Many notable local, regional and nationally recognized artists will be joining the roster of instructors at the Woodstock campus , including in June, SUNY New Paltz professor and landscape painter Tom Sarrantonio, figure and portrait artist Jon DeMartin, internationally acclaimed abstract landscape painter Donald Elder, painter Leslie Bender and perennial favorites Kate McGloughlin, Christie Scheele and Meredith Rosier. Renowned painter Hong Nian Zhang will teach a four week workshop with Lois Woolley on four consecutive Fridays in June, beginning June 8, "The Figure in the Landscape." July brings a watercolor workshop with Staats Fasoldt, pastel workshop with Robert Carsten, a new "wall sculpture" workshop with Jenne Currie, and portrait painting with Lois Woolley.  Rounding out the last week of July, Richard Segalman will teach "Intensive Watercolor" and for August, Ron Netsky will be in Woodstock to teach lithography, Karen O'Neil offers "Seeing Color and Light" and Mariella Bisson explores her favorite subject in "Waterways"...focused on capturing waterfalls of the Catskills.

On Monday mornings, 9 to noon, artists are invited to drop in to draw from the model, in long pose sessions, and on Saturday afternoons, 1 to 4, drawing from the model in short poses is held.  For both drawing sessions no preregistration is required.  Sign up at the office prior to session for a $20 fee.

Local high school students who will be entering their Junior and Senior year in the autumn are invited to take part in a brand new portfolio development class, The Portrait in Drawing and Sculpture, which will take place on four consecutive Mondays, beginning August 6.  This course is offered tuition free, courtesy of the WSA's Thompson Family Foundation scholarship program for high school students.  Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

The WSA is also very pleased to announce a new partnership with the fine art department of SUNY Ulster beginning June 1 where SUNY students, upon recommendation by their advisor, may attend classes, tuition free, at the WSA and receive SUNY credit for their course work.  This is an exciting development, and will be funded also by the Thompson Family Foundation of New York. SUNY students may contact Iain Machell, Fine Arts chair at SUNY Ulster for details about receiving SUNY credit for WSA classes.

As of June 1, the WSA summer hours are:  Monday- Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For directions, info, online registration and a full list of classes, workshops, events and supply lists, visit the school's website.