Children’s Art Classes

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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.

Find out about our weekend art birthday parties available for ages 4 and up.

Call Tobe Sevush, Arts Director, for more information: (914) 472-3300, x346.


Art in the Round I

Ages 4 – 5 1/2 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

12 TuesdaysOctober 9, 2018 – January 15, 2019  $350
3:15-4:15pm  

No classes: 11/6, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 4/16

Art in the Round II

Ages 6 – 8 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

12 TuesdaysOctober 9, 2018 – January 15, 2019  $350
5:15-6:15pm  

No classes: 11/6, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 4/16


Drawing & Painting with Pat 1

Ages 7-10  years. 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 WednesdaysSeptember 26, 2018 – January 16, 2019 $450
15 WednesdaysJanuary 23 – May 22, 2019 $450
6:30-7:45pm  

No classes: 11/21, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17, 4/22


Drawing & Painting with Pat II

Ages 11-17  years. 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 WednesdaysSeptember 26, 2018 – January 16, 2019 $490
15 WednesdaysJanuary 23 – May 22, 2019 $490
7:45pm-9:15pm  

No classes: 11/21, 12/26, 2/20, 4/17, 4/22


Multi Media

Ages 7-10 years. 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 27, 2018- January 17, 2019  $435
4:00-5:00pm   

No classes: 11/22, 12/27, 2/21, 4/18


Wheel Throwing for Young Adults

Ages 11 and up. Our professional instructor will teach the basics of throwing, trimming, glazing and more. All levels of students welcome. Space is limited.
Rachel Allen, instructor

14 Thursdays  September 20, 2018 – January 31, 2019  $495
14 Thursday  February 7 – June 6, 2019  $495
6:00-8:00pm    

No classes:   11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27, 2/21, 4/18


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 and interests
    • 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 I

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

14 TuesdaysOctober 9, 2018 – February 5, 2019  $675
14 TuesdaysFebruary 12, 2019 – June 4, 2019  $675
10:00am-1:00pm  

No classes:  12/11, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1, 2/12 (snow day), 2/19, 4/16

Wheel Throwing for Adults II

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

14 TuesdaysOctober 9, 2018 – February 5, 2019  $675
2:00pm-5:00pm  

No classes:  12/11, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1, 2/19, 4/16


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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 September 20, 2018 – January 31, 2019 $555
15 Thursdays February 7, 2019 – June 6, 2019 $555
9:30-12:30pm   

No classes:  9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 4/5


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 FridaysSeptember 28, 2018 -January 18, 2019  $465
15 FridaysJanuary 25, 2019 –  May 31, 2019  $465
12:30-3:00pm  

No classes:  11/23, 12/28, 2/22, 4/19. 4/26


Art Gallery

The Art Gallery at the JCCMW 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 kaufmans@jccmw.org.


Art Internships

The Art Department at JCCMW has a vibrant 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
E-mail: sevusht@jccmw.org

Susan Kaufman, Art Director
914-472-3300 x346
E-mail: kaufmans@jccmw.org