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

    AOY Board Meeting

    4th Wednesday of the month,  7:00 pm

    • January 04, 2021
    • 12:00 AM (EST)
    • February 13, 2021
    • 11:59 PM (EST)
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 8
    • January 04, 2021
    • (EST)
    • February 08, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 5

    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. 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.

    Teaching Artist: George Apotsos

    • January 05, 2021
    • (EST)
    • February 09, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 5

    This online Zoom class, recommended for teens and adults, is geared for people who have never knitted before. They will learn the very basics, such as 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 adequate 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

    • January 06, 2021
    • (EST)
    • February 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 2

    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


    • January 06, 2021
    • (EST)
    • February 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Online course requiring Zoom download/account to attend class virtually.

    This Online 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 provided.

    Teaching artist: Jill Tressel


    • January 06, 2021
    • (EST)
    • February 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 4

    In this online class we will explore beginner aspects of photography for Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. We will discuss how to bring together the elements of manual mode to create an evocative image: shutter speed, aperture, and image composition. We will examine how the selection of shutter speeds and apertures can transform your images. The instructor will also teach elements of composition, posing, white balance, and some basic editing skills. Students are encouraged to use any digital cameras they have access to and want to learn how to use. Class will include instructional time with visual examples/Powerpoint, class shooting, and then review/viewing of class images.

    Week 1: Introduction to Exposure & Proper Exposure 
    Week 2: Introductory to Composition
    Week 3: Introductory to Basic Lighting
    Week 4: Posing (how to guide your subject)
    Week 5: Touching on White Balance/Color/Saturation
    Week 6: Basic Editing Tools

    The class will be facilitated virtually on Zoom and students will need a downloaded Zoom account to attend.

    Teaching artist: Kristen Russo

    • January 07, 2021
    • (EST)
    • February 11, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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


    • January 07, 2021
    • (EST)
    • February 11, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 2

    This is an Online/Virtual 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.

    Students will need an online Zoom account to attend class virtually.

    Teaching Artist: Renee Egan

    • January 09, 2021
    • (EST)
    • February 13, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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: Kristin McMahon-Roba

    • January 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • February 14, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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: Kristin McMahon-Roba

    • January 14, 2021
    • (EST)
    • February 18, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road
    • 3

    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.

    This class is also offered Mondays, 1 - 3:30 pm.

    Teaching Artist: James Bongartz
    Website: jamesbongartz.com

    • February 09, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
    • 8
    Register

    Show your love with a handmade valentine. Join this Online Knit-A-Long and complete a knitted heart with this quick Valentine’s Day project. Use for decoration, attach to a gift, or make a set of heart coasters. Finished size approx 5"w x 4"h. Bring to class US size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn in your choice of color & fiber. Prior knitting experience required, although instructor will provide extra support for beginner students interested in developing these new skills.

    This is an Online Class offered via Zoom. A Zoom account is required to attend.
    This class is also offered Thursday, February 11, 7 - 9 pm.

    Teaching Artist: Joy Spadafora

    • February 11, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
    • 8
    Register

    Show your love with a handmade valentine. Join this Online Knit-A-Long and complete a knitted heart with this quick Valentine’s Day project. Use for decoration, attach to a gift, or make a set of heart coasters. Finished size approx 5"w x 4"h. Bring to class US size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn in your choice of color & fiber. Prior knitting experience required, although instructor will provide extra support for beginner students interested in developing these new skills.

    This is an Online Class offered via Zoom. A Zoom account is required to attend.
    This class is also offered Tuesday, February 9, 9:30 - 11:30 am.

    Teaching Artist: Joy Spadafora

    • March 02, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 8
    Register

    This online Zoom class 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

    • March 03, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 6
    Register

    Online course requiring Zoom download/account to attend class virtually.

    This Online 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 provided.

    Teaching artist: Jill Tressel


    • March 06, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 10, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 8
    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.

    Teaching Artist: Kristin McMahon-Roba

    • March 11, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 15, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 6
    Register

    Online course requiring Zoom download/account to attend class virtually.

    You will learn the fundamentals of painting in gouache an opaque watercolor. Discovering essential techniques and practicing painting in a variety of environments. You will learn about different surfaces such as Mylar, toned papers, brushes, brands of gouache, and painters that use gouache and how to apply gouache at its traditional consistency of half and half and learn how to manipulate it too. From taking this course you will inform your hand eye coordination and your drawing and painting skills will improve also.

    Teaching Artist: Emily Hirtle


Past events

December 05, 2020 Small Works Show
October 31, 2020 Saturday #356 Everyone's An Artist Round II! 9:30 am - 12 pm
October 29, 2020 Thursday #20 I've Never Painted Before In My Life! 6:30 - 9 pm
October 29, 2020 Thursday #245 Improving Your Drawing and Painting Skills For Teens, 4:30 - 7 pm
October 29, 2020 Thursday #355 Oil Painting Studio with Instruction, 9:30 am - 12 pm
October 28, 2020 Wednesday ONLINE #228 Exploring Watercolor Painting 1 - 3 pm
October 28, 2020 Wednesday #78 Handmade Felting Techniques, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
October 27, 2020 Tuesday #242 Introduction to Oil Painting, 9:30 am - 12 pm
October 26, 2020 Monday #357 Painting from your own Photographs, 6:30 - 9 pm
October 24, 2020 9th Annual Juried Art Show
October 23, 2020 9th Annual Juried Art Show Opening
September 11, 2020 #347 Capturing Light and Atmosphere Plein Air, 9 am - 4 pm
September 06, 2020 Art on the Farm Sunday 9/6 10 am - 5 pm
September 04, 2020 Members Show - Hope and Perseverance
July 06, 2020 Week 3 #473 Advanced Sculpture 9 am - 12 pm
June 17, 2020 Joe Gyurcsak Painting Demo Presentation
May 13, 2020 Wednesday #338 Basics of Digital Photography 9:30 - 11:00 am
April 03, 2020 9th Juried Show: Exhibition
April 03, 2020 AOY Juried Art Show
March 20, 2020 Ellarslie Open 37: CALL FOR ART
March 07, 2020 THE PHOENIX SHOW: A Juried Exhibition
February 01, 2020 Saturday 323: Endless Possibilities: The Art of Collage Workshop
February 01, 2020 9th Juried Show: Call For Art
January 31, 2020 The Gallery @ Paragon: Open Call for Exhibits
January 21, 2020 Tuesday 197: Collage and Mixed Media
January 19, 2020 NEXUS: A Solo Exhibition by James Bongartz
January 09, 2020 Thursday 20: I've Never Painted Before In My Life!
January 09, 2020 Thursday 245: Improving Your Drawing and Painting Skills For Teens
January 09, 2020 Thursday 118: Color Concepts
January 09, 2020 Thursday 174: Oil Painting Studio with Instruction
January 08, 2020 Wednesday 307: Creative Photography
January 08, 2020 Wednesday 213: Watercolor Studio with Instruction
January 08, 2020 Wednesday 78: Handmade Felting Techniques
January 07, 2020 Tuesday 273: Drawing Concepts II
January 07, 2020 Tuesday 242 Introduction to Oil Painting
January 06, 2020 Monday 303: Shibori Dyeing
January 06, 2020 Monday 199: Approaching Abstraction
October 26, 2019 126 Cartoons and Comic Books
October 26, 2019 278 Color and Composition with Watercolor and Gouache
October 24, 2019 20 I've Never Painted Before In My Life!
October 24, 2019 245 Improving Your Drawing and Painting Skills For Teens
October 24, 2019 228 Exploring Watercolor Painting
October 24, 2019 174 Oil Painting Studio with Instruction
October 23, 2019 213 Watercolor Studio with Instruction
October 23, 2019 78 Handmade Felting Techniques
October 22, 2019 20 I've Never Painted Before In My Life!
October 21, 2019 303 Shibori Dyeing
October 21, 2019 305 Block Printing Without a Press
October 21, 2019 273 Drawing Concepts II
October 21, 2019 199: Approaching Abstraction
October 18, 2019 Monthly Speaker Event

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