Children's Classes - Winter 2020

January 6, 2020 - March 21, 2020

Cartooning Cartooning

Instructor(s): Segun Braithwaith
Time: Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 11 - 15
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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Digital Illustration Digital Illustration

Instructor(s): Maria Ferrari
Time: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30
Location: BRAC - Computer Lab (2nd Floor)
Ages: 11 - 16
Fee: $95

Learn Photoshop - Create Great Art

Photoshop skills and knowledge provide great creative possibilities.
In this class we will work on projects that will incorporate Photoshop tools & techniques that will serve students well as they progress into higher education and beyond. This class teaches basic skills and good work habits that are essential to mastering Photoshop – skills that will prepare for a lifetime of creating digital art with ease. This class will be both fun and valuable – lessons learned will enable students to build portfolios suitable for high school submissions or college applications. At the end of the course each student will be able to exhibit prints of their work.

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Drawing Drawing

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

Cancelled - Please register for Cartooning or Intro to Art instead
The Pure Imagination Parent and Child Drawing Workshop

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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Intro to Painting and Drawing Intro to Painting and Drawing

Instructor(s): Joel Adas and Ana Ruiz-Castillo
Time: Saturdays, 11am - 1pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 12 with parent
Fee: $95

Second Session Added

Ages 6-9 with Joel Adas - 2-D Studio 4th floor
Ages 10-12 with Ana Ruiz-Castillo - 3-D Studio 4th floor

Watercolors and Drawing: The 2D Art of Line and Color
In this course the children will learn a variety of approaches to making 2 Dimensional art. Following processes used by several artists we will explore the fantastic possibilities of watercolor and gouache. Alongside this we will do projects that reinforce the students’ skills in drawing from life.

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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)
Ages: 6 - 11 with parent
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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Please note: It is a first come, first serve policy. Reserve your spot as soon as possible!

Register before December 15, 2019 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
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.