Riverdale YM-YWHA

Art Classes



Beginners to advanced welcome. Explore clay using the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques. Learn how to glaze and decorate your functional and/or sculptural pieces. Individual instruction will be given. Periodic Sunday (9:00 AM–11:00 AM) studio time and cost of firing are included in the course fee. Clay fee additional. 


Thursdays  7:30 PM–9:30 PM         Jan  5 – Mar 23 (no classes Feb 23 and Mar 9)

                                                        Apr  6 - Jun 22 (no classes Apr 13 and Jun 1)


Fee: $240 Y members /$325 regular / session

Instructor Barbara Flam is a professional potter and has been teaching ceramics to children, teens and adults at the Y since 1987. She holds a B.A. in art with a specialization in ceramics, a Master's of Art degree and a NYS teaching certification.

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A fun and exciting beginner’s class. Explore the fundamentals of stained
glass layout, cutting and assembly. Learn basic techniques such as
cutting, copper foiling, lead came, soldering and finishing. Leave with
at least two stained glass projects ready for window hanging at the end
of the session. (Cost includes materials.)

Wednesdays  6:30 PM–8:30 PM      Jan 25 - Mar 15  

Fee: $230 Y members /$275 regular / session


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Instructor Ron Zwerdling is a local resident/artist who has been working with stained glass for the past 15 years. He has taught many beginners the basic fundamentals. His work is displayed in private collections, at local businesses, and at Manhattan College.



Discover and explore the joys of artistic expression under the tutelage of prominent Bronx artist, Daniel Hauben. This course will focus on the fundamentals of freehand drawing. Students will develop and hone their drawing skills — still life, portrait, the human figure, interiors, and reproductions of masterworks. All levels are welcome.


Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30 AM           Jan 26 - Apr 6 
                                                        Apr 13 - Jun 29 (no class Jun 1)

Fee: $200 / session


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