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Winter 2024 Classes (January 8th to March 25th)


Children and Teen Classes (under 18): $95 for 10 sessions

Child and Parent together: $180 for 10 sessions

Adult Classes (ages 18 and older): $120 for 10 sessions


SNAP recipients can use promo code SNAP10 to get an extra $10 off for Classes.

Registration is still open after classes begin - prices will be pro-rated

Many classes are sold out or almost sold out - REGISTER TODAY!!

($50 materials fee for Adult Ceramics and all Pottery tickets due to rising supply and firing costs)


3-Hour Art Workshops: $15 per session 

SNAP recipients can use promo code SNAP20 to get $3 off for Workshops.


WINTER 2024 SCHEDULE AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MONDAYS (January 8, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25)

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING for Ages 7-12 (Parents Welcome) – 4pm to 6pm

Instructor: Tiffany Miller

Drawing is one of the oldest forms of communication and storytelling, and the foundation for many masterful works of art. Discover the beauty, magic, and power of this artistic discipline in a relaxed, supportive environment. With a focus on composition, we will practice our craft by sketching the landscape still life, abstract, and figurative drawings of master artists, contemporary artists, illustrators, and photographers. Students will be drawing with graphite, charcoal, color pencils, markers, ink, ballpoint pens, and pastels, and use kneaded and rubber erasers.

TEEN PROJECT STUDIO +2.0 for Teens and Young Adults – 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Instructor: TBD

Teen Project Studio +2.0 is an intensive, eight-week interdisciplinary arts program for teens and young adults ages 14 to 25. This is a FREE program limited to 15 students and is application ONLY.

The Winter 2024 session will begin January 29, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The program is a unique opportunity to experience and learn about visual arts and the creative industries in an interactive and challenging way, taught by professional artists and designers. It is also an opportunity to meet other participants with similar interests and eagerness to learn and create together. In this 8-week intensive you will also take field trips to museums, galleries and artist studios. Students will craft increasingly complex projects that aim to familiarize them with art and art production for the marketplace.

ABSTRACT PAINTING for Teens and Adults – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Instructor: Marta Blair

This class will teach students to explore the multiple sources of abstraction inherent in natural forms. Sharpening the way we approach and look at nature and reviewing the basic properties of line, shape, space, form, texture, pattern, and color; we will open up a space for personal expression while giving painting and mixed media techniques to work around these concepts along with the brief introduction of artists and artwork to reinforce the same.

TUESDAYS (January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27; March 5, 12, 19)

CERAMICS HANDBUILDING for Ages 7-12 (Parents Welcome) – 4pm to 6pm

Instructor: Jennifer Tomaiolo

Learn how to build pots, cups, plates, vases and other vessels in class using only the simplest hand building techniques. Begin with a slab of wet clay and through the course learn what it takes to sculpt your vessels from the bottom up. Decorate your creation with glaze before we fire them in our kilns for you to take for home use or display.

POTTERY WHEEL THROWING for Teens and Adults – 6:30pm to 8:30pm SOLD OUT - email info@bronxriverart.org to be put on a waiting list.

Instructor: TBA

This course introduces students to creating ceramic forms utilizing the potter’s wheel. A range of techniques will be demonstrated as starting points to using the wheel as a tool for creating forms. The design, function, decoration, and presentation of the thrown forms will be emphasized through course assignments.

WEDNESDAYS (January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 28; March 6, 13, 20)

MANGA AND CARTOONING for Ages 7-12 (Parents Welcome) – 4pm to 6pm CLOSED

Instructor: TBA

This class focuses on learning about the structures of manga / anime characters using shapes and anatomy for movement. Students will focus on the creation of Chibi Style caricatures, develop pacing, setting up scenes using panels, working with depth, and the use of lighting and shadow techniques. Students will work on developing their own manga and anime characters to tell their own stories.

DIGITAL ART & ILLUSTRATION for Teens and Adults – 4pm to 6pm CLOSED

Instructor: Maria Ferrari

Arm yourself with the best tools possible for creating art digitally using Adobe Photoshop. This class teaches basic skills and good work habits that are essential to mastering Photoshop, and its complex range of possibilities - skills that will better prepare students for a lifetime of creating digital art with ease. Geared for ages 13 and up, this class will be valuable both for building portfolios for school applications and expanding job opportunities for adults in the digital design fields. In this course you will have great fun exploring your creative vision on the computer.

TEEN PROJECT STUDIO +2.0 for Teens and Young Adults – 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Instructor: TBD

Teen Project Studio +2.0 is an intensive, eight-week interdisciplinary arts program for teens and young adults ages 14 to 25. This is a FREE program limited to 15 students and is application ONLY.

The Winter 2024 session will begin January 29, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The program is a unique opportunity to experience and learn about visual arts and the creative industries in an interactive and challenging way, taught by professional artists and designers. It is also an opportunity to meet other participants with similar interests and eagerness to learn and create together. In this 8-week intensive you will also take field trips to museums, galleries and artist studios. Students will craft increasingly complex projects that aim to familiarize them with art and art production for the marketplace.

THURSDAYS (January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 29; March 7, 14, 21)

PAINTING for Ages 7-12 (Parents Welcome) – 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Instructor: Jonathan Berry

Students are guided through the fundamentals of the watercoloring experience and are introduced to the tools and techniques of the medium, learning to create striking works.

FRIDAYS (January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16; March 1, 8, 15, 22)

SPECIAL THREE-HOUR FRIDAY WORKSHOPS - 5:30pm to 8:30pm - Ages 12 and up unless otherwise indicated.

  • January 12 - One-Point Perspective Drawing with Jaron Newton
    • In this workshop, we will embark on an exciting exploration of 1-point perspective. Starting with simple boxes, we will delve into the fundamental principles of creating depth and dimension on a two-dimensional surface. As the session progresses, you will apply this newfound knowledge to pictures, everyday objects, and interior and exterior spaces, honing your skills in conveying a sense of size and space.
  • January 19 - Watercolor Painting with Jonathan Berry
    • Stay tuned for description.
  • January 26 - Figure Drawing with Douglass Guy (Ages 18 and Older)
    • This workshop will seek to improve the student's ability to keenly observe the anatomy of the human figure and represent it on the page. The focus will be on recognizing gestures and rendering forms and their relationships, building them up through the use of line and shape and, eventually, light and shadow. The workshop is designed to cater to the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as individual attention is given to each student's progress. It is recommended that you bring a binder or folder to carry your work home.
  • February 2 - Abstract Painting with Marta Blair
    • This workshop will intend to provide an assortment of techniques to print and create marks with different objects with a clear intention toward pattern creation, repetition, and abstraction.
  •  February 9 - Printmaking with Tammy Wofsey
    • This workshop will see students learn the skills of printmaking and drawing, creating prints using material that can be drawn on, carved or chosen from such as leaves, cloth or paper that will then be placed on an inked plate. Printmaking is best described as a surprise using ink and paper. Using our wheel press, students will hand craft and crank through their artwork.
    February 16 - Figure Drawing with Douglass Guy (Ages 18 and Older)
    • This workshop will seek to improve the student's ability to keenly observe the anatomy of the human figure and represent it on the page. The focus will be on recognizing gestures and rendering forms and their relationships, building them up through the use of line and shape and, eventually, light and shadow. The workshop is designed to cater to the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as individual attention is given to each student's progress. It is recommended that you bring a binder or folder to carry your work home.
  • March 1 - Pastel Drawing with Gail Nathan
    • Stay tuned for class description.
    March 8 - Painting with Paper with Michele Brody
    • Did you know you could make your own paper from natural materials and then paint with more colored paper as well? This workshop will introduce participants to making paper from such natural materials as flax, cotton and bananas. Students are invited to bring their own natural elements such as dried flowers, leaves and even photographs to collage into their handmade papers. Experienced students welcome as well to build your portfolio of handmade papers. Please dress for working in a wet environment, aprons will be provided.
  • March 15 - Figure Drawing with Douglass Guy (Ages 18 and Older)
    • This workshop will seek to improve the student's ability to keenly observe the anatomy of the human figure and represent it on the page. The focus will be on recognizing gestures and rendering forms and their relationships, building them up through the use of line and shape and, eventually, light and shadow. The workshop is designed to cater to the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as individual attention is given to each student's progress. It is recommended that you bring a binder or folder to carry your work home.
  • March 22 - Mosaic with Jennifer Tomaiolo
    • Stay tuned for class description.

SATURDAYS (January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17; March 2, 9, 16, 23)

DRAWING AND PRINTMAKING for Ages 7+ – 10am to 12pm 

Instructor: Tammy Wofsey

In this class students learn the skills of printmaking and drawing. Participants will make their own sketch books to be used throughout the semester, and will learn to draw from life and incorporate this in our printmaking artwork. Printmaking allows students to duplicate artwork. Printmaking uses material that can be drawn, carved or chosen from material such as leaves, cloth or paper that is then placed on an inked plate. Printmaking is best described as a surprise using ink and paper. Using our wheel press, students will hand craft and crank through their artwork.

CERAMICS HANDBUILDING for Ages 7+ – 11am to 1pm SOLD OUT

Instructor: Ana Ruiz-Castillo

Learn how to build pots, cups, plates, vases and other vessels in class using only the simplest hand building techniques. Begin with a slab of wet clay and through the course learn what it takes to sculpt your vessels from the bottom up. Decorate your creation with glaze before we fire them in our kilns for you to take for home use or display.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY and Lightroom for Teens and Adults – 11am to 1pm

Instructor: Vicky Azcoitia

We will review photography concepts, talk about digital aspects, analyze photography and introduce digital editing with Adobe Lightroom. Learn about digital workflow from shooting to printing, and how to manage your digital images. Get closer to your camera and work hands on during class, practicing inside and outside BRAC by the Bronx River and rooftop!

INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING for Teens and Adults – 12pm to 2pm

Instructor: Tammy Wofsey

Intermediate printmaking is for adults or teens that have taken an introduction to printmaking and drawing.  This class will focus on printmaking using materials such as wood and linoleum. We will use the press to print and create multiples of our linocut and woodcut prints.

POTTERY WHEEL THROWING for Teens and Adults – 2pm to 4pm SOLD OUT - email info@bronxriverart.org to be put on a waiting list.

Instructor: Ana Ruiz-Castillo

This course introduces students to creating ceramic forms utilizing the potter’s wheel. A range of techniques will be demonstrated as starting points to using the wheel as a tool for creating forms. The design, function, decoration, and presentation of the thrown forms will be emphasized through course assignments.

DRAWING for Ages 11 - Adult – 2pm to 4pm

Instructor: Jaron Newton

This drawing course for older children and adults will hone in on the technical skills that act as the foundation for many masterful works of art. Discover the beauty, magic, and power of this artistic discipline in a relaxed, supportive environment. With a focus on perspective, human figure, and composition, we will practice our craft by sketching the landscape still life, abstract, and figurative drawings of master artists, contemporary artists, illustrators, and photographers. Students will be drawing with graphite, charcoal, color pencils, markers, ink, ballpoint pens, and pastels, and use kneaded and rubber erasers.

DIGITAL ANIMATION for Ages 11 - Adult – 2pm to 4pm

Instructor: Mykerine Vincent

Through the use of applications, demonstrations, and hands-on learning students will learn the tools and techniques for creating their own animations. Hands on computer applications, the class uses Adobe Photoshop to introduce participants to the notions of frame by frame Digital Animation. By the end of the course students will have created their own animated short stories and will be able to share them with family and friends.

NOTE: Classes may not run if there are less than eight registered students. If the class is canceled, you will be notified before classes start.

Vaccination is strongly recommended. If student is sick, must take a Covid test before attending class. If positive, cannot return for five days and must wear mask for ten. Please ask us if you need tests, we have them available. We appreciate your continued vigilance and cooperation.

 

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GALLERY HOURS:
Monday - Friday: 3:00 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

OFFICE & CENTER HOURS:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

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.

This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, Hispanic Federation and private donors.

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