Teaching Artist: Renee Egan
This is a drawing and painting class for middle school and high school students ages 13 -17 who want to improve their drawing and painting skills. There will be a focus on learning interesting compositions, perspective knowledge in drawing, and practice with the human anatomy and the portrait. Some of the materials that will be used are pastel, charcoal, pencil, watercolor, and acrylic.
This course will also help the serious art student develop an art portfolio.
**No class on September 16 in observance of Yom Kippur
Teaching Artist: George Apotsos
Students will explore different art mediums and techniques using step-by-step weekly projects that will encourage self-expression, build confidence and foster trust in intuition. Recommended for ages 8 - 17.
AOY is happy to welcome new to Yardley, Philadelphia artist George Apotsos. George brings his 30-years experience to the AOY program offering a kid-friendly approach that delves into the world of abstraction.
This is a beginner drawing and painting class for teens and adults 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, 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. Ages 13 - adult.
Teaching artist: Jim Bongartz
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. Ages: 14+
This class is also offered Tuesdays, 1 - 3:30 pm.
Teaching Artist: William Wolf
In this class students will explore and experiment with the drawing process. The course will use abstraction as a catalyst for exploring the drawing process. In this survey course students will utilize both traditional and non-traditional methods of drawing. Topics that will be discussed are as follows: processes in dry media, wet media, collage, and expanded forms. Ages 13 - adult.
Teaching Artist: Kristin McMahon-Roba
There is an artist in all of us! If you agree with Picasso and like to experiment with art supplies, then this class is for you. Young art students will be inspired by using a variety of materials and mediums such as acrylic paint, tempera, oil pastels, dry pastels, ink. They will have the freedom to apply new techniques, try different styles, and to think outside the box. We will explore the process of painting, drawing and printmaking. We will have fun achieving textures and effects on interesting surfaces. Children will delve into this creative mind set with enthusiasm and leave with unique artwork and a happy heart! All material fees are included. Recommended for ages 8 - 12.
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales
Do you like drawing cartoons or making up your own comic books? Then this class is for you! Dive into imaginative worlds and wild character experiences where you make your own comics and story lines come to life. Learn skills in sequential storytelling through story boarding techniques used by actual professionals in the industry of animation. Go home with your very own unique comic! This class is great for all ages and can be taken multiple times, each session is a new story waiting to be shared with friends and family, full of personality and originality! Grab a sketch book and join us in this next episode! Recommended for ages 8 - 17.
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