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 Continuing Education Program of the North Penn School District as well as the Lansdale Borough Parks and Recreation Department, 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.

We are also adding new classes at 125 N. Main St. in North Wales. Click on the address to see the list and the registration form. Please note Registration is due one week before the class start date.

Spring and fall classes depending on the class, run for four or eight weeks, and we are working on building our summer children’s classes with a variety of classes.

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.

2/18/19  Scrimshaw inspired Scratch Art.  Scrimshaw, name given to the intricate engraving on bone, shell, & horn. Typically created by  sailors & whalers, from whalebone and other marine life after harvesting.

3/18/19  Gawu Placemats: inspired by African artist El Anatsui, who’s work is created by shifting grids of stripes and blocks of color of recycled liquor bottle labels and seals to create fabric like sculptures.

**4/29/19 PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF WEEK TO 5th MONDAY DUE TO OUR SHOW

Labyrinths as an Art Form: Learn about construction of labyrinths and create your own two dimensional labyrinth. Labyrinths are traditionally metaphors for a personal journey and often include meaningful images, words, lyrics, poetry, etc. along the path.

5/20/19 Spiral Cut Chandelier Mobiles. Create your own mobile to hang indoors or outdoors, using water safe paper and embellishments. Influenced by Dale Chihuly’s colorful  glass chandeliers, these whimsical creations made with spiral cuts add a bit of energy to any environment.

6/17/19 Drapo Dazzle Art, inspired by sequinned Hatian Drapos Banners. Using a variety of glittery, sparkly, shiny materials with bright colors, create your own interpretation of this festive Hatian art form which is a blend of French, African, Spanish & Native Caribbean cultures

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.