Art & Crafts

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Creative Self-Expression

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., June 11-July 30, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, GTW-219, $175 (+ textbook). M Tallerico. #5533

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 M/W, June 6-July 18 (skip 7/4), 7:00-9:00 pm, $250 (+ $20 studio fee). #5670

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 M/W, July 11-27, 7:00-9:00 pm, $258 (+ $50 lab fee). #5671

Mindful Drawing
This course is for mixed levels. Students will be introduced 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 email address for materials list at: katalingyokeny@aol.com
CE-ART 2199VA, 5 Sun., June 5-July 3, 1:00-3:00 pm, Room TBD, $100. K Gyokeny. #5469

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, 7 M/W, June 27-July 20 (skip 7/4), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $160. J Coppola. #5419

Astonishing Watercolors
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 and composition and texturing. Contact instructor at email address for materials list at: katalingyokeny@aol.com
CE-ART 2197VA, 5 Sun., June 5-July 3, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, KNC-3, $180. K Gyokeny. #5468

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., May 24-June 21, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #5444

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.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2038, $180.
Sec. A: 5 Thurs., May 26-June 23, 6:00-9:00 pm. J Cianflone. #5443
Sec. B: 5 Tues., May 24-June 21, 1:00-4:00 pm. B Waldman. #5684
Sec. C: 5 Tues., June 28-July 26, 1:00-4:00 pm. B Waldman. #5685

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.
At Center for the Arts, County Center: CE-ART 2040, 5 Thurs., June 30-July 28, 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #5446

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., May 16-June 20 (skip 5/30), 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #5445

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., June 28-July 26, 6:00-9:00 pm. $180. J Cianflone. #5447
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, 5 Tues., 6:30-9:30 pm. $300. E Velazquez.
Sec. A: May 24-June 21. #5598
Sec. B: June 28-July 26. #5599

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., June 27-Aug. 1 (skip 7/4), 6:00-9:00 pm, $180. J Cianflone. #5448

Creative Sketchbook (Adults & Teens)
Explore ways to collect, record, and develop ideas. Experiment with a variety of drawing materials, explore mixed media techniques, and digital photographs and learn how to use natural reference as a source for design and imagery.
CE-ART 2205, M/T/W/Th/F, July 11-15, 1:00-3:00 pm, CLA 111, $80 M McFerran. #5686

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 superheroes using just 25 basic shapes? Do you want to create fantastic scenes where creatures fromT 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., June 4-July 23 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $160. V Davis. #5743

Mixed Media Drawing
Explore the realm of drawing using pencil, charcoal, ink, pastel and oil pastel. A still-life will be arranged and students will be encouraged to make quick sketches to consider composition before completing a drawing. Each class will introduce a medium, and its unique characteristics will be reviewed. Demonstrations will provide instruction on technique possibilities. One-on-one guidance will be given. Group critiques will allow all to react and learn from one another. Please bring a sketchbook that is 11 x 14 or larger.
CE-ART 2033, 6 Wed., June 8-July 13, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $135. D Egginton. #5460

Crafts

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 Tues., July 5-Aug. 16 (skip 7/26 & 8/2), 7:30-9:00 pm, CLA-111, $75 (+ $60 materials fee, payable to instructor). K Whitten. #5514

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 Thurs., 1:00-4:00 pm, $180. J Johnson
Sec. A: May 26-June 23. #5594
Sec. B: June 30-July 28. #5595

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, 5 Tues., 6:30-9:30 pm, $300. D Hughes.
Sec. A: May 24-June 21. #5596
Sec. B: June 28-July 26. #5597

Clay Sculpture
Students will learn techniques of clay sculpture making, using coil, slab, pinch, carving, shaping, and modeling. Construct a bird, dog, horse, head, torso, and a relief. Contact instructor at email address for materials list at: katalingyokeny@aol.com
CE-ART 2198VA, 5 Sun., June 5-July 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $100. K Gyokeny. #5470

Jewelry Repair
Renew the pieces that still evoke beautiful memories within you but that are no longer fashionable, and update your sentimental items in the most modern trending styles.
CE-CRAFT 2053VA, 1 Wed., June 8, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $25. R Demers. #5435

Jewelry Design
Using a variety of materials, such as polymer clay, fabric, wire, and more, you will gain true freedom of expression! Learn to mix and match your creations, resulting in a true statement piece!
CE-CRAFT 2052VA, 6 Tues., June 7-July 12, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $120 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor). R Demers. #5433

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. Bring a copied set of photos to the class.
CE-CRAFT 2032, 1 Sun., Aug. 7, 12:30-3:00 pm, KNC-3, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #5489

Painting and Drawing for Adults
Work with a variety of media and learn different approaches to paint

Clay Sculpture
Students will learn techniques of clay sculpture making, using coil, slab, pinch, carving, shaping, and modeling. Construct a bird, dog, horse, head, torso, and a relief. Contact instructor at email address for materials list at: katalingyokeny@aol.com
CE-ART 2198VA, 5 Sun., June 5-July 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $100. K Gyokeny. #5470

Jewelry Repair
Renew the pieces that still evoke beautiful memories within you but that are no longer fashionable, and update your sentimental items in the most modern trending styles.
CE-CRAFT 2053VA, 1 Wed., June 8, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $25. R Demers. #5435

Jewelry Design
Using a variety of materials, such as polymer clay, fabric, wire, and more, you will gain true freedom of expression! Learn to mix and match your creations, resulting in a true statement piece!
CE-CRAFT 2052VA, 6 Tues., June 7-July 12, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $120 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor). R Demers. #5433

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. Bring a copied set of photos to the class.
CE-CRAFT 2032, 1 Sun., Aug. 7, 12:30-3:00 pm, KNC-3, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #5489

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 as you develop a working knowledge of art terms and art skills. The class will be encouraged to work together to create the atmosphere of an atelier. For all levels.
At Peekskill Center: CE-ART 2146PE, 12 M/W, June 6-July 18 (skip 7/4), 7:00-9:00 pm, $250 (+ $20 studio fee). #5670

Photography Forum: Sharpening Your Photography Skills
OK, so you’ve got your camera; now what? Make your 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. 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. Historic and contemporary issues will be introduced and discussed relative to the shooting assignments.
At Peekskill Center: CE-PHOTO 2007PE, 6 M/W, July 11-27, 7:00-9:00 pm, $258 (+ $50 lab fee). #5671