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WEST SIDE Y 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 P 212-912-2600 @WestSideYNYC




Nurturing the potential of every child and teen We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the YMCA, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Improving our community’s health and well-being In neighborhoods across the five boroughs, the YMCA is a leading voice on health and well-being. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, nearly 400,000 youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors The YMCA has been listening and responding to New York City’s most critical social needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policy makers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.

We’re Here for Good. It’s been the signature phrase of New York City’s YMCA since early 2008, and it describes the Y’s commitment to building the foundations of—and strengthening—our communities, through nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving community health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. We’re here for you and your family. We’re here for the community. We’re here for good.


GET ENGAGED We know firsthand how difficult it can be to find balance in life. That’s why we’re here with you every day, making sure that you, your family and our community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your participation will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but in your community too. Here are some of the ways you can get involved. MEMBERSHIP Join the West Side Y and become part of a community committed to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive. Y members receive full access to the facility’s Fitness Center, Gym and Locker rooms; priority registration for classes and programs; discounts on classes and programs with a fee; and six guest passes each year to share with friends. The option for a Citywide membership allows you to use any of the other YMCAs in the boroughs, each of which offers quality facilities and programs... and a swimming pool.

CHILD WATCH Do you need someone to look after your child (ages 1-7) while you work out? We’re here for you! You may bring your child (for a maximum of two hours per day) to the YMCA Child Watch Program. Kids will enjoy creative play in a fun, safe environment with responsible YMCA staff members. This is a free service available to members only. Please register at the Member Services Desk in advance.

FEES Membership Types

West Side Y


Youth (up to 11)*




Teen (12 - 17)








Adult (18 - 64)




Senior (65+)




Family I***




Family II (2 Adults & kids)****




Joiner’s Fee

*Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when using the facility **Any age, full time, 12+ credits, must bring copy of transcript ***1 Adult and kids under 18 years, living in the same household ****2 Adults and kids under 18 years, living in the same household

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. As a program volunteer, board member or Strong Kids Campaign fundraiser, you can make a difference for our Y and the community as a whole.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Visit for open positions in our staff family at the YMCA or at one of more than 100 sites throughout the five boroughs and at our New York YMCA Camp upstate.



We’re proud to ensure that the YMCA is accessible to everyone, and we never want anyone to be turned away for an inability to pay. Don’t hesitate to ask about financial assistance for programs or membership. We’re happy to help. We’re able to open our doors to all thanks to a community of generous supporters to our annual Strong Kids Campaign. Contributions to Strong Kids enable us to offer a number of our programs and services at low or no cost, and to make assistance available to make participation affordable. The Y is more than a membership card. We’re bigger than the programs we offer in our facility or around the community. Will you help us as a donor or volunteer fundraiser to ensure that everyone can be a part of the Y? To donate to the West Side YMCA Strong Kids Campaign or to get more information, please contact Wyndy Sloan at 212-912-2611 or



The West Side YMCA has friendly and courteous staff, committed to providing excellent service while making your stay an enjoyable experience.




Independence Day

Monday - Friday: Saturday - Sunday:

5:00 AM - 10:45 PM 8:00 AM - 7:45 PM


7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

2:30 - 6:30 PM 8:00 AM - 7:45 PM

Labor Day


SESSION DATES: September 3 – October 27, 2013

Thursday, November 28


Christmas Day

SESSION DATES: October 28 – December 22, 2013


Wednesday, December 25

DANABELLE DENIS Coordinator, Community Arts & MSDLT / 212-912-2635

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Member: Non-Member:

Tuesday, December 24

KATE MISSETT Visual Arts Coordinator / 212-912-2638

7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

August 17, 2013 August 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

Note: locker-rooms will stay open until 11:00 PM weekdays & 8:00 PM weekends.

STEVEN MCINTOSH Director of Community Arts / 212-912-2633


Monday, September 2

(School holidays & summer hours vary; refer to website for a current schedule.)

Monday - Friday: Saturday - Sunday:

Thursday, July 4

SESSION DATES: June 24 – August 18, 2013

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM CLOSED

New Year’s Eve Tuesday, December 31

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

(All times are subject to change. Group Exercise classes will be modified.) Note: All fee-based classes will be prorated in the event of holidays or other closings.


June 8, 2013 June 15, 2013

October 12, 2013 October 19, 2013

REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAM SESSIONS Our swimming, wellness, aerobics and fitness classes are scheduled in eight-week sessions. Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. Payment is due at time of registration. YMCA members enjoy the privilege of early registration (2 weeks before the session starts). Holidays and other schedule changes may apply. Customer Service Desk for Guest Rooms will be open 6:00 - 12:00 AM on during the holidays.

Contact Us Phone: 212-912-2600 | E-mail: | Web:

THE MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER.......... 6 ADULT ARTS INFORMATION ............................... 7 THEATER ARTS FOR OLDER ADULTS.................... 7 THE WRITER’S VOICE...................................... 8-11 ARTWORKS.................................................. 12-15 MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION.......................16-18 STAFF INFORMATION/LOCATIONS.....................19 WEST SIDE Y SUMMER/FALL 2013 | 5


THE MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater is the jewel of the West Side YMCA. Our renovated 145-seat theater serves our membership and local community by providing affordable, high quality performing arts experiences and programming.

THE MARJORIE S. DEANE LITTLE THEATER MISSION STATEMENT The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA is a non-for-profit, independent, Off-Broadway theater which exists to: • • • • •

Encourage the creative spirit in young people. Empower, educate, and maximize the potential of the young people and emerging artists. Serve our community by providing affordable and high quality professional arts performances, programming, training, education. Create and launch new and innovative works that inspire, entertain, and reflect our diverse community. Further the YMCA of Greater New York’s mission of building healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthy spirits.

HOW WE BUILD Healthy Bodies We develop bodies and voices through participation in arts programs that build and strengthen community. We teach selfexpression through dramatic movement, dance, and the performing arts. Healthy Minds We support arts education and literacy efforts, providing opportunities through the development of innovative partnerships, programming, and theater resource services. We explore ideas and culture. We involve young people in the entire creative and technical process and development of productions. We empower maximize the potential of our youth by providing professional performing arts training, workshops, connections, and performance opportunities. Healthy Spirits We develop confidence, imagination, a sense of self, teamwork, discipline, integrity, and other life skills through the teaching of stage skills. We provide a safe place to be passionate an creative, and inspire a desire for learning. We use the arts as a dynamic and progressive tool to teach effective ways to listen and communicate. We provide a creative forum for young people to express their concerns and ideas. FOR RENTAL INQUIRES PLEASE CONTACT: Danabelle Denis, Coordinator, Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 212-912-2635 or The box office is open 2 hours prior to show times. Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater Box Office 212-643-4075


TICKETS AVAILABLE: Call 1-866-811-4111 or Members get a 25% discount on all tickets.

ADULT ARTS INFORMATION ARTS DEPARTMENT POLICIES | PAYMENTS ARE DUE IN FULL PRIOR TO THE START OF THE 1ST CLASS PRORATING POLICY Prorating is not granted for any students joining a class late or leaving a class early. CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY All classes must have a minimum number of students in order to begin. If registration falls short of this minimum the class will be cancelled. Contact the Community Arts Department to see if your class is running prior to the first class. Credits will be applied to the accounts of anyone who pays for a class that gets cancelled. FINANCIAL AID Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants and can be applied to any Community Arts program. Financial Aid applications are available at the Membership Desk at the West Side YMCA. Please submit applications prior to funding deadlines and/or six weeks before the start of the desired course to provide adequate time for processing. PRE-APPROVAL CLASSES If a writing class is listed as requiring pre-approval contact the Community Arts office at to get the contact information for the course instructor. You’ll need to submit to the instructor a writing sample no more than 3-pages in length, double-spaced, and in 12-point font. Once approved, the instructor will forward your name to the Community Arts office and registration will be notified that you are approved to register for the course.

THEATER ARTS FOR OLDER ADULTS Welcome to Community Arts at the West Side YMCA. The West Side YMCA has a long history of nurturing artists of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities in a variety of art disciplines. Whether you are interested in acting out a scene, writing a short story, or sculpting clay we have an array of exciting choices with professional instructors who will inspire your creativity. Take a look. In each class you will experience: • Intentionally small class sizes to nurture an ensemble of peers • An atmosphere of lively, theatre-centered discussion • Insightful and stimulating feedback • New, creative challenges • An understanding and appreciation of a range of theatrical writing • An attentive and experienced instructor READER’S THEATER I | Older Adults A great class for theater enthusiasts interested in reading aloud great plays and having fun exploring character with on-yourfeet scene work. Every two to three weeks the class selects a play for discussion, divides up roles, reads through the play, and works on scenes in small groups. No prior theater experience required. Maximum enrollment is 12 students. Meg Gibson Tuesday

1:00 - 4:00 PM

SESSION 5 | 7 weeks, starts September 10 Fees: $120 Member $155 Non-Member SESSION 6 Fees: $135 Member $175 Non-Member



THE WRITER’S VOICE: NEW DIRECTIONS Founded in 1981, the West Side YMCA Writer’s Voice is one of New York City’s longest-running and well respected writing programs. Writer’s Voice continues to nurture writers of introductory and advanced levels in genres such as fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and writing for the stage and screen. Each class offers writers a great opportunity to generate new or hone existing material with the support of our faculty and writing peers. “At The Writer’s Voice you have access to some of the most outstanding and inspiring teachers who will fuel your imagination, spark your creativity, and challenge you to be better.” – Juliann Garey, author of Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See “...insightful feedback, coaching, generous sharing of resources and nurturing spirit.” - Writer’s Voice student

In each Writer’s Voice class you will experience: • Small Class Sizes • Convenient Location • Student Readings • Daytime and Evening Classes Offered Year-Round • Attentive and Accomplished Writer’s Voice Faculty **PLEASE SEE PAGE 5 FOR REGISTRATION AND SESSION DATES, AS WELL AS A LIST OF HOLIDAYS. NON-FICTION LIFE STORIES Mark Twain said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the “difference between lightning and lightning bug.” The goal of this class is to help you find the right words. This workshop provides students the opportunity to generate, share, and get feedback on writing inspired by personal experiences. All levels of writers welcome. Maximum enrollment is 9 students. Preregistration requirement(s): Instructor approval Patty Dann Tuesday

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SESSION 5 | 7 weeks, starts September 10 Fees: $180 Member $305 Non-Member SESSION 6 Fees: $200 Member $340 Non-Member 8 | WEST SIDE Y SUMMER/FALL 2013

SHAPING THE STORIES IN OUR LIVES Every life has stories worth telling. This workshop provides tools to overcome fear of the blank page and writing prompts to jump-start the creative process. Inspired by class discussion and examples of great writing, participants will hone in on their stories and explore elements of craft. Maximum enrollment is 9 students for Session 5 and 10 students for Session 6. No pre-registration requirement(s): Open to writers of all levels. Mindy Lewis Tuesday

1:15 - 3:15 PM

SESSION 5 | 7 weeks, starts September 10 Fees: $180 Member $305 Non-Member SESSION 6 Fees/session: $200 Member

$340 Non-Member

NONFICTION | Intermediate/Advanced WORKS IN PROGRESS For nonfiction writers (eg. memoir, magazine, and personal essay) interested in working towards some form of publication. Each week participants share and discuss works in progress. The class has a special emphasis on how to use fiction techniques of narration, description, dialogue, and structure to improve each piece. Sessions are six weeks long and begin on September 10 and November 5. Maximum enrollment is 15 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval. SESSIONS 5 & 6 | 6 weeks Charles Salzberg Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 PM Fees: $175 Member

$255 Non-Member

MEMOIR AND CREATIVE NONFICTION | Intermediate For writers working on personal narrative in any form: memoir, creative nonfiction, and personal essay. Through focused critique and discussion, we hone the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, inventive form. Maximum enrollment is 8 students for Session 4, 8 students for Sessions 5 & 6. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval. Mindy Lewis Tuesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM SESSION 4 | 4 Weeks, starts July 9 Fees: $125 Member $175 Non-Member SESSION 5 | 7 Weeks, starts September 10 Fees: $180 Member $305 Non-Member SESSION 6 | 7 Weeks, starts November 5 Fees: $180 Member $305 Non-Member MEMOIR AND CREATIVE NONFICTION | Advanced Already working on a memoir, creative nonfiction, and/or a personal essay? This class will help you take your writing to the next step by addressing issues of voice, style, structure, pacing, story arc, and thematic focus. Each student will submit two pieces (three for the 15-week class) of new or revised writing for critique, with the option of also working on query letters, book proposals, and chapter outlines. Maximum enrollment is 10 students for the 15-week session, 8 students for Session 4. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval. Mindy Lewis Wednesday

SESSION 4 | 4 Weeks, starts July 10 Fees: $125 Member $175 Non-Member SESSION 5 | 15 Weeks, starts September 11 Fees: $380 Member $630 Non-Member WRITING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN SCREENWRITING/PLAYWRITING Learn the fundamentals of dramatic writing for both screen and stage with an emphasis on scene-construction, character, dialogue, story structure, and revision. Participants will contribute new pages each week, and in-class exercises are tailored for both beginners and advanced students with scripts-in-progress. Maximum enrollment is 12 students. No pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Charlie Schulman Monday 6:30 - 8:30 PM SESSION 5 | 7 weeks, starts September 9 Fees: $180 Member $305 Non-Member SESSION 6 Fees:

$200 Member

$340 Non-Member

FICTION | Open to All Levels THE WRITER’S WORKOUT Out of shape? Blocked? Unable to finish? Unable to begin? The Writer’s Workout offers you an effective method for working that will help you generate ideas and get them down on paper. The course addresses the technical aspects of writing fiction (such as dialogue, character development, and narrative structure) as well as the psycho-emotional challenges that hinder consistent and creative output. Maximum enrollment is 8 students. No pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Sonia Pilcer Monday

6:45 - 8:45 PM

SESSION 5 | 7 weeks, starts September 9 Fees/session: $180 Member $305 Non-Member

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FICTION 101 A great class if you want to try writing fiction or you are returning to the genre. Fiction 101 helps you understand and apply the basic elements of good fiction writing (dialogue, character, beginnings and endings) through writing exercises and assignments, peer discussion, and instructor feedback. Maximum enrollment is 12 students. No pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Thaddeus Rutkowski Monday 6:45 - 8:45 PM SESSION 6 Fees:

$200 Member

and discussion will invigorate your creativity and ignite your writing process. Maximum enrollment is 10 students. No pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Beth Ann Bauman SESSION 4 | 7 weeks, no class July 2 Tuesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM Fees: $180 Member $305 Non-Member SESSION 6 Wednesday Fees:

6:45 - 8:45 PM $200 Member

$340 Non-Member

$340 Non-Member

CREATING FAIRY TALES In the first four weeks, we’ll study some fairy tales, originals and retellings, looking at the use of magic and other elements. In the second four weeks, students will workshop their retellings of classic fairy tales. This is an excellent class for students wanting to learn story structure. Maximum enrollment is 10 students. No pre-registration requirement(s): All levels of writers welcome. Beth Ann Bauman Tuesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM

GOING DEEPER For fiction writers working on novels and short stories, looking to hone their craft and address common storytelling problems. Class sessions are devoted to student work. Maximum enrollment is 8 students. Pre-registration requirement(s): Instructor approval. Beth Ann Bauman SESSION 4 | 7 weeks, no class July 3 Wednesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM Fees: $180 Member $305 Non-Member

SESSION 5 | 7 weeks, starts September 10 Fees: $180 Member $305 Non-Member

SESSION 5 | 7 weeks, starts September 11 Wednesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM Fees/session: $180 Member $305 Non-Member

FILLING THE WELL Learn how to feed your writer’s imagination to create good, raw fiction material. Weekly writing prompts, assignments,

SESSION 6 Tuesday 6:45 - 8:45 PM Fees/session: $200 Member


$340 Non-Member


Beth Ann Bauman is the author of Beautiful Girls (MacAdam/Cage), Rosie and Skate (Random House), which was selected for the New York Times Editors’ Choice list and Booklist’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth, and Jersey Angel (Random House). Ms. Bauman has received fellowships from the Jerome Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Visit her at Patty Dann is the author of The Goldfish Went on Vacation: A Memoir of Loss, and The Baby Boat: A Memoir of Adoption. She has also published two novels, Sweet & Crazy and Mermaids. Her work has been translated into French, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Mermaids was made into a movie starring Cher, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Christian Science Monitor, O Magazine, Redbook, More, Forbes Woman, Poets & Writers Magazine, Dirt: The Quirks, Habits and Passions of Keeping House, The Writer’s Handbook, and This I Believe: On Motherhood. She was cited by New York Magazine as one of the “Great Teachers of NYC.” Mindy Lewis is the author of Life Inside: A Memoir and the editor of Dirt: The Quirks, Habits and Passions of Keeping House. Her essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, Lilith, Body & Soul, Poets & Writers, Arts & Letters Journal, Many Mountains Moving, Psychoanalytic Perspectives,,, and in anthologies. She also teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and has taught at Brooklyn College and as a visiting writer at George Mason University’s MFA program and SUNY Empire State College. Visit her website: or email her at

Sonia Pilcer is the author of five novels: The Holocaust Kid, Teen Angel, Maiden Rites, Little Darlings, and I-Land: Manhattan in Monologue. She has just completed a new novel The Last Hotel: A Novel in Suites. She has written for television and film. She is a recipient of a New York Foundation of the Arts grant and fellowships from Yaddo and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She also teaches writing at Berkshire Community College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Contact: Thaddeus Rutkowski is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the novels Haywire, Tetched, and Roughhouse. Haywire reached No. 1 on Small Press Distribution’s fiction bestseller list. Tetched and Roughhouse were finalists for a Members’ Choice Asian American Literary Award. He was awarded a 2012 fellowship in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has been a resident writer at Yaddo, MacDowell, and other colonies and has reviewed books for The New York Times and other papers. He has been the fiction editor of the literary journal Many Mountains Moving since 2007. His website is www. Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Esquire, New York Magazine, Elle, the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Arts and Leisure, and GQ. He is the author of over 25 books, including The Mad Fisherman, From Set Shot to Slam Dunk, and Soupy Sez: My Zany Life and Times. His novel, Swann’s Last Song, was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First Novel, and the sequel, Swann Dives In, was published October 2012. He is a founding member of the New York Writers Workshop. Charlie Schulman’s musical The Fartiste was produced OffBroadway last fall and will soon be presented on London’s West End. He teaches Playwriting and Screenwriting at New York University and is on the faculty of Spalding University’s low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing. Contact:


DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE ARTWORKS The ArtWorks program offers a variety of classes in the visual arts, including ceramics, stained glass, drawing, and water-color. We have been offering craft classes to the Upper West Side community for over 30 years. The diversity of classes includes all levels of handbuilding and wheel as well as photo ceramics, majolica and other specialized techniques. This is a friendly, supportive studio with ample open time for you to practice as well as learn from others. Open Studio Time is available in all studios whenever there are not classes scheduled. We have monthly exhibits in our two lobby cases of work made in the ArtWorks studios both by students and faculty members. Please come by to see them or follow us on Facebook under ArtWorks. Practicing a craft is focusing for the body, calming for the mind, and enriching for the spirit…all part of the YMCA mission! If you miss a class due to a holiday, there will be a make up offered. For information or questions call ArtWorks at 212-912-2638. SESSION DATES AND FEES: CLASSES ARE OFFERED FOR ALL SESSIONS UNLESS SPECIFIED. SESSION 4: July 8 - August 17 6 weeks $180 Members $216 Non-Members SESSION 5: September 3 - October 28 8 weeks $240 Members $295 Non-Members SESSION 6: October 29 - December 23 8 weeks $240 Members $295 Non-Members

Studios will be closed from June 24th through June 30th for cleaning. Summer Open Studio hours are available from August 18th to September 1st by permission of Artworks Coordinator. Open Studio time is available in all studios whenever there are no classes scheduled. Participants are asked to vacate the studios a half hour in advance of class beginning.


SUPER SHORT WORKSHOPS The following workshops will meet for one and a half hours for one or two sessions: Please call 212 912 2638 for dates and registration information.


Work with fusing glass to create an original work of art. In two class meetings you will learn an assortment of glass techniques and take home a finished wind chime.


Explore this ancient technique of Japanese floral arrangement based on symmetry, balance, and angle. Arrangements evolve from the desire to enhance the natural beauty of the flowers and connect them aesthetically to the vase. This class will meet once.


Make a tumbler or vase by using a template form. You will roll out a slab, texture it and construct a form. Make it yourself or collaborate with a friend. In the second class meeting you will add color and glaze.


Use right angle weave stitch to create a decorative lariat necklace or eye glass holder from your choice of colorful seed beads. This is a bead weaving project for people new to beading. Class will meet twice.

PAINT IT! FRAME IT! SERVE IT! Use brightly colored glazes to decorate your own personalized tiles to create a fun object for your home. Stamping, painting with underglazes and glazing will be utilized to create individual mirror frames or serving trays. Class will meet twice so pieces can be fired.

DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR WATERCOLOR FOR BEGINNERS AND BEYOND With demonstrations and exercises, you will learn the techniques of using this challenging, beautiful medium. Our subjects will be still-life, art reproductions and photos. Focus on technical development for both beginning and intermediate students includes a strong emphasis on both drawing and color. Summer class (session 4) will meet in Central Park weather permitting. Supplies will be provided for the first class. SESSION 4, 5 & 6 Nan Carey Monday 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM DRAWING & WATERCOLOR | Beginning Students will learn basic drawing techniques inspired by still life in a relaxed environment. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided during the first class. SESSIONS 5 & 6 Beth Bailis Thursday 7:00 - 9:30 PM

WATERCOLOR | Beginning/Intermediate An intensive class in developing watercolor techniques by working primarily with still life and painting in Central Park. Multi-level class, some experience is helpful. SESSIONS 4, 5 & 6 Bonnie Steinsnyder Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM or 1:00 - 3:30 PM GLASS STAINED GLASS Learn to create a variety of beautifully colored art pieces like light catchers, candle holders and window pieces by developing proficiency in this ancient craft. Guided assistance by the instructor will allow for each person to learn and work at a comfortable pace. Class time includes 1.5 hours of open studio. Multi-level class, no experience necessary. SESSIONS 4, 5 & 6 Ron Beckett Wednesday 1:00 - 5:00 PM


**PLEASE SEE PAGE 12 FOR REGISTRATION AND SESSION DATES, AND PAGE 5 FOR A LIST OF HOLIDAYS. FUSED GLASS Glass fusing is the process of kiln firing to join together pieces of glass. Slumping includes using molds to create new shapes in the glass. In this introductory class the participants will learn the basic techniques of scoring, cutting glass, and slumping into molds. Multi-level class, no experience necessary. SESSIONS 4, 5 & 6 Ron Beckett Wednesday 5:30 - 8:00 PM Please note: Glass purchase is arranged through the teacher for individual projects and has an extra fee. BEADED JEWELRY WORKSHOP October 24 - December 12 No class | November 14 or 28 This six week workshop is for beginners as well as those with some beading experience. Participants will learn square stitch, brick stitch, right angle weave and other stitches. Each stitch will be used in a project assigned by the instructor. Supplies will be available for purchase from instructor in the first class. Multi-level class, no experience necessary. Ellen Gelber Thursday

1:30 - 3:30 PM


$180 Members $216 Non-Members

CERAMICS SOURCES OF INSPIRATION Advanced Handbuilding Students pursue their own individual handbuilding projects with occasional class assignments and demonstrations. Instructor critiques, slides, readings, films and field trips will also be included. Must be skilled in working with clay. SESSION 4 Linda Casbon Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM SESSIONS 5 & 6 Kate Missett Monday 12:30 AM - 3:00 PM INTERMEDIATE HANDBUILDING This class will focus on construction techniques for vessels and tiles as well as exploring colorfully patterned surfaces with the use of underglazes and slips. Explore new forms and surfaces to add richness and diversity to your handbuilt work. Multi-level class, open to beginners.


SESSION 4 Mary Marino SESSIONS 5 & 6 Sheryl Zacharia Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM CLAY, TEXTURE AND TILES This beginning/intermediate level class will focus on making tiles and slab work. We will also explore stamped and resist patterns plus other decorative techniques. Multi-level class, no experience necessary. SESSIONS 4, 5 & 6 Peter A. Davis Thursday 2:30 - 5:00 PM EXPLORING SURFACE & FORM Advanced Handbuilding For students seeking to develop an individual style through a personal vision in clay. Class includes thematic projects and slide presentations. Students experiment with combining wheel throwing and handbuilt forms in developing their own vision in clay. Experience is necessary. SESSIONS 5 & 6 Only Matt Nolen Wednesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM THROWING ON THE POTTER’S WHEEL WHEEL BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE | Dave Gibson This class will focus on developing sensitivity to the various internal relationships and subtleties of the vessel form. Beginners will learn the basic skills of throwing on the potter’s wheel. Intermediate students will work on individual projects to further develop their skills and unique personal expression. Demos and critiques will be given regularly. SESSION 4 2:00 - 4:30 PM SESSIONS 5 & 6 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Wednesday WHEEL BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE | Outi Putkonen An introduction to the basic elements of throwing on the wheel and surface decoration. Intermediate students develop increased skills through more demanding projects that explore a variety of shape and glaze possibilities. Classes include a demonstration and assigned projects. Multi-level classes, no experience necessary. SESSIONS 4, 5 & 6 Monday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM

ZEN OF POTTERY | Julie Terestman Beginning/Intermediate Wheel Investigate how the activity of making pottery can be a wonderful vehicle for quieting the mind. Not unlike meditation, working with clay can also help us to be more present and focused in the moment. In this class we will learn and develop various skills of working on the wheel, while exploring how at whatever level this can be a useful means for cultivating the practice of mindfulness. SESSIONS 4, 5 & 6 Monday 7:00 - 9:30 PM WHEEL BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE | Drew Montgomery Develop wheel skills while focusing on subtle aspects of form and function. Refine techniques for functional feet and handles as well as incorporating texture into the thrown surface. Glazing techniques will be demonstrated.

WHEEL INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED | Janet Belden This class will focus on the wheel, utilizing basic skills as well as advanced techniques such as thrown and altered forms. Lidded jars, oval planters and vases as well as tumbler and pitcher sets will be developed. Surface techniques such as slip decoration, wax resist and maiolica painting techniques will be demonstrated. SESSIONS 4, 5 & 6 Wednesday 6:30 - 9:00 PM WHEEL INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED | Outi Putkonen These classes will offer specific projects for furthering individual skills. Focus on surface techniques and the refinement of forms. Previous throwing experience is necessary. SESSIONS 4, 5 & 6 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

SESSIONS 4, 5 & 6 Friday 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

ARTWORKS FACULTY: Beth Bailis: MFA, City College, BFA, Maryland Institute. Teaching: Pratt Institute, La Guardia Community College. Exhibited: Thai Café Gallery, Brooklyn, Chelsea Art Museum, Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition. Ron Beckett: MFA, Columbia University. 30 hours Postgraduate Research at City University, Former Bronx High School of Science Teacher. Achieved expertise in stained glass at the former Stained Glass Studio. Janet Belden: BFA, Louisville School of Art. Exhibits include Renwick Gallery(DC) and Gallery IO (New Orleans). Adjunct Professor: Kingsborough Community College, instructor at Earthworks, NYC. Published: Surface Decoration for Low Fire, 500 Vases. Nan Carey: BFA, Rhode lsland School of Design. Teaching: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Wave Hill, Teaching Studios of Art, Portsmouth Artists Guild. Exhibited: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, CuneenHackett Gallery, SOHO20. Published: Watercolor Mixing: The 12-Hue Method. Peter A. Davis: Cooper Union, NYC. Teaching: Greenwich House Pottery, Art School of the Aegean, Samos, Greece. Exhibited: Jane Hartsook Gallery, Media Loft Gallery, New Rochelle, NY, All Fired Up. Dave Gibson: MFA from Louisiana State University, BFA from University of the Arts. He has taught at the Clay Studio, Wayne Arts Center and with Greenwich House Pottery. Mary Marino: BFA, SUNY, New Paltz. Teaching: Kingsborough Community College Studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Kate Missett: MFA, Pratt Institute. Artworks Coordinator Teaching: Greenwich House Pottery, Adjunct Professor: Kings-

borough College, Penland School of Crafts, NC., Peter’s Valley Craft Center, NJ. Exhibited at: Cheryl Hazan Gallery, Jane Hartsook Gallery, The Clocktower, Queensborough Gallery, (NYC). Eubie Blake Cultural Center (Baltimore, MD) Represented by Barnstone Gallery, Pa. Published: 500 Raku (Lark books) Pottery Making Illustrated. Drew Montgomery: SUNY, New Paltz. Teaching: Earthworks, Greenwich House Pottery, Craft Students League, NYC. Exhibited: American Craft Museum, Made In Clay (NYC) Matt Nolen: Teaching: Adjunct Professor of Art: NYU and Pratt Institute. Recipient of NYFAI Grant and NEA. Collections: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, (NYC) Everson Museum of Art (Newark, NJ) DeYoung Museum (San Francisco, Ca.). Outi Putkonen: BS, University of Helsinki. Cofounder of Soho Potters. Co-owner and Manager of Mugi Pottery, NYC. Bonnie Steinsnyder: MFA: Queens College. Teaching experience: PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Linden Tree School, Brooklyn, NY, Queens Museum. Exhibited: Arsenal Gallery, NYC, Rittenhouse Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pa. Goldwin-Ternbeck Museum, NY. Julie Terestman: MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, BFA, Boston University. Teaching: Greenwich House Pottery, Adjunct Professor: Kingsborough College. Recipient: NJ State Council Fellowship Award Exhibited: American Craft Museum, NC Mint Museum, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. Sheryl Zacaria: Teaching: Greenwich House Pottery, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ. Published in Handbuilt Tableware. Resident artist at Museum of Art and Design, Spring 2011.




The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

Cancellation of membership requires a fifteen (15) day written notice prior to the monthly draft date.

POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION YMCA membership is available to all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or financial circumstances. The YMCA welcomes families and persons of all ages, income levels, and physical conditions with an emphasis on responsibility and self-improvement.

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• Our family-friendly locker room is a good alternative for parents who wish to accompany their child that is over the age of five and of the opposite gender.

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While you’re improving your life, help others grow strong too. We ask you to follow the Y Code of Conduct and exhibit the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility while you’re here. 1. Get oriented. Not sure how to use the equipment or what you should be doing? Orientations are free for all members! 2. Just ask. We’re here to help! 3. If there’s a problem with any of the equipment or the facility, please let a staff person know. If there’s an incident or accident, contact a uniformed staff person immediately.

5. Help us keep the Y clean. Wipe off equipment after each use. Return all equipment when finished with it. Take your personal items with you. Remove the plates from lifting bars when you’re done. Don’t bring food, open containers or coffee cups into the center.

6. Give others a turn. The equipment is here for everyone to use. Please respect the 30-minute time limit on cardio equipment if others are 4. Be safe. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. waiting, and follow any posted sign-up (Open-toed shoes, over-restrictive or street clothes procedures. are not allowed.) Have a spotter help you with free 7. Storing your stuff. Lockers in the center are only weights. Warm up before and cool down after meant for your personal items while you are in exercise. Make sure you’ve had enough to eat and the Y. Items may not be left overnight. drink before exercising to prevent dizziness or light-headedness. If you are experiencing dizziness, pain or unusual discomfort at any time, stop the exercise and ask staff for help.

8. Youth are welcome after completing an orientation and submitting a signed parental consent form. (Ages 12-17)

9. Get personal. Personal trainers are available. Ask a staff person for more information. 10. Hang it up. For your safety and in consideration for others, please refrain from cell phone use while in the fitness facilities.

The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.



Executive Director Eileen O’Connor x 2610 Associate Executive Director Jasmin Cardona x 2612 Special Projects Director Marjorie Jean-Jacques x 2618 Executive Assistant Lisa Klebanov x 2619 Business Manager Maria Rocha x 2614 Assistant Business Manager Michael Joseph x 2615 Human Resources Coordinator Carolina Chavez x 2616 Business Department Administrator Crystal Bruno x 2609 Senior Director, Fund Development & Comm. Wyndy Wilder Sloan x 2611 Communication and Events Manager Aleksandra Nadolski x 2617 Development Associate Tara Hopkins x 2613 Program Coordinator Grace Rochford x 2623 Building & Properties Director Hedayat Rahimi x 9721 Building & Properties Admin. Assistant Jenise Walters x 2682 Coordinator/Fire Safety Deputy Slawomir Bazylczyk x 2687


Healthy Lifestyles, Administrative Assistant Kristine Caballero x 2672 Senior Director of Youth and Family Alberto Cruz x 2640 Teen Director Johann Dubouzet x 2665 Youth and Family Administrative Assistant Damary Oramas x 2667 PS 165 Offsite Program Director Jessica Torres (917) 531-7347 PS 166 Offsite Program Director Veronica Edmundson (917) 531-7166

Director of Membership Lisa Renaud x 2604 Membership Coordinator Bharathi Iyer x 2605 Membership Coordinator Dorothy Claborn x 2641 Director of Community Arts and Theater Steven McIntosh x 2633 Coordinator, Arts and Theater Danabelle Denis x 2635 Visual Arts Coordinator Kate Missett x 2638 Director of Aquatics Eric Klimowich x 2675 Aquatic Deck Supervisors Melanie Torres x 2676 Danielle Harper x 2669 Stephen Balgrove x 2669 Senior Director of Early Childhood Shannon Cussen x 2650 Associate Director of Early Childhood Abbey Robarge x 2651 Early Childhood Coordinator Bridget Sieling x 2652 Early Childhood Program Assistant Selena Felix x 2654 Kinder Camp Director Geraldine Guidetti x 2658 Group Exercise/Pilates Coordinator Jonathan Wood x 2671


Regional Director of Guest Rooms Gary Villaverde x 2620 Director of Marketing & Sales Valerie Henry x 2625 RSC Business Coordinator Carol Pimentel x 2627 RSC Group Sales Coordinator Lauren DeMarco x 2629 CSC/Guest Rooms Supervisor Francisca Infante x 2621


LOCATIONS MANHATTAN BRANCHES Chinatown YMCA 273 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212-912-2460

BROOKLYN BRANCHES Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA 1121 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 718-789-1497

QUEENS BRANCHES Cross Island YMCA 238-10 Hillside Avenue Bellerose, NY 11426 718-479-0505

STATEN ISLAND BRANCHES Broadway Center YMCA 651 Broadway Staten Island, NY 10310 718-981-4933

Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA 176 West 105th Street New York, NY 10025 212-749-8500

Dodge YMCA 225 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-625-3136

Flushing YMCA 138-46 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354 718-961-6880

Flatbush YMCA 1401 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-469-8100

Jamaica YMCA 89-25 Parsons Blvd. New York, NY 11423 718-739-6600

North Shore Center YMCA/ Counseling Service 285 Vanderbilt Avenue Staten Island, NY 10304 718-981-4382

Greenpoint YMCA 99 Meserole Avenue New York, NY 11222 718-389-3700

Long Island City YMCA 32-33 Queens Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11101 718-392-7932

North Brooklyn YMCA 570 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208 718-277-1600

Ridgewood YMCA 69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 212-912-2180

Prospect Park YMCA 357 Ninth Street New York, NY 11215 718-768-7100

BRONX BRANCH Bronx YMCA 2 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473 718-792-9736

Harlem YMCA 180 West 135th Street New York, NY 10030 212-912-2100 International YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212-727-8800 McBurney YMCA 125 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011 212-912-2300 Vanderbilt YMCA 224 east 47th Street New York, NY 10017 212-912-2500 West Side YMCA 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212-912-2600

Park Slope Armory YMCA 361 15th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 212-912-2580

Counseling Service Branch South Shore Center/ Administrative 3911 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10312 718-948-3232 HUGUENOT, NY New York YMCA Camp Big Pond Road Huguenot, NY 12746 845-858-2200 ASSOCIATION OFFICE 5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212-630-9600


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West Side Y | Adult Arts Summer/Fall2013  

West Side YMCA NYC Adult Arts Program Guides Summer and Fall 2013

West Side Y | Adult Arts Summer/Fall2013  

West Side YMCA NYC Adult Arts Program Guides Summer and Fall 2013