Art & Crafts

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Creative Self-Expression 

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 Wed., June 21-July 26, 6:00-8:00 pm, $250 (+ $50 lab fee). #5879

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. Work from a live model, still-life arrangements, portraiture, and working outdoors. For all levels.
At Peekskill Center: CE-ART 2146PE, 12 M/W, May 31-July 12 (skip 7/3), 6:00-8:00 pm, $250 (+ $20 studio fee). #5880

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 Tues., May 30-July 11 (skip 7/4), 6:00-8:00 pm, $258 (+ $50 lab fee). #5881

New! Photography: Digital Image from Start to Finish
Students will learn the fundamentals of digital photography through hands on projects. The emphasis of each project will be on observation, composition and design, which will help students create dynamic and exciting photographs. This course will include an introduction to Photoshop, printing basics and group critiques. Students are welcome to use any type of camera they have.
At Center for the Arts, County Center. CE-PHOTO 2016, $180.
Sec. A: 5 Tues., May 23-June 20, 6:00-9:00 pm. #6142
Sec. B: 5 Tues., June 27-Aug. 1, 6:00-9:00 pm. #6143

NEW! Drawing the Portrait Part 2: The Half-Length Portrait
This portrait drawing course is designed to introduce students to the artistic drawing of a half-length portrait, which includes the head, arms, hands, and torso. No prerequisite required. Contact instructor at for materials list.
CE-ART 2238, 8 M/W, June 5-28, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Room TBD, $160. J Coppola. #6109

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., June 10-Aug. 12, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $250 (+ textbook). M Tallerico. #5340

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. No prior painting experience necessary. Contact the instructor at for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2102, 1 Sun., June 11, 1:00-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Gibian. #5420


Painting and Drawing
These classes are all held at the Center for the Arts at the County Center. Facilitated by J Cianflone; contact instructor at for materials list.

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.
CE-ART 2006, 5 Tues., May 23-June 20, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. #5424

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.
CE-ART 2038, 5 Thurs., May 25-June 22, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. #5428

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.
CE-ART 2040, 5 Thurs., June 29-July 27, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. #5429

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.
CE-ART 2149, 5 Tues., June 27-Aug. 1 (skip 7/4), 1:00-4:00 pm, $180. #5427

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.
CE-ART 2014, 5 Tues., June 27-Aug. 1 (skip 7/4), 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. #5425

Explore Mixed Media Collage
Move beyond the traditional watercolor painting by adding decorative papers, pastels, oil crayons, and other media to the paper.
CE-ART 2132, 5 Tues., May 23-June 20, 1:00-4:00 pm, $180. #5426


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. Materials list provided upon registration.
At Center for the Arts, County Center. CE-CRAFT 2000, 5 Thurs., June 29-July 27, 1:00-4:00 pm, $180. J Johnson. #6018

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 2212, $180.
Sec. A: 5 Tues., May 23-June 20, 6:00-9:00 pm, D Hughes. #6089
Sec. B: 5 Wed., May 24-June 21, 6:00-9:00 pm, L Insogna. #6090
Sec. C: 5 Thurs., May 25-June 22, 1:00-4:00 pm, D Hughes. #6091
Sec. D: 5 Tues., June 27-Aug. 1 (skip 7/4), 6:00-9:00 pm, D Hughes. #6092
Sec. E: 5 Wed., June 28-July 26, 6:00-9:00 pm, L Insogna. #6093
Sec. F: 5 Thurs., June 29-July 27, 1:00-4:00 pm, D Hughes. #6094