Art & Crafts

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Creative Self-Expression

Interior Design 101
Learn the basic tools to create an artful home including creating a floor plan, the use of color, and window treatments. The principal elements of design will be discussed: balance, proportion and color. Address design as an artist approaches a canvas, with the Room as the composition. Email instructor at for textbook and a list of supplies at least one week prior to class.
CE-ART 2062, 8 Wed., Mar. 2-Apr. 20, 6:00-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $175 (+ textbook). M Tallerico. #12838

NEW! Mindful Drawing
This course is for mixed levels. Students will be introduced to traditional principles and contemporary techniques in drawing. Gain a greater working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. We’ll also introduce narrative ideas, collaborative projects, and conceptual art techniques. Contact instructor at email address for materials list at:
CE-ART 2199VA, 5 Tues., Jan. 9-Feb. 6, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $180. K Gyokeny. #13232

NEW! Art, Nature, and Mindfulness
The natural world is a source of creative inspiration and rejuvenation of mind, body and heart. Mindfulness meditation offers a way to calm and center the mind, which in turn allows you to be fully present in each moment. Learn how to practice mindfulness as you explore your connection to the earth by creating drawings, paintings, and sculptures that are inspired by nature, sometimes with only the materials that the earth provides! Each session will begin and end with a brief guided meditation period. No prior art or meditation experience needed. Contact instructor at for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2107, 4 Tues., Apr. 12-May 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-3, $80. S Gibian. #13249

Figure Drawing Workshop
Learn how to create a clear framework for mastering the essential guidelines for accurate and expressive portrait sittings with emphasis on hands, feet, and the head. Emphasis will be on how to achieve likenesses and character. The course will also demystify and simplify the rendering of hands and feet from a classical perspective and interpret them from a variety of angles. Work will be in compressed charcoal on 14×17 drawing pads. All levels welcome.
CE-ART 2189, 8 Mon., Jan. 11-Mar. 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $160. J Sparks. #13101

NEW! Portrait Drawing from the Photo and the Model

Students will learn the fundamentals of fine portrait or portraiture drawing. The structure and proportions of the human head and face will be covered as well. Techniques of drawing will also be introduced. Contact instructor at for materials list.
CE-ART 2200, 8 Fri., Mar. 18-May 13 (skip 3/25 & 4/1), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $160. J Coppola. #13211

Painting and Drawing for Adults
Work with a variety of media and learn different approaches to painting and drawing. Prep a palette, mix colors, use media, work on various surfaces, learn about brushes, investigate the use of colors and shades, and create strong compositions. Drawing and painting from observation will be implemented by working from a live model, still-life arrangements, portraiture, and working outdoors as you develop a working knowledge of art terms and art skills. Class will be encouraged to work together to create the atmosphere of an atelier. For all levels.
At Peekskill Center: CE-ART 2146PE, 12 Sat., Feb. 6-Apr. 30 (skip 3/19), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $250 (+ $20 studio fee). #12893

Photography Forum: Sharpening Your Photography Skills
OK, so you’ve got your camera; now what? Make your photography a more meaningful and rewarding experience. A rare opportunity for amateur photographers who would like to share their work with, and get feedback from, a professional. This is a casual gathering, with the teacher guiding the class through shooting assignments and critiques aimed at those who not only want to improve their own photography, but also to increase their understanding and enjoyment of the medium. Historic and contemporary issues will be introduced and discussed relative to the shooting assignments.
At Peekskill Center: CE-PHOTO 2007PE, 6 Wed., Mar. 2-Apr. 13 (skip 3/16), 7:00-9:00 pm, $258 (+ $50 lab fee). #12894

Intro to Printmaking
Explore monotype, woodcut, linocut, collograph, and dry point. Through practice and experimentation, learn to find the appropriate printing techniques to express your ideas.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2125, 12 Thurs., 9:30-11:30 am, Feb. 4-Apr. 28 (skip 3/17), $350. D Fox. #12914

NEW! Astonishing Watercolors
In this mixed level workshop, get a taste of how to create the most astonishing watercolors, using techniques ranging from dry into dry, wet into wet, and wet into dry. You will also learn about color and composition and texturing. Contact instructor at email address for materials list at:
CE-ART 2197VA, 5 Sat., Jan. 9-Feb. 6, 1:30-4:30 pm, KNC-3, $180. K Gyokeny. #13223

Fun with Watercolor: Beginners
Explore the unique and beautiful qualities of watercolors! Learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors such as washes and dry on wet. Brushes, papers, and other materials used in the process will be explained. Contact instructor at for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2006, 5 Tues., Jan. 12-Feb. 9, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #12780

Beginning Drawing
Almost all art starts out with drawing as the first step. From quick sketches to detailed compositions, cover the basics of shading, crosshatching, proportion, and size. Learn to use shape, line and texture. Contact instructor at for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2038, $180.
Sec. A: 5 Thurs., Jan. 14-Feb. 11, 6:00-9:00 pm, J Cianflone. #12778
Sec. B: 5 Tues., Feb. 16-Mar. 15, 1:00-4:00 pm, B Waldman. #12915

Drawing Workshop
Expand your knowledge of drawing. Gain skills by using soft and hard pencils, charcoal, and other materials. Guided instruction allows the process of individual growth. Contact instructor at for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2040, $180.
Sec. A: 5 Thurs., Feb. 18-Mar. 17, 6:00-9:00 pm. J Cianflone. #12782
Sec. B: 5 Tues., Jan. 12-Feb. 9, 1:00-4:00 pm. B Waldman. #12916

Drawing with Color
Learn to use colored pencils and other media to blend and mix tones, shades, and values in your drawings. Subjects covered will be landscapes, portraits, and florals but experimentation with other ideas is welcome. Some drawing experience necessary. Contact instructor at for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE- ART 2149, 5 Mon., Jan. 11-Feb. 15 (skip 1/18), 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #12781

Watercolor Workshop
This class is suitable for those who know the basics of watercolor painting but want to develop their skills. Color mixing, and individual projects will be emphasized. Contact instructor at for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2014, 5 Tues., Feb. 16-Mar. 15, 6:00-9:00 pm. $180. J Cianflone. #12779

Oil Painting
An introduction to the materials, composition, and fundamentals of painting using oil paints. Students will work on developing style, content and individualized projects.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2154, 12 Wed., Feb. 3-Apr. 20, 2:00-4:00 pm, $300. E Velazquez. #12917

Explore Mixed Media Collage
Move beyond the traditional watercolor painting by adding decorative papers, pastels, oil crayons, and other media to the paper. The result will be a unique and personal work of art! Contact instructor at for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2132, 5 Mon., Feb. 22-Mar. 21, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #12783

Cartoon Characters, Action Figures and Fantastic Creations
Would you like to learn how to draw outrageously funny cartoon characters quickly? How about drawing action figures and super heroes using just 25 basic shapes? Do you want to create fantastic scenes where creatures from another world can roam about freely? Highly instructional class with easy to follow step by step instruction taught by a professional cartoonist. Also included: drawing hands, animals, figures in motion, and exciting perspectives and shading techniques.
CE-ART 2122, 8 Sat., Jan. 23-Mar. 12, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $160. V Davis. #12655

Mixed Media Drawing
Explore the realm of drawing using pencil, charcoal, ink, pastel and oil pastel. A still-life will be arranged and students will be encouraged to make quick sketches to consider composition before completing a drawing. Each class will introduce a medium, and its unique characteristics will be reviewed. Demonstrations will provide instruction on technique possibilities. One-on-one guidance will be given. Group critiques will allow all to react and learn from one another. Please bring a sketchbook that is 11 x 14 or larger.
CE-ART 2033, 6 Thurs., Feb. 18-Mar. 24, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $135. D Egginton. #12667


Drawing with Thread
Use thread instead of pencil to create drawings on textile. Learn preparation of embroidery floss and basic embroidery stitches to create an artwork of personal interest. Includes additional design techniques such as applique (a cutout decoration fastened to a larger piece of material); research gathering in sketchbook; presentation of contemporary artists; and composition development.
CE-CRAFT 2051, 3 Thurs., Feb. 4-18, 6:00-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $75 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor). M McFerran. #12820

Beaded Jewelry for Beginners

Create your own one of a kind, personalized, beaded jewelry designs using a variety of glass, semi-precious gemstone beads, and wire. Learn basic beginner wire working and crimping techniques, as well as basic bead stringing and design. Students should be able to finish at least 5 projects of their choosing such as necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. All tools and materials are provided. Contact instructor at
CE-CRAFT 2048, 5 Mon., Mar. 7-Apr. 4, 7:30-9:00 pm, LIB-101, $75 (+ $60 materials fee, payable to instructor). K Whitten. #12856

Explore basic beading techniques. Learn to make jewelry pieces using seed beads. No experience necessary. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-CRAFT 2000, 5 Fri., 12:30-3:30 pm, $180. J Johnson
Sec. A: Jan. 15-Feb.12. #12918
Sec. B: Mar. 4-Apr. 1. #12919

Introduction to Ceramics
All levels are welcome in this hand-building and wheel-throwing ceramics class. Explore making functional pottery forms, such as bowls, cups, vases, and more. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2086, 8 Tues., Mar. 8-Apr. 26, 6:30-9:30 pm, $300. D Hughes. #12920

NEW! Clay Sculpture
Students will learn techniques of clay sculpture making, using coil, slab, pinch, carving, shaping, and modeling. Construct a bird, dog, horse, head, torso, and a relief. Contact instructor at email address for materials list at:
CE-ART 2198VA, 5 Sat., Jan. 9-Feb. 6, 5:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $180. K Gyokeny. #13231

Jewelry Repair
Renew the pieces that still evoke beautiful memories within you but that are no longer fashionable, and update your sentimental items in the most modern trending styles.
CE-CRAFT 2053VA, 1 Tues., Apr. 5 & 12, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, KNC-2, $25, R Demers. #12860

Jewelry Design
Using a variety of materials, such as polymer clay, fabric, wire, and more, you will gain true freedom of expression! Learn to mix and match your creations, resulting in a true statement piece!
CE-CRAFT 2052VA, 6 Tues., Mar. 1-Apr. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $120 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor). R Demers. #12861