the Studio and
 of Scenic Arts


  NEW!! Spring Seminars : 

3 Sundays: May 1, 8, & 15, 9am - 3:00 pm



1 Saturday: May 21, beginning at 9am

by appointment only-

  Saturday June 4, Sunday June 5, & Saturday June 11 

9am - 3:00 pm
for more info:

  Fall 2022 Semester Dates 
  the STUDIO CLASS begins:
Saturday, September 10
Last Class Saturday, December 10 
12 sessions, 9am- 2:30pm

no class on Nov. 12 (Veteran's Day), no class on
November 26 (Thanksgiving weekend)
for more info

 We're painting through the Spring Semester

and enjoying our great new space. We have been up and running at 300 Shore Road in Cornwall-On-Hudson, N.Y. for about 6 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 more Studio Classes and 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 7 semesters, but with an updated Ornament and frame design, 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 completed the first two Spring Faux Finish Seminars, #3 Stone and Brick, and #4 Ornamental Masonry, and, by popular demand, will be offering a #5 Woodgrain and #7 Marble Seminars. Woodgrain will be on 3 Sundays - May 1, 8, and 15. Marble will be June 4, 5, and 11. In between there will be a  #6 Seminar : Portfolio Review (May 21st)- a rehearsal for the legendary Track "A" Interview for admittance to United Scenic Artists Local 829. See the Tuition and Registration page for more information.

                   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: distinguished Teacher and Scenic Artist Diane Fargo from Boston University's School of Theatre taught the Stone and Brick seminars with me, and Decorative Painter Hugh Hamrick returns during the Spring Semester for another Woodgraining class. Dana Kenn, the Co-Chair of the USA 829 Scenic Artists Exam Committee, will evaluate Scenic Artist candidates at the May 21st Seminar #6 Portfolio Review. Joe Forbes will join Dana as a judge during the Portfolio Seminar as well as attend our End-of-Semester  Studio Class critique on May 14th. 

                  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. Until the rules are clearer, 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 very happy in our new space at Shore Road. The Studio and Forum is looking forward, like you are, to warmer and brighter days, 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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