Art Classes


Art School

Kids, teens and adults can all take advantage of our professional art studios and expert art faculty. We offer classes for the beginner, those just exploring an interest in the arts and the more advanced student.

Ask about our weekend art birthday parties available for ages 4 and up. Call for information!

Children’s Art Classes

Creative Kids
For ages 3 – 4 1/2. Students will create fun 2D and 3D projects by using various art materials. Projects include decoupage, paper mache, sculpture, printmaking and painting.

Lydia Hassan, instructor and Lisa Medin, assistant

15 Tuesdays October 13, 2015-February 2, 2016 $400
15 Tuesdays February 9 – June 7, 2016 $400

No classes: 12/8, 12/29, 2/16, 4/12, 4/26

Art in the Round
For ages 4 1/2 – 6 years.  Children will develop their creativity while working with many different types of materials to create unusual and exciting pieces of art.
Lydia Hassan, instructor

15 Tuesdays October 13, 2015-February 2, 2016 $390
15 Tuesdays February 9 – June 7, 2016 $390
3:30-4:30pm   Note change in time

No classes: 12/8, 12/29, 2/16, 4/12, 4/26

Ages 7-10. Students will learn a variety of technical skills for hand building including: slipping, scoring and glazing in our professional ceramic studio.
Rachel Allen, Instructor

15 Tuesdays October 13, 2015-January 26, 2016 $400
15 Tuesdays February 2 – May 24, 2016 $400

No classes: 12/29, 2/16, 4/26

Drawing & Painting with Pat
For ages 8-16. We will incorporate basic principles of art, in various media. Students learn specific techniques in drawing and painting to help develop their own styles.
Pat Frankel, Instructor

15 Wednesdays September 30, 2015-January 27, 2016 $450
15 Wednesdays February 3 – May 25, 2016 $450

No classes: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 2/17, 4/27


Mixed Media NEW!
Ages 6-8. Children will immerse themselves in creativity and fun, while creating 2-D and 3-D projects. We will work in paint, collage, work on basic drawing skills, and play with clay.
Kerri LuBell, instructor

15 Thursdays September 24, 2015-January 21, 2016 $390
15 Thursdays January 28 – May 26, 2016 $390

No classes: 11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 3/24, 4/28

Wheel Throwing for Young Adults
Ages 11-14. Our professional instructor will teach the basics of throwing, trimming, glazing and more. All levels of students welcome. Space is limited.
Rachel Allen, instructor

15 Thursdays October 13, 2015-January 21, 2016 $435
15 Thursdays January 28 – May 26, 2016 $435

No classes: 11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 3/24, 4/28

Summer Arts Center (SAC)

Where campers pursue their passions in art, music, theatre, and dance.
The joy of creative expression is what our unique Summer Arts Center (SAC) is all about. The only program of its kind in lower Westchester, SAC provides an opportunity for campers to focus on art, dance or theatre as a major, while taking electives in disciplines outside their major.

  • For campers entering grades 2-8
  • Taught by professional, adult artists/instructors
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Customized program to meet child’s individual needs
  • Option to participate in end of summer performance
  • Option to include instructional swim and/or gymnastics

Sample courses

Acting – Animation – Ballet – Calligraphy – Ceramics – Creative Writing – Decoupage – Drawing & Painting – Duct Tape Shop – Hip Hop – Improvisation – Jewelry/Beading – Musical Theatre Jazz – Needlepoint – Pastel Landscapes – Pop Up Cards – Theatre Games – Tie Dye – Wheel Throwing

Learn more!

Adult Art Classes

Wheel Throwing for Adults
Whether you have been throwing for years or have never thrown at all, come join our adult wheel throwing class and learn the basics of throwing, trimming, glazing and more.
Rachel Allen, instructor

15 Tuesdays October 13, 2015-January 26, 2016 $445
15 Tuesdays February 2 – May 24, 2016 $445

No classes: 12/29, 2/16, 4/26

Life Drawing
Students draw from the live model and learn about contour, gesture, anatomy and proportion. This class is for the novice as well as for the experienced student. Bring charcoal and large newsprint pad to class. Teens are welcome. This class will only be offered in the Fall.
Susan Kaufman, Instructor

10 Tuesdays October 13-December 15, 2015 $300

Ceramic Pottery Workshop
Open to potters and sculptors of all levels. In a short time you will create personalized pieces to adorn your home or give as gifts. Instruction is individualized.
Rachel Allen, Instructor

15 Thursdays October 8, 2015-January 21, 2016 $510
15 Thursdays January 28 – May 26, 2016 $510

No classes: 11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 3/24, 4/28

Open Studio Life Painting
Open Studio is a class for all levels who want to work from a live model. Our models will hold a single pose for three consecutive sessions. Primarily a painting class but students may bring other materials with which to work. Students will work on their own but critiques will be offered to help students develop their own style and vision.
Jill Parry, Instructor

12 Thursdays September 24-December 17, 2015 $380
12 Thursdays February 4 – May 12, 2016 $380

No classes: 11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/18, 3/24, 4/28

Painting and Mixed Media
Open to all students who wish to explore their creativity. Instruction included in the following: oil, acrylic or water color painting, collage and basic drawing. Individual instruction given. Work at your own pace. Students bring supplies to class.
Susan Kaufman, Instructor

15 Fridays September 25, 2015-January 22, 2016 $420
15 Fridays January 29 – May 27, 2016 $420

No classes: 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 4/22, 4/29

Ladies’ Night Out  NEW!
Come unwind and let your creativity blossom. Join us for wine something to nosh while you create a fabulous project to take home.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 Collage
Thursday, December 17, 2015 Acrylic Painting
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Watercolor Painting
Thursday, May 5, 2016 Decoupage
7:00-9:00pm $65/session, include wine, snacks and all materials

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery at the JCC was generously endowed by Marjorie and Norman Alexander. It is a showcase for community artists, both professional and amateur. In addition, the Art School uses this gallery for faculty and student shows. For information on upcoming shows, or for space availability, please call Susan Kaufman at (914) 472-3300, x346 or e-mail her at

Art Internships

The Art Department at the JCC has a strong internship program for High School students seeking to fulfill their school’s community service requirements. Students will assist instructors in our after school children’s art classes or in our Drop in Art Studio. To arrange an interview, please call the Art Director.

Tobe Sevush, Director, Art School and Summer Arts Center
914-472-3300 x346

Susan Kaufman, Art Director
914-472-3300 x346

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