Fine Art & Digital Media Classes

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 17:54

The Bronx River Art Center is pleased to announce a full season of summer events and programs. We are continuing to spread cultural awareness throughout the Bronx through art exhibitions, performances, and hands-on art classes. Renovations are still taking place on our building at 1087 East Tremont Avenue. so we will continue 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.

Registration for summer classes will be held at 2064 Boston Road through July 7th, Monday – Friday from 3 to 6 PM, and Saturday from 12 to 4 PM. BRAC will be closed for the Independence Day holiday from July 4th – 8th, so there will be no in-person registration on those dates. For their convenience, students may register online at Classes offered for children and teens are $50 for the 5-week session and classes for adults cost $65. 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, Digital Photography, Ceramic Sculpture, Cartoonng, Collaging with Color, and Build it Green Just for Tweens, and will run from July 9th to August 10th. Classes are available for Children ages 5 - 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

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 July 9th. Information about how to apply can be found on our website at During the summer session students
will use the West Farms neighborhood as a case study for projects that focus on urban design, identity, and the community. They will explore the artistic richness of New York City through regular field trips to museums and galleries. Throughout the semester, students will build their portfolio for specialized art high school and college applications.

More information about our programming and events can be found on our website at Contact BRAC for a brochure by calling (718) 589-5819 or e-mailing

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.

Travel directions to 2064 Boston Road, Bronx, New York 10460:
Subway: #2 or #5 to East Tremont Avenue/West Farms Square, walk one block North.