Adult Classes - Fall 2019

October 4, 2019 - December 19, 2019

Ceramics (Saturdays)

Instructor(s): Ana Ruiz-Castillo
Time: Saturdays, 2 - 4 PM
Location: BRAC - 3-D Studio (4th Floor)
Fee: $95

All ages welcome! Especially Parents with young children working together to learn the basics of ceramics with an emphasis on the creative use of clay to produce colorful sculptures. Both the art and craft are explored as participants create uniquely formed objects such as vases, boxes, cups and other utilitarian objects as well as realistic and abstract sculptures. Students will learn different modeling techniques such as pinching, coiling, slabs and glazing.

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Digital Photography 102

Instructor(s): Hosea Johnson
Time: Saturdays, 10:30AM-1:30PM
Location: BRAC - Computer Lab (2nd Floor)
Fee: $120

This course will emphasize studio photography and natural light photography. Students will be encouraged to study commercial still life and portrait photography. Techniques like Natural light, fill light, flash fill, meter reading, color balance, professional strobe and continuous light source equipment use will be covered. This course will cover the basic concepts and practice of digital photography, including understanding the history and use of the camera, lenses, and other basic, light meter, photographic equipment. This course will use Photoshop for editing. The course will address aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light and color. Technological requirements of digital formats will be addressed, such as file types and resolution. Basic digital manipulations of images will be taught in preparation for creating a photo portfolio of images.

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Drawing & Printmaking

Instructor(s): Tammy Wofsey
Time: Fridays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Fee: $95

Introduction to Printmaking 

All ages welcome! Especially Parents with young children working together!

In this class we will explore different kinds of printmaking methods. We will first learn how to make our own handmade and marbled papers for chine collé then linocut prints, water color monotypes, stencils, drypoint and collographs. We will explore drawing and color with the printmaking tools we learn.

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Introduction to Art Introduction to Art

Instructor(s): Jennifer Tomaiolo
Time: Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Fee: $95

Painting, Drawing and Sculpture

Let’s get creative! This class will introduce you to a variety of art materials and methods that artists use to express themselves. We will paint, draw, make clay figures, create & paint masks, use tiles, stones, and paper. We will look at art & artists from all over the world to inspire us.


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Painting Painting

Instructor(s): Joel Adas
Time: Saturdays, 2 - 4 PM
Location: Bronx River Art Center
Fee: $95

Painting and Collage

We will explore the history of collage as it has related to painting throughout the history of art,  starting with the early collaged cubist paintings of Picasso. We will explore how different and unusual painting techniques can be used in collage and  we will use found as well as more traditional art materials to create our painted collages. 


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Please note: It is a first come, first serve policy. Reserve your spot as soon as possible!

Register before September 7 to receive a 10% discount!

All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Or contact us at or call 718.589.5819

Cancellation Policy If a class does not meet capacity, it may be canceled, in which case students will have the option to either take another class or receive a full refund.

Unless otherwise noted, all classes include materials and use of professional equipment.

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Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819

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Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.