Fall Class Highlights!

Music  & Dance Highlights

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Introduction to the Piano

Ages 6-8, 9:30am -10:15am

Saturdays (12 classes):

9/15; 9/22; 9/29; 10/6; 10/13; 10/20; 10/27; 11/3; 11/10; 11/17; 12/1; 12/8

This class is designed to give the primary grade level student an exploration of the keyboard and a general understanding of reading music. It is a great introduction to private lessons. Keyboards will be provided during class. Lesson book included.

Move, Groove and Be Happy!

Ages 3-4, 11:00-11:45am

Mondays (10 sessions) : 9/24; 10/1; (10/8 no class); 10/15; 10/22; 10/29;

11/5; (11/12 no class); 11/19; 11/26; 12/3; 12/10

Movement and music are combined in this fun class. Emphasis will be placed on coordination, balance, rhythm, and musical expression. We will use age appropriate techniques from ballet, jazz, Pilates, yoga, and more. Students will find the ability to grow in their creative expression and become more aware of their own bodies while having a lot of fun!


Adult Ballet


Wednesdays (12 sessions): 9/12; 9/19; (9/26 no class); 10/3; 10/10; 10/17;

10/24; 10/31; 11/7; 11/14; 11/21; 11/28; 12/5

This class offers a fun way to tone and tighten your body while learning the fundamentals of ballet. We will cover basic technique and principles for beginners as well as building on that knowledge to emphasize strengthening and placement for more advanced dancers. We hope to allow you to enjoy movement while learning ballet technique in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.


Dance for Parkinson’s Disease


Wednesdays: 9/12; 9/19; 9/26 (no class); 10/3; 10/10; 10/17; 10/24; 10/31;

11/7; 11/14; 11/21; 11/28; 12/5; 12/12 OR

Fridays: 9/14; 9/21; 9/28; 10/5; 10/12; 10/19; 10/26; 11/2; 11/9; 11/16;

(11/23 no class); 11/30; 12/7; 12/14

These specialized classes will stimulate mind, body and emotion in an enjoyable and safe environment. Based on the acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group/Brooklyn Parkinson Group Dance for PD® program that started in 2001, these classes offer participants the opportunity to learn from professionally trained dancers about stretching and strengthening muscles, with an emphasis on enhancing physical awareness and grace through modern, ballet and folk dance forms.


Visual/Literary/Media Art Highlights


NEW! Storytelling and So Much More! with Joy Kelly Smith

Ages 3 – 5 Thursdays, 12:15 – 1:00 pm

10 classes beginning October 4

Interactive theatrical storytelling using a combination of music, movement and theatre games, to make the story come to life. Explore many sound possibilities to create a setting for a story, or simply sing a song that helps tell the story. We move to our own sounds as well as to recorded music and sounds – sometimes using yoga, sometimes using simple dance moves and sometimes making it all up. Students will us their visual creativity and create costumes from scarves, costume jewelry and a variety of hand props. With these elements they will explore their own sense of creativity.


NEW! Recycle and Repurpose: Making Art with Ann Ladd

Ages 7 – 9 Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

12 classes beginning September 24

This class is designed to help kids appreciate and learn how to create art with their old broken toys, recycled cans, bottle caps, boxes, ribbons, etc. All the forgotten stuff in the bottom of the toy chest or desk draw can be joined by numerous techniques that will introduce building and construction skill to young kids. This class will spark their imagination and teach them to transform all their old “stuff” into artistic creations, bird, insects, alien creatures, artistic gifts, and more! Just bring in some of your favorite junk and see what they come home with. Come to the first class with a bag of junk you can to begin to work with and get more ideas for the second class.

NEW! Mixed Media: 3D Art with Nicole Zahour

Ages 8-10 Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

10 classes beginning October 3

Take your ideas to the 3rd dimension. Create paper sculptures, colorful tribal masks and haunting Indonesian shadow puppets as you explore mixed mediums. Learn form, function and pattern as you make fun 3-D art! All supplies included.


NEW! Drawing Monsters & More with Vincent Davis

Ages 10 – 12 Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:15 pm

10 classes beginning October 3

Learn how to draw all your favorite monsters using simple shapes and easy to follow step by step instruction. It’s creepy! It’s kooky! Mysterious and spooky…. and a whole lot of fun! Additional lessons included in this class are: figures in motion, perspective, drawing hands, and shading techniques.


NEW! The Art of Puppetry with Gloria Aslanian

Ages 8 & up Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

12 classes beginning October 4

Come learn the art of marionette making with Gloria! From developing your marionette’s features, frame, and clothing, to using your created workable controls, bring your creation to life. The process is multi-disciplinary in that it brings visual, literary and performing arts together. The marionette characters will be featured in an original story written by the puppeteers at an end-of-class exhibit/performance.


NEW! Beginning Robotics with Mr. Mack

Ages 11 – 13 Fridays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm

8 classes beginning October 5

In this class we will make a robot that draws its own pictures. Pretty straight torward and great fun! But what the class really teaches is; how to read and follow directions, make mistakes and start again, practice patience and start thinking about how to plan ahead. Includes all supplies.


NEW! Digital Architecture:

Using Google Sketchup for Beginners with Gary Mac k

Ages 8 – 11 Mondays, 3:45 – 5:00 pm

8 classes beginning October 1

Using Google Sketchup, learn to create basic 3D, computer generated models of your own design. This fun, free to download tool is a great introduction to the

world of design and architecture – once you learn the basics, you will be designing buildings, vehicles, and so much more! No prior experience with Sketchup needed.


NEW! Intro to Computer Animation

Ages 10 – 14 Fridays, 3:45 – 5:45 pm

10 classes beginning October 5

3D Computer Animation is an exploding art: We see it all around us, at the movies, in video games, television, the internet, and our cellular phones. This course covers the basics of how to create, articulate and render digital characters using 3D software. At the end of the course the student will have produced a short animation.


NEW! Young Authors Writing Group

with Maureen Amaturo

Ages 7 – 10 Saturdays, 10:00 -11:00 am

8 classes beginning October 6

During this course, students will create a complete short story. They may choose to illustrate their own story, as well. We’ll discuss: beginning, middle, and end what happens next creating characters understanding a character’s problem and search for a solution dialogue setting. Students need only a good imagination, an interest in writing, and a love for stories and reading. At the end of our classes, students will be invited to read their work aloud.

Materials: pencils, lined paper, composition notebook.


NEW! Drawing for All Levels with Danielle Pottberg

Ages 13 & up Tuesdays, 6:45 – 8:45 pm

10 classes beginning October 2

This class is designed for all levels. The instructor will work with students to develop their understanding of proportions, planes, and principles of light and dark.Both beginning and advanced students are welcome. Class may work from still-life or model, or on independent projects. Great course for those building a portfolio.


NEW! Fashion Illustration II: Anatomy of Fashion with Maureen Amaturo

Ages 12 – 15 Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

12 classes beginning October 5

For students who already know how to draw the fashion model. This class will go beyond illustration to understanding the art and inspiration behind fashion and learning about the world’s most influential designers. Students will discuss historic and contemporary designers from A – Z and learn about their contributions to the fashion industry, create a “swipe” file and collages of contemporary looks inspired by them. Students will design and illustrate a small collection based on their designer of choice, such as Adrian, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, and others. SUPPLIES: Fashion magazines, 11 X 14 sketch pad or marker pad, Markers or color pencils, glue stick, pencils, ruler sicissors, eraser, folder to hold drawings.


NEW! Cartooning & Drawing with Daniel DeNapoli

Ages 12 – 17 Fridays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

12 classes beginning October 5

Are you inspired by cartoons and comic book art? Do you want to draw and illustrate your vision while learning concepts such as composition, proportion, perspective and color? Then look no further; this class is for you. Please bring a sketchpad to the first class (any size.)


NEW! Intro to AP Studio Art : Portfolio Prep with Laura Anechiarico

Ages 15 – 17 Saturdays, 11:00 – 1:00 pm

12 classes beginning October 6

This AP Studio-Art class includes high level of instruction in drawing, two-and three- dimensional art and design, and is intended to offer a more intense collegiate learning experience. Studio time develops a strong work ethic and allows the workload to be achieved. Guidance is provided in staying focused on the quality of the work, the range in terms of different media, and the area of study that is pursued in depth. The vision and expectations of the students are encouraged, as they hone their skills and investigate meaningful and moving ideas.




NEW! Traditional Stone Carving Techniques

for Adults with Francesca Noto

Mondays, 9:00 – 12:00 pm

8 classes beginning October 1

Express your creativity in one of the oldest artistic traditions: Carving in Stone! The course will provide aspiring sculptors with a solid introduction for beginners about the process of working in stone. It will also offer advanced techniques for the experienced carver. The focus of the class is on using traditional hand techniques based on Italian and Japanese methods that will be taught in the spirit in which the instructor herself was trained. Students will be given a solid foundation in the safety practices of working in stone, learn how to develop a design and composition for stone, engage in discussions about historical techniques of carving, and learn how to employ hand tools with step -by -step instruction from bozzetto to finished piece. This class is designed for all levels, and beginners are encouraged to register. ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED IN FEE: includes moderate size piece of alabaster, Beginners Stone carving kit, and consumables. Advanced students with their own stone/tools, please contact the instructor Francesca Noto at www.notoartstudio.com.


NEW! Fabulous Flowers: Watercolor Painting

with Joy Tobin

Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

10 classes beginning October 1

Using flowers (or a photo of) as a basis, students will learn to use watercolor to create colorful and dynamic paintings in the studio environment. Through demonstration and instruction, Joy will guide you as you explore this wonderful medium. Great for beginner and intermediate students alike. Please call for a supply list. To see a sample of Joy’s work, please visit www.joytobin.com. About the artist: Joy Tobin has been an artist and art teacher for over 25 years and is named in Who’s Who Among American Teachers. Joy has taught watercolor workshops at the Hammond Museum in North Salem, NY and continuously on various international cruise ships. The artist has a BA and MA in art and has studied with watercolorists Mel Stabin, Judy Wagner, and Judi Betts.


NEW! Painterly Mixed Media: Exploring Paints & Mediums with Patti Mollica

Adults/Teens Thursdays, 4:15 – 6:15 pm

12 classes beginning October 4

In this class, we will explore the staggering range of acrylic paints and mediums which are capable of delicate transparent washes, lively impasto surfaces, and endless multi-dimensional effects. Acrylics can be used with a wide range of materials, allowing for a virtual explosion of mixed-media applications. Discover everything you need to know about working with acrylics in collage, mixed media and painting projects. Your creativity will be unleashed in new, innovative directions! No prior experience or drawing skills required.

For more info on Patti, and her new book, Modern Acrylics, please visit mollicastudio.com.


NEW! Paint and Draw the Figure from Life with Ismael Checo

Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

12 classes beginning October 4

Focusing on the fundamentals of drawing and painting, the emphasis of this class will be on drawing from life using the figure as a subject. Through a series of long and short poses, students will learn to recreate the three dimensional subject on canvas or paper using the medium of their choice. Class fee does not include model fee. Call for more info, see our website for supply list.


NEW! Ekphrastic Writing with Maureen Amaturo

Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am

6 classes beginning October 2

Ekphrastic is a form of writing, employed mostly in poetry but also in prose and essays, in which the author writes about another work of art, usually a visual art form. It’s used to convey the deeper symbolism of the art form, an observation of what is happening in that work of art, a verbal description, a personal admiration or interpretation. Using a variety of subjects as a springboard, learn to use this process to create your own work. Maureen Mancini Amaturo is a freelancer, poet, and writes fiction for both the adult and children’s markets. After a career of fashion and beauty writing, Maureen saw fiction as a natural next step. She is founder of the Sound Shore Writers Group.


NEW!       Writing for Children with Sheela Chari                

Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am          

10  classes beginning October 10      

In this workshop, you will get a chance to work on a children’s writing project and share it with others in a supportive environment. Through weekly prompts and in-class critiques, we will write and discuss each other’s work, offer constructive feedback, and words of encouragement. Whether it’s writing a picture book or a children’s novel, you’ll learn about different aspects of storytelling such as plot, narrative, and voice, and how to move your story along. At the end of the workshop, we will talk about how the market for children’s writing has evolved, and where to go next with your writing, whether it’s improving your craft, approaching an agent or editor, or finishing that first draft of your novel.

FEE:    $150    (members receive discount)

Sheela Chari is the author of VANISHED, which was selected as a 2012 Children’s Literature Honor Book by the Asian/Pacific-American Library Association, and nominated for an Edgars Award for best juvenile mystery. Recently VANISHED was also chosen as an Al Roker Book Pick, and will featured on the Today Show this October. Sheela has an MFA in creative writing from New York University, and has taught writing classes at NYU and Boston University and at local writing workshops for children and teens. She lives in Scarsdale, NY.


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