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

Drawing and Painting Basics: Day Class

Painting by Rhona Candeloro

Oil painting by Rhona Candeloro

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Rhona Candeloro
Length: 8 weeks
Mondays, Jan.8-Feb.26, 2018
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $190 Member, $210 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. Several sessions will include models with the focus on figure drawing. As you work in pencil, pastels, oil or acrylic paint, 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. Materials list provided.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf)  REGISTER NOW

 


Monday PM Art Classes

Open Sculpture with George McMonigle

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 10 studentsgeorge_mcmonigle_portrait_class
Instructor: George McMonigle
Length: 5 weeks
Mondays, Jan.8-Feb.5, 2018
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)

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sculptor, you will expand your skills and talents in this class. 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. We will have a live model with her pet Boston Terrier “Lilly.” You may purchase clay at first session or provide your own.

Sculpture by George McMonigle

Sculpture by George McMonigle

 

Material list

  1. Oil base modeling clay sufficient for the size of you sculpture. Sculptex, from Smooth-On is an excellent choice.
  2. Wood Base and aluminum armature wire.
  3. Clay modeling tools sets of wood or metal and wire hoops and scrapers.

 

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Tuesday PM Art Classes

Beginning Drawing: 8-Weeks

Beginning Drawing classes with Martin Pieczonka

Beginning Drawing classes with Martin Pieczonka

Level: All levels
Limit 10 students
Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 8 weeks
Tuesdays, Jan.9-Feb.27, 2018
Time: 9:30am -12:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $190 Member, $210 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 variety of 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

Still Life Painting Class with Martin M. Pieczonka, Chester Springs Studio, Chester County

Still Life Painting Class with Martin M. Pieczonka

Still Life Painting

Level: All levels
Limit 10 students

Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 8 weeks
Tuesdays, Jan.9 – Feb.27, 2018
Time: 1:30am – 4:30pm

Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $190 Member, $210 Non-member

Do you want to learn more about painting and still life? Have fun making bold marks with oil paint or pastels. Create work at your own pace learning about value, color, line, form and composition. Still Life Painting will help you understand proportional divisions of the subject, establish basic structure, and emphasize large shapes of light and shadow. For beginning to intermediate students.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf)  REGISTER NOW

 


 

Tuesday PM Art Classes

Beginning Drawing: 4-Weeks

Beginning Drawing classes with Martin Pieczonka

Beginning Drawing classes with Martin Pieczonka

Level: All levels
Limit 10 students
Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 4 weeks
Date 1: Tuesdays, Jan.9 – 30, 2018
Date 2: Tuesdays, Feb.6 – 27, 2018
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

 


Wednesday PM Art Classes

Contemporary Still Life Paintingpeaches

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 10 students
Instructor: Claire Haik
Length: 8 weeks
Wednesdays, Jan.10 – Feb.28, 2018
Time: 9:30-12:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $190 Member, $210 Non-member

Delve into the exciting world of still life painting and change the way you see the world around you! This class will teach a contemporary approach to still life painting. Using bold colors and energetic brushwork you will learn how to create fresh and compelling paintings inspired by everyday objects. Learn how to quickly identify values, block in masses, mix clean and accurate colors, and create strong compositions. Working from teacher provided setups and from your own objects students will learn methods for lighting and arranging still lifes to paint from. Students can work at their own pace and are welcome to work on their own projects. Material list provided.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf) REGISTER NOW

 


 

Wednesday 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: 8 weeks
Wednesdays, Jan.10 – Feb.28, 2018
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $190 Member, $210 Non-member

This class will take your experience of landscape painting to the next level. Together we will explore and discuss in-depth topics specific to landscape painting. We will investigate how to create tree portraits that convey the personality and movement of a tree. How to paint water so that it shimmers. How to communicate the changing facets of different rocks in different environments. How to paint a grassy field in a clean, simplistic manner. How to portray the quality of light at different times of the day. How to integrate a figure into the landscape. Along with many other topics. Throughout each lesson, our main focus will be how to keep painterly while communicating the complicated forms found in nature. I will show examples of contemporary painters and give demonstrations throughout the class. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal style and are welcome to work on their own projects.

MATERIALS LIST (pdf) REGISTER NOW

 


 

Wednesday PM Art Classes

Drawing and Painting Basics: Evening Class10906412_10205100034252565_7721213723193643261_n

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Rhona Candeloro
Length: 8 weeks/ 2 hr. class
Wednesdays, Jan.10 – Feb.28, 2018
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $150 Member, $170 Non-Member

The emphasis of this two-hour 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 acrylic paint, 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. Materials list provided.

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: 10 Weeks
Thursdays, January 11-March 1
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).

PURCHASE 5-WEEK CARD  PURCHASE 10-WEEK CARD

 


 

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