Art, Hobbies & Crafts
ART, HOBBIES & CRAFTS
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., Feb. 4-Mar. 11, 7:00-9:00 pm, $258
(+ $50 lab fee). #14015
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., Feb. 5-Mar. 12,7:00-9:00 pm, $258 (+ $50 lab fee). #14016
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, 6Thurs., Feb. 6-Mar. 13,7:00-9:00 pm, $201 (+ $30 studio fee). #14017
Fun with Watercolor
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for materials list. Held at Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
CE-ART 2006, 6 Tues., Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 6:00-8:00 pm, $135. J Cianflone. #13941
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 email@example.com for materials list. Held at Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
CE-ART 2038, 6 Thurs., Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 6:00-8:00 pm, $135. J Cianflone. #13942
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for materials list. Held at Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
CE-ART 2014, 8 Tues., Feb. 25-Apr. 15, 6:00-8:00 pm. $165. J Cianflone. #13943
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 email@example.com for materials list. Held at Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
CE-ART 2040, 8 Thurs., Feb. 27-Apr. 17, 6:00-8:00 pm. $165. J Cianflone. #13944
NEW! Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration
Vincent Davis, editor and illustrator for the horror anthology seriesEND 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 Sat., Jan. 18-Mar. 8, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $160. V Davis. #13949
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 & 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., Mar. 9, 12:30-4:00 pm, KNC-2, $40 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). D Machicote. #13950
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. 4-Mar. 25, 6:00-8:00 pm, LIB-G36, $150. D Freeman. #13951
Ceramics: Hand Building/Wheel Class
Whether you are experienced or just a beginner, all levels are welcome in this hand building and wheel throwing ceramics class. Explore making functional pottery forms, such as bowls, cups, and vases as well as your personal artistic vision. A materials list will be provided upon registration. Held at the Center for the Arts, County Center, White Plains.
CE-ART 2086, 8 Tues., Mar. 11-Apr. 29, 6:30-9:30 pm, $300. D Hughes. #14263
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.
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 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. 2-Apr. 6, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $115. S Frank. #13952
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. 2-Apr. 6, 2:30-4:30 pm, Room TBD, $115. S Frank. #13953