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Spring 2020 Fine Arts & Digital Media Classes

April 15, 2020 - June 6, 2020

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Bronx River Art Center
SPRING 2020 VISUAL ART AND DIGITAL MEDIA CLASSES ONLINE!

The Bronx River Art Center is pleased to offer 4 Visual Art and 2 Digital Media online classes this spring semester. We, like many, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are searching for new ways to keep our programming alive and our community creative. As we cope with the uncertainty that surrounds us and our future, we are asking for small contributions from our patrons for a limited selection of classes for both youth and adults.


April 27 - June 6, 2020 

Visual Art Classes 
Mondays, Five Ways to See the Sea with Joel Adas, 
Tuesdays, Drawing with Tiffany Miller, 
Thursdays, Discovery and Making with Marta Blair
Fridays, Postal Mail Art Exchange with Tammy Wofsey

Digital Media Classes
Wednesdays, Digital Illustration with Maria Ferrari
Saturdays, Digital Animation with Hector Canonge

Payment Options 
$5 per single Drop-in visual art (only) class session
$22.50 for one 5 week long class in Visual Art or Digital Media Class 
$20 for one week of 4 Visual Art Sessions 
$75 access to all 6 classes for all 5 weeks (Visual Art & Digital Media Classes)

Both of our Digital Media classes require participants to register for the full 5 weeks due to the lesson plans being sequential. 

We are grateful for your support and for the opportunity to continue to provide virtual creative outlets for our teaching artists, students and families. Please consider Donating or purchasing a Membership to our art center during these uncertain times.

 


Visual Art Classes:

Mondays, 4pm - 6pm: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1

        $5 per session or $22.50 for all 5 weeks

        $20 for one week of unlimited Drop in Visual Art Sessions

        $75 for unlimited access for all 5 week classes 

Five Ways to See the Sea with Joel Adas

This course will look at five different artists to see how they depicted the sea. Their works will span several centuries and different cultures and will be the inspiration for five different projects that you can make at home. Each project will provide students with a new approach and process through which to depict the sea.

Materials: Acrylic or tempera paint, watercolors, colored pencils, pencils, erasers, fine tip marker, scissors, glue 

You can order your supplies at Blick and have them mailed directly to your home. Local pharmacies offer some supplies. 


Tuesdays, 4pm - 6pm: April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26

      $5 per session or $22.50 for all 5 weeks

      $20 for one week of unlimited Drop in Visual Art Sessions

      $75 for unlimited access for all 5 week classes

Drawing : Learn To Draw By Drawing with Tiffany Miller

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.

You can order your supplies at Blick and have them mailed directly to your home. Local pharmacies offer some supplies. 


Thursdays, 4pm - 6pm: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28

        $5 per session or $22.50 for all 5 weeks

        $20 for one week of unlimited Drop in Visual Art Sessions

        $75 for unlimited access for all 5 week classes

Discovery and Making with Marta Blair

Participants will learn about different artists and creative groups while exploring different materials and techniques each week. Through mixed media, with materials mostly found at home, students will explore and expand their skills, consider other points of view and try to use materials in different ways to approach their art process with more freedom and strength. This 5 week class discusses artists like Louise Bourgeois, William Kentridge, and creative groups like the textile artists from the Gee's Bend, scientific illustrators and more.

Materials: 

-Mixed Media card stock or any sturdy paper, larger sizes ideal. 9x12" and up.
-Matte Medium (Ideal) or any white glue.
-Paints of any kind ( Inks, acrylics, watercolor etc) 

SUGGESTED FROM HOME:
Scrap color paper, old books, magazines, cardboard from boxes,  tissue paper, thread, yarn or cords, fabric swatches, soft pencils, eraser, paper plates, scissors, X-acto knife.

You can order your supplies at Blick and have them mailed directly to your home. Local pharmacies offer some supplies.


Fridays, 4pm - 6pm: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

       $5 per session or $22.50 for all 5 weeks

       $20 for one week of unlimited Drop in Visual Art Sessions

       $75 for unlimited access for all 5 week classes

Postal Mail Art Exchange with Tammy Wofsey

An online to postal mail art exchange which combines the analog with the digital world. Participants will embrace a collaborative, slower art making practice in a time of fast digital media. 



 

Digital Media Classes:

Wednesdays, 4pm - 6pm: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27

       $22.50 for 5 week class

       $75 for unlimited access for all 5 week classes

Digital Illustration: Learn Photoshop - Create Great Art with Maria Ferrari

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 you for a lifetime of creating digital art with ease. This class will be both fun and valuable – lessons learned here 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.

Access to Photoshop is required for this 5 week class. If you are a NYC Public School student, you could access the Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe CC) for free. Consult with your school on how to get your student access and ID. 


Saturdays, 2pm - 4pm: May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6

        $22.50 for 5 week class

         $75 for unlimited access for all 5 week classes

Digital Animation with Hector Canonge

Discover how digital animation can be used to make everyday objects come to life on screen. Working with computers, tablets, cameras, and crafts, participants will work in small projects to develop, direct, and film their own original animated movies. 

Digital Animation class consists of 5 sessions each one of them built on a modular basis. Participants are required to follow each module (session) to learn the fundamental tools and techniques for 2D animation.  Drawing skills are not required, but participants should be knowledgeable of working with computers, laptops or mobile devices.

This online workshop will cover an introduction to the principles of animation with hands-on examples and an overview of optical toys, stop motion, and frame by frame animation. Participants are required to have the following:

 

There will be no classes during Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 23rd - Monday, May 25, 2020. 

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

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GALLERY HOURS:
Wednesday - Friday: 3 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

OFFICE & CENTER HOURS:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 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.