Classes

Whether you’re age 6 or 60, a budding amateur or a seasoned professional, you’ll be able to hone your skills and pick up new techniques—or simply find some dedicated time to work on your craft—at one of our art classes.

Held in conjunction with the Community Education Program of the North Penn School District and the Borough of North Wales at the Trego Arts Center in St. Luke’s at 125 N. Main Street, the North Penn Art Alliance’s art classes regularly feature multimedia and drawing classes for children, as well as painting, drawing, and ceramics for adults.

North Penn Community Education Program Art Classes

To register for North Penn Community Education Program Art Classes, click here.

MULTIMEDIA ART (GRADES 1-7)
7/8 – 7/11, 9 a.m.-Noon, $125
7/15 – 7/18, 9 a.m.-Noon, $125
7/22 – 7/25, 9 a.m.-Noon, $125
Have fun with art while exploring a variety of paints, markers, pencils, three dimensional projects and paper mache. New projects are offered each summer. Projects A will be offered the week July 15.  Projects B will be offered the week of July 8 and July 22.

MINI COMICS (GRADES 2-7)
7/8 – 7/11, 9 a.m.-Noon, $125
Write and draw your own mini comic. All skill levels welcome. Each child will receive one on one guidance. The finished comic books will be photocopied so you can share! Come in with a story idea and start penciling on day one. Day two you will ink. Day three you will finish the comic. Day four you will share your work with your fellow cartoonists! Please bring a snack and drink.

GO FIGURE (GRADES 3-8)
7/15 – 7/18, 9 a.m.-Noon, $125
Draw figures in proportion using posable action figures and toys. Great starter class for future cartoonists, illustrators, animators, and artists who want to draw people and animals that look real. Please bring a snack and drink.

I CAN DRAW IN COLOR (GRADES 2-6)
7/22 – 7/25, 9 a.m.-Noon, $125
Learn how to color a drawing using dry and wet mediums like colored pencils, crayons, oil pastel and watercolor.

DRAWING WORKSHOP (GRADES 6-12)
7/29 – 8/1, 9 a.m.-Noon, $125
Learn how to draw expressive lines, realistic shadows plus perspective, proportion and measuring.  Drawing with wet and dry mediums; pastel, ink, watercolor using pens and brushes will be demonstrated. 

What’s at the Trego

Register by mail: Make checks payable to:
North Penn Arts Alliance, P.O. Box 947, Lansdale, PA. 19446
include class name on the memo line. NOTE: NORTH WALES BOROUGH RESIDENTS ARE BUY ONE GET ONE FREE FOR CLASSES HELD AT THE TREGO!

BEGINNER/ INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR
Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher
Day/Time: Tuesday 1-3pm
8 Sessions: 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/13, 8/20 (no class 8/6)
Cost: $125
Description: Learn color theory and basic composition.Utilize your own photos, still life and your imagination, to experiment with various painting techniques. Supplies to be discussed in first class along with a supply list. Returning students will continue their journey with watercolor by exploring texture and atmosphere. Please bring notepaper to class.

PAINT PARTY PAINTING  ages 10 thru adult
Instructor: Vicky McGarry
Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-8:30pm
6 Sessions: 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15
Cost: $115 plus $60 supply fee payable to instructor at first class (or $25 plus $10 supply fee per session)
Description: Paint along with Vicky while learning a variety of techniques and artist’s styles, in a paint party atmosphere. Create a finished painting each week. Personal attention to each student. All skill levels welcome.

FUNDAMENTALS OF ACRYLIC PAINTING ages 10-14
Instructor: Amanda Greenfield
Day/Time:
Thursdays 4pm-5:30pm
4 Sessions: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1
Cost: $75
Please wear old clothes or bring an apron, as acrylics may be difficult to get out of clothing.
Description: Join us for an introduction to acrylics. Learn the fundamentals of this very pliable water based medium, from a professional artist. Have fun creating various landscapes while learning and understanding color theory and brush techniques. All skill levels welcome.

PEN & INK WORKSHOP ages 15 thru adult
Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher
Day/Time: Tuesday 7-9pm
4 Sessions: 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13
Cost: $75
Description: Learn about types of pens, papers, and techniques of this versatile medium, while exploring various ways to create tonal value and texture to create your own masterpiece. All skill levels welcome. Supplies to be discussed in first class.

BAMBOO BRUSH INK PAINTING WORKSHOP for Adults
Instructor: Ashley Walter
ONE DAY WORKSHOP Tuesday 8/6/2019
Time: 10 am- 2 pm
Cost: $75 includes supplies
PLEASE REGISTER BY JULY 20, 2019  to allow for supplies to be ordered.
Description:  In this fun, fast-paced, technique-based painting style, students will learn how to depict birds, bamboo, fish, trees and more using black Sumi ink and Bamboo brushes.

Make Art Mondays

Make Art Mondays are monthly 2 hour workshops, held the third Monday of the month, 7-9 p.m., at 125 N. Main Street in North Wales. Try your hand at a wide variety of subjects and media in the company of other artists. Costs for supplies are usually $5.00. Below is a schedule of what we have planned for the year.

7/15/19 Parent/Child Graffiti Art: This is a project parents and children can do together. Using a name or word to create a graffiti inspired piece of art.

AUGUST: NO MAKE ART MONDAY

9/16/19 Polynesian Medicine Sticks: Please bring your own stick approximately 1 1/2”diameter  by 12-18” long, we will supply everything else you will need. These sticks are made to represent the gods or deities that rule in nature and usually take the form of human face or figure wrapped in fabric or bark.

10/21/19  Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Masks to commemorate Dia de Los Muertos which is celebrated on November 1st.

11/18/19 “Paisley” Note Cards. Paisley patterns are based on Persian fabric designs and consist of kidney/ teardrop shapes embellished with floral patterns.

12/16/19 Holiday Ornaments: create festive ornaments from colored tissue paper and Styrofoam, these ornaments can be combined to create topiaries or larger centerpieces.