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2021 spring i classes

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    • March 01, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 6
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    This is a painting class designed for all levels beginner to advanced. The student will develop their own painting skills through creative and technical approaches. They will learn to make great choices during the process of conceptualizing their photo reference.

    Techniques:

    • Color mixing to achieve great value changes as well as dynamic warm verse cool temperature colors while painting.
    • Brush application will be reviewed and discussed.
    • Visual presentations on the importance of composition and strategies that you can apply.
    • Group critiques as they paint for each student to gain encouragement and improvement.

    Teaching Artist: Renee Egan


    • March 02, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 3
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    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.

    This class is also offered Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm.

    Teaching artist: Jim Bongartz
    Website: jamesbongartz.com


    • March 02, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 3
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    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.

    Teaching artist: Nancy Shill

    • March 03, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 0
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    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


    • March 03, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 07, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 0
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    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 04, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 0
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    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


    • March 04, 2021
    • (EST)
    • April 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 6
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    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


    • June 18, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 20, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067
    • 12
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    Skill level – Beginner to Advanced

    This workshop’s main objective is to teach artists how to see and paint with more confidence, to learn how to create wonderfully energized plein air paintings which capture the unique light and atmosphere the artist envisioned from the moment of their inspiration.

    Each day will include a demo, short lecture, AM painting scene, PM painting scene, solid individual guidance and valuable critiques, group critique optional. Drawing, Composition, Value, Color, Edges and Paint and Surface Manipulation will be covered.

    Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor mediums are welcome.

    ** Joseph has also added a bonus to this 3 day event of a "Painting A Day Give-Away". Participant names go in a hat, someone draws a name, the winner goes home with an original Joseph Gyurcsak painting!!! Sweet deal -- Thank you Joseph!

    Teaching Artist: Joseph Gyurcsak
    Artist's website: www.josephgyurcsak.com


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