Children's Classes - Spring 2019

April 1, 2019 - June 15, 2019


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

In this course, students will develop an original short (2 - 5 page) comic story featuring characters that they've created! Students will learn to draw backgrounds and environments that bring their worlds to life, as well as creating dynamic compositions and narrative flow. Work will be hand drawn with pencil and ink. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop and digital coloring! Returning BRAC Cartooning students will find this series as "the next step" in their development. Strong draftsmanship suggested/ Recommended for those with a solid foundation in drawing.

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Ceramics Ceramics

Instructor(s): Reuben King
Time: Mondays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 3-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 10 - 13
Fee: $95

This course covers clay-handling techniques such as pinch-pots, coiling, and slab building. Students will create and glaze their own pieces, while learning about the ceramic items that support our everyday experiences.

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Digital Animation

Instructor(s): Isael Luperon
Time: Saturday, 2-4pm
Location: BRAC - Computer Lab (2nd Floor)
Ages: 11 - 15
Fee: $95

The Color of Your World

Do you love animated shows from Cartoon Network and Netflix? Want to learn how to bring your own drawings to life? Here at BRAC, we are welcoming students who are passionate about art and want to take their work to the next level. In our Digital Animation class, you will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop to create your very own animated works with absolutely no prior experience needed. Not only will we develop your skills as young artists, but this is also an opportunity to add more unique work into your portfolios. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate your animations to others through BronxNet.

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Drawing & Printmaking

Instructor(s): Tammy Wofsey
Time: Friday, 4:30-6:30pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 80
Fee: $95

Introduction to Printmaking

All ages welcome! Especially Parents with young children working together!

In this class we will explore different kinds of printmaking methods. We will first learn how to make our own handmade and marbled papers for chine collé then linocut prints, watercolor monotypes, stencils, drypoint and collographs. We will explore drawing and color with the printmaking tools we learn.


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Painting and Drawing

Instructor(s): Joel Adas
Time: Saturday, 11am-1pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 9 with parent
Fee: $95

Creatures, Mythological and Otherwise: kids and parents together

In this class, we will look at a variety of artists new and old and their depictions of animals. On the way, we will learn new techniques, play games designed to invent new creatures, and explore how recycled materials can become amazing animals.

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Please note: It is a first come, first serve policy. Reserve your spot as soon as possible!

Register before  to receive a 10% discount!

All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Or contact us at or call 718.589.5819

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.