Open Figure Drawing for Adults
Tuesday, March 3, 6-9PM

Suggested donation $5-20

This three hour session is self-guided and intended to provide time and space for artists of our local community to share in the exploration of this traditional art practice. The drawing session is based on either a $20, $10 or $5 suggested donation. Open to artists of all skill levels ages 18 +.


Walk-ins are also welcome.

Participants must provide their own materials such as paper, graphite, charcoal, paints, canvas etc. The Carnegie will provide easels, drawing boars, and chairs. There will not be an instructor at this session.
** No oil paints will be allowed in the gallery.**

Safety is enforced. Respect is necessary.

Please contact us if you are interested in being a model for future events: or call 716-694-4400

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Caricature Class for Kids (Ages 7-14)
Saturday, March 7, 10AM-12PM

Award-winning Illustrator, painter and art teacher Carlos Torres has been turning people into fun parodies for over 35 years. Join us as he shares tips and techniques to caricature drawing that made him one of the most sought after caricaturists in the country. This class will explore various ways to turn faces into fun personalities by learning how to spot and exploit facial features.

After learning some tips and practicing some techniques, the students will draw their own caricature! 

We ask each attendee to bring in images of someone they’d like to create a caricature of. Please bring in 1-3 images of the same person. It can be a picture of yourself, your family member, a celebrity or anyone else you’d like to draw. Please bring in a real photo- not artwork, cartoon, comic book character or an animal.  

The rest of the art supplies will be provided. 

This is a popular class designed for kids ages 7 – 14 and fills up quickly!

$30 for Non-members
$25 for Members of the Carnegie Art Center 

Space is limited.


Membership will be checked on the date of the class. 

If you are an Arts Access pass holder, please call us to reserve your spot at 716-694-4400 or email

FREE Family Art Night

Thursday, March 19th, 6:30–8:00pm

The North Tonawanda School District art teachers will facilitate art activities geared toward K- 6th grade students. 

No pre- registration required. 

How To Use Your Digital Camera Workshop!
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Do you have a digital SLR (single lens reflex) or mirrorless camera and are slightly baffled by how to use it?

This 3-hour, hands-on workshop is a terrific overview for anyone who wants to understand how to do more than use the automatic settings. You’ll learn about: aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO, white balance, color temperature, formatting, and different file formats. You’ll explore the functions your camera has and how to create the best possible image.

This class is for beginners: bring your camera manual!

This class is especially helpful for artists/creatives who want to photograph their own work and process.

$20 for Non-members
$15 for Members of the Carnegie Art Center

Space is limited. Please pre-register HERE!

Membership will be checked upon arrival at the class.


Creative Art Habits with Cornelia Dohse-Peck

“Creative Art Habits” will focus on developing habits to create art and to continue creating art after the class. Teaching artist, Cornelia Dohse-Peck will guide attendees through the class to inspire and motivate you to create art in a non-judgmental and friendly environment. Cornelia will show you how to breathe new life into everyday items and how to collect items with a purpose.

Each participant will create a collage during the class. The class will feature hands on learning and exploring with collage.

This class costs $10 to attend. Please register with the links below.

Three classes will take place at the Carnegie Art Center, each one being for a different age group:

Creative Art Habits – Saturday, April 4, Noon to 3:00 PM
Ages 7-12 years old

Creative Art Habits – Saturday, April 18, Noon to 3:00 PM
Ages 13-16 years old

Creative Art Habits – Saturday, April 25, Noon to 3:00 PM

Participants will use pastels, crayons and other drawing materials in additive and subtractive ways, create stencils, cut and paste materials, and make rubbings and tracings. Participants can bring images, texts and other flat material which interests them to class. We will use some references from art history as inspiration, as well as personal experiences.

All materials and supplies will be included. Attendees will also receive a brand new sketchbook to allow you to continue your art practice after class!

This program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of WNY.