Children's Classes - Summer 2018

July 16, 2018 - August 16, 2018

Cartooning Cartooning

Instructor(s): Devon Purkiss
Time: Wednesdays, 11am - 1pm
Location: Bronx River Art Center
Ages: 6 - 9
Fee: $55

Students are given the opportunity to create (write & draw) a short story from their own imagination. Over the five-week course, we will cover some basic drawing techniques, design our very own characters and start them off on their own adventure!

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Ceramic Sculpture Ceramic Sculpture

Instructor(s): Jennifer Tomaiolo
Time: Thursdays, 11am - 1pm
Location: Bronx River Art Center
Ages: 10 - 13
Fee: $55

This class will focus on mosaic and ceramic tile-making. Students will learn about the artistic possibilities of stone, glass, and ceramic tiles. Lessons will include how to design and layout stone or glass tile mosaic, culminating in the student's creation of a unique, handmade ceramic tile.

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Ceramics Ceramics

Instructor(s): Matthew Burcaw
Time: Tuesdays, 11am - 1pm
Location: Bronx River Art Center
Ages: 6 - 9
Fee: $55

In this ceramics class, students will experience numerous techniques for working with clay. Each student will learn how to make pinch pots, hand-build with slabs, slump, sculpt, and work on the pottery wheel. Through these explorations, students discover what area of ceramics they want to focus on to create a final project, and learn about the various glazes they can use to finish their work. This is a good chance to get messy with a purpose.

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Color & Abstract Painting

Instructor(s): Diane Davis
Time: Tuesdays, 11am - 1pm
Location: Bronx River Art Center
Ages: 10 - 13
Fee: $55

This session is an introduction to color theory and abstract painting. Using primary colors and black & white, students will develop a personalized color line, referencing a still life setup for an abstract painting.

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Drawing Drawing

Instructor(s): Tiffany Miller
Time: Thursdays, 11am - 1pm
Location: Bronx River Art Center
Ages: 6 - 9
Fee: $55

Students will experiment with basic tools such as colored pencils, graphite, pen, and pastel on various kinds of paper. Participants will develop a drawing practice that inspires them to think of drawing as an exciting artform that can help them relax, focus, plan, invent, expand their imagination, solve problems, and express their personal style and point of view.

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Drawing and Printing on Handmade Paper

Instructor(s): Michele Brody
Time: Mondays, 11am - 1pm
Location: Bronx River Art Center
Ages: 10 - 13
Fee: $55

During this class, students will learn how to make their own handmade papers from such materials as junk mail, old blue jeans, and plants. Students will design their own logo to hand-print onto unique sheets of stationery to give as gifts, as well as collages and drawings of fine art for our final exhibition.

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Painting Your Favorite Sport Painting Your Favorite Sport

Instructor(s): Joel Adas and Ana Ruiz-Castillo
Time: Mondays, 11am - 1pm
Location: Bronx River Art Center
Ages: 6 - 9
Fee: $55

Participants will talk about sports and go over some examples of how sports have been depicted in art. Students will then create a mixed-media collage, using a variety of materials depicting their favorite sport. The option will be then to do a self-portrait painting, playing their favorite sport.

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Sculpture Sculpture

Instructor(s): Ana Ruiz-Castillo
Time: Wednesdays, 11am - 1pm
Location: Bronx River Art Center
Ages: 10 - 13
Fee: $55

During this 3-D class, students will explore the art of making sculptures through interacting with our environment. Students will learn how to assemble and glue natural and man-made found objects to create sculptural art work inspired by the community surrounding BRAC. Students will interact with the Bronx River, neighborhood gardens, and parks in order to transform these sites into places of creativity.

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Registration Information:

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

All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. You can pay for classes by following the link below or paying at the door the day of the class. 

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
info@bronxriverart.org

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GALLERY HOURS:
Wednesday - Friday: 3 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

OFFICE & CENTER HOURS:
Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10:30 - 4 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.