Classes and Workshops

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--Some classes may be subject to change.

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

#FAB Watercolor A to Z with Ann Brennan


Mondays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Sept 16 – Nov 4, (8 weeks)
$121 member | $136 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

NEW! #FAP: Hand Building Molds of Clay with Ashley Porrini


Mondays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Sept 9 – Oct 28, (8 weeks)
$275 member | $290 nonmember. Materials included.

Open endless potential for creative expression through the use of plaster and clay molds. In this series, students learn to make their own molds while focusing on the idea of repetition of form and craftsmanship with clay. Individual forms lose their preciousness while freeing up the mind for experimentation. All levels welcome!

#FLM Paint or Draw from a Live Model

Mondays, 12:30-3:30 pm
Sept 9 – Oct 28, (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.

#FBG Improve Your Drawing Skills with Betz Green


Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Sept 17 – Nov 5, (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

#FJG Introduction to Oil Painting and Acrylics with Jim Green

Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Sept 17 – Nov 5, (8 weeks)
$170 member | $185 nonmember

Take the mystery out of painting with oils or acrylics in this fun beginner's 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

#FSZ Make Your Paintings Come to Life with Steve Zazenski

Wednesdays, 1:00-3:30 pm
Three 4-week sessions:
Session #FSZ1: Sept 11, 18, 25 and Oct 2 – No class Oct 9


$84 member | $99 nonmember
Session #FSZ2: Oct 16, 23, 30 and Nov 6 – No class Nov 13
$84 member | $99 nonmember
Session #FSZ3: Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, Dec 11
$84 member | $99 nonmember

Steve's Fall session will consist of 3 separate 4-week sessions. Take one, two, or all three sessions! 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

#FJT Introduction to Stained Glass with Jill Tarabar


Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-9:30 pm
Sept 25-Nov 20, NO CLASS OCTOBER 9, (8 weeks)
$187 members | $202 nonmembers (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

#FSE: Drawing the Figure in Charcoal with Stephen Early


Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
Sept 25 – Nov 27, (8 weeks) NO CLASS NOVEMBER 6 or 13!
$200 member | $215 nonmember

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

NEW! #FCS: Photography for Beginners with Caitlin Spiess


Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-9:30 pm
Sept 11 – Oct 30, (8 weeks)
$250 member | $265 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!
In each class, we will discuss a different photography technique, 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.

NEW! #FGS Watercolor: Z and Beyond with Gabrielle Sivitz


Thursdays, 10 am-12 pm
Sept 12 – Nov 14, (8 weeks) NO CLASS OCTOBER 10 & 17!
$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

#FPB Painting & Drawing for Adult Beginners with Pauline Braun

Thursdays, 1:00-3:30 pm
Sept 19-Oct 24, (6 weeks)
$110 member | $125 nonmember

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.