In the beginner and beginner-to-intermediate classes, students will learn to understand watercolor as they explore its spontaneous and beautiful nature. They will also learn wet and dry painting techniques, color mixing, layering with glazes, texturing, and masking out, as well as ways to use color successfully to create works of art. Click here for Materials List.
All Levels Watercolor
If you’re a beginner to advanced beginner watercolorist, this is the class for you. As you move along on your journey in watercolor, you’ll develop new skills and perfect techniques, like the ideal water-to-paint ratio for creating hard and soft edges. The class will also explore the elements of designing a painting—from composition and focal point to tonal variation and color theory. Click here for Materials List.
7 Mondays 10:00 am-12:00 pm $240.00 ADD TO CART
Beginner Acrylic Painting
This class provides beginning students the fundamentals of painting with acrylics. Learn color mixing and color theory while gaining insights on how color creates composition and affects mood. Explore perspective, light and shadow, proportions, and many other painting techniques. The principles and elements of art and design will be introduced through step-by-step instructions and demonstrations. Click here for Materials List.
7 Fridays 10:00-12:00 $240 ADD TO CART
Intermediate Painting – All Mediums
This class is open to anyone who has gained some experience in painting—either watercolor, acrylic, or oils—and wants to bring their art to the next level. Instructor Betty Ann Medeiros will help each student gain the confidence to find their own way to a completed painting. On each student’s own project, she will give you an appropriate depth of information about color, shading, perspective and style. Betty Ann will discuss artist’s tip and tricks to train the eyes to really see and paint the subject at hand. She will touch on art history and styles of other artists while in this classroom of fun and camaraderie. Click here for Materials List
7 Tuesdays 12:00-2:30 pm $290.00 ADD TO CART
Drawing with Oil & Soft Pastels
In this beginner class you will learn blending, texturing and various other techniques for oil and dry pastels. Learn to see simple shapes and values to create stunning results with pastel painting techniques, color theory and color mixing. Two different mediums that are equally fun and rewarding. Each has its own style and look that you can create beautiful drawings. Click here for materials list.
7 Thursdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm $240.00 ADD TO CART
Painting All Levels
There are many approaches to painting. The fundamentals or “elements” of art are a collection of foundational groundwork to take from in order to create the right approach for you. Various painting approaches and techniques will be covered in this all levels class and each student will be individually instructed. This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of painting to the more experienced painter who needs guidance and the expertise of the teacher. Click here for Materials List.
7 Thursdays 7:00-9:00 pm $240.00 ADD TO CART
Fundamentals of Drawing
Beginner and intermediate artists will learn the basic skills needed to created a finished drawing or the underlying sketch for a realistic painting. The class will emphasize light and shadow, contour mapping, tonal value, perspective and scale. Click here for Materials List.
7 Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm $240.00 ADD TO CART
Printmaking At Railyard: Monotype & Intaglio
If you can push paint around with a brush then you can make unique one-of-a-kind prints. The class will first focus on monotype printmaking using Akua inks and water-soluble crayons. Midway through the session, we will begin to use a non-toxic technique to make etchings. These can be printed on their own or combined with monotype. Anthony will guide each artist through the plate preparation process and the printing. All printmaking materials used are non-toxic. The instructor will provide all materials. Materials fee is $45 paid in cash or check to the instructor.
7 Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 pm $300.00
Catch the sun and all the colors of the rainbow in this class for beginner and advanced students alike. Students will create project(s) of their choosing from sun catchers & candle holders to windows. Beginners will learn all the steps of stained glass copper foil construction from concept to tools, cutting, foiling, soldering, and presentation. Come learn and create with glass and metal while enjoying the company of fellow artistically minded people. Materials for the first class included. Teacher will instruct students on purchasing the additional materials needed on a per project basis.
7 Wednesdays 10:00 am-12:30 pm $290.00
Mosaic – All Levels
Learn the art of mosaic in this class where you will work with variety of small materials—from cut glass and ceramics to found objects like keys—to create beautiful designs. There’s no experience necessary—the instructor provides step-by-step instructions during each lesson. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with transparent and opaque materials, random and planned designs, make their own tile, and learn to cut glass. Over the course of this session, you can choose to make several small projects, like a picture frame and vase, or one larger project. Materials for the first class included. There is a $5 fee for shared class materials. The instructor will advise students on purchasing the additional materials needed on a per project basis.
7 Wednesdays 1:00-3:30 pm $290.00
Paint Pour – 4-Week Mini Session
Bring your painting smock, roll up your sleeves, and pour your paints to make pour paintings in this 4-week mimi session. Start by learning to mix your paints and layer them. Chemicals enhance the surface and when your canvasses dry, learn to clean and varnish the surface for a professional look. You’re on your way to an exciting, modern experience with paint!
We provide the supplies for the first class only. The instructor will let you know what you need to buy for the remainder classes.
4 Fridays 10:00 am-12:00 pm Jan 10-Jan 31 $140.00 Coming Soon!
Private Art Lessons
These sessions will use a wide variety of art materials to create unique pieces of art. Materials can include paint, pastels, watercolor, cut paper, found objects, handmade paper, and recycle material. Call 914-617-8541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a lesson.
Fee: $75.00 per one hour session