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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.

Children's Classes

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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W2017-WOSD2 Members Life Drawing Open Studio (Sunday)
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Sunday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Jan 8, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017 )
The dates above reflect the official Winter semester.  This studio time is offered year round the 2nd Sunday of the Month.

During studio time, attendees can work in any medium. This is not an instructed class; the monitor schedules the model and keeps track of timed poses, and offers tips and critiques to those interesed. Model fee is included in the tuition.

This class will be held in the far studio, enter thru the back of the building.

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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W2017-WOSD1 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 ( Jan 16, 2017 - Mar 20, 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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W2017-WPAW6 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 ( Mar 22, 2017 - Mar 22, 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.


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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Ceramics

W2017-WOSC10 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 ( Jan 9, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 )
REGISTER BY MARCH 20
 
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.

WINTER OPEN STUDIO CARDS EXPIRE APRIL 9.  Includes 10 open studio days (up to 30 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 Ceramic Open Studio Facebook Page for current open studio dates and times (also listed below).

W2017-WOSC30 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 ( Jan 9, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 )
REGISTER BY JANUARY 30  
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.

WINTER OPEN STUDIO CARDS EXPIRE APRIL 9.  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).

W2017-WOSA1 Members Open Studio (Most Mediums)
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 96.00 - $ 96.00 Members
Thursday 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ( Jan 12, 2017 - Mar 30, 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 Winter 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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W2017-WOSC25 Ceramic Open Studio for Ceramic Class Students
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 25.00 - $ 25.00 Members
Monday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ( Jan 16, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 )
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.

Students enrolled in a ceramics class taking advantage of the $25 rate need to use studio time during the duration of the class they are enrolled in.  

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).


W2017-WC5 Basic Handbuilding/Throwing - Ceramics
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 215.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Mar 3, 2017 - Apr 7, 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.  No class 3/17


S2017-SC1 Pottery
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.  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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Drawing

W2017-WDW5 Renaissance Zentangle Workshop
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 2, 2017 )

Some Zentangle experience preferred.  Build on the foundations laid in the Intro to Zentangle class by working with tan renaissance tiles, and adding both highlights and shading to really make your tiles come to life. Bring basics kit.  Add’l course materials are provided and included in tuition. 


W2017-WD5 Figure Construction Drawing
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 160.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Mar 7, 2017 - Apr 4, 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.

 This class is postponed 1 week, please take note of the new start date, 3/7.

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.


W2017-WD3 Drawing from the Beginning
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 155.00 - $ 120.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Mar 9, 2017 - Apr 6, 2017 )
If you have always wanted to improve your drawing skills, this class will 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 add’l materials will be discussed.

W2017-WDW7 Zendala Workshop
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 )

Some Zentangle experience preferred.  Create a mandala using patterns drawn in the Zentangle Method – often called Zendala – using a pre-strung tile and learning techniques for creating mandalas from scratch.  Bring basics kit. Add’l materials are provided and included in tuition.


W2017-WDW4 Intro to Zentangle Workshops
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 )

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of well-being.  Zentangle is enjoyed all over this world, across a wide range of skills interests and ages.  This workshop provides the historical background of Zentangle, introduces the basic steps of the method, and incorporate the vocabulary and tools used.  You are immersed in creating Zentangle tiles and finish with a clear understanding that, “Anything is possible one stroked at a time.” ®


W2017-WDW6 Renaissance Zentangle Workshop
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 )

Some Zentangle experience preferred.  Build on the foundations laid in the Intro to Zentangle class by working with tan renaissance tiles, and adding both highlights and shading to really make your tiles come to life. Bring basics kit.  Add’l course materials are provided and included in tuition. 


Fiber Arts

W2017-WFW1 Art Fun for Adults: Silk Painting Workshop
Instructor: Carol Gannon
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 )

A one-day workshop focusing on the joys of painting on silk using wax and other materials as resists in creating one-of-kind beautiful works of art.  Teens Welcome.  $30 materials fee is payable to instructor at beginning of class.


W2017-WFW7 Felted Necklace Workshop
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 15, 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.


W2017-WFW4 Felting: Lattice Style Scarf Workshop
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 55.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM ( Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 )

Make your own felted lattice-style scarf using colorful merino wool fibers.  Using soap, water and a rolling process, you will felt the wool into a one-of-a-kind beautiful and wearable scarf.  Bring a large towel and a spray bottle.  $10 materials fee is payable to instructor.


Jewelry

W2017-WJ2 All Levels Jewelry
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 135.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Feb 20, 2017 - Mar 20, 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.


W2017-WJW2 Beginning Jewelry Workshops
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ( Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017 )

Learn basic jewelry making techniques including wire, basic soldering, and forging. This class is designed for beginners and those looking to brush up on old skills. Teens welcome. $35 materials fee payable instructor during 1st class.


W2017-WJW5 Jewelry Soldering Workshops
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 85.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 17, 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.


Lecture

W2017-WLW4 Artists' Survival Training: Presentation & Pricing
Instructor: Jeff Schaller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Mar 7, 2017 - Mar 7, 2017 )
This newest artists’ survival class addresses how to properly prepare to face the public. Whether novice or professional-in-training, you’ll benefit from a better understanding of pricing, presentation, and multi-pronged marketing strategies. Create effective displays that impress buyers; learn about high-profile client targeting, and how your gallery can work for you.
Your survival instructor Jeff Schaller has 15+ years of experience in the art world and make their full-time living as artists.

W2017-WLL3 Lunch & Learn - Materials & Techniques of the Ancient World with Virginia daCosta
Instructor: Virginia M. daCosta
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 30.00 - $ 28.00 Members
Wednesday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ( Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 15, 2017 )
Listen, learn and eat.  A 45 minute lecture will be followed by lunch in the gallery.  Lunch will be included.

This presentation focuses on the materiality of the ancient Mediterranean world and its history in the area in terms of the use of raw materials which were mined, ground, and heated to produce the beautiful pigments used by ancient artists. The focus is on major areas of art produced by  Egyptian, Aegean, Greek and Roman artisans who created frescoes as had slaves to extract purple dye from sea snails mainly from modern day Lebanon. Some of the materials used for pigments were highly toxic yet their transformation into brightly hued colors was a remarkable advance in color palette of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Biography
Ginger da Costa received her PhD in ancient art history from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1997. She has been employed at WCU since 1998 and is a full professor of art history in the Department of Art + Design. She has traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean including Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, and Morocco including a Fulbright Research fellowship in Egypt in 2009. Her interest in the creation of pigments from minerals, plants and other substances began with a recent Sustainability Workshop at WCU which builds upon her interest in the origins of art and its production.

Mixed Media

W2017-WMW2 Art Journal Workshop
Instructor: Carol Gannon
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Mar 7, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017 )

Artist journals are more than sketchbooks, diaries or notebooks. They’re a place where artists can play and explore ideas, themes, and media. Come and try out a variety of media and paper manipulating techniques.  Each week introduces new ideas and techniques, and exercises help you get your creative juices flowing. Paint, rub, stamp, print, collage, write, and more.  Once you get started you’ll want to continue journaling even after the class is over.  Teens welcome.  A $15. material fee to due instructor the 1st day of class.  Bring your own blank journal to class; recommended size: 9” x 12” or larger, spiral bound. 


W2017-WMW6 Yoga & Art
Instructor: Lynne Filion
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Saturday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 )

Join teaching artist and yoga instructor, Lynne Filion as she demonstrates how art and yoga can be intertwined to promote and enhance relaxation and stress relief. Take some time out of your busy schedule to treat yourself to an hour of gentle, all-levels yoga (all needs are considered, and modifications available),followed by an hour of art for adults. Explore meditative mark making and create your art using a variety of materials.  Materials included in tuition.


W2017-WMW7 Yoga & Art
Instructor: Lynne Filion
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Saturday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 )

Join teaching artist and yoga instructor, Lynne Filion as she demonstrates how art and yoga can be intertwined to promote and enhance relaxation and stress relief. Take some time out of your busy schedule to treat yourself to an hour of gentle, all-levels yoga (all needs are considered, and modifications available),followed by an hour of art for adults. Explore meditative mark making and create your art using a variety of materials.  Materials included in tuition.


Painting

W2017-WPAW4 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 ( Feb 16, 2017 - Mar 9, 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.                 


W2017-WPO2 Paint Along with Annette Alessi
Instructor: Annette Alessi
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 195.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Thursday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM ( Feb 23, 2017 - Mar 23, 2017 )
Instructed by Annette Alessi, this class demonstrates a particular approach to building a painting. Working from photos supplied by the instructor, students follow along with the process step-by-step over a period of 5 or 6 weeks to create a oil painting. The intent of the class is not to copy but to steer students through a process, to encourage them to incorporate featured techniques into their own technique repertoire. $3 materials fee is payable to the instructor and bring your own materials. Materials list provided.

Materials:
--Canvas: 11x14 or larger + optional canvas pad for exercises
--Basic set of oils including 10 colors: Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, White (large tube), Dioxazine purple, Cadmium Red, Permanent Rose, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Cobalt Blue and Cerulean Blue.
--Variety of synthetic or sable brushes, include 3 sizes of flats & angular, in S, M & L plus a small round and a large flat.  Standard brush style names are Flat, Angular, Round, Filbert, Oval Wash, and Fan. Note: bristle brushes are used for other techniques.
--ODORLESS paint thinner (Mona Lisa brand recommended)
--Container for paint thinner with a lid, plastic gloves,
--Paper towels (shop towels are thicker and available at home supply stores)
--Wooden pallet (not plastic) + optional container for pallet to use for transporting pallet.

W2017-WPOW2 Oil on Panel
Instructor: Ronald Coppola / R.S.
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 110.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Feb 24, 2017 - Mar 17, 2017 )
Break away from the canvas and learn to oil paint on panels.  Ron takes you step by step through the process of painting on panels, from primer to the finished piece.  Learn the art of layering paint.  Start by using seinna as an underpainting.  Then move into a layer of a limited palette and finish with your color layer.

Materials:
$2 materials fee (covers a panel and primer and goes to the instructor the first day of class)
mineral spirits with can (for cleaning brushes)
roll of paper towels
1" painting brush
#2 & #4 nylon flat style brushes
sienna
titanium white
ivory black
cadmium red light
cadmium yellow medium
ultramarine blue


W2017-WPwcW2 Watercolor Primer Workshop
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 110.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Feb 28, 2017 - Mar 21, 2017 )

This is an adult beginner class, not intended for returning or experienced students.  We’re talking so beginner you’d say you’re afraid to admit how little you know.  In 4 weeks you’ll be comfortable with art, watercolor, and taking more art classes!  If you have materials, or if someone gave you watercolors, bring them with you.  If you don’t have supplies, don’t worry, we’ll go over that in our 1st class.

This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new start date, 2/28.


W2017-WPA2a Expressionistic Realism
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 )

Expressionism in realism has a strong tradition. Artists have always looked for ways to go beyond simple realism—from Rembrandt, Delacroix, and Turner to Monet and Renior, to Gogh, Bonnard, and Gaugin. Taught by Eo Omwake, a PAFA instructor over 25 years and a working artist, this class focuses on approaches and ideas to help you discover and explore the way of 'expressionistic realism'. Fun and informative, this is for students interested in going beyond the’ look of things’ to the ‘feel of things!’ Materials list provided.

 

Materials: acrylic or water-based oils, canvases, brushes, rags, jars, palette, & a palette knife


W2017-WPA6 Indoor Plein Air
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 155.00 - $ 120.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Mar 4, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 )
Get started painting right away with your own photography and/or CCAA’s scenic window views. Any paint or draw medium is accepted in this class. Suggestions of locations to photograph will be discussed if needed for further painting. We’ll study composition, color and light from Monet to Hopper to Diebenkorkn, and a painting demonstration is offered as well as individual/group critiques. Potential for outdoor painting based on weather and student prerogative. Teens welcome. Beginner students bring sketch materials to 1st class, and add’l materials will be discussed.

W2017-WPAW8 PART II - Painting: Interpreting a Photograph in Any Medium
Instructor: Madeleine Kelly
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 )
In this workshop we will review some of your individual photos which you find challenging. So bring your worst!  And bring your best; we will work with photos which you love but can’t get started on painting.   We will push the “envelope” and learn how to think outside the box with color and composition.

Open to all mediums.  If you didn’t take Part I you are still welcome to attend Part II.


Please bring your lunch.  
REQUIRED
PHOTOS THAT YOU, the artist, HAVE TAKEN.
Open to all mediums, bring paper, canvas, boards, and any medium you want to work in.

W2017-WPA8 Learning from the Masters
Instructor: Antonella Garofalo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 155.00 - $ 120.00 Members
Monday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Mar 6, 2017 - Apr 3, 2017 )
Copying the paintings of the masters can be a very effective way to experiment different techniques and find our own. Students will bring a picture of the painting they want to copy and will use the same medium used by the artist. They will have the opportunity to experiment with oil, watercolor, gouache or acrylic, according with the painting of their choice.  The goal of the class is to improve the students's technique, but also to enjoy a masterpiece in their own homes!  Bring the supplies of your choice if you are unsure what supplies to bring the teachers contact info is available upon request.

W2017-WPAW3 Portrait Life Model Sessions
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017 )

A traditional academy-style class, students draw and learn anatomy and then paint the model in different ethnic costumes. Serious beginners to advanced students welcome! Instead of working from photographs, art books and other sources are referenced and discussed.  This is also an ideal class for building a portfolio for college. Teens welcome. New/Beginner students bring sketch materials to 1st class; add’l materials will be discussed. Model fee included in tuition.


W2017-WPwcW4 Watercolor Workshop with Sarah Yeoman
Instructor: Sarah Yeoman
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 160.00 - $ 150.00 Members
Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( Mar 18, 2017 - Mar 19, 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.


S2017-SPAW15 The Universal Artist: Color Theory Workshop
Instructor: Madeleine Kelly
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 )
This workshop will focus on learning how to use color. Exercises in palette creation, mixing and amplification. Light, temperature, value and contrast will also be discussed. If you are looking to explore color or find challenges in making color choices.  This is open to all mediums and levels.

Open to all mediums, bring paper, canvas, boards, and any medium you want to work in.In this workshop we will review some of your individual photos which you find challenging. So bring your worst!  And bring your best; we will work with photos which you love but can’t get started on painting.   We will push the “envelope” and learn how to think outside the box with color and composition.

Please bring your lunch.  

S2017-SPwcW1 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 ( Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 30, 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.


S2017-SPAW17 The Universal Artist: Color Theory Workshop
Instructor: Madeleine Kelly
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( May 8, 2017 - May 8, 2017 )
This workshop will focus on learning how to use color. Exercises in palette creation, mixing and amplification. Light, temperature, value and contrast will also be discussed. If you are looking to explore color or find challenges in making color choices.  This is open to all mediums and levels.

Open to all mediums, bring paper, canvas, boards, and any medium you want to work in.In this workshop we will review some of your individual photos which you find challenging. So bring your worst!  And bring your best; we will work with photos which you love but can’t get started on painting.   We will push the “envelope” and learn how to think outside the box with color and composition.

Please bring your lunch.  

Photography

W2017-WPhW2 iPhone Photography
Instructor: Fiona Keyes
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Mar 28, 2017 - Mar 28, 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

W2017-WPhW3 iPhone Photography
Instructor: Fiona Keyes
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 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

W2017-WPrW1 Printmaking Sampler Workshop
Instructor: Chris McKinney
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 110.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Mar 8, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017 )
The sampler is an abbreviated time frame intended to introduce you to the different printmaking styles.  Be introduced to silk screen and relief printing, and learn techniques used for both fine artwork and for craft, such as printing on fabric like t-shirts. Take your favorite photographs or drawings and generate endless prints from a single work of art. Create screens using hand-drawn, photographic and computer generated images.  We also cover linoleum and wood relief printing; a great way to create your own greeting cards.  Whether a beginner, intermediate, or the rusty professional looking to get back into printing, this course teaches you a fun hands on medium. Teens welcome. $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at 1st class. Add’l materials will be reviewed during class and typically include paper and additional ink.

Materials:
--Printmaking Paper and Pads are available at JerrysArtarama.com.
--A better quality heavy weight paper like Strathmore is recommended for final prints. The paper size depends on the size of the prints you’d like to work with. Although a thinner bond paper or drawing paper can be used, it typically warps and wrinkles with the water based silkscreen ink. If you’d like to print on fabric, Michael's and AC Moore have good quality T-shirts, aprons, and canvas bags; T-shirts are $2.50-to-$3.50 each).
--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.
--For relief printing, a supply of small linoleum blocks is available, and if you’d like to work with a larger size there is an add’l cost.

Trip

F2016-FT1 Art Trip - MOMA - April 19th
Instructor: Karen Delaney
Experience Level: -1
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM ( Apr 19, 2017 - Apr 19, 2017 )
Meet at CCAA at 7:15 (depart at 7:30AM).
Arrive at NYC MOMA at 10AM.
Meet at MOMA at 7:15 (depart from MOMA at 7:30PM).
Arrive back to CCAA at 10PM.

Spend the day in New York museum hopping at your leisure or follow along with Karen for an active discussion of what we see at MoMA.  Price includes bus ride and does not include admission to the museum.  View the exciting exhibits on display at MoMA.  MoMA closes at 5:30, we are staying in the city until 7:15pm so you have the opportunity to eat and explore NYC longer.

Register by March 30th.