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the Studio and
 of Scenic Arts



Spring 2023
Semester Dates 

Saturday, February 4
Last Class Saturday,
May 6 
12 sessions, 9am- 2:30pm

  no class on Feb.18 (President's Day), no class on April 8
(Spring Break weekend)

Free Studio day on Sunday, April 16
Spring Registration deadlines for the Studio Class:
Tuesday, January 24, New Students 

Friday, January 27, Returning Students 
for Registration forms and more info:

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 Well if it doesn't feel like Spring now - just wait!

we have been doing some organizing and refining of our inventory and storage so it's easier to find tools and materials. That may not sound like too exciting an endeavor but it sure is going to help things run smoothly.

 We have been up and running at 300 Shore Road in Cornwall-On-Hudson, N.Y. for about 15 months. 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. Because we have the Shore Road space full-time, we are able to hold larger Studio Classes and more frequent Forum Seminars.  Please check out our Curriculum page to read how our School works.

               In the 12-week Studio Class, Instructor Jeff Baringer will carry on with the Panel Molding/Ornament (Donut) Project as he has done for the last 8 semesters, but with an updated Ornament and frame design, and I will be teaching Returning Students on Landscape, Color Theory, Trompe L'oeil, etc. As we have done during the last year, 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. The Forum Seminars for this Fall will be announced at the beginning of September.

                   The Founder of the Studio and Forum, Joe Forbes, will be joining us from time to time to teach and to attend Critiques as a Judge to keep us in line. We will continue to invite Guest Instructors:

                  The School is still requiring everyone - staff and students - to be vaccinated. If you are new to the School, 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, but the CDC and New York State have relaxed their masking rules.  For some people, it may be wise to wear a mask but it's not required anymore.  More on the protocols on the Health and Safety page.

                    We are getting comfortable in our new space at Shore Road. The Studio and Forum is ready to welcome New and Returning students for the Spring Semester!


                              -Jane Snow 

                                        Instructor, Director of Education,                                                                                and Managing Director

We welcome everyone interested in our school regardless of prior training,  occupation, or experience. The Studio and Forum of Scenic Arts does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
                Every Student comes to us at a different level: some who have worked as scenic artists already and those who have never even heard of the job. We promise that by the time you finish the first semester, you will be a different - and better - artist.

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the Studio and Forum of Scenic Arts
300 Shore Road
Cornwall, NY  12520


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