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2022 spring iI classes

    • April 18, 2022
    • May 23, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 3

    Teaching Artist: Renee Egan

    Recommended for ages 15 to adult, this beginner drawing and painting class is for those who want to improve their drawing and painting skills while drawing the figure. There will be a focus on learning the correct proportions and practice with the human anatomy and the portrait. Some of the materials that will be used are pastel, charcoal, pencil and watercolor. This course will also help the serious art student develop portfolio pieces. A live model will be used in the class one time; a $10 fee is included in the class fee.

    • April 19, 2022
    • May 31, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Teaching Artist: Dorothy Hoeschen

    Painting en Plein Air - Beginner to Intermediate
    There is no need to have ever painted en plein air before, but a basic knowledge of oil painting is recommended.
    The fastest way to improve your painting (especially landscape painting) is to paint “en plein air” (in the open air). The richness of color and light our eyes see cannot be captured by a camera and there’s no substitute for the knowledge and experience you will gain! This class will explore the many possibilities of painting outdoors. In addition to oil painting in general, we will discuss kinds of equipment, the supplies needed for painting in the great outdoors, time saving tips, ways to capture the mood and “sense of place” and the pitfalls and rewards of plein air. A supply list will be provided.
    • April 19, 2022
    • May 24, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 1

    Teaching artist: Jim Bongartz

    You can easily learn the basics while using acrylic paints! Students will complete a paint-along study the first 3 weeks with the instructor. Afterwards, bring your laptops to paint from your own uploaded photographs or images captured off the Internet. Of course, printed images are suitable for use as source material too. Students will explore traditional blocking-in methods while developing subject matter using expressive color, contrast and brushwork. After observing demonstrations, students will start off creating studies to learn basic techniques in color mixing and applications for building volume and space. The instructor will offer critiques to assist with constructive problem solving while exercising our vocabulary for the painting process. Supplies are provided by the student and a list will be sent one week prior to the start of class. The bulk of the investment of supplies will include paints, a few brushes, a canvas (first canvas provided). Level: Beginner thru Intermediate.

    This class is also offered Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm.

    Website: jamesbongartz.com


    • April 19, 2022
    • May 24, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 3

    Teaching artist: Jim Bongartz

    Recommended for ages 14 - adult. You can easily learn the basics while using acrylic paints! Students will complete a paint-along study the first 3 weeks with the instructor. Afterwards, bring your laptops to paint from your own uploaded photographs or images captured off the Internet. Of course, printed images are suitable for use as source material too. Students will explore traditional blocking-in methods while developing subject matter using expressive color, contrast and brushwork. After observing demonstrations, students will start off creating studies to learn basic techniques in color mixing and applications for building volume and space. The instructor will offer critiques to assist with constructive problem solving while exercising our vocabulary for the painting process. Supplies are provided by the student and a list will be sent one week prior to the start of class. The bulk of the investment of supplies will include paints, a few brushes, a canvas (first canvas provided). Level: Beginner thru Intermediate. 

    This class is also offered to adults only Tuesdays, 1 - 3:30 pm.

    Website: jamesbongartz.com


    • April 20, 2022
    • May 25, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 1

    Teaching Artist: Nelly Kouzmina

    Learn how to create one of the oldest form of textile - felt. Class offers various wet felting techniques to create unique accessories using natural wool fibers. From basic traditional to contemporary feltmaking. A material fee of $30 paid to the instructor.

    • April 20, 2022
    • May 25, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 2

    Teaching artist: Nancy Shill

    This class will be playful and informative. We will seek to help you express your individuality with an abstract approach. There will be demonstrations, exercises and critiques. We will learn to add depth through layering and adding paint to paper or paper to paint. We'll consider using papers and a wide variety of different materials to bring texture into our work. We want to help you to loosen up in this style and in other more formal styles that you may pursue.
    • April 21, 2022
    • May 26, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Teaching Artist: Anne Gannon

    With individual guidance and instruction, learn how to refine your personal style while sharpening your painting skills. Various aspects of technique, color mixing and application are covered depending on what is needed to rework an old painting or start something new. Students use their own photos or an iPad for reference. A Still Life can be set up in class too. Oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, graphite or ink... the instructor can help in any medium. A class like this keeps all students inspired as they learn from each other! At the end of class everyone participates in a positive, constructive critique of the works done that day. This is for students with intermediate through advanced painting skills.


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