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3 Artistic Learning Centers to Express Yourself in Westchester

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Ever wanted to find a creative hobby? Try your hand at producing masterpieces of your own at any one of these learning centers.

Honest Art

honestart.com, Ardsley

This welcoming, Ardsley-based business offers art classes for both kids and adults, so both parents and their little ones can flex some serious creative muscle. Kids can select from a smorgasbord of fun courses, including creative painting, clay and sculpting, abstract art, introduction to fashion design, and much more. Honest Art also features a party room in addition to a Summer Art Camp from June to September for kids who want to spend their vacations bringing out their inner Picassos, offering more than 100 unique projects. Adults will be able to fine-tune their own painting skills during Friday-evening classes, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Bronxville Adult School

bronxvilleadultschool.org; Bronxville

Whether you are inspired to start drawing, hope to paint sprawling landscapes, learn calligraphy, or even begin knitting, this respected adult school likely has a class for you. Aimed at those 18 and older with the desire to learn something new, The Bronxville Adult School’s classes feature knowledgeable instructors teaching a range of media for both novices and accomplished artists alike. Looking for something out of the ordinary? The school has previously offered some unusual fare, as well, like a Pysanka egg-decorating workshop.

The Rye Arts Center

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If you are an adult hoping to try your hand at painting or a kid with an outsize imagination, this place just might feel like home. Offering both virtual and in-person classes for children and adults, The Rye Arts Center also boasts private tutelage in art, music, and STEAM for those who crave a bit of one-on-one learning. When it comes to releasing that pent-up creativity, kids can take courses in sculpture, plein-air painting and drawing, ceramics, photography, animation, and more; adults can enjoy their own painting, drawing, and writing classes. Additionally, The Rye Arts Center also offers open studios, scholarships, and even a dance program for kids and seniors.

Related: Expand Your Knowledge at Westchester’s Adult Schools and Centers

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