Canandaigua Art Gallery Offers Winter Classes


Canandaigua artist Pat Rini Rohrer established the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in 2003. It is located in a beautifully refurbished 1850s building on Main Street in downtown Canandaigua, a thriving art community. What is especially unique about this gallery are the Studio II Workshops taught by various artists. Classes are held in large, clean, and bright studio spaces at the back of the building. Students at all levels of ability can take classes in painting, drawing, pastels, collage, and many other disciplines. The artist/owner’s studio is also designed into this total “art scene.”


Oil Painting with Pat Rini Rohrer

Learn fundamentals and advanced techniques of oil painting. Color mixing and composition are emphasized. Paint from your own photo or studio still life. Individual attention is given to each student to develop skill and artistic expression. All levels.

MONDAYS Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 & Feb 3, 10 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm | $135
TUESDAYS Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 & Feb 4, 11 | 1:00 – 3:30 pm | $135
WEDNESDAYS Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 & Feb 5, 12 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm | $135
FRIDAYS Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7, 14 | 1:00 – 3:30 pm | $135


Intermediate Watercolor Workshop with Nancy Lane

For painters who have painted a bit on their own, have done some basic color mixing and are ready to take their work to the next level. In each class students follow a step-by-step process to creating a painting. Everyone works from the same photo, which could be a landscape, still life, animal, building or plant. Students practice various painting techniques after watching Nancy demonstrate them as part of the painting. In the final sixth class, students work from their own photos with guidance from the instructor. There is a supply list for a suggested range of materials for the class.

MONDAYS Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 & Feb 3, 10 | 1:30 – 4:30 pm | $160.


Pastel Pencil Sketching with Pat Tribastone

Learn the techniques of pastel pencil sketching in this 3 week studio class! Try out the pencils using various strokes and papers, and learn the basics of landscape sketching! Pastel pencils are the perfect medium to capture a quick and colorful sketch of any landscape! All materials will be provided.

Jan 9, 16, 23 (3 weeks) | 6:30 – 9:00 pm | $75. Plus $20 for materials


Alla Prima Oil Painting with Pat Tribastone

The Alla Prima technique of oil painting is a direct painting approach in which the artist completes the painting in one sitting. In this workshop your instructor will demonstrate this ‘wet into wet’ technique by painting a small still life. After the demonstration each participant will paint a similar painting on a 4x4 canvas using the alla prima technique, and larger paintings in subsequent weeks. All materials will be provided. Please also note that no solvents will be used in this workshop.

Feb 6, 13, Feb 20 (3 weeks) | 6:30 – 9:00 pm | $75. Plus $20 for materials


Introduction to Watercolor Workshop with Nancy Lane

Long time painter Nancy Lane will launch you into the world of watercolor! You’ll start by experimenting with brushes, paint and different papers, discussing the best materials to use. You’ll learn ways to control the paint, or allow it do some of the magical things watercolor is known for. We’ll paint a palette color guide together, and mix color. We’ll learn how to mask, glaze, soften edges and lift paint as we paint a winter scene together. There is a supply list for a suggested range of materials for this workshop class.

Jan. 25 | 10:00 - 4:00 pm | $90.00


Oil Winter Scenes with Steve Bondurant

Is snow white? Not really, when reflecting and absorbing ambient and filtered light, in shadow and highlight. From the warmth of the studio, we’ll spend two Saturday afternoons exploring the satisfaction of capturing the nuances and mood of a winter day. We will focus on exploiting color temperature and value relationships to develop a cohesive painting. Register and look for opportunities to snap a picture to bring for reference. There is a supply list for a suggested range of materials for this workshop.

Feb 1, Feb 8 (2 weeks) | 12:30 - 4 pm | $80.


To register for a class

Please contact the gallery at 394-0030 or by email
Please note that payment in full must be received by the gallery one week prior to the start of class.

71 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
585-394-0030 •

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