Arts & Leisure

Spring 2015 & Summer 2015

Circular Loom Knitting – Popcorn Stitch Hat
NEW CLASS

Students will learn a bubble stitch on a circular loom while starting and completing one hat during class. Jodie Smola, M.A.

Upper Bucks Campus/$39/ RFNRT 5029 C70 & C71
C71/ Wed, 5/6, 6-8 pm

Mobile Photography Seminar – Core Photography Apps

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 & C71
C71/ Wed, 4/15, 6-8 pm

Summer 2015

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/ $179/ RFNRT 2585 C01
7 Tu, 6/2-7/14, 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, 6/4-7/16, 6:30-9:30pm

Landscape Oil Painting
Students will use reference photos as a springboard for learning the basics of landscape painting.  Drawing, color theory, composition, brushwork, painting techniques, and materials will be covered in this six week class.  All levels welcomed! A materials list will be mailed prior to class.  Maggie Leiby

Upper Bucks Campus/$159/RFNRT 8022 C70
6 Wed, 6/17-7/22, 6-9pm

Plein Air Painting
The Bucks County impressionist painters thought of themselves as being part of their environment, and in the process created many beautiful works of art. In keeping with their tradition, we will explore landscape painting at sites near the college. Working with oils, you will be instructed in color, design, layout, perspective, techniques, and use of materials, and other topics determined by student interest. We will initially meet in the art studio, and then at various local outdoor sites weather permitting. Locations will be on and off campus as pre arranged (Earlier class time on some days may be arranged for different light with group approval.) A materials list is available on request. Larry Chestnut

Newtown Campus/ $159/ RFNRT 2508 C01
6 Thu, 6/25-7/30, 4-7pm

Metal Sculpture     NEW CLASS!
The class introduces students to the process of creating metal sculpture with hand and power tools. Beginners start with basic instruction on tool use and techniques utilized for manipulating metal. Most tools will be provided for beginners to use during the class and the instructor will assist throughout the process, however, there will be a small, tool purchase list, which will be provided, in case the student desires to acquire their own tools and materials. More advanced students are always welcome to take the class too, bring in your designs and ideas. It provides a regular scheduled opportunity to work, get feedback from other artists, and a chance to both learn and share the knowledge you’ve acquired. Jon Burns

Newtown Campus/ $225 (plus $50 material fee made payable to instructor)/
RFNRT 3322 C01 & C02
C01/6 Tu, 5/26-6/30, 6-10 pm
C02/6 Tu, 7/14-8/18, 6-10 pm

Stone Carving    NEW CLASS!
The class introduces students to the process of carving stone with hand tools. Beginners start with alabaster, soapstone, or limestone - all fairly soft stones that can be easily carved. Some tools will be provided for beginners to use during the class and the instructor will assist throughout the process, however, there will be a small, tool purchase list, which will be strongly suggested. More advanced students are always welcome to take the class too, bring in your hammer and chisels. It provides a regular scheduled opportunity to work, get feedback from other artists, and a chance to both learn and share the knowledge you’ve acquired. Jon Burns

Newtown Campus/ $225 ($30 materials fee made payable to instructor)
RFNRT 3321 C01 & C02
C01/1 Wed, 5/27 & 5 Mon, 6/1-6/29, 6-10 pm
C02/6 Mon, 7/13-8/17, 6-10 pm