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February 2020

Alcohol Inks on Yupo with Kristin Woodward

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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This alcohol ink workshop will use the wonderful effects on Yupo Paper, which will be more suitable for traditional framing.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.This alcohol ink workshop will use the wonderful effects on Yupo Paper, which will be more suitable…

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Design Your Own Chocolates with Becca Flis

February 7 @ 11:00 am - February 8 @ 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Learn how to sculpt and create your own personalized chocolate mold.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Have you ever wanted to customize your own chocolates for yourself or a special someone? Now you can! On day one of this class students will…

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Monoprint Scarf with Kathy Klompas

February 8 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Print layers of pattern and texture using simple tools and thickened fabric dyes to create two exquisite wearable art scarves.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Print layers of pattern and texture using simple tools and thickened fabric dyes to create two exquisite…

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Zen Approach to Flowers in Watercolor with Kevin Kuhne

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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After studying and copying Zen master examples, we will create our own watercolor flowers and bouquets.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Bring in some of your leftover flowers from Valentine’s Day for this popular course. After studying and copying Zen master examples,…

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Handbuilding using Air Dry Clay with Becca Flis

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Students in this workshop will develop a basic understanding of the different methods of working with clay.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Have you ever wanted to try your hand at sculpting with clay? Students in this workshop will develop a basic…

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Winter Landscape with Kevin Kuhne

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Discover how to create dramatic, light-filled winter scenes by applying the paint in loose, free washes and pourings.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.For the student with some basic watercolor experience, this workshop will explore the use of masking fluid/block-out/frisket in painting…

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Spark Up Your Watercolors with Gouache

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Kris will be teaching the basic qualities of gouache and then instruct on using it to enhance and highlight your watercolor.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Kris will be teaching the basic qualities of gouache, opaque watercolor, and then instruct on using…

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Sumi-e Painting with Carolyn Difiori Hopkins

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - March 14 @ 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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This class is based on learning the basic strokes of Sumi-e Painting.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.This class is based on learning the basic strokes of Sumi-e through study of the traditional “Four Gentlemen” which are the four main subjects of…

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Beginner Drawing with Carol Coogan

February 28 @ 10:00 am - April 3 @ 12:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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This is an introductory class for students interested in learning the basics of drawing, with a focus on using a sketchbook.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.This is an introductory class for students with little or no experience who are interested learning…

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Adirondack Landscapes with Takeyce Walter

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Students participating in this one-day workshop will explore the techniques often used in painting an Adirondack landscape.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Adirondack scenes can be some of the most beautiful paintings, but can also be one of the trickiest color compositions…

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The Sketchbook Habit with Carol Coogan

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - April 3 @ 3:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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In this 6 session class, you will be encouraged to explore your creativity through your sketchbook as much as possible.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Would you like to develop the habit of keeping a sketchbook? This portable and easily accessible tool…

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Keeping a Nature Journal with Carol Coogan

February 29 @ 10:30 am - April 4 @ 12:30 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Join Carol to help you jump start your nature journal practice as she gives instruction on the observation of and connection with nature.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.At every moment, wherever you are, you can use a simple sketchbook as a…

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March 2020

Creating Better Compositions with Kristin Woodward

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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In this workshop Kris will teach you to evaluate your paintings and decide if they need to create a better finished painting.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.In this workshop Kris will teach you to evaluate your paintings and decide if they…

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Drawing Basics with Kevin Kuhne

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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This workshop is designed to give the beginning student a strong foundation in the necessities for all drawings.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.If you have the desire to draw realistically, you can learn how. This workshop is designed to give the…

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Painting Fog in Pastels with Kristin Woodward

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Learn to paint fog in pastel with Kris as your guide to this wonderful natural early morning occurrence.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Foggy days are illusive and charming. We all want to paint fog. Fog simplifies silhouettes while blurring definition. The…

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Gelli Plate Printmaking with Kathy Klompas

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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In this workshop, students will learn the basics of printing with a Gelli Plate.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.In this workshop students will learn the basics of printing with a Gelli Plate. Student will create beautiful one-of-a-kind papers with amazing colors,…

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Brilliant Animals in Watercolor with Kevin Kuhne

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Forget those dull browns and lifeless grays glorify your favorite animal in a celebration of color and free-style watercolor.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.One of Kevin’s most favorite and fun courses. You’ll never look at animals the same way again! Forget…

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Inspired by the Masters: Women of Impressionism with Takeyce Walter

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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In this workshop, Takeyce will discuss the work and processes of the great women Impressionist masters like Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.The Impressionists have provided inspiration to artists for generations, whether it’s learning the masters’ techniques,…

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All Media Portrait with Corey Pitkin

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Learn to quickly develop a portrait with a live model, your choice of medium, and surfacePreregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Learn to quickly develop a portrait with a live model, your choice of medium, and surface. Award-winning artist Corey Pitkin will…

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April 2020

Design Your Own Chocolates with Becca Flis

April 3 @ 11:00 am - April 4 @ 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Learn how to sculpt and create your own personalized chocolate mold.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Have you ever wanted to customize your own chocolates for yourself or a special someone? Now you can! On day one of this class students will…

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Handbuilding using Air Dry Clay with Becca Flis

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Students in this workshop will develop a basic understanding of the different methods of working with clay.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Have you ever wanted to try your hand at sculpting with clay? Students in this workshop will develop a basic…

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Drawing Urban Landscape with Kevin Kuhne

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Prepare yourself for the upcoming season of outdoor drawing and painting by focusing on your drawing skills while designing landscapes.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.A challenging and rewarding workshop. Prepare yourself for the upcoming season of outdoor drawing and painting by…

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Alcohol Inks on Tile with Kristin Woodward

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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This is a fun and unusual workshop that uses brilliant Alcohol Inks on tiles to create anything from abstract to realistic designs.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.This is a fun and unusual workshop that uses brilliant Alcohol Inks on tiles to…

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Oil Painting with Robin Rosenthal

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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The goal of this workshop is to help you become familiar with oil paint and its application while having fun.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Whether you are new to oil painting, or already have some experience but are looking to learn…

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Advanced Gelli Plate Printmaking with Kathy Klompas

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Students will learn to create finer details, transparent layering of colors, and subtle ghost prints that are not possible with other media.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Take your Gelli Plate printing further with professional Akua printmaking inks and archival papers. Students…

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Zen Landscape in Watercolor with Kevin Kuhne

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Working in a “loose” and free style, we will create exciting watercolor landscapes that convey deep distance, light, atmosphere and mood.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Working in a “loose” and free style, we will create exciting watercolor landscapes that convey deep…

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Spring Landscapes in Pastel with Takeyce Walter

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Students participating in this exciting workshop will explore the techniques often used in painting a Spring scene.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Learn how to capture the glorious colors of Spring landscape in this one-day workshop with Takeyce Walter. Students participating in…

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May 2020

Design Your Own Chocolates with Becca Flis

May 1 @ 11:00 am - May 2 @ 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Learn how to sculpt and create your own personalized chocolate mold.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Have you ever wanted to customize your own chocolates for yourself or a special someone? Now you can! On day one of this class students will…

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Creating Textures in Your Watercolors with Kristin Woodward

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Using crumbled paper and a limited palette as the base for your watercolors students will learn how to create visually exciting pieces.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Open the door to a new, exciting ways of looking at your watercolors. Using crumbled…

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Handbuilding using Air Dry Clay with Becca Flis

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Students in this workshop will develop a basic understanding of the different methods of working with clay.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Have you ever wanted to try your hand at sculpting with clay? Students in this workshop will develop a basic…

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Macchiaioli Oil Painting with Carolyn DiFiori Hopkins

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - May 23 @ 4:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Macchiaioli (color-patch) is a form of Italian oil painting that is rendered quickly from life and roughly captures the subject.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Macchiaioli (color-patch) is a form of Italian oil painting that is rendered quickly from life and roughly…

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Painting Sunlight and Shadow in Pastel with Kristin Woodward

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Learn the techniques to create pastel painting featuring strong highlights contrasted with deep rich shadows.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Learn the techniques to create pastel painting featuring strong highlights contrasted with deep rich shadows. Students will focus on painting a landscape…

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Sketching in PanPastels with Corey Pitkin

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Using PanPastels and Soft tools instructor Corey Pitkin will guide students through his method of using this relatively new medium to createPreregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Experiment with something new! Using PanPastels and Soft tools instructor Corey Pitkin will guide students…

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Add Drama to Your Watercolors with Pouring with Kristin Woodward

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arlene’s Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Learn how to incorporate pouring techniques into your watercolors that will make them pop.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Students will begin with a detailed sketch, then mask the high-lights and middle values colors. By learning how to pour and let dry…

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Plein Air Painting at Indian Ladder Farms with Carolyn Hopkins

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Indian Ladder Farms, 342 Altamont Road
Altamont, NY 12009 United States
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Using beautiful grounds of Indian Ladder Farm and Thatcher Park as inspiration, lessons will include the fundamentals of painting outside.Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Click the link to register online. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.Join Carolyn Hopkins at Indian Ladder Farm for a day of painting in "Plein Air". Using beautiful…

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