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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.









Special thanks to Target
for being a supporter of the 
Saratoga Arts' Education Program















Professional Development

Tools for the Artist: Framing & Matting Your Artwork
with Jen Duke Harpending
Sunday, October 16, 1 - 4pm

Perfect for artists interested in solutions for framing work for the upcoming Members’ Show, this custom picture framing workshop will empower and inspire you. Jennifer Duke Harpending has more than 30 years of framing and matting experience, and will help teach you how to properly and creatively mat and frame your artwork, whether for your own personal collection or for gallery and exhibition sales. The concentration will be on budget and do-it-yourself framing techniques that don’t break the bank and are appropriate for resale.  Bring a piece of artwork that you are interested in finding a framing solution for. 

$30 for members / $35 for non-members

CLICK HERE to register.

Photographing Your Artwork for Archival & Submission
with Harry Wirtz
Friday, October 21, 6 - 9pm

Let photographer and instructor Harry Wirtz teach you to use your digital camera to make quality photographs for documentation, press releases, jury submissions, and print editions. Topics will include setting up artwork for photography, low cost lighting options, basic camera adjustments, editing the image for accuracy, how to work with digital file formats for submissions and storage, and when it is best to hire a professional.

Bring your camera and be familiar with its operation; bring the user manual. “Point and shoot” cameras can be made to work with some effort, as can cell phones, but a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera can deliver the best results. A demonstration set up with artwork and affordable lighting will be provided.

$30/members, $35/not-yet-members
CLICK HERE to register. 

Audiences Everywhere
Professional Development Workshop
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
at The Arts Center

presented by Saratoga Arts & Skidmore College

5:30 – 6:00 Mingle over refreshments with fellow attendees 
6:00 – 9:00 Audiences Everywhere Workshop 
Organizations can’t grow audiences from a strategy of merely picking the “low-hanging fruit.” Praised as “mind-opening, rut-clearing & possibility renewing,” this workshop is a substantive and inspiring forum to devise new and actionable strategies to attract, sustain, cultivate and diversify audiences for arts and cultural organizations of every size and genre.  
About Matt Lehrman 
Matt Lehrman specializes in helping arts and cultural leaders pursue artistic relevance, financial vibrancy and patron engagement by revealing the view from the audience side of their organizations’ mission statements. 
His workshops have educated thousands of arts and cultural managers nationwide and has earned praise as “mind-opening, rut-clearing, possibility renewing.”  
Before launching Audience Avenue, LLC in 2012, Matt Lehrman was the founder and Executive Director of Alliance for Audience and, Arizona’s pioneering initiative in collaborative audience development. In naming him “Best Cheerleader for the Arts,” the Arizona Republic wrote, “For some, arts marketing is a career. For Lehrman, it’s a calling.” 
From 1995 to 2004, Matt served as a Vice President of the Scottsdale Cultural Council, where he led the marketing and communications efforts that launched the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and increased ticket sales for the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts by more than 300 percent. For the 2014-15 season, Matt served as Interim Managing Director of Arizona Theatre Company, the state’s only member of the elite League of Resident Theatres (LORT), and the only such company that is resident in two cities: Phoenix and Tucson. Lehrman has served as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University since 2012, teaching subjects of arts entrepreneurship, arts business administration and arts and public policy. 

FREE. Call 518.584.4132 for more information or CLICK HERE to register


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Supply List Book: includes

The Winter Landscape in Watercolor
with Robert O’Brien
Using Studies to Capture Light & Color
 with Ann Larsen
Color Harmonies
Intro to Oil Painting
Pastels for Beginners
Intermediate - Advanced Pastels
Beginner - Intermediate Drawing
Drawing Lab
Watercolors - Beginner to Intermediate
Problem Solving for the Intermediate Watercolorist
All Media Courses
Abstract Realism
Landscape Painting in Acrylic, Gouache, and Watercolor



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Scholarship Request Form (children)


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 - 
or 518-584-4132



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