March 8, 2012
Renée Crespo, Education Associate
Merissa Ferrar, Administrative Assistant
Bronx River Art Center (BRAC)
BRONX RIVER ART CENTER
Announces 2012 Spring Semester of Fine Art & Digital Media Classes
Runs April 14th through June 23th xxx Registration March 12th through April 28th
Bronx, NY...Bronx River Art Center's spring semester begins this April with an exciting selection of Fine Art and Digital Media classes for youth ages 7-18 as well as adults. Our art classes, taught by professional artists, cover a wide variety of techniques including: Drawing & Painting, Sculpture, Digital Photography, Ceramics and Cartooning are available after-school and on Saturdays. Youth classes begin April14th and run through June 23rd and adults run April 21st -June16th. No classes are scheduled over Memorial Day Weekend. Enrollees in our digital media classes for teens and adults may also have free use of our state-of-the-art equipment at the BRAC Headquarters' Media Lab, during non-class hours Monday through Friday, 10am-3pm. For a complete schedule of classes, please visit our website at www.bronxriverart.org/education.cfm.
Registration for spring classes runs March 12th through April 28th at BRAC Headquarters, 2064 Boston Road at 179th Street, Monday-Friday from 3-6 PM and Saturday from Noon-4 PM, or online at www.bronxriverart.org. Late registration will continue for the first two weeks of classes until April 28th for the same class fee.
BRAC's long history in the Bronx dates back to the 1970's when BRAC was founded as an extension of the first Bronx River Restoration Program. Thanks to support from foundations, corporate entities, and government agencies that subsidize our programming, BRAC is able to offer our classes at fees well below regional market rates. Classes for children and teens cost $75 for the 10-week session, and classes for adults cost $100 for 8 weeks. In addition to our already low rates, a limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are available for youth and are awarded based on financial need and/or portfolio review. Please call us at 718-589-5819 for further information about this opportunity.
BRAC also offers a special, intensive program (two days a week, plus some Saturday museum trips) Teen Project Studios. In this course students develop skills in a variety of traditional and new art media, while also gaining leadership experience to enhance their college applications. Each class focuses on a specific real-world project to engage students in community service. This spring series will focus on projects that utilize mobile technology (including iPads) to create art for public spaces and graphic novels, that are designed to engage the community in telling their stories of The Bronx and the West Farms area. The most dedicated students will be invited to participate as paid interns in BRAC's "Teen Ambassador Program" during the coming summer session! This special program is offered FREE, by application only, for 15 students ages 13-18. Interested teens should apply by April 28th. Information about how to apply can be found on our website at http://bronxriverart.org/education-teen-institute.cfm.
For more information about our education, exhibition, or presenting programs, visit our website at www.bronxriverart.org, or contact BRAC by calling (718) 589-5819 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Our Headquarters' Locations:
Office: 2064 Boston Road, Bronx NY 10460
Gallery: 305 E. 140th St, Bronx NY 10454
Office: Mon-Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Gallery (during exhibition dates): Wed-Fri 3:00 - 6:30 pm, Sat 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Digital Photographs are available upon request.
BRAC's education program is made possible with public funds from The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD); the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and its Materials for the Arts program (MFTA); City Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera, Councilwoman Annabel Palma, the Bronx Delegation of the City Council, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and José E. Serrano WCS/NOAA Lower Bronx River Partnership Prgram. Corporate and foundation support includes: Con Edison; Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation; the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund; the Simón Bolivar Foundation; Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative; Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the generosity of our patrons.
Travel directions to 2064 Boston Road, Bronx, New York 10460:
Subway: IRT #2 or #5 to East Tremont Avenue/West Farms Square, walk one block North.
Buses: Q44, BX40, 42, 36, 21, 9