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Classes for Adults in West Chester

View our Refund and Enrollment Policies HERE.  On this page you will find adult classes to choose from.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at 610.696.5600. 

Memberships are non-refundable.  Classes are non-refundable - students may cancel 48 hours prior to the start of their class to receive a CCAA customer account credit.  Once a class has started, no refunds are issued.
All classes take place at 100 North Bradford Avenue, WC, PA unless stated otherwise.   View FREE outreach classes on our  EXTON/KENNETT webpage.

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S2017-SOSD1 Members Life Drawing Open Studio (Monday)
Instructor: Bruce Dayton
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Monday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ( Mar 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017 )
The dates above reflect the official Winter semester.  This studio time is offered year round every Monday.

Members only.  Course offers an opportunity for members to hone their skills on a challenging subject—the human figure. This is not an instructed class; the monitor schedules the model and keeps track of timed poses. Model fee is included in the tuition.

Drop In Fee $20; discounted rate available with 10 Class Punch card for $180 available in the office.  Call 610-696-5600 or stop by after registering.  Punch Cards do not expire. 

Non-members are welcome to purchase a drop in to get a feel for the open studio.

If you purchase your drop-in online, bring your receipt with you to class for the monitor.  If you plan on paying when you get here, you can only pay with cash or check.


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S2017-SOSD1a Members Figure Drawing
Instructor: Bruce Dayton
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 135.00 - $ 135.00 Members
Monday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ( Apr 10, 2017 - Jun 12, 2017 )
The dates above reflect the official Spring semester.  This studio time is offered year round every Monday.

Members only.  Drop In Fee $15.  For a discounted rate purchase a 10 Class Punch card for $135 available in the office.  Call 610-696-5600 or stop by after registering.  Punch Cards do not expire.

This course offers an opportunity for members to hone their skills on a challenging subject—the human figure. The monitor will schedule a model and keep track of timed poses. Model fee is included in the tuition.

S2017-SOSW2 1 Figure, 5 Hours, 1 Pose Life Model Sessions
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Jun 7, 2017 - Jun 7, 2017 )

An opportunity to work in the medium of your choice for a full day with a life model. This is not an instructed class; the monitor schedules the model, keeps track of timed poses, and is available for questions. Model fee included in tuition.


M2017-MOSD1 Members Life Drawing Open Studio (Monday)
Instructor: Bruce Dayton
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Monday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ( Jun 12, 2017 - Aug 14, 2017 )
The dates above reflect the official Summer semester.  This studio time is offered year round every Monday.

Members only.  Course offers an opportunity for members to hone their skills on a challenging subject—the human figure. This is not an instructed class; the monitor schedules the model and keeps track of timed poses. Model fee is included in the tuition.

Drop In Fee $20; discounted rate available with 10 Class Punch card for $180 available in the office.  Call 610-696-5600 or stop by after registering.  Punch Cards do not expire. 

Non-members are welcome to purchase a drop in to get a feel for the open studio.

If you purchase your drop-in online, bring your receipt with you to class for the monitor.  If you plan on paying when you get here, you can only pay with cash or check.


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You can register for individual days in this program. Click here. 

Ceramics

S2017-SOSC10 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 10
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 115.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Monday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ( Apr 10, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017 )
REGISTER BY JUNE 5
 
Studio Hours are:

Monday 2-5PM
Tuesday 4:30-8PM
Wednesdays 12-5PM
Saturdays 9:30AM-1:30PM


Email Priscilla at clay@chestercountyarts.org with clay, glaze and class style questions.

SPRING OPEN STUDIO SESSION RUNS 4/10-6/24, CARDS EXPIRE JUNE 24.  Includes 10 open studio days (up to 30 hours of creating time), use of studio tools, glazes and electric kiln firings. Bags of clay are $25 for a 25 lb bag of clay.  Please bring your own towel if needed for throwing.  

Open studios are available to students with an intermediate working knowledge of clay ages 16 years or older (and approved younger aged students with clay experience).  Check CCAA Ceramic Open Studio Facebook Page for current open studio dates and times (also listed below).

S2017-SOSC30 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 30
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 190.00 - $ 150.00 Members
Monday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ( Apr 10, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017 )
REGISTER BY MAY 1 
Studio Hours are:

Monday 2-5PM
Tuesday 4:30-8PM
Wednesdays 12-5PM
Saturdays 9:30AM-1:30PM

Email Priscilla at clay@chestercountyarts.org with clay, glaze and class style questions.
SPRING OPEN STUDIO RUNS 4/10-6/24, CARDS EXPIRE JUNE 24.  Includes 30 open studio days (up to 90 hours of creating time), your first 25 lb bag of clay, use of studio tools, glazes and electric kiln firings. Additional bags of clay are $25 for a 25 lb bag of clay.  Please bring your own towel if needed for throwing.  

Open studios are available to students with an intermediate working knowledge of clay ages 16 years or older (and approved younger aged students with clay experience).  Check CCAA website and CCAA Ceramic Open Studio Facebook Page for current open studio dates and times (also listed below).

S2017-SC1 Throwing on the Pottery Wheel
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 230.00 - $ 195.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Apr 12, 2017 - May 31, 2017 )
This class offers introduction and continued instruction on the potter's wheel.  This class is devoted to improving the student’s throwing techniques on the Potter’s Wheel.  One-on-one instruction and demonstrations of cylinders, bowls, vases, plates and mugs with handles will provide the student with definite techniques that allow them to bring their ideas into reality. Instructor will also cover glazing techniques and materials. Teens 15+ welcome. 

Tuition includes materials fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and 1st bag of clay.  Add’l clay may be purchased for $25/bag.

S2017-SOSA1 Members Open Studio (Most Mediums)
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 64.00 - $ 64.00 Members
Thursday 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ( Apr 13, 2017 - Jun 1, 2017 )
Open studio time is available to members & students working mainly 2 dimensionally. There is room for up to 10 people creating at once.  

Register for the full Spring semester for a discount of $8/day or drop in for $10/day. Located in our print room studio, this price does not include use of print room equipment. For prices including use of equipment, please contact our office.

If you register online for the drop-in please bring your receipt with you.

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M2017-M1C Basic Handbuilding/Throwing - Ceramics
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 215.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017 )
Pinching, pulling, rolling, stamping, we will explore all of this and more in this exciting 5-week session. The class will focus on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. The projects will prove fun for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16 and older are welcome.
Pinching, pulling, rolling, and stamping: we explore all of these and more! Class focuses on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. Projects are for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16+ are welcome. Tuition includes materials fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and 1st bag of clay.  Add’l clay may be purchased for $25/bag. Open ceramics studio times available for an additional $25/hour. 

M2017-M4C Throwing on the Pottery Wheel
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 230.00 - $ 195.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Jun 21, 2017 - Aug 9, 2017 )
This class offers introduction and continued instruction on the potter's wheel.  This class is devoted to improving the student’s throwing techniques on the Potter’s Wheel.  One-on-one instruction and demonstrations of cylinders, bowls, vases, plates and mugs with handles will provide the student with definite techniques that allow them to bring their ideas into reality. Instructor will also cover glazing techniques and materials. Teens 15+ welcome. 

Tuition includes materials fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and 1st bag of clay.  Add’l clay may be purchased for $25/bag.

M2017-MOSC10 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 10
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 115.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Monday 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ( Jun 26, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 )
REGISTER BY AUGUST 8
 
Studio Hours are:

Monday 6-8:30PM
Tuesday 6-8:30PM
Thursdays 6-8:30PM
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:30PM


Email Priscilla at clay@chestercountyarts.org with clay, glaze and class style questions.

SPRING OPEN STUDIO SESSION RUNS 6/26-8/26, CARDS EXPIRE AUGUST 26.  Includes 10 open studio days (up to 30 hours of creating time), use of studio tools, glazes and electric kiln firings. Bags of clay are $25 for a 25 lb bag of clay.  Please bring your own towel if needed for throwing.  

Open studios are available to students with an intermediate working knowledge of clay ages 16 years or older (and approved younger aged students with clay experience).  Check CCAA Ceramic Open Studio Facebook Page for current open studio dates and times (also listed below).

M2017-MOSC30 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 30
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 190.00 - $ 150.00 Members
Monday 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ( Jun 26, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 )
REGISTER BY JULY 10 
Studio Hours are:

Mondays 6-8:30PM
Tuesdays 6-8:3PM
Thursdays 6-8:30PM
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:30PM

Email Priscilla at clay@chestercountyarts.org with clay, glaze and class style questions.
SPRING OPEN STUDIO RUNS 6/26-8/26, CARDS EXPIRE AUGUST 26.  Includes 30 open studio days (up to 90 hours of creating time), your first 25 lb bag of clay, use of studio tools, glazes and electric kiln firings. Additional bags of clay are $25 for a 25 lb bag of clay.  Please bring your own towel if needed for throwing.  

Open studios are available to students with an intermediate working knowledge of clay ages 16 years or older (and approved younger aged students with clay experience).  Check CCAA website and CCAA Ceramic Open Studio Facebook Page for current open studio dates and times (also listed below).

M2017-M2C Basic Handbuilding/Throwing - Ceramics
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 215.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Jul 7, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017 )
Pinching, pulling, rolling, stamping, we will explore all of this and more in this exciting 5-week session. The class will focus on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. The projects will prove fun for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16 and older are welcome.
Pinching, pulling, rolling, and stamping: we explore all of these and more! Class focuses on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. Projects are for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16+ are welcome. Tuition includes materials fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and 1st bag of clay.  Add’l clay may be purchased for $25/bag. Open ceramics studio times available for an additional $25/hour. 

M2017-M3C Basic Handbuilding/Throwing - Ceramics
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 215.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Aug 18, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017 )
Pinching, pulling, rolling, stamping, we will explore all of this and more in this exciting 5-week session. The class will focus on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. The projects will prove fun for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16 and older are welcome.
Pinching, pulling, rolling, and stamping: we explore all of these and more! Class focuses on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. Projects are for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16+ are welcome. Tuition includes materials fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and 1st bag of clay.  Add’l clay may be purchased for $25/bag. Open ceramics studio times available for an additional $25/hour. 

Drawing

S2017-SD3 Figure Construction Drawing
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 160.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( May 16, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017 )

Students learn concepts to help them better realize the human figure. Lesson topics include proportion, value, line, construction of the parts of the body using simple masses, and simple anatomy.  Working with life models, students apply these concepts to their observational drawings. Model fee is included in tuition. Materials list provided.

Materials: 

Pencils (2H-2B), Assorted Vine Charcoal, Erasers (kneaded, gum, etc.)

18x24 White Drawing Pad

Ruler

Plumb Line or string with weight knotted at the end.


M2017-MDW1 Drawing From the Beginning (June Session)
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 115.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 )
If you have always wanted to improve your drawing skills, this class can help. Explore many aspects of drawing with focus on composition and perspective. Each class is geared toward personal growth, independent of the other students in the class, and all levels are welcome. Sketchbook, pencil and eraser required, and additional materials will be discussed.

M2017-MDW2 Drawing From the Beginning (July Session)
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 115.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 )
If you have always wanted to improve your drawing skills, this class can help. Explore many aspects of drawing with focus on composition and perspective. Each class is geared toward personal growth, independent of the other students in the class, and all levels are welcome. Sketchbook, pencil and eraser required, and additional materials will be discussed.

M2017-MDW3 Drawing From the Beginning (August Session)
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 115.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 )
If you have always wanted to improve your drawing skills, this class can help. Explore many aspects of drawing with focus on composition and perspective. Each class is geared toward personal growth, independent of the other students in the class, and all levels are welcome. Sketchbook, pencil and eraser required, and additional materials will be discussed.

Fiber Arts

S2017-SFW6 Felted Necklace Workshop
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( May 31, 2017 - May 31, 2017 )

Make a decorative rope necklace out of wool and silk, embellished with embroidery.  Bring any small items such as beads, wool yarn or scraps of silk fabric to incorporate into your piece, and a range of options are also provided. $10 materials fee is payable to instructor. Bring a small towel and a spray bottle.


M2017-MFW1 Art of Paper Making Workshop
Instructor: Carol Gannon
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 )
This one-day workshop will introduce participants to the fun of making hand-made papers for use in making books, collages, note cards, paper for printing on and much more.  Papers will be made from a variety of fibers.

Materials fee of $30 is payable to the instructor during class.  Cash or check, if it's a check it should be made out to the instructor.

S2017-SFW2 Nuno Felted Silk Scarves
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 )

Create your own one-of-a-kind art through the process of “painting” your design with wool fibers onto silk fabric.  A rolling process with soap and water is used to meld the wool fibers into the silk to create a beautiful, soft and drape-able scarf. Bring a large towel and a spray bottle. Pack a lunch.  $16 materials fee is payable to instructor.

Please take note of the new date, 6/10


Jewelry

S2017-SJW2 Jewelry Soldering Workshops
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 85.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( May 12, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017 )

Learn the basics of soldering for jewelry while making wearable creations.  $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor to cover most materials.  Add’l costs may apply depending on the project.  No Class 5/26.


S2017-SJ2 All Levels Jewelry - NEW DATES!
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 140.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( May 22, 2017 - Jun 19, 2017 )

Create your own designs start to finish, using basic and more advanced jewelry techniques. Learn old and new jewelry techniques, including those that have an effect similar to casting. Teens welcome. $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor.  Add’ costs may apply depending on the projects.


M2017-MJW1 Jewelry Soldering Workshops
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 85.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jun 9, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017 )

Learn the basics of soldering for jewelry while making wearable creations.  $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor to cover most materials.  Add’l costs may apply depending on the project.


M2017-MJ1 All Levels Jewelry
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 140.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jun 19, 2017 - Jul 24, 2017 )

Create your own designs start to finish, using basic and more advanced jewelry techniques. Learn old and new jewelry techniques, including those that have an effect similar to casting. Teens welcome. $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor.  Add’ costs may apply depending on the projects. No class 7/3.


M2017-MJW2 Jewelry Soldering Workshops
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 85.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017 )

Learn the basics of soldering for jewelry while making wearable creations.  $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor to cover most materials.  Add’l costs may apply depending on the project.


M2017-MJ2 All Levels Jewelry
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 140.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017 )

Create your own designs start to finish, using basic and more advanced jewelry techniques. Learn old and new jewelry techniques, including those that have an effect similar to casting. Teens welcome. $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor.  Add’ costs may apply depending on the projects.


M2017-MJW3 Jewelry Soldering Workshops
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 85.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 )

Learn the basics of soldering for jewelry while making wearable creations.  $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor to cover most materials.  Add’l costs may apply depending on the project.


Mixed Media

M2017-MMW3 Night Out! Art Groove: Mixed Media Sculpture
Instructor: Carol Gannon
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 19, 2017 )
Mixed Media/Sculpture Workshop
This class is for people who want to come and explore the arts. Each session we will explore different media from charcoal to oil paint.  Bring a friend, bring a date, BYOB. Let this be your night off to play. No experience is necessary just an openness to new things and a willingness to explore. $30 materials fee; all materials will be provided.

S2017-SMW7 Art & Tri-Yoga
Instructor: Annette Alessi
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 55.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jun 9, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017 )
Discover and practice Tri-Yoga before using your creativity during an open studio one day workshop. Practice Tri-Yoga, or moving in meditation, for the first 45 minutes of the workshop. Tri-Yoga is the synchronization of breath, movement with a wavelike motion through the spine through postures, and meditation. This opens the creative channels, loosens and stretches the body, and clears the mind in preparation for the creative process. While in the flow, you’ll move into the art studio to complete a project of your choice.  Choose your medium (oils, pastels, charcoal, acrylic, watercolor, etc.) and choose your subject matter (landscapes, portraiture, pet, etc.). You’ll receive guidance for drawing specific subjects as well as painting techniques.  Bring a photo to work from plus the supplies needed for your project, along with a yoga mat and small pillow.

Painting

S2017-SPwc1 Watercolor Concentration
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Intermediate
$ 220.00 - $ 185.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Apr 21, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017 )

Designed for artists who have had some experience with watercolor. Part of the class focuses on tuning drawing skills as part of a solid watercolor. Emphasis is placed on studio time and individual/open group critiques with demonstrations on each technique. Bring your materials to 1st class; add’l materials will be discussed.


S2017-SPA7 Plein Air with Jim
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 155.00 - $ 120.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( May 6, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 )
Plein Air is painting and drawing outside in the fresh air.  Chester County scenery in winter will be our subject matter.  Discussions of landscape artists, from the old masters to our modern contemporaries, their styles and approaches, materials and techniques are part of this curriculum.  Study composition, color and light from Monet to Hopper to Diebenkorkn.  A painting demonstration is offered, as well as individual or group critique of each Plein Air student's art work. Teens welcome. New/Beginner students bring sketch materials to first class and additional materials will be discussed. 


S2017-SPGW2 Beginning Gouache Workshop
Instructor: Antonella Garofalo
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Monday 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM ( May 22, 2017 - Jun 12, 2017 )
This opaque watercolor technique spread in Europe in the 14th century to depict landscapes with fine details. In modern times it is used for posters, illustrations, and comics. It differs from traditional watercolors with its total hiding power. Beginners experiment on simple modern paintings; more advanced students learn the 18th century technique used for the Neapolitan seascapes where the first layer (sky and sea) is very watery and everything else is painted on top in thick colors. Materials list provided.

S2017-SPAW3 Nude Figure Fine Art Painting - Life Model Session
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 110.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( May 25, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017 )

Offering a concentrated, traditional study of the nude figure in a fine art context, students learn how to mix color and medium to replicate flesh color, transparencies, and tone.  Using a live model, students learn applied anatomy, drawing, painting, glazing, lighting, and composition. Developing a keen sense of observation, books, the internet and demonstrations are shared along with group discussions, class critiques and individual critiques. Recommended for serious art students and students in the Portrait Figure class who want to develop a further concentration in fine art painting.   New/Beginner students bring sketch materials to 1st class; add’l materials will be discussed. Model fee included in tuition.                 


S2017-SPwcW7 Watercolor Workshop with Sarah Yeoman
Instructor: Sarah Yeoman
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 180.00 - $ 170.00 Members
Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( Jun 3, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017 )

This workshop shows the vast range and flexibility of watercolor as well as to put emotion and conviction into painting by exploring, experimenting and developing creativity of each individual. Sarah likes to put fun into the process of painting, along with enthusiasm and new techniques in an atmosphere that makes the intermediate and advanced painter feel welcome!

A daily goal is set, and each student sees an example and discusses that day's lesson. Daily demonstrations, with detailed explanations of all the "hows" and "whys," are followed by individual attention to see that each student understands the objective. Each morning starts with a short lecture and a full demo, and students have the opportunity to paint the demo subject or work from their own photo references.


M2017-MPW2 Beginning Oil Painting
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 85.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 )
Learn the basics of oil painting. We start with the materials needed and move into painting exercises to learn various beginner techniques. Teens Welcome. Materials list provided, or bring your own oil supplies with you.

We will start with some basic materials. If you don't get them all together, by the first class, bring what you can. That will be fine.

      1 or 2 - Stretched canvases, primed/gessoed with white acrylic:
                 size between  10"x 10" - 12" x 16"

      box or newspaper, etc to transport a wet canvas home flat in the car

       palette - wood or other flat non-porous mixing surface
                   (disposable is fine; not watercolor type with little box seperations)

      2 - palette cups ( with lids better )

       paper towels/ a few rags

       odorless turpentine or mineral spirits
                     (odorless is preferred when working indoors
                      in a shared space)

M2017-MC-6K College Portfolio Prep
Instructor: Nicole Snider
Experience Level: Children
$ 160.00 - $ 140.00 Members
Monday 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM ( Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017 )
Are you are applying or attending an art college art school or university after high school, or thinking about it?  Learn how to make a successful student artist portfolio, through art production, critique and portfolio review. This course is designed for upcoming 11th & 12th grade high school students with drawing experience.  Coursework is geared towards a college admission portfolio preparation in 2D drawing and mixed media to prepare students for becoming accepted into an arts program at a university or art college. Students will focus on building skill in observational drawing portfolio prep schedules time for drawing from still life, nature, and clothed models.  With individual guidance from the instructor, students gain an understanding of image presentation, and develop work to flesh out their portfolios that highlights their strengths.  
Materials list needed for the first class: pencil and sketchbook. Students  shopuld bring current artwork on the first day for portfolio review, if they have any.
Separate materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor on the first class.  Cash or check, if it's a check it should be made out to the instructor. 

M2017-MPW3 Beginning Oil Painting
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 85.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Aug 8, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017 )
Learn the basics of oil painting. We start with the materials needed and move into painting exercises to learn various beginner techniques. Teens Welcome. Materials list provided, or bring your own oil supplies with you.

We will start with some basic materials. If you don't get them all together, by the first class, bring what you can. That will be fine.

      1 or 2 - Stretched canvases, primed/gessoed with white acrylic:
                 size between  10"x 10" - 12" x 16"

      box or newspaper, etc to transport a wet canvas home flat in the car

       palette - wood or other flat non-porous mixing surface
                   (disposable is fine; not watercolor type with little box seperations)

      2 - palette cups ( with lids better )

       paper towels/ a few rags

       odorless turpentine or mineral spirits
                     (odorless is preferred when working indoors
                      in a shared space)

Pastels

S2017-SPP1 Line Work & Pastels
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 220.00 - $ 185.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Apr 18, 2017 - Jun 6, 2017 )

This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new start date, 4/18.

Cover the basic drawing principles including perspective and composition, and then proceed to instruction in the use of pastel, exploring particular techniques and results. Bring sketch materials to 1st class; further materials will be discussed during class.


S2017-SPP2 Working with Pastels
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 220.00 - $ 185.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Apr 21, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017 )
Learn various techniques specific to the use of pastel. Class time combines instruction, studio time, and group/individual critiques. Bring your sketch and pastel supplies. Further materials will be discussed during class as needed.

Photography

S2017-SPhW1 NEW! Traditional Photography
Instructor: Cris Staley Hutchinson
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 95.00 - $ 85.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( May 23, 2017 - Jun 6, 2017 )
This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new start date, 5/23

For photography students with B&W darkroom printing experience who want the opportunity to make prints from your own negatives. Reignite your skills and get back in touch with the traditional elements in our beautiful new darkroom!  Instructor is on hand to assist you in creating beautiful prints with advanced black and white darkroom techniques. Learn the controls of fine printing and increase your knowledge of how to make an optimum print. Bring your negatives to choose from. Paper and chemicals are included in lab fee. Note: we will not be processing film in this class. This is a printing class only and students must bring negatives with them already processed to print from.  Due to limited darkroom space this class is limited to 5 students.  A $45 lab fee is payable to the instructor during the first class.  Teens Welcome!

S2017-SPhW6 iPhone Photography
Instructor: Fiona Keyes
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 )
“The best camera is the one that’s with you”, to quote Chase Jarvis. Social media has made everyone a photographer. These days we’re constantly treated to some amazing cell phone photographs and a plethora of apps for editing and enhancing.   Where does one start?! Join me as we explore a couple of camera apps, along with processing apps and few artistic apps to add a little “pop” to your photos. In this overview, we’ll review how some of the available camera apps are used and then some fun choices for editing. Take your cell phone photos to the next level and add some "wow" your memories! Materials list to be provided by instructor for apps for downloading, approximate cost of $25.  This class is for beginners; adults only

Printmaking

M2017-MPrW1 NEW! Art of Silkscreen
Instructor: Chris McKinney
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017 )
Two days of silk-screening.  Beginners learn the step by step process in a fun and hands on environment, for the more experienced get in some solid creating time with helpful tips from the instructor.  This workshop is for all levels of artist and craftsman.  Black silkscreen ink is provided as well as relief printing ink. Add’l silkscreen inks can be purchased after we discuss the correct types of water based ink we use during 1st class.  $5 materials fee and short list. 
Materials:
A pad of Bristol board or Strathmore printmaking pad (The paper size depends on the size of the prints you’d like to work with). 
If you’d like to print on fabric, Michael's and AC Moore have good quality T-shirts, aprons, and canvas bags. 

Sculpture

S2017-SS1 Clay Sculpture
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 235.00 - $ 200.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Apr 21, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017 )
This class teaches you to sculpt, modeling the human figure from life while learning anatomy and design. Classical as well as abstract styles are explored. Bring a large drawing pad and charcoal to 1st class. Materials and firing will be discussed. Model fee is included in tuition.

Trip

M2017-MT1 Whitney Biennial Day Trip - June 8th Registration Closed
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: -1
$ 85.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Thursday 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM ( Jun 8, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017 )
This trip has been cancelled. - We need to fill at least 2/3 of the bus to run a trip. 

Please keep the September trip in mind for your Fall plans. Click HERE to read about it.


Tour the inspirational Biennial show at the new Whitney location with Karen Delaney. The Whitney is located at the end of the High Line – experience this amazing outdoor space and then take in some of the Chelsea galleries and shops. Ticket price includes museum entry and bus.

The Whitney Biennial exhibition includes sixty-three participants, ranging from emerging to well-established individuals and collectives working in painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film and video, photography, activism, performance, music, and video game design. View more details on their website here.  Register by May 19th.

Meet at CCAA at 7:15 (depart at 7:30AM).
Arrive at NYC Whitney at 10AM.
Meet at Whitney at 7:15 (depart from Whitney at 7:30PM).
Arrive back to CCAA at 10PM.

2017 - Neue - 01 Neue Galerie Day Trip
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: -1
$ 85.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Thursday 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM ( Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 21, 2017 )

Neue Galerie Day Trip, Thursday, September 21, 2017

Leave CCAA at 8 AM 

Leave NYC at 3:30 PM 

REGISTER BY AUGUST 25 

The collection of Neue Galerie New York covers a range of media created in Austria and Germany between 1890 and 1940. An impressive collection of work by Gustav Klimt includes the namesake piece from the 2015 film ‘Woman in Gold’. The extended Neue Galerie collection is comprised of works belonging to Ronald S. Lauder, the Estate of Serge Sabarsky, and the museum itself.  Please note:  New date, Thursday, September 21.