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A Survey of Monotype TechniquesRegistration Closed
Christine Stoughton
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 2 - Apr 23, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

This workshop is designed for returning printmaking students who want a review of the major mono-printmaking techniques. It would also be useful for beginning students who want an understanding of what is available to them for future exploration. Individual students can choose to focus on mastering one or two techniques during this workshop, or on getting a beginning understanding by sampling all techniques presented.

Core ...

ARTZ Philly: For People with Dementia and Caregivers
Justine Stehle
Thursdays 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Apr 12 - May 17, 2018
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $0.00 | Non-Member: $0.00


Abstract To The Next Level
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 3 - May 29, 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 believes each student is unique, with a lot of hidden potential waiting to be discovered. He will share with them his knowledge of painting techniques from co...

Abstract To The Next Level
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jun 19 - Aug 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Advanced
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 believes...

Acrylic Studio
Beverly Benson
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $310.50 | Non-Member: $351.00

Students will find the advantages acrylic paint has to offer while exploring composition, tonality, underpainting, glazing, and scumbling. Each session, students will use manufacture supplied samples to explore cutting edge material development, finding the mediums and techniques that fit their natural way of painting. Student will work from still life, personal photos, or abstract ideas.

Core Takeaways: 
&...

Advanced Etegami: Beyond the BasicsFull, Waitlist Available
Nancy Bea Miller
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
May 12, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $34.50 | Non-Member: $39.00

This class is geared towards people who already have some experience making etegami or who have at least already taken Intro to Etegami. Students will be encouraged to share their favorite etegami techniques and to bring favorite etegami they may have received or created. We will discuss various styles of etegami and try out collag...

Art from the Intuitive HeartRegistration Closed
Beverly Benson
Wednesdays 1:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $310.50 | Non-Member: $351.00


Asian Master Piece: Ink and Watercolor on Xu'an Paper
Josephine Tsai
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 5 - May 31, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $310.50 | Non-Member: $351.00

This course is designed for those who are interested in Asian Art. Students will experience how the brush, watercolor, and ink dance on Xu'an paper. Poetic impulse blends with aesthetic approach, marrying Eastern and Western art forms with new mediums, techniques, and ideas. Reach a new level of creative expression.

Bangin' Bezels and Rockin' Rocks: Beginner Cabochon Setting
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...

Batik Painting on Silk
Laura Madeleine
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
May 23, 2018
Medium: Fiber Arts & Mixed Media | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $63.25 | Non-Member: $71.50

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 m...

Beginner's Guide to Glass FusingRegistration Closed
Paige Lizbeth Morris
Thursdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Apr 12 - May 31, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

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

Core Takeaways: 
1. How to cut and grind glass
2. Glass compatibility
3. Fusing and slumping temperatures
4. How to create images/designs with glass pieces 
5. Functional glass from coasters to pendants

Student Supply List:
Safety glasses, sketch b...

Ceramic Sculpture: Breaking the Rules
Sharon Bartmann
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Apr 5 - May 31, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $393.75 | Non-Member: $456.75

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

Core Takeaways: 
...

Ceramics, Mosaic & Sculpture Open Studio (11 hours per week)
Studio Monitor
Mondays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jun 18 - Aug 13, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $94.00 | Non-Member: $94.00

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 ...

Ceramics, Mosaic & Sculpture Open Studio (22 hours per week)
Studio Monitor
Wednesdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $168.00 | Non-Member: $168.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
 
3 hours per week: $34.00 (must be enrolled in a Classic or Special Topic class);
9 hours per week: $77.00 (must be enrolled in a Classic or Special Topic class);
22 hours per week: $168.00

Ceramics, Mosaic & Sculpture Open Studio (3 hours per week)
Studio Monitor
Wednesdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $34.00 | Non-Member: $34.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
3 hours per week: $34.00 (must be enrolled in a Classic or Special Topic class);
9 hours per week: $77.00 (must be enrolled in a Classic or Special Topic class);

Ceramics, Mosaic & Sculpture Open Studio (9 hours per week)
Studio Monitor
Wednesdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $77.00 | Non-Member: $77.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
 
3 hours per week: $34.00 (must be enrolled in a Classic or Special Topic class);
9 hours per week: $77.00 (must be enrolled in a Classic or Special Topic class);
22 hours per week: $168.00

Classic Portraiture in Oils
Meghan Howland
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 3 - May 29, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

Learn the basics of classic portraiture using oils. Implementing color charts, students will learn how to expertly mix colors for different skin tones effected by light and shadow, and how to draw a face in proportion, with a heavy emphasis on rendering both a person's likeness but also conveying emotional expression. Classes...

Colors MatterRegistration Closed
Kassem Amoudi
Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Apr 3 - May 29, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $517.50 | Non-Member: $585.00

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

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 m...

Creative Papers Workshop 2
Andrea G.. Snyder
Sundays 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Apr 29, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $63.25 | Non-Member: $71.50

Create your personalized stack of rich and visually complex papers in this workshop where we will focus on one or two surface design techniques, such as batiking, dyeing, and stamping specially selected Asian and Western papers. This fun intensive will stir your creative juices in a playful way! 

$15 supply fee payable to instructor

Special Topics Varying from one day workshops to multi-week classes, Special Topics are offere...

Creative Photo PortraitureRegistration Closed
Robert A. Szatmari
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 25 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

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

Core Takeaways: 
•  Develop effective photographic production skills in ...

Direct Painting with Oils
Elaine Lisle
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 5 - May 10, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $207.00 | Non-Member: $234.00

Working from simple still life set-ups we will experiment with various limited palettes. Students will be encouraged to find their own expressive voice while working from life. The goal will be to complete one painting per session although a couple of 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.


Discovering DrawingFull, Waitlist Available
Gina Altadonna
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Apr 2 - Apr 23, 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
Apr 6 - Apr 27, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

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

Student Supply List:
A supply fee of $20 covers the cost of all materials.
 
Discovery
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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 Jewelry & Metals
Ashley Ernest
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Apr 4 - Apr 25, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

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

Discovering MetalsRegistration Closed
Dori McClennen
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Apr 4 - Apr 25, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

Discover metalworking in a low-pressure atmosphere and create a four-part sampler: sawing, riveting, stamping, and soldering.

Student Supply List:
A supply fee of $20 covers the cost of all materials. Please wear closed toe shoes, apron, thin black Sharpie marker, and hair in ponytail.
 
Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week cla...

Discovering Mosaics
Claire Brill
Saturdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Apr 7 - Apr 28, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

As simple as putting glue on the back of a small piece of tile then paste the tile onto a board? Anyone can make mosaics! Come learn more. You will use the wheeled nipper, a basic cutting tool, to cut both stained glass and tile (including broken dishes). Play with glass gems, seashells, pebbles, and other small bits. Take in information about adhesives, substrates (what to make the mosaic on), and grout. Tools and materials will be provided...

Discovering PaintingRegistration Closed
Meghan Howland
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Apr 6 - Apr 27, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

Painting is one of the most popular artistic mediums because of its flexibility, durability, and richness. Working in oils, students will be provided with a full understanding of basic painting, using a step by step process. Gaining an understanding of the materials and techniques, students will move toward a new passion that nourishes their creativity and highlights their individuality.

Student Supply List:
A supply fee of ...

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing for Beginners
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Apr 2 - Apr 23, 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 Art Center.
 
Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week classes are will introduce ...

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing for Beginners
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Apr 3 - Apr 24, 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 Art Center.

Student Supply List:
Hand Towel

Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-...

Discovering Pottery: Wheel Throwing for Beginners
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
May 8 - May 29, 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 Art Center.

Student Supply List:
Hand Towel

Discovery
No experience? No problem! Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-...

Discovering Printmaking
Christine Stoughton
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Apr 5 - May 3, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $119.00 | Non-Member: $119.00

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

Core Takeaways: 
Teaching Artist Christine Stoughton is a professionally trained printmakers ...

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 Throwing
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 & Painting Meets Magical Realism
Gina Altadonna
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
May 8 - May 29, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

There are many styles in which an artist may choose to work: from photorealism all the way to abstract expressionism. How we choose to work defines us as artists. My chosen form of art making is the multi-faceted world of Magical Realism. This style uses the beauty of realism in combination with elements of fantasy, whimsy, and mag...

Drawing Clearly
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 ArtistFull, Waitlist Available
Robert Finch
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 2 - May 21, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $300.00 | Non-Member: $348.00

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

Core Takeaways: 
• An understanding of the traditions of good drawing<...

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 Your Inner Artist-Full Session Model Fee
Robert Finch
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 2 - May 21, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $12.00 | Non-Member: $12.00

This fee covers the additional costs of providing you with a model for every session of this course to ensure the best possible experience in this transformative course.
...

Drawing the Still Life
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!

Encaustics & Book BindingRegistration Closed
Leah MacDonald
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Apr 24 - May 29, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $207.00 | Non-Member: $234.00

This course will combine both the techniques of  bookbinding and painting with beeswax. Learn how paper and wax work together to make even sculptural creations. Explore size and signatures to put a unique kind of book together that may contain important stories, drawings, and wax paintings. Learn about staining paper, making encaustics, and noticing the organic nature of fine papers and organic beeswax. Make 3-D books as well as flat bo...

Experimental DrawingRegistration Closed
Ana Vizcarra Rankin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Apr 6 - May 25, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $184.00 | Non-Member: $208.00

Master tool, pigment, and surface, traveling within the space in which images exist by encountering your creative process as an investigation of possibilities. Explore new methods of approaching core drawing concepts such as negative space and outline, by breathing into the rectangle, using your whole body, drawing on vertical or h...

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...

Foundations of Drawing: Core Techniques
Gina Altadonna
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
May 7 - Jun 4, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00


Foundations of Drawing: Core Techniques
Henry Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
May 11 - Jun 1, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

Drawing is Fundamental.  In this class we continue to practice the basics of eye-hand coordination and observation, while introducing the concept of lights and darks to create a cohesive drawing. 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 you may frame and treasure forever.

Studen...

Foundations of Hand Building: Core Techniques
Sharon Bartmann
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Apr 3 - May 8, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

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.

Student Supply List:
Students can purchase a basic tool kit ($10.00) from the Center or bring their own tools. Clay fees ...

Foundations of Jewelry: Core Techniques
Dori McClennen
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Apr 10 - May 15, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $162.00 | Non-Member: $183.00

Learn the basics of metal forming and joining to transform your ideas into wearable art. The craft of metalworking will be explored through the use of torches for soldering, as well as saws, drills, disc cutters, stamps, and hammers. Practice the techniques of design layout, piercing, forming, filing, soldering, patination, and finishing. More advanced techniques will include bezel setting and tube riveting for cold connections. Then combine...

Foundations of Painting: Core Techniques
Henry Martin
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 4 - Apr 25, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

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! 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 paintbrus...

Foundations of Painting: Core Techniques
Henry Martin
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
May 2 - May 23, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

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! 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 paintbrus...

Foundations of Wheel Throwing: Core Techniques
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Apr 24 - May 29, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

This class is tailored for those students with some wheel experience and those who'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.

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Foundations of Wheel Throwing: Core Techniques
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
May 7 - Jun 4, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

This class is tailored for those students with some wheel experience and those who'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.

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Fusing Fundamentals with Design
Paige Lizbeth Morris
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 12 - May 31, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

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

Core Takeaways: 
1. Reactive effects in glass
2. What other materials are compatib...

Gelli Prints
Meg Kennedy
Thu - Thu, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jun 7, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $57.50 | Non-Member: $65.00

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 watercolor, ...

Handbuilding StudioFull, Waitlist Available
Karen Sacks
Fridays 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Apr 6 - Jun 1, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $432.00 | Non-Member: $495.00

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

Core Takeawa...

Heavy Metals: Tools and Tricks of the TradeFull, Waitlist Available
Layne Freedline
Mondays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 2 - May 21, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

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 co...

Heavy Metals: Tools and Tricks of the Trade
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...

Honing the Wheel: Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Apr 3 - May 29, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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 ...

How to Photograph Your Artwork
John A Benigno
Saturdays 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Apr 28, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $43.75 | Non-Member: $50.75

Are you submitting work to galleries and art exhibits, getting ready for the craft fair season, or revamping your online portfolio?  Then this workshop is for you.  Stop paying other people for something that you can do yourself and take better photographs of your work than ever before.  The workshop is divided into ...

Image Transfer For Artists
Andrea G.. Snyder
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Apr 21 - Apr 22, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $115.00 | Non-Member: $130.00

Transfer your favorite photos, drawing, and letters onto paper, canvas and wood 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 including painting and book arts. Students must attend first class session.

Core Takeaways: 
• Discover multipl...

Imagery on Glass
Paige Lizbeth Morris
Sat - Sun, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jun 9 - Jun 10, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $135.00 | Non-Member: $152.50

In this class we will take your glass fusing to the next level through the use of imagery. By utilizing techniques such as image transfers, decals, enamels, collage, and more, we will explore the myriad of ways we can put on image onto glass. Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please register early!


Intro to Chalk PastelsRegistration Closed
Nury Vicens
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 24 - May 15, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $138.00 | Non-Member: $156.00

Learn to use this versatile and forgiving medium. Mistakes do not exist: even if you try! You can create a range of colors from soft and subtle to bold and brilliant. By working mostly from still life, you will learn how to mix the colors you want. Through demonstrations and exercises, learn how to apply different techniques, creating luminous colors and a variety of textures and blended finishes. There will be also emphasis on how to make g...

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 manner...

Jewelry Essential SkillsFull, Waitlist Available
Martha Kent Martin
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 6 - Jun 1, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $364.50 | Non-Member: $411.75

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

Core Takeaways: 
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Lecture: Crafting Your Artist Bio
Louise Polis
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
May 8, 2018
Medium: Professional Development | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $10.00 | Non-Member: $10.00

No matter how creative artists and crafts people are, most agree that it is a frustrating challenge to write about themselves. Most artists draw a complete blank. However, Louise Polis of Career Pro Resume Center can teach you to craft a bio that uniquely describes your art and motivation. Working from the premise --Tell your audience what they want to hear, not what you want to tell them--you will create a personal advertisement, without so...

Life Drawing and Painting Open StudioFull, Waitlist Available
Marc Barrist
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $202.50 | Non-Member: $222.75

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, advance...

Life Drawing and Painting Open Studio
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 balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all ...

Line and Color in Water Media: Develop Your Creative Eye
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 10 - May 29, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $276.00 | Non-Member: $312.00

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

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
Apr 2 - May 21, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $276.00 | Non-Member: $312.00

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 greatest luminosity  
4. Decide, make the mark, don't rest...

Liquid Majesty: Watercolor
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!

Make an Album for Your Prints
Meg Kennedy
Fri - Fri, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jun 8, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $57.50 | Non-Member: $65.00

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 watercolor, ...

Making Good Photos GreatRegistration Closed
John A Benigno
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Apr 4 - May 2, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $125.00 | Non-Member: $145.00

Love photography and want 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-of-filed, composition, ...

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Open Studio (NOT enrolled in a class)Registration Closed
Studio Monitor
Tuesdays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Apr 3 - May 8, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $40.00 | Non-Member: $40.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS.
 
Hours:
Tuesdays 2:00-5:00 pm, Fridays 1:00-4:00 pm

Open Studio time is available to current students and members with experience. These periods are uninstructed but monitored and offer an opportunity to work in a fully equipped, creative environment. Participants are expected to be able to function independently with regard to thei...

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Open Studio (enrolled in a class)Registration Closed
Studio Monitor
Tuesdays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Apr 3 - May 8, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $35.00 | Non-Member: $35.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS.
 
Hours:
Tuesdays 2:00-5:00 pm, Fridays 1:00-4:00 pm

Open Studio time is available to current students and members with experience. These periods are uninstructed but monitored and offer an opportunity to work in a fully equipped, creative environment. Participants are expected to be able to function independently with regard to thei...

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...

Mixed Media & Monotypes: Transfer Painting, Papers, and Textures with a PressFull, Waitlist Available
Andrea G.. Snyder
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 10 - May 29, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $276.00 | Non-Member: $312.00

Paint images, create textures on a smooth surface, and then transfer these onto paper by rolling it through the Main Line Art Center's printing press. Delight in the unexpected results that occur when adding assorted Asian papers and other 2D materials with this printmaking technique. Students must attend first class session. $35 supply fee payable to instructor.

Core Takeaways:
• Learn how to transfer ...

Mixed Media Collage
Andrea G.. Snyder
Tue - Tue, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jun 5, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $57.50 | Non-Member: $65.00

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 watercolor, ...

Monoprints
Christine Stoughton
Mon - Mon, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jun 4, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $57.50 | Non-Member: $65.00

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 watercolor, ...

Mosaics (Afternoon)
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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

Core Takeaways: 
• Students will learn how to select the proper materials f...

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 will create finished pieces using a variety of materials and the specialized too...

Mosaics (Evening)Full, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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

Core Takeaways: 
• Students will learn how to select the proper materials f...

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 of materials and the specialized too...

Mosaics (Morning)Full, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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

Core Takeaways: 
• Students will learn how to select the proper materials f...

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: Advanced
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 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...

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: Advanced
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...

Painting Seminar
Francine Shore
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Apr 5 - May 31, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $483.75 | Non-Member: $551.25

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

Core Takeaways: 
•&n...

Painting in Shades of WhiteRegistration Closed
Eileen Rosen
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $310.50 | Non-Member: $351.00

There are many styles in which an artist may choose to work: from photorealism all the way to abstract expressionism. How we choose to work defines us as artists. My chosen form of art making is the multi-faceted world of Magical Realism. This style uses the beauty of realism in combination with elements of fantasy, whimsy, and mag...

Particle by Particle 2: Pate de Verre Kiln-Cast Glass VesselRegistration Closed
Anna Boothe
Sat - Sun, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Apr 28 - May 20, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $256.00 | Non-Member: $284.00

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 intensive will focus on casting a three-dimensional hollow form using this traditional French casting process. Participants will ca...

Photography & Dark Room Open Studio (NOT enrolled in a class)
Studio Monitor
Fridays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Apr 6 - Jun 1, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $35.00 | Non-Member: $35.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
 
Explore your skills and hone your craft in our fully equipped, six-station wet darkroom. Price includes equipment for printing and processing film. Students must bring their own cameras, film, paper and developer chemicals. Call to register. Registrations accepted until 1 week before date and a minimum number of participants is required. If you are interested in...

Photography & Dark Room Open Studio (enrolled in a class)
Studio Monitor
Fridays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Apr 6 - Jun 1, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $30.00 | Non-Member: $30.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
 
Explore your skills and hone your craft in our fully equipped, six-station wet darkroom. Price includes equipment for printing and processing film. Students must bring their own cameras, film, paper and developer chemicals. Call to register. Registrations accepted until 1 week before date and a minimum number of participants is required. If you are interested in...

Portrait Painting Intensive (5 day)
Eileen Rosen
Mon - Fri, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jun 4 - Jun 8, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $195.00 | Non-Member: $225.00

Put your photos away, as this is an opportunity to draw or paint a portrait with a live model. Same model, same pose for 5 days. With a step-by-step process that includes instructor discussion and demonstrations, you will learn a structural approach to the human head and its features. Initially drawing with a 6B woodless graphite pencil, you will learn to see and render three distinct values to create life-like dimensionality. From there, st...

Portrait Sculpture: Sculpting to LearnRegistration Closed
Tim Mathias
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 2 - May 21, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $312.00 | Non-Member: $360.00

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

Core Takeaways: 
• Fundamentals basics of head construction  
•  Proper use and application of tools in clay building  <...

Print, Paper & Book Arts Open Studio (NOT enrolled in a class)
Andrea G.. Snyder
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 6 - Jun 1, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $35.00 | Non-Member: $35.00

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
 
Dates:

Print, Paper & Book Arts Open Studio (enrolled in a class)
Studio Monitor
Fridays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 6 - Jun 1, 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
 
Dates:

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

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 watercolor, w...

Raku Ceramics: Playing with Fire (Evening)
Marcia K. Reiver
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 5 - May 31, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

Experience the magic of the fire. Create, glaze, and fire. Demos and instruction to bring your ideas to life.

Core Takeaways: 
* Enhance your building skills 
* Learn glazing techniques 
* Learn to pull your pieces 
* Learn other alternative firings 
* Find consistency in your work

Student Supply List:
Basic clay tools
 

Raku Ceramics: Playing with Fire (Morning)
Marcia K. Reiver
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

Experience the magic of the fire. Come learn to create, glaze, and fire pieces in a colorful way. Weekly demos will help bring your ideas to life.

Core Takeaways: 
* Weekly demos to strengthen your skills 
* Glazing techniques to enhance your pieces 
* Confidence in pulling pieces from the fire 
* Learn new techniques, other alternative firings  
* Learn to h...

Raku Guild 5 weeks
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Apr 2 - Apr 30, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Adult Programs
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $240.00

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 9 Weeks
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Apr 9 - Jun 4, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Adult Programs
Member: $247.50 | Non-Member: $288.00

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: 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

Experience the magic of the fire. Learn to create, glaze and fire raku pieces. Discover how to make colors pop. Demos and instruction will help to bring projects to life.  Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please register early!

Rocking the Die-Form!Registration Closed
Ashley Ernest
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Apr 7 - Apr 28, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $162.00 | Non-Member: $183.00

Die-forming is an ancient process and has been used throughout history by many diverse cultures! The Etruscans and Greeks used this technique for earrings and necklaces. It is a simple but effective way to create multiples of an object with one very HANDY MACHINE!  In this special topics class, students will learn the fundamentals of die-forming while utilizing the hydraulic press to create varied sizes of sculpture or jewelry fr...

Screenprinting
Gillian Pokalo
Wed - Wed, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jun 6, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $57.50 | Non-Member: $65.00

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 watercolor, ...

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 2
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...

Secrets to Refining Your Wheel Throwing SkillsRegistration Closed
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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

Stained Glass: Traditional Technique, Modern IdeasRegistration Closed
Erin Murdock
Thursdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 19 - May 31, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $294.00 | Non-Member: $336.00

Students will be taught glass cutting, soldering, pattern making, copper foiling, and leading techniques. Students will leave with a window ready to hang at home and with the skills and knowledge to develop this ancient technique further. A safe studio practice will also be discussed.

Core Takeaways: 
• Knowledge of the stained glass process
• Glass cutting skills
• Designing...

Staying Loose in Paint & Pastels
Carol Kardon
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Apr 4 - May 30, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $310.50 | Non-Member: $351.00

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

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 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!

Tape-Bound & French-Stitch Bindings
Meg Kennedy
Thursdays 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Apr 26 - May 31, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $207.00 | Non-Member: $234.00

Tape-bound, or supported bindings, feature stitches that span pieces of flat vellum or fabric to support the spine. French-stitch bindings are decorative unsupported bindings (no tapes) that are interspersed with chain stitches for stability. Both of these bindings are beautiful and flexible; great to use for writing or drawing. In this class we'll make 2 of each style using a variety of materials that will give each volume character.
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The Art of Gentle YogaRegistration Closed
Ashley Adamek
Mondays 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Apr 2 - May 21, 2018
Medium: Art Appreciation | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $88.00 | Non-Member: $112.00

Experience mindful meditation in our beautiful galleries and studios. Gentle yoga is a great way to unwind and to create space in your body without too much demand on your joints. These classes move at a slow steady pace to allow time for you body to find proper alignment. A majority of the class is on the mat, with limited standing postures.

Student Supply List:
Please bring your yoga mat, a water bottle, and wear co...

The Face of Art: Portrait PaintingFull, Waitlist Available
Bonnie B. Mettler
Mondays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Apr 2 - May 21, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $276.00 | Non-Member: $312.00

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

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

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

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!

The Power of Black & White: Using Photoshop to Convert Color to Black & White
John A Benigno
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
May 19, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $37.50 | Non-Member: $43.50

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 will use Photoshop to explore the range of tonal values that make digital photography so creative.  Photoshop allows us to experiment in real time to control contrast, exposure, and artistic intent. We will cover everything from a simple gray...

The Truth Hurts: Comedy as Social Critique in Video Performance Art
Jenny Drumgoole
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
May 15, 2018
Medium: Professional Development | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $6.00 | Non-Member: $8.00

"All jokes are based on grievances"  - Marshall McLuhan

In this lecture, Drumgoole will discuss how she uses comedy, satire and spectacle as a means of social and institutional critique in her video and performance works.  Her works, which are both funny and unsettling, are meant to serve as a funhouse mirror reflection of contemporary issues in American society. She will screen excerpts of her works, including "W...

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 sk...

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. Students should have basic wheel throwing skills.  Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please register early!


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 watercolor, ...