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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 Beginning Oils
Elaine Lisle
Mondays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 8, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Working from a simple still life set up we will experiment with a limited palette using oils and painting surface provided by the instructor. Students will be encouraged to find their own expressive voice while working from life. The goal  of the class is to complete one painting per session. This is a great introductory class for those who have never painted with oils.

A Sneak Peek View of Collage: Insta-Collage and Mixed Media
Andrea G.. Snyder
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 9, 2018
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.

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 ...

A Sneak Peek View of Creative Photo Portraiture
Robert A. Szatmari
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 11, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Get a brief taste of this course, in which students will explore different creative styles in portrait photography and develop a portfolio of related imagery. Come see what you can make out fo the world around you.

Core Takeaways: 
Develop effective photogr...

A Sneak Peek View of Creature Feature
Brad Hagmayer
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 8, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Join us for an introduction to hand-building with clay.  Pinching, coiling and texturing methods will be taught and utilized for your creature creation.

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. Thi...

A Sneak Peek View of Discovering Drawing
Henry Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 12, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Drawing is fundamental.  Drawing is a play of eyes upon paper. Line quality is the language of drawing!  So here let's take a sneak peak into the language of drawing, and see how the masters have the same fun as they draw.  Try it!  It's like being a child all over again.

Sneak Peek Week
Brand new to the Art Center or want to dabble in...

A Sneak Peek View of Handbuilding: Discovering Clay
Sharon Bartmann
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 9, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

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 just two hours, get a taste of all the fun you'll have over four weeks where 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....

A Sneak Peek View of Jewelry & Metals
Nash Quinn
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 10, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

In this jewelry-making sneak peek, you'll get an inside look at the jewelry-making process by forming and soldering your own sterling-silver band ring.  Come learn about the tools and processes used in jewelry production, and walk away with a genuine piece of handmade jewelry.

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

A Sneak Peek View of Portrait Drawing
Gina Altadonna
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 9, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

This sneak peek will be a crash course in Portrait Drawing. It will leave you with just a taste and a thirst to learn and to fine tune your skills in portraiture. Learn to draw like a master!

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...

A Sneak Peek View of Portrait Sculpture: Sculpting to Learn
Tim Mathias
Mondays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 8, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Join us for a fun first taste of portrait sculpting. We'll sculpt a single facial feature, and learn new tricks for creating and evaluating sculpture. You'll be amazed by how much detail and beauty there is in a nose, an ear, or an eye.

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 o...

A Sneak Peek View of Printmaking: A Sampler
Gillian Pokalo
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jan 13, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $25.00

Intaglio. Linocut. Monoprint. Screen Print. If you know any of these words and they get you super psyched or you know none of these words and want to know what they mean, this class is for you! We'll dive into all of the wonderful ways that printmaking techniques can be combined to create one-of-a-kind works of art on most surfaces! In this one day workshop, you'll walk away with a unique combo print.

ARTZ Philly: For People with Dementia and Caregivers
Justine Stehle
Thursdays 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jan 18 - Feb 15, 2018
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. Please RSVP to

Abstract Painting: A JourneyRegistration Closed
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
Jan 16 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $310.00 | Non-Member: $351.00

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 help each to find his/her own voice. For those who have 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 kno...

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...

Acrylic Studio
Beverly Benson
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $310.50 | Non-Member: $351.00

Students will find the advantages acrylic paint has to offer while exploring composition, tonality, underpainting, glazing and stumbling. Each session, a paint manufacturer is asked to supply samples for us to explore the cutting edge of material development, so that you might find the mediums and technique that fit your natural way of painting. Still life, or work from your own photos, or abstract ideas.


Acrylic Water Inks & Mixed Media
Andrea G.. Snyder
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 23 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $276.00 | Non-Member: $312.00

Learn to use acrylic inks on watercolor paper and then layer these colorful ink washed watercolor papers with Asian and western papers using professional adhesives. Discover the special effects you can create adding water-pencils, and water-crayons while learning rules of design and composition, as well as how to mix color.   $30 supply fee, payable to instructor on the first day, covers watercolor paper, ...

Advanced Etegami: Beyond the Basics
Nancy Bea Miller
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mar 17, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $34.50 | Non-Member: $39.00

This class is geared for people who already have some experience making etegami or who have at least already taken Intro to Etegami. Students will be encouraged to share their favorite etegami techniques and to bring favorite etegami they may have received or created. We will discuss various styles of etegami, and try out collage, 3D, and other alternative materials. Mounting and lamin...

Art Supply Swap
Instructor TBA
Fridays 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Mar 2, 2018
Medium: Artistic Development | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $0.00 | Non-Member: $0.00

Join Main Line Art Center this spring for an art supply swap! Bring the tools and supplies that have been collecting dust in your studio, and leave with new and inspiring supplies to create your next masterpiece. Sample the art supplies that others brought and see if you find the creative tools you’ve been looking for. All supplies that are not selected during the swap will be donated to a worthy charity.

Art from the Intuitive Heart
Beverly Benson
Wednesdays 1:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $207.00 | Non-Member: $234.00

Painting, drawing, printing, stamping and carving: ancient restorative practices. Each session will have an enriching material review, topical inspiration or open ended prompt to facilitate or trigger your personal genuine abstract expression or realistic interpretation, using of a variety of materials that you chose. Work in a judgement free environment and see where your art takes you.

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...

Asian Stab Bindings
Meg Kennedy
Thursdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 18 - Feb 8, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

"Stab" or side-sewn bindings evolved from the accordion fold book throughout the Far East. In this class, we will learn four traditional stab-bound stitches and make a soft-sided enclosure to hold the collection of books.

Core Takeaways: 
1. Learn about traditional...


Basic Photoshop: A Marketing Tool for Artists
John A Benigno
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mar 10, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $37.50 | Non-Member: $43.50

Now that you have made digital copies of your artwork, what do you do with the file?  Every competition, gallery, and exhibition has its own submission requirements.  Photoshop is the answer.  It is a powerful photo-editing program.  We start with the basics -- techniques for downloading, importing and organizing your photos.  We will move on to managing raw files and understanding file form...

Beginners' Guide to Glass Fusing
Paige Lizbeth Morris
Thursdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 18 - Mar 8, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

Make and design your own glassware! In this class, students will learn the basics of fusing and slumping glass.

Core Takeaways: 
1. How to cut and grind glass.  
2. Glass compatibility.  
3. Fusing and slumping temperatures.  
4. How t...


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...

Beginning Oils
Elaine Lisle
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 22 - Mar 5, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $207.00 | Non-Member: $234.00

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 for those who have never painted with oils.

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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...

Building with Bisque Molds and More
Eliot Foerster
Sundays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Feb 25, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $37.50 | Non-Member: $43.50

This workshop will explore alternative ways to create forms that are traditionally considered exclusive to the wheel. We will be looking at the construction of plates, bowls and cups and will be discussing more elaborate forms that can be created by these techniques. The flexibility of construction when removed from the constraints of the wheel are far greater than many potters realize. Bisque molds and finishing pi...

Ceramic Sculpture: Breaking the RulesFull, Waitlist Available
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 ...

Ceramic Sculpture: Breaking the Rules
Sharon Bartmann
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 18 - Mar 15, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $393.75 | Non-Member: $456.75

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 wi...

Ceramics, Mosaic & Sculpture Open Studio (22 hours per week)
Studio Monitor
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $168.00 | Non-Member: $168.00

Wednesdays: 1-3:30 pm
Thursdays: 4:00-9:30 pm
Fridays: 9:30-4:30 pm
Sundays: 9:30-4:30 pm

3 hours per week: $34 (must be enrolled in a Classics or Special Topics class)
9 hours per week: $77 (must be enrolled in a Classics or Special Topics class)
22 hours per week: $168

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER...

Ceramics, Mosaic & Sculpture Open Studio (3 hours per week)
Studio Monitor
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $34.00 | Non-Member: $34.00

Wednesdays: 1-3:30 pm
Thursdays: 4:00-9:30 pm
Fridays: 9:30-4:30 pm
Sundays: 9:30-4:30 pm

3 hours per week: $34 (must be enrolled in a Classics or Special Topics class)
9 hours per week: $77 (must be enrolled in a Classics or Special Topics cla...

Ceramics, Mosaic & Sculpture Open Studio (9 hours per week)
Studio Monitor
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $77.00 | Non-Member: $77.00

Wednesdays: 1-3:30 pm
Thursdays: 4:00-9:30 pm
Fridays: 9:30-4:30 pm
Sundays: 9:30-4:30 pm

3 hours per week: $34 (must be enrolled in a Classics or Special Topics class)
9 hours per week: $77 (must be enrolled in a Classics or Special Topics class)
22 hours per week: $168

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER...

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

Claytography
Gillian Pokalo
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jan 27 - Jan 28, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $115.00 | Non-Member: $130.00

In this workshop co-taught with Sharon Bartmann, you will learn how to burn a silkscreen with your photograph so that you can print your photos onto clay. The screen you make is your to keep. On day 2, Sharon will show you how to print onto clay and a variety of transfer techniques.

Core Takeaways:
• Make a silkscreen     ...

Color Matters
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jan 16 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $517.50 | Non-Member: $585.00

Explore the possibilities of color relationships with this focused class about how artists use colors. When and how they use thin and thick applications, warm and cool, dark and light. It will also emphasizes some techniques artists do in starting a painting followed by the steps they take after to create a colorful painting. If you want to become a colorist this class is for you. Students are encouraged to experime...

Composing a Reverie: The Art of Fantastical Indirect Oil PaintingRegistration Closed
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...

Creative Paper Designs (Experimental Papers)
Andrea G.. Snyder
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Mar 10 - Mar 11, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

Create your personalized stack of rich and visually complex papers in this workshop packed with creative techniques such as staining, painting, dyeing, and stamping. Use them for collage, bookmaking, mixed media artwork, or even wrapping paper. Great for artists, art teachers, and craftspeople. Supply fee $30 to cover papers, dyes, acrylics, oil sticks, waxes, tools, etc.  $30 supply fee, payable to the inst...


Creative Photo Portraiture
Robert A. Szatmari
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Feb 7 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

In this course, students will explore fashion, figure, and portrait photography. Students will develop a portfolio of related imagery. Throughout the term, students will participate in discussions, critiques, and work individually with the instructor to refine technical shooting skills, ideas, and images for final presentation.

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DIY Photo Screenprint
Gillian Pokalo
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Feb 24 - Feb 25, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $115.00 | Non-Member: $130.00

Your photographic images or your illustrations can be printed on a variety of surfaces, including paper, fabric, wood, and much more! In this weekend workshop, you will learn Photoshop in order to burn your favorite photos to a silkscreen that is yours to keep! Whether you're a pro or you've never touched ink before, this class is designed to get you up and printing in a weekend!

Core Takeaways:
• Make your o...

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...

Discovering Clay: Hand Building for Beginners
Brad Hagmayer
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 22 - Feb 12, 2018
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....

Discovering Clay: Hand Building for Beginners
Sharon Bartmann
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2018
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. ...

Discovering Drawing
Henry Martin
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Nov 1 - Nov 29, 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...

Discovering DrawingFull, Waitlist Available
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 Drawing
Henry Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 19 - Feb 9, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

Drawing is fundamental. Drawing is the foundation of visual art, and drawing from observation is the basis of drawing. This class provides the first basic tools and concepts that allow students to translate their perceptions into a coherent image on a page. Try it, you might just be amazed.

Student Supply List:
A ...

Discovering Drawing
Gina Altadonna
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 22 - Feb 12, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

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...

Discovering Drawing
Meghan Howland
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Feb 23 - Mar 16, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

It is a myth that artists are born being able to draw, it is a skill that can be learned. During this 4 week class, each student will concentrate on simple subjects and drawing techniques that will guide them through the fundamentals of drawing. Through detailed demonstrations, class exorcises, and one-on-one guidance, we will expl...

Discovering Jewelry & Metals
Nash Quinn
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 17 - Feb 7, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

This class is a beginner-friendly introduction to the materials, tools, and processes used in jewelry fabrication.  Focusing on the format of the ring, you'll learn to texture and shape metal with hammers, files, and the jeweler's saw, then size, form, and fabricate a ring using high-temperature silver solder.  Finally, you will learn the various methods of finishing and polishing used to create beautiful ...

Discovering Jewelry & Metals
Nash Quinn
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Feb 21 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

This class is a beginner-friendly introduction to the materials, tools, and processes used in jewelry fabrication.  Focusing on the format of the ring, you'll learn to texture and shape metal with hammers, files, and the jeweler's saw, then size, form, and fabricate a ring using high-temperature silver solder.  Finally, you will learn the various methods of finishing and polishing used to create beautiful ...

Discovering Metals
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 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 Metalwork
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

Discover metal in a low pressure atmosphere and create a 4 part sampler: sawing, riveting, stamping, and soldering.

Student Supply List:
A supply fee of $20 covers the cost of all materials. Please wear closed toe shoes, apron, and wear hair in a ponytail


Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true be...

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 and water-based oils.

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

Discovery
No ex...

Discovering Painting
Meghan Howland
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 19 - Feb 9, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

Painting is one of the most popular artistic mediums because of its flexibility, durability, and richness. During this course, student will be provided with a full understanding of the basics in order to begin their journey in painting using a step by step process. By gaining an understanding of the materials and techniques used in painting, the veil of uncertainty is lifted, and students will move forward with a new passion that nourishes their ...

Discovering Painting
Henry Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Feb 23 - Mar 16, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

Have you ever wanted to try oil painting and didn’t know where to begin? Does the thought of “Oil Paint” sound intimidating? It isn’t: Oil Painting is by FAR the easiest medium for beginners. All you need to know are a few simple steps, and I will show you! We will proceed with a monochrome, that is one color, allowing students to “draw” with the paintbrush as they examine darks a...

Discovering Painting
Gina Altadonna
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Feb 26 - Mar 19, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

This course will provide students with the basic tools and knowledge on how to begin to cultivate a skill in painting. With these techniques and understanding of materials learned during this crash course, you will no longer feel the fear and uncertainty of how to begin a painting. Everyone will leave this course with a new passion for painting!

Student Supply List:<...

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing for Beginners
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 16 - Feb 6, 2018
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 with 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.
...

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing for Beginners
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 16 - Feb 6, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

This class is specifically tailored for those who've never thrown on the potter's wheel. With personal attention and demonstrations, you'll experience the amazing world of wheel throwing in a fun and relaxed environment!

Student Supply List:
Cl...

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing for Beginners
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 22 - Feb 12, 2018
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 with 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.

Student Supply List:

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing for Beginners
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2018
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.
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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 ...

Drawing Your Inner Artist
Robert Finch
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $262.50 | Non-Member: $304.50

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.

Core T...

Drawing: Your Inner Artist
Robert Finch
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 18 - Dec 11, 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
...

Encaustic with Stencils
Leah MacDonald
Sundays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Feb 11, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $46.00 | Non-Member: $52.00

Understand design, composition and color through painting with stencils. Learn to make incredible textures and layer colored beeswax using stencils and encaustic paints. Each class will include a demonstration, supplies and no experience is necessary. Simple and fun way to make amazing textile art.  A $35 supply fee, payable to the instructor on the first day, covers all materials.

Core Techniques:
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Encaustics Meets Clay
Sharon Bartmann
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Feb 10, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $62.50 | Non-Member: $72.50

Bring your bisqued ware to this workshop and discover a new way to finish your pieces. Using beeswax, photography, colored wax, and textures to create a unique surface for your sculpture pieces. The workshop will begin with a lesson in playing with encaustic wax. When we are done experimenting, we will finish our ceramic pieces with this exciting process.

Cor...

Fearless Color Theory
Ana Vizcarra Rankin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Feb 9 - Feb 23, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

Splash, scratch, stab, dab, flow, connect, drip, mark, streak, blaze, blot, stroke. Follow any of these verbs with the noun color, and we have the beginning of a conversation about art making at its most rewarding. For what is art without color? Achromatic! This is a hands-on class that will challenge your assumptions about the use of color in your creative process. From primaries, shades and tints to mud, neutra...


Foundations of Drawing: Core Techniques
Henry Martin
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Feb 21 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

Drawing is Fundamental.  In this class we continue to practice the basics of eye-hand coordination and observation, while introducing the concept of lights and darks to create a cohesive drawing.  We are open to all levels, including first-timers!  Students will proceed step by step using pencils and soft charcoal, gaining confidence with t...

Foundations of Metalwork: Core Techniques
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 16 - Feb 6, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $162.00 | Non-Member: $183.00

Use the Main Line Art Center's newly equipped metals and jewelry studio expand on your skills and learn new techniques. Come learn to bezel set stones in your own designs and work in a supportive and creative community. For students who have taken Discovery Classes or have experience but need a refresher.

Core Takeaways:

Foundations of Painting: Core Techniques
Gina Altadonna
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 16 - Feb 6, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

Have you ever stared at a beautiful vista, a smiling face, or a gorgeous flower and wished you could capture that moment with your own hand? For thousands of years mankind has done just that, through painting. Painting is one of the greatest joys in life; it is a skill that can be learned and honed through proper instruction and practice. This course will provide its students with all ...

Foundations of Wheel Throwing: Core Techniques
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

This class is tailored for those students with some wheel experience and those who have completed a Discovery: Wheel Throwing class who want to review the basics and continue their skill building. Through lots of personal attention and weekly demonstrations, students will continue to explore the magic of wheel throwing and build their confidence along the...

Foundations of Wheel Throwing: Core Techniques
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Feb 26 - Mar 19, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

This class is tailored for those students with some wheel experience and those who have completed a Discovery: Wheel Throwing class who want to review the basics and continue their skill building.

Student Supply List:
Clay fees are not included. Please purchase clay at the front desk during your first class.

Fusing Fundamentals with Design
Paige Lizbeth Morris
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 18 - Mar 8, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

Take your glass fusing basics to the next level. In this course we will discuss a range of possibilities to enhance your glass fusing techniques through design. Utilizing color, pattern, and light, each student will explore a range of possibilities in order to create glass works that are unique to their interests.

Core Takeaways...

Glass Casting Miniatures
Wesley Valdez
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 16 - Mar 6, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

Learn the intricacies of glass casting on a miniature scale. In this class we will be creating highly detailed castings as both stand alone sculptural objects and as additions to other artwork. We will be focusing on sculpting, mold making, and replicating successful casting results. You will leave this class with a full understanding of the entire process from beginning to end.


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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Handbuilding StudioFull, Waitlist Available
Karen Sacks
Fridays 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Jan 19 - Mar 16, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $432.00 | Non-Member: $495.00

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 ...

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 TradeFull, Waitlist Available
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...

Heavy Metals: Tools and Tricks of the Trade
Layne Freedline
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $283.50 | Non-Member: $320.25

During this class you will fill your toolbox with the techniques you need to create jewelry and metal pieces of your own design. Hone your skills in metal fabrication, soldering, sawing, cold connections, forging, and finishing techniques. You'll have guidance through the process of designing and fabricating metal. Then, you'll have durable finished work that you can treasure forever!  All you need is your imag...

Heavy Metals: Tools and Tricks of the Trade
Layne Freedline
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $283.50 | Non-Member: $320.25

During this class you will fill your toolbox with the techniques you need to create jewelry and metal pieces of your own design. Hone your skills in metal fabrication, soldering, sawing, cold connections, forging, and finishing techniques. You'll have guidance through the process of designing and fabricating metal. Then, you'll have durable finished work that you can treasure forever!  All you need is your imag...

Honing the Wheel: Intermediate/Advanced Throwing
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 16 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $300.00 | Non-Member: $348.00

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 thro...

Honing the Wheel: Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 26 - Dec 19, 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 Etegami
Nancy Bea Miller
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Feb 10, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $34.50 | Non-Member: $39.00

Etegami is a Japanese-inspired folk art that combines ink and watercolor paintings with words on postcards. They are meant to be sent, but can be cherished as a visual diary as well. Interest in Etegami is growing world-wide, and Teaching Artist Nancy Bea Miller has recently exhibited her etegami in group shows in Australia and France. Once people are shown how to make etegmi they seem to become (happily) addicted. ...

Jewelry Making: The Charm Bracelet
Martha Kent Martin
Sat - Sun, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Mar 10 - Mar 11, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $54.00 | Non-Member: $61.00

Learn basic, cold-joined jewelry making techniques to create your own charm bracelet in copper and brass. Cold forging, simple forming, chain making and use of hand tools including the jeweler's saw will all be covered. Ideal for beginners or “near” beginners!

Core Takeaways:

-Use of the saw frame  

Jewelry: Essential Skills
Martha Kent Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 19 - Mar 16, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $364.50 | Non-Member: $411.75

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, except for silver, included.


Knitting CircleRegistration Closed
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 (11/27)Registration Closed
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 (12/4)Registration Closed
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...

Lecture: Digital Artist in Residence Jenny Drumgoole-Paula Deen and The Cream Cheese Contest"
Jenny Drumgoole
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Feb 6, 2018
Medium: Artistic Development | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $6.00 | Non-Member: $8.00

Description: 
In 2010, Kraft Foods launched an online recipe contest entitled “Real Women of Philadelphia”, which was hosted by (then pre-scandal) celebrity chef Paula Deen.  Women across the country were asked to submit recipe videos over the course of eight weeks that featured themselves cooking with Philadelphia Cream Cheese. A...


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 (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 (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 and Painting Open Studio
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $202.50 | Non-Member: $222.75

Drawing / Painting Open Studios:
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...


Line & Color in Watermedia Extension
TBA Monitored Open Studio
Tuesdays 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Nov 14 - Nov 28, 2017
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $24.00 | Non-Member: $24.00

An extension for those in Joan' Becker's Line and Color in Watermedia: Developing Your Creative Eye.

Classics These core-courses never go out of style and are offered almost every session. Appealing to a range of levels--from those with some experience or who have completed Foundations classes, to the advanced artist--these classes meet weekly for 8 or more weeks to explore a particular aspect of art-making in-depth in a supportive and...

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 ...

Line and Color in Water Media: Develop Your Creative Eye
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 16 - Mar 6, 2018
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. A variety of drawing and painting materials will be introduced and technical aspects for both drawing and painting will be addressed in detail. Color will be incorporated gradually moving from a limited to a full-spectrum palette.  This cl...

Liquid Majesty: WatercolorFull, Waitlist Available
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 18 - Dec 11, 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
•   ...

Liquid Majesty: WatercolorFull, Waitlist Available
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $241.50 | Non-Member: $273.00

By setting up a collegial and supportive atmosphere, students learn how to paint, compose the page, balance values, and drive toward finished watercolor paintings. Demos and class crits help get us there.

Core Takeaways: 
1. Wet/moist/dry interactions of paper/paint/time 
2. Value compositi...

Liquid Wonder: WatercolorRegistration Closed
Henry Martin
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 25 - Dec 11, 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
•   ...

Long-Stitch Bindings
Meg Kennedy
Thursdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Feb 22 - Mar 15, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

Long-stitch bindings, which originated in 15th-century Germany, feature decorative stitching on the spine and a flexible binding that is ideal for journals and sketchbooks. In this class we'll learn three basic categories of long-stitch and will then enhance the spines with wrapped threads, beading, and weaving.

Core Take...


MLAC Volunteer Meet & Greet Info Session
Instructor TBA
Tuesdays 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Jan 30, 2018
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $0.00 | Non-Member: $0.00

Join us for a free informational get-together to learn about volunteer opportunities at Main Line Art Center. Find out about the many ways that your skills and enthusiasm can benefit the Center while allowing you to learn more about our offerings and the community that makes Main Line Art Center so special. Drinks and snacks will be provided and there will be a fun, free artmaking activity as well.
...

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Open Studio (Enrolled in a Class)
Studio Monitor
Tuesdays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $35.00 | Non-Member: $35.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

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. Participants are expected to be able to function independently with regard to their own work and technical aspects involved. At no point are participants allo...

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Open Studio (NOT Enrolled in a Class)
Studio Monitor
Tuesdays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $40.00 | Non-Member: $40.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

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. Participants are expected to be able to function independently with regard to their own work and technical aspects involved. At no point are participants allo...

Mixed Media & Collage on Canvas & Paper
Andrea G.. Snyder
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Sep 26 - Dec 5, 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 (Afternoon)
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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.

...

Mosaics (Evening)Full, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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.

...

Mosaics (Morning)
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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.

...

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...

Painting Seminar
Francine Shore
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jan 18 - Mar 15, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $483.75 | Non-Member: $551.25

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. Previous experience recommended.


Particle by Particle: Introduction to Pâte de Verre (Glass Paste) Casting
Anna Boothe
Sat - Mon, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Mar 3 - Mar 5, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

Simple glass casting traces its roots to antiquity, but its most refined version came on the scene as pâte de verre in the late 19th century. To begin this two-day intensive, we’ll peer into the history of glass casting with a focus on the French pâte de verre era, followed by a small exercise and weekend project based on the original, traditional pâte de verre technique that involv...


Photography & Dark Room Open Studio (Enrolled in a Class)
Studio Monitor
Fridays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 19 - Mar 16, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $30.00 | Non-Member: $30.00

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 film. 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 dar...

Photography & Dark Room Open Studio (NOT Enrolled in a Class)
Studio Monitor
Fridays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 19 - Mar 16, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $35.00 | Non-Member: $35.00

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 film. 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 dar...

Photoshop for Photographers
John A Benigno
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 7, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $200.00 | Non-Member: $232.00

Now that you have captured that great photograph with your camera, what do you do with it?  How do you go from digital file to exhibition print? Photoshop is the answer.  It is a powerful photo-editing program.  We start with the basics -- techniques for downloading, importing and organizing your photos.  We will move on to managing raw files, learning the menus and toolbars, basic file formats, ...

Portrait Drawing
Gina Altadonna
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

Portraiture has a long and important role in art history. The drawing skill required to bring life, expression, and likeness is not as intimidating as it may seem. This course will provide its students with all the tools, as well as a few tricks, needed in order to capture the human face with the skill of the masters.

Student Supply List:
News...

Portrait Sculpture: Sculpting to Learn
Tim Mathias
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $273.00 | Non-Member: $315.00

This class focuses on the essentials of constructing a portrait directly from a live model in order to study  anatomy, structure, proportion, skull, facial features as well as careful observation of different expressions and possible interpretation. This course is open to all levels of experience.

Core Takeaways:

Print, Paper & Book Arts Open Studio (Enrolled in a Class)
Andrea G.. Snyder
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 19 - Mar 16, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $30.00 | Non-Member: $30.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
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...

Print, Paper & Book Arts Open Studio (NOT Enrolled in a Class)
Andrea G.. Snyder
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 19 - Mar 16, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $35.00 | Non-Member: $35.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
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...

Print, Paper & Book Arts Open Studio (enrolled in a class)Registration Closed
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

5 wks, Bi-weekly 9/22, 10/6, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, no 10/20
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 wi...

Print, Paper & Book Arts Open Studio 12/1
Studio Monitor
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Dec 1, 2017
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $30.00 | Non-Member: $30.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

Fri. 9:30 am-12:30pm
$30/session ($10/hour)

Interested in Print, Paper & Book Arts Open Studio, but can't make it to this one? PP &BA Open Studios take place bi-weekly 9/22, 10/6, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, no 10/20

Open Studio time is available to current students and members with experience. These periods are uninstruct...

Printmaking Mania
Andrea G.. Snyder
Fridays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jan 26, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $63.25 | Non-Member: $71.50

Come play in the printmaking studio by painting and rolling water wash-up inks onto a non-porous surface, then delight in the visual surprise when rolling your inked imagery through our etching press. The spontaneity of this medium will encourage you to loosen up in this mixture of painting, drawing, and printmaking. Learn the fundamentals of ink, paper, and press use to create an assortment of textured and abstract...

Raku Ceramics: Playing with Fire (Daytime)
Marcia K. Reiver
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

Experience the excitement of the fire. Come create, glaze, and fire your raku pieces.  As you learn to remove them from the kiln, you'll see how they magically change.

Core Takeaways: 
* Demos will be given at every class  ...


Raku Ceramics: Playing with Fire (Night Time)
Marcia K. Reiver
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 18 - Mar 15, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

Experience the excitement of the fire. Come create, glaze, and fire your raku pieces.  As you learn to remove them from the kiln, you'll see how they magically change.

Core Takeaways: 
* Stengthen your building skills  
* Enhance your glazing skills  
* Confidence ...

Raku Guild (12 weeks)
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sep 25 - Dec 18, 2017
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Adult Programs
Member: $330.00 | Non-Member: $384.00

For pre-approved members and students with previous Raku experience. Please contact the office if you are interested in participating in the Guild. The mission of the Raku Guild is to provide the opportunity for advanced potters, who are members of the Main Line Art Center community, to work together to build, glaze and fire ceramic work....

Secrets to Refining Your Throwing Skills
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

Do you experience common throwing problems such as heavy bottoms, uneven walls, and those annoying wobbly rims? Then this class is designed for you! You'll hone your throwing and trimming skills, improve your lid, spout and handle making, and also explore new decorative techniques that will set your work apart. There'll be demos and lots of individual attention. Get ready to become a passionate potter as you advance...

Silver Casting 101: Metals & Jewelry Intensive (Intermediate & Advanced only)Registration Closed
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 CoversRegistration Closed
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 Workshop
Marsiella Catanoso
Fridays 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Feb 16, 2018
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.&nbs...

Special Topic: Etching Metal
Dori McClennen
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jan 20, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $67.50 | Non-Member: $76.25

Use the MLAC's well equipped jewelry studio to make your own etched brass bookmarks and rolling mill texture plates.

Core Takeaways: 
* Sawing  
* Etching  
* Safe chemical use  
* Polishing after etching  
* Rolling mill etiquette
<...

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 ...

Staying Loose in Paint & Pastels
Carol Kardon
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $310.50 | Non-Member: $351.00

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 mate...

The Art of Gentle Yoga
Ashley Adamek
Mondays 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2018
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $75.00 | Non-Member: $100.00

Experience mindful meditation in our beautiful Galleries and studios. Gentle yoga is a great way to unwind and to create space in your body without too much demand on your joints. These classes move at a slow steady pace to allow time for you body to find proper alignment. A majority of the class is on the mat, with limited standing postures.  No class on 2/19.


The Art of Social Media: How to Share Your Work
Chelsea Markowitz
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Jan 23, 2018
Medium: Artistic Development | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $10.00 | Non-Member: $10.00

In this informative lecture, MLAC Curator of Exhibitions Chelsea Markowitz will explore how you can use social media platforms to effectively to market your brand, expand your audience, and build your network. Emphasis will be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Analytics. This lecture is free for PAMs.

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

The Face of Art: Portrait PaintingFull, Waitlist Available
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 18 - Dec 11, 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 Face of Art: Portrait Painting
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $241.50 | Non-Member: $273.00

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.

Core Takeaways:  
• How to make portraits of important people in your life in the medium of your choice   ...

The Painted and Drawn Print
Christine Stoughton
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 25 - Feb 15, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

This class is designed for beginning or returning printmaking students who want to experiment with mono-printmaking and monotype techniques. Various  drawing and painting techniques which are the basis of monoprinting will be demonstrated. How these images can then be used in mixed media works will be explored.

Core Takeaways: 
•    Students will learn how to produce monotypes using ...

The Wheel for the Nearly NewRegistration Closed
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...

Watercolor Meets Colored Pencil
Eileen Rosen
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 17 - Feb 28, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $241.50 | Non-Member: $273.00

Enjoy learning how to combine watercolor and wax based colored pencils to create a vibrant painting. There is a $20 supply fee paid to instructor at first class.

Core Takeaways: 
A step by step demo/process includes painting simple, flat, opaque shape of 1 object in 1 color.  Once dry, col. penci...