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the Studio and
 of Scenic Arts


Fall 2023
Semester Dates 
Saturday, September 9
Last Class Saturday,

December 9 
12 sessions, 9am- 2:30pm

  no class on Nov.11 (Veterans Day), 
no class on Nov.25 (Thanksgiving)
Free Studio day on Sunday, November 19

Fall Registration deadlines for the Studio Class:
Thursday, August 31st, New Students 
Tuesday September 5th, Returning Students

All tuition and fees due on
Weds., September 6th


    We are mid-summer now and 5 weeks until the Fall Studio Course begins.

 Life continues apace at 300 Shore Road in Cornwall-On-Hudson. We somehow escaped the disastrous flooding that occurred here in the Lower Hudson Valley a few weeks ago ; it caused a lot of damage but not at Shore Road.

We have been joined by some old friends in the long-ago Scenic Technologies shop space - Cigar Box Studios has taken up residence in a large part of the building and it's very nice to have their company. Very handy, too, when a cable cutter or a shim shingle is needed. We welcome Gary Rauschenburg and his crew- they are very helpful. Shore Road is the "original" scene shop in the Hudson Valley: many of the shops we know today - including Cigar Box - had their start here in the 70's and 80's and the paint deck is still in use.  

  Please check out our Curriculum page to read how our School works. It's not the usual art school.

    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 several years, but with an updated Ornament and frame design, and I will be teaching Returning Students on Landscape, Color Theory, Trompe L'oeil, etc.  We also have begun the practice of daily sketching ; everyone receives a small sketchbook at the first class and I ask everyone to try to do a sketch a day during the week. Students will discuss their drawings and we post them in the classroom. 

    As usual, there will be 12 classes,5 1/2 hours long - we will go from 9am- 2:30 pm.   Information and Registration Forms are available on this Page and on the Tuition and Registration Page.

    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 for Covid. If you are new to the School, there is a form  that you must sign to attest to the fact of your vaccination, and you won't be admitted if you're not, no exceptions.  The CDC and New York State have relaxed their masking rules, but we all want to feel safer - this virus is still hanging around! 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 also ask new students to sign a Photo Release because we post your work frequently on our Facebook page. 

  The Studio and Forum is ready to welcome New and Returning students for the Summer Seminars and the Fall Semester.


                              -Jane Snow 

                                        Instructor 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.

of Scenic Arts 

287/300 Shore Road
Cornwall, NY. 12520 

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