New York
Art With Pizzazz: Choose Your Medium in the Hudson Valley
If you love to paint or draw, join us in the beautiful Warwick Valley of New York for instruction on oils and acrylics, watercolor or drawing, depending on the date.
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Program No. 20082RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Whether you love to dip a paintbrush into the bold colors of acrylics and oils or watercolors, or prefer to pick up a pencil to sketch, enjoy a week of creating art in the beautiful Hudson Valley region. Get pointers from art instructors on composition, clean color, perspective and the effects of light. Choose your artistic specialty by date to learn more about your preferred medium, painting or drawing. Challenge yourself to create art more boldly and fearlessly — all levels of experience are welcome!
Activity Level
Varies by date
Walking over even and varied terrain; some stairs; getting on/off bus.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Choose your artistic focus by date and learn to improve your painting skills in acrylics, oils or watercolors, or focus on drawing and sketching.
  • Admire the amazing sculptures of Pacem in Terris, a six-acre sculpture garden, and bring your sketchbook for an opportunity to draw in the gardens.
  • Benefit from an instructional visit from two local artists in the mediums of watercolor and oils and acrylics.
Featured Expert
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Deborah Rubin
Deborah Rubin is an accomplished watercolor and drawing artist who has had many solo exhibitions at galleries throughout the country, including the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Mass. and the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Md. She has been involved in selected juried exhibitions from the New England Water Color Society in Gloucester, Mass., the National Academy of Design in New York City and the Milwaukee Are Museum. Deborah also has many permanent collections in galleries, schools and businesses across the East Coast. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, and did graduate study in painting at the University of Minnesota.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Deborah Rubin
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