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Barrett School of Art Tuition, Enrollment and Cancellation Policy
• Per Diem rate available for certain classes. Call 845-471-2550 for details.
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*Senior Citizens receive 10% discount
*New! Bring a Friend Special: Come with a NEW STUDENT and you both receive a 10% discount
*Families can take 10% off for second child
And, of course, Barrett Art Center members always receive a reduced
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Ceramic Birthday Party for KIds!
Each guest receives enough clay, supplies and tools for 2 projects and instruction from ceramic staff members at
the hand building table. Explore pinch,
coil and slab techniques and create masterpieces,
then paint them with a colorful
under glaze. Artwork will be fired,
glazed and soon after, it will be ready to be picked up. There will be time for a celebration with food and cake, opening of presents including one keepsake, ceramic
gift from BCW. This is a great experience for school age children ages six and up.
A Clay Birthday Party is Fun for Everyone!
42) $250 for up to 10 guests ($21.50 for each additional guest). A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 is due at
least 10 days prior to the scheduled date.
To schedule your party date and time, please call 845-471-2550 or email email@example.com at least three weeks ahead of time.
Guided Walking Tours of Public Art
in Poughkeepsie with Franc Palaia
Poughkeepsie is the proud home of one of the richest collections of public art in the Hudson Valley. Take a leisurely two hour stroll with artist, muralist and guide, Franc Palaia, and see over 30 of the city’s 100+ treasures including murals,
contemporary and historic sculptures, stained glass and war monuments. Learn about their historical significance and heritage.
To schedule a tour call 845-471-2550
Two hour tour $25
A Day at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art
with art historian, Andrew Lattimore
PLEASE CALL IF INTERESTED
WE ARE SCHEDULING NEW DATES
The Amazing Chair Project:
A Woodworking Workshop
for all Ages!
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WE ARE SCHEDULING NEW DATES
Open Studio Printmaking
Monitored Open Studio Time
Work on Class Assignments or Independent Projects
Four Hour Sessions
Members $20 Nonmembers $25
Advance Reservations a Must! 845-471-2550
Monitored Open Studio Time At Barrett Clay Works
An opportunity to use this great facility! Bring your own materials or purchase clay at Clay Works.
Monday 5:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday by appointment
Wednesday 2:00-5:00 PM
Thursday 2:00-5:00 PM
Friday 1:00-4:00 PM
Saturday by appointment
Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM
Please call ahead to confirm times
Clay Works students: no charge
Members $18 Nonmembers $20
All Children must be accompanied by an adult
Develop Your Film , Print Your Negatives in Barrett’s Fully Equipped Photographic Darkroom
4 hours: m $25 nm $35
7 hours: m $40 nm $50
Advance Reservations a Must! 845-471-2550
Private and Semi Private Lessons
• Drawing or Painting
• Printmaking or Photography
• Ceramics or Glass
Customize your lesson and we will
find the ideal instructor.
Private lesson: $50/hr Semiprivate lesson
(collaborate with a friend!): $25/hr per student.
Lower rates for larger groups Plus
Plus materials fee (to be determined) *******************************
Barrett School of Art
click on instructors' web address
for more information
PAUL ABRAMS has a BFA from Cornell University and an MFA from SUNY New Paltz. A professional illustrator and art instructor for over 25 years, Paul returned to fine art painting in ‘96. His work is represented by galleries throughout the Hudson Valley, across the country and is included in numerous private collections. www.paulabrams.com
LORI ADAMS has her own photography studio in East Fishkill, NY and is an experienced instructor in photography. She sees photography as a terrific blend of art and science and feels the best photography communicates intriguing ideas effectively. Cameras and lighting still fascinate her after decades of shooting. www.loriadamsphoto.com
LAUREN AITKEN is a native contemporary ceramic artist. She earned her B.F.A. in Ceramics and B.S. in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz. Her work ranges from functional pottery, to tiles and installation art. Her recent work has examined the wheel as a tool in the creation of her stacked sculptural forms. Lauren recently accepted the manager position at Barrett Clayworks and is excited about her future with this establishment.
LESLIE BENDER earned her BFA (painting) from Pratt Institute in 1975, her MFA (printmaking) from SUNY New Paltz in 2009, and shows work
extensively in the Northeast. Her political prints were exhibited at the Whitney Downtown and the MoMA in NYC. Besides teaching her creative focus includes printmaking, drawing and painting including public and private murals and theater sets.
MARY JO BRADLEY studied painting and sculpture at Washington University, Mo and received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Columbia University, NYC. She has
received numerous art fellowships and residencies and exhibits her work from NYC to Ca. “Teaching art and helping to bring out the artist within each of my students brings me happiness.”
EMMA CRAWFORD received a BFA in Book Arts & Printmaking & MS in Communications/Package Design at Pratt Institute. She is an award winning artist, graphic designer, doll maker & printmaker who works as a children’s book designer & illustrator. Emma creates & exhibits one-of-a-kind layered works on paper: combining collograph, collage & chine collé. www.emmacrawford.com
KAREN D’ANSELMI has taught art to home schoolers in the Hudson Valley for twelve years. She majored in art at Bryn Mawr College, the Tyler School of Art Rome Program, and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. She founded Laudate Sacred Art in Poughkeepsie.
E.S. DESANA earned her Art Ed Degree from SUNY New Paltz and studied at School of Visual Arts, Woodstock School of Art, and in
Italy. An award winning painter and printmaker, she brings her love of the rural landscape and her passion for color to her work. She has taught pastel in the Hudson Valley and Italy. Her prints and paintings are in collections in the U.S. and Europe
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AMANDA EPSTEIN is a graduate of Parsons School of Design & studied at the National Academy of Design, School of Visual Arts, and Art Students League. She is an award winning member of the Salmagundi Club and a signature member of the NE Watercolor Society. Amanda exhibits in the Hudson Valley, NYC and abroad. Her watercolors are part of numerous private and corporate collections.
STEPHEN FABRICO offers ceramics workshops all over the country, as well as at SUNY New Paltz, where he received his BFA. A studio potter & ceramic sculpture artist in the Hudson Valley for 30 years, Stephen’s work is represented in numerous publications. He participates nationally in invitational and juried exhibitions and has received many honorable awards. www.americanpotters.com/gallery
STAATS FASOLDT earned his MFA at Suny New Paltz & BA at Empire State College. He has been a painting instructor for over 20 years & is Vice President of the Woodstock School of Art’s Board of Directors. Staats’ paintings are interpretations of nature that stress spontaneity as method & have been exhibited in dozens of galleries in the Hudson Valley & the Catskills. www.fasoldt.net/staats
GARY FIFER, an award-winning artist, instructor and signature member of the NY Plein Air Painters, Gary was a student of Impressionists Frank DuMond and Frank Mason at the Art Students League of NY and studied with Arthur Maynard of the Ridgewood Art Institute. He is considered one of the region's most talented plein air painters and also taught at the Art Students League and the Ridgewood Academy.
JEANNIE FRIEDMAN is an award-winning mixed media painter and graphic designer. She has taught art to young children, college students and adults at the Brooklyn Museum, Pratt, Rutgers, and Parsons School of Design. Her dress paintings have received awards in group shows and were featured in the Catskill Mountain Guide. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the US and Canada and she recently had a one-woman show in Rhinebeck, NY. www.jeanniefriedman.com
JOHN GALASKAS is a retired Long Island art teacher who recently moved to the Hudson Valley and created a state of the art papermaking studio. He has a BFA from Pratt and an MS from Hofstra University. John discovered that paper was not merely a support for artwork, it was an exciting medium in itself with unlimited possibilities which prompted him to create the papermill.
MICHAEL GELLATLY studied at the Paier School of Art in CT. His work has been shown throughout New England and NY. Michael taught art at Southern Connecticut University, University of Bridgeport, Washington Montessori, and Indian Mountain School, CT. He is also a freelance illustrator and his images have appeared in numerous magazines and books. www.gellatlyart.com
MARY ANN GLASS has photographed countless weddings as a principal/founder of fete accompli photography. She is also one of the owners of RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon, which features her fine art photography along with the work of more than 35 regional artists and craftspeople. She curates shows in Beacon and in Rhinebeck. www.maryannglass.com
DAN GOLDMAN is an award winning commercial and fine art photographer from NYC and a new resident of Rhinebeck. His ongoing project “Dialogues with Nature” is hanging in Rhinebeck at the Photography and Art Center, Gallery Lode and Gazen Gallery. Dan has been working with Adobe Photoshop in his commercial and fine art work for close to 15 years and has been teaching Photoshop classes throughout New York, Long Island and Vermont for the past 8 years. www.goldmanstudios.com
KEVEN GOVEIA has an AS in visual arts, is about to complete his BS in Art Education and a BFA in Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz (Dec ‘10). His most recent work, exhibited in the Hudson Valley, uses wheel thrown forms reminiscent of traditional American Folk pottery, with heavy surface decoration consisting of images inspired by various modern American youth sub-cultures.
KEITH GUNDERSON has studied with many notable artists: Frank Mason, David Leffel, & Harvey Dinnerstein at the Art Students League of NY and teaches throughout the east coast. His approach to painting the still life is based on a volumetric concept of form, as seen in the work of the great 19th century French proponents of the genre. www.classicrealism.com
MELISSA HARRIS has a BFA and an MFA in painting and was awarded a Fulbright grant to paint in Paris. Her colorful, expressive paintings can be found in numerous collections and she has exhibited both in the US and France. Melissa's work has been published internationally on note cards, prints, calendars, books, and more. She teaches workshops all over the country. www.melissaharris.com
KRISTOPHER HEDLEY is a Hudson Valley artist and instructor. He earned his MFA in printmaking from SUNY New Paltz & currently works as an Adjunct Professor & a professional picture framer. His work has been exhibited both nationally & internationally. www.krishedley.com
BETSY JACARUSO received her BFA with honors at The Pratt Institute of Art and Design, NYC. Betsy has a studio and gallery in Red Hook and is active in promoting the arts in the community. Her students find her mastery of the medium invaluable in the process of learning the complexities of watercolor painting. Her work has been featured in both regional and international exhibitions and is represented in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. www.betsyjacaruso.com
JEEP JOHNSON has been an artist his entire life and has worked with glass for almost 20 years. His work has been shown nationally and internationally and has taught at Barrett Art Center for many years. He recently received the Dutchess County Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship for Fine Crafts and Decorative Arts.
JEFF JOHNSON has an MFA and BA in furniture design and has been running a wood working studio in Poughkeepsie for 15 years. He teaches all levels of wood working at SUNY Paltz and is a member of Hudson Valley Furniture Makers. Jeff’s functional, yet artful objects have been exhibited all over the
country and have been included in many books including 500 Tables, 500 Cabinets, 1000 Ideas for Reuse.
ROXIE JOHNSON is a native to the mid-Hudson Valley and received her MFA from Syracuse University. She has worked with children and adults in the visual arts for more than thirty years. Her combination of digital and traditional printmaking explores subconscious memory and the human spirit. Her artwork has been exhibited in juried shows, winning award recognition nationally, and in galleries throughout New York.
AMIE LAINO is a contemporary ceramic artist. A Long Island native, Amie began studying ceramics at Nassau Community College. From there, she migrated north to SUNY New Paltz where she earned a BFA in Ceramics and a BS in art education. Amie is a NYS certified art educator and teaches locally, in the Hudson Valley region. Her work ranges from ceramic sculpture to functional pottery, in which she employs techniques such as hand building, wheel throwing, mold making and slip casting
ANDREW LATTIMORE Andrew Lattimore graduated from the National Academy School of Fine Arts, NY and studied in Florence at Academia di Belle Arti and Studio di Simi and loves to teach. His artwork is exhibited and is in numerous collections all over the world. Andrew is a recognized portrait painter and recently completed the official portrait of Gov. George Pataki for the New York State Capitol. He is also a prominent landscape painter whose work has recently been featured in PleinAir Magazine and American Artist Magazine. http://www.andrewlattimore.com
EMERY LAWSON is a graduate of Oklahoma State and Texas A&M. She is an avid beader, has been lampworking for five years and has a glass studio at Barrett Clay Works. She uses fine silver wire, sheet, and enamel, encased in a final layer of clear glass for shine and sparkle, to create her beads.
DAVID LEVY received his MFA from SUNY New Paltz and is collected internationally. He is currently teaching locally and recently had a one person exhibition at Gallery 485 at BCW.
ERIC LINDBLOOM is a recipient of the DCAC/DAF Individual Artist’s Fellowship award and the NYCA/CAPS grant. His work has been exhibited at Donskoj, Kingston and 292 Gallery, NYC, is included in International collections and is featured in Angels at the Arno, published by David Godine, Boston ’94.
LEAH LOPEZ, a native of New Mexico, studied traditional drawing and painting in the Southwest and California before moving to New York to study at the Arts Student League. Her art work has made its way into the hearts and homes of collectors all over the country. She shares her techniques and philosophies with students as she teaches at the New York Academy of Art and at art institutions along the east coast. www.leahlopez.com
NESTOR MADALENGOITIA is a local portrait artist. He has executed more than 20 large scale murals in public places and received the DCAC Executive Arts Award (Art Ed.) Solo shows include the Mid Hudson Heritage Center, Barrett Art Center & Palmer Gallery in Poughkeepsie, Institute of Peruvian NA Culture, and Lawrence Ward Gallery in NYC. Nestor's techniques were recently featured in American Artist magazine.
DAN MCCORMACK earned an MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. He won the Figurative Photography 2009 grant from the Ultimate Eye Foundation, was featured at the Peninsula Art Museum in California and has exhibited internationally. Dan heads the photography program at Marist College, Poughkeepsie. www.danmccormack.net
KATE MCGLOUGHLIN received a BFA in Drawing & Painting from the University of Arizona. She teaches landscape painting and printmaking workshops in Italy and the United States. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally. McGloughlin has been included in Marquis Who's Who in American Art since ‘99, and Who's Who in American Women since ‘05. www.katemcgloughlin.com
MEADOW has an MFA from George Washington University (ceramics & design), an MFA from University of Wisconsin (sculpture & jewelry) and an undergraduate degree from Mass. College of Art, Boston (ceramics). She is the founder and director of the famous Artplace in SoHo and Woodrock in Gardiner.
ELLEN METZGER O’SHEA maintains a studio in Poughkeepsie working as a painter and printmaker.She received her BS from Nazareth College and MA from SUNY New Paltz both in Painting and Art Education.She has studied with Stuart Diamond (Columbia University, NYC), Tim Hawkesworth (Mass College of Art), Melissa Meyer (Art New England, Mass College of Art).is a retired art teacher for primary school children. http://longreacharts.com/metzger
WILLIAM MOLLOY specializes in tree preservation including organic root stimulation, woodland improvement and orchard maintenance, all grades of pruning, consultation and awareness. His decades of experiences in the Hudson Valley and beyond will assist the novice and experienced photographer in seeing trees from a professional's unique point of view.
PATRICK MONTGOMERY has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has devoted over 30 years to working with artists, handling cultural property, teaching and pursuing a professional career mounting, installing, and preparing works of art for exhibition in museums and galleries in North America.
CAROL ANN MORLEY is an award winning artist who specializes in nature and botanical drawing that emphasize the flow of lines, grouping and scattering of shapes, tango of tones and accent of color and light. Classically trained in art, she is a dedicated teacher and former founder/coordinator of the Botanical Illustration certificate program at the NY Botanical Garden. Her work is represented in numerous private and public collections.
SETH NADEL is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture and the HS of Art and Design, NYC. His rural and urban landscape oil paintings are represented at Cavalier Galleries, Ct & NYC, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, Arlington Art Gallery & Shahinian Fine Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie & Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz. www.sethnadelartist.com
JENNY NELSON attended Maine College of Art and graduated with a BFA from Bard College, where she received a scholarship to the Lacoste School of the Arts in France. She has been living and working in Woodstock for 15 years including an Artist in Residence at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony from November 2004-08. Jenny is represented by galleries nationally including Tria Gallery, NYC and her work is shown locally and nationally. http://jennynelson.com/
WILLIAM NOONAN as a BFA from SUNY Purchase and has studied at the NY Academy of Art, the Art Students League, NYC and the International School of Art, Umbria Italy. After a career in graphics and publishing at the Village Voice in NYC, William returned full-time to his first love, fine art. His work is exhibited locally, on Cape Cod, through internet venues and is in numerous private collections. An inclination for the figure and a deep love of Italian art inform his work and inspire him to teach. www.williamnoonan.com
KIRSTEN OLSEN is a recent Masters of Art in Arts Studio recipient from SUNY New Paltz, She attended Alfred University’s New York State School of Ceramics for her undergraduate studies. Currently she is an artist in residence at BCW and teaching art in Wappingers Central School District.
CHRISTINE OWEN received her MFA in ceramics from the U of Colorado, a BFA in ceramics from SUNY New Paltz, was a traditional potter’s apprentice in Japan for over 2 years & currently teaches at Dutchess Community College. She is a founding member of the Bridge Club, a collaborative nationally performing artists group. www.christineowen.net
LINDA RICHICHI conducts several workshops and lectures internationally including "Feel the Energy". She is the founder and director of the World Tour Exhibition: “Far and Near Horizons” and was the first artist in residence at SUNY Orange County. Linda's work was published in the International Artist Magazine, was praised by Art Times editor, Raymond J. Steiner, was awarded Best of Show by the International Plein Air Painters and is in private and corporate collections internationally. Memberships include: Pastel Society of America (PSA), International Plein Air Painters, New York Plein Air Painters, and she was a founding member of the Portrait Society of America. http://lindarichichi.com/
RICH RUSSO has a BFA from Rutgers University, a commercial photography degree, is a professional photographer and art director and has owned a commercial studio in the NJ/NY metro area for the past 30 years. His accounts are Fortune 500 companies, as well as start ups, and he has won awards for a diverse range of work. Rich is presently adjunct faculty at Kean University, teaches several photo workshops and is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers. www.richrusso.com
EILEEN SACKMAN received her MFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz , a MA (sculpture concentration) from Adelphi University and a BA (sculpture and painting) from Hunter College. She has constructed Anagama, Soda, Raku, Saggar and Pit kilns for several different universities, and workshops. Eileen exhibits her sculptural work depicting contemporary social and political issues, and functional work which speaks to the more natural connections to the environment.
CHRISTIE SCHEELE received a BFA from the College of Art and Design at Alfred University and has studied in Madrid and Bolivia. A full time, self-supporting artist and as well as an art instructor and mentor for artists in the Hudson Valley, she is represented by numerous galleries locally, from NYC to Provincetown, and has been widely collected nationally and internationally.
ROBERT SCHNEIDER, landscape painter, and art instructor, embodies the rich tradition of the Hudson River School. As a professional artist for more than 25 years, Mr. Schneider’s paintings have been exhibited and collected across the US, abroad and were featured in the November 2007 issue of American Artist Magazine. He (and his wife) are the founders of the Hudson Valley School of Art (1987) and the Cooperstown School of Art. www.robertschneiderfineart.com
SARAH CHAMBERLIN SCOTT is a published children's book illustrator and teaches art to adults. and children She has illustrated half a dozen children's books and is a fine arts painter. She received a BA from American University, an Associate degree in Illustration at Pratt Institute and has studied at the Art Students' League & School of Visual Arts in NYC. www.sarahchamberlinscott.com
JIM STEVENSON has a BFA from Sam Houston State University and studied at the New York Academy of Art and with noted figurative painter Greg Decker. Jim's landscapes, figurative paintings and drawings are exhibited frequently in the region. He describes his work as a search for the mystical in the everyday world. Jim loves to share his passion for classical art technique and art history with students. www.jlsfineart.com
MADELEINE SEGALL-MARX is a sculptor whose public works have been commissioned by the NYC Dept. of Parks and Stuyvesant High School. Maddy serves as a permanent advisor to the National Association of Women Artists; established the NAWA Millennium Collection that exhibited at the United Nations and Second Worldwide Feminist Expo; has curated national exhibitions; received over 40 national sculpture awards that include 10 Medals of Honor and first place awards; and received the Dutchess County Executive Award to an individual artist. Working in her SoHo, Hyde Park and Pietrasanta, Italy studios where her works are cast in bronze, Maddy is in her 7th year of a grant-winning project on the concept of “enemies.”
BRIAN SHAPIRO earned BFA and MFA degrees from the Chicago Art Institute and teaches in Orange County. His portraits, including a series on movie making and business commissioned drawings and paintings entitled "at work", have been exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution, the Motion Picture Academy, the State Department in Europe and in galleries and museums nationwide. http://www.brianshapiroart.com
MICHAEL SIBILIA is a freelance photojournalist and an environmental photographer with a focus on spontaneous images of the earth and its inhabitants and has been practicing the art of photography for over thirty years. Michael’s work has been published in the Poughkeepsie Journal, the Times Herald and many other local newspapers and magazines. He is represented by Carl Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, has been exhibited throughout the Hudson Valley and recently had a major exhibit in Museo de Arte de El Salvador. www.michaelsibilia.com
TILLY STRAUSS is a full time artist with a BFA in painting and in art history. Her work has been featured in the NY Times, many local publications and she exhibits nationally. Tilly recently completed a 5 foot tall mural for the Poughkeepsie Train Station containing glimpses of 54 Dutchess County sites. She taught HS art at the Kildonan School and coaches seniors in college portfolio prep. www.tillystudio.com
CAROL STRUVE’s experience as a painter spans 20 years. Highlights of her career include 16 one-person exhibitions, several grant awards and a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. She holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and currently teaches art at SUNY New Paltz.
FRAN SUTHERLAND has taught, painted and exhibited art in the Hudson valley for 40 years. She earned an M.S. in art history, B.S. in art education as well as the Deans Award for Excellence in Teaching from SUNY New Paltz. Fran synthesizes both Eastern and Western aesthetics and techniques in her work and continues a long exploration of using mixed media to emphasize the reflection of life. www.fransutherland.com
MICHELLE TINNER earned a BFA in ceramics from SUNY New Paltz. She has participated in several solo & national exhibitions, was published in Ceramics Monthly & 500 Cups and her work is in many permanent collections. Michelle has taught at Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY and currently teaches at Barrett Clay Works.
CHRIS VIVAS studied english and studio art at Stony Brook University with an emphasis in ceramics, which led to a Studio Artist in Residence at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan. Upon returning to the United States. he began exploring wood firing while working as the Artist in Residence at Stony Brook University Craft Center. Influenced by existential writers such as Nietzsche, Sartre, and Camus, Vivas pursued his interest in the concepts of fragility and strength, receiving his MFA in ceramics at SUNY New Paltz. He currently resides on Long Island, where he continues to explore the ceramic medium.
MARY BETH WEHRUNG received her BFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2004, exhibits nationally, and is the Clay Program Coordinator and Ceramics Instructor at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. Her Cone 6 wheel thrown works detail hand painted images of local seasonal edible and medicinal plants.
MARLENE WIEDENBAUM, PSA, a graduate of Queens College and SUNY New Paltz, also attended the Arts Students League, NYC. Her award winning landscape, figurative and still life pastels are in private collections and have been exhibited nationwide. Marlene teaches pastel & plein-air locally and is an active member of many prestigious arts organizations including the Pastel Society of America, Woodstock Artists Assoc. & Museum and the Degas Pastel Society. www.wiedenbaum.com