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.  

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 2016 schedule. 

Click here for a complete Winter 2017 schedule. 

 

 

 

 

 


Figure Drawing at the Community Art Center

10am-1pm (Thursdays)

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 2016 schedule. 

Click here for a complete Winter 2017 schedule. 


Portfolio Review Sessions

March 11 (Saturday) 1-3pm

Free

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:  

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

Amal Karzi- Click to view Amal's Bio and Resume

Judith Levy- Click to view Judith's Bio.

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


Watercolors On Wednesdays w/ Espacia Maria

Instructor: Espacia Maria

Feb 15, 22 & March 1

Teen & Adults

12-3pm

$180

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

March 4 (Saturday)

1-6pm

Teens and Adults

$100

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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Watercolors On Wednesdays w/ Espacia Maria

Instructor: Espacia Maria

March 8, 15 & 22

Teen & Adults

12-3pm

$180

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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Printmaking: Drypoint Techniques on Copper

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

March 17, 24 &31 (Fridays) 

5-7:30pm

Adults & Teens

$150 with $35 Materials Fee

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.

 

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Acrylic Painting Workshop

Instructor: Bruce Lieberman

March 18 (Saturday)

10am-4pm

$120

 

 

 

 

This painting workshop provides the student artist with the core training required to advance their skills as an artist. 

This exciting workshop, taught by artist Bruce Lieberman, offers students a chance to embrace the immediacy of painting in the alla prima technique. This method, in which paint is applied directly wet-on-wet to the canvas guides the artist to explore the fluidity of paint. The importance of mark making, materials, supports and techniques will all be demonstrated and discussed. 

Beginner and experienced students are welcome!

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Botanical Drawing 1

Instructor: Diane Barthel-Bouchier

March 19, 26 & April 2 (Sundays)

Teens & Adults

2-4:30pm

$150

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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Open Session Printmaking Workshop

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson and Print Monitor

Teens/Adults

$20 for 1 two hour session

March 8 (Wednesday) 2:30-4:30pm

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 10 (Friday) 5:30-7:30pm

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Pysanky Egg Decorating

Instructor: Larissa Grass

March 25 (Saturday)

Adults/Teens/Tweens

1-5pm

$80 w/ $5 materials fee

 

Design, Draw, Dip, Melt!

Join artist, Larissa Grass, as she explores the folk art of Pysanka! In this workshop students 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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Click here to learn more about Larissa Grass.

 

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Painterly Printmaking; Monotypes

Instructor: Qin Han

April 1, 8 &15 (Fridays)

3-5pm

Adults/Teens

$120

Make artistic discoveries through the creation of mono prints with Qin Han. Through experimentation and imagination this course will introduce you to the exciting possibilities of mono printing. Qin will share the basic materials and techniques needed to get you started giving demos along the way. Learn the reductive and additive processes while working with non toxic materials. 

All materials included. 

Click here for a complete list of  materials provided. 


The Ins & Outs of Portfolio Prep for College Admissions

Instructor: Kyle Blumenthal 

TBA

Teens

Kyle Blumenthal’s Art Portfolio Prep for College Admissions’ program provides promising high school art students with tools needed to help them gain traction to pull ahead in the competitive college admission process. Students will receive individualized instruction on producing and presenting a properly formatted admission portfolio that reflects both personal style and artistic skill. They will also learn how to knowledgeably write and speak about their own work, as well as participate in mock college interviews.

Materials lists are individualized. 


Collage College 101 

Instructor: Tom Stock

TBA

 

 

Let’s try collage!

Collage is a technique of art where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. Students in this class will explore the art of collage discovering the ins and outs of creating with cut paper. Under the guidance of artist, Tom Stock students will use all sorts of unique materials to create; things like glue, paper, canvas, wood, metal, plastic, or fiber, separately or in combination will be used.

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Printmaking: Intaglio on Plexi

Instructor: Lorena Salcedo-Watson

TBA

Teens & Adults

 

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.


Sip & Create! Printing with Jello 

Instructor: Larissa Grass

TBA

 

 

 

Enjoy a night out with friends while creating something amazing!

For this Sip & Create, students will be introduced to the basics of Printmaking with Jello! Learn how to create your own printing plate using supplies you can find at the grocery store. There is absolutely no experience needed to take this out of the box workshop. Students will spend their time printing with friends and leave feeling empowered to continue jello printing at home!

This class is part of our Sip and Create series of workshops for Winter 2017. Enjoy some wine, snacks and the time to create with friends.

Click here to learn more about Larissa Grass. 


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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Draw Your Self Portrait

Instructor: Amal

TBA

Teens & Adults

 

 

 

This class is for anyone interested in drawing a self-portrait and excellent for students working on preparing a college portfolio. Learn the basic principles to draw a believable image of yourself! Using CarbOthello pencils we will create the structure and form of a solid and realistic head. Taught by book illustrator and fine artist, Amal, this class will include exercises to understand and explore the materials. Demonstrations of technique will be given throughout the workshop.

If you’ve already taken this workshop then feel free to bring a hat!

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Click here to learn more about Amal. 


Life Drawing

Instructor: Greg Furjanic

TBA

 

This course is designed as an introduction to principles and concepts of figure drawing. This course will explore the foundations, emotional content and mastery of media that is necessary to render the human form.

For a complete materials list click here.

To learn more about Greg Furjanic click here.


Introduction to Woodcarving

Instructor: Frank Napoli

TBA

Teens & Adults

 

The beginning student will be introduced to the basic carving tools and sharpening techniques in this beginners woodworking class. Each student will be show fundamental techniques, basic to all carving. Each student will complete 1-2 small projects of a sitting or standing dog. Each student will be provided with practice blocks to work on at home between classes. This is a hands on class where each student will be given the one on one instruction they need to feel empowered to carve on their own. 

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The Joy of Watercolor

Instructor: Janice Gabriel

TBA

 

The Joy of Watercolor!

Have you always wanted to try your hand at watercolor painting, but never felt you had the time, ability, patience, (or all of the above)?  Now is the time to plunge into a medium that promises to reward you in so many ways.  Let's explore this very "clean and green" form of creativity, while working directly from a choice of nature-based still life subjects.  Once you get that paintbrush in your hand, you'll wonder why you waited so long.  Some drawing ability helpful, but not necessary. We will work with you wherever you are in the process.  Come, paint, learn, and enjoy!

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Young Printmakers; Intro to Printmaking

Instructor: Ana Castro

TBA

Ages 5-12

 

Young Printmakers: Intro to Printmaking will allow students to be introduced into the world of Printmaking. Students will have the opportunity to create their own work on Plexi-glass, an acrylic plate. Students will become familiarized with inking and wiping their plate with water-based inks. Last, but not least, getting the chance to use our intaglio presses with quality printmaking papers!

No experience required. Please bring a Sketchbook for your ideas!

Materials included. 


Felted Slippers

Instructor: Justine Moody

TBA

Ages 10+

Learn how to felt a cozy, long lasting home made pair of slippers.   Just like in the felted vessel class, we will use a resist form (a resist is used in felting to make three dimensional objects from a flat pattern).  We’ll cut out a shape based on your own foot size to felt a pair of one of a kind slippers, clogs, or booties.  These can be adorned with various luxury fibers, yarns and fabrics.  You’ll never buy slippers again!  Skill level: advanced beginner.

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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


Still Life Painting with Acrylic

Instructor: Nicholas Frizalone

TBA

 

Students will paint a still life, which will be set up by the teacher, Nicholas Frizalone. Multiple demonstrations will be given throughout the class (ex. how to lay out a composition, underpainting, etc.). and one on one assistance will be given. Additionally, if a student wants to learn a specific technique (ex. glaze painting or alla prima), that can be demonstrate that as well.

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Click here to learn more about Nicholas Frizalone. 


Silkscreen Workshop

Instructors: Lorena Salcedo-Watson & Larissa Grass

TBA

 

 

 

Learn to silkscreen your own images! In this two 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.


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.  


Workshop in Wax Resist Techniques

Instructor: Carole Turbin

TBA

Teens & Adults

 

This workshop is an introduction to using clear paraffin wax, black waterproof ink wash, pencil, compressed charcoal, and conte crayon to create dramatic images on paper. The technique lends itself to a combination of drawing, subtle tonal gradations, intense dark/ light contrasts, texture, and expressive use of an ink-filled brush and dark compressed charcoal. Students will be introduced to the varied work of other artists, learn the process for themselves, step-by-step, and produce their own work of art.

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Click here to learn more about Carole Turbin. 


Hand Colored Photography Workshop

Instructor: Marlene Weinstein

TBA

Teens & Adults

Turn your black and white photographs into one-of-a-kind artistic creations with a vintage flair! Instructor Marlene Weinstein will teach you how to hand  color your black and white digital photographs using PanPastels, the perfect modern pastel medium for painting photos.

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Introduction to Wet Felting- Felted Flower Wreath

Instructor: Justine Moody

TBA

Teens & Adults

This is an introduction to wet felting workshop as well as a make and take. We will cover the basics of traditional wet felting by taking raw natural fibers such as wool and silk to create a wet felted flower. We'll plan our wreath and start our collection of one of a kind flowers. You will take fibers for homework, so you can finish your flowers before the second class where we will embellish our flowers with hand made stamens and assemble our wreaths. Students will learn the process of combining fibers with water and soap to create a solid non woven fabric with endless color and texture. Skill level: all are welcome. 


Felted Ruffle Scarf

Instructor: Justine Moody

TBA

Adults

Learn the fundamentals of layering your fibers directionally in order to create a scarf that will have a solid body with ruffled edges.  Your ruffles can be thick and full or light and airy, it’s your design!  We will learn how to incorporate small pieces of fabrics and luxury fibers into your felt.  

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Basic Drawing Workshop

Instructor: Amal

TBA

Ages 13+

An excellent course for beginners and for those who already draw and have an interest in exploring further the foundation of drawing Learn how to manipulate your materials and draw form with a sense of dimension. Instruction includes working from casts with demonstrations on method and technique. 

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Block Printed Tote

Instructor: Fernanda Vargas

TBA

Ages 15+

Learn the basics of carving and stamping with your own rubber blocks on paper and cloth, to finally make a basic tote bag with your own design.

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Felted Tapestry: Exploring Texture

Instructor: Justine Moody

TBA

Adults

Create a one of a kind wet felted wall hanging.  In this class we will explore surface design and incorporate needle felting to build texture and features like spikes and relief elements using flat resists.  We will be playing with luxury fibers like curly locks and mohair to create a story through design.

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Hand Dying Silk with Shibori

Instructor: Justine Moody

TBA

Adults

 

Learn the basics in Shibori hand dying and painting. Shibori is Japanese for “to wring, or squeeze or fold”. After clipping, folding, pinching, or sewing the fabric, it is no longer a flat 2-dimensional piece. It becomes 3 dimensional. This is a dying process that depends on the human hand’s interaction. Introduction to Shibori is a great class for beginners and more advanced silk painters. We will experiment with fold & clip techniques as well as tying and using rubber bands and string to manipulate our fabric in order to develop our patterns and designs.

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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.


Botanical Drawing 1

Instructor: Diane Barthel-Bouchier

March 19, 26 & April 2 (Sundays)

Teens & Adults

2-4:30pm

$150

 

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.

Click here for a full materials list.


Botanical Drawing 2

Instructor: Diane Barthel-Bouchier

TBA

For Teens/Adults

 

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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Batik Color Wheel

Instructor: Fernanda Vargas

TBA

Ages 15+

This excellent color wheel class presents the students the moods and theory of color, using the ancient Indonesian Batik as a technique.

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Peyote Ring Workshop

Instructor: Peggy Stasi

TBA

Teens & Adults

"Peyote Ring" is a beginner project, appropriate for anyone can use a needle and thread. We will discuss the different types of thread commonly used, the various needles and appropriate use of each, the beads you are likely to be  interested in using as beginners, and finally, the basic Peyote stitch. 

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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.


Introduction to Stencil Art

Instructor: Fernanda Vargas

TBA

Teens & Adults

Using geometrical shapes the students will create and cut their own stencil and, by repeating the element with various colors, create a unique pattern on their apron.

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Polymer Clay: Mokume Gane Workshop

Instructor: Justine Moody

TBA

This 17th century “wood grain” inspired design technique was originally developed in Japan as a way for creating decorative swords. This technique incorporates a stack of contrasting colors that are layered in thick or thin slices. Once the layers are stacked high enough to create a block, the block is then sliced along the side. Students will learn how to manipulate the layers to achieve a variety of different results. This technique provides ornate sheets of beautiful patterns that can for covering buttons, beads, pendants, pens, business card holders and so much more.

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Hand Felted Air Planter or Bird House

Instructor: Justine Moody

TBA

 

 

Make a one of a kind wet felted air planter or cozy bird house for your garden.  You’re welcome to bring along your fiber stash, yarn scraps and various sheer fabrics that can also be incorporated into your piece.  You can hang your air planter in any direction and air plants come in all shapes and sizes.  The birdhouse can hang from a branch while the wool fibers can keep warm any nest (especially for the cooler temperatures).  We will be using foam resists to create our (either) air planter or birdhouse, adding texture and surface design.   Skill level: some felting experience is recommended as this is a class that focuses on 3 dimensional design and surface texture, but the ambitious are always welcome. 

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