Pelham Art Center opens registration for winter classes

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The New Year is approaching and with it, new creative explorations and adventures! Pelham Art Center is now taking registrations for its Winter 2023 semester classes for all ages. Classes and workshops will cover a wide variety of art techniques and media for all age groups. Pelham Art Center classes are immersive creative experiences led by professional teaching artists. Each class introduces an artistic medium in depth through guided projects suited to artists of all skill levels. Complete class details and registration can be found at

Winter 2023 courses are as follows:

Adult/High-School Classes

Observational Painting from Life with Letizia Gentile – Mondays 9:00am-12:00pm (January 23-March 13)

Learn the classical method of painting a still life with oils through a step-by-step layering process.

Figure Drawing with Frank Guida – Mondays 6:00-8:00pm (January 23-March 6)

Learn the fundamental principles and how to render a realistic human figure through observation.

Digital Photography with Barry Mason – Mondays 7:00-9:00pm (January 23-March 13)

Train your eye as you explore fundamental and creative approaches to the art of photography.

Morning Ceramics with Susan Nathenson – Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm (January 17-March 21)

Build upon prior hand building and wheel experience and continue advancing your ceramics skills.

Experimental Printmaking with Satish Joshi – Tuesdays 9:30am-12:00pm (January 17-March 21)

Learn a range of traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques and explore with a variety of surfaces.

Intro to 3D Printing with The Nerdy Duo – Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm (January 17-February 28)

Dip your toes into creative possibilities and learn different printing technologies, materials, and techniques.

Abstract Painting with Satish Joshi – Wednesdays 9:30am-12:00pm (January 18-March 22)

Expand your artistic boundaries with non-figurative, expressive exercises in abstract art.

Intro to Live Streaming with The Nerdy Duo – Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm (January 18-March 1)

Learn the basics of live streaming and explore the opportunities it creates for your brand and company.

Morning Drawing & Painting with Eleanor Miller – Thursdays 9:00am-12:00pm (January 19-March 23)

Take your drawing & painting skills to the next level with individual project work and guidance.

Ceramics: Open Studio with Donna Ross – Thursdays 6:00-8:30pm (January 19-March 23)

Create functional and sculptural ceramic artwork in this open studio for all skill levels.

Digital Painting with Frank Fanelli – Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm (January 26-March 9)

Learn how to paint digitally in the illustration app Procreate using Pelham Art Center’s new iPads.

Morning Drawing & Painting with Eleanor Miller – Fridays 9:00am-12:00pm (January 20-March 24)

Take your drawing & painting skills to the next level with individual project work and guidance.

Drawing & Painting Open Studio – Fridays 12:30-3:00pm (January 20-March 24)

Get more studio time for your own projects and share the workspace with other artists!

In-depth Oil Painting with JC English – Saturdays 10:00am-12:30pm (January 21-March 18)

Paint from life and develop oil painting and portraiture skills in this all-levels class.

Youth Art Classes

Playful Printmaking with Susan Saas (Ages 5-8) Mondays 3:30-4:30pm (January 23-March 20)

Explore different kinds of printmaking such as stenciling, monotypes, mark-making, sunprints, and more!

Visual Storytelling with Maria Campos (Ages 9+) Mondays 3:30-4:45pm (January 23-March 20)

Learn to create stories through illustrations and character design with digital and traditional art media.

Digital Coloring Sketches with Maria Campos (Ages 6-8) Mondays 5:00-6:30pm (January 23-March 20)

Combine traditional art with digital art! This class will explore the best of both worlds.

Clay Creations with Donna Ross (Ages 5-8) Tuesdays 3:30-4:45pm (January 17-March 21)

Get hands-on with clay, making unique creations with coil, slab, and pinching methods.

3D Printing: Figure Sculpting with The Nerdy Duo (Ages 9+) Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm (January 17-March 21)

Sculpt your own figures and objects using the Nomad program, then animate their movements!

Fashion Illustration with Kristin Moore-Gantz (Ages 8-12) Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm (January 17-March 21)

Explore your individuality & imagination while honing drawing skills through fashion illustration!

Ceramics & Wheel Throwing with Donna Ross (Ages 9-13) Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm (January 17-March 21)

Develop classical hand-building skills as well as out-of-the-box methods for clay and glazes.

Mixed Media Painting with Donna Ross (Ages 5-8) Wednesdays 3:30-4:45pm (January 18-March 22)

Learn fun techniques and combine a variety of unconventional media to create unique works of art.

Digital Doodles with The Nerdy Duo (Ages 8+) Wednesdays 3:30-4:45pm (January 18-March 22)

Jump into the world of digital art and design! Learn to use Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketchbook!

 Creative Writing with a Twist! with Rachel Krause (Ages 8-12) Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm (January 25-March 22)

Verbal meets visual as we combine writing with artmaking in a series of mixed media projects.

Acrylic Painting with Donna Ross (Ages 9-13) Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm (January 18-March 22)

Explore basic color theory through observational still life exercises and abstract mark-making.

Minecraft Modding with The Nerdy Duo (Ages 8+) Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm (January 18-March 22)

You’ve explored every cave and now it’s time for the final frontier of Minecraft: mods!

Art Fundamentals with Daniel Villeneuve (Ages 5-8) Thursdays 3:30-4:45pm (January 19-March 23)

The class objective is to introduce students to art making by exploring a variety of art techniques.

Comics & Cartooning with Maria Campos (Ages 9+) Thursdays 3:30-4:45pm (January 19-March 23)

Explore the world of comic books and cartooning, from the characters, to the history and techniques!

The Art of Manga with Maria Campos (Ages 9+) Thursdays 5:00-6:30pm (January 19-March 23)

Practice the visual style of Japanese Manga from the basics to advanced stylization.

Design in Black & White with Ana Saura (Ages 5-8) Saturdays 10:00-11:15am (January 21-March 18)

Think like a designer and explore the different methods graphic designers use to communicate their ideas.

Painting in Procreate with Frank Fanelli (Ages 8+) Saturdays 11:00am-1:00pm (January 21-March 18)

Use the illustration app Procreate to make color, amazing works of digital art!

Marvelous Mosaics with Ana Saura (Ages 9-12) Saturdays 11:45am-1:15pm (January 21-March 18)
Explore the ancient art of mosaics in this fun and educational class!

Stop Motion with Toys! with Frank Fanelli (Ages 6+) Saturdays 2:00-4:00pm (January 21-March 18)

Bring the imagination to life with green screening, video editing, voice acting, sound effects, music and more!

Winter Break Art Camp!

Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24, 2023

Need fun activities to creatively engage the kids while out of school during spring break? Pelham Art Center offers enjoyable creative outlets for kids ages 3+. Choose our Winter Break Camp for ages 3-7, The Magic of Green Screen for ages 8+, Intro to Scratch Programming for ages 8+, Dr. Seuss: Art & Exploration for ages 5-8 or Digital Portfolio for ages 14+. Please check our website for more information.


Workshops at Pelham Art Center offer unique opportunities to explore different artmaking methods. All skill levels are welcome to come enjoy these guided creative experiences. Winter Workshops at Pelham Art Center include: Abstract Drawing with Jackie Meier, Intuitive Printing & Collage with Judith Weber, Alternative Printmaking with Satish Joshi, Intro to Pottery Wheel with Maria Spiess, Drawing & Pastels with Edgar Jerins, Abstract Portrait Collage with Nancy Nikkal, Collage with Abstract Patterns with Nancy Nikkal and more!


Pelham Art Center offers need-based, full and partial scholarships for all students. Scholarships are awarded based on available funds – apply now. High-school students are eligible for the David Uskali scholarship regardless of need. Visit Pelham Art Center’s website for more information and applications.