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Open to Age 12 or older
Monthly sessions, three classes each; (First three Fridays or Staurdays each month)

Time: Friday afternoon 3:00- 5:00 pm,  Saturday Afternoon 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Students will review the basic elements of the painting process, the breaking down of a composition into basic shapes. Starting with an under painting, we will study the process of “blocking in” shapes and then turning those shapes into mass and form by modeling, the rendering of the color tones, values and shape edges. There is no one right way to paint. Each painter responds differently to the materials being used and the subject that he is viewing. By breaking down and examining the process of painting, you will come to better understand your own individual style and technique. Using simple photo images and easy still life setups as a reference, we will work through some very basic exercises, breaking down the entire process into a series of basic steps and principles. You will also learn how to mix oil paint with control to achieve the proper value, tone and intensity of the color desired. This class will give you the foundation needed to get more enjoyment from future painting endeavors.

This class is designed to engage students at all skill levels in developing techniques and confidence in handling of the medium.

Instructor Tallulah Swartz

Open to age 10 through adult.

Monthly Sessions, three classes each; (First three Saturdays each month.)

Minimum three-week registration.

Time: Saturday Afternoons 3:30 to 5pm.

Learn how to capture the fundamental essence of subjects. The study will be focused on “Fast Sketching Techniques”. This wonderful method of using super soft lead pencils teaches students how to capture an image fast. Observing your subject intently for recognizable shapes that you can quickly replicate, practicing rapid line work and using a blending tool for a good range of grays are keys to speed. We will also study how to achieve proper proportions, line angles and basic composition.

Session S1 – September; Saturdays, Sept. 7, 14 and 21.

Session S2 – October; Saturdays,  Oct. 5, 12 & 19.

Session S3 – November; Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9 &16.

Session S4 - December; Dec. 7, 4 & 21.

Instructor Beverly Ann Wells


Ages 12 through adult.

FIVE SESSIONS, two classes each.

Minimum two-week registration.

Class time: Saturdays, 2 to 4 pm.

Experiment with many different fun ways to manipulate paint! Come with a basic set of colors (either Oil or Acrylics) and an appropriate size range of brushes (small to large) for that medium. Hardboard panels will be provided. You may be encouraged to purchase a few additional materials and/or supplies. This series covers all the basics. The series will be a fun way to get acquainted with the painting process or to brush up on your painting skills.

Session S1 – Brushstrokes, Learning the Basic Strokes & Drawing with Paint, Mapping Out a Basic Composition Saturday, June 8th, & June 15th.

Session S2 – Value and the Characteristics of Color & Exploring Color Combinations Saturday, June 22nd, & June 29th.

Session S3 – Thinking in Layers & Approaches to Abstract Design Saturday, July 6th, & July 13th.

Session S4 – Hard Edge Verses Soft Focus& Experiments in Texture Saturday, July 20th, & July 27th.

Session S5 – Combining Paint with Found Images & Combining Words with Paint Saturday, August 3rd, & August 17th.

Instructor Miriam Krone

Open to Age 12 or Older
Six-Week Sessions
Tuesday Afternoons:
Session 1, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22
Session 2, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, & 17

Evening Session:

Session 1, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22
Session 2, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, & 17

Time: 2:30 to 4:30 pm, or Tuesday evenings 6 to 8 pm.

Watercolor is a wonderfully versatile medium with properties unlike any other. In these classes, we will explore the basic techniques that can be used to create a watercolor painting. Besides some fun exercise paintings, students should come away with a completed painting of their own making. Drawing skills and composition will also be covered.

Instructor Beverly Ann Wells

This on-going class meets every Thursday evening excluding every 2nd Thursday of the month. The class originated as a service to Emmaus Home residents who exemplify a skill level enough to partake in the Sheltered Workshop Program at _______ _______. The class explores lesson plans and exercises similar to the on-going children’s after-school program, combining a mixture of drawing, painting, sculpture, paper arts and collage. The class is open to older youth and adults who have similar motor skills and rational abilities, but is subject to a personal student interview (accompanied by a guardian) with the instructor and dependent on a trial basis. Supplies and materials are included in the class tuition.

Instructor Miriam Krone

Open to Age 12 or older
Six-Week Sessions
Tuesday Evenings,
Session 1, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22
Session 2, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, & 17
Time: 6 to 8pm

This class will build on the basic techniques learned in beginning classes. Additional ideas for use of the medium will be introduced. This is for students who are familiar with using watercolor. Composition of successful paintings will be covered. Bring samples of work created in the past to the first class.

Instructor Candyce Grisham

(Open to youth 10 or older accompanied by an adult.)

Techniques are appropriate for all skill levels. Fabrics created will be one of a kind and can be used in collages, journal covers, quilts, wall hangings, bags, boxes and more. You will need to supply background fabrics and sewing machine.

Will Resume Fall 2013

Instructor Candyce Grisham

This 3 week session will use techniques taught in the Mini Fiber Art Classes (also open to students with appropriate skills) to create your very own fiber art collage suitable for framing or hanging. We will paint, stitch, embroider and more.

Will Resume Fall 2013

Instructor Christi Mitchell

Get your creative juices flowing in this 6-week creative writing workshop.Participants will share and discuss creative writing assignments. Some assignments will involve sketches, collages, and/or mixed media components. At the end of the 6 weeks, the participants will share their work in a public showcase.

Will Resume Fall 2013