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Spring 2019 Fine Arts & Digital Media Classes

April 1, 2019 - June 15, 2019

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Each art class meets for two hours, once a week, for 10 weeks. All art supplies are provided. 
Contact us at or 718.589.5819 with any questions.

Thanks to everyone who joined our Spring Break Art Classes!

It was a great week of Art Making!

There are still some spaces in some of our Spring Classes running until June 15.

Contact us at or 718.589.5819 for late registration details.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm - April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4

Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm - Independent Studio Hours -  April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 6

Teen Project Studio + 2.0 (TPS) with Art Jones - Computer Lab 2nd Floor
Young Adults ages 15-26 (Free by application only)

3D Design and Digital Fabrication

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 young adults with similar eagerness to learn and create. This course will teach students how to create original three-dimensional work using computer-aided design and 3D modeling software including SketchUp and Cinema 4D. After designing individual and collaborative architecture, furniture, and art, students will learn to transform these digital creations into physical objects through use of 3D printers and other tools.

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


Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5

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

Tweens/Teens ages 11-15 ($85 before 3/23 then $95)

Sequential Art/Cartooning II/Cartooning +

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. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop and digital coloring! Returning BRAC Cartooning students will find this series as "the next step" in their development. Strong draftsmanship suggested/ Recommended for those with a solid foundation in drawing.


Fridays, 4:30-6:30pm: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7

Drawing and Printmaking with Tammy Wofsey - 2-D Studio 4th floor

Ages 8-17, ($85 before 3/23 then $95)
Adults, ($110 before 3/23 then $120)

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, watercolor monotypes, stencils, drypoint and collographs. We will explore drawing and color with the printmaking tools we learn.


Saturdays, 10:30am-1:30pm: April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15

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

Teens, ($110 before 3/23 then $120)
Adults, ($150 before 3/23 then $160)

Digital Photography

In this 10 week, 3 hour photography class, students will go over the basics of photography 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 

Painting and Drawing with Joel Adas - 2-D Studio 4th floor

Class is full.

Contact BRAC to find another class or when to register for summer classes.

Creatures, Mythological and Otherwise: kids and parents together

In this class, we will look at a variety of artists new and old and their depictions of animals. On the way, we will learn new techniques, play games designed to invent new creatures, and explore how recycled materials can become amazing animals.

Saturdays, 11am-1pm 

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

Ages 6-9 with a Parent ($150 before 3/23 then $160)
Ages 6-12, ($85 before 3/23 then $95)
Adults ($110 before 3/23 then $120)

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.

Saturdays, 2-4pm 

Digital Animation with Isael Luperon - Computer Lab 2nd floor

Ages 11-15 ($85 before 3/23 then $95)

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. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate your animations to others through BronxNet.

Saturdays, 2-4pm 

Advance Painting for Tweens through Adults with Joel Adas - 2-D Studio 4th floor

Tweens/Teens ages 12-15, ($85 before 3/23 then $95)
Adults, ($110 before 3/23 then $120)

Ways of Depicting People: a View through Art History

From Frida Kahlo to Picasso and beyond, we will look at the ways in which artists have portrayed people. A variety of approaches will be emphasized culminating in a large scale painting project all designed to immerse the student in an exploration of this essential subject.

Teen Project Studio (TPS) - Spring 2019
FREE PROGRAM for Young Adults, Ages 15-22!

Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm
Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 Independent Study Hours

Teen Project Studio (TPS) with Art Jones - Computer Lab 2nd Floor

Young Adults ages 15-22 (Free by application only)

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 opportinity to meet other young adults with similar eagerness to learn and create. Group projects will focus on stop-motion animation with 3-D printed objects.

It's free to participate, but you must complete our application form. 


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.