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Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan

Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan

Art
Upper West Side, New York, New York
(394 Reviews)

Our mission:

Together with our community, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan creates opportunities for people to
connect, grow, and learn within an ever-changing Jewish landscape.

Our vision:

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan imagines Jewish life that is diverse and engages meaningfully with
its values, culture, and ideas in our everyday lives.

Our values:

  • We’re committed to redefining what Jewish life means today.
  • We serve as a model of what’s possible in the ever-evolving and diverse Jewish community, incubating innovative programs that are shared nationally.
  • We’re dedicated to the well-being of everyone in our community.  As people in our community seek out opportunities to grow physically, intellectually, and spiritually, we’re dedicated to helping them reach their full potential.
  • We have a broad and inclusive view of Jewish life and family.  There are multiple ways to live in a community. The experiences we offer invite everyone to explore what it means to be part of that community.
  • We take responsibility for one another. Our community is bound by a shared commitment to a better,fairer world, which we put into practice every day, giving back and supporting each other through meaningful actions.
  • We take pride in our culture. Whether celebrating Jewish holidays, exploring new ideas, or engaging with the arts, the growth of a community relies on its access to culture.
  • We believe in accessibility. We strive to create an inclusive and accommodating environment for people of different backgrounds and abilities with opportunities for growth and connection.
  • We are deeply connected to Israel.  Our community connects to Israel through its sights, sounds, history, and complexity. We embrace the challenge of weaving our relationships with Israel into our diverse Jewish identities.
FAQs

What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse? 
Our shoemaking classes, watercolor, jewelry, ceramics and silk painting classes tend to be most popular. 

How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit more about your history? 
The JCC art studios have been business for 14 years this 2016. The JCC was created as a community center to serve the needs of the community, and part of that was ensuring the community have space to feel welcome being creative. The art studios have been here since the building opened and have been a huge part of countless community members lives. 

What is your average class size?  
Our jewelry classes are maximum eight, our painting/drawing classes are a maximum of 10, and our ceramics classes are a maximum of 10. 

What is your typical student like? What are their goals?  
Our students are typically those who want to find a creative outlet in a warm, welcoming community. It is as much a social and community experience as it is an art class. We have students of all types, but I think for the most part their goals are to learn something new, have a great time, find and express their creativity and find a community that is welcoming and non-competitive. 

Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class? 
The JCC is located on the Upper West Side, which hosts tons of bars and restaurants, the beacon theatre, and lots of shopping, as well as the American Museum of Natural History and the New York History Society.

Notes:
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, while we are a Jewish community center, nothing about our art classes are religious and all are welcome in our building at all times.

Reviews of Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan

(394 Reviews)
50+ Drawing and Painting: All Levels

6/2/2019
Anonymous

Attended: 50+ Drawing and Painting: All Levels


The class is exceptional in the amount of individual attention the teacher gives. You decide what you want to focus on and Gene will give you guidance and very practical help on your individual project. I saw a noticeable leap in my drawing due to his expertise. Others worked on collage, acrylic painting, portraits, and comics. The atmosphere is warm and supportive. I highly recommend this class for all levels! Laura M.

Shoemaking: All Levels Lab

6/1/2019
Julie D.

Attended: Shoemaking: All Levels Lab


Wonderful class! I learn so much from Emily, the instructor, every semester, and have 7 pairs of handmade shoes over the past couple of years to show for it!

Shoemaking: Beginner Lab (for on-going students)

5/29/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Shoemaking: Beginner Lab (for on-going students)


Best class in NYC

Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry

5/22/2019
Joanna K.

Attended: Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry


Susan is the best teacher ever! Love the class!

Ceramics: Beginner

5/22/2019
Laura B.

Attended: Ceramics: Beginner


Anne is an amazing instructor and is really great at explaining and showing, rather than just modeling or telling how to so something. Such a fun class, and I learned a ton!!

Shoemaking (Beginner) - Mondays

4/3/2019
Brandy B.

Attended: Shoemaking (Beginner) - Mondays


Amazing class! If you want to learn shoes - come. Basically you get work at your own pace individualized instruction in shoemaking. If I can afford to (and this is the best bang for you buck class in NYC) I will keep re-enrolling in this class, as I learn something new with each pair of shoes I make

Shoemaking (Beginner) - Sundays

4/1/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Shoemaking (Beginner) - Sundays


The output of the class is great - you learn a new skill and finish with a real, wearable shoe. But the other students are the best part of the class. People come from all sorts of backgrounds (finance, artists, writers, engineers, fashion, medicine, students) and it is inspiring to see their creativity and how each person's personality comes through in the shoes they've designed. More than I've experienced in any other class in New York, there is a real community that has been created in Emily's class.

Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry

3/19/2019
Silvia L.

Attended: Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry


First class taken ever, will continue taking them. Susan is great teacher.

Watercolor and Illustration: Trial Class

3/15/2019
Wendy S.

Attended: Watercolor and Illustration: Trial Class


Great intro to watercolors. The instructor provided a lot of examples of technique and gave us a good flavor of what the longer series would be. I would recommend this trial class

Watercolor and Illustration

3/13/2019
Tina N.

Attended: Watercolor and Illustration


I thought it was a very useful. There was a range of skill levels from absolute beginner to skilled artist In our class and the instructor handled teaching to each of our levels very well. She was also very kind and fun to chat with.

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334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023
Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan
Upper West Side, Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave
At W 76th St
New York, New York 10023

Upcoming Classes at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan

Silk Painting
Silk Painting
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 23rd, 10am - 6pm

Forged Bangles and Cuffs
Forged Bangles and Cuffs
Next start date:

Wednesday Jun 26th, 10:15am - 1:15pm

Keum-Boo: Gold Fusing on Fine Silver
Keum-Boo: Gold Fusing on Fine Silver
Next start date:

Wednesday Jun 26th, 2:15pm - 5:15pm

Shoemaking (Beginner and Intermediate)
Shoemaking (Beginner and Intermediate)
Next start date:

Wednesday Jun 26th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Shoemaking: Beginner Lab (for on-going students)
Shoemaking: Beginner Lab (for on-going students)
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 21st, 10am - 1:30pm

Creative Approach To Drawing: All Levels
Creative Approach To Drawing: All Levels
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 2pm - 5pm

Watercolor and Illustration Workshop: Into the Garden
Watercolor and Illustration Workshop: Into the Garden
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 30th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Watercolor + Illustration: Mini Session
Watercolor + Illustration: Mini Session
Next start date:

Wednesday Jul 31st, 10am - 1pm

Fold Formed + Anticlastic Cuffs
Fold Formed + Anticlastic Cuffs
Next start date:

Wednesday Jul 31st, 10:15am - 1:15pm

Flush Mount and Tube Settings for Faceted Stones
Flush Mount and Tube Settings for Faceted Stones
Next start date:

Wednesday Jul 31st, 2:15pm - 5:15pm

The Soldering Intensive: Troubleshooting Workshop
The Soldering Intensive: Troubleshooting Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 4th, 10:30am - 5:30pm

Teachers at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan

Abby Zonies Alison Kowalski Allison Estes Amanda Gale Anne Mulford Ava McNamee Beth Sosin Carole Peck Harrison Chef Irene Yager Chef Jen Cinclair Chef Jenny Matthau Chef Shaya Klechevsky Clover Swann Daphna Simon Denis Ponsot Eileen Serwer Elizabeth Coleman Elizabeth Marraffino Emily Putterman-Handler Emily Socolov Emma Pearse Eva Nikolova Gabriela Dellosso Gene Wisniewski Heidi Johnson Hermine Meinhard Jackie Topol, MS, RD, Nutritionist Jacqueline Dylan-Rose James Nussbaum Jan Ulan Jane Mogel JCC Art Instructors Jeanne Levinson Jenn Adams Jenny Kroik Jensen Jim Hemmel Jonathan Safran Foer and Randy Cohen Judith E. Greenwald, Ph.D. Jungwon Lee Karen LaPorte Karen Haberberg Karen Atkinson Karen LaPorte Laurie Brodsky Laurie Brodsky Laurie Brodsky, James Nussbaum & Linda Rose Iennaco Lee Apt Leo Genkin Linda Vallejo Lisa Spiros Liz Marraffino Marika Hahn Matt Merkel Hess Matthias Merkel Hess Melissa Terman Michele Berman Micol Hernandez Miriam Leviton Mrs. Lee Nadine Sobel Nelson Levine P. J. Cobbs Pat Daugherty Paula Gold Peter Cusack Peter A. Davis Rachel Miller Rebecca Manson Ross Martin Ruta Reifen Sally Wright Sarah Emond Shida Kuo Sigrid Orr Steve Riley Steven Erickson Susan Barth Suzanne Punch Talia Segal Tavia Sanza Vanessa Kanamoto Rivka Villanueva Vera Lightstone Wendy Akin Zoe Armiger
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