Classes and Workshops


Class and Workshop Registration Form (pdf)
--Some classes may be subject to change.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED Watercolor A to Z with Ann Brennan

Mondays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
September 17-November 5, (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
September 17-November 5, (8 weeks)
$110 member | $120 nonmember, includes model fee

November 12-December 10, (4 weeks)
$60 member | $70 nonmember, includes model fee

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.

Decorative Furniture Flip! with Michelle Brown

Mondays, 5:00-7:00 pm
October 8-October 29, (4 weeks)
$60 members | $75 nonmembers
(+ $35 materials fee)

Learn the basics to painted furniture and decorative decoupage. Transform old furniture and give it new life with the surface treatment. This course provides a great way to grasp the basics while still producing something functional.

Improve Your Drawing Skills with Betz Green

Tuesdays, 9:30-12:30 pm
September 18-November 6, (8 weeks)
$150 member | $165 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

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
September 26-November 14, (8 weeks)
$150 members | $165 nonmembers

Take the mystery out of painting with oils or acrylics in this fun beginnerís 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

Mold Making 101 with Ashley Porrini

Wednesdays, 10 am-2 pm
September 19-October 10, (4 weeks)
$110 members | $125 nonmembers
(+ $60 materials fee)

Learning the basics of sprig molds and mold making, see how this process can change the way you work. The possibilities are endless. Great for all levels!

Make Your Paintings Come to Life with Steve Zazenski

Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm
September 12-October 31, (8 weeks)
$150 members | $165 nonmembers

Complete 8 paintings in 8 weeks. Learn a variety of techniques. Even the most experienced artist will benefit from this class. Supply list

Drawing The Figure in Charcoal with Stephen Early

Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-9:30 pm
October 3-November 21, (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

Hand Building/Tile Making with Savannah Kramer

Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm
September 13-November 1, (8 weeks)
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
September 13-October 4, (4 weeks)
November 1-November 22, (4 weeks)
$70 member | $85 nonmember (each 4 wk session)

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 with Savannah Kramer

Fridays, 10 am-1 pm
September 14-November 2, (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.