2013 Winter Classes
Art Alliance Of Central PA
Art Alliance Classes Winter 2013
Classes begin the week of January 14.
Get a 10% discount on your class fee!
Sign up a friend who has never taken an Art Alliance class before, and both of you will
earn a 10% discount on your class fees.
The full schedule with registration forms is available as a pdf file for printing.
If you prefer not to use online registration, a Registration Form can be filled in
directly on the screen (except for credit card info), and then printed and mailed
to the Art Alliance.
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Jennifer Kane 814-574-0948
9 - noon Mondays 7 weeks
Enjoy interacting with other painters while receiving
instruction on oil painting materials and methods.
Instructor uses demonstrations and feedback
on your current projects to teach how to
create expressive work through knowledge of fundamental art principles.
Veronica Winters 235-9785
1 – 4 pm Mondays 8 weeks
Russian-American artist Veronica Winters
teaches this Basic Drawing class which
focuses on fundamentals of realist drawing.
Shading, lighting, perspective, and the sketching of objects and
surroundings are principal to understanding important concepts
in art. The class is limited to still life, animals and landscape drawing, with
emphasis on light and how it affects form. Students are expected to work from
life unless noted otherwise. Supplies should be brought to the first class
(Suggested: 9x12" or larger Strathmore or Canson drawing pad, kneaded eraser,
4-6B, 2B,HB,2H graphite pencils). Advanced artists may work in color with
colored pencils and pastels. Teens 14 and up are welcome to enroll.
| Soft Pastel Chalks – Reflections of
Ana Peters 814-954-7117 firstname.lastname@example.org
6 – 9 pm Mondays 8 weeks
Come and learn how to render landscapes, seascapes, and elements from
nature. We will take our inspiration from paintings or photographs. Each
participant will choose a personal project, so it doesn’t matter whether you are
a beginner, intermediate or advanced student. As long as you enjoy working
with soft pastel chalks, this is the class for you! Please bring pastels, canson
paper and drawing supplies to the first class.
Painting Open Studio
Coordinator: Susan Graham 234-2990 email@example.com
9 - noon Tuesdays 8 weeks
Paint on your own in an unstructured environment. No prior class
attendance required and you may attend as suits your schedule on a
Fee per session : Members $7; non-members $10.
Portraiture in Dry Media for all levels
Chuck Hall 349-5845 firstname.lastname@example.org
1:30 – 4:30 pm Tuesdays 6 weeks
Come and learn the basics of drawing a head in the dry medium of your
choice; soft pencils, graphite, carbon pencil, charcoal, and pastel (in color or
monochrome). You will be working from live sitters only so please leave your
cameras at home. This class is meant to make you work from reality, not
a photograph of your subject. In each session you will complete at least one
drawing—no homework. We will go from line or contour renderings to fully
developed tonal portraits and, finally, into full color finished heads. The model
will sit for three hours of intensive scrutiny and you goal will be to make her
or him realize that they are not wasting their time. Beginners welcome.
Sequential Art for Comics CANCELLED
Jason Lenox 814-232-0259 email@example.com
6:15 – 8:15 pm Tuesdays 6 weeks
Students will learn a philosophy and the practical “hands
on” of taking a written script and turning it into an illustrated
comic page. Teens 13+ are welcome to be part of this
| Sculpture Open Studio
Coordinator: Mary Lee Kerr 466-6050 firstname.lastname@example.org
9 am – noon Wednesdays 8 weeks
Join other sculptors for weekly open studio sessions without an instructor.
Exchange ideas, techniques and constructive critiques. Bring your own
materials. All levels welcome. Drop-in basis.
Fee per session: $7 members; $10 non-members
Color: Its History & Practical Application
Sarah Pollock 574-6799 CANCELLED
1 – 4 pm Wednesdays 6 weeks
This class will provide a general history of color to
demystify its use for beginning and intermediate
artists. Part art history and part hands-on
experimentation, we will look at notable works by
both famous and contemporary artists, examine the history and cultural
significance of pigments,and explore techniques to help strengthen your use of
color. You may work in the medium of your choice.
| Stained Glass
Ken Plattner 814-360-8571 email@example.com
6:30 – 9:30 pm Wednesdays 8 weeks
For beginning & advanced students. Beginners make a small project and learn
the basics of copper foil and stained glass work. Call Ken about materials before
the first class.
Creating Mood in Watercolor Still Life
Michele Rivera 814-880-6034
9 am - noon Thursdays 8 weeks
OR 1 – 4 pm Thursdays 8 weeks
Those who wish to acquire or improve their basic to
advancedskills in layout as preparation for watercolor
should try this session. Creating a mood and
improving the impact of lighting in your paintings will be emphasized. Students
will learn techniques to make those Watercolor Still Life compositions glow
| Open Model Session
Coordinator: Tom Mickle 814-686-1881 firstname.lastname@example.org
7 - 9:30 pm Thursdays
An opportunity to work from a model in the medium of your choice.
Fee: $10 per session on a drop-in basis.
Getting to Know Your Digital Camera
Tuesdays, January 15, 22, & 29 AVAILABLE
Wednesdays, January 16, 23, & 30 FULL
6 – 8:30 pm
Bob Baumbach 814-238-8153
Wednesday held in downstairs studio
This class is for the beginning to intermediate
photographers who would like to know more about their digital camera. You will
discover what your camera can or cannot do and how to get the most out of it for
various situations. Some background on how digital cameras work will be taught.
This will not be a class on photo editing with a computer. It is oriented toward the
act of recording images. Students will be actively involved in shooting and learning
the features of their particular camera. The teacher will work with the individual
student to get the most out of his/her camera.
& Assemblage Workshop
Saturday/Sunday, March 9 &10
11 am - 4 pm each day
Ruth Kempner 814-867-5407
An intensive workshop using varied materials for all
levels of experience. Bring basic supplies (adhesive
: either acrylic medium or modge-podge, 2 or 3 inexpensive brushes, good scissors,
at least 3 supports, inexpensive acrylics); many other materials will be supplied.
Bring a lunch or plan on eating nearby.
Papermaking for Children & Parents
Saturday, April 20 10am - noon
Mary Sullivan 917-361-3148
A workshop for kids age 5-12 together with a parent or
adult. Enjoy time together exploring, sharing ideas and
getting your hands wet in pulling sheets of paper,
pressing and drying. Experiment with adding glittery
bits and pieces to the watery pulp to create some fun
sheets of paper to write on when dry. Please bring an
apron and wear comfortable shoes.