Classes available at The Art Center of the Capital Region in downtown Troy, NY. Go to the Art Center website for times, dates, and to sign up:

The Painting Room at the Art Center of the Capital Region, set up for my summer color workshop.

Painting Color Workshop
August 12-13, Saturday & Sunday
9:30 am-4:30 pm with 1 hour lunch

A creative approach to color theory with a focus on adding richness and vitality to your paintings. This all-levels workshop is appropriate for complete beginners or experienced painters who would like to deepen their understanding of color. Learn reliable color mixing and use of color to express form, light, and mood. A turpentine-free class. Studio fee covers all materials except brushes (you may buy brushes from the instructor the first day).
Members $100/Non-Members $120
Materials fee: $40

Perspective Drawing
July 22, Saturday
10 am-5 pm, 1 hour lunch

This one-day workshop introduces one of the most important elements in drawing: perspective. Through demonstrations, presentations, and drawing exercises, students will learn the basic skills of drawing perspective. Toward the end of class, you will utilize the beautiful architecture of downtown Troy as your subject matter. This is great preparation for any student who wishes to enhance skills in both drawing and painting.
Members $70, Non-members $100
Materials fee: $15



Marion Reynolds received a BA in studio art from Middlebury College, and an MFA in painting from Queens College CUNY. She also studied at the Center for Art Safety in NYC. She has taught art for 15 years at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville Virginia, The Douglass Street Artspace in Brooklyn, NY, and as a graduate teaching assistant at Queens College.

This is what former students say about her teaching:

“Marion is a generous, thoughtful and prepared teacher. In Marion's drawing and painting classes I was both encouraged and challenged to see in new ways and to explore new techniques and processes. She was one of my early teachers and by far the most influential to this day.”
Lee Halstead

“Marion’s painting and figure drawing classes became my art community and support system. She was always encouraging and gave lots of individual attention. I had many happy moments working in her classes, continuing to expand my skills and confidence as an artist. “
Jean Sampson

“Marion was super organized and the structure of the class guaranteed success and amazement. We were painting still lifes, which didn't thrill me at first (not yet expecting to be amazed). She tricked us into making beautiful paintings! It was all very simple, careful and was a pivotal experience for me.”
Julia Bloom

“Marion Reynolds was the teacher who had the greatest influence over my decision to make art an important and integral part of my life...her style was to encourage us and to help us to not be afraid of making a mistake and to try new techniques. She was good at bringing the class together as a group.”
Betty Brubach

“My experience in learning from Marion really stands out in the long list of classes I have taken over the years... I felt totally at ease working with her, even though I had had very little experience in oil.”
Nancy Galloway

(resident artist, McGuffey Art Center)