Spring Art Classes 2018

Spring Classes Are Here!

Sign up today for Spring Art Classes at the Art Alliance! We have classes in Oil Painting, Watercolor, Drawing, and Printmaking plus Open Studio time for painting, sculpture, printmaking and figure drawing.

Click here to check out our online registration system with more descriptions.

Click here for a downloadable PDF file of the mailer we send out to our members.


Art Alliance Summer Camps are here!

(well, okay not _here_ but available for you to sign up for Feb 17 at 8am!)

Can you believe it? It is already time for Summer Camp sign up!

We have posted our camps on our online registration system -- choose Youth Summer Camps 2018 -- where you can sign up starting at 8am on Feb 17!

Or call the office and sign up over the phone, 814-234-2740.

We also have a PDF of the summer camps you can look at and print out for yourself.

AND you can find us and many other summer camp opportunities at the Youth Fair this Saturday, February 17 from 9am–1pm at Mount Nittany Middle School!

Printed brochures will be mailed to our family members soon and available in the office.

Our Summer Art Camp 2018 Line Up

All art supplies and peanut-free snack are included in the fee. Camps are limited to 12 students except preschool camp which is limited to 6 per session. We do keep a waitlist if a class fills up. Full payment is required at time of registration unless special arrangements have been made with the office.

Click this link for our online registration system or email us at info@artalliancepa.org or call the office at (814) 234-2740

Ages 4–6 9:30–11:30am $55

July 2-3 or July 5-6 -- PRESCHOOL CAMP

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

Ages 5–8 9am–noon $135/wk

June 25–29 -- ARTISTS & ANIMALS

A multi-media week of artistic fun exploring famous artists and their creations that feature pets or favorite animals.


We’ll look back through history at the artists and styles that were popular at different times. Lots of hands-on fun with so much as inspiration!


Explore how science and art are connected as you create your own artworks using a range of materials through unexpected use of science and experiments.

August 6-10 -- PHAROAHS & PYRAMIDS

Wow! Interesting buildings, secret treasures, dazzling jewels, royal adornments and more in a multi-media week focused on ancient times.

August 13–17 -- EXPLORING 3-D

Work with wire, wood, found objects, clay and fabric to make some robots, machines, and vehicles as well as sculptural 3-D artworks.

August 20–24 -- ELEPHANT & PIGGIE

The ever-popular Mo Willems books will be your inspiration this week for projects featuring elephants, pigs and even a pigeon or two!

Ages 9+ 1–4:30pm $200

August 13–17 or August 20–24 -- 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 be offered expanded options.

Ages 7–11 1–4:30pm $160/wk

June 25–29 -- AAMOMA

We’ll create an Art Alliance Museum of Modern Art this week complete with an art opening on Friday! Calder, Klee, Kahlo, Mondrian, Merida, Matisse and more.


Gather inspiration from famous artists throughout history to create your own masterpieces!

July 23–27 -- ART IN MATH & NATURE

plore and make art using tessellations, number patterns like the golden rectangle and Fibonacci, fractals, tangrams and MORE! Drawing, collage and painting.

August 6–10 -- PORTRAITS

Not just people faces! Learn how to draw the face (maybe even your own!) but also experiment with other ideas of portraiture. Think paint, sculpture, and paper mache.

Ages 7–11 9am–3pm

July 9–10 -- BIENVENIDO A MEXICO $110

Don’t miss our 2-day mini cultural experience where you will learn aboutMexico’s festivals and famous artists, get to practice bits of the language,enjoy some foods and of course do artisan crafts!

July 30-August 3 -- COMICS, CARTOONS & MORE $275

From your imagination to the page and beyond! Create your own charactersand bring them to life this week. Tell their story through sequential art,animation, puppetry and theatre games.

Ages 11+ 1–4:30pm $155

For middle school and high school students who want to experience a more intensive art experience upstairs in our adult studio. These sessions are taught by a professional artist.


Drawing foundation skills using direct observation will start the week off. Imagination and Creativity with Visual Play will follow and complete this week of drawing investigation.


This week will begin with a review drawing foundation skills and then we will explore new media with the introduction of non-traditional materials.

Also: Many of our instructors welcome teens in the adult classes in our summer sessions. Call 814-234-2740 or email info@artalliancepa.org to inquire.


Upcoming Workshops

Special workshop

Exploring the Magic of Watercolor
with Mick McAndrews Workshop

Date : May 21-24, 2018

Time : 10am-4pm on Mon Tue Wed Th

Level : Intermediate/Advanced

Fee: $525 for non-members; $485 for members

During this watercolor workshop we will paint a variety of subjects with a focus on working with plenty of water and pigment to exploit the wonder and intrinsic beauty of the medium. We will avoid the pitfalls of noodling with fussy details and instead focus on the key elements in all painterly two dimensional works of art: interesting shapes, value contrast and variety of edges. We will discuss the importance of good drawing skills, basic color theory, perspective, and the elements and principles of design. With this knowledge we will explore and experience the “magic” of watercolor.

Instructor Mick McAndrews is an award-winning watercolorist, a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society as well as a member of the Pennsylvania and Baltimore Watercolor Societies. His award winning paintings strive to capture the mood and atmosphere of a subject, combining the magic of watercolor with reverence for the principles of design to create works of sophisticated simplicity.

You can find out more about Mick McAndrews at his website: www.mickmcandrewsfineart.com.

Space is limited! So sign up today!

To sign up online, click this link to go to our online registration system and choose "Mick McAndrews Guest Workshop May 21-24."

You can also call our office to sign up -- 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.

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

St. Patricks Day Parent & Child Pop-Up Art Class

Saturday March 17

1-2pm or 2-3pm

with instructor Nicole Packard


Easter Parent & Child Pop-Up Art Class

Sunday, March 25

1-2pm or 2-3pm

with instructor Nicole Packard

$15 for 2 people (parent & child)

inservice 2017Inservice Art Class Days
are now available for Winter/Spring!

Dates of Inservice Art Class Days

March 30, April 2, 3

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.

Register Online!

Use this link and select "Youth Winter/Spring 2018" 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: info@artalliancepa.org or by calling 814-234-2740.