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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
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
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...

Abstract at All LevelsFull, Waitlist Available
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 15, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
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 potentials waiting to be discovered. He will share with them his knowledge of painting tech...

Adventures in HandbuildingRegistration Closed
Eliot Foerster
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 27 - Aug 22, 2017
Medium: Ceramics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate
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...

Bangin' Bezels, Rockin' Rocks: Beginner Jewelry & MetalworkRegistration Closed
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 1, 2017
Medium: Jewelry and Metals | Level: Beginner
Learn the basics of metal forming and joining to transform your ideas into wearable art as you enjoy the new jewelry studio as your home for creativity! The fascinating craft of metalworking will be explored using torches for soldering, as well as saws, drills, punches, stamps and hammers to create pieces uniquely your own. Practice the techniques of design layout, piercing, forming, basic construction, filing, soldering, coloration, and finishin...

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 & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate
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 & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate
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...

Coneheads: Wheel to Cone 10Registration Closed
Instructor TBA
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 29 - Aug 17, 2017
Medium: Ceramics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
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...

Creature Feature: Beginning HandbuildingRegistration Closed
Brad Hagmayer
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2017
Medium: Ceramics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Bring your appreciation of creatures with you and let's create using coils and pinched forms. We will discuss and augment the best characteristics of your favorite critters in clay. Build with various clay bodies that best suit your varmints. Glaze in ways that enhance the best aspects of your specimens. Master the application of wings, horns, scales and gills. Appreciate the differences with low and high firings and learn to dip, drip, and spray...

DIY ScreenprintingRegistration Closed
Gillian Pokalo
Tue - Fri, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 27 - Jun 30, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Have you always wanted to create your own printed tee shirts, tote bags, or Andy Warhol-like artworks? Gillian will teach you basic Photoshop in order to burn a silkscreen that is yours to keep. In 4 sessions, you'll be printing up a storm!

5 Takeaways:
•    Learn how to use Photoshop (in a fun, easy-going, stress free atmosphere!)
•    Make a silkscreen that is yours to keep!
&bu...

Drop-In Darkroom Photo Lab
Studio Monitor
Thursdays 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 22 - Aug 17, 2017
Medium: Photography | Level: Intermediate
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...

Figure as a Point of Departure
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 15, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
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 skills...

First Cut: Woodworking 101
Rob Wisniewski
Tue - Thu, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jun 20 - Jun 29, 2017
Medium: Jewelry and Metals | Level: Beginner
In this course designed for the novice woodworker, you will be introduced to the nature of wood and the fundamentals of woodworking. The course begins with eco-connections to this medium we call wood. We'll start with a discussion about trees, heart & sap wood, working with the grain, softwood & hardwoods, green vs, dried wood, and the nature and strength of wood. From there, you will be introduced to the creative design process and will ...

First Cut: Woodworking 101
Rob Wisniewski
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jul 13 - Aug 3, 2017
Medium: Jewelry and Metals | Level: Beginner
In this course designed for the novice woodworker, you will be introduced to the nature of wood and the fundamentals of woodworking. The course begins with eco-connections to this medium we call wood. We'll start with a discussion about trees, heart & sap wood, working with the grain, softwood & hardwoods, green vs, dried wood, and the nature and strength of wood. From there, you will be introduced to the creative design process and will ...

Floral Still LifeRegistration Closed
Carol Kardon
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jun 21 - Aug 2, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
In this class students may work in film pastel or any drawing material. Paint from contemporary floral still life setups to further develop your skills in drawing, value, color and edges- all in a fun and relaxed environment.  Students can work on smaller surfaces to capture portions of a setup or capture the whole setup. Carol will warm up the class with demos, sharing her tips to create, depth and dimension in a painting with a strong foca...

Heavy Metal: Metalsmithing Tools & Tricks of the TradeFull, Waitlist Available
Layne Freedline
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2017
Medium: Jewelry and Metals | Level: All Levels
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...

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
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. ...

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 & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
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 & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
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...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (6/21-7/5)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 21 - Jul 5, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
An opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Sessions will involve one model and one pose for all 3 sessions. This accommodates those who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Be aware that this program sells out early.  Minimum enrollment needed to run each class, so...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (6/28)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 28, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
An opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Sessions will involve one model and one pose for all 3 sessions. This accommodates those who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Be aware that this program sells out early.  Minimum enrollment needed to run each class, so...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio (7/5)
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jul 5, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
An opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Sessions will involve one model and one pose for all 3 sessions. This accommodates those who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Registration is available by the week. However, advanced registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Be aware that this program sells out early.  Minimum enrollment needed to run each class, so...

Line & Color in Watermedia: Develop Your Creative EyeFull, Waitlist Available
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jun 27 - Aug 15, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
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
Deena S. Ball
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 7, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
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. Minimum enrollment needed to run each class, so please don't wait to register!

You will learn:
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Magical Realism: The New IllustrationRegistration Closed
Gina Altadonna
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
There are a variety of styles in which an artist may choose to work, from photorealism all the way to abstract expressionism. How we choose to work defines us as artists and even personifies our very being. Magical Realism uses the beauty of realism in combination with elements of fantasy, whimsy and magic. It taps into our nostalgia, our deep, emotional reservoirs. It tricks the viewer into believing through its remarkable detail and sharp focus...

Miniature Landscapes and Seascapes in Colored Pencil
Eileen Rosen
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jun 21 - Jul 26, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Working from photos, learn to eliminate & simplify extraneous details from a landscape or a seascape.
Learn to use these versatile wax based colored pencils; initially building up layers of colors.
Then blending the layers to create a charming & vibrant miniature painting.
A step by step process includes instructor demo(s) as well as individualized instruction, making it a welcome class for beginners. Minimum enrollment nee...

Monday Night Extended Ceramics, Mosaics, and Sculpture Studio for CURRENT STUDENTS
Studio Monitor
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2017
Medium: Ceramics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Complete your work from another class or explore your own ambitions unfettered by the normal limitations every Monday night!

Students MUST have prior clay experience. Students must use own tools. Glazing and firing fees are included. All clay used 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. Pl...

Monday Night Extended Ceramics, Mosaics, and Sculpture Studio for NON-STUDENTS
Studio Monitor
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2017
Medium: Ceramics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Complete your work from another class or explore your own ambitions unfettered by the normal limitations every Monday night!

Students MUST have prior clay experience. Students must use own tools. Glazing and firing fees are included. All clay used 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. Pl...

Mosaics: Compositions in Glass and Stone
Claire Brill
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 21 - Aug 16, 2017
Medium: Ceramics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
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 & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
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!...

Oh, the Stories You'll Tell: Writing & Illustrating Children's BooksRegistration Closed
Instructor TBA
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 7, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Turn your experiences and imagination into a story made of words and images that is accessible to all ages. Learn layout requirements, the narrative, design and illustration tips and tricks of the trade, and find the inspiration to nurture the child within! Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please don't wait to register!

You will learn:
•    Requirements of children’s book publishers
...

Playing with Fire: Intro to Raku Ceramics
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2017
Medium: Ceramics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
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. Minimum enrollment nee...

Sketching the Landscape
Deena S. Ball
Tuesdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jul 25, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Medium: sketching material of your choice
Class Level: Anyone comfortable with non-strenuous hiking and drawing.
Time frame: 4 hours

We will go on a guided hike of a natural place ( There are several places, I have gone in Gladwyne before, participants must be able to hike) stopping to quickly sketch the landscape at various points. Photographs are great for capturing a moment, but a photo does not edit the landscape nor infu...

Staying Loose in Paint & Pastels
Carol Kardon
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jun 21 - Aug 2, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
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 ...

Technical Watercolor and Gouache Workshop
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Jun 27, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
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The Art of Collage Illustration: Visual Storytelling through Cutting & PastingRegistration Closed
Jamie Newman
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 15, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Collage can be more than assembling paper cut-outs and found objects- it can transform a narrative, text, or any form of inspiration into beautiful hand-crafted works of art and illustration. This class will explore the medium of collage illustration while allowing students to express themselves conceptually with unique materials and subject matter. Open to teens and adults. Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please don't wait to r...

The Art of Healing Grief and LossRegistration Closed
Laurie Domers
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 15, 2017
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Everyone experiences some type of loss in their lifetime (the loss of a loved one, a sibling, a parent, a grandparent, a friend, a pet or even the loss of a home or a job). The grieving process is an important part of experiencing and dealing with loss. Through the guidance of an experienced, registered art therapist, participants will discuss, feel, and understand the stages and process of grief. A weekly art project will enhance the discussions...

The Beginning of All Things: Basic Drawing
Henry Martin
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jun 26 - Aug 14, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
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. Minimum enrollment needed to run each class, so please don't wait to register!

You w...

The Shape of Things to Come: Introduction to Winterstone SculptureRegistration Closed
Won Jung Choi
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 1, 2017
Medium: Ceramics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Learning to create something with a new medium opens up new possibilities. Have you ever wondered if one could create a stone sculpture without having to deal with such heavy weight and long process of chiseling?  Then this course would be exactly what you are looking for. Winterstone is very versatile, it works like clay and also like paste and can be combined with fiberglass to enhance the strength. When it gets cured it can be carved, chi...

The Wheel of Creation: Introduction to Color TheoryRegistration Closed
Ana Vizcarra Rankin
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jun 28 - Aug 2, 2017
Medium: Artistic Development | Level: All Levels
Using Joseph Albers’ The Interaction of Color (revised pocket edition) as the unifying text, we explore the history, theory and applications of color within our artistic practice.

We begin with Isaac Newton’s color wheel and work our way through the centuries to contemporary explorations of color such as the Guggenheim installation by James Turrell. Each class begins with a guided group critique of the previous cla...

Wheel Fitness: Building Greatness on the Pottery Wheel
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 8, 2017
Medium: Ceramics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
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...