For more information regarding the following classes, please call the instructor directly. All classes are ongoing throughout the year, unless otherwise noted. Instruction is on an individual basis and students may join at any time. The Ridgewood Art Institute provides these classes as a service to its members. All students must apply for membership in order to take classes.

We encourage you to stop by and view a class in progress

Drawing Classes


Figure Drawing, Life, Costume And Still Life

Instructor: Bill Angresano
Monitor: John Henderson
Monday Daytime, 9:30am – 12:00pm
$140 per month or $40 a session (model fee included in price)
201 370 2698 (Cell)


Sketch Group-Life Model (Without Instruction)

Open to All Members
Monitor: John Henderson
Monday Evening, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
(201) 935-8072
Model Fee: $10 for members
$20 model fee for nonmembers


Drawing And Oil Painting For Adults: Beginner To Advanced Class

Instructor: Rick Perez
Saturday Daytime, 10:00am – 12:30pm
$100 per month or $30 per session (model fees additional)
Phone: 917-734-6396

Oil Painting Classes


Oil Painting: Floral, Still Life & Landscape Painting

Instructor: Murray Smith
Monday Daytime, 10:00am – 1:00pm
$100 per month or $35 per session.
Phone: (845) 304-2156 


Floral And Still Life Oil Painting


Instructor: Patricia Nebbeling
Monitor: Celeste Manfredini
Wednesday Daytime, 10:00pm – 1:00pm
$100 per month or $35 per session


Oil Painting – Landscape And Still Life

Instructor: C. A. Jerez 
Monday Evenings , 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $125 per month
Phone: (973) 953-5027


Oil Painting – Landscape, Seascape, Portrait And Still Life

Instructor: Rebecca Leer
Wednesday and Thursday Daytime, 10:00am – 1:00pm
$110/month for either day, $200/month for both days, or $35/day
plus shared model fee
Phone: (201)-906-6839 


Oil Painting – Landscape, Seascape, Portrait And Still Life

Instructor: Diana Gibson
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, 7:30pm- 9:30pm
Fee: $100 per month for either Wednesday or Thursday session
$145 per month for both Wednesday & Thursday sessions
$30 per class (plus sharing of the model fee)
Phone: (973) 962-6436 


Pastel And Oil  Painting – Portrait, Still Life & Landscape

Instructor: Susan Hope Fogel
Friday Daytime, 10:00am – 1:00pm
$110 per month or $35 per session (model fee additional)
Phone:(845) 986-0986 (home)
(845) 548-7163 (cell)

Watercolor Classes


Watercolor Techniques – Mixing Color, Composition, Landscape, Flowers And Still Life

Instructor: Peggy Dressel
Tuesday Daytime, 10:00am – 1:00pm
$100 per month or $30 per session
Phone: (201) 337-2143


Fundamentals Of Watercolor – The Basic Techniques, Problem Solving, Design And Composition

Instructor: Charles Brandenburg
Tuesday Evening, 6:30 pm – 9:30pm
$110 per month or $35 per session
Phone: (201) 664-7892

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Watercolor Techniques – Landscape, Portrait, Seascape And Still Life

Instructor: Joel Popadics
Evening: Wednesdays 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Daytime: Thursdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
$120 per month or $35 per session
Phone: (973) 851-0366