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"Figure Drawing Workshop"
May 26, 2024
 

Don’t miss this opportunity to work with renowned artist, educator and author Roberto Osti! Gain confidence in your ability to render the human form and handling of materials. Proportions, anatomy and methods of measuring will be emphasized as you draw with the instructor from a live model. Media and techniques include graphite on white paper, charcoal on white paper, charcoal and chalk on toned paper.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $215
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 1-267-514-8647


"Comprehensive Portrait Sculpture"
Tuesdays, May 28 - July 2, 2024
 

Modeling the portrait in clay is a foundational skill of traditional sculpture. Working from a model, learn to create a portrait from composition to completed sculpture. Instruction for this uniquely comprehensive course will encompass learning to build an armature, modeling the form in clay, and casting in plaster to preserve the finished artwork. Topics of study will include proportion, composition, structure, and simplified sculptural form.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Cost: $590
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting over the Line"
Wednesdays, May 29 - August 7, 2024
 

Learn to explore new possibilities and paint more intuitively under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi! Work from personal subject matter (objects, images, emotions, or ideas) to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Examine how to use concepts of color, harmony, focal point, space, and mark-making as powerful tools of personal expression. Open painting is heavily supported by critiques and advice from the instructor as he works one-on-one with each student to guide them in their personal style and goals. This course is excellent for students pursuing abstract or nonobjective imagery, seeking knowledgeable feedback and a focused community painting environment. Painting experience recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Lithography"
Wednesdays, May 29 - August 7, 2024
 

Lithography is a versatile printmaking process that allows for a complete range of drawing effects: contour line, hatching/cross-hatching, painterly wash applications, expressive mark-making, and reductive techniques. Learn all aspects of the lithographic process through step-by-step demonstrations and hands-on practice: preparing a traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plate; creating your own drawing from observation, imagination or photographic transfer using a range of drawing materials; selecting paper; printing in black-and-white and color; and editioning your prints. Note: Tuition includes a $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: $470
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air Demonstration"
May 29, 2024
 

I will discuss/describe how my award-winning paintings strive to capture the mood and atmosphere of a subject combining the magic of watercolor with reverence for composition and design, creating works of sophisticated simplicity.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Mick McAndrews
Cost: $20 members | $25 non-members
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Watercolor Fundamentals"
Wednesdays, May 29 - June 19, 2024
 

Watercolor is a wonderful painting medium due to its vibrant and translucent nature, quick drying time, and easy set-up and clean-up. Learn the tools and techniques of the medium while painting directly from engaging still life arrangements. Direct and layered painting methods, color, brushes, and the variety of papers available will all be covered. Receive helpful feedback and critique along the way. Great watercolor painters of the past and present will be discussed including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Charles Burchfield and Andrew Wyeth. All levels welcome, from beginner to those looking to brush up their skills. Basic materials will be supplied.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Screenprinting and Beyond"
Thursdays, May 30 - August 8, 2024
 

The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. For the beginner, this course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects. Note: Tuition includes $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $470
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air Painting in the Park"
Fridays, May 31 - June 14, 2024
 

Paint on location in Philadelphia's beautiful and historic Fairmount Park at select locations including Laurel Hill Cemetery featuring terraced grounds, sculpture, and amazing views of the Schuylkill River, the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center and historic park mansions! The instructor will demonstrate techniques, reference art historical examples, and encourage personal expression. Instruction will be geared to watercolor, but experienced oil/acrylic painters are welcome. Free parking and restrooms will be available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Plein Air Demonstration: A Figure in the Garden"
June 1, 2024
 

Capturing figures in real-life settings can be quite challenging, especially when dealing with changing outdoor light conditions. See how Barbara skillfully integrates the figure with the garden, while paying close attention to how the atmosphere influences the colors of the model’s skin and clothing.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Barbara Berry
Cost: $20 members | $25 non-members
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Stone Carving"
Saturdays, June 1 - August 10, 2024
 

Explore the possibilities of stone carving by using traditional and nontraditional methods. All processes from rough carving to polishing will be covered, and various tools and techniques will be demonstrated. Develop proficiency in basic tool use including manual carving, pneumatic carving, sawing, grinding, and sanding. Open to all levels. Tuition includes $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steve Nocella
Cost: $470
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air Painting in Gouache"
Saturdays, June 1-29, 2024
 

Gouache (opaque watercolor paint) is the perfect medium for landscape painting in the open air! Painters of all levels will fall in love with it as a portable, fast-drying, and easy-to-clean-up alternative to oils. Explore gouache’s subtle but vibrant color and versatile application methods as you portray the beauty of Philadelphia’s parks in your own personal style. Learn techniques for choosing a composition, mixing color, and working efficiently outdoors as you complete a series of rapid sketches and at least one sustained painting. Open to all levels. Painting locations featuring shade, restrooms, and other amenities may include Wissahickon Park in Mt. Airy, Washington Square Park near Independence Hall, and Bartram's Garden in Southwest Philadelphia. Students are responsible for their own transportation.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Cost: $325
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting & Poetry Workshop"
June 2, 2024
 

Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have an ongoing writing practice. Join poet and artist Cathleen Cohen and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process even if you've never written a poem before! Draw and paint with watercolor and write in response to helpful prompts in a supportive environment. Examine how artists like Jean Arp, Kenneth Patchen and Wassily Kandinsky linked the written word and visual art. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $85
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Acrylic Pour Painting & More"
Wednesdays, June 5 - July 17, 2024
 

Explore the versatility of acrylic paint! Learn to pour fluid layers of paint to make abstract paintings or peel, sculpt and collage them into something else. Discover alternative supports, brushes, and methods of paint application to incorporate into your current painting practice. All levels welcome!
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Plein Air Demonstration: Magical Light"
June 5, 2024
 

Make your paintings sparkle by capturing the moment with a fresh direct response to the landscape. Elise will walk you through the process of creating light filled paintings with a limited palette.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Elise Phillips
Cost: $20 members | $25 non-members
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"The Art of Bookmaking"
Fridays, June 7-28, 2024
 

Explore the form and function of artists' books! Gain hands-on studio experience in building four different book structures, including stab binding, accordion structures, non-adhesive forms and dos-a-dos format. As well as the physical aspects of the book, we will also be discussing ways this form has been explored by artists such as: the visual diary, narrative or non- narrative, and the book as object.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Claire Owen
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 12675148647


"Painted Box Workshop"
June 8, 2024
 

Tell your story with a painted wooden box! Join artist and educator Noreen Scott Garrity for this workshop blending artistic expression and craft. Design and paint your own wooden box and make a unique artwork, anything from a functional box (like a jewelry box) to a Joseph Cornell-style assemblage or a cigar box purse. A variety of wooden cigar and wine boxes will be provided by instructor for you to paint, collage, and embellish.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Noreen Scott Garrity
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 2672908791


"Plein Air Demonstration: Letting the Paint Do The Work"
June 12, 2024
 

Demonstration on the ways watercolor can make forms, mix colors and describe atmospheric effects by exploiting its unique “wetness “or “dryness”. I strive to create just enough representation to provide a point of view and an orientation in space. Afterwards, I’m intrigued by the descriptive nature of paint to provide a believable world in the viewer’s mind.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stewart White
Cost: $20 members | $25 non-members
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Mary Cassatt at Work: Plein Air Docent Tour & Lunch"
June 13, 2024
 

A private docent tour will be led by Susan Wolf. Susan is an extensively trained guide at PMA, The Barnes Foundation and Rodin Museum. A celebrated member of the French Impressionists, Pennsylvania-born Mary Cassatt challenged the conventional expectations of Philadelphia’s elite. In Paris, Cassatt committed herself to a career as a professional artist and made the social, intellectual, and working lives of modern women a core subject of her prints, paintings and pastels. Though recognized in her lifetime for her intimate depictions of women and children, Cassatt has yet to be appreciated for her serious engagement with the realities of gender and labor in her portrayal of other traditionally feminine activities, such as embroidery, reading, or making social appearances.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Susan Wolf, guide
Cost: $135
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Figure Painting Workshop"
June 15, 2024
 

Don't miss this opportunity to paint the life model in oil with guidance from noted figure painter Carolyn Pyfrom in this all-day intensive workshop! Learn to simplify complex figurative forms and carefully observe value and color. Use a limited palette to tackle the basic formal elements of painting with an emphasis on accurate tonal structures and the creation of a convincing sense of light and atmosphere. Suitable for students with basic painting experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Carolyn Pyfrom
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 2675148647


"Abstracted Landscapes"
June 15, 2024
 

Unleash a new level in your painting! Choose a photograph of your own and explore methods and techniques for abstracting a scene from a small value or color study to a larger contemporary piece. A short demo, art examples and individual instruction will be provided throughout the day. Students may work in oil or acrylic. Please bring several photos to choose from and include one small (6 x 6 to 8 x 10) and one large (16 x 20 to 24 x 36) substrate with your supplies.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Abby Ober
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Art of the Portrait"
Mondays, June 17 - August 12, 2024
 

This course will focus on issues of, composition, color, texture, measure, likeness, proportion, with special attention given to technical painting issues, like, how to translate skin’s complex surface characteristics in paint. Demonstrations of a layered painting technique to bring out the full depth and richness of color in our portraits will be presented and discussed. Portraits often reveal a variety of qualities of the sitter, like social class, age, beauty, occupation, etc. The class will include demonstrations, discussions of masterworks, both traditional and contemporary, and thoughtful feedback on work. This course is open to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, encouraging all participants to deepen their knowledge of portraiture through the process of painting.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ernie Norcia
Cost: $470
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Painting Over the Line"
Mondays, June 17 - August 12, 2024
 

Take your work to the next level under the mentoring guidance of artist/critic Kassem Amoudi. In this live focused open studio environment, all levels of students will discover how to enhance their own visual language and interests exploring new ways of painting. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push students to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Examples from contemporary and modern art will be examined to promote a broader understanding of the abstract qualities of space, line and color. Advance beyond confined lines and hard edges to a more liberated way of painting. It does not matter What you paint. It is the How you paint it.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Open Life Drawing Studio with Model"
Mondays, June 17 - August 19, 2024
 

Work independently in the drawing medium of your choice! This monitored studio is designed to give students the opportunity to work from live nude models without instruction, allowing you time to explore and experiment. Just as any life drawing session the poses will range from short gestures gradually building to longer poses at the end. This is an extraordinary opportunity for you to develop and extend your drawing skills.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Leslie Bowen, Monitor
Cost: $335
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Elevate Your Pottery"
Mondays, June 17 - August 12, 2024
 

Want to make a couple of really cool pots this session? In this workshop style class, we will be exploring multi-piece pots that will be a combination of wheel thrown sections, hand-built sections and a variety of surface design techniques to complete larger pots. We will be focusing on, designing our pots, building each section, adding coils, slabs, carving and finishing with stains and glazes. This class is designed to elevate your pottery into eye catching works of art. Prior wheel throwing knowledge required. Class tuition includes your first bag of stoneware clay as well as glazes and firing fees for coursework completed in class.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Eva Hozinez
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Pottery for Adults and Teens"
Mondays, June 17 - August 12, 2024
 

From entry level to advanced wheel and handbuilding skills, all are welcome here! Bring your creativity and ability to think outside the box into the studio and watch your clay projects come to life. Do you have something you have always wanted to make out of clay? Bring your idea to class and we can make it happen. Ready to learn the basics or fine tune the mechanics of the potter’s wheel? Great! Veronica will be there with a potter’s wheel demo every week. Handbuilding on thrown pieces have endless possibilities so come and join the fun! Tuition includes your first bag of stoneware plus glazing and firing of work completed in your coursework.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Veronica McLaughlin
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Sculpture for the Home & Garden"
Tuesdays, June 18 - August 13, 2024
 

Imagine making a one-of-a-kind piece of sculpture for your home or garden. With guidance from professional sculptor, you can make a variety of sculptures from animals to a decorative relief sculpture or a figurative piece. Learn sculpting techniques while creating something special. Books and pictures will be supplied for inspiration or bring your own. Class tuition includes your first bag of stoneware clay as well as glazes and firing fees for coursework completed in class. Clay is available at Wayne Art Center. All skill levels welcome.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jennifer Frudakis
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Pot Heads and Greenmen"
Tuesdays, June 18 - August 13, 2024
 

"Pot Heads" and "Greenman" a fun take on portrait sculpture. In this class we will make whimsical and decorative portraits with the guidance from an experienced portrait sculptor and learn the structural basics in the process and create a functional pot for plants for your home or garden. Class tuition includes your first bag of clay as well as glazes and firing fees for coursework completed in class.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jennifer Frudakis
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Advanced Drawing & Painting"
Tuesdays, June 18 - August 13, 2024
 

Designed for artists ready to challenge themselves and take their work to the next level, this class is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the artist's own creative process and sensibility. A variety of subject matter will be explored. Level: Previous drawing and painting experience is recommended.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Karen Fogarty
Cost: $420
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Art From The Heart: Abstract Painting"
Tuesdays, June 18 - August 13, 2024
 

Painting is about expression. Free your creative juices no matter how little or how much experience you have because there are always endless possibilities to discover. You just have to let go. Whether you paint abstracts, figures, or still life's, you can add expression to your art by starting with using colors you were afraid to use, making silly marks, and doing things with the innocence of a child. No wrongs or rights, just having fun and letting go. If you want to learn how to express your inner thoughts and sharpen your skills at the same time, this is a great class for you. We will talk about composition, acrylic techniques, space, and rhythm while having a really good time.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sandi Neiman Lovitz
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Light & Shadow"
Tuesdays, June 18 - August 13, 2024
 

Bring your paintings to life! Whether it is portrait, still life, landscape or abstracts, the presence of light against shadow gives the subject form and dimension. Bring your own inspiration to class and with this principle in mind, watch your paintings come to life! Composition and color mixing will be a focus in this class. All mediums and skill levels are welcome!
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Master Copy Class"
Tuesdays, June 18 - August 13, 2024
 

For both the novice and experienced artist, copying the work of the old masters is a time-honored tradition. This methodology has been used by the likes of Da Vinci, Degas, and Sargent. In this class, students will have the opportunity to render drawings and paintings from masterworks of their choosing. Materials will depend on the type of work being pursued, which will be discussed on the first day. Students should look forward to increased knowledge of art history, color theory, composition, and perspective.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sasha Diehl
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Oil Painting Starting Up & Moving Along"
Tuesdays, June 18 - August 13, 2024
 

Acquaint or re-acquaint yourself with the pleasure of oil painting. Learn about the materials and techniques that form the basis of the medium. Students will use still life, simple and complex, as subject matter. All levels are welcome.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Karen Fogarty
Cost: $420
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Vibrant Color"
Tuesdays, June 18 - August 13, 2024
 

Using an expanded palette of oil paint, emphasis will be on capturing the immediate impact of light on simple, basic shapes in order to better understand color relationships. Students will explore simple relationships of color using still life objects using the vocabulary of color theory. Once the ability to calibrate fundamental overall color relationships is developed, larger relationships will be broken down into smaller ones. Experimentation with paint and loose, energetic paint handling is encouraged! Level: Intermediate to Advanced, an expanded color palette is required.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sharon Henderson
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"A Traditional Approach to Painting & Drawing"
Wednesdays, June 19 - August 14, 2024
 

Using simple everyday objects in thoughtful well-lit compositions, students create fresh and dynamic paintings. Through instruction, demos, and examining the work of master and contemporary painters, students begin with a direct painting approach and proceed in clear stages. The course covers the key ingredients of great painting, including composition, paint handling, edges, value and color relationships, and modeling form. Students will develop a solid and dependable approach to painting, providing a strong foundation to build upon. Appropriate for beginner and intermediate painters. The returning student is free to work on independent projects whether still life, landscape, or the figure.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sasha Diehl
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Fundamentals of Oils"
Wednesdays, June 19 - August 14, 2024
 

Students explore all aspects of working with oils, with a strong emphasis on composition, color mixing and various painting techniques. Individual instruction provided in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Ideal for beginners as well as more experienced artists.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
Cost: $420
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Landscape Painting in Studio: All Mediums"
Wednesdays, June 19 - August 14, 2024
 

Working from your own reference material, we will spend each week focusing on a particular aspect of landscape painting. Individual techniques will be held each session in a supportive atmosphere. Syllabus will be provided. Please bring painting materials to the first class. All mediums welcomed.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Bonnie Mettler
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Portrait Drawing"
Wednesdays, June 19 - August 14, 2024
 

The convincing depiction of form in three-dimensional space is one of the great conceptual breakthroughs in Western art. This applies particularly to portrait drawing where the volume of a head is such an important vehicle of communication. The main focus will be on issues of composition, texture, measure, likeness, proportion, and the study of form in a spatial context. We will be drawing from models using toned paper, white chalk and charcoal. Students will learn how to render the effects of light and shadow to create a sense of volume. The goal is to encourage a sensitive approach to handling a wide range of values, in tandem with a variety of lines and edges to build a drawing vocabulary.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ernie Norcia
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Pottery: Slab to Fab"
Wednesdays, June 19 - August 14, 2024
 

The possibilities when working with slabs of clay are endless! Turn a flat piece of clay into platters, bowls, vases, mugs, garden planters, tiles, mirrors, and more. Students will master handbuilding techniques and create one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces in this fun and lively class. This class is a good fit for intermediate through advanced handbuilders. Follow demos and/or work on self-directed projects. Join us and experience how enjoyable and rewarding hand-building can be! First bag of clay, all glazing and firings of work completed in class is included in tuition. There is a $5.00 materials fee payable to the instructor. The instructor requests that students wear masks while in the studio.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Karen Sacks
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"The Origins of Plein Air Painting"
June 19, 2024
 

The ability for artists to paint outside, directly from nature, transformed the practice of landscape painting. Beginning in the 1830's, painters began to move from the studio out-of-doors and their paintings increasingly captured the ever-shifting effects of time of day, season, and atmosphere. Come explore this fascinating history with William Perthes and enjoy its ongoing impact in the Wayne Art Center's 16th Annual Plein Air Festival. William M. Perthes is the Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education at the Barnes Foundation.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: William Perthes
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Plein Air Demonstration: Carving Away a Painting"
June 20, 2024
 

My representational paintings have been described by art critics as “evoking nostalgia, like that of an old sepia toned photograph, often with just touches of color.” Curiosity about the medium I work with is often the first question of many viewers. Is it watercolor, is it oil? With my answer: “somewhat both.” I paint with water soluble oils, in a very limited tonal palette. My tools include squeegees, toothpicks, paper towels and Qtips giving my paintings a washy, vintage feel as I carve away the drawing to reveal the painting!
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Beth Bathe
Cost: $20 members | $25 non-members
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Pottery: Hand Building"
Thursdays, June 20 - August 15, 2024
 

Interested in trying your hand at hand building with clay? Looking for a fun class to fill in the time? Try a fun, interactive, no intimidation class where you will learn the basics of hand building with clay. Susan Branco will guide you through the simple processes to make funky animals, push mold plates, soap dishes, and simple projects created for the absolute beginner! All levels are welcome. First bag of clay and firing fees are included.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Susan Branco
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Art From Heart PM: Abstract Painting"
Thursdays, June 20 - August 15, 2024
 

Painting is about expression. Free your creative juices no matter how little or how much experience you have because there are always endless possibilities to discover. You just have to let go. Whether you paint abstracts, figures, or still life's, you can add expression to your art by starting with using colors you were afraid to use, making silly marks, and doing things with the innocence of a child. No wrongs or rights, just having fun and letting go. If you want to learn how to express your inner thoughts and sharpen your skills at the same time, this is a great class for you. We will talk about composition, acrylic techniques, space, and rhythm while having a really good time.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sandi Neiman Lovitz
Cost: $310
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Draw to Paint"
Thursdays, June 20 - August 15, 2024
 

This class will explore the essential relationships of shape, proportion, and value within the condition of light bathing subject matter. The painterly medium of charcoal contributes significantly to understanding the practice of building a painting. Drawing in line and moving to masses, students strive to draw fluidly with concentration on value and proportion, identifying a process that is particularly suited for training painters. The course begins with shorter exercises, as detail-oriented seeing emerges in still life drawing after students learn to prioritize the order of the masses.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sharon Henderson
Cost: $310
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Expressions in Paint: Oil & Acrylic"
Thursdays, June 20 - August 15, 2024
 

In this course, we will be painting small, loose paintings of varied subject matter comprised from images that students will submit. Learn how to break down an image to its most important aspects and not get tied up in detail from the start. Composition, color mixing and painting technique will be addressed in a fun and relaxing painting experience! All skill levels welcome.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Finding The Light in Watercolor"
Thursdays, June 20 - August 15, 2024
 

Learn the art of capturing light and shadow in your watercolor paintings. Over the course of this class, you will explore various techniques and approaches to infuse your artwork with luminosity and atmospheric depth. Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises, you will learn how to observe and interpret light in different scenes. Emphasis on composition, value structure and use of a limited palette will be covered. Discover the magic of transparent washes, layering, and lifting to create stunning effects that bring your paintings to life.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Radhika Srinivas
Cost: $330
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Painting with a Purpose"
Thursdays, June 20 - August 15, 2024
 

This course is designed to create paintings that we will build from a loose, underpainting and refine as we go along. This class is ideal for those painters who want to break out of the habit of focusing in on details and let the paint create a more expressive piece. Attention will be paid to composition, color mixing, paint application and technique. All skill levels welcome in a fun and relaxing atmosphere!
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Photo to Canvas"
Thursdays, June 20 - August 15, 2024
 

Working in oil or pastel from photographic reference, this class is about translating the photographic image onto either canvas or paper. Focusing on color, value and mark making as essential tools, students are encouraged to move a step beyond the restraints of a camera to create a successful and personal work. Discussion will include working with painting mediums and exploring different techniques. Oil and pastel. Additionally, there will be a still life set up for those who prefer.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anne Graham
Cost: $330
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Exploring the Magic of Watercolor"
Fridays, June 21 - July 19, 2024
 

In this fast paced and fun workshop, we will explore with a focus on composition and design what makes watercolor the magical medium that it is.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Mick McAndrews
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Handbuilding Studio"
Fridays, June 21 - August 16, 2024
 

The Handbuilding Studio class provides the opportunity for advanced handbuilders to share studio time with other experienced clay students. Demos will reflect the interests of the students. Students, while guided by Karen as needed, will have the opportunity to try new techniques, work on their self-directed projects and explore a range of ways to work with clay. This is a wonderful way to spend a Fridays! First bag of clay, all glazing and firings of work completed in class is included in tuition. A $5.00 materials fee is payable to the instructor. The instructor requests that students wear a mask while in the studio.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Karen Sacks
Cost: $585
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Painting Clinic with Tom Csaszar"
June 22, 2024
 

Are you stuck on a painting and don't know what to do? Bring a problem painting or two to this workshop and artist and educator Tom Csaszar will help you find a solution. The day will begin with a critique and discussion to illuminate the issues in your painting and possible strategies to remedy them. Next you can work on your painting, or an alternative sketch or drawing, in your chosen media. You will work alongside the instructor and the group in this second part of the workshop, with ongoing feedback and discussion. Ideal for painters of all levels in all media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, and gouache.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Tom Csaszar
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Still Life with Water Mixable Oils"
June 22, 2024
 

Wondering what Water Mixable (Soluble) Oil paints are all about? Known for blurring the line between watercolor and oil paintings, Beth Bathe's unparalleled style evokes feelings of nostalgia, like an old sepia-toned photograph. Beth uses unconventional tools including squeegees and Q-tips, along with her brushes focusing on composition, values, edges, and drawing rather than color. During this one-day intensive workshop, Beth shares her unique technique with students. In the morning Beth will do a demo from a still life setup and show how she uses simple apps on her phone to simplify forms, enhance value and emphasize composition. In the afternoon students will work from similar still life setups. This workshop is for all level of painters.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Beth Bathe
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Painless Perspective Workshop"
June 22-23, 2024
 

Perspective is at the heart of good drawing. It allows us to transform the 3D world into a believable 2D image, and it need not be difficult to understand. With still life and interiors as subject matter, learn basic principles and simple methods presented in clear language and without the need for special tools or complex geometry. This workshop serves as a good foundation for further study in drawing. A modest amount of previous drawing experience is recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Unlock Your Landscape: A Creativity Workshop"
June 23, 2024
 

Are you inspired by the landscape? Do you have the urge to make something of it, but don't know where to start? Learn to unlock your creativity with Cerulean Collective artist Susan Leshnoff. Susan will guide you through a series of practical and fun strategies to create your individual landscape paintings - sky, trees, mountains, water - using your imagination, memory and photo references. Experiment with watercolors, markers, ink and pencils. You will leave with a finished artwork! Ideal for those new to art and those with experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Susan Leshnoff
Cost: $75
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Botanical Drawing and Painting Intensive"
June 24-28, 2024
 

Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media.  Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome. Tuition includes a $15 materials fee for floral subjects, provided. 
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: $465
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Workshop"
June 29-30, 2024
 

Interested in learning or improving your watercolor skills? All materials and techniques will be discussed, including the selection of papers, brushes, and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Students will work from still-life, and/or their own source material. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Monoprint/Etching"
Mondays, July 1 - August 5, 2024
 

This course presents basic intaglio and monotype printing techniques including monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint, collograph and polymer plate methods. Image embellishments will include embossing, chine collé, collage, paper plates and mixed media techniques. All levels welcome; experienced students may continue independent work. Tuition includes a $20 lab fee. 
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $315
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Holistic Figure Drawing"
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 6, 2024
 

Develop your ability to render the human form through the time-honored combination of anatomical study and life drawing with noted artist and author Roberto Osti.  Learn the methods and technical skills traditionally associated with beautiful figure drawing, such as measuring, tonal rendering, anatomical structuring, and establishing the effects of light on the figure, using graphite on white paper, charcoal and chalk on toned paper, reduction techniques, and the trois crayons technique. Through the instructor’s in-depth anatomical drawing demonstrations and work from the life model, learn the structural aspects of the human form: basic landmarks, essential volumes, and proportional relationships. Progress to the main muscle groups to identify their surface effects and aesthetic characteristics, and how they influence mass and movement.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $590
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Abstract Drawing/Mixed-Media: 10 Rules for Art Students"
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 6, 2024
 

Artist, philosopher, and influential 20th-century composer John Cage, along with artist and educator Sister Corita Kent, developed a set of 10 Rules for Students and Teachers to encourage artistic production. Learn to apply these valuable guidelines to your own creative processes to find useful and meaningful ways of generating ideas, moving past ruts or stumbling blocks, and maintaining a steady and productive studio practice.  This hands-on drawing/mixed-media class will utilize engaging exercises to challenge you to go beyond your comfort zone and find inspiration in chance and impediments. Work on paper in your choice of media from imagination or prompts to explore means of building abstract imagery through personal means of mark-making and layering.  Instruction will be supplemented by discussions.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Oil Painting: Comprehending Color"
Wednesdays, July 3 - August 14, 2024
 

Without question, every oil painter benefits from color mixing instruction:  Understanding how to accurately see, mix, and adjust color not only allows you to achieve the results you want in your work but also enables you to avoid the pitfalls of wasting paint though inaccurate and poorly understood pigment mixing.  Explore key methods and principles for effective color mixing, using a limited palette to create prismatic hues and earth tone colors. Instruction will address the role of light in the visual perception of color, as well as subtractive and additive color systems. Work from varied still life arrangements to put your color comprehension into practice, and advance your painting skills for all subject matter. 
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air Painting in Valley Forge"
Wednesdays, July 3-31, 2024
 

Enjoy open-air painting in beautiful Valley Forge National Historical Park, a painter’s delight of lush scenery and historic architecture! Located in Montgomery County, 35 minutes northwest of Center City Philadelphia, the park features great views of the Schuylkill River, Valley Creek, the Valley Forge Farm, Mt. Joy, Mt. Misery, and many valleys, cabins, and colonial houses, with ample parking and access to restrooms. Working from diverse landscape subject matter, students will learn the essential materials, tools, techniques, and strategies for painting on site. Instruction will cover a variety of plein air approaches, including painting with a knife and brush, painting from an imprimatura, Macchiaioli painting, and working from sketches to block in local color.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $325
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Essential Drawing Techniques"
Wednesdays, July 3 - August 14, 2024
 

Draw what you see competently and with confidence. Drawing is not only the basis for other creative endeavors like painting and sculpting, but also a powerful means of describing the world around you and expressing yourself. Instruction will address fundamental concepts including line, shape, perspective, value, and composition. Draw from still life objects, the life model, and more while learning the proper use of drawing materials, sight-measuring methods to accurately gauge proportions and space, shading techniques to develop three-dimensional form and contrast, and means of developing personal expression. Ideal for beginners and those in need of a refresher. Tuition includes a $10 models fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $305
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Paint the Evening City"
Tuesdays, July 9-30, 2024
 

Learn to paint the unique effects of evening light and activity of Center City and University City, Philadelphia. Discover techniques for managing the shifting light and shadows of the setting sun as it plays across the city’s historic architecture. This plein air option is perfect for summer painting, allowing artists to take advantage of cooling evening temperatures and the subtle or dramatic palette of sunset and dusk. Previous painting experience required. Restrooms near all locations. Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation to painting locations.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Foundry: An Introduction"
Thursdays, July 11 - August 15, 2024
 

This course will cover all aspects of the foundry process. Demonstrations and hands-on instruction will be given in wax modeling and casting, ceramic shell techniques, bronze pouring, metal chasing, TIG welding and patination. All levels welcome. Note: Tuition includes a $65 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Cost: $605
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Portrait in Oil"
Thursdays, July 11 - August 15, 2024
 

Paint portraits from a variety of models using the direct painting method. Examine the proportions and volumes of the head, as well as the placement, structure, and characteristics of the facial features, through preliminary drawings and demonstrations. Develop color using a limited palette to understand how to use chroma, temperature, value, tint, and tone. Instruction will address materials, composition, paint handling, and color mixing, blending, and theory. Homework assignments working from photos, Masterworks, or oneself/others will encourage students to learn to make personal aesthetic and technical choices and to practice concepts addressed in class. Open to all levels, this course is excellent for beginners as well as experienced students who want to review fundamental techniques or who simply enjoy painting portraits from life.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $590
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pour, Peel, and Paint: Abstract Techniques in Acrylics"
Thursdays, July 11 - August 15, 2024
 

Push the boundaries of what it means to paint with acrylics in this exciting exploration into experimental techniques. Explore the fluid, sculptural, assembled possibilities of acrylics! This hands-on, one-of-a-kind journey will take you places that you never thought you would go in acrylic painting: pour paint to make layers of color that can be peeled up, sculpted into three-dimensional forms, or collaged and layered into other works. Create flexible tiles of acrylic color that can be snipped, shaped, and assembled into mosaics or applied to a variety of surfaces for artistic or decorative effects. Discover a myriad of alternative supports, brushes, and methods of paint application to incorporate abstract effects into your current body of work.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor: The Color-Focused Still Life"
Thursdays, July 11 - August 15, 2024
 

Explore both the versatility of watercolor and the exciting possibilities of color through still life painting. Learn to capture form with the freshness and fluidity of all prima techniques. Promote color in your work through instruction on color properties, mixing, and basic theory, as well as how to use hues in combination to create impactful compositions. Discussions and in-depth demonstrations will enforce all content so that students gain the facility and freedom to use color and painting techniques as means of personal expression.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"All About Acrylics"
Fridays, July 12 - August 16, 2024
 

This complete acrylic painting course covers basics to advanced methods. Learn to use quick-drying acrylics expertly in thin, transparent layers as well as thicker, more opaque applications that produce textural and impasto effects. Materials like fluid mediums, gels, and pastes will be demonstrated, along with both brush and palette knife techniques. Several different color palettes will be introduced as students work from still life subjects. This course is ideal for students looking for a non-toxic, flexible painting medium, as well as anyone seeking to explore acrylics’ excellent potential for representational and abstract work. Drawing experience is recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor, Session 2"
Fridays, July 12 - August 16, 2024
 

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $675
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Land Art and Mindfulness Workshop"
July 13-14, 2024
 

Nature can stimulate creativity and mindfulness, and likewise mindful creativity can amplify one’s appreciation of nature. Improve your ability to be conscious in and with nature by creating a temporary artwork in a natural setting using the materials found there. Making an artwork onsite not only amplifies attention to the beautiful details of one’s surroundings, but also the ephemeral, or impermanent, nature of land work releases the artist from preconceived ideas or pressures of making a lasting "product" so that they can be concerned only with creating in the moment. Students will create their works in Montgomery County's peaceful Fort Washington State Park, and afterward photograph it or make a short video to preserve the memory.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Painting: The Extended Pose"
Saturdays, July 13 - August 7, 2024
 

Paint from a life model in a single pose for the entire course. Extended time with a single subject allows students to work with the instructor to tailor exercises that address their individual interests, including the development of one large image or several smaller studies. The first session will include time for gestural and thumbnail drawings in preparation for the model’s final placement. Instruction will cover a variety of topics including glazing, broken color, surface texture, composition and design, the relationship of the figure to the environment, the creation of atmosphere and color harmony, disrupted realism, and open- versus closed-form painting. All levels welcome. Students are welcome to draw-only, or use other appropriate media, if they wish.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $330
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Handquilting"
Saturdays, July 13 - August 3, 2024
 

The act of hand-stitching is a meditative and relaxing process that produces beautiful and unique results without any machine required. Learn the techniques of slow-stitching by creating your own small (wall-hanging)-sized quilt. All techniques will be taught by hand, but students are welcome to bring personal sewing machines if they wish. The following methods will be taught: Patchwork, Applique (raw edge and turned edge), Traditional quilting & tied quilting, and Binding.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sheryl Kessler
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting & Ephemera Workshop"
July 13 & 14, 2024
 

Reboot your painting practice by incorporating unexpected materials that you wouldn't normally compose a painting with - grocery lists, diary pages, junk mail, things in the street such as a flattened pencil or chunk of sanding belt, or something that you don’t really know what it is but the shape or material interests you. Learn practical methods to incorporate these materials into a cohesive painted surface, as well as strategies for defeating artist's block so you can start and move a painting(s) forward. Question stereotypical notions of what paintings are and how to make them in order to realize your personal vision and practice.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Philippa Beardsley
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Watercolor in the Park"
Sundays, July 14 - August 18, 2024
 

Capture the colors of summer en plein air through vibrant watercolor! Become comfortable and confident with the practice of working outdoors at picturesque Lemon Hill, Laurel Hill, and other select locations around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park. Instruction will cover means of accurately and expressively depicting outdoor sites, watercolor painting techniques, color mixing, and the history and capabilities of water media. All levels welcome. Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation to painting locations.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Portrait in Pencil Workshop"
July 20-21, 2024
 

Using inexpensive materials, this hands-on workshop will introduce the concepts and methods needed to create a strong sense of dimension and likeness in your portrait drawings. Explore the proportions and planes of the head, neck and shoulders. Learn how to create a structural foundation and how to easily manage anatomy by breaking down forms into simple geometric shapes. Instruction will address different strategies for creating a finished tonal portrait as well as tips and tricks that will help you draw like a pro! Note: Tuition includes a $10 models fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $205
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Art of Watercolor Workshop"
August 3-4, 2024
 

Discover the beauty and versatility of watercolor through colorful and thoughtful still life arrangements. Discussions and in-depth demonstrations will acquaint beginners and those with limited experience with basic watercolor painting materials and techniques. A variety of approaches will be explored, and students will be encouraged to engage with the medium to find their own personal means of expression.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Spontaneous Abstraction"
August 10-11, 2024
 

Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique which will enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily. Experienced instruction and advice from the instructor will push students to take chances and explore unexpected directions and accidental marks as a means of achieving artistic discoveries. Demonstration of different drawing and painting techniques will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. Students will utilize line, color and space, as well as the possibilities of editing, to create busy/calm areas and focal points in their paintings. Painting experience recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing Fundamentals Intensive"
August 12-16, 2024
 

If you’ve never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Learn to draw what you see with confidence. Work from still life arrangements, interior spaces, and the human figure to master the drawing elements: shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective. Instruction will guide students through sight-drawing and measuring techniques, use of materials, shading methods, and ways of defining form and space. This course is excellent as a foundation for future study, including for painting and other disciplines. Note: Tuition includes a $35 models fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: $485
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"3-Day Plein Air"
August 19-21, 2024
 

Gouache is a water-based medium that continues to grow in popularity. Watercolor artists will take to it because it mixes with water and oil painters will understand its opaque quality. Our instructor Bernard Dellario uses it in a painterly, intuitive way, Bernie describes his style as “abstract with a foothold in reality.”
 
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Bernie Dellario
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops
Website, email, 717-314-9551


"In-Class Workshop Charcoal and Pastels"
August 26-27, 2024
 

Learn how to draw figures, and how to make expressive drawings by participating in this 2-day intense workshop with Mashiul. Students will have the opportunity to learn from short dynamic gestural poses to long poses of a life model.
 
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Mashiul Chowdhury
Cost: $275
Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops
Website, email, 717-314-9551


"In-Class: With an Eye to Color"
September 9-11, 2024
 

The primary focus of this 3-day in-classroom workshop will be on color. While Cynthia is known as a palette knife painter and will give a knife demo, the aim of the workshop is to help people find their own visual voice. What separates you from your fellow painters, what are your particular skills and strengths from which to grow?
 
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Cynthia Rosen
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops
Website, email, 717-314-9551


"Plein Air: See and Paint with Confidence"
September 16-18, 2024
 

You can learn to create wonderfully energized paintings, capturing the light and atmosphere of your subject. Joe's 3-day plein air workshop will fill you with confidence and vision to move you forward.
 
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joe Gyurcsak
Cost: $600
Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops
Website, email, 717-314-9551


"In-Class and Plein Air: Watercolor"
September 23-25, 2024
 

This intensive 3-day workshop covers all the important elements of painting like composition, value, and color, along with the intricacies of watercolor. Two days in classroom and one day to practice plein air.
 
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Yong Hong Zhong
Cost: $500
Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops
Website, email, 717-314-9551


 

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