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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-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 18, 2019 - Mar 11, 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.  

Please note the changes to dates---DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSING FEBRUARY 11 class will now run February 18-March 11

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 Clay Club Grades 6-9
Instructor: Constance McBride
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 135.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Thursday 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM ( Feb 28, 2019 - Mar 21, 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.  

Mixed Media
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 18, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019 )
No Class 2/1 due to inclement weather, new end date is 2/15.
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-Yw9 STEAM Art WorkshopFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: Jill Benjamin
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!

$10 materials fee made payable to CCAA

*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 22, 2019 - Mar 15, 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-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 28, 2019 - Mar 21, 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



EXTMAR DIY Publishing and Zines for Teens!
Instructor: Kathryn Briggs
Experience Level: Children Ages: 11 yrs. to 14 yrs.
$ 20.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Mar 2, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.
Join professional graphic novelist and small press owner Kathryn Briggs to learn the how and why of making your own mini DIY books.  From fanzines to artist's publications, there are many ways to get your art and ideas into a book you can easily distribute.  During this workshop we'll create our own collective zine and you'll have the opportunity to make one just for you!
Materials are included in the price. 

EXTMAR3 DIY Publishing and Zines for Teens!
Instructor: Kathryn Briggs
Experience Level: Children Ages: 11 yrs. to 14 yrs.
$ 20.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Mar 9, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019 )
This class is located at our store in the Exton Square Mall - 1st floor between Boscov's & H&M.
Join professional graphic novelist and small press owner Kathryn Briggs to learn the how and why of making your own mini DIY books.  From fanzines to artist's publications, there are many ways to get your art and ideas into a book you can easily distribute.  During this workshop we'll create our own collective zine and you'll have the opportunity to make one just for you!
Materials are included in the price

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