Classes and Workshops


2 Ways to Register:

Class and Workshop Mail-in Registration Form (pdf)

Class and Workshop Online Registration Form
--Classes and fees may be subject to change.

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

#WAB Watercolor A to Z with Ann Brennan

--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. This 4 week session will teach students how to limit their palette. To use transparent and opaque colors to their advantage. How to create depth and value. And ultimately how to avoid muddy lifeless painting.Supply list

#WLM Paint or Draw from a Live Model

Mondays, 12:30-3:30 pm
January 6-February 24, (8 weeks)
$115 member | $135 nonmember, includes model fee. Drop-in rate may be available 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.

#WBG Improve Your Drawing Skills with Betz Green

Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
January 14-March 3, (8 weeks)
$170 member | $185 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

#WJG Oil & Acrylic Painting with Jim Green

Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
January 14-March 3, (8 weeks)
$170 member | $185 nonmember

All levels. Jim is known for his use of vibrant colors. You will learn how to create dynamic compositions, in this fun, relaxed class. Using oils or acrylics, students will work from photographs or from still-life setups. Jim does short demos and gives each student individual attention. Supply list

#WGS1 Unlocking Color with Gabrielle Sivitz

Tuesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
January 7-January 28, (4 weeks)
$80 member | $95 nonmember

Learn to confidently use color to enhance your artwork and express yourself. Through examples, fun exercises and small studies, explore color theory, color mixing, color palettes, color schemes, and more. Open to beginning and intermediate artists with some experience in their dry or wet color media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, or pastel.Supply list

#WGS2 Introduction to Pen & Ink with Gabrielle Sivitz

Tuesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
February 11-March 3, (4 weeks)
$80 member | $95 nonmember

Pen & ink can be used for highly detailed drawings as well as quick sketches. Learn to use both traditional dip pens and modern mechanical pens to create different textures, values, and lines for beautiful and expressive drawings. Some drawing experience recommended, but not required.Supply list

#WDW Ceramic Techniques: Hand and Wheel with Debra Williams

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Class: January 7-February 25, (8 weeks)
Open Studio: Friday, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
$275 member | $290 nonmember. Materials included.

Learn the techniques for handbuilding in clay, and take a spin on the potter’s wheel! Students will have a chance to create functional pottery and sculpture with handbuilding 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. Enroll early as class size is small.

#WCS Photography for Beginners with Caitlin Spiess

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
January 7-February 25, (8 weeks)
$180 member | $195 nonmember (+ $10 materials fee)

Learn everything from how to constructively discuss photography as an art form, how to effectively use your camera and its manual settings, and how best to print and display your work! We will discuss a different photography technique in each class, from basic exposure to manipulating your depth of field to low light photography. At the end of the class, students will have a small portfolio of works to display at home, and a greater understanding of how the Manual Mode on their DSLRs function.

#WSZ Make Your Paintings Come to Life with Steve Zazenski

Wednesdays, 1:00-3:30 pm
Session #WSZ1: January 15-February 5
$84 member | $99 nonmember
Session #WSZ2: February 19-March 11
$84 member | $99 nonmember

Steve’s Winter session will consist of 2 separate 4-week sessions. Take one, or both! 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 4 paintings in 4 weeks. Even the most experienced artist will benefit from this class.Supply list

#WPB Basic Watercolor & Acrylics with Pauline Braun

Wednesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
January 8-February 12, (6 weeks)
$95 member | $110 nonmember

Learn how to create paintings starting with the basics. We will use watercolors and acrylics to explore color, paint applications, and try new color combinations. Students can work from photographs or abstractly. All levels.Supply list

#WJT Introduction to Stained Glass with Jill Tarabar

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
January 8-February 26, (8 weeks)
$187 member | $202 nonmember (includes $15 lab fee)* (plus $30.00 for glass package for the first project, payable to instructor*)

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

#WSE: Drawing the Figure in Charcoal with Stephen Early

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
January 22-March 11, (8 weeks)
$200 member | $215 nonmember (+$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

#WGS Watercolor: Z and Beyond with Gabrielle Sivitz

Thursdays, 10 am-12 pm
January 9-March 5, (8 weeks) No class February 6!
$160 member | $175 nonmember

You’ve dabbled with watercolor paints or taken a beginning class – now what? Take the next step in building your watercolor skills! This class is designed for people who have learned the basics and would like to continue their exploration of watercolor in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Depicting various subjects such as landscape, florals, still life and animals will be covered as well as experiments with abstract design.Supply list

#WKM Throwing Pottery with Kathy McGonnigle

Fridays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Class: January 10-February 28, (8 weeks)
Open Studio: Friday, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
$275 member | $290 nonmember. Materials included.

This course introduces 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.

Ceramics Drop-in-Studio

Every Friday, 1:00-4:00 pm
$30 per session, all materials included!

Have an idea for a project but need space and materials? Do your own thing with a group of fellow artists. No instructor. How to Register... Call the Art Center (215-619-8863) at least one day in advance to reserve your spot.