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Classes for Children in West Chester

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View our Refund and Enrollment Policies HERE.  Here you will find children's 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.

Current season's classes listed below, for Summer Art Camp registrations go HERE.  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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S2017-SYW3 Teen Pottery
Instructor: Veronica McLaughlin
Experience Level: Children Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 125.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM ( May 8, 2017 - May 29, 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.

Class is postponed 1 week please take note of the new start date, 5/8.

Drawing and Painting
S2017-SY2W Drawing & Painting Workshop
Instructor: Susan Curtin
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 100.00 - $ 90.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( May 6, 2017 - Jun 3, 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.

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

S2017-SYW7 Anime Meet-Ups
Instructor: Abigail Hall
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Thursday 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM ( May 18, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017 )

This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new start date, 5/18.

Welcome Anime fans! This class meets up weekly to share the love of anime. Class is centered around what you as an anime enthusiast would like to learn or need help on. Drawing and trying new mixed media ways to express anime styles such as: painting, collaging, or paper craft are included.   Focus is on improving your style and technique while meeting others that share your same interest. $5 materials fee payable to instructor at 1st class to cover paper supplies and pencils, plus mixed media stuff as needed.

Mixed Media
S2017-SY3 Animation / Claymation
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Beginner Ages: 11 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 100.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( May 5, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017 )

Create 2D / 3D animation and claymation using both handmade and computer generated art.  Discover working models of ancient animation devices such as Zoetrope (invented in 180 AD), Praxinoscope and Zoopraxiscope and flip books.  Animate any drawing, sculpture, found object, or photograph, and put everything together to build your own movie. This community minded, student-led class encourages and promotes sharing of ideas and content to create animations. Bring anything you are interested in to use for discussion; films, websites, music, etc.  All devices / software / techniques / materials are encouraged. $15 materials fee payable to instructor during 1st class.  Any additional materials will be discussed during class as needed. 

S2017-SYW9 NEW! Instruments of Art - Painting
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 12 yrs. to 16 yrs.
$ 95.00 - $ 85.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM ( Jun 10, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 )
Explore the fine art of painting with acrylics.  Fine tune your color mixing skills and paint in a creative environment.  Learn shading, perspective and composition.

$20 materials fee is payable to the instructor during the first class.