the Studio and
of Scenic Arts
and ready to begin again - in a new space and new situation. We have moved to 300 Shore Road in Cornwall-On-Hudson, N.Y. Shore Road is the "original" scene shop in the Hudson Valley: many of the shops we know today had their start here in the 70's and 80's and the paint deck is still in use. Scenic Art Studio, our old location in Newburgh, needs their space back so it can begin to fully recover from these difficult months. So off we go and are busy outfitting our New-Old Shore Road space. Because we have the Shore Road space full-time, we will eventually be able to hold more classes - more seminars and more students. With the Studio Class, we can open up another section to accommodate up to 28 students -14 students per section, if we need to. That will allow for appropriate social distancing so we're not crowding ourselves and our paintings.
We will start the Studio Class on September 18th. Jeff Baringer will carry on with the Panel Molding/Ornament (Donut) Project as he has done for the last 6 semesters, and I will be teaching Returning Students on Landscape, Trompe L'oeil, etc. Some other changes : there will be 12 classes, 5 1/2 hours long, which is the equivalent of the old 13 , 5-hour classes. So we will go from 9am - 2:30 pm. And Starting October 30th we will be offering 2 Faux Finish Seminars, #1 Woodgraining and #2 Marble. See the Tuition and Registration page for more information.
Now, for the bad news - the Founder of the Studio and Forum, Joe Forbes, will not be joining us this Fall, nor probably the Spring Semester either. As a heart transplant patient, Joe is considered immunosuppressed. Even though he is fully vaccinated, Joe has to be extremely careful to avoid large groups of unmasked people. Or even masked people....PEOPLE in general. And that would be US! He may be able to teach remotely down the road, but for the time being....no Joe. He will be observing and advising, however, and we hope that he will return in person or online soon.
The School is requiring everyone - staff and students - to be vaccinated. There is a form in your Application/Registration package that you must sign to attest to the fact of your vaccination, and you won't be admitted if you're not, no exceptions We all want to feel safer, so you will be required to wear a mask indoors . More on all the protocols on the Health and Safety Page.
At long last we are back! The Studio and Forum is moving forward, like you are, and this Fall we will be particularly and especially thrilled to see you!
Instructor, Director of Education, and Managing Director