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

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

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

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

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


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

Ceramics

M2017-MOSCstudents Ceramic Open Studio - Students
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 25.00 - $ 25.00 Members
Monday 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ( Jun 19, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017 )
Studio Hours are:

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


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

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 Ceramic Open Studio Facebook Page for current open studio dates and times (also listed below).

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

M2017-M2C Basic Handbuilding/Throwing - Ceramics
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 215.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Jul 14, 2017 - Aug 11, 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.
This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new start date, 7/14

Pinching, pulling, rolling, and stamping: we explore all of these and more! Class focuses on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. Projects are for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16+ are welcome. Tuition includes materials fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and 1st bag of clay.  Add’l clay may be purchased for $25/bag. Open ceramics studio times available for an additional $25/hour. 

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

Drawing

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

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

Jewelry

M2017-MJ1 All Levels Jewelry
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 140.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jun 26, 2017 - Jul 24, 2017 )

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


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

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


M2017-MJ2 All Levels Jewelry
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 140.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Aug 7, 2017 - Sep 4, 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.


Painting

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

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


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

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


Trip

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

Neue Galerie Day Trip, Thursday, September 21, 2017

Leave CCAA at 8 AM 

Leave NYC at 3:30 PM 

REGISTER BY AUGUST 25 

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