New Classes for Adults & Kids with the North Penn Arts Alliance

is fall the North Penn Arts Alliance is introducing several new classes for young and young at art.  These classes are part of the North Penn School District’s Community Education Program . All of these classes will be held at the North Penn High School.

For starters we will have several evening adult lessons such as,

The Drawn Narrative – NEW CLASS!

Instructor:  Caroline Niesley, NPAA              Day/Time: Thursday, 7-9 PM, 8 Weeks

Start Date: 10/4                                                                                        Fee: $129Drawn Narrative 1

You will be drawing cartoons, graphic novels, and manga for adults. Learn to tell your story with your own drawings. The class covers  penciling, inking, designing and storytelling with pictures. All levels welcome. Supply list at first class. 

Or you can try this one:

Drawing Secrets – NEW CLASS!

Instructor: Caroline Niesley, NPAA               Day/Time: Wednesday, 7-9PM, 8 weeks

Start Date: 9/26                                                                     Fee: $129

Your drawing skills will improve as you learn atelier/studio methods: line, value, comparative measuring and composition. Sketch from casts and figures. All skill levels from beginner to advanced! Supply list first class. $10 model fee payable to instructor at first class.

If you can’t take an 8 week session we are introducing some shorter classes:

Fan Art Workshops -NEW

Instructor: Caroline Niesley, NPAA    Day/Time: Monday, 7-9PM,  2 weeks each session.

Fee: $40 for each two week session

These classes provide easy steps to take home a finished drawing ready to frame. Take one, two or all three.

Session one: 10/1 & 10/8 Hollywood Icons: choose either Marilyn Monroe or Steve McQueen

Session two: 10/15 & 10/22 Halloween Icons: choose either The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, or Nosferatu

Session three: 11/12 & 11/19 Autumn Reverie: Landscape homage to Grand Mom Moses      and favorite Fall memories.

GMOM Moses 1GMOM Moses 2

Supply fee  $10 payable to instructor.

Intuitive Painting Workshop -NEW CLASS!

Instructor: Colleen Brand, NPAA                                  Day/Time: Monday, 7-9 PM, 5 weeks

Start Date: 9/24                                                                                     Fee: $83

Intuitive Painting is a liberating experience for all skill levels. This workshop offers a variety of techniques and painting departures to energize your paintings and your life. Using acrylic paints, experiment with layering, adding texture, creating mark-making, and dripping. Explore a series of artistic exercises to support letting go, connecting to your intuition and letting go of judging our work. Supply fee $45 payable to instructor first class. Please register by 9/10 to allow time to order supplies.

Registration for these and our other classes is at

For the Younger Artists

Art Around the World Workshops: NEW!!

Instructor:  Susan Schneider,NPAA

4 weeks       Day/Time: Saturday, 9 AM- 10:30 AM Grades K-3                                                     Start date: 9/29                              11 AM – 12:30 PM Grades 4-8                                                                                                                                                                     Fee: $64

Description: Explore Art Around the World, stopping in Africa, South America, New Zealand and more. Introducing a variety of mediums and materials we will explore traditional Folk Art techniques. All skill levels welcome. Supplies included in fee.

Famous Artists Workshops: NEW!!

Instructor:  Susan Schneider, NPAA

4 Weeks       Day/ Time: Saturday, 9 AM- 10:30 AM Grades K- 3                                                  Start Date: 10/27                            11 AM – 12:30 PM Grades 4 – 8                                                                                                                                                                Fee: $64

Description:  Learning about Famous Artists can be lots of fun and a great way for children to explore different techniques and mediums. Join us as we delve into different styles of the masters. By using their own creative interpretations, children will create their own masterpieces. All skill levels welcome. Supplies included in fee.

Registration is available at

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