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Fall 2019 Fine Arts & Digital Media Classes

October 4, 2019 - December 19, 2019

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BRAC FALL 2019 CLASSES

October 4 through December 19, 2019 

 

Mondays

Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm: October 7, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16

Drawing for Children and Parents with Tiffany Miller - 2-D Studio 4th floor

Ages 6-9 with Parent ($150 before 9/7 then $160)

Ages 7-12 ($85 before 9/7 then $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.

 

Tuesdays 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm, with Saturday Field Trips

October 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, November 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, December 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19

Teen Project Studio (TPS+2.0) with Art Jones - Computer Lab 2nd Floor

Young Adults ages 15-26 (Free by application only)

3-D 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. Group projects will focus on stop motion animation with 3-D printed objects.

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

 

Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm: October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17

Cartooning with Segun Braithwaith - 2-D Studio 4th floor.

Young Ages 8-12 ($85 before 9/7 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!

 

Thursdays 

Thursdays, 4:30-6:30pm: October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19

Intro to Art for Children and Parents with Jennifer Tomaiolo - 2-D Studio 4th floor

Ages 7-16 ($85 before 9/7 then $95)

Ages 6-9 with Parents ($150 before 9/7 then $160)

Adults ($110 before 9/7 then $120)

All ages welcome! Especially parents with young children working together!

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.

 

Fridays

Fridays, 4:30-6:30pm: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, December 9, 13

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

Ages 8-20, ($85 before 9/7 then $95)

Ages 6-9 with Parent ($150 before 9/7 then $160)

Adults, ($110 before 9/7 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, water color monotypes, stencils, drypoint and collographs. We will explore drawing and color with the printmaking tools we learn.

 

Saturdays

Saturdays, 10:30am-1:30pm: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14

Digital Photography for Teens and Adults with Hosea Johnson - Computer Lab 2nd Floor

Teens, ($95 before 9/7 then $105)

Adults, ($120 before 9/7 then $130)

Digital Photography 102 

This course will emphasize studio photography and natural light photography. Students will be encouraged to study commercial still life and portrait photography. Techniques like Natural light, fill light, flash fill, meter reading, color balance, professional strobe and continuous light source equipment use will be covered. This course will cover the basic concepts and practice of digital photography, including understanding the history and use of the camera, lenses, and other basic, light meter, photographic equipment. This course will use Photoshop for editing. The course will address aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light and color. Technological requirements of digital formats will be addressed, such as file types and resolution. Basic digital manipulations of images will be taught in preparation for creating a photo portfolio of images.

 

Saturdays, 11am-1pm: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14

Intro to Painting and Collage with Joel Adas - 2-D Studio 4th floor

Ages 6-9 with Parent ($150 before 9/7 then $160)

Ages 7-13 ($85 before 9/7 then $95)

Intro to Painting and Collage

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, 11am-1pm: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14

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

Ages 6-9 with Parent ($150 before 9/7 then $160)

Ages 7-15, ($85 before 9/7 then $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 pots for soy wax candles, as well as realistic and abstract sculptures. Students will learn different modeling techniques such as pinching, coiling, slabs and glazing.

 

Saturdays, 2-4pm: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14

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

Ages 15-20, ($85 before 9/7 then $95)

Adults ($110 before 9/7 then $120)

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 pots for soy wax candles, as well as realistic and abstract sculptures. Students will learn different modeling techniques such as pinching, coiling, slabs and glazing.

 

Saturdays, 2-4pm: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14

Digital Animation with Hector Canonge - Computer Lab 2nd floor

Tweens/Teens Ages 11-16 ($85 before 9/7 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: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14

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

Teens, ($85 before 9/7 then $95)

Adults, ($110 before 9/7 then $120)

Advanced Painting 

We will look at the work of the surrealists and talk about what motivated their movement. The idea of combining  realism with dream like imagery to create an unsettling effect will be the underlying theme of the course. We will approach this from a variety of angles including drawing and painting from life, from the imagination and from memory. Students will be encouraged to delve into the strange, the supernatural, and dreams to create their work.

 

Saturdays, 4-5pm: October 19 and 26

Portfolio Prep Workshops for Tweens and Teens with Jennifer Tomiolo and Joel Adas - 2-D Studio 4th floor

Tweens and Teens, ($8.00)

Applying for arts high schools and colleges is a competitive process, often involving essays, an arts exam, and a portfolio review. The portfolio - containing examples of the artist's best work in a variety of media - is arguably the most important part of the application. Schools and admissions officers typically begin to review applicants' portfolios in the fall or winter. Students applying for art school admission can get a jump on this process by participating in BRAC's Portfolio Preparation Workshops. Our instructors will share insights on the elements of an outstanding portfolio, as well as offer personalized suggestions on how to strengthen and improve existing bodies of work. Students are encouraged to bring their portfolios or examples of artwork to discuss. 

Click HERE to Register online for Portfolio Prep only.

 

 

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, Andy King, Ruben Diaz Sr., Mark Gjonaj the Bronx Delegation of the City Council, Con Edison Power of Giving, and the generousity of our patrons.

 

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1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
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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.