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Sneak Peek View of Raku: A Taste of Fire
Marcia K. Reiver
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Sep 13, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Dip your toes into this exciting and primal clay technique. Experiment with horsehair firing and do a real raku kiln pull. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll wonder you hadn’t tried it before.

Sneak Peek Week
Brand new to the Art Center or want to dabble in a new medium? Start here with these fun, low cost/low commitment workshops at the beginning of most sessions. Explore our creative community as you try something...

A Hunk of Burning Steel: Beginning Metal SculptureRegistration Closed
Instructor TBA
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 22 - Aug 17, 2017
Medium: Jewelry and Metals | Level: All Levels
Program Type:
Member: $351.00 | Non-Member: $364.50

Learn about different types of wire, and different techniques for bending and shaping wire into forms. We will also learn basic soldering techniques, and discuss different materials and methods of soldering, what types of solder work with which wire for armature or direct sculpture applications. We will discuss the importance of armatures (i.e. the skeletal system of a sculpture) in creating a larger sculpture and how these techniques can also be...

A Painting Seminar
Francine Shore
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jun 22 - Aug 17, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type:
Member: $450.00 | Non-Member: $500.00

This class will encourage the development of a diverse collection of images and varied subjects. Whether your work is traditional or contemporary, you will become aware of your personal style. Art history discussions and personal and group critiques will encourage a dialogue that connects the process of making work to exhibit. Mixed mediums encouraged. All levels welcome, but some experience recommended.  Minimum enrollment needed to run eac...

A Painting Seminar
Francine Shore
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sep 28 - Dec 14, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $537.50 | Non-Member: $612.50

This class will encourage the development of a diverse collection of images and varied subjects. Whether your work is traditional or contemporary, you will become aware of your personal style. Art history discussions and personal and group critiques will encourage a dialogue that connects the process of making work to exhibit. Mixed mediums encouraged. All levels welcome, but some experience recommended.

Students will learn:
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A Sneak Peek View of Collage: Insta-Collage & Mixed Media
Andrea Snyder
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Sep 12, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come in ready to create your very own ”Insta-Collage”. Whether you want basic techniques or a quick brush-up before regular classes, you are guaranteed a review of 5-7 skills, concepts, media, and/or rules of good design. All levels.

Sneak Peek Week
Brand new to the Art Center or want to dabble in a new medium? Start here with these fun, low cost/low commitment workshops at the beginning of most sessions. Explore ou...

A Sneak Peek View of Fashion and Figure Photography
Robert A. Szatmari
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 14, 2017
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Sneak Peek Week
Brand new to the Art Center or want to dabble in a new medium? Start here with these fun, low cost/low commitment workshops at the beginning of most sessions. Explore our creative community as you try something new. Think of your Teaching Artist as a tour guide. On the itinerary: Interesting demos; quick, picture-worthy projects; and of course, fun! Bring a friend, a date, or a group and get ready to have a great time. ...

A Sneak Peek View of Knitting: Color Strand Knitting With a Loom
Jessica Curtaz
Fridays 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sep 15, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $0.00 | Non-Member: $0.00

In the midst of the festivities for the Teaching Artist Exhibition 2017 and the Art Market, come see teaching artist Jessica Curtaz knitting fun easy hats using a loom and multiple colors of yarns. This is an easy accessible way to learn knit patterning and lettering.  This event is FREE.  Advanced registration required.


Sneak Peek Week
Brand new to the Art Center or want to dabble in a new medium? Start here wit...

A Sneak Peek View of Line, Color & Watermedia
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Sep 12, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

In two hours experience a thorough introduction to the in-depth process that defines Joan Becker’s classic class Line & Color in Watermedia: Develop Your Creative Eye in three thrilling parts:

Part 1 - Demonstrate Watercolor and Gouache Techniques
Joan will set-up a still life and demonstrate, in both watercolor and gouache, how to begin a painting in each medium.  She will answer questions as she moves through the ...

A Sneak Peek View of Metalwork: Heavy Metal Meltdown
Layne Freedline
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 11, 2017
Medium: Jewelry and Metals | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Quench your curiosity! Try your hand at jewelry making during this sneak peek event. We will explore texture on metals using various hammers and stamps. Then assemble your creation using a soldering torch. All materials are supplied to create your own personalized pendant or key-chain. Individual instruction will help you create a piece to be proud of. This fun project is an enticing glimpse into the fascinating world of metal working. It is a gr...

A Sneak Peek View of Spinning Beauty: Pottery Wheel Demo
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Fridays 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sep 15, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $0.00 | Non-Member: $0.00

In the midst of the festivities for the Teaching Artist Exhibition 2017 and the Art Market, come see teaching artist Jill Ross Meltzer making magic on the pottery wheel.

Sneak Peek Week
Brand new to the Art Center or want to dabble in a new medium? Start here with these fun, low cost/low commitment workshops at the beginning of most sessions. Explore our creative community as you try something new. Think of your Teaching Artist...

ARTZ Philly: For People with Dementia & Caregivers
Susan Shifrin
Thursdays 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Sep 14 - Nov 16, 2017
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $0.00 | Non-Member: $0.00

Join ARTZ Philadelphia as they facilitate a group conversation around 3-4 works of art in the Art Center galleries. Groups are limited in size to 6-8 visitors plus their care partners to ensure an intimate and comfortable experience for everyone. Members of the Art Center community are welcome to attend if they have someone in their life with Alzheimer’s. Admission is free with RSVP! Please RSVP to shifrin@artzphilly.org to reserve your spo...

Abstract Painting: A Journey
Ana Vizcarra Rankin
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 26 - Nov 28, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $345.00 | Non-Member: $390.00

Master the brush, the paint and the space in which it all exists by encountering your art as an exploration of possibilities. Learn how to play with color and texture to create narratives and dialogues with your viewer that reach beyond representation. Unleash your possibilities in this exciting new class!

Abstract to the Next Level
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 19 - Nov 21, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $345.00 | Non-Member: $390.00

Take your work to the next level under the mentoring guidance of artist/critic Kassem Amoudi.  Kassem will work with each student individually in this focused open studio environment to help each to find his/her own voice. And for those who already found it, to sing with it louder.

Kassem believes each student is unique with a lot of hidden potential waiting to be discovered. He will share with them his knowledge of painting techn...

Accordion Bound Books
Meg Kennedy
Thursdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 28 - Nov 2, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $207.00 | Non-Member: $234.00

Accordion books—which evolved from folded scrolls—are not only our most ancient binding style but the most versatile form as well as the easiest to accomplish. In this beginners’ book arts class, we’ll learn basic techniques of binding—measuring, cutting, scoring, folding, gluing, and very elementary sewing—while making 10 different books in 6 weeks. This form is adaptable to a vast range of sizes, interactive ...

Acrylic Studio
Beverly Benson
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 20 - Dec 6, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $448.50 | Non-Member: $507.00

This class is perfect for beginners who want to start out on a tried and true path, or seasoned oil painters who want to switch over to a less toxic painting practice, but can’t cope with the drying time of acrylic. Oil and acrylic painter Beverly Benson will walk you step by step through the recipe for creating a ‘reserve’ palette of premixed paint awaiting you each time you set up or want to replenish your ‘working&rsquo...

Adventures in HandbuildingRegistration Closed
Eliot Foerster
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 27 - Aug 22, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate
Program Type:
Member: $288.00 | Non-Member: $324.00

In this class we will be covering basic and advanced hand building techniques in a fun and open environment.  We will make slump molds by and use them to make forms that can stand alone or be assembled into larger pieces.  We will cover slip use and glazing as well as surface texture.  We will explore how even simple processes can be used to make interesting and complex forms.  Join me Tuesday nights for this exciting adventur...

Asian Masterpiece: Chinese Watercolor and Ink Painting
Josephine Tsai
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 28 - Dec 7, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $345.00 | Non-Member: $390.00

Discover the beauty of this classical art form, as you learn about eastern lyrics, culture, and philosophy along the way. Exploration will include basic brushwork, familiarity with the texture of Shuan paper, applying ink and color as well as fundamental composition. Demos and individual attention will help each student expl...

Beginning Oils
Elaine Lisle
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Oct 23 - Dec 4, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $241.50 | Non-Member: $273.00

Working from simple still life set ups we will experiment with various limited palettes. Students will be encouraged to find their own expressive voice while working from life. The goal will be to complete one painting per session although a couple of 2 session paintings may be included. This is a great introductory class fo...

Beyond the Basics: Intermediate/Advanced Secrets to Refining Your Throwing Skills
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 27 - Dec 6, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $375.00 | Non-Member: $435.00

This class will address common throwing problems such as heavy bottoms, uneven walls, and those annoying wobbly rims. We’ll hone your trimming skills and improve your lid, spout, and handle making. We’ll also explore a variety of decorating techniques that will set your work apart. There’ll be demos and lots of individual attention…so get ready to become a passionate potter as you advance to the next level in your journey...

Beyond the Basics: Secrets to Refining Your Throwing Skills
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 21 - Aug 16, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate
Program Type:
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $364.50

This class will address common throwing problems such as heavy bottoms, uneven walls, and those annoying wobbly rims. We’ll hone your trimming skills and improve your lid, spout, and handle making. We’ll also explore a variety of decorating techniques that will set your work apart. There’ll be demos and lots of individual attention…so get ready to become a passionate potter as you advance to the next level in your journey...

Bobbing for Greatness: Bob Deane's Clay Rascals
Robert Deane
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 22 - Aug 17, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate
Program Type:
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $364.50

Improve your skills on the wheel and learn the finer details of cone 10 glazing.  Classes will offer hands on demos and personalized instruction to help refine students’ skills.  We will focus on the wheel and then explore other techniques such as slip application, hand alteration, and carving of thrown pieces.  We will discuss how the form and the style of your work can inform the glazing and finishing process.  Group d...

Bring Your Own Art: Artist Salon
Dan Warren. Halprin
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Oct 17, 2017
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $6.00 | Non-Member: $8.00

There will be art on the walls and beverages provided, but please bring your own favorite beverage and your own favorite art, too. This is night of conversation and inspiration by artists and for artists. Discuss what inspired you to make the work that you brought, how you deal with creative blocks, why certain colors resonate with you, or why certain beverages resonate with you. Share your art and share your thoughts and experience the delicious...

Casting Kinetic Glass
Wesley Valdez
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 28 - Nov 16, 2017
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

In this class, we will begin with the basics of kiln casting glass forms and then move quickly into casting interconnected, movable parts. You will be learning about the lost wax casting process from beginning to end so that you can use this knowledge in your own creative practice. This process is perfect for making unique j...

Celebrate Majolica from the Table Up
Bernadette Curran
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 12 - Oct 26, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $75.00 | Non-Member: $87.00

Come celebrate the spirit of majolica in this workshop as we create earthenware forms with fantastic functions and decorated surfaces.  Majolica painting is a process which involves application of colorants to a white base glaze fired to cone 04 oxidation.  From dinnerware to candelabras and tulip vases, we will investigate this historical process and its painterly approaches from past to present.  Wheel throwers and hand builders ...

Ceramic Sculpture: Breaking the Rules
Sharon Bartmann
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Sep 28 - Dec 7, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $437.50 | Non-Member: $507.50

Take your work to the next level by using unique surface techniques and introducing found objects into your pieces. For inspiration, we will look to artists who weren't afraid to break the rules. Non-traditional sculpture surfaces will be explored, as well as wire and fabric dipping in slip. Using the extruder and hand building techniques, you will bring your ideas to life. Come play with us!

Student Supply List:
Students should ...

Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture Open Studio - 3 HOURS WEEKLY
Studio Monitor
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Sep 20 - Dec 13, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $45.00 | Non-Member: $45.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER AND ENROLLED IN A CLASS TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

12 wks, 9/20-12/10
Wed. 1-3:30 pm
Thurs. 4:00-9:30 pm*
Fri. 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Sun. 9:30 am-4:30 pm
*Except 10/10 and 10/24

3 hours per week: $45 (you must be enrolled in a class**)
9 hours per week: $99 (you must be enrolled in a class**)
22 hours per week: $225

Enjoy the benefits of the most ceramics, mosaic...

Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture Open Studio - 9 HOURS WEEKLY
Studio Monitor
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Sep 20 - Dec 13, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER AND ENROLLED IN A CLASS TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

12 wks, 9/20-12/10
Wed. 1-3:30 pm

Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture Open Studio -22 HOURS WEEKLY
Studio Monitor
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Sep 20 - Dec 13, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $225.00 | Non-Member: $225.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS (class enrollment not required for 22 hours program)

12 wks, 9/20-12/10
Wed. 1-3:30 pm

Collagraphy (Collage Printing) & Mixed Media
Andrea Snyder
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Nov 4 - Nov 5, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $126.50 | Non-Member: $143.00

Create your collagraph or collage plate by texturing gesso and acrylic mediums and gluing a variety of materials onto matte board. Be thrilled when you transfer your inked image onto paper using the art center’s printing press. Learn which adhesives and Asian papers to add with your choice of water-media. This fun class is full of information for mastering multiple art techniques while allowing for personal expression. Teaching Artist Andre...

Composing a Reverie: The Art of Fantastical Indirect Oil Painting
Alyssa B. DeVille
Thursdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 28 - Dec 7, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $345.00 | Non-Member: $390.00

Discover the beauty of this classical art form, as you learn about eastern lyrics, culture, and philosophy along the way. Exploration will include basic brushwork, familiarity with the texture of Shuan paper, applying ink and color as well as fundamental composition. Demos and individual attention will help each student expl...

Coneheads: Wheel to Cone 10Registration Closed
Instructor TBA
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 29 - Aug 17, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type:
Member: $288.00 | Non-Member: $324.00

Improve your skills on the wheel and learn the finer details of cone 10 glazing.  Classes will offer hands on demos and personalized instruction to help refine students’ skills.  We will focus on the wheel and then explore other techniques such as slip application, hand alteration and carving of thrown pieces.  We will discuss how the form and the style of your work can inform the glazing and finishing process.  Group di...

Creating Your Legacy: Estate Planning Information Session Presented by Manning & Napier and Laura
Instructor TBA
Thu - Thu, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Oct 19, 2017
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $0.00 | Non-Member: $0.00

Learn about estate planning, family foundations, and how philanthropy can play an active role in creating your legacy.  This overview of estate planning and philanthropic giving options is offered free to the public and does not provide individual financial counseling.

Special Topics 
Varying from one day workshops to multi-week classes, Special Topics are offered once or twice throughout the year and are perfect...

Darkroom Photo Open Studio
Studio Monitor
Fridays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 22 - Dec 8, 2017
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $165.00 | Non-Member: $165.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

Explore your skills and hone your craft in our fully equipped, 6 station wet darkroom. Price includes basic chemistry and equipment for printing and processing films. Advance sign-up for darkroom is required to guarantee availability. If you are interested in a private rental of the darkroom, please contact us for more details.

Students MUST have prior darkroom experience...

Demystify your Digital Camera
John A Benigno
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Sep 28 - Oct 26, 2017
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $125.00 | Non-Member: $145.00

Not sure where to begin with your digital camera? Build a foundation in photography with an overview of the technical aspects of how to handle a camera, adjust exposure and depth of field, properly use available light and understand good composition. Build a foundation in photography with an overview of camera operation and editing. We'll start with lessons in camera settings, composition, and lighting. Then we'll move on to working in the Mac La...

Discovering Drawing
Gina Altadonna
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 18 - Oct 16, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Drawing is a skill that can be learned and mastered simply by understanding a few key techniques that instill knowledge and confidence. Over the course of four weeks, each student will learn all about line, value, composition and proportion. Using classic drawing exercises, detailed demonstrations and tutorials, as well as one on one attention during still life drawing, students will leave this course with the tools they need to continue a lifeti...

Discovering Drawing
Henry Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Sep 29 - Oct 20, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw, and don't know where to begin?  Maybe you've dabbled in different media, and want to hone some basic skills.  This is the class for you!

In this class we present basic drawing skills in a step by step manner allowing students to develop confidence as they go; practicing line quality, proportion, basic perspective, composition, and value.  Students will learn these skills one at a ti...

Discovering Drawing
Gina Altadonna
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Oct 30 - Nov 20, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Drawing is a skill that can be learned and mastered simply by understanding a few key techniques that instill knowledge and confidence. Over the course of four weeks, each student will learn all about line, value, composition and proportion. Using classic drawing exercises, detailed demonstrations and tutorials, as well as one on one attention during still life drawing, students will leave this course with the tools they need to continue a lifeti...

Discovering Drawing
Henry Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Nov 3 - Dec 1, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw, and don't know where to begin?  Maybe you've dabbled in different media, and want to hone some basic skills.  This is the class for you!

In this class we present basic drawing skills in a step by step manner allowing students to develop confidence as they go; practicing line quality, proportion, basic perspective, composition, and value.  Students will learn these skills one at a ti...

Discovering Metals
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 19 - Oct 10, 2017
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

New to metalwork? Haven't worked in metal in a while? This class is aimed at getting you fired up and focused through learning the basics of metalwork. In 4 short weeks, you will learn how to manipulate wire, solder metal, and create unique jewelry sculptures and more. We will be making unique two by two “sampler quilts” with rivets, piercing, sweat soldering, and fold forming.

Please bring aprons, ponytail holders, and clo...

Discovering Metals
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Oct 24 - Nov 28, 2017
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

New to metalwork? Haven't worked in metal in a while? This class is aimed at getting you fired up and focused through learning the basics of metalwork. In 4 short weeks, you will learn how to manipulate wire, solder metal, and create unique jewelry sculptures and more. We will be making unique two by two “sampler quilts” with rivets, piercing, sweat soldering, and fold forming.

Please bring aprons, ponytail holders, and clo...

Discovering Painting
Deena S. Ball
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Sep 29 - Oct 20, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

This class is a broad range overview of painting.  Students will explore different types of painting and the different properties of each media. This will be done by using a still life set up which can be interpreted either in a realistic or abstract manner.  The sessions will explore watercolor, gouache, acrylic and pastels.

There is a $20 supply fee payable to Main Line Art Center on the first class.

Discovery

Discovering Painting
Deena S. Ball
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Nov 3 - Dec 1, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

This class is a broad range overview of painting.  Students will explore different types of painting and the different properties of each media. This will be done by using a still life set up which can be interpreted either in a realistic or abstract manner.  The sessions will explore watercolor, gouache, acrylic and pastels.

There is a $20 supply fee payable to Main Line Art Center on the first class.

Discovery

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing For Beginners
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 18 - Oct 16, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Begin learning how to make beautiful pottery on the wheel. Each class will begin with a demo and continue in making you a more confident thrower. You will learn to wedge, center, throw and trim each piece. Tools will be provided but students must purchase clay from Main Line Art Center during the first class.

Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week classes are will introduce...

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing For Beginners
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Sep 19 - Oct 10, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Begin learning how to make beautiful pottery on the wheel. Each class will begin with a demo and continue in making you a more confident thrower. You will learn to wedge, center, throw and trim each piece. Tools will be provided but students must purchase clay from Main Line Art Center during the first class.

Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week classes are will introduce...

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing For Beginners
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oct 24 - Nov 21, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Begin learning how to make beautiful pottery on the wheel. Each class will begin with a demo and continue in making you a more confident thrower. You will learn to wedge, center, throw and trim each piece. Tools will be provided but students must purchase clay from Main Line Art Center during the first class.

Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week classes are will introduce...

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing For Beginners
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Oct 30 - Nov 20, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Begin learning how to make beautiful pottery on the wheel. Each class will begin with a demo and continue in making you a more confident thrower. You will learn to wedge, center, throw and trim each piece. Tools will be provided but students must purchase clay from Main Line Art Center during the first class.

Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week classes are will introduce...

Discovering Printmaking
Andrea Snyder
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 20 - Oct 11, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Learn the fundamentals of ink, paper, and press, in a supportive and creative atmosphere. Roll water wash-up inks onto a non-porous surface, remove some of the ink, stamp and paint your own imagery, then delight in the visual surprise when rolling your inked art through our etching press as it transfers onto paper.

Teaching Artist Andrea Snyder is a professionally trained printmakers and will demonstrate the entire process using the la...

Discovering Printmaking
Christine Stoughton
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Nov 15 - Dec 13, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Learn the fundamentals of ink, paper, and press, in a supportive and creative atmosphere. Roll water wash-up inks onto a non-porous surface, remove some of the ink, stamp and paint your own imagery, then delight in the visual surprise when rolling your inked art through our etching press as it transfers onto paper.

Teaching Artist Christine Stoughton is a professionally trained printmakers and will demonstrate the entire process using ...

Discovering Sculpture: Hand Building for Beginners
Brad Hagmayer
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 18 - Oct 16, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

A clay experience using your most important tool...your hands.

Students will roll coils, balls of clay, pinch forms, pull, shape and form pieces of clay into different creatures. You'll learn to see creatures in parts, make the parts and assemble your vision. Specific structures are encouraged and assisted with including...horns, scales, snouts and wings. Further expansion of creatures is completed thru texture and glazing.


Discovering Sculpture: Hand Building for Beginners
Sharon Bartmann
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Sep 19 - Oct 10, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

New to clay? Haven't worked in clay in a while? This class is aimed at getting your hands wet through learning the basics of hand building. In 4 short weeks, you will learn how to manipulate slabs of clay into unique trays, bowls and more. We will also look at how to finish our functional pieces using underglazes and glaze. Tools will be provided but students must purchase clay from Main Line Art Center during the first class.

Discover...

Discovering Sculpture: Hand Building for Beginners
Sharon Bartmann
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oct 24 - Nov 21, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

New to clay? Haven't worked in clay in a while? This class is aimed at getting your hands wet through learning the basics of hand building. In 4 short weeks, you will learn how to manipulate slabs of clay into unique trays, bowls and more. We will also look at how to finish our functional pieces using underglazes and glaze. Tools will be provided but students must purchase clay from Main Line Art Center during the first class.

Discover...

Discovering Sculpture: Hand Building for Beginners
Brad Hagmayer
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Oct 30 - Nov 20, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

A clay experience using your most important tool...your hands.

Students will roll coils, balls of clay, pinch forms, pull, shape and form pieces of clay into different creatures. You'll learn to see creatures in parts, make the parts and assemble your vision. Specific structures are encouraged and assisted with including...horns, scales, snouts and wings. Further expansion of creatures is completed thru texture and glazing.


Drawing: Your Inner Artist
Robert Finch
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 18 - Dec 4, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $412.50 | Non-Member: $478.00

Everyone can draw. We are all born with genius and it is life that strips away our knowledge of our capacities. In this course, you will learn to eliminate the blocks that prevent your creativity, while learning the traditions of good drawing and how to implement them. Class demonstrations and critiques will be part of each session. Open to all levels.

You will learn:
• An understanding of the traditions of good drawing
...

Drink & Draw
Dan Warren. Halprin
Thu - Thu, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 19, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $30.00 | Non-Member: $35.00

Draw from a model in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. We'll start off in the gallery, where you can enjoy whichever beer, wine or other beverage enhances your creativity while viewing the Art Center's latest exhibition, then we'll move upstairs to one of our spacious drawing and painting studios for a relaxed session of draw...

Drink & Draw
Dan Warren. Halprin
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Nov 16, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $30.00 | Non-Member: $35.00

Draw from a model in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. We'll start off in the gallery, where you can enjoy whichever beer, wine or other beverage enhances your creativity while viewing the Art Center's latest exhibition, then we'll move upstairs to one of our spacious drawing and painting studios for a relaxed session of draw...

Drop-In Darkroom Photo Lab
Studio Monitor
Thursdays 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 22 - Aug 17, 2017
Medium: Photography | Level: Intermediate
Program Type:
Member: $54.00 | Non-Member: $72.00

Explore your skills and hone your craft in our fully equipped, 6 station wet darkroom. Price includes basic chemistry and equipment for printing and processing films. Advance sign-up for darkroom is required to guarantee availability. If you are interested in a private rental of the darkroom, please contact us for more details.

Students MUST have prior darkroom experience. Students must use own cameras, film and paper. Developer chemi...

Fashion & Figure Photograph Design
Robert A. Szatmari
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 28 - Nov 2, 2017
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

In this class students will learn the ability to define and solve advanced design problems. Students will utilize design principles in order to create more effective photographs. The students will be able to communicate their ideas using the appropriate symbolism for their image ideas.

In this class, we will:
· Examine relationships of form and content in images
· Explore camera positioning and framing in comp...

Figure as a Point of Departure
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sep 19 - Nov 21, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $500.00 | Non-Member: $580.00

If you are tired of getting lost in the details and the traditional look of the human figure and want to take risk and explore new ways of expressing it, this workshop is for you. You will work from the model, but you do not have to have much experience in the figure in order to be creative and make successful paintings.

Paint and draw the human figure in a looser and more expressionistic contemporary manner.  Refine your painting...

Handbuilding StudioFull, Waitlist Available
Karen Sacks
Fridays 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Sep 22 - Dec 8, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $528.00 | Non-Member: $605.00

Work on your handbuilding skills with guidance from teaching artist Karen Sacks. Designed for experienced students who want quality time and individualized instruction to work on their self-directed projects. All handbuilding methods and experimentation are encouraged. This 4 hour class builds artistic confidence, encourages connections with supportive peers and boosts the enthusiasm of our creative community here at MLAC!

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Happily Ever After and the Female Gaze: Philadelphia Women Artist Trailblazers - Then and Now
Cynthia Haveson. Veloric
Thu - Thu, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Oct 26, 2017
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $6.00 | Non-Member: $8.00

Cynthia Haveson Veloric, MA, a research assistant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Main Line Art Center Artistic Advisor, and independent art historian, will explain an extended series of circumstances particular to Philadelphia that enabled a number of "firsts" for trailblazing women artists. In the context of Main Line Art Center’s exhibition Happily Ever After, Veloric will also lead a panel discussion with women artists in the sh...

Heart of Glass: Intro to Glass Fusing
Jessica Liddell
Thursdays 12:45 PM to 3:45 PM
Sep 28 - Nov 2, 2017
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $243.00 | Non-Member: $274.50

Feeling adventurous? Harness that energy to make gems or tiles to use in one-of-a-kind jewelry, mosaics, and mixed media pieces, as well as vessels and fine art objects. The emphasis is on learning and discovery. Some basic supplies are included in the class, but students are encouraged to supplement them with some of the beautiful COE 90 glass now available. All levels are welcome in the class and fundamentals are stressed.  Minimum enrollm...

Heavy Metal: Metalsmithing Tools & Tricks of the Trade
Layne Freedline
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 18 - Dec 4, 2017
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $445.50 | Non-Member: $503.25

Whether you are trying something new, or wish to expand your skill set, this class is for you. Indulge in the Art Center's amazing new jewelry studio as you learn to plan, form, assemble, texture, and finish metal objects. You will have the opportunity to design your own work, and personal attention of an experienced jeweler to help you bring your designs to life. Skills taught include soldering, rivets, metal texture, and polishing. Advanced tec...

Heavy Metal: Metalsmithing Tools & Tricks of the Trade
Layne Freedline
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 18 - Dec 4, 2017
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $445.50 | Non-Member: $503.25

Whether you are trying something new, or wish to expand your skill set, this class is for you. Indulge in the Art Center's amazing new jewelry studio as you learn to plan, form, assemble, texture, and finish metal objects. You will have the opportunity to design your own work, and personal attention of an experienced jeweler to help you bring your designs to life. Skills taught include soldering, rivets, metal texture, and polishing. Advanced tec...

Honing the Wheel: Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 19 - Dec 5, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $450.00 | Non-Member: $522.00

In this class we will be concentrating on honing advanced wheel-throwing techniques. Learn how to make well-fitting lids in multiple styles, throw in sections to make larger pots, make well pouring teapots and pitchers, throw plates that won’t crack or warp, and much more. There will be demonstrations of a variety of surface techniques using slips, underglazes and glazes. We will discuss historical wheel thrown forms, and use them to inspir...

Intro to Encaustic Painting
Leah MacDonald
Sun - Sun, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Nov 12, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $46.00 | Non-Member: $52.00

Beeswax is a forgiving medium that can be altered erased and enhanced as an artist desires. This is an incredible opportunity to advance your painting skills and experience the challenge working with materials that are heat sensitive. Experience working with layers and pushing the boundaries on composition, color and texture. Please bring a brown bagged lunch/or snack.

$25 Supply Fee payable to Instructor. All materials included....

Intro to Landscape Painting: A Plein Aire ApproachRegistration Closed
Henry Martin
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jun 29 - Aug 17, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type:
Member: $264.00 | Non-Member: $288.00

Have you ever wanted to paint out of doors, in the majestic natural world, yet have no idea where to begin?  Maybe you have tried, but the colors get muddy and out of control?  In this class, we approach landscape painting in a systematic,step by step manner. The instructor will first demonstrate the concepts and steps of the class, and then allow students to practice the skills at their own speed, developing confidence as they go. ...

Introduction to Plein Air Painting in the Sensory Garden
Elaine Lisle
Wed - Thu, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Oct 25 - Oct 26, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $69.00 | Non-Member: $78.00

This is an opportunity for the advanced/ experienced student to draw & paint a dancer from the Brandywine Ballet.
Initially she will pose in her practice leotards to familiarize you with her body, t...

Jewelry: Essential Skills
Martha Kent Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 29 - Nov 17, 2017
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

Open to beginners, near beginners and to those who may lack confidence at the torch, this class offers directed, project oriented instruction. We will cover layout of metal, use of the saw, hand tools, surface embellishment, simple forming, the ABC's of soldering and simple stone setting as well as individual instruction for those with some experience. All materials included.

Classics
These core-courses never go out of style and ...

Jewelry: Tools and Tricks of the Trade
Martha Kent Martin
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 27 - Nov 15, 2017
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

Geared toward all levels above beginner, the instructor will give individual instruction covering specific questions that a student may have about their work. This is particularly suitable for students who have clear ideas about what they hope to accomplish and for those who wish to expand their jewelry vocabulary and skill set. All materials included.

Classics
These core-courses never go out of style and are offered almost every...

Knitting Circle
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Sep 18 - Dec 4, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $253.00 | Non-Member: $286.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Knitting Circle (10/16)
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Oct 16, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Knitting Circle (10/2)
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Oct 2, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Knitting Circle (10/23)
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Oct 23, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Knitting Circle (10/30)
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Oct 30, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Knitting Circle (11/13)
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Nov 13, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Knitting Circle (11/20)
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Nov 20, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Knitting Circle (11/27)
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Nov 27, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Knitting Circle (11/6)
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Nov 6, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Knitting Circle (12/4)
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Dec 4, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Knitting Circle (9/18)
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Sep 18, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Knitting Circle (9/25)
Jessica Curtaz
Mondays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Sep 25, 2017
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Come learn to crochet or just enjoy the company of others who do. Benefit from the supportive guidance and deep artistic knowledge of fabrics artist Jessica Curtaz as you explore crochet, embroidery, loom knitting and more.  Build your repertoire of stitch knowledge, bring in current patterns you are working on, or learn how to create your own. Learn crochet stitches like chain, slip stitch, single, double and triple crochet as well as basic...

Late Afternoon Extended Ceramics Studio (FULL SEMESTER for Current Students)
Instructor TBA
Mondays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 17, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type:
Member: $60.00 | Non-Member: $75.00

Students MUST have prior clay experience. Open studio time available to current members and students currently enrolled in a ceramics class. Students must use own tools. Glazing and firing fees are included. Clay must be purchased from the Art Center. A registered parent or guardian MUST accompany children under 16. Students are NOT allowed in studios while classes or workshops are being conducted. Please check bulletin boards regularly for any c...

Late Afternoon Extended Ceramics Studio (FULL SEMESTER for Non-Students)
Instructor TBA
Mondays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 17, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type:
Member: $110.00 | Non-Member: $125.00

Students MUST have prior clay experience. Open studio time available to current members and students currently enrolled in a ceramics class. Students must use own tools. Glazing and firing fees are included. Clay must be purchased from the Art Center. A registered parent or guardian MUST accompany children under 16. Students are NOT allowed in studios while classes or workshops are being conducted. Please check bulletin boards regularly for any c...

Layered Light: Intermediate Glass Fusing
Jessica Liddell
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 28 - Nov 2, 2017
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $243.00 | Non-Member: $274.50

Take your glass fusing to the next level. Multi step processes will be encouraged and a more thorough understanding of the firing temperature's effect on the glass will be stressed. The emphasis will be on learning and discovery. Some basic supplies are included in the class but students are encouraged to supplement them with some of the beautiful COE 90 glass now available. Students in Layered Light: Intermediate Glass Fusing need to have previo...

Let's Get Physical with Photography
Stephen Reese
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sep 19 - Nov 14, 2017
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $200.00 | Non-Member: $232.00

Bring your digital phone, your eye for detail and your energy and prepare for an easily accessible digital photography course that mixes low-impact, optional physical exercise with a fun new approach to developing your creative eye. You’ll examine great painters to understand the dynamics that made their work endure and how to apply those concepts in your own images. You’ll explore the wealth of free and inexpensive photo editing apps...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 27 - Dec 6, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $225.00 | Non-Member: $247.50

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced regis...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (10/11)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 11, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $27.50 | Non-Member: $27.50

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced regis...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (10/18)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 18, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $27.50 | Non-Member: $27.50

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced regis...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (10/25)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 25, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $27.50 | Non-Member: $27.50

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced regis...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (10/4)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 4, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $27.50 | Non-Member: $27.50

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced regis...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (11/1)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Nov 1, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $27.50 | Non-Member: $27.50

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced regis...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (11/15)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Nov 15, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $27.50 | Non-Member: $27.50

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced regis...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (11/29)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Nov 29, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $27.50 | Non-Member: $27.50

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced regis...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (11/8)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Nov 8, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $27.50 | Non-Member: $27.50

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced regis...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (12/6)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Dec 6, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $27.50 | Non-Member: $27.50

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced regis...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (9/27)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 27, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $27.50 | Non-Member: $27.50

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced regis...

Line & Color in Watermedia: Develop Your Creative Eye
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Oct 10 - Nov 28, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $276.00 | Non-Member: $312.00

Explore drawing and incorporate gouache, the "teacher of color," or watercolor on paper.  Learn how to compose a still life, figure, and an interior with line and color. There will be instruction and introduction to a variety of drawing materials and technical aspects for both drawing and painting. Color will be introduced gradually, moving from a limited to a full-spectrum palette.  This class will also focus on increasing your unique ...

Liquid Majesty: WatercolorFull, Waitlist Available
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 18 - Dec 4, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $379.50 | Non-Member: $429.00

To paint with watercolor is to learn the relationships between paint, water, brush, and time. The only way to know is to do. Specific color exercises will enhance your knowledge and comfort with color. Join us in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. Strengthen your artistic judgment and skills to make paintings with authority.

You will learn:
•    Paint, water, brushstrokes, time
•   ...

Mixed Media & Collage on Canvas & Paper
Andrea Snyder
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 19 - Nov 28, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $345.00 | Non-Member: $390.00

Work on canvas and watercolor color paper using printmaking, acrylics, inks, water crayons, and other media. Learn technical skills for transferring imagery and adhering a variety of materials, while following principles of good design. Artists can explore ways to integrate abstract or realistic imagery in new ways on canvas & paper.
•    Learn multiple techniques to laminate layers of assorted Asian & western pa...

Mosaics: Compositions in Glass and Stone
Claire Brill
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 21 - Aug 16, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type:
Member: $252.00 | Non-Member: $283.50

Learn how to compose fully formed mosaic works while learning and practicing both basic and advanced mosaic techniques. Working in a collaborative environment and benefitting from the technical and creative support of this warm teacher, students will be able to grow their craft and their confidence to new levels. Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please don't wait to register!...

Mosaics: Compositions in Glass and Stone
Claire Brill
Thursdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jun 22 - Aug 17, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type:
Member: $252.00 | Non-Member: $283.50

Learn how to compose fully formed mosaic works while learning and practicing both basic and advanced mosaic techniques. Working in a collaborative environment and benefitting from the technical and creative support of this warm teacher, students will be able to grow their craft and their confidence to new levels. Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please don't wait to register!...

Multi-Faceted Beauty: Mosaics (Afternoon)
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 27 - Dec 13, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $450.00 | Non-Member: $522.00

Explore traditional and modern techniques as well as a wide variety of materials in this popular class. We will cover design, fabrication, installation, and some art history in our study of this amazing art form. Decorative, architectural, and fine art pieces can all be achieved. Beginners with self-driven projects are welcome.

Classics
These core-courses never go out of style and are offered almost every session. Appealing to a r...

Multi-Faceted Beauty: Mosaics (Evening)Full, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 27 - Dec 6, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $375.00 | Non-Member: $435.00

Explore traditional and modern techniques as well as a wide variety of materials in this popular class. We will cover design, fabrication, installation, and some art history in our study of this amazing art form. Decorative, architectural, and fine art pieces can all be achieved. Beginners with self-driven projects are welcome.

Classics
These core-courses never go out of style and are offered almost every session. Appealing to a r...

Multi-Faceted Beauty: Mosaics (Morning)
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 20 - Dec 6, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $450.00 | Non-Member: $522.00

Explore traditional and modern techniques as well as a wide variety of materials in this popular class. We will cover design, fabrication, installation, and some art history in our study of this amazing art form. Decorative, architectural, and fine art pieces can all be achieved. Beginners with self-driven projects are welcome.

Classics
These core-courses never go out of style and are offered almost every session. Appealing to a r...

Painting and Drawing the Dancer
Eileen Rosen
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 20 - Nov 8, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $300.00 | Non-Member: $348.00

This is an opportunity for the advanced/ experienced student to draw & paint a dancer from the Brandywine Ballet.
Initially she will pose in her practice leotards to familiarize you with her body, t...

Paper Clay Possibilities
Sharon Bartmann
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Nov 4 - Nov 11, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $125.00 | Non-Member: $145.00

Join us for experimenting with paper clay. We will learn the unique possibilities of this clay. Forget the rules of traditional clay and explore the endless building techniques. We will work with paper clay through hand building. We will also play with dipping objects in paper clay slip.

Special Topics
Varying from one day workshops to multi-week classes, Special Topics are offered once or twice throughout the year and are perfect...

Portfolio Review with Artistic Advisory Board
Instructor TBA
Fri - Fri, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Oct 20, 2017
Medium: Artistic Development | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $95.00 | Non-Member: $95.00

Don’t miss this opportunity to get valuable feedback from experts in the field! Artists of all mediums are invited to register for Portfolio Reviews with members of Main Line Art Center’s Artistic Advisory Board on Friday, October 20 from 1 – 4 pm.

Print, Paper & Book Arts Open Studio (enrolled in a class)
Studio Monitor
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 22 - Dec 1, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $135.00 | Non-Member: $135.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

6 wks, Bi-weekly 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1
Fri. 9:30 am-12:30pm
$135 (enrolled in a class*)
$269 (not enrolled in a class*)

Open Studio time is available to current students and members with experience. These periods are uninstructed but monitored and offer an opportunity to work in a fully equipped, creative environment with the option to work with ...

Print, Paper & Book Arts Open Studio (not enrolled in a class)
Studio Monitor
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 22 - Dec 1, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $269.00 | Non-Member: $269.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

6 wks, Bi-weekly 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1
Fri. 9:30 am-12:30pm
$135 (enrolled in a class*)
$269 (not enrolled in a class*)

Open Studio time is available to current students and members with experience. These periods are uninstructed but monitored and offer an opportunity to work in a fully equipped, creative environment with the option to work with ...

Raku Ceramics: Playing with Fire Daytime
Marcia K. Reiver
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 20 - Nov 15, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

Learn how to create, glaze, and fire colorful raku pieces in this fun class. Instruction and demos will help students bring their ideas to life, and then they will experience the exciting firing process by pulling their glowing pieces from the fire. This is a handbuilding class, but students can enhance wheel thrown pieces by altering them with add-ons and carvings. No previous experience necessary. Open to adults and teens.

Student S...

Silver Casting 101: Metals & Jewelry Intensive (Intermediate & Advanced only)
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Nov 28 - Dec 5, 2017
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $81.00 | Non-Member: $91.50

Ever wondered how artists reuse/recycle their silver scrap? Or get such unique organic elements for their designs? Learn to use the cuttle fish bone and the old straw broom to cast your own unique silver elements. Prior metal studio experience with the torch required. Bring your own silver scrap or silver casting grains for ...

Simple Sewn Books: Pamphlets with Soft & Hard Covers
Meg Kennedy
Thursdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Nov 9 - Dec 7, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

The sewn codex—folded sheets stacked and sewn through the centerfold and covered—is the basis of Western-style bookbinding and the pamphlet is the most elementary form of that style. In this 4-week class, we will continue with basic bookbinding techniques as we make 5 different volumes that can be used for anything from sketchbooks to narratives to recipe books. Hint:  these make great gifts!

Students will need to brin...

Sip & Spin
Marsiella Catanoso
Fridays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Sep 29, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $45.00 | Non-Member: $50.00

Back by popular demand! The workshop will be divided into two parts to incorporate an introduction to wheel throwing and hand building in clay. At the end, you’ll have made your very own mug! Whether you are looking for a unique alternative to the typical date night or planning a fun night out with the girls (or guys!), this is the event for you. Space is very limited; register early! This is a BYOB event.  Fired pieces will be availab...

Sip & Spin
Marsiella Catanoso
Fridays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Nov 17, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $45.00 | Non-Member: $50.00

Back by popular demand! The workshop will be divided into two parts to incorporate an introduction to wheel throwing and hand building in clay. At the end, you’ll have made your very own mug! Whether you are looking for a unique alternative to the typical date night or planning a fun night out with the girls (or guys!), this is the event for you. Space is very limited; register early! This is a BYOB event.  Fired pieces will be availab...

Sneak Peek View of Hand Building: Creature Making
Brad Hagmayer
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sep 11, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Using clay and your hands, plus a few simple tools, you can make any creature, real or imaginary. Dig into some clay and experience a taste of Brad’s joyous and accessible approach to clay creature creation with coils, pinch pot techniques, texturing. All tools are included, and clay can be purchased at the front desk.

Sneak Peek Week
Brand new to the Art Center or want to dabble in a new medium? Start here with these fun, ...

Staying Loose in Paint & Pastels
Carol Kardon
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 20 - Dec 6, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $414.00 | Non-Member: $468.00

This class is focused on creating a loose, more poetic approach to painting. Students may work in pastel, oil, or any media. There will be a still life set-up but students may work from photos or landscape as well. Class will begin with a demo or a short talk. Focus will be on accurate information and basic principles of good drawing, values, edges, and color to capture still life- or student's choice of source material. Attention and support is ...

The Big Show: An Artist's Guide to Working with Galleries
Jeff Schaller
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Sep 19, 2017
Medium: Artistic Development | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $10.00 | Non-Member: $10.00

Showing your work in a gallery is as simple as walking, talking and eating. Becoming a proficient artist is hard work and takes many hours perfecting your craft. Give yourself more time and have a gallery sell your work. I’ll walk you through the steps I took to have representation in galleries here and abroad. We’ll talk about preparation, presentation and positioning your art for success along with a healthy dose of reality. Ma...

The Face of Art: Portrait Painting
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 18 - Dec 4, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $379.50 | Non-Member: $429.00

We will focus on developing the skills necessary to make portraits inspired by important people in our lives. By concentrating on composing the page, seeing shapes well and using color effectively, gain confidence in your painting ability in an atmosphere of support and encouragement.

Supply List: Bring pictures for reference. Oils may be used. Students are encouraged to work the medium of their choice.

You will learn:
...

The Wheel for the Nearly New
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 19 - Dec 5, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $450.00 | Non-Member: $522.00

This class is tailored for two types of nearly new potters--- those who’ve tried the wheel but need lots more attention and  those who’ve tried the wheel and felt nothing but frustration! Through personal guidance and weekly demonstrations, I can help you learn the magic of wheel throwing and build your confidence along the way. We’ll also explore awesome decorative and glazing techniques. The class is based on personal att...

Wheel Fitness: Building Greatness on the Pottery Wheel
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 22, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type:
Member: $288.00 | Non-Member: $324.00

Get ready to shape up your pots as we hone in on those problem areas with weekly skill building exercises on the wheel. Focus will be on form, function, and surface. Enjoy the challenge of learning how to make great pots while you work your mind and body. Come and get your "wheel on!" Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please don't wait to register!

1.    Group exercises will help stretch us out of our com...