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Make Art Mondays are Back

Our “Make Art Monday” events are back this year. On the third Monday of each month we will gather for the purpose of making art and having fun while doing it. We meet at the Fellowship Hall of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 211 S. Main St., North Wales, PA. We meet at 7 p.m and we create art until 9 p.m.

Our first event involves Portraits, self portraits that is. A self-portrait is a representation of an artist that is drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by that artist. Although self-portraits have been made since the earliest times, it is not until the Early Renaissance in the mid-15th century that artists can be frequently identified depicting themselves as either the main subject, or as important characters in their work. With better and cheaper mirrors, and the advent of the panel portrait, many painters, sculptors and printmakers tried some form of self-portraiture. Portrait of a Man in a Turban by Jan van Eyck of 1433 may well be the earliest known panel self-portrait. He painted a separate portrait of his wife, and he belonged to the social group that had begun to commission portraits, already more common among wealthy Netherlanders than south of the Alps. The genre is venerable, but not until the Renaissance, with increased wealth and interest in the individual as a subject, did it become truly popular.

So on Monday, September 18th, bring a mirror and your favorite medium and have some fun doin a self portrait with others. If you can’t choose a medium, we will have pencils and paper available.

Cost: $5.00 ti cover rental and expenses.

“I loathe my own face, and I’ve done self portraits because I’ve had nobody else to do.” -Francis Bacon 1909 – 1992

 

 

 

Registration for the Fall Art Classes is now Open.

This Fall we are offering several art classes for all ages. Our evening classes are geared for young and old alike, while our Saturday classes are geared for students looking to learn and have fun at the same time. Registration for each class is available at

www.northpenncep.org   Just go to Fall 2017 and click on that for the next step. 

Fall 2017 Registration

 

Note that the list of class categories are on the left after you click FALL  2017,  “Arts and Crafts” will list the Adult evening classes and “Just for Kids” will list our Saturday classes.

 

 

Below is a list of all the classes that the North Penn Arts Alliance is offering.

SATURDAY KIDS CLASSES

Art Explorations –Multi Media – Grades K – 6

Instructor: Cecelia Zisk, Susan Schneider, NPAA

8 weeks  Start Date: 10/7/17

Time:   Saturday, 2 Sessions available:  1st session 9 AM- 10:30 AM            Fee: $117

2nd session 11AM- 12:30PM          Fee: $117

Description: Students will create artwork using a variety of techniques and mediums which may include paints, printmaking, pastels, markers, clay and more. Two and Three Dimensional projects which may include seasonal themes will be included. Classes are geared  to all levels. Fee includes materials.

 

Cartooning – Ages 6-18

Instructor: Caroline Neisley,NPAA

8 weeks Start Date: 10/7/17      Time:  Saturday, 9-10:30AM                                Fee: $117

Description:  Learn about penciling, inking, materials, Manga & American character design, action poses,  storytelling, drawing & making comics. Fee includes materials

 

Beginner Drawing  –  Grades 2-5

Instructor: Dan Fione, NPAA

8 weeks.  Start Date: 10/7/17   Time: Saturday, 9AM –10:30AM                        Fee: $117

Description: Learn the basics of drawing including line, form, contrast, perspective. Both black & white and color medium may be explored.  Fee includes materials.

Drawing for Kids – Grades 6 and up

Instructor: Dan Fione,  NPAA

8 weeks  Start Date: 10/7/17      Time: Saturday, 11AM-12:30PM                        Fee: $117

Description: Students will review basic drawing concepts, learning to develop and refine these skills, using a variety of black & white and color mediums such as pencil, charcoal, pastel and more. Fee includes materials.

Oil/ Acrylics–Age 10-Adult

Instructor: William Letvenko,NPAA

10 weeks.  Start Date: 10/7/17       Time: 11AM-1PM                                               Fee: $123

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.

ADULT CLASSES

Adult Multi Media

Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher, NPAA

Day / Time:Tuesday. 7 – 9 PM, 10 weeks.  Start Date: 9/26/17                              Fee: $123

Description: Not sure what medium you are interested in? This class is for you.  Working in different mediums, which may include pen & ink, printmaking, watercolor, collage, fabric arts, and sculpture you will create original works of art.

A $40 materials fee will be payable to instructor on first night of class. Please bring pencil and notepaper to class.

 

Drawing with Confidence – NEW CLASS!!

Instructor: Caroline Niesley, NPAA

Day / Time:Monday. 7 – 9 P,  10 weeks.  Start Date: 9/25/17                                 Fee: $123

Description: All levels welcome! All mediums, personal instruction at your own pace without pressure, relax and see your skills improve. Geared to all interests. Please bring pencil and paper to first class. Supply list will be discussed in first class.

 

Watercolor –  Age 15 – Adult

Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher, NPAA

Day/Time: Monday, 7-9P, 10 weeks.   Start Date: 9/25/17                                    Fee: $123

Description: Explore color theory and composition basics. Working in different color harmonies, experience the fluidity of the medium. Utilizing a variety of subject matter, including your own photos, still life, and your imagination, experiment with various painting techniques.  Bring pencil & paper to classes. All levels welcome! A $70 materials fee payable to instructor at first class. Registration due by 9/15/17, so supplies may be ordered. Returning students will explore new techniques and work with their personal interests.

Ceramics

Instructor:  Julianna Lange & Cara Wilson, NPAA

Day / Time: Thursday,  7 – 9 PM    8 session. Start Date 9/28/17                           Fee: $123

Description:  Intro into hand building; pinch, coil and slab methods. Explore new techniques with both red clay, which is native to our area, and white clay. Open studio for advanced students. Basic potter’s wheel available for experienced students. All levels welcome. A $45 materials fee which includes firing time is payable to instructor at first class. Registration must be in by 9/18/17,to allow for ordering of supplies.

Oil/ Acrylics–Age 15-Adult

Instructor: William Letvenko,NPAA

Day/Time: Tuesday 7-9pm Start Date: 9/26/17  10 weeks                                       Fee: $123

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.

School is Starting Soon, Evening & Saturday Art Classes will too.

So the school year will be starting before you know it, along with that will be the North Penn School Districts Continuing Education Program (CEP). Part of the CEP program are Art classes provided by the North Penn Arts Alliance. These classes are for all ages and skill sets to help you learn about or improve your artistic skills. Following is a list of all of the classes that we will be providing.  Please keep in mind that actual class, dates, and times are subject to change.  Registration will be available at http://www.northpenncep.org

ADULT CLASSES

Adult Multi Media

Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher, NPAA

Day / Time:Tuesday. 7 – 9 PM, 10 weeks.  Start Date: 9/26/17  Fee: $123

Description: Not sure what medium you are interested in? This class is for you.  Working in different mediums, which may include pen & ink, printmaking, watercolor, collage, fabric arts, and sculpture you will create original works of art.

A $40 materials fee will be payable to instructor on first night of class. Please bring pencil and notepaper to class.

portrait-night
Caroline Niesley providing instruction on drawing a portrait.

Drawing with Confidence – NEW CLASS!!

Instructor: Caroline Niesley, NPAA

Day / Time:Monday. 7 – 9 P,  10 weeks.  Start Date: 9/25/17   Fee: $123

Description: All levels welcome! All mediums, personal instruction at your own pace without pressure, relax and see your skills improve. Geared to all interests. Please bring pencil and paper to first class. Supply list will be discussed in first class.

Watercolor –  Age 15 – Adult

Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher, NPAA

Day/Time: Monday, 7-9P, 10 weeks.   Start Date: 9/25/17   Fee: $123

Description: Explore color theory and composition basics. Working in different color harmonies, experience the fluidity of the medium.Utilizing a variety of subject matter, including your own photos, still life, and your imagination, experiment with various painting techniques.  Bring pencil & paper to classes. All levels welcome! A $70 materials fee payable to instructor at first class. Registration due by 9/15/17, so supplies may be ordered. Returning students will explore new techniques and work with their personal interests.

Ceramics

Instructor:  Julianna Lange & Cara Wilson, NPAA

Day / Time: Thursday,  7 – 9 PM    8 sessions. Start Date 9/28/17   Fee: $123

Description:  Introduction into hand building; pinch, coil and slab methods. Explore new techniques with both red clay, which is native to our area, and white clay. Open studio for advanced students. Basic potter’s wheel available for experienced students. All levels welcome. A $45 materials fee which includes firing time is payable to instructor at first class. Registration must be in by 9/18/17,to allow for ordering of supplies.

Oil/ Acrylics–Age 15-Adult

Instructor: William Letvenko,NPAA

Day/Time: Tuesday 7-9pm Start Date: 9/26/17  10 weeks   Fee: $123

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.

SATURDAY KIDS CLASSES

Art Explorations –Multi Media – Grades K – 6

Instructor: Cecelia Zisk, Susan Schneider,NPAA

8 weeks  Start Date: 10/7/17

Time:   Saturday, 2 Sessions available: 9 AM- 10:30 AM or 11AM- 12:30PM   Fee: $117

Description: Students will create artwork using a variety of techniques and mediums which may include paints, printmaking, pastels, markers, clay and more. Two and Three Dimensional projects which may include seasonal themes will be included. Classes are geared to all levels. Fee includes material costs.

Cartooning – Ages 6-18

Instructor: Caroline Neisley,NPAA

8 weeks Start Date: 10/7/17   Time:  Saturday, 9-10:30AM    Fee: $117

Description:  Learn about penciling, inking, materials, Manga & American character design, action poses, storytelling, drawing & making comics. Fee includes materials

Beginner Drawing  –  Grades 2-5

Instructor: Dan Fione, NPAA

8 weeks.  Start Date: 10/7/17    Time: Saturday, 9AM – 10:30AM    Fee: $117

Description: Learn the basics of drawing including line, form, contrast, perspective. Both black & white and color medium may be explored.  Fee includes materials.

Drawing for Kids – Grades 6 and up

Instructor: Dan Fione,  NPAA

8 weeks  Start Date: 10/7/17   Time: Saturday, 11AM-12:30PM        Fee: $117

Description: Students will review basic drawing concepts, learning to develop and refine these skills, using a variety of black & white and color mediums such as pencil, charcoal, pastel and more. Fee includes materials.

Oil/ Acrylics–Age 10-Adult

Instructor: William Letvenko,NPAA

10 weeks.  Start Date: 10/7/17   Time: 11AM-1PM    Fee: $123

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.

 

 

Summer Art Camp Registration is happening now.

Summer Art Camp with the North Penn Arts Alliance is always fun. All sessions are held at the North Penn High School and Registration is available at http://www.northpenncep.org

We have the following sessions:

Multimedia Art                                                                                                                                     

Grade Range: 1 – 7

For Students Entering 1st grade through 7th grade.

Enrich your summer and experiment with a variety of art materials including different paints, printing ink, pencils, pastels, and more. New projects are offered each summer.  Come and join us this summer.

This art camp runs the following weeks

July 10-13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For Projects A

July 17-20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For Projects B

July 24-27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For Projects A

 

Mini Comics                                                                                                                                           

Grade Range: 2 – 7

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.

This art camp runs for one week only

July 10-13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Drawing I                                                                                                                 

Grade 1-5, July 10-13, 2017

Grade 6-12, July 24-27, 2017

Enhance your creativity and drawing skills this summer. Fundamentals of drawing will be taught by a professional illustrator including light and shadow, perspective and composition.

July 10-13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For Grades 1-5

July 24-27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For Grades 6-12

 

Drawing II

Grades 1-5 July 17-20, 2017

This camp is for those who have completed Drawing I.

Fundamentals of drawing will continue as you incorporate pastels and pen/ink mediums to create still life and wildlife drawings.

July 17-20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Creative Edge Center for the Arts

Our partners for this year’s Spring Exhibition have been the folks at The Creative Edge Center for the Arts. They have been wonderful in allowing us to take over space to display the talents of our members. It was great to see the space used for music, dance and theatre also filled with visual arts too. Drawing, paintings, fabric art, sculpture, photographs, and more are displayed on the walls and a few display racks in this space.

During the last two days of our exhibit the Creative Edge Center for the Arts will be hosting their “Performance Show Case”.

 

The EDGE Showcase

So come and enjoy the art, but at the same time support all of the arts and see some wonderful local talent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make Art Monday

Best-Coloring-Pencils

On Monday, May 15th, join us at St. Peter’s Fellowship hall 211 S. Main St. for an evening of fun and learning. Colored pencils have evolved as more than just a coloring book tool. Come and see what you can do with colored pencils. The evening starts at 7:00 pm and runs to 9:00 pm.

Field Trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

On Sunday May 7th a group of us are getting together to go down to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Why, you may ask? Well for one it is “Pay what you Wish day”, instead of paying regular admission, you get to pay what you wish for general admission, it does

PMA trip

not include any special exhibits that are currently running.  Second, you would be going with a group of fellow artists and those that love art. Third it is educational and fun.

To get in on this, we are meeting at the museum around 11 in the morning, (the Museum opens at 10 on Sundays). If you plan to have lunch there, there are several choices. The Museum Café offers fresh-baked goods, hot and cold beverages, soups, salads, sandwiches, and snacks, along with a build-your-own-burrito bar and a selection of local beers and wine. Or the Art Café which offers a rotating selection of salads, sandwiches, and sweets.

Then you have the exhibits, anything from Modern and Contemporary Art to European Art from the 1500’s.

Currently there is a special exhibition(which has a separate admission fee)  on American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent. This exhibit ends May 14th. 

Learn about Marcel Duchamp and the Fountain Scandal.

Or go the Pearlman building for Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection.

All we ask is that you contact the office at info@northpennarts.org and use the Subject “PMA Field Trip” to let us know that you are going.

Thank you.

 

Michael Adams – Wildlife Art

Mike Adams - Wildlife

The image above was created by our talented speaker for the May monthly meeting on May 3rd at the Lansdale Public Library.  The piece is titled “Above the Water”

As it states on his website http://michael-adams-studio.com , ” Michael Adams is a free-lance illus­tra­tor, design­er and a fine artist. He is well known in the col­lectible indus­try and designs pro­duct lines in a vari­ety of themes and sub­ject mat­ter. He has illus­trat­ed numer­ous children’s books and is a mem­ber of the Soci­ety of Children’s Book Writ­ers and Illus­tra­tors. As a fine artist, he is rec­og­nized for his por­traits of birds and land­scapes in water­col­or, acrylic and sculp­ture. He par­tic­i­pates in local and region­al exhi­bi­tions.

From 1992 – 1998 and 2006 – 2014 Michael taught at the Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts as a Senior Lec­tor in the Illus­tra­tion pro­gram. His cours­es includ­ed Pic­to­ri­al Foun­da­tion, Medi­ums and Tech­niques and Children’s Book Illus­tra­tion.”

Michael is presenting his Wildlife Art on Wednesday evening and will inform us with his knowledge The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and will end about 8:30 p.m. Join us for a fun and informational evening at the Lansdale Public Library at 301 Vine St., Lansdale, PA.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 215 393 9110 or e-mail at info@northpennarts.org