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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
W2018-WYCw2 Generations in Clay - Parent/Child Workshop
Instructor: CCAA Faculty
Experience Level: Children Ages: 7 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 40.00 - $ 30.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 2, 2018 )
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.  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.  Materials are included in the tuition.

W2018-WYCw5 Teen Pottery
Instructor: Veronica McLaughlin
Experience Level: Children Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 125.00 - $ 115.00 Members
Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM ( Mar 12, 2018 - Apr 2, 2018 )

The world of clay is full of different techniques, processes, and opportunities to explore which is exactly what this class is designed for! Experiment with techniques from wheel-thrown to hand-built projects. For artists of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, who want to learn new techniques. All you need to bring is your creativity!  Materials included in tuition.


Drawing and Painting
W2018-WYD2 Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Susan Curtin
Experience Level: Children Ages: 9 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 145.00 - $ 125.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Feb 24, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 )
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:
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)
1 Sheet white poster board
A shoebox or plastic box to hold all non-paper materials

S2018-SYDP1 Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Susan Curtin
Experience Level: Children Ages: 9 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 120.00 - $ 110.00 Members
Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ( Apr 14, 2018 - May 5, 2018 )
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:

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)
1 Sheet white poster board
A shoebox or plastic box to hold all non-paper materials

Jewelry
W2018-WYJw1 Jewelry Workshop - Plaster Pendant
Instructor: Patricia Halsey
Experience Level: Children Ages: 9 yrs. to 12 yrs.
$ 30.00 - $ 20.00 Members
Saturday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 )

NEW DATE!!! 2/24

Get creative with jewelry.  Not all jewelry is silver and gold.  Make a medallion using plaster and beads. A materials fee is payable to the instructor.


Mixed Media
W2018-WYMw4 Harry Potter Charms, Potions and Creatures Class
Instructor: Abigail Hall
Experience Level: Beginner Ages: 11 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 95.00 - $ 85.00 Members
Wednesday 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM ( Feb 14, 2018 - Mar 14, 2018 )
This class is postponed 1 week, please take note of the new dates, 2/14-3/14

Welcome to Charms, Potions and Magical Creature, a class even Harry Potter would take. Each week we will explore the secrets of potion making, how to charm a chocolate frog, discover magical creatures, and we will make sure put your wands to good use. $30 material fees is payable to the professor to buy such magical supplies at the first class.

W2018-WYMw5 Pokemon Adventure
Instructor: Abigail Hall
Experience Level: Children Ages: 8 yrs. to 13 yrs.
$ 95.00 - $ 85.00 Members
Thursday 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM ( Feb 15, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018 )
This class is postponed 1 week, please take note of the new dates, 2/15-3/15

Pokemon Art Trainers let’s go!  Choose your favorite Pokemon to electrify your art projects! We capture each Pokemon into our paintings, drawings and other mixed media pieces let your Pokemon’s abilities shine through! Join us in become a Pokemon Art Master!  $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor during the first class

W2018-WYA2 Animation with Mr. Jim
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 23, 2018 - Mar 23, 2018 )
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.

W2018-WYDPw2 Young Michelangelos
Instructor: Catherine Eby
Experience Level: Children Ages: 6 yrs. to 9 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Friday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 23, 2018 )

Are you interested in drawing and painting? Regardless of skill level or experience there is something to be gained in this course! Come study the works of some of art history’s greatest masters, learning from their techniques, and try your hand at a wide range of subject matter. $15 materials fee payable to instructor at 1st class. 


W2018-WYMMw1 Collage: Stories & Hidden Treasures
Instructor: Sheri Von Urff
Experience Level: Children Ages: 12 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 75.00 - $ 65.00 Members
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Mar 13, 2018 - Mar 27, 2018 )
NEW DATES!!! 3/13-3/27

Paintings, cave pictures, advertisements, and music are all forms of stories, which have been around for centuries. They add definition to who we are, value to our communities, and help to define us. Join CCAA for this unique class that allows you to create your story through collage. Bring your favorite trinkets and choose from our own draw of treasures. Each class will be started by short journey, looking at a historical piece of artwork and as a class attaching a story, through the use of Google’s phone app , Arts and Culture. So, bring a charged Phone to class, and come tell your story as you create your unique piece of artwork. $15 materials fee covers the papers, glues and various collage items. 

Sheri brings to CCAA an extensive background in education, the arts, healthcare and program development for children and teenagers.  With a BS in Education and MS in Art/Psychology, she is the founder of the non-profit woolpower.org which has dedicated itself globally to the art of knitting. Her enthusiasm for the value of the creative process coupled with a lifetime of involvement with the arts is seen in her work with the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Academy of Fine Arts, and the Woodmere Museum.


S2018-SYM1 Pokemon Adventure Continued!
Instructor: Abigail Hall
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 115.00 - $ 95.00 Members
Thursday 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM ( Apr 5, 2018 - May 3, 2018 )
Pokemon Art Trainers let’s go!  Choose your favorite Pokemon to electrify your art projects! We capture each Pokemon into our paintings, drawings and other mixed media pieces let your Pokemon’s abilities shine through! Join us in become a Pokemon Art Master!  $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor during the first class.

S2018-SYMw3 How to be a Makeup Artist
Instructor: Terrell Portwine Nurse
Experience Level: Children Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Monday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM ( Apr 9, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018 )
A beauty workshop.  Learning how to apply makeup from start to finish.  Everything one needs to know about, prepping and applying.  We will create an everyday look and transform it into a night look.

Separate materials fee of $20 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.

S2018-SYMw1 Intro to Special Effects (part 1)
Instructor: Terrell Portwine Nurse
Experience Level: Children Ages: 11 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Tuesday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM ( Apr 10, 2018 - May 1, 2018 )
This course is designed to give to students an overview of basic makeup SPFX techniques and to develop their skill in using those techniques.  We will experiment with a variety of technical effects using latex and gelatin.  We will create small prosthetics and different kinds of wounds.  We will even create our own artificial blood.  The students will apply the techniques learned in class to modify their appearances through a series of projects.  Note: For those with latex allergies, gelatin is another option.

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.

S2018-SYMw4 Young Michelangelos
Instructor: Catherine Eby
Experience Level: Children Ages: 6 yrs. to 9 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Friday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( Apr 13, 2018 - May 4, 2018 )

Are you interested in drawing and painting? Regardless of skill level or experience there is something to be gained in this course! Come study the works of some of art history’s greatest masters, learning from their techniques, and try your hand at a wide range of subject matter. $15 materials fee payable to instructor at 1st class. 


S2018-SYw1 Animation with Jim
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( Apr 13, 2018 - May 4, 2018 )
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.

S2018-SYMw5 Young Michelangelos
Instructor: Catherine Eby
Experience Level: Children Ages: 6 yrs. to 9 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Friday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ( May 11, 2018 - Jun 1, 2018 )

Are you interested in drawing and painting? Regardless of skill level or experience there is something to be gained in this course! Come study the works of some of art history’s greatest masters, learning from their techniques, and try your hand at a wide range of subject matter. $15 materials fee payable to instructor at 1st class. 


S2018-SYw2 Animation with Jim
Instructor: James D. Fitzgerald
Experience Level: Children Ages: 10 yrs. to 15 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ( May 11, 2018 - Jun 1, 2018 )
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.

S2018-SYMw2 Special Effects - Part 2
Instructor: Terrell Portwine Nurse
Experience Level: Children Ages: 13 yrs. to 17 yrs.
$ 90.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Tuesday 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM ( May 15, 2018 - Jun 5, 2018 )
Continuing special effects, this class covers an introduction on how to make a mold, use gelatin and latex etc... to create prothetic applications.  This will involve how to apply custom made prosthetics i.e. elf ears, prosthetic chins etc..

Separate materials fee of $25 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.