Everyone Can Develop Artistic Skills

Mill Street Loft Arts with their main offices at 45 Pershing Avenue in Poughkeepsie – offers a variety of art classes and workshops for people of all ages at three different locations inDutchess County this Fall. Drawing, painting, watercolor, photography, portfolio preparation, mixed media and many other classes for children, teens and adults will be held at Mill Street Loft’s building at 45 Pershing Avenue in Poughkeepsie, at Scenic Hudson’s River Center at 8 Long Dock Road on the Beacon Waterfront and at St. Paul’s Parish House located at the intersection of Route 9 and Fisk Street in Red Hook. Most classes begin in mid-September and early October.

Mill Street Loft’s award-winning arts educational programs offer individualized attention and smaller classes for beginners and advanced students.  The MSL Arts faculty is comprised of professional artists and teachers, including Garin Baker of New Windsor, Amanda Buhler of Highland, Elizabeth Dama of  Poughkeepsie, Nina Tantillo-Elton of Garrison, Amanda Epstein of Putnam Valley, Michael Gallo Farrell of Hyde Park,  Mira Fink of Kingston, Keith Gunderson of Kerhonkson,  Andrew Lattimore of  Highland Mills,  Seth Nadel ofHighland,  William Noonan of Newburgh,  Brian Reed of Red Hook, Rick Price of Beacon, Art Institute Director Todd Poteet of Red Hook and many other talented artists and instructors.

In addition to great educational programming for children and adults, Mill Street Loft Arts has launched BCAP at their location at Scenic Hudson’s River Center at 8 Long Dock Road in Beacon.  Director Heather Montgomery, E.C.E., has over 20 years of experience developing and teaching pre-school creative arts programs.  Recognizing the value of play for learning, the BCAP program fosters each child’s optimum social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in a nurturing, creative and happy environment.  BCAP provides creative experiences that excite a love for learning, music, sculpture, painting, drawing, language and movement.  By re-cycling and using non-toxic materials children will also learn to understand and take care of the world around them.

For more information on art classes, the BCAP Pre-School Program and other Mill Street Loft Programs please call 845-471-7477 or visit www.millstreetloft.org.