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ADULT SPRING 2024 CLASSES

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Morning, Day and Evening
4, 5 and 6 week classes

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Acrylic Painting: Natural Elements

ONSITE - 6 week

Acrylic Painting: Natural Elements

with Nicole Lee

Monday: 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Session 3: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20

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!)

 

 

Woven Tangles

ONSITE - 4 week

Woven Tangles

with Sue Trembeth

Monday: 6:15 to 8:15 PM 

Winter Session 1: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29

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

Tangles that weave are intriguing and varied. In this 4-week class you will learn several tangles that weave, and how to embellish and alter them. A basic Zentangle class is not necessary to enroll or participate but is highly encouraged. You will need a basic Zentangle kit, which can be purchased from the teacher for $12.00.

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: $ 64.00

Non-members: $ 99.00

 

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

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Introduction to Oil Painting

ONSITE - 6 week

Introduction to Oil Painting

with Jim Green

Tuesday: 10:00 to 1:00 PM

Spring Session 3: 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4

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

Not a member?

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

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Beginners and Beyond:
Exploring Alcohol Inks

ONSITE - 4 week

Beginners and Beyond: Exploring Alcohol Inks

with Lori Crook

Tuesday: 2:00 to 4:30 PM

Spring Session 3: 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

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

Take a deep dive into the versatile, magical medium of Alcohol Inks! Join our instructor and learn multiple techniques, create several projects and explore color and movement in this 4 week class. This is a fantastic medium for beginners and those with experience in any medium. Instructor will provide all materials/tools/ink and will give lots of hands-on assistance and demonstrations. We promise that you will fall in love with this medium!

Materials fee is $35 due at first class.

Members: $ 80.00

Non-members: $ 115.00

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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

ONSITE - 6 week

Bits n Pieces Mosaics

with Roxanne Slemmer

Tuesday: 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Spring Session 3: 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28

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

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

 

 

Mosaics

Drawing People

ONLINE - 4 week

Drawing People

with Jason Rodriguez

Tuesday: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

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

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 $ 64.00

Non-Members $ 99.00

Not a member?

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

 

 

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Pen and Watercolor

ONLINE - 6 week

Pen and Watercolor

with Jason Rodriguez

Monday: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Spring Session 3:  4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6

Together, Pen and Watercolor are an incredible combination to master. Learn both drawing fundamentals and color theory. We will cover many topics like color blending, complementary colors, color value, and pen techniques. Don’t worry, that’s just the technical description. How we’ll be learning all that is by coloring people, animals, animated movie shots, our own illustrations, and much more. 


 

Required Material

Watercolor Paper 9×12 or larger (Canson or Strathmore)

Watercolor Paints (Koi or Gensai Tambi Kuretaki Pan Set of 12 or more colors)

Round Watercolor Brushes–Sizes 7 and 2

Set of Microns or other Multiliner Pens (Varying Sizes)

Brush pen (Pentel Pocket Brush Pen) 

White Gelly Roll Pen

2B Pencil

Kneaded Eraser

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!)

 

 

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Improve Your Drawing Ability

ONSITE - 6 week

Improve Your Drawing Ability

with Betz Green

Wednesday: 10:00 to 1:00 PM

Spring Session 3: ​5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5

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!)

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Introduction to Pastel
Landscapes & Still Life

ONSITE - 6 week
Landscapes & Still Life
with Catherine McIlhenny

Thursday at 10:00 to 12:30 pm


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

Spring Session 3: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6


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

This is an on-site class ideal for intermediate to advanced or 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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NEW - Charcoal to Color:
Drawing for Beginners

ONSITE

Charcoal to Color

with Joceyln McEleney

Wednesday: 2:00 to 4:30 PM

Spring Session 3: 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22

We hear people say it all the time: “I can’t draw!” Believe it or not--most artists have said this at some point in their journey. But drawing is a skill many of us aren’t born knowing how to do. Like all skills, you need to learn the basics, how to get started, and have a space to practice. Remember when you were a kid and tried something for the first time, but it took a while to get good? Same for drawing. 

We “double dog dare you” to embrace your inner kid and join us for this low pressure and fun class to learn about the basics of drawing while exploring the different mediums you can use. You will have plenty of chances to hone those skills and create beautiful works to enter into an upcoming show!

 

Materials needed as you begin your journey:

  • Paper: Fine tooth drawing paper for dry media of any size, but 9 x 12 is a good starting place

  • Stick charcoal and/or charcoal pencils

  • Good set of graphite drawing pencils (at least 2B, HB, 2H to begin)

  • Colored pencils

  • Kneaded eraser

  • White eraser

  • Blending stumps (also called tortillions)

  • Black pen

 

Get it all on Amazon

Beginners Drawing kit

Paper

 

**Optional

Drawing board

Oil pastels

(note these are Amazon affiliate links, GNAL gets a small percentage at no extra cost to you)

Members: $120.00

Non-members: $155.00

Not a member?

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

 

 

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New: Clay Creations: Crafting Functional Art with Handbuilding Techniques

ONSITE - 6 week

Clay and Paper Art for Adults

with Ratna Gandhi

Friday: 3:00 to 6:00 PM

Spring Session 3: 4/12, 4/26, 5/ 3, 5/10, 5/24, 5/31

Discover the boundless creativity of handbuilding techniques with air dry clay in our engaging and practical classes. Throughout this course, students will delve into the versatile world of clay, mastering fundamental techniques such as coil work, slab work, and pinch work, to craft stunning functional art pieces.

 

Each class session offers a new and exciting project, providing students with ample opportunities to hone their skills and explore their creativity. From crafting elegant holders and charming vases to sculpting intricately designed bowls and captivating wall hangings, participants will have the chance to bring their artistic visions to life.

 

Throughout the course, students will not only refine their handbuilding skills but also learn the art of finishing touches. With acrylic paints, they will add their personal flair to each creation, transforming raw clay into vibrant and unique masterpieces.

 

At the conclusion of the course, students will proudly carry home their completed works, ready to adorn their living spaces or to be shared as heartfelt gifts with loved ones. Join us and unlock your artistic potential as you sculpt, paint, and create with air dry clay.

 

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist looking to expand your repertoire, join us in this exploration of clay artistry and unlock your potential to craft beautiful and functional pieces that inspire and delight. No prior experience is required, only a passion for creativity and a willingness to get your hands dirty!

Members: $ 169.00

Non-members: $ 204.00

Not a member?

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

 

 

Clay Creation

NEW - Photography Basics and Beyond:
DSLR Photography Principals

ONSITE - 6 week

Photography Basics and Beyond

instructed by Paul Manoogian

Wednesday: 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Spring Session 3: 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22

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

 

In this six-week course, you will become more familiar with your camera, lighting, and improving your

proficiency as photographer.

 

We will cover the details of light, how lenses interact with your subjects, and how that translates into what your final image will be. We will also cover the different settings on your camera and help you get out of the habit of always using an automatic mode setting, and what all those manual settings mean. Our discussion will cover how and when to use these different modes effectively. Further, we will discuss different types of lighting and how to use flash, constant light, natural light, and modifiers. There will also be information on how to use inexpensive (and sometimes free) solutions for creating compelling imagery from simple household items. We will talk deeply about composition and the most important parts of framing your photography to create images that draw others into the frame and make them feel engaged in your photos.

 

Discussion on post-processing your images will be explained so that you'll be able to take your photography to new levels. As part of that topic, we'll learn about the difference between shooting in

JPEG mode versus RAW modes along with the benefits and caveats of both.

 

As a group, we will spend an ample amount of time during each class practicing as a group and working hands-on with what we've learned.

 

For this course, please bring your DSLR camera. Though camera models and brands create different terminology for some of their settings and features, everything we will cover in this course can be applied to the standards of photography for your DSLR. We will also discuss some options regarding mobile phones and how to shoot more professional-looking images with those devices.

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

 

Member: $ 144.00

Non-member: $ 179.00

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

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NEW: Beginner's Brush: Watercolor Basics and Refresh

ONSITE - 5 week

Beginner's Brush: Watercolor Basics

and Refresh

with Kaye Wrede

 

Friday: 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Spring Session 3: 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/24

Watercolor Basics will be a fun class focused on learning to love Watercolors. Each week we will focus on exercises and projects based on the core principles of watercolor painting. By the end of the class, you will know the basics of floral and landscape painting, as well as brush control and color mixing. No prior art experience is necessary.

 

Supply List:

Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box- 24 Colors (or equivalent): https://artistcraftsman.com/koi-pocket-field-sketch-box-watercolor-sets/

9x12 Watercolor Sketchbook (Canson Biggie XL Watercolor, Canson, or Strathmore Brand)

1" Watercolor mop brush

1" Watercolor flat brush

1/2" Watercolor pointed oval brush
#4 Watercolor Liner Brush
#10 Watercolor Brush Round
#2 Watercolor Fan Brush
Spray Bottle Filled with Water
1 pack of Scotch brand Washi Tape, or equivalent
Mechanical Pencil
Plastic Eraser
.5 Sakura Micron Pen
Black Ballpoint Pen
Two containers for brush rinsing
A completely flat and rigid surface larger than 10”x 13” to tape your paper to.
Ex- Wooden board, firm thick cardboard, A flat tray

Recommended but not Required:
A heat gun or a hair dryer
9x12 watercolor block
An adjustable easel that can lie at a slight angle

Non-members: $ 80 .00

Members: $ 115.00

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

 

 

Beginner's Brush: Watercolor Basics and Refresh

All Media Painting

ONSITE - 6 week class

All Media Painting 

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

 

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Open Studio

ONSITE - 5-week class

OPEN STUDIO

with Studio Artist, Nikki Barr

Thursday:  5:00 to 9:00 PM

Dates: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30

Come into GNAL and finish any artwork or start something new. Our studio has water, paper towels, easels, tables, stools, and water containers.

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

FEE: $ 20 pay at the door

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Open studio

NEW: Watercolor Intermediate to Advanced

ONSITE - 5 week

Watercolor Intermediate to Advanced

with Kaye Wrede

 

Friday: 12:00 to 2:00 pm 

Spring Session 3: 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/24  

You better get ready, because this boot camp is going to bring your watercolor skills to the next level! Advanced Watercolor will focus on composition, color theory, value, and paint mixing. We will study artists throughout history and learn to apply their techniques to our own work. By the end of this class, you will be well on your way to developing your own unique style.

 

Supply List:

These Paint Colors, in Either Tube or Pan form

Alizarin Crimson, Hansa Yellow Medium, Cerulean Blue, Pthalo Blue, Opera Pink, Mars Black

Watercolor Sketchbook of your choice

9x12 Watercolor Block, cold press

1" Watercolor mop brush

1" Watercolor flat brush

1/2" Watercolor pointed oval brush
#4 Watercolor Liner Brush
#10 Watercolor Brush Round
#2 Watercolor Fan Brush
1 pack of Scotch brand Washi Tape, or equivalent
Mechanical Pencil
Plastic Eraser
.5 Sakura Micron Pen
Black Ballpoint Pen
A completely flat and rigid surface larger than 10”x 13” to tape your paper to.
Ex- Wooden board, firm thick cardboard, a flat tray

Recommended but not Required
A heat gun or a hair dryer
An adjustable easel that can lie at a slight angle
Your favorite paints, brushes, paper, and other tools you like working with.

You better get ready, because this boot camp is going to bring your watercolor skills to the next level! Advanced Watercolor will focus on composition, color theory, value, and paint mixing. We will study artists throughout history and learn to apply their techniques to our own work. By the end of this class, you will be well on your way to developing your own unique style.

Members: $ 80.00

Non-members: $ 115.00

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watercolor intemediate to advanced

1, 2, or 3 Day class

Zentangle Secret Garden

ONSITE

Zentangle Secret Garden

instructed with Sue Trembeth

May 4, 2024

Saturday 1 :30 to 3:30 pm

Relax and take a peek through the window in the wall to your Zen Garden. Using the Zentangle method you will create your own secret garden. A basic Zentangle class is not Necessary for this session but is encouraged. 

 

Students will need a basic Zentangle kit. If needed, once can be available from the teacher for $12.00. 

 

Please also bring colored pencils if you have them.

 

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail

Members: $ 28.00

Non-members: $ 35.00

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Create Your Own Art Pole

ONSITE

Create Your Own Art Pole

with Nikki Barr

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