Classes for Adults in West Chester

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All classes take place at 100 North Bradford Avenue, WC, PA unless stated otherwise.  

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S20-OS Members Life Drawing Open Studio (Monday)
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Monday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ( Apr 6, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020 )
The dates above reflect the official SPRING 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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Ceramics


S20-C1 Handbuilding: Tiles, Vessels, & FormsRegistration Closed
Instructor: Constance McBride
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 220.00 - $ 200.00 Members
Monday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 6, 2020 - Apr 27, 2020 )

This 4 week class is an excellent way to get started with clay. From sculptural to functional and everything in between. Let artist instructor Constance McBride guide you to creating successful pieces. Basics concepts and building techniques like coil, slab, and pinch will be covered as well as other techniques. If you have a project in mind, bring your own ideas too!

In this open studio learning environment all levels are welcome to advance their handbuilding skills.


Materials and firing fees are included in the tuition.


NOTE: Ceramics classes are process-based.  This means that sometimes clay pieces are damaged as they are being completed.  If that does happen, refunds are not given, however a $10 credit can be applied towards a future ceramics class.




S20-COS1 Ceramic Open Studio - Current CCAA Student- 1 Day Drop-in
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 15.00 - $ 10.00 Members
Monday 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM ( Apr 6, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020 )
Studio Hours are:

Monday 10:30AM-3PM

Tuesday 5PM-9PM

Wednesday 10:30AM-3PM

Saturday 9AM-1PM


SPRING OPEN STUDIO RUNS: 4/6-6/5, OPEN STUDIO PASS EXPIRES 6/5: Includes 1 day drop in open studio and, use of studio tools, glazes and electric kiln firings. Bags of clay are $30 for a 25 lb bag of clay.  Please bring your own towel if needed for throwing.







S20-COS2 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students - 1 Day Drop-in
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 30.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 6, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020 )
Studio Hours are:

Monday 10:30AM-3PM

Tuesday 5PM-9PM

Wednesday 10:30AM-3PM

Saturday 9AM-1PM


SPRING OPEN STUDIO RUNS: 4/6-6/5, OPEN STUDIO PASS EXPIRES 6/5This is for a 1 day drop in, you will have use of studio tools, glazes and electric kiln firings. Bags of clay are $30 for a 25 lb bag of clay.  Please bring your own towel if needed for throwing.  





S20-COS3 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 5
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 75.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 6, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020 )
Studio Hours are:

Monday 10:30AM-3PM

Tuesday 5PM-9PM

Wednesday 10:30AM-3PM

Saturday 9AM-1PM


SPRING OPEN STUDIO RUNS: 4/6-6/5, OPEN STUDIO PASS EXPIRES 6/5: Includes 5 open studio days, use of studio tools, glazes and electric kiln firings. Bags of clay are $30 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).


S20-COS4 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 10
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 150.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Monday 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM ( Apr 6, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020 )
Studio Hours are:

Monday 10:30AM-3PM

Tuesday 5PM-9PM

Wednesday 10:30AM-3PM

Saturday 9AM-1PM


SPRING OPEN STUDIO RUNS: 4/6-6/5, OPEN STUDIO PASS EXPIRES 6/5  Includes 10 guided studio days (up to 30 hours of creating time), use of studio tools, glazes and electric kiln firings. Bags of clay are $30 for a 25 lb bag of clay.  Please bring your own towel if needed for throwing. 


S20-COS5 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 20
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 270.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 6, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020 )
Studio Hours are:

Monday 10:30AM-3PM

Tuesday 5PM-9PM

Wednesday 10:30AM-3PM

Saturday 9AM-1PM


SPRING OPEN STUDIO RUNS: 4/6-6/5, OPEN STUDIO PASS EXPIRES 6/5: Includes 20 open studio days (up to 80 hours of creating time), use of studio tools, glazes and electric kiln firings. Bags of clay are $30 for a 25 lb bag of clay.  Please bring your own towel if needed for throwing. 


S20-COS6 Ceramic Open Studio - Current CCAA Clay Students - 1 Day Drop-in
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 360.00 - $ 240.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 6, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020 )
Studio Hours are:

Monday 10:30AM-3PM

Tuesday 5PM-9PM

Wednesday 10:30AM-3PM

Saturday 9AM-1PM


SPRING OPEN STUDIO RUNS: 4/6-6/5, OPEN STUDIO PASS EXPIRES 6/5:  Includes 30 open studio days (up to 120 hours of creating time), use of studio tools, glazes and electric kiln firings. Bags of clay are $30 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).


Drawing


S20-D1 Beginner/Intermediate DrawingRegistration Closed
Instructor: Beth Clark
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Tuesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Apr 7, 2020 - Apr 28, 2020 )
Drawing is the original building block for any type of art making. In this class we will explore all of the possibilities drawing affords to make a three dimensional object on a two dimensional surface. We will focus on different ways of shading, measuring and especially the wonderful assortment of drawing materials available-everything from charcoal to pencils, papers and (yes) erasers! Each can help the artist in you achieve different, varied effects creating subtle or expressive results. We will also look at drawings both historical and contemporary.
Come and draw!  It is more than pencil on paper-it is a wonderful end in itself.


S20-Drw1 Figure Drawing: Live Model with InstructionRegistration Closed
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Apr 7, 2020 - Apr 28, 2020 )
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: 
  • 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.

 



S20-D5 Drawing From NatureRegistration Closed
Instructor: Renee Russo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020 )
“…I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love Nature, than teach the looking at Nature that they may learn to draw.” —John Ruskin, 
The Elements of Drawing Be inspired by the intricacy and variety embedded in nature while perfecting your drawing skills in the mode of John Ruskin. Strengthen your ability to render textures and organic shapes. Explore line quality, proportion and principles of design as they apply to natural forms. This course will focus on natural objects and landscape. Level: Intermediate 
Materials: Vine or Willow Charcoal 
Chamois Cloth 
Kneaded Eraser
White Eraser 
Charcoal or Drawing Pencils (at least three gradations, plus white) 
Pencil Sharpener (metal preferred) 
Blending Stumps 
Paper (Drawing/Sketch Paper, 16 x 20 or 18 x 24; Toned Paper) 
Optional: Sketchbook
“…I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love Nature, than teach the looking at Nature that they may learn to draw.” —John Ruskin
Be inspired by the intricacy and variety embedded in nature while perfecting your drawing skills in the mode of John Ruskin. Strengthen your ability to render textures and organic shapes. Explore line quality, proportion and principles of design as they apply to natural forms. This course will focus on natural objects and landscape. 
Materials:
Vine or Willow Charcoal 
Chamois Cloth 
Kneaded Eraser
White Eraser 
Charcoal or Drawing Pencils (at least three gradations, plus white) 
Pencil Sharpener (metal preferred) 
Blending Stumps 
Paper (Drawing/Sketch Paper, 16 x 20 or 18 x 24; Toned Paper) 
Optional: Sketchbook


S20-D6 Beginner DrawingRegistration Closed
Instructor: Kathryn E. Noska
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Saturday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Apr 11, 2020 - May 9, 2020 )
This 4 week course is designed to aid in developing an awareness of structure, spatial relationships and perspective. Students will be instructed how to use art materials, how to render form using value and line, as well as more advanced perspective techniques. Projects will include still life and interior drawing.

NO CLASS APRIL 25

Recommended Materials

Sketch Pad (18x24 and larger)

Drawing Paper (Rives BFK, Strathmore, etc.)

Charcoal (Vine, Compressed)

Pencils (A range from 6B to 4H)

Erasers (Kneaded, Pink etc.)



S20-D3 Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil
Instructor: Eileen Rosen
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 270.00 - $ 250.00 Members
Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Apr 16, 2020 - May 21, 2020 )
Learn to use blendable,vibrant wax based PRISMACOLOR color pencils to interpret the forms & colors of a single flower.
You will learn,step by step,how to mix the colors by building up & blending layers of color to create a vibrant life like " portrait" of your flower.
Specific techniques & instructor  demos plus individualized instruction provided.
There will be fresh flowers provided each week 
 
Materials fee of $25 made payable to instructor on first day of class

SUPPLY LIST
set of PRISMACOLOR PREMIER color pencils (48 count set or more)
Pencils are packaged in black tin box,labeled  SMOOTH COLOR LAYDOWN 
DO NOT PURCHASE THE BLACK TIN BOX LABELED WATER SOLUBLE!!!
 
9"x 12" sketch book
Pencil sharpener ( battery operated suggested)


S20-D4 Drawing Continued
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 240.00 - $ 220.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Apr 16, 2020 - Jun 4, 2020 )
If you have always wanted to improve your drawing skills, this class will help. Explore many aspects of drawing with focus on composition and perspective. Each class is geared toward personal growth, independent of the other students in the class, and all levels are welcome. Sketchbook, pencil, and eraser required, and add’l materials will be discussed.


S20-D2 Beginner/Intermediate Drawing
Instructor: Beth Clark
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Tuesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( May 12, 2020 - Jun 2, 2020 )
Drawing is the original building block for any type of art making. In this class we will explore all of the possibilities drawing affords to make a three dimensional object on a two dimensional surface. We will focus on different ways of shading, measuring and especially the wonderful assortment of drawing materials available-everything from charcoal to pencils, papers and (yes) erasers! Each can help the artist in you achieve different, varied effects creating subtle or expressive results. We will also look at drawings both historical and contemporary.
Come and draw!  It is more than pencil on paper-it is a wonderful end in itself.


S20-Drw2 Figure Drawing: Live Model with Instruction
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( May 12, 2020 - Jun 2, 2020 )
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.

(NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY 5/25)

Model fee is included in tuition.

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.

 


Fiber Arts


S20-FF1 Textile Printing TechniquesRegistration Closed
Instructor: Jean-Marie Baldwin
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Thursday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020 )

This class is a great way to explore a variety & combination of printing techniques on paper and textiles. The result is unique to the individual using Brayers, wood blocks, stencils, leaves, screens, gyotoko and many unexpected items to create impressions. We will print on paper, cotton, and a silk scarf. All materials and supplies 

Materials fee paid to instructor on day of work shop $40

Bio
Jean-Marie Baldwin has been working with dyes and paints on various surfaces from silk to canvas for over thirty years.  Her combination of ancient and modern techniques and her research and experiments in this realm have resulted in unique and inventive designs.  Having a foundation in Fine and Commercial art and her continuous study with several world renowned textile designers she brings a unique variety of textile techniques to her classes.


S20-FFW3 Nuno-Felted Scarves or Felted Home Decor
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( May 9, 2020 - May 9, 2020 )
Create your own one-of-a-kind art through the process of 'painting' your design with wool fibers onto silk fabric (scarves) or a wool base (runners).  A rolling process with soap and water is used to meld the wool fibers together or into the silk fabric to create a beautiful soft and drape-able scarf or sturdy table runner.

 Pack a Lunch
 $18 materials fee is payable to instructor.


S20-FFW1 Felted Collage Pictures
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Thursday 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ( May 14, 2020 - May 14, 2020 )
In this workshop you will use strands and pieces of colored merino wool fibers and silk fibers to 'paint' a picture which will be wet felted and embellished with needle felting and embroidery.  Bring a small towel and a spray bottle.

  Materials fee of $10 payable to the instructor at the workshop.



S20-FFW2 Felted Jewelry
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Jun 4, 2020 - Jun 4, 2020 )
Make a felted bead or rope necklace with merino wool roving in colors of your choice, using a soap and water and rolling process.  Bring a small towel.
$7 materials fee, made payable to instructor


S20-FFW4 Nuno-Felted Scarves or Felted Home Decor
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Jun 13, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020 )
Create your own one-of-a-kind art through the process of .painting' your design with wool fibers onto silk fabric (scarves) or a wool base (runners).  A rolling process with soap and water is used to meld the wool fibers together or into the silk fabric to create a beautiful soft and drape-able scarf or sturdy table runner.
 Pack a Lunch

 $18 materials fee is payable to instructor.

Jewelry


S20-J3 Adult Metal Jewelry (now working with silver)Registration Closed
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Apr 2, 2020 - Apr 23, 2020 )
Join us in the studio and create your very own handmade metal jewelry. Students will learn all of the various techniques from hammering, forging, piercing, fold-forming, soldering and more! Each week we will focus on a new project.  This class is flexible, instructor has projects at the ready but is also open to students' ideas and direction. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.  

Materials' fee $40 per student.


S20-J1 Jewelry: Continuing TechniquesRegistration Closed
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Monday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ( Apr 6, 2020 - Apr 27, 2020 )
Learn to use the jewelers saw and hand drill combinded with multiple solderings and stone settings to make jewelry of your choice.
Learn to set gemstones such as tumbled stones, cabochons (domed stones), and faceted stones into ready to wear jewelry.  Shape,file, hammer and solder, polish and set. 
2 weeks will cover wire design techniques
2 weeks will cover multiple soldering techniques
2 weeks will cover multiple stone settings 
Learn multiple techniques used in creating your own jewelry. Includes wire design, multiple stone setting techniques, multiple soldering techniqes, plus learning to shape, file, hammer, polish and set.
Materials fee $35 per student.


S20-J2 Jewely: Continuing Techniques
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Monday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ( May 4, 2020 - May 25, 2020 )
Learn multiple techniques used in creating your own jewelry. Includes wire design, multiple stone setting techniques, multiple soldering techniqes, plus learning to shape, file, hammer, polish and set.
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY 5/25
Materials fee $35 per student.



Lecture


S20-L1 Business of Art Session 7-Business: Setting up yourself as a Business
Instructor: Jeff Schaller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 20.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Apr 21, 2020 - Apr 21, 2020 )

Pricing includes one session.

Records & Bookkeeping: Reviewing transaction platforms, record of buyers, artwork archive, setting up an LLC, Sole Proprietor, SCorp, applying for a sales tax number and EIN number.


Monthly lecture series, October, 2019, through June 2020

3rd week of each month, Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm

2-hour format: 1.5 hour presentation and 0.5 hour Q&A session



S20-L4 Lunch & Learn with Kathryn NoskaRegistration Closed
Instructor: Kathryn E. Noska
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Wednesday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ( Apr 22, 2020 - Apr 22, 2020 )
December 2019 Exhibiting Artist, Kathryn E. Noska will talk about being an artist with a disability, and how through persistence, she turned it into an Art Ability. Due to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, a severe allergy-like reaction to low levels and different kinds of chemical toxicants, she works with cold-pressed walnut oil paint using solvent-free techniques. She will talk about her materials, demonstrate solvent-free painting techniques, and have paintings on display.

Includes boxed lunch



S20-L2 Buisness of Art Session 8-Marketing: E-communications & Social Media
Instructor: Jeff Schaller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 20.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( May 19, 2020 - May 19, 2020 )
TOPIC RESCEDULED from March 17, 2020

Pricing includes one session.
An overview of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter; when to post, how to post and when to engage email management and automated programs.
Monthly lecture series, October, 2019, through June 2020
3rd week of each month, Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm
2-hour format: 1.5 hour presentation and 0.5 hour Q&A session
Pricing includes one session.
An overview of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter; when to post, how to post and when to engage email management and automated programs.
Monthly lecture series, October, 2019, through June 2020
3rd week of each month, Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm
2-hour format: 1.5 hour presentation and 0.5 hour Q&A session


S20-L3 Business of Art Session 9-Furthering your Career
Instructor: Jeff Schaller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 20.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Jun 16, 2020 - Jun 16, 2020 )

Pricing includes one session.

Applying to Group Exhibits, Online Juried Shows, Outdoor Art Shows, Galleries and Museums.


Monthly lecture series, October, 2019, through June 2020

3rd week of each month, Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm

2-hour format: 1.5 hour presentation and 0.5 hour Q&A session


Mixed Media


S20-MM1 Studio Workshop Concentration: All Mediums
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 300.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Apr 7, 2020 - May 26, 2020 )

This class is for the more advanced student and will allow for concentration in medium of your choice.  Pastel, oil paint, watercolor preferred. Instructor will be there to help facilitate critiques among students and individually.  


Bring your own materials to the first class, additional materials will be discussed (if needed)

Painting


S20-Pw1 Portrait Painting - Any Medium with Live Model Registration Closed
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Apr 6, 2020 - Apr 27, 2020 )
Students eager to sharpen their skills will learn lessons in anatomy, proportion, palettes, mixing and practical color application to enhance their interpretation of the live model in oil paint. In addition, students will receive constructive feedback as their paintings develop during class time. Full class poses and multi-week poses will be provided with the intention of creating finished works for the student’s portfolio. The aim of this course is to provide a technical foundation that will help students achieve their artistic vision. Class is open to drawing, oil, acrylic, colored pencil and pastel among others. Bring what you like to work with, if you are unsure you can always start with the classic, sketch pad, pencil and eraser.
MODEL FEE IS INCLUDED IN TUITION
Below is an example of an oil paint materials list.

Materials

An assortment of Paint Brushes

Turpenoid

Rags or Paper Towels

Canvases ranging from 8x10 – 18x24

Recommended Paints:

-Titanium / Flake White

-Cadmium Lemon

-Cadmium Yellow Pale

-Yellow Ochre Pale

-Cadmium Orange

-Cadmium Red Light

-Cadmium Red Deep

-Alizarin Crimson

-Burnt Sienna

-Burnt Umber

-Raw Umber

-Ultramarine Blue

-Cobalt Blue




S20-P1 Painting-An Abstract ApproachRegistration Closed
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 7, 2020 - Apr 28, 2020 )

This class cover contemporary approaches in painting such as Expressionism - which includes abstraction. This is a predominately a studio class, where you work (paint) in class, including occasional video lessons. Mr Omwake teaches each student according to their interests. It is not a one size fits all approach. The last half hour is devoted to critique of the day's work.  Fun! Informative! 

Materials: acrylic or water-based oils, canvases, brushes, rags, jars, palette, & a palette knife

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S20-P3 Wednesday Night PaintingRegistration Closed
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Wednesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Apr 8, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020 )
Wednesday night painting will begin with the more traditional painting methods of portrait, still life, and figure as the subject.  Students will then be encouraged to embark on a new, fresh and contemporary painting style.  Using personal experiences, media imagery, books, etc, students will dive into contemporary studies and paintings.  
Teens welcome.  

All media are welcome, bring your medium of choice to the first class.  Materials and techniques will be discussed. 


S20-PO1 Oil PaintingRegistration Closed
Instructor: Ronald Coppola / R.S.
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM ( Apr 8, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020 )
This class is for all oil painters from beginners to those with more experience looking to branch out and expand their oil capabilities.  Join Raven Sparrow in learning tips and techniques to help speed up your process as well as painting on various surfaces; canvas, wood, paper and masonite.

Materials List
Brushes, #2 & #4, Flat & Filbert, hog hair brushes.
11x14 and/or 16x20 sketchbook.
Oil paints: Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Ivory Black, Ultra Marine Blue & Titanium White.
Small can of mineral spirits
and small container for mineral spirits
3, 11x14 canvas boards (depending on your chosen surface).
photos of your choice to work from; landscape, animal or still-life.
Raven Sparrow - a.k.a. Ronald Coppola studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  He also studied under Paul Deslo and Nelson Shanks.  Ron has painted several murals for the US Government at the Coatesville & Lebanon Veterans Hospital.  Mr. Sparrow is represented in area galleries and has painted for over 35 years.


S20-P5 Still Life Painting with Oil and/or AcrylicRegistration Closed
Instructor: Beth Clark
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Thursday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020 )
In this class we will continue the age old tradition of still life painting and give it a modern twist. A variety of set ups will be used, both traditional and contemporary. Focus will be on color mixing, effects of light and atmosphere. Additionally we will look at the masters of this genre.
Experienced painters bring your supplies and a canvas for the first class. A list is provided for beginners.
Colors: Cadmium (cad) red ight, cad yellow light, cad lemon yellow, yellow ochre, permanent green light, ultramarine blue, violet, payne's grey
Brushes: 2-3 different sizes, I like Filberts
Container for water or mineral spirits
Mineral spirits if using oil paint
Canvas: 11"x14" canvas or 2 smaller ones


S20-P7 Modern Art PaintingRegistration Closed
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Apr 11, 2020 - May 2, 2020 )

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 Renoir, to Van 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: acrylic or water-based oils, canvases, brushes, rags, jars, palette & a palette knife.



S20-Wc1 Watercolor: Starting Up
Instructor: Wendy Scheirer
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 300.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Tuesday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ( Apr 14, 2020 - Jun 2, 2020 )
Watercolor is an exciting, versatile medium, which can be used in many ways.  Using a variety of subject matter, students will learn the fundamentals of painting in watercolor.  Classes will begin with demonstrations, and include group critique.  Materials will be discussed in the first class.  Bring sketchbook, pencil and any watercolor materials you have.


S20-Wc2 Watercolor: Moving Along
Instructor: Wendy Scheirer
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 300.00 - $ 280.00 Members
Tuesday 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM ( Apr 14, 2020 - Jun 2, 2020 )
Students will use the basic techniques of watercolor painting and gain experience in: drawing for watercolor, wet in wet watercolor, glazing with watercolor washes, and mixed aqueous media.  Students are encouraged to work in their own style.  Classes will include group critique with emphasis on constructive criticism of works in progress.


S20-Wc3 Watercolor: Beyond the Basics
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Intermediate
$ 320.00 - $ 300.00 Members
Friday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Apr 17, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020 )


S20-WcW1 Watercolor Flowers Workshop
Instructor: Roe T. Murray
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( May 1, 2020 - May 1, 2020 )
Painting flowers from life in watercolors. Welcome Spring!!
    Supply list:
   Bring whatever watercolor paints and  supplies you have.
You need at least the 3 primary colors, yellow, red and blue.
Some good, round, pointed watercolor brushes and some watercolor paper, a watercolor palette,
a water container, a pencil and a kneaded eraser.You can paint individual flowers for an assortment of small paintings or one large still life.Bring enough paper for choices.
Painting flowers from life in watercolors. Welcome Spring!!
Supply list:
Bring whatever watercolor paints and  supplies you have.
You need at least the 3 primary colors, yellow, red and blue.
Some good, round, pointed watercolor brushes and some watercolor paper, a watercolor palette,
A container for water, 
A pencil and a kneaded eraser.
You can paint individual flowers for an assortment of small paintings or one large still life, bring enough paper for choices.


S20-Pw2 Portrait Painting - Any Medium with Live Model
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Monday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( May 4, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020 )
Students eager to sharpen their skills will learn lessons in anatomy, proportion, palettes, mixing and practical color application to enhance their interpretation of the live model in oil paint. In addition, students will receive constructive feedback as their paintings develop during class time. Full class poses and multi-week poses will be provided with the intention of creating finished works for the student’s portfolio. The aim of this course is to provide a technical foundation that will help students achieve their artistic vision. Class is open to drawing, oil, acrylic, colored pencil and pastel among others. Bring what you like to work with, if you are unsure you can always start with the classic, sketch pad, pencil and eraser.
MODEL FEE IS INCLUDED IN TUITION

NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY 5/25

Below is an example of an oil paint materials list.

Materials

An assortment of Paint Brushes

Turpenoid

Rags or Paper Towels

Canvases ranging from 8x10 – 18x24

Recommended Paints:

-Titanium / Flake White

-Cadmium Lemon

-Cadmium Yellow Pale

-Yellow Ochre Pale

-Cadmium Orange

-Cadmium Red Light

-Cadmium Red Deep

-Alizarin Crimson

-Burnt Sienna

-Burnt Umber

-Raw Umber

-Ultramarine Blue

-Cobalt Blue




S20-P8 Modern Art Painting
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( May 9, 2020 - Jun 6, 2020 )

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 Renoir, to Van 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'.

NO CLASS 5/23 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 

Materials: acrylic or water-based oils, canvases, brushes, rags, jars, palette & a palette knife.



S20-POW1 Color Mixing Techniques in Oil
Instructor: Madeleine Kelly
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( May 9, 2020 - May 9, 2020 )
Color, color mixing, and understanding the relationshop of color. You will learn the basic principles of color theory. Mixing beautiful grays and using a limited palette, you will learn to mix virtually any color we see.

Materials List:
Suggested Oil Colors highlighted in yellow are must haves for this class, the others are optional and of course you can bring more
Yellow: cadmium yellow medium
Blue: ultramarine
Red: cadmium red, alizarin crimson
Green: viridian
Earth: raw umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre 
Black: Ivory
White: titanium
 
Brushes: flat brushes in a variety of sizes; Firm oil brushes and a few soft, synthetic or sable brushes; a few rounds and at least one 2" soft flat brush for glazing. NOT watercolor brushes
 
Palette knife (different sizes for mixing and applications) 
Palette, wood or paper (toned b/w mid tone gray paper is preferable)
Medium / Linseed Oil OR Walnut Oil (dries slower), Because the following dry faster Liquin or Alkyd I would suggest one of the first two.  But the choice is up to you.
Turpenoid or odorless paint thinner
Containers with lids for Medium and Turpenoid 
Stretched canvas or panel that has been gessoed
Paper towels and painting rags

Materials List:

Suggested Oil Colors highlighted in yellow are must haves for this class, the others are optional and of course you can bring more

Yellow: cadmium yellow medium

Blue: ultramarine

Red: cadmium red, alizarin crimson

Green: viridian

Earth: raw umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre

Black: Ivory

White: titanium

Brushes: flat brushes in a variety of sizes; Firm oil brushes and a few soft, synthetic or sable brushes; a few rounds and at least one 2" soft flat brush for glazing. NOT watercolor brushes

Palette knife (different sizes for mixing and applications) 

Palette, wood or paper (toned b/w mid tone gray paper is preferable)

Medium / Linseed Oil OR Walnut Oil (dries slower), Because the following dry faster Liquin or Alkyd I would suggest one of the first two.  But the choice is up to you.

Turpenoid or odorless paint thinner

Containers with lids for Medium and Turpenoid 

Stretched canvas or panel that has been gessoed

Paper towels and painting rags



S20-P2 Painting: An Abstract Approach
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( May 12, 2020 - Jun 2, 2020 )

This class cover contemporary approaches in painting such as Expressionism - which includes abstraction. This is a predominately a studio class, where you work (paint) in class, including occasional video lessons. Mr Omwake teaches each student according to their interests. It is not a one size fits all approach. The last half hour is devoted to critique of the day's work. Fun! Informative! 

Materials: acrylic or water-based oils, canvases, brushes, rags, jars, palette, & a palette knife

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S20-P4 Wednesday Night Painting
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Wednesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( May 13, 2020 - Jun 3, 2020 )
Wednesday night painting will begin with the more traditional painting methods of portrait, still life, and figure as the subject.  Students will then be encouraged to embark on a new, fresh and contemporary painting style.  Using personal experiences, media imagery, books, etc, students will dive into contemporary studies and paintings.  
Teens welcome.  

All media are welcome, bring your medium of choice to the first class.  Materials and techniques will be discussed. 


S20-PO2 OIl Painting
Instructor: Ronald Coppola / R.S.
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( May 13, 2020 - Jun 3, 2020 )
This class is for all oil painters from beginners to those with more experience looking to branch out and expand their oil capabilities.  Join Raven Sparrow in learning tips and techniques to help speed up your process as well as painting on various surfaces; canvas, wood, paper and masonite.

Materials List
Brushes, #2 & #4, Flat & Filbert, hog hair brushes.
11x14 and/or 16x20 sketchbook.
Oil paints: Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Ivory Black, Ultra Marine Blue & Titanium White.
Small can of mineral spirits
and small container for mineral spirits
3, 11x14 canvas boards (depending on your chosen surface).
photos of your choice to work from; landscape, animal or still-life.
Raven Sparrow - a.k.a. Ronald Coppola studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  He also studied under Paul Deslo and Nelson Shanks.  Ron has painted several murals for the US Government at the Coatesville & Lebanon Veterans Hospital.  Mr. Sparrow is represented in area galleries and has painted for over 35 years.

Pastels


S20-PP1 Continuing Pastels
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 320.00 - $ 300.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Apr 17, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020 )
In this studio class, students learn various techniques specific to the use of pastel. Class time is a combination of instruction, studio time, and group and individual critiques. Bring your sketch and pastel supplies. Further materials will be discussed during class, if needed.


S20-PPW1 Portraits in Pastel with Madeleine Kelly
Instructor: Madeleine Kelly
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( May 11, 2020 - May 11, 2020 )
The immediacy of the pastel medium allows for quick build-up of color and depth and adjustments can be made quickly.  Understand the proportions of the human face and to draw them accurately.  If the facial proportions are off, then the portrait will definitely suffer.  Second look for the anomalies of the face, expression, etc.
Material listed below.
REFERENCE IMAGES
Photos of portrait faces and or face with upper torso.
REQUIRED SUPPLIES
Bring soft or hard pastels, or a combination of both (any brand or mix - Sennelier, Unison, Terry Ludwig, Nu Pastels, etc...) COLORS SHOULD INCLUDE lighter values or appropriate skin tones, unless you wish to work in abstraction.
Please bring at least 1 piece of SANDED paper (Canson sanded, Wallis, Art Spectrum, UART, or other) I suggest sanded paper, any brand, however so that you can layer.  Suggested size 12 x  16 or larger.  
2 piece of Canson Ingres Drawing paper ( grays or blacks are best ) or other drawing paper with texture ( Strathmore, Arches, etc… ) 
Drawing Board ( big enough to hold your paper ) 
Sealed container for alcohol
Several soft bristled inexpensive paint brushes (oil/acrylic) something that you will only use for your pastels ( Robert Simmons, etc ) Any cheap brand 
Isopropyl alcohol (the higher the % alcohol the quicker it will dry which is preferrable )
Artists Tape (or blue tape or green tape)
Paper Towels
Sketchbook and markers or pencils for creating thumbnails
Easels if not supplied by the art center 
OPTIONAL
Gloves or Glove lotion (it is recommended that you use one or the other for skin protection) (“Gloves in a Bottle” or any mechanic’s barrier cream from Pep Boys works nicely also)
Willow or Vine Charcoal for sketching
Tortillons (cylindrical drawing tools can be found in AC Moore, Michaels and all other art supply stores)
Stiff bristled brush ( for removing pastels from paper )
Glassine, Tracing or Wax Paper (in a pinch) for protecting your art
own works of art.


S20-PPW2 Portraits in Pastel II
Instructor: Madeleine Kelly
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Jun 9, 2020 - Jun 9, 2020 )
The immediacy of the pastel medium allows for quick build-up of color and depth and adjustments can be made quickly.  Understand the proportions of the human face and to draw them accurately.  If the facial proportions are off, then the portrait will definitely suffer.  Second look for the anomalies of the face, expression, etc.
Material listed below.
REFERENCE IMAGES
Photos of portrait faces and or face with upper torso.
REQUIRED SUPPLIES
Bring soft or hard pastels, or a combination of both (any brand or mix - Sennelier, Unison, Terry Ludwig, Nu Pastels, etc...) COLORS SHOULD INCLUDE lighter values or appropriate skin tones, unless you wish to work in abstraction.
Please bring at least 1 piece of SANDED paper (Canson sanded, Wallis, Art Spectrum, UART, or other) I suggest sanded paper, any brand, however so that you can layer.  Suggested size 12 x  16 or larger.  
2 piece of Canson Ingres Drawing paper ( grays or blacks are best ) or other drawing paper with texture ( Strathmore, Arches, etc… ) 
Drawing Board ( big enough to hold your paper ) 
Sealed container for alcohol
Several soft bristled inexpensive paint brushes (oil/acrylic) something that you will only use for your pastels ( Robert Simmons, etc ) Any cheap brand 
Isopropyl alcohol (the higher the % alcohol the quicker it will dry which is preferrable )
Artists Tape (or blue tape or green tape)
Paper Towels
Sketchbook and markers or pencils for creating thumbnails
Easels if not supplied by the art center 
OPTIONAL
Gloves or Glove lotion (it is recommended that you use one or the other for skin protection) (“Gloves in a Bottle” or any mechanic’s barrier cream from Pep Boys works nicely also)
Willow or Vine Charcoal for sketching
Tortillons (cylindrical drawing tools can be found in AC Moore, Michaels and all other art supply stores)
Stiff bristled brush ( for removing pastels from paper )
Glassine, Tracing or Wax Paper (in a pinch) for protecting your art


Photography


S20-Ph1 Black and White Traditional Darkroom PhotographyRegistration Closed
Instructor: Cris Staley Hutchinson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Thursday 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM ( Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020 )

Print traditional B&W prints from your own B&W negatives in the darkroom with tray process technique.

We will experiment with various paper types and surfaces to maximize tonal ranges in printing and work to make an ideal image for your specific negatives. Please bring your processed negatives to the 1st class.

$50 lab fee made payable to the instructor


Printmaking


S20-Pr1 Silkscreen and Relief PrintmakingRegistration Closed
Instructor: Chris McKinney
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Apr 8, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020 )

Be introduced to silk screen and relief printing, and learn techniques used for both fine artwork and for craft. Take your favorite photographs or drawings and generate endless prints from a single work of art. Create multiple prints using hand-drawn techniques; a great way to create your own greeting cards and T-shirt designs.  Whether a beginner, intermediate, or the rusty professional looking to get back into printing, this course teaches you a fun hands on medium.

 


Materials:

--Printmaking paper or pads: Strathmore Printmaking Acid Free Paper Pad is suggested.

--If you’d like to print on fabric-T-shirts, aprons, and canvas bags.

--Black silkscreen ink is provided. Additional silkscreen inks can be purchased after we discuss the correct types of water based ink we use during 1st class.





S20-Pr2 Silkscreen and Relief Printmaking
Instructor: Chris McKinney
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( May 13, 2020 - Jun 3, 2020 )

Be introduced to silk screen and relief printing, and learn techniques used for both fine artwork and for craft. Take your favorite photographs or drawings and generate endless prints from a single work of art. Create multiple prints using hand-drawn techniques; a great way to create your own greeting cards and T-shirt designs.  Whether a beginner, intermediate, or the rusty professional looking to get back into printing, this course teaches you a fun hands on medium.

 


Materials:

--Printmaking paper or pads: Strathmore Printmaking Acid Free Paper Pad is suggested.

--If you’d like to print on fabric-T-shirts, aprons, and canvas bags.

--Black silkscreen ink is provided. Additional silkscreen inks can be purchased after we discuss the correct types of water based ink we use during 1st class.




Sculpture


S20-Sc1 Basic Sculpture: Learning to Think in 3-DRegistration Closed
Instructor: Alejandro D.. Lemus
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Friday 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM ( Apr 10, 2020 - May 1, 2020 )
Come and immerse yourself in this hands-on learning class, developing techniques of basic scultpure.  Learn how to build an amature and a sculpture using oil based clay. Learn how to translate complex shapes, experiment awith a variety of sculpting tools.  You already see in 3 dimesions, now, learn to think and create in all 3 as well.

A separate fee of $20 is payable to the instructor the first day of class.  It covers 2lbs of oil based clay and an armature.  Additional clay can be purchased if needed.


S20-Sc2 Basic Sculpture: Learning to Think in 3-D
Instructor: Alejandro D.. Lemus
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Friday 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM ( May 15, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020 )
Come and immerse yourself in this hands-on learning class, developing techniques of basic scultpure.  Learn how to build an amature and a sculpture using oil based clay. Learn how to translate complex shapes, experiment awith a variety of sculpting tools.  You already see in 3 dimesions, now, learn to think and create in all 3 as well.

A separate fee of $20 is payable to the instructor the first day of class.  It covers 2lbs of oil based clay and an armature.  Additional clay can be purchased if needed.