Click here to view a complete list of Spring workshops. 


The Studio at Gallery North 

The Studio at Gallery North offers a number of opportunities for one to have a creative, studio experience!
Our art classes are suitable for adults and teens, and are taught by some of Long Islands best artists.
To view a list of our current classes & workshops see below.
Please note there is a 24 hour cut off for registration for select programs.  

To learn more about our children's programs please go here. If you have a question about any of our programs, 
or require more information, please email education@gallerynorth.org

Interested in teaching?  Please send a resume and cover letter to: program.manager@gallerynorth.org or education@gallerynorth.org


Life Studies at the Studio

9am-12pm (Sundays)

No Instruction-Bring your own materials.

(Male or Female Models)

$15 pay upon arrival.

 

Join us at the Community Art Center for open session figure drawing run by Fred Badalamenti. This three hour session will have no instruction. Bring your own materials. Easels and drawing boards available. See the link below for our winter schedule.  

Click here for a complete Spring 2018 schedule. 

 

 

 


Figure Drawing at the Studio

10am-1pm (Thursdays)
 

No Instruction-Bring your own materials.

(Male or Female Models)

$15 pay upon arrival.

Join us at the Community Art Center for open session figure drawing run by Flo Kemp. This three hour session will have no instruction. Bring your own materials. Easels and drawing boards available. See the link below for our winter schedule. 

Click here for a complete Spring 2018 schedule. 


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Thursday Night Clothed Figure Drawing at the Studio

5pm-8pm (Thursdays) 

No Instruction-Bring your own materials.

(Students take turns modeling.)

$10 Sugested Donation

Lighten up, wind down, and join us on Thursday evenings for a "Clothed Figure Drawing" session. The vibe will be very welcoming and informal, and totally stress-free. Enjoy music and light refreshments as you socialize with other artists who would like to enjoy a little extra figure drawing practice. No instruction, no model; we take turns posing for each other. You are welcome to arrive late, or leave early, at your convenience. A $10 suggested donation goes towards furthering the work of the Art Center.

 


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Artists Open Forum: Artists helping each other to grow

Led by Tom Brydelsky

5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

April 20 (Friday)

*Free for Members ($10 for non members)

Topics of discussion will include, self promotion, writing artists statements, materials and techniques, website feedback and artwork critiques. 

Become a member of Gallery North's "Art Lovers" Membership today! Special rates for seniors and students. 


Portfolio Review Sessions

Free

May 19

June 30

Please call or e-mail to reserve a 30-minute session

High school students interested in pursuing a career in the arts are welcome to schedule a portfolio review.  Receive feedback on your work and suggestions for strengthening your portfolio as you prepare for the college application process. Receive suggestions and advice on artwork and the college application process in general. Artists and educators will be available to look at your work by appointment. Come prepared with your portfolio of works (your best 10-20 pieces).

Artists and teachers reviewing portfolios include:  

Megan Lorenzo- Click to view Megan's Bio. 

Larissa Grass- Click to view Larissa's Bio and Resume

Judith Levy- Click to view Judith's Bio.

Lorena Salcedo-Watson- Click to view Lorena's Bio and Resume


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Watercolors That Flow

Instructor: Esther Marie

April 5, 12 & 26 (Thursdays)

1:30-4:30pm

Teens/Adults

$180

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Through the study of symbolism and abstract expressionism students will create watercolor paintings under the guidance of Long Island artist, Esther Marie. Students will understand how non-verbal language is manipulated to communicate a thought or an emotion. While creating, students will recognize the connections between geometry, math and art. The elements of art will be taught with a focus on line, shape and color. 

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Botanical Drawing 1

Instructor: Diane Barthel-Bouchier

April 8, 15, 22 & 29 (Sundays)

2pm-4:30pm

Teens/Adults

$200

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing that serve as the basis for all realistic botanical art.  Working simply with graphite pencil on paper, students will execute a series of exercises before moving on to techniques for rendering the great variety of leaves, stems, and roots, and, in the final session, the beauty of different flower forms.

Click here for a full materials list.

Click here for a list of dates and locations Diane's Traveling Exhibition of Native Plant Drawings.

 

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Open Session Printmaking Workshop

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson and Print Monitor

Teens/Adults

$20 for 1 two hour session

April 24 (Tuesday) 2:30pm-4:30pm

Come join us for an open printing session in the Community Art Center print workshop. Bring plates you would like to print or projects in progress to proof. We will have presses set up for relief work and intaglio printing. Bring a friend. Bring your favorite papers. Previous printmaking experience necessary.

Click here for a full materials list.

Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.

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April 27 (Friday) 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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Paper Marbling (Ebru)

Instructor: Cara DiGirolamo

April 12 (Thursday)

5:30-8:30pm

$60

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class. 

 

The art of paper marbling, known as Ebru in Turkey, has been used for centuries to create decorative papers. Each act of marbling creates a unique print that can be used in the construction of book covers and end papers, calligraphy displays, matting for other artwork, scrapbooking, or as an art object in itself.

In this class we will marble paper using the Ebru style of marbling on carrageenan size with acrylic paint. Students will learn about the materials and processes involved in marbling paper, explore the techniques for creating both traditional and modern patterns, and use this knowledge in their individual creative expression.

Students may also try their hands at Japanese style paper marbling on water. Students may bring their own paper or fabric objects they wish to marble.

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Encaustic Workshop

Instructor: Tom Brydelsky

April 28 (Saturday) 

1:30-5:30pm

$80 plus $20 materials fee

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

An introductory class in the ancient art of encaustic painting. Following a brief visual introduction on the history of the medium, students will learn a step-by-step approach to using and making their own encaustic paint and medium. Various application methods include the use of collage materials and incising the surface to create  textural drawings.

Please wear old clothes and bring any collage materials you would like to experiment with to the class.

Click here to learn more about Tom Brydelsky. 

Click here for a complete supply list. 


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Antonio Masi Watercolor Workshop

Instructor: Antonio Masi

May 4, 5 & 6 2018

10am-4pm

$400 per person.

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

*Please bring your own materials

 

Join us for a three-day workshop with world-renown watercolor artist, Antonio Masi. 

This workshop will focus on how to approach watercolor from a contemporary point of view - powerful, emotional, and expressive. Antonio applies watercolor in a thick and juicy manner, giving his subjects a startling boldness. In this workshop you will learn unusual perspectives, attention to details, and create poetic moody works. He will also demonstrate each morning explaining the materials, his set-up, and how he applies color. Although he is known as the “Bridgemaster”, he will demonstrate landscapes, seascapes, and more. The aim is for each student to discover the unique qualities of watercolor and be inspired to find a personal style.

All levels & abilities welcome!

Click here for a complete materials list.

 

 


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Watercolors That Flow

Instructor: Esther Marie

May 3, 10 & 24

1:30-4:30pm

Teens/Adults

$180

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Through the study of symbolism and abstract expressionism students will create watercolor paintings under the guidance of Long Island artist, Esther Marie. Students will understand how non-verbal language is manipulated to communicate a thought or an emotion. While creating, students will recognize the connections between geometry, math and art. The elements of art will be taught with a focus on line, shape and color. 

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Printmaking: Intaglio on Plexi

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

May 11, 18 & 25 (Fridays)

5:30pm - 8pm

Teens/Adults

$150 plus $20 materials fee

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Explore dry-point intaglio printmaking techniques. Work with a very user-friendly material for creating your imagery. Students will become familiar with the process of developing their imagery on plates and operating an intaglio press. We will create imagery on plates and approach a variety of printing and wiping techniques. There will be no acids or harsh chemicals used. Students will be working on acrylic plates with water-based inks and quality printmaking papers. Students will be able to further build upon these basic skills in future classes with additional platemaking and printing possibilities, and during Open Workshop sessions.

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Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.

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Asian Brush Painting

Instructor: Sungsook Setton

May 18 (Friday)

12pm - 4pm

Teens/Adults

$80 plus $10 materials fee.

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class. 

Have you always wanted to try your hand at the delightful ancient art of Asian brush painting? In conjunction with Sungsook Setton’s one-man show at Gallery North, students will have the opportunity to work with her; learning the materials, brushstrokes, subject matter and unique compositional elements of this very spirited and freeing art form.

The participants will be experiencing a taste of Asian brush painting. The theme covers bamboo, iris and some insects or birds.

 

 


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Painting with Water Soluble Oils

Instructor: Angela Stratton

May 19 & 20 (Sat & Sun)

Teens/Adults

1pm - 4pm

$120

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class. 

In this painting workshop for beginners and intermediate students, we will cover all the basic techniques concerning the use of water soluble oils and how they differ from regular oils. They are both a very versatile medium.

In these two sessions each student will learn how to start a painting using the direct approach. How to apply the paint, use of color, blending and so much more. All students will work from a still life set up to help understand the important aspects of creating a painting; stressing color, tones, edges and perspective. The instructor will give each student individual attention.

Click here for a complete supply list. 

Click here to learn more about Angela Stratton. 


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Open Session Printmaking Workshop

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson and Print Monitor

Teens/Adults

$20 for 1 two hour session

May 22 (Tuesday) 2:30pm-4:30pm

Come join us for an open printing session in the Community Art Center print workshop. Bring plates you would like to print or projects in progress to proof. We will have presses set up for relief work and intaglio printing. Bring a friend. Bring your favorite papers. Previous printmaking experience necessary.

Click here for a full materials list.

Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.

May 25 (Friday) 5:30-7:30pm


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Asian Brush Painting

Instructor: Sungsook Setton

May 25 (Friday)

12pm - 4pm

Teens/Adults

$80 plus $10 materials fee.

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class. 

 

Have you always wanted to try your hand at the delightful ancient art of Asian brush painting? In conjunction with Sungsook Setton’s one-man show at Gallery North, students will have the opportunity to work with her; learning the materials, brushstrokes, subject matter and unique compositional elements of this very spirited and freeing art form.

The participants will be experiencing a taste of Asian brush painting. The theme covers bamboo, iris and some insects or birds.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Encaustic Workshop

Instructor: Tom Brydelsky

May 26 (Saturday) 

1:30-5:30pm

$80 with $20 materials fee

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

 

An introductory class in the ancient art of encaustic painting. Following a brief visual introduction on the history of the medium, students will learn a step-by-step approach to using and making their own encaustic paint and medium. Various application methods include the use of collage materials and incising the surface to create  textural drawings.

Please wear old clothes and bring any collage materials you would like to experiment with to the class.

Click here to learn more about Tom Brydelsky. 

Click here for a complete supply list. 


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Paper Marbling (Ebru)

Instructor: Cara DiGirolamo

June 1 (Friday)

5:30-8:30pm

$60

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class. 

 

The art of paper marbling, known as Ebru in Turkey, has been used for centuries to create decorative papers. Each act of marbling creates a unique print that can be used in the construction of book covers and end papers, calligraphy displays, matting for other artwork, scrapbooking, or as an art object in itself.

In this class we will marble paper using the Ebru style of marbling on carrageenan size with acrylic paint. Students will learn about the materials and processes involved in marbling paper, explore the techniques for creating both traditional and modern patterns, and use this knowledge in their individual creative expression.

Students may also try their hands at Japanese style paper marbling on water. Students may bring their own paper or fabric objects they wish to marble.


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Sip & Create: Jello Printing

Instructor: Larissa Grass

June 9 (Saturday)

Adults

7pm - 9pm

$40 materials included

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class. 

Enjoy a evening out with friends while creating something amazing!

This exciting evening workshop will introduce you to the art of Jello Printing. Create unique and colorful prints under the guidance of Long Island artist, Larissa Grass. This fun and carefree technique will excite your creative side. You will leave feeling empowered to continue printing in the future. All materials provided. 

This class is part of our Sip and Create series of workshops for Spring 2018. Enjoy some wine, snacks and the time to create with friends.

 


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Watercolors That Flow

Instructor: Esther Marie

June 7, 21 & 28

1:30-4:30pm

Teens/Adults

$180

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Through the study of symbolism and abstract expressionism students will create watercolor paintings under the guidance of Long Island artist, Esther Marie. Students will understand how non-verbal language is manipulated to communicate a thought or an emotion. While creating, students will recognize the connections between geometry, math and art. The elements of art will be taught with a focus on line, shape and color. 

Click here for a full materials list.

 

 

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Open Session Printmaking Workshop

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson and Print Monitor

Teens/Adults

$20 for 1 two hour session

June 19 (Tuesday) 2:30pm-4:30pm

Come join us for an open printing session in the Community Art Center print workshop. Bring plates you would like to print or projects in progress to proof. We will have presses set up for relief work and intaglio printing. Bring a friend. Bring your favorite papers. Previous printmaking experience necessary.

Click here for a full materials list.

Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.

June 22 (Friday) 5:30-7:30pm


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Papermaking Workshop

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

June 23 (Saturday)

11 am - 4 pm

Teens/Adults

$100

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Learn to make paper!

Handmade paper, enjoyed for its unique texture and organic qualities, may be used in the creation of other art works. In this workshop, participants will learn the basic process of western papermaking, and create a number of sheets that can be used with a variety of media. Abaca and cotton fiber will be used to create paper suitable for various printmaking techniques, as well as drawing and water-based painting. Students interested in adding texture and color color may bring in their own additives including fibers, dried plant materials, to incorporate into the paper pulp.

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Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.

 

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Bookmaking Workshop

Instructor: Amie Noakes

TBA

Teens/Adults

Explore the world of bookmaking, using your own paper, or a selection we provide. Beginning and experienced artists will create different kinds of books, ranging from simple to complex. Japanese stab-bound, binding, coptic stitch, and other techniques will be taught. Make your own journal, sketchbook or gift for a fellow artist. 


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Sip & Create: Champagne Sunday  Watercolors

Instructor: Janice Gabriel

TBA

1pm - 4pm

Adults

$60 all materials included

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Enjoy a afternoon out with friends while creating something amazing!              
Sunday afternoon is the perfect time to have a glass of champagne, enjoy some hors d'oeuvres, and try your hand at watercolor. Beginners, and those with some watercolor experience, may bring their own subject matter, or reference photographs. Some natural specimens, collected locally, will be provided as well. 

Create gifts or greeting cards for birthdays, showers, or graduations. Students will have the opportunity to work on handmade paper produced here at the Gallery North Community Art Center. All materials provided. 

This class is part of our Sip and Create series of workshops for Winter 2018. Enjoy some Champaign, snacks and the time to create with friends.


Watercolor Monotype

Instructor: Andrea Cote

TBA

 

 

Watercolor Monotype is a beautiful and versatile way of creating unique prints on the press. Participants will draw with watercolor media on a prepared plexiglass plate or acetate. Artists can create a range of effects that are quite different from traditional watercolor painting, as well as create contrasting layers for their etchings and mixed media artworks. Work figuratively or abstract. All levels welcome including beginners who like to experiment.

Click here for a complete materials list.

Click here to learn more about Andrea Cote. 


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Watercolor Workshop 

Instructor: Esther Maria

TBA

1:30-4:30pm

Teens/Adults

$60

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

If you have never painted before or you have some instruction, you can learn how to capture the wonders of watercolors. I will guide you through the essentials of watercolor tools and techniques with demonstrations and individual attention. Students will learn about brush strokes, washes, mixes, blending and color theory. They will use watercolors to establish color and light, to work wet-on-wet, for texture, to suggest value changes, for negative painting with discussion on composition, as well as for focus and depth. Emphasis in this class is for individual instructional techniques to foster your ability. Students will complete several small paintings in the class.

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Japanese Style Woodblock Printing, “Moku Hanga”

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

TBA

Explore the possibilities of woodblock printmaking! This three-session workshop will provide an introduction to woodblock printmaking using the traditional Japanese approach to multiple block water-based printing. Students will learn to develop and cut their images, and print their blocks by hand using watercolors and traditional rice paste. Students will be printing on a variety of Japanese papers.

Click here for a complete supply list. 

Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson


Pysanky Egg Decorating

Instructor: Larissa Grass

TBA

 

 

 

 

Design, Draw, Dip, Melt!

Join artist, Larissa Grass, as she explores the folk art of Pysanka! In this workshop students will be introduced to the art of egg decorating. They will collaborate on design ideas and explore techniques. Come with tools if you have them and as many eggs as you like! Create eggs for friends or to keep as personal treasures. Materials fee covers your own personal Kistka for decorating!  Students will be given an introduction to the tools used, and helpful tips on how do continue creating at home. Any skill level welcome. If you have your own tools, of course, bring them! 

Click here for a full materials list.

Click here to learn more about Larissa Grass.


Digital Photography Forum 

Instructor: Miranda Gatewood

TBA

 

Learn how to make great images in this 3-part digital photography forum for all levels that's fun and challenging. It involves participation, discussion, critique, a bit of history of the art, and a visual presentation that will incorporate student work in the second class. Each class presents a different theme: Composition and Basics; Critique and Collective Scrapbook; and Fabulous Photography Tricks. Bring images to the first class-- either as prints, on a flash drive, or links to online images—to be part of the next weeks meeting, the Critique and Collective Scrapbook class.

Click here to learn more about Miranda Gatewood.


Silkscreen Workshop

Instructors: Lorena Salcedo-Watson & Larissa Grass

TBA

 

Learn to silkscreen your own images! In this one day workshop students will develop and print a cut-stencil silkscreen, as well as a hand-drawn silkscreen image. We will be using water based fabric inks, printing on t-shirts and other fabrics or papers you are interested in bring to print on! T-shirts provided for printing. 2 per student. Feel free to bring in extra shirts, totes, aprons, pillow cases or fabrics to print on!

Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson

Click here to learn more about Larissa Grass.


Botanical Drawing 2

Instructor: Diane Barthel-Bouchier

TBA

 

This course builds upon Botanical Drawing 1 and invites students to work with colored pencils.  In the first week, we consider how to indicate three-dimensional space through the use of shadows and voids. In the second week we focus specifically on color and the effects available through layering and blending.  The third week is devoted to the importance of composition in both botanical fine art and scientific illustration.

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Fur & Feather: Techniques of Animal Illustration

Instructor: Instructor: Diane Barthel-Bouchier

TBA

 

Whether sharing our lives or inhabiting the wild, animals make wonderful subjects for all kinds of art genres. Join us to explore some sure-fire techniques of animal illustration. The first three-hour session will be devoted to mammals, including techniques that focus on how to render the texture of fur; in the second session we turn to birds - feathers, feet, beaks, bills, and all. You are invited either to bring photographs of your own favorite birds and animals or to work from images supplied by the instructor. You can also choose to work simply in graphite pencil, or bring any of a range of drawing material, such as colored pencils or pastels.

Click here for a complete supply list. 

Click here to learn more about Diane Barthel-Bouchier


Printmaking: Drypoint Techniques on Copper 

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

TBA

 

Explore the exciting tactile qualities of developing line and tone on copper plates. This workshop will focus on creating imagery using a variety of drypoint tools including; etching needles, engraving burins, roulettes, mezzotint rockers, scrapers, and burnishers. Students will develop intaglio plates and print them on an etching press. There will be no acids or harsh chemicals used. Students will be printing with water-based as well as oil-based inks on quality printmaking papers.

Click here for a complete supply list.

Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.


Beading Workshop: Dazzling Pendant

Instructor: Peggy Stasi

TBA

Your family and friends will be dazzeled.                                                      You may even find yourself hasseled.                                                          This piece is a breeze.                                                                                  You'll make it with ease.                                                                                And I promise you'll never be frazzled.  


Relief Printmaking: Linoleum

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

TBA

Teens & Adults

Explore a new graphic medium with relief printmaking! This three-session workshop will provide an introduction to linoleum printmaking. Students will learn to develop and cut their images, and print their blocks on an etching press. The final session will have students printing a small series of their images. Students will be printing with water-based inks on a variety of quality printmaking papers.

Click here for a complete materials list. 

click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.


We gratefully acknowledge the generous donations of equipment and supplies by the following donors. Their contributions and funding have allowed us to develop the diverse range of programs offered at the Community Art Center.

Thank You!

  • Ronne Cosel
  • Amy Tuttle on behalf of her mother, Ann Tuttle
  • Girl Scouts of Troop 592, Setauket: Cassidy Jansson, Christina Gross, Amy Lynch, Kayla Zorn, and Leaders: Kelly Lynch & Suzanne Zorn
  • Felicitas Wetter
  • Bill Goldston
  • Mary Schwartz
  • Harbor Country Day School
  • Neil Scholl
  • Barbara Meek
  • Jon and Janice Gabriel
  • Linda Davison Matheus
  • Diane Kind
  • Marina Labate
  • Judy Fischer on behalf of her husband, Harris Fischer. 
  • Max Reff
  • Joseph Buzzetta
  • Mel Pekarsky

For refund and cancellation policies, please see Terms of Service.