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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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F2018-FDOS1 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 ( Sep 10, 2018 - Dec 17, 2018 )
The dates above reflect the official FALL 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. 

F2018-FDOSW1 CCAA's 13th Life Drawing Marathon (all 3 sessions)
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 40.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Monday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM ( Nov 12, 2018 - Nov 12, 2018 )
Session 1    (10am – 1pm)                                                               
Session 2    (1 – 4pm)
Session 3    (4 – 7pm)

Come join CCAA 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.

It's $20 for 1 session, $30 for 2 and $40 for the whole day.

Ceramics

F2018-FCOS-10 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 10
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 150.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 4, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018 )
REGISTER BY DECEMBER 3  
Studio Hours are:

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

FALL OPEN STUDIO RUNS 9/4-12/22, CARDS EXPIRE DECEMBER 22.  Includes 10 open studio days (up to 30 hours of creating time), 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).

F2018-FCOS-1day-NS Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students - 1 Day Drop-in
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 30.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Tuesday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 4, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018 )
Studio Hours are:
Mondays 11AM-3:30PM 
Tuesdays 5-9PM 
Wednesdays 11AM-4PM 
Saturdays 9AM-1PM


FALL OPEN STUDIO RUNS 9/4-12/22. This is for a 1 day drop in, for those who are not currently taking any ceramics classes at CCAA.  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).







F2018-FCOS-1day-S Ceramic Open Studio - Current CCAA Clay Students - 1 Day Drop-in
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 15.00 - $ 10.00 Members
Tuesday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 4, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018 )
Studio Hours are:
Mondays 11AM-3:30PM
Tuesdays 5-9PM
Wednesdays 11AM-4PM
Saturdays 9AM-1PM

FALL OPEN STUDIO RUNS 9/4-12/22. 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).



F2018-FCOS-20 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 20
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 270.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Tuesday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 4, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018 )
REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 12  
Studio Hours are:
Mondays 11AM-3:30PM
Tuesdays 5-9PM
Wednesdays 11AM-4PM
Saturdays 9AM-1PM

FALL OPEN STUDIO RUNS 9/4-12/22, CARDS EXPIRE DECEMBER 22.  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).  


F2018-FCOS-30 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 30
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 360.00 - $ 240.00 Members
Tuesday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 4, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018 )
REGISTER BY OCTOBER 22  
Studio Hours are:
Mondays 11AM-3:30PM
Tuesdays 5-9PM
Wednesdays 11AM-4PM
Saturdays 9AM-1PM

FALL OPEN STUDIO RUNS 9/4-12/22, CARDS EXPIRE DECEMBER 22.  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). 


F2018-FCOS-5 Ceramic Open Studio - Non-students 5
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 75.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Tuesday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 4, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018 )
REGISTER BY DECEMBER 10  
Studio Hours are:
Mondays 11AM-3:30PM
Tuesdays 5-9PM
Wednesdays 11AM-4PM
Saturdays 9AM-1PM

FALL OPEN STUDIO RUNS 9/4-12/22, CARDS EXPIRE DECEMBER 22.  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).


F2018-FC5 Throwing on the Pottery WheelFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Veronica McLaughlin
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 360.00 - $ 340.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Sep 12, 2018 - Nov 21, 2018 )
This class offers introduction for beginners and continued instruction for those with experience on the potter's wheel.  One-on-one instruction and demonstrations of cylinders, bowls, vases, plates and mugs with handles will provide the student with definite techniques that allow them to bring their ideas into reality. Instructor will also cover glazing techniques and materials. Teens 15+ welcome.  

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

F2018-FCw11 Ceramics: Pizza & Paint Halloween style!
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018 )
NEW!! Come in enjoy some pizza and paint some Halloween inspired ceramics.  A great evening to share with your family, and bonus, dinner is included!  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.

Cost includes one ceramic piece, additional items can be purchased for $10. 

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.

F2018-FC2 Pottery Workshop - Evenings
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Monday 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ( Oct 29, 2018 - Dec 3, 2018 )
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.

F2018-FC4 Pottery Workshop - Afternoons
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM ( Oct 30, 2018 - Dec 4, 2018 )
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.

F2018-FCw20 Clay & Chardonnay: Friday Night Out!
Instructor: Samantha Diamond
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 55.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018 )
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.


F2018-FCw3 Play with Clay - Mornings
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM ( Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018 )
Get creative with clay and make some fun ceramic projects the first two weeks and the final week glaze your work.  This class is for all experience levels.  Beginners are welcome and the instructor has fun projects to pick from, more experienced students can either create their own project ideas or choose from instructor projects. 

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.

F2018-FCw20b Clay & Chardonnay: Friday Night Out!Full, Waitlist Available
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 55.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 9, 2018 - Nov 9, 2018 )
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.


F2018-FCw12 Ceramics: Paint Your Own... Serving Bowl
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 16, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018 )
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.

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.

F2018-FCw14 Throwing on the Pottery Wheel
Instructor: Veronica McLaughlin
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 28, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018 )
This class offers introduction for beginners and continued instruction for those with experience on the potter's wheel.  One-on-one instruction and demonstrations of cylinders, bowls, vases, plates and mugs with handles will provide the student with definite techniques that allow them to bring their ideas into reality. Instructor will also cover glazing techniques and materials. Teens 15+ welcome.  
Tuition includes materials fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and 1st bag of clay.  Add’l clay may be purchased for $30/bag.
This 4 week version offers an introduction for beginners and continued instruction for those with experience on the potter's wheel.  One-on-one instruction and demonstrations will provide the student with definite techniques that allow them to bring their ideas into reality. Instructor will also cover glazing techniques and materials. 
Teens 16+ welcome.  

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.

F2018-FCw17 Oh Christmas Tree
Instructor: Veronica McLaughlin
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 80.00 - $ 70.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 29, 2018 - Dec 6, 2018 )
Come get a little messy and work with some clay!  Students will be starting on the potters wheel, experience helpful but not required, we will be making A Christmas Tree for you to take home!  It will be fun and decorative for a table, workspace, or where ever you want some cheer!  Come back the second day of this workshop to decorate your tree

Tuition includes a materials' fee that covers the use of studio tools, glazes, electric kiln firings, and clay.  Open ceramics studio times available for an additional charge.

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.

F2018-FCw13 Ceramics: Paint Your Own... Serving Platter
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 60.00 - $ 50.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 30, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018 )
Enjoy an evening with your partner, family or friend and paint your own serving platter.  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.

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.

F2018-FCw20a Clay & Chardonnay: Friday Night Out!
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 55.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 30, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018 )
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.


F2018-FCw4 Play with Clay - Mornings
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM ( Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018 )
Get creative with clay and make some fun ceramic projects the first two weeks and the third week glaze your work.  This class is for all experience levels.  Beginners are welcome and the instructor has fun projects to pick from, more experienced students can either create their own project ideas or choose from instructor projects. 
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.

F2018-FCw9 Ceramic & Glass Ornament Workshop
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Saturday 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM ( Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018 )
Create unique holiday ornaments to give as gifts or keep for yourself.  Instructor will introduce beginners as well as those more experienced to the art of combining ceramics and glass. In a two part program, participants will learn about combining ceramics and glass to make unique pieces of art. In the first session, students will cut or form shapes from clay slabs to create ornaments. In the second session, glazes and glass will be added. 

Instructor will fire artwork and notify participant when they can pick up their finished project at CCAA during regular business hours. Adults and teens 16 & up.

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.



F2018-FCw21 Clay & Chardonnay: Friday Night Out!
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 55.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018 )
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.



F2018-FCw5 Play with Clay - Evenings
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Monday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 17, 2018 )
Get creative with clay and make some fun ceramic projects the first week and the second week glaze your work.  This class is for all experience levels.  Beginners are welcome and the instructor has fun projects to pick from, more experienced students can either create their own project ideas or choose from instructor projects. 
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

F2018-FD1 Drawing Skills
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Sep 20, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018 )
In this skill building class, students will explore a sampling of various styles and techniques.  The end goal will be working their way towards creating their own style.  Techniques highlighted will include composition and perspective.  Each class is geared towards personal growth and continuing students are welcome.  

F2018-FDw15 Figure Drawing: Live Model with Instruction 2 week workshop
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018 )
Students learn concepts to help them better realize the human figure. Lesson topics include proportion, value, line, construction of the parts of the body using simple masses, and simple anatomy.  Working with life models, students apply these concepts to their observational drawings. Model fee is included in tuition. Materials list provided.

Materials: 

  • Pencils (2H-2B), Assorted Vine Charcoal, Erasers (kneaded, gum, etc.)
  • 18x24 White Drawing Pad
  • Ruler
  • Plumb Line or string with weight knotted at the end.

 


F2018-FDw2 Drawing Skills
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 1, 2018 - Nov 29, 2018 )
In this skill building class, students will explore a sampling of various styles and techniques.  The end goal will be working their way towards creating their own style.  Techniques highlighted will include composition and perspective.  Each class is geared towards personal growth and continuing students are welcome.  

F2018-FDw3 Drawing & Drafts
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018 )
Have a fun relaxing night out with friends.  In this drawing workshop participants will warm up with some fun interactive drawing exercises to break the ice and then move right into doing a quick study (sketch), before focusing on an interesting still life.

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.

F2018-FDw16 Figure Drawing Studio: Live Model with Instruction
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Nov 6, 2018 - Nov 27, 2018 )
Students learn concepts to help them better realize the human figure. Lesson topics include proportion, value, line, construction of the parts of the body using simple masses, and simple anatomy.  Working with life models, students apply these concepts to their observational drawings. Model fee is included in tuition. Materials list provided.

Materials: 

  • Pencils (2H-2B), Assorted Vine Charcoal, Erasers (kneaded, gum, etc.)
  • 18x24 White Drawing Pad
  • Ruler
  • Plumb Line or string with weight knotted at the end.

 


F2018-FDw8 Drawing Realistic Textures
Instructor: Kathryn E. Noska
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Wednesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 7, 2018 - Dec 5, 2018 )
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.

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, Tortillion
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.


No class 11/21
***Please note dates reflected on website are different than catalog-----website dates are CORRECT***



F2018-FDw14 Drawing Realistic Textures
Instructor: Kathryn E. Noska
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 9, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018 )
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.  

Materials' List:
A range of graphite pencils from 2H or H up to 6B or 8B
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)
Willow charcoal sticks
Charcoal pencils
Sandpaper (to sharpen the charcoal to a point)
8X10 drawing paper (not sketch paper)
Skewer Stick

***Please note dates reflected on website are different than catalog-----website dates are CORRECT***

No class 11/23



F2018-FDw17 Figure Drawing Studio: Live Model with Instruction
Instructor: Patrick Neilson
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ( Dec 4, 2018 - Dec 11, 2018 )
Students learn concepts to help them better realize the human figure. Lesson topics include proportion, value, line, construction of the parts of the body using simple masses, and simple anatomy.  Working with life models, students apply these concepts to their observational drawings. Model fee is included in tuition. Materials list provided.

Materials: 

  • Pencils (2H-2B), Assorted Vine Charcoal, Erasers (kneaded, gum, etc.)
  • 18x24 White Drawing Pad
  • Ruler
  • Plumb Line or string with weight knotted at the end.

 


F2018-FDw1 Perspective made easy
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 115.00 - $ 105.00 Members
Thursday 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ( Dec 6, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018 )
This workshop will concentrate on understanding the basics of perspective drawing.  It is structured to be a worry free, relaxing class.  Instructor will take the pain out of drawing using perspective.
Sketchbook, pencil and eraser required. Additional materials will be discussed.



F2018-FDw4 Drawing & Drafts
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018 )
Have a fun relaxing night out with friends.  In this drawing workshop participants will warm up with some fun interactive drawing exercises to break the ice and then move right into doing a quick study (sketch), before focusing on an interesting still life.

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.

Drawing and Painting

F2018-FPwc4 Drawing into Watercolor
Instructor: Wendy Scheirer
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 360.00 - $ 320.00 Members
Tuesday 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM ( Oct 2, 2018 - Nov 20, 2018 )
One of the most important components of a successful watercolor is drawing. This class will encourage good drawing through demonstrations and practice exercises, working from still life as well as photographs. Students may choose to use a variety of drawing materials, including: pencil, charcoal, ink, and watercolor pencils and crayons. We will move from drawing into painting with watercolor and mixed aqueous media. Bring pencil and sketchbook to first class.

F2018-FDPw2 Drawing and Painting workshop with Roe Murray
Instructor: Roe T. Murray
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Wednesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Oct 31, 2018 - Nov 7, 2018 )
A mini open studio workshop!
Work from still lives set up in the classroom, or bring in your own photograph.  Those wanting to improve thier drawing skills or learn new ones, can use the time to draw, and those with some experience can bring painting supplies: watercolors, acrylics, oils or goauche.  There will be lots of individualized attention and critiques in a relaxed and fun atmosphere!

Fiber Arts

F2018-FFw2 Felted Home Decor
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 )

Make a felted wall hanging, pillow cover, table runner or coasters.  Use an embossing technique with merino wool and silk fabric. Bring a large towel and a spray bottle. Pack a lunch.  $18 materials' fee is payable to instructor.


F2018-FFw8 Sew your own sling pouch
Instructor: Susan Saller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Monday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Oct 22, 2018 - Oct 22, 2018 )
Do you know how to sew a straight stich, but were afraid to create on your own? Than this is the class for you!  Students will be learning how to create a multi colored button pouch.  At the end of the class you will leave with your own creation, templates and step-by-step directions, so you can create many more for the holidays!
Students must bring their own sewing machine, and be able to thread on their own, sew a straight stitch, and reverse.  
Materials needed are 2 contrasting fabrics (1/2 yard each) a medium/ large button, scissors (or rotary blade and mat).

EXTOCT-8 Felting Workshop-Felted pumpkins
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 25.00 - $ 25.00 Members
Thursday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Oct 25, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.

Felting artist Jane Paletstini will teach you the art of felting in this workshop.  Try your hand at this new medium, and enjoy the process of creating through this technique.  

For this workshop, you will be creating felted pumpkins-perfect for your fall decor!

Thursday October 25
1pm-3pm
$25 each with $5 materials fee made payable to instructor
Stop by or call to reserve spot or register online 

F2018-FFw4 Felted Home Decor
Instructor: Jane Palestini
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Dec 8, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018 )

Make a felted wall hanging, pillow cover, table runner or coasters.  Use an embossing technique with merino wool and silk fabric. Bring a large towel and a spray bottle. Pack a lunch.  $18 materials fee is payable to instructor.


Jewelry

F2018-FJ1 Adult Metal Jewelry with Hattie Weselyk
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Sep 20, 2018 - Oct 18, 2018 )
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.

F2018-FJw4 Textured Metal Jewelry Making
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Monday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ( Oct 15, 2018 - Nov 5, 2018 )
Learn various ways of texturing metal using stamping tools, chasing and repouse 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.


F2018-FJ2 Adult Metal Jewelry with Hattie Weselyk
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 1, 2018 - Dec 6, 2018 )
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 11/22.  Materials' fee $40 per student. 

F2018-FJw5 Multiple Soldered Jewelry Settings
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 135.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Monday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM ( Nov 12, 2018 - Dec 3, 2018 )
Use shaping, forming, soldering, polishing techniques to create a wearable jewelry of your choice!  Will also be addressing layered metal, wire and gem stone settings to create a beautiful and wearable work of art!

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


F2018-FJw2 BYOB Holiday Metal Workshop
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Thursday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018 )
Nothing says special more than handmade gifts.  Students have a choice to create a metal tin star ornament and a piece of jewelry either earrings or pendant.  We will be cutting metal, shaping and hammering wire and adorning with festive glass beads.  

Materials' fee, $20 per student, is payable to the instructor during the workshop.  
Class will begin at 7:00pm, but doors will open at 6:30 to allow time for celebrating the holiday season with classmates.  Bring  food and/or drink of choice to enjoy during the workshop.  

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.

F2018-FJw3 BYOB Holiday Metal Workshop
Instructor: Hattie Weselyk
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 65.00 - $ 55.00 Members
Thursday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Dec 20, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018 )
Nothing says special more than handmade gifts.  Students have a choice to create a metal tin star ornament and a piece of jewelry either earrings or pendant.  We will be cutting metal, shaping and hammering wire and adorning with festive glass beads.  

Materials' fee, $20 per student, is payable to the instructor during the workshop.  
Class will begin at 7:00pm, but doors will open at 6:30 to allow time for celebrating the holiday season with classmates.  Bring food and/or drink of choice to enjoy during the workshop.  

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.

Lecture

F2018-FLw1 Lunch and Learn - The Barnes
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Oct 17, 2018 - Oct 17, 2018 )
Description coming soon...
Includes a boxed lunch

F2018-FLw2 Lunch and Learn - Upscale Leather
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Nov 14, 2018 - Nov 14, 2018 )
Description coming soon...

Includes a boxed lunch

Mixed Media

EXTOCT-3 Vampire Folklore
Instructor: Terrell Portwine Nurse
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 35.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.

Special effects makeup artist Terrell Portwine-Nurse will teach participants how to make vampire fangs and how to make your own gory blood! Perfect your techniques before Halloween at the end of the month.  

Saturday October 20
11am to 1:00pm 
$35 each with $10 materials fee made payable to instructor
Stop by or call to reserve spot or register online 

EXTOCT-4 Zombies Among Us
Instructor: Terrell Portwine Nurse
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 35.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.

Special effects makeup artist Terrell Portwine-Nurse will teach participants how to make zombie wounds out of items right from your kitchen! Perfect your techniques before Halloween at the end of the month.  

Saturday October 27
10am to 12:00pm 
$35 each with $10 materials fee made payable to instructor
Stop by or call to reserve spot or register online 

EXTNOV1 Alcohol Ink "Paintings"
Instructor: Tina Crespo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 25.00 - $ 25.00 Members
Thursday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Nov 8, 2018 - Nov 8, 2018 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.

NEW!! 
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!

EXTNOV2 Alcohol Ink "Paintings"
Instructor: Tina Crespo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 25.00 - $ 25.00 Members
Thursday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Nov 29, 2018 - Nov 29, 2018 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.

NEW!!  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!

Painting

F2018-FPwc1 Watercolor Concentration
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 375.00 - $ 355.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Sep 21, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018 )

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

 


F2018-FPA5 Wednesday Night Painting
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Wednesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Sep 26, 2018 - Oct 17, 2018 )
New Dates: 9/26-10/17
In this new style class all levels of painter are welcome, from beginner and beyond.  Instructor will set up a full scene to paint from.  The scene will incorporate still-life, and a live clothed model (for those interested in full figure portrait) to give the feel of a full complete picture.  Instructor will help each student individually choose the focus of their painting (still-life, portrait, or a combination of both).  Teens welcome.  All media are welcome, bring your medium of choice to the first class.  Materials and techniques will be discussed. 

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F2018-FPwc6 Watercolor Beginnings
Instructor: Wendy Scheirer
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 360.00 - $ 320.00 Members
Tuesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Oct 2, 2018 - Nov 20, 2018 )
Students learn 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.  
Teens welcome. 
 Materials will be discussed at the first class. If you have watercolor materials, bring what you have, including a sketch pad, pencil and eraser, to the first class.

F2018-FPAw4 Painting: Contemporary Approaches
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 360.00 - $ 340.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Oct 23, 2018 - Dec 11, 2018 )

This class covers contemporary approaches in painting such as Expressionism - which includes abstraction. This is a predominately a studio class, where you work (paint) in class, including 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!

You can register for individual days in this program.  Call CCAA for more information. Individual day pricing is as follows: $40 per day (member); $45 per day (non-member).

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


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F2018-FPA6 Wednesday Night Painting
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 270.00 - $ 250.00 Members
Wednesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Oct 24, 2018 - Nov 28, 2018 )
In this new style class all levels of painter are welcome, from beginner and beyond.  Instructor will set up a full scene to paint from.  The scene will incorporate still-life, and a live clothed model (for those interested in full figure portrait) to give the feel of a full complete picture.  Instructor will help each student individually choose the focus of their painting (still-life, portrait, or a combination of both).  Teens welcome.  All media are welcome, bring your medium of choice to the first class.  Materials and techniques will be discussed.

F2018-FPO3 Paint Along with Annette Alessi
Instructor: Annette Alessi
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Thursday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM ( Oct 25, 2018 - Nov 29, 2018 )
Instructed by Annette Alessi, this class demonstrates a particular approach to building a painting. Working from photos supplied by the instructor, students follow along with the process step-by-step over a period of 5 or 6 weeks to create an oil painting. The intent of the class is not to copy but to steer students through a process, to encourage them to incorporate featured techniques into their own technique repertoire. No class 11/22 (Thanksgiving).

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

F2018-FPA7 Plein Air with Jim
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 270.00 - $ 250.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Oct 27, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018 )
Plein Air is painting and drawing outside in the fresh air.  Chester County scenery in winter will be our subject matter.  Discussions of landscape artists, from the old masters to our modern contemporaries, their styles and approaches, materials and techniques are part of this curriculum.  Study composition, color and light from Monet to Hopper to Diebenkorkn.  A painting demonstration is offered, as well as individual or group critique of each Plein Air student's art work. Teens welcome. New/Beginner students bring sketch materials to first class and additional materials will be discussed. 

No class 11/24


F2018-FPAw Paint & Pinot - O'Keefe Edition
Instructor: Nicole Snider
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018 )
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 like O'Keefe.  Choose one of two variations of an image from artist Georgia O'Keefe to recreate with your own flair with acrylic paint on a 16x20 canvas. 

Materials are included in the tuition.

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

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.

F2018-FPO2 Oil Painting with Ronald Coppola
Instructor: Ronald Coppola / R.S.
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Nov 2, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018 )
Learn to oil paint on panels (masonite or wood) or canvas.  Ron takes you step by step through the process of oil painting on different surfaces, from primer to the finished piece.  Learn the art of layering paint.  Start by using sienna as an underpainting, then move into a layer of a limited palette and finish with your color layer. 

Materials:
$2 materials fee (covers a panel and primer and goes to the instructor the first day of class) - if you choose to paint on panels.  You can also bring your own panels or canvas.
mineral spirits with can (for cleaning brushes)
roll of paper towels
1" painting brush
#2 & #4 nylon flat style brushes
sienna
titanium white
ivory black
cadmium red light
cadmium yellow medium
ultramarine blue
2 canvas boards 9"x12"
Photos of the subject you would like to paint


No class 11/23

EXTNOV3 Fall Guided Painting
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 25.00 - $ 25.00 Members
Saturday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Nov 3, 2018 - Nov 3, 2018 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.

NEW!! Bring your friends to the Exton location to create a beautiful fall themed painting.  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!

F2018-FPOw4 Solvent-Free Walnut Oil Painting
Instructor: Kathryn E. Noska
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Thursday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 8, 2018 - Dec 6, 2018 )
Awareness is growing about the adverse effects of solvents.  Expand your knowledge with a brief summary of solvents and oils, a focus on alternative and less toxic solutions, and learn solvent-free painting tips and techniques while working with The Art Treehouse walnut oil paints.  This class is great for everyone wanting to be free of solvents for health or environmental reasons, anyone with chemical sensitivity, asthma or allergies, and anyone wanting to try something new. 

Solvent-free Oil Painting Materials List

Graphite drawing pencil, Eraser 
Ballpoint pen
Scissors, Ruler, Scotch tape
Scrap paper (like 8.5 x 11 printer copy paper or newsprint)
Brushes: (you can bring more if you want - this is just to get started)
1 Hog Bristle - Filbert 4 or 6
Blick Masterstroke Golden Taklon - Round 2 and 4.  Filbert 4 and 6
Palette (no plastic or paper)
Palette knife
Mini glass bowl (like a small  mixing bowl or get a small dish)
Bar of Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby soap (bring in in a snap top travel case)
Small box or other way of transporting wet painting

***Please note dates reflected on website are different than catalog-----website dates are CORRECT***

No Class 11/22



EXTNOV4 Fall Guided Painting
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 25.00 - $ 25.00 Members
Saturday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Nov 10, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.

NEW!! Bring your friends to the Exton location to create a beautiful fall themed painting.  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!

F2018-FPAw1 Expressionism
Instructor: Eo Omwake
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 10, 2018 - Dec 1, 2018 )

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.


F2018-FPA3 Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
$ 185.00 - $ 165.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ( Nov 13, 2018 - Dec 11, 2018 )
Beginners come and explore your painting abilities! This class will concentrate on acrylics.
Acrylic Painting Supply List
Bring your own acrylic supplies with you. We will start with some basic materials. 
If you don't get them all together, by the first class, bring what you can. That will be fine. 2 - Stretched canvases, primed/gessoed with white acrylic: size between 10"x 10" - 12" x 16"
Supports - we can start with the canvases listed.  We will also discuss and try other surfaces, such as, paper, wood and mylar.  

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

palette -
A flat plastic container with a lid works well.  I often use a food container,
2-3" high, approx. 7" x 9". A little bigger would allow more mixing room.
   ( not watercolor type with little box separations) 

Palette cups are not needed - since we'll be using water, there are some
containers in the studio or you can bring your own cup.  

paper towels/ a few rags 

Brushes: bristle 1"; 1/2" & 1/4" (2 each would be good) a 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 
This should be fine to get us started. Paint brands: you may have found Liquitex , Golden or Windsor Newton   

additional useful colors: Sap Green; Cadmium Red Medium; Phthalo Green; Lemon Yellow 

local shops: Kennett Copy & More - 739 West Cypress St - has art supplies at a discount & periodic extra sales; Jerry's Artarama - Newark, DE; AC Moore and Michael's possibly West Chester Univ bookstore.

F2018-FPOw Water Soluable Oil Paint Demo
Instructor: Roe T. Murray
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 45.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Wednesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Nov 14, 2018 - Nov 14, 2018 )
Watch, learn, and ask questions.  If you like to draw, use watercolors or acrylics and want to paint with oil paints but are afraid to  or you don't want to use solvents or turpentine in your home, this one day workshop is for you!  Clean up is with soap and water!! Blending is easy and so is drying.  You will be shown the materials and how to use them.  

No supplies needed, just bring curiosity and interest in learning a new technique!

EXTNOV5 Paint your PET!
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 35.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ( Nov 17, 2018 - Nov 17, 2018 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.

NEW!! Everyone wants to create an original artwork of their pet!  Come to Exton in November and create a painting of your best friend.  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!
Because our instructor will be creating a guideline for you, you must send an image of your pet by November 10th to dward@chestercountyarts.org
Happy painting!

F2018-FPwcW3 Watercolor Primer Workshop
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Nov 27, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018 )
This is an adult beginner class, not intended for returning or experienced students.  We’re talking so beginner you’d say you’re afraid to admit how little you know.  In 4 weeks you’ll be comfortable with art, watercolor, and taking more art classes!  If you have materials, or if someone gave you watercolors, bring them with you.  If you don’t have supplies, don’t worry, we’ll go over that in our 1st class.

F2018-FPAw8 Paint & Pinot - Mark Rothko Edition
Instructor: Nicole Snider
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Friday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM ( Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018 )
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 like Rothko.  Choose one of two images from artist Mark Rothko to recreate with your own flair with acrylic paint on a 16x20 canvas.  

Materials are included in the tuition.

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

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.

Pastels

F2018-FPP1 Line Work & Pastels
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 375.00 - $ 355.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Sep 18, 2018 - Nov 20, 2018 )

Cover the basic drawing principles, including perspective and composition, and then proceed to instruction in the use of pastels, exploring particular techniques and results. 

Bring sketch materials to 1st class; further materials will be discussed during class.


F2018-FPP2 Working with Pastels
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 375.00 - $ 355.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Sep 21, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018 )

Learn various techniques specific to the use of pastels. Class time combines instruction, studio time, and group/individual critiques. Bring your sketch and pastel supplies. Further materials will be discussed during class as needed. No class 11/23


F2018-FPPw1 Line Work & Pastels
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 180.00 - $ 160.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 27, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018 )

Cover the basic drawing principles, including perspective and composition, and then proceed to instruction in the use of pastels, exploring particular techniques and results. 


Bring sketch materials to 1st class; further materials will be discussed during class.


F2018-FPPw2 Working with Pastels
Instructor: Mark Cole
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 135.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 21, 2018 )
Learn various techniques specific to the use of pastels. Class time combines instruction, studio time, and group/individual critiques. Bring your sketch and pastel supplies. Further materials will be discussed during class as needed.

Photography

F2018-FPhOS-10 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 ( Sep 12, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018 )
Photography Darkroom Program: Open Studio Printing Sessions - 10 Pass
10 pass is good for 10 visits within the fall 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).
Fall Studio Hours: Spring runs 9/10-12/15
Wednesdays 5pm-8pm
All Fall passes expire 12/15.  Includes use of darkroom and equipment - materials fees will be discussed as needed.

F2018-FPhOS-5 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 ( Sep 12, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018 )
Photography Darkroom Program: Open Studio Printing Sessions - 5 pass
5 pass is good for 5 visits with in the fall 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).
Fall Studio Hours: Spring runs 9/12-12/12
Wednesdays 5pm-8pm

All Fall passes expire 12/15.  Includes use of darkroom and equipment - materials fees will be discussed as needed.

F2018-PhOS-1 day 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 ( Sep 12, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018 )
Photography Darkroom Program: Open Studio Printing Sessions - 1 Day Drop-in
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).

Fall  Studio Hours: Fall runs 9/10-12/15
Wednesdays 5-8pm
All Fall passes expire 12/15 Includes use of darkroom and equipment - materials fees will be discussed as needed.

Sculpture

F2018-FS1 Clay Sculpture
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Sep 21, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018 )
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.

F2018-FS2 Sculpture with Alejandro
Instructor: Alejandro D.. Lemus
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Sep 21, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018 )
Bring your own picture, sketches or concept and work on bringing that image to life.  Learn sculpting techniques from beginner to advanced.  Come ready to work and learn. Materials list is below. 

Alejandro is a third generation sculptor. He started his training at 11 years old, when he began sculpting and designing marionettes.  He has designed and created work for a number of leading companies, including Lennox, The Franklin Mint and The Bradford Exchange. 

Materials' List
Amaco Plast-i-clay non-hardening modeling clay
Wooden Dowel - 1/2" dia. x 48"
Base wood plaque - 8" diameter
Wood Clay tool set - 6 pieces
Double Ribbon tool set - 6 pieces
Armature wire 1/16" (1.6mm) x 32ft
Armature wire 1/8" (3.2mm) x 20ft


F2018-FOSS1 Open Studio - Sculpture
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$ 220.00 - $ 170.00 Members
Wednesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Sep 26, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018 )
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

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You can register for individual days in this program. Click here. 

F2018-FWTw5 Pen Turning-Adults, teens and ages 10+
Instructor: Gregory Teter
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 70.00 - $ 60.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ( Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 )
Welcome to the exciting world of wood turning!  Begin with a nice piece of wood and some hardware, and by the end of class you'll have a beautiful pen that you made yourself.  Learn the fundamentals of turning: from wood and tool selection to safety and proper lathe techniques and finishing.
Clear safety glasses, no loose clothing and comfortable shoes.

Location will be given once you have registered for the class-located at private studio in West Chester. 


F2018-FWw1 Introduction to Steel Sculpture with Rob SigafoosFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Rob Sigafoos
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 950.00 - $ 900.00 Members
Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ( Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 )
A special experience on location at Rob Sigafoos' sculpture studio, this workshop includes many aspects of metal work-forging, welding, forming, fabrication-combined with other materials.  Learn how to work with large, heavy materials (300 lbs. to several tons) such as stone and steel.  Structural design and installation of large pieces is also discussed.  
Participants will be given directions to Rob Sigafoos' offsite studio once registered.  
This intensive workshop is limited to 3 participants.
All leather gloves (no fabric) and safety glasses mandatory.

Must wear either cotton or wool clothing (e.g, jeans and a cotton T shirt), no synthetic fabrics.
All leather boots required (no fabric in the boots) that come up high enough to fit inside their pant legs. 

Unionville, approximately 15 minutes from CCAA. Directions and address to be provided to students only.


F2018-FS1a Clay Sculpture
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Oct 26, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018 )
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. No class 11/23.

F2018-FS3 Sculpture with Alejandro
Instructor: Alejandro D.. Lemus
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Nov 2, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018 )
Bring your own picture, sketches or concept and work on bringing that image to life.  Learn sculpting techniques from beginner to advanced.  Come ready to work and learn. Materials list is listed below. 

Alejandro is a third generation sculptor. He started his training at 11 years old, when he began sculpting and designing marionettes.  He has designed and created for a number of leading companies, including Lennox, The Franklin Mint and The Bradford Exchange.  No Class 11/23.

Materials List
Amaco Plast-i-clay non-hardening modeling clay
Wooden Dowel - 1/2" dia. x 48"
Base wood plaque - 8" diameter
Wood Clay tool set - 6 pieces
Double Ribbon tool set - 6 pieces
Armature wire 1/16" (1.6mm) x 32ft
Armature wire 1/8" (3.2mm) x 20ft


F2018-FSw1 Clay Sculpture - additional finishing classes workshop
Instructor: Kathy Miller
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 100.00 - $ 90.00 Members
Friday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018 )
This class is a hands-on finishing and patina class for ceramic sculpture. If you have pieces to complete, bring them in. We will use cold finishes, such as oil paints and acrylics.  Other methods of finishing will be discussed and demonstrated. If you have pieces in need of mending before finishing, we can work with that too. Materials list will be provided closer to the class time.