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.

NPAA classes though the North Penn School District Community Education Program

Check back soon for more fun classes offered through the North Penn School District Community Education Program!

Click HERE to sign up for any classes offered through the North Penn Community Education program.

Abstract Painting (Ages 18 and older)

When: Wednesdays, 4/19 – 5/10, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: North Penn High School, J12

Cost: $60.00

Description: Learn new technique and painting departures by experimenting with layering colors, adding texture, creating mark-making and dripping paints. Explore a series of artistic prompts/exercises to support letting go, connecting to intuition and stop judging your work. Supply list will be provided. Materials Fee of $25 will be payable to your instructor the day of class.

Alcohol Ink Workshop

When: Mondays, 4/24 – 5/1, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Where: North Penn High School, J18 and J6

Cost: $48.00

Description: Discover the magic of alcohol inks. this mercurial, vibrant, wildly colorful medium is a fun way to jump start your creativity. Perfect for beginners or skilled artists, while creating one of a kind artwork great for framing and gift giving. Wear old clothes or bring a smock. A supply list will be provided.

Neurographic Art (Ages 18+)

When: Saturday, 4/29, 12:30pm-3:30pm

Where: North Penn High School, J7

Cost: $30.00

Description: This meditative drawing process combines psychology and art and links your conscious and subconscious mind to create new neural pathways.  By drawing smooth, controlled curves and smoothing out the edges, you will create a complex drawing that looks similar to neurons.  Then, color.  No previous drawing experience required.  Bring painters tape, watercolor paper, fine line and ultra fine black sharpie markers (not oil based) and watercolors or colored pencils.  May also bring white posca paint marker.

Oil/Acrylic for Children Age 10 – Adult

When: Saturdays, 2/25 – 5/13, 11:00am-1:00pm

Where: North Penn High School, J7

Cost: $121.00

Description: Beginning and skilled artists will learn basic oil painting techniques, color theory, composition and rules of perspective. Parents are required to attend the first class with school-aged children to get information regarding materials needed. Fee includes one canvas board.

What’s at the North Wales Arts and Cultural Center?

Click here for a registration form for classes at the North Wales Arts and Cultural Center, 125 N. Main St., North Wales.

Remember that North Wales Borough residents can take one class and get another one free at the North Wales Arts and Cultural Center. Sign up for two classes or bring a friend!

All NPAA Classes Take Place at The North Wales Arts & Cultural Center, 125 N. Main St.

Bead Weaving

Description: Create a beautiful square stitch beaded bracelet. Students will learn step-by-step patterns to create an original handmade bracelet great for yourself or as a gift for others. The class will allow a maximum of 6 people so please let us know if you plan to attend.

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, from 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: $30.00 with an additional $12.00 supply fee made payable to the instructor.

Instructor: Susan Landon

Chair Painting

Description: Join us for the fun experience, delight, and enjoyment of bringing an old chair back to life with your favorite colors and designs. Bring a chair of your choosing for this fun refurbishment class, there will be chair available for a nominal fee.

When: 3 Sessions; Thursday Evenings, 2/16, 2/23, and 3/2, 6:30-9:00pm

Cost: $105.00 with an additional $20.00 materials fee made payable to the instructor.

Instructor: Susan Manning

Glass bead and Gemstone Necklace

Description: Create an original strung necklace using a variety of gemstones and glass beads. Students will learn which tools to use, how to use them, how to select wire, creating an original necklace and more. For a sneak peak at the kind of work being made, check out the instructors Etsy store: TwinRoseStudio

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 7:00-9:00pm

Cost: $30.00 with an additional $35.00 materials fee made payable to the instructor.

Instructor: Rosemarie Procopio

*Check back often as new classes are always being added!

**North Wales Borough Residents buy one class and get a second class of equal or lesser value free!!

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.

January 23, 2023 – Valentines

February 20, 2023 – Treasure Box Decoupage Bring your own tin box

March 20, 2023 – Van Gogh Project 3D Sunflowers

April 17, 2023 – Earth Day ProjectFound Object Collage

May 15, 2023 – Asian American Heritage Month project based on Tiki Art, bring your own paper towel rolls.

June 19, 2023 – Pride ProjectRainbow Mobiles

July 17, 2023 – Paper Sculptures

August 21, 2023 – Illuminated Letters

September 18, 2023 – Autumnal Equinox Project – Bring your own leaf.

October 16, 2023 – Picasso inspired portraits

November 20, 2023 – Styrofoam Ornaments

No meeting in December

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