Media Costumed Portrait Workshop
Capturing Water in Watercolor
Framing Artwork on a Budget
February Break for Kids!

Starting in March
All Media Portrait Workshop
Open Studio Session II
The Green Landscape in Watercolor
Elements of Landscape Painting in Pastel & Oil
Chinese Brush Painting
The Art of Fused Glass
The Sculpted Portrait

Our Spring 2018 Class Brochure will be available in February and include classes and workshops scheduled for April - June














Our Policies

Registration Policy

Registration is required for all classes and workshops unless otherwise specified.  Please register for classes at least one week prior to the start of the class / workshop you wish to attend.  Early registration allows us to plan appropriately & avoid last minute cancellations.  

Payment Policy

Payment for classes and workshops is due to Saratoga Arts at the time of registration.  Payment, in full, must be made before the first meeting of class.  Checks should be made out to Saratoga Arts.  

Saratoga Arts reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment.  Students who do not wish to transfer will receive a full credit or refund of their class tuition.  The Arts Center also cancels classes on Saratoga Springs City Schools snow days.  Make up classes will be arranged at the discretion of the teacher. 

Cancellation Policy - please read

Students wishing to cancel a scheduled class or workshop must do so in writing, either by mail or by emailing  This will allow for proper processing and proof of cancellation.  There will be no exceptions to this policy.  Students who have not yet paid for their scheduled class or workshop, will be billed accordingly. 

Our cancellation schedule is as follows:

Students who cancel one week or more before the start of a scheduled class will receive a refund of their class tuition minus a $15.00 cancellation fee.

Students who cancel less than one week before the start of a scheduled class will receive a 50%  refund

No refunds will be given if a class is cancelled by an individual after the first scheduled class. 

There will be a $20.00 charge for all returned checks.  

The Arts Center is not responsible for classes missed due to illness or other commitments of students.

When Saratoga Arts must cancel a class because it has not met minimum enrollment requirements, Saratoga Arts staff will contact registered students 24-48 hours prior to the scheduled start of the class or workshop.  Students wishing to know the status of a class before then, may contact Saratoga Arts


Registration Form

Scholarship Request Form (adults)

Scholarship Request Form (children)


2017-2018 Community Arts Education Program scholarships provided by the The John Winter Family Fund,  Saratoga Community Federal Credit Union, The Saratoga Springs Walmart and Skidmore's Art of Producing Class, Spring 2017.  

The legacy of John R. Winter, Jr. comes from his understanding that all young people have vast potential but that many youths need opportunities to encourage and foster the development of their God-given talent.  Though his generosity in creating the John Winter Family Fund, he established a source that can be used to allow more participation in programs such as the Saratoga Arts childrens camps.

To learn more about Saratoga Arts Scholarship Program, call 518-584-4132

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, and three gallery spaces. We have on occasion, when our facilities can not accommodate a class, offered classes off-site as well.



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