Everyone is an Artist
Discover your creativity through drawing, painting, printing or sculpting… Expressing your ideas and emotions visually creates joy, self confidence and pride.
In a world where much of our expression is online or intangible, making things with our hands provides a break from our busy digital lives.
From finger-painting to portfolio prep and everything in-between, explore the universe of art and creativity at CSMA.
Scroll down to view our current classes for kids, teens and adults.
Visual Arts Classes
Plein Air Drawing Extension$180.00 (135.00 w/membership) Age: 13 to adult Instructor: Jessica Warner
Cartooning for Kids$80.00 (60.00 w/membership) Age: 6-9 Instructor: Ryan Abb
Introduction to Watercolor$93.00 (70.00 w/membership) Age: 16+ Instructor: Jennifer Gibson
Life Drawing: Open Sketch$16.00 (12.00 w/membership) Age: 18+ Instructor: None
Visual Arts Faculty
Jennifer Gibson is an artist who works in watercolor, gouache and oils. She studied fine arts at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA. Now she illustrates, does studio paintings as well as plein air, and teaches adults in upstate NY. Her work is available to see online...
Ryan Abb is a graphic novelist and collagist with a gift for finding humor, simplifying complicated subjects, creative combination, and establishing a rapport with students. His current dream is to capture imaginations with a sci-fi cartoon starring a clumsy kid from Indonesia who gets caught up in a team of aliens.
Rob’s work delves into the significance of place in our lives; on the influences of the land, where we choose to live and the associations of memory, longing, and spiritual well being to those places. He typically works in welded steel; but also in wood, cement, bronze as well as digital photography and drawing.
Kevin Mayor has been a professional painter for 23 years, exhibiting widely at public and private galleries in the U.S and Great Britain, including the Painted Bride Gallery in Philadelphia and the Holland Gallery in London. In 1992 he had a solo show at the Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Cwmbran, Wales, where he was artist-in-residence under the sponsorship of the Southeast Wales Arts Association.
Jessica Peery brings creativity to every aspect of her life. With a passion for personal growth and exploration through art, this mother of five brings playfulness and patience while teaching students of all ages and abilities. As an undergraduate at Cornell...
Terrance Vann is a painter, illustrator and muralist from Delaware, & currently residing in Ithaca New York. His work is vividly colorful and aims to portray the surreal world of our imaginations. Terrance believes in creative solutions to complex realities that...
Jessica Baron Warner received a BFA from SUNY Purchase with a concentration in painting and drawing. Before graduating, she spent a summer studying in Italy, which continues to have an impact on her painting.