ADULT FINE ART CLASSES

Explore and develop your art skills in our oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, plein air, drawing, sculpture, textile, mixed media, print making, photography and digital media 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

Drawing and Painting Basics

Drawing & Painting classes with Rhona Candeloro

Oil painting by Rhona Candeloro.

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Rhona Candeloro
Length: 8 weeks
Mondays, Sept.10 – Oct.29, 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $200 Member, $220 Non-member

The emphasis of the Drawing and Painting Basics class will be learning to draw and paint through the exploration of basic classical techniques. As you work in pencil pastels, oil or acrylics, you are drawing and composing in tonal values as well as colors. In this class, you will learn how to train your eyes to see values by studying how light defines shape and color, allowing form to emerge. We will use these concepts to achieve your particular goals. There is no experience necessary. Everyone works at their own pace and level. Material list is provided.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf)  REGISTER NOW

 

 

 


 

 

Monday PM Art Classes

Ikebana—the Japanese Art of Arranging Flowers

Ikebana arrangement by José Juico. Pottery by Nell Hazinski.

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: José Juico
Length: 8 weeks
Mondays, Oct.22 – Nov.19, 2018
Time: 2 – 5 pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $110 Member, $125 Non-member

 

Learn the art of Ikebana—the ancient Japanese art form of floral arrangement. The translation of the word “ikebana” means “Living Flowers” or “Making Flowers Came Alive.” Ikebana is learned by practicing a set of principles that determine stem placement, scale and choice of container. The result is a stunning and distinct style of floral arrangement. Classes include demonstrations, vocabulary, and hands-on participation. Students learn how to prepare and condition materials, develop compositions, the mechanics of assembling components, and the fine art of showing the beauty of the flower, branch and leaf without any one element competing with the others. Each week students will bring home an ikebana arrangement of their own creation. When floral composition and arranging follows the principles of ikebana the resulting arrangement is one of sculpted elegance.

Material list is provided.

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Monday PM Art Classes

Open Sculpture with George McMonigle

Sculpture by George McMonigle.

Sculpture by George McMonigle.

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 10 students
Instructor: George McMonigle
Length: 5 weeks
Date: Mondays, Oct.22 – Nov.19, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $120 Member, $140 Non-member
Act 48 Credits

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sculptor, you will expand your skills and talents in this workshop. As the Director of sculpture for the Franklin Mint, George McMonigle has worked with award winning sculptors around the world to perfect their skills and talents. You will be working in oil based modeling clay on a subject of your choosing. Do you want to explore a particular subject like birds, animals or a portrait? Bring your ideas to the first class, and you will be walked through the design and composition stage and on to the execution of your sculpture in the round. If you would like to work on a relief or plaque, that would be great! The goal will be to enjoy the process of creating sculpture while learning in a manner that you can apply to your future works.

 

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Tuesday AM Art Classes

Drawing by Martin Pieczonka.

Beginning Drawing

Level: All levels
Limit 10 students
Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 5 weeks
Tuesdays, Oct.16-Nov.13
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $120 Member, $140 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 simple 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

 

 


 

Notan Watercolor

Watercolor by Thomas O’Brien.

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Thomas O’Brien
Length: 5 weeks
Tuesdays, Oct.2 – Oct.30
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Lincoln Classroom
Tuition: $120 Member, $140 Non-member

Enjoy the beauty of Historic Yellow Springs as you learn watercolor techniques used in the ancient Japanese art of Notan. A Japanese word meaning ” dark-light,” Notan as it relates to art, is defined as the interaction between positive and negative space. Build a solid foundation in your painting through the use of shape and form. Learn to capture the essence of the surface by addressing the view, lighting, background and composition.

Students learn to : 

  • Improve observation skills
  • Develop color and value relationships
  • Build harmony through design and composition

The theory behind Notan is that positive and negative areas should complement one another. They must coexist without one dominating the other. All levels of experience welcomed. Materials list provided.

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Tuesday PM Art Classes

Landscape Painting En Plein Air

Oil painting by Martin Pieczonka.

Level: All levels
Limit 10 students
Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 5 weeks
Tuesdays, Oct.16-Nov.13
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $120 Member, $140 Non-member

Enjoy the beauty of autumn in Chester Springs 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

 

 


 

Wednesday AM Art Classes

Plein Air Landscape Painting

Oil painting by Claire Haik.

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 10 students
Instructor: Claire Haik
Length: 5 weeks
Date 1: Wednesdays, Sept.12-Oct.10
Date 2: Wednesdays, Oct.17-Nov.14

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $130 Member, $150 Non-member

Explore landscape painting with Claire Haik and see how the beauty of the landscape is 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. These critical painting components are essential for the development of strong compositions. Demonstrations and discussions will further reveal how landscape painters through time have harnessed nature’s beauty to create visual power. Enjoy painting the landscape in a fun, relaxed environment; a perfect way to enjoy the changing seasons on the magnificent grounds of the Historic Yellow Springs Art Center! Students may work with oil or acrylic paint.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf) REGISTER NOW

 

 


 

Learn from the Old Masters

Oil painting by Thomas O’Brien.

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Thomas O’Brien
Length: 5 weeks
Wednesdays, Oct.3-Oct.31
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Lincoln Building Classroom
Tuition: $120 Member, $140 Non-member

We all enjoy looking at the seasons. The shapes, colors, light and shades. The way nature has sculpted the land; there is so much beauty on the surface, creating wonderful scenery. Light has a way of abstracting realism in a perfect way. Let’s give life to the landscape and develop and improve your observational skills by teaching you to understand the relationship to what is there in front of you. Students will learn step by step from the “Old Masters’. Personal attention will be given to each student to address challenges at their individual skill level and pace. No previous experience is necessary. Material list will be provided.

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Wednesday PM Art Classes

Landscape Painting in the Studio

Landscape Painting classes with Claire Haik at Chester Springs Studio in Chester Springs, Chester County.

Oil painting by Claire Haik.

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 10 students
Instructor: Claire Haik
Length: 5 weeks
Date 1: Wednesdays, Sept.12-Oct.10
Date 2: Wednesdays, Oct.17-Nov.14

Time: 1:30 – 4:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $130 Member, $150 Non-member

Learn to create dynamic and striking landscape paintings working from photographs in this 5-week class. Together we will explore strategies for interpreting and enhancing photographic references to create lively and expressive paintings and hone our understanding of color, value, line, shape, and composition. Creativity is encouraged, and students are invited to work with any combination of 2D media that inspires them the most (including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, collage, etc.). Material list provided.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf) REGISTER NOW

 


 

Wednesday PM Art Classes

Painting Basics: Evening Class

Painting classes, Chester County, Chester Springs, Chester Springs Studio

“Painting Basics” with Rhona Candeloro

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Rhona Candeloro
Length: 8 weeks
Wednesdays, Sept. 12 – Oct.31
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $180 Member, $200 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 PM Art Classes

Life Drawing and Painting

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

Life drawing at Chester Springs Studio.

Level: All levels
Limit 12 students
Class Monitor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 10 Weeks
Thursdays, Sept.13-Nov.15
Time: 6:45 – 9:45pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: 10-week card: $130 Member, $150 Non-Member
5-week card: $90 Member, $100 Non-Member

This class presents the opportunity to draw, paint or sculpt from the human figure without formal instruction. Students may pre-register for a 5 or 10-week class card. Drop-ins are welcome at $20 member and $22 non-member per class and must pay the monitor at the beginning of each class.

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Friday AM Art Classes

Faux Batik and Batik

Batik by Jean-Marie Baldwin.

Level: All levels
Limit 10 students
Instructor: Jean-Marie Baldwin
Length: 5 weeks
Fridays, Oct.19-Nov.16
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $130 Member, $150 Non-member
Material Fee: $60 (payable to instructor at first class)

In the Faux Batik and Batik five-week class we will be working with hot wax on silk, creating images through layering of dyes, using the wax as a resist. Instruction and demos for both Faux Batik and true Batik will be covered. We will approach both applications in a more painterly manner than the traditional batik. One may work subjectively or abstractly. Students will work on silk scarves, shawls, yardage or wall hangings depending on their preference. All levels of experience are welcomed.

All materials are provided by instructor.

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