Classes and Workshops

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--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.

#SPAB: Watercolor A to Z with Ann Brennan

Mondays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

#SPLM: Paint or Draw from a Live Model

Mondays, 12:30-3:30 pm
March 30-May 18, (8 weeks)
$115 member | $135 nonmember, includes model fee. Drop-in rate: $20 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.

#SPJG: Oil & Acrylic Painting with Jim Green

Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
March 24-May 12, (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

#SPPB: Basic Watercolor & Acrylics with Pauline Braun

Wednesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
April 1-May 20, (8 weeks)
$130 member | $145 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

#SPSZ: Make Your Paintings Come to Life with Steve Zazenski

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
April 1-April 22, (4 weeks)
$84 member | $99 nonmember

Steve is known for his exciting and colorful landscapes. Learn to form interesting combinations of intense light and mass through step-by-step demonstrations of watercolor techniques. You will complete 4 paintings in 4 weeks. Even the most experienced artist will benefit from this class. Supply list

#SPGS1: Watercolor: Z and Beyond with Gabrielle Sivitz

Thursdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
March 19-May 14, (8 weeks) NO CLASS APRIL 30!
$160 member | $175 nonmember
Previous students are welcome to take the class again as there are new projects each time.

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

#SPBG: Improve Your Drawing Skills with Betz Green

Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
March 24-May 12, (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

#SPGS2: Pen & Ink with Watercolor with Gabrielle Sivitz

Tuesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Combine watercolor with pen & ink to create special effects that will enhance both your pen & ink drawings and your watercolor paintings. Instructor and artist Gabrielle Sivitz will guide you step by step through the process, and encourage you to experiment and play with these two mediums to create your own unique works of art. No painting experience necessary. Some drawing experience recommended, but not required.Supply list

#SPGS3: I Wish I Could Draw with Gabrielle Sivitz

Thursdays, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
April 2-May 14, (6 weeks) NO CLASS APRIL 30!
$120 member | $135 nonmember

Many people believe that you’re either born with the ability to draw or you’re not. This class will prove that myth wrong! Join instructor and artist Gabrielle Sivitz for her signature class that’s perfect for anyone who has always wanted to be able to draw, but thinks they have no talent, or hasn’t drawn in years and is afraid they’ve forgotten how.Supply list

#SPSE: Drawing the Figure in Charcoal with Stephen Early

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
April 1-May 20, (8 weeks)

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’ll 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. Open to students of all levels who enjoy working from life.

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#SPKM: Throwing Pottery with Kathy McGonnigle

Fridays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Class: April 3-May 22, (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. Class is limited to 4 students!

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.

#SPJT1: Stained Glass for Beginners with Jill Tarabar

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
March 31-May 19, (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. We will cover pattern making, glass cutting, copper foil method of panel assembly, soldering and finishing. Begin with a 3-piece sun catcher, then build a larger panel of your choice. *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

#SPJT2: Intermediate Stained Glass with Jill Tarabar

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
April 1-May 20, (6 weeks) NO CLASS APRIL 8 OR MAY 13!
$140 member | $155 nonmember (Includes $15 lab fee)

Three-Dimensional Stained Glass: Do you have the stained glass copper foil basics down? Cutting glass, foiling and soldering? Try your hand at three-dimensional stained glass construction as we first create a votive candle holder and then move on to a small box with a hinged lid. Design ideas will be supplied or design your own. Prerequisite: Completion of my beginner stained glass class or actual experience creating stained glass items in the copper foil method. Bring your own tools and supplies, glass grinders will be provided. A list of tool and supply needs will be distributed after registration.

#SPRC: Stained Glass Mosaics (From Project Concept to Completion) with Regina Coyle

Thursdays, 10:00 am-1:00 am
March 26-May 14, (8 weeks)
$185 member | $200 nonmember (Includes $35 materials fee)

Beginner to intermediate. Beginners will learn fundamental skills and intermediate students will fine tune best practices with their glass nipping skills to create a 6” square mosaic. In the process, students will gain a firm understanding of appropriate substrates, adhesives and grouts for various applications. Once complete, students will work on a 12” mosaic of their choosing. Students will complete this class with a finished piece of art worthy to hang on their wall.

Students are required to bring wheeled glass nippers and safety goggles to class. A 6” and 12” square substrate, stained glass, adhesive, and grout are included. Other materials will be available to purchase separately. (Custom substrates, glass rods, ball chain, recycled glass tile etc. and/or students can bring their own tesserae to incorporate in their mosaic as well.)