ADULT PAINTING, DRAWING & SCULPTURE CLASSES

Explore and develop your art skills in our painting, drawing, plein air and watercolor classes. Adult art classes and workshops are available to students 16 years and older with the exception of Life Drawing (18 and up). Some art classes have a materials list (see description). Click on the link to download file, or pick up list in our main office.


Monday AM Art Classes

Painting Basics: Day Class

Oil painting by Rhona Candeloro

Oil painting by Rhona Candeloro

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Rhona Candeloro
Length: 4 weeks
Mondays, June 26 – July 24 (no class July 3)
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $95 Member, $105 Non-member

The emphasis of the Painting Basics class will be learning to draw and paint through the exploration of basic techniques. As you work in either pencil, oil, acrylic or pastel, you are drawing and composing in value and colors. In this art class, we will learn how to use these concepts to achieve your particular goals or ideas by studying how light defines shape and color, allowing form to emerge. There is no experience necessary. Everyone works at their own pace and level.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf)   REGISTER NOW

 


Monday PM Art Classes

Mastering the Art of Portrait Sculpture

Portrait sculpture by George McMonigle.

Portrait sculpture by George McMonigle.

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 10 students
Instructor: George McMonigle
Length: 5 weeks
Mondays, July 10 – August 7
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $140 Member, $155 Non-Member
($20 Materials fee to be paid to instructor at first class)

A five-week workshop with George McMonigle, NSS, SAA .  Students will be guided through the development of portrait sculpture in water based clay starting with the development of the armature. Working from a live model or your photographs if you prefer, the class will focus on how to create the basic forms behind every portrait and evolve into the likeness and character unique to every portrait. There will be hands on demonstration of tools and clay techniques to help you master the material.

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Tuesday PM Art Classes

Landscape Painting: June 27 – July 25 (no class July 4)

Plein Air Painting Classes in Chester Springs, Chester County

“East to West” by Martin M. Pieczonka

Level: All levels
Limit 10 students

Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 4 weeks
Tuesdays, June 27 – July 25 (no class July 4)
Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm

Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $95 Member, $105 Non-member

Enjoy the beauty of Spring in Chester Springs outdoors as we explore and express the landscape in oil paint. In this class, learn visual skills enabling you to compose a strong composition and mix colors. Drawing with the brush will be emphasized to develop brushwork skills. Demonstrations will be conducted in simplifying and blocking in the painting with bold brush strokes and direct color mixing. A materials list is provided.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf)  REGISTER NOW

 


 

Tuesday PM Art Classes

Landscape Painting: August 1 – 22

"The Power House" by Martin M. Pieczonka

“The Power House” by Martin M. Pieczonka

Level: All levels
Limit 10 students

Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 4 weeks
Tuesdays, August 1 – 22
Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm

Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $95 Member, $105

Non-member Enjoy the beauty of Spring in Chester Springs outdoors as we explore and express the landscape in oil paint. In this class, learn visual skills enabling you to compose a strong composition and mix colors. Drawing with the brush will be emphasized to develop brushwork skills. Demonstrations will be conducted in simplifying and blocking in the painting with bold brush strokes and direct color mixing. A materials list is provided.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf)  REGISTER NOW

 


Tuesday PM Art Classes

Beginning Drawing: June 27 – July 25 (no class July 4)

Beginning Drawing classes with Martin Pieczonka

Beginning Drawing classes with Martin Pieczonka

Level: All levels
Limit 10 students
Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 4 weeks
Tuesdays, June 27 – July 25 (no class July 4)
Time: 6:30 -9:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $95 Member, $105 Non-member

Draw what you see by learning to see what you draw. This class will introduce you to visual techniques that make drawing rewarding and fun. Discover ways to express form by establishing the underlying structure from a variety of still life objects. We will focus on drawing a new, uncluttered still life each week using graphite, charcoal, or the drawing material of your choice. You will receive individual encouragement and support of your achievements as you progress at your pace. Instructor demonstrations will help you to understand techniques and materials. This is a great class for young students to develop skills for creating a portfolio. A materials list is provided.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf) REGISTER NOW

 


 

Tuesday PM Art Classes

Beginning Drawing: August 1 – 22

Beginning Drawing classes with Martin Pieczonka

Beginning Drawing classes with Martin Pieczonka

Level: All levels
Limit 10 students
Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 4 weeks Tuesdays, August 1 – 22
Time: 6:30 -9:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $95 Member, $105 Non-member

Draw what you see by learning to see what you draw. This class will introduce you to visual techniques that make drawing rewarding and fun. Discover ways to express form by establishing the underlying structure from a variety of still life objects. We will focus on drawing a new, uncluttered still life each week using graphite, charcoal, or the drawing material of your choice. You will receive individual encouragement and support of your achievements as you progress at your pace. Instructor demonstrations will help you to understand techniques and materials. This is a great class for young students to develop skills for creating a portfolio. A materials list is provided.

CANCELLED

 


 

Wednesday PM Art Classes

Painting Basics: Evening Class10906412_10205100034252565_7721213723193643261_n

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Rhona Candeloro
Length: 5 weeks/ 2 hr. class
Wednesdays, June 28 – July 26
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $90 Member, $100 Non-Member

The emphasis of this 2-hour Painting Basics class will be learning to draw and paint through the exploration of basic techniques. As you work in either pencil, oil, acrylic or pastel, you are drawing and composing in value and colors. In this art class, we will learn how to use these concepts to achieve your particular goals or ideas by studying how light defines shape and color, allowing form to emerge. There is no experience necessary. Everyone works at their own pace and level.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf)  REGISTER NOW

 


Thursday AM Art Classes

Plein Air Painting

Level: Beginner to AdvancedLandscape painting with Claire Haik at Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, Chester County.
Limit: 10 students
Instructor: Claire Haik
Length: 4 weeks
Thursdays, July 20-August 10
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $95 Member, $105 Non-member

Explore landscape painting and see how the beauty of the landscape can be captured through the rhythms of verticals and horizontals, the push and pull of shapes and colors, the distribution of space, and the simplification of masses. Demonstrations and discussions will further reveal how landscape painters through time have harnessed nature’s beauty to create visual power. Students may work with oil or acrylic paint.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf)  REGISTER NOW

 


 

Thursday PM Art Classes

Contemporary Painting Techniques

Landscape Painting classes with Claire Haik at Chester Springs Studio in Chester Springs, Chester County. Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 10 students
Instructor: Claire Haik
Length: 4 weeks
Thursdays, July 20-August 10
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $95 Member, $105 Non-member

Make fresh looking paintings with bold colors and energetic brushwork. Working from the still life, interiors, and landscapes this class will hone your technical skills and intuitive eye. Students will learn how to quickly identify values, mix accurate colors, create strong compositions, and use their brushwork to their advantage. We will make lots of fast paintings in this class using large brushes and really explore what paint can do!

MATERIALS LIST (pdf) REGISTER NOW

 


 

Thursday PM Art Classes

Life Drawing and Painting

Life Drawing and Painting at Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, Chester County

Life Drawing and Painting at Chester Springs Studio

Level: All levels
Limit 12 students
Class Monitor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 8 Weeks
Thursdays, June 29-August 17
Time: 6:45 – 9:45pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition:
10-week card: $125 Member, $145 Non-Member
5-week card: $85 Member, $95 Non-Member

The Life Drawing and Painting sessions presents an opportunity to draw, paint or sculpt from the human figure without formal instruction. Students may preregister for a 5 or 10-week class card. Cards are valid for one year from date of purchase, and will be distributed at the first class you attend. Drop-ins are welcome at $20 member/$22 non-member per class (pay at door).

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