Art, Hobbies & Crafts


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 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 M/W, July 7-23, 7:00-9:00 pm, $258 (+ $50 lab fee). #5888

Painting the Figure
With a focus on figure painting of both nude and clothed models, learn basic materials, tools, and techniques for figure painting in oil or acrylic on canvas. The subjects for compositions in this course will be taken primarily from the human model; however, some may be taken from photography. The course will explore techniques for creating art from real life through the use of photography, and how you can use figure painting skills developed in class to create art on your own.
At Peekskill Center: CE-ART 2049PE, 6 T/Th, June 10-26, 6:00-9:00 pm, $201 (+ $30 studio fee). #5889

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 M/W, June 9-25, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, $258 (+ $50 lab fee). #5890

Watercolor Workshop
This class is suitable for students who know the basics of watercolor painting but want to develop their skills. Color mixing, and individual projects will be emphasized. Contact instructor at for materials list. Held at Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
CE-ART 2014, 8 Tues., May 27-July 15, 6:00-8:00 pm. $165. J Cianflone. #5899

NEW! 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!
CE-ART 2132, 5 Tues., July 22-Aug. 19, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $100. J Cianflone. #6065

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 for materials list. Held at Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
CE-ART 2038, 6 Thurs., May 29-July 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, $135. J Cianflone. #5898

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 for materials list. Held at Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
CE-ART 2040, 8 Thurs., July 10-Aug. 28, 6:00-8:00 pm. $165. J Cianflone. #5900

NEW! Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration
Vincent Davis, editor and illustrator for the horror anthology series END TIMES, leads his students through the creative process of illustrating comic books and cartoon strips. Included are expressions, figures in motion, drawing hands, perspectives, creatures and action figures, gag writing, printing, and independent publishing tips. Highly instructional and entertaining! Adults and teens 15 years and over.
CE-ART 2122, 8 Fri., June 6-Aug. 1 (skip 7/4), 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $160 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). V Davis. #5759


NEW! Card Making and Paper Craft Embellishments
Discover how to use stamps, ink, and simple paper crafting tools (such as a 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. The techniques you learn in this class can be applied to scrapbooks, canvas art, mixed media, and paper crafts.
CE-CRAFT 2044, 1 Sun., Aug. 3, 12:30-3:30 pm, KNC-4, $30 (+ $5 material fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #6076

Intro to Scrapbooking
Want to scrapbook but don’t know where to start? We’ll help you become familiar with simple scrapbooking terms and techniques such as cardstock, themes titles, journaling, pictures, and embellishments, then learn to use basic tools such as paper punches, decorative scissors, and paper trimmer. It’s a fun and easy course that will help bring out the artist in you! Please bring several pictures to class in a particular theme such as birthday, baby, vacation, pet, etc. CE-CRAFT 2032, 1 Sun., June 15, 12:00 noon-3:00 pm, KNC-2, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #5807

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, 6 Tues., July 1-Aug. 19, 6:00-8:00 pm, LIB-G36, $150. D Freeman. #5806

Hobbies & Games

NEW! Navigating Genealogy Websites
A page by page discussion on researching records on genealogy websites on the internet. Utilizing key websites makes it easy to do your research from the comfort of your home. Some research sites to be explored include,,, and more.
CE-PRSDV-2093, 2 Sat., Aug. 2 & 9, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, KNC-4, $40. A Lauriano. #6061

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 current Mah Jongg card to class. It is available from the National Mah Jongg League, / 212-246-3052.
CE-HOBBY 2002, 6 Sun., June 8-July 20 (skip 7/6), 12:30-2:30 pm, Room TBD, $115. S Frank. #5903

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, / 212-246-3052.
CE-HOBBY 2009, 6 Sun., June 8-July 20 (skip 7/6), 3:00-5:00 pm, Room TBD, $115. S Frank. #5904