clay.fwExpress your creativity. Make a masterpiece. Take a minute to unwind.  Art at the NSYMCA art isn't just for kids, you deserve some fun too! What are you waiting for? Paint a beautiful watercolor work of art with the talented Fran Veil. Feel your creativity take shape as you craft a pot with your very own hands, or if crafting is your thing, we have something for you too! For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Visual Arts Director.

See class descriptions below.


NEW! Adult Drawing

Do you wish you could draw better when you're in the preliminary stages of a painting? Learn how to draw from our esteemed watercolorist Fran Vail, who also teaches our watercolor class on Tuesday evenings.

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Watercolors with Fran Vail

Do you want to learn how to navigate the complex watercolor world? If so, join our esteemed teacher, Fran Vail to learn how to layer watercolors. A minimal supply list will be given to you the first class.

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NEW! Bonsai

Bonsai isn't just a tree, it's an entire culture! Come learn about Bonsai trees, their culture, and how to care for one-it's easier than you think! We provide all the tools needed including the tree.

NEW! Ceramics

Learn how to hand-build and decorate intricate clay pieces in this BYOB class. All pieces are fired and glazed in our kiln.

NEW! Mixed Journaling

Don't you deserve some YOU time? Come and express who you are as you combine diverse media-from paints to beautiful papers to found objects, and so much more-into a unique journal that tells your story in unexpected ways.

NEW! Sit, Chat, Finish That

Whether it's the unfinished scrapbook that's been sitting for years, the canvas you got stuck on, or the handmade gifts you've been meaning to get to-- don't let those creative projects sit abandoned any longer. Bring your projects or ideas to this monthly meet-up with other like-minded enthusiasts. The group will be proctored by a knowledgeable instructor to provide guidance as needed. The next classes will be held on Wednesdays 11/15 and 12/13 from 7-8:30pm.

Your Friends, Your Wine, Any Time

Bring your friends for a fun and relaxing night out! You'll unwind and unleash your inner artist as you enjoy the refreshments of your choice. Choose acrylic painting on canvas, charcoal drawing, sketching, journaling, or scrapbooking. You name it, we can do it! To plan and schedule your unique evening email Art Director Cathie Winne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Program offerings may vary from season to season. See our current program guide for further information and details