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Classes for Adults in West Chester

Memberships are non-refundable and 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.  View full 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.  Click through to view Children's Classes | Summer Art Camp

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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F2017-FOSD1 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 ( Sep 11, 2017 - Nov 13, 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. 

F2017-FPAW6 Landscape Any Medium with Madeleine Kelly
Instructor: Madeleine Kelly
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 )
This is a one-day abstract painting workshop. Examine the visual elements from which you build abstracts; line,
shape, pattern, texture, depth, and color in detail. Explore your own artistic expression. Explore mark-making
and new ways to start a painting. Add mystery and depth to your work by using your own personal calligraphy and
some other fun tools.
Materials List:
REQUIRED
• Acrylic paints (the cheap ones are fine as you may use a lot) colors are up to you but at least 4 plus black and
white.
• Small spray bottle (empty)
• Sponge (natural or manmade)
• Plastic or metal SCRAPPER (see below) some have handles and can be purchased at any hardware store.
• MATTE Gel medium (Golden, Atelier, any brand)
• Variety of Brushes (flat 2- inch, rounds, flats, etc...) Different size brushes, splayed brushes, just bring what you
have. The more sizes the more varied the markings.
• Plastic or coated paper plate/or Palette. Something for mixing paints
• Rags for cleaning (and applying colors)
• Small Brayer or roller (Hardware stores)
• Canvas 16 x 20 or larger. Bring several… up to you on size. But large canvases are more fun 
• Card board (back of note pad thickness)
• Newspaper or towels for the floor in case of mess
• Plastic water container to rinse out brushes
OPTIONAL
• Markers (conte crayons, magic markers, paint markers, pastels, oil pastels)
• Bubble wrap, stencils / textured items that you find that might make interesting markings
• Old toilet paper or paper towel rolls
This is a one-day landscape painting workshop. If you are a beginner or advanced and want to expedite your learning, you will be guided through the process of creating landscape paintings from photographs. Focusing on the foundations of successful representational art, including composition, values, color, and drawing; and including juxtapositions, the illusion of perspective and loosing up! 

You will be working from your own Photo references. Please bring some landscape reference photos that YOU have taken and would like to paint. Bring several substrates, (paper, board, canvas, etc..)

F2017-FPAW5 Mastering Abstraction with Madeleine Kelly
Instructor: Madeleine Kelly
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 8, 2017 - Nov 8, 2017 )
This is a one-day abstract painting workshop. Examine the visual elements from which you build abstracts; line,
shape, pattern, texture, depth, and color in detail. Explore your own artistic expression. Explore mark-making
and new ways to start a painting. Add mystery and depth to your work by using your own personal calligraphy and
some other fun tools.
Materials List:
REQUIRED
• Acrylic paints (the cheap ones are fine as you may use a lot) colors are up to you but at least 4 plus black and
white.
• Small spray bottle (empty)
• Sponge (natural or manmade)
• Plastic or metal SCRAPPER (see below) some have handles and can be purchased at any hardware store.
• MATTE Gel medium (Golden, Atelier, any brand)
• Variety of Brushes (flat 2- inch, rounds, flats, etc...) Different size brushes, splayed brushes, just bring what you
have. The more sizes the more varied the markings.
• Plastic or coated paper plate/or Palette. Something for mixing paints
• Rags for cleaning (and applying colors)
• Small Brayer or roller (Hardware stores)
• Canvas 16 x 20 or larger. Bring several… up to you on size. But large canvases are more fun 
• Card board (back of note pad thickness)
• Newspaper or towels for the floor in case of mess
• Plastic water container to rinse out brushes
OPTIONAL
• Markers (conte crayons, magic markers, paint markers, pastels, oil pastels)
• Bubble wrap, stencils / textured items that you find that might make interesting markings
• Old toilet paper or paper towel rolls
This is a one-day abstract painting workshop. Examine the visual elements from which you build abstracts; line,
shape, pattern, texture, depth, and color in detail. Explore your own artistic expression. Explore mark-making
and new ways to start a painting. Add mystery and depth to your work by using your own personal calligraphy and
some other fun tools.

Materials List:
REQUIRED
• Acrylic paints (the cheap ones are fine as you may use a lot) colors are up to you but at least 4 plus black and
white.
• Small spray bottle (empty)
• Sponge (natural or manmade)
• Plastic or metal SCRAPPER (see below) some have handles and can be purchased at any hardware store.
• MATTE Gel medium (Golden, Atelier, any brand)
• Variety of Brushes (flat 2- inch, rounds, flats, etc...) Different size brushes, splayed brushes, just bring what you
have. The more sizes the more varied the markings.
• Plastic or coated paper plate/or Palette. Something for mixing paints
• Rags for cleaning (and applying colors)
• Small Brayer or roller (Hardware stores)
• Canvas 16 x 20 or larger. Bring several… up to you on size. But large canvases are more fun 
• Card board (back of note pad thickness)
• Newspaper or towels for the floor in case of mess
• Plastic water container to rinse out brushes
OPTIONAL
• Markers (conte crayons, magic markers, paint markers, pastels, oil pastels)
• Bubble wrap, stencils / textured items that you find that might make interesting markings
• Old toilet paper or paper towel rolls

F2017-FDOSW1 CCAA's 11th Life Drawing Marathon (all 3 sessions)
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM ( Nov 13, 2017 - Nov 13, 2017 )
Session 1    (10am – 1pm)                                                               
Session 2    (1 – 4pm)
Session 3    (4 – 7pm)

Come join CCAA and take part n this popular event.  The more early registrations there are, the more models CCAA will be able to provide, so register early.  Bring your own bag lunch/dinner.  Walk-ins welcomed.  Coffee, tea and ice provided.

It's $20 for 1 session, $30 for 2 and $40 for the whole day.

F2017-FDOSW1a CCAA's 11th Life Drawing Marathon (2 sessions)
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 30.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM ( Nov 13, 2017 - Nov 13, 2017 )
Session 1    (10am – 1pm)                                                               
Session 2    (1 – 4pm)
Session 3    (4 – 7pm)

Come join CCAA and take part n this popular event.  The more early registrations there are, the more models CCAA will be able to provide, so register early.  Bring your own bag lunch/dinner.  Walk-ins welcomed.  Coffee, tea and ice provided.

It's $20 for 1 session, $30 for 2 and $40 for the whole day.

F2017-FDOSW1b CCAA's 10th Life Drawing Marathon (1 sessions)
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 20.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM ( Nov 13, 2017 - Nov 13, 2017 )
Session 1    (10am – 1pm)                                                               
Session 2    (1 – 4pm)
Session 3    (4 – 7pm)

Come join CCAA and take part n this popular event.  The more early registrations there are, the more models CCAA will be able to provide, so register early.  Bring your own bag lunch/dinner.  Walk-ins welcomed.  Coffee, tea and ice provided.

It's $20 for 1 session, $30 for 2 and $40 for the whole day.

Ceramics

F2017-FCOS- drop-in Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 10
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 15.00 - $ 10.00 Members
Monday 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Aug 28, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017 )
Studio Hours are:

Mondays 2-5PM
Tuesdays 5:30-9:30PM
Wednesdays 12-5PM
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:30PM

Email Priscilla at clay@chestercountyarts.org with clay, glaze and class style questions.
FALL OPEN STUDIO RUNS 8/28-12/30, CARDS EXPIRE DECEMBER 30. This is for a 1 day drop in, you will have 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 studio will be closed on 12/25 Christmas Day.

F2017-FCOS10 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 10
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 115.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Monday 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Aug 28, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017 )
REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 6 
Studio Hours are:

Mondays 2-5PM
Tuesdays 5:30-9:30PM
Wednesdays 12-5PM
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:30PM

Email Priscilla at clay@chestercountyarts.org with clay, glaze and class style questions.
FALL OPEN STUDIO RUNS 8/28-12/30, CARDS EXPIRE DECEMBER 30.  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 studio will be closed on 12/25 Christmas Day.

F2017-FCOS30 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 30
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 190.00 - $ 150.00 Members
Monday 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Aug 28, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017 )
REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 6 
Studio Hours are:

Mondays 2-5PM
Tuesdays 5:30-9:30PM
Wednesdays 12-5PM
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:30PM


Email Priscilla at 
clay@chestercountyarts.org with clay, glaze and class style questions.
FALL OPEN STUDIO RUNS 8/28-12/30, CARDS EXPIRE DECEMBER 30.  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).

Open studio will be closed on 12/25 Christmas Day.

F2017-FCW3 Clay Intensive - Handbuilding Paper Clay - Developing Personal Form
Instructor: Rebecca Hutchinson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 230.00 - $ 220.00 Members
Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ( Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017 )
Must Register by 8/25.

In this workshop we will explore handbuilding skills, personal form development, and the use of paper clay.  Demonstrations will include clay preparation, building techniques, surface and color, firing and non-firing options; all to achieve qualities of translucency, weightlessness and building ease.  Participants will be encouraged to develop individual ideas and conceptual directions exploring the rigor of personal development and one’s individual voice.  The workshop will be balanced between demo watching and studio construction time.  All skill levels welcome.  Tuition includes a 25lb box of clay and a separate materials list is below.

Rebecca Hutchinson is a ceramic installation artist and Professor of Ceramics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has used and taught paper clay for the past fifteen years, has shown nationally and internationally, and has just recently exhibited at Kolva – Sullivan Gallery, National Museum of Women in the Arts, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, Taiwan Biennale, Belgium Biennale, Bracciano Museum, Italy, and has been awarded a Pollock Krasner Grant, Puffin Foundation Grant, Virginia Artist Fellowship, and Society of Arts and Crafts Artist of the Year award. 
         
Workshop material list for students
2 roll toilet paper
Hand tools/Paint brushes/scissors
Plastic to cover work
Absorbent materials to dip: cotton, burlap, stuffed animals, old clothes, cotton sheeting
Hair dryer
Lots of Newspaper or Newsprint


F2017-FCW7 Ceramics Sampler: Basic Handbuilding/Throwing
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 185.00 - $ 150.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 29, 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. 

F2017-FC2 Ceramics Sampler: Intermediate Handbuilding/Throwing
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Intermediate
$ 280.00 - $ 245.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Sep 17, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 )
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. 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. 

F2017-FC1 Throwing on the Pottery Wheel
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 270.00 - $ 235.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Sep 20, 2017 - Nov 22, 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.

F2017-FCW4 Clay & Chardonnay: Friday Night Out!
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 50.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 6, 2017 )
Celebrate “Clay Days” at CCAA with this fun one-night workshop! Perfect for Date Night or Girls Night Out! Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making ceramic art on the pottery wheel, but haven’t had time to take a whole class? Start the evening in our newly renovated galleries enjoying a complimentary glass of wine (or two!) and looking at beautiful exhibits featuring works by local artists. Then, head downstairs to our ceramics studio for a quick demo by our ceramics instructor before getting your hands dirty making your own masterpiece! CCAA instructor will fire and glaze your work for you, then email you when it is ready for pick up during regular business hours.

F2017-FCW8 Ceramics Sampler: Basic Handbuilding/Throwing
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 185.00 - $ 150.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Oct 20, 2017 - Nov 10, 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. 

F2017-FC3 Ceramics Sampler: Intermediate Handbuilding/Throwing
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Intermediate
$ 220.00 - $ 185.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Nov 5, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 )
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. Teens 16+ are welcome. No class 11/26.

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. 

F2017-FCW2 Ceramic & Glass Ornament Workshop
Instructor: Gabrielle Fluri
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM ( Nov 7, 2017 - Nov 14, 2017 )
Create unique holiday ornaments to give as gifts, or keep for yourself! Laurie Canfield, ceramic and mixed media artist and instructor, will introduce beginners as well as those more experienced to the art of combining ceramics and glass. In a two part program, participants will learn about combining ceramics and glass to make unique pieces of art. In the first session, students will cut or form shapes from clay slabs to create ornaments. In the second session, glazes and glass will be added.

Instructor will fire artwork and notify participant when they can pick up their finished project at CCAA during regular business hours. Adults and teens 13 & up.

F2017-FCW5 Clay & Chardonnay: Friday Night Out!
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 50.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 )
Perfect for Date Night or Girls Night Out! Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making ceramic art on the pottery wheel, but haven’t had time to take a whole class? Start the evening in our newly renovated galleries enjoying a complimentary glass of wine (or two!) and looking at beautiful exhibits featuring works by local artists. Then, head downstairs to our ceramics studio for a quick demo by our ceramics instructor before getting your hands dirty making your own masterpiece! CCAA instructor will fire and glaze your work for you, then email you when it is ready for pick up during regular business hours.

F2017-FCW1 Throwing on the Pottery Wheel - Workshop
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 125.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 29, 2017 - Dec 20, 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.

F2017-FCW6 Clay & Chardonnay: Friday Night Out!
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 50.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017 )
Perfect for Date Night or Girls Night Out! Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making ceramic art on the pottery wheel, but haven’t had time to take a whole class? Start the evening in our newly renovated galleries enjoying a complimentary glass of wine (or two!) and looking at beautiful exhibits featuring works by local artists. Then, head downstairs to our ceramics studio for a quick demo by our ceramics instructor before getting your hands dirty making your own masterpiece! CCAA instructor will fire and glaze your work for you, then email you when it is ready for pick up during regular business hours.

Drawing

F2017-FDW2 Intro to Zentangle Workshop
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 9, 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 incorporates the vocabulary and tools used.  You are immersed in creating Zentangle tiles and finish with a clear understanding that, “Anything is possible one stroke at a time.” ®  Materials are included in the tuition. Teens Welcome.


F2017-FD1 Beginner & Intermediate Figure Drawing with Patrick
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 160.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 19, 2017 - Oct 17, 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.

 


F2017-FDW1 Drawing Workshop with Roe
Instructor: Roe T. Murray
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 85.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( Sep 20, 2017 - Oct 4, 2017 )
You can learn to draw what you see! Using charcoal and
or drawing pencils, learn to see and draw values and shapes.
We will work from still lifes in this casual, relaxed class. Great for
beginners, intermediates, painters, or those who need to brush
up on their skills.
You can learn to draw what you see! Using charcoal and or drawing pencils, learn to see and draw values and shapes. We will work from still lifes in this casual, relaxed class. Great for beginners, intermediates, painters, or those who need to brush up on their skills.

F2017-FD3 Drawing from the Beginning
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 180.00 - $ 145.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Sep 21, 2017 - Oct 26, 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.

F2017-FDW4 Zentangle: Beyond the Basics
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 )

Some Zentangle experience preferred. In this workshop we continue working with black ink on white tiles with the introduction of more complex patterns and tangle enhancements. Bring your basics kit (black micron pen, pencil, tortillion), additional course materials are provided and included in tuition. Teens Welcome.


F2017-FDW7 Zendala Workshop
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 14, 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. Teens Welcome.


F2017-FDW9 Zentangle Black Tile Workshop
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 19, 2017 )

SSome Zentangle experience preferred. Build on the foundation laid in the Intro class, but reverse your thinking by creating with a white pen on rich black tiles - just in time for Halloween! Materials are included in the tuition. Teens Welcome.


F2017-FD2 Beginner & Intermediate Figure Drawing with Patrick
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 160.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Oct 24, 2017 - Nov 21, 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.

 


F2017-FDW3 Intro to Zentangle Workshop
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 11, 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 incorporates the vocabulary and tools used.  You are immersed in creating Zentangle tiles and finish with a clear understanding that, “Anything is possible one stroke at a time.” ®  Materials are included in the tuition.


F2017-FDW6 Renaissance Zentangle Workshop
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 11, 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. 


F2017-FDW5 Zentangle: Beyond the Basics
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( Dec 9, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017 )

Some Zentangle experience preferred. In this workshop we continue working with black ink on white tiles with the introduction of more complex patterns and tangle enhancements. Bring your basics kit (black micron pen, pencil, tortillion), additional course materials are provided and included in tuition. Teens Welcome.


F2017-FDW8 Zen Stars
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Dec 9, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017 )

Some Zentangle experience preferred. In the first half of this workshop, learn several patterns that are perfect for creating stars of all shapes and sizes. We'll also cover some border tangles that are great for detailing edges. In the 2nd half, we'll use those patterns on star shaped boxes or ornaments to get a jump start on the holidays. Studio supplies will be used during the class, but students are welcome to bring their basics kit. Additional supplies used in class will be available for purchase if desired. Teens Welcome.


Drawing and Painting

F2017-FPwc2 Drawing into Watercolor
Instructor: Wendy Scheirer
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 230.00 - $ 195.00 Members
Tuesday 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM ( Sep 19, 2017 - Nov 7, 2017 )
One of the most important components of a successful watercolor is drawing.
This class will encourage good drawing through demonstrations and practice exercises, working from still life as well as photographs. Students may choose to use a variety of drawing materials, including, pencil, charcoal, ink, and watercolor pencils and crayons. We will move from drawing into painting with watercolor and mixed aqueous media.
Bring pencil and sketchbook to first class.
One of the most important components of a successful watercolor is drawing.
This class will encourage good drawing through demonstrations and practice exercises, working from still life as well as photographs. Students may choose to use a variety of drawing materials, including, pencil, charcoal, ink, and watercolor pencils and crayons. We will move from drawing into painting with watercolor and mixed aqueous media.
Bring pencil and sketchbook to first class.

Fiber Arts

F2017-FFW1 Nuno Felted Silk Scarves
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 16, 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.


F2017-FFW2 Nuno Felted Silk Scarves
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 11, 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.


F2017-FFW5 Felted Home Decor
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 )

Make a felted wall hanging, pillow cover, table runner or coasters.  Use an embossing technique with merino wool and silk fabric. Bring a large towel and a spray bottle. Pack a lunch.  $18 materials fee is payable to instructor.


F2017-FFW1 Felted Necklace Workshop
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Nov 29, 2017 - Nov 29, 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.


F2017-FFW4 Felted Necklace Workshop
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Dec 9, 2017 - Dec 9, 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.


F2017-FFW3 Nuno Felted Silk Scarves
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 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.


Jewelry

F2017-FJ1 All Levels Jewelry
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 145.00 - $ 110.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 18, 2017 - Oct 16, 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.


F2017-FJ3 All Levels Jewelry
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 145.00 - $ 110.00 Members
Tuesday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ( Sep 19, 2017 - Oct 17, 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.


F2017-FJW2 B.Y.O.B. Jewelry Nights with Hattie Weselyk
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 )
Get the ladies together and create something beautiful! A fun night filled with laughter, wine and a hammer. No experience necessary. Come alone or bring your friends! Materials and tools provided. Project scheduled to take two hours. Doors open at 6:30 for preparty mingle.

Project for this night: Wire spiral earrings and matching bangle bracelet

F2017-FJ4 Adult Metal Jewelry with Hattie Weselyk
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 125.00 - $ 90.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Oct 19, 2017 - Nov 16, 2017 )
Join us in the studio and create your very own handmade metal jewelry. Students will learn all of the various techniques from hammering, forging, piercing, fold-forming, soldering and more! Each week we will focus on a new project from forged cuff bracelet, mixed metal earrings and design your own etched bronze pendant. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.
Materials fee $35 per student (5 weeks @$7 class)
Join us in the studio and create your very own handmade metal jewelry. Students will learn all of the various techniques from hammering, forging, piercing, fold-forming, soldering and more! Each week we will focus on a new project from forged cuff bracelet, mixed metal earrings and design your own etched bronze pendant. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.
Materials fee $35 per student.

F2017-FJW3 B.Y.O.B. Jewelry Nights with Hattie Weselyk
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 )
Get the ladies together and create something beautiful! A fun night filled with laughter, wine and a hammer. No experience necessary. Come alone or bring your friends! Materials and tools provided. Project scheduled to take two hours. Doors open at 6:30 for preparty mingle.

Project for this night: Personalized  handstamped cuff bracelet and beaded teardrop earrings

F2017-FJW7 PMC Jewelry - 2 day workshop
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 100.00 - $ 90.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 )
Come explore the art of precious metal clay and create your own fine silver jewelry! In this two-part workshop students will impress textures such as flowers, leaves and stamps into metal clay, which will then be kiln-fired to create 99.9% pure silver jewelry. Once fired students become metalsmiths where they will file, sand and antique their beautiful unique creation. Each student will leave with their own custom designed pendant and pair of earrings.
Materials are included in the tuition and include 9gram PMC3 silver clay, and sterling silver earwires.

F2017-FJ2 All Levels Jewelry
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 145.00 - $ 110.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Oct 23, 2017 - Nov 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.


F2017-FJW6 More About Jewelry
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 95.00 - $ 85.00 Members
Friday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 )
There's always more to learn or accomplish given the right tools and knowledge.  Do you have items (necklaces, bracelet, earrings, etc.)  that need to be repaired but have no idea where to start?  Or an idea for a jewelry piece and need help bringing it to reality?  This is the workshop you've been looking for.

Materials fee will depend on what your project is and what supplies are needed.  Instructor will help you troubleshoot and come up with a cost effective approach if possible.  If you have tools bring them, if not the instructor has tools available.

F2017-FJW1 All Levels Jewelry
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 100.00 - $ 90.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Nov 27, 2017 - Dec 18, 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.

F2017-FJW4 B.Y.O.B. Jewelry Nights with Hattie Weselyk
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 )
Get the ladies together and create something beautiful! A fun night filled with laughter, wine and a hammer. No experience necessary. Come alone or bring your friends! Materials and tools provided. Project scheduled to take two hours. Doors open at 6:30 for preparty mingle.

Project for this night: Mixed metal earrings and matching pendant

F2017-FJW5 B.Y.O.B. Jewelry Nights with Hattie Weselyk
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Dec 8, 2017 - Dec 8, 2017 )
Get the ladies together and create something beautiful! A fun night filled with laughter, wine and a hammer. No experience necessary. Come alone or bring your friends! Materials and tools provided. Project scheduled to take two hours. Doors open at 6:30 for preparty mingle.

Project for this night: Metal Ornament workshop including silver tin stars with jute and handstamped  heart and glass beads.

Lecture

F2017-FLW1 Lunch & Learn Lecture Series: Denis Gronostayskiy, Academy of International Ballet
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 30.00 - $ 28.00 Members
Wednesday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ( Sep 13, 2017 - Sep 13, 2017 )
REGISTER BY September 11.
A 45 minute lecture will be followed by lunch (included) in the gallery.  


A special live model session for artists is offered in conjunction with the lecture and will start at 1pm.

Painting

F2017-FPOW2 The Art of Pin-Striping
Instructor: Ronald Coppola / R.S.
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Sep 5, 2017 - Sep 26, 2017 )
Pinstriping can be done on anything!  While it is very popular in the auto industry it has been used as a decorative element in furniture and sign making as well.  Pinstriping is the application of a very thin line of paint applied to various objects, the goal being to enhance the curves of the surface, or fool the eye and create the illusion of curves.

In this class pinstriper, Ronald Coppola, will teach you the techniques needed to be a successful pinstriper.  He will bring in an auto fender for students to practice on.  If you have items you want pinstriped you can bring them to class (if possible).

Materials fee of $65 is payable to the instructor during the first class.

F2017-FPwcW5 Watercolor Workshop with Sarah Yeoman
Instructor: Sarah Yeoman
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 180.00 - $ 170.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ( Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 10, 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.

Materials list

 Paper-At least 2 full sheets 22x30 or 2 blocks

I use arches 140lb cold press or Saunders 140lb rough.

Please use whatever paper you want as long as it is high quality paper.

 

Brushes-

My favorite brushes are Robert Simmons Goliath #26,Robert Simmons White Sable 1 1/2 inch flat Skyflow,Escoda round brushes(Versatil Round short handle #14.Prado Round short handle #14, Perla round #14,8,4.

You do NOT need to purchase the brushes that I use.

Please bring whatever larger round brushes you have that have a good point.At least a 12 or 14.Flat brush of any size

 

Paint-

I use Winsor Newton and Holbein

Please use whatever brand and color that you want as long as it is high quality pigment.

Please be generous with paint on your palette. You cannot paint with an empty well.

*must have pigment-Neutral tint or Paynes gray

 

On my palette now

Paints-Winsor Newton

Juane Brilliant 1-Holbein

Aureolin

Permanent Rose

Alizarin Crimson

Brown Madder

Burnt Sienna

Lavender-Holbein

Cerulean Blue

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Turquoise Light

Viridian

Perylene Green

Neutral Tint

 

I use gatorboard for taping down my paper. Any solid firm surface will do.

My palette is a John Pike.

Any palette with abundant mixing space and a lid.

2 smaller  plastic water holders

paper towels

masking tape

sketchbook-Stillman & Birn make great watercolor sketchbooks - I use the Beta

pencils (I like mechanical pencils or lead holders 2b,4b

Erasers

masking fluid and masking fluid brush (cheap)

sponge

 

 


F2017-FPA2 Nude Figure Fine Art Painting - Life Model Session
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 190.00 - $ 155.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Sep 14, 2017 - Oct 12, 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.                 


F2017-FPAW7 Plein Air Painting with a Plan - Workshop
Instructor: Randall Graham
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 100.00 - $ 90.00 Members
Thursday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Sep 14, 2017 - Oct 5, 2017 )
Enjoy the glories of nature while learning to paint efficiently outdoors. The instructor will show the importance of having a plan when plein air painting.  Students will learn how to choose prime painting locations and improve plein air painting techniques. Instruction will be given through a combination of demos, lectures and painting your own masterpieces.  Students will be taught the importance of value, chroma and hue within the landscape. Also, they will be given valuable color mixing techniques and recipes. This class is geared towards techniques in oil and acrylic paints, but watercolor and pastel artists are welcome. It is suitable for all artists - beginners to advanced.

9/14 @ Chadds Ford Historical Society, Cahdds Ford
9/21 @  Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford
9/28 @  Stroud Preserve, West Chester
10/5 @ Historic Sugartown, Malvern


Materials:
For the first class you really just need a sketch book and something to draw with.  
The remaining classes you will need:
An easel, paints, brushes, a palette, cleaning rags,
Mineral spirits (for oil) or water (for acrylic), a canvas for every week
Randall will evaluate what painting supplies students have and suggest what is needed for the outdoor classes.  If students would like a detailed supply list, please email the instructor.
Materials:
For the first class you really just need a sketch book and something to draw with.  
The remaining classes you will need:
An easel, paints, brushes, a palette, cleaning rags,
Mineral spirits (for oil) or water (for acrylic), a canvas for every week
Randall will evaluate what painting supplies students have and suggest what is needed for the outdoor classes.  If students would like a detailed supply list, please email the instructor.



F2017-FPO3 Paint Along with Annette Alessi
Instructor: Annette Alessi
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 240.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Thursday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM ( Sep 14, 2017 - Oct 12, 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:
--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.

F2017-FPOW6 Color Mixing in Oils with Randy Graham
Instructor: Randall Graham
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 115.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Thursday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ( Sep 14, 2017 - Oct 5, 2017 )
This workshop-style weekly class will use painting projects to teach color recipes and techniques. The class will include useful handouts. Students will learn how to control hues, values and how pigments react to each other! Join in and have fun taking your paintings to the next level. Adults with all levels of experience welcome.

Material List:

A palette
A sketchbook and pencil
Brushes (various sizes...whatever you are comfortable with is fine)
A palette knife
Cleaning Rag
A paint stirrer stick (like from Home Depot)
Mineral Spirits (Please, no turpentine)
Canvases: (1) 8 x 10 , (1) 16 x 20 ...More will be assigned during class
Oil paints: (Gamblin or Windsor Newton) Titanium White, Ivory Black, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, Dioxazine Purple, Pthalo Turquoise, Pthalo Green, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson

F2017-FPA1 Plein Air with Jim
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 190.00 - $ 155.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Sep 16, 2017 - Oct 21, 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. 


F2017-FPA5 Realism to Expressionism
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 230.00 - $ 195.00 Members
Tuesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Sep 19, 2017 - Nov 7, 2017 )
For students interested in learning how to do realistic painting well as well as those interested in jumping right into Expressionism!  Learn the tried and true methods of good painting from the basics onward—how to begin, drawing, composition and tone, and color, With over 50 years of experience, including teaching at at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Eo believes in helping each student according to their interests and needs. Materials list is available.

F2017-FPwc1 Watercolor Impressions
Instructor: Wendy Scheirer
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 230.00 - $ 195.00 Members
Tuesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Sep 19, 2017 - Nov 7, 2017 )

Watercolor is an exciting, versatile medium and can be used in many ways. Using a variety of subject matter, you learn the fundamentals of painting in watercolor. Classes begin with demonstrations and include drawing for watercolor, painting without drawing, wet-in-wet watercolor, glazing with water color washes, and mixed aqueous media. Each class includes a group critique with the emphasis on constructive criticism of works in progress. Bring sketchbook and pencil; materials will be discussed in 1st class.


F2017-FPwcW1 Watercolor Primer Workshop
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 110.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 19, 2017 - Oct 10, 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.


F2017-FPO1 Oil on Panel
Instructor: Ronald Coppola / R.S.
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 185.00 - $ 150.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Sep 22, 2017 - Oct 27, 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


F2017-FPwc3 Watercolor Concentration
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Intermediate
$ 220.00 - $ 185.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Sep 22, 2017 - Nov 10, 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.


F2017-FPA6 Expressionism
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 185.00 - $ 150.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 28, 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


F2017-FPAW2 Portrait Painting 1 day Workshop
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Sep 26, 2017 - Sep 26, 2017 )
Students eager to sharpen their skills will gain knowledge of value, proportion, palettes, mixing and practical color application to enhance their interpretation of the portrait model in oil paint.  Students will receive constructive feedback as their paintings develop during the daylong workshop. The instructor will also work alongside the students to demonstrate technique and concepts.  Bring your materials of choice.

F2017-FPOW4 Oil on Panel
Instructor: Ronald Coppola / R.S.
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 115.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Oct 10, 2017 - Oct 31, 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
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

F2017-FPwcW2 Watercolor Primer Workshop
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 110.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Oct 17, 2017 - Nov 7, 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.


F2017-FPAW1 Portrait Life Model Sessions
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 95.00 - $ 85.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Oct 26, 2017 - Nov 9, 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.


F2017-FPAW8 Plein Air Painting with a Plan - Workshop
Instructor: Randall Graham
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 100.00 - $ 90.00 Members
Thursday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Oct 26, 2017 - Nov 16, 2017 )
Enjoy the glories of nature while learning to paint efficiently outdoors. The instructor will show the importance of having a plan when plein air painting.  Students will learn how to choose prime painting locations and improve plein air painting techniques. Instruction will be given through a combination of demos, lectures and painting your own masterpieces.  Students will be taught the importance of value, chroma and hue within the landscape. Also, they will be given valuable color mixing techniques and recipes. This class is geared towards techniques in oil and acrylic paints, but watercolor and pastel artists are welcome. It is suitable for all artists - beginners to advanced.


 10/26 @ Gallery 222, Malvern
 11/2 @ Valley Forge Park, Valley Forge
 11/9 @ Cheslen Preserve, Embreeville
 11/16 @ Okehocking Preserve, Willistown


Materials:
For the first class you really just need a sketch book and something to draw with.  
The remaining classes you will need:
An easel, paints, brushes, a palette, cleaning rags,
Mineral spirits (for oil) or water (for acrylic), a canvas for every week
Randall will evaluate what painting supplies students have and suggest what is needed for the outdoor classes.  If students would like a detailed supply list, please email the instructor.
Materials:
For the first class you really just need a sketch book and something to draw with.  
The remaining classes you will need:
An easel, paints, brushes, a palette, cleaning rags,
Mineral spirits (for oil) or water (for acrylic), a canvas for every week
Randall will evaluate what painting supplies students have and suggest what is needed for the outdoor classes.  If students would like a detailed supply list, please email the instructor.



F2017-FPOW7 Color Mixing in Oils with Randy Graham
Instructor: Randall Graham
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 115.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Thursday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ( Oct 26, 2017 - Nov 16, 2017 )
This workshop-style weekly class will use painting projects to teach color recipes and techniques. The class will include useful handouts. Students will learn how to control hues, values and how pigments react to each other! Join in and have fun taking your paintings to the next level. Adults with all levels of experience welcome.

Material List:

A palette
A sketchbook and pencil
Brushes (various sizes...whatever you are comfortable with is fine)
A palette knife
Cleaning Rag
A paint stirrer stick (like from Home Depot)
Mineral Spirits (Please, no turpentine)
Canvases: (1) 8 x 10 , (1) 16 x 20 ...More will be assigned during class
Oil paints: (Gamblin or Windsor Newton) Titanium White, Ivory Black, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, Dioxazine Purple, Pthalo Turquoise, Pthalo Green, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson

F2017-FPO4 Paint Along with Annette Alessi
Instructor: Annette Alessi
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 205.00 - $ 170.00 Members
Thursday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM ( Nov 2, 2017 - Dec 7, 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.  No class 11/23.

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.

F2017-FPO2 Oil on Panel
Instructor: Ronald Coppola / R.S.
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 185.00 - $ 150.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Nov 3, 2017 - Dec 15, 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.  No Class 11/24.


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


F2017-FPA7 Expressionism
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 185.00 - $ 150.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 4, 2017 - Dec 9, 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


F2017-FPOW5 Manipulating Oils with Madeleine Kelly
Instructor: Madeleine Kelly
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 )
This is a one-day oil painting workshop. If you are a beginner or advanced and want to expedite your learning,
you will be guided through the process of creating landscape paintings from photographs. Focusing on the
foundations of successful representational art, including composition, values, color, and drawing; including
such as creating juxtapositions, palette knife and underpainting techniques.
** Please bring your lunch.
Materials List:
REQUIRED
• Panel, gesso prepared wood
• Canvas or Board (gesso prepared wood, Masonite, panel, etc.)
• At least blue, white, black, red and yellow. Prefer Cad Yellow, Ultramarine Black, White, Cad or
Alizarin Red, Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna.
• Palette knives (2-3) several sizes and shapes
• Mixing palette, board, glass or sheet of Freezer wrap taped to board
• ODORLESS thinner
• Brushes: Flats and Rounds (oil brushes)
• BAD BRUSHES (splayed brushes, any kind even splayed watercolor or acrylic brushes)
• Palette knives - Glass palette (larger size is preferred; plastic is acceptable)
• Protective painting gloves
• At least one painting medium – (linseed, wax, Liquin)
• Reference Photo (preferably something you have taken!)
This is a one-day oil painting workshop. If you are a beginner or advanced and want to expedite your learning,
you will be guided through the process of creating landscape paintings from photographs. Focusing on the
foundations of successful representational art, including composition, values, color, and drawing; including
such as creating juxtapositions, palette knife and underpainting techniques.
** Please bring your lunch.

Materials List:
REQUIRED
• Panel, gesso prepared wood
• Canvas or Board (gesso prepared wood, Masonite, panel, etc.)
• At least blue, white, black, red and yellow. Prefer Cad Yellow, Ultramarine Black, White, Cad or
Alizarin Red, Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna.
• Palette knives (2-3) several sizes and shapes
• Mixing palette, board, glass or sheet of Freezer wrap taped to board
• ODORLESS thinner
• Brushes: Flats and Rounds (oil brushes)
• BAD BRUSHES (splayed brushes, any kind even splayed watercolor or acrylic brushes)
• Palette knives - Glass palette (larger size is preferred; plastic is acceptable)
• Protective painting gloves
• At least one painting medium – (linseed, wax, Liquin)
• Reference Photo (preferably something you have taken!)

F2017-FPAW4 Portrait Painting 1 day Workshop
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Nov 7, 2017 - Nov 7, 2017 )
Students eager to sharpen their skills will gain knowledge of value, proportion, palettes, mixing and practical color application to enhance their interpretation of the portrait model in oil paint.  Students will receive constructive feedback as their paintings develop during the daylong workshop. The instructor will also work alongside the students to demonstrate technique and concepts.  Bring your materials of choice.

F2017-FPA4 Figure Painting Workshop
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 160.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 12, 2017 )
Students will learn lessons in anatomy, value, proportion, palettes, mixing and practical color application to enhance their interpretation of the life model in oil paint.  The students will work from limited palettes into full color palettes over the course of five weeks. In addition, students will receive constructive feedback as their paintings develop during class time. Full class poses and multi-week poses will be provided with the intention of creating finished works for the students’ portfolio.

F2017-FPOW1 Beginning Oil Painting
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 110.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 5, 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.
      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)
       1 -  additional lidded jar (peanut butter size)
                     
       Brushes: bristle  1"; 
                              1/2" & 1/4"  (2 each would be good)
       a palette/painting knife ( one about 1/4"- 1/2" wide)
       Liquin - painting medium ( small bottle)
Paints:
       Titanium White
       Ultramarine Blue
       Alizarin Crimson
       Cadmium Yellow medium or similar warm yellow
       Transparent Red/Iron Oxide, if not, Burnt Sienna
       This should be fine to get us started. As with most supplies, there is a range of quality.   
Windsor Newton/ Winton; Grumbacher; Gamblin - paints in those price ranges are decent.
       additional useful colors:
     Sap Green
     Cadmium Red
     Phthalo Green
     Transparent Oxide Yellow
Art Supplies, local shops:
Kennett Copy & More - 739 West Cypress St - has art supplies at a discount &           periodic extra sales
Jerry's Artarama - Wilmington, DE
AC Moore and Michael's 
possibly West Chester Univ bookstore - I haven't checked there recently
Rubinstein's in West Chester, sadly, is out of business on Market St.


F2017-FPOW3 The Art of Pin-Striping
Instructor: Ronald Coppola / R.S.
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 5, 2017 )
Pinstriping can be done on anything!  While it is very popular in the auto industry it has been used as a decorative element in furniture and sign making as well.  Pinstriping is the application of a very thin line of paint applied to various objects, the goal being to enhance the curves of the surface, or fool the eye and create the illusion of curves.

In this class pinstriper, Ronald Coppola, will teach you the techniques needed to be a successful pinstriper.  He will bring in an auto fender for students to practice on.  If you have items you want pinstriped you can bring them to class (if possible).

Materials fee of $65 is payable to the instructor during the first class.

F2017-FPwcW6 Watercolor Workshop with Sarah Yeoman (1 day)
Instructor: Sarah Yeoman
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 95.00 - $ 85.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 18, 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 goal for the day is set, and each student sees an example and discusses the lesson. A demonstration, with detailed explanations of all the "hows" and "whys," are followed by individual attention to see that each student understands the objective. The 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.

Materials list

 Paper-At least 2 full sheets 22x30 or 2 blocks

I use arches 140lb cold press or Saunders 140lb rough.

Please use whatever paper you want as long as it is high quality paper.

 

Brushes-

My favorite brushes are Robert Simmons Goliath #26,Robert Simmons White Sable 1 1/2 inch flat Skyflow,Escoda round brushes(Versatil Round short handle #14.Prado Round short handle #14, Perla round #14,8,4.

You do NOT need to purchase the brushes that I use.

Please bring whatever larger round brushes you have that have a good point.At least a 12 or 14.Flat brush of any size

 

Paint-

I use Winsor Newton and Holbein

Please use whatever brand and color that you want as long as it is high quality pigment.

Please be generous with paint on your palette. You cannot paint with an empty well.

*must have pigment-Neutral tint or Paynes gray

 

On my palette now

Paints-Winsor Newton

Juane Brilliant 1-Holbein

Aureolin

Permanent Rose

Alizarin Crimson

Brown Madder

Burnt Sienna

Lavender-Holbein

Cerulean Blue

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Turquoise Light

Viridian

Perylene Green

Neutral Tint

 

I use gatorboard for taping down my paper. Any solid firm surface will do.

My palette is a John Pike.

Any palette with abundant mixing space and a lid.

2 smaller  plastic water holders

paper towels

masking tape

sketchbook-Stillman & Birn make great watercolor sketchbooks - I use the Beta

pencils (I like mechanical pencils or lead holders 2b,4b

Erasers

masking fluid and masking fluid brush (cheap)

sponge

 

 


F2017-FPA3 Nude Figure Fine Art Painting - Life Model Session
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 160.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Nov 30, 2017 - Dec 21, 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.                 


F2017-FPwcW7 Watercolor Workshop: Glass - Reflections & Shiny Surfaces with Sarah Yeoman (1 day)
Instructor: Sarah Yeoman
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 95.00 - $ 85.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ( Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 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 goal for the day is set, and each student sees an example and discusses the lesson. A demonstration, with detailed explanations of all the "hows" and "whys," are followed by individual attention to see that each student understands the objective. The 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.

Materials list

 Paper-At least 2 full sheets 22x30 or 2 blocks

I use arches 140lb cold press or Saunders 140lb rough.

Please use whatever paper you want as long as it is high quality paper.

 

Brushes-

My favorite brushes are Robert Simmons Goliath #26,Robert Simmons White Sable 1 1/2 inch flat Skyflow,Escoda round brushes(Versatil Round short handle #14.Prado Round short handle #14, Perla round #14,8,4.

You do NOT need to purchase the brushes that I use.

Please bring whatever larger round brushes you have that have a good point.At least a 12 or 14.Flat brush of any size

 

Paint-

I use Winsor Newton and Holbein

Please use whatever brand and color that you want as long as it is high quality pigment.

Please be generous with paint on your palette. You cannot paint with an empty well.

*must have pigment-Neutral tint or Paynes gray

 

On my palette now

Paints-Winsor Newton

Juane Brilliant 1-Holbein

Aureolin

Permanent Rose

Alizarin Crimson

Brown Madder

Burnt Sienna

Lavender-Holbein

Cerulean Blue

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Turquoise Light

Viridian

Perylene Green

Neutral Tint

 

I use gatorboard for taping down my paper. Any solid firm surface will do.

My palette is a John Pike.

Any palette with abundant mixing space and a lid.

2 smaller  plastic water holders

paper towels

masking tape

sketchbook-Stillman & Birn make great watercolor sketchbooks - I use the Beta

pencils (I like mechanical pencils or lead holders 2b,4b

Erasers

masking fluid and masking fluid brush (cheap)

sponge

 

 


Pastels

F2017-FPP1 Line Work & Pastels
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 230.00 - $ 195.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Sep 19, 2017 - Nov 7, 2017 )

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.


F2017-FPP2 Working with Pastels
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 220.00 - $ 185.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Sep 22, 2017 - Nov 10, 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.

F2017-FPPW1 Exploring Pastels with Madeleine Kelly
Instructor: Madeleine Kelly
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( Oct 16, 2017 - Oct 16, 2017 )
This is a one-day pastel workshop. If you are a beginner or advanced and want to expedite your learning, you will be guided through the process of creating pastel landscape paintings from photographs. Focusing on the foundations of successful representational art, including composition, values, color, and drawing; and including specific exercises such as creating juxtapositions, small color studies, and underpainting techniques.

Materials List
******REQUIRED
• Soft or hard pastels (any brand or mix - Sennelier, Unison, Terry Ludwig, NuPastels, etc...) (NOT oil)
• RECOMMENDATION small set of rich darks ( Terry Ludwig, Rembrandt or Unison carry these )
• Please bring paper of your choice. Prefer a SANDED Paper such as Wallis, Art Spectrum, Dakota, UART, etc.… If your local art supply store doesn’t have it Amazon generally has a quick turnaround. Type in SANDED PASTEL PAPER, if using UART I recommend 400 or 500 grit. Sanded paper will give you more room for error and it has a coated backing which will work well with the alcohol.
• Soft medium sized watercolor brush (this brush should only be used for pastels) Small approx. ½ - 3/4 inch or 1-inch soft brush.
• Artists Tape
• Isopropyl alcohol
• Glass jar or plastic container to hold Isopropyl alcohol
• Sketching Board to tape paper to
****OPTIONAL
• Glassine, Tracing or Wax Paper (in a pinch) for protecting your art
• Glove or Glove lotion (This is recommended that you use one or the other for skin protection) (“Gloves in a Bottle” or any mechanic’s barrier cream from Pep Boys or auto parts store also works nicely)
• Blending Stumps or Tortillons (again you can buy and share a package of them

Printmaking

F2017-FPrW1 Drypoint Intaglio Printmaking
Instructor: Chris McKinney
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 13, 2017 )
Drypoint is a non-acid intaglio technique that creates a line-based image by using sharp tools to scratch into the surface of  plexiglass. To make a print, the scratched plate is inked all over, then wiped off the surface leaving only ink in the scratched lines. This process can be repeated many times to make several prints. Students will learn plate prep and printing techniques as well as a walk through the whole printing process. No prior experience necessary.

F2017-FPr2 Metal Plate Etching - Printmaking
Instructor: Chris McKinney
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 230.00 - $ 195.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Sep 20, 2017 - Nov 8, 2017 )
Work from your own drawings to produce fine art prints using silk screen and relief. Etching may be introduced. Teens 15+ welcome. $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Additional materials will be reviewed during class.

F2017-FPrW2 The Art of Silkscreen
Instructor: Chris McKinney
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 14, 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. 

F2017-FPr1 Silkscreen & Relief Printmaking
Instructor: Chris McKinney
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 155.00 - $ 120.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Nov 15, 2017 - Dec 13, 2017 )
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 the instructor at 1st class. Add’l materials 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.

Sculpture

F2017-FS1 Clay Sculpture
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 285.00 - $ 250.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Sep 22, 2017 - Nov 24, 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.

F2017-FS2 Sculpture with Alejandro
Instructor: Alejandro D.. Lemus
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 155.00 - $ 120.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Sep 22, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 )
Bring your own picture, sketches or concept and work on bringing that image to life.  Learn sculpting techniques from beginner to advanced.  Come ready to work and learn. Materials list is listed below. 

Alejandro is a third genreation sculptor, he started his training at the age of 11 years old, where he began sculpting and designing marionettes.  He has designed and created for a number of leading companies, including Lennox, The Franklin Mint and The Bradford Exchange. 

Materials List
Amaco Plast-i-clay non-hardening modeling clay
Wooden Dowel - 1/2" dia. x 48"
Base wood plaque - 8" diameter
Wood Clay tool set - 6 pieces
Double Ribbon tool set - 6 pieces
Armature wire 1/16" (1.6mm) x 32ft
Armature wire 1/8" (3.2mm) x 20ft


F2017-FS3 Sculpture with Alejandro
Instructor: Alejandro D.. Lemus
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 155.00 - $ 120.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 3, 2017 - Dec 8, 2017 )
Bring your own picture, sketches or concept and work on bringing that image to life.  Learn sculpting techniques from beginner to advanced.  Come ready to work and learn. Materials list is listed below.  No class 11/24.

Alejandro is a third genreation sculptor, he started his training at the age of 11 years old, where he began sculpting and designing marionettes.  He has designed and created for a number of leading companies, including Lennox, The Franklin Mint and The Bradford Exchange. 

Materials List
Amaco Plast-i-clay non-hardening modeling clay
Wooden Dowel - 1/2" dia. x 48"
Base wood plaque - 8" diameter
Wood Clay tool set - 6 pieces
Double Ribbon tool set - 6 pieces
Armature wire 1/16" (1.6mm) x 32ft
Armature wire 1/8" (3.2mm) x 20ft


Watercolor

F2017-FPwcW3 Watercolor Foundations
Instructor: Chris Chadwick
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 110.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 28, 2017 - Oct 19, 2017 )
Always wanted to try watercolor but were afraid of its reputation for being difficult to handle. This course is meant to reduce the frustration as you're  guided  through  exercises to familiarize yourself with techniques  and materials associated with the medium. We'll then move on to practical applications  of those techniques , using them to paint a variety of subjects.  
BRING YOUR OWN SUPPLIES(LIST BELOW) OR  MATERIALS FEE OF $10 PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR

F2017-FPwcW4 Watercolor Landscape
Instructor: Chris Chadwick
Experience Level: Intermediate
$ 110.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Nov 2, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017 )
THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR THOSE WITH SOME EXPERIENCE WITH WATERCOLOR AND WILL COVER THE VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF LANDSCAPE ,STARTING WITH INDIVIDUAL EXERCISES,  AND THEN PUTTING IT ALL  TOGETHER TO CREATE SEVERAL FINISHED  LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS.  BRING YOUR OWN WATERCOLOR SUPPLIES (LIST BELOW)
SUPPLY LIST: 140 LB. WATERCOLOR PAPER  (9X12 OR LARGER)  3 BRUSHES: #2 AND #10 ROUND #5 FLAT,  WATERCOLOR PALETTE , MASKING TAPE     1/4 OZ. PAINT TUBES (COLORS: ULTRAMARINE BLUE, ALIZARIN CRIMSON, CADMIUM YELLOW PALE, BURNT UMBER, PAYNE'S GREY - MINIMUM COLORS NEEDED ( FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE-MOST SETS WILL INCLUDE THESE COLORS 
This workshop is for those with some experience with watercolor and will cover the various elements of landscape, starting with individual exercises, and then putting it all together to create several finished landscape paintings. 

Supplies to bring:
140lb Watercolor paper (9x12 or larger)
3 brushes: #2 and #10 round, #5 flat, 
Watercolor palette
Masking Tape
1/4 oz. Paint Tubes - Colors: Ultramarine blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Burnt Umber, Payne's Grey.
Minimum colors needed (Feel free to add more - Most sets will include these colors.