Creativity Center Offerings

The Center is pleased to announce a variety non-credit workshop and course opportunities are available at the Center this Fall, 2012. To register, please call the Center, 914-606-7500, or Download a Non-Credit Course Application


Holiday Beaded Snowflake Workshop

Instructor Aurelio Castaño will teach you to make this beautiful beaded 6-point snowflake using Swarovski crystals. The snowflake can be worn as a necklace or turned into a holiday ornament. Amaterials list will be providedupon registration.

Saturday, November 17th
1 pm – 5 pm
Fee: $45
Instructor: Aurelio Castaño

Silverpoint Workshop

Leonardo da Vinci, one ofhistory’s greatest draftsmen,produced drawings of unparalleled delicacy and beauty using silverpoint – a technique of drawing with pure silver. David Young, will teach a seminar on the history, science and techniques of the renaissance technique of silverpoint drawing. This course will cover fundamental aspects of academic drawing and will explore in depth the centuries old techniques of silverpoint. Students will make their own silverpoint drawing tools, prepare the necessary ground and paper, and create original drawings.

Friday, October 19, 10 am – 4 pm
Fee: $65
Instructor: David Young

Drawing Marathon

This special workshop is designed to expand one’s experience of working with the figure and to deepen one’s knowledge of anatomy and aspects of drawing. Through the exploration of various media and techniques, participants will learn to make drawings using the figure rather than figure drawings. The seminar will include numerous lectures and demonstrations using a variety of models and media. The participants will begin by working on 18X24 paper and will advance to life size drawing using rolls of paper. Materials fee includes the cost of the model, rolls of brown paper, and a large backing board. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

December 5, 6, 7 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Fee: $273 plus $35 materials fee.
Instructor: David Fox

Photography Workshop for Teens (ages 15-18)

This is an introductory course to digital photography. Students will learn to use their digital SLR cameras, analyze composition, re-touch and correct photos in Photoshop and print their photographs. Portfolio development and photography projects will be given.

Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
October 4 – December 13 (10 weeks)
Fee: $350
Instructor: Ofer Wolberger

Portfolio Workshop for Teens (ages 15-18)

This non-credit class focuses on helping teens develop their portfolios for college admission. Projects are devised to build skills in drawing and painting as well as to express individuality and creativity. Mostly a hands-on art class, portfolio presentation methods will be discussed. All levels welcome.

Wednesdays, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
October 3 – December 12 (10 weeks)
Fee: $350
Instructor: Margery Appelbaum

Starting Your Own Jewelry Business

Calling all jewelry designers ready to start their own business doing what they love! In this fast-paced, hands-on workshop, experienced designer, author and consultant Victoria Tillotson will teach you how to successfully develop and launch your line. We’ll cover topics such as designing a comprehensive line, researching your market, sample-making, sourcing and manufacturing, finding a rep/showroom, wholesale vs. direct to consumer, press and PR, trade shows, customer service, creating a dynamic web presence, and much more.

Saturday, November 3, 10 am – 4 pm
Fee: $115
Instructor: Victoria Tillotson


Craft Media: Beading

This introductory course will explore basic seed bead weaving techniques, students will learn to make jewelry pieces using thread and seed beads of different sizes and shapes. No experience is needed. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

Session 1: September 21 – October 19
Session 2: October 26 – November 30
no class Nov. 23
5 Fridays, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Fee: $216
Instructor: Aurelio Castaño

Ceramics: Handbuild/Wheel Class

Whether you are an advanced student or a beginner, you are welcome in this handbuilding and wheel throwing ceramic class. Explore making functional pottery forms such as bowls, cups, and vases while you develop your personal artistic vision. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
8 Saturdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
September 29 – November 17
Fee: $300

Street Photography

Venture into the streets of New York City to capture the vitality of the city through photography. Instructor Sean Hemmerle will guide students on perfecting their compositional skills, lighting techniques and developing a story in one shot.
4 Saturdays 3 pm – 5 pm.

Meeting times: October 13, 27, November 10
and 17.
Fee: $125
Instructor: Sean Hemmerle

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. A materials list will be provided upon registration.
6 Thursdays, Sept. 13 – Oct. 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Fee: $125
Instructor: J Cianflone

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. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

6 Tuesdays, Sept. 11 – Oct. 16, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Fee: $125
Instructor: J. Cianflone

Open Life Drawing Session With Model

Monitored life drawing session (no instructor) offered to all, on a donation basis. All are welcome. Enjoy three hours of focused life drawing. Offered on a first come, first served basis to a max of 20 participants. Open to the public and all enrolled students.

3 Fridays, October 5,
November 2, 30
10 am – 1 pm
Fee: on a donation basis