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Summer 2019 Fine Arts & Digital Media Classes

July 8, 2019 - August 10, 2019

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Bronx River Art Center
July 8 through August 10, 2019

Join us this summer for an exciting series of Art and Media Classes for Youth, Tweens, Teens and Adults.
Including 2 Portfolio Prep Workshops for High School and College Applicants.
Each art class meets for 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks.


All Art Supplies are provided.

For additional information call 718-589-5819 x16 or email


Mondays, 11am - 1pm SOLD OUT

Mondays, 2pm - 4pm - Second class added. Sign up Soon!

Introduction to Drawing and Painting with Tiffany Miller, 2-D Studio 4th floor

July 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5

Learn to draw and paint this summer in a stimulating, easygoing, supportive environment. We will have fun experimenting with colored pencils, charcoal, acrylic paint, markers, crayons, pastels and watercolors. Open to parents with their children, ages 6-9, as well as children over 7.

Ages 6-11 with a Parent ($85 before 6/18 then $95)
Ages 7-12, ($49 before 6/18 then $55)


Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Tuesdays, 2pm - 4pm & Thursdays, 2pm - 4pm + 2 Field Trips

Teen Project Studio + 2.0 (TPS) with Art Jones - Media Lab 2nd Floor
Young Adults ages 14-26 (Free by application only)

July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, August 1, 6 & 8

3D Design and Sculptural Fabrication

Teen Project Studio + 2.0 is an intensive, five-week, digital and fine arts program for teens and young adults ages 14 -26. This free program is limited to 15 students. TPS is a unique opportunity to experience and learn about the visual arts & creative industries in an interactive and challenging way. It is also an opportunity to meet other teens with similar eagerness to learn and create.

From July 9 to August 10, students will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4pm, at the Bronx River Art Center located at 1087 East Tremont Ave, Bronx NY, 10460. There will also be 2 field trips to art exhibitions and cultural events.
Working with 3-D Design and sculptural fabrication, participants will have the opportunity to bring their own public bench designs to life for a private seating area along the Bronx River commissioned by the McInnis Cement Company.

All interested participants must fill out application form by clicking HERE.



Wednesdays, 11am -1pm  SOLD OUT

Cartooning with Devon Purkiss - 2-D Studio 4th floor

July 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 7

Ages 9-13 
($49 before 6/18 then $55)


In this course, students will develop an original short (2 - 5 page) comic story featuring characters that they've created! Students will learn to draw backgrounds and environments that bring their worlds to life, as well as creating dynamic compositions and narrative flow. Work will be hand drawn with pencil and ink. Recommended for those with a solid foundation in drawing.


Wednesdays, 2pm - 4pm SOLD OUT

Digital Animation with Isael Luperon - 2nd floor Media Lab

July 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 7

Ages 11-15
($49 before 6/18 then $55)

The Color of Your World

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.



Thursdays, 11am -1pm SOLD OUT

Mixed Media Sculpture with Jennifer Tomaiolo - 2-D Studio 4th floor

July 11, 18, 25, August 1 & 8

Introduction to Art

Let's get creative! In this class we will be learn about a variety of art materials and methods. We will make clay figures, create & paint papier mache masks, use tiles, stones, paint and paper. We will look at art & artists from all over the world to inspire us. 

Ages 6-13 with a Parent ($85 before 6/18 then $95)
Ages 6-13, ($49 before 6/18 then $55)



Fridays, 11am - 1pm

July 19 and August 2

Portfolio Prep - NEW SUMMER CLASS

Our professional Teaching Artists will work individually with students to help them prepare a well representative portfolio for HS Auditions and College applications. Students should be prepared to bring in already produced work, so instructors can beter guide them in their portfolio presentation.

Tweens/Teens ages 12 -18 
($11 per workshop)


Saturdays, 11am-2pm

July 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10  

Photography for Teens and Adults with Roy Baizan - Computer Lab 2nd Floor

Teens Ages 15-19, ($69 before 6/18 then $75)
Adults over 19 ($85 before 6/18 then $95)


In this 5 week, 3 hour photography class, students will go over the basics of photography such as composing a shot and learning the techinical functions of the camera, while also creating small bodies of work around the theme of documentary work. Emphasis will be on meeting outside for photo-walks and having group photo critiques. The class will culminate in a presentation of student work.


Saturdays, 11am-1pm SOLD OUT

July 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10  

Ceramics with Ana Ruiz-Castillo - 3-D Studio 4th floor

Ages 6-12 with a Parent ($85 before 6/18 then $95)
Ages 7-12, ($49 before 6/18 then $55)
Adults ($69 before 6/18 then $75)

Coils and Cups: Ceramics

In this course students, both children and adults, will explore design while making cups and vases using the coiling technique. Students will work on form and shape to finalize their projects applying colorful glazes before firing them in the kiln.


Saturdays, 2pm - 4pm

Advanced Painting for Tweens through Adults with Gil Robles
2-D Studio 4th floor

July 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10 

Ages 13-19, ($49 before 6/18 then $55)
Adults, ($69 before 6/18 then $75)

Learn how to paint portraits, still life's or landscape, you choose the subject you would like to paint and the instructor will help you develop your painting as well as teach you how to use the paints (acrylic, watercolor or gouache). Reference photos will be provided to work from or you can bring your own.




This program is supported in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the NYC Materials for the Arts program, as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Council Member Ritchie Torres, the Bronx Delegation of the City Council, Con Edison, and the generousity of our patrons.


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

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

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.