Arts & Leisure

Getting the Perfect Shot

Let freelance photographer Tom DeLorenzo give you an in-depth look at camera operations, basic photographic technique, and image composition, 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/ $159/RFNRT 2585 C01
7 Tu, 9/23-11/4, 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/ $159/ RFNRT 2586 C01
7 Thu, 9/25-11/6, 6:30-9:30pm

Visual Storytelling Through Photography

“Photojournalism is art!” Learn how to create meaningful photographs that will inspire! Students will produce images that convey more than just a pretty face or a beautiful scenery with hand-on and supportive guidance from Professional Photographer Jamie Christopher! Classes will alternate between in-class discussions and field exercises. Jamie Christopher

Newtown Campus/ $155/ RFNRT 2590 C01/
7 Mon, 11/3-12/15, 6-8:30 pm

The Art of Film Editing: It Can Make the Movie

This class is for anyone who is interested in General Cinema Studies who loves films and wants to know more about movies. No other person on the film’s crew works as closely with the director then a movie’s editor. Editors can elevate a mediocre performance to a legendary one. Through a series of screenings we will examine: editing for emotion, reaction shots, rhythm, parallel action, story structure, use of narration, soundtracks in films, and more. This course will also demonstrate how the evolution of film editing mirrors the evolution of cinema. Andrea Odezynska, M.F.A.

Newtown Campus/ $159/ RFNRT 0446 C01/
6 Tuesday, 9/23-10/28, 10am-1pm

Introduction to CNC Routing with ShopBOT®

Learn to use this computer-aided drawing tool to precisely cut, carve, drill or machine all kinds of 2-dimensional designs. Using specialized software you will be able to design your parts on a comput-er. Then, like a robot, the computer will control cutters of your choice to create your parts. By precisely moving the cutter through material, you can accomplish difficult woodworking tasks and make engraved carvings. In this beginner’s course, you will focus on working with wood, but the skills you learn can be applied to other media. Janice Smith, M.F.A. & Rita Weiner

Newtown Campus/$299 (plus $10 materials fee payable to instructor)/RFNRT 3319 C01

8 Tu, 9/9-10/28 6:00-10:00 pm 

Approved Hours: 32 (Act 48)

Black & White Photography Software Seminar

This course will teach students the differences between major post-processing black & white photography programs, enabling them to select a program that will best complement their photographic vision. Jodie Smola, M.A.

Newtown Campus/ $59/ RFNRT 2576 C01 
 2 Sat, 12/6 -12/13, 9-11 am
Approved Hours: 4 (Act 48)

Taking Your Camera Out of Automatic

Over the course of six one hour sessions, the students will become comfortable using their camera in manual. Aperture, shutter, and ISO settings will be covered. Homework, in-class assignments and photo critiques will be used to strengthen course topics. Students will leave this class comfortable in using their camera to achieve their desired photos. Jodie Smola, M.A.

Upper Bucks Campus/ $69/ RFNRT 2577 C70 
 6 Sat. 9/13 -10/18, 10-11 am

Mobile Photography Seminar

Over the course of two hours, the students will learn valuable techniques to improve their photography, investigate new mobile apps for creative inspiration and test their newly acquired skills in the classroom setting. Jodie Smola, M.A.

Upper Bucks Campus/$39/ RFNRT 2591 C70 
 Sat. 10/25, 9-11 am

HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography

Learn how to shoot and process HDR photographs. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to produce vivid photographs that come alive off of the page. Investigate the basic principles behind HDR photograph and learn how to shoot bracketed exposures and upload exposure series and process them utilizing HDR software. Jodie Smola, M.A.

Upper Bucks/ $69/ RFNRT 2587 C70/
3 Sa, 11/1-11/15 9:00-11:00am
Approved Hours: 6 (Act 48)

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. A materials list will be mailed prior to class. Gail Bracegirdle, B.F.A

Newtown Campus/ $155 (plus approx. $120 for materials)/ RFNRT 2530 C01
6 Tu, 10/14-11/18 6:00-9:00pm

Oil Painting with Behrooz

This 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/ $275/RFNRT 2400 C01
10 Fri, 9/5-11/7, 7-10 pm
Approved Hours: 30 (Act 48)

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 the idea of premier coup and All prima painting or painting that is completed generally in one or two sittings with minimal touch-up. You will learn the necessary techniques to complete a painting in a short time period from a still life or a live model. Emphasis will be on quick interpretations color, technique, and composition. A material list is available on request. Larry Chestnut, B.A.

Newtown Campus/ $155/ RFNRT 2526 C01
6 Tues, 9/23-10/28, 6-9 pm
Approved Hours: 18 (Act 48)

Celebrating the Holidays with Fresh Flowers

Students will learn to create designs to decorate the home for the Fall and Winter holidays. Students will create projects such as floral designs in pumpkins, dinner centerpieces for Thanksgiving and Winter holidays, holiday wreaths, and much more. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $159 (Flower cost $165 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)/ RFNRT 5121/ C01/
6 Mon, 11/3-12/15 (no class 12/1), 8-10pm

See Also - Floral Design Certificate

Gift Giving with Fresh Flowers & Fruits

Students will learn the names and seasonality of many common as well as novelty flowers. They will learn to arrange fresh flowers in high and low vases, create dinner centerpieces, hand-tied bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres. They will also learn to make a sculptural flower design using floral tape and foams. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $159 (Flower cost $165 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies) RFNRT 5122/ C01/
6 Tu, 9/16-10/21, 8-10pm

See Also - Floral Design Certificate

Mitten Making – Recycling Wool Sweaters

Upcycle an old wool sweater and create nice cozy mittens lined with fleece. You will go home with a pair of mittens to keep you warm along with the pattern to make gifts for the holidays. Must bring in a wool sweater at least 40% wool. Marian Bolum


Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $10 materials fee payable to instructor)/ RFNRT 5014 C01
Sat, 12/6, 10-1pm

Oil Painting – Express Yourself

With individual attention, students will learn different methods of manipulating oil paints, basic drawing concepts, and develop their own style of painting. Focus will be on color theory, color mixing, composition, and special problems in oil painting. Note: Bring whatever materials you have. Larry Chestnut, B.A.

Newtown Campus/ $275/ RFNRT 2501 C01
10 Th, 9/25-12/4 (no classes on 11/27), 6:30-9:30pm
Approved Hours: 30 (Act 48)

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. Returning students that have already taken beginners class can further their skills. Dan Burstein

Newtown Campus/ $205 (plus $90-100 materials fee payable to instructor)/ RFNRT 0408 C01/
8 Fri 9/19-11/14 (no class on 10/31), 6-8:30pm
Approved Hours: 20 (Act 48)

Stained Glass – Continued

Further your skills in glass cutting, foiling, and soldering. 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/ $205/ RFNRT 0449 C01/
8 Fri 9/19-11/14 (no class on 10/31), 7:30-10pm
Approved Hours: 20 (Act 48)

Japanese Papermaking

Learn to create beautiful Japanese paper (washi) using traditional methods! Students will learn how to cook and bat kozo bark and transform it into translucent sheet of paper. Caren Friedman

Newtown Campus/ $99 ($15 material fee payable to instructor)/ RFNRT 0721 C01/
2 Sat. 9/6-9/13, 10 am-4:30 pm