Flower Design

This ancient Japanese art form seeks to create a living sculpture that transcends the beauty of nature. More than merely arranging flowers, Ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, focusing on shape, line, harmony, and balance. Material fee paid to the teacher on first day of class: flowers: $60

Start Date
Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Mar 2, 2018
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Chieko Mihori
    Fee: $80.00
  • Start Date: Mar 30, 2018
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 3
    Instructor: Chieko Mihori
    Fee: $60.00
  • Start Date: Apr 20, 2018
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Chieko Mihori
    Fee: $80.00

Sogetsu Ikebana is much more than Japanese flower arranging.? It is a modern form of an ancient art of sculpture with living materials. Students learn the traditional principles and aesthetic disciplines combined with creative energies to capture, express, and enhance natural beauty. In each session, students learn new principles of design and technique to express the harmony of nature and imagination of the designer. Material fee paid to the teacher on first day of class: Flowers: $60, Ikebana frog and container: $30.

Start Date
Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Feb 27, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Chieko Mihori
    Fee: $80.00
  • Start Date: Mar 27, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 3
    Instructor: Chieko Mihori
    Fee: $60.00
  • Start Date: Apr 17, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Chieko Mihori
    Fee: $80.00
PRE-TEENS AND TEENS

Learn how to create your own comics or graphic novels. Start by creating a main character and learn how to tell a story through pictures. Explore how to use close-ups, dramatic angles, and storyline to move the reader along. Learn drawing, shading, and inking skills to create a finished comic book. (No classes Mon 1/15, 2/19-Term 3 & Mar 19 - 24, Fri 3/30, Sat. 3/31-Term 4)

Start Date
Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Feb 28, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Thomas Bruckner
    Fee: $170.00
  • Start Date: Apr 18, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Thomas Bruckner
    Fee: $170.00

Learn how to create your own comics or graphic novels. Start by creating a protagonist with special attributes and learn how to tell a story through pictures. Explore how to use close-ups, dramatic angles, and a story line to move the reader along. Practice drawing, shading, and inking skills to create a finished comic book. (No classes Mon 1/15, 2/19-Term 3 & Mar 19 - 24, Fri 3/30, Sat. 3/31-Term 4)

Start Date
Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Mar 3, 2018
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Thomas Bruckner
    Fee: $125.00
  • Start Date: Apr 21, 2018
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Thomas Bruckner
    Fee: $140.00

This class focuses on learning to draw from observation, including drawing still-lifes and from the clothed model. Learn to use composition and proportion. This class may prepare students for specialized art middle school auditions. (No classes Mon 1/15, 2/19-Term 3 & Mar 19 - 24, Fri 3/30, Sat. 3/31-Term 4)

Start Date
Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Mar 1, 2018
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Dana Roth
    Fee: $170.00
  • Start Date: Apr 19, 2018
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Dana Roth
    Fee: $170.00

Learn to design and make fancy and artistic garments using a sewing machine. Explore ways to decorate your fashion garment with hand sewing, fabric painting, and beading. Focus is on learned skills in design, execution, and embellishment to create two or three garments. (No classes Mon 1/15, 2/19-Term 3 & Mar 19 - 24, Fri 3/30, Sat. 3/31-Term 4)

Start Date
Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Feb 27, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Clara Lopez-Castro
    Fee: $150.00
  • Start Date: Apr 17, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Clara Lopez-Castro
    Fee: $150.00

Drawing from the still-lifes, plaster cast sculpture, and the clothed model, learn the traditional method of drawing from direct observation. Explore how to use, light, value, and perspective to create dynamic artworks. Gain an understanding of how to accurately draw in proportion and human anatomy. This class may prepare students for specialized arts high school auditions. (No classes Mon 1/15, 2/19-Term 3 & Mar 19 - 24, Fri 3/30, Sat. 3/31-Term 4)

Start Date
Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Mar 3, 2018
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $140.00
  • Start Date: Apr 21, 2018
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 10 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $140.00

Students learn drawing and painting techniques, including drawing from observation, color mixing, and composition. Projects may include painting traditional and abstract subjects. (No classes Mon 1/15, 2/19-Term 3 & Mar 19 - 24, Fri 3/30, Sat. 3/31-Term 4)

Start Date
Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Feb 28, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Dana Roth
    Fee: $170.00
  • Start Date: Apr 18, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Dana Roth
    Fee: $170.00

Teens further develop their artistic and technical skills in digital photography and use of Photoshop and other editing programs. Individual and group assignments challenge students to develop their own style and build a portfolio. (No classes Mon 1/15, 2/19-Term 3 & Mar 19 - 24, Fri 3/30, Sat. 3/31-Term 4)

Start Date
Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Feb 26, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Lew Lautin
    Fee: $170.00
  • Start Date: Apr 16, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Lew Lautin
    Fee: $170.00

Discover how to use your digital camera to its best advantage. Discussion and assignments cover exposure, lighting, and focus control. Learn creative computer editing skills. Gain an understanding of the difference between a good picture and a great photograph. (No classes Mon 1/15, 2/19-Term 3 & Mar 19 - 24, Fri 3/30, Sat. 3/31-Term 4)

Start Date
Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Feb 27, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Lew Lautin
    Fee: $170.00
  • Start Date: Apr 17, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Lew Lautin
    Fee: $170.00

Explore hand-building, as well as using the pottery wheel to create cups, bowls, and other ceramics for home use. Learn the properties of clay and how to decorate using colored glazes. (No classes Mon 1/15, 2/19-Term 3 & Mar 19 - 24, Fri 3/30, Sat. 3/31-Term 4)

Start Date
Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Feb 26, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Rita Daire
    Fee: $170.00
  • Start Date: Apr 16, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 4:30 - 6:15 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Rita Daire
    Fee: $170.00