Summer Adult Art Classes are currently available online!

Session 2 starts the week of July 17

The deadline to sign up for Session 2 classes is Wednesday, July 12th

Sign up today for one of our abrreviated 4 week summer classes:

Oil Painting (session 2),
Drawing Fundamentals (2),
Painting Open Studio,
Acrylics (2),
Pen & Ink & Watercolor (2),
Stained Glass,
Still with a Life of Watercolors (2), and
Open Model Session

Or some of our newer offerings:

Architectural Subjects Your Way, and
Drawing From Nature with Confidence

So check out our Summer Art offerings today!

We also have a variety of Workshops available this summer!

Sign up today for: Color Theory Workshop, and Figure Drawing From Imagination.

Click here to go to our online registration and sign up today!

Or call the office at 814-234-2740 or email us at with questions.

Click here for a PDF of the SUMMER 2017 classes -- download it, fill it out, print it and then mail to: Art Alliance, PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851.

Summer Art Camps 2017

Our new Summer Art Camps are here!

If you would like to see our Summer Kids Art Camps, check out the selections online and then sign up -- here is a link to our online registration system. Use the pull down menu and find Youth Summer Camps 2017.

Click here to download a PDF of the Summer Art Camp 2017 brochure.

Here is a list of some of the camps still available:

Preschool Camp! for kids ages 4-6 -- FULL

Preschool Camp! -- July 5-7, 9:30-11:30am

Our special camp for young art lovers! Geared to those who haven't attended kindergarten yet, looking for a first art camp experience.

Morning Camps for kids ages 5-8

Planes, Trains and Automobiles -- June 19-23

Travel through the world of art by flying, driving and designing your own vehicles! Inspred by Calder and Brotherton, we'll us plastic, paper mache, painted paper & more.

Wild Things -- July 24-28

Fun monster and wild thing creations and a rumpus, too. We'll do some 3D, make a pillow and illustrate in the style of Sendak. Of course, we will all get to be king!

Tacky and Friends -- Aug 21-25

Helen Lester's characters make for a great week of art! Lots of fun animal art, stories and answers to important questions such as "how many toes does a fish have?"

Afternoon Art Camps for kids ages 7-12

Eric Carle Week -- June 19-23

You'll throw, splatter, rub and generally "mess" with paint to create interesting, one-of-a-kind papers and then use them to illustrate books, just like Eric Carle's.

Under the Sea -- June 26-30

Inspired by all that is colorful in the deep oceans and reefs of the world, we'll make fish mobiles, sculptures, collages, watercolor paintings and other multimedia art.

Paint & Paper Palooza! -- July 5-7

This time it is 3 days of messy, creative fun ripping, splattering, gluing and printing with paints and different papers.

Tour of Europe -- August 7-11

Explore historic and contemporary art and culture from Germany, Ireland, France and Spain in a multimedia week that culminates with an exhibition.

Under the Sea -- June 26-30

Inspired by all that is colorful in the deep oceans and reefs of the world, we'll make fish mobiles, sculptures, collages, watercolor paintings and other multimedia art.

Afternoon Art Camps for ages 9 and up

Acrylic Painting Masterpieces -- July 24-28

Learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting from a professional artist! Create paintings covering several themes including self-portrait, cartoon characters, landscapes and abstract art.

Clay Camp

Explore hand-building techniques and learn how to use patterns and textures to decorate surfaces. All materials and time for glazing are included. Our returning and older students will have expanded options.

Middle & High School students art classes

Painting Exploration through the Ages -- Aug 21-25

Did you know the earliest paintings are over 40,000 years old? This class is an exploration of painting through the ages from cave paintings to landscapes, through abstract to portraits.


Call our office at 814-234-2740 or email us at


Special Kid's Summer Art Workshop -- Alebrijes & More!

for kids ages 9–12

June 19, 21, 26, and 28 -- OR / and

July 3, 5, 10 and 17


with instructor Ana Peters

Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. In the 1930s, his work caught the attention of a gallery owner in Cuernavaca, a tourist destination in the south of Mexico, and later, of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, making them popular among their artistic circle.

We are creating a unique Art Experience for your children at the Art Alliance Studio. This will be a magical and mysterious workshop where the young artist will be able to let their imagination run free while creating papier-mâché figurines. Colorful patterns will decorate their creations using acrylics, brushes and a variety of tools. A final coat of shiny gloss will give a nice finish to those mystical characters. These characters will be designed after each participant develops a short story of their individual Alebrije background, characteristics and special features.

The students will also create an enchanted forest and additionally, mini alebrijes that will complement the installation that we will display on Saturday July 22nd at 10:00 AM. The reception will showcase the participants’ artwork made during this amazing Summer Children’s Workshop.

Two Alebrijes workshops with instructor Ana Peters will be held at the upstairs studio on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 to 6:15 PM.

The first workshop is June 19, 21, 26, and 28. The second workshop is July 3, 5, 10 and 17.

You can take one, or if you want to continue making more alebrijes, do both! All the materials, snacks and drinks will be provided.

Click here to sign up online!

choose Youth Summer Camps from the dropdown menu and then look for Alebrijes! Workshops!

Or call us at 814-234-2740 or email us with questions


Pottery Throwing Class

at the Potters Guild of the Art Alliance in Lemont

Aug 8, 15, 22, 29; or Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26  -- 6–9pm

with instructor Lynn Ann Verbeck

$180 for Potters Guild Members; $210 for non-members

Lynn Ann Verbeck will teach an 8 week throwing class for students 18 and over. Students at all levels are welcome. The tuition for the course includes use of tools, glazing and firing fees. In addition, students must pay $15 for clay at the beginning of the first class.

Contact LINDA GONCALVES by email, if you want to take the class,


PopUp Art Classes

We are excited to be able to provide "PopUp" art classes for those who are interested in a two-hour art adventure that requires no experience and nothing to bring!

Gather your friends, invite your relatives or come alone and enjoy an opportunity to try something new or indulge a long-lost hobby with no long-term commitment or investment required.

Snacks and drinks are included as well and all necessary supplies will be provided for your use.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person.

Summer Pop-Ups are here!

Hammered Flower & Leaf Prints Kids Pop Up Art Class

July 8,  11–12:30 or 1:30–3

at Rhoneymeade Sculpture Garden & Arboretum

for parents & kids!

with instructor Julia Nelson, cost $15

Have fun learning to use a hammer to make hammered flower and leaf prints. Children will have a chance to collect some plant material to use, as well as the flowers provided, to create botanical prints. You may bring some flowers or leaves from home to try, if you wish -- bold or dark colors are recommended.

For children ages 8 and up
Family members may enjoy exploring Rhoneymeade's grounds during their visit.

Please note: participating children must be capable of using a hammer. Parents are welcome to stay to assist their child.

In the event of inclement weather, the pop-up will be held indoors.

To sign up please call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or email us at

Click here for Rhoneymeade's website and directions.


Color Theory Workshop

July 8–9 (Sat & Sun), 10am–3pm

Instructor -- Sean Bodley

This workshop is for artists interested in expanding their understanding of color and how colors interact in an artwork. We will look at color in art history from around the world and practice techniques to enhance our color perception. Students will experiment with tools to invent creative color schemes and learn about balancing color in a composition. Demonstrations will be given for all major concepts and individual instruction throughout the class. All experience levels welcome, however prior experience with the paints of your choice are recommended. A list of recommended pigments will be sent at least two weeks prior to class. Students may choose between acrylic, oil, watercolor, or other paints to practice.

Fee: $140.00

To sign up, please go online and select Summer 2017 Adult Ed and look for the workshop or call our office at 814-234-2740.

Figure Drawing from Imagination Workshop

Aug 12-13 (Sat & Sun), 10 am–3 pm

with instructor Sean Bodley

This workshop is for people who are interested in capturing the dynamic energy of the human figure in a drawing. We will look at a variety of approaches to this timeless subject and practice a range of techniques. Tools will be shared to help visualize the figure, breakdown proportions, and see skeletal and muscular anatomy. Demonstrations will be given for all major concepts and individual instruction throughout the class. All experience levels welcome, however the ability to draw a sphere, cube, and cylinder from imagination is recommended to get the most out of the workshop. A list of recommended materials will be sent at least two weeks prior to class.

Fee: $140.00

To sign up, please go online and select Summer 2017 Adult Ed and look for the workshop or call our office at 814-234-2740.


Watercolor Plein Air Workshop

September 22 & 23, 10am–4pm

at Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden
177 Rimmey Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828

with instructor Lena Thynell

For the intermediate / experienced watercolor painter who is unfamiliar with painting outdoors, on location, and would like to learn and practice how to paint outdoors, "en plein air". The workshop will cover tools and materials, selecting a dramatic composition, simplifying it, observing the light and shadows and experience how the paper and paint reacts when painting outdoors. We will start and finish both days in the classroom. Lena will paint demos outdoors weather permitting. Students don't have to have tripods/ easels for outdoor painting. The garden has benches and chairs.

The class is limited to 15 students. Bring your own lunch and beverage.

For list of materials, email Lena@LenaThynellWatercolor 


To sign up, please go online and select Fall 2017 Adult Ed and look for the workshop or call our office at 814-234-2740.

Inservice Days -- none available at the moment

Programs run from 9:00am - 3:00pm

Each day is separate from the others - you may sign up for which ever day(s) suit your schedule. Participants are to bring their own peanut-free lunch. All art supplies and a snack are provided.

Fee for each child, per day, is $35. Limited to 12 participants.

Register Online!

Use this link and select "Youth Winter/Spring 2017" from drop-down Session menu then click on Search button.

Art Alliance members and parents who registered previously and have online accounts (select "forgot password" for login help) go ahead and login and sign up. New particpatnts will need to set up a family account.

Use parent name and contact info to set up account and then you will add your children's info in the next step when processing registration. Once one-time setup is completed you can use this account for all future Art Alliance registrations.

Registrations also accepted by email: or by calling 814-234-2740.