school of cultural arts

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The Islip Arts Council, through its School of Cultural Arts, offers fine art, music, yoga and meditation classes for adults and children. All classes are taught by professionals in their fields. Members of the Islip Arts Council and Islip Art Museum are entitled to a 10% discount on classes.

Classes take place in Brookwood Hall in the Museum School Classroom. Registration: In Person, Mail-in or Phone-in. You do not have to be a Town of Islip resident. Call 224-5420 or 224-5402 for information.

Below is a partial listing of classes offered at the Museum School.

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ADULT ART CLASSES:
Creating Animal Portraits With Diane Ettl

Learn to draw and paint your favorite pet or other animal of your choosing. Structure and individuality of each portrait will be explained and practiced along with a review of texture – from fur to feathers – shading and color.

Tuesdays: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Session A: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19
Member Fee: $85 per session/Non-Member Fee: $110 per session




The Art of Basic Drawing With Rochelle LePa

Students will learn to draw perspective, horizon line, and vanishing point perspective. The class will also learn to identify symbols, three dimensional symbols, light, shadows, reflection, hatching, crosshatching, and composition. Individual artistic expression will be encouraged in the last drawing class!

Tuesdays: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Session A: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5
Member Fee: $100 per session/Non-Member Fee: $125 per session




Painting for BEGINNERS & ADVANCED With Anthony D’Avino

Learn to paint like a professional. Individual attention through guided instruction allows each artist to develop at his or her own pace and ability. Instructor will address color theory, composition, perspective, and figure in the medium of each student’s choice. The course also involves informal jam sessions among students who also have a musical talent. Students are encouraged to bring instruments for spontaneous jam sessions.

Wednesdays: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Session A: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27
Member Fee: $100 per session/Non-Member Fee: $125 per session




Drawing and Painting for ADULTS With Martha Pinnola

Hone your drawing skills for more successful paintings or just for the sheer fun of drawing! We'll use graphite, charcoal, conte crayon and pen and ink while exploring many techniques including gesture drawing, drawing from still life and utilizing photographs to aid in the process. Learn to see like an artist.

Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Session A: January 10, 17, 24, February 7
Member Fee: $50 per session /Non-Member Fee: $75 per session

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YOGA CLASSES:
Gentle Restorative Yoga With Angela Strynkowski

Gentle Restorative Yoga blended with Pranayama (yogic breathing practices) for balancing, healing, and calming the body and mind. Restorative Yoga uses a generous amount of Yoga Props (blocks, bolsters and blankets) to allow the body and mind to let go and deeply relax into each posture. The majority of this class is on the floor and is suitable for all levels. Props will be supplied.

Tuesdays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Session A: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5
Session B: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23
Member Fee: $45 per session / Non-Member Fee: $70 per session




Foundations of Yoga With Angela Strynkowski

This class is a Basic level Hatha Yoga Class and is suitable for most levels. We will incorporate basic postures with proper alignment along with breath work to assist the student in building or rebuilding their foundation in Yoga Practice. Basic concepts of the science of Yoga will be shared so that the student can incorporate Yoga into their daily lives.

Tuesdays: 11:00 AM - 12:15AM
Session A: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5
Session B: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23
Member Fee: $45 per session / Non-Member Fee: $70 per session




Morning Yoga in the Museum With Angela Strynkowski

This course is designed for beginners to intermediate. Spend an hour stretching, breathing, and strengthening your body through yoga practice. Bring your own mat and water bottle.

Thursdays: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Session A: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28
Session B: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
Member Fee: $45 per session / Non-Member Fee: $70 per session

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CHILDREN'S CLASSES:
ART TOGETHER With Nancy Golder

An art class designed for family fun or independent creators! Kids, grab your mom, dad, or any inspiring fellow artist to create interesting and fun pieces. This class will allow you to use fine motor skills, creative intellect and design gifts to give. In the 4 weeks you will be making ankle or wrist bracelet, bird on a wire, chalk paint plaques, and guitar pick jewelry. ($10 material fee paid to instructor) Wednesday: 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Wednesday: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Session A: January 23, 30, February 6, 13
Member Fee: $45 per person or $70 per couple/Non-Member Fee: $70 per person or $95 per couple




Drawing and Painting With Martha Pinnola

Hone your drawing skills for more successful paintings or just for the sheer fun of drawing! We'll use graphite, charcoal, conte crayon and pen & ink while exploring many techniques including gesture drawing, drawing from still life and utilize photographs to aid in the process. Learn to see like an artist. Music will accompany class!

Thursdays: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Session A: January 10, 17, 24, February 7
Member Fee: $50 per session/Non-Member Fee: $75 per session




The Art of Cartooning & Illustration With Martha Pinnola

Hone your drawing skills for more successful paintings or just for the sheer fun of drawing! We'll use graphite, charcoal, conte crayon and pen & ink while exploring many techniques including gesture drawing, drawing from still life and utilize photographs to aid in the process. Learn to see like an artist. Music will accompany class!

Saturdays: 10:30 PM - 12:00 PM
Session A: January 12, 19, 26, February 9
Member Fee: $50 per session/Non-Member Fee: $75 per session

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WORKSHOPS:
INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTICS With Margaret Henning

Two-day workshop for beginners or intermediate to learn encaustics. You will learn to prime hardboard, paint the encaustic, fuse Gesso and create beautiful designs using pigmentation and 3-D items. You will bring home your own beautifully created encaustic piece or two if you're a quick learner! MUST PRE-REGISTER EARLY. Ask for supply list.

Saturday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Session A: February 9, 16
Member Fee: $125 per session/Non-Member Fee: $150 per session




Wire Work Jewelry With Donna Irvin

A 3-hour workshop where the students will learn wire technique students will learn wire technique such as loops, wrapping, and spirals in order to beautiful pieces of jewelry. ($15 material fee to instructor)

Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Session A: February 12
Member Fee: $50 per session/Non-Member Fee: $75 per session

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