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Classes for Children 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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Ceramics
W19-YCw1 Clay Club Grades 3-5
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Monday 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM ( Jan 14, 2019 - Feb 4, 2019 )
Each week get to know a Ceramic Artist and make work based off their style.  We will focus on form of pot, surface decoration and glazing.   Materials 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-YCw3 Clay Club Grades 6-9
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Thursday 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM ( Jan 17, 2019 - Feb 7, 2019 )
Each week get to know a Ceramic Artist and make work based off their style.  We will focus on form of pot, surface decoration and glazing.   Materials 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-YCw5 Generations in Clay - Parent/Child Workshop
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 18, 2019 )
Come and each make a fun project in this one night workshop.  Work with your hands and get creative.  The instructor will lead the group in a project, but it's up to you to make it your own!  We love individual expression, no two projects will look the same in this fun family bonding workshop.  Different projects are offered each month, if you'd like to sign up for more than one workshop. Materials are included in the tuition.  

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

W19-YCw6 Generations in Clay - Parent/Child Workshop
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Feb 8, 2019 - Feb 8, 2019 )
Come and each make a fun project in this one night workshop.  Work with your hands and get creative.  The instructor will lead the group in a project, but it's up to you to make it your own!  We love individual expression, no two projects will look the same in this fun family bonding workshop.  Different projects are offered each month, if you'd like to sign up for more than one workshop. Materials are included in the tuition.  

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

W19-YCw2 Clay Club Grades 3-5
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Monday 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM ( Feb 11, 2019 - Mar 4, 2019 )
Each week get to know a Ceramic Artist and make work based off their style.  We will focus on form of pot, surface decoration and glazing.   Materials 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-YCw4 Clay Club Grades 6-9
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Thursday 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM ( Feb 14, 2019 - Mar 7, 2019 )
Each week get to know a Ceramic Artist and make work based off their style.  We will focus on form of pot, surface decoration and glazing.   Materials 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-YCw7 Generations in Clay - Parent/Child Workshop
Instructor: Francesca Phillips
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Mar 8, 2019 - Mar 8, 2019 )
Come and each make a fun project in this one night workshop.  Work with your hands and get creative.  The instructor will lead the group in a project, but it's up to you to make it your own!  We love individual expression, no two projects will look the same in this fun family bonding workshop.  Different projects are offered each month, if you'd like to sign up for more than one workshop. Materials are included in the tuition.  

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

Fiber Arts
W19-Yw6 Large Scale Pillow Sculptures
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 8 yrs. to 14 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 110.00 Members
Saturday 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM ( Jan 12, 2019 - Feb 2, 2019 )
This NEW course is designed to unleash your inner Claes Olenburg.  Students will create large scale pillow sculptures inspired by the famed living pop artist.  Students will be encouraged to work on a larger than life scale, and will leave the class with a variety of artwork that challenged their creativity.

Materials fee $25.00 made payable to the instructor.



W19-Yw7 Large Scale Pillow Sculptures
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 8 yrs. to 14 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 110.00 Members
Saturday 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM ( Feb 9, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019 )
This NEW course is designed to unleash your inner Claes Olenburg.  Students will create large scale pillow sculptures inspired by the famed living pop artist.  Students will be encouraged to work on a larger than life scale, and will leave the class with a variety of artwork that challenged their creativity.

Materials fee $25.00 made payable to the instructor.



Mixed Media
W19-Yw10 Creating Comics (ages 14-18)
Instructor: Kathryn Briggs
Experience Level: Children Ages: 11 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Thursday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019 )

Write and illustrate your own original short comic with a professional graphic novelist. Participants will learn about each stage of comics creation – from scripting a story to visual narration to lettering a finished page. All the comics made during the course will be collected into CCAA's first ever comics anthology!

Materials:

Student can choose to work with traditional or digital media

Traditional media – pencil, Pink Pearl eraser, Pentel brush pen with spare ink cartridges, fine tip pens (0.1, 0.3, 0.5 size), sketchbook or scratch paper, Bristol board, ruler

Digital media – tablet with drawing stylus or laptop with graphics tablet and stylus, Manga Studio or Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator




W19-Yw8 STEAM Art Workshop
Instructor: Deb Hodies
Experience Level: Children Ages: 5 yrs. to 7 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 70.00 Members
Thursday 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ( Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019 )

Hey Kids, put some STEAM in your life! Want to create art using gum, Peeps, found objects and LEGO, combined with well known artists such as Mondrian, Escher, Van Gogh and Warhol?  Come join us as we explore and concoct exciting creations in our first ever STEAM ART workshop!


*STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the ARTS and Mathematics to encourage inquiry, dialogue, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

W19-Yw1 Animation
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Jan 11, 2019 - Feb 1, 2019 )
Animate your world!  Explore the art of 2D & 3D animation, both hand-drawn and computer generated.  Discover the fun and magic of stop-action claymation, flip books, mini ipad, and the zoetrope (an animation device invented in 180 AD)

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

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

W19-Yw5 Fear No Art- A Parent & Child Workshop
Instructor: Deb Hodies
Experience Level: Children Ages: 3 yrs. to 5 yrs.
$ 50.00 - $ 40.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Jan 12, 2019 - Jan 12, 2019 )
Fear No ART is a stress free, no anxiety experience designed to introduce you to a variety of well-known artists using an assortment of art materials: clay, oil pastels, tempera & acrylic paint, chalk and cut paper. Every class session will provide you with the “spark of creativity” and the tools to create an inventive masterpiece of your OWN making!

Have you ever looked at a piece of art and thought, I wish I could do that?  Fear No Art is an adult class designed to offer the hidden joys of:  encouraging your inner child, loosening creative blocks and enjoying the experience, developing new skills, and playing with new ideas and materials.  

It isn't necessary to be an artist to enjoy creative expression.  The only real thing you need is a willingness to experiment.  Let go of preconceived notions; of what you can and cannot do, and the magic will unfold!

$15 materials fee is payable to the instructor during the first class.

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

W19-Yw11 Creating Comics (ages 14-18)
Instructor: Kathryn Briggs
Experience Level: Children Ages: 11 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Thursday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019 )

Write and illustrate your own original short comic with a professional graphic novelist. Participants will learn about each stage of comics creation – from scripting a story to visual narration to lettering a finished page. All the comics made during the course will be collected into CCAA's first ever comics anthology!

Materials:

Student can choose to work with traditional or digital media

Traditional media – pencil, Pink Pearl eraser, Pentel brush pen with spare ink cartridges, fine tip pens (0.1, 0.3, 0.5 size), sketchbook or scratch paper, Bristol board, ruler

Digital media – tablet with drawing stylus or laptop with graphics tablet and stylus, Manga Studio or Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator



W19-Yw9 STEAM Art Workshop
Instructor: Deb Hodies
Experience Level: Children Ages: 5 yrs. to 7 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 70.00 Members
Thursday 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ( Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019 )

Hey Kids, put some STEAM in your life! Want to create art using gum, Peeps, found objects and LEGO, combined with well known artists such as Mondrian, Escher, Van Gogh and Warhol?  Come join us as we explore and concoct exciting creations in our first ever STEAM ART workshop!


*STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the ARTS and Mathematics to encourage inquiry,dialogue, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

W19-Yw2 Animation
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Feb 8, 2019 - Mar 1, 2019 )
Animate your world!  Explore the art of 2D & 3D animation, both hand-drawn and computer generated.  Discover the fun and magic of stop-action claymation, flip books, mini ipad, and the zoetrope (an animation device invented in 180 AD)

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

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

Painting
W19-YDP1 Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Susan Curtin
Experience Level: Children Ages: 9 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 225.00 - $ 205.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Feb 2, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019 )

Imagine everything you can draw by simply observing the amazing, real world around you. This class explores a variety of drawing and painting media, working toward mastery. Come join us and share your love of art and seeing. Classroom demonstrations and individual encouragement given to all students. All skill levels welcome.


Materials' List:

Pencil

White Eraser & Kneaded Eraser

18” x 24” White Drawing Paper Pad

Soft Vine Charcoal – small package

Crayola watercolor box – 8 or 16 colors

Soft Pastels – box of 12 or 24 colors (Lowe Cornell and Pro Art brands recommended)

A shoebox or plastic box to hold all non-paper materials



*Please note the code in the catalog is FDP1