Classes and Workshops


2 Ways to Register:

Class and Workshop Mail-in Registration Form (pdf)

Class and Workshop Online Registration Form
--Some classes may be subject to change.

NOTE: Registration for all classes and workshops will end one (1) week prior to the start date.

Watercolor A to Z with Ann Brennan

Mondays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
January 21-March 11, (8 weeks)
$110 member | $125 nonmember

Designed with both the beginner and advanced watercolorist in mind, this class teaches the basics to beginners and helps more advanced students achieve greater success. With lots of individual attention, Ann focuses on helping each student grow and learn. Supply list

Paint or Draw from a Live Model

Mondays, 12:30-3:30 pm
January 7-February 25, (8 weeks)
$110 member | $120 nonmember, includes model fee

Build or refine your drawing skills in this open studio class, with a live, professional model. A mix of brief and sustained poses. There is no instructor.

Improve Your Drawing Skills with Betz Green

Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
January 22-March 12, (8 weeks)
$155 member | $170 nonmember

All levels. This class focuses on your individual needs. Materials and techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Work from a still life or favorite photograph while proceeding at your own pace. Supply list

An Introduction to Oil Painting and Acrylics with Jim Green

Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
January 22-March 12, (8 weeks)
$155 member | $170 nonmember

Take the mystery out of painting with oils or acrylics in this fun beginner’s course. Learn how to apply color and create a dynamic composition. Students will work from photographs or from still life setups. Jim will do short demos and give each student individual attention.Supply list

Make Your Paintings Come to Life with Steve Zazenski

Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm
January 9-February 13, (6 weeks)
$115 members | $130 nonmembers

Steve is known for his exciting and colorful landscapes. Learn to form interesting combinations of intense light and mass through step-by-step demonstration of watercolor techniques. You will complete 6 paintings in 6 weeks. Supply list

Drawing The Figure in Charcoal with Stephen Early

Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-9:30 pm
January 9-February 27, (8 weeks)
$180 members | $195 nonmembers (plus $25 model fee)

Starting with charcoal, Stephen will teach the fundamental principles necessary to achieve a convincing three-dimensional representation of the human figure. These principles will be analyzed in a logical sequence of repetitive exercises, beginning with gesture and block-ins, and continuing through a series of extended poses. You will learn how to use structure and anatomy to accurately build a solid foundation and successfully orchestrate form relationships. Stephen will demonstrate these methods and concepts and give each student individual attention. This class is open to students of all levels who enjoy working from life. Supply list

NEW! Introduction to Stained Glass with Jill Tarabar

Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-9:30 pm
January 9-February 13, (6 weeks)
$210 members | $225 nonmembers (plus $130 materials fee to be paid to instructor for glass tools)

Learn the basic art and technique of the age-old craft of stained glass. Skills learned include pattern making, glass cutting, copper foil method of panel assembly, soldering and finishing. You will begin with an easy 3-piece sun catcher and practice your skills while building a larger panel of your choice. Upon completion of the course, you will have the fundamental skills necessary for making basic stained glass window and more. Supply list to come

Hand Building/Tile Making with Ashley Porrini

Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm
January 10-February 28, (8 weeks). No class 11/23
Includes open studio time on Fridays, 2:00-5:00 pm
$250 member | $265 nonmember. Materials included

An introduction to forming clay vessels and sculpture by hand. Every week you will learn new basic hand-building techniques. We will also cover processes for decorating, glazing and finishing. You'll create tiles, bowls, serving dishes, plates, vases, wall hangings, mugs, cups, and small sculptures.

Painting & Drawing for Adult Beginners with Pauline Braun

Thursdays, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
January 17-February 7, (4 weeks)
$70 member | $85 nonmember

Learn to paint and draw from still life with acrylic, watercolor, charcoal. Each week we will work in a new medium. This course is great for beginners, providing an introductory framework for seeing and rendering basic shapes, for using line and form, and exploring color theory and the use of color. A list of materials will be provided.

Throwing Pottery

Fridays, 10 am-1 pm
January 11-March 1, (8 weeks)
Includes open studio time on Fridays, 2:00-5:00 pm
$250 member | $265 nonmember. Materials included

This course will introduce the fundamental skills necessary to produce basic pottery forms on the wheel, such as bowls, vases, mugs and plates. Develop and improve your technical throwing skills, and learn a variety of techniques. Includes materials and tools. Just bring a smock and a positive attitude.

Drop-in Open Studio EVERY Friday, just $35!

Ceramics Drop-in Studio with Savannah Kramer
Every Friday from 2:00-5:00 pm | $35 per session. ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!

Come check out our ceramic studio to see if you want to take a class. Try hand building for a day, make a gift, or need space, materials and guidance for a project? Then this is for you!

TO REGISTER FOR THE DROP-IN CERAMICS STUDIO, Call Jill at the Art Center (215-619-8863) at least one day in advance to reserve a spot.

Art Explorers – Ages 5-12

Sundays, 10 am-1 pm
Session 1 – January 6-January 27 (4 weeks)
Session 2 – February 3-February 24 (4 weeks)
$80 +$15 Materials Fee

Children will explore art through meditation, writing stories, and listening to music. In this four-week class, students will be encouraged to explore a variety of experimental and meditative art-making techniques. They will learn how to center themselves and intuitively create beautiful works of art.