school of cultural arts

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.


FOR CHILDREN: Out of the Box Painting and Crafts
Wednesdays / 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Session C: February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18
Session D: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6
With Karen Diemer
Come create and explore the artist in you. Children will work on a variety of projects, such as watercolor and acrylic painting, holiday cards, paper mache, making your own paper and more exciting projects to come over the months. Some of the projects will be related to the time of year. Ages 7-12
Member Fee: $85 per session / Non-Member Fee: $110 per session plus $7 material fee to be paid to Instructor

FOR ADULTS: Watercolor for All
Mondays / 1:00pm — 3:00pm and/or 7:00pm — 9:00pm
Session A: Feb. 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Session B: April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 14, 21
With Jody Banaszak
Students will learn the basics of watercolor and use several techniques to complete several paintings. Students work on more challenging techniques to complete several watercolor paintings. New students should request material list.
Member Fee: $85 per session / Non-Member Fee: $110 per session

Mosaic & Tile Workshop
Saturdays / 10:00am - 12:00pm
Session A: March 24, 31
With Stella Castro
Using left over stained glass pieces (glass shards) and ceramic tiles (broken pieces) and broken plates, the class will cover a wooden box, serving tray, small table top, terra cotta flower pot. Students can choose a wooden framed mirror, or simply create an artistically designed wall piece on a flat piece of wood.

Colored Pencils or Pastels
Fridays / 10:00am - 12:00pm
Session B: March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13
With Marlene Bezichk
Students in this class can create with either colored pencils or pastels! The instructor will explore the various layering techniques of both, while reviewing composition, drawing and color theory. Students will paint from life as well as utilizing photographs. All matter of subjects will be explored in a relaxed and educational atmosphere. Class participants will leave with a solid knowledge of their chosen medium!

Yoga for Applied Daily Living
Tuesdays / 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Session B: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1
With Lisa Mondello-Morris
Seniors and beginners gentle yoga. Breathing into calmness through connecting the body and mind with yoga. Class will teach you how to introduce yoga and breath into your everyday activities. Please be yoga responsible: no coffee, no heavy meals, plenty of water and loose clothing. Remember to bring your mat and water bottle.

Create Stained Glass Art for Beginners
Tuesdays / 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Session A: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 28
With Stella Castro
Learn the art of stained glass using the same copper foil technique used by Tiffany. Choose from window pieces, jewelry boxes, mirrors, etc. Students will furnish their own tools and glass. Stained glass artist, Stella, will provide sources where to obtain kits, tools and glass. Design a wall piece on a flat piece of wood and other masterpieces. Ask for materials list.