Painting People Class

Wednesdays from 3-5pm in January 2022.

Foreland is pleased to announce its first educational offering, a class called “Painting People” taught by artist Caitlin MacBride, a studio tenant within the Foreland campus. This class is open to grade school students above the age of 12, college students and adults interested in art. There is no charge for the class and all supplies are included.

Participants are asked to attend 3 of the 4 classes, minimum. If you are interested but unsure if you will be able to attend, please refrain from registering, as space is limited to 15 students.

“Painting People” will cover the basics of proportion, color mixing, and painting methods using a fun, experimental approach. Participants will work with acrylic paint and will learn about a variety of techniques and approaches including realistic, surrealist and cubist styles. Students will learn to use both observation and imagination to create a portfolio of portraits. The class will culminate with an exhibition reception showcasing participants' work in the Foreland galleries.

Spots are limited so please email info@forelandcatskill.com to register yourself or your child before December 15, 2021.

Masks will be required for all participants.


Caitlin MacBride is an artist and educator who received her MFA in painting at Bard College and her BFA from RISD. MacBride has taught students of all ages at Abrons Arts Center, Rutgers University, Bard College, University of Tennessee, Brooklyn College Community Program, Tyler School Of Art, and public schools in 4 of the 5 boroughs of NYC. She has exhibited her work at Fisher Parrish, Heroes Gallery, Chapter NY, Real Fine Arts, Greene Naftali, Zach Feuer, Jack Barrett Gallery, Hesse Flatow and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein among other venues. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Artforum and New York Magazine.