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    • September 16, 2019
    • August 24, 2020
    • 99 sessions
    • AOY Art Center

    Open Studio for Members

    • October 23, 2019
    • December 27, 2028
    • 110 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA 19067

    AOY Board Meeting

    4th Wednesday of the month,  7:00 pm

    • December 07, 2019
    • December 21, 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA

    The Opening Reception is Friday Dec 6 from 6-8 PM. 

    Come Celebrate the Holidays with Us! 


    See PROSPECTUS for participant reference.

    Everyone who is in the Show is expected to be a Gallery Volunteer.  Please click HERE to sign up (using signupgenius).



    • December 07, 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • AOY Art Center, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA


    • January 06, 2020
    • February 10, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 11
    Register

    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

    • January 06, 2020
    • February 10, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 8
    Register

    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


    • January 06, 2020
    • February 10, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 10
    Register

    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 

    • January 06, 2020
    • February 10, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 10
    Register


    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


    • January 07, 2020
    • February 11, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 7
    Register

    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


    • January 07, 2020
    • February 11, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 9
    Register

    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


    • January 07, 2020
    • February 11, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 9
    Register

    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

    • January 07, 2020
    • February 11, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 9
    Register

    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


    • January 07, 2020
    • February 11, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Patterson Farm 949 Mirror Lake Road LMT
    • 9
    Register

    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

    • January 08, 2020
    • February 12, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 7
    Register

    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


    • January 08, 2020
    • February 12, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road Yardley, PA
    • 7
    Register

    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.

    Teaching Artist: Nelly Kouzmina

    • January 08, 2020
    • February 12, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road Yardley, PA
    • 9
    Register

    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 atmosphere. 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

    • January 08, 2020
    • February 12, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 10
    Register

    Comic narratives often express messages or provide brief glances of events or stories. Key elements of comic art include character, setting, and clear, concise storytelling — all conveyed in a few frames through a combination of pictures, captions, lettering, and dialogue. Due to its condensed format, comic art highlights only the most important elements of a targeted topic.

    In this course, students will:

    Analyze comics to identify characters, setting, and dialogue,

    Create or reconstruct a sequence of events from the story,

    Organize ideas about how to combine pictures, captions, and dialogue to illustrate a specific event or express a message,

    and, Develop comics to depict story-related or self-created events, convey a message, or express interesting information.

    Students will learn:

    Fundamentals of the art form,

    Tools and materials of the trade —pencils, kneaded erasers,

    Rollerball ink pens, brushes, india ink, paper (preferably Bristol Board),

    and Cartoon anatomy and backgrounds.

    Students will be encouraged to develop: Innovation and exploration, Independent study, Their own style, and Collaborative projects with other students.

    Teaching Artist: David Jablow



    • January 08, 2020
    • February 12, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 10
    Register

    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

    • January 09, 2020
    • February 13, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 1
    Register

    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

    • January 09, 2020
    • February 13, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road Yardley, PA
    • 11
    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

    • January 09, 2020
    • February 13, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 7
    Register

    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


    • January 11, 2020
    • February 15, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road Yardley, PA
    • 7
    Register

    Jump into a new uncharted world and explore through the eyes of your own cartoon characters! Become a storyteller and enchant your audience with original action packed plots!
    Every class is different and fun for all levels of artists and super heroes
    so even if you have already taken this class before I invite you to join us again on our next adventure!
    Developing your own characters, scenes, and story line will equip you with creative layouts and designs as you learn the exciting possibilities of sequential storytelling. With personalized guidance you will be able to push your imagination to the next level!
    ...IT'S STORY TIME! 
    A $15 material fee is included.
    *** NO CLASS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, DUE TO AOY FINE CRAFT SHOW.

    Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales

    • January 21, 2020
    • February 18, 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    Register

    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.
    ***PLEASE NOTE this is a 5 week class starting January 21st.

    Teaching Artist:  Nancy Shill


    • January 24, 2020
    • February 02, 2020


    • February 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 7
    Register

    Looking to jump start your creativity? Let your imagination run wild in this low pressure, guaranteed results session! This collage workshop is for the anyone who has a passion for creativity and spontaneity; and open to new visual possibilities. In this 5 hour hands-on workshop information about products, content, design, process and historical perspective will be provided. No pressure, low material cost – all levels welcome.
    * Snow or Bad weather make-up dates February 8 ( for Sat., 2/1)

    Teaching Artist:  Joanne Donnelly


    • February 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA
    • 8
    Register

    Looking to jump start your creativity? Let your imagination run wild in this low pressure, guaranteed results session! This collage workshop is for the anyone who has a passion for creativity and spontaneity; and open to new visual possibilities. In this 5 hour hands-on workshop information about products, content, design, process and historical perspective will be provided. No pressure, low material cost – all levels welcome.
    * Snow or Bad weather make-up dates March 1 (for Sun., 2/23). 

    Teaching Artist:  Joanne Donnelly


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