Arts & Leisure
“Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
In the spirit of these words from Albert Einstein we hope you will find your creative destination among the pages of our “Arts & Leisure” offerings. Let our courses take you on your own artistic journey….where imaginative classes from Painting to Music are designed to excite, entertain and inform you!
Getting the Perfect Shot
Let freelance photographer Tom DeLorenzo give you an in-depth look at camera operations, basic photographic technique, image composition and post-processing, to help you elevate your photographs from ordinary to extraordinary. Sessions will rotate from the classroom to local shoot sites (weather permitting) to implement and practice those newly acquired skills over 4 projects. Digital camera, capture media, and operations manual required for all sessions. Thomas DeLorenzo, AA.
Newtown Campus/ $179/ RFNRT 2585 C01
7 Thu, 9/21 - 11/2, 6-9 pm
Getting the Most Out of Your Digital Photos
“The class went above my expectations! Love it!”
Move from snapshot to photograph with advertising and entertainment photographer Tom DeLorenzo and bring new life to your photos through increased technical skills and digital processing. Learn how to get more out of your 35mm digital camera, flash and image processing program. Course consists of 4 projects that will take you from the idea to completion. All projects utilize depth-of-field control and motion/panning techniques; use of on-camera flash and image processing. Students should bring their camera, flash and instruction manuals to all sessions. Thomas DeLorenzo, AA.
Newtown Campus/ $179/ RFNRT 2595 C01
7 Tu, 9/19 - 10/31, 6-9 pm
Photoshop for Hobbyists NEW COURSE
Move from uninspiring snapshots to dynamic photographs with advertising and entertainment photographer Tom DeLorenzo and bring new life to your photos through Photoshop proficiency and the technical skills of
digital processing. Learn how get what’s been missing from your digital images. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops or iMacs to all sessions. Thomas DeLorenzo, AA.
Newtown Campus/ $200/ RFNRT 2596 C01
7 Fri, 10/6 - 11/17, 6 - 8 pm
Watercolor – Basics & Beyond
Whether a beginner or advanced watercolor artist, this course will help you achieve sparkling highlights and luscious wet washes in this transparent, luminous medium. Students are encouraged to bring their own photographic reference materials. Emphasis will be on promoting creativity and the realization of the artist’s vision. Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have and a supply list will be given out the first night of class. Gail Bracegirdle, B.F.A.
Newtown Campus/ $159/ RFNRT 2530 C01
6 Tu, 9/12 - 10/17, 6 - 9pm
Pennswood Village/ $159/ RFNRT 2530 CPV1
6 Fri, 10/13 - 11/17 9am - 12 noon
Painting with Passion: A Series of Fine Arts Courses at the Lower Bucks Campus
Watercolor Techniques I: Wet on Dry
Learn the tools and techniques to perfect the art of watercolor painting! In this course you will learn a variety of “wet on dry” methods used to achieve some remarkable watercolor results. Techniques in splatter, stipple, scrumbling and dry brush will be explored along with principles such as balance, contrast, emphasis/focal point and scale - among others. A great opportunity for beginners to develop their watercolor art skills! Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have (paper, paint, brushes, notebook and color wheel) and a supply list will be given out the first night of class. Rose Marie Strippoli
About the Instructor: Rose Marie Strippoli is an award winning artist who currently belongs to a variety of local Bucks County artist groups. She has studied at Bowling Green and Jacksonville Universities, Bucks County Community College, and Lorain County Community College, and has attended workshops around the world. Her acrylics, enamels, watercolors and handbuilt pottery, have garnered numerous awards and ribbons. In 2012 Rosemarie received special recognition from the Ohio Watercolor Society for having 10 paintings accepted into their juried shows. In the 2013 Pennsylvania Watercolor Show, she received an award for “Creative Expression” by well-known artist and judge Frank Webb. Visit her web site at http://rosemariestrippoli.info/
Lower Bucks Campus/$159/RFNRT 8024 C50
6 Tu, 9/12-10/17, 6:30-9:30 pm
Alla Prima Painting
The artist Cecilia Beaux was advised by seascape artist Alexander Harrison to take up plein air painting to help her portrait and figure painting. The idea was to quickly render the subject before the subject moved or the environment changed. Premier coup and All prima painting is painting that is completed generally in one to two sittings with minimal touch-up. You will learn the necessary techniques to complete a painting in a short time period without over analyzing from a still life setup. Emphasis will be on a quick interpretation of color, technique, and composition. Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have and a supply list will be given out the first night of class. Larry Chestnut, B.A.
Newtown Campus/ $159/ RFNRT 2526 C01
6 Tu, 10/24 – 11/28, 6:15 – 9:15 pm
Oil Painting – Express Yourself with Behrooz
The course will include basic and advanced instruction in oil painting. Topics covered will be color theory, drawing, perspective, and problem solving. Students will be encouraged to develop critical thinking skills, explore new techniques, and express their ideas using the oil paint medium. Behrooz Salimnejad
Newtown Campus/ $259/ RFNRT 2400 C01
10 Sat, 9/9-11/11, 10 am – 1 pm
Painting from Photographs
Participants are given opportunities to evolve artistically. Uninterrupted supportive open studio time is without parallel, providing a safe enjoyable place where ideas can be given form. The average number of paintings completed is often two and sometimes three. This is for new, not so new, quite experienced, and 'too busy with work and family,' painters. Participents develop creative, and technical skills while making choices during the process of conceptualizing good reference material, starting a painting, making it work and moving towards completion. A chosen photograph is interpreted using the student artist's medium of choice. Aesthetic judgment, conversations and productive studio practices are cultivated. Some find this a needed 'me time' part of their week. Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have. Ann Woolsey
Upper Bucks Campus/ $159/ RFNRT 2532 C70
6 Tu, 9/12-10/17, 6-9 pm
Pen and Ink Drawing
This course is designed for all levels, to encourage and develop the natural talent and knack for drawing! Let’s explore the wondrous fields of Illustration and Graphic Design with engaging concentrations, including Scientific Illustration, Book Illustration, Logo Design and more! Be inspired by the works of remarkable illustrators from around the world, exercise the basic elements of an art critique and learn about the fundamentals of pen and ink drawing, the principles of 2D and 3D Design, and much more, as you experiment with innovative techniques through the use of mixed media, including pen and ink, acrylic paint and soft pastels! Enjoy this insightful program as you build and expand your art portfolio!
Eleanor Evans, B.F.A., University of the Arts
Newtown Campus/ $159 ($15 material fee payable to instructor)/ RFNRT 8038 C01
8 Wed, 9/20 – 11/8, 6-8 pm
Line and Value Drawing
This course is designed for all levels, to encourage and develop the natural talent and knack for drawing! Let’s explore the wondrous fields of Illustration with engaging concentrations, including Scientific Illustration, Book Illustration, and more! Be inspired by the works of remarkable illustrators from around the world, exercise the basic elements of an art critique and learn about the fundamentals of line and value drawing, the principles of 2D and 3D Design, and much more, as you experiment with innovative techniques through the use of mixed media, including graphite pencils, colored pencils and charcoal! Enjoy this insightful program as you build and expand your art portfolio!
Eleanor Evans, B.F.A., University of the Arts
Newtown Campus/ $159 ($15 material fee payable to instructor)/ RFNRT 8039 C01
8 Sat, 9/23 – 11/11, 9:30-11:30 am
Stained Glass – Not Just For Windows!
Let the light shine through! Students will learn the basic techniques of glass cutting, foiling, and soldering. Students will choose a pattern and make 1 or 2 complete projects to take home. Supply list will be available the first night of class, estimated cost of supplies $80-$90) Dan Burstein
Newtown Campus/$210 RFNRT 0408 C01 (includes cutter and board)
8 Fri, 9/15 – 11/3, 6-8:30 pm
Pennswood Village/ $159 ($15 material fee payable to instructor)/ RFNRT 8039 CPV1 8 Fri, 9/22 – 11/10, 10 am – 12 pm
Stained Glass – Intermediate Techniques
Further your skills in glass cutting, foiling, and soldering and designing your own patterns. For students ready to move on to more complex projects. Choose a pattern and make 1 or 2 complete projects to take home. Students provide own tools, glass, and soldering iron. Dan Burstein
Newtown Campus/ $189/ RFNRT 0456 C01
8 Fri, 9/15 – 11/3, 7:30 – 10 pm
The Art of Independent Filmmaking
The aspiring filmmaker will learn the art of storytelling through the medium of digital video. This course is designed specifically for serious individuals who desire to express themselves though the medium of cinematography. All levels are welcome.
Jon Nichols is a Bucks County Community College alumni having over 19 years of experience in the film and theater industries.
Required equipment: Digital Single Lens Reflex camera (DSLR) with HD video capabilities, at least a 16GB compatible SD or CF card, a portable external hard drive, access to video editing software and note taking materials. Microsoft Word or other script writing software. Field audio recording equipment is a plus.
Newtown Campus/ $269/ RFNRT 8040 C01
8 Sat, 9/30 – 11/18, 9 am – 1 pm