in-person fine arts classes at the gallery

All classes are six sessions long / Members fee: $130; Non-members fee: $145
Inquire about registration at the front desk of the Islip Arts Council Satellite Gallery, Westfield South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY 11706; send email to info@isliparts.org; or call 631-888-3525.





FALL/WINTER 2021-2022 CLASSES:


PAINTING IN OILS AND/OR ACRYLICS WITH RANDY WEISBIN


Students work in oils and/or acrylics, painting subjects of their choice in a relaxed workshop environment. Individualized instruction suited to beginners as well as more experienced students. Drawing, tonal value, color theory, composition, technique, and other basic elements of art are addressed as needed. *New students should request materials list upon registration.

Session 2A: Wednesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6 / 10:30am – 12:30pm
Session 2B: Wednesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6 / 1:00pm – 3pm

Session 3A: Wednesdays, October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1 / 10:30am – 12:30pm
Session 3B: Wednesdays, October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1 / 1:00pm – 3pm



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PASTELS OR COLORED PENCIL, YOUR CHOICE WITH MARLENE BEZICH


This class allows both Pastellists and Colored Pencil Artists to study their medium of choice! The instructor will provide individual attention to both mediums through separate demonstrations and lectures. All students will be encouraged to broaden their knowledge through challenging subjects and diverse techniques. All levels of expertise are welcomed, classes will be taught in a relaxed and educational atmosphere. So, come join us and celebrate the unique virtues of both these spectacular art forms!

A $20 materials fee is paid to the instructor. Six 2 hr. sessions – class size minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8.

Session 2: Fridays, September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 / 10am – noon

Session 3: Fridays, October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26 / 10am – noon



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WATERCOLOR FOR ALL WITH JODY BANASZAK


Students will learn the basics and advanced techniques of watercolor painting. Step-by-step demonstration will be given with personal instruction.

Materials: 140 cold press watercolor pad, watercolor paints: ultramarine blue, lemon yellow, yellow ochre, crimson red, payne’s grey, hookers green, burnt umber, burnt sienna, kneaded eraser, #2 pencil, bin for water, (Chinese take-out container works well). Brushes: 1” flat watercolor brush, 2 round watercolor brushes, one medium and one small. Instructor will supply the watercolor palette if you need it for $12.00. Palette consists of 40 spots for paint, mixing area and top.

Session 2A: Mondays, August 30, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 18 / 1pm – 3pm
Session 2B: Mondays, August 30, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 18 / 6pm – 8pm

Session 3A: Mondays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6 / 1pm – 3pm
Session 3B: Mondays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6 / 6pm – 8pm

Session 4A: Mondays, December 20, 27, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022 / 1pm – 3pm
Session 4B: Mondays, December 20, 27, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022 / 6pm – 8pm

Session 5A: Mondays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 2022 / 1pm – 3pm
Session 5B: Mondays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 2022 / 6pm – 8pm



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PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED WITH ANTHONY D'AVINO


Learn to paint like a professional. Individual attention and guided instruction allows each Artist to develop at their own pace and ability. Each student will work in the media they select. Instructor will address Color Theory, Composition, Perspective, and the “Figure” (for Mature Teens and Adults).

Session 1: Wednesdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20 / 6pm – 8pm

Session 2: Wednesdays, October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1 / 6pm – 8pm

Session 3: Wednesdays, December 8, 15, 22, 29, January 5, 12, 2022 / 6pm – 8pm

Session 4: Wednesdays, January 19, 26, 2022, February 2, 9, 16, 23 / 6pm – 8pm

Session 5: Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 / 6pm – 8pm



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PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS FOR ALL WITH JOHN P. CARDONE


FOR AGES 12 AND UP
Local author and photographer, John P. Cardone conducts this 12-hour class based on his photo book Waterviews: A Collection of Photographs, Thoughts, and Experiences. Designed for the beginner to intermediate levels, this class is interactive as John brings up topics and hands out weekly photo-shoot assignments to get you involved.

Topics include camera features, the technical side (or how to adjust), waterscape photo composition & techniques, natural lighting, sequential shooting, macro-photography panorama photography, and wildlife photography—including the challenge of birds in-flight. Plus, extras: adding watermarks, copyright info, choosing print sizes, how to mat a photo.

Students will mat one of their own photos and create a 2022 class photo calendar from the best outdoor photographs using Vistaprint. Note: A $20 materials fee is paid to the instructor.

Session 1: Saturdays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 / 3pm – 5pm



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THE JOY OF SCULPTURE WITH MEAGAN J. MEEHAN


In this six-part series of classes, which is designed for all ages and skill levels, students will learn sculpting techniques and create original art pieces in the style or theme of their choosing. Note: Supply Fee $10 Per Person

Week 1: Clay 101 Students are introduced to sculpting using air dry clay, basic tools, and their hands.

Week 2: Mosaics 101 Students will learn how to make a mosaic using air dry clay and pieces of beads and tiny tiles.

Week 3: Clay and Glass (lamp effect) Students will learn how to embed glass beads and planks in a sculpture in order to create a beautiful lamp-like sculpture.

Week 4: Polymer 101 Students will learn how to make sculptures (and cute figurines) using polymer clay.

Week 5: Clay on Canvas Students will learn how to use clay, beads, rhinestones, bottle caps, and other found objects to craft delightful sculptural wall hangings.

Week 6: Clay Ornaments Students will learn how to use clay, beads, rhinestones, bottle caps, and other found objects to craft delightful ornaments or mobiles that can hang from the ceiling.

Session 1: Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11 / 6:15pm – 7:45pm



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ONLINE MASTER CLASSES





Watercolor with Ward Hooper


Bring your watercolors to a new level as Ward takes you step by step from a gray value sketch to a finished painting.

Lesson 1: A boathouse / Learn how to use large shapes, saved whites, and work with large brushes for a fresh, colorful, dynamic result.

Lesson 2: Still Life - floral / Learn how to apply one stroke leaves and paint bright tulips, yellow daisies, and a variety of floral shapes in a glass container with contrasting greens.

Lesson 3: Landscape with water - Bridge with millhouse and pond reflections / This dynamic composition of a bridge across a large pond is an opportunity to include all the landscape elements of sky, trees, bridge, and reflections in water.

Lesson 4: Landscape and Perspective – A Barn on back country road with distant hills in background / Apply contrasting colors while utilizing perspective in a landscape.


Fee for this class is $80. After registration, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a link to attend your purchased master class. Any questions please contact the Islip Arts Council at info@isliparts.org

Islip Arts Council Members receive a Membership Discount on class fees for online master classes.





Color - The Language of Artists with Marlene Bezich

For August AARP Members Save 20%


Lesson 1: The Basics
Instructor Introduction; Materials Review; The Color Wheel; Color “Language” of the Masters

Lesson 2: Color in the Landscape
Creating a Value Sketch Examining Lights Effect on Color; Atmospheric Color Perspective; Guiding the Eye Using Color Learn to Render Using Photographs

Lesson 3: Our Furry & Feathered Friends
I Do Not “See” that Color; Dynamic Lighting and Color Manipulation; Working from Photographs; Composing a Successful Portrait

Lesson 4: The Human Head
Skin Tone Colors; The Importance of Value and Lighting; Constructing a Dynamic Rendition “Pushing” Values Using Color Identifying Color Values from Photographs; Render a Self Portrait by looking in a mirror or from a Photograph


Fee for this class is $80. After registration, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a link to attend your purchased master class. Any questions please contact the Islip Arts Council at info@isliparts.org

August 1 to 31, 2021 AARP Members receive a 20% Discount on class fees for online master classes. Enter discount code: APIAC21

Islip Arts Council Members receive a Membership Discount on class fees for online master classes.








Getting Started at the Piano with Elinor Zayas

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In this 4-week master class for beginners and returning students music educator Elinor Zayas will teach piano-playing techniques and basic music theory.

Lesson 1: History of the Piano/Proper posture/Hand Positions
The Musical Alphabet; Black Key Groups; Five-finger position on “C”, both hands; Note movement: Up/Down; Common note values, rests; Simple melodies in 5-finger C position- C-D-E Songs; C Major scale, Right hand/Left hand

Lesson 2: Basics of Notation
Treble Clef-Introduction to the Staff; Stepwise vs. Skipping movements of notes; ; Reading/playing melodies in C major; Five-finger position on “G”; Simple melodies in 5-finger G position; G Major scale, Right hand/Left hand; Learn a song

Lesson 3: Bass Clef Notation/ Chords/Meter
Becoming familiar with the bass notation; Constructing chords; Explanation of common meters: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4 time, and rests; Unison exercises to develop facility in both hands; Creating an accompaniment to a melody- chordal, solid/broken; Learn another song based

Lesson 4: Putting It All Together
Ode to Joy - learning the Treble Clef melody, with fingerings; Ode to Joy- learning the Bass Clef chords, with fingerings. Playing with both hands!


Fee for this class is $80. After registration, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a link to attend your purchased master class. Any questions please contact the Islip Arts Council at info@isliparts.org

August 1 to 31, 2021 AARP Members receive a 20% Discount on class fees for online master classes. Enter discount code: APIAC21

Islip Arts Council Members receive a Membership Discount on class fees for online master classes.








Drawing: “The Beginning” with Marlene Bezich


Part 1: “The Building Blocks” (materials overview, Examining the Egg, Simple Still Life, value identification)

Part 2: “Behold the Landscape” (maintaining a Sketchbook, “Quick Sketch”, Utilize Thumbnails, Design and Compositional Elements)

Part 3: “Our Furry & Feathered Friends” (Utilize Basic Shapes, Working from Photographs, composing a Successful Portrait, Homework- Render a Sketch of any Animal or Bird from a Photograph or from Life)

Part 4: “The Human Head” (Basic Plumb lines and Guides, The Importance of Value, Constructing a Dynamic Rendition)


Fee for this class is $80. After registration, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a link to attend your purchased master class. Any questions please contact the Islip Arts Council at info@isliparts.org

Islip Arts Council Members receive a Membership Discount on class fees for online master classes.








Spanish Guitar with Professor Gerry Saulter


This 4 segment video instructional program will guide you through the world of the Spanish guitar. With registration students will receive a link for a FREE bilingual pdf Manual de Guitarra method book provided by Alhambra Guitars of Spain. In just a few fun, spirited lessons this engaging and interactive course will take you from being a novice to playing in the Spanish guitar style.

Fee for this class is $80. After registration, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a link to attend your purchased master class. Any questions please contact the Islip Arts Council at info@isliparts.org

Islip Arts Council Members receive a Membership Discount on class fees for online master classes.







Origami: The Art of the Fold with Shrikant Iyer


Part 1. Introduction to Origami: Learn about this ancient Japanese art form; about how to select the paper and prepare for projects. You will make a simple practical pocket for all uses which needs no special paper or prior knowledge.

Part 2. Covering the Base-Ics: You will learn how the beginning folds form the basis and how they can be used in a variety of different projects. Additionally, you will learn basic terminology and, make some fun origami models which can be used at your next party or just to decorate your home or office.

Part 3. Money Money Money! Folding $ bills is great fun. People love seeing and receiving folded currency as gifts. We will make some neat, fun $ folds which are guaranteed to impress and spread the “wealth”.

Part 4. The Crane Belt: This lesson is a review of basic folding and you will learn how to make the Origami crane: the definitive symbol of origami.


Fee for this class is $80. After registration, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a link to attend your purchased master class. Any questions please contact the Islip Arts Council at info@isliparts.org

Islip Arts Council Members receive a Membership Discount on class fees for online master classes.





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