Right Foot Yoga at the Laundry King
Jan
17
May 31

Right Foot Yoga at the Laundry King

  • Laundry King

Creative Yoga: Tuesdays from 4:30pm - 5:45pm and 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Beginner Yoga: Wednesdays from 5:45pm - 7:00pm

Instructor: Jane Mann

Come see if the ancient art of yoga is right for you! Jane Mann of Right Foot Yoga offers classes that in fun and enjoyable atmosphere for all. Yoga is a non-competitive, self-fulfilling sport which will be taught using a Hatha, Vinyasa flow style blend. Yoga benefits the human mind, body and soul by increasing focus, awareness, confidence, strength, balance, and flexibility. Anyone can learn how to start everyday on the “right foot!” 

Bring your own mat or use ours. Wear comfortable, moveable clothing. For adults and teens age 13 and up. 

Fee: pay per session or purchase flexible Fivefer or Tenfer discount cards. For pricing, contact Jane Mann at Right Foot Yoga


CAS Kids! Spring Break Art Camp
Apr
10
Apr 14

CAS Kids! Spring Break Art Camp

  • CAS Arts Center

5 sessions: Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 14, 8:45am to 3:00pm

Free for children age 4 and up

Free art classes for kids at the CAS Arts Center! Join a variety of master teaching artists for painting, clay, printmaking, theater and more. Bring lunch, snacks are provided. 

Fee: free to all children age 4 and up. 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

This class is made possible through donations to CAS Kids. To support these programs with a charitable gift, visit our Donations page. CAS Kids! 

Photography Workshop: Jeff Bank Calendar Photo Contest
Mar
18
2:00 pm14:00

Photography Workshop: Jeff Bank Calendar Photo Contest

  • CAS Arts Center

For the first time ever, the Catskill Art Society will offer a free photography workshop for anyone interested in submitting for the annual Jeff Bank Calendar Photo Contest. Participants will learn from a panel of expert artists and curators about the craft of taking photos outdoors, tips for editing, and insider info about what the jury panel is looking for. 

This workshop is free, but advance registrations are encouraged. To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

Holiday Ornament-Making Workshop
Dec
23
5:00 pm17:00

Holiday Ornament-Making Workshop

  • CAS Arts Center

1 session: Friday, December 23, 5pm to 8pm

Instructor: Helena Clare Pittman

Make your own holiday ornaments with original designs in this drop-in family workshop. Make art with your kids or drop them off! 

Fee: free to all children age 4 and up. 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

This class is made possible through donations to CAS Kids. To support these programs with a charitable gift, visit our Donations page

Holiday Card-Making Workshop
Dec
10
1:00 pm13:00

Holiday Card-Making Workshop

  • CAS Arts Center

1 session: Saturday, December 10, 1pm - 4pm 

Instructor: Nancy Sadler

Make your own holiday cards with original designs in this drop-in family workshop. Make art with your kids or drop them off! 

Fee: free to all children age 4 and up. 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

This class is made possible through donations to CAS Kids. To support these programs with a charitable gift, visit our Donations page

Writing Memoir: Story, Structure, and Theme
Aug
13
2:00 pm14:00

Writing Memoir: Story, Structure, and Theme

  • CAS Arts Center

4 sessions: Saturdays, August 13 to September 3, 2pm - 5pm

Instructor: Helena Clare Pittman

In this class we'll sample ways to access, though writing, the rich memory store of experience that lives inside each of us. We'll discuss the elements of story, the themes that express themselves through our lives, and ways to structure writings that express both story and theme. In each class meeting we’ll write, share, if we want to share, and l will read passages from other authors' memoirs.  Through discussion we’ll cast light on the way these works have been structured,  the elements that make them compelling, and relate them to our own work. We are all writers and story tellers. This workshop class welcomes everyone. 

Fee: Member $135, Non-Member $150 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

 

Concept Drawing Studio
Jul
26
6:00 pm18:00

Concept Drawing Studio

  • CAS Arts Center

4 sessions: Tuesdays, July 26 to August 16, 6pm - 7:30pm

Instructor: Fred Sklenar

Basic fundamental perspective analysis and practical applications. Searching for subject matter will be explored including objective and non-objective concepts. Students will prepare their own original projects in various media. Student interfacing will be the main thrust of the curriculum. Singular and group projects will take place. Students will choose the media of their choice. For adults, teens, and children age 12 and up. 

Supplies: 11" x 14" drawing pad; Charcoal pencils or #2 graphite; Pastels, chalk or pencils; kneaded eraser; watercolor and/or acrylics with appropriate brushes; other mixed media to be discussed during first session. 

Fee: Member $100, Non-Member $110 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

Film Workshop: Icehouse Arts
Jul
18
Jul 22

Film Workshop: Icehouse Arts

  • CAS Arts Center

5 sessions: Monday - Friday, July 20 to July 24, 10am - 12pm (Friday 10am - 2pm)

Instructor: Ron Littke

Ever want to shoot your own movie? Join Ron Littke of Icehouse Arts for an inclusve workshop where you can write, scout, shoot, edit, and screen a film for all your friends. This workshop will culminate with a public screening of the movie made in class on Saturday, August 13 at 7:30pm at the Laundry King. For teens and children age 10 and up. 

Fee: Member $50, Non-Member $60 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

Drop-in Family Art Classes
Jul
10
Aug 28

Drop-in Family Art Classes

  • CAS Arts Center

8 sessions: Sundays, July 10 to August 28

All ages from 3pm - 4:30pm (August 7 to August 28) 

Free art classes for kids at the CAS Arts Center! Make art with your kids or drop them off! 

Fee: free to all children age 4 and up. 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

This class is made possible through donations to CAS Kids. To support these programs with a charitable gift, visit our Donations page

CAS Kids! Free Arts Classes
Jul
8
Aug 26

CAS Kids! Free Arts Classes

  • CAS Arts Center

8 sessions: Fridays, July 8 to August 26

All ages from 9:30am - 10:30am (July 8 to August 26) 

Ages 8+ from 10:45am - 11:45am (July 8 to July 29) 

Free art classes for kids at the CAS Arts Center!  Stay with your kids or drop them off! 

Fee: free to all children age 4 and up. 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

This class is made possible through donations to CAS Kids. To support these programs with a charitable gift, visit our Donations page

Fundamentals of Watercolors
Jul
7
Aug 25

Fundamentals of Watercolors

  • CAS Arts Center

8 sessions: Thursdays, July 7 to August 25, 11am - 1:30pm or 2pm - 4:30pm

Instructor: Fred Sklenar

Explore the magic of this wonderfully spontaneous medium. Subject matter consists of landscapes, waterscapes, people, animals, and more. Drawing, layout and perspective aspects are emphasized. Demonstrations and individual instruction are the hallmark of this instructor. Students are responsible for supplies and materials which will be discussed at the first class. All levels are welcome. 

Fee: Member $225, Non-Member $250 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

Hodgepodge Collage
Jul
2
1:00 pm13:00

Hodgepodge Collage

  • CAS Arts Center

1 session: Saturday, July 2, 1pm - 3:30pm

Instructor: Ramona Jan

Explore the art of decoupage and found-object collage while learning to balance shape and color through Hodgepodge Collage. Learn all about the correct use of non-toxic adhesives. Incorporate instructor provided treasures and trinkets from all over the world in an artful collage that you’ll make and take home on the very same day! 

Fee: FREE for families and children age 7 and up

All supplies provided by CAS. 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

This class is made possible through donations to CAS Kids. To support these programs with a charitable gift, visit our Donations page

Performance Art Workshop (PAW)
Aug
21
Oct 2

Performance Art Workshop (PAW)

  • CAS Arts Center

6 sessions: Fridays, August 21 to October 2 (no class September 18), 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Instructor: Mimi McGurl

This workshop focuses specifically on creating texts meant to be performed for a live audience. Whether your interest is in crafting traditional dramatic scenes, spoken word pieces, or performance art, this class will guide you through the process of transforming stories and ideas into multi-dimensional experiences. This course will culminate in a public performance on Saturday, October 10 showcasing student work. For adults and teenagers age 13 and up.

Fee: Member $100, Non-Member $110

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227.

CAS Kids! Free Art Classes
Aug
5
Sep 1

CAS Kids! Free Art Classes

  • CAS Arts Center

5 sessions: Wednesdays, August 5 to August 26, plus Tuesday, September 1

Ages 4-7 at 10am

Ages 8-12 at 11am

Free art classes for kids at the CAS Arts Center! Join master teaching artist Andrea Brown for painting, clay, printmaking, and more. Stay with your kids or drop them off! 

Fee: free to all children ages 4 and up. 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227. 

This class is made possible through donations to CAS Kids. To support these programs with a charitable gift, visit our Donations page

Drawing Perspective
Jul
8
11:00 am11:00

Drawing Perspective

  • CAS Arts Center

8 sessions: Wednesdays, July 8 to August 26, 11am - 1:30pm 

Instructor: Fred Sklenar 

Important aspects to be emphasized will be light source and how it plays an important part to art; basic layout; and perspective. This course will be helpful to beginners as well as intermediate students who need to brush up on basics, or simply solve some of those areas that have been troublesome. Good drawing skills take the guesswork out of a student's art in all other media. Peer group discussion will add credibility and confidence to student's work. Supplies needed: Conte Crayon or charcoal, either stick or pencil, white bond paper pad. All levels are welcome.

Fee: Member $225, Non-Member $250

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227.

Drawing From the Tactile Self: Still Life and the Clothed Figure
Feb
28
2:00 pm14:00

Drawing From the Tactile Self: Still Life and the Clothed Figure

  • CAS Arts Center

1 session: Saturday, February 28, 2pm - 5pm 

Instructor: Helena Clare Pittman 

Do you remember the bliss of coloring? That experience is still there, ready to be unearthed. We’ll use charcoal, pencil, conte crayon, and drawing exercises that will expand your ability to see and draw. This course is good preparation for painting, whether or not you have drawn before. 

Fee: Member $40, Non-Member $45

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227.

Small Format Watercolors
Nov
22
Dec 6

Small Format Watercolors

  • CAS Arts Center

2 sessions: Saturdays, November 22 to December 6, 2pm - 5pm (no class November 29)

Instructor: Helena Clare Pittman

In this class we will work in small format, using watercolor, watercolor collage,( painting our own papers,) drawing, or another  medium you enjoy working with. I’ll offer one on one instruction in the medium of your choice.
We’ll make beautiful images that are very easy to reproduce using your own technology, or a local color copy machine. Copies are inexpensive, surprisingly faithful to the original
color, and very beautiful. I will demonstrate the simple ways I produce my own cards. Finish this two session course with some wonderful cards to send.

Fee: Member $75, Non-Member $80

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227.

Monday Figure Drawing
Jul
14
Jul 28

Monday Figure Drawing

  • CAS Arts Center

Monday, July 21, 5pm - 8pm

Monitor: Helena Clare Pittman

Artists of all levels are invited to our figure drawing sessions featuring costumed models.

Each session requires 5 people or more to run, so advance registration is required. Participants must register at least 5 days before each session so we can book the model. 

Fee: Member $12 per session, Non-Member $13 per session 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227.

A Lifetime of Stories: Memoir Writing
Nov
1
Nov 22

A Lifetime of Stories: Memoir Writing

  • CAS Arts Center

4 sessions: Fridays, November 1 to November 22, 6pm - 8pm

Instructor: Helena Clare Pittman 

Remember the smell of fresh earth after rain? Your mother’s pot roast? The sea? Suddenly childhood is here! We are each rich in stories; we are living stories! Some of our stories float on the surface of memories. Others seem just out of reach. And others, part of the treasure trove of childhood, are deep inside, surprisingly intact. Think you can’t remember? You’ll be gratified and surprised how the child is still very much alive within you. Tried and true writing prompts are the key to open the door to this wonderful nourishment.

Helena Clare Pittman has taught memoir writing for many years; in schools, libraries, and at the City University of New York Queens College Graduate School of Education as an artist-in-residence. 

Fee: Member $135, Non-Member $150

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227.

Hey Kids, Let's Get Creative!
Oct
19
Nov 23

Hey Kids, Let's Get Creative!

  • CAS Arts Center

6 sessions: Saturdays, October 19 to November 23, 11am - 12:30pm

Instructor: Betsy Woolf

For kids age 7-10 and up. Join us for this six week series of workshops that focus on drawing, painting and collage, and express your imagination! Each week, you’ll learn one or more new art techniques while we focus on a different project. We’ll create folk art by drawing from a bird’s eye view and make mandalas, puppets (complete with personalities), totems and more to take home. Come explore who you are and learn more about the world around you. Guaranteed fun! All supplies provided.

Fee: Member $110, Non-Member $125

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227.

Workshop: Collage for All Ages
Aug
24
3:00 pm15:00

Workshop: Collage for All Ages

  • CAS Arts Center

1 session: Saturday, August 24, 3pm - 5:30pm 

Instructor: Erica Hart

Join us for this open workshop for all ages and play with one of the most hands-on (and devilishly simple) art forms there is--collage! 

Collage is an essentially modern technique that uniquely allows artists to explore arrangements of printed materials and found objects as ready-made imagery. By composing and joining these items to arrangements (sometimes harmonious, and sometimes very unlikely...), you can challenge your perception of the familiar and create a new visual language. 

Participants in this workshop will design a "self-portrait" using both conventional and unconventional materials into an either abstracted or more representational collage. You are free to combine contradictory qualities, experiment, and refine control over texture and shapes. Renowned local artist Erica Hart will lead this exciting workshop. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Free and open to the public 

To register, e-mail info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227.

Jul
27
Jul 28

Sketching Nature's Geometry

  • CAS Arts Center

2 sessions: Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, 2pm - 5pm

Instructor: Donna Friedson

In this intensive workshop, you will make drawings and quick sketches of all the geometric forms you come across in nature. This will sharpen your powers of observation as you look for the basic shapes underpinning every form as a way of simplifying the drawing and sketching process. By using the cylinder, sphere, cone and cube, you will understand what you see and have a firm framework for a convincing drawing. We will be using charcoal pencils, conte crayons, and willow charcoal.

Fee: Member $75, Non-Member $85

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227.

Jul
21
Aug 25

The Way of the Brush: Sumi-e Ink and Watercolor

  • CAS Arts Center

6 sessions; Sundays, July 21 to August 25, 10am - 2pm

Instructor: Roberta Rosenthal

Learn how to create beautiful form and textural effects using the brilliant, deep tones of watercolor and ink. With a focus on botanical and landscape subjects, students will build and refine technique and confidence in these complementary media. 

Fee: Member $255, Non-Member $285

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227.

 

Painting from a Flower: Illustrational Watercolors
Apr
27
Jun 1

Painting from a Flower: Illustrational Watercolors

  • CAS Arts Center

6 sessions: Saturdays, April 27 to June 1, 2pm - 5pm 

Instructor: Helena Clare Pittman 

Learn how forgiving the medium of watercolor can be, and how its jewel-like colors can be worked in a painterly way.  Bring a 5B drawing pencil (or another soft pencil) and sketch pad to the first class, and any watercolor paints you have.  We'll discuss other materials you will need.  Beginner and experienced painters welcome. 

Fee: Member $215, Non-Member $230 (+$2 per class flower fee) 

To register, email info@catskillartsociety.org or call 845-436-4227.