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Classes for Children in West Chester

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.  View full Refund and Enrollment Policies HERE.  On this page you will find children's Fall, Winter and Spring classes to choose from.  For Summer Art Camp registrations go HERE..  If you have any questions, please give us a call at 610.696.5600.

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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Ceramics
F2017-FYC1 Mischief Managed! A Harry Potter Ceramics Class
Instructor: Gabrielle Fluri
Experience Level: Children Ages: 9 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 175.00 - $ 155.00 Members
Thursday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM ( Sep 21, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 )
Have a magical time exploring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter by creating clay wizards, owls, wands, and other fantastic beasts! Explore the art of ceramics, learn basic handbuilding skills and how to combine them to make increasingly more complex works of art! Students will create projects using techniques such as coil, slab, and pinch pot construction.  Materials are included in the tuition.

F2017-FYW2 Teen Pottery with Gabby
Instructor: Gabrielle Fluri
Experience Level: Children Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 125.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM ( Oct 9, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017 )

The world of clay is full of different techniques, processes, and opportunities to explore which is exactly what this class is designed for! Experiment with techniques from wheel-thrown to hand-built projects. For artists of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, who want to learn new techniques. All you need to bring is your creativity!  Materials included in tuition.


F2017-FYCW1 Generations in Clay - Parent/Child Workshop
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017 )
Come and each make a fun project in this one night workshop.  Work with your hands and get creative.  The instructor will lead the group in a project, but it's up to you to make it your own!  We love individual expression, no two projects will look the same in this fun family bonding workshop.  Materials are included in the tuition.  

Tuition listed is for one person, both, child & adult need to register for class.  It's not limited to pairs or just parents.   One adult can sign up with more than one kid.  The adult can be a grandparent, aunt, uncle, even a big sis/bro.  It's all about being creative together.  Materials are included in the tuition.

F2017-FYC2 A Parent/Child Wheel Throwing Class
Instructor: Gabrielle Fluri
Experience Level: Children Ages: 12 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 175.00 - $ 155.00 Members
Thursday 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM ( Nov 2, 2017 - Dec 7, 2017 )
This is one time when you won’t mind your child taking the wheel! Take the pottery wheel for a spin with your child and they will throw something besides a fit! Learn wheel throwing techniques and practice making bowls, cups, and more! Class is best suited for children ages 12 and up with a caregiver.

Both, child & adult need to register for class.  It's not limited to pairs or just parents.   One adult can sign up with more than one kid.  The adult can be a grandparent, aunt, uncle, even a big sis/bro.  It's all about being creative together.  Materials are included in the tuition.

F2017-FYW3 Teen Pottery with Gabby
Instructor: Gabrielle Fluri
Experience Level: Children Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 125.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM ( Nov 6, 2017 - Nov 27, 2017 )

The world of clay is full of different techniques, processes, and opportunities to explore which is exactly what this class is designed for! Experiment with techniques from wheel-thrown to hand-built projects. For artists of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, who want to learn new techniques. All you need to bring is your creativity!  Materials included in tuition.


F2017-FYCW2 Generations in Clay - Parent/Child Workshop
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 )
Come and each make a fun project in this one night workshop.  Work with your hands and get creative.  The instructor will lead the group in a project, but it's up to you to make it your own!  We love individual expression, no two projects will look the same in this fun family bonding workshop.  Materials are included in the tuition.  

Tuition listed is for one person, both, child & adult need to register for class.  It's not limited to pairs or just parents.   One adult can sign up with more than one kid.  The adult can be a grandparent, aunt, uncle, even a big sis/bro.  It's all about being creative together.  Materials are included in the tuition.

F2017-FYCW3 Generations in Clay - Parent/Child Workshop
Instructor: Rebecca Norman
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Dec 8, 2017 - Dec 8, 2017 )
Come and each make a fun project in this one night workshop.  Work with your hands and get creative.  The instructor will lead the group in a project, but it's up to you to make it your own!  We love individual expression, no two projects will look the same in this fun family bonding workshop.  Materials are included in the tuition.  

Tuition listed is for one person, both, child & adult need to register for class.  It's not limited to pairs or just parents.   One adult can sign up with more than one kid.  The adult can be a grandparent, aunt, uncle, even a big sis/bro.  It's all about being creative together.  Materials are included in the tuition.

Drawing and Painting
F2017-FYD1 Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Susan Curtin
Experience Level: Children Ages: 9 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 145.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Oct 7, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 )
Imagine everything you can draw by simply observing the amazing, real world around you. This class explores a variety of drawing and painting media, working toward mastery. Come join us and share your love of art and seeing. Classroom demonstrations and individual encouragement given to all students. All skill levels welcome.


Materials:
Pencil
White Eraser & Kneaded Eraser
18” x 24” White Drawing Paper Pad
Soft Vine Charcoal – small package
Crayola watercolor box – 8 or 16 colors
Soft Pastels – box of 12 or 24 colors (Lowe Cornell and Pro Art brands recommended)
1 Sheet white poster board
A shoebox or plastic box to hold all non-paper materials

F2017-FYD2 Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Susan Curtin
Experience Level: Children Ages: 9 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 145.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Nov 11, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 )
Imagine everything you can draw by simply observing the amazing, real world around you. This class explores a variety of drawing and painting media, working toward mastery. Come join us and share your love of art and seeing. Classroom demonstrations and individual encouragement given to all students. All skill levels welcome.  No class 11/25.


Materials:
Pencil
White Eraser & Kneaded Eraser
18” x 24” White Drawing Paper Pad
Soft Vine Charcoal – small package
Crayola watercolor box – 8 or 16 colors
Soft Pastels – box of 12 or 24 colors (Lowe Cornell and Pro Art brands recommended)
1 Sheet white poster board
A shoebox or plastic box to hold all non-paper materials

Jewelry
F2017-FYJ1 Intro Jewelry for Teens
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: Children Ages: 12 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 75.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Thursday 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM ( Oct 19, 2017 - Nov 16, 2017 )
Come explore the magic of metal jewelry! Students will be introduced to many exciting skills such as wire-wrapping, hammering, basic forging and cutting shapes in sheet metal as well as filing, sanding and antiquing.  Each week will be a new project including hand-stamped personalized necklace and hammered wire earrings. No experience necessary. 
Materials fee $25 per student.

Mixed Media
F2017-FYW4 Animation with Jim
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 100.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Sep 15, 2017 - Oct 6, 2017 )
This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new start date, 9/15.
Animate your world!  Explore the art of 2D & 3D animation, both hand-drawn and computer generated.  Discover the fun and magic of stop-action claymation, flip books, mini ipad, and the zoetrope (an animation device invented in 180 AD)

Materials list & fee
Drawing pad, 
pencil, 
If you have an iphone or ipad or laptop to aid in the animation process

Separate materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.  Cash or check, if it's a check it should be made out to the instructor.

F2017-FYW6 Art Enlarger: Photo Projection
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 7, 2017 )
This class is great for stretching the boundaries of what a regular art class does.  Work individually or work together, but work BIG!  Since there is only one projector we will be working both 2 dimensionally and 3 dimensionally.  While some build and create 3D sculpture others will experience creating 2D (flat) art on a more epic scale.  Experience the Magic Eye (a video magnifying lens for TV).  
Separate materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor on the first class, cash only.

F2017-FYM1 Young Michelangelos
Instructor: Catherine Eby
Experience Level: Children Ages: 6 yrs. to 9 yrs.
$ 100.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Friday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Oct 6, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017 )

Are you interested in drawing and painting? Regardless of skill level or experience there is something to be gained in this course! Come study the works of some of art history’s greatest masters, learning from their techniques, and try your hand at a wide range of subject matter. $15 materials fee payable to instructor at 1st class.


F2017-FYW7 Drawing (wcasd in-service day)
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Monday 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM ( Oct 9, 2017 - Oct 9, 2017 )
Have a relaxing day off from school and learn to draw or bone up on existing skills.  From shading to perspective come ready to draw and have fun.     
Bring a sketch pad (no smaller than 9x12, pencil and eraser.  *Optional if you'd like to bring color supplies you can, i.e. colored pencils, markers or pastels.

F2017-FY1 Animation with Jim
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 140.00 - $ 120.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Oct 13, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 )
Animate your world!  Explore the art of 2D & 3D animation, both hand-drawn and computer generated.  Discover the fun and magic of stop-action claymation, flip books, mini ipad, and the zoetrope (an animation device invented in 180 AD)

Materials list & fee
Drawing pad, 
pencil, 
If you have an iphone or ipad or laptop to aid in the animation process

Separate materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.  Cash or check, if it's a check it should be made out to the instructor.

F2017-FYW8 Art Enlarger: Photo Projection (wcasd in-service day)
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Tuesday 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM ( Nov 7, 2017 - Nov 7, 2017 )
Have a fun day off of school and get creative.  Work individually or work together, but work BIG!  Since there is only one projector we will be working both 2 dimensionally and 3 dimensionally.  While some build and create 3D sculpture others will experience creating 2D (flat) art on a more epic scale.  Experience the Magic Eye (a video magnifying lens for TV).  
Separate materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class, cash only.

F2017-FYMM2 Young Michelangelos
Instructor: Catherine Eby
Experience Level: Children Ages: 6 yrs. to 9 yrs.
$ 100.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Friday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Nov 10, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017 )

Are you interested in drawing and painting? Regardless of skill level or experience there is something to be gained in this course! Come study the works of some of art history’s greatest masters, learning from their techniques, and try your hand at a wide range of subject matter. $15 materials fee payable to instructor at 1st class.  No class 11/24


F2017-FYW5 Animation with Jim
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 100.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017 )
Animate your world!  Explore the art of 2D & 3D animation, both hand-drawn and computer generated.  Discover the fun and magic of stop-action claymation, flip books, mini ipad, and the zoetrope (an animation device invented in 180 AD)

Materials list & fee
Drawing pad, 
pencil, 
If you have an iphone or ipad or laptop to aid in the animation process

Separate materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.  Cash or check, if it's a check it should be made out to the instructor.

F2017-FYW9 Art Enlarger: Photo Projection
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017 )
This class is great for stretching the boundaries of what a regular art class does.  Work individually or work together, but work BIG!  Since there is only one projector we will be working both 2 dimensionally and 3 dimensionally.  While some build and create 3D sculpture others will experience creating 2D (flat) art on a more epic scale.  Experience the Magic Eye (a video magnifying lens for TV).  
Separate materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor on the first class, cash only.

Painting
F2017-FYO1 Oil Painting for Teens
Instructor: Nicole Snider
Experience Level: Children Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 130.00 - $ 110.00 Members
Tuesday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Nov 7, 2017 - Dec 12, 2017 )
This course is designed for high school students (ages 14-18) with drawing experience that want to focus on building a solid foundation in oil painting principles.   Students will understand the fundamentals of oil painting by studying color theory, composition, materials and brush technique in the process. The class will begin with a monochromatic painting in order to study values and light, and then progress to a full color oil painting. Students will focus on building skills in painting and application of oil painting techniques including drawing from still life, nature, and clothed models. 
Materials list:  (must have items for the first day of class)
Sketchbook 
Set of 8-24 student grade oil paint set (Reeves) 
Bristle brushes- hogs hair assortment of rounds, flats and filberts size 2 & up  
At least 1 canvas board or stretched and primed canvas- 11 x14 and up  
Cloth rags  
Glass jar with lid (Salsa jar works great) 
Palette or covered palette  
Palette cups or 2 metal empty tuna cans

Lab Fee: $5 (To be paid to instructor on the first day)