Life, Leisure & Youth Programs

Visual & Performing Arts


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- Artwork by Leslie Bender

We offer courses for varied interests for crafters, hobbyists or for someone wanting to explore their creative talent for pleasure or career.

Course Offerings

Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Excitement and creativity climb as you develop skills using ink and watercolor. We will integrate ink cross hatching with washes, splattering, masking and translucency in watercolor, exploring design, composition and color through still life projects, imagination or personal photographs. Each class includes demonstrations and individualized yet shared guidance. See your email receipt for a list of materials. Instructor: L. Bender has shown in regional galleries and has a permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art, as well as other museums. Her theater sets and mural commissions grace places like The Culinary Institute of America and the Ulster Ballet.

NCC 2182 CRN 90322 W 9/23-11/18 (No class 11/11) 6-8pm Remote $195

Photo Collage Time (Ages 8-14)

Make your selfies and family, friends, pets or life photos into a masterpiece by learning various collage techniques. This creative and kinesthetic zoom workshop is great for the beginner or advanced youth to learn cool and innovative ways to personalize their photographs. Leading this eco montage class is Star Nigro, a professional commercial and exhibiting fine art photographer and the program director of MyKingstonKids. Be a part of this fun and creative class. Be sure to have your own 4x6 photos to work with at class time. One week before class begins, pick up a bag of surprise eco materials at the Kingston Center. (A date/time will be emailed to you.)

CFK 1829 CRN 90355 T 10/13 4-6pm Remote $45
Materials Bag Fee: $5-10, pay at time of pick up.

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Learn how to use your digital camera to take stunning nature photos, including landscapes, flowers, animals and even macro shots.  

To register for this course visit the Ed2Go site. Online $119


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Personal and Professional Skills 

Experience instructor-led or self-paced enjoyable, clear, uncomplicated, fast, and convenient learning! Expert instructors, interactive quizzes, assignments and an online discussion area available via the web. Example of courses – Drawing for Absolute Beginners,  Beginners Writer’s Workshop, Creative Writing Value Suite, How to Make Money from your Writing, Introduction to Photoshop CS6, Mystery Writing. Learn more via our online partner, Ed2Go.







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