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ADULT WINTER 2024 CLASSES

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Acrylic Painting: Natural Elements

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Acrylic Painting: Natural Elements

with Nicole Lee

Monday: 1:00 to 4:00 PM

 

Winter

Session 1:  1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12

Break: 2/19

Session 2: 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

In this class, we will take on the common, natural elements that are seen most often in landscapes through techniques with acrylic paint. Learn tips and tricks on mastering trees, clouds, flowers, hills, valleys, and many more. Follow the instructor as we all create our own version of a common image. We'll spend 1-2 classes on each painting. All skill levels and abilities welcome

Suggested Supplies

  • 5-6 canvases (any size that you choose, 16x20 is a good basic size, but smaller will also work)

  • A basic set of acrylic paints 

  • A set of brushes (a large and small flat, various rounds and a liner)

  • Palette paper or wax paper

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

Members: $144.00

Non-members: $179.00

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(Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

 

 

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Zentangle Basics

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Zentangle Basics

with Sue Trembeth

Monday 6:15 to 8:15 pm 

Winter Session 1: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

In this Zentangle class you will spend 6-weeks covering everything you need to know to get started tangling. Zentangle is an easy and fun abstract art using structured patterns of simple strokes to create beautiful artwork.

 

The course will enable you to de-stress, relax and explore your creative side in this meditative art form. Since mistakes don’t matter, the stress of perfection isn’t there, no judgements, no right or wrong, just pure art!

 

This course is perfect for beginners or those who want to refresh their practice.

Zentangle kits are available from the instructor for $12 at the start of class. Please let us know when you sign up if you need a kit. 

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

Members: $ 96.00

Non-members: $ 131.00

 

Not a member?

(Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

Introduction to Oil Painting

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Introduction to Oil Painting

with Jim Green

Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Winter Session 1: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13

Break: 2/20

Winter Session 2: 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

This class is about the knowledge acquired and the fun involved with creating an oil painting. You will learn how to develop a painting from start to finish, with a focus on preparing the surface, creating an interesting composition, and getting the image onto the canvas. We will also discuss and practice the application of paint, along with the proper use and care of materials. We will go over practical matters such as the economics of purchasing materials, as well as how to get into art shows and proper framing. Class critiques will be encouraged.

 

During these sessions I encourage any questions or discussions concerning oil painting because I too am continuously learning from others. All skill levels are welcome.

 

Supplies list

  • Palette knife-plastic or metal

  • Palette-a disposable paper pad or wood ( recommended)

  • Odorless solvent - small container of gamsol

  • Paint medium-liquin original (smallest bottle available please)

  • Container for holding solvent (for brush cleaning)

  • Graphite pencil or charcoal

  • Suggested brushes - both bristle and soft Round #2, #6 Flat or bright #2, #4, #6

  • Oil paints:

    • Alizarin crimson

    • Cadmium red

    • Cadmium yellow light

    • Sap green

    • Ultramarine blue

    • Raw umber

    • Burnt sienna

    • Titanium White

  • Painting surface- suggested size gessoed cotton canvas or gessoed board-11x14", 12"x16", 16"x20"

  • Photos you may want to paint from, or a still life setup.

  • Roll of paper towels or rags

  • An illustrated book about your favorite painter (optional)

 

Please note: that a good art supply store can help with any questions, or you can email or call me with questions concerning this class at jgreen@artbyjimgreen.com or 215-416-0367.

Members: $144.00

Non-members: $179.00

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(Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

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Bits n Pieces Mosaics

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Bits n Pieces Mosaics

with Roxanne Slemmer

Tuesday: 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Winter Session 1: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13

Break: 2/20

Winter Session 2: 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2

Mosaics for everyone. This class is designed for the novice as well as the seasoned mosaic artist. The first class is a small start-to-finish piece learning all the basics to create a small mosaic artwork for those who are new to mosaics or a study in new techniques for those who know the ins and outs of tile and glass art. You can explore and experiment with tile, tesserae, stained glass, natural stones as well as various substrates. The remainder of the course is an 11x14 piece of your own image, with the final class for grouting your piece. 

 

All tools and materials are supplied with the class

($25.00 material fee due the first day).

Questions? Email gnartleague@gmail.com

Members $144.00

Non-Members $179.00

Not a member?

(Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

 

 

Fundamentals of Drawing

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Fundamentals of Drawing

with Jason Rodriguez

Tuesday: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Winter Session 1:  2/13, 2/20, 2/27,  3/5

Tired of your drawings looking flat? Do your still lives just look off? Or maybe your characters  end up with a long torso and tiny legs. Is that white, blank page saying you are already doing it wrong before you even begin? It might be time to uncover the secret to drawing things you love. Every object, character and scene are made up of shapes in space. This class will teach you how to see shape in everything, so you can draw anything you’d like. Once we learn to see shapes in space, we will learn some tricks to drawing the human head and figure. This class is perfect for beginners and those who need a refresher in drawing. When you’re happier with your drawings, you’re going to draw more, and that’s good for everyone!  

 

Supplies:

Canson Mixed Media Paper (11X14)–This paper is easy to find and works great if we need to add water to anything

2B Pencil

H Pencil

Soft Charcoal Pencil

White Gelly Roll Pen

Blending Tortillons

Kneaded Eraser

Ball Point Pen– My favorite is the Zebra f.301 0.7 mm

Questions? Email gnartleague@gmail.com

Members $ 

Non-Members $

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Improve Your Drawing Ability

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Improve Your Drawing Ability

with Betz Green

Wednesday: 10:00 to 1:00 PM

Fall Session 1: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14

Break: 2/21

Fall Session 2: 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

Drawing proficiency is important for all artists. This class focuses on improving observational and technical skills. At the beginning of each lesson, I will demonstrate how to begin a drawing from either a still life set-up or photograph using charcoal or pencil while discussing working methods. Individual attention will be provided for each participant. Other drawing mediums may be demonstrated at the student’s request. 

 

This class is suitable for intermediate to advanced students and is limited to 10 people.

Required Supplies

charcoal paper (Canson pastel/charcoal paper preferred)

drawing paper (Bristol smooth paper works well)

charcoal pencils

pencils

kneaded eraser

chamois

blending stump

backing board to support paper

ruler

suggested- iPad to record still life set-ups or your own photographs to work from in class

 

Questions? Email: bgreen@betzgreen.com or Phone: (215) 292-3664

Members $144.00

Non-Members $179.00

Not a member?

(Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

Introduction to Pastel
Landscapes & Still Life

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Landscapes & Still Life

with Catherine McIlhenny

Thursday at 10:00 to 12:30 pm

Winter Session 1: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15

Winter Session 2: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

This is an on-site class ideal for beginners as well as more experienced artists interested in pastel painting using soft pastels, or drawing with pastel pencils or charcoal. Work from your own source material such as a printed photo (that you took) or from an iPad. (Working from phone images is not encouraged.)

​Ready to explore the world of pastel? This class is ideal for artists interested in pastel painting using soft pastels, or drawing with pastel pencils or charcoal. Work from your own source material such as a printed photo (that you took) or from an iPad. (Working from phone images is not encouraged.)

 

​The class will focus on composition and expression using your desired medium of pastels, pastel pencils, or charcoal. I would like us to explore how each of the parts/objects in your executed work contributes to creating an expressive final piece. What does the observer "see"? What are you trying to "say"?

 

This class is ideal for intermediate to advanced pastel artists.

 

​Materials:

Pastels, such as NuPAstel (hard), Rembrandt (medium, Schminke, Unison, and Sennelier (soft) are some examples. Ebay is a good source of quality sets of the above pastels as well as Daler-Rowney and Grumbacher (discontinued but a good medium to soft stick.) Online sites include Dakota, Jackson's, Jerry's Artarama, and Blick Art Material. Be sure to buy "artist quality" rather than "student quality". Your finished work will thank you. 

 

Paper, such as sanded UArt 320 and Pastel Premier are the most forgiving. These are the papers I use most. As you become more comfortable with the medium, there are lots of other papers. 

 

​Charcoal sticks and pencils if drawing

 

Pastel pencils, such as Faber-Castell, Stabilo, Derwent and others

 

Charcoal paper from Strathmere or Canson M-Teintes for drawing using pastel pencils, and charcoal.

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

Members: $120.00

Non-members: $155.00

 

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(Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

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Charcoal Beginners

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Charcoal Beginners

with Joyce McEleney

Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 pm

Winter Session 1: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14

Break: 2/21

Winter Session 2: 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/21, 3/27, 4/3

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

 

Get coal for Christmas? We know, probably not, but don’t let that stop you from taking this beginners class on drawing using charcoal. Starting with the very basics, we will walk through the tools, terms, and medium to help you hone your skills and create rich drawings suitable for the fridge or a frame!

 

Materials needed to begin your journey:

 

  • Paper: charcoal paper of any size but 9 x 12 is a good starting place

  • Vine stick charcoal

  • Stick charcoal (soft, medium, and hard)

  • Charcoal pencils (white and black)

  • Kneaded eraser

  • White eraser

  • Blending stumps (also called tortillions)

 

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Charcoal starter kit

Vine Stick Charcoal

Paper

 

**Optional

Drawing board

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Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

Members: $120.00

Non-members: $155.00

 

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(Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

All Media Painting

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All Media Painting 

instructed with Doug Tweddale

Thursday  6:00 to 9:00 PM

Winter Session 1: 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22

Break: 2/29

Winter Session 2: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11

The focus is upon composition and using colors that match the values of the scene.  Artists of all experience levels are welcome, using any painting medium.

Doug will be doing demos in pastel and oils during the class that focus upon drawing evocative compositions, the effective use of underpaintings, and how to match your color selections to the desired value ranges for the scene.  Doug will be helping each artist individually during these classes.  

Please bring your painting media supplies along with electronic or printed photos of your favorite subjects for your use.  Any media is fine, including chalk pastels, acrylics, oil, watercolor or color pencils. The first class will begin with color theory, later classes will demonstrate the use of underpainting to establish values, color selections that match the desired values, and then proceed to the finishing touches to complete a painting. Please join us for this informative class!

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

Members: $144.00

Non-members: $179.00

 

Not a member?

(Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

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