Arts and Crafts

Take your creativity to the next level with our wide variety of courses in arts and crafts.

How to Register

  • Register online by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course(s) and select "Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.
    • The “Seats Left” information is updated every half hour and when you checkout.
  • Other registration options are available.

Courses

All Occasion Cards

There is no better way to show someone you care than to send them a card handmade by you. In each one of these classes, we will be creating cards that will delight and impress based on different themes. Come create with some amazing colors, images, techniques and folds designed for both the new and experienced stamper. Be sure to bring your own sharp scissors and double-sided adhesive to each class. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.

Course will be held in  Daycare Center, Room B05 

Before registering for this course please read the following policies: 

Sharyn Bouck, Instructor

All Occasion Cards
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Wednesday, 6/15
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ZARC-338 700 0 seats left $18Section Full

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Wednesday, 6/22
10:00 am - 11:30 am
ZARC-338 701 0 seats left $18Section Full

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principles of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 6/15 - 8/5 ZILC-065 700 15 seats left $99
Online, 7/13 - 9/2 ZILC-065 701 15 seats left $99
Online, 8/17 - 10/7 ZILC-065 702 15 seats left $99

Flamingo Painting Class

Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.    

Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind Studio in creating a beautiful flamingo canvas painting. Learn techniques of painting with acrylic paints on canvas as we walk you through each step. Students will be painting on a 16” x 20” canvas with all supplies included. Course includes a $43 materials fee. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund. 

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Before registering for this course please read the following policies: 

Art in Mind, Instructor

Flamingo Painting Class
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Thursday, 6/23
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZARC-347 700 14 seats left $55

Gravestone Restoration Workshop

This hands-on workshop will offer instruction on how to properly clean and make minor repairs to historic marble gravestones located in beautiful Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  All materials to clean and repairs stones will be provided. Snacks and beverages will also be provided.  Bring your own waterproof gloves and wear clothes you won't mind getting dirty! This workshop is lead by Albany Diocesan Cemeteries historian Keely Grimaldi.  Restoring gravestones is fun and relaxing!  There is plenty of parking and a restroom on site in the Field Office Building. 

This course includes a $25 materials fee.

This course will be held at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3rd Avenue Ext., Rensselaer

Kelly Grimaldi, Instructor

Gravestone Restoration Workshop
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Friday, 6/3
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
ZCCR-488 700 0 seats left $35Section Full

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Introduction to Interior Design

Are you a creative person with an eye for design? If so, this course will show you how to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms.  Interior design takes training as well as talent, and these lessons will give you the know-how you need to design a room from floor to ceiling. You’ll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. In addition, you’ll explore a range of careers in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting field.  Because interior design is constantly evolving, you’ll also learn about some of the latest trends affecting the industry. You’ll investigate “green” sustainable design, and you’ll find out how to modify your designs for people with special needs.  As you master design skills step-by-step, you’ll complete your first project: a fully developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting, and finish selections. Your new knowledge and hands-on practice will give you the confidence you need to start creating beautiful residential interiors for yourself and others.  This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go.  To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 - 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Introduction to Interior Design
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 6/15 - 8/5 ZILC-067 700 13 seats left $115
Online, 7/13 - 9/2 ZILC-067 701 15 seats left $115
Online, 8/17 - 10/7 ZILC-067 702 15 seats left $115

Painting a Summer Garden

Join Noreen Powell in The Living Room Art Gallery, located in the Visitor Center at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, for a lesson in light and color on canvas. Celebrate the beauty of summer by creating your own version of a flower garden against the backdrop of heavenly light. Noreen takes a step-by-step approach in her class instruction to allow beginners and intermediate painters the opportunity to learn techniques in painting in a relaxing and fun manner. The Living Room Art Gallery is an open space with a lot of natural light. Class size will be kept small to allow for a lot of one-on-one instruction. Canvas, paint, brushes, and delicious refreshments are included.

Course includes $45 materials fee.

Course will be held in, The Living Art Gallery, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave, Menands

Noreen Powell, Instructor

Kelly Grimaldi, Coordinator

Directions : St. Agnes Cemetery is located at 48 Cemetery Ave., Menands, NY 12204. Take 787 South and get off Exit 7W merging briefly onto 378 W. Veer right onto the ramp for NY 32 and turn right onto 32 where the ramp ends. Make your first left onto Cemetery Ave and follow it right into the entrance to St. Agnes.

Painting a Summer Garden
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Friday, 6/17
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ZCCR-671 700 2 seats left $55

Tiki Torch Wine Bottle Painting

Tiki Torch Wine Bottle Painting Class    Join the experienced educators from Art in Mind to paint a beautiful summer scene on a wine bottle and add the materials to make the bottle into a tiki torch! You will learn glass painting techniques using enamel paints and brush work skills. All supplies included and no experience necessary. Couse includes a $45 materials fee. Students must withdraw five business days before the start of the course for a full refund.

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Before registering for this course please read the following policies: 

Hudson Valley's COVID-19 policies - Individuals enrolled in this course must follow the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for students or apply for a medical or religious exemption

Art in Mind, Instructor

Tiki Torch Wine Bottle Painting
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Thursday, 6/16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ZARC-317 700 17 seats left $55

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Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)