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
Arashi Shibori – Pole Wrapping Dyeing Class*registration closed* ($165.00 w/membership) Age: Teens / Adults Instructor: Maureen Jakubson
Art Creativity Jump-Start for Adults$184.00 ($138.00 w/membership) Age: 18+ / Adults Instructor: Ryan Abb
Basic Drawing$460.00 ($345.00 w/membership) Age: 16+ / Adults Instructor: Rob Licht
Book Design*registration closed* ($276.00 w/membership) Age: 15+ / Adults Instructor: Rose Tirrito
Cartooning for Kids$184.00 ($138.00 w/membership) Age: 6 to 12 Instructor: Ryan Abb
Comics Master Class$184.00 ($138.00 w/membership) Age: 13 to 18 Instructor: Ryan Abb
Fashion Sketching and Illustration$184.00 ($138.00 w/membership) Age: Teens / Adults Instructor: Molly Lunn
Introduction to Block Printing*registration closed* ($276.00 w/membership) Age: 14+ / Adults Instructor: Rose Tirrito
Life Drawing: Open Sketch$20.00 ($15.00 w/membership) Age: 18+ / Adults Instructor: Non-instructed
Oil Painting$460.00 ($345.00 w/membership) Age: Teens / Adults Instructor: Jessica Warner
Painting the Natural World in Watercolor$368.00 ($276.00 w/membership) Age: Teens / Adults Instructor: Jennifer Gibson
Visual Arts Faculty
Rose Tirrito is an artist and educator living in central New York. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art education and has spent many years teaching art across various ability levels and stages of development. Her pedagogical approach is informed by...
Maureen Jakubson is a Mixed Media Artist, Fabric Designer, and Art Cloth Maker. Born in Maine, she moved to Ithaca in 1983 to begin practice as a pediatric therapist and Fiber Artist. In recent years, Jakubson has concentrated on developing graphic impact with Shibori...
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.
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...
Jessica Baron Warner
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.