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Sneak Peek: Winter Fest (Adults)
Studio Monitor
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 12, 2019
Medium: Mixed Media | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Sneak Peek Adults
Member: $35.00 | Non-Member: $45.00

Shake off those winter blues and get your creative juices flowing! Join us for hands-on workshops in jewelry, pottery, handbuilding, drawing, painting and printmaking. Mix and match two, hour-and-a-half workshops to get a feel for the tools and techniques used in different mediums during teaching artist demos and hands-on practice. Kids can sample workshops in illustration, drawing & painting, handbuilding and more! Try your hand dur...


Abstract to The Next Level
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 11 - Dec 4, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $431.50 | Non-Member: $487.00

Take your work to the next level under the mentoring guidance of artist/critic Kassem Amoudi. Kassem will work with students individually in this focused open studio environment to help each to find his/her own voice and for those who have already found it, to sing louder. Kassem believes each student is unique, with a lot of hidden potential waiting to be discovered. He will share with them his knowledg...

Afternoon MosaicsFull, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 9 - Mar 13, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $391.50 | Non-Member: $453.25

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.
 
Student Supply List:
Students should bring a comfortabl...

Artful Lettering
Meg Kennedy
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $242.00 | Non-Member: $272.75

Letters are merely meaningful shapes and there are myriad ways to design with them. Whether you are involved in book arts, collage, art journaling, assemblage, making cards, or scrap-booking, letters and text are useful, often required elements of your design. In this 8-week class, we learn a dozen ways to construct, draw, print, design, paint, and play with letters. This is not a calligraphy class, but we use some calligraphic tools and te...

Artz Philly Workshops for People Living with Dementia
Justine Stehle
Thursdays 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 21, 2019
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $0.00 | Non-Member: $0.00

Mark your calendars to join ARTZ Philadelphia on January 17, February 14, and March 21 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm as we facilitate a group conversation around 3-4 works of art in the Main Line 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 ...

Batik Painting on Silk
Laura Madeleine
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Nov 7 - Nov 21, 2018
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $106.75 | Non-Member: $120.50

This is an approach to batik technique that resembles watercolor painting using a resist. My particular method takes traditional batik and transforms it. I use brushes, but have traditional tools for students to try on stretched silk, using molten wax and fabric dyes. This is a fine art approach to a traditional method of fabric decoration. I will cover the history of batik and other resist techniques.

Beyond the Basics: Secrets to Refining Your Wheel Skills
Eliot Foerster
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 26 - Dec 13, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $391.40 | Non-Member: $453.20

Do you experience common throwing problems like heavy bottoms, uneven walls and those annoying wobbly rims? Then this class is designed for you! We'll hone your throwing and trimming skills, improve your lid, spout and handle making, and 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 t...

Botanical Jewelry with Precious Metal Clay
Hattie Weselyk
Fridays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Feb 22, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $70.50 | Non-Member: $75.75

Come explore the magic of precious metal clay and create your very own botanically inspired fine silver jewelry with artist Hattie Weselyk. Students impress natures beautiful elements such as flowers or leaves into metal clay which is kiln fired, resulting in 99.9% pure silver jewelry. Each student designs and creates a pair of earrings and necklace pendant.

Student Supply List:
student may choose to...

Ceramic Sculpture: Breaking the Rules
Sharon Bartmann
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Sep 13 - Dec 6, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $546.00 | Non-Member: $632.50

Take your work to the next level by using unique surfaces and introducing found objects into your pieces. For inspiration, we will look to artists who were not afraid to break the rules. Non-traditional sculpture surfaces will be explored as well as wire and fabric dipping in slip. Using the extruded and hand building techniques, you will bring your ideas to life. Come play with us. Classes fill quickly so register early!
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Ceramic Sculpture: Breaking the Rules
Sharon Bartmann
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 10 - Mar 14, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $391.50 | Non-Member: $453.25

Take your work to the next level by using unique surfaces and introducing found objects into your pieces. For inspiration, we will look to artists who were not afraid to break the rules. Non-traditional sculpture surfaces will be explored as well as wire and fabric dipping in slip. Using the extruded and hand building techniques, you will bring your ideas to life. Come play with us. Classes fill quickly so r...

Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio (hourly)
Studio Monitor
Thursdays 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 4 - Dec 6, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $5.50 | Non-Member: $5.50

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
 
Hours: Thursday 4:30-9:30 pm; Friday 1-4:30 pm; Sunday 1-4:30 pm. 
Dates:  9/13-12/9 (no studio 11/22-11/25, 12/2)
 
Welcome to hourly Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio at Main Line Art Center. Complete your work from another class or explore your own ambitions in a creative community. Open Studio is available 12 hours each ...

Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio (hourly)
Studio Monitor
Thursdays 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 10 - Mar 14, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $5.50 | Non-Member: $5.50

Hours: Thursday 4:30-9:30 pm; Friday 1-4:30 pm; Sunday 1-4:30 pm

Welcome to hourly Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio at Main Line Art Center! This pay as your go open studio allowes you to complete your work from another class or explore your own ambitions in a creative community. Open studio is intended for students with prior clay expereince and to work with their own tools and materials. Open studio has ...


Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio (month of February)
Studio Monitor
Thursdays 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Feb 7 - Mar 3, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $130.00 | Non-Member: $130.00

Hours: Thursday 4:30-9:30 pm; Friday 1-4:30 pm; Sunday 1-4:30 pm

Welcome to Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio at Main Line Art Center! This open studio allows you to complete your work from another class or explore your own ambitions in a creative community. Open studio is intended for students with prior clay expereince and to work with their own tools and materials. Open studio has 12 available hours ea...


Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio (month of January)
Studio Monitor
Thursdays 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 10 - Feb 3, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $130.00 | Non-Member: $130.00

Hours: Thursday 4:30-9:30 pm; Friday 1-4:30 pm; Sunday 1-4:30 pm

Welcome to Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio at Main Line Art Center! This open studio allows you to complete your work from another class or explore your own ambitions in a creative community. Open studio is intended for students with prior clay expereince and to work with their own tools and materials. Open studio has 12 available hours ea...


Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio (month of November)
Studio Monitor
Thursdays 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Nov 1 - Dec 6, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $130.00 | Non-Member: $130.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
 
Hours: Thursday 4:30-9:30 pm; Friday 1-4:30 pm; Sunday 1-4:30 pm. 
Dates:  11/1-12/9 (no studio 11/22-11/25, 12/2)
 
Welcome to monthly Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio at Main Line Art Center. Complete your work from another class or explore your own ambitions in a creative community. Open Studio is available 12 ...

Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio (partial month March)
Studio Monitor
Thursdays 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Mar 7 - Mar 17, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $32.50 | Non-Member: $32.50

Hours: Thursday 4:30-9:30 pm; Friday 1-4:30 pm; Sunday 1-4:30 pm

Welcome to Ceramics & Sculpture Open Studio at Main Line Art Center! This open studio allows you to complete your work from another class or explore your own ambitions in a creative community. Open studio is intended for students with prior clay expereince and to work with their own tools and materials. Open studio has 12 available hours ea...


Chain Making Sampler
Holly Goeckler
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 15 - Feb 5, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $167.00 | Non-Member: $188.00

Learn how to make various link and loop in loop chains including Egyptian, Roman and Byzantine chains as well as several flat chainmail patterns suitable for bracelets and necklaces. We complete samples of each technique in copper, then design and create a finished pieces in silver.

Student Supply List:
1 oz. of 18 sterling wire, found here: https://www.riogrande.com/product/sterling-silver-round-wire-18-ga-1-2-hard/100...

Class Extension-Fundamentals of Painting: Oil PaintingRegistration Closed
Henry Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Nov 16 - Dec 7, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $111.00 | Non-Member: $124.50

Have you ever wanted to try painting but don't know where to begin? Perhaps you've dabbled a bit or drawn before, and you're ready to jump on in. Now's the time! All levels welcome! In this class, we offer demos designed to acquaint students with the first steps in oil painting, so they can build upon a foundation of confidence. We start with one color, allowing students to draw the lights and darks with their paintbr...

Class Extension: Fundamentals of Clay: Handbuilding
Sharon Bartmann
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Nov 13 - Dec 4, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $120.00 | Non-Member: $138.00

We put the fun in functional in this hand building class. We will explore the various ways to build functional pieces you can put on your dinner table. From serving trays to mugs, we will also look at various surface techniques to decorate your work. Prior Discovery class suggested if no clay experience.

Fundamentals 
Perfect for beginners with some experience or thos...

Class Extension: Fundamentals of Drawing
Henry Martin
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Nov 28 - Dec 5, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $74.00 | Non-Member: $83.00

Drawing is fundamental. In this class we continue to practice the basics of hand-eye 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 these media, with the objective of creating a solid, complete drawing by the end of the class, one yo...

Claytography
Gillian Pokalo
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Feb 2 - Feb 3, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $153.75 | Non-Member: $174.50

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    &nbsp...

Combining Methods: Thrown and Handbuilt Tableware
Eric Thayer
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 14 - Mar 18, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $314.25 | Non-Member: $363.50

This class welcomes beginners and experts alike to imagine and build cups, bowls, plates, and much more!  Students can expect a variety of group demonstrations, as well as one-on-one guidance to create works based upon their own interests.  These lessons will start with wheel work, and incorporate a variety of construction methods and surface treatments, to include template building, slab and coil, basic molds, sgraffito and textur...

Contemporary Portrait PaintingRegistration Closed
Meghan Howland
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 25 - Nov 27, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $360.50 | Non-Member: $406.75

Building off of classical painting techniques, students will begin to explore how color, composition, and technique can create their own narrative within a painting. We will explore how these considerations express different moods and ideas that will serve as a valuable experience to students of painting who wish to hone their own personal artistic expression through portraiture. Classes fill quickly so register early!
 

Creative Classes for Adults with Special Needs (22+ yrs)
Jessica Curtaz
Saturdays 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Jan 26 - Mar 16, 2019
Medium: Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Accessible Art
Member: $45.00 | Non-Member: $45.00

This class is geared for adults 22 years of age and up with special needs. Art work will be made using a variety of mediums, including clay, printmaking, paint, and collage. Creativity is emphasized through open ended projects that are designed for a wide range of abilities. Basic and intermediate techniques will be introduced. Volunteers from the community help to give each student one on one attention in a caring nur...

DIY Photo Screen Printing
Gillian Pokalo
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Mar 9 - Mar 10, 2019
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $143.50 | Non-Member: $159.00

In this weekend workshop, learn how to develop a photo silkscreen from your own photographs (the screen is yours to keep), as well as how to print from your screen.

Student Supply List:
Images on a thumb drive or in an email. Papers and natural fabrics on which to print.
 
Special Topics 
Varying from one day workshops to multi-week classes, Special Topics are offered onc...

DIY Screenprinting
Gillian Pokalo
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Dec 1 - Dec 2, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $118.50 | Non-Member: $134.00

This workshop is designed for students who would like to explore the combined disciplines of drawing, painting and printmaking. Techniques covered will include dark and light field monotype, as used by Edgar Degas, and trace Monotypes, as seen in Gauguin's and Paul Klee's work. The transfer of drawings to printed images using a release agent will also be taught. The combining of other printmaking techniques with these printed images w...

Digital Camera Demystified
John A Benigno
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Nov 1 - Dec 6, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $133.75 | Non-Member: $154.50

Not sure where to begin with your digital camera? Build a foundation in photography with an overview of the technical aspects of how to handle a camera, adjust exposure and depth of field, properly use available light and understand good composition. You'll  also gain an overview of camera operation and editing. Our first four classes explore lessons in camera settings, composition, and lighting. Our final class is an introduction to post pr...

Direct Painting in Oil
Elaine Lisle
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 24 - Feb 28, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $218.25 | Non-Member: $246.00

Working from simple still life set-ups, we will experiment with limited palettes. Students are encouraged to find their own expressive voice while working from life. The goal is to complete one painting per session although a couple of two-session paintings may be included. This is a great introductory class for those who have never painted with oils as well as being a great class for painters with some experience. Classes fill quickly...

Discovering Clay: Handbuilding Functional Pottery
Sharon Bartmann
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 8 - Jan 29, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $114.00 | Non-Member: $114.00

Develop hand building techniques for creating functional forms. Demos  focus on pinching, coiling, extrusion and slab construction. This class allows you to explore the different ways to form a vessel.
 
Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week classes will introduce you to the basic tools and techniques of a particular medium alongside other ...

Discovering Clay: Wheel Throwing
Eric Thayer
Sundays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 20 - Feb 10, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $114.00 | Non-Member: $114.00

Learn how to make beautiful pottery on the wheel. Each class begins with a demo then moves to making you a more confident thrower. You learn to wedge, center, throw and trim each piece. Tools are provided.

Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week classes will introduce you to the basic tools and techniques of a particular medium alongside other first-time artists. Whet...


Discovering Digital Photography
Robert A. Szatmari
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 16 - Feb 6, 2019
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $124.00 | Non-Member: $124.00

"Make a photograph don't take a photograph."  The misconception about photography is that you simply push a button and a wonderful image appears. In truth, a good photograph is complex, it uses principles of design to be more visually effective and communicate to its viewer with symbolic meaning.  In th...

Discovering Drawing
Gina Altadonna
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 7 - Feb 4, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $124.00 | Non-Member: $124.00

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 learns 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 leave this course with the tools they...

Discovering Drawing
Henry Martin
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 9 - Jan 30, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $124.00 | Non-Member: $124.00

Drawing is fundamental. Observational drawing is the basis for all representational image making. Have you ever wanted to learn drawing, and don't know where to begin? Maybe you've dabbled and become frustrated; maybe you just want to brush up on some skills. In this class, we present the basics of eye-hand coordination...

Discovering Glass Art
Beth Galinsky
Mondays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Feb 25 - Mar 18, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $134.00 | Non-Member: $134.00

Amazing effects can be created when glass is exposed to extreme heat in a kiln. Fused glass (not to be confused with glass blowing) is a relatively new art form that explores new and different ways to use materials and technology. End products can range from jewelry to household items to sculptures and large art pieces. Participants in this class will complete two projects to learn the basics of working with glass...

Discovering Jewelry: Stud Earrings
Kaitlin Kerr
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 9 - Jan 30, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $124.00 | Non-Member: $124.00

In this class, students will design and construct a set of 3 stud earrings and one hoop. Techniques such as piercing, roller printing, soldering, and tube stone setting will be explored. Students will leave with one sterling pierced stud, one sterling tube set cubic zirconia, one sterling bar stud, and one copper hoop with sterling stud.
 
Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true b...

Discovering Painting: Acrylic
Beverly Benson
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 31 - Feb 21, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Discover the luminosity of luscious acrylic paint while exploring the elements of good composition, and learning how light can help us structure that composition. Each week, working from life or projected landscape images, we address paint handling, color and basic studio practices. $25 supply fee to be paid to instructor during first class.
 

Discovering Painting: Intuitive Painting
Beverly Benson
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 30 - Feb 20, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Engage your muse in the most encouraging atmosphere. We experiment with painting, drawing, printing, stamping, and carving: ancient processes that have transformational and restorative qualities. Each session has an introduction to a material, process, topical inspiration, or open-ended prompt to facilitate or trigger your personal, genuine, abstract expression or realistic interpretation. Work in a judgement-free zone and see where y...

Discovering Painting: Oil
Henry Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jan 11 - Feb 1, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $124.00 | Non-Member: $124.00

Have you ever wanted to try oil painting and don'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 proceed with a monochrome, that is one color, allowing students to "draw" with the paintbr...

Discovering Painting: Watercolor
Michelle Konczyk
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 8 - Jan 29, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $124.00 | Non-Member: $124.00

Drawing is fundamental. Observational drawing is the basis for all representational image making. Have you ever wanted to learn drawing, and don't know where to begin? Maybe you've dabbled and become frustrated; maybe you just want to brush up on some skills. In this class, we present the basics of eye-hand coordination...

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 7 - Feb 4, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $114.00 | Non-Member: $114.00

Learn how to make beautiful pottery on the wheel. Each class begins with a demo then moves to making you a more confident thrower. You learn to wedge, center, throw and trim each piece. Tools are provided.
 
Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week classes will introduce you to the basic tools and techniques of a particular medium alongside other f...

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing
Eliot Foerster
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 8 - Jan 29, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $114.00 | Non-Member: $114.00

Learn how to make beautiful pottery on the wheel. Each class begins with a demo then moves to making you a more confident thrower. You learn to wedge, center, throw and trim each piece. Tools are provided.
 
Student Supply List:

Discovering Smartphone Photography
Robert A. Szatmari
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2019
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $124.00 | Non-Member: $124.00

"Make a photograph don't take a photograph."  The misconception about photography is that you simply push a button and a wonderful image appears. In truth, a good photograph is complex, it uses principles of design to be more visually effective and communicate to its viewer with symbolic meaning.  In thi...

Drawing Clearly
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Feb 5 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $147.25 | Non-Member: $165.75

Attention to mark-making (drawing) with a tool of choice - pencil, crayon, ink pen or finger - makes one a skilled artist. Drawing is the backbone of art making. Examine different drawing tools and explore drawing techniques. Observe technical drawing demonstrations.  Practice classic drawing exercises, croquis, long studies, and line to shading techniques. Enjoy great draftsmen's/women's work and discuss their method...

Drawing Essentials: Form and Structure
Henry Martin
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 8 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $355.50 | Non-Member: $401.75

Drawing is a process, a tool of ever expanding awareness.  Pure beginners and master artists alike practice the same skills, over and over.  This class provides a comprehensive overview of these skills, allowing extensive practice for every level, while acquainting students with a wide range of drawing materials.  St...

Drawing Your Inner Artist
Robert Finch
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 17 - Dec 3, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $447.00 | Non-Member: $515.00

Everyone can draw. We are all born with genius but life then strips away the 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 and we will have a live model every session.  Minimum enrollment needed to run this program. Classes ...

Drawing Your Inner Artist
Robert Finch
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 7 - Mar 18, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $366.50 | Non-Member: $422.25

Everyone can draw. We are all born with genius but life then strips away the 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 and we will have a live model every session.  Minimum enrollment needed to run this program. Classes fill quick...

Drawing: Love The Line
Carol Kardon
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 9 - Mar 13, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $360.50 | Non-Member: $406.75

This is a basic drawing class. We will focus on drawing single still life objects. Students learn about size relationships, dark and light, and mark-making. Classes fill quickly so register early! Core Takeaways: Learning to measure with the eye. Analyzing size relationships. Finding a focal point. Exploring art materials. Having fun!
 
Student Supply List:
Any drawing material such as p...

Egyptian CollarsRegistration Closed
Holly Goeckler
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Oct 30 - Dec 4, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $248.00 | Non-Member: $279.50

Join us for an exciting introduction to the art of jewelry making inspired by ancient Egyptian pectorals. During this six week course we will explore various traditional jewelry making techniques including piercing, etching, cold connections and simple stone settings, to complete a contemporary interpretation of this eye-catching wearable art form. Please note the studio provides Copper base metals only, students are advised to bring their o...

Evening Mosaics
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 9 - Mar 13, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $391.50 | Non-Member: $453.25

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.
 
Student Supply List:
Students should bring a comfortabl...

Experimentations in Mixed Media & Collage
Andrea G.. Snyder
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Oct 9 - Dec 11, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $325.00 | Non-Member: $366.50


Experiments with Encaustic Painting: Igniting Your Inner Fire
Leah MacDonald
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 28 - Mar 11, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $142.25 | Non-Member: $160.75

Using heat as an art tool we experiment with creating textures, colors and patterns. We also explore shellac burn, encaustic techniques and alchemy to create organic 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works.

Student Supply List:
ephemera - miscellaneous paper items

Floral Watercolors
Michelle Konczyk
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Feb 7 - Mar 14, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $218.25 | Non-Member: $246.00

Have floral paintings always caught your eye? Have you got the basics of watercolor down and want to learn how to apply it to create something beautiful? 'Floral Watercolor' is finally here for you! Over the course of six weeks, you work one-on-one and dive into the techniques to paint soft and delicate floral paintings. Each student leaves with the knowledge to start their floral watercolor hobby!

From Memories to the Page: The Gentle, Wild Art of Memoir Writing
Barbara Mayfield
Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jan 22 - Feb 26, 2019
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $123.25 | Non-Member: $141.75

We meet for 2 hours each week to study the craft of writing and to write, write, write our true life stories. Participants at any level of writing experience or skill benefit. No previous writing experience is necessary. The Process: Each week, a new topic and prompt is presented. Memories are jogged in unique and creative ways. There is plenty of time for writing. Important aspects of the craft of writing are tau...

Fundamentals of Chalk PastelsFull, Waitlist Available
Nury Vicens
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Oct 23 - Nov 27, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $147.25 | Non-Member: $165.75

Learn to use this VERSATILE and FORGIVING medium; mistakes do not exist, even if you try! Colors range from soft and subtle to bold and brilliant; because they can be layered, they produce luminous surfaces . As you work from still life, reproductions and photographs you are introduced to various techniques: from a variety of strokes creating form and textures to soft blended finishes. You will learn...

Fundamentals of Chalk Pastels
Nury Vicens
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Feb 5 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $147.25 | Non-Member: $165.75

Fundamentals Perfect for beginners with some experience or those who have taken a Discovery Class, fundamentals take a deeper dive into the tools, techniques and skills of a particular medium. If you are ready to grow your artistic practice, learn some insider skills and find a creative and supportive community, these classes a...

Fundamentals of Clay: HandbuildingRegistration Closed
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Oct 29 - Dec 3, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $159.50 | Non-Member: $184.25

Learn to turn a flat piece of clay into a functional form. Students will master hand-building techniques and create one of a kind pieces. Each week's demo adds to the previous week's skills until the students have gained experience making basic forms, texturing, decorating and glazing. Classes fill quickly so register early!
 
Student Supply List: 
Basic pottery tools
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Fundamentals of Clay: Handbuilding
Sharon Bartmann
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Feb 12 - Mar 5, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $159.50 | Non-Member: $184.25

We put the fun in functional in this hand building class. We will explore the various ways to build functional pieces you can put on your dinner table. From serving trays to mugs, we will also look at various surface techniques to decorate your work. Prior Discovery class suggested if no clay experience.

With our fundamentals classes students are responsible for supplying their own tools and purchasing clay from the center....

Fundamentals of Clay: Wheel Throwing
Eric Thayer
Sundays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Feb 24 - Mar 17, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $159.50 | Non-Member: $184.25

This class is tailored for those students with some wheel experience or those who've 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 way. Come refine your core skills and more, in a fun and relaxed environment. Classes fill...

Fundamentals of Drawing
Gina Altadonna
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 8 - Jan 29, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $147.25 | Non-Member: $165.75


Fundamentals of Drawing
Henry Martin
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Feb 13 - Mar 6, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $147.25 | Non-Member: $165.75

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 these media, with the objective of creating a solid, complete drawing by the end of the ...

Fundamentals of Jewelry & Metals
Hattie Weselyk
Tuesdays 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Feb 5 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $167.00 | Non-Member: $188.00

Project based instructional class where students will learn the fundamentals of metalsmithing. Techniques include forging, soldering, piercing, fold-forming and more! Classes are ongoing. Always new projects for continuing students.
 
Student Supply List:

Fundamentals of Jewelry: Ring Stack
Kaitlin Kerr
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Feb 6 - Mar 13, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $167.00 | Non-Member: $188.00

In this class, students will design and construct a stack of sterling silver rings. We will explore various techniques such as bezel setting, hammer texturing, roller printing, wire twisting, and finishing. Students will leave with a stack of 4 original stacking rings.

With our fundamentals classes students are responsible for supplying their own materials. New students with supply questions can contact us to be guided through w...

Fundamentals of Painting: Oil Painting
Henry Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Feb 15 - Mar 8, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $147.25 | Non-Member: $165.75

Have you ever wanted to try painting and don't know where to begin?  Perhaps you've dabbled a bit or drawn before, and you're ready to jump on in.  Now's the time!  All levels welcome!  In this class, we offer demos designed to acquaint students with the first steps in oil painting, so they can build upon a foundation of confidence.  We start with one color, allowing students to draw the ...

Fundamentals of Painting: WatercolorRegistration Closed
Michelle Konczyk
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Oct 17 - Dec 5, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $147.25 | Non-Member: $165.75

This course is designed for individuals with little watercolor experience. In this class, you will cover the basics, become comfortable with them, and learn how to apply them flexibly. Come to class ready to learn, but more importantly, ready to relax and have fun!
 
Student Supply List:
Please bring the items that can be found on this list: https://www.dickblick.com/lists/blicku/JHP2FPLTC7WKO/items/<...

Fundamentals of Painting: Watercolor
Gina Altadonna
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 29 - Nov 19, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $147.25 | Non-Member: $165.75

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 of the basics needed to jump-start a lifelong passion for...

Fundamentals of Pottery: Wheel Throwing
Bernadette Curran
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oct 16 - Nov 20, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $159.50 | Non-Member: $184.25

This class is tailored for those students with some wheel experience or those who've 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 way. Come refine your core skills and more, in a fun and relaxed environment. Classes fill...

Fundamentals of Pottery: Wheel Throwing
Eliot Foerster
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Oct 23 - Nov 27, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $159.50 | Non-Member: $184.25

We put the fun in functional in this hand building class. We will explore the various ways to build functional pieces you can put on your dinner table. From serving trays to mugs, we will also look at various surface techniques to decorate your work. Prior Discovery class suggested if no clay experience.
 
Fundamentals 
Perfect for beginners with some experience or those who have taken a Discovery Class, fu...

Fundamentals of Pottery: Wheel Throwing
Bernadette Curran
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Feb 5 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $159.50 | Non-Member: $184.25

This class is tailored for those students with some wheel experience or those who've 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 way. Come refine your core skills and more, in a fun and relaxed environment. Classes fil...

Fundamentals of Pottery: Wheel Throwing
Eliot Foerster
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Feb 12 - Mar 5, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $159.50 | Non-Member: $184.25

This class is tailored for those students with some wheel experience or those who've 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 way. Come refine your core skills and more, in a fun and relaxed environment. Classes fil...

Fundamentals of Pottery: Wheel Throwing
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Feb 25 - Mar 18, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $159.50 | Non-Member: $184.25

This class is tailored for those students with some wheel experience or those who've 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 way. Come refine your core skills and more, in a fun and relaxed environment. Classes fill q...


Fundamentals of Watercolor
Michelle Konczyk
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Feb 12 - Mar 5, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Fundamentals
Member: $147.25 | Non-Member: $165.75

This course is designed for individuals with little watercolor experience. In this class, you will cover the basics, become comfortable with them, and learn how to apply them flexibly. Come to class ready to learn, but more importantly, ready to relax and have fun!
 
With our fundamentals classes students are responsible for supplying their own materials. New students with supply questions can contact us to be guided th...

Glass Etching
Meg Kennedy
Saturdays 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mar 2, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $59.00 | Non-Member: $66.00

Monogrammed wine glasses? No problem! Using a creamy acid that etches glass, learn how to customize and decorate clear glass vases, beer mugs, plates, and storage jars. All materials are supplied for an $8 materials fee (payable to the instructor).

Student Supply List:
Please bring an old towel to rest your glass piece on while you're working. If you want to wear latex gloves (not necessary) bring your own. You&rsqu...

Gothic Calligraphy & Medieval Illumination
Meg Kennedy
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Oct 2 - Nov 20, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $242.00 | Non-Member: $273.00

The dense angular gothic-style lettering (also called Blackletter or Old English) paired with large capital letters highly decorated and gilded with gold leaf characterize the beautiful medieval manuscripts in museum collections. In this class we'll learn to write in a gothic style and construct the often elaborate "versals" that both directed attention to important words and illuminated the page with gold. No experi...

Handbuilding StudioFull, Waitlist Available
Karen Sacks
Fridays 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Sep 14 - Dec 7, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $602.00 | Non-Member: $693.25

Experience the magic of the fire. Come learn to create, glaze and fire pieces in a magical way. Weekly demos will bring your ideas to life.  Classes fill quickly so register early!  Core takeaways:  *strengthen your building skills  *glazing techniques to enhance your pieces  *confidence in pulling pieces from the fire  *learn other alternative firings  *find constancy ...

Handbuilding StudioFull, Waitlist Available
Karen Sacks
Fridays 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Jan 11 - Mar 15, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $502.50 | Non-Member: $578.50

Work on your handbuilding skills and ideas with the guidance of Karen Sacks. Designed for experienced students who want quality time and individualized instruction to work on self- directed projects. Experimentation and exploration are encouraged and nurtured by Karen as well as through the support of the student group. Demos will be determined based on the interests of the group. Classes fill quickly so re...

Handbuilding Tableware
Eric Thayer
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Oct 15 - Dec 3, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $314.00 | Non-Member: $363.50

This class welcomes beginners and experts alike to imagine and build cups, bowls, plates, and much more!  Students can expect a variety of group demonstrations, as well as one-on-one guidance to create works based upon their own interests.  These lessons will cover a variety of construction methods and surface treatments, to include template building, slab and coil, basic molds, sgraffito and texture application. We will eve...

Heavy Metals: Tools and Tricks of the TradeRegistration Closed
Holly Goeckler
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 17 - Dec 3, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $450.50 | Non-Member: $508.25

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 building in metal. Then, you'll have durable finished work that you can treasure forever!  Please note the studio provides copper base ...

Heavy Metals: Tools and Tricks of the Trade
Holly Goeckler
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 17 - Dec 10, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $450.50 | Non-Member: $508.25

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 building in metal. Then, you'll have durable finished work that you can treasure forever!  Please note the studio provides copper base ...

Heavy Metals: Tools and Tricks of the Trade (Afternoon)
Holly Goeckler
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 7 - Mar 18, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $329.00 | Non-Member: $371.00

During this class, 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 building in metal. Then, you'll have durable finished work that you can treasure forever! Classes fill quickly so register early!
 ...

Heavy Metals: Tools and Tricks of the Trade (Evening)
Holly Goeckler
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 7 - Mar 18, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $329.00 | Non-Member: $371.00

During this class, 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 building in metal. Then, you'll have durable finished work that you can treasure forever! Classes fill quickly so register early!
 ...

Honing the WheelRegistration Closed
Bernadette Curran
Tuesdays 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sep 25 - Dec 4, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $468.75 | Non-Member: $542.75

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 i...

Honing the Wheel
Bernadette Curran
Tuesdays 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Jan 8 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $391.50 | Non-Member: $453.25

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.
 
Student Supply List:
Hand towel, clay tools
 
Classics 
These core-courses never go out of style and are offered almost every session. Appealing to a range of levels--from tho...

Image Transfer Techniques on Paper & Canvas
Andrea G.. Snyder
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Feb 15 - Mar 8, 2019
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $142.25 | Non-Member: $160.75

Transfer your favorite photos, drawing, and letters onto paper, canvas with acrylics, tapes, caulks, and other mediums. Learn to combine your transfers with paints and papers to mystify and delight your friends and colleagues. These techniques can be incorporated into other art mediums include painting and book arts. $30 Supply fee payable to instructor covers transfer mediums, papers, tools, and canvas. First cla...

Japanese Watercolor & Mixed Media on Washi
Andrea G.. Snyder
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Feb 9 - Feb 10, 2019
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $135.25 | Non-Member: $152.25

Explore the centuries old techniques of traditional Japanese Painting with a new twist using modern Japanese paint on traditional and new Asian papers, as well as paper lace. Learn to paint with colorfast Japanese watercolors and sumi ink then layer with 21st century adhesives. Students love adding extra pizazz with mineral pigments. This workshop is great for anyone who loves to discover new ways to incorporate painting, mixed media, and c...

Jewelry Essential SkillsFull, Waitlist Available
Martha Kent Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 14 - Dec 14, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $491.00 | Non-Member: $554.00

Open to beginners, near beginners, and 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. Please note the studio provides copper base metals only, students are advised to br...

Jewelry Essential Skills
Martha Kent Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 11 - Mar 15, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $410.00 | Non-Member: $462.50

Open to beginners, near beginners, and 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. Please note the studio provides copper base metals only, students are advised to br...

Jewelry Workshop: Color on Copper Two Ways
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Feb 26 - Mar 5, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $84.00 | Non-Member: $91.00

Learn how to draw on copper using colored pencils and gesso and play with torch color on copper after sawing out your own components. This exciting technique can be used to create jewelry, sculpture, copper tiles for mosaics and copper sheet metal drawings.
 
Student Supply List:...

Jewelry: Build Your Finishing Skills
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 15 - Feb 19, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $167.00 | Non-Member: $188.00

Learn more about the tools and techniques used to beautifully finish your jewelry work. Safe use and techniques are emphasized and your own design aesthetic is explored. In class we learn about patina surfaces, safe polishing, using the flex shaft, and polishing cabinet techniques.  This class is appropriate for older teens (16+) and adults at the beginner or intermediate level to begin or review their metal skills Students can bring e...

Life Drawing & Painting Open StudioFull, Waitlist Available
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 12 - Dec 12, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $260.00 | Non-Member: $285.50

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, ...

Life Drawing & Painting Open Studio
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 9 - Mar 13, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $237.00 | Non-Member: $260.00

Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions involve four five-minute poses, two ten-minute poses, and in some cases, a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last three sessions involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wish to paint. Participants must bring their own materials. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. ...

Light & Color: Painting Using Acrylics or Chalk Pastels
Beverly Benson
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Feb 1 - Mar 8, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $218.25 | Non-Member: $246.00

Beginner to advanced students will have opportunities to explore still life and other subject matter through a direct and spontaneous painting approach. Learn about color perception and paint handling through demonstrations of composition, relative color, how light patterns reveal form, or any number of topics that are tailored to support your developing practice. Learn the elements of painting in order to construct an intriguing picture. Cl...

Line and Color in Water Media: Develop Your Creative Eye
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Oct 2 - Nov 20, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $289.50 | Non-Member: $326.25

Explore drawing and incorporate gouache, the "teacher of color," or watercolor on paper. Learn how to compose a still life, a 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 ...

Line and Color in Water Media: Develop Your Creative Eye
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $289.50 | Non-Member: $326.25

Explore drawing and incorporate gouache, the "teacher of color," or watercolor on paper. Compose a still life, a figure and an interior with line and color. Learn to use a variety of drawing and painting tools and materials.  Better understand the technical aspects of drawing and painting through demonstration, discussion, and practice.  Work with color, graduate from a limited to a full-spectrum palette. Focus on seeing and...

Liquid Majesty: WatercolorFull, Waitlist Available
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 17 - Dec 3, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $396.00 | Non-Member: $447.00

In 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 compositions    
3. Working dark to light for grea...

Liquid Majesty: Watercolor
Bonnie B. Mettler
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 21 - Dec 7, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $396.00 | Non-Member: $447.00

In 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 compositions    
3. Working dark to light for grea...

Liquid Majesty: Watercolor
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 7 - Mar 18, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $325.00 | Non-Member: $366.50

In 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 compositions  
3. Working dark to light for greatest luminosity   
4. Decide, ...

Liquid Majesty: Watercolor
Bonnie B. Mettler
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 11 - Mar 15, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $360.50 | Non-Member: $406.75

In 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 compositions   
3. Working dark to light for greatest luminosity   &nbsp...

Making Good Photos Great
John A Benigno
Mondays 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jan 28 - Mar 4, 2019
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $133.75 | Non-Member: $154.50

Love photography and what to make better images? This course is about making, as opposed to taking photographs, you will learn the technical and visual skills needed to create successful and compelling images. The class first looks at the difference between the way our eyes see and how the camera sees, and how to take advantage of these differences. Then, through assignments and discussions, we move on to cover depth-o...

Miniature BooksRegistration Closed
Meg Kennedy
Thursdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Oct 4 - Nov 29, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $289.50 | Non-Member: $326.50

Miniature books, prized by collectors and artists since the Middle Ages, challenge you to scale down every element of book-making, from materials and tools to image and text. In this class, you will make a variety of small volumes: beginners will start with simple models and experienced students will proceed with more advanced bindings. Everyone will work within the constraints of the size that defines miniature books but you will lea...

Morning MosaicsFull, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 9 - Mar 13, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $391.50 | Non-Member: $453.25

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.
 
Student Supply List:
Students should bring a comfortabl...

Mosaics (Afternoon)Full, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 12 - Dec 5, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $430.00 | Non-Member: $498.00


Mosaics (Evening)Full, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 12 - Dec 5, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $430.00 | Non-Member: $498.00


Mosaics (Morning)Full, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 12 - Dec 5, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $430.00 | Non-Member: $498.00


Mysterious Mixed Media: On Mylar & Paper
Andrea G.. Snyder
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 8 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $360.50 | Non-Member: $406.75

Learn to, create intrigue by drawing, painting, layering, and laminating Asian & Western papers on Mylar. Discover the latest adhesives and multi-media techniques in creating a unique and very personal work of art. Guaranteed to inspire!  Must attend the 1st class.  $35 supply fee. Classes fill quickly so register early!
 
Student Supply List: 
BASIC Sup...

Ornate Wooden Jewelry
Ashley Ernest
Sat - Sun, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Feb 9 - Feb 10, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $124.50 | Non-Member: $136.75

This class is designed to ignite the beginner metalsmith to experience making jewelry in a new material; WOOD! Students use all of the basic tools in the jewelry studio, while really delving into the use of the flexshaft! Students have a variety of wood to choose from (poplar, mahogany, purple heart, walnut, etc.)  and choose to design a pendant or earrings. Students use power hand tools as well! Everyone goes hom...

Painting Miniature Landscapes & Seascapes with Goauche
Eileen Rosen
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 23 - Mar 13, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $289.50 | Non-Member: $326.25

Goauche (pronounced gwash) is an opaque watercolor that is flexible, re-workable, and blendable unlike transparent watercolor. In class students will learn color mixing using 6 colors  while creating a color journal to use in future practice. Each class we will cover a specific technique  and a step-by-step painting process.  Classes fill quickly so register early!

Student Supply...

Painting Over the Line
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 11 - Dec 11, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $431.50 | Non-Member: $487.00

Advance beyond confined lines and hard edges to a more liberated way of painting. Paint from observation and imagination to find your own visual language. Work more intuitively and take advantage of unforeseen occurrences as opportunities to discover new possibilities. Explore new processes in brushwork and color layering, as well as Post-Impressionist, Abstract, and Abstract Expressionist styles. Examples from contemporary and modern...

Painting Over the Line (Afternoon)
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 8 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $360.50 | Non-Member: $406.75

Advance beyond confined lines and hard edges to a more liberated way of painting. Paint from observation and imagination to find your own visual language. Work more intuitively and take advantage of unforeseen occurrences as opportunities to discover new possibilities. Explore new processes in brushwork and color layering, as well as Post-Impressionist, Abstract, and Abstract Expressionist styles. Examples from contemporary and modern ...

Painting Over the Line (Evening)
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 8 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $360.50 | Non-Member: $406.75

Advance beyond confined lines and hard edges to a more liberated way of painting. Paint from observation and imagination to find your own visual language. Work more intuitively and take advantage of unforeseen occurrences as opportunities to discover new possibilities. Explore new processes in brushwork and color layering, as well as Post-Impressionist, Abstract, and Abstract Expressionist styles. Examples from contemporary and modern...

Painting Seminar
Francine Shore
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sep 27 - Dec 6, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $570.00 | Non-Member: $646.00

Expand your painting language as well as your work, using new materials and techniques. Art history lectures are included. Classes fill quickly so register early!

Student Supply List: 
Materials of your choice in paint (acrylic or oil), canvas, brushe...

Painting Seminar
Francine Shore
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jan 10 - Mar 14, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $570.00 | Non-Member: $646.00

Expand your painting language as well as your work, using new materials and techniques. Brief art history lectures are included. Classes fill quickly so register early!

Student Supply List:
Paint/acrylic, oil, gouache, watercolor, brushes, canvas, paper, anything that supports your imagery

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

Paper Quilting with Natural Materials
Meg Kennedy
Thursdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 31 - Mar 7, 2019
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $218.25 | Non-Member: $246.00

For anyone interested in paper, fiber arts, or collage, this workshop offers a chance to focus these energies on combining natural materials-pressed plants, twigs & vines, seeds, flat stones, shells, feathers-with a variety of threads and cords, papers, vintage buttons, and tiny beads. We create small assemblages that can be joined to make a banner or prayer flag, larger pieces to frame in shadow boxes, and unique collage...


Particle by Particle: Pate de Verre Kiln-Cast Glass Vessel
Anna Boothe
Saturdays 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Feb 23 - Mar 3, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $445.00 | Non-Member: $497.50

This is a four day workshop 4 day workshop held over two weekends: 2/23-2/24 & 3/2-3/3.
Simple glass casting traces its roots to antiquity, but its most refined version "pate de verre" was developed in the late 19th century. As an extension of the winter session's "Particle by Particle" workshop for which students created relief castings, or as a first foray into the technique, this four-day...

Photoshop for Artists: Prep Digital Files for Exhibition Opportunities
John A Benigno
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Feb 23, 2019
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $43.75 | Non-Member: $50.00

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 then move on to managing RAW files and understanding file formats, developing a reliable...

Print, Paper & Book Arts Open Studio (enrolled in a class)
Andrea G.. Snyder
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Nov 30, 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
 
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Printmaking Sampler: Intaglio and Linocut Weekend
Gillian Pokalo
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jan 26 - Jan 27, 2019
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $143.50 | Non-Member: $159.00

Intaglio, Linocut, Monoprint, Screenprint...if these words get you excited but you have no idea what they mean, then this is the class for you! In each session, we explore these techniques. No experience is necessary.

Student Supply List:
specialty papers, ideas for imagery
 
Special Topics 
Varying from one day workshops to multi-week classes, Special Topics are offered once ...

Raku Ceramics-Playing with Fire (Evening)Registration Closed
Marcia K. Reiver
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 20 - Dec 6, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $430.00 | Non-Member: $498.00

Experience the magic of the fire. Come learn to create, glaze and fire pieces in a magical way. Weekly demos will bring your ideas to life.  Classes fill quickly so register early!  
 
Core takeaways:  
*strengthen your buildin...

Raku Ceramics-Playing with Fire (Morning)
Marcia K. Reiver
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 12 - Dec 5, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $430.00 | Non-Member: $498.00

Experience the magic of the fire. Come learn to create, glaze and fire pieces in a magical way. Weekly demos will bring your ideas to life.  Classes fill quickly so register early!  

Core Takeaways:
* Strengthen your building skills

Raku Ceramics: Playing with Fire Day Time
Marcia K. Reiver
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 9 - Mar 13, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $391.50 | Non-Member: $453.25

Experience the magic of the fire. Come learn to create, glaze and fire pieces in a magical way. Weekly demos will bring your ideas to life.  Classes fill quickly so register early!
 
Core Takeaways:  
* Strengthen your building skills  
* Glazing techniques to enhance your pieces  
* Confidence in pulling pieces ...

Raku Ceramics: Playing with Fire Night Time
Marcia K. Reiver
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 8 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $391.50 | Non-Member: $453.25

Experience the magic of the fire. Come learn to create, glaze and fire pieces in a magical way. Weekly demos will bring your ideas to life.  Classes fill quickly so register early!     
   
Core takeaways:    
*strengthen your building skills    
*glazing techniques to enhance your pieces   
*confidence in ...

Raku Guild 12 Weeks
Marcia K. Reiver
Thursdays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sep 13 - Dec 6, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Adult Programs
Member: $360.00 | Non-Member: $420.00

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....

Raku Guild 5 Weeks Part 1
Marcia K. Reiver
Thursdays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Jan 10 - Feb 7, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Adult Programs
Member: $141.25 | Non-Member: $170.00

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....

Raku Guild 5 Weeks Part 2
Marcia K. Reiver
Thursdays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Feb 14 - Mar 14, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Adult Programs
Member: $141.25 | Non-Member: $170.00

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....

Reference Imagery: Using Photography As A Fine Art ToolRegistration Closed
Maria Teicher
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Oct 24 - Dec 5, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $237.00 | Non-Member: $274.00

This course focuses on the fundamentals of photography as it relates to reference imagery in fine art. This includes, but is not limited to: digital cameras and their settings, basic workflow, editing, and studio and natural light. Throughout the course, students will learn to properly photograph a myriad of different subjects (landscape, still life, portrait, etc.) and how to properly use these images to improve their personal work a...

Rockin' the Die Form!
Ashley Ernest
Sat - Sun, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Feb 23 - Feb 24, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $124.50 | Non-Member: $136.75

This workshop is deigned to introduce students to the hydraulic press. Using the hydraulic press in the jewelry studio is an easy way to create volumetric objects or voluminous pieces of jewelry. Students create their own dies out of plexiglass glass and metal. You can choose between the creation of a pendant or brooch in copper! Students bring home an ornate piece of jewelry to wear and share with friends! This i...

Secrets of Refining Your Wheel Throwing Skills
Eliot Foerster
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 9 - Mar 13, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $391.50 | Non-Member: $453.25


Silver Casting JewelryRegistration Closed
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Nov 27 - Dec 4, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $81.00 | Non-Member: $91.50

Learn to use your silver scraps to make one of a kind castings involving old straw brooms and cuttlebones from the pet store. Low tech and high fun!
 
Student Supply List: 
Students will provide their own silver scrap or casting grains. Recommend at least two ounces of silver and can be a combination of fine and sterling.
 
Special Topics&nbsp...

Simple Metalwork Jewelry
Dori McClennen
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 16 - Feb 20, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $248.00 | Non-Member: $279.50

Interested in learning to create metal-based Jewelry? This class introduces you to the basic techniques, tools and vocabulary of metalworking. Each hands-on class focuses on a new technique such as stamping, sawing, using the torch and creating your own designs in copper. Come and create your own unique peice of jewelry with us!
 
Student Supply List
Apron, closed toe shoes, hair in ponytail, dust mask, and extra fine bl...

Staying Loose in Paint and PastelFull, Waitlist Available
Carol Kardon
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 12 - Dec 5, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $396.00 | Non-Member: $446.00

Advance beyond confined lines and hard edges to a more liberated way of painting. Paint from observation and imagination to find your own visual language. Work more intuitively and take advantage of unforeseen occurrences as opportunities to discover new possibilities. Explore new processes in brushwork and color layering, as well as Post-Impressionist, Abstract, and Abstract Expressionist styles. Examples from contemporary and moder...

Staying Loose in Paint and Pastel
Carol Kardon
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 9 - Mar 13, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $360.50 | Non-Member: $406.75

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 ...

Textile Techniques in Metal
Holly Goeckler
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Feb 19 - Mar 12, 2019
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $167.00 | Non-Member: $188.00

This class introduces you to various textile techniques adapted for jewelry making including braiding, coiling, weaving and twining. We complete samples of each technique in copper, then design and create a finished bracelet or necklace in fine silver.

Student Supply List:
1 oz. @ 24 or gauge fine silver wire, Found here https://www.riogrande.com/product/999-fine-silver-round-wire-24-ga-dead-soft/105324

Special ...

The Carved, Collaged, Painted Print
Christine Stoughton
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jan 9 - Feb 13, 2019
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $142.25 | Non-Member: $160.75

This six week printmaking course introduces students to carved relief printing, printed collages and the painted images of monotypes. These types of prints can be standalone art works, or used in the development of mixed media pieces. Students who are beginners as well as more advanced printmakers, who may choose to concentrate in one area, are welcome.
 
Student Supply List:
2 mat board pieces (...

The Face of Art: Portrait PaintingFull, Waitlist Available
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sep 17 - Dec 3, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $396.00 | Non-Member: $447.00

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. Classes fill quickly so register early!
 
Student Supply List: 
Bring pictures for ...

The Face of Art: Portrait Painting
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 7 - Mar 18, 2019
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $325.00 | Non-Member: $366.50

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. Classes fill quickly so register early!
 
Student Supply List: 
Bring pictures for reference. Oils may be used. Students are ...

The Joy of Color
Henry Martin
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sep 24 - Dec 3, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $360.50 | Non-Member: $406.75

Have you ever wanted to explore the richness of paint and color? YES YOU CAN! Oil painting is the easiest material for beginners, once you master a few basic steps. In this class we practice these steps in a fun and nurturing environment, coming to understand how palette colors work together to create a cohesive painting. Students of all levels will develop confidence as they go, experiencing the dynamic joy of painting with color! We...

The Joy of DrawingRegistration Closed
Henry Martin
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sep 25 - Nov 27, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $360.50 | Non-Member: $406.75

Drawing is a process, a tool of ever-expanding awareness. Pure beginners and master artists alike practice the same skills, over and over. This class provides a comprehensive overview of these skills, allowing extensive practice for every level, while acquainting students with a wide range of drawing materials. Students of every level will perfect repeated exercises and discover new ones, in a structured and nurturing environment, wit...

The Painted and Drawn Print
Christine Stoughton
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Dec 8 - Dec 9, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $142.25 | Non-Member: $160.75

This workshop is designed for students who would like to explore the combined disciplines of drawing, painting and printmaking. Techniques covered will include dark and light field monotype, as used by Edgar Degas, and trace Monotypes, as seen in Gauguin's and Paul Klee's work. The transfer of drawings to printed images using a release agent will also be taught. The combining of other printmaking techniques with these printed images w...

The Power of Black & White: Using Photoshop to Convert Color to Black & White
John A Benigno
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mar 16, 2019
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $43.75 | Non-Member: $50.00

The black and white print has many merits, from capturing the beauty of tonal values to evoking nostalgia.  By eliminating color, we can approach the heart of the subject in its purest form. We use Photoshop to explore the range of tonal values that make digital photography so creative.  Photoshop allows us to expe...

Travel To Morocco - Artist Deposit
Francine Shore
Wed - Thu, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Apr 3 - Apr 11, 2019
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $500.00 | Non-Member: $500.00

April 3-11, 2019


Travel To Morocco - Non-Artist Deposit
Francine Shore
Wed - Mon, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Apr 3 - Apr 8, 2019
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $500.00 | Non-Member: $500.00

April 3-11, 2019


Valentine Books Workshop
Meg Kennedy
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Feb 2, 2019
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $71.00 | Non-Member: $80.25

Why give just a card when you can create a handmade book? In this one-day workshop, we make THREE lovely book structures, which you can customize for Valentine's day (or any other theme.) With paper, thread, and paste, each participant makes a double accordion, a carousel structure, and a flag book. Not only do you leave with three handmade gifts, but an array of techniques that promise to enhance your adventures in book arts.
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Wheel Masters
Nate Willever
Fridays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 11 - Mar 15, 2019
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $391.50 | Non-Member: $453.25

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 i...