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    • October 21, 2019
    • December 02, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 0
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    Would you like to make your drawings appear more realistic than ever before? What if you could produce images using simple drawing materials that looked like paintings or photos? This class will explore those possibilities. By blending and layering different mediums such as pencil, charcoal, ink, colored pencil and pastel, you will discover ways to make your drawings vibrate with color, texture and dimension. We will focus on a variety of subjects, including still lifes, as well as the human figure. For each project, emphasis will be placed on gauging accurate proportions first, followed by value tones and colors. This class goes well beyond the basics and students can expect to produce highly finished works of art. Many of the same concepts taught in this class can be applied to painting.

    Teaching Artist: David Rivera

    • October 21, 2019
    • December 02, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 7
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    Unleash the inspired abstract painter within when expanding your visual vocabulary for abstraction. We will apply design elements relating to composition, color, representation of form and various applications of paint or gesture making. This class will develop a series of studies meant to create a path for an informed personal, individualistic means of expression.
    Acrylics and canvas are recommended however, oils, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, along with gessoed boards, paper etc. are all acceptable.
    A recommended supply list will be sent as soon as a class roster with a minimum of four students is established.  Suitable for all levels.

    Teaching Artist:  James Bongartz


    • October 21, 2019
    • December 02, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 8
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    Learn how to print linocuts and woodblocks without a press! Make fun and easy editions of your work using techniques for press-free printing. Students will be using soy based inks for their rich colors. This class is appropriate for students who have prior experience with woodcut or linocut, but no experience is required; all skill levels are welcome! A $15 materials fee is included in the price of the class.

    Teaching Artist: Sarah Schwindt 

    • October 21, 2019
    • December 02, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 8
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    Learn the ancient technique of shibori dyeing using manual resist techniques and Dharma’s indigo crystals to create beautifully patterned pieces of fabric for wall tapestries, dish towels, and more! I’ll teach you the many different techniques needed to produce rich colors and sharp patterns. Bring your own all-natural fabric (such as cotton, rayon, silk, bamboo, or hemp) and have fun learning a new skill. No previous dye experience is needed and dyes and resist materials will be provided. A $15 material fee is included in the price of the class. 

    Teaching Artist:  Sarah Schwindt


    • October 22, 2019
    • December 03, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 6
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    But guess what? You can easily learn how by using acrylic paints! 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 blocking-in methods while developing subject matter with expressive color and brushwork. The instructor will give demonstrations and students will start off creating studies of simple still life to learn basic techniques in color mixing and building volume and space. The instructor will offer critiques that assist in constructive problem solving. Supplies are provided by the student and a list will be sent one week prior to the start of class. Level: Beginner’s thru Intermediate.

    Teaching Artist:  James Bongartz


    • October 22, 2019
    • December 03, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 7

    For all levels. Explore building a painting through using layering techniques with transparent oil paints and negative shapes. We will begin the first week with one color to create an under-painting for a landscape and each week, we will work with an additional color. You will create paintings reflecting each of the four seasons. Composition, texture, values, and perspective will be discussed.


    Teaching Artist:  Nancy Lloyd


    • October 22, 2019
    • December 03, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 8

    This class offers studio time along with optional guided instruction. Intended for furthering the basics (as introduced in "I've Never Painted Before...!)" or for those needing individual critique and mapping in creating new works. All mediums welcome.
    Instructor's website: jamesbongartz.com

    Website: www.jamesbongartz.com

    Teaching Artist:  James Bongartz


    • October 22, 2019
    • December 03, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Patterson Farm 949 Mirror Lake Road LMT
    • 8

    This course is for the beginning or returning student. Students will be given individual attention and instruction will be oriented to helping the student achieve his or her own goals. Using photos and still life set-ups, painting fundamentals will be introduced, including color theory, paint application, values, contrasts, composition, and perspective. A variety of approaches will be explored. A supply list will be provided.

    Instructor: Nancy Lloyd

    • October 23, 2019
    • December 04, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 2
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    This class is for students with some experience in watercolor who want to work independently on their own projects with instruction. Choose your topic and I can help you develop it. You may choose to work from still life set ups or photos. Direction and guidance will be provided based on each student’s needs. Demos will be used to illustrate different techniques and work will be critiqued at the end of each session. This class is for students with basic knowledge of watercolor through advanced.

    Teaching Artist: Jo-Ann Osnoe


    • October 23, 2019
    • December 04, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road Yardley, PA
    • 0

    From basic flat felting to luxurious surface design, this six week class progresses into Cobweb felting, felt collage, seamless accessory, exploring felt embellishments and finally, felt hat making. 
    Printed materials with description will be provided.
    Instructor will have wool fibers as well as silk fabric, exotic thread, variety of yarn available for purchase. 
    Extra supplies will be shared during each week. 
    Week 1. Flat Felt making (basic wet felting technique)
    Week 2. Class #2 - collage making, (nuno felting technique)
    Week 3. Cobweb felting technique (making accessory - scarf)
    Week 4. Felting with resist (making a bag) 
    Week 5. Felt Hat making (basic)
    Week 6. Sculptural felt/ 3 D - making lamp shade.
    A supply list will be provided by the instructor one week prior to the start of class. 
    Discover the ancient technique of felt making and it’s revival.

    • October 23, 2019
    • December 04, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road Yardley, PA
    • 7

    Through various drawing and painting exercises, students will explore different methods of observing color. The course will begin with the introduction of the gray scale, and progress, through specific exercises, to working with a full range of colors in a variety of mediums. Students will learn about the relationship between warm and cool colors and how these play into creating the illusion of light and atmoshere. Layering applications on different surfaces (including pre-toned papers and prepared grounds) will be explored and students will acquire a thorough understanding of color concepts through observational exercises. Color will be analyzed in the following order; value, tints and shades, chromatic and achromatic grays, warm/cool contrasts, primary, secondary and tertiary colors, complimentary and harmonizing colors

    Teaching Artist: David Rivera

    • October 24, 2019
    • December 05, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 0
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    Students can work on whatever they choose - unfinished paintings or begin something new. They can work from photo's or set up their own 'Still LIfe'. With individual guidance and instruction, each student has the opportunity to hone their skills while focusing on their choices. All aspects of oil painting are covered and discussed depending on each students needs. In a setting like this, we learn from each other and stay inspired! Before class ends everyone participates in a critique of the works that were done that day. This is for students with Basic oil painting skills through Advanced.

    Teaching Artist: Anne Gannon

    • October 24, 2019
    • December 05, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 0
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    This course offers guided instruction to beginning students and those developing skills in watercolor painting. We explore the translucent qualities that are unique to this versatile medium. Essential techniques include: basic washes, mixing/blending colors, painting loose, creating texture, using value sketches to compose a painting, and combining colors to achieve harmonious effects. Specific projects are presented with encouragement for artists to progress at their own rate. Subjects to be painted may be still life set-ups, landscapes, and printed or electronic images. A list of suggested supplies will be emailed.

    Teaching Artist:  Jill Tressel

    • October 24, 2019
    • December 05, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 5
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    You can easily learn the basics while using acrylic paints! 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 that assist in 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. Level: Beginner’s thru Intermediate.
    Website: www.jamesbongartz.com

    Teaching Artist:  James Bongartz


    • October 26, 2019
    • December 07, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 8
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    We will explore color theory and composition using loose and direct methods of Watercolor and Gouache applications.
    Still life as well as photographic reference will be our source for imagery.
    We will discuss and apply our skills to create a working palette while mixing, glazing and creating washes with transparent watercolor.
    This class meets on Tuesday evenings and is open to beginner and intermediate adults. 
    It is ideal for adults with day jobs who want to explore watercolor in a friendly and productive environment.
    Repeat students are welcome to continue through heir creative journey.

    PLEASE NOTE: there is no class on November 23rd due to the AOY Fine Craft show.

    Teaching Artist: Aida Birriteri

    • October 30, 2019
    • December 11, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 11

    This is a basic course to the introduction of digital photography, as well as touching on film photography. Taught by award-winning film photographer, Emilina Filippo, you will be immersed with knowledge on camera settings, color & composition, lighting, creativity, and how to share your images with an audience. You will be learning how to perfect portraits, self-portraits, landscapes and more. You will be shown how to shoot, process, edit, and share your images on platforms like Instagram, 500px, Reddit etc.

    Required: Digital Camera (DSLR Camera: Canon, Nikon, Leica etc.)

    Suggested but not required: Transportation (Car), Adobe Programs (Lightroom), Mac Laptop/ iPad, iPhone

    *Shooting outdoors, may possibly drive to location for photographing*

    Teaching Artist: Emilina Filippo

    • November 16, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road Yardley, PA
    • 4
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    ONE-CANVAS PROCESS-PAINTING is an enjoyable, artistic and mindful activity for those who wish to connect with their inner (creative) selves. Awaken your archetypal imagination (connecting the unconscious with the conscious aspects of self). Attendees will have a chance to access the Healing Forces of Creativity establishing their personal color profile and creating their unique art journal on canvas. Phase I, we will create an assemblage. Phase II, we will work on a canvas, benefiting from the results of Phase I.
    There are no artistic skills (painting experiences) required.This is a group experience in a safe and enjoyable environment, where you can enjoy exploring your creative self with like minded peers.
    I will send detailed information regarding what to bring, what to wear, and what to expect. Feel free to contact me via email: art@lunasconty.com. for any pre workshop questions.

    A $15 material fee is payable to the instructor at the workshop.

    Teaching Artist: Elke HP Hannel



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