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Fall 2021 Classes & Workshops at Pelham Art Center

Fill your fall with art! Registration for Fall 2021 is now open!  Pelham Art Center classes are immersive creative experiences led by professional teaching artists. Each class introduces an artistic medium in depth through guided projects suited to artists of all skill levels. 

Fall 2021 courses are as follows:

Adult/High-School Classes

Adult and high-school classes at Pelham Art Center are open to students of all skill levels. Each class is guided by a professional teaching artist with expertise in their medium. Pelham Art Center instructors guide students through a series of projects and demonstrations designed to help them grasp a range of artmaking techniques in a supportive environment.

Create with Collage with Nancy Nikkal | Mondays Sep. 20 – Nov. 29, 1:00pm-3:30pm

Watercolor Sketching with Jackie Meier | Mondays Sep. 27 – Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30pm

Morning Ceramics with Susan Nathenson | Tuesdays Sep. 21 – Nov. 16, 9:30am-12:30pm

Abstract Painting with Satish Joshi | Wednesdays Sep. 22 – Nov. 17, 9:30am-12:00pm

Morning Drawing & Painting with Eleanor Miller | Thursdays Sep. 23 – Nov. 18, 9:00am-12:00pm

Drawing the Figure with Jo Jayson | Thursdays Sep. 23 – Nov. 18, 12:30-2:30pm

How to Draw a Still Life with Letizia Gentile | Thursdays Oct. 7 – Nov. 11, 6:30-8:30pm

Beginners Ceramics with Donna Ross | Thursdays Sep. 30 – Nov. 18, 6:30-9:30pm

Morning Drawing & Painting with Eleanor Miller | Fridays Sep. 24 – Nov. 19, 9:00am-12:00pm

Drawing & Painting Open Studio | Fridays Sep. 24 – Nov. 19, 12:30-3:00pm

In-depth Oil Painting with JC English | Saturdays Sep. 25 – Dec. 4, 10:00am-12:30pm

Beginners Still Life Painting with Letizia Gentile | Saturdays Sep. 25 – Nov. 20, 1:00-3:30pm


Youth Art Classes

Pelham Art Center’s youth art classes offer students the opportunity to explore, experiment, and create with a variety of materials and techniques. Artist instructors support young artists as they learn new skills and experience the benefits of imaginative artmaking. Digital media classes utilize industry standard software through fun interactive projects, while other classes introduce students to the many possibilities of traditional media. 


Folk Art: Drawing & Painting with Dhanashree Gadiyar (Ages 5-8) | Mondays Sep. 20 – Dec. 6, 3:30-4:45pm

Clay Creations with Donna Ross (Ages 5-8) | Tuesdays Sep. 21 – Nov. 30, 3:30-4:45pm

Ceramics & Wheel Throwing with Donna Ross (Ages 9-13) | Tuesdays Sep. 21 – Nov. 30, 5:00-6:30pm

Sculpture & Mixed Media with Donna Ross (Ages 5-8) | Wednesdays Sep. 22 – Dec. 1, 3:30-4:45pm

Digital Art: Outdoor Edition! with The Nerdy Duo (Ages 9+) | Wednesdays Sep. 22 – Dec. 1, 3:30-5:00pm

Painting & Collage with Donna Ross (Ages 9-13) | Wednesdays Sep. 22 – Dec. 1, 5:00-6:30pm

Outline Drawing with The Nerdy Duo (Ages 8+) | Thursdays Sep. 30 – Dec. 2, 3:30-5:00pm

Intro to Printmaking with Tanaisha Semidey (Ages 9-12) | Thursdays Oct. 7 – Dec. 2, 4:30-6:00pm

Art Superstars with Dhanashree Gadiyar (Ages 5-8) | Saturdays Sep. 25 – Nov. 20, 10:00-11:15am

Painting with Watercolors with Dhanashree Gadiyar (Ages 8-11) | Saturdays Sep. 25 – Nov. 20, 11:45am-1:00pm

Clay Modeling & Animation with Frank Fanelli (Ages 9-13) | Saturdays Sep. 25 – Dec. 4, 2:00-4:00pm


Workshops for Adults

Workshops at Pelham Art Center offer unique opportunities to explore different artmaking methods. All skill levels are welcome to come enjoy these guided creative experiences.


Suminagashi Paper Marbling with Hayley Ferber | Saturday, September 18, 1:30-3:30pm

Collage & Conversation with Judith Weber | Wednesdays, November 3, 10, & 17, 10:00am-12:30pm

Create Your Book of Memories with Judith Weber | Wednesdays, December 1, 8, & 15, 10:00am-12:30pm

Additional workshops coming soon!



Pelham Art Center offers need-based, full and partial scholarships for all students. Scholarships are awarded based on available funds – apply now. High-school students are eligible for the David Uskali scholarship regardless of need. Visit our scholarship page for more information and applications.