Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan

Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan

Art
Upper West Side, New York, New York
(415 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

(415 Reviews)
What to Look For When You Look at Art

12/5/2019
Anonymous

Attended: What to Look For When You Look at Art


I enjoyed the class but it was essentially the same presentation from the Six Hour Art Major. If I knew it was essentially the same material, I likely would not have taken it. It was a good class - but I would not recommend taking it in addition to the Six Hour Art Major course.

Beading Basics

11/21/2019
Jill Z.

Attended: Beading Basics


This class was life-changing for me, a lawyer who thought she did not have a creative bone in her body. The teacher was AWESOME. I learned techniques to make jewelry in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. I learned that maybe I do have a creative bone in my body! Maybe more than one!

Glass Fusing

11/16/2019
Robin Lander

Attended: Glass Fusing


This was my first experience with anything creative. I loved this glass fusion class. Melissa Terman is a great teacher. She’s patient, has a great eye and is extremely clear in how she teaches and coaches. Glass cutting is dangerous but she makes it fun and not at all scary. After four weeks, I produced a number of pieces that are really beautiful and useful (plates, jewelry). I will continue taking additional classes with Melissa.

The Six-Hour Art Major

11/15/2019
Lisa S.

Attended: The Six-Hour Art Major


It was a terrific class and I really enjoyed the presentation and was impressed by the instructor's knowledge. I would be very interested in taking more art history classes but I see there are not many offered on this platform. Looking forward to reviewing the other offerings.

Pottery Wheel (Beginner)

10/19/2019
Karen B.

Attended: Pottery Wheel (Beginner)


Rebecca was great. Loved it!

Basics of Knitting

10/5/2019
Jan C.

Attended: Basics of Knitting


I learned all the basics and enjoyed the class dynamic. Thanks for offering the class and an excellent teacher.

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!

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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 Dec 15th, 10am - 6pm

Jewelry (Beginners)
Jewelry (Beginners)
Next start date:

Tuesday Jan 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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

Wednesday Jan 8th, 9:30am - 1pm

Sculptural Vessels
Sculptural Vessels
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 8th, 10am - 1pm

Watercolor (All Levels)
Watercolor (All Levels)
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 8th, 10am - 1pm

Projects in Painting and Drawing (All Levels)
Projects in Painting and Drawing (All Levels)
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 9th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Projects in Clay: Sculpture plus Vessels (Advanced)
Projects in Clay: Sculpture plus Vessels (Advanced)
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 9th, 10am - 1pm

Jewelry (Intermediate/Advanced)
Jewelry (Intermediate/Advanced)
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 9th, 2:15pm - 5:15pm

Pottery Wheel (Beginner)
Pottery Wheel (Beginner)
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Shoemaking (All Levels)
Shoemaking (All Levels)
Next start date:

Friday Jan 10th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Jewelry (All Levels)
Jewelry (All Levels)
Next start date:

Friday Jan 10th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

50+ Drawing and Painting: All Levels
50+ Drawing and Painting: All Levels
Next start date:

Friday Jan 10th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Shoemaking: Beginner
Shoemaking: Beginner
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 12th, 10am - 1pm

Metal Jewelry: Beginner/Intermediate
Metal Jewelry: Beginner/Intermediate
Next start date:

Monday Jan 13th, 10am - 1pm

Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry
Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry
Next start date:

Monday Jan 13th, 2pm - 5pm

Ceramics: Beginner
Ceramics: Beginner
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 12th, 1pm - 4pm

Pottery Wheel (Intermediate/Advanced)
Pottery Wheel (Intermediate/Advanced)
Next start date:

Tuesday Jan 14th, 10am - 1pm

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

Tuesday Jan 14th, 1pm - 4pm

Enameling: Traditional plus Experimental (Beginner)
Enameling: Traditional plus Experimental (Beginner)
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 15th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Enameling: Traditional plus Experimental (Advanced)
Enameling: Traditional plus Experimental (Advanced)
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 15th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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Teachers at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan

Abby Zonies Alison Kowalski Allison Estes Amanda Gale Anne Mulford Anya Marfin 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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