Movement & Meditation Classes

Adaptive Dance, Chair Yoga, & Guided Meditation

Yoga for Very Beginners

**In-Person Class**

Thursdays, 1:00-2:00p (11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3)

Walking into a yoga class with little or no prior experience can be intimidating, rid yourself of the fear that might hold you back. Let Patty take you through the very basic poses taught in a typical yoga class emphasizing proper alignment and modifications that might be needed for your body type.

Flexibility not required.

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Cost= $12 per class, or $40 for 4 classes

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Belly Dancing with Barushka

**In-Person Class**

Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00p & 6:15-7:15p, 10/20-12/15 (No class on 11/28)

Belly dance classes will encompass Barushka’s specific style of belly dance which is a rich blend and savory base of traditional and tribal fusion belly dance,  Egyptian, Turkish, folkloric styles, a dash of classical Indian, a sprinkling of modern, a shot of flamenco with a splash of swing and vintage Jazz. Each class will encompass a short warm up, techniques and drills along with combos and we’ll build up to improvisational dancing occasionally.  We will cover using veils and zills (finger symbols which are optional).

The 8 week series contains drop-in friendly classes yet some may hinge on earlier classes in each series, but please feel free to try out a class whenever you like. But honestly the the most fun and value would be to sign up for the whole series. Classes will be beginner and intermediate level depending on the over all collective class ability. All levels are welcome.

Attire: please wear comfortable form fitted clothing such as yoga pants/leggings and a form fitting top. No baggy tops and no dresses please. Bring a fun hip-scarf! Also no excessively noisy coin belts. We will warm up in bare feet but please bring socks or suede dance shoes or foot thongs to dance in. If you have finger zills (finger symbols) please bring them after class # 2 or 3. I will go over where to buy them in class.

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Cost= $12 per class,  $30 for 3 classes, or $80 for all 8 classes

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Art Workshops

Mindfulness Through Mandalas

**Virtual Class**

(There are no classes currently scheduled)

This class is designed to inspire the creative soul and awaken the spirit by creating your own mandala! Mandalas are created by using the symmetry of geometric patterns and shapes which have the potential to transform and restore a sense of mental balance.

Kasmira will provide individual attention to participants throughout the courses to enhance a creative safe space and allow the transformation of the soul to be facilitated through peace, harmony, tranquility, and concentration. These hands-on, interactive creative expression courses will focus on different elements of self-expression. These elements include identity formulation; self-centering; expression of emotion; and connections to the inner and external self.

Our first workshop will be an introduction to mandalas and will outline the cultivation of tools required to focus the mind. We will also begin exploring your own personal ideas regarding these concepts and the way they relate to the creation of your very own mandala!

 

Deadline for registration is 1 hour prior to class starting on day of a class.

Materials include:

Acrylic  paint

Canvas

Pencil

Compass or something circular trace on the canvas

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

Mixed Media Relief Sculpture

**In-Person Class**

Thursdays, 2:30-4:30p (11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3)

Many artists would agree that the most important thing one can have to work with is not a tool you can hold in your hand; but it is the desire to let go, play and discover. Using an assortment of materials students will engage in the artistic process by experimenting with design, color, shape, form and texture to create wall relief sculptures. Strategies in composition will be discussed as a platform to create designs that have harmony, balance and intrigue.

Materials used in this class include: recycled materials, paper mache, found object, paint, & spices.

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Cost= $35 per class, $130 for 4 classes

***Due to Covid, there is an additional $10 fee which covers the cost of your art supplies. Those supplies will be used only by you, to avoid the spread of germs. If you prefer to bring your own supplies, this fee will be waived***

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10/24  – 10:00-11:00am – Halloween Character Creation

**Virtual Class**

Using your wild imagination and a sense of humor, students will create their very own cartoon character! They will give it a name it, tell us its story and dress it in a costume for a spooky night of tricks and treats. Beware, you never know what you may create!

 

Materials Needed: 

Assorted markers, watercolors or pens.

Watercolor paper

Water/ paper towels

Brushes

Black waterproof ink.

A pencil/ eraser

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

10/26  – 5:00-6:00pm – Graffiti and Typography

**Virtual Class**

We see it on subway cars, buildings bridges and billboards. Graffiti is now considered a high art form and an interesting part of our urban landscape and city culture. Find out the why’s and how’s of this fascinating style of “type”. Learn how to render your name in this unique style.

 

Materials Needed: 

Acrylic paint in assorted colors

Watercolors

Permanent black ink

A sharpie / magic markers

Water/ paper towels

Watercolor paper or multimedia paper

Pencil/ eraser

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

10/28  – 6:00-7:00pm – Activism in Art

**Virtual Class**

What do you stand FOR? Do you want to send a positive message out to the world with your voice and THROUGH your art? By Utilizing a favorite old t-shirt or pillowcase, you will name your cause and print it boldly in Acrylics. The time is now for whatever you need to say !

 

Materials Needed: 

Acrylic paints

Brushes

A pillowcase or a tee shirt – the older the better.

A sharpie black marker

Fabric paint (optional)

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

10/30  – 5:30-6:30pm – Drip, Pour & Splatter

**Virtual Class**

Inspired by the Japanese design principles of simplicity , spontaneity and imperfection (wabi-sabi) as well as the energy and color ways of abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, Students will create modern art pieces using three amazing & cool techniques.

 

Materials Needed: 

Black waterproof ink

Watercolor paper or sumi-e paper

Water/ paper towels

Paper cups { small }

Popsicle sticks

An old toothbrush

Newspaper or table covering

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

10/31  – 10:00-11:00am – Sugar Skull Art: Day of the Dead

**Virtual Class**

Today we will celebrate the day of the dead, a Mexican tradition for remembering and celebrating loved ones who have passed away. Sugar skulls are amongst the most iconic symbols in the Mexican culture and are often given as gifts or placed on alters. The intricate designs and bright colors and patterns embody the mystery and energy of the season. Create your own !

 

Materials Needed: 

Acrylic or watercolor paint

Magic markers

A black Sharpie

Water/ paper towels

A palette

A pencil & eraser

Black waterproof ink

Assorted brushes

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Cost= $15

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Click here to register for the class

Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/4  – 6:00-7:00pm – The Art of the Sketchbook

**Virtual Class**

In this class, students will create a custom cover for their sketchbooks! We will explore the daily practice of keeping a sketchbook. By journaling and recording our innermost feelings, images, poems, dreamscapes, doodles and ideas, the artist learns to value, create awareness and build respect for one’s inner artist. This opportunity is a step into a new creative journey.

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Cost= $15

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Click here to register for the class

Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/5  – 5:00-6:00pm – Portrait of a Loved One

**Virtual Class**

Students will prompted to bring a photograph of the person they have chosen to paint or draw. By exploring the possibilities of line, shapes and pattern, the essence of the person will be expressed. A frame will be created around the portrait to further embellish with the colors and motifs that describe this person. This art piece is a great holiday gift idea as well!

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/6  – 5:30-6:30pm – Watercolor Sketching: Shadow & Light

**Virtual Class**

Using multi colored harvest fruits and veggies as our subject matter, we will use the beauty and translucence of watercolors to create light and shadow in our work. Using memory or drawing from life or a photo are all fine options. Using a method found in textile design, we will create a “toss” pattern design from our elements.

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/7  – 10:00-11:00am – Zentangle Patterns – KIDS CLASS

**Virtual Class**

In this easy-going and relaxing class, students will learn more about this unique art form and how to create an original “zentangle” design combined with interesting patterns. When our design is complete, we will use a watercolor wash or markers to add color to the background. Recommended ages 8-16.
Materials needed:
A black fine point sharpie or a waterproof black marker,
Paint brush,
Large sized watercolor paper, mixed media or poster board,
Watercolor paints and/or assorted markers

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/11  – 6:00-7:00pm – Whimsical Cat Painting

**Virtual Class**

In this class, explore the whimsical and freestyle of your inner child. Students will be encouraged to capture the mood and personality of their own “mystery cat” describe in your own style this fantastic, furry, real or imagined character? Describe his colors and personality, what does it, he or she or they have to say? This class emphasizes using your imagination and ability to create your subject through what you see in your mind and how it translates onto the paper.

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/12  – 5:00-6:00pm – “Make Art Not War” Activism Poster

**Virtual Class**

Speaking truth to power and standing strong in your beliefs and expression, Students will create an outlet to develop their own voice through this intentional art piece. By becoming familiar and inspired by well known, Artist and Activist, Shepard Fairey, students will explore the influences of Art Nouveau on the Hippie and Psychedelic art of the 1960’s in the work of this contemporary artist. On Veterans Day, we are asked to contemplate art making over war, while honoring those who have long served in the Military and the protection of our country. SPECIAL VETERANS DISCOUNT.

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/13  – 5:30-6:30pm – Apple Still Life: Chalk Pastels

**Virtual Class**

Creating still lives are a classic method in the study of Fine art making. In this class, students will draw on the inspiration of self-taught and untrained, Folk artists as well as the work of famous still life artist, Paul Cezanne. While learning to see, by paying careful attention to details, colors, shadow and shapes, we are able to strengthen our ability to draw our subject and the world around us. Please find a decorative piece of cloth and a few apples on a plate and join us to celebrate the harvest in our work.

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/14  – 10:00-11:00am – Mohican Inspired Pattern Design

**Virtual Class**

In this class we will hand paint and decorate our own vessels. Using symbolism, patterns, motifs and colors inspired by the pottery of the Mohican Tribe of The North American Indians, we will celebrate the season by honoring the Art of the Indigenous people of the Hudson valley. Please feel free to recycle an old ceramic pot, or buy a new one, or use a large jar or container to create your art piece {please paint it a solid color or prime it first if you can}.

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Cost= $15

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Click here to register for the class

Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/19  – 5:00-6:00pm – Cartoon Monster Drawing – KIDS CLASS

**Virtual Class**

In this basic, super fun class, students will develop their own individual drawing style and use their creative imaginations, to design their very own monster characters, complete with names and short stories. Recommended ages 8-16.
Materials needed:
Large white mixed media paper or posterboard,
A black fine point sharpie or a black permanent marker,
A pencil with eraser & sharpener
Markers and/or colored pencils

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Cost= $15

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Click here to register for the class

Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/20  – 5:30-6:30pm – Power Symbol Poster Design

**Virtual Class**

Inspired by bold imagery and universal shapes combined with words, students will cultivate their ability to create language and communication through visual symbols. In this class participants,will gain a better understanding into the realm of Graphic design and the power of simplicity in art.

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Cost= $15

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Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/21  – 10:00-11:00am – Mixed Media Self Portrait with Mask

**Virtual Class**

We are surviving a pandemic. Wearing a mask daily, is now part of our appearance. Our faces look different in a mask and so does our world. What has it looked like through your eyes? Or, more importantly, what has it felt like? Share your experience through your art.

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Cost= $15

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Click here to register for the class

Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.

11/25  – 6:00-7:00pm – Folk Art Quilt Collage

**Virtual Class**

Using scraps of assorted and found paper from our collage bin and joining together, words of gratitude, color, patterns, texture and or items found in our homes and kitchens, like labels, packaging , images from magazines and wrapping paper. Students will create a paper Quilt that reflects us as the maker, the folk artist, the individual. On this day we give thanks for our ability to learn, be creative and share in gratitude for our hands, our hearts, and our connections to each other.

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Cost= $15

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Click here to register for the class

Once registered, a link will be sent via email, so make sure you have registered with an active email address. You will receive the link no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact info@cornellcreativeartscenter.com if you do not receive the email with link.