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Ceramics: Round Coils

This class involves the use of round coils in the construction of a clay piece but also incorporates them as an important decorative element. We will explore the use of texture, line, color, form, space, and shape in the overall design of the piece. The open areas in the piece will react with the surrounding areas. There will be an historical background given on hand building and the various different ways coils can be used in the design and construction of a hand built piece. There will be visual examples of the types of pieces done over the centuries.

Saturday April 7, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: George Black
Date(s): April 7, 14, 21
Venue: Westbury Recreation Center, Room #1
Address: 348 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
$80.00 Add to cart
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Ceramics: Slabs

In this class you will create a ceramic piece using the slab method to hand build your piece. Your piece will involve decorative elements involving stamping and incising in order to create your own individual design and unique piece. There will also be a historical background on the slab method of hand building as well as the use of stamps and incising. There will be visual examples of pieces done over the centuries by different cultures and civilizations.

Saturday, March 3: Westbury Community Center, Main Room, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday, March 10: Westbury Recreation Center Room #1, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday, March 17: Westbury Community Center, Main Room, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: George Black
Date(s): March 3, 10, 17
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
$80.00 Add to cart
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Colored Pencil Flower Workshop

In this workshop, students will learn how to utilize colored pencils to create a vibrant and life-like floral drawing. Working from a reference photo that will be provided, we will focus on transferring and drawing our image and working layer by layer with our colored pencils, achieve realistic qualities on petals and leaves. We will incorporate other techniques to give our drawings 3-dimensional qualities with water droplets, burnishing and shading while topping off our pieces with a soft, diffused background to make our flowers come to life. Previous experience in drawing is recommended. Students may wish to bring lunch or a snack.

Instructor: Jill Velasco
Date(s): Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Westbury Recreation Center, Room #1
Address: 348 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 21 , 2018
$65.00 Add to cart
Jay Stuart
Illustrating with a Narrative

This workshop will teach the artist how to draw, paint, and do all art telling a narrative. Telling a narrative, a story or even just emitting an emotion is very important to art. No matter the skill level, you want your art to have a story behind it, the narrative to pull that viewer in and make them want to know more about it. The instructor will work with each student individually to help instruct and critique work in class. The class will go over the basics of drawing, perspective and composition with lessons on how to use story boards for your art, using ink to help make your work flow more and using backgrounds to help tell the story.

Instructor: Jay Stuart
Date(s): Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Westbury Community Center, Main Room
Address: 360 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2018
$75.00 Add to cart
Sumari
Improvisation Workshop with Sumari

A hands on approach to using your musical instrument to improvise, or rather spontaneously compose melody, rhythm and sonic texture in a group context focusing on deep listening, interplay, defining a narrative/accompaniment model, concurrent interplay and form/section description and examples and how this relates to your specific instrument. Models will be from the expanded jazz tradition as well as world music sources.

Instructor: Tom Cabrera, Matt Lavelle, Jack DeSalvo
Date(s): Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Westbury Community Center, Main Room
Address: 360 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
$60.00 Add to cart
Patty Eljaiek Batik
Work With What You Have – Resist Process Fabric Design

The secret to life is staying creative. Creative expression is ingrained in our DNA and enriches all aspects of our lives. Work with what you have workshops use every day and sometimes unorthodox materials to create visual works of art and explore our creativity in a safe and welcoming environment for all. Many of these workshops are also great for teachers of all disciplines to integrate art in their classrooms. This workshop introduces us to the history of the traditional fabric of Indonesia, Batik. Batik is a “resist” process for making designs on fabric. We will learn a bit about the designs and tools that are used to create Batik, then we will use everyday materials to create our own swatch of fabric using the resist technique.

Instructor: Patty Eljaiek
Date(s): March 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Westbury Recreation Center, Room #1
Address: 348 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 24, 2018
$30.00 Add to cart