The Second Session of Summer Classes are around the corner -- be sure to sign up today!

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

 

Drawing for Everyone

with Jennifer Kane

Mondays, 1–4pm

Play with the possibilities of using gesture, line, shape, and tone to develop responsive drawings. Each class, Jennifer will demonstrate activities for participants to practice and apply to their own work. Artists’ choice of drawing medium and surface may be used. Fee: $105

 

Pen & Ink & Watercolor

with Mary McGuire

Mondays, 10–12:30pm

We will use pen and ink alone and then in combination with watercolor. India ink and a pen with a nib can be used as can any ink pen to begin – for example, Precise pens that can be found in the drugstore. Transparent watercolor will be used and this could be a simple Artista set or tubes of paint. If you have a special scene or subject that you would like to draw or paint please bring it. Fee: $100

 

Painting Open Studio

Tuesdays, 9–12

A drop-in session that requires no pre-registration. Paint on your own in an unstructured environment. No prior class attendance required. Attend as suits your schedule weekly. No formal instruction is provided. Instructor listed is coordinator of sessions. Fee: $10

 

Acrylics Come to Life

with Jennifer Kane

Tuesdays 1–4pm

Explore a range of effects that can be achieved with the vibrant and flexible medium of acrylic paints. Fun, informative activities will be introduced and practiced during class to add new techniques to your repertoire. Golden heavy body acrylics and glazing medium are suggested. Fee: $!05 

 

Architecture Your Way

with Julia Nelson

Wednesdays, 1–4pm -- 3 weeks, July 18, Aug 1, Aug 8

Learn how to handle drawing and painting buildings within larger scenes, how to depict buildings without including every detail, and how to make your depiction of a variety of buildings more effective in your artwork. Learn how to suggest detail without drawing all of it and how to get the scale and perspective right. Tips will be given on representing window glass, siding, stone and brick. Learn how to use shadows to suggest dimension and accurately create cast shadows, suggesting time of day. Students will work with some basic drawing materials as well as materials of their choosing for some of the projects. Instruction will be geared toward your choice of media; please contact the instructor for information about supplies. This class is appropriate for all experience levels, and teens are welcome! Fee: $80 

 

Stained Glass

with Ken Plattner

Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30pm

All levels welcome. Beginners will make a small project to learn the basics of copper foil and stained glass work. Experienced and returning students can continue with prior pieces or begin a new project. Fee: $105 

 

Portraits in Watercolor

with Michele Rivera

Thursdays, 9–12pm

With your palette of watercolors and this hands-on course you’ll learn how to tackle the challenges of portraiture, starting with effective drawings, considering lights and darks, mixing flesh tone paints, and laying on of the colors. Novice to experienced painters are welcomed. Fee: $105 

 

Intermediary Drawing

with Ann Taylor-Schmidt

Mondays, 6–9pm -- July 23–Aug 6 (3 weeks)

Taken a few drawing classes? Don’t need the beginner class but need to “get in the groove?” Let’s practice what you already know with some light guidance. Three 3-hour classes with give you the space and drawing inspiration to get a few more drawings under your belt and into your drawing pad. We will draw people, landscapes, and still life of plants, trees, bouquets and – if you wish – objects from your own collections. Ann Taylor-Schmidt teaches other drawing classes and will encourage you, answer questions and make suggestions to improve your work or add tips to your toolbox. Come join in and make a habit of drawing. It’s a virtuous vice!

This class meet July 23, 30 & Aug 6 Fee: $75 

 

Tai Chi of Drawing Techniques -- Gesture Drawing

with Ann Taylor-Schmidt

Thursday, July 19, 1–3pm (one day) -- call the office to sign up! 814-234-2740

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!

This is one in a series of four Pop-Up Drawing Classes with instructor Ann Taylor-Schmidt (the series repeats for both summer sessions) 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 Framwork & Negative Space

with Ann Taylor-Schmidt

Thursday, July 26, 1–3pm (one day) -- call the office to sign up! 814-234-2740

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!

This is one in a series of 4 Pop-Up Drawing Classes with Ann Taylor-Schmidt. The series repeats in Session 1. 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

with Ann Taylor-Schmidt

Thursday, Aug 2, 1–3pm (one day) -- call the office to sign up! 814-234-2740

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.

This is one in a series of four Pop-Up Drawing Classes with instructor Ann Taylor-Schmidt (the series repeats for both summer sessions). 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

 

Creative Journaling via Creative Writing & Nature Drawing

with Ann Taylor-Schmidt

Thursday, Aug 9, 1–3pm (one day) -- call the office to sign up! 814-234-2740

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.

This is one in a series of four Pop-Up Drawing Classes with instructor Ann Taylor-Schmidt (the series repeats for both summer sessions) 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

 

Weekly Evening Open Model Session

Thursdays, 7–9:30pm

An opportunity to work from a nude model in the medium of your choice. No advance registration required. Pay $10 per session on drop-in basis. No formal instruction is provided. Fee: $10

 

Go With The Flow Acrylic Paint Pouring -- Workshop

with Isabel Kumerz

Saturday Aug 25, 9–12pm

Acrylic paint pouring is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined together to make interesting and visually organic patterns. Fluid acrylics can be used on many different forms such as pouring, dripping, swirling, glazing, dipping and many other effects. Fluid art opens up a lot of possibilities and is definitely worth exploring and adding to your artist tool belt. In this course I will teach you everything you will need to become a paint pouring artist. This type of art is fun for students of all levels. Fee: $35

 

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.

Fruits of the Farm in Watercolor

with J. Harlan Ritchey

Friday, July 20, 7–9pm

Summer is in full swing, with bright colors filling our studios--and kitchens and tables! In this class, students will paint still life using flowers and produce from our local farmers market as a model. Techniques to follow the instructor demonstration will include pencil sketch, wet washes, and mixing rich botanical colors. Students are also welcome to incorporate pen-and-ink or gouache.

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

 

Silk Scarf Dyeing with Tissue Paper

with Nicole Packard

Friday, July 27th, 7–9pm

$30 — includes scarf

Learn a fun and unique technique for dyeing paper and silk. All materials are provided and you will leave with your own dyed paper and a silk scarf.

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

 

Encaustics

with Michele Randall

Friday, August 17, 7–9pm

$40 — includes materials

Encaustic painting is a ancient form of artwork that uses a wax medium and heat to manipulate a design. In this class we will do photo-transfers onto an encaustic base and learn how to seal and alter the image. Along the way, you will be introduced to the basics of encaustic art. This class is focused on fun and experimentation. All materials provided. You will leave with a small wood mounted artwork to hang on your wall.

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

 

Art Shoes

with Nicole Packard

Friday, August, 24, 7–9pm

Make your own pair of painted shoes based on a famous work of art. Bring a pair of canvas shoes that fit your feet (those from Wal-Mart will work fine) and all other materials will be provided.

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

 

Upcoming Workshops

Go With The Flow Acrylic Paint Pouring -- Workshop

with Isabel Kumerz

Saturday Aug 25, 9–12pm

Acrylic paint pouring is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined together to make interesting and visually organic patterns. Fluid acrylics can be used on many different forms such as pouring, dripping, swirling, glazing, dipping and many other effects. Fluid art opens up a lot of possibilities and is definitely worth exploring and adding to your artist tool belt. In this course I will teach you everything you will need to become a paint pouring artist. This type of art is fun for students of all levels. Fee: $35

 

Plein-Air Workshop at Rhoneymeade

Friday, September 7 & Saturday, September 8; 10–3 both days

with Lena Thynell

award winning Watercolor Artist, Plein Air Painter, Signature Member of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Pittsburgh Watercolor Societies

Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden

177 Rimmey Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828

Join me at this two-day workshop at Rhoneymaede Arboretum & Sculpture Garden. For the intermediate / experienced watercolor painter who would like to learn about painting on location, outdoors, "en plein air". The workshop will cover tools and materials, selecting a dramatic composition, simplifying what you see, observing the light and shadows, how to capture the moment and experience how the paper and paint reacts when you paint 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 where you can sit and paint. The workshop is hosted by Art Alliance of Central PA , sign up online or call 814-234-2740 The class is limited to 15 students. Bring your own lunch and beverage. For list of materials, email Lena lena@lenathynellwatercolor

 

Art Alliance Summer Camps are online

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.

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.

July 16–20 -- TIME TRAVELER ART

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!

July 23–27 -- SCIENCE MEETS ART

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.

July 16-20 -- ART ACROSS THE WORLD

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.

August 13–17 -- DRAWING BY SEEING OR INVENTING?

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.

August 20–24 -- DRAWING OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARY

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.

 

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

Dates of Inservice Art Class Days

none at the moment, please check back!

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!

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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.

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