Teens & Adults

Every Wednesday
5 – 6:30 PM

Open Contemporary Drawing for Adults

Every Wednesday
5 – 6:30 PM
Benenson Center

This weekly drawing group offers time and space for individuals who wish to continue to hone their drawing skills in an independent environment. Participants work indoors in the light-filled Benenson Visitors Center and gallery or outdoors in the landscape of The Fields sculpture park.

Apr 17 – May 22
4:30 – 6 PM

Comic Book and Graphic Novel Workshop with Barbara Slate

Apr 17 – May 22
4:30 – 6 PM
Benenson Center

Click here to register for this workshop.

Art Omi: Education is pleased to present a workshop series dedicated to the art of the comic book and graphic novel. This series will take place each Wednesday over the course of six weeks from April 17 - May 22, 2019.

During the course, students will learn about:

  • Creating a six-pager
  • Character Bible: age, background, fears, etc.
  • Beginning, middle, end, and twist of a story
  • Plotting
  • Panels and balloons
  • Layouts
  • Drawing techniques
  • The course concludes with the Graphic Novel Show where students share and talk about their work. No drawing ability necessary!

All students will receive a copy of Barbara Slate’s latest book, You Can Do A Graphic Novel: Comic Books, Webcomics, and Strips, 2018.

Barbara Slate’s work was praised as “emphatically of our time” by The New York Times and “titanically talented” by comics legend Stan Lee. She created, wrote and drew for DC Comics and Marvel, wrote over a hundred Betty and Veronica stories, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas, and many Barbie comics. Barbara is a teacher, panelist, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker at Comic Cons and Universities across the country. Visit barbaraslate.com.

Apr 18 – Jun 6
5 – 7:30 PM

Open Figure Drawing for Adults

Apr 18 – Jun 6
5 – 7:30 PM
Newmark Gallery

Gather in the Newmark Gallery on Thursday evenings April 18 - June 6 to sketch, draw, and render from a live male or female nude model. Open to artists of all skill levels ages 16+, each two-hour sessions is self-guided and intended to provide time and space for members of our local community to share in the exploration of this traditional art practice.

Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM

Camp Omi

Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM
Jul 15 – 26
10 AM – 1:30 PM

Plein Air Painting Society

Jul 15 – 26
10 AM – 1:30 PM
Education Pavilions

with Ever Baldwin
July 15 - 26, M-F, 10AM - 1:30PM
Scholarships are available!

Click here to register.

How does an artist develop their own personal “voice”? In this course we will focus on ways to convey ideas and feelings while painting from observation by using color, expressive brushwork, and a range of techniques in paint application. Students will build fundamental skills in oil painting through explorations in color mixing, value, and composition. Daily presentations of work by contemporary painters and their studio processes will inform our goal of learning to find inspiration in the world around us. During the week, students will participate in quick studio games and exercises while also creating one or more finished oil paintings on canvas based on the landscape and sculpture at Art Omi. No prior experience is necessary. Materials included in tuition fee.

Ever Baldwin is a painter in Catskill NY. Their work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Berlin. They have attended residency programs at The Ragdale Foundation, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and in 2014 received a cultural grant from The City of Chicago to attend The Atlantic Center for the Arts, where they studied with the painter Dana Schutz. Ever has worked with children, teens, and adults as a teaching artist for over ten years, and an artists’ book featuring their series of food paintings was recently published by Soberscove Press in Chicago. They hold a BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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