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FALL 2022 ART CLASSES

October 3rd - December 17th

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(Or register in-person at BRAC, Mon-Fri 11-6 PM, Sat 11 PM-5 PM)

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

Child and Parent together: $160 for 10 sessions

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

10% Early Bird Discount if you register before September 17th!
SNAP recipients can use "SNAP20" to get an extra $20 off


FALL 2022 SCHEDULE AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Ages 7-13 (Parents Welcome)

Instructor: Tiffany Miller

Drawing is one of the oldest forms of communication and storytelling. It is also the foundation for many masterful works of art. Discover the beauty, magic, and power of this artistic discipline in a relaxed, supportive environment. `We will draw what we see and imagine as well as learn how to express our personal visions, ideas, and observations. 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 (#2 pencils or 2b, 4b, 6b, 8b pencils), medium-soft charcoal pencils, color pencils, markers, ink, ballpoint pens, and pastels, and use kneaded and rubber erasers.

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Ages 7-13 (Parents Welcome)

Instructor: Jonathan Berry

This class is an introduction to the skills and techniques for working in painting. It will guide students through their preliminary painting experience. Students will learn to work with multiple paint mediums: acrylic and watercolor, and be introduced to the basic concepts of painting exploring color, form, and composition.

DANCE CAPOEIRA, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Ages 7-13 (Parents Welcome)

Instructor: Ary Souza Lima

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, music, martial arts, and spirituality. Born of the melting pot of enslaved Africans, Brazilian, Native American, and Portuguese influences at the beginning of the 16th century, Capoeira is a constantly evolving art form. Taught by brazilian born dancer and musician, Ary Souza Lima, Capoeira gives participants the opportunity to express themselves with their bodies, develop physical discipline, and nurture social integration based on the memory of resistance. Capoeira classes are performed to musical instruments and traditional Brazilian songs.

DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Teens & Adults

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.

MANGA / ANIME CARTOONING, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Teens & Adults

Instructor: Gregory Maldonado

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.

CERAMICS HANDBUILDING, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Ages 7-13 (Parents Welcome)

Instructor: Cristen Shea

Building Up with Clay by Hand. 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.

CERAMIC WHEEL THROWING, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Teens & Adults

Instructor: Cristen Shea

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.

MIXED MEDIA ART, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Ages 7-13 (Parents Welcome)

Instructor: Marta Blair

Students will 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.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Teens & Adults

Instructor: Christopher Lopez

Participants will learn how to analyze, create, and speak about the images they see in their everyday lives. By discussing the technical aspects of digital photography students will learn about composition, framing, and form to better understand the deeper meaning of photographs. Students will have the opportunity to create their own original photos during every class in BRAC’s Media Lab and the immediate surroundings, BRAC’s garden and Green RoofTop.

PRINTMAKING & DRAWING, 11 AM - 1 PM
Ages 7-13 (Parents Welcome)

Instructor: Tammy Wofsey

In this class you will learn drawing and printmaking skills. You will make our own sketch books to be used throughout the semester, and will learn to draw from life and incorporate this in our printmaking artwork. What is printmaking? 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. The process is like a sandwich created from your artwork. First, you ink the plate you have your artwork on, then the paper you want to print the art on is placed on top, followed by a felt blanket. Using our wheel press, you will hand crank through your artwork. Each layer is peeled off to get to the bottom of your print. Your paper is pulled off the plate to reveal a surprise picture that is in reverse from the original plate.

WEB DESIGN, 11 AM - 1 PM
Teens & Adults

Instructor: TBD

Web Design is a production based class where students learn the fundamentals of communication design working with various tools for the creation of online content. Students will work with various applications for the creation of raster and vector graphic images as well as their proper formatting for the Web. As part of the class, students will also learn the fundamentals of coding and HTML Protocols.

CERAMICS HANDBUILDING, 11 AM - 1 PM
Ages 7-13 (Parents Welcome)

Instructor: Cristen Shea

Building Up with Clay by Hand. 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.

CERAMIC WHEEL THROWING, 2 - 4 PM
Teens & Adults

Instructor: Cristen Shea

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.

DIGITAL ANIMATION, 2 - 4 PM
Teens & Adults

Instructor: Hector Canonge

Through the use of applications, demonstrations, and hands-on learning students will learn animation. By the end of the course students will have created their own animated shorts (30 seconds max.)

ADVANCED PAINTING, 2 - 4 PM
Teens & Adults

Instructor: TBD

This course will cover foundations of color theory, composition ideas, and canvas layout. Students will refine their technical skills using acrylic and watercolor as well as other techniques and methods in painting in order to expand their painting vocabulary. This course will culminate in an instructor-led multi week project aimed at producing a finished painting based on participants interests and themes.

NOTE: Classes may not run if there are less than 8 registered students. If the class is canceled, you will be notified before classes start.

Proof of vaccination will be required upon entering building for first class. Negative tests required for under 12. Use of masks is required.

 

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

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GALLERY HOURS:
Tuesday - Friday: 2 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

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Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 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.