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Classes & Instructors
Instructor - Joan Horn has her B.S. degree in Art Education
and studied with John Yerger, Roberta Remy and Hongnian
Zhang. She has shown in Western New York, Cincinnati, New
York City and San Francisco.
In order to succeed and develop your own
style, you must have a solid foundation on
which to build your skil s. The “First
Things First” class is a prerequisite for this
oil painting class.
Partners In Art Complex
You wil learn to master all aspects of oil
N. Tonawanda NY 14120
painting including color, edge, value and
texture. You will learn to create works
from concept to completion and what it
takes to execute a successful painting.
You wil try different approaches to paint-
ing including direct and indirect painting, master copying, grisail e and glazing,
rub outs and more. The ultimate goal is to develop your confidence and your
Studio A - 77 Webster
own style of oil painting.
Studio B - 75 Webster
Gallery - 74 Webster
Frame Shop - 79 Webster
Instructor - Jody Ziehm has been specializing in watercolor for
many years. She has won many awards and is affiliated with nu-
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merous art associations. She travels extensively & participates in
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many outdoor exhibitions & festivals.
Serving the artists and
Objectives for this exciting watercolor class
art lovers of Western New
include: mastery of basic through advanced
York since 1995
watercolor techniques; acquiring a basic un-
derstanding of different grounds and an un-
derstanding of brushes; through demonstra-
tion, learn different techniques in watercolor
to depict a variety of subjects; create individ-
Glenna G. Sternin
ual objectives after discussion with each stu-
Joan L. Horn
dent at the start of class; learn to analyze
work and offer constructive criticism through
classroom critiques; discuss the work of con-
temporary and past artists; and discuss ways for the student to develop a per-
sonal style and express themselves through their art.
Coni Minneci is an award-winning artist known for her creative concepts in various painting series. She
earned her Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design from Buffalo State College and Studio Art/Concentration
in Painting from State University of New York - Empire. Her work can be found in the WNY area at Ro-
swel Park Cancer Institute, Women and Children‟s Hospital, SUNY - Empire collection, as wel as the
Menstruation Museum and other large corporate settings. Her works are in permanent collections both
private and corporate throughout the US.
Coni is an active member of the WNY Arts Community. She is past president of the Buffalo Society of
Artists where she was instrumental in the formation of the Art Park Gallery in Lewiston, NY. She is an art
juror and judge. Coni curates exhibits for the Life Transition Center, Hospice, and Mil ard Fil more Subur-
ban Hospital Hallway Gallery.
Her work is startlingly beautiful in whatever format she chooses, from her miniature work to her over scale
panels, from acrylic to oil, she has the ability to capture one‟s imagination and attention.
Coni is currently being represented by Eminent Design Gallery in Sonoma California.
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Instructor Coni Minneci is an award-winning artist known
for her creative concepts in painting series. She earned her
Bachelors in Graphic Design from Buffalo State and Studio
Art/Concentration in Painting from SUNY-Empire. Her work
is featured at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Women and
Children‟s Hospital, SUNY - Empire collection, as well as the
Menstruation Museum. Her works are in permanent collec-
tions both private and corporate throughout the US.
Her work is startlingly beautiful in whatever format she choos-
es, from her miniature work to her over scale panels, from
acrylic to oil, she has the ability to capture one‟s imagination
Coni is currently being represented by Eminent Design Gallery in Sonoma, California.
Coni Minneci's class welcomes all levels of painters in oil or acrylic who wish to explore landscape of all types. The
fundamentals of composition and technique are stressed, based in the Hudson River School of Landscape painting in oil,
and other techniques for acrylic work. Students wil have demos by Coni, showing the step by step process of layering
paint to achieve luminous landscapes. Coni's goal is to help each student find their personal expression for their paint-
ings. She takes time with each artist, helping them increase their sensitivity to the atmospheric elements of skies, clouds
weather that brings beauty to each painting.
Instructor - John Yerger is a professional artist, teacher, juror and art critic, He is a native
of Buffalo, NY and has worked as a professional artist for most of his adult life. He is
known for his objet d‟art miniature paintings, landscapes, still life, and in more recent years,
a series of trompe l‟oeil paintings, which are fitting tributes to America‟s most legendary
artists. Yerger studied art at the Art Institute of Buffalo, NY and at Vesper George School of
Art, Boston, MA.
Numerous artists have trained under him.
Trompe L‟Oeil literally means „fool the eye‟. Learn to create these marvelous il usions with
master painter John Yerger. You will create set-ups with a very shal ow depth, rendered in
a sight size fashion in the same size as the actual objects. Oil or acrylic.
FIRST THINGS FIRST AND PASTEL CLASS
Instructor Karen Foegen is an accomplished artist working in graphite, charcoal,
pastel, watercolor and oils. She has a B.S. in Art Education and is a designer at Buf-
falo Hotel Supply. She is a signature member of the NFWS and a member of the Wil-
liamsville Art Society and the Buffalo Society of Artists.
Drawing is the most fundamental skil an artist must master. Learn the basics of
drawing; acquire the ability to “see” like an artist; learn to handle a variety of dry me-
dia like charcoal, graphite, drawing pen, conte‟ crayon and pastel. Learn to develop
good working habits that will help you solve problems no matter what kind of art you
ultimately decide to specialize in. You can choose to continue in this drawing media
class or “graduate” to one of the various painting classes. This class in a pre-
requisite for Joan Horn‟s oil class.
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Instructor Karl Heerdt was born in Western New York and has always called the area home.
He specializes in engaging and dynamic landscapes from around the country , compel ing still lifes , figurative paintings
and sculpture. Karl is an associate member of Oil Painters of America and his work can be found in private and corpo-
rate collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Karl is represented by Meibohm Fine Arts in East Aurora New York, the Oxford Gallery in Rochester New York, the
Cooley Gallery in Old Lyme CT, Planet Bronze Art Gal ery in Bo-
zeman MT, and Common Ground Art Gallery in Red Lodge MT.
In this class we will focus intensely on the fundamental essentials
that are needed to create a successful work of art, not just a painting.
Design, idea.... what are you trying to say? Compos-
tion.....presenting your idea in the simplest, yet most interesting way.
Value control....difficult to master, but an essential skil . Edges....a
most misunderstood and ignored element in painting. Col-
or....getting the "right" color you are envisioning or trying to match.
At times we will work as a group, other times on our own. Karl will
perform group demonstrations and individual mini demo‟s as needed.
I wil be encouraging everyone to complete their paintings in a single
sitting. I am not interested in a successful or failed painting, (you will
have both) I am interested in building your skil s in a timely fashion.
There is too much to learn in painting than to doddle about. You can
learn more in ten failed paintings ,than you could ever hope to in one
long drawn out, albeit successful painting.
Instructor - Todd Chalk has an impressive history of juried exhibitions
and awards and has had her work published in two watercolor books and
Would you like to explore Mixed Media to find new and different ways to
express yourself? The class would include any media not using sol-
vents—dry or wet. Learn to explore your favorite subjects in mixed media
in any style that you prefer!
Instructor Lucette Banas is a life-long resident of Western New York,
with degrees in Art History and Art Education. She has spent her entire
adult life painting, teaching art, and exhibiting her work in New York,
Pennsylvania, Maine, and Massachusetts. Her passion is Landscape
Painting. " Art for me, is a compulsion. The conscious and subcon-
scious choices involved in the process of painting, are a never ending
source of excitement, and amazement for me."
Class wil begin by reviewing fundamental principles of landscape paint-
ing including: finding a reference, composition, perspective, and how to
begin. Attention will be given to techniques for achieving texture, form,
space, atmosphere, and color. The goal of the course is to develop
confidence as you discover individuality in painting.
C L A SSE S & WO R K SH OP S
Instructor Ray Lockhart’s love of painting started very early in life. As
a child living on Lake Michigan he came to love the sea, ships, light-
houses, and fishing villages along the eastern shore. Today these sub-
jects inspire many of his paintings. His career began 50 years ago in
commercial art as a designer, art director, and illustrator. Since retiring
he has pursued his first love—watercolor. Ray began teaching and con-
ducting watercolor workshops in 2002. Along the way he studied with
Tony Couch, Mel Stabin and Drew Struzan. Ray has been acknowl-
edged with numerous awards.
His workshops are designed for the aspiring watercolor artist, those
with some experience and those who are just getting started. Each
class begins with a painting demonstration. You may paint along with the artist, or pick a subject that appeals to you.
There will be additional demos on design, value studies, washes, painting skies, waterscapes, trees and shrubs, misting,
splattering, sponging, and class critique. www.raylockhartwatercolorworkshops.com
STILL LIFE WITH HONGNIAN ZHANG
HongNian Zhang is an international y known Chinese American artist who
works in the Western academic tradition. His paintings are in private, cor-
porate and museum collections in America, Europe and Asia.
Born in Nanjing, China, Zhang's artistic training began at age nine. At fourteen he
was the top student accepted to the Central Art Academy Affiliated High School in
Beijing. After graduation, the Cultural Revolution shut down the schools and Zhang
was sent to the remote countryside for four years of forced labor. Upon returning
he became the youngest artist employed by the Beijing Art Academy, and the
youngest ever elected to the All China Artists Association. As leader of the "Scar"
art period, an important artistic movement in China exposing the painful memories
of the Cultural Revolution, three of Zhang's paintings were acquired for the Chinese
National Art Gallery's permanent collection.
He moved to Woodstock, NY 1991 and taught for several years in the graduate
program of the New York Academy, and at the Woodstock School of Art. His
works have appeared in many publications, including National Geographic, Fine Art
Connoisseur, and Artist magazines. National Geographic Society acquired four of his Chinese historical paintings for their permanent
Hongnian will teach two 3 Day STILL LIFE WORKSHOPS that wil emphasize the harmonious use of color and compos-
tion to effectively express your concept in painting.
ALLA PRIMA PORTRAIT WITH LOIS WOOLLEY
Lois Wool ey is an oil and pastel painter whose specialty is portraiture. Her portraits and figurative paintings are known
for their classic style, rich color and expressive mood. Her love for painting portraits stems from an abiding interest in
people: "People seem to me the ultimate subject matter - there is nothing so fascinating, beautiful and universally rele-
vant as an individual person.
She has been featured in Northlight Book's Pure Color: The Best of Pastel, The Pastel Jour-
nal, and Hudson Val ey Magazine. Honors include being a Fellow of the American Artists Pro-
fessional League, winning Best Portfolio 2004 at the Portrait Society of America, and being the
2005 recipient of the Woodstock Artist Museum's Yasuo Kuniyoshi award. In 2007, she won
the prestigious Joseph Giffuni Memorial Award at the Pastel Society of America's annual ex-
Woolley's primary artistic training was in New York's Art Students League where she studied
drawing and anatomy with Robert Beverly Hale and painting with Robert Brackman. Always
searching to combine full color with strong form, her association with Zhang and his palette led
to her current style.
Her two day ALLA PRIMA PORTRAIT WORKSHOP will focus on helping you learn to start and
finish a portrait in one session.
2011Studio & Workshop Schedule
Joan Horn - Instructor
Todd Chalk - Instructor
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday Morning - 10am to 1pm
Tuesday Evening—6 to 9pm • Studio A
Tuesday Evening - 6 to 9:00pm • Studio B
Spring: Mar 8th—Apr 12th • 6 Weeks • $120
Winter: Jan (11, 12, 13) — end of March • 11 weeks • $165
Spring: April (5,6, 7) — June (21, 22, 23) • 11 Weeks • $165
Fall: Sept (13, 14, 15) — Nov (16, 17, 18) • 10 Weeks • $150
Lucette Banas - Instructor - Friday 10-1 pm • Studio B
Winter: Jan 7 — Mar 25 • 12 weeks • $180
WATERCOLOR WITH JODY ZIEHM
Spring: Apr 1 — May 20 • 8 Weeks • $120
Fall: Sep 9 — Nov 18 • 11 Weeks • $165
Jody Ziehm - Instructor
Monday 12:30-3:30 pm or 6:30-9:00 pm
ALLA PRIMA LANDSCAPE
or Tuesday 1:45-4:30 pm • Studio A
Karl Heerdt - Instructor - Monday 2-5pm or 6-9 pm • Studio B
Winter: Jan (3, 4) — Mar (7, 8) • 10 weeks • $150
Winter: Jan 17th — Feb 21st • 6 weeks • $120
Spring: Mar (14, 15) —May (16, 17) • 10 weeks • $150
Fall: Sept (7 or 13) — November (16 or 22) • 10 weeks • $150
HONGNIAN ZHANG & LOIS WOOLLEY
STILL LIFE — Wed-Thu-Fri • Aug 17th-19th • 10am-4pm • $300
ALLA PRIMA PORTRAIT—Sat & Sun • Aug 20th & 21st • $225
Coni Minneci - Instructor - Thursday • 1:30-4:30 pm • Studio B
STILL LIFE — Mon-Tue-Wed • Aug 22nd-24th • 10am-4pm • $300
Spring: Mar 10th — May 12th • 10 weeks • $150
Fall: Sept 15th — Nov 17th • 10 weeks • $150
OF GENERAL INTEREST
FIRST THINGS FIRST (Pre-requisite for Oil Painting-Horn)
Instructors looking for a place to teach may call for
availability and terms
Karen Foegen-Instructor - Wednesday Evening—6:30 to 9pm • Studio B
Winter: Jan 12th — Mar 23rd • 10 Weeks • $150
Partners In Art Studio opened the new teaching stu-
Spring: May 18th — Jun 22nd • 6 Weeks • $90
dios in February of 2009 with state of the art lighting
and flat screen TV monitors for demos. The easel
studio is equipped with an air purifier. There is an
(Pre-requisite for Oil Painting-Horn)
easel studio and table studio.
Karen Foegen-Instructor - Thursday Evening—6:30 to 9pm • Studio B
Winter: Jan 13th — Feb 17th • 6 Weeks • $90
Groups are welcome to inquire about renting the
studio for meetings and demonstrations.
Spring: May 19th — Jun 23nd • 6 Weeks • $90
Art Supplies are available at 81 Webster. Special
TROMPE L’OEIL CLASS
orders are welcome.
John Yerger - Instructor - Saturday 1-4:00pm—Studio B
The Gallery at Partners In Art provides exhibition
Winter: Jan 22nd—Mar 25th • 10 Weeks • $250
space for student and outside work - call for availa-
WATERCOLOR WITH RAY LOCKHART
Ray Lockhart - Instructor
The Frame Shop at Partners In Art features ready
made and custom framing -10% artist discount.
Tue 9:30am-12:30pm or Sat 1-4 pm • Studio A
Winter: Tues am— Jan 11th—Feb 15th or Sat Jan 8th—Feb 12th
Partners In Art was founded in 1995 by Joan Horn
6 weeks • $120
and Glenna Sternin. Both are artists and run the
complex to benefit the artists and art communities
Spring: Tues am— Mar 1st—May 3rd or Sat Feb 26th—May 7th
of Western New York.
10 weeks • $225
Summer: Mon—Fri June 6th-10th • 9:30am—4pm • 1 week • $385
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Class & Workshop Registration
Sign up for:
Oil Painting—Horn…………………………………………… Tuesday 10am—1pm
Oil Painting—Horn…………………………………………… Tuesday 6—9 pm
Oil Painting—Horn…………………………………………… Wednesday 10am—1pm
Oil Painting—Horn…………………………………………… Thursday 10am—1pm
Watercolor—Ziehm………………………………………….. Monday 12:30—3:30pm
Watercolor—Ziehm………………………………………….. Monday 6:30—9 pm
Watercolor—Ziehm………………………………………….. Tuesday 1:45—4:30 pm
Thursday 1:30—4:30 pm
First Things First—Foegen…………………………………. Wednesday 6:30-9pm
Pastel—Foegen……………………………………………… Thurssday 6:30-9pm
Landscape—Banas………………………………………….. Friday 10am—1pm
Trompe L‟Oeil—Yerger……………………………………... Saturday 1-4:00pm
Mixed Media—Chalk………………………………………... Tuesday 6-9pm
Watercolor with Ray Lockhart………………………………. Tuesday 9:30am—12:30pm $120
Watercolor with Ray Lockhart………………………………. Saturday 1—4pm
Alla Prima Landscape—Heerdt…………………………….. Monday 2-5pm
Alla Prima Landscape—Heerdt…………………………….. Monday 6-9pm
Still Life with Hongnian Zhang & Lois Woolley
Wed-Thu-Fri Aug 17th-18th-19th 10am-4pm
Still Life with Hongnian Zhang & Lois Woolley
Mon-Tue-Wed Aug 22nd-23rd-24th 10am-4pm
Alla Prima Portrait with Lois Woolley
Sat-Sun Aug 20th-21st 10am-4pm (Fee includes model fees)
Watercolor with Ray Lockhart………………………………. Mon thru Fri Jun 6th-10th 9:30am-4pm
A deposit of $50 is required to guarantee your reservation in any workshop.
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accepted up to thirty days prior to a class or workshop and your fee will be refunded. Within the thirty days prior to the start
of class there will be a $20 cancel ation fee. If your class or workshop has begun and you must cancel, you will be refunded
50% of your total fee or the prorated remaining classes, whichever is less. Please understand that once you register, we
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