Children's Classes - Fall 2019

October 4, 2019 - December 19, 2019

Cartooning Cartooning

Instructor(s): Segun Braithwaith
Time: Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 8 - 12
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 Ceramics

Instructor(s): Ana Ruiz-Castillo
Time: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: BRAC - 3-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 8 - 12 with parent
Fee: $95

Ceramics 101

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 (Saturdays)

Instructor(s): Ana Ruiz-Castillo
Time: Saturdays, 2 - 4 PM
Location: BRAC - 3-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 9 with parent
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 Animation Digital Animation

Instructor(s): Isael Luperon
Time: Saturdays, 2-4 PM
Location: BRAC - Computer Lab (2nd Floor)
Ages: 11 - 16
Fee: $95

Do you love animated shows from Cartoon Network and Netflix? Want to learn how to bring your own drawings to life? Here at BRAC, we are welcoming students who are passionate about art and want to take their work to the next level. In our Digital Animation class, you will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop to create your very own animated works with absolutely no prior experience needed. Not only will we develop your skills as young artists, but this is also an opportunity to add more unique work into your portfolios. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate your animations to others through BronxNet.

 

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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

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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Drawing & Printmaking

Instructor(s): Tammy Wofsey
Time: Fridays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 8 - 100
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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Graphic Design

Instructor(s): Larry Jackson
Time: Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 11 - 13 with parent
Fee: $95

For this GRAPHIC DESIGN class, student will work on various projects that expand their creative knowledge of design. Students will create incremental works leading to a mini portfolio. The completed body of finished works will showcase the student   concentration on their own particular point of focus. As students create their pieces, they plan, implement, and test their designs throughout the process. With the completed works; students then reflect on and evaluate their work.

 

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Intro to Painting and Collage

Instructor(s): Joel Adas
Time: Saturdays, 11am - 1pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 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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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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Registration Information:

Fee Information:

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 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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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.