Click here to view a complete list of Fall workshops. 

Join us December 14, 2017 from 5-7pm for our Winter Workshop Open House. 


The Community Art Center at Gallery North 

The Community Art Center offers a number of opportunities for one to have a creative, studio experience! Our studio art classes are suitable for adults and teens, and are taught by some of Long Islands best artists. To view a list of our current classes & workshops see below. Please note there is a 24 hour cut off for registration for select programs.  

To learn more about our children's programs please go here. If you have a question about any of our programs,  or require more information, please email education@gallerynorth.org

Are you interested in teaching? If so, please send resume and cover letter to program.manager@gallerynorth.org or education@gallerynorth.org


Life Studies at the Community Art Center

9am-12pm (Sundays)

No Instruction-Bring your own materials.

(Male or Female Models)

$15 pay upon arrival.

 

Join us at the Community Art Center for open session figure drawing run by Fred Badalamenti. This three hour session will have no instruction. Bring your own materials. Easels and drawing boards available. See the link below for our summer schedule.  

Click here for a complete Fall 2017 schedule. 

Clicl here for a complete Winter 2018 schedule. 

 

 

 


Figure Drawing at the Community Art Center

10am-1pm (Thursdays)
No sessions in June, July, August. Sessions resume October 5, 2017.

No Instruction-Bring your own materials.

(Male or Female Models)

$15 pay upon arrival.

Join us at the Community Art Center for open session figure drawing run by Flo Kemp. This three hour session will have no instruction. Bring your own materials. Easels and drawing boards available. See the link below for our summer schedule. 

Click here for a complete Fall 2017 schedule. 

Click here for a complete Winter 2018 schedule. 


Portfolio Review Sessions

Free

January 13

February 3

March 3

 

Please call or e-mail to reserve a 30-minute session

High school students interested in pursuing a career in the arts are welcome to schedule a portfolio review.  Receive feedback on your work and suggestions for strengthening your portfolio as you prepare for the college application process. Receive suggestions and advice on artwork and the college application process in general. Artists and educators will be available to look at your work by appointment. Come prepared with your portfolio of works (your best 10-20 pieces).

Artists and teachers reviewing portfolios include:  

Megan Lorenzo- Click to view Megan's Bio. 

Larissa Grass- Click to view Larissa's Bio and Resume

Judith Levy- Click to view Judith's Bio.

Lorena Salcedo-Watson- Click to view Lorena's Bio and Resume


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Bookmaking Workshop

Instructor: Amie Noakes

January 12, 19 & 26 (Fridays)

5:30-8:30pm

Adults/Teens

$180

In this course you will learn the basics of bookmaking, from simple instant books, to binding with coptic stitch, Japanese stab binding, and making hard covers. At every level of this workshop you will learn about the tools and materials used to make books, so you will know how to make art, journals, and sketchbooks that suit your needs.

 

 

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Open Session Printmaking Workshop

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson and Print Monitor

Teens/Adults

$20 for 1 two hour session

January 16 (Tuesday) 2:30pm-4:30pm

Come, join us for an open printing session in the Community Art Center print workshop. Bring plates you would like to print or projects in progress to proof. We will have presses set up for relief work and intaglio printing. Come, bring a friend. Bring your favorite papers. Previous printmaking experience necessary.

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Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.

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Watercolor Workshop 

Instructor: Esther Maria

January 20

1:30-4:30pm

Teens/Adults

$60

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class. 

If you have never painted before or you have some instruction, you can learn how to capture the wonders of watercolors. I will guide you through the essentials of watercolor tools and techniques with demonstrations and individual attention. Students will learn about brush strokes, washes, mixes, blending and color theory. They will use watercolors to establish color and light, to work wet-on-wet, for texture, to suggest value changes, for negative painting with discussion on composition, as well as for focus and depth. Emphasis in this class is for individual instructional techniques to foster your ability. Students will complete several small paintings in the class.

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Papermaking Workshop

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

January 27 (Saturday)

11 am - 3:30 pm

Teens/Adults

$90

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Learn to make paper!

Handmade paper, enjoyed for its unique texture and organic qualities, may be used in the creation of other art works. In this workshop, participants will learn the basic process of western papermaking, and create a number of sheets that can be used with a variety of media. Abaca and cotton fiber will be used to create paper suitable for various printmaking techniques, as well as drawing and water-based painting. Students interested in adding texture and color color may bring in their own additives including fibers, dried plant materials, to incorporate into the paper pulp.

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Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.

 

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Sip & Create: Champagne Sundays!       The Joy of Watercolor

Instructor: Janice Gabriel

January 28 (Sunday)

1pm-4pm

Adults

$60 materials included

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Enjoy a afternoon out with friends while creating something amazing!

Sunday afternoon is the perfect time to have a glass of champagne, enjoy some hors d'oeuvres, and try your hand at watercolor. Beginners, and those with some watercolor experience, may bring their own subject matter, or reference photographs. Some natural specimens, collected locally, will be provided as well. 

Create gifts or greeting cards for birthdays, showers, or graduations. Students will have the opportunity to work on handmade paper produced here at the Gallery North Community Art Center. All materials provided. 

This class is part of our Sip and Create series of workshops for Winter 2018. Enjoy some Champagne, snacks and the time to create with friends.

 

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Woodblock Printmaking

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

February 4, 11 & 18 (Sundays) 

1-4pm

Adults/ Teens

$180 w/ $15 materials fee

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Explore the unique organic qualities of printmaking with wood!
This three-session workshop will provide an introduction to woodblock
printmaking. Students will develop and cut their images, and learn to
print their blocks on an etching press or by hand. We will be printing
with water-based inks on a variety of quality printmaking papers.
Students print a small series of their images at the final session. No
printmaking experience necessary!
Please see materials list for details.

Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.

 

 

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Open Session Printmaking Workshop

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson and Print Monitor

Teens/Adults

$20 for 1 two hour session

February 6 (Tuesday) 2:30pm-4:30pm

Come, join us for an open printing session in the Community Art Center print workshop. Bring plates you would like to print or projects in progress to proof. We will have presses set up for relief work and intaglio printing. Come, bring a friend. Bring your favorite papers. Previous printmaking experience necessary.

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February 9 (Friday) 5:30-7:30pm

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Sip & Create! Mosaic

February 10 (Saturday)

7pm-9pm

Adults

$40 all materials included

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

 

 

Enjoy a night out with friends while creating something amazing!

For this Sip & Create, students will be introduced to the basics of mosaics! Learn how to create your own mosaics using unique and colorful glass/tiles. There is absolutely no experience needed to take this exciting workshop. Students will spend their time collaborating with friends and leave feeling empowered to continue creating at home!

This class is part of our Sip and Create series of workshops for Winter 2018. Enjoy some wine, snacks and the time to create with friends.

Click here to learn more about Larissa Grass. 

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Watercolor Workshop 

Instructor: Esther Maria

February 17

1:30-4:30pm

Teens/Adults

$60

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

If you have never painted before or you have some instruction, you can learn how to capture the wonders of watercolors. I will guide you through the essentials of watercolor tools and techniques with demonstrations and individual attention. Students will learn about brush strokes, washes, mixes, blending and color theory. They will use watercolors to establish color and light, to work wet-on-wet, for texture, to suggest value changes, for negative painting with discussion on composition, as well as for focus and depth. Emphasis in this class is for individual instructional techniques to foster your ability. Students will complete several small paintings in the class.

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Papermaking Workshop

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

February 24(Saturday)

11 am - 3:30 pm

Teens/Adults

$90

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Learn to make paper!

Handmade paper, enjoyed for its unique texture and organic qualities, may be used in the creation of other art works. In this workshop, participants will learn the basic process of western papermaking, and create a number of sheets that can be used with a variety of media. Abaca and cotton fiber will be used to create paper suitable for various printmaking techniques, as well as drawing and water-based painting. Students interested in adding texture and color color may bring in their own additives including fibers, dried plant materials, to incorporate into the paper pulp.

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Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.

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Watercolor Workshop 

Instructor: Esther Maria

March 3

1:30-4:30pm

Teens/Adults

$60

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

If you have never painted before or you have some instruction, you can learn how to capture the wonders of watercolors. I will guide you through the essentials of watercolor tools and techniques with demonstrations and individual attention. Students will learn about brush strokes, washes, mixes, blending and color theory. They will use watercolors to establish color and light, to work wet-on-wet, for texture, to suggest value changes, for negative painting with discussion on composition, as well as for focus and depth. Emphasis in this class is for individual instructional techniques to foster your ability. Students will complete several small paintings in the class.

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Paper Lithography

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

March 4 (Sunday)

1-4pm

$60

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Learn the process of Paper Lithography!


Bring images you would like to recreate and transform in this unique
printmaking technique. Xerox prints become the printing plate. Use an
etching press while exploring the basic principles of lithography
transformed into an exciting hands-on experimental image-making
process. We will be printing with on a variety papers. No printmaking
experience necessary!

Please see materials list for details. Click here for a complete materials list. 

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Open Session Printmaking Workshop

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson and Print Monitor

Teens/Adults

$20 for 1 two hour session

March 6 (Tuesday) 2:30pm-4:30pm

Come, join us for an open printing session in the Community Art Center print workshop. Bring plates you would like to print or projects in progress to proof. We will have presses set up for relief work and intaglio printing. Come, bring a friend. Bring your favorite papers. Previous printmaking experience necessary.

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Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.

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March 9 (Friday) 5:30-7:30pm

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Sip & Create: Champagne Sundays!       The Joy of Watercolor

Instructor: Janice Gabriel

March 25 (Sunday) 

Adults

1pm - 4 pm

$60 materials included

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class. 

Enjoy a afternoon out with friends while creating something amazing!

Sunday afternoon is the perfect time to have a glass of champagne, enjoy some hors d'oeuvres, and try your hand at watercolor. Beginners, and those with some watercolor experience, may bring their own subject matter, or reference photographs. Some natural specimens, collected locally, will be provided as well. 

Create gifts or greeting cards for birthdays, showers, or graduations. Students will have the opportunity to work on handmade paper produced here at the Gallery North Community Art Center. All materials provided. 

This class is part of our Sip and Create series of workshops for Winter 2018. Enjoy some Champagne, snacks and the time to create with friends.

 

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Pysanky Egg Decorating

Instructor: Larissa Grass

March 10

1:30-4:30pm

Tweens/Teens/Adults

$60 with $5 materials fee

*Registration required 24 hours prior to the start of class.

Design, Draw, Dip, Melt!

Join artist, Larissa Grass, as she explores the folk art of Pysanka! In this workshop students will be introduced to the art of egg decorating. They will collaborate on design ideas and explore techniques. Come with tools if you have them and as many eggs as you like! Create eggs for friends or to keep as personal treasures. Materials fee covers your own personal Kistka for decorating!  Students will be given an introduction to the tools used, and helpful tips on how do continue creating at home. Any skill level welcome. If you have your own tools, of course, bring them! 

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Botanical Drawing 1

Instructor: Diane Barthel-Bouchier

April 8, 15, 22 & 29 (Sundays)

2pm-4:30pm

Teens/Adults

$200

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing that serve as the basis for all realistic botanical art.  Working simply with graphite pencil on paper, students will execute a series of exercises before moving on to techniques for rendering the great variety of leaves, stems, and roots, and, in the final session, the beauty of different flower forms.

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Click here for a list of dates and locations Diane's Traveling Exhibition of Native Plant Drawings.

 

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Antonio Masi Watercolor Workshop

Instructor: Antonio Masi

May 4, 5 & 6 2018

10am-4pm

$400 per person.

*Please bring your own materials

 

Join us for a three-day workshop with world-renown watercolor artist, Antonio Masi. 

This workshop will focus on how to approach watercolor from a contemporary point of view - powerful, emotional, and expressive. Antonio applies watercolor in a thick and juicy manner, giving his subjects a startling boldness. In this workshop you will learn unusual perspectives, attention to details, and create poetic moody works. He will also demonstrate each morning explaining the materials, his set-up, and how he applies color. Although he is known as the “Bridgemaster”, he will demonstrate landscapes, seascapes, and more. The aim is for each student to discover the unique qualities of watercolor and be inspired to find a personal style.

All levels & abilities welcome!

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Watercolors with Esther Marie

Instructor: Esther Marie

TBA

 

 

 

If you have never painted before or you have some instruction, you can learn how to capture the wonders of watercolors. I will guide you through the essentials of watercolor tools and techniques with demonstrations and individual attention. Students will learn about brush strokes, washes, mixes, blending and color theory. They will use watercolors to establish color and light, to work wet-on-wet, for texture, to suggest value changes, for negative painting with discussion on composition, as well as for focus and depth. Emphasis in this class is for individual instructional techniques to foster your ability. Students will complete several small paintings in the class. 

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Scissors, Paper, Glue: The Techniques for Collaging

Instructor: Tom Stock

TBA

A series of "here's how" demonstrations followed by student hands-on practice; with ongoing encouragement and suggestions. This is a great class for beginners. 

Bring lots of cut outs for this class. Students are encouraged to visit the teachers blog, tomstock.org to view essays, poems & collages!


Watercolor Monotype

Instructor: Andrea Cote

TBA

 

 

Watercolor Monotype is a beautiful and versatile way of creating unique prints on the press. Participants will draw with watercolor media on a prepared plexiglass plate or acetate. Artists can create a range of effects that are quite different from traditional watercolor painting, as well as create contrasting layers for their etchings and mixed media artworks. Work figuratively or abstract. All levels welcome including beginners who like to experiment.

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Click here to learn more about Andrea Cote. 


Japanese Style Woodblock Printing, “Moku Hanga”

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

TBA

Explore the possibilities of woodblock printmaking! This three-session workshop will provide an introduction to woodblock printmaking using the traditional Japanese approach to multiple block water-based printing. Students will learn to develop and cut their images, and print their blocks by hand using watercolors and traditional rice paste. Students will be printing on a variety of Japanese papers.

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Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson


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Printmaking: Intaglio on Plexi

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

TBA

 

 

Explore dry-point intaglio printmaking techniques. Work with a very user-friendly material for creating your imagery. Students will become familiar with the process of developing their imagery on plates and operating an intaglio press. We will create imagery on plates and approach a variety of printing and wiping techniques. There will be no acids or harsh chemicals used. Students will be working on acrylic plates with water-based inks and quality printmaking papers. Students will be able to further build upon these basic skills in future classes with additional platemaking and printing possibilities, and during Open Workshop sessions.

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Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.


Digital Photography Forum 

Instructor: Miranda Gatewood

TBA

 

Learn how to make great images in this 3-part digital photography forum for all levels that's fun and challenging. It involves participation, discussion, critique, a bit of history of the art, and a visual presentation that will incorporate student work in the second class. Each class presents a different theme: Composition and Basics; Critique and Collective Scrapbook; and Fabulous Photography Tricks. Bring images to the first class-- either as prints, on a flash drive, or links to online images—to be part of the next weeks meeting, the Critique and Collective Scrapbook class.

Click here to learn more about Miranda Gatewood.


Silkscreen Workshop

Instructors: Lorena Salcedo-Watson & Larissa Grass

TBA

 

Learn to silkscreen your own images! In this one day workshop students will develop and print a cut-stencil silkscreen, as well as a hand-drawn silkscreen image. We will be using water based fabric inks, printing on t-shirts and other fabrics or papers you are interested in bring to print on! T-shirts provided for printing. 2 per student. Feel free to bring in extra shirts, totes, aprons, pillow cases or fabrics to print on!

Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson

Click here to learn more about Larissa Grass.


Botanical Drawing 2

Instructor: Diane Barthel-Bouchier

TBA

 

This course builds upon Botanical Drawing 1 and invites students to work with colored pencils.  In the first week, we consider how to indicate three-dimensional space through the use of shadows and voids. In the second week we focus specifically on color and the effects available through layering and blending.  The third week is devoted to the importance of composition in both botanical fine art and scientific illustration.

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Fur & Feather: Techniques of Animal Illustration

Instructor: Instructor: Diane Barthel-Bouchier

TBA

 

Whether sharing our lives or inhabiting the wild, animals make wonderful subjects for all kinds of art genres. Join us to explore some sure-fire techniques of animal illustration. The first three-hour session will be devoted to mammals, including techniques that focus on how to render the texture of fur; in the second session we turn to birds - feathers, feet, beaks, bills, and all. You are invited either to bring photographs of your own favorite birds and animals or to work from images supplied by the instructor. You can also choose to work simply in graphite pencil, or bring any of a range of drawing material, such as colored pencils or pastels.

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Click here to learn more about Diane Barthel-Bouchier


Printmaking: Drypoint Techniques on Copper 

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

TBA

 

Explore the exciting tactile qualities of developing line and tone on copper plates. This workshop will focus on creating imagery using a variety of drypoint tools including; etching needles, engraving burins, roulettes, mezzotint rockers, scrapers, and burnishers. Students will develop intaglio plates and print them on an etching press. There will be no acids or harsh chemicals used. Students will be printing with water-based as well as oil-based inks on quality printmaking papers.

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Click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.


Exploring Different Mediums

Instructor: Greg Furjanic

TBA

This class is for understanding new and unfamiliar mediums through experimentation and exploration. We will link personal work with historical references as well as current exhibitions.

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Beading Workshop: Dazzling Pendant

Instructor: Peggy Stasi

TBA

Your family and friends will be dazzeled.                                                      You may even find yourself hasseled.                                                          This piece is a breeze.                                                                                  You'll make it with ease.                                                                                And I promise you'll never be frazzled.  


Art Journaling

Instructor: Larissa Grass

TBA

Teens & Adults

 

Collage, Design & Collaborate!

This workshop,lead by artist Larissa Grass, shows students ways to turn their memories into art. During this four-hour class students will  learn how to bind their own visual journals and use their photos, ticket stubs and more to make a journal that is an extension of themselves.  Bring friends and make this more then just personal creative time….make it a memory! 

All supplies included. Please bring personal photos and memoirs to use as collage items in your journals.


Relief Printmaking: Linoleum

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

TBA

Teens & Adults

Explore a new graphic medium with relief printmaking! This three-session workshop will provide an introduction to linoleum printmaking. Students will learn to develop and cut their images, and print their blocks on an etching press. The final session will have students printing a small series of their images. Students will be printing with water-based inks on a variety of quality printmaking papers.

Click here for a complete materials list. 

click here to learn more about Lorena Salcedo-Watson.


We gratefully acknowledge the generous donations of equipment and supplies by the following donors. Their contributions and funding have allowed us to develop the diverse range of programs offered at the Community Art Center.

Thank You!

  • Ronne Cosel
  • Amy Tuttle on behalf of her mother, Ann Tuttle
  • Girl Scouts of Troop 592, Setauket: Cassidy Jansson, Christina Gross, Amy Lynch, Kayla Zorn, and Leaders: Kelly Lynch & Suzanne Zorn
  • Felicitas Wetter
  • Bill Goldston
  • Mary Schwartz
  • Harbor Country Day School
  • Neil Scholl
  • Barbara Meek
  • Jon and Janice Gabriel
  • Linda Davison Matheus
  • Diane Kind
  • Marina Labate
  • Judy Fischer on behalf of her husband, Harris Fischer. 
  • Max Reff
  • Joseph Buzzetta
  • Mel Pekarsky

For refund and cancellation policies, please see Terms of Service.