Arts & Leisure

Spring 2016

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

 

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
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

 

Summer 2016

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, 6/2-7/14 (no class 6/9), 6-9pm

 

Watercolor – Basics & Beyond

Newtown Campus
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, 6/7-7/12, 6:00-9:00pm

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.) Note:  Please bring whatever supplies you have and a supply list will be given out the first day of class.  Larry Chestnut

Newtown Campus/ $159/ RFNRT 2508 C01
6 Thu, 5/26-6/30, 3:30-6:30 pm

 
Drawing From Life– NEW!

Lower Bucks Campus
This course offers students the opportunity to develop fundamental drawing skills as well as awareness of visual vocabulary such as light, tone, line, texture, space and composition.  The goal is to build proficiency in describing form, light and space with charcoal and graphite on paper.  Subjects to be drawn include the figure, still life, landscape and interiors. Coursework includes both classroom assignments and homework assignments.  Students will be required to purchase supplies.  
Richard Gabriele, M.F.A.

Lower Bucks/ $159/ RFNRT 8032 C50
6 Wed, 7/6-8/10, 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 suppliesyou 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, 5/25-6/29, 6:30-9:30pm

 

Metal Sculpture

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 at the first class, 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/ $299 (plus $50 material fee made payable to instructor) /RFNRT 3324 C01
8 Tu, 5/24-7/26 (no classes 6/14 & 7/5) 6-10 pm

 

Stone Carving

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/ $299 ($30 materials fee made payable to instructor) /RFNRT 3325 C01
8 Wed, 5/25-7/27 (no class 6/15 & 7/6), 6-10 pm

 

Japanese Papermaking – NEW!

Learn how to make authentic sheet of Japanese paper! Students will learn how to cook and beat kozo and gampi fibers and then create translucent sheets of paper using the traditional “Nagashi-suki” method.  No previous experience necessary!  Caren Friedman

Newtown Campus/ $99 (plus $20 materials fee made payable to instructor) /RFNRT 0721 C01
Sat, 6/4, 10 am-4 pm
Sun, 6/5, 10 am-4 pm

 

Photography

Getting the Perfect Shot

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, 6/7-7/19, 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, 6/9-7/21, 6:00-9:00pm

Screenwriting – NEW!

A movie is only great if it has a great blueprint – the screenplay.  You will learn about the craft of screenwriting, how to write for the BIG screen, and how to get your work read by industry professionals.  Taught by Anthony Stitt who is a Graduate of UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program; Grand prize winner for Best Screenplay at 2011 Philadelphia Film Festival and signed several screenplay deals.

Newtown Campus/ $99/ RFNRT 0457 C01
4 Sat, 6/18-7/16 ( no class 7/2), 10 am - 12 pm

Introduction to CNC Routing with ShopBot® 
Learn to use the computer-aided drawing tool to precisely cut, carve. drill or machine all kinds of 2-dimensional designs.  Using specalized software you will be able to design your parts on a computer.  Then, like a robot, the computer will control cutters of your choice to create your parts.  By precisley 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. 

Newtown Campus/$199 (plus $10 material fee payable to instructor)/ RFNRT 3326 C01
M-T-W-TH-F, 8/8-8/12, 10am -2 pm