Presenter: Sister M. Joselle Orlando, OSF

Sister M. Joselle Orlando, OSF has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Art Education from Syracuse University and over 45 years experience teaching the arts to youth and adults. Sister Joselle earned a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies from St. Charles Seminary, Philadelphia, PA., and has served as a retreat facilitator offering retreats using the arts.

To register, contact: Sister Joselle Orlando
jorlando@sosf.org, 315.634.6991

Art as Prayer Sessions

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This special art-prayer experience is available to any individual or small group seeking a new expression for prayer. No previous art skills are necessary; however, those with artistic skills are most welcome.

Students are given the opportunity for silence, contemplation and guided reflection. The art-prayer form is experienced after learning to use the mandala as an instrument of connecting with our Creator God. Dates are arranged individually after consultation with teaching artist Sister Joselle.

Sessions run from 3 to 4 hours.

Location: Franciscan Art Studio, Alverna Heights
7770 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066

Supply Cost: Supplies provided
Class Fee: $45
Make checks payable to Sisters of St. Francis

Adult Watercolor Classes

Art Classes

Level I: Introduction to Watercolor

No previous art skills required. For those who want to paint in watercolor but haven’t learned the techniques needed to be skilled. In these four two-hour classes, you will see a demonstration of six basic watercolor techniques and have ample time to practice. By the end of four sessions, you will have used all six techniques in two beautiful original watercolor paintings you will be proud to call your own creations.

2017 Spring Dates / Times: April 25, May 2, 16 and 23
9:30 –11:30 a.m. or 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Register by April 10, 2017.

2017 Fall Dates / Times: September 5, 12, 19, 26
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Register by August 14, 2017.

Location: Franciscan Art Studio, Alverna Heights
7770 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066

Supply Cost: Supplies will be provided at an initial cost of $20 per person
Class Fee: $25 per two hour class
Make checks payable to Sisters of St. Francis

Level II: Intermediate Watercolor

Prerequisite: Introduction to Watercolors Build on the skills you learned during Level I: Introduction to Watercolor classes by using all six techniques to complete 16 small paintings. Exercises practiced following class demonstrations will reinforce each individual’s painting skills. Concepts will be introduced that will allow you to explore the wonderful world of color.

2017 Spring Dates / Times: May 30, June 6, 13, 20
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Register by May 3, 2017.

2017 Fall Dates / Times: October 10, 17, 24, 31
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Register by September 26, 2017.

Location: Franciscan Art Studio, Alverna Heights
7770 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066

Class Fee: $25 per two hour class
Make checks payable to Sisters of St. Francis

Level III: Still Life Painting

Prerequisite: Level II: Intermediate Watercolor Using several still life objects as a reference point and a preliminary drawing as a guide, you will create a watercolor painting of still life objects in a size larger than previous paintings. Drawing skills are not required for this exercise.

2017 Spring Dates / Times: To be announced

2017 Fall Dates / Times: To be announced

Location: Franciscan Art Studio, Alverna Heights
7770 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066

Class Fee: $25 per two hour class
Make checks payable to Sisters of St. Francis

Level IV: Creative Water Color
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Level V: Independent Art

Prerequisite: Level III: Still Life Painting Projects for these classes emphasize individual choices and personal interests. Creativity is a gift to be developed and explored; through the variety of class exercises and the direction and encouragement of teaching artist Sister Joselle Orlando, students at all course levels are encouraged to develop their personal style.

2017 Spring Dates / Times: To be announced

2017 Fall Dates / Times: To be announced

Location: Franciscan Art Studio, Alverna Heights
7770 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066

Class Fee: $25 per two hour class
Make checks payable to Sisters of St. Francis

Private Art Lessons

Prerequisite: All of Sister Joselle’s past art students as well as new participants with some artistic skills are eligible.

Call to schedule your individual session.

Participants must provide their own supplies.

Location: Franciscan Art Studio, Alverna Heights
7770 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066

Class Fee: Adults: $35 for two-hour class sessions.
Make checks payable to Sisters of St. Francis