Nailed It! Workshops

Nailed It! Hardware is pleased to announce that we are committed to our mission of bringing inspiration, creativity and the how-to directly to you. In efforts to expand our South Street art scene we have recently partnered with the Wallkill River School of Art. WRS will now be hosting some of its classes here at Nailed It!. Washingtonville’s very own, Sarah Pierson is the Executive Director and is bringing lots of new and innovative ideas to the school. A full listing of their offerings and who they are is located at Listed below are those classes offered at Nailed It! Hardware.

Don’t forget to also check out the amazing classes offered at The Art Cottage, located next door at 2 South Street. Sue Giordano, a local art teacher and sweet soul brings a host of kids and adult classes as well as private parties for any occasion. To check out the summer workshops at The Art Cottage click here …

July 2019

July 29-Aug 2nd AM Fantastic Beasts in Ink with Sarah Baker

Age: 12-18

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Nailed It! Hardware located at 4 South St, Washingtonville, NY 10992 Nailed It Location Info

Get ready to unleash your imagination as you design and illustrate a creature the world has never seen before.  Artist and teacher Sarah Baker will assist you with realizing your ideas be they fur, feathers, people or machine.  All materials provided.

Instructor: Sarah Baker

Price: $145/week

Session Dates: July 29-Aug 2nd 10-12:00 AM ($145.00)


August 2019


Instructor: Sarah Baker

Price: $60 one day only!

Session Dates: August 3rd 10-12:00 ($60.00)

Aug 3rd One Day LED Illuminated Art with Sarah Baker

Ages: 12-Adult

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Nailed It! Hardware located at 4 South St, Washingtonville, NY 10992Nailed It Location Info

Learn how to make your art work LIGHT UP with LED lights and button batteries.  Sarah will take you through the steps and your friends and family will be amazed, even though it is really quite simple, safe and uses inexpensive, everyday materials.

Sarah Baker is a candidate for a BA Visual Art Education Pre-K-12 and has been  a camp counselor at Montgomery’s summer camp.  She has experience in all types of materials ranging from drawing/painting mediums to ceramics/clay to printmaking and more but has a special affinity for drawing.


Instructor: Ben Waring

Session Dates: August 3rd 1-3pm ($60.00)


Aug 3rd PM Working Dragon Glass : Learn Flint Knapping With Ben Waring

Have you ever wondered how warriors shaped their tools and arrowheads out of simple pieces of stone? They actually use a process called Flint Knapping to create beautiful shapes out of pieces of obsidian, Just like the “Dragon Glass” blades seen on TV. Flint knappers use a blunt object to strike a piece of obsidian or stone, slowly removing pieces of the mineral to reveal a beautiful shape. In this workshop Ben Waring will use his years of flint knapping experience to teach you this ancient skill, and guide you through the process of crafting your own piece of unique obsidian art.

Workshop price is $60 per student, all tools and materials will be supplied by the instructor EXCEPT gloves!  Please bring gloves which fit your hands well.

Open to Adults and Teens, Children under 13 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

July 27th 1-3pm at the Wallkill River School of Art

August 3rd 1-3pm at Nailed it Hardware Store in Washingtonville NY


Aug 5-9th AM Portraits in Acrylic with Kate Walker

Ages: 12-Adult

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Nailed It! Hardware located at 4 South St, Washingtonville, NY 10992 Nailed It Location Info

Learn the foundations to creating your very own masterpiece portrait! Students will be guided through the whole process from sketch and underpainting to finish, learning different portrait painting techniques along the way. You may bring reference photos to work from, but they are not needed.  All materials will be supplied.

Instructor: Kate Walker

Price: $145 for week long session August 5th-August 9th

Session Dates: Aug 5-9th 10-12:00 AM ($$145.00)


Instructor: Antonio Mastria

Price: $145/week

Session Dates: Aug 12-16th 1-3:00 PM ($145.00)

Aug 12-16 PM Drawing Superheroes for Teens with Antonio Mastria

Ages:  12-18

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Nailed It! Hardware, 4 South St (Rt-208), Washingtonville, NY, 10992


A five day workshop for creating a dynamic superhero drawing. Covering the basics of superhero proportion, anatomy, and foreshortening to create a powerful superhero action pose and then finishing in traditional brush and pen ink.

Antonio Mastria works as a freelance artist, contributing work to creator owned and small press comics. He is a graduate of the Joe Kubert school of cartoon and graphic art, where he studied the visual storytelling medium of comic books and illustration. He works in several mediums including oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, ink and digital media.