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Abstract To The Next LevelRegistration Closed
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $310.50 | Non-Member: $351.00

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 ...

Bangin' Bezels and Rockin' Rocks: Beginner Cabochon SettingRegistration Closed
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 7, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $216.00 | Non-Member: $244.00

Students will begin with an introduction to the jeweler's saw and safely learn new skills each week as they progress on their individual journeys. Students are encouraged to repeat this class experience until they feel they have comfortably conquered each of the new skills. Final goal of the class is for students to have each completed their own unique design(s) that incorporate the setting of a cabochon stone in a fine silver bezel. Base me...

Ceramics, Mosaic & Sculpture Open Studio (11 hours per week)
Studio Monitor
Tuesdays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $94.00 | Non-Member: $94.00

Day of Week: Mondays 4:00-6:00 pm, Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm, Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm, Thursdays 4:00-9:00 pm YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS Enjoy the benefits of the most ceramics, mosaics, and sculpture open studio available anywhere on the Main Line. Complete your work from another class or explore your own ambitions unfettered by the normal limitations, with up to 11 hours of open studio access per week. There's a reason we ca...

Creating Ornate Wooden Jewelry
Ashley Ernest
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 1, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $162.00 | Non-Member: $183.00

This class will explore the uniqueness and beauty of carving wooden jewelry. Wooden jewelry has been worn for many centuries, in many cultures and continues to be a beloved form of body adornment. In this class, students will explore the history of wooden jewelry; while researching, designing, model making, and carving with the flexshaft. You will learn how to use the flex shaft in uncommon ways, and design a collection of wooden jewelry. This cl...

Discovering Drawing
Gina Altadonna
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jun 18 - Jul 9, 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 leave this course with the tools they need to continue a ...

Discovering Drawing
Henry Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jun 22 - Jul 13, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

Drawing is fundamental.  Observational drawing is the basis for all representational image making.  Have you ever wanted to learn to draw, 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 hand-eye coordination in a step-by-step manner that allows beginners to build confidence as they go.  Tr...

Discovering Watercolor
Michelle Konczyk
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jun 19 - Jul 10, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

This is a class suited for those who have little to no experience with watercolors. In this class, you will learn all of the basic washes and techniques of the medium along with basic color theory involved in the color mixing process. You will leave this class with a foundation that you can use to build onto a promising watercolor skill-set.

Core Takeaways: 
- Color mixing 
- Washes 

Discovering Wheel ThrowingFull, Waitlist Available
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jun 19 - Jul 10, 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 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 the Center.
 
Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week classes will introduce you to ...

Drawing ClearlyFull, Waitlist Available
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Jul 10 - Aug 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

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.  There are dozens of ways to draw.  This class will examine different drawing tools and explore ways to make a drawing.  We will move through classic drawing exercises, croquis', to longer studies, from line to shading techniques.  We will look at the...

Drawing Your Inner Artist
Robert Finch
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jun 18 - Aug 13, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $351.00 | Non-Member: $405.00

Everyone can draw. We are all born with genius but life that 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 each program, so please register ...

Drawing the Still LifeRegistration Closed
Carol Kardon
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 15, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $276.00 | Non-Member: $312.00

This is a basic drawing class. We will be drawing single still life objects. Students will learn about size relationships, dark and light, mark-making, and measuring.  Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please register early!

Food for Thought: A Platemaking Intensive
James Eric. Thayer
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jul 2 - Jul 23, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

This workshop will focus on the plate, and its relationship with the cuisine which rides it to our dinner tables on a nightly basis.  We will investigate these deceptively simple forms and try new techniques to treat their surfaces.   We will discuss how local culture informs the respective shapes, colors, textures and patterns inherent to the plates of different regions.  Last but not least, the class will discuss the cu...

Heavy Metals: Tools and Tricks of the Trade Full, Waitlist Available
Martha Kent Martin
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 18 - Aug 13, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $364.50 | Non-Member: $411.75

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!  All you need is your imagination for this course; a...

Introduction to Landscape Painting
Henry Martin
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jun 21 - Aug 9, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $276.00 | Non-Member: $312.00

The landscape is alive, and what better way to realize its beauty than to paint it!  Summer evenings are a wonderful time to paint, when the light is low and the colors become so rich.  In this class we present the basics of outdoor painting in a nurturing, fun and step-by-step...

Life Drawing and Painting Open StudioFull, Waitlist Available
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jul 11 - Jul 25, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $67.50 | Non-Member: $74.25

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 balanc...

Line and Color in Water Media: Develop Your Creative Eye
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $241.50 | Non-Member: $273.00

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 class will also focus on inc...

Liquid Majesty: WatercolorFull, Waitlist Available
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jun 18 - Aug 13, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $310.50 | Non-Member: $351.00

In a collegial and supportive atmosphere, students learn how to paint, compose the page, balance values, and drive towards finished watercolor paintings. Demos and class crits help get us there.  Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please register early!
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Miniature Landscapes & Seascapes in Colored Pencil
Eileen Rosen
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 1, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $207.00 | Non-Member: $234.00

Working from photos, we will learn to eliminate and simplify overwhelming, extraneous details from a landscape/seascape. We will use versatile wax-based colored pencils to initially build up layers of colors, then blend the layers to create a vibrant and charming miniature painting. The step-by-step process includes instructor demos and individualized instruction, making this a welcoming class for beginners.  Minimum enrollment needed t...

Mosaics (Afternoon)
Claire Brill
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 15, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $300.00 | Non-Member: $348.00

Do you like to break things? Do you like to play with colors, shapes, and textures? Does it sound like fun to put pieces (glass, ceramic, and other mosaic materials) together to make a picture or design? Whether beginner or more experienced, you w...

Mosaics (Evening)
Claire Brill
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 15, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $300.00 | Non-Member: $348.00

Do you like to break things? Do you like to play with colors, shapes, and textures? Does it sound like fun to put pieces (glass, ceramic, and other mosaic materials) together to make a picture or design? Whether beginner or more experienced, you will create finished pieces using a variety...

Painting Over The Line: Focus On Color
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jul 24 - Aug 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $230.00 | Non-Member: $260.00

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 o...

Painting Over The Line: Focus On Mark Making
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jun 19 - Jul 17, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $287.50 | Non-Member: $325.00

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 art wi...

Printmaking Sampler
Gillian Pokalo
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jun 21 - Jul 5, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $69.00 | Non-Member: $78.00

Do you ever ask: can I print with that? Do you wonder what the words "intaglio" and "screen print" mean? Have you always thought printm...

Raku: Playing with Fire
Marcia K. Reiver
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 21 - Aug 16, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

Core Takeaways:
learn to make pieces from start to finish

Secrets to Refining Your Throwing Skills: Part 1
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 20 - Jul 18, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

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 to the next level in the...

Secrets to Refining Your Throwing Skills: Part 2Registration Closed
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jul 25 - Aug 15, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $112.50 | Non-Member: $130.50

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 to the next level in the...

Staying Loose in Paint & Pastels
Carol Kardon
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jun 20 - Aug 15, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $276.00 | Non-Member: $312.00

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 a...

The Face of Art: Portrait Painting
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jun 18 - Aug 13, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $310.50 | Non-Member: $351.00

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.&...

The Face of Art: Portrait Painting, Part 1Full, Waitlist Available
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jun 18 - Jul 16, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $172.50 | Non-Member: $195.00

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 a...

The Face of Art: Portrait Painting, Part 2
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jul 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

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.&nb...

Throw Down: Stacked Forms
Nate Willever
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $75.00 | Non-Member: $87.00

In this workshop we will make taller, more complex forms with a process known as "Stacking". Two thrown forms will be joined and further shaped on the wheel. We will turn our forms into pitchers, vases and bottles. Students should have basic wheel throwing skills.   Minimum enrollment need...

Throw Down: Teapots
Nate Willever
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 18 - Jun 25, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $75.00 | Non-Member: $87.00

In this workshop we will focus on creating well-balanced teapots. Demonstrations will include making well fitting lids, spouts that don't drip or dribble and comfortable pulled handles. Tips for glazing the inside and outside of the pot will also be covered. Studen...

White-line Woodblock Prints
Meg Kennedy
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jul 18 - Aug 1, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $69.00 | Non-Member: $78.00

This type of woodblock printing originated during the early 20th century in Provincetown, MA, from a community of artists seeking to emulate Japanese prints using only one woodblock. The process involves carving an image into white pine and painting one small section at a time with wate...