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    • September 14, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 19, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 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
    Website: jamesbongartz.com

    • September 15, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 20, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 7
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    Learn to see as an artist does and apply that new found knowledge to oil painting! From a still life set up you will learn the basics in drawing in order to do a preliminary sketch in oil directly onto canvas. An explanation of tools and mediums will be discussed with a focus on pallet set up. Guided by your instructor you'll quickly learn about shape and form while gaining an understanding of how to see value to complete a tonal under-painting. You'll learn about color mixing and matching as you progress to a full color painting. The concepts and principals taught in Introduction to Oil Painting will help develop the skills to further your path in becoming a better artist.

    Teaching Artist:  Donna Sheehan   


    • September 15, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 20, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 8
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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.

    Teaching artist: Jim Bongartz
    Website: jamesbongartz.com


    • September 15, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 20, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 5
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    Mixed Media - Painting with paper and acrylics. Using abstract or semi abstract styles, the student will learn to combine media to get unique results. There will be lots of layering back and forth from acrylic to papers You will be encouraged to dampen the papers and actually mold them into your art. All the elements of design, texture, tone, line, and color will be emphasized. There will be ongoing critiques and demonstrations as well as helpful exercises. All levels are welcome.

    Teaching artist: Nancy Shill

    • September 16, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 21, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 4
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    Discover the ancient technique of felt making and it’s revival! 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.

    Teaching Artist: Nelly Kouzmina


    • September 16, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 07, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 7
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    This class will be held outdoors on the grounds of the beautiful Patterson Farm. We will go over paring down your supplies, site selection, composition, values and color for painting the landscape outdoors. The key to plein air painting is to simplify! We will focus on seeing the landscape in terms of shapes rather than details in order to capture the scene in a limited window. Social distancing measures will be in place, and masks required when we meet at the start and end of class.
    Four Wednesdays - Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 10 am to 12:30
    In case of inclement weather, there will be 2 make up days - Oct 14 & 21.

    Teaching Artist: Jo-Ann Osnoe


    • September 16, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 21, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 4
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    This is a basic course to the introduction of digital photography, as well as touching on the history stemming from 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 in a close knit environment. 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: Adobe Programs (Lightroom), Laptop/ iPad, cell phone
    *Shooting outdoors, may possibly drive to location for photographing*

    Class #1: INTRO/HISTORY/TYPES OF CAMERAS/ SETTINGS etc.
    Class #2: TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY/ YOUR INTERESTS/ INTRO TO APPS
    Class #3: COLOR/ COMPOSITION/ EDITING
    Class #4: LIGHTING/ EDITING
    Class #5: EDITING/ FIXING A PHOTO/ WHY IS PHOTOGRAPHY IMPORTANT
    Class #6: SHARING YOUR PHOTOS WITH AN AUDIENCE

    Teaching Artist: Emilina Filippo


    • September 17, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 22, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 3
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    This studio style class will offer individual guidance and instruction as students work from photographs, iPads or a Still Life setup using their own mediums and tools (oils, acrylics, pastels... brushes, palette knives, charcoal...). Various aspects of painting and color theory are covered and discussed depending on one’s level or needs. It is an opportunity to develop your skills or pick up where you left off years ago. In a setting like this students learn from each other while being continuously inspired! Before class ends everyone participates in a critique of the works that were done that day. This is for students with intermediate painting skills through advanced.

    Teaching Artist: Anne Gannon


    • September 17, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 22, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 8
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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 thru Intermediate.

    Teaching Artist: James Bongartz
    Website: www.jamesbongartz.com


    • September 19, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 24, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 4
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    This course introduces color and composition as they pertain to abstract work. Students explore formal elements such as shape, value, color, mark making and surface with paint and collage materials. Through their work with abstract concepts students investigate the 2-dimensional picture plane and compositional structures.

    Students will learn the fundamentals of painting while using the abstract language and will be working from observation and non-objectively.

    This course will be broken up into three units surveying three major forms of abstraction: objective, non-objective gestural, and hard edge. At the end of the course students will be able to solve introductory painting problems such as color mixing, creation of space and form. They will also learn how composition and design are relevant to painting while using the abstract language.

    Teaching Artist: William Wolf
    Website: http://www.willwolfstudio.com

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949 Mirror Lake Road
Yardley, PA  19067
215-493-1205

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