Children's Classes - Spring 2020

March 30, 2020 - June 20, 2020

Cartooning Cartooning

Instructor(s): Segun Braithwaith
Time: Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 11 - 15
Fee: $95

Sequential Art
How are Comics and Manga made? How can you create your very own? In this course, students will develop an original short comic story featuring their very own characters! Students will learn about lettering their stories, drawing backgrounds efficiently and effectively using perspective, as well as creating dynamic compositions. Work will be hand drawn with pencil and ink, students seeking additional challenge can add color to their work and will be guided on how to select colors that "pop"! Past BRAC Cartooning students will find this series as "the next step" in their development. Beginners with a strong interest in comics, cartoons, and art are welcome!

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Ceramics Ceramics

Instructor(s): Ana Ruiz-Castillo
Time: Saturdays, 2 - 4 PM
Location: BRAC - 3-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 20 - 85 with parent
Fee: $120

We will build upon the basics of ceramics with an emphasis on the creative use of clay to produce a unique body of your own work. Participants will be guided to expand their creative ceramics skills while creating uniquely formed objects such as vases, boxes, cups, pots, realistic and abstract sculptures. Students will continue perfecting their different modeling techniques such as pinching, coiling, slabs and glazing, with a basic introduction to the potters wheel. Emphasis will be on working on independent project goals.

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Digital Illustration Digital Illustration

Instructor(s): Maria Ferrari
Time: Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30
Location: BRAC - Computer Lab (2nd Floor)
Ages: 11 - 16
Fee: $95

Learn Photoshop - Create Great Art
Photoshop skills and knowledge provide great creative possibilities.In this class we will work on projects that will incorporate Photoshop tools & techniques that will serve students well as they progress into higher education and beyond. This class teaches basic skills and good work habits that are essential to mastering Photoshop – skills that will prepare for a lifetime of creating digital art with ease. This class will be both fun and valuable – lessons learned will enable students to build portfolios suitable for high school submissions or college applications. At the end of the course each student will be able to exhibit prints of their work.

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Drawing Drawing

Instructor(s): Tiffany Miller
Time: Mondays, 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 12 with parent
Fee: $95

Learn To Draw By Drawing
Drawing is one of the oldest forms of communication and storytelling. Discover the beauty, magic and power of this artistic discipline in a relaxed, supportive environment. Learn to express your own personal visions, ideas and observations. Draw with charcoal, graphite pencils, colored pencils, markers, pastels, paint, etc. Draw from life, imagination, reference materials and class exercises. All levels are welcome.

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Intro to Painting and Drawing Ages 6-9 Intro to Painting and Drawing Ages 6-9

Instructor(s): Joel Adas
Time: Saturdays, 11am - 1pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 12 with parent
Fee: $95

Painting and drawing fo Kids Ages 6-9: color and the creation of dreamlike worlds
In this course we will examine art from various cultures with a particular emphasis on color and how it is used to create a fantastical world. Artists we will examine include Hiroshige, Matisse, Kerry James Marshall, and Joan Brown.

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Introduction to Art and Design Introduction to Art and Design

Instructor(s): Kathie Halfin
Time: Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 12 with parent
Fee: $95

Intro to Art and Design - Working with Mixed Media 


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Painting Ages 10-12 Painting Ages 10-12

Instructor(s): Ana Ruiz-Castillo
Time: Saturdays, 2 - 4 PM
Location: Bronx River Art Center
Ages: 14 - 19
Fee: $95

Painting and drawing with pre-teens Ages 10-12
This class is designed to develop a foundation in drawing, perspective, composition, color, tone, and value. Students learn to observe and interpret still life subjects, as well as study the dynamics, character and essence of the model. They will gain a variety of skills needed to create their own artwork, incorporating a broad range of approaches and materials including: graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, marker, ink, oil pastel and acrylics.


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Cancellation Policy If a class does not meet capacity, it may be canceled, in which case students will have the option to either take another class or receive a full refund.

Unless otherwise noted, all classes include materials and use of professional equipment.

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Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819

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Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
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DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.