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Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you're a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You'll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. Painting by student, Sandy L. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Jul 23 - Aug 27
summer
2pm18 - 0weekly
Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you're a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You'll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. Painting by student, Sandy L. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Jul 23 - Aug 27
summer
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Camera-less Photography Without a Darkroom: The Chemigram
A unique and rare alternative photo process, chemigrams quickly and easily yield results that are as singular as they are spectacular even for the beginner. More related in method and approach to painting and printmaking than to photography, chemigrams use no camera or darkroom. We'll be working in ambient light with darkroom chemicals on black and white photo paper to create subtly colored prints, using a variety of resists, from simple household ingredients like honey and glue, to specialized formulas. We'll also explore hand-coloring methods. No prior photo, printmaking or painting experience is required. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Aug 3 - Aug 24
summer
5pm weekly
Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you're a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You'll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. Painting by instructor, Liz Marraffino. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Sep 3 - Sep 17
fall
2pm weekly
Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you're a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You'll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. Painting by instructor, Liz Marraffino. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Sep 3 - Sep 17
fall
6:30pm weekly
50+ Drawing & Painting Mini-Term
This is a 3-wk mini class to tie over the extended holiday break between the summer and fall sections of the 10-wk classes. Join Gene’s drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Sep 5 - Sep 19
fall
1:30pm weekly
Basics of Painting + Drawing: All Levels
If you've wanted to draw or paint but never had the opportunity—or if you've been doing it your whole life—join us in working from still life, imagination/photographs, and the figure. This class is a combination of Basics of Drawing with the option to paint in your medium of choice. Pencils, charcoal and pastels are provided by the JCC for in-class use; painting supplies will be discussed with individuals who choose to paint. Detail of painting by student, A. Kanoff. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Mon, Sep 29
fall
10:30am once
Drawing, Painting + Printmaking
Beginning and returning students will benefit from the varied media explored in this open workshop format. You will pick subjects you enjoy and develop them in different mediums: charcoal, pastels, acrylics, and printmaking. Many supplies provided; others will be discussed in class. Painting by student, B. Berns. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Sep 30
fall
9am once
Printmaking
Thanks to the generous donation of a printing press by Gerson and Judith Leiber, we are able to offer the rare opportunity to learn the basic principles of this classic artistic process. Create monotypes, which are painterly prints that offer freedom and spontaneity unmatched by any other artistic process. Explore basic approaches, materials, and techniques without the use of acid, including drypoint, collage, and relief cut images such as linoleum cuts and wood cuts. Starter supplies included in course cost; additional supplies discussed at first class. Print by student, K. Bruckner. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Sep 30
fall
12pm18 - 0once
Adventures in Watercolor, Drawing & Illustration
This watercolor workshop is an introduction and exploration designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Explore wet-on-wet washes to let colors flow and bleed into each other, creating beautifully unexpected effects. Using washes on a dry surface, you'll experience the reverse—control and form. Both methods will encourage your creativity and skills. We'll be inspired by lush vegetables, fruits, florals, textural displays, and decorative lettering. Supply list will be emailed in advance; space is limited. Detail of poppy watercolor by student, E. Azorin. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Sep 30
fall
6:30pm once
Printmaking without a Press:
The Expanded Monotype
Ideal for those without access to a press or printmaking facility, this workshop takes a mixed-media approach to monotype—the most immediate of all the printmaking processes. You'll discover numerous image-making methods that can all be recreated in your home studio or apartment. We will work both additively and subtractively, with stencils, stamps, collage, and shaped foam-print plates to create complex layered prints. All materials are non-toxic and all levels are welcome. Supply list will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Oct 5 - Oct 26
fall
5pm18 - 0weekly
Basics of Painting + Drawing: All Levels
If you've wanted to draw or paint but never had the opportunity—or if you've been doing it your whole life—join us in working from still life, imagination/photographs, and the figure. This class is a combination of Basics of Drawing with the option to paint in your medium of choice. Pencils, charcoal and pastels are provided by the JCC for in-class use; painting supplies will be discussed with individuals who choose to paint. Detail of painting by student, A. Kanoff. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Mon, Oct 13 - Dec 15
fall
10:30am weekly
Drawing the Portrait: All Levels
This class will give students the basics necessary to draw and paint the human face. Learn how to use light and shadow to create the 3D forms of the human head. A live model will be used each session. The class will start with one-day poses, then will progressively work into longer, multiple-week poses. Drawing supplies will be emailed a week in advance. Pastel by instructor, Gabriela Dellosso. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Mon, Oct 13 - Nov 17
fall
12pm18 - 0weekly
Drawing, Painting + Printmaking
Beginning and returning students will benefit from the varied media explored in this open workshop format. You will pick subjects you enjoy and develop them in different mediums: charcoal, pastels, acrylics, and printmaking. Many supplies provided; others will be discussed in class. Painting by student, B. Berns. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Oct 14 - Dec 16
fall
9am weekly
Printmaking
Thanks to the generous donation of a printing press by Gerson and Judith Leiber, we are able to offer the rare opportunity to learn the basic principles of this classic artistic process. Create monotypes, which are painterly prints that offer freedom and spontaneity unmatched by any other artistic process. Explore basic approaches, materials, and techniques without the use of acid, including drypoint, collage, and relief cut images such as linoleum cuts and wood cuts. Starter supplies included in course cost; additional supplies discussed at first class. Print by student, K. Bruckner. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Oct 14 - Dec 16
fall
12pm18 - 0weekly
Collage Intensive
Create dynamic collages while learning about composition and technique. In this class geared for both beginners and experienced artists, students will explore color theory and the use of basic adhesives for different materials. Learn how to make image transfers using photocopies and/or magazine images with packing tape and acrylic paint. Supplies will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Oct 19
fall
2pm18 - 0once
Collage Workshops
Create spirited collages while learning about color, composition, adhesives and technique. In this class geared for both beginners and experienced artists, students will explore the use of different materials and techniques such as packing tape transfers, tea dying and acrylic medium transfers. Supplies will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Oct 21
fall
6:30pm once
Adventures in Watercolor, Drawing & Illustration
This watercolor workshop is an introduction and exploration designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Explore wet-on-wet washes to let colors flow and bleed into each other, creating beautifully unexpected effects. Using washes on a dry surface, you'll experience the reverse—control and form. Both methods will encourage your creativity and skills. We'll be inspired by lush vegetables, fruits, florals, textural displays, and decorative lettering. Supply list will be emailed in advance; space is limited. Detail of poppy watercolor by student, E. Azorin. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Oct 21 - Nov 11
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Watercolor: All Levels
Explore a variety of watercolor techniques with an emphasis on developing your style and abilities. Demos in color and design, wet-on-wet, and dry-brush techniques, and a unique new watercolor stretched canvas will be covered. Students of all levels can paint from still life, photos, or your own subjects. Supply list will be emailed in advance. Detail of watercolor by instructor, Denis Ponsot. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Oct 22 - Jan 14
fall
10am18 - 0weekly
Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you're a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You'll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. Painting by instructor, Liz Marraffino. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Oct 22 - Jan 14
fall
2pm18 - 0weekly
Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you're a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You'll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. Painting by instructor, Liz Marraffino. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Oct 22 - Jan 14
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Projects in Painting + Drawing: All Levels
Plot your own project path with the support of your guide, Heidi Johnson. After an initial warm up exercise, Heidi tailors instruction for each student to ensure that everyone accomplishes their goals. Participants will work on their own projects in a lively, open studio setting, while receiving technical and conceptual guidance. All levels are welcome. Most drawing supplies provided by JCC; other supplies will be discussed in class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Oct 23 - Jan 15
fall
10am weekly
Art History Series
Learn how an artist establishes the mood of a painting and/or makes a statement through utilizing specific visual properties. Gene will discuss individual elements of composition such as line, color, and space, while showing famous works of art that illustrate these properties. Use what you’ve learned in your own artistic practice, or while deciphering a new piece in a museum. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Oct 23
fall
7pm18 - 0once
Watercolor: All Levels
Explore a variety of watercolor techniques with an emphasis on developing your style and abilities. Demos in color and design, wet-on-wet, and dry-brush techniques, and a unique new watercolor stretched canvas will be covered. Students of all levels can paint from still life, photos, or your own subjects. Supply list will be emailed in advance. Detail of watercolor by instructor, Denis Ponsot. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Oct 24 - Jan 9
fall
10am18 - 0weekly
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Join Gene’s drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. Painting by Gene Wisniewski, instructor. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Oct 24 - Jan 9
fall
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Collage Workshops
Create spirited collages while learning about color, composition, adhesives and technique. In this class geared for both beginners and experienced artists, students will explore the use of different materials and techniques such as packing tape transfers, tea dying and acrylic medium transfers. Supplies will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Oct 28 - Dec 2
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Printmaking without a Press: Creative Linocuts
Relief printing is the oldest form of printmaking, and linoleum makes it incredibly easy to practice this ancient art. Popular for their bold graphic quality, linocuts also don’t require a press. In this workshop, we'll cover all stages of the process—image transfer, carving, inking, registration, and printing. We'll be working with different linoleum blocks to create two-color images, while experimenting with multiple color combinations. Supply list will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sat, Nov 1 - Dec 7
fall
5pm18 - 0custom
Collage Party
Collage Party is a weekly event for artists and not-yet-artists, young and old, to gather around a large table and create collages on a theme selected at the beginning of each session. Students will pull from a large pile of mixed paper in the center of the table, as well as the energy of the other students surrounding them. Students will finish their collage at home and bring it to share with the group the following week. A small supply list will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Nov 2 - Nov 16
fall
5:30pm custom
Artful Aging: Re-Enchantment Through Art/Play (for 60+)
Creativity, community, and novelty have all been associated with aging well. In this class, we will cultivate these qualities through art-making, a life-and soul-enhancing endeavor. Each class will include play and experimentation, demos and instruction, and discussion. We will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with a variety of techniques (e.g., painting, monoprinting, collaging) and materials. If you are seeking new experiences that can support you in aging artfully and want a comfortable, safe space to develop your creative self, this workshop is for you. No previous art experience is necessary. Some supplies included; a materials fee payable to the instructor will be determined and emailed out prior to the first class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Nov 6 - Dec 18
fall
9:30am50 - 0weekly
Art History Series
Not just another rundown of names, dates, and "isms." Rather, the big picture of how world art has developed over the past 90,000 years. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Nov 13
fall
7pm18 - 0once
Exploring Color: A Watercolor Workshop
This watercolor workshop is an introduction and exploration designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Explore wet-on-wet washes to let colors flow and bleed into each other, creating beautifully unexpected effects. Using washes on a dry surface, you'll experience the reverse—control and form. Both methods will encourage your creativity and skills. Supply list will be emailed in advance; space is limited. Kitchen poster by instructor, Marika Hahn. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Nov 16
fall
2pm once
Adventures in Watercolor, Drawing & Illustration
This watercolor workshop is an introduction and exploration designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Explore wet-on-wet washes to let colors flow and bleed into each other, creating beautifully unexpected effects. Using washes on a dry surface, you'll experience the reverse—control and form. Both methods will encourage your creativity and skills. We'll be inspired by lush vegetables, fruits, florals, textural displays, and decorative lettering. Supply list will be emailed in advance; space is limited. Detail of poppy watercolor by student, E. Azorin. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Nov 18 - Dec 9
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Art History Series
You see elements of embroidery, miniature painting, and calligraphy everywhere these days from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Etsy. Did you know all of these mediums were born in India and China? Even art enthusiasts lack an understanding of these two important civilizations. Discover the treasures of Indian and Chinese art, as well as the history and philosophies behind their creation. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Nov 20
fall
7pm18 - 0once
Drawing the Portrait: All Levels
This class will give students the basics necessary to draw and paint the human face. Learn how to use light and shadow to create the 3D forms of the human head. A live model will be used each session. The class will start with one-day poses, then will progressively work into longer, multiple-week poses. Drawing supplies will be emailed a week in advance. Pastel by instructor, Gabriela Dellosso. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Mon, Nov 24 - Jan 12
fall
12pm18 - 0weekly
The Six-Hour Art Major
Gene is absolutely certain that anyone can understand art. Regardless of your background, occupation, or creative skill set, this informative, lively, and entertaining presentation can teach anyone how to experience art from an artist's viewpoint. Whether you're looking for new ways to understand visual art or you want to wind down after work, you will experience a hands-on and fun learning atmosphere. Gene will cover the art history essentials and send you off with a new perspective on interpreting art and developing your own creativity. We'll reward you for furthering your art smarts. Sign up for more than one lecture and receive 10% off your registration. Create your own curriculum by signing up for multiple art history seminars, including any of the Art History Series sections, and use code ARTBRAIN. You must call Registration at 646-505-5708 to receive the discount; all registrations must be booked at the same time to receive the discount; expires November 21st. Discount cannot be applied to registrations already completed at an earlier time. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Dec 4 - Dec 11
fall
6pm18 - 0weekly
Exploring Color: A Watercolor Workshop
This watercolor workshop is an introduction and exploration designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Explore wet-on-wet washes to let colors flow and bleed into each other, creating beautifully unexpected effects. Using washes on a dry surface, you'll experience the reverse—control and form. Both methods will encourage your creativity and skills. Supply list will be emailed in advance; space is limited. Kitchen poster by instructor, Marika Hahn. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Dec 7
fall
2pm once
Collage Party
Collage Party is a weekly event for artists and not-yet-artists, young and old, to gather around a large table and create collages on a theme selected at the beginning of each session. Students will pull from a large pile of mixed paper in the center of the table, as well as the energy of the other students surrounding them. Students will finish their collage at home and bring it to share with the group the following week. A small supply list will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Dec 7 - Dec 21
fall
5:30pm18 - 0weekly
Camera-less Photography Without a Darkroom: The Chemigram
A unique and rare alternative photo process, chemigrams quickly and easily yield results that are as singular as they are spectacular even for the beginner. More related in method and approach to painting and printmaking than to photography, chemigrams use no camera or darkroom. We'll be working in ambient light with darkroom chemicals on black and white photo paper to create subtly colored prints, using a variety of resists, from simple household ingredients like honey and glue, to specialized formulas. We'll also explore hand-coloring methods. No prior photo, printmaking or painting experience is required. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Dec 14 - Jan 18
fall
5pm weekly
5:30am
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