Mr. Paul will be teaching art classes during the summer of 2020 at the Crawford Mansion Community Center at Crawford Park in Rye Brook!
Check out his offerings below!
Kids' Classes! (Check back for more classes)
Frequently Asked Questions!
What ages are these classes for?
Mr. Paul's art classes are for kids from 7 to 12 years old!
What is your Cancellation & lateness Policy?
We do require that any cancellation be made with at least 24 hours notice prior to the class for a refund. Any transaction fees will be deducted from the refunded amount.
Due to the time it will take for the project to be completed, any student arriving later than 15 minutes will not be able to participate. No refund will be offered, and the child will not be able to stay.
What steps are being taken towards health and safety?
As we are mindful of community health and safety, we do ask that all students adhere to the following requirements:
Masks must be worn throughout the art class and at all times while indoors.
While snacks are permitted, we do ask that no snacks with nuts (peanuts, tree nuts, etc.) be brought in.
No glass bottles are allowed.
On our part, we are limiting class sizes and providing individual art supplies per student; there are no communal supplies. Each child will have their own materials to work with, and all items not being taken home will be cleaned and sanitized prior to the next class.
We will also have hand sanitizer available, and there is a convenient bathroom to wash hands.
What should my child bring with them?
Here's the best part!
All art supplies for the class project will be provided and individually set up for the student. We do ask that parents be aware of the following items:
The Mansion at Crawford Park is air conditioned, and can get a little chilly. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.
If this is a painting class, please understand that paint stains. Send your child with clothes you don't mind getting paint on them.
Additionally, we will not provide aprons or smocks. If you would like something to cover your child's clothes, please send it with them. Remember painting days in elementary school? Well, an old button-down shirt put on backwards makes a great smock!
If you are sending your child in with something to cover their clothes, please also send along a plastic bag large enough to put it in to go home.
Also remember that aprons and smocks are not foolproof... there's always a chance that paint will get on clothing worn underneath.
While we appreciate that kids like bringing their favorite toy with them everywhere they go, we do ask that they leave any toys, books and other items at home. We wouldn't want anything to get damaged or lost!
If it's a class with options, how do I let you know?
Just choose on the class page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
For the classes with options (like the Creature Creations or Backpack Buddies), we do require the choice to be made at least 48 hours prior to the class in order to prepare the proper supplies. If you are signing up less than 48 hours prior to the class, the choice must be sent to us immediately, and may not be able to be accommodated.
What if the class my child wants to take is sold out?
Due to the constraints of the current health and safety requirements, we do have smaller class sizes. That does mean that some of the classes will be sold out quickly.
But don't worry! If we have enough demand for an additional class, we may schedule an "encore" class! Please use the form below to let us know!
Who is Mr. Paul?
As a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Paul has parlayed his love of art into becoming an art instructor.
For the last seven years, Paul Rively has been an Artist-in-Residence for the Literacy for the Arts Program for the Port Chester Council for the Arts (PCCFA), teaching in all of the Port Chester public elementary schools. During this time, "Mr. Paul" as he is know to his students, has helped the students of Port Chester learn various art techniques, as well as team with other teachers to offer a creative component to classroom learning.
During the school year, Mr. Paul also works in an after-school program offered by the PCCFA. Working as part of a team in scenic design, Paul helps design and execute sets for area middle school and high school plays and musicals. He has also won a Metro Award and been nominated numerous times. And in the summers, Mr. Paul is an Art Instructor for the PCCFA ArtsCamp, running both art classes and working on scenic design.
Paul also taught adult classes with five years experience working for a popular paint-night company in Westchester County.
In what little free time he has, Paul works on his own art, using various techniques and materials to expand his skill-set. He enjoys refining his skills and enjoys nothing more than to help others find and nurture their own creative strengths.