Art Center of Ambler

Programs

Classes and Workshops


 

Monday Classes

 

#WBB1 Pastel Painting

All Levels | Adults | 10am-1pm | Barbara Berry
January 31-March 7
$130 member | $155 nonmember

Pastel painting for all levels will explore methods of painting using various substrates and underpainting as a foundation of rendering light infused still life, landscape, streetscape, and more, while working from your own photograph references. Register ONLINE

 

#WBB2 Figure and Portrait Pastel Painting

Advanced | Adults | 2-5pm | Barbara Berry
January 31-March 7
$150 member | $175 nonmember

A vibrant approach to painting the still life, clothed/costumed figure, and portrait from life. Students with experience using pastels will work alongside Barbara as she demonstrates a variety of approaches to describing the anatomical landmarks, shapes, and planes of the form. Register ONLINE

 

#WAB: Watercolor A to Z with Ann Brennan

Mondays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
January 31-March 7
$130 member | $155 nonmember

SORRY, CLASS IS FULL

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.

 

Embroidery Basics

Beginners | All Ages | 10am-12pm | Instructor TBD
January 31-March 7
$125 member | $150 nonmember

Embroidery can be intimidating to start on your own, so we are here to help! In this six-week embroidery basics class you will learn everything you need to know about needlepoint and drawing with thread. Embroidery can be a moving meditation; in this class, you will be able to let your guard down, relax and enjoy your time. All you need to start your journey is fabric, thread, and an embroidery hoop and needle. Register ONLINE

 

Tuesday Classes

 

#WPD1 All Media Class

Intermediate & Advanced | Adults| 9:30am-12pm | Pat DeVirgilis
February 1-March 8
$150 member | $175 nonmember

SORRY, CLASS IS FULL

This class focuses on the individual's development and goals. The student may use any media; oil, acrylic, pastel and pencils etc. Compositional studies are based on the classical model. The function of color is discussed along with occasional lectures and critiques. The student should have some prior experience.

 

#WPD2 All Media Class

Intermediate & Advanced | Adults| 12:30-3pm | Pat DeVirgilis
February 1-March 8
$150 member | $175 nonmember

This class focuses on the individual's development and goals. The student may use any media; oil, acrylic, pastel and pencils etc. Compositional studies are based on the classical model. The function of color is discussed along with occasional lectures and critiques. The student should have some prior experience. Register ONLINE

 

#WJT1 Drawing in the Morning

All Levels | Adults | 10am-12pm | Janice Trusky
February 1-March 8
$125 member | $150 nonmember

For beginners, intermediates, and advanced students. Take the fear out of drawing and have fun. Beginners will learn the basics of drawing while intermediate/advanced students can practice their skills representing objects using composition, form, shading, and perspective. Beginners are encouraged to use graphite; however, all media is accepted! Register ONLINE

 

#WJT2 Drawing in the Afternoon

All Levels | Adults | 1-3pm | Janice Trusky
February 1-March 8
$125 member | $150 nonmember

For beginners, intermediates, and advanced students. Take the fear out of drawing and have fun. Beginners will learn the basics of drawing while intermediate/advanced students can practice their skills representing objects using composition, form, shading, and perspective. Beginners are encouraged to use graphite; however, all media is accepted! Register ONLINE

 

#WGJ1 Advanced Photography

Advanced | Adults | 2-5pm | George Johnson
February 1-March 8
$130 member | $155 nonmember

Black & White vs. Color Photography. In this class, we will cover: When to use B&W vs. Color, How to get proper exposure and contrast in B&W photography, Using shapes, shadows, and repetition to create art, and Using B&W photography to tell your story. Register ONLINE

 

#WGJ2 The Art of Photography

Beginners | Adults | 6-8pm | George Johnson
February 1-March 8
$125 member | $150 nonmember

This class is to help you understand your digital camera and to help you see the art in the world around you. So often you want to capture the smiles on your kids and grandkids, or faces, or just walk around your neighborhood and share the colors and shapes of beauty of simple things.
Learning the dials on your camera can help you share your creative eye, for scrapbooking or capturing and turning them into watercolors or oil paintings. In this class we will explore camera settings, composition, cropping, photography software and framing. Register ONLINE

 

#WDG1 Painting the Stars

Beginners | Kids ages 12-18 Class | 3:30-5:30pm | Dre Grigoropol
February 1-March 8
$130 member | $155 nonmember

Explore the skies with us this winter and learn how to create different types of skyscapes using color, depth and texture. Each week we will paint on paper using watercolor and acrylic paints. We will look at different types of skyscapes starting with a city skyline and ending with a universe outer space painting. Register ONLINE

#WPJ1 Art Exploration

All Levels | Kids K-12 Class | 3:30-5:30pm | Parker Jackson
February 1-March 8
$125 member | $150 nonmember

In this all-ages kid's class, we will be exploring a different famous artist and art medium each week. From artists you may have never heard of, like Xenobia Bailey, to artists everyone has heard of, like Picasso... we will take a look at them all and make artwork inspired by them. At the end of this six-week course, in addition to all your artwork, you will get to walk away with your very own famous artist coloring booklet so you can continue your artist journey at home. Register ONLINE

 

#WDG2 Art Compositions and Theory

Beginners | Adults | 12:30-2:30pm | Dre Grigoropol
February 1-March 8
$125 member | $150 nonmember

As a newcomer to the arts, it is important that you truly understand the theory and compositional basics that goes into each work of art. In this class we will dive into the exciting world of Art Theory and we will cover our favorite topics like color theory, design, composition, and art history.

Register ONLINE

 

Wednesday Classes

 

#WPB1 Acrylic & Watercolor Painting

All Levels | Adults | 9-11am | Pauline Braun
February 2-March 9
$125 member | $150 nonmember

Learn how to create paintings starting with the basics, using watercolors and acrylics to explore color, paint applications, and new color combinations. If you've taken this class before, these will be all new paintings, and in each class you'll come away with a completed painting. Register ONLINE

 

#WPB2 Acrylic Painting Class

All Levels | Adults | 12-2pm | Pauline Braun
February 2-March 9
$125 member | $150 nonmember

Learn how to create paintings starting with the basics, using Acrylic to explore color, paint applications, and new color combinations. If you've taken this class before, we will be working on all new paintings. Register ONLINE

 

#WKN Wheel Throwing and Hand Building Ceramics

All Levels | Adults | 10am-1pm | Kiya Nicole
February 2-March 9
$230 member | $255 nonmember (Materials for class specific projects included)
Includes Open Studio 1:30-3pm

Learn the techniques for hand building in clay and take a spin on the potter's wheel! Students will have a chance to create functional pottery and sculpture with hand building methods of pinching, building with coils and slabs, as well as learning the discipline of the wheel. The class will also cover low fire decorating techniques and glazing. All students will get one on one instruction in a small class. Register ONLINE

 

Thursday Classes

 

Crochet Club

Beginners | Adults | 12pm-2pm | Instructor TBD
February 3-March 10
$60 member | $85 nonmember

Have you always wanted to master crochet or knitting but never really dedicated time to practice? Well, here is your chance! Join us in this low-key, no pressure environment where master crochet and knit artists sit with you and help you navigate the fiber world in whatever way is most comfortable for you

Register ONLINE

 

#WLD: Watercolor: Enjoy the Process!

Intermediate & Advanced | Adults | 12:30-3pm | Laurie Daddona
February 3-March 10
$130 member | $155 nonmember

SORRY, CLASS IS FULL

Experience the excitement of watercolor integrating the elements of design, dramatic color, good composition and exciting light. Watercolor is spontaneous, fun, elusive, and challenging! Come and enjoy the "process of painting" and develop your own personal style.

 

#WPJ2 Fun with Fibers

Beginners | Kids K-12 | 3:30-5:30pm | Parker Jackson
February 3-March 10
$125 member | $150 nonmember

Embroidery and Fiber Arts tend to be under rated and can be a moving meditation for all ages. From Kindergartners to High School students, everyone can participate and create beautiful works of art and functional pieces to enjoy in this beginner sewing class. We will start out with making our own pillows, and move on to a sewing project of our choice. Don't worry grown-ups, we have plenty of experience giving sewing needles to little ones. We promise they can handle it! Register ONLINE

 

#WAM Mindful Improv

All Levels | Adults | 6-7:30pm | Allison Martinez
February 3-March 10
$125 member | $150 nonmember

In this class we will practice Mindfulness and Self Compassion by encouraging out younger selves through improv and the art of play. This combination of theatre activities and mindfulness practices is the perfect class series to learn to loosen up and be true to your authentic self.  Register ONLINE

 

#WSB Portrait Painting

Beginners | Adults | 6-8pm | Summer Brunson
February 3-March 10
$130 member | $155 nonmember

In this beginner's portrait class, we will learn the proportions of the face, the shapes and forms that make up facial features and the color theory of mixing skin tones. Creating realistic imagery does not have to be intimidating and with Summer you will learn easy tricks of the trade and learn to love the art of portraits!  Register ONLINE

 

#WWW Transformative Sculpture

Beginners | Adults | 6-8pm | Will Wolf
February 3-March 10
$130 member | $155 nonmember

During this six-week course, we will explore basic concepts of sculpture: Space, Line, Volume, Texture, and Value. We explore the basic sculpting materials while investigating both additive and reductive sculpting techniques. Throughout this program we will also look at historical and contemporary artists in relation to sculpture. Register ONLINE

 

Friday Classes

 

#WMA Materials and Techniques

Advanced | Adults | 9:30am-12:30pm | Michael Adams
February 4-March 11
$130 member | $155 nonmember

SORRY, CLASS IS FULL

Improve your painting skills through an in-depth study of watercolor materials and techniques by using transparent washes and controlled blending techniques in your watercolors. Expand your awareness of the use of materials and processes to achieve detail, form, color, and expression in a variety of subject matter.

Members Only Open Studio Sessions

 

MEMBERS ONLY. Need to work on paintings for class, but tend to not be very productive at home? Want a space to just get some work done in a new environment? Need to work on ceramics but don’t need the full class? Any way you choose to use your time, our open studios are available to members only. A studio monitor will be around if you need anything, but this is just simply independent work time for our adult members.

Monday Open Art Studio in the Art Room

All Levels | Adults - Members Only | Mondays 12:30-3pm | Studio Monitor TBD
FREE for Members
Register ONLINE

Tuesday Open Fibers Studio in the Fibers Room

All Levels | Adults - Members Only | Tuesdays 10am-1pm | Studio Monitor TBD
FREE for Members. NOTE: No WET media is permitted in this room!
Register ONLINE

Wednesday Open Art Studio in the Classroom

All Levels | Adults - Members Only | Wednesdays 12-3pm | Studio Monitor TBD
FREE for Members
Register ONLINE

Wednesday Open Ceramics Studio in the Ceramics Room

All Levels | Adults - Members Only | Wednesday 1:30-3pm | Studio Monitor Kiya | Clay NOT included- must purchase from Kiya
FREE for Members
Register ONLINE