They come from the Triboro area and beyond, meeting weekly to share their common passion - a love of art.
"Mr. Albert Ondush was our instructor for more than 20 years," said Helen Gambal, coordinator and facilitator of an adult art program in Old Forge. "We learned so many great things from him and look forward to a new and exciting chapter with Gaylea Langlitz, our new instructor."
Attendance at the class varies each week, with artists of different ages and abilities all gathering with one goal - "getting their art on."
According to Gambal, who loves working with oil paints, a core group has been attending classes since the very beginning, including Minooka resident Mary Tachino. Yearly, the class ends with an exhibit at the Penn Security Bank on Main Street in Old Forge.
"Generally, classes run for 10-weeks at a time, both fall and spring," she said. "They are held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m."
The program takes a short break during the winter months, ending when the school district ends its academic year.
"Not everyone is a novice, but novices are most welcome," she said.
Instruction is offered in all mediums.
"Classes like this give everyone a chance to have an educational and recreational experience," she added. "And we are very happy that the Old Forge School District allows us to use the school."
For more information, contact Gambal at 457-2948.