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Cynthia Harris-Pagano works and teaches from one of the few North Light studios in the Hudson Valley. Her widely collected works may be seen on either of two websites: and In her Atelier she encourages a North Light palette which gives to artists an organized arrangement of  color values that emphasizes the atmospheric values of natural interior north light on the oil-painted canvas. Rediscover the secrets of the masters in oil painting! with Cynthia Harris-Pagano in her North Light Studio Workshop, Otisville, NY, Wednesdays, 10 am-1 pm, starting September 6, 2017.  $90 per month, Phone 845 386-1712.

Betsy Jacaruso Studio and Gallery in Rhinebeck, NY has gained the reputation of being a gifted artist and instructor who teaches drawing and watercolor techniques as a way of realizing individual vision. The classes, offered to both beginning and advanced artists alike, are held in a relaxed group atmosphere with a focus on learning basic watercolor techniques while developing and cultivating a personal style. Class fees are $45 each or $160 for 4 class monthly card. Class times are Monday 10-1pm; Wednesday 10-1pm; Tuesday1-4pm; Saturday 10-1pm. For more information or to sign up, please contact

The Katonah Art Center est. 1998, has become Northern Westchester's go-to hub for artistic learning. With classes for all ages and levels. KAC is known for its warm, supportive environment that provides a creative sanctuary for artists, musicians, illustrators, sculptors, photographers, knitters, metal workers, wood workers, glass artists, painters and potters alike. Our instructors are locally and internationally known not only for their art but for their instructional quality. The art center, which has three painting studios, a pottery studio, a children's art room, an Apple computer lab and and a specialty studio for metalsmithing, stone sculpture, woodworking and fused glass is housed in a beautifully renovated old schoolhouse, walking distance from the Goldens Bridge Train Station.

The National Art League is a non-profit organization of professional artists, serious students and those interested in participating in and supporting the advancement of the creative arts of drawing, painting and sculpture. The League was founded in 1930 by Alice Chase Sullivan and Helen Chase Storm, the daughters of William Merritt Chase, renowned Impressionist and Society Portraitist. We offer daily classes and workshops from Monday through Saturday for beginner to advanced adult students and children. Our talented instructors teach: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, drawing and mixed media. We also schedule free demonstrations and host group exhibitions for our members on a monthly basis. Located at 44-21 Douglaston Parkway in Douglaston, NY. Please call 718-776-8278 for class instruction information or go to our website: to learn more about us.

Westchester Community College Center for the Arts in White Plains, NY is an art school for all ages. Community education classes for adults such as Floral Photography, Photoshop as a Tool for Painters, and Stonesetting are available for registration. We also have a variety of youth programming such as High School portfolio preparation classes and summer art camps for kids. The Center is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including studios for jewelry making, ceramics, drawing and painting, a photography darkroom, and two computer labs. Students at CFA are taught by seasoned art professionals from Westchester County and New York City. For more information, call us at 914-606-7500 or visit our website at

The Warwick Atelier Artist Susan Hope Fogel guides students through the principles of painting and drawing in the representational style. The classes are held in Warwick, NY, and are appropriate for the novice to advanced students. The small class size allows for a lot of exchange between Susan and her students. The curriculum includes drawing, as well as, pastel and oil painting of the floral, still life and landscape. Ongoing demonstrations and workshops have taken place in various locations from Warwick to Cape Cod, Tuscany and Ireland. Join us in Cape Cod this Spring and Fall! Friend The Warwick Atelier on Facebook to receive posts regarding upcoming events. 845-986-0986

Classes- intermediate and advanced in Painting, Drawing, Composition and Multimedia. If you are in the middle of your journey in Art and still want to master your skills and advance your career by participating in national and international shows, or in residency programs- come to Basha's Art Studio in the heart of inspirational Beacon, NY. Basha Maryanska is aninternationally acknowledged European trained artist painter and curator at the art gallery in NYC. Please call 845- 797-5210

The Woodstock School of Art offers daily classes in drawing, painting, composition, sculpture and printmaking and workshops in specialized techniques, all under the guidance of more than thirty professional instructors. Each class is an artist's atelier combining the instructor's viewpoint with the free and open dialogue necessary for artistic creativity. There are no entrance requirements and no set curricula. The school holds classes throughout the year in air-conditioned or radiant heated studios, newly renovated but retaining the rugged country charm of the original stone and timber buildings.

Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack, NY was founded in 1947 by a group of renowned artists including Aaron Copland, Paulette Goddard, and Helen Hayes. It’s intention was to create a cultural center that presented high quality visual and performing arts events and instruction under teachers of a caliber seldom available outside of NYC.  Today RoCA is a comprehensive multi-arts center dedicated to creating and understanding art through its School for the Arts, exhibitions, workshops, literary and performing events, Summer Arts Day Camp, and outreach programs.  RoCA prides itself in being the largest multi-arts center in the lower Hudson Valley.  We offer daily classes and workshops Monday through Sunday for beginners to advanced adult students and children.  We offer classes in ceramics, life drawing, watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, glass beadmaking, anime, fashion illustration, claymation, creative writing and cartooning.   In addition  to our national exhibits we also have member and student exhibitions.  We are located at 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY.  For more information visit: or call 845-358-08

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