Upcoming Workshops

Adult/Teen Workshops

(Please scroll down for Children’s Workshops)

 

 

Digital Photography for the Beginner

Adult/Teen  Saturday, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

WORKSHOP  October 13    

Have a new digital camera and don’t know where to start? This workshop will help you get learn where to begin. Camera operation, and basic computer operation, will  be covered. Please bring your camera, as well as the instruction manual (if you have one.)

FEE: $30   (members receive discount)

 

Still Life with Oil Pastels with Ying Chen                

Friday, 9:00 – 12:00 pm                                  

WORKSHOP  October 26     

Basic and advanced techniques for oil pastels will be introduced through a demo of still life setup and painting. Participants will create their own painting by exploring different techniques.        Please see website for supply list.

FEE:     $75      (members receive discount)

Digital Photography: Open Critique      

Adult/Teen  Saturday, 12:30 – 2:30 pm           

WORKSHOP  October 27    

Whether you are a novice or an advanced photographer, critique plays an important part in your growth as an artist.  Bring your photos (either printed or on disc/usb drive) for a group critique moderated by instructor David Baer.  David will share his years of insight as a professional photographer, and give you tips and tricks to make you a better photographer.

FEE:  $30 (members receive discount)

 

NEW!   From Conventional to Cutting-Edge   with Patti Mollica

Adult/Teen Saturday, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

WORKSHOP October 27    

There are many new innovative materials that will add pizzaz and drama to your artwork or mixed media projects. In this mini-workshop you will experiment with new materials and techniques that will jolt your creativity to exciting new places.  Workshop is designed for all skill levels: from experienced painters seeking new inspiration to beginners who want to overcome their fear of painting. No drawing skills required.  All supplies, paints, gels and pastes will be supplied.  For more info on Patti, and her new book, Modern Acrylics, please visit mollicastudio.com.   

FEE:  $135 (members receive discount)

 

NEW! Water, Water Everywhere! Pastel Painting Workshop with Rae Smith

Adult/Teen   Sunday,  9:30 – 4:30 pm             

WORKSHOP   November 4    

Whether painting a seascape,  waterfall or fishpond, it is enthralling to capture the movement of water over rocky places, with fish friends and foliage, or in various kinds of lighting.  Come spend a day in this workshop and develop your own joy of painting a watery place of your choice. Rae Smith, a Master Pastelist since 1997 and president of the Pastel Society of America, has won many awards for her paintings featuring water.  She is represented by Accent Gallery in Ocean City, NJ.

FEE: $100  (members receive discount)

 

Organizing Your Photos with iPhoto  

Adult/Teen Saturday, 12:30 – 2:30 pm          

WORKSHOP   November 17       

Get ready for all of those holiday photos!  Using iPhoto to organize your photos is a great way to keep track of your precious memories, as well as catalog your projects and more.  This workshop will teach you how to get started, and maintain an archive of your photos that you can enjoy for years to come.

FEE: $30  (members receive discount)

 

Elements of Eastern Painting that Influenced Western Painting with Ying Chen         

Friday, 9:00 – 12:00 pm                                  

November 30 

This workshop will explore how Eastern painting influenced Western painting throughout the various modern art movements. A list of elements will be introduced through paintings by the Masters. Participants will create their own project by using one of the elements introduced.          Supplies included.

FEE:     $75      (members receive discount)

NEW!   Painting: An Abstract Approach with Larry D’Amico

Adult/Teen Saturday, 2:00 – 5:00 pm             

WORKSHOP  December 1     

More information coming soon!     

FEE: $75 (per session/members receive discount)

 

Intro to Adobe Photoshop Elements   

Adult/Teen Saturday, 12:30 – 2:30 pm           

WORKSHOP  December 8  

Are you looking for an introduction to the most important photo and digital media suite there is?  This workshop will introduce you to the tools and options available in Photoshop.  Using Photoshop Elements, anything learned in this class can be applied to other versions of Photoshop.  Great for beginners, and intermediates that have questions.

FEE: $30  (members receive discount)

 

NEW! Memories: Make Fine Art from Family Photos (Image Transfer) with Patti Mollica

Adult/Teen Saturday, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

WORKSHOP December 8

In this 3 hour mini-workshop you will learn 3 ways to transfer images of family photos into painterly collages, for cherished keepsakes or personalized gifts. Bring a 4×6 good photo, either b/w or color. Also bring 2 laser prints (not inkjet) of photos or artwork . You can get a laser prints at Kinkos, Staples, or your local library. Workshop is designed for all skill levels: from experienced painters seeking new inspiration to beginners who want to overcome their fear of painting. No drawing skills required. For more info on Patti, and her new book, Modern Acrylics, please visit mollicastudio.com.

FEE: $135 (members receive discount)

NEW!   Abstract Drawing with Katharine Dufault

Adult   Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP   December 12   

Join Katharine Dufault, artist and curator of the RAC exhibition, From Where I Stand,  for a workshop focusing on drawing in an abstract style.  Seeing beyond the literal and obvious, this workshop will inspire you to search for deeper meaning and visuals beneath the surface.  Please bring a drawing pad (the larger the better) and pencil.

FEE: $25 (members receive discount)

NEW!   Abstract Drawing with Katharine Dufault 

Ages 12 – 17  Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm          

WORKSHOP  December 15

Join Katharine Dufault, artist and curator of the RAC exhibition, From Where I Stand,  for a workshop focusing on drawing in an abstract style.  Seeing beyond the literal and obvious, this workshop will inspire you to search for deeper meaning and visuals beneath the surface.  Please bring a drawing pad (the larger the better) and pencil.

FEE: $20 (members receive discount)

 

Children’s workshops

 

 

Drawing “Monsters” Workshop   

Age 10 & up   Saturday, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

WORKSHOP  October 20     

Students will be introduced to the concepts of  how to develop and draw creatures from another world in this highly imaginative and entertaining workshop!  FEE:  $15  (members receive discount)

 

Halloween Mask-making!      

Ages 6 – 9   Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm     

WORKSHOP  October 20   

Have fun making a Halloween mask!  Paper and paint are all you need to create your own Halloween disguise.

FEE:  $10  (members receive discount)

 

 

Create a Halloween Scene!

Ages 5 – 7                  Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm     

WORKSHOP  October 27

Create your own Halloween Scene!  Spooky, creepy, or fun – whatever you decide.  Display your artwork in your window on Halloween night!  FEE:  $10  (members receive discount)

 

Minecraft Workshop with Mr. Mack

Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Session 1)

& 11:15 – 12:15 pm (Session 2)

4 classes beginning October 27

Minecraft is more than a video game – it’s an educational team sport. It’s the one complex universe on the market that is about creating– not destroying. Kids actually achieve success by being nice to their neighbor! Around the country teachers are attaching problem solving lessons in math and science, literacy and creative thinking to this fluid, active e-learning experience. For this class we’ll be creating architecture in a virtual world. This highly interactive environment is also being used to teach important social skills, like cooperation, sharing tools and teamwork. I will be setting parameters and monitoring the “game.” PLEASE NOTE: A Minecraft license must be purchased in advance of class. If you already have one, you may use that in the class. See https://minecraft.net/ for more info. CLASS IS LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS PER SESSION.

FEE PER SESSION: $100 (members receive discount)

 

NEW! Just My Imagination with Maureen Amaturo

Grades K-2   Saturday, 11:15 – 12:15 pm               

WORKSHOP  November 3   

Encourage, develop and inspire young imaginations. Introduce creative ways to use words, colors, pictures and drawings to express ideas and feelings. Instill confidence and pride in one’s own creative expression. Explore the freedom and fun of using your imagination. Read a story, invent a story, draw, and explore to create our own picture book. Helps develop self-expression, and is lots of fun!
FEE:  $15  (members receive discount)

 

Discovery Workshop: Picasso / Cubist Self-Portrait Workshop with Nicole Zahour

Ages 8 & up  Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP  November 17   

Create a self-portrait in the style of the great Picasso!  Learning a bit about his process, students will create a fun, Cubist self-portrait of themselves.

FEE:  $10  (members receive discount)

 

Thanksgiving Sewing Workshop with Kate Perri

Ages 7 – 9 Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

November 17

Have fun making stuffed holiday table decorations while learning the basics of hand sewing: pinning, fabric cutting, utility and decorative stitches.

FEE: $35 (members receive discount)

 

Discovery Workshop: Abstract Art 

Ages 8 & up  Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP  December 1      

In this workshop, children will explore the many aspects of abstract art, and participate in a project inspired by the movement.  Also, they will view the exhibit in the Gallery, From Where I Stand, as a source of inspiration.  Materials included.

FEE:  $10 (members receive discount)

 

NEW! Abstract Writing Workshop

with Maureen Amaturo

Ages 8 – 12   Saturday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

WORKSHOP  December 1      

Ekphrasis is an artistic style in which one art form is used to describe another art form. Ekphrastic writing 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. For example, Keats’ work, “Ode On A Grecian Urn,” a poem about a sculpted, ancient piece of pottery or Oscar Wilde’s novel, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, a novel about a painting. In our session, we will use the abstract art on exhibit, From Where I Stand, in The Rye Arts Center Gallery to inspire our writing.

FEE:  $10                (members receive discount)

 

NEW! Abstract Writing Workshop with Maureen Amaturo

Ages 12 & up   Saturday, 2:15 – 3:15 pm                               

WORKSHOP   December 1

Ekphrasis is an artistic style in which one art form is used to describe another art form. Ekphrastic writing 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. For example, Keats’ work, “Ode On A Grecian Urn,” a poem about a sculpted, ancient piece of pottery or Oscar Wilde’s novel, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, a novel about a painting. In our session, we will use the abstract art on exhibit, From Where I Stand, in The Rye Arts Center Gallery to inspire our writing.

FEE: $10 (members receive discount)

 

Discovery Workshop: Picasso / Cubist  Self-Portrait Workshop with Nicole Zahour

Ages 8 & up   Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP  December 8

Create a self-portrait in the style of the great Picasso!  Learning a bit about his process, students will create a fun, Cubist self-portrait of themselves.

FEE: $10 (members receive discount)