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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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W19-OS1 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 ( Jan 7, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019 )
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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You can register for individual days in this program. Click here. 

W19-OS CCAA's 14th Semi-Annual Life Drawing Marathon (all 3 sessions)
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 55.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM ( Feb 18, 2019 - Feb 18, 2019 )
Session 1    (10am – 1pm)                                                               
Session 2    (1 – 4pm)
Session 3    (4 – 7pm)

Come join CCAA this President's Day and take part in this popular event.  The more early registrations there are, the more models CCAA will be able to provide, so register early.  Bring your own bag lunch/dinner.  Walk-ins welcomed.  Coffee, tea and ice provided.


 

Member pricing:
$20 for 1 session
$30 for 2 sessions
$40 for the whole day.

Non-Member pricing:
$35 for 1 session
$45 for 2 sessions
$55 for the whole day

 


W19-OSa CCAA's 14th Semi-Annual Life Drawing Marathon (2 sessions)
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 45.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM ( Feb 18, 2019 - Feb 18, 2019 )
Session 1    (10am – 1pm)                                                               
Session 2    (1 – 4pm)
Session 3    (4 – 7pm)

Come join CCAA this President's Day and take part in this popular event.  The more early registrations there are, the more models CCAA will be able to provide, so register early.  Bring your own bag lunch/dinner.  Walk-ins welcomed.  Coffee, tea and ice provided.

Member pricing:
$20 for 1 session
$30 for 2 sessions
$40 for the whole day.

Non-Member pricing:
$35 for 1 session
$45 for 2 sessions
$55 for the whole day




W19-OSb CCAA's 14th Semi-Annual Life Drawing Marathon (1 session)
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 35.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM ( Feb 18, 2019 - Feb 18, 2019 )
Session 1    (10am – 1pm)                                                               
Session 2    (1 – 4pm)
Session 3    (4 – 7pm)

Come join CCAA this President's Day and take part in this popular event.  The more early registrations there are, the more models CCAA will be able to provide, so register early.  Bring your own bag lunch/dinner.  Walk-ins welcomed.  Coffee, tea and ice provided.

Member pricing:
$20 for 1 session
$30 for 2 sessions
$40 for the whole day.

Non-Member pricing:
$35 for 1 session
$45 for 2 sessions
$55 for the whole day



Ceramics

W19-COS Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 10
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 150.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jan 7, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019 )
Studio Hours are:

Mondays-11AM-3:30PM
Tuesdays 5-9PM
Wednesdays-11AM-4PM
Saturdays 9AM-1PM

WINTER OPEN STUDIO RUNS: 1/7-3/18, OPEN STUDIO PASS EXPIRES 3/18.  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 $30 for a 25 lb bag of clay.  Please bring your own towel if needed for throwing. 

W19-COS1 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students - 1 Day Drop-in
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 30.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jan 7, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019 )
Studio Hours are:
Mondays-11AM-3:30PM
Tuesdays 5-9PM
Wednesdays-11AM-4PM
Saturdays 9AM-1PM



WINTER OPEN STUDIO RUNS 1/7-3/18. This 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. 






W19-COS2 Ceramic Open Studio - Current CCAA Clay Students - 1 Day Drop-in
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 15.00 - $ 10.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jan 7, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019 )
Studio Hours are:
Mondays-11AM-3:30PM
Tuesdays 5-9PM
Wednesdays-11AM-4PM
Saturdays 9AM-1PM


Winter open studio runs from 1/7-3/8. This is for a 1 day drop in, includes 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).



W19-COS3 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 5
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 75.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jan 7, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019 )
Studio Hours are:
Mondays-11AM-3:30PM
Tuesdays 5-9PM
Wednesdays-11AM-4PM
Saturdays 9AM-1PM


WINTER OPEN STUDIO RUNS 1/7-3/18 , STUDIO PASS EXPIRES 3/18.  Includes 5 open 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.  

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).


W19-COS4 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 20
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 270.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jan 7, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019 )
Studio Hours are:
Mondays-11AM-3:30PM
Tuesdays 5-9PM
Wednesdays-11AM-4PM
Saturdays 9AM-1PM

WINTER OPEN STUDIO RUNS 1/7-3/18, OPEN STUDIO PASS EXPIRES 3/18.  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.  

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).  


W19-COS5 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 30
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 360.00 - $ 240.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jan 7, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019 )
Studio Hours are:
Mondays-11AM-3:30PM
Tuesdays 5-9PM
Wednesdays-11AM-4PM
Saturdays 9AM-1PM


WINTER OPEN STUDIO RUNS1/7-3/18, OPEN STUDIO PASSES EXPIRE3/18 .  Includes 30 open studio days (up to 120 hours of creating time), use of studio tools, glazes and electric kiln firings. Additional 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). 


W19-C3 Beginner Wheel ThrowingFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Sarah Bieg
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 285.00 - $ 265.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Jan 10, 2019 - Mar 7, 2019 )

This class offers an introduction for beginners on the pottery wheel.  One-on-one instruction and demonstrations of cylinders, bowls, vases, plates and mugs with handles will provide the student with techniques that allow them to bring their ideas into reality in a stress free environment!  Instructor will also cover glazing techniques and materials.

NO CLASS 2/21

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 $30/bag.


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.



W19-Cw5 Pottery Workshop - Afternoons
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 195.00 - $ 185.00 Members
Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM ( Feb 19, 2019 - Mar 12, 2019 )

2/12 (Snow Day) - This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new dates, 2/19-3/12


In this studio style class, explore ideas based on personal interest.  Instructor can teach you the skills to achieve any and all ideas that are brought to the table.  Instructor will also have projects at the ready including demos on specific skills. All levels welcome and teens welcome.


Tuition includes a materials' fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and clay.  Add’l clay may be purchased for $30/bag.


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.




W19-Cw11 Ceramics: Paint Your Own-Serving Bowl
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019 )

Come in and paint your own serving bowl.  Enjoy an evening with your partner, family or friend and paint some ceramics.  Bring inspiration from home or pick something out from the images we have, any design or creative ideas are welcome!  Once your piece is finished,it is safe to use with food. All pottery is available for pickup one week after workshop date.


Registration price is per person.  If you are signing up with a friend, each person will need to register. 

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.


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W19-C2w Wednesday Intermediate/Advanced Throwing
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 185.00 - $ 165.00 Members
Wednesday 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ( Feb 27, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019 )
Take your throwing skills to the next level.  During this collaborative class students will learn how to turn their mugs and bowls into pitchers and teapots. Advanced throwing will focus on galleries, handles, and trimming along with glaze technique and surface decoration.

Tuition includes a 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 $30/bag.


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.



W19-Cw9 Handbuilding for Beginners - Mornings
Instructor: Constance McBride
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 120.00 - $ 110.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM ( Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019 )
Get creative with clay and make some fun ceramic projects the first three weeks and the final week glaze your work.  This class is for all experience levels, but is more geared towards beginner students.  The instructor has fun projects to work on incorporating basic hand building techniques; coil, pinch pot and slab building.  

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.

W19-NOw3 Clay & Chardonnay: Friday Night Out!
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 55.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 1, 2019 )
Perfect for Date Night or Girls Night Out! Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making ceramic art on the pottery wheel, but haven’t had time to take a whole class? Start the evening in our newly renovated galleries enjoying a glass of wine (or two!) and looking at beautiful exhibits featuring works by local artists. Then, head downstairs to our ceramics studio for a quick demo by our ceramics instructor before getting your hands dirty making your own masterpiece! CCAA instructor will fire and glaze your work for you, then email you when it is ready for pick up which will be during regular business hours.

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.

This is a B.Y.O.B. workshop, bring your own refreshments.  Participants drinking alcohol must serve themselves and must be over 21 years of age, state laws apply.



W19-Cw17 Ceramics: Make your own wind chime
Instructor: Constance McBride
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Saturday 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM ( Mar 2, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019 )

NEW!! Come and either hand build or throw pots to create a beautiful wind chime for your kitchen or patio. For those of you who are experienced with throwing, you are welcome to do it but the focus will be on hand building with the instructor. Learn how to layer pots with mixed media additions to create a fun piece of art for your home.

 

Teens are welcome!


Materials and firing fees are included in the tuition.


Registration is for one participant.  If you are signing up with a friend, each person needs to register.


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.



 



W19-Cw12 Ceramics: Paint Your Own-Planter for the Home
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Mar 15, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019 )

Come in and paint your own planter for the home.  Enjoy an evening with your partner, family or friend and paint some ceramics.  Bring inspiration from home or pick something out from the images we have, any design or creative ideas are welcome!  Once your piece is finished,it is safe to use with food. All pottery is available for pickup one week after workshop date.


Materials and firing fees are included in the tuition.

Registration is for one participant.  If you are signing up with a friend, each person needs to register.  

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.




W19-Cw18 Ceramics: Make a berry bowl
Instructor: Constance McBride
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Saturday 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM ( Mar 16, 2019 - Mar 16, 2019 )

NEW!! Who doesn't love fresh berries in the Spring and Summer? Come in and make a colander style bowl to wash and serve your berries in! Bowls can be hand built or if you have throwing experience, come and use a wheel! We will cut the holes in our berry bowls to make a beautiful pattern.


Teens are welcome!


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

 


 



Drawing

W19-Dw1 Figure Drawing Studio: Live Model with Instruction
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Jan 15, 2019 - Feb 26, 2019 )
Skipped 1/29 & 2/12 due to inclement weather, Make-up classes have been added on the new end date will be, 2/26. 

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.

 


W19-Dw10 Beginner Drawing
Instructor: Beth Clark
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Monday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Feb 4, 2019 - Mar 4, 2019 )
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 effect 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
Skipped 2/11 (snow day), please take note of the new end date, 3/4

W19-Dw5 Drawing Realistic Textures-Beginner
Instructor: Kathryn E. Noska
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Wednesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Feb 20, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019 )
This beginner course will expand your drawing skills with a focus on learning to see.  Have fun with a variety of exercises while working from textures such as ceramic, stone, wood, metal, glass and fabric.  Explore different ways to draw with pencils by blending, toning, drawing with an eraser and working with light and shadow to create a sense of realism. 

Supply List:
Graphite pencils from 2H up to 6B or 8B
Generals brand Kimberly 9XXB (suggested, not required).  Order from Blick.com
A kneaded eraser (the gray moldable one) and a white or pink eraser
Cotton balls and Q-tips, Blending stump
Chamois cloth (used for blending)
Pencil sharpener
8x10 Drawing paper (not sketch paper)
A skewer stick or a skinny handled paintbrush (if you have one).  We will use this for taking measurements.








W19-Dw6 Drawing Realistic Textures-Intermediate
Instructor: Kathryn E. Noska
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Feb 22, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019 )

A continuation of drawing realistic textures, this class will push the previous methods taught to the next level.


Expand your drawing skills with a focus on learning to see.  Have fun with a variety of exercises while working from textures such as ceramic, stone, wood, metal, glass and fabric.  Explore different ways to draw with pencils by blending, toning, drawing with an eraser and working with light and shadow to create a sense of realism.


Supply List:

Graphite pencils from 2H up to 6B or 8B

Generals brand Kimberly 9XXB (suggested, not required).  Order from Blick.com

A kneaded eraser (the gray moldable one) and a white or pink eraser

Cotton balls and Q-tips, Blending stump

Chamois cloth (used for blending)

Pencil sharpener

8x10 Drawing paper (not sketch paper)

A skewer stick or a skinny handled paint brush (if you have one).  We will use this for taking measurements.



W19-Dw2 Figure Drawing Studio: Live Model with Instruction
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Mar 5, 2019 - Mar 26, 2019 )
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.

 


Jewelry

W19-Jw2 Textured Metal Jewelry Making
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 115.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Monday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ( Feb 4, 2019 - Feb 25, 2019 )
Skipped 2/11 (snow day), please take note of the new end date, 2/25.
Learn various ways of texturing metal using stamping tools, chasing and repousse tools, textured hammers and files.  Use fusing and soldering to make wearable jewelry such as a ring, a bracelet or a set of earrings.  
Materials' fee of $35 made payable to teacher during first class.


W19-J2 Adult Metal Jewelry
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Feb 14, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019 )
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.  
No class 3/7

Materials' fee $40 per student.

W19-Jw3 Multiple Soldered Jewelry Settings
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 115.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Monday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ( Mar 4, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019 )
Use shaping, forming, soldering, polishing techniques to create a wearable jewelry of your choice!  Will also be addressing layered metal, wire and gemstone settings to create a beautiful and wearable work of art!

Materials' fee of $35 made payable to teacher during first class.


Mixed Media

W19-Stw2 Studio Workshop Concentration
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Intermediate
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Feb 5, 2019 - Mar 5, 2019 )

Skipped 2/12 (Snow day) please take note of the new end date, 3/5.


This class is for the more advanced student and will allow for concentration in medium of your choice.  Pastel, oil paint, watercolor prefered. Instructor will be there to help facilitate critiques among students and individually.  Offered as two 4 week sessions, but it is recommended students participate in all 8 weeks.


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

W19-Pw2 Plein Air
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Feb 9, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019 )

Plein Air is painting and drawing outside in the fresh air.  Weather dependents students will be working from landscape photographs, or we will brave the outdoors! 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 artwork. Teens welcome.


New/Beginner students bring sketch materials to first class and additional materials will be discussed.


EXTMAR1 Alcohol Ink "Paintings"
Instructor: Tina Crespo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 25.00 - $ 25.00 Members
Thursday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Mar 14, 2019 - Mar 14, 2019 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.

Come experience a new technique, and get amazing results!  Instructor Tina Crespo, will guide you through the new and beautiful medium of alcohol ink painting.  Create abstract landscapes, flowers and/or intricate designs with this unique material.  You will leave the workshop with a new technique that you will want to try over and over again! This workshop is for all levels, so bring a friend over to Exton Square Mall, and have a new art experience!
Speciality materials are included in the pricing.  

EXTMAR2 Alcohol Ink "Paintings"
Instructor: Tina Crespo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 25.00 - $ 25.00 Members
Saturday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ( Mar 30, 2019 - Mar 30, 2019 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.

Come experience a new technique, and get amazing results!  Instructor Tina Crespo, will guide you through the new and beautiful medium of alcohol ink painting.  Create abstract landscapes, flowers and/or intricate designs with this unique material.  You will leave the workshop with a new technique that you will want to try over and over again! This workshop is for all levels, so bring a friend over to Exton Square Mall, and have a new art experience!
Speciality materials are included in the pricing.

Painting

W19-Wc1 Watercolor-Starting UpFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Wendy Scheirer
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 300.00 - $ 270.00 Members
Tuesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Jan 29, 2019 - Mar 26, 2019 )
Skipped 2/12 (snow day), please take note of the new end date, 3/26.
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. 

W19-Wc2 Watercolor-Moving Along
Instructor: Wendy Scheirer
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 300.00 - $ 270.00 Members
Tuesday 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM ( Jan 29, 2019 - Mar 26, 2019 )
Skipped 2/12 (snow day), please take note of the new end date, 3/26
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. 

W19-PAw1 Beginners Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Feb 19, 2019 - Mar 12, 2019 )

Beginners come and explore your painting abilities! This class will concentrate on acrylics.  Instructor will prepare you with all you need to know when it comes to painting using acrylics.  One-on-one instruction when needed, along with individual and group critiques.


Acrylic Painting Supply List

2  stretched canvases (10"x 10" - 12" x 16")

Box or newspaper to transport a wet canvas home flat in the car

Palette

Paper towels and/or a few rags

Brushes: bristle 1"; 1/2" & 1/4" (2 each)

Palette/painting knife ( one about 1/4"- 1/2" wide)


Paints:

Titanium White; Ultramarine Blue; Alizarin Crimson; Cadmium Yellow medium or similar warm yellow; Burnt Sienna



W19-Pw5 Still Life Painting with acrylic or oil
Instructor: Beth Clark
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Wednesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Feb 20, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019 )

This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new dates, 2/20-3/13.


This course is designed for those interested in refining their painting skills. A great course to try out a new medium, in a comfortable learning environment. In this class students will paint a still-life focusing on composition, light and shadow.  Instructor will guide through different techniques and use of materials, by using examples from Roman times to present day.  



W19-P6 Thursday Night Painting
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Feb 21, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019 )
This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new dates,  2/21 - 3/21.

NEW!! Thursday 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. 

W19-POw2 Portrait Oil Painting with Live Model
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 210.00 - $ 190.00 Members
Monday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Feb 25, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019 )
This class has been postponed 1 week, please take note of the new dates, 2/25 - 3/18.

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.

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



W19-NOw7 Paint & Pinot - Wayne Thiebaud Desserts Edition
Instructor: Chris Chadwick
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 1, 2019 )
Start your weekend the creative way. Come have a fun art experience at your local Art Center with your friends or make new friends along the way.  In this laid back atmosphere you will learn about painting in the style of artist Wayne Thiebaud who creates delicious dessert inspired paintings. 

Materials are included in the tuition (16X20 canvas and acrylic paints).

This is a B.Y.O.B. workshop, bring your own refreshments.  Participants drinking alcohol must serve themselves and must be over 21 years of age, state laws apply.

If you are registering a group of 5 or more people, call to sign up over the phone as there is a group discount.

EXTFEB5 "Love Birds" Guided Painting
Instructor: Amy Maria. Teitsworth
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 20.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Saturday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Mar 9, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.
Perfect for friends or couples, come to the mall on a Saturday afternoon to create a "love birds" painting.  Perfect for the Valentine season!
This workshop is for all levels, and taught by our talented instructor Amy Teitsworth!  You will be guided every step of the way, and leave the workshop with a painting you can be proud of.  What a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
Materials are included in the price.  

EXTFEB6 "Love Birds" Guided Painting
Instructor: Amy Maria. Teitsworth
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 20.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Mar 23, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.
Perfect for friends or couples, come to the mall on a Saturday afternoon to create a "love birds" painting.  Perfect for the Valentine season!
This workshop is for all levels, and taught by our talented instructor Amy Teitsworth!  You will be guided every step of the way, and leave the workshop with a painting you can be proud of.  What a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
Materials are included in the price.  

Pastels

W19-PPw2 Continuing Pastels
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Feb 8, 2019 - Mar 1, 2019 )
A continuation of the fall course, Line work and Pastels, this class will be a self motivated course designed to enhance your pastel techniques.  Instructor, Mark Cole will assist students by critiquing, guiding and assessing progress of students art works, and ensure that students skills are advancing to the next level.  Offered as a two 4 week courses, but students are encouraged to take the full 8 week course.

Photography

W19-OSp1 Darkroom Open Studio - 10 Pass
Instructor: Tara Toocheck
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 140.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Wednesday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Jan 9, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019 )

Photography Darkroom Program: Open Studio Printing Sessions - 10 Pass

10 pass is good for 10 visits within the winter session dates. Open darkroom is available to students with an intermediate working knowledge of photography and darkroom techniques.  Ages 16 and older (and approved younger aged students with darkroom experience).


Winter Studio Hours run from 1/7-3/22

Wednesdays 5pm-8pm


All Winter passes expire 3/22.  Includes use of darkroom and equipment - materials fees will be discussed as needed.




W19-OSp2 Darkroom Open Studio - 5 Pass
Instructor: Tara Toocheck
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 85.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Wednesday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Jan 9, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019 )

5 pass is good for 5 visits within the winter session dates.  Open darkroom is available to students with an intermediate working knowledge of photography and darkroom techniques.  Ages 16 and older (and approved younger aged students with darkroom experience).


Winter Studio Hours run from  1/7-3/22


Wednesdays 5pm-8pm


All Winter passes expire 3/22.  Includes use of darkroom and equipment - materials fees will be discussed as needed.




W19-OSp3 Darkroom Open Studio - 1 Day Drop-in
Instructor: Tara Toocheck
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 20.00 - $ 15.00 Members
Wednesday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Jan 9, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019 )

1 day pass is good for 1 visit within the winter session dates.  Open darkroom is available to students with an intermediate working knowledge of photography and darkroom techniques.  Ages 16 and older (and approved younger aged students with darkroom experience).


Winter Studio Hours run from  1/7-3/22


Wednesdays 5pm-8pm


All Winter passes expire 3/22.  Includes use of darkroom and equipment - materials fees will be discussed as needed.




W19-Phw Beginner Black and White Darkroom Photography
Instructor: Cris Staley Hutchinson
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Thursday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Feb 21, 2019 - Mar 14, 2019 )

NEW!  In the age of all digital photography, try your hand at the techniques of traditional 35 mm photographs and processes.  Students will be learning the basics of 35mm camera control and shooting film.  Students will also be learning the basics of black and white film processing, contact printing and traditional process printing.  

$40 lab fee will be collected the first class.



Printmaking

W19-Prw2 Silkscreen & Relief Printing-Intermediate
Instructor: Chris McKinney
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Feb 13, 2019 - Mar 6, 2019 )

Continue refining your skills with the process of 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

W19-OSs Open Studio - Sculpture
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 220.00 - $ 170.00 Members
Wednesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Jan 9, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019 )
Open time to work independently on your individual sculptures.  Intended for those working in various types or clay, not for stone work.  This session has 12 weeks, if you register for all 12 the price reflects a $10 savings.  
Drop in for each individual day is $15 for members and $20 for non-members

Bring your own materials, open to ALL mediums (do not have to work  three dimensionally)
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You can register for individual days in this program. Click here. 

W19-S1 Clay Sculpture
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019 )
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.

W19-Sw2 Clay Sculpture
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Feb 22, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019 )
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.

W19-Sw1 Sculpture Workshop with J. Clayton Bright
Instructor: J Clayton Bright
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 375.00 - $ 350.00 Members
Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM ( Mar 9, 2019 - Mar 16, 2019 )

Working with a laid back lab as the model, students will create a sculpture during this 2 consecutive Saturdays workshop.  Artist J. Clayton Bright will guide students in their work, with group critique and individualized instruction and assessment.  Try your hand at sculpture, with the unique opportunity to work with a live dog as your model.


$50 materials fee made payable to instructor which includes  clay, armature, and a special eye tool.


Workshop Dates 9am-3:30 each day:

Saturday - March 9th

Saturday - March 16th



Watercolor

W19-Wcw3 Watercolor: Beyond the Basics
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Intermediate
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Feb 8, 2019 - Mar 1, 2019 )

A continuation of the fall course Watercolor Concentration, this class will be a self motivated course designed to enhance your watercolor skills.  Instructor, Mark Cole will assist students by critiquing, guiding and assessing progress of students paintings, and ensure that students watercolor skills are advancing to the next level.  Offered as a two 4 week courses, but students are encouraged to take the full 8 week course.


Bring current watercolor materials to class, additional supplies will be discussed.