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Winter Art Classes begin January 10th! 

Registration begins December 22, 2021 

10% discount will run from Dec 22 – January 3, 2022.


SNAP Recipients or Proof of Unemployment receive $20 off

On-site and hybrid classes will run from Monday, January 10th through Monday, March 28th. 

Most classes will be held on-site at the Bronx River Art Center, with sessions taking place within our well-ventilated open space studios. 


In-person classes may go hybrid or fully virtual as per updated government COVID-19 regulations.

**NYC COVID regulations: all persons age 12 or over must show proof of vaccination.**

Children under 12 must show regular negative tests 

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

Masking, social distancing, hand washing, temperature check and exposure questionaire will be strictly enforced.

We will offer two hybrid classes – Digital Illustration and Digital Animation: these classes will have the instructor teach the course remotely over Zoom, while students will have the opportunity to take advantage of BRAC’s state-of-the-art computer lab with a teaching assistant.

BRAC is providing temporary subscriptions of Adobe Photoshop for registered participants in our Digital Illustration classes. Anyone interested in this offer should email to and put "Need Adobe Photoshop" in the subject line. Subscriptions are limited and are assigned on a first come first served basis.

For general questions about classes, please email

Youth and Young Adult Classes (ages 7 - 20): $95 for ten sessions ($20 off for SNAP recipients)
Youth & Parent (child must be ages 6 - 12): $160 for ten sessions ($20 off for SNAP recipients)
Adult Classes (21+): $120 for ten sessions ($20 off for SNAP recipients)

Mondays and Wednesdays

January 10, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28

January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16; March 2, 9, 16, 23

Teen Project Studio: FASHION 101 with Edwin Reyes

4:30pm - 6:30pm (Ages 15-26) | FREE IN-PERSON CLASS

Mondays and Wednesdays



January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15; March 1, 8, 15, 22

Basics of Drawing with Gregory Maldonado and Tiffany Miller

4:30pm - 6:30pm (Youth and Tweens)

This class will alternate Cartooning teacher and Drawing teacher to give you a comprehensive introduction to drawing skills. You’ll start with the basics for drawing comics with a handful of panels, and by the end you’ll have created a character that will be the star of a several page comic. Drawing is one of the oldest forms of communication and storytelling. With a focus on composition, we will discuss different approaches to drawing by sketching the landscape, still life and figurative drawings of master artists, contemporary artists, illustrators and photographers. We will also practice drawing shapes, structures and forms in abstract, expressionistic ways. 


January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16; March 2, 9, 16, 23

Mixed-Media Painting with Marta Blair

4:30pm to 6:30pm - Youth and Families

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.



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

Ceramics: Handbuilding with Ana Ruiz-Castillo

11am to 1pm (Youth and Families)

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.

Printmaking and Drawing with Tammy Wofsey

11am to 1pm (All Ages)

In this class, we will explore different kinds of printmaking and drawing methods. We will incorporate our drawings into the printmaking process. We will learn about repetition of color, line and pattern, positive and negative shapes. We will use printmaking and drawing tools such as watercolor, linocut tools, inking rollers, pencils, charcoal, pens, brushes, paper, mulberry paper and found material. You will use our wheel press to hand crank through your artwork. Printmaking allows students to duplicate artwork. Printmaking uses material that can be drawn, carved or chosen from material such as leaves, found paper or cardboard that is then placed on an inked plate. We will make a portfolio book for storing and displaying your finished artwork.

Digital Animation with Hector Canonge

2pm - 4pm (Tweens and Teens) |  VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON CLASS

Through the use of digital software, lecture, demonstration, and hands on learning students will learn animation. By the end of the course students will have created their own animated short (30 seconds max.)

This class will be hybrid so students can take advantage of BRAC’s state-of-the-art computer lab, with a teaching assistant there to help assist you.

Access to Adobe Photoshop is required for this class. BRAC can provide a few temporary subscriptions of Adobe Photoshop for registered participants.

Painting on Canvas with Ana Ruiz-Castillo

2pm to 4pm (Teens and Adults)

This course will focus on the use of acrylic on canvas to paint still life. Students will sharpen their ability to see and interpret objects, while focusing on composition, line, shape and mix of colors. Students will have the freedom to work on a realistic manner or in an abstract way.

Ceramics: Wheel Throwing with Ezekiel Taveras

2pm to 4pm (Teen and Adults)

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.


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

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

Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 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.