ALLA PRIMA N' ALE

Our signature event, an evening full of fun and art like no other; seriously, we know what we are doing. 

We have created a program ideal for people of all levels of art experience. Even if you have never painted before in your life, you are guaranteed to walk away at the end of the night with a piece of art you created to proudly display on your wall or shelf. We provide all the materials and equipment you need and then walk you through a step by step process designed to make the art creation process accessible and fun.

These three hour events are perfect for a night out with friends, or an opportunity to make a unique gift, and also a perfect experience to share with someone. Events start at $ 40 per person, which covers all the instruction, materials, equipment and for a little more, catered food. You just BYOB and a great attitude and you will have a fantastic time.

MOMENTO D'AMORE

COMMEMORATIVE STILL LIFE COMMISSION PAINTINGS

We offer a most unique and affordable opportunity to have a custom piece of art made specifically for a multitude of special occasions. Be it birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, Christening, Bar /Bat Mitzvah, graduation, Quinceanera or even as a memorial, our specialized still life paintings are truly one of a kind. You provide the personal objects and bring them in for an arrangement. When complete you have a object of art that is part of who you or your loved one is. Options start as low as $ 250.

PET PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS

Celebrate your pet with a handmade work of art. Charcoal drawing, watercolor & acrylic painting options available. Options start as low as $ 80.

SUPER HERO SATURDAY

Our drawing session held every other Saturday from 1-4 PM. Models come dressed in costume as characters from film, comics, mythology, video games, anime and literature. The three hour session begins with gesture drawings of the characters in "action" poses, then follows with 2-3 medium length poses and end with a 1-1/2 hr long pose. Each session is $ 20, we provide the easels and drawing horses, you bring your own materials and supplies. With the PAUPERS SIX PACK punch card, every 6 drawing sessions you pay for gets you a bonus session free of charge. Maximum capacity is 20 people, first come first served for position. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LONG POSE NUDE FIGURE

Our drawing session held every Wednesday night from 6:30-9:30PM. It is a single nude long pose that is held for two sessions. Each session is $ 20, we provide the easels and drawing horses, you bring your own materials and supplies. With the PAUPERS SIX PACK punch card, every 6 drawing sessions you pay for gets you a bonus session free of charge. Maximum capacity is 20 people, first come first served for position. Those attending the first sessions have their easel/horse placements reserved for the second session.

WORKSHOPS

(price varies) - Intense 1-3 day instructed workshops led by top local artists. Learn to paint with oil, acrylics, watercolor or pastel. Learn printmaking techniques. Learn to draw from casts and live models. CLICK FOR 2017 SCHEDULE!

PAST WORKSHOPS

 

SILVERPOINT with Fotios Zemenides

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR with Lynn Fosco

SECRETS OF THE MASTERS - VALUE PAINTING with J. Russell Wells

PRINTMAKING with Fotios Zemenides

PINHOLE CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHY with Doug Hanson

SUMMER LIFE DRAWING/PAINTING EXTRAVAGANZA with Nettie Spiwack

BEAUTY OF LIGHT - PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OIL with Michael Latala

CHILDREN/FAMILY ART EVENTS

We specialize in school or library visits to instruct kids of all ages how to draw costumed models, make gelatin plate prints or learn how to draw comics! We also are home to the March for Art!

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

We hold month long gallery exhibitions with opening receptions showcasing the work of local artists, including annual our year end Holiday Artstravaganza.

FINE ART AND COMMISSIONED WORK

We also provide CUSTOM FRAMING services for any size image. Please inquire for pricing.