Classes for Adults

All classes are held in the Hamilton Center for the Arts unless otherwise notified.  

Located next to the Broad Street Gallery at 20 Broad Street, Hamilton, New York 13346

To register, please contact Kathy Herold at *Hamilton Center for the Arts* 

(315)368-4453 OR hamiltoncenterforthearts@gmail.com

Life drawing is an opportunity for artists to have access to a live model to practice drawing.  Sessions are weekly with no formal instruction.  Students should bring their own supplies to class.  No materials are provided.

Dates: Sundays, January 26, February 2, 9 & 16

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Price: $60 for 4 sessions, $20 drop in fee

Life Drawing Sessions

My watercolor workshop offers all the fundamentals for creating a professional looking watercolor. (Beginners don’t be intimidated). We will start with the basic fundamentals training the eye and mind to interpret a scene in correct values of lights and darks.  Each week we build on the previous lesson using a limited palette at first and gradually expanding the palette to include a wider range of color. We will explore color theory, effective strategies for expressive, spontaneous brush work essential for good watercolor technique.  My workshops start with the basics that builds to more advanced techniques. Whether a beginner or more experienced painter the workshop is designed to make each participant a better painter while having a lot of fun in the process.

Dates: Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Price: $150 for 4 sessions, $45 drop-in fee

Watercolor Workshop

Use this as a time to explore your creativity! Come use the materials we have available at the Hamilton Center for the Arts to create your own projects. Most of the materials in the HCA studio are available to use: paints, canvas, paper, oil pastels, sewing machine, fibers, fabrics, paper mache, sculptural materials, and so much more. If you need it, project storage is available. Open Studio Time does not have an instructor but, Kathy will be in the gallery to assist with questions.

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm (additional time available)

Price: $20 drop in rate

Open Studio Time

Past Classes & Workshops

Stop in and create a beautiful set of holiday ornaments. Using alcohol ink techniques, each participant will make a set of six ornaments to take home. Instruction and all materials will be provided.

Dates: Saturday, December 14

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Price: $45

Instructor: Eva Hunter

Alcohol Ink Workshop

Pastel Painting Workshop

Dates: Saturday, December 7

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm (with a midday lunch break)

Price: $90 plus $10 supply fee 

Instructor:  Mary Padgett



 

This workshop is an opportunity for you to receive individualized instruction in the pastel medium from an expert. For individuals new to pastel, Padgett's goal is to educate you about the broad range of pastel products and techniques, to assist you in developing your personal style, and to encourage creative exploration. For experienced pastellists, Padgett's goal is to provide feedback in a supportive working environment. Padgett will set up colorful and varied still life arrangements that you will work from.

For more information about Mary Padgett, click here

Hamilton Center for the Arts 

16 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY
phone: (315) 368-4453

e-mail: hamiltoncenterforthearts@gmail.com