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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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 Oil Painting
 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.

       Members $125


  Non-members $145

Basic Drawing
Veronica Winters
      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.

    Members $135

  Non-members $155


 Soft Pastel Chalks – Reflections of Nature
   Ana Peters  814-954-7117    anaelenapeters@gmail.com
     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. 

    Members $135

   Nonmembers $155


  Painting Open Studio

    Coordinator: Susan Graham   234-2990 grahamarchitecture@comcast.net
       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
 drop-in basis.
   Fee per session : Members $7; non-members $10.

  Portraiture in Dry Media for all levels
 Chuck Hall   349-5845    chuckhallstudio@gmail.com
      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.
     Members $150
  Non-members $165


 Sequential Art for Comics   CANCELLED

  Jason Lenox  814-232-0259   lenox274@comcast.net
   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
 artistic  group.

     Members $80       

 Non-members $90


 Sculpture Open Studio
Coordinator: Mary Lee Kerr    466-6050    maryleekerr@gmail.com
      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.

      Members $105
   Non-members $120        


 Stained Glass
   Ken Plattner  814-360-8571    abbeysg@chilitech.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.

     Members $135       

 Non-members $155


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
 with light!

     Members $135

  Non-members $155

 Open Model Session
   Coordinator: Tom Mickle   814-686-1881    tommickle@gmail.com
     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.

     Members $75       

 Non-members $85


Collage & 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.

   Members $150      

 Non-members $160

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.

     Members $35

Non-members $45


  per adult-child pair