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

F19-YCw1 Clay Club Grades K-2
Instructor: Josephine Johnson
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Monday 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM ( Sep 9, 2019 - Sep 30, 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.


F19-YCw3 Clay Club Grades 3-5
Instructor: Josephine Johnson
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Wednesday 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM ( Oct 2, 2019 - Oct 23, 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.


F19-YCw2 Clay Club Grades K-2
Instructor: Josephine Johnson
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Monday 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM ( Oct 14, 2019 - Nov 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.


F19-YCw4 Clay Club Grades 3-5
Instructor: Josephine Johnson
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Wednesday 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM ( Nov 6, 2019 - Nov 27, 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.

Drawing

F19-Yw3 Drawing for Teens!
Instructor: Kathryn Briggs
Experience Level: Children Ages: 9 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM ( Oct 12, 2019 - Nov 2, 2019 )
Explore traditional drawing techniques such as a still life and portraiture. Techniques including perspective, value and composition will be explored throughout the four weeks. This class is perfect for all levels, and encourages students to learn from one another.  

Materials:
Sketch or Drawing paper - 9 x 12 inches or larger
Kneaded eraser  
Pink Pearl or other hard eraser 
2H, HB, 2B pencils, with the option to also bring 4H and 4B pencils


F19-Yw4 Drawing for Teens!
Instructor: Kathryn Briggs
Experience Level: Children Ages: 9 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 150.00 - $ 130.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM ( Nov 23, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 )
Explore traditional drawing techniques such as a still life and portraiture. Techniques including perspective, value and composition will be explored throughout the four weeks. This class is perfect for all levels, and encourages students to learn from one another.  

Materials:
Sketch or Drawing paper - 9 x 12 inches or larger
Kneaded eraser  
Pink Pearl or other hard eraser 
2H, HB, 2B pencils, with the option to also bring 4H and 4B pencils

Drawing and Painting

F19-YDrw1 Drawing & Painting for the Young Artist-Grades K-3
Instructor: Beth Clark
Experience Level: Children Ages: 5 yrs. to 7 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Wednesday 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM ( Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 2, 2019 )
NEW!! Description coming soon!


F19-Yw10 Watercolor Painting for Teens!
Instructor: Chris Chadwick
Experience Level: Children Ages: 12 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Monday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Sep 16, 2019 - Oct 7, 2019 )
This class is for those who want to learn / review the foundations of watercolor painting, whether you have some experience or are new to the medium . Students will execute a wide variety of  textural effects that are possible with watercolor alone and in combination with compatible mediums .  

Supplies will be discussed the first class. 


F19-Yw1 Creating Comics grades 3-5
Instructor: Kathryn Briggs
Experience Level: Children Ages: 9 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Oct 8, 2019 - Oct 29, 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 a comic 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





F19-YDrw2 Drawing & Painting for the Young Artist-Grades K-3
Instructor: Beth Clark
Experience Level: Children Ages: 5 yrs. to 7 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Wednesday 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM ( Oct 16, 2019 - Nov 6, 2019 )
NEW!! Description coming soon!


F19-Yw2 Creating Comics grades 3-5
Instructor: Kathryn Briggs
Experience Level: Children Ages: 9 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Nov 12, 2019 - Dec 3, 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 a comic 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




Mixed Media

SU19-Yw3 Animation-Mini Session!
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 70.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 23, 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.


F19-Yw5 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 ( Sep 13, 2019 - Oct 4, 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.


F19-YSw2 Sampler class-grades K-3: Homeschool Friendly
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Children Ages: 5 yrs. to 7 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 8, 2019 )
NEW!! In this four week course students will be exploring a variety of medias.  Schedule of weekly classes are as follows:
Week 1: Painting
Week 2: Silkscreen Printmaking
Week 3: Drawing
Week 4: Ceramics


F19-Yw11 Digital Photography: Grades 5-8
Instructor: Susan Reno
Experience Level: Children Ages: 8 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 8, 2019 )
NEW!! Dive into digital photography and expand your creativity! This 4-week class will help students better understand their digital cameras, as well as introduce composition and design concepts, giving them the tools to become photographers. Students will work through a variety of fun photo exercises, challenging their new skills and encouraging images that go beyond the basic snapshot. Time will also be spent on editing processes, helping students further enhance the images they capture in-camera.

Digital camera and memory card required


F19-Yw9 Mosaic Landscapes Grades 5-8
Instructor: Josephine Johnson
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 14 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 8, 2019 )
NEW!! Mosaic landscapes for all ages! Love the ocean, jungle, or rainforest? This is the class for you!  


F19-YSw3 Sampler Workshop-Grades 4-6: Homeschool Friendly
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Children Ages: 8 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Wednesday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 9, 2019 )
NEW!! In this four week course students will be exploring a variety of medias.  Schedule of weekly classes are as follows:
Week 1: Painting
Week 2: Silkscreen Printmaking
Week 3: Drawing
Week 4: Ceramics


F19-YSw4 Sampler Workshop-Grades 7 & up: Homeschool Friendly
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Children Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Thursday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 10, 2019 )
NEW!! In this four week course students will be exploring a variety of medias.  Schedule of weekly classes are as follows:
Week 1: Painting
Week 2: Silkscreen Printmaking
Week 3: Drawing
Week 4: Ceramics


F19-Yw13 STEAM Grades 1-3
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Children Ages: 5 yrs. to 7 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Thursday 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM ( Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 10, 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.


F19-Yw6 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 ( Oct 11, 2019 - Nov 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.


F19-Yw12 Digital Photography: Grades 5-8
Instructor: Susan Reno
Experience Level: Children Ages: 8 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Oct 22, 2019 - Nov 12, 2019 )
NEW!! Dive into digital photography and expand your creativity! This 4-week class will help students better understand their digital cameras, as well as introduce composition and design concepts, giving them the tools to become photographers. Students will work through a variety of fun photo exercises, challenging their new skills and encouraging images that go beyond the basic snapshot. Time will also be spent on editing processes, helping students further enhance the images they capture in-camera.

Digital camera and memory card required



F19-Yw9a Mosaic Landscapes Grades 5-8
Instructor: Josephine Johnson
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 14 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Oct 22, 2019 - Nov 12, 2019 )
NEW!! Mosaic landscapes for all ages! Love the ocean, jungle, or rainforest? This is the class for you!  


F19-Yw14 STEAM Grades 1-3
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Children Ages: 5 yrs. to 7 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Thursday 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM ( Oct 24, 2019 - Nov 14, 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.


F19-Yw7 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 ( Nov 8, 2019 - Nov 29, 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.


F19-Yw9b Mosaic Landscapes Grades 5-8
Instructor: Josephine Johnson
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 14 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 100.00 Members
Tuesday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Nov 26, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019 )
NEW!! Mosaic landscapes for all ages! Love the ocean, jungle, or rainforest? This is the class for you!  


F19-Yw8 Animation-Mini Session!
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 70.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 20, 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.