Whitehall Farm Studios offers fine art instruction and enrichment programs to artists of all ages. Our wide range of classes provide students with an opportunity to explore a variety of different art techniques and styles including drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking and animation. Lessons are developed to expose artists to different artistic techniques and skills while allowing them latitude to take creative license. Our classes are open to all skill levels. The bright studio provides a lively, creative space for students to explore their “inner artist” uninhibitedly. A variety of tools and materials are organized in the studio easily accessible to students. Whitehall Farm offers fine art classes, workshops, girl scout badge workshops and private or small group instruction.
We want each of our students to discover the joy of art while being given the freedom to make their own creative choices. Therefore, the focus of our lessons is not on the aesthetic value of the finished piece or the quantity of pieces completed but rather the thoughtful process of each artist and the risks they take in bringing a piece to life. Children are presented with a lesson introducing an artist, skill or technique and are encouraged to experiment with it in his or her own way. There are no step-by-step directions or prescribed method as we believe these inhibit the creative process as children work to imitate the piece perfectly. Teachers enjoy sitting at the table creating along with the students sharing their thought process and modeling the importance of taking risks as opposed to perfection. We strive to present our lessons in a way that allow the children to appreciate the beauty of art while encouraging their artistic imagination.