Fall Art Classes 2018

Two 4-week classes coming up -- click here for link. Please click here for a PDF file of the Fall Classes

Gelli Plate Printing with Ingrid Booz Morejohn -- 4-week class starting Monday, October 15!

Mondays, 6–9pm

Exploring Pastels with Alice Kelsey -- 4-week class starting, Wednesday, October 17

Wednesdays 9–12am

Sign up for classes now! Online registration available, click here or call our office at 814-234-2740.

 

Pop-Up 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 unless otherwise indicated.

Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740 to sign up before the class.

Creative Journaling via Creative Writing and Nature Drawing -- Session 1

Art Alliance Art Center

Thursday, October 11, 1–3pm

with instructor Ann Taylor Schmidt

Journaling in nature can calm, inspire and promote creativity. Bring your journal – blank or partially full – and some drawing pens and pencils. We’ll work through exercises in writing and drawing to add some techniques to your toolbox. Drawing from nature can center you and eliminate distractions, which can lead to better flow in your writing. It can also help you ask more questions to lead yourself in the lifelong learning of discovery that all the details of nature affords. We’ll may throw some poetry in for good measure.

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!
This is one in a series of four Pop-Up Drawing Classes with instructor Ann Taylor-Schmidt (the series repeats in November) TO SIGN UP you must CALL 814-234-2740 or EMAIL us at info@artalliancepa.org
Fee: $20 per class or $70 for all 4

 

Painting with Soils!

Art Alliance Art Center

Saturday, October 13, 10–12

with instructor Jan Riggio

Jan’s work is influenced by nature. She observes what the land offers in its natural state. “Look gently at the earth, the way it presents itself. Take the color, light and contours and capture the essence.” This pop-up is for curious painters and those who have considered an alternative to watercolor and acyrlics. Fee: $20

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!
Fee: $20
Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740 to sign up before the class.

 

Tai Chi of Drawing Techniques -- Gesture Drawing -- Session 2

Art Alliance Art Center

Thursday, October 18, 1–3pm

with instructor Ann Taylor Schmidt

Do you want to challenge your fear of the blank page? Add expressive movement to your compositions? Feel the fun of drawing? Ann Taylor-Schmidt will lead you through several exercises, laughing and approaching drawings from a whole new moving, sculptural and vibrant perspective, using gesture drawing. You’ll learn new ways to approach drawing trees, people, even bouquets, and have some fun doing it. Bring your drawing materials including large paper, charcoal, a fine point marker, a ballpoint pen. and your exploring spirit. Large sheets of paper will be provided for some of the exercises, too. Gesture drawing will soon become your favorite approach!

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!
This is one in a series of four Pop-Up Drawing Classes with instructor Ann Taylor-Schmidt (the series repeats in October) TO SIGN UP you must CALL 814-234-2740 or EMAIL us at info@artalliancepa.org
Fee: $20 per class or $70 for all 4

 

Geometric Framework & Negative Space -- Session 2

Art Alliance Art Center

Thursday, October 25, 1–3pm

with instructor Ann Taylor Schmidt

Bring negative space out of the background. Give it a positive spin. Learn the design concept using the strength of negative space in your art. Build object-frames. Learn how to see and shade geometric shapes, forming convincing objects. Explore perspective, values, shapes and form. Learn to squint, improve your art and have fun!

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!
This is one in a series of four Pop-Up Drawing Classes with instructor Ann Taylor-Schmidt (the series repeats in October) TO SIGN UP you must CALL 814-234-2740 or EMAIL us at info@artalliancepa.org
Fee: $20 per class or $70 for all 4

 

The Edgy Art of Contour Drawing -- Session 2

Art Alliance Art Center

Thursday, November 1, 1–3pm

with instructor Ann Taylor Schmidt

Learn and practice a drawing technique focusing on detail, texture and contour. Practice slowly transposing the fine edge details and cross-contours of nature to give your art a real-feel and unique you-are-there energy. Turn generic looking drawings into a slice the actual natural world. Become a more sensitive nature artist. Focusing on this drawing technique can be meditative and calming as well.

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!
This is one in a series of four Pop-Up Drawing Classes with instructor Ann Taylor-Schmidt (the series repeats in November) TO SIGN UP you must CALL 814-234-2740 or EMAIL us at info@artalliancepa.org
Fee: $20 per class or $70 for all 4

 

Mindfulness Through Drawing

Art Alliance Art Center

Friday, November 2, 7-9 pm

with Kirsten Grigor

Mindfulness Meditation has gained credibility as a pathway to a more fulfilling life. In this class we will work toward reaching that relaxed zen-like zone through sketching. We will draw from our imagination and find inspiration in our natural and manmade surroundings to create compositions of pattern and shape. Repetition of small but gestural marks will bring your heart rate and breathing rate down, allowing you to be present and reach a more centered and relaxed state all while creating a beautiful and textural freehand drawing.

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!
Fee: $20
Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740 to sign up before the class.

 

Creative Journaling via Creative Writing and Nature Drawing -- Session 2

Art Alliance Art Center

Thursday, November 8, 1–3pm

with instructor Ann Taylor Schmidt

Journaling in nature can calm, inspire and promote creativity. Bring your journal – blank or partially full – and some drawing pens and pencils. We’ll work through exercises in writing and drawing to add some techniques to your toolbox. Drawing from nature can center you and eliminate distractions, which can lead to better flow in your writing. It can also help you ask more questions to lead yourself in the lifelong learning of discovery that all the details of nature affords. We’ll may throw some poetry in for good measure.

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!
This is one in a series of four Pop-Up Drawing Classes with instructor Ann Taylor-Schmidt (the series repeats in November) TO SIGN UP you must CALL 814-234-2740 or EMAIL us at info@artalliancepa.org
Fee: $20 per class or $70 for all 4

 

Introduction to Soapstone Carving

with Chris Bittner

Monday, November 19, 7–9:30pm

Students will be introduced to soapstone as an easy-to-carve artistic material. We will learn about soapstone's origins, uses and properties, proper use of tools and safety practices. During the class, each student will use rasps and sandpaper to carve and polish one or two small pieces that may be pendants or small sculptures. Students will keep their pieces and take home a new artistic skill.

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!
Fee: $20 plus a $5 materials fee
Contact the Art Alliance at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at 814-234-2740 to sign up before the class.

 

 

Upcoming Workshops

Linocut relief printmaking workshop with Ingrid Booz Morejohn

Art Alliance Art Center

818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA

November 3–4 (Sat & Sun);
10am–4pm each day

All materials included. Learn the basics of relief printmaking with one of the simplest and oldest forms of printmaking. You will learn how to design, carve, ink and print linocuts in color. We will explore color mixing, multiple color blocks and print registration. We use easy to cut materials to carve our plate and supply all materials needed. Level: Suitable for beginners.

Not available yet to sign up. Please stay turned for additional information.

 

inservice 2017Fall Inservice Art Class Days are now available—sign up online today!

Dates of Inservice Art Class Days

Oct 18, 19, Nov 2, 21, 26

Programs run from 9am - 3pm

Our Inservice Days Art Classes are a fun, creative way for your kids to spend those winter break days while you need to be at work.

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.

Here is a link to our online registration system

Under Search options, choose Youth Fall 2018 and hit the 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: info@artalliancepa.org or by calling 814-234-2740.

Art Alliance Summer Camps 2018

Thank you to all our camp participants! We had a wonderful summer and hope you did too!

From our 3-D camp:

From our Math & Nature camp:

 

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