Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

47 | COVID-19 vaccination requirements for in-person classes at Textbook Required IN-PERSON Illustrative Drawing Explore drawing with the emphasis on telling a story or complimenting text. Learn basic drawing techniques using a variety of materials such as watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil and more. CE-ART 2292, 10 Wed., Jan. 18-Mar. 22, 1:30-4:30 pm, KNC-4, $388. B Waldman. #20077 NEW! IN-PERSON Fresh Flowers Floral Arrangements 101 Learn how to make unbelievable centerpieces for your office, home, dinner party, etc, using seasonal fresh flowers. CE-CRAFT 2073, 7 Fri., Feb. 3-Mar. 17, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-4, $170. M Desire. #20407 IN-PERSON Silk Floral Arrangements 101 Learn the basic principles of flower arranging including everything you need to produce creative floral arrangements for your home, office, friends, etc. Practice principles of floral design such as how to utilize color intensity, shape and form to design breath taking floral arrangements. No prior knowledge of floral arrangement principles required. The list of materials will be given out the first day of class and can be obtained from the instructor or any arts and crafts store. CE-CRAFT 2029, 7 Fri., Mar. 24-May 12, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-4, $166. M Desire. #20004 Learn the Arts in Peekskill The following four courses are offered by SUNY Westchester Peekskill, located at 27 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY. To register for these classes, call 914-606-7300 or email NEW! IN-PERSON Mural-Making for Public Exhibition in 30 Hrs Utilizing a unifying theme inspired by the City of Peekskill’s history, multicultures, and natural environment, students enrolled in this 8-week workshop will collaboratively design, paint, and install large and small-scale murals for public exhibition at the Center for the Digital Arts. Led by NYC artist and cultural activist Alex Rojas, participants will increase their knowledge and understanding about creating meaningful visual art statements that elicit audience interaction. Students will also increase their art skills in 2D design and construction; color selection, mixing, and painting application; and installing art in public places. The murals produced will be displayed in the Center upon course conclusion and an artists’ opening reception will be scheduled for the community. At SUNY Westchester Peekskill: CE-ART 2353PE, 10 Sat., Jan. 21-Mar. 25, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $350. #20310 IN-PERSON Painting & Drawing for Adults in 24 Hrs Get your ideas out of your sketchbook! Students will enjoy painting in the studio in class and outdoors in an interactive environment. In this class, students will learn from discussion, group critique, examples of art while honing art skills of observation, gesture, composition, value, color mixing, and brushstroke, etc. The teaching artist demonstrates painting and drawing techniques for portraiture, representing the human form, and landscape, abstraction. At SUNY Westchester Peekskill: CE-ART 2146PE, 12 Mon., Feb. 6-Apr. 24,6:30-8:30 pm, $277. #20311 IN-PERSON Mixed Media Printmaking for Adults in 24 Hrs Discover innovative ways to make handmade prints in addition to how technology such as computers and jet printers make printing contemporary. Make a portrait print based on a photograph, drawing from observation, and imagination. The instructor will introduce soft linocut, monotype, stenciling, and how to marbleize paper, to create prints on rice paper and other printmaking papers. At SUNY Westchester Peekskill: CE-ART 2334PE, 8 Tues., Feb. 7-Mar. 28, 6:30-9:30 pm, $311. #20312 Painting En Plein Air in 24 Hrs Students will focus on outdoor landscape painting. Various locations throughout the local area will be selected. Rain dates TBA. Focus will be on color mixing, light and shadow, and composition. Students will be informed of the great plein air traditions of the Impressionists and the Hudson River School painters. Various approaches to landscape painting will be introduced, including water-mixable techniques in oil painting. This class will be offsite. CE-ART 2020PE, 8 Sat., Mar. 25-May 20 (skip 4/8), 10:00 am-1:00 pm, $277. #20313 Register Early! Classes are cancelled for under-enrollment several days in advance. We recommend that you register ONE week in advance of the course start date.