"Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." -Albert Einstein
In the spirit of these words, we hope you will find your creative destination among the pages of our Art + Design offerings.
Let our courses take you on your own artistic journey... where imaginative classes from Painting to Music are designed to excite, entertain and inform you!
GETTING THE PERFECT SHOT RFNRT 2585 C01
9/10 - 10/22 6 - 9 pm
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.
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS RFNRT 2595 C01
9/11 - 10/23 6 - 9 pm
Move from snapshot to photograph with advertising and entertainment photographer Tom DeLorenzo and bring new life to your photos through increased technical skills and digital processing. Learn how get more out of your 35mm digital camera, flash and image processing program. Course consists of 4- projects that will take you from the idea to completion. All projects utilize depth-of-field control and motion/panning techniques; use of on-camera flash and image processing. Students should bring their camera, flash and instruction manuals to all sessions.
PHOTOSHOP FOR HOBBYIST RFNRT 2597 C01
9/13 - 10/25 6 - 9 pm
Move from uninspiring snapshots to dynamic photographs with advertising and entertainment photographer Tom DeLorenzo and bring new life to your photos through Photoshop proficiency and the technical skills of digital processing. Learn how to get what's been missing from your digital images. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops or iMacs to all sessions.
PHOTOSHOP FOR HOBBYIST ADVANCED RFNRT 2598 C01
11/7 - 12/19 6 -9 pm
Elevate your Photoshop skill set with advertising and entertainment photographer Tom DeLorenzo and reinvent your photos through an advanced proficiency and the technical skills of digital processing. Learn how to dig deeper you’re your digital images and come away with surprising results using smart objects and adjustment layer masks.
WATERCOLOR – BASICS & BEYOND RFNRT 2530 C01 / CPV1
9/11 - 10/16 6 - 9 pm Pennswood Village 6 Fridays
10/12 - 11/16 9 am – 12 pm
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.
**Courses at Pennswood Village are open and not limited to Pennswood Village Residents
PAINTING WITH PASSION: TECHNIQUES I: WET ON DRY RFNRT 8025 C50
9/18 - 10/23 10 am-12:00 pm
Painting with Passion: A Series of Fine Arts Courses at the Lower Bucks Campus Watercolor Techniques I: Wet on Dry 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. A great opportunity for beginners to develop their watercolor art skills! Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have(paper, paint, brushes, notebook and color wheel) and a supply list will be given out the first night of class. Rose Marie Strippoli
About the Instructor: Rose Marie Strippoli is an award winning artist who currently belongs to a variety of local Bucks County artist groups. She has studied at Bowling Green and Jacksonville Universities, Bucks County Community College, and Lorain County Community College, and has attended workshops around the world. Her acrylics, enamels, watercolors and handbuilt pottery, have garnered numerous awards and ribbons. In 2012 Rosemarie received special recognition from the Ohio Watercolor Society for having 10 paintings accepted into their juried shows. In the 2013 Pennsylvania Watercolor Show, she received an award for “Creative Expression” by well-known artist and judge Frank Webb. Visit her web site at http://rosemariestrippoli.info/
PAINTING WITH PASSION: TECHNIQUES II: WET ON WET RFNRT 8056 C01
9/18 - 10/23 1 - 3 PM
Painting with Passion: A Series of Fine Arts Courses at the Lower Bucks Campus Watercolor Techniques II: Wet on Dry
In this advanced course, students will build upon the skills learned in water color techniques I and will explore the “wet on wet” techniques involved in the watercolor medium.
ALLA PRIMA PAINTING RFNRT 2526 C01
9/25 - 10/30 6:15 - 9:15 pm
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 All 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 interpretation of color, technique, and composition. Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have and a supply list will be given out the first night of class.
PAINTING FROM PHOTOGRAPHS RFNRT 8055 C70
9/18 - 10/9 6 - 9 pm
Participants are given opportunities to evolve artistically. Uninterrupted supportive open studio time is without parallel, providing a safe enjoyable place where ideas can be given form. The average number of paintings completed is often two and sometimes three. This is for new, not so new, quite experienced, and 'too busy with work and family,' painters. Participents develop creative, and technical skills while making choices during the process of conceptualizing good reference material, starting a painting, making it work and moving towards completion. A chosen photograph is interpreted using the student artist's medium of choice. Aesthetic judgment, conversations and productive studio practices are cultivated. Some find this a needed 'me time' part of their week. Note: Please bring whatever supplies you have.
STAINED GLASS - NOT JUST FOR WINDOWS RFNRT 0408 C01
9/14 - 11/16
no class 10/5 6:30 - 8:30 pm
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 $80-$90)
Cost of the class includes cutter and board.
STAINED GLASS - INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES WSMCE 0456
9/14 - 11/16
no class 10/5 7:30 - 10 pm
Further your skills in glass cutting, foiling, and 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
Painting for Pleasure RFNRT 2533 C01
This class is intended for all levels. Both oils & acrylics welcomed. Students will be inspired to express their creativity in either medium. They will be encouraged to explore new ideas and techniques, while being guided to use good judgments of color, space and perspective.
CREATING A KOKEDAMA MOSS BALL RCEGN 8859 C01
Learn how to make a Kokedama moss ball complete with a small house plant using a floral foam sphere as an alternative method. This fun and interactive workshop will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create this Japanese inspired garden art. These spherical novelties are great accent and conversational pieces for the home and make great gifts, too. Please bring a sharp pair of scissors or small knife and small (craft) wire cutters to class.
Instructor: Blanche Gottel, The Plant Lady of Bucks County, LLC
Plus $20 materials cost payable to instructor.
OIL PAINTING FOR THE BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE RFNRT 8050 CFM
Students will be introduced to painting materials (paint surfaces, paints, brushes, solvents), palette preparation and process. Instruction will focus on distinguishing and using opaque and transparent colors to greatest effect, color blending to attain dramatic values/hues and introducing mediums and solvents for glazing.
Work from still-life set-ups or bring planned ideas and compositions to class. Approach painting either through classical preparations or the direct painting technique.
The focus of the course will be on discovering the versatility of oil paints and gaining small but incremental successes. Individual instruction will target the needs of both beginner and experienced painters so come and enjoy an afternoon of creative expression in the visual arts.
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