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2021 spring iI youth classes

    • April 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 8
    Register

    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.

    ** Please note: No class on Memorial Day, May 31.

    Teaching Artist: George Apotsos

    • April 27, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 8
    Register

    This online Zoom class, recommended for ages 13 - adult, is geared for people who have never knitted before and will learn the very basics like the knit and purl stitch, garter vs stockinette stitch, increasing and decreasing, changing color and casting on and binding off. Students will come out of the class with a striped scarf and a ribbed hat, as well as how to read patterns and seam up their knitting. In addition, we will have discussions about online resources and fiber communities like ravelry.com. They will also get an overview of different kinds of yarn (different weight, different fiber content) and different kinds of needles (straight vs circular, bamboo vs metal, etc). Two hours a week for six weeks offers enough time to cover content and to allow plenty of practice and assistance. For people who catch on quickly, knitting in the round, lace, color-work and cable techniques can also be explored. 

    A ZOOM account is required to attend class virtually.

    Teaching Artist: Katie Butler

    • April 27, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Product? That’s for the birds. Students are led through a series of tactile and writing exercises to unleash creative juices without the pressure to end with a final product. We will be working with household objects, doing MadLibs (remember those?!), examining nonsense writing to mine it for creative gems and holding story circles all in service of generating ideas and concepts for eventual art pieces. Creatives taking this class will be able to inspire each other, laugh and provoke thought in one another, all facilitated by a seasoned creator and performer, Katie Butler. Ages 13 - adult.

    Students will emerge with easy, fun generative tools for when the next creative block hits. Great for emerging artists in all mediums, and seasoned artists looking to tap into their mojo. Spend an hour exploring concept-creation and art-making in a low-pressure, fun environment!

    Katie is a theatre maker and seasoned teaching artist with an MFA in Devised and Physical Performance from the Pig Iron School and almost 20 years experience as an actor, director and creator.

    This is an Online Class offered via Zoom. A Zoom account is required to attend.

    This class is also offered Friday, April 30, 1-2 pm and Saturday, May 8, 11 am-12 pm.

    Teaching Artist: Katie Butler

    • April 29, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 03, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 5
    Register

    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.

    Teaching Artist: Renee Egan

    • April 29, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 03, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 7
    Register

    All levels, all medium, acrylic, oils or mixed media working realistic to abstract. This session is for those who've taken at least one painting class at AOY notably, I've Never Painted Before, Beginning Oils, or Approaching Abstraction.

    Continue your studies in a group setting regardless of how remedial or needing ongoing support, constructive feedback and setting up a plan for your work. This is really about putting in those painting hours that take you where you want to go!

    Accepts Teens.

    Teaching Artist: James Bongartz


    • April 30, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Product? That’s for the birds. Students are led through a series of tactile and writing exercises to unleash creative juices without the pressure to end with a final product. We will be working with household objects, doing MadLibs (remember those?!), examining nonsense writing to mine it for creative gems and holding story circles all in service of generating ideas and concepts for eventual art pieces. Creatives taking this class will be able to inspire each other, laugh and provoke thought in one another, all facilitated by a seasoned creator and performer, Katie Butler. Ages 13 - adult.

    Students will emerge with easy, fun generative tools for when the next creative block hits. Great for emerging artists in all mediums, and seasoned artists looking to tap into their mojo. Spend an hour exploring concept-creation and art-making in a low-pressure, fun environment!

    Katie is a theatre maker and seasoned teaching artist with an MFA in Devised and Physical Performance from the Pig Iron School and almost 20 years experience as an actor, director and creator.

    This is an Online Class offered via Zoom. A Zoom account is required to attend.

    This class is also offered Tuesday, April 27, 7-8 pm and Saturday, May 8, 11 am-12 pm.

    Teaching Artist: Katie Butler

    • May 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 7
    Register

    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.

    **Please note: No class Memorial Day weekend, May 29.

    Teaching Artist: Kristin McMahon-Roba

    • May 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 5
    Register

    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.

    **Please note: No class Memorial Day weekend, June 29.

    Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales

    • May 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 12, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 5
    Register

    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.

    ** Please note: No class May 29/ Memorial Day Weekend.

    Teaching Artist: William Wolf

    Website: http://www.willwolfstudio.com

    • May 01, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Katie Butler, Teaching Artist

    If you are an actor, a mover, or any kind of creative, you will get something out of this workshop! This online Zoom course uses principles of devising, improv and physical theatre to encourage physical storytelling. The workshop utilizes various physical theatre exercises, mainly "Open Canvas" -- an ensemble physical improvisation based on a theme. Variations are endless and students are encouraged to use the camera and uniqueness of their space to their advantage to explore in surprising and exciting ways. Students do not need any formal theatrical training to participate and get use out of this class; all skill levels are welcome and encouraged! Ages 13 - adult.

    Katie is a theatre maker with an MFA in Devised and Physical Performance from the Pig Iron School and is passionate about sharing physical theatre techniques with the community!

    This is an Online Class offered via Zoom. A Zoom account is required to attend.

    This class is also offered Tuesday, May 4, 7-8 pm and Wednesday, May 5, 2 -3 pm.

    Teaching Artist: Katie Butler

    • May 04, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Katie Butler, Teaching Artist

    If you are an actor, a mover, or any kind of creative, you will get something out of this workshop! This online Zoom course uses principles of devising, improv and physical theatre to encourage physical storytelling. The workshop utilizes various physical theatre exercises, mainly "Open Canvas" -- an ensemble physical improvisation based on a theme. Variations are endless and students are encouraged to use the camera and uniqueness of their space to their advantage to explore in surprising and exciting ways. Students do not need any formal theatrical training to participate and get use out of this class; all skill levels are welcome and encouraged! Ages 13 - adult.

    Katie is a theatre maker with an MFA in Devised and Physical Performance from the Pig Iron School and is passionate about sharing physical theatre techniques with the community!

    This is an Online Class offered via Zoom. A Zoom account is required to attend.

    This class is also offered Wednesday, May 5, 2-3 pm and Saturday, May 1, 11 am-12 pm.

    Teaching Artist: Katie Butler

    • May 05, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Katie Butler, Teaching Artist

    If you are an actor, a mover, or any kind of creative, you will get something out of this workshop! This online Zoom course uses principles of devising, improv and physical theatre to encourage physical storytelling. The workshop utilizes various physical theatre exercises, mainly "Open Canvas" -- an ensemble physical improvisation based on a theme. Variations are endless and students are encouraged to use the camera and uniqueness of their space to their advantage to explore in surprising and exciting ways. Students do not need any formal theatrical training to participate and get use out of this class; all skill levels are welcome and encouraged! Ages 13 - adult.

    Katie is a theatre maker with an MFA in Devised and Physical Performance from the Pig Iron School and is passionate about sharing physical theatre techniques with the community!

    This is an Online Class offered via Zoom. A Zoom account is required to attend.

    This class is also offered Tuesday, May 4, 7-8 pm and Saturday, May 1, 11 am-12 pm.

    Teaching Artist: Katie Butler

    • May 08, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Product? That’s for the birds. Students are led through a series of tactile and writing exercises to unleash creative juices without the pressure to end with a final product. We will be working with household objects, doing MadLibs (remember those?!), examining nonsense writing to mine it for creative gems and holding story circles all in service of generating ideas and concepts for eventual art pieces. Creatives taking this class will be able to inspire each other, laugh and provoke thought in one another, all facilitated by a seasoned creator and performer, Katie Butler. Ages 13 - adult.

    Students will emerge with easy, fun generative tools for when the next creative block hits. Great for emerging artists in all mediums, and seasoned artists looking to tap into their mojo. Spend an hour exploring concept-creation and art-making in a low-pressure, fun environment!

    Katie is a theatre maker and seasoned teaching artist with an MFA in Devised and Physical Performance from the Pig Iron School and almost 20 years experience as an actor, director and creator.

    This is an Online Class offered via Zoom. A Zoom account is required to attend.

    This class is also offered Tuesday, April 27, 7-8 pm and Friday, April 30, 1-2 pm.

    Teaching Artist: Katie Butler

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