The Atelier at Arlene's has been dedicated to developing creativity in our community since 2015. We are proud to work with an amazing group of talented local artists and instructors that bring the highest level of art education to every student. Classes and workshops are small ensuring everyone receives personalized instruction while benefiting from working in a group. Topics range over a wide variety of artistic pursuits and are geared to all experience levels. There is something for everyone and everyone is welcome to explore their creativity at Arlene's.
Atelier classes/workshops are both in-person and online on a semester basis. We schedule classes/workshops in the Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters. Students can choose to take a one-day workshop or go in-depth with a class. Many students take several classes/workshops from the same instructor; others take a broad range of classes/workshops to get a diverse approach to creating their art.
To further enrich the educational experience, we offer opportunities, like Make and Takes, Markets, and exhibitions in our gallery. These opportunities give students the necessary experience needed to thrive as professional working creatives/artists.
Workshops meet for a single session where the topic is generally reviewed and explored. A workshop can serve as an ice-breaker into a particular medium or focus specifically on a topic
Artist in Residence Program
Artist In Residence (AIR) Program at Arlene’s offers artists time, space, and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction, with a year-long program in Albany, NY.
Makers Markets at Arlene's
The markets offer real world application of the skills learned in our classes and workshops. The markets give our community the opportunity to evolve their creative into a business and learn necessary skills to thrive as a professional creative.
There are no entrance requirements or examinations at the Atelier, and no previous art experience is required. Each class/workshop, whether in person or online, is clearly labeled as to what experience level they are for. Most classes are designed for beginners and experienced artists alike. Some classes and workshops will be labeled as INTERMEDIATE and in that case, previous experience in the medium is recommended.
New students can explore the Atelier's offerings online. If you’re not sure which classes/workshops might be right for you, Arlene’s knowledgeable and experienced staff are happy to offer suggestions and advice. You can visit them in person at 57 Fuller Rd Albany, NY 12205 or over the phone at (518) 482-8882. Otherwise, email the Director of the Atelier, Andrew Ochal, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will do his best to asset you.
Registering for a Class/Workshop
Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Students can register online at arlenesartist.com. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, at (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space. Registrations are accepted on a strictly first-come, first-registered basis. Click here to learn more about all our Registration Information & Policies.