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A Survey of Monotype Techniques
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


Abridged Acrylic Studio
Beverly Benson
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Feb 14 - Mar 21, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $207.00 | Non-Member: $234.00

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


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

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

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

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


Acrylic 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 stumbling. 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: 
&...

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

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

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

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

Advanced Etegami: Beyond the Basics
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 Supply Swap
Instructor TBA
Fridays 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Mar 2, 2018
Medium: Professional Development | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $0.00 | Non-Member: $0.00

Join Main Line Art Center this spring for an art supply swap! Bring the tools and supplies that have been collecting dust in your studio, and leave with new and inspiring supplies to create your next masterpiece. Sample the art supplies that others brought and see if you find the creative tools you've been looking for. Or if you're just looking to purchase new or gently used quality materials, come see us and ...

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

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

Art from the Intuitive Heart
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.

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

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

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 Fusing
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...

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

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

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


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

Working from simple still life set ups we will experiment with various limited palettes. Students will be encouraged to find their own expressive voice while working from life. The goal will be to complete one painting per session although a couple of 2 session paintings may be included. This is a great introductory class for those who have never painted with oils.

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

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

Ceramic Sculpture: Breaking the RulesFull, Waitlist Available
Sharon Bartmann
Thursdays 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Jan 18 - Mar 22, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $393.75 | Non-Member: $456.75

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

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


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

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

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

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER...

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

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

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

Ceramics, Mosaic & Sculpture Open Studio (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);
22 hours per week: $168.00

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

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

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

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER...

Ceramics, 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

Class Extension: Fusing Fundamentals with Design
Paige Lizbeth Morris
Thursdays 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $94.50 | Non-Member: $106.75

This is a one-hour class extension open only to current winter 2018 Fusing with Fundamentals students.

Core Takeaways: 
1. Reactive Effects in glass. 
2. What other materials are compatible with glass  
3. Special Effects in fusing other materi...

Class Extension: Secrets to Refining Your Throwing SkillsRegistration Closed
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Jan 24 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $50.00 | Non-Member: $58.00

This is a half-hour class extension open only to current winter 2018 Secrets to Refining Your Throwing Skills students.

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 throwin...

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...

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

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

Colors Matter
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...

Coptic Bindings
Meg Kennedy
Thursdays 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Apr 5 - Apr 19, 2018
Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $103.00 | Non-Member: $117.00

Coptic bindings feature a chain stitch along an open spine, a style that originated in Northern Africa in the 4th century. This flexible binding facilitates writing and sketching. Although the stitching looks complex, it is a relatively easy pattern to learn. In this short class, we'll make one hard-cover Coptic bound volume that will be ideal to use as an artist's journal.

Core Takeaways: 
1. Learn about a...

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

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


Creative Photo Portraiture
Robert A. Szatmari
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Feb 14 - Mar 21, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

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

...

Creative Photo Portraiture
Robert A. Szatmari
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 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 th...

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

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

Core Takeaways:
• Make your o...

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 Clay: Hand Building for Beginners
Sharon Bartmann
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

New to clay? Haven't worked in clay in a while? This class is aimed at getting your hands wet through learning the basics of hand building. In 4 short weeks, you will learn how to manipulate slabs of clay into unique trays, bowls and more. We will also look at how to finish our functional pieces using underglazes and glaze. ...

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

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

Discovering Drawing
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
...

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

This course will provide students with the basic tools and knowledge to begin to cultivate your skill in painting. We will explore composition, mixing and more using watercolors. With the techniques and understanding of materials learned during this crash course, you will no longer feel fear and confusion about how to begin a painting. Everyone will leave this course with a new passion for painting!

Discovering Painting
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
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Beginner
Program Type: Discovery
Member: $99.00 | Non-Member: $99.00

Begin learning how to make beautiful pottery on the wheel. Each class will begin with a demo and continue in making you a more confident thrower. You will learn to wedge, center, throw, and trim each piece. Tools will be provided but students must purchase clay from Main Line Art Center during the first class.
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Discovering 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 - Apr 26, 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 ...

Drawing & Painting Meets Magical Realism
Gina Altadonna
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Apr 3 - May 29, 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...

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

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

Core T...

Drawing Your Inner Artist
Robert Finch
Mondays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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<...

Encaustics & Book Binding
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 Drawing
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...

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

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

Foundations of 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 3 - May 8, 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 Wheel Throwing: Core Techniques
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Feb 20 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Foundations
Member: $150.00 | Non-Member: $174.00

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

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

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

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

Foundations of Wheel Throwing: Core Techniques
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Apr 3 - May 8, 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.

...

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

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

Core Takeaways...

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...

Glass Casting Miniatures
Wesley Valdez
Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 16 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this class we will be concentrating on honing advanced wheel-throwing techniques. Learn how to make well-fitting lids in multiple styles, throw in sections to make larger pots, make well pouring teapots and pitchers, throw plates that won't crack or warp, and much more. There will be demonstrations of a variety of surface techniques using slips, underglazes, and glazes. We will discuss historical wheel thro...

Honing the Wheel: Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing
Nate Willever
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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...

Intro to Chalk Pastels
Nury Vicens
Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Apr 3 - Apr 24, 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...

Intro to Etegami
Nancy Bea Miller
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Apr 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $34.50 | Non-Member: $39.00

Etegami is a Japanese-inspired folk art that combines ink and watercolor paintings with words on postcards. They are meant to be sent, but can be cherished as a visual diary as well. Interest in Etegami is growing world-wide, and Teaching Artist Nancy Bea Miller has recently exhibited her etegami in group shows in Australia and Fra...

Jewelry Essential Skills
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: 
...

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

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

Core Takeaways:

-Use of the saw frame  

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

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


Lecture: Crafting Your Artist Bio
Louise Polis
Tuesdays 7:00 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
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Open Studios
Member: $202.50 | Non-Member: $222.75

Drawing / Painting Open Studios:
Open Studios are a wonderful opportunity for artists to work independently to maintain or improve their skills. Early sessions will involve four five minute poses, two ten minute poses and in some cases a single pose for the balance of the evening. The last 3 sessions will involve one model and one pose to accommodate all who wi...


Life Drawing and Painting Open Studio
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...

Line and Color in Water Media: Develop Your Creative EyeFull, Waitlist Available
Joan Becker
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 23 - Mar 13, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $276.00 | Non-Member: $312.00

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

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...

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

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

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

Liquid 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...

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

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

Core Take...


Making Good Photos Great
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, ...

Making Molds: Bisque Molds for Beginners
Eliot Foerster
Saturdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Apr 21, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $37.50 | Non-Member: $43.50

Bisque molds are a valuable tool to construct forms both functional and sculptural.  They provide a repeatable base to build from and provide consistency that can be time consuming to achieve otherwise.  We will cover and discuss a number of ways to make molds by hand and on the wheel.  Students will leave the workshop with a number of skills needed to construct their own bisque molds.
 
Special Topi...

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

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

Open Studio time is available to current students and members with experience. These periods are uninstructed but monitored and offer an opportunity to work in a fully equipped, creative environment. Participants are expected to be able to function independently with regard to their own work and technical aspects involved. At no point are participants allo...

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

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

Open Studio time is available to current students and members with experience. These periods are uninstructed but monitored and offer an opportunity to work in a fully equipped, creative environment. Participants are expected to be able to function independently with regard to their own work and technical aspects involved. At no point are participants allo...

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Open Studio (NOT enrolled in a class)
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)
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...

Mixed Media & Monotypes: Transfer Painting, Papers, and Textures with a Press
Andrea G.. Snyder
Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Apr 3 - May 22, 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 p...

Mosaics (Afternoon)
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 21, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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

...

Mosaics (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 (Evening)Full, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 21, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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

...

Mosaics (Evening)Full, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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 (Morning)Full, Waitlist Available
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 21, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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

...

Mosaics (Morning)
Carol Stirton-Broad
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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 Seminar
Francine Shore
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jan 18 - Mar 15, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $483.75 | Non-Member: $551.25

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


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 White
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 Vessel
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...

Particle by Particle: Introduction to Pâte de Verre (Glass Paste) Casting
Anna Boothe
Sat - Mon, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Mar 3 - Mar 5, 2018
Medium: Metals, jewelry & Glass | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $324.00 | Non-Member: $366.00

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


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

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

Explore your skills and hone your craft in our fully equipped, 6 station wet darkroom. Price includes basic chemistry and equipment for printing and processing film. Advance sign-up for darkroom is required to guarantee availability. If you are interested in a private rental of the darkroom, please contact us for more details. Students MUST have prior dar...

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

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS

Explore your skills and hone your craft in our fully equipped, 6 station wet darkroom. Price includes basic chemistry and equipment for printing and processing film. Advance sign-up for darkroom is required to guarantee availability. If you are interested in a private rental of the darkroom, please contact us for more details. Students MUST have prior dar...

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...

Photoshop for Photographers
John A Benigno
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Digital Arts & Photography | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Special Topics
Member: $200.00 | Non-Member: $232.00

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

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

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

Student Supply List:
News...

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

This class focuses on the essentials of constructing a portrait directly from a live model in order to study  anatomy, structure, proportion, skull, facial features as well as careful observation of different expressions and possible interpretation. We will be working  in 1/2 scale (approx. four inches) and student will take their piece home each week for futher observation. This course is open to all leve...

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

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
Open Studio time is available to current students and members with experience. These periods are uninstructed but monitored and offer an opportunity to work in...

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

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO REGISTER FOR OPEN STUDIOS
Open Studio time is available to current students and members with experience. These periods are uninstructed but monitored and offer an opportunity to work in...

Print, Paper & Book Arts Open Studio (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:

Raku Ceramics: Playing with Fire (Daytime)
Marcia K. Reiver
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 21, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $337.50 | Non-Member: $391.50

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

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


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

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

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

Raku Guild (8 weeks)
Marcia K. Reiver
Mondays 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Jan 22 - Mar 19, 2018
Medium: Ceramics, Mosaics & Sculpture | Level: Advanced
Program Type: Adult Programs
Member: $220.00 | Non-Member: $256.00

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....

Rocking the Die-Form!
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...

Secrets to Refining Your Throwing Skills
Jill Ross. Meltzer
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 21, 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...

Secrets to Refining Your Wheel Throwing Skills
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 Ideas
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 pa...

Staying Loose in Paint & Pastels
Carol Kardon
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jan 17 - Mar 21, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $310.50 | Non-Member: $351.00

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

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...

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.
...

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


The Art of Gentle Yoga
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
Jan 22 - Mar 12, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $241.50 | Non-Member: $273.00

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

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

The Face of Art: Portrait Painting
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 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...

Watercolor Meets Colored Pencil
Eileen Rosen
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Jan 24 - Mar 14, 2018
Medium: Drawing and Painting | Level: All Levels
Program Type: Classics Adults
Member: $241.50 | Non-Member: $273.00

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


Core Takeaways: 
A step by step demo/process includes painting simp...