FALL SEMESTER 2022

Kid Classes

Artist taking an online art class

5387 Little Artists’ Art Sampler (ages 4–5)
Instructor: Katie Truk
Mondays, 1–2 PM
This class offers a taste of various mediums such as drawing, painting, and sculpture geared toward younger artists’ abilities. Expose youngsters to different artistic expressions and strengthen existing foundations. Creativity and fun are highly emphasized, making for a comfortable and encouraging environment for budding artists. Each medium is experimented within a different method and/or combination each semester, so students may repeat this class multiple times.
10 sessions: 9/19–12/5 (no class on 9/26 & 10/31)
Tuition: member $240, non-member $260
Materials fee: $35

5406 Art Explorations (ages 5–7)
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
Mondays, 4–5:30 PM
Learn the fundamentals of artmaking in this fun, multimedia class. Explore a variety of materials while creating fabulous drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Please bring a smock or wear play clothes.
10 sessions: 9/19–12/5 (no class on 9/26 & 10/31)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5388/5389 Art Sampler (ages 5–7)
Instructor: Katie Truk
5388 Mondays, 3:30–5 PM
5389 Wednesdays, 3:30–5 PM
This class features various mediums such as drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture. Beginning artists will try different artistic expressions or strengthen existing foundations, allowing for experimentation and growth. Each session has a different method or combination, so repeat students are welcome.
5388 10 sessions: 9/19–12/5 (no class on 9/26 & 10/31)
5389 10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 10/5)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5346 Art Fun-damentals! (ages 8–11)
Instructor: Alicia Cotter
Mondays, 4–5:30 PM
Study the elements of art and the creative process in this hands-on, multimedia class. Learn about art fundamentals such as line, shape, composition, and color. Students will explore a variety of materials including graphite, charcoal, pastel, paint, and more.
9 sessions: 9/19–12/5 (no class on 9/26, 10/24 & 10/31)
Tuition: member $270, non-member $300
Materials fee: $37

5399 Explorations in Watercolor (ages 10–14)
Instructor: Traci Zaretzka
Mondays, 4–6 PM
Explore the possibilities of this vibrant and versatile medium! Learn various painting techniques, how to make textures in watercolor using a variety of materials, and how to layer and blend color to create luminosity. Students can reproduce the painting demonstrated in class or work from their own sketch or photo reference. Individual attention will be emphasized.
5 sessions: 9/19–10/24 (no class on 9/26)
Tuition: member $165, non-member $185

5407 Explore Drawing & Painting (ages 6–9)
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
Mondays, 6–7 PM
Explore the principles of drawing and painting in this hands-on, multimedia class. Learn about 2D fundamentals such as line, shape, composition, and color. Students will explore a variety of materials including graphite, charcoal, pastel, paint, and more. Please bring a smock or wear play clothes.
10 sessions: 9/19–12/5 (no class on 9/26 & 10/31)
Tuition: member $240, non-member $260
Materials fee: $35

5390 Drawn to Drawing: The Young Artist’s Sketchbook (ages 7–10)
Instructor: Katie Truk
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 PM
Does your child draw all the time? Like a sport, drawing is a skill that improves with practice. This class will build upon basic drawing skills, such as contour lines and shading, to give students confidence in their abilities. At the beginning of the session, a sketchbook will be given to students for additional, although not mandatory, practice at home (fun and creativity are always the main priority!) to help reinforce lessons and develop skills learned in class.
10 sessions: 9/19–12/5 (no class on 9/26 & 10/31)
Tuition: member $240, non-member $260
Materials fee: $37

5394 Clay Critters (ages 5–7)
Instructor: Katie Truk
Tuesdays, 4–5:30 PM
Does your child like getting their hands dirty and love animals? This is their class! Working with clay will strengthen your child’s understanding of gravity, science, and nature—plus it is super fun! Different sculptural methods will be introduced as we recreate our favorite members of the animal kingdom; a wonderful way to have fun and learn about animal anatomy.
11 sessions: 9/20–11/29 (no class on 10/4)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $50

5372/5373 Introduction to the Pottery Wheel (ages 9–12)
Instructor: Shelley Rosen Howard
5372 Tuesdays, 4–5:30 PM
5373 Thursdays, 4–5:30 PM
Take the wheel in this introductory thrown-pottery class! Explore basic wheel-throwing techniques such as centering, opening, pulling, and shaping clay. Students will learn how to make functional forms such as bowls and mugs and will also learn how to decorate and glaze their pieces to finish them. While the emphasis of this class is on using the potter’s wheel, students will also explore handbuilding techniques.
5372 10 sessions: 9/20–11/29 (no class on 10/4)
5373 10 sessions: 9/22–12/1 (no class on 11/24)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $50

5374 Draw Your Art Out! (ages 7–9)
Instructor: Alicia Cotter
Tuesdays, 4–5:30 PM
Dive into drawing in this fun and dynamic class! Explore new drawing techniques in a variety of black & white and color media such as pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Learn core principles like how to use light and shadow to make your drawings pop, proportions, blending colors, and more.
10 sessions: 9/20–11/29 (no class on 10/4)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5437 Creative Ceramics (ages 10–15)
Instructor: Lisette Bedoya
Wednesdays, 4–6 PM
Call it a clay day! Gain a solid foundation for wheel-throwing, and learn handbuilding techniques such as slab, pinch, and sculpture. Glaze and texture ceramics in this inspiring atmosphere as well. Class time has been extended to two hours to give students extra time for their creations.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 10/5)
Tuition: member $320, non-member $350
Materials fee: $50

5379 Introduction to Character Design & Animation (ages 8–12)
Instructor: Amanda Ciurciu
Tuesdays, 4–5:30 PM
Spanning the fundamentals of drawing to scenario-based character design to storyboarding and beyond, this comprehensive course will teach students all about 2D hand-drawn animation. Referencing the art of masters such as Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki, students will gather a historical perspective of the art of animation and will be encouraged to take what they learn and apply it to their own characters and animation projects.
10 sessions: 9/20–11/29
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5408 Polymer Clay All Day! (ages 10–15)
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
Wednesdays, 4–6 PM
Discover the creative possibilities that polymer clay has to offer. Students will learn basic techniques such as rolling, sculpting, baking, and gluing. Once those skills are mastered, students will move on to more advanced techniques such as forming canes, marbling effects, simulating textures, making frames, building miniature items, and creating faux stones. Projects will include charms, beads, jewelry, figurines, boxes, frames, and more.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 10/5)
Tuition: member $320, non-member $350
Materials fee: $50

5396 Introduction to Drawing & Painting (ages 6–9)
Instructor: Katie Truk
Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 PM
Is your child fascinated by drawing and painting? We teach the fundamentals of composition and perspective through still lifes and photographic sources while broadening techniques and creativity. Explore color, shading, texture, and most importantly, imagination! Projects will change each session, so repeat students are welcome.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 10/5)
Tuition: member $280, non-member $260
Materials fee: $35

5414 Fantasy Genre Drawing (ages 9–16)
Instructor: Doug Baron
Wednesdays, 6–8 PM
Are you a fan of fantasy fiction, films, and anime? Join Doug Baron on a fantastic journey with popular characters from Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Fullmetal Alchemist, and more. Learn how to draw fantasy classics such as dragons, unicorns, and other mythical creatures. Students will work in a variety of media such as acrylic paint, India ink, charcoal, and pastel.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 10/5)
Tuition: member $320, non-member $350
Materials fee: $40

5430 Experimenting with Art: the Next Level (ages 9–12)
Instructor: Shelley Rosen Howard
Wednesdays, 4–5:30 PM
Do you enjoy all aspects of art such as painting, drawing, clay, design, collage, pastels, and more? This is the class for you! Explore many different art mediums to build on current knowledge and refine techniques. This class is perfect for students who are ready to graduate from our popular art sampler classes for younger artists.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 10/5)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5453 Hooray for Clay! (ages 6–9)
Instructor: Melissa Krishnamurthy
Thursdays, 4–5:30 PM
Do you like to be creative and get messy? Then let’s create with clay! Students will learn handbuilding techniques such as pinch-pots, coil, press-mold, and slabs to build fun projects. Projects will change each session, so repeat students are welcome.
10 sessions: 9/22–12/1 (no class on 11/24)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $50

5427 Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting (ages 11–13)
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Thursdays, 4–5:30 PM
Build a foundation! Study composition, perspective, proportion, color theory, and values while creating still lifes, landscapes, portraiture, figure drawing, and more. Talk about art concepts with demonstrations and step-by-step lessons to gain an understanding of what makes strong drawings and paintings.
10 sessions: 9/22–12/8 (no class 10/6 & 11/24)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5454 Paint Your Art Out! (ages 7–9)
Instructor: Alicia Cotter
Thursdays, 4–5:30 PM
Dive into painting in this fun and dynamic class! Explore new techniques and subject matters in both acrylic and watercolor paints. Learn about the color wheel, light and shadow, blending colors, and more!
10 sessions: 9/22–12/1 (no class on 11/24)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5409 Hands-On Art History (ages 10–12)
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
Thursdays, 4–6 PM
Art history and studio art come together in this class to explore the artistic processes and concepts that have influenced the world. Following a timeline and working in various mediums, each class will include an exploration of an artistic process relevant to a specific time period and will include an introductory lecture and discussion of what prior knowledge students bring to the class. This course is a great introduction to art history classes that may be taken in high school and beyond. Some materials provided.
10 sessions: 9/22–12/1 (no class on 11/24)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5456 NEW! 3D for Me! (ages 9–12)
Instructor: Melissa Krishnamurthy
Thursdays, 6–7:30 PM
This class is perfect for kids who love to work with their hands and build things in three dimensions. Students will get creative with various 3D materials such as clay, papier mâché, wire, cardboard, found objects, and more.
10 sessions: 9/22–12/1 (no class on 11/24)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5416 Comics, Cartoons & Anime Drawing (ages 9–16)
Instructor: Doug Baron
Fridays, 4–5:30 PM
Calling all comics, cartoons, and anime lovers! Explore drawing popular characters and work on simple and effective techniques for creating your own character concepts. Master a unique style of creating cartoon, anime, and comic art—and have fun!
10 sessions: 9/23–12/2 (no class on 11/25)
Tuition: member $270, non-member $300
Materials fee: $40

5463/5464 Jump in the Mud (ages 10–15)
Instructor: Eva Iannuzzi
5463 Saturdays, 10 AM–12 PM
5464 Saturdays, 1–3 PM
Specialize in ceramics! Play with mud while you learn to make wheel-thrown bowls, mugs, and more in this introductory pottery class. After you throw, trim, and glaze your work, take home pottery that you’ll be be proud!
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $320, non-member $350
Materials fee: $50

5468 The Art of Drawing (ages 11–13)
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
Saturdays, 10–11:30 AM
Draw with detail! Learn the fundamentals of drawing using graphite, charcoal powders, toned paper, and Conté pencil to explore topics and gain skills. In this relaxed class, learn key skills through in-depth demonstrations. Practice drawing different types of fabric textures and patterns as well as metallic and glass objects. Students will also draw a live, clothed model.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5467 Drawing & Painting (ages 9–12)
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Saturdays, 10–11:30 AM
Raise the bar and reach the next level! Refine drawing and painting skills using charcoal, pastel, paint, and more through demonstrations, discussions, and individual attention. Explore the fundamentals of drawing and painting combined with imagination.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5417 Cartoons & Anime Drawing (ages 7–10)
Instructor: Doug Baron
Saturdays, 10–11:30 AM
Are you a cartoon, anime, or manga lover? Create your own characters! Explore comic book and manga-style drawing from dynamic perspectives to classic anime/manga facial features. We draw popular characters and work on simple and effective techniques for drawing and creating concepts. Master a unique style of creating cartoon, anime, and comic art—and have fun!
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5466 Experimenting with Art (ages 6–9)
Instructor: Vanessa Lopez
Saturdays, 10–11:30 AM
If you love to experiment, come create one-of-a-kind pieces from papier-mâché, paint, pastel, clay, and collage! Projects are different every semester. Please bring a smock or wear play clothes.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5410 Introduction to Jewelry Making (ages 10–13)
Instructor: Dawn Noonan
Saturdays, 12–12 PM
Learn three types of jewelry making in this exciting class: beading, polymer clay, and wire working. Students will learn how to create beautiful paper beads, colorful polymer clay creations, and manipulate wire into jewelry by bending, wrapping, and weaving.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $320, non-member $350
Materials fee: $40

5470 Drawing & Painting: The Next Steps (ages 9–12)
Instructor: Heidi SanFilippo
Saturdays, 12–1:30 PM
This class is for students looking to take the next step in developing their skills and artistic training. The first part of the class will focus on exercises in charcoal and graphite of various subjects (including drawing from clothed models) focusing on texture, form, proportion, and value. The second part of the class will focus on techniques of painting in acrylic including color theory, brushwork, and styles of painting.
8 sessions: 9/24–12/10 (no class 10/22, 10/29, 11/12 & 11/26)
Tuition: member $245, non-member $265
Materials fee: $32

5469 Get in the Mix: Mixed Media and Beyond (ages 6–9)
Instructor: Vanessa Lopez
Saturdays, 12–1:30 PM
Mix things up and create unique and fun 2D and 3D works of art in this exciting class. Over the course of this class, we will create artworks combining various media in each piece. Use paint, oil pastels, and paper to create a one-of-a-kind collage or use papier mâché, paint, and more to create a unique sculpture. The possibilities are endless! All you need is your imagination and a smock.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $40

5465 NEW! Create Your Own Animal Sanctuary (ages 6–11)
Instructor: Vanessa Lopez
Saturdays, 2–4 PM
Create your own animal sanctuary in this exciting new class! Over the course of five weeks, students will create a large four-room sanctuary for animals that they will make out of model magic. Each room will be a habitat for their animals to live in. Create a swamp with crocodiles, a savannah with lions, a jungle with monkeys and snakes, and an arctic playground for penguins!
5 sessions: 9/24–10/22
Tuition: member $165, non-member $185
Materials fee: $45

5476 Design Your Own 3D Museum (ages 6–11)
Instructor: Vanessa Lopez
Saturdays, 2–4 PM
Create your own museum using cardboard, wood, paint, model magic, and more. Learn about art from different time periods and styles and create your own masterpieces to hang in your museum. Create a splatter painting like Jackson Pollock, learn about Surrealism with Magritte, create an Egyptian style self-portrait, and create unique sculptures like Jeff Koons. Students will also create furniture and “lighting” for their museum. We will hang images of famous artwork next to the images you create to build a truly unique museum!
5 sessions: 11/5–12/10 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $165, non-member $185
Materials fee: $45

5477 Create Your Own Superhero Headquarters (ages 6–10)
Instructor: Vanessa Lopez
Sundays, 12:30–2:30 PM
Make your own awesome superhero headquarters in this exciting new class! Use sturdy cardboard, fabric, paint, model magic, and more to create a one-of-a-kind superhero lair. Each headquarters will include a lounge, a surveillance room/lab, a garage, and even a helipad! Students will also decorate and make all the furniture for their superhero headquarters.
5 sessions: 9/25–10/23
Tuition: member $165, non-member $185
Materials fee: $45

5478 Create Your Own Woodland Fantasy Treehouse (ages 6–11)
Instructor: Vanessa Lopez
Sundays, 12:30–2:30 PM
Create your own woodland fantasy treehouse in this new 5-week class. Students will transform a large cardboard box using papier mâché into a tree-style house fit for a fairy or any fantasy woodland creature. Students will use a variety of media and natural materials to create furniture, decorate the house, create a garden, and more!
5 sessions: 11/6–12/11 (no class on 11/27)
Tuition: member $165, non-member $185
Materials fee: $45