Children's Classes - Summer 2019

July 8, 2019 - August 10, 2019

3-D Mixed-Media Sculpture 3-D Mixed-Media Sculpture

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

3D Mixed Media Sculpture

Let's get creative! In this class we will be exploring a variety of art materials and methods. We will make clay figures, papier mache masks, use tiles, stones, paint and paper. We will look at art & artists from all over the world to inspire us. Try something new and exciting!

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Instructor(s): Devon Purkiss
Time: Wednesday, 11am - 1pm
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 9 - 13
Fee: $55

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. Strong draftsmanship suggested/ Recommended for those with a solid foundation in drawing.

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Ceramics Ceramics

Instructor(s): Ana Ruiz-Castillo
Time: Saturdays, 11am - 1pm
Location: BRAC - 3-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 6 - 12 with parent
Fee: $55

"Coils and Cups: Ceramics"

In this course students, both children and adults, will explore design while making cups and vases using the coiling technique. Students will work on form and shape to finalize their projects applying colorful glazes before firing them in the kiln.

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Digital Animation Digital Animation

Instructor(s): Isael Luperon
Time: Wednesdays, 2-4pm
Location: BRAC - Computer Lab (2nd Floor)
Ages: 11 - 15
Fee: $55

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 and Painting Drawing and Painting

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

Drawing and Painting with Tiffany Miller

Ages 6-12. Especially Parents with young children working together!

Learn to draw and paint this summer in a stimulating, easygoing, supportive environment. We will have fun experimenting with colored pencils, charcoal, acrylic paint, markers, crayons, pastels and watercolors. Open to parents with their children, ages 6-9, as well as children over 7.


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Portfolio Preparation

Instructor(s): Joel Adas and Tammy Wofsey
Time: Fridays, 11-1
Location: BRAC - 2-D Studio (4th Floor)
Ages: 11 - 18 with parent
Fee: $11

Fridays, 11am - 1pm

July 19 and August 2

Portfolio Prep - NEW SUMMER CLASS

Our professional Teaching Artists will work individually with students to help them prepare a well representative portfolio for HS Auditions and College applications. Students should be prepared to bring in already produced work, so instructors can beter guide them in their portfolio presentation.

Tweens/Teens ages 11 -18 
($11 per workshop)

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Fee Information:

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

Register before June 18 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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Wednesday - Friday: 3 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

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Saturday: 10:30 - 4 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.