Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan

Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan

Art
Upper West Side, New York, New York
(406 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

(406 Reviews)
Projects in Painting and Drawing (All Levels)

8/30/2019
Alla P.

Attended: Projects in Painting and Drawing (All Levels)


The class is absolutely amazing! Heidi is a wonderful and caring teacher. She is patient with the individual student's process and conveys her breadth of knowledge to her students with notable skill. I have been in this class for over a year and strongly recommend it to anyone who is seeking to improve their artistic skills or just interested in completing specific projects. Wonderful class, wonderful teacher!

Silk Painting

8/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Silk Painting


The class was excellent. I especially enjoyed the words of inspiration at the beginning. It gave me the freedom to do me . Suzanne was extremely helpful.

Silk Painting

8/26/2019
Eva M.

Attended: Silk Painting


The instructor was knowledgeable and was a great facilitator, creating an unusually congenial atmosphere in which to learn

Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry Mini-Session

7/5/2019
Joanna K.

Attended: Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry Mini-Session


Amazing as usual!

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

5/29/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Shoemaking: Beginner


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

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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

Artful Aging: Re-Enchantment through Art and Play (60+)
Artful Aging: Re-Enchantment through Art and Play (60+)
Next start date:

Wednesday Sep 18th, 9:30am - 1pm

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

Wednesday Sep 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Basics of Knitting
Basics of Knitting
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 26th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Beading Basics: Introduction to Beading
Beading Basics: Introduction to Beading
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Glass Fusing
Glass Fusing
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Watercolor and Illustration: Trial
Watercolor and Illustration: Trial
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm

Ceramics: Intermediate
Ceramics: Intermediate
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 30th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Porcelain Jewelry
Porcelain Jewelry
Next start date:

Friday Nov 1st, 1pm - 4pm

Ceramics: Beginner
Ceramics: Beginner
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 3rd, 1pm - 4pm

Seven Paintings in Seven Weeks
Seven Paintings in Seven Weeks
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 5th, 9am - 12pm

Watercolor and Illustration
Watercolor and Illustration
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 5th, 1pm - 4pm

The Six-Hour Art Major
The Six-Hour Art Major
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 6th, 6pm - 9pm

Digital SLR Photography
Digital SLR Photography
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 6th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Pottery Wheel: Beginner/Intermediate
Pottery Wheel: Beginner/Intermediate
Next start date:

Friday Nov 8th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Basics of Crochet
Basics of Crochet
Next start date:

Thursday Nov 14th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Silk Painting
Silk Painting
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 27th, 10am - 6pm

What to Look For When You Look at Art
What to Look For When You Look at Art
Next start date:

Wednesday Dec 4th, 6pm - 8pm

Projects in Painting and Drawing (Mini Session)
Projects in Painting and Drawing (Mini Session)
Next start date:

Thursday Dec 5th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Jewelry for Beginners Mini Session
Jewelry for Beginners Mini Session
Next start date:

Thursday Dec 5th, 10:15am - 1:15pm

Jewelry: Intermediate/Advanced Mini Session
Jewelry: Intermediate/Advanced Mini Session
Next start date:

Thursday Dec 5th, 2:15pm - 5:15pm

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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 Heather Slingerland 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 Sara Stopek 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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