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Drawing and Painting - Evening - on Zoom
Would you like to express your creativity? This basic drawing and painting class is open to all levels of expertise. We will cover drawing techniques and basic color theory as well as artistic styles. The goal of this drawing and painting class is for each student to have time to discover their artistic selves in a supportive and relaxed environment. Instructor Frana Baruch is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She had a successful career as a graphic designer and illustrator before becoming a mother and a full time award winning artist. She is active in the Mid Hudson Valley artistic community and teaches in adult education and after school programs as well on Zoom.


7 Sessions $125 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $100)
Tue., 10/6, 13, 20, 27; 11/10, 17 & 1 to be added from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Zoom
NOTE: New start date. The time is 5 to 6:30 p.m.


SUPPLIES for Frana Baruch's Class:

Please bring the items below to the first class. We will talk about additional supplies at the first class.

mixed media pad - 9" by 12"
kneaded eraser
2 sharpened pencils
anything else you want available


Drawing and Painting Studio Art - Day
An open studio art class for both beginning and continuing students. New students start with drawing basics, from contour through composition, using charcoal pencils. Continuing students work in the medium of their choice and receive individual instruction. Instructor Laura McCormick is a teacher and artist specializing in charcoal and pastel portraiture. Her work has won many awards and hangs in private collections all over the world. She delights in cultivating the creative side of her students. Class size limited.

This class will be offered when we are able to resume in person classes. Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 to be on a notification list.

SUPPLIES for Laura McCormick's Class:

New Students: General's Charcoal Pencils (at least one hard and one soft); drawing pencils (soft); kneaded eraser; bundle of tortillion for blending; drawing paper - loose or in pad (11" x 14").

Continuing Students: Please bring your own supplies.


Explore the Mediums (charcoal, pastels, watercolor . . .) OR Continue with Your Favorite . . .
Trying to decide which medium is for you? This course is the perfect answer. Students will explore charcoal, pastel, watercolor and acrylic by spending a two hour class on each medium. No experience is necessary. New students pay a $20 fee to the instructor at the first class that covers all materials and supplies. After trying each medium, students may continue in the medium of their choice and bring their own supplies. All students are welcome whether beginning or continuing in the medium of their choice. Instructor Laura McCormick is a teacher and artist specializing in charcoal and pastel portraiture. Her work has won many awards and hangs in private collections all over the world. She delights in cultivating the creative side of her students. Class size limited.

This class will be offered when we are able to resume in person classes. Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 to be on a notification list.


Chalk Painting


Furniture Chalk Painting Workshop
Open any design magazine, and it’s obvious: painted furniture is in. If you love the look, join us for these relaxed, fun, and inspirational workshops. The first session of the workshop will cover the basics of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® method, including the four basic techniques: two-color finish, smooth/modern finish, rustic finish, and colored wash, plus wax application. The second will focus on more advanced layering techniques, including dry brushing under a colored wash, frottage, ombre technique, and creating a weathered look with a wet wax technique. No chemicals or stripping. A materials fee of $20 will be collected by the instructor at the first class. Instructor Daniella Toth, a Hungarian-American citizen whose style is influenced by the old world and the new, is the co-owner of The Design + Paint Studio in Norwalk, a studio that specializes in custom painting furniture, kitchen cabinets, floors and walls and a Stockist and Trainer of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Products since 2012. She also sells her own line of refinished, painted furniture.

This class will be offered when we are able to resume in person classes. Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 to be on a notification list.


Custom Tile Coasters
Create one of a kind custom decoupage coasters from travertine tiles and cocktail napkins. Using these products you’ll create a set of 4 custom coasters that are water resistant and heat resistant. A variety of napkins will be available or bring your own favorites to try! You may apply this technique to various mediums in the future including furniture! Taught by Kristin Crump, owner of Foxtrot Home. A materials fee of $ 25 will be collected by the instructor at the first class. Instructor Kristin Crump is Owner of Foxtrot Home at 622 Main St., Ridgefield where she is an official Stockist of Autentico Paint & Products. She teaches a variety of arts and crafts and is also a graphic artist.

This class will be offered when we are able to resume in person classes. Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 to be on a notification list.