Art Workshops and Classes



I will be teaching a one-day plein air painting workshop at Winding Hills Park, 76 Old Rte 17K, Montgomery, NY 12549, with scenic lake and surrounding trees, Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 12 – 4pm. 
It is $60 ($55 for Wallkill River School Members).

Pre-register through the Wallkill River Center for the Arts in person or on their website at

The class will include a demonstration, and I will discuss my painting process. I will assist you in creating your own plein air painting, advancing your artistic skills, and developing your personal artistic style. Beginner to advanced painters are welcome to enjoy this fun and informative class. Composition, value, color theory, atmospheric perspective, techniques and more will be addressed. I will instruct you about seeing the world as a realist artist sees it. I will be painting in oil, but you are welcome to work in a different medium such as acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, and I will instruct you in the medium you choose and compare it to my approach in oil.

For outdoor painting, you will want to wear a hat, use sunscreen, and have bug spray. Please bring an easel to set up outdoors. A limited number of French easels are available to borrow upon request in advance.

Students provide their own materials. Here is a list for general oil painting supplies and here is a list of supplies for plein air painting, but it does not have to be strictly followed. You are welcome to use the materials you have and work in a different medium than oil.

Mitchell Saler with his Painting at Winding Hills

I teach an art class at the Mulberry House Senior Center from 9:30-11:30am every Thursday open to all seniors (55 and older) who would like to come (you don’t have to be a Middletown resident).  It is free to attend.  Students may bring their own materials or a variety of art supplies are available and free to use for those who would like them as well as reference books and images for those looking for inspiration.

Mulberry House Senior Center
62-70 W Main Street
Middletown, NY 10940

I offer private lessons with instruction tailored to what you would like to learn and your choice of subject matter.  I am open to working with you in the medium of your choosing, such as oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, etc.  If you are interested, contact me at

I am available to teach private painting parties and events.  If you are having a celebration or fundraiser, I can lead your group in the fun experience of painting step-by-step.  I have a variety of simple and exciting paintings to choose from.  If you are interested, contact me at

See my instructional time-lapse painting videos on YouTube here: