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Classes for Adults in West Chester

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

Memberships are non-refundable.  

Classes are non-refundable - students may cancel 48 hours prior to the start of their class to receive a CCAA customer account credit.  Once a class has started, no refunds are issued.

Children's Classes

All classes take place at 100 North Bradford Avenue, WC, PA unless stated otherwise.   View FREE outreach classes on our  EXTON/KENNETT webpage.

View the Spring PDF of classes HERE.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

S2017-SOSW1 1 Figure, 5 Hours, 1 Pose Life Model Sessions
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Apr 26, 2017 - Apr 26, 2017 )

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


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

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


M2017-MOSD2 Members Life Drawing Open Studio (Sunday)
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Sunday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Jun 11, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 )
The dates above reflect the official Summer semester.  This studio time is offered year round the 2nd Sunday of the Month.

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

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

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

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

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



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Ceramics

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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S2017-SC2 Basic Handbuilding/Throwing - Ceramics
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 215.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Tuesday 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM ( Apr 18, 2017 - May 16, 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. 

S2017-SCW4 Clay Intensive - Handbuilding Paper Clay - Developing Personal Form
Instructor: Rebecca Hutchinson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 230.00 - $ 220.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ( May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017 )
Must Register by 5/1.

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
1 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


M2017-MC1 Basic Handbuilding/Throwing - Ceramics
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 215.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017 )
Pinching, pulling, rolling, stamping, we will explore all of this and more in this exciting 5-week session. The class will focus on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. The projects will prove fun for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16 and older are welcome.
Pinching, pulling, rolling, and stamping: we explore all of these and more! Class focuses on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. Projects are for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16+ are welcome. Tuition includes materials fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and 1st bag of clay.  Add’l clay may be purchased for $25/bag. Open ceramics studio times available for an additional $25/hour. 

M2017-MC4 Throwing on the Pottery Wheel
Instructor: Priscilla Dahl
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 230.00 - $ 195.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Jun 21, 2017 - Aug 9, 2017 )
This class offers introduction and continued instruction on the potter's wheel.  This class is devoted to improving the student’s throwing techniques on the Potter’s Wheel.  One-on-one instruction and demonstrations of cylinders, bowls, vases, plates and mugs with handles will provide the student with definite techniques that allow them to bring their ideas into reality. Instructor will also cover glazing techniques and materials. Teens 15+ welcome. 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

M2017-MC2 Basic Handbuilding/Throwing - Ceramics
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 215.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Jul 7, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017 )
Pinching, pulling, rolling, stamping, we will explore all of this and more in this exciting 5-week session. The class will focus on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. The projects will prove fun for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16 and older are welcome.
Pinching, pulling, rolling, and stamping: we explore all of these and more! Class focuses on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. Projects are for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16+ are welcome. Tuition includes materials fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and 1st bag of clay.  Add’l clay may be purchased for $25/bag. Open ceramics studio times available for an additional $25/hour. 

M2017-MC3 Basic Handbuilding/Throwing - Ceramics
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 215.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Aug 18, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017 )
Pinching, pulling, rolling, stamping, we will explore all of this and more in this exciting 5-week session. The class will focus on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. The projects will prove fun for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16 and older are welcome.
Pinching, pulling, rolling, and stamping: we explore all of these and more! Class focuses on functional forms while exploring the different building methods most commonly used in clay. Projects are for beginners and experienced ceramicists alike. Teens 16+ are welcome. Tuition includes materials fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and 1st bag of clay.  Add’l clay may be purchased for $25/bag. Open ceramics studio times available for an additional $25/hour. 

Drawing

S2017-SD2 Figure Construction Drawing
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 160.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 18, 2017 - May 16, 2017 )
This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new start date, 4/18.

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.


S2017-SDW1 Intro to Zentangle Workshops
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( May 6, 2017 - May 6, 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.


S2017-SDW4 Zendala Workshop
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( May 6, 2017 - May 6, 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.


S2017-SD4 Beginner's Zentangle
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 115.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( May 11, 2017 - Jun 8, 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, and offers an increased sense of personal well-being. Zentangle is enjoyed all over the world, across a wide range of skills, interests, and ages. Class provides a beginner with a background in the history of Zentangle, introduces them to the basic steps of the method, and delves deeper into specific techniques each week. You are immersed in creating Zentangle tiles and leave with a clear understanding that “Anything is possible one stroke at a time.” ®  $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor during the first class.


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

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

Materials: 

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

18x24 White Drawing Pad

Ruler

Plumb Line or string with weight knotted at the end.


S2017-SDW7 All Levels Drawing Workshop
Instructor: Antonella Garofalo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 80.00 - $ 70.00 Members
Friday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ( May 19, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017 )
Improve your drawing skills in a studio setting by drawing from still-life arrangements, statues and landscape.  From beginners to more skilled all are welcome.  Work in charcoal, pencil or even oil pastels.  Learn perspective, shading and much more.


Materials needed:

Sketch pad no smaller than 9x12
Pencil
Eraser
Optional if you'd like to work in charcoal or oil pastels

S2017-SDW2 Intro to Zentangle Workshops
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( May 27, 2017 - May 27, 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.


S2017-SDW3 Renaissance Zentangle Workshop
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( May 27, 2017 - May 27, 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. 


M2017-MCW1 Drawing From the Beginning (June Session)
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 115.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 )
If you have always wanted to improve your drawing skills, this class can help. Explore many aspects of drawing with focus on composition and perspective. Each class is geared toward personal growth, independent of the other students in the class, and all levels are welcome. Sketchbook, pencil and eraser required, and additional materials will be discussed.

S2017-SDW5 Zendala Workshop
Instructor: Alecia Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Jun 3, 2017 - Jun 3, 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.


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.

Drawing and Painting

S2017-SMW4 It's an ART DAY for Adults: Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Carol Gannon
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 )
Relax and have a fun day of Art!  Learn some drawing and painting techniques along the way.  $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

Fiber Arts

S2017-SFW1 Nuno Felted Silk Scarves
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( May 13, 2017 - May 13, 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.


S2017-SFW3 Introduction to Felting Workshop
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( May 17, 2017 - May 17, 2017 )

The possibilities of felt can be endless.  Come learn the basics of felting by making your own one-of-a-kind felted vessel. $8 materials fee is payable to instructor. Bring a small towel and a spray bottle.


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

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


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


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

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

Jewelry

S2017-SJ1 All Levels Jewelry
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 140.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 17, 2017 - May 15, 2017 )

This class has been postponed 1 wk, please take note of the new start date, 4/17.

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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Lecture

S2017-SLL1 Lunch & Learn - The Artful Tourist with John Suplee
Instructor: John Suplee
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 30.00 - $ 28.00 Members
Wednesday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ( Apr 26, 2017 - Apr 26, 2017 )
REGISTER BY APRIL 24.
This lecture has a new date, which is different than the date on previously printed materials, the new date is April 26, 2017.
The Artful Tourist:  Looking at European art in and out of museums.
A 45 minute lecture will be followed by lunch (included) in the gallery.   

When Carol & I travel to Europe, our main motivation is to see Art. We always photograph, both in and out of  museums, with this goal in mind. For this presentation, which should be about 10% scholarly and 90% visual, I plan to share some of our thousands of images with the idea of promoting interest in some lesser-known yet worthwhile European Art Destinations. Examples include several single-artist museums such as those of Joaquin Sorolla, Gustav Moreau, and Henri Martin. I'll also touch briefly on the major sites like the Louvre and D'Orsay with a few practical  real-world observations that may prove  helpful in planning your own visits.



S2017-SLL2 Lunch & Learn - Clay: Thinking Outside the Bowl w/ Rhoda Kahler
Instructor: Rhoda Kahler
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 30.00 - $ 28.00 Members
Wednesday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ( May 17, 2017 - May 17, 2017 )
REGISTER BY  MAY 15
Listen, learn and eat.  A 45 minute lecture will be followed by lunch in the gallery.  Lunch will be included. 
Ceramic artist Rhoda Kahler will give a talk and presentation on the versatility of clay. From the dinner table to the space shuttle, functional or decorative, we use clay constantly in our lives and barely realize it. This highly addictive muddy medium creates a determination and passion in so many, even after trying it for the first time. Rhoda will also talk about her own perception of clay and how it has changed over the years and its' impact on her work.



Mixed Media

S2017-SMW9 Kinetic Art - Simple Cam Machines & Gear Systems
Instructor: Greg Jaskot
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 80.00 - $ 70.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( May 4, 2017 - May 25, 2017 )
Imagine being able to make your art move.  Students learn basic wood working techniques to create simple machines to empower their art with movement and energy. The class concentrates on simple cam powered systems as well as designing gear trains to create movement.  Students are required to bring a coping saw and a dust mask to class, and they must be comfortable with a saw and hand drill.  Because the instructor supplies and/or prepares the  lumber, glue, hardware, tools, and more traditional art supplies, there is a $30 supplies fee payable to the instructor at the first class

S2017-SMW6 Art & Tri-Yoga
Instructor: Annette Alessi
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 55.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( May 19, 2017 - May 19, 2017 )
Discover and practice Tri-Yoga before using your creativity during an open studio one day workshop. Practice Tri-Yoga, or moving in meditation, for the first 45 minutes of the workshop. Tri-Yoga is the synchronization of breath, movement with a wavelike motion through the spine through postures, and meditation. This opens the creative channels, loosens and stretches the body, and clears the mind in preparation for the creative process. While in the flow, you’ll move into the art studio to complete a project of your choice.  Choose your medium (oils, pastels, charcoal, acrylic, watercolor, etc.) and choose your subject matter (landscapes, portraiture, pet, etc.). You’ll receive guidance for drawing specific subjects as well as painting techniques.  Bring a photo to work from plus the supplies needed for your project, along with a yoga mat and small pillow.

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

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

Painting

S2017-SPO1 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 ( Mar 30, 2017 - May 11, 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 4/6 & 4/13.

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.

S2017-SPwcW4 Watercolor Primer Workshop
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 110.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 4, 2017 - Apr 25, 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.


S2017-SPwc4 Frustration Free Watercolor
Instructor: Chris Chadwick
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 180.00 - $ 145.00 Members
Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 20, 2017 - May 25, 2017 )
This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new start date, 4/20.

For those who have had some experience with watercolors but encountered some obstacles along the way – this class is designed to help overcome stumbling blocks and alleviate some of the frustration. Teens welcome.  Bring your watercolor supplies and sketchbook to each class.

S2017-SPO5 Oil on Panel
Instructor: Ronald Coppola / R.S.
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 145.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Apr 21, 2017 - May 26, 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


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

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


S2017-SPA3 Expressionistic Realism
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 145.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Apr 22, 2017 - May 27, 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


S2017-SPA6 Plein Air Painting with a Plan - NEW DATES!
Instructor: Randall Graham
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 105.00 - $ 95.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Apr 25, 2017 - May 16, 2017 )
Enjoy the glories of nature while learning to paint efficiently outdoors as Randall shows the importance of having a plan when plein air painting. Students learn how to choose prime painting locations and improve techniques. Through a combination of demos, lectures and painting, students are taught the importance of value, chroma and hue within the landscape and are given valuable color mixing techniques and recipes. Although geared towards techniques in oil and acrylic paints, watercolor and pastel artists are welcome. Suitable for all artists, beginners to advanced.

Students will meet at a different location every week to paint outdoors.  If there are any weather related postponements, classes will either move indoors or new dates will be added on to the end of the session based on what makes the most sense for everyone's schedules.


April 25th - Meeting at Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford
May 2nd - Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford
May 9th - Cheslen Preserve, Embreeville
May 16th - Historic Sugartown, Malvern

S2017-SPAW7 NEW! Mastering Composition Workshops
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017 )
All great painters past and present acknowledge the primary importance of 'composition'.  One of the driving forces of art, composition is what all great artists attend to and what all novices don’t do. It’s a true art 'basic' which cannot be neglected. Students learn what kinds of compositions exist, how they have been used by great masters in the past, how to use them today, and how to develop compositions as an integral part of a personal approach. Participants should bring the painting medium of their choice.  Materials list is available in needed.

S2017-SMW2 Night Out! Art Groove: Painting
Instructor: Carol Gannon
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( May 1, 2017 - May 15, 2017 )
Painting Workshop
This class is for people who want to come and explore the arts. Each session we will explore different media from charcoal to oil paint.  Bring a friend, bring a date, BYOB. Let this be your night off to play. No experience is necessary just an openness to new things and a willingness to explore. $30 materials fee; all materials will be provided.

S2017-SPAW8 NEW! Mastering Composition Workshops
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( May 2, 2017 - May 2, 2017 )
All great painters past and present acknowledge the primary importance of 'composition'.  One of the driving forces of art, composition is what all great artists attend to and what all novices don’t do. It’s a true art 'basic' which cannot be neglected. Students learn what kinds of compositions exist, how they have been used by great masters in the past, how to use them today, and how to develop compositions as an integral part of a personal approach. Participants should bring the painting medium of their choice.  Materials list is available in needed.

S2017-SPwc2 Watercolor Impressions - NEW DATES!!!
Instructor: Wendy Scheirer
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 105.00 - $ 95.00 Members
Tuesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( May 2, 2017 - May 23, 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.


S2017-SPAW1 Portrait Life Model Sessions
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( May 4, 2017 - May 18, 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.


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


S2017-SPAW9 NEW! Understanding & Mastering Orchestrating Painting Workshopss
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( May 6, 2017 - May 6, 2017 )
Focused on the second single most important aspect of art after composition, 'orchestration' is the soul of art.  It’s what makes paintings work—it’s what might be called the silent language of art and it’s indispensable. Learn to create real harmony, good eye movement, and the other aspects of what makes good painting work.  Discover the hidden ‘guidelines' of painting to make your paintings immeasurably better and more expressive.  Participants should bring the painting medum of their choice.

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

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

Please bring your lunch.  

S2017-SPAW10 NEW! Mastering Color Workshops
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( May 9, 2017 - May 9, 2017 )
Focused on the use of color, this workshop is about the many different color worlds that exist and their expressive use in painting or drawing. Participants find out what the basic color worlds are, how they have been used by masters in the past, how they can be used creatively for self-expression. The 'color worlds' method is an approach which goes well beyond the traditional color wheel helps you understand color and how to be creative and expressive with it. Lecture instruction combined with individual class work with emphasis on personal expression, emotional and conceptual.  The 'color worlds' approach is fun and endlessly usable. Bring the painting medium of your choice; materials list is available.

S2017-SPi5 Chinese Brush Painting
Instructor: Huangxin Wang
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Wednesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( May 10, 2017 - May 10, 2017 )
Chinese Painting, or "GuoHua", is a unique art form with a long history (current earliest existing artwork can be traced to 200 AD, on the same mediums and tools that are still in used today). Chinese Painting has huge influence on the art development in East Asia. In 15 century, Chinese Painting branched off a style that was the avant garde at the time (the scholastic abstraction style).  Today, Chinese Painting shows its vitality through the transformation of art ideals and new mediums.
 
The key element in Chinese painting is the line art with brush, and ink art, with unique effect on rice paper.  The class will teach the student to use these two basic elements to create complete pieces of painting on natural subjects of flowers and landscape.  Materials are included in the tuition.  Additional materials can be purchased from the instructor to continue work at home.

Huangxin ("Derek") Wang comes from a renowned artist family. Derek studied Chinese Painting (GuoHua) from his father, Master Wang Lanruo (1911-2015) since age 7. He inherits the traditional training of GuoHua from the studies of masters, while branches off his own styles with various modern topics. Since 2010, Derek has been teaching Chinese Painting classes in Guang-Hua Sunday Chinese School in Philadelphia area. The art program he develops consists of one entry level class for kids, and the other a general art studio.

S2017-SPGW2 Beginning Gouache Workshop
Instructor: Antonella Garofalo
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Monday 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM ( May 15, 2017 - Jun 5, 2017 )
This opaque watercolor technique spread in Europe in the 14th century to depict landscapes with fine details. In modern times it is used for posters, illustrations, and comics. It differs from traditional watercolors with its total hiding power. Beginners experiment on simple modern paintings; more advanced students learn the 18th century technique used for the Neapolitan seascapes where the first layer (sky and sea) is very watery and everything else is painted on top in thick colors. Materials list provided.

S2017-SPAW12 NEW! Mastering Personal Expression Workshopss
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( May 16, 2017 - May 16, 2017 )
In defining painting, there is a ‘personal-ness’, a personal ‘voice'. The driving force in this workshop is 'personal expression', and students will learn what this means and how to get it into their own work.  No two artists are alike, and 'personal expression' entails developing a vocabulary to signal your unique personality.  Looking at different styles and approaches is combined with practical approaches in class.  Participants should bring their painting medium of choice.

S2017-SPO2 Paint Along with Annette Alessi
Instructor: Annette Alessi
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 171.00 - $ 136.00 Members
Thursday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM ( May 18, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017 )
Instructed by Annette Alessi, this class demonstrates a particular approach to building a painting. Working from photos supplied by the instructor, students follow along with the process step-by-step over a period of 5 or 6 weeks to create a oil painting. The intent of the class is not to copy but to steer students through a process, to encourage them to incorporate featured techniques into their own technique repertoire. $3 materials fee is payable to the instructor and bring your own materials. Materials list provided.

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

S2017-SPA1 Learning from the Masters
Instructor: Antonella Garofalo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 155.00 - $ 120.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( May 20, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017 )
Copying the paintings of the masters can be a very effective way to experiment different techniques and find our own. Students will bring a picture of the painting they want to copy and will use the same medium used by the artist. They will have the opportunity to experiment with oil, watercolor, gouache or acrylic, according with the painting of their choice.  The goal of the class is to improve the students's technique, but also to enjoy a masterpiece in their own homes!  Bring the supplies of your choice if you are unsure what supplies to bring the teachers contact info is available upon request.

S2017-SPAW18 Painting with the Palette Knife on Panel or Canvas
Instructor: Madeleine Kelly
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ( May 22, 2017 - May 22, 2017 )
Van Gogh was not only a colorist but was a master mark maker.  Variety makes our work more interesting.  The more tools we have the more marks we can create.  Palette knives are fabulous tools that can be used in a variety of ways.  In this workshop you will learn to create precise markings as well as the anomalies that make paintings go from mundane to marvelous.


Please bring your lunch.  


S2017-SPAW13 NEW! Understanding & Mastering Orchestrating Painting Workshopss
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( May 23, 2017 - May 23, 2017 )
Focused on the second single most important aspect of art after composition, 'orchestration' is the soul of art.  It’s what makes paintings work—it’s what might be called the silent language of art and it’s indispensable. Learn to create real harmony, good eye movement, and the other aspects of what makes good painting work.  Discover the hidden ‘guidelines' of painting to make your paintings immeasurably better and more expressive.  Participants should bring the painting medum of their choice.

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

      2 - palette cups ( with lids better )

       paper towels/ a few rags

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      2 - palette cups ( with lids better )

       paper towels/ a few rags

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

Pastels

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

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

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


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

Photography

S2017-SPh2W NEW! Making the Fine Art Photograph - NEW DATES!
Instructor: Bill F.. Earle
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ( Apr 25, 2017 - May 16, 2017 )
“What makes photography a strange invention with unforeseeable consequences is that its primary raw materials are light and time.” – John Berger

This class focuses on “making” strong photographs. Equipment matters not, genre matters not—a strong photograph is a strong photograph regardless of how it was made.  Elements of composition, camera angle, using light and shadow to create depth, color vs b/w, and more is discussed.  We begin with basics and work from shooting through post processing, printing, and presentation.  This is not a Photoshop or printing class, however these are critical components of any workflow and will be discussed conceptually with examples and demonstrations. There will be some lecture combined with interactive discussions and assignments.  Assumption is that digital is the medium of choice, however film photographers are welcome.

S2017-SPhW1 NEW! Traditional Photography
Instructor: Cris Staley Hutchinson
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 95.00 - $ 85.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( May 16, 2017 - May 30, 2017 )
For photography students with B&W darkroom printing experience who want the opportunity to make prints from your own negatives. Reignite your skills and get back in touch with the traditional elements in our beautiful new darkroom!  Instructor is on hand to assist you in creating beautiful prints with advanced black and white darkroom techniques. Learn the controls of fine printing and increase your knowledge of how to make an optimum print. Bring your negatives to choose from. Paper and chemicals are included in lab fee. Note: we will not be processing film in this class. This is a printing class only and students must bring negatives with them already processed to print from.  Due to limited darkroom space this class is limited to 5 students.  A $45 lab fee is payable to the instructor during the first class.  Teens Welcome!

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

Printmaking

S2017-SPrW4 NEW! Art of Silkscreen
Instructor: Chris McKinney
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Saturday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 29, 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. 

S2017-SPrW3 NEW! Wood Cuts
Instructor: Greg Jaskot
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 80.00 - $ 70.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( May 5, 2017 - May 26, 2017 )
Explore the world of block printing by using contemporary and traditional techniques.  Students work with wood to create one color and multi-color block prints in a series.  Artists of all skill levels welcome.  Instructor supplies ink, carving tools, wood, and some paper.  $20 materials fee is payable to instructor at 1st class. Add’l materials will be reviewed during class and typically include paper and additional ink.

S2017-SPrW1 Metal Plate Etching
Instructor: Chris McKinney
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 110.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( May 17, 2017 - Jun 7, 2017 )
Intaglio printing is a 500-year-old process of printing on paper from a plate. We hand draw on to a zinc plate and, after etching the plate in acid, create a permanent image that is inked and printed. See why artist like Rembrandt, Hopper and Cassatt embraced this process.  No prior printmaking experience required.

All levels welcome/Teens welcome. $10 materials fee is payable to instructor at 1st class. Add’l materials will be reviewed during class and typically include paper and additional ink.

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

Sculpture

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

Trip

M2017-MT1 Whitney Biennial Day Trip - June 8th
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: -1
$ 85.00 - $ 75.00 Members
Thursday 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM ( Jun 8, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017 )
Tour the inspirational Biennial show at the new Whitney location with Karen Delaney. The Whitney is located at the end of the High Line – experience this amazing outdoor space and then take in some of the Chelsea galleries and shops. Ticket price includes museum entry and bus.

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

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

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

Neue Galerie Day Trip, Thursday, September 21, 2017

Leave CCAA at 8 AM 

Leave NYC at 3:30 PM 

REGISTER BY AUGUST 25 

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