Arts & Leisure

Spring 2015

Circular Loom Knitting – Basic Hat

Students will learn the basics of knitting a hat on a circular loom while starting and completing one hat during class. Jodie Smola, M.A.

Upper Bucks Campus/$39/ RFNRT 5030/ C70 & C71
C70/ Wed, 2/4, 6-8 pm
C71/ Wed, 3/11, 6-8 pm

Circular Loom Knitting – Popcorn Stitch Hat

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
C70/ Wed, 4/8, 6-8 pm
C71/ Wed, 5/6, 6-8 pm

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, 2/24-4/14 (no class 3/17), 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, 2/26-4/16 (no class 3/19), 6:30-9:30pm

Winning Portraits That Sell

What sets a portrait photographer apart in the professional market? Learn to create winning portraits with your DSLR that will appeal to the professional photography industry. Take photos that “pop” through hands-on and supportive guidance from professional photographer Jamie Christopher. Please bring your DSLR camera with interchangeable lens mount to class. Jamie Christopher

Newtown Campus/ $239/ RFNRT 2579 C01/
10 Wed., 2/4-4/15 (no class 3/18) 6:00-8:30pm

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.

Upper Bucks Campus/$59/ RFNRT 2576/ C70 & C71
C70/2 Wed, 1/14-1/21, 6-8 pm
C71/2 Sat, 2/21-2/28, 9-11 am
Approved Hours: 4 (Act 48)

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
C70/ Wed, 2/11, 6-8 pm
C71/ Wed, 4/15, 6-8 pm

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. Jodie Smola, M.A.

Upper Bucks/ $69/ RFNRT 2587 C70
3 Sa, 3/21-4/4, 9-11am
Approved Hours: 6 (Act 48)

Taking Your Camera Out of Automatic

Anyone can point and click. You can learn to do more! In a short time, learn how to use your camera in manual, including the use of aperture, shutter, and ISO settings. Please bring camera with manual settings to class. Jodie Smola, M.A.

Upper Bucks Campus/ $69/ RFNRT 2577 C70 & C71/
C70/ 3 Sat, 1/10-1/24, 9-11am
C71/ 3 Sat, 4/11-4/25, 9-11 am
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 and 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/ $159 (plus approx. $120 for materials)/ RFNRT 2530 C01
6 Tu, 1/20-2/24, 6-9 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. An Alla Prima or Premier Coup painting is generally completed in one or two sittings with minimal changes. 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 materials list will be mailed prior to class. Larry Chestnut, B.A.


Newtown Campus/ $159/ RFNRT 2526 C01
6 Tues, 3/10-4/21 (no class 3/17), 6-9 pm
Approved Hours: 18 (Act 48)

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, 3/25-4/29, 6-9pm

Painting from Photographs

Turn your favorite photos into paintings! Create beautiful works of art using the media of your choice: pastel, watercolor, acrylic or oils. Choose your own subject matter from your photo collection: and learn how to turn it into your own masterpiece. Have fun while learning in an open studio workshop atmosphere. A materials list will be mailed prior to class. Ann Woolsey
Upper Bucks Campus/ $209/ RFNRT 2570 C70
8 Tues, 3/24-5/19 (no class on 4/21) 6-9 pm
Approved Hours: 24 (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 the beginners class can further their skills. Dan Burstein

Newtown Campus/ $199 (plus $90-100 materials fee payable to instructor)/ RFNRT 0408 C01/
8 Fri 2/20-4/17 (no class on 3/20), 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/ $199/ RFNRT 0449 C01/
8 Fri 2/20-4/17 (no class on 3/20), 7:30-10pm
Approved Hours: 20 (Act 48)

See Also - Floral Design Certificate