Art & Crafts
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NEW! Colored Pencil Portraits
Rediscover the colored pencils of your childhood! Learn to draw with this exciting medium and explore value intensity, color temperature, complementary colors, form shadow, reflected shadow, and more. Learn techniques such as scumbling, lifting, layering, and burnishing, and to draw elements of still life and landscape. Contact instructor at email@example.com for supply list prior to first class. CE-ART 2263, 5 Sun., Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $180. K Gyokeny. #83363
NEW! Painting Vibrant Children’s Portraits in Watercolors
Create astonishing watercolor portraits of children while incorporating elements of still life and landscape, using techniques ranging from dry to wet into wet. Learn about color, composition, and some texturing. Contact instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for supply list prior to first class. CE-ART 2266, 5 Sun., Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 1:00-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $180. K Gyokeny. #83341
Painting the 5 Elements: A Path to Peace and Healing
Using mindful awareness of the breath and body, create paintings inspired by earth, water, fire, air, and ether. As you engage in the creative process with freedom and curiosity, you will explore your connection to the earth, and develop powerful tools for creating harmony and balance in your body, mind, and heart. No prior painting experience necessary. Contact instructor at email@example.com for materials list. CE-ART 2232, 5 Tues., Sept. 26-Oct. 24, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-4, $110. S Gibian. #80169
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for textbook and a list of supplies at least one week prior to class. CE-ART 2062, 10 Sat., Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Room TBD, $250 (+ textbook). M Tallerico. #80109
In this mixed level workshop, get a taste of how to create the most astonishing watercolors, using techniques ranging from dry into dry, wet into wet, and wet into dry. You will also learn about color, composition, and texturing. Contact instructor at email@example.com for materials list.
CE-ART 2197VA, 5 Sat., Sept. 16-Oct. 14, 1:15-4:15 pm, Room TBD, $180. K Gyokeny. #83066
NEW! Mindful Drawing
An introduction to traditional principles and contemporary techniques in drawing. Gain a greater working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. We’ll also introduce narrative ideas, collaborative projects, and conceptual art techniques. Contact instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for materials list. For mixed levels. CE-ART 2199VA, 5 Sat., Sept. 16-Oct. 14, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $180. K Gyokeny. #83067
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. 16-Nov. 4, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $160. V Davis. #80086
NEW! Advanced Beading
Learn different beading stitches and techniques, and to work with all kinds of materials and tools.
CE-CRAFT 2063VA, 4 Fri., Sept. 22-Oct. 13, 9:00-11:00 am, Room TBD, $95. B Medina. #83351
NEW! Bead Embroidery
Learn how to make embroideries with beads. Learn how to cover the back of your work with suede and back stitch with beads. CE-CRAFT 2064VA, 4 Fri., Sept. 22-Oct. 13, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. B Medina. #83352
NEW! Corn Husk Dolls
Learn how to make corn husk dolls – how to soften the corn husk to mold it in the shape you want. Make a wire structure on the inside to allow the doll to stand up without help.
CE-CRAFT 2065VA, 4 Sat., Sept. 23-Oct. 14, 9:00-11:00 am, Room TBD, $95. B Medina. #83353
NEW! The Joy of Knitting
Discover the joy of knitting! Learn how to increase and decrease in knitting stitches and how to work with 4 needles. CE-CRAFT 2062VA, 6 Sat., Sept. 23-Nov. 4 (skip 10/28), 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $145. B Medina. #83354
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., Oct. 1, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #82833
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., Oct. 1, 1:30-4:00 pm, KNC-3, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #82834
Repair and Renew Your Jewelry
Renew the pieces that still evoke beautiful memories within you but that are no longer fashionable, and update your sentimental items in the modern trending styles. CE-CRAFT 2053VA, 1 Sat., Sept. 23, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $25, R Demers. #80122
Creating Your Personal Beads and Jewelry
Using a variety of materials, such as polymer clay, fabric, wire, and more, gain true freedom of expression! Learn to mix and match your creations, resulting in a true statement piece! CE-CRAFT 2052VA, 6 Wed., Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $120 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor). R Demers. #80121
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., Sept. 16-Oct. 21, 1:00-3:00 pm, $250. #83254
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. 16-Dec. 9 (skip 11/25), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $250 (+ $20 studio fee). #83255
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. 27-Nov. 1, 7:00-9:00 pm, $258 (+ $50 lab fee). #83256
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 email@example.com for materials list. CE-ART 2264, 1 Sun., Nov. 5, 12:00 noon-2:30 pm, KNC-3, $30. D Machicote. #83355
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. CE-PHOTO 2026, 2 Mon., Oct. 2 & 9, 1:00-4:00 pm, KNC-3, $65. B Rauch. #83356
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for materials list before class.
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. CE-ART 2006, 5 Thurs., Sept. 14-Oct. 12, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #82501
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. CE-ART 2225, 5 Mon., Oct. 23-Nov. 20, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #83321
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 Thurs., Oct. 26-Nov. 30 (skip 11/23), 9:30 am-12:30 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #82502
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., 6:00-9:00 pm, Sept. 14-Oct. 12, J Cianflone. #82504
Sec. B: 5 Tue., Sept. 12-Oct. 10, 1:30-4:30 pm. B Waldman. #83315
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 Thurs., Oct. 26-Nov. 30 (skip 11/23), 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #83322
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 Mon., Sept. 11-Oct. 9, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #83317
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 Tues., Oct. 24-Nov. 21, 1:30-4:30 pm. $180. B Waldman. #82503
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: Sept. 12-Oct. 10. #83564
Sec. B: Oct. 24-Nov. 21. #83565
Learn the techniques of painting with oil paints. Students will work on developing style, content, and individualized projects. CE-ART 2154, 8 Mon., Oct. 9-Nov. 27, 6:00-9:00 pm, $300. D Lutz. #83316
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., Sept. 22-Oct. 27 (skip 10/20), 12:30-3:30 pm, $200. J Johnson. #83318
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., Oct. 18-Dec. 6, 6:00-9:00 pm. #83319
Sec. B: 8 Sat., Oct. 21-Dec. 16 (skip 11/25), 9:30 am-12:30 pm. #83320
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., Oct. 19-Nov. 16, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. R Haque. #83559
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., Sept. 13-Oct. 11, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. E Insogna. #83560
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., Sept. 14-Oct. 12, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. D Carriero. #83383
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., Oct. 7-Nov. 4, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $180. D Martin. #83561
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., Sept. 25-Oct. 24, 6:00-9:00 pm. #83562
Sec. B: 5 Sat., Sept. 16-Oct. 14, 10:00 am-1:00 pm. #83563
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