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
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
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
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
But guess what? You can easily learn how by 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 blocking-in methods while developing subject matter with expressive color and brushwork. The instructor will give demonstrations and students will start off creating studies of simple still life to learn basic techniques in color mixing and building volume and space. The instructor will offer critiques that assist in constructive problem solving. 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: Jo-Ann Osnoe
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.
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
This 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 emailed.
Teaching Artist: Jill Tressel
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.
We will explore color theory and composition using loose and direct methods of Watercolor and Gouache applications.
Still life as well as photographic reference will be our source for imagery.
We will discuss and apply our skills to create a working palette while mixing, glazing and creating washes with transparent watercolor.
This class meets on Saturday mornings, 9:30AM - 12 PM and is open to beginner and intermediate adults.
It is ideal for adults with day jobs who want to explore watercolor in a friendly and productive environment.
Repeat students are welcome to continue through heir creative journey.
PLEASE NOTE: there is no class on November 23rd due to the AOY Fine Craft show.
Teaching Artist: Aida Birriteri
949 Mirror Lake RoadYardley, PA 19067215.493.1205