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Art Development Colored Pencils

Young Artists Class Grades 6th-12th

 

Art Development Colored Pencils

Mondays at 4:30 - 6:00 PM

with Instructor Jason Rodriguez

This is a Young Artists Class intended for Grades 6th-12th. Learn color theory and how light affects color with Color Pencils. We will cover many topics like color blending, complimentary colors, color value and color pencil 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. This is a ZOOM class.

Required Materials

Strathmore Bristol Board

Color Pencils (Set of 24 or more. I use Prismacolor) 

Either Alcohol markers or watercolor paints

2B pencil

Kneaded Eraser 

Session 1: 9/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/07

Questions? Email: jdrodpictures@gmail.com

Palette

Acrylic Painting Natural Elements

Adult Class

Acrylic Painting Natural Elements

Mondays at 1:00 to 4:00 PM

with Instructor Nicole Lee

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. This is an on-site class.

 

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

Session 1: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24

Break: 10/31

Session 2: Coming Soon

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

Portrait Sculpture

Kidz Clay

Young Artists Class Ages 7 to 9

Kidz Clay

Mondays at 4:30 to 6:00 PM

with Instructor Nicole Lee

Join us as we explore the basics of three-dimensional art with hand-building clay projects. Students will gain a better understanding of shapes, textures, and lines through classic sculpting techniques such as pinch, coil, and slab. We will create a project in the first week and paint it the following week and repeat it. This is an on-site class.

Session 1: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24

Break: 10/31

Session 2: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

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Pen and Watercolor

Adult Class

 

Pen and Watercolor

Tuesdays at 6:30 to 8:30 PM

with Instructor Jason Rodriguez

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. This is a ZOOM class.

Required Materials

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

Watercolor Paints (Koi or Windsor Newton 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 Brush Pen) 

2B Pencil

Kneaded Eraser

Session 1: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/01

Questions? Email: jdrodpictures@gmail.com

Oil Painting

Introduction to

Oil Painting

Adult Class

THE HISTORY OF THE ART LEAGUE

 

In 1941 a group of about 125 people, who hoped to further education and appreciation of the arts, sponsored a one-man show for Marvin Detwiler at the YMCA. It was received so well that the Norristown Art Committee (later to become the Norristown Art League) was formed. The group met in many different locations including the Norristown YMCA, Army Reserve Center, A.D. Eisenhower School, the Bridgeport Fire Station, and occasionally members’ homes. The group became a chartered non-profit organization by 1957 and officially became a 501(c)3 sometime in the late 1990s.

 

OUR HISTORIC SCHOOL HOUSE

The place where people come to learn and inspire one another. The Greater Norristown Art League’s (GNAL) home is a small, one-room schoolhouse that was built in 1894. The current building is a replacement for the original school which was built in 1771 by Norristown’s first physician, Dr. Shannon. It is the oldest school in E. Norriton Township. Dr. Shannon’s family hosted George Washington on his march from Valley Forge to New Jersey in 1778.

After the township was divided into East and West Norriton in the early 1900s, the building was no longer needed as a schoolhouse and subsequently sold for $875.  It was sold again and  used as a Community Center. Fun fact: Charley McCracken and Joanne Jackson, both GNAL members, once attended square dances here.

Color Tiles

Bits and Pieces Mosaics

Adult Class

Bits and Pieces Mosaics

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

with Roxanne Slemmer

More information coming soon. This is an on-site class.

 

Session 1: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

Break: 11/01

Session 2: 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13

Questions? Email gnartleague@gmail.com

Charcoal Drawing

All Media Drawing

Adult Class

 

All Media Drawing

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

with Betz Green

Drawing proficiency is important for all artists, whether highly skilled in a medium of choice or, just beginning on a creative journey. This class is for all levels. Each class includes demonstrations in various mediums, techniques, and art theory, with ample time for individual practice. On the first day of each new session, a still life will be arranged and, using charcoal, I will sketch the set-up while discussing working methods. This class may also be used by those seeking independent work time and space with input from a fellow working artist. This is an on-site class.

Required Supplies

Charcoal (either pencils, sticks, or powdered, including white if you have it)

Kneaded eraser

Charcoal or pastel paper (I used toned Canson pastel paper)

Chamois

Backer board and masking tape (to keep the paper rigid and in place)

Still life objects, or a favorite photo to work from (either as a hard copy or on an iPad)

 

Session 1: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Break: 11/2

Session 2: 11/9, 11/16, (11/23)*, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, (12/21)* 

Questions? Email: bgreen@betzgreen.com -or-

Phone: (215) 292-3664

*dates subject to change

Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Basics

Adult Class

 

Watercolor Basics

Thursday at 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

with Nicole Lee

Each week we will explore and learn a new technique and apply that technique to our own painting. The subject matter can be of your choosing or suggested by the instructor. This is a great beginners class where master artists will be covered and techniques will be learned; including how color works together. This is an on-site class.

 

Suggested Supplies

Watercolor paper (suggested size 9x12)

Set of Soft Watercolor brushes in various sizes

Set of paints, cakes or tubes

Palette paper or wax paper

Session1: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Break: 11/3

Session 2: 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

Paint Tools

Teen Painting

Young Artists Class

Teen Painting

Thursday at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

with Nicole Lee

This is a Young Artists class. Teens can dive into practicing their skills with acrylic paint. We will work step by step together to create new paintings each week, exploring a variety of subjects such as nature, animals, abstracts, techniques, and works from the masters. This is an on-site class.

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

Session1: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Break: 11/3

Session 2: 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

Paint Tools

Classical Drawing

Adult Class

Classical Drawing

Thursday at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

with Doug Tweddale

 More information coming soon. This is an on-site class.

Session1: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Break: 11/3

Session 2: 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

Watercolor Paint

TBA

Adult Class

 

Coming soon....

Friday at 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

with Veda Manam

More information coming soon. This is an on-site class.

Session 1: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, (no class 10/21), 10/28, 11/11, 11/18

Session 2: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 1/6

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

Kids Painting Class

Kidz Kreate

Young Artists Class

 

Kidz Kreate

Saturday at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

with Diane DiRogatis

This is a Young Artists class. More information coming soon. This is an on-site class.

Session 1: 9/17, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

Break: 11/5

Session 2: 11/12, 11/19, ( no class 11/26 ),12/3, 12/10, 12/17 

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com