We are a Bronx based not-for-profit organization, dedicated to exposing our students to the world of professional art and increasing their artistic skills. Specializing in traditional art training for both adults and children, our goal is to elevate artists to new levels of learning and creativity. We not only guide our students through the creation of art (drawing, painting, design), but offer an extensive background in historic and contemporary art. As we are community-based, exposing our students to the cultural richness of the Bronx and the visual opportunities it may inspire, is at the heart of W2AC.







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The mission of the Westchester Square Art Center is to engage the large creative population of youth residing in the Bronx, in negotiating, competing and achieving success in the field of visual arts.

The Westchester Square Art Center provides a state of the art, multi-discipline visual arts academy experience to those artists residing in the community of the Bronx. W2AC offers a total art experience encountered only by those in the profession. The target customer is the serious secondary, high school and college student with artistic potential seeking an introduction into the field of art. An established artist may require a daily studio space to complete a project or a senior artist may require professional training to improve their skills. The Westchester Square Art Center will provide unique and personal attention to each of these groups.


Basic Drawing I (Ages 6-10)

This class will be focused on teaching the very fundamentals of drawing such as basic shapes, light and shadow, understanding colors and form. These will give a strong foundation in the art world to the young aspirants.
1A: February 9th - March 1st 2016
1B: March 8th - March 29th 2016
Tuesday 3:30-4:30PM
4 Week Session

Basic Drawing II (Ages 11-15)

This class will focus on teaching more in depth basic drawing, such as basic shapes, perspective, light and shadow, form, color theory, and the basic human figure. Understanding these basics, the young aspirant will be able to take their art skill to a new level and have a much better understanding of the world of art.
February 11th - March 10th 2016
Thursday 3:00-4:30PM
6 Week Session

Basic Drawing Saturday (All Ages)

In this informal, more eclectic class, students will learn the basics of drawing, anatomy, and be offered an introduction to an array of art forms and self expression.
February 6th - March 5th 2016
Saturday 1:00-3:00PM
5 Week Session

Comic Book Art (Ages 12+)

In this unique, informal, workshop-style class, students will learn and be introduced to the fundamentals of comic book creating, from character design and concept art to figure / background composition, panel design, penciling, inking and finally creating a finished black and white comic strip. In understanding these basics, the aspirant(s) will be able to make their imagination(s) come alive and bring them to fruition, inspiring them to take their ideas even further to where they never thought of before.
January 9th - February 20th 2016
Saturday 3:00-5:00PM
6 Week Session


Basic Drawing (Ages 16+)

In this program will investigate the basic techniques of drawing from objects and life, using line, gesture, shape, and value. Emphasis will be placed on familiarizing the artist with rendering in charcoal and pencil.
February 9th - March 29th 2016
Tuesday 4:30-6:30PM
8 Week Session

Basic Painting (Ages 16+)

An introduction to technical and creative skill used in painting. Techniques used for setting up a pallet, mixing color, light, and value rendering will be explored.
February 11th - March 31st 2016
Thursday 4:30-6:30PM
8 Week Session

Digital Art (Ages 16+)

Explore the basic design and rendering techniques used in digital art. From basic publication, production, and computer generated illustration to the use of Adobe Creative Cloud will be offered.
Scheduled Upon Request
8 Week Session

*Cancellation Clause:

If a class does not meet capacity, it may be canceled, in which case students will have the option to either take another class or receive a full refund.




As we are a Bronx based art center, it is important for the Westchester Square Art Center to share in the views and opinions of any and all art forms existing within the borough. We are fortunate in being able to share art with students, local artists, and residents of the Bronx as a whole. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

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2616 E Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461


1 718 684 4589