the Studio and
 of Scenic Arts


Spring Semester Dates !
the STUDIO CLASS begins:
Saturday, January 29
Last Class Saturday, May 7 
12 sessions, 9am- 2:30pm

#3 Faux Finishes Seminar :
Stone and Brick
Saturday/Sunday, February 19th &20th (2 sessions)
#4 Faux Finishes Seminar :
Ornamental Masonry
Sunday, February 27th, Saturday, March 5th and
Sunday, March 6th (3 sessions)

For more info go to the Tuition and Registration Page


 We're Back for the Spring Semester!

and ready to continue in our great new space. 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. Because we have the Shore Road space full-time, we are able to hold more classes and more seminars with more students. And because we have more space, we're not crowding ourselves and our paintings. Please check out our Curriculum page to read how our School works.

               We will start the Studio Class again on January 29. Jeff Baringer will carry on with the Panel Molding/Ornament (Donut) Project as he has done for the last 7 semesters, and I will be teaching Returning Students on Landscape, Trompe L'oeil, etc. As we have done during the last semester, 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. We have moved the first two    Faux Finish Seminars, #3 Stone and Brick, and #4 Ornamental Masonry, to February/March. See the Tuition and Registration page for more information.

                   As with the Fall Semester, the Founder of the Studio and Forum, Joe Forbes, will not be joining us to teach, but he will check in from time to time for Critiques and to keep us in line. We will continue to invite Guest Instructors: distinguished Teacher and Scenic Artist Diane Fargo from Boston University's School of Theatre will co-instruct the Stone, Brick and Ornamental Masonry seminars with me, and Decorative Painter Hugh Hamrick will be back during the Spring Semester, among others.

                  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, so you will be required to wear a mask indoors . More on all the protocols on the Health and Safety Page. 

                    We are very happy to be in our new space at Shore Road. The Studio and Forum is moving forward, like you are, and this Spring we will be thrilled to see you!


                              -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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