Classes

Fall classes coming soon!

Click here to go to our online registration system

Or call the office at 814-234-2740 or email us at info@artalliancepa.org with questions.

Summer Art Camps 2017

Our new Summer Art Camps are here!

If you would like to see our Summer Kids Art Camps, check out the selections online and then sign up -- here is a link to our online registration system. Use the pull down menu and find Youth Summer Camps 2017.

Click here to download a PDF of the Summer Art Camp 2017 brochure.

Here is a list of some of the camps still available:

Preschool Camp! for kids ages 4-6 -- FULL

Preschool Camp! -- July 5-7, 9:30-11:30am

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

Morning Camps for kids ages 5-8

Planes, Trains and Automobiles -- June 19-23

Travel through the world of art by flying, driving and designing your own vehicles! Inspred by Calder and Brotherton, we'll us plastic, paper mache, painted paper & more.

Wild Things -- July 24-28

Fun monster and wild thing creations and a rumpus, too. We'll do some 3D, make a pillow and illustrate in the style of Sendak. Of course, we will all get to be king!

Tacky and Friends -- Aug 21-25

Helen Lester's characters make for a great week of art! Lots of fun animal art, stories and answers to important questions such as "how many toes does a fish have?"

Afternoon Art Camps for kids ages 7-12

Eric Carle Week -- June 19-23

You'll throw, splatter, rub and generally "mess" with paint to create interesting, one-of-a-kind papers and then use them to illustrate books, just like Eric Carle's.

Under the Sea -- June 26-30

Inspired by all that is colorful in the deep oceans and reefs of the world, we'll make fish mobiles, sculptures, collages, watercolor paintings and other multimedia art.

Paint & Paper Palooza! -- July 5-7

This time it is 3 days of messy, creative fun ripping, splattering, gluing and printing with paints and different papers.

Tour of Europe -- August 7-11

Explore historic and contemporary art and culture from Germany, Ireland, France and Spain in a multimedia week that culminates with an exhibition.

Under the Sea -- June 26-30

Inspired by all that is colorful in the deep oceans and reefs of the world, we'll make fish mobiles, sculptures, collages, watercolor paintings and other multimedia art.

Afternoon Art Camps for ages 9 and up

Acrylic Painting Masterpieces -- July 24-28

Learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting from a professional artist! Create paintings covering several themes including self-portrait, cartoon characters, landscapes and abstract art.

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 have expanded options.

Middle & High School students art classes

Painting Exploration through the Ages -- Aug 21-25

Did you know the earliest paintings are over 40,000 years old? This class is an exploration of painting through the ages from cave paintings to landscapes, through abstract to portraits.

Questions?

Call our office at 814-234-2740 or email us at info@artalliancepa.org.

 

Pottery Throwing Class

at the Potters Guild of the Art Alliance in Lemont

Aug 8, 15, 22, 29; or Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26  -- 6–9pm

with instructor Lynn Ann Verbeck

$180 for Potters Guild Members; $210 for non-members

Lynn Ann Verbeck will teach an 8 week throwing class for students 18 and over. Students at all levels are welcome. The tuition for the course includes use of tools, glazing and firing fees. In addition, students must pay $15 for clay at the beginning of the first class.

Contact LINDA GONCALVES by email, if you want to take the class, Linda@agoncalves.net

 

PopUp 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.

More Summer Pop-Ups are coming -- please check back new Pop-Up Classes

Participants had a great time at the Hammered Flower & Leaf Prints Kids Pop Up Art Class

July 8,  11–12:30 or 1:30–3

at Rhoneymeade Sculpture Garden & Arboretum

for parents & kids!

with instructor Julia Nelson, cost $15

Many thanks to Rhoneymeade for hosting!

Participants had fun learning to use a hammer to make hammered flower and leaf prints. Children will have a chance to collect some plant material to use, as well as the flowers provided, to create botanical prints. You may bring some flowers or leaves from home to try, if you wish -- bold or dark colors are recommended.

To sign up for pop up classes, please call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or email us at info@artalliancepa.org

Click here for Rhoneymeade's website and directions.

Workshops!

Figure Drawing from Imagination Workshop

Aug 12-13 (Sat & Sun), 10 am–3 pm

with instructor Sean Bodley

This workshop is for people who are interested in capturing the dynamic energy of the human figure in a drawing. We will look at a variety of approaches to this timeless subject and practice a range of techniques. Tools will be shared to help visualize the figure, breakdown proportions, and see skeletal and muscular anatomy. Demonstrations will be given for all major concepts and individual instruction throughout the class. All experience levels welcome, however the ability to draw a sphere, cube, and cylinder from imagination is recommended to get the most out of the workshop. A list of recommended materials will be sent at least two weeks prior to class.

Fee: $140.00

To sign up, please go online and select Summer 2017 Adult Ed and look for the workshop or call our office at 814-234-2740.

 

Watercolor Plein Air Workshop

September 22 & 23, 10am–4pm

at Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden
177 Rimmey Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828

with instructor Lena Thynell

For the intermediate / experienced watercolor painter who is unfamiliar with painting outdoors, on location, and would like to learn and practice how to paint outdoors, "en plein air". The workshop will cover tools and materials, selecting a dramatic composition, simplifying it, observing the light and shadows and experience how the paper and paint reacts when painting 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.

The class is limited to 15 students. Bring your own lunch and beverage.

For list of materials, email Lena@LenaThynellWatercolor 

Website www.LenaThynellWatercolor.com

To sign up, please go online and select Fall 2017 Adult Ed and look for the workshop or call our office at 814-234-2740.

Inservice Days -- none available at the moment

Programs run from 9:00am - 3:00pm

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 2017" 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.

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