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September 4, 2010
MediaArts Centre houses artists production space, a gallery (two recent shows: “The Photography of Chi Modu” and “Microsoft –xbox” received international press) as well as workshops for artists of all ages and talent levels.
The workshops are structured to enable students to explore their creativity, and master new skills in a positive, supportive environment, where the learning experience is the priority. Small class sizes allow for personalized instruction and create communities where students can simply enjoy making art with others. Classes are designed to provide instruction appropriate for experience levels, for both beginning and intermediate students, so that all feel welcome. MediaArts offers monthly workshops, as well as tailoring programs for small groups.
For November (Click Here) their class offerings range from animation and audio recording to fashion illustration and drawing.
MediaArts Centre founder Steve Brock, has been teaching technology for 20 years. He has taught both youth and adult programs in all facets of digital media. His diverse clientele range from school age students to corporate employees for Apple computer. In fact, his impressive space is filled with state of the art Apple Computers.
As a graphic artist, Steve has shown his works in Japan and Europe, and as a working musician, recorded works for many major labels. He is a passionate advocate for the arts in schools. He continues to consult for many educational and art related corporate projects. His wife Alexi Brock is an artist and a teacher at the New Rochelle High School. They are parents to 11 year old Max, an emerging artist himself.
Since it’s founding in 2009, the MediaArts Center has been growing in popularity. Butthe best reviews are from a sampling of their many students:
"My teacher actually designs action figures for a living, and I learned all the correct ways to create my own" – Student, Age 13.
"Glad to see my son working on creative projects on the computer and not playing games" - Parent of 14 year old student
"I now can create the music I listen to" - Student age 17.
"I get to work on amazing equipment that my school does not have" - Student age 15.
"Affordable computer training for adults is hard to find, I can finally join the digital age" – Student, Age 43.
"My daughter rushed home to show me what she learned" - Parent of 16 year old.
Check out MediaArts Centre’s November calendar (Click Here) of workshops and look for their new post-Thanksgiving gallery show … a great source for a unique holiday gift.
81 Centre Avenue (third floor) New Rochelle, NY 10801