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Winter 2019 Fine Arts & Digital Media Classes

January 7, 2019 - March 25, 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 info@bronxriverart.org or 718.589.5819 with any questions.


*NEW* FREE After-School Program open to all BRAC students from 2:30 to 4:30pm.

BRAC now provides all of its after-school students with a safe place to stay and work before our art classes. They will be able  to work on individual art projects and/or homework under supervision in our studio. Space is limited, so please register to attend this program when ordering your class tickets.


Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30pm - January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19

Digital Photography with Roy Baizan - Computer Lab (2nd Floor)

Ages 13-17 ($85 before 1/5, then $95)

Me and My Community
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 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.

 

Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm -  January 8, 15, 22, 29,  February 5, 12, 26,  March 5, 12, 19

Thursdays 4:30-6:00 Independent Study Hours

Teen Project Studio (TPS) with Krisia Ayala and 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.

 


Wednesdays

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm - January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20

Cartooning with Devon Purkiss - 2-D Studio (4th floor) and Computer Lab (2nd Floor)

Ages 10-16 ($85 before 1/5, then $95)

Sequential Art
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!


Saturdays

Saturdays, 10:30-1:30pm - January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9, 16, 23

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

Teens ($85 before 1/5, then $95)
Adults ($110 before 1/5, then $120)

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, 11-1pm - January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9, 16, 23

Painting with Joel Adas - 2-D Studio (4th floor)

Ages 6 -13 ($85 before 1/5, then $95)

Collage and Painting
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.

 

Saturdays, 2-4pm - January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9, 16, 23

Ceramics with Ana Ruiz - 3-D Studio (4th floor) SOLD OUT

Ages 6-9 with Parent ($150 before 1/5, then $160)
Ages 6-17 ($85 before 1/5, then $95)
Adults ($110 before 1/5, 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 - January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9, 16, 23

Painting for Teens and Adults with Joel Adas - 2-D Studio (4th floor)

Teens ($85 before 1/5, then $95)
Adults ($110 before 1/5, then $120)

Surrealism Around Us
In this class we will delve into Surrealism in its many forms and functions and explore its possibilities in paintings. We will examine how Surreal artists created this unique approach to art making, and discuss the games and inventive strategies they came up with.  In this class we will paint from life and from the imagination and will explore how these two different ways of making art can combine to create wonderful and unusual paintings.

 

*NEW CLASS*

Saturdays, 2-4pm - January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9, 16, 23

Digital Animation with Krisia Ayala - Computer Lab (2nd floor)  SOLD OUT

Ages 11-16 ($85 before 1/5, then $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.


TEEN PROJECT STUDIO (TPS) WINTER 2018
FREE PROGRAM for Young Adults, Ages 15-22!

Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm

Thursdays 4:30-6:00 Independant Study Hours

January 8, 15, 22, 29,  February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19,

Teen Project Studio (TPS) with Krisia Ayala and 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 and return it to BRAC.

Registration begins December 10!

Contact BRAC if you are interested in late registration.

 

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
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.