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10-WEEK MIXED MEDIA with Frank Wilcox

Classes begin Thursday, January 15 from 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Students will work with a variety of media (acrylic, oil, pencil, charcoal) at their own pace. Frank will give group demos, and each student will receive a great deal of individual attention. Students need to supply their own materials: oils, acrylics, drawing media, etc.

Frank Wilcox has been teaching art since 1960 to students of various levels of ability, including pre-school through adult and special-needs students. He received his BS and MS in art at SUC/New Paltz with minors in art history and painting. He has had one-man shows at MVCA, View, Old Forge Library, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, and Ilion Library.

Fee: 10 Weeks at $140 members/$160 non members
Walk ins $20 per session

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808

10-WEEK BETTER ART - MIXED MEDIA with Lutz Scherneck

Classes begin Wednesday, January 7 from 9:00 - 11:30 AM

All levels of experience are welcome. Students will work in various drawing and painting media of their choosing. Exercises as a class and assignments at home will aid to improve artistic sensibilities. Students are encouraged to bring in their own work for class critiques. Those attending the class need to bring in their own supplies that would work well for quick sketch/painting exercises. It is recommended that you have available colored media such as pastel, crayon, acrylic, watercolor, etc. Home assignments will be given for more involved finished artwork.

Lutz Scherneck is a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. His work has been on display throughout Central New York and he has received numerous awards of recognition. A large mural of his can be seen on Albany Street in Little Falls.

Fee: $140 members/$160 non-members/ walk-ins: $20 per class

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808

6-WEEK PORTRAIT CLASS with Yulia Levkovich

Classes begin Thursday, January 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This course will be an introduction to portrait drawing. Students will be working on a continuous pose for a five-week period from a live model. Students will start out learning basic drawing techniques necessary for drawing a preparatory sketch that will then be transferred and completed as a final drawing.

Students will walk out with a finished drawing and a wealth of knowledge accumulated for exploring classical techniques. Discussions, lectures, and critiques will take place. The course will prepare students to further their skills in an upcoming Oil Portrait Painting class. Beginners are welcome.

Yulia Levkovich is a Representational Painter. She was born in Ukraine and moved to Canada where she was exposed to the Russian School of Painting. She received her BFA from OCAD University in Toronto. In 2006 Yulia moved to Manhattan to pursue her MFA at the New York Academy of Art. Yulia has taught privately, as well as in several institutions, including The New York Academy of Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yulia has exhibited extensively in New York and abroad. More at

Fee: $140 members/$160 non-members (plus model fee which will be dependent on class size). Material list will be provided at registration.

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808

6-WEEK ART CLASS with Jim Parker

Classes are held on Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM

From Old English style watercolor painting to Japanese anime characters and manga comic drawing, Jim will work one-on-one with students in whatever style they desire. Classes open to ages 12 through adult; special needs students welcome. Class size is limited to 10 students to allow one-on-one instruction.

Fee: $60 for 6 weeks if prepaid, or $12.50/week

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808.


Classes will be held Monday - Thursday, February 16 – 19 from 9:30 AM - Noon for 8 - 10 year olds

Back by popular demand! MVCA will be offering a morning art camp during the February school vacation. Please register early as we have limited space and last year’s camp was full. Certified art teachers will lead the instruction. Fun, creative, and educational art topics will be explored!

Limited scholarships are available.

Fee: $40 for the 4 days

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808.


• OPEN STUDIO - Come Paint, Draw, Converse ...

Every Wednesday starting December 10 from 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Each week, we share a passion to become better artists. Whatever your medium is, watercolors, pastels, or a lump of clay, come gather with other artists and collaborate on new ideas. Maybe offer a critique of each other’s work and spend some time in good conversation.

“We are here to paint. We are here to create. We are here to enjoy what we love to do.”

Come enjoy the fulfillment of the artistic experience and the camaraderie of fellow artists. Meet new friends. We are a group at various levels of the artistic experience and of all ages.

Open to all. Bring your art supplies.

Fee: $5 per day

Register: No advance registration, just stop in.


Thursday, January 8 from 6 – 8 PM

Looking for something new and different to do? Break out your creative side and get ready for an evening of laughing, eating, drinking, and relaxing while certified art instructor Kelly McGrogan helps you explore your artsy side and learn new painting techniques. Plus, at the end of the night you bring home a beautiful work of art!

You might be thinking, “I’m not a painter!” or “I don’t know what I’ll need!” Leave that up to us. No experience or supplies needed. You just need to bring yourself and maybe a friend or spouse! Step-by-step instruction will be given. Your session also includes a 16” x 20” canvas and all the supplies you’ll need (easel, apron, brushes and paint).

Fee: $45 includes all art supplies, light appetizers, and a complimentary glass of wine.

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808.

• FUN and FAST PAINTING with Wilson Bickford

Class is on Saturday, February 7 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Parish Hall) 594 East Albany Street, Little Falls

Come and paint GOLDEN BOY (11 x 14 canvas). Learn oil painting techniques to create a beautiful realistic painting. No previous experience required and all participants will leave with a completed project. Class size is limited. Sign up today to guarantee your spot! Wilson Bickford, artist and art educator, has perfected the art of the ‘wet-on-wet’ painting technique. This extremely popular painting style is easy to learn and yields fantastic results.

Fee: $65 which includes all materials. Participants must prepay to guarantee a place in class.

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808.

THE JOY OF PAINTING with Kathryn Bartscht

Mondays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Class Dates: January 5 and 19, February 2 and 23

Using the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Painting Technique

Wet on wet oil painting techniques, also called wet into wet, provides a range of options for creating your painting. The wet into wet technique is simply the method of applying fresh oil paint into existing paint that has not completely dried. Kathy is a certified teacher in the Bob Ross style of painting.

All classes start at 10 AM, break for lunch and return to complete the painting.

Class size is limited to 10 students.

Fee: $40 members/$50 non-members per class does not include all materials. Contact Kathy for detailed questions and for a supply list.

Register: Please contact Kathy 518.993.3737, or the MVCA 315.823.0808 to register.



Lessons: 30 minute time slots available Tuesdays 2:30 - 6:00 PM and Fridays 3:00 – 8:00 PM

Sarah Bereza has been teaching for 8 years and offers solo and group lessons for violin and cello to all ages. Sarah works with each individual’s learning style and has great enthusiasm for expanding appreciation and consciousness of music.

Beginner - Covering a brief history, care for instruments, sound techniques, reading and music theory.

Intermediate Transition - Taking basics learned and  utilizing these skills toward growth and empowerment. We will develop a creative outlet through music.

Advanced Organized Orchestra - Once a good basis is formed we will learn to work and play with others creating harmonious sounds. Performances will be our focus.

Fee: $20 per 30 minute session per each individual

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808.

OPEN MIC NIGHT - Third Thursday in Little Falls

December 18, January 15, and February 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Come share your musical talents or just come to listen! We turn our gallery into The Gallery Coffeehouse. Musicians can sign up in advance or at the door.

Register: Call MVCA at 315.823.0808 or email

Each act performs for 15 minutes. Sound system and piano available. Please share this information with all of your musical friends!

Donations Appreciated
Coffee/dessert by Ole Sal’s


8-WEEK CLASS: TAI CHI for Health with Rosann Scalise

Sessions begin Wednesday, January 7
Level 2 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM for intermediate and advanced students (students who have taken Level 1 or who have experience with Tai Chi)
Level 1 from 10:40 - 11:40 AM for beginners

Note: Classes held at the former Masonic Temple, 5 Prospect Street, Little Falls

For most folks exercise implies some sort of vigorous and often times strenuous movement that typically increases both one’s heart and breathing rate. Yet, there exists a form of exercise known for its exceedingly slow, controlled movements, which has been shown under rigorous scientific studies, to have a powerful effect on health. That exercise is Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is known for its slow, fluid movements. The central premise in Tai Chi is to integrate the mind and body. It has been shown to promote balance, flexibility, muscular strength and cardiovascular fitness, as well as increased levels of psychological well-being and reduction of anxiety and stress.

Tai Chi is accessible to most everyone, even those who may be wheelchair bound. One of its appealing attributes is that you never get down on the floor. The movements are all performed standing, or seated for those who may have mobile impairment. It is this wide accessibility that has brought Tai Chi programs to hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, and town recreation centers.

Instructor: Rosann Scalise, M.Ed., is a certified Tai Chi Instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute, a world-wide Tai Chi organization developed by family physician and renowned Tai Chi expert, Dr. Paul Lam. She has been teaching Tai Chi for three years.

Fee: $80 per 8-Week Session

Register: Stop in or call MVCA at 315.823.0808.

Above classes are held at the MVCA unless otherwise noted. Call MVCA today at 315.823.0808 to sign up for workshops or classes.

For Classes and Workshops:

  • Classes start on the dates and times listed.
  • All classes and workshops are held at the Art Center unless otherwise stated
  • Tuition for all of the 10 week classes is $140 for members and $160 for non-members.
  • Tuition for all other classes is found in the class description.
  • Tuition must be paid before classes begin.
  • Some classes may require a materials fee.
  • Drop in students allowed, ONLY where specified in the class description. Tuition is $20 per student.
  • No refunds are given  once class has begun.
  • Checks, cash and MasterCard/Visa are acceptable forms of payment. Checks and cash can be mailed to MVCA, 401 Canal Place, Little Falls, NY 13365. Credit cards can be processed over the phone. Please call 823-0808 for credit card payment.

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