Art & Crafts
To register please call 914-606-6830 and press option 1
Internet Tools for Artists & Writers 10 Hrs
This course focuses on the use of online tools to publish and promote a creator’s work. Tools discussed and used by the students include social media; mailing lists; blogging; podcasting; broadcasting; videocasting; newsletter and newspaper publishing; and “publishing on demand”. The instructor, John F. McMullen, is the Poet Laureate of Yorktown and has a 30-year background as a citizen of cyberspace.
At Peekskill Center: CE-COMP 2189PE, 5 Mon., Feb. 4-Mar. 4, 6:00-8:00 pm, $200. #13442
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. 2-Apr. 20, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $250 (+ $20 studio fee). #11763
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., Apr. 27-June 1, 1:00-3:00 pm, $250. #13196
Painting and Drawing: Finding the Creative Spark
This course is designed for those with some painting and drawing experience. Learn how to bring your work to the next level. Discover how your sketches, notes, exercises and pictures can become true artworks unique to your individual style, personality and view of the world. Discover various approaches and techniques to help you begin to arrive at a your own “style”.
CE-ART 2316VA, 8 Thurs., Jan. 31-Mar. 21, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $195. J Coppola. #13287
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, exciting perspectives, and shading techniques.
CE-ART 2122, 8 Sat., Jan. 5-Feb. 23, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, AAB-304, $160. V Davis. #12970
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, the 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 in this course will help you to remember your own inner wisdom and radiance. No prior painting experience necessary. Contact the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2102, 1 Sat., Mar. 23, 1:00-4:00 pm, KNC-2, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Gibian. #13032
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!
Explore Your Creative Side at The Center for the Arts in White Plains
Classes below are held at the Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
Note: please call the Center for the Arts at 914-606-7500 for a 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, $190.
Sec. A: 5 Thurs., Feb. 7-Mar. 7, 6:00-9:00 pm, J Cianflone. #13351
Sec. B: 5 Tues., Feb. 5-Mar. 5, 1:30-4:30 pm, B Waldman. #13352
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, $190.
Sec. A: 5 Thurs., Mar. 21-Apr. 18, 6:00-9:00 pm, J Cianflone. #13000
Sec. B: 5 Tues., Mar. 19-Apr. 16, 1:30-4:30 pm, B Waldman. #13001
Fun with Watercolor
Explore the unique and beautiful qualities of watercolors. Brushes, papers, and other materials used in the process will also be explained.
CE-ART 2006, 5 Fri., Feb. 8-Mar. 8, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $190. J Cianflone. #13353
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 Fri., Mar. 22-Apr. 26 (skip 4/19), 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $190. J Cianflone. #13354
Beginning Oil Painting
Learn the techniques of painting with oil paints. Students will work on developing style, content, and individualized projects.
CE-ART 2218, 5 Mon., Feb. 4-Mar. 4, 6:00-9:00 pm, $190. D Lutz. #13355
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., 6:00-9:00 pm, $190 (+ $10 lab fee). D Carriero.
Sec. A: Feb. 7-Mar. 7. #13356
Sec. B: Mar. 21-Apr. 18. #13357
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.
Sec. A: Jan. 18-Feb. 15. #13358
Sec. B: Mar. 22-May 3 (skip 4/12 & 19). #13359
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 2212, $190 (+ $10 lab fee). E Insogna.
Sec. A: 5 Wed., Feb. 6-Mar. 6. 6:00-9:00 pm, #13360
Sec. B: 5 Mon., Feb. 4-Mar. 4. 1:00-4:00 pm, #13361
Introduction to Printmaking
An introduction to printmaking techniques. Students will explore monotype, woodcut, linocut, collograph, and dry point. Through practice and experimentation, students will learn to find the appropriate printing techniques to express their ideas.
CE-ART 2131, 5 Tue., 6:00-9:00 pm, $190 (+$10 lab fee). B Waldman.
Sec. A: Feb. 5-Mar. 5. #13438
Sec. B: Mar. 19-Apr. 16. #13439
Classes above are held at the Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
196 Central Ave., White Plains, 914-606-7500