Paul & Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts

Through the generosity of Paul and Yetta Gluck, the JCC is now offering classes for all ages that foster creativity, personal growth, and community through hands-on learning at Paul and Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts. 

Paul and Yetta Gluck have long wanted to do something meaningful for the community. They intended to make the YoungstownAreaJewish Federation and its agencies part of their estate plans. Recently, though, they started thinking they shouldn’t wait. “Because things are needed now,” Yetta said. So Paul & Yetta Gluck School of Visual Arts at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown was born. “It kind of came to us that there was a School of Dance and a School of Music and the visual arts weren’t being touched upon,” Yetta said. Paul was born and raised in Youngstown. Yetta was raised in New Castle, Pa. but moved to Youngstown when she married Paul. She has lived in the area for almost 56 years. “We’ve received things from Youngstown,” Paul said. “And now it’s our turn to give.” The arts enrich people’s lives, they agree. Paul is himself an artist, though he hasn’t created much in recent years. He majored in art in college. “It was a way to relax,” he said. It helped him prepare for his career. “It actually was a big part of the success of my business, I feel,” he said. Visual arts classes will begin in January. Initial offerings will include exploring art techniques, drawing, painting, paper quilling, and scrapbooking. For now, classes will be held in the JCC Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room, but plans are underway to create a dedicated space for the Paul & Yetta
Gluck School of Visual Arts.


“I want to absolutely give a shout out to Lisa (Long, Federation financial resource development director), Andy (Lipkin, Federation executive vice-president), and Mike (Rawl, JCC director) because they took our thinking, sat down with us, made a plan, and so much more quickly than we ever thought possible,” Yetta said. Paul and Yetta are both happy the classes will start soon. “We feel it’s going to go to such good use because the whole community, we feel, will benefit from it,” Paul said. Yetta added, “We’re really excited about it. I can’t even tell you how excited we are.”

All supplies are included in the class fee unless otherwise noted. There is a three student minimum per course.

 

Eight Week Courses


EXPERIENCE ART
Students will explore a variety of art techniques including drawing, painting, collage, and more. Each week will focus on a different medium. Subjects will vary throughout the year, making each course a unique experience.

Grades 1- 4
Dates: Mondays, March 2 - April 20
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $56/Member | $75/Non Member
Register by Friday, February 28.

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Grades 5 - 8
Dates: Mondays, March 2 - April 20
Time: 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $56/Member | $75/Non Member
Register by Friday, February 28.

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DRAWING 101
Students develop and practice drawing skills while experimenting with various tools, pencils, pastels, etc. over an eight-week course. The first few sessions cover the basic elements of art such as line, value, and texture.
Any skill level is welcome. Experienced students will be challenged to improve and learn new techniques. Point of view and perspective principles are discussed with students who are at the appropriate skill level.

Adults Age 14+
Dates: Mondays, March 2 - April 20 | Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $56/Member | $75/Non Member
Register by Friday, February 28.

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Workshops


 

PAPER QUILLING CRAFTS
Take ordinary strips of paper and turn them into beautiful works of art in this workshop with a local artist. Students learn how to roll, fold, and glue paper to create beautiful shapes and pictures. Every person will design a card or project to take home.

Adults
Date: Wednesday, February 12 | Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $15/Member | $20/Non Member

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Age 14+
Date: Wednesday, February 12 | Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $15/Member | $20/Non Member

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SCRAPBOOKING FOR BEGINNERS
Join a local artist as we are guided through the basic methods of scrapbooking. Learn the essential skills to create beautiful layouts and preserve life’s meaningful moments. Bring a few of your favorite photos to design a page to take home with you. 

Adults
Date: Wednesday, March 11 | Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $15/Member | $20/Non Member

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Age 14+
Date: Wednesday, March 11 | Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $15/Member | $20/Non Member

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SPRING SIP AND PAINT
Enjoy light refreshments as a local artist guides us through a spring themed painting project. Each participant will take home a painting of their own. The family event is for children in first grade or higher, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Adults
Date: Wednesday, April 22 | Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $15/Member | $20/Non Member

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Family
Date: Wednesday, April 22 | Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: $15/Member | $20/Non Member

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