Children's Classes - Winter 2019

January 7, 2019 - March 25, 2019

Cartooning: Sequential Art

Instructor(s): Devon Purkiss
Time: Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 10 - 16
Fee: $95

How are comics and manga made? How can you create your very own? In this course, students will develop an original short comic story featuring their very own characters! Students will learn about lettering their stories, drawing backgrounds efficiently and effectively using perspective, as well as creating dynamic compositions. Work will be hand-drawn with pencil and ink; students seeking additional challenge can add color to their work and will be guided on how to select colors that "pop"! Past BRAC Cartooning students will find this series as "the next step" in their development. Beginners with a strong interest in comics, cartoons, and art are welcome!

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Ceramics (Ages 10-13)

Instructor(s): Reuben King
Time: Mondays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 3-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 10 - 13
Fee: $95

This course covers clay-handling techniques such as pinch-pots, coiling, and slab building. Students will create and glaze their own pieces, while learning about the ceramic items that support our everyday experiences.

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Ceramics (Ages 6-17)

Instructor(s): Ana Ruiz-Castillo
Time: Saturdays, 2pm - 4pm
Location: BRAC - 3-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 17
Fee: $95

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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Ceramics (Ages 6-9 & Parents)

Instructor(s): Ana Ruiz-Castillo
Time: Saturdays, 2pm - 4pm
Location: BRAC - 3-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 9 with parent
Fee: $160

Parents with young children will work 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 Animation

Instructor(s): Krisia Ayala
Time: Saturdays, 2pm - 4pm
Location: BRAC - Computer Lab (2nd Floor)
Ages: 10 - 13
Fee: $95

For students who love animation, creating stories, and producing videos, this digital animation class is for you. In the first half of the program, you will work with Adobe Animate and Photoshop to create the “subject” of your own animated short-form animated project. During the class, you will create multiple projects designed to develop your animation skills. No prior experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome. Ideal for students who are looking to develop work for a portfolio presentation or personal animated projects.

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Digital Photography: Me and My Community

Instructor(s): Roy Baizan
Time: Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - Computer Lab (2nd Floor)
Ages: 10 - 13
Fee: $95

Students will explore their community through photography. In this 10-week class, we will learn the basics of photography, while exploring the community around us. We’ll learn the basics of lighting and photo composition (rule of thirds, leading lines, layering, etc.). We will go outside for photo-walks and have group photo critiques. The class will culminate in a presentation of student work.

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Drawing & Printmaking: Introduction to Printmaking (Ages 8-17)

Instructor(s): Tammy Wofsey
Time: Fridays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 8 - 17
Fee: $95

In this class, we will explore different kinds of printmaking methods. We will learn how to make linocut prints, water-color monotypes, stencils, drypoint, and collagraphs. We will explore drawing and color with the printmaking tools we learn.

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Drawing (Ages 6-12)

Instructor(s): Tiffany Miller
Time: Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 12
Fee: $95

Students will learn basic, introductory drawing skills in order to be able to draw anything from fantasy or reality, in their own unique style with the freedom of pure imagination.

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Drawing: The Pure Imagination Parent & Child Workshop

Instructor(s): Tiffany Miller
Time: Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 9 with parent
Fee: $160

In this class, parent and child will develop deeper bonds and experience greater self-esteem, while together they learn basic, introductory drawing skills in order to be able to draw anything from fantasy or reality, in their own unique style with the freedom of pure imagination.

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Painting and Collage

Instructor(s): Joel Adas
Time: Saturdays, 11pm - 1pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 10 - 13
Fee: $95

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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Painting and the Natural World (Ages 6-17)

Instructor(s): Jennifer Tomaiolo
Time: Thursdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 17
Fee: $95

Students will take advantage of the Art Center’s location on the Bronx River Greenway, as a starting point to learn about Painting and Science. We will use tools like magnifying glasses and microscopes to discover new ways of seeing, and as an inspiration for paintings. Join us for discussions and making art about animals (endangered species masks) and the environment.

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Painting and the Natural World (Children Ages 6-9 & Parents)

Instructor(s): Jennifer Tomaiolo
Time: Thursdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 9 with parent
Fee: $160

Parents with young children will work together to take advantage of the Art Center’s location on the Bronx River Greenway, as a starting point to learn about Painting and Science. We will use tools like magnifying glasses and microscopes to discover new ways of seeing, and as an inspiration for paintings. Join us for discussions and making art about animals (endangered species masks) and the environment.

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Registration Information:

Click Here for 2019 Winter Classes 

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

Register before January 5 to receive a 10% discount!

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

You can pay for classes by following the link below. 

Eventbrite 2019 Winter Registration

Or contact us at info@bronxriverart.org 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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1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819
info@bronxriverart.org

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