Thursday, December 10, 2009

Free Arts Day

Over 30 children participated in Free Arts Day at ArtsWestchester. The children were very creative and went home with fabulous felt bags!

Photo courtesy of Paul Schwarz

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Westchester's Annual Free Arts Day

Dara Kane will be participating in Free Arts Day at ArtsWestchester from 12:30pm - 2pm on Sunday December 6th. Children of all ages can decorate their own felt bag. Don't miss the fun!

Free Arts Day began after 9/11 as a response to the tragic events of that day. Now, it has become an annual event that celebrates the arts and culture in Westchester county. This one day only event features Westchester's best art organizations who are generously offering free admission to their museums, arts centers and historical sites while hosting music and dance performances, storytelling, and workshops.

ArtsWestchester's Arts Exchange
31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dara Kane Joins Artist Roster at ArtsWestchester

Dara Kane has been selected to join the Artist Roster at ArtsWestchester. She will be teaching art in local schools and community centers in Westchester county.

"Established in 1965 as a private, not-for-profit program organization, we have grown to become the County’s designated arts council and the largest of its kind in New York State. Our mission is to provide leadership, vision, and support, to ensure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts. Our grants help fund concerts, exhibitions and plays; we bring artists into schools and community centers; we are the premiere marketer of the arts in Westchester" (ArtsWestchester, 2009).

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"I am a big fan of Dara Kane and her art classes! Dara always comes prepared and her classes are very creative. She is patient and fosters my children's artistic abilities. I would recommend Dara's classes to anyone who has a child interested in art."

- Lisa Barr
"It has been several weeks since my kids have taken Dara's class, but they still talk about it. Not only did they create wonderful projects, they were introduced to various concepts of art. They were so proud to display all of their work at the "art show" at the end of the summer. She not only gave them a great basis for understanding and appreciating art, but she left them with the desire to create more. Many thanks!"

- Alex
"Dara taught a wonderfully creative series of art classes that culminated with an incredible art show by the children. Their work included many different mediums, styles and subjects. They were given a sketch book to practice the different techniques that they learned in class. Dara is terrific with the children and inspires them to be creative while developing their artistic abilities."

- Jen Mackesy

Fall Art Classes at BASC

Registration begins for fall art classes at Bronxville After School Club! One hour classes will be held once a week for 12 weeks starting September 23rd.

Tuesday: Be An Artist
Thursday: Painting Technique
Friday: Clay

Registration Info:
Bronxville After School Club
177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sew Collage Gallery

Sew Collages

Using a special transfer technique I have incorporated another layer of texture and graphics to the background of my popular sew collages. The vintage sewing patterns have a great modern feel while also being a bit nostalgic. I love working with this material and I am always surprised by the results.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Art Classes

Dara Kane is giving private and semi private art classes during the summer. Classes have been specifically designed to meet the needs of her students. Technique and exciting projects are incorporated to give your child a unique creative experience. To inquire about designing an individualized program for your child or small group of children contact Dara directly.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fabulous Felt!

Come to the Tuckahoe Library on Wednesday May 20th to personalize your own felt bags.

Date: Wednesday May 20th
4pm - 5pm / Children 5 and up
5pm - 6pm / Teens

Tuckahoe Public Library
71 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, New York 10707
(914) 961-2121

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Painting Techniques at BASC

In addition to Artistic Collage and Be An Artist, Dara Kane will be teaching a new class called Painting Techniques. This class will incorporate fun painting techniques along with basics like mixing color, using different brushes as well as papers. Children can register for one or all three classes starting January 7th.

12 Week Session Begins February 2 thru May 8, 2009
TUESDAY: Painting Techniques, grades 2 - 4
THURSDAY: Be An Artist, grades 3 - 5
FRIDAY: Artistic Collage, grades 1 -3
3pm - 4pm
Registration: January 7 - 9, 2009
The Bronxville School

*Friday Classes Meet For 11 Weeks