Arts & Leisure

Oil Painting and Watercolors

Landscape Oil Painting

Upper Bucks Campus
This is an introductory class in the study of landscape painting in oil. Students will be introduced to ways of simplifying the various shapes observed in the landscape, identifying light and shadow masses, how to achieve Arial perspective, observing and recording value relationships, creating texture, color harmony, identifying a focal point, and the use of various compositional tools employed to create a pleasing unified pictorial presentation. Drawing, painting techniques, brushwork, and materials will all be discussed. Reference photos will be used. The individual needs of each student will be addressed in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. All Levels Welcomed! Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have and a supply list will be given out the first night of class. Maggie Leiby

Upper Bucks Campus/$159/RFNRT 8022 C70
6 Thu, 4/21-5/26, 6-9pm

Color Theory

Upper Bucks Campus
Unlock the magic and mystery of color in this six week color theory class. Discover the many facets and properties of color such as hue, value, temperature, saturation/ intensity, or chroma, as well as, transparency vs. opacity. Beginning with a limited palette, students will explore the full range of colors available to them with just six colors, plus black and white. Through a series of exercises, students will become familiar and proficient not only in mixing of colors, but beautiful neutrals helping them create paintings that will make their hearts’ sing! Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have and a supply list will be given out the first night of class. Maggie Leiby

Upper Bucks Campus/$159/RFNRT 8031 C70
6 Th, 3/10-4/14, 6-9 pm

Painting from Photographs

Upper Bucks Campus
Turn your favorite photos into paintings! Create beautiful works of art using the media of your choice: watercolor, acrylic or oils. Choose subject matter from favorite photos, and turn them into masterpieces. Have fun while learning in an open studio workshop atmosphere. Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have and a supply list will be given out the first night of class. Ann Woolsey

Upper Bucks Campus/ $199/ RFNRT 2570 C70
8 Wed, 3/2-5/4, (no class 3/23 & 4/20), 6-9 pm
Approved Hours: 24 (Act 48)

Watercolor Techniques I & II

Lower Bucks Campus
This multilevel course is a great opportunity for both beginners and those who are looking to advance their skills. 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. Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have and a supply list will be given out the first night of class. Rose Marie Strippoli

Lower Bucks/ $159/ RFNRT 8026 C50
6 Tu, 2/9-3/15, 6:30-9:30pm

Oil Painting Techniques for Beginners

Lower Bucks Campus
Students will learn oil painting techniques for a variety of subject matter including still lifes, landscapes and portraits. No prior experience is necessary and students of all skill levels are welcome. Students will examine the visual elements of painting such as color, light, line, shape, space, texture and composition. The course is designed to improve students’ visual vocabulary and handling of materials through a combination of classroom assignments and homework projects. Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have and a supply list will be given out the first night of class. Richard Gabriele, M.F.A.

Lower Bucks/ $159/ RFNRT 8027 C50
6 Wed, 3/2-4/6, 6:30-9:30pm

Newtown Campus

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, 2/2-3/8, 6:00-9:00pm

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 Alla 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 interpretations 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 Tues, 3/8-4/12, 6-9 pm
Approved Hours: 18 (Act 48)

Oil Painting – Express Yourself

Is your inner artist bursting to come forth? With individual attention, you will learn different methods of manipulating oil paints, basic drawing concepts, and develop your own style of painting. The creativity of beginning and more advanced students alike will be drawn out as you concentrate on color theory, color mixing, composition, and special problems in oil painting. 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 8025 C01
6 Thu, 3/10-4/14, 6:30-9:30 pm

Photography

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 Tu, 3/1-4/12, 6:30-9:30pm

Informal Photographic Portraiture

Take your photography to the next level and enhance your skills. If you took Getting the Perfect Shot, you will want to take this class. Get more out of your 35mm digital camera, flash and image processing program, while working in tandem with advertising and entertainment photographer, Tom DeLorenzo,. Course consists of 3 informal portrait projects that will take you from the idea to completion. Projects: studio, interior locations and exterior locations portraits. All projects to utilize depth-of-field control and motion/panning techniques; on-camera flash synchronizations; and image processing. A basic knowledge of digital capture is suggested. Students should bring their camera, flash and instruction manuals. Thomas DeLorenzo, AA.

Newtown Campus/ $179/ RFNRT 2586 C01
7 Thu, 3/3-4/14, 6:30-9:30pm

Using Filters to Enhance Your Photography

Ever wonder how to saturate color or reduce glare in your photographs? Wish you could shoot at a slower shutter speed in bright light? Does your white balance seems off? Learn how to use filters to achieve your artistic vision and capture the shot you envision in your mind. Enhance your photography with lens filters! Jodie Smola, M.A.

Upper Bucks Campus/$39/ RFNRT 2593 C70-C72
C70/ Sat, 1/23, 10 am-12 pm
C71/ Sat, 4/16, 10 am-12 pm
C72/ Thu, 5/12, 7-9 pm

Newtown/$39/ RFNRT 2593 C01 & C02
C01/ Thu, 4/21, 10 am-12 pm
C02/ Thu, 1/21, 10 am-12 pm

Light Painting - Long Exposure Seminar

Upper Bucks Campus
Take photographs in the dark using light to create vivid and haunting images. From dramatic portraits to swirling colors of light, this seminar will provide the knowledge necessary to successfully produce light painting photographs. Students should bring their camera, tripod and various light sources to experiment with during class. Jodie Smola, M.A.
Upper Bucks Campus/ $39/ RFNRT 2592 C70 & C71 
C70/Th, 1/21, 7-9 pm
C71/Tu, 2/23, 7-9 pm

Motion Blur Photography Long Exposure Seminar

Upper Bucks Campus
Learn how to capture motion blurs in compelling photographs by selecting the necessary gear and choosing your subject. Leave behind static images and explore long exposure photography in this seminar. Jodie Smola, M.A.

Upper Bucks Campus/$39/ RFNRT 2594 C70-C73
C70/ Sat, 1/30, 10 am-12 pm
C71/ Th, 3/17, 1-3 pm
C72/ Sat, 5/7, 10 am-12 pm
C73/Th, 5/19, 7-9 pm

Newtown/$39/ RFNRT 2594 C01
Th, 5/5, 1-3 pm

Stained Glass

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 $90-$100) Dan Burstein

Newtown Campus/ $200 (includes glass cutter)/RFNRT 0408 C01
8 Fri, 2/26-4/22 (no class on 3/25) 6-8:30 pm
Approved Hours: 20 (Act 48)

Stained Glass – Intermediate Techniques

Further your skills in glass cutting, foiling, 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, 2/26-4/22 (no class on 3/25), 7:30-10 pm
Approved Hours: 20 (Act 48)