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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














Professional Development

Framing Artwork on a Budget
with Jennifer Duke Anstey

Perfect for artists interested in solutions for framing work for submission or those who need economical solutions for displaying their collection, this workshop will help teach you how to properly and creatively mat and frame your artwork with- out breaking the bank. Bring a piece of artwork that you are interested in finding a framing solution for. *Please note that this workshop will take place off-site and not at Saratoga Arts*

Sunday, April 23, 2017: 1 - 4pm
JDH Framing Studio, 23 Ashley Drive, Ballston Lake NY
$35 for members / $40 for not-yet-members

Register HERE

Photographing Artwork for Submission & Archival
with Harry Wirtz

This extended, full day workshop will teach you to use your digital camera to make quality photographs for documentation, press releases, jury submissions, and print editions of your work. Photographer and instructor Harry Wirtz will discuss setting up artwork for photography, low cost lighting options, basic camera adjustments, editing the image for accuracy, and more. Bring a camera and user manual; be familiar with its operation. “Point and shoot” and cell phone cameras can be made to work with some effort, but a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera is best. A demonstration with artwork and affordable lighting will be provided.

Friday, May 19, 2017: 6 - 9pm
$35 for members / $40 for not-yet-members

Register HERE



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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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