THE REGIONAL

YMCA OF WESTERN CT

Teen & Adult

Teen & Adult

The Teen & Adult visual arts programs give adults the opportunity to learn new artistic techniques or hone their skills in a supportive environment. By providing our aspiring painters, photographers, and other artists with rich resources and support, we find a healthier mindset and create a fingerprint within our community.

PLEASE NOTE: All classes have a 3-person minimum to run. Please call prior to first class to confirm that the minimum has been met.

Teen & Adult Arts & Humanities Contact:

Joan McCaffrey
Administrative Assistant
203.794.1413
jmccaffrey@regionalymca.org

Drawing & Painting – Teens

( Ages 14-19 )

From beginners to advanced, learn color theory, color mixing, basic drawing and painting techniques with colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors and acrylics. Work primarily from photographs. Art history is incorporated into artwork. Supplies not included.

Drawing & Painting – Special Abilities

( Ages 18+ )

Students with special needs will learn basic drawing & painting techniques with colored pencil, pastels, watercolors & tempera paint. Supplies not included and a Parent, Guardian or Aide must accompany the student.

Painting

( Ages 18+)

Learn the fine art of painting with oils, acrylics or watercolors as well as drawing, under-painting, color theory, mixing, composition and more. Develop ways to view & critique your work. All ability levels welcome. Supplies not included.

Oil Painting

( Ages 18+ )

Learn the fine art of painting with oils, as well as drawing, under-painting, color mixing, composition and more. Develop ways to view & critique your work. Supplies not included.

Watercolor

( Ages 18+ )

Learn watercolor techniques and develop your own painting style through this creative and relaxed class. All ability levels welcome. Supplies not included.

Pottery Wheel

( Ages 14-Adult )

Learn the basics of clay and throwing on the pottery wheel. Create bowls, vases and dishes, which are then fired and glazed. Supplies included.

Intro to Photography

( Ages 18+ )

Learn digital photography & the basics of Photoshop. Focus on composition, lighting and contrast, color, subject placement techniques, and candid and formal portraiture shooting. Students must bring their own camera.

Teen & Adult Arts & Humanities Contact:

Joan McCaffrey
Administrative Assistant
203.794.1413
jmccaffrey@regionalymca.org