Registration is underway at the Bronx River Art Center and they are pleased to announce a robust calendar of classes for the fall season. BRAC continues to infuse the Bronx with culturally diverse, multi-arts events and programs. Through our organization, we hope to give the community a platform on which they can transform their artistic creativity into visions. By way of art exhibitions, performances, holiday events, and hands-on art classes we spread cultural awareness throughout the Bronx. We will proceed to offer art classes and workshops in our temporary location at 2064 Boston Road (at 179th Street) as well as at Burke Plaza at 871 E 179th Street; Bronx, NY 10460 and our newly added location, the Bronx High School of Visual Arts located at 2040 Antin Place; Bronx, NY 10462.
Registration for fall classes will be held at 2064 Boston Road through September 30th, Monday – Friday from 2 to 5 PM. For their convenience, students may also register online at www.bronxriverart.org/education.cfm. Classes offered for children and teens are $75 for the 10-week session and classes for adults are $100. With the purchase of a class, students receive a discount of 25% off each additional class they register for. BRAC also offers a limited number of partial-tuition need-based scholarships to ensure that all interested students can take our classes regardless of their ability to pay.
BRAC’s art classes, taught by professional artists with years of teaching experience, include Drawing & Painting, Beginning and Advanced Digital Photography, Ceramic Sculpture, Cartooning, and Portfolio Review and Preparation for Teens and Tweens; classes will run from October 1st to December 8th. Classes are available for Children ages 7 - 12, Teens ages 13 – 18, and Adults over the age of 18. Enrollment in our Teen and Adult Digital Media classes includes free use of our state-of-the-art equipment during Open Media Lab hours. For a complete schedule of classes, please visit our website at www.bronxriverart.org/education.cfm.
BRAC’s signature program for teens, Teen Project Studio (TPS), is an intensive art course taught by a professional teaching artist. This class is available free, by application only, for a maximum of 15 students. Interested teens should apply by September 21st. Information about how to apply can be found on our website at http://bronxriverart.org/education-teen-institute.cfm. During the fall session students will use the West Farms neighborhood as a case study for projects that focus on urban design, identity, and the community. Students will gain exposure to a variety of professional artists and study a wide range of media.
BRAC’s programs are made possible with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development; the Department of Cultural Affairs and its Materials for the Arts program; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.; City Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera; Councilwoman Annabel Palma; and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council. Corporate and foundation support includes Con Edison; Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation; The 42nd Street Development Corporation; the Simón Bolivar Foundation; Bloomberg Philanthropies, New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, and the generosity of our patrons.