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Make tomorrow's treasures today. Seasonal and timeless, express yourself in a handmade object.

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Learn fun ways to create artwork using paint, collage, stamps, stencils, and assembly.  Learn a new technique each week, along with design, color theory, and composition.  No fine art or drawing skills are required for mixed media and no prior art experience is necessary.  All materials provided by instructor.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM; 4 sessions; starting 7/12/2017, ending 8/2/2017

Tuition: $140.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Katie Goldberg 



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Learn quick and easy ways to create abstract portraits from your favorite images.  Each week, you will create a portrait using a different technique, such as collage and over painting.  No drawing or art experience necessary.  All materials supplied by instructor.

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 9/8/2017, ending 10/13/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/22/2017, 9/29/2017)

Tuition: $140.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Katie Goldberg 



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Crocheting is chic again!  Learn the basics: chaining, single and double crochet, reading patterns, and weaving in your ends.  Using what you learn, you can start a scarf, cowl, purse or basket by the end of six weeks.  More advanced students can bring projects into class for help.  Beginner supplies: please bring light colored worsted weight yarn and a “J” sized hook.  

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM; 6 sessions; starting 9/11/2017, ending 10/23/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/9/2017)

Tuition: $135.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Melissa Shinsato 



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Did you know that you can create what seems to be a watercolor using acrylic paint?  If you have been working with traditional oils but hate the smell and the clean-up procedure, then this class is for you!  Without neglecting the basics of color and composition, explore the unique qualities of these two versatile mediums made possible by modern chemistry.  This class is for students who have some painting experience who seek to develop new skills.  Materials list is available online under course description. Supply List  

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 12 sessions; starting 9/11/2017, ending 12/4/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 10/9/2017)

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Tuition: $300.00

Location : Girl Scout House  Location : 
  Girl Scout House .

Instructor : Naomi Shriber 



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In an open studio, each person creates his or her own unique project in any style: realism, abstraction, impressionism or anything in between.  Gentle guidance and support will be provided, as needed, from an artist who has taught watercolors and won awards in pastels, acrylics,  and oils.  The relaxed atmosphere will foster creativity and encourage freedom of experimentation.  You can focus on personal expression and development and can use any medium you like (acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor), but you will need to bring you own supplies.  Supply lists are available upon request.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 12 sessions; starting 9/12/2017, ending 12/5/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/7/2017)

Tuition: $300.00

Location : Girl Scout House  Location : 
  Girl Scout House .

Instructor : Naomi Shriber 



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During two evenings, learn how to weave a medium sized basket with a handle and a sturdy base that you can use at the Farmers' Market!  Materials will be provided with a choice of colors on a decorative striped band.  The basket will measure approximately 8”W x 12”L x 6”H.    

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 9/12/2017, ending 9/19/2017

Tuition: $60.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Robin Ingram 



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Explore the realm of drawing using pencil, charcoal, ink, pastel, and oil pastel.  Each class will introduce a medium and its unique characteristics.  Demonstrations will provide instruction in various techniques before students compose their own piece, based on the arranged still-life.  Students new to drawing will be directed through these projects and experienced students will build on their creative capabilities.  One-on-one guidance will be provided by the instructor.  By the end of the class, students will have developed their drawing skills, strengthened their artistic perception, and deepened their personal drawing style.  Students are asked to bring a sketchbook 9”x12” or larger.  Basic materials will be provided.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; 10 sessions; starting 9/12/2017, ending 11/21/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 11/7/2017)

Tuition: $300.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Quincy Egginton 



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This class will review the elements and principles of art and exercise them through drawing.  Emphasis will be on developing skills such as perspective and rendering value, using cross-hatching.  Color theory and use of color in a composition will be studied.  Students new to drawing will be directed through these projects and experienced students will build on their creative capabilities.  Students are asked to bring a sketchbook, 9” x 12” or larger.  Basic materials will be provided.    

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM; 10 sessions; starting 9/13/2017, ending 11/29/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/20/2017, 11/22/2017)

Tuition: $300.00

Location : Girl Scout House  Location : 
  Girl Scout House .

Instructor : Quincy Egginton 



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Explore the luminous and fluid watercolor medium.  Classes will begin with discussions of how to observe the subject.  Students will then draw from the still-life provided.  Techniques and demonstrations will guide you from drawing to painting subjects and compositions.  The class will encourage students to experiment and work spontaneously with this transparent painting process.  Drawing, color study and brush technique will direct your personal expression.  Basic materials will be provided but those who have supplies are encouraged to bring their own.  All levels of artistic skill are welcome.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; 10 sessions; starting 9/13/2017, ending 12/6/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/20/2017, 10/18/2017, 11/22/2017)

Tuition: $240.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Quincy Egginton 



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Learn how to paint a variety of luminous and layered watercolor subjects.  This class will emphasize waterscapes, cityscapes, landscapes and "es"capes.  We will concentrate on clouds, skies, forests, foliage perspective and all sorts of water vistas.  Color mixing, composition, drawing and the use of values will be emphasized.  Practice, class discussion, and critiques will help students develop an understanding of the principles of design necessary to create beautiful paintings.  Friendly but constructive class critiques will help students develop their own personal style.  The use of photo resources is encouraged.  Materials list available online under course description.  This class is intended for students who have experience with the medium.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM; 12 sessions; starting 9/14/2017, ending 12/14/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/21/2017, 11/23/2017)

Tuition: $360.00

Location : Girl Scout House  Location : 
  Girl Scout House .

Instructor : Hope Friedland 



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Pastels, with their wide range of vibrant hues, offer a fresh way to create paintings filled with color and light.  Instruction will begin with the basics of drawing, followed by step-by-step introduction on the use of pastels with attention to style, color, and composition.  Materials list available online under course description.   Supply List

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 10 sessions; starting 9/14/2017, ending 12/14/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/21/2017, 10/5/2017, 10/12/2017, 11/23/2017)

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Tuition: $250.00

Location : Temple Israel Center Location : 
  Temple Israel Center.

Instructor : Bonnie Greene 



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Find your own style in this advanced class for students who have experience painting with pastels.  Pastels, with their wide range of vibrant hues, offer a fresh way to create paintings filled with color and light.  Individual attention will be given to each student.  Enrollment is limited.  Please register early.  Materials list available online under course description. Supply List

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM; 10 sessions; starting 9/14/2017, ending 12/14/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/21/2017, 10/5/2017, 10/12/2017, 11/23/2017)

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Tuition: $250.00

Location : Temple Israel Center Location : 
  Temple Israel Center.

Instructor : Bonnie Greene 



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