Art & Crafts

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Creative Self-Expression

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., Sept. 17-Dec. 17 (skip 10/1 & 11/26), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $250 (+ $20 studio fee). #83643

 

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., Sept. 28-Nov. 9 (skip 10/12), 7:00-9:00 pm, $258 (+ $50 lab fee). #83644

 

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 mt.design@verizon.net for textbook and a list of supplies at least one week prior to class.
CE-ART 2062, 8 Sat., Sept. 17-Nov. 5, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Room TBD, $195 (+ textbook). M Tallerico. #80025

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 lovebundle26@hotmail.com for materials list.
CE-ART 2200, 8 Mon., Sept. 19-Nov. 14 (skip 10/10), 10:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-4, $160. J Coppola. #80003

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 janicecianflone@gmail.com for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2006, 5 Tues., Sept. 27-Oct. 25, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #80017

 

NEW! Colored Pencil and Watercolor: A Good Mix
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 janicecianflone@gmail.com for list of materials.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2225, 5 Mon., Sept. 19-Oct. 17, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #83825

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 janicecianflone@gmail.com for materials list for Section A. At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2038, $180.
Sec. A: 5 Thurs., Sept. 29-Oct. 27, 6:00-9:00 pm. J Cianflone. #80018
Sec. B: 5 Tues., Sept. 27-Oct. 25, 1:30-4:30 pm. B Waldman. #83804
Sec. C: 5 Sat., Sept. 24-Oct. 22, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. L Insogna. #83805

 

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 janicecianflone@gmail.com for materials list for section A.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2040, $180.
Sec. A: 5 Thurs., Nov. 3-Dec. 8 (skip 11/24), 6:00-9:00 pm. J Cianflone. #80020
Sec. B: 5 Tues., Nov. 1-29, 1:30-4:30 pm. B Waldman. #83806
Sec. C: 5 Sat., Oct. 29-Dec. 3 (skip 11/26), 9:30 am-12:30 pm. L Insogna. #83807

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 janicecianflone@gmail.com for materials list. At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2149, 5 Mon., Sept. 26-Oct. 24, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #80015

 

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 janicecianflone@gmail.com for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2014, 5 Tues., Nov. 1-29, 6:00-9:00 pm. $180. J Cianflone. #80019

 

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, 8 Wed., Sept. 28-Nov. 16, 2:00-5:00 pm, $300. E Velazquez. #83809

 

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 janicecianflone@gmail.com for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2132, 5 Mon., Nov. 7-Dec. 5, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #83808

 

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., Sept. 17-Nov. 5, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $160. V Davis. #83333

 

Crafts

NEW! Holiday 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., Oct. 27, 7:00-9:00 pm, TEC-13L, $20 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Abrams. #83970

 

NEW! 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-3, $20 each section (+ $10 materials fee each section, payable to instructor). S Abrams.
Sec. A: Tags: Nov. 3. #83971
Sec. B: Gift Bags: Nov. 10. #83972
Sec. C: Last Minute Gifts: Nov. 17. #83973

NEW! 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, $20 each section (+ $10 materials fee each section, payable to instructor). S Abrams.
Sec. A: Fall Colors: Sept. 29, KNC-3. #83974
Sec. B: Halloween: Oct. 6, Room TBD. #83975
Sec. C: Thanksgiving: Oct. 13, Room TBD. #83976
Sec. D: Christmas: Oct. 20, Room TBD. #83977

NEW! Embroidered Bird Cosmetic Bag
Design your own embroidered bird cosmetic bag. Learn basic embroidery stitches and techniques to embellish a plain, canvas, cosmetic-sized bag with a unique bird design. Beginners and students with experience are welcome. Contact maryk.mcferran@gmail.com for supply list prior to start of class (use WCC materials list for subject line).
CE-CRAFT 2054VA, 4 Thurs., Sept. 15-Oct. 6, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $75. M McFerran. #83948

Beading
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., Oct. 7-Nov. 4, 12:30-3:30 pm, $180. J Johnson #83812

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, $300
Sec. A: 8 Tues., Oct. 4-Nov. 22, 6:00-9:00 pm, $300. D Hughes. #83810
Sec. B: 8 Sat., Oct. 22-Dec. 17 (skip 11/26), 9:30 am-12:30 pm. K Lyons. #83811

 

Intro to Scrapbooking
Want to scrapbook but you don’t know where to start? 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! Participants are encouraged to bring a copied set of photos to the class.
CE-CRAFT 2032, 1 Sun., Oct. 23, 12:30-3:00 pm, KNC-3, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #80065

 

Card Making & Paper Craft Embellishment
Learn how to use stamps, ink, and simple paper crafting tools such as heating tool and emboss folders to create beautiful cards. The sky is the limit when you begin to create personalized cards for birthdays, anniversaries, gifts or business. Techniques that you learn in this class can be applied to scrapbooks, canvas art, mixed media, paper crafts and party planning.
CE-CRAFT 2044, 1 Sun., Sept. 25, 12:30-3:30 pm, KNC-3, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #80066