Art & Crafts

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Creative Self-Expression

NEW! Digital Painting for Adults
This is an experimental course that integrates digital painting with offline media such as drawing, painting, and collage. Students will scan in their manual works and utilize tools such as Photoshop, tablet and stylus, and a variety of printers to construct original works.
At Peekskill Center: CE-ART 2233PE, 6 Sat., Apr. 29-June 3, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $250. #13453

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. 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. 4-Apr. 22, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $250 (+ $20 studio fee). #13454

Photography Forum: Sharpening Your Photography Skills
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.
At Peekskill Center: CE-PHOTO 2007PE, 6 Wed., Mar. 1-Apr. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, $258 (+ $50 lab fee). #13455

NEW! Painting the 5 Elements: A Path to Peace and Healing
Discover how the process of painting the 5 elements of nature can bring peace and healing to your entire being! Using mindful awareness of the breath and body, create paintings inspired by earth, water, fire, air, and ether. As you engage in the creative process with freedom and curiosity, you will explore your connection to the earth, and develop powerful tools for creating harmony and balance in your body, mind, and heart. No prior painting experience necessary. Contact instructor at for materials list.
CE-ART 2232, 5 Tue., Mar. 28-May 2 (skip 4/11), 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-3, $110. S Gibian. #13675

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 2062,10 Sat., Jan. 21-Mar. 25, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Room TBD, $250 (+ textbook). M Tallerico. #13191

Fun with Watercolor: Beginners
Explore the unique and beautiful qualities of watercolors. Brushes, papers and other materials used in the process will also be explained. Contact instructor at for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2006, 5 Tues., Feb. 7-Mar. 7, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #13308

NEW! Colored Pencil and Watercolor
Interested in developing your style and skills? Working together with Colored Pencil and Watercolors can help you to do just that! Students will work on individual projects from reference photos with personal guidance in a supportive class atmosphere. Some knowledge of the materials is necessary. Contact instructor at for list of materials.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2225, 5 Mon., Mar. 20-Apr. 17, 6:00-9:00 pm. $180. J Cianflone. #13310

Beginning Drawing
Most art starts out with drawing as the first step. From quick sketches to detailed compositions, this class will cover the basics of shading, crosshatching, proportion and size.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2038, $180.
Sec. A: 5 Tue., Feb. 14-Mar. 21 (skip 3/14), 1:30-4:30 pm. B Waldman. #13306
Sec. B: 5 Thurs., Feb. 2-Mar. 2, 6:00-9:00 pm, J Cianflone (contact instructor at for materials list). #13431
Sec. C: 5 Sat., Feb. 18-Mar. 25 (skip 3/18), 9:30 am-12:30 pm. E Insogna. #13432

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.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2040, $180.
Sec. A: 5 Tue., Apr. 4-May 2, 1:30-4:30 pm. B Waldman. #13309
Sec. B: 5 Thurs., Mar. 9-Apr. 6, 6:00-9:00 pm. J Cianflone (contact instructor at for materials) #13433
Sec. C: 5 Sat., Apr. 8-May 6, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. E Insogna. #13434
Sec. D: 5 Thurs., Apr. 13-May 11, 6:00-9:00 pm. J Cianflone (contact instructor at for materials list). #14216

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., Feb. 13-Mar. 13, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #13435

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., 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone.
Sec. A: Mar. 14-Apr. 11. #13315
Sec. B: Apr. 18-May 16. #13316

Oil Painting
Learn the techniques of painting with oil paints. Students will work on developing style, content and individualized projects.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2154, 8 Wed., Mar. 1-Apr. 26 (skip 3/15), 2:00-5:00 pm, $300. E Velazquez. #13428

Explore Mixed Media Collage
Move beyond the traditional watercolor painting by adding decorative papers, pastels, oil crayons, and other media to the paper. Contact instructor at for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2132, 5 Mon., Apr. 24-May 22, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180.
J Cianflone. #13307

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. 21-Mar. 11, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $160. V Davis. #13186


NEW! Spring Envelope Mania
Customize your own envelopes in all shapes and sizes using the envelope maker tool. More excitingly, learn how to make boxes, candy favors, photobooks, and more using the same tool. The best part of all, the envelope maker is yours to take home.
CE-CRAFT 2056, 1 Thurs., Apr. 13, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $20 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Abrams. #13251

Easy Gift Wrapping
Like the look of fancy packages? It’s easier than you think. Learn how to decorate your packages with creative gift tags, make fancy gift bags, and think outside-the-box to create last-minute gifts. You’ll complete 3 projects in each class to take home with you.
CE-CRAFT 2057, 1 Thurs., 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $20 each section (+ $10 materials fee each section, payable to instructor). S Abrams.
Sec. A: Tags: Apr. 20. #13256
Sec. B: Gift Bags: Apr. 27. #13263
Sec. C: Last Minute Gifts: May 4. #13264

Not Just Cards for the Holidays
Learn how to incorporate paper crafting and rubber stamping into the holiday season. Create gift items, cards, decorations, and more from various materials like marble, ceramic, glass, and high quality card stock. All materials are pre-prepared for you so class time is spent on techniques, such as stamping, embossing, water coloring, image layering, die-cutting, punching, etc. You’ll complete 3 projects in each class to take home with you.
CE-CRAFT 2058, 1 Thurs., 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $20 each section (+ $10 materials fee each section, payable to instructor). S Abrams.
Sec. A: Easter: Mar. 16. #13252
Sec. B: Mother’s Day: Mar. 23. #13253
Sec. C: Father’s Day: Mar. 30. #13254
Sec. D: Spring Colors: Apr. 6. #13255

Floral Arrangement 101
Learn the basic principles of flower arranging including everything you need to produce creative floral arrangements for your home, office, and friends. Learn how to utilize color intensity, shape, and form to design breathtaking floral arrangements. No prior knowledge of floral arrangement principles required. Materials list (estimated fee: $85) will be given out the first day of class; everything can be obtained from the instructor or any arts and crafts store.
CE-CRAFT 2029, 7 Fri., Feb. 3-Mar. 24 (skip 2/17), 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $150. M Desire. #13389

Repair and Renew Your Jewelry
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 Sat., Mar. 11, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, KNC-2, $25, R Demers. #13359

Design Your Personal Beads and Jewelry
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. 7-Apr. 11, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $120 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor). R Demers. #13358

This introductory course will explore basic beading techniques. Students will learn to make jewelry pieces using seed beads of different sizes, shapes and materials. No experience needed. 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: Feb. 17-Mar. 24 (skip 3/17). #13474
Sec. B: Apr. 7-May 12 (skip 4/14). #13475

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.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2086, $300
Sec. A: 8 Tues., Feb. 28-Apr. 25 (skip 3/14), 6:30-9:30 pm. D Hughes. #13436
Sec. B: 8 Sat., Mar. 25-May 20 (skip 4/15), 9:30 am-12:30 pm. K Lyon. #13437