Art, Hobbies & Crafts

ART, HOBBIES & CRAFTS

NEW! Painting and Drawing for Adults
This course will allow students to work with a variety of media and to learn different approaches to painting and drawing. Learn to prep a palette, mix colors, use mediums, work on various surfaces, choose 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. Develop a working knowledge of art terms and art skills. 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. 7-May 2 (skip 3/21), 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, $250 (+ $20 studio fee). #13339

NEW! Painting and Drawing for Teens
What is a painting? What is a drawing? What makes a great work of art? Answer these questions through understanding and practice. Students will be introduced to great works of art and the methods that were used in creating them. Class is encouraged to bring in their artwork, ideas, or sketches for possible independent projects. Learn to prep a palette, mix colors, use mediums, work on various surfaces, choose 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, and portraiture. Develop a working knowledge of art terms and art skills. Class will be encouraged to work together to create the atmosphere of an atelier. For all levels. For ages 13-17.
At Peekskill Center
: CE-ART 2145PE, 12 Sat., Feb. 7-May 2 (skip 3/21), 1:00 to 3:00 pm, $250 (+ $20 studio fee). #13340

NEW! Intro to Digital Arts for Teens
This course is an introduction to creative practices within digital technologies; it provides fundamental instruction in digital media as a creative tool. Learn the basics of the digital arts using the graphic software Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. We will explore various aspects of the digital arts such photo editing, logo, etc. Learn through various creative projects designed to introduce techniques and give the opportunity to master them. No prior experience required. For all levels. For ages 13-17.
At Peekskill Center: CE-DGART 2062PE, 12 Sat., Feb. 7-May 2 (skip 3/21), 1:00 to 3:00 pm, $250. #13341

Photography Forum: Sharpening Your Photography Skills
OK, so you’ve got your camera. Now what? Make your own photography a more meaningful and rewarding experience. A rare opportunity for amateur photographers who would like to share their work with, and get feedback from, a professional, as well as talk photography with their contemporaries. This is a casual style 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 wish to increase their understanding and enjoyment of the medium. Historic and contemporary issues will be introduced and discussed relative to the shooting assignments.
At Peekskill Center: CE-PHOTO 2007PE, 6 Wed., Mar. 4-Apr. 15 (skip 3/18), 7:00-9:00 pm, $258 (+ $50 lab fee). #12998

Pastel Still Life Class
This class will focus on the basics of color theory, composition and pastel techniques while exploring a variety of still-life themes. Traditional and experimental approaches will include diverse subject- matter ranging from antiques, floral and fruit arrangements and found objects. Emphasis will be on composition, build-up of color layering and developing a personal style. This hands-on class is open to all skill levels.
CE-ART 2138, 8 Wed., Jan. 14-Mar. 4, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $165. J Sparks. #12923

Introduction to Painting
An introduction to the materials, and fundamentals of painting using acrylics or oil paints.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2112, 8 Tues., Mar. 24-Apr. 28, 1:30-4:30 pm, $300. D Hughes. #13260

Chakras, Color and Creativity
Discover the power of creativity as a method for increasing vitality and stimulating your body’s own healing process. There are seven main energy centers of the body which, in the ancient traditions of yoga and medicine, are called chakras. Using watercolor and mindful awareness of breath and body, explore the flow of energy in your chakras. 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 ssgibian@gmail.com for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2102, 8 Tues., Mar. 10-Apr. 28, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $165. S Gibian. #12841

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 auntiejan@optonline.net for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2038, $165.
Sec. A: 8 Thurs., Jan. 15-Mar. 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, J Cianflone. #12939
Sec. B: 8 Tues., Mar. 24-May 12, 1:00-3:00 pm, B Waldman. #13377

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 auntiejan@optonline.net for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2040. $165.
Sec. A: 8 Thurs., Mar. 12-Apr. 30, 6:00-8:00 pm, J Cianflone. #12938
Sec. B: 8 Tues., Jan. 13-Mar. 3, 1:00-3:00 pm, B Waldman. #12938

New! 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 auntiejan@optonline.net for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE- ART 2149, 6 Tues., Mar. 31-May 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, $135. J Cianflone. #13276

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 auntiejan@optonline.net for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2014, 6 Tues., Jan. 13-Feb. 17, 6:00-8:00 pm. $135. J Cianflone. #12937

NEW! 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 auntiejan@optonline.net for materials list.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2132, 5 Tues., Feb. 24-Mar. 24, 6:00-8:00 pm, $100. J Cianflone. #12993

Want To Be a Comic Book Artist?
Vin Davis, editor and illustrator for the horror anthology series END TIMES, takes his students through the creative process of illustrating comic books. Included in this course: figure drawing, hands, perspective, storyboarding, script adaptation, penciling techniques, inking techniques, using comic book software, printing and independent publishing tips.
CE-ART 2122, 8 Fri., Jan. 16-Mar. 6, 5:30-7:30 pm, Room TBD, $160 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). V Davis. #12749

Crafts
Materials Fee for Craft Classes
For many of these arts and crafts classes, the needed materials are supplied in class by the instructor. An additional materials fee is required, paid directly to the instructor; see each class for the amount of this fee.

New! Beaded Jewelry for Beginners
Create your own one of a kind, personalized, beaded jewelry designs using a variety of glass, semi-precious gemstone beads, and wire. Learn basic beginner wire working and crimping techniques, as well as basic bead stringing and design. Students should be able to finish at least 5 projects of their choosing such as necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. All tools and materials are provided. Contact instructor at www.karenfairborne.com.
CE-CRAFT 2048, 5 Wed., Mar. 25-Apr. 22, 7:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $75 (+ $60 materials fee, payable to instructor). K Whitten. #13476

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., 12:30-3:30 pm, $188. J Johnson.
Sec. A: 5 Fri., Jan. 16-Feb. 13. #13258
Sec. B: 5 Fri., Mar. 6-Apr. 3. #13259

NEW! Hand Embroidery for Beginners
If you can hold a sewing needle you can learn to embroider! Once you understand a few simple stitches you’ll be able to learn many others. Learn some of those puzzling stitch instruction drawings in embroidery books. Topics include fabric choice and preparation, tools and threads, color and design, books and the Internet as sources of inspiration, some basic bead application, and, of course, stitches. You’ll be given a muslin square on which to begin a sampler/stitch project of your own. Embroidery is portable, inexpensive, and immensely satisfying. When you know how, you can embellish almost anything or design and make things from scratch to suit yourself. We’ll start with the basics but welcome you if you want to refresh your embroidering skills. Contact instructor at cmsprocket@gmail.com for materials list.
CE-CRAFT 2045, 4 Wed., Mar. 11-Apr. 1, 6:30-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $125. C Murphy. #12871

New! Hand Embroidery Workshop: Advanced
Sharpen your embroidery skills and expand your repertoire of stitches in this workshop. We’ll cover many kinds of embroidery including crewel, gold-work, shading, several types of European and Asian folk embroider, and some mixed media. Discuss sources of inspiration, color balance, and design to help you adapt your ideas into workable embroidery patterns. With these skills, you can start an embroidered sampler book — great fun! Prerequisite: Basic embroidery skills. Contact instructor at cmsprocket@gmail.com for materials list.
CE-CRAFT 2047, 5 Mon., Mar. 9-Apr. 6, 7:00-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $125. C Murphy. #13278

Introduction to Life Sculpture:

An introduction to sculpting from a model in clay. Topics will include proportion, facial features, basic anatomy and expression.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2111, 8 Wed., Feb. 25-Apr. 15, 9:30 am-12:00 noon, $350 (includes model fee). R Mineo. #13261

Intro to Printmaking
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.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2125, 10 Thurs., Feb. 26-May 7 (skip 3/19), 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $375. #13262

Intro to Scrapbooking
Want to scrapbook but you don’t know where to start? Take this class and become familiar with simple scrapbooking terms & 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., Mar. 8, 12:30-3:00 pm, KNC-3, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #12925

New! Advanced Scrapbooking
Now that you know the basic steps to scrapbooking why not step it up a notch with more advanced techniques for embellishments and journaling by rubber stamping? Use this technique to embellish pages, create borders, backgrounds, or simply add style to their scrapbook pages. Experience dry vs. heat embossing to give your scrapbooks a fabulous touch! Please bring themed photos such as birthday, wedding, showers, travel, etc.
CE-CRAFT 2046, 1 Sun., May 3, 12:30-3:00 pm, KNC-4, $30 (+ $10 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #12926

Digital Scrapbooking
Not sure what to do with all your memorabilia? Don’t throw it away – digitize it and make beautiful keepsake scrapbooks. Learn computer skills for scrapbooking and engage in design principles that emerge and are helpful for making a visual image that keeps you looking. Bring your own photographs, collect images, and remix to make an original scrapbook, art collage book, announcement card, and/or commemorative design.
At Peekskill Center: CE-DGART 2034PE, 6 Tues., Apr. 7-May 12, 7:00-9:00 pm, $258
(+ $50 lab fee). #13000

Trendy Customized Gift Baskets
Discover the different looks of gift baskets. Learn how to create child, garden, pets, and other themed gift baskets. Decorate and embellish your baskets with a variety of techniques. Customized gift baskets created by you will always be appreciated and remembered. Send a basket to your loved ones on special occasions; you will win their heart. Prerequisite: knowledge of floral arrangements.
CE-CRAFT 2038, 2 Sat., Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 12:00 noon-2:30 pm, KNC-3, $50 (+ $50 material fee, payable to instructor). M Desire. #12928

Chic Designs for Special Events
Learn how to create elegant, stylish, and chic designs for your special events! Identify the important components of creating designs to work within your space, including the number and/or style of tables, the event times, the types of designs, etc. Techniques will be mastered through lecture, hands-on workshops and critiques. Prerequisite: knowledge of floral arrangements.
CE-CRAFT 2036, 4 Sat., Mar. 7-28, 12:00 noon-2:30 pm, Room TBD, $95 (+ $100 materials fee, payable to instructor). M Desire. #12927

Knitting Workshop
Want to improve your knitting skills? Bring #7 needles with worsted weight yarn or a project in process. You’ll talk about techniques, gauge, problems, reading patterns, and abbreviations.
CE-CRAFT 2010, 8 Tues., Feb. 3-Mar. 24, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $150. D Freeman. #12940

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, 8 Tues., Mar. 24-May 12, 6:30-9:30 pm, $300. D Hughes. #13263

 

Hobbies & Games

Mah Jongg for Beginners
Learn and play the American version of this ancient Chinese game. The course will cover the rules of the game as sanctioned by the National Mah Jongg League. The game is easy to learn, fun to play, and a very sociable pastime. Students should bring a current Mah Jongg card to class. It is available from the National Mah Jongg League, www.nationalmahjonggleague.org / 212-246-3052.
CE-HOBBY 2002, 6 Sun., Mar. 15-May 3 (skip 3/29 & 4/5), 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, meet in GTW-LOBBY by the Café. $115. S Frank. #12750

Mah Jongg Sundays
Play Mah Jongg with your friends or make new Mah Jongg friends. Supervised and guided play for those with some knowledge of the game, or those who have completed Mah Jongg for Beginners. Students should bring current Mah Jongg card to class. It is available from the National Mah Jongg League, www.nationalmahjonggleague.org / 212-246-3052.
CE-HOBBY 2009, 6 Sun., Mar. 15-May 3 (skip 3/29 & 4/5), 2:30-4:30 pm, meet in GTW-LOBBY by the Café. $115. S Frank. #12751