Art & Crafts
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New! Digital Photography: Starting Your Journey
This workshop introduces beginners to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography; perfect for someone who is new to digital photography or would like a refresher. Topics include camera operation, exposure controls, shutter, aperture, ISO, white balance, focusing modes, and composition techniques. A digital single lens reflex camera or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses and manual settings is required. Please bring your fully charged camera and instruction manual to class. Held at Dengrove Studios in Port Chester, email instructor for location at email@example.com.
CE-PHOTO 2029, 1 Wed., Mar. 7, 6:00-9:00 pm, $35. S Dengrove. #13081
New! Introduction to Speedlights/External Flash
Learn how to add flash lighting to photographs, opening a world of creative possibilities. This class is perfect if you want to get more comfortable using external flash or simply try it out before purchasing. Topics include Speedlight operation, flash exposure, inverse square law, balancing flash with ambient light, bounce flash, and avoiding pitfalls such as that overexposed washed out “flash” look. You should be comfortable shooting in full manual mode and understand natural light exposure. A digital single lens reflex camera or mirrorless camera with a hotshoe is required. Please bring your fully charged camera, Speedlight, and instruction manual to class. If you don’t have a Speedlight, rent one through the instructor for $50 (non-refundable fee); please email instructor 2 weeks in advance to make this arrangement. Held at Dengrove Studios in Port Chester; email instructor for location at firstname.lastname@example.org..
CE-PHOTO 2030, 1 Wed., Apr. 11, 6:00-9:00 pm, $35. S Dengrove. #13083
New! Photography Field Trip: Grand Central Station
For over 100 years Grand Central Terminal has endured as one of the world’s premiere transportation hubs. GCT’s gorgeous Beaux-Arts architecture and amazing legacy still draw millions of visitors annually. Learn how to photograph not only the beautiful architectural spaces of GCT, but also delve into its rich detailed history and decipher the meaning of visible symbols around the terminal. Topics covered include low-light photography, hand holding techniques for getting steadier shots, improvising tripods, composition, storytelling, and photographing architectural details. You should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a camera that allows manual exposure settings. Please note GCT does not allow tripods, monopods or flash, so please leave them at home. After registering, students will be emailed by instructor of meeting site at GCT; students are responsible for their own transportation to and from GCT.
CE-PHOTO 2031, 1 Sat., Feb. 10, 2:00-5:00 pm, $35. S Dengrove. #13098
New! Photography Field Trip: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not only is The Met one of the premiere institutions in the world for the arts, it’s one of the most beautiful spaces to photograph as well! Learn how to photograph not only the beautiful architecture of the museum but also the art itself. Topics covered include low-light photography, taking advantage of naturally lit spaces, composition, minimizing distractions, and a tour through art history with an emphasis on photography. Open to all levels of photographer with any type of camera; no smart phones or tablets please. Please note The Met does not allow tripods, flash, long lenses, or large bags, so please leave them at home. There will be a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes; accessible to wheelchair users. After registering, students will be emailed by instructor of meeting site at The Met; students are responsible for their own transportation to and from museum.
CE-PHOTO 2032, 1 Sat., Apr. 7, 10:00 am-6:00 pm (includes 90-minute lunch break on your own), $90 (+ $10 entrance fee to museum, payable in cash to instructor). S Dengrove. #13082
New! Drawing the Figure
This course will help you understand the structure, artistic qualities, and composition of the human figure in fine art. Students will improve their overall drawing skills and learn how to draw a human figure with success.
CE-ART 2269, 8 Thurs., Mar. 8-May 3 (skip 3/29), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $195. J Coppola. #12984
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 like Photoshop, tablet and stylus, and a variety of printers to construct original works.
At Peekskill Center: CE-ART 2233PE, 6 Sat., Jan. 20-Feb. 24, 1:00-3:00 pm, $250. #12500
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., Mar. 3-May 19, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $250 (+ $20 studio fee). #12501
Interior Design 101
Learn 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. Contact instructor at email@example.com for textbook and a list of supplies at least one week prior to class.
CE-ART 2062, 10 Sat., Jan. 20-Mar. 24, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Room TBD, $250 (+ textbook). M Tallerico. #12299
Chakras, Color, and Creativity Workshop
Discover the power of creativity as a method for increasing vitality and stimulating your body’s own healing process. Using watercolor and mindful awareness of breath and body, explore the flow of energy in your chakras, seven main energy centers of the body. As you engage in the creative process with freedom and curiosity, develop powerful tools for balancing your energy and creating harmony in your body, mind, and heart. The watercolor paintings you create will help you to remember your own inner wisdom and radiance. No prior painting experience necessary.
CE-PRSDV 2102, 1 Sun., Mar. 18, 1:00-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $165 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Gibian. #12354
New! A Tisket, A Tasket, Learn to Make a Basket
During two evenings, learn how to weave a medium sized rectangular basket with a handle and a sturdy base that you can use at the Farmers’ Market! Natural reed will be provided with a choice of decorative colors. The basket will measure approximately 8”W x 12”L x 6”H.
CE-CRAFT 2067, 2 Thurs., Apr. 12 & 19, 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-5, $60 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). M Sgro. #12985
Intro to Scrapbooking
Become familiar with simple scrapbooking terms and techniques such as cardstock, themes, titles, journaling, pictures, and embellishments. Learn basic scrapbooking tools such as paper punches, decorative scissors, paper trimmer, hole punchers, and cutting board. A fun course that will help bring out the artist in you! Bring a copied set of photos to class.
CE-CRAFT 2032, 1 Sun., Mar. 4, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-5, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #12465
Card Making & Paper Craft Embellishment
Learn how to use stamps, ink, and simple paper crafting tools to create beautiful cards. The sky is the limit when you begin to create personalized cards for birthdays, anniversaries, gifts, or business. Techniques from this class can be applied to scrapbooks, canvas art, mixed media, paper crafts, and party planning.
CE-CRAFT 2044, 1 Sun., Mar. 4, 1:00-3:30 pm, KNC-5, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #12469
NEW! Mixed Media Art Journaling 101
Create beautiful journal pages for your personal planner, art journal, bullet journal, or traveler’s notebook. Learn to use all sorts of distress ink and sprays, paints, cut outs, stencils, and stamps. Bring your journal or canvas plus ideas for projects. Contact instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for materials list.
CE-ART 2264, 1 Sun., Apr. 8, 10:00-12:30 pm, KNC-5, $30. D Machicote. #12470
NEW! Discovering and Photographing Nature’s Hidden Secrets
Nature is amazing and beautiful! When we look closely we can see objects and patterns not perceived by our normal viewing. Change your perspective as we explore our beautiful campus and begin to see what was once invisible to us. We’ll be outside so dress appropriately; bring camera or phone, instruction manual, and flash drive. Contact instructor at BonSuPhoto@aol.com with any questions.
CE-PHOTO 2026, 2 Tues., Jan. 16 & 23, 1:00-4:00 pm, KNC-2, $65. B Rauch. #12367
Explore Your Creative Side at The Center for the Arts
Classes below are held at the Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains. Note: for those classes led by J Cianflone, contact her at email@example.com for materials list before class.
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.
CE-ART 2038, $180.
Sec. A: 5 Thurs., Feb. 1-Mar. 1, 6:00-9:00 pm, J Cianflone. #12395
Sec. B: 5 Tues., Feb. 13-Mar. 13, 1:30-4:30 pm. B Waldman. #12871
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.
CE-ART 2040, $180.
Sec. A: 5 Thurs., Mar. 8-Apr. 5, 6:00-9:00 pm. J Cianflone. #12396
Sec. B: 5 Tues., Mar. 27-Apr. 24, 1:30-4:30 pm. B. Waldman #12397
Beginning Life Drawing
Drawing from observation is a great way to improve technique and coordination. This workshop will be a basic introduction to drawing from a model. This class will include lecture and demonstration on the areas of proportion, gesture, and overall anatomy.
CE-ART 2163, 5 Tues., 6:00-9:00 pm, $225. B Waldman.
Sec. A: Feb. 13-Mar. 13. #12872
Sec. B: Mar. 27-Apr. 24. #12873
Learn the techniques of painting with oil paints. Students will work on developing style, content, and individualized projects.
CE-ART 2154, 8 Mon., Feb. 26-Apr. 16, 6:00-9:00 pm, $300. D Lutz. #12874
This introductory course will explore basic beading techniques. Learn to make jewelry pieces using seed beads of different sizes, shapes and materials. No experience needed. Materials list provided upon registration.
CE-CRAFT 2000, 5 Fri., 12:30-3:30 pm, $200. J Johnson.
Sec. A: Jan. 19-Feb. 16. #12880
Sec. B: Mar. 2-Apr. 6 (skip 3/16). #12881
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.
CE-ART 2086, $300. E Insogna.
Sec. A: 8 Wed., Mar. 14-May 2, 6:00-9:00 pm. #12876
Sec. B: 8 Sat., Mar. 17-May 5, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. #12877
Fun & Fresh Embroidery
Learn the fundamentals of hand embroidery using fun and fresh approaches to this traditional art form by creating an embroidered sampler to display. Suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers alike.
CE-CRAFT 2061, 5 Thurs., Feb. 15-Mar. 22 (skip 3/15), 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. R Haque. #12884
Focus on the basics of wheel throwing and hand-building from wedging clay and centering all the way through to trimming and glazing techniques. Learn step by step how to create beautiful pottery including cups, bowls, mugs, and much more. Designed for the total beginner but open to all levels.
CE-ART 2228, 5 Wed., Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. E Insogna. #12875
The Digital Image
An introduction to the basic principles of digital photography; learn the fundamentals through hands on projects. The emphasis of each project will be on observation, composition, and design, which will help create dynamic and exciting photographs. Includes an introduction to Photoshop, printing basics, and group critiques. Students are welcome to use any type of camera they have.
CE-PHOTO 2016, 5 Thurs., Feb. 15-Mar. 15, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. D Carriero. #12878
An introduction to the art of floral photography, this primer will provide the skills needed to create beautiful images. Photographers will have the opportunity to develop their techniques in class. A digital camera with manual controls is recommended. A field trip to the NY Botanical Garden may be scheduled for one session.
CE-PHOTO 2023, 5 Sat., Feb. 10-Mar. 10, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $180. D Martin. #12879
Jewelry & Small Metalwork
An introduction to using metals to construct jewelry and other small scale metal objects.
CE-ART 2174, $180. D Romansky.
Sec. A: 5 Tues., Feb. 6-Mar. 6, 6:00-9:00 pm. #12882
Sec. B: 5 Sat., Feb. 3-Mar. 3, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. #12883
Classes above are held at the Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
Take an Art Class Today!
Center for the Arts is your community art school for adults, teens, and children. It offers fully equipped studios for painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, photography, and digital arts. It’s open 7 days a week with open access to labs. Come join our community of artists and express your creativity!
Classes in Painting, Drawing, Photography, Jewelry, Sculpture, Ceramics, Digital Arts, Sewing and more!
Center for the Arts at the County Center in White Plains
196 Central Ave., White Plains, 914-606-7500
Arts@sunywcc.edu / www.sunywcc.edu/arts