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.

NEW! #SPVS Intuitive Mark Making, Watercolor & Collage with Vessna Scheff

Thursdays, 10 am-12 pm
May 2-23, (4 weeks)
$75 member | $90 nonmember
+10.00 material cost payable to instructor

Why is it that marks made by others always look so natural and fluid? In this course, we'll discuss what moves us about works of art we love and learn to express natural emotion in our own works through overcoming inhibition when it comes to the blank page (every artist's fear)! We'll experiment with exercises in mark making, watercolor and collage, combing these elements to create powerful and emotive works. This course is as much about individual artistic development as it is building community and connection through art making. It is designed for beginners through advanced students- all those interested in capturing meaning and expressing emotion through works of art. Look forward to creating with you!

NEW! #SPVD Drawing Faces with Vince Dorse

Saturdays, 12:00-3:00 pm
May 4-May 25, (4 weeks)
$75 members | $90 nonmembers

A new perspective on charcoal sketching, introduces a more abstract take on charcoal portraits. Bring a sketch pad, charcoal, a blender, and photographs. All levels welcome.

#SPAB Watercolor A to Z with Ann Brennan

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#SULM Paint or Draw from a Live Model

Mondays, 12:30-3:30 pm
May 6-June 4, (4 weeks) No class May 27.
$55 member | $60 nonmember, includes model fee. Drop-in rate: $15 and is available only if the class meets the minimum participation required. Call Jill Byrne at 215-619-8863.

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.

#SPBG Improve Your Drawing Skills with Betz Green

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#SPJG Introduction to Oil Painting and Acrylics with Jim Green


Take the mystery out of painting with oils or acrylics in this fun beginner´┐Żs 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

#SPSZ Make Your Paintings Come to Life with Steve Zazenski


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

#SPSE: Drawing The Figure in Charcoal with Stephen Early

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#SPJT Introduction to Stained Glass with Jill Tarabar


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 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.
*Additional supplies can range anywhere from $25-$130, depending on what you may already have at home. Materials will be discussed in depth in the first class.Supply list

#SPAP Hand Building/Tile Making with Ashley Porrini


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.

#SPPB Painting & Drawing for Adult Beginners with Pauline Braun


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.

#SPKN Throwing Pottery with Kiya Nicole

Materials included

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

Ceramics Drop-in Studio
Every Friday from 1:00-4:00 pm | $35 per session. (NOTE TIME CHANGE!) 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 Byrne at the Art Center (215-619-8863) at least one day in advance to reserve a spot.