“What I did on my summer vacation” — Sept. 4

What creative endeavors have you dabbled in this summer? Bring a piece of your work — finished or in progress — to share with others at the first meeting of the 2019-2020 season.

“It’s been a great tradition to kick off the year seeing what everyone is working on right now,” said Kim Newell, North Penn Arts Alliance president. “Folks can share pieces that are successful or something that’s been a challenge and get a little advice.”

The first meeting of the 2019-2020 season is Wednesday, September 4, at the Trego Arts Center at St. Luke’s, 125 N. Main Street in North Wales. Parking is in the back.

All meetings are free and open to the public.

Make Art Mondays are back!

Join others in an evening of creativity and fun at Make Art Monday. Make Art Mondays are monthly two-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 $5.

Check out what’s coming up in the next few months:

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. 

Take a fall class at the Trego in North Wales

Instructor: Carolyn Niesley
Monday 4-6 p.m., 6 sessions
Sept. 16 – Oct. 21
Cost: $118 includes basic supplies

Description: Improve your drawing skills at your own pace. Individual instruction geared to your interests. Sketching, comparative measuring to increase precision, perspective and how to add three dimensional values will be discussed and demonstrated. Draw from life to make drawings from your imagination look real. Draw plants, people & animals. Different drawing mediums will be explored.

Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher
Tuesday 1-3 p.m., 8 sessions
Sept. 24-Nov. 19 (no class Nov, 5)
Cost: $125

Description: Learn color theory and composition basics. Exercises utilizing your own photos, still life, and your imagination, will be explored using various color harmonies and painting techniques. Supplies to be discussed in first class. Returning students will continue their journey with watercolor by experimenting with various techniques and subject matter. Please bring a notebook and pencil to class.

Instructor: Vicky McGarry
1 session
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 (plus $10 supply fee payable to instructor)

Description: Seasonal Painting Fun,“Country Pumpkins,” an original painting by Vicky, will be recreated in step-by-step instruction. Go home with a finished painting!

Please send checks to:
North Penn Arts Alliance
P, O. BOX 947
Please indicate which class you are enrolling in on your check.

North Wales Borough residents benefit from Buy One Get One art classes! Bring a friend or take two classes!

Adult Bamboo Brush Ink Painting Workshop: August 6

Instructor: Ashley Walter
ONE DAY WORKSHOP Tuesday 8/6/2019
Time: 10 am- 2 pm
Cost: $75 includes supplies
PLEASE REGISTER BY JULY 20! 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.

Paint Parties off to great start and run through August 15

Paint in the style of the Masters with Paint Party instructor Vicky McGarry!

PAINT PARTY PAINTING  ages 10 thru adult
Instructor: Vicky McGarry
Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-8:30pm
Remaining Sessions: 7/18, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15
Cost: $25/session plus $60 supply fee payable to instructor at first class
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.

Trego art classes BOGO for North Wales Borough residents

All North Wales Borough residents qualify for Buy One Get One Free art classes run by the North Penn Arts Alliance (NPAA) at the new Trego Arts Center at St. Luke’s Church, 125 N. Main St. in North Wales.

Bring a friend, pay for one cild and your second child goes for free, or take two classes! There are plenty of options to choose!

Click here to go to the North Penn Arts Alliance’s Art Classes page.

Note: This offer is NOT available for the NPAA courses held at North Penn High School through the North Penn Community Education program.

Summer art classes at North Penn High School and new Trego Arts Center at St. Luke’s

Are you looking for art classes for children or adults? Click here to go to the North Penn Arts Alliance’s Art Classes page.

From one-day workshops to regular classes and weeklong art camps, explore your creative side through an NPAA class.

Also, North Wales Borough residents are Buy One Get One Free for all classes held at the Trego Arts Center at St. Luke’s.

2019 Members’ Show is Coming Soon.

Our Annual Spring Member’s show next month. Once again the members will submit their art for a show that will run for eight days at 125 N. Main St, North Wales, PA in the month of April.

For all artists between the ages of 5 and 105 years young you can submit your works. Below is the link to pull up the prospectus with all of the dates and necessary forms. Click on the link below to download the prospectus.

New Spring Classes for Adults and Kids with the North Penn Arts Alliance

This Spring the North Penn Arts Alliance will have two series of classes at two different venues. 

The First series of classes will be held at the William B.T. Trego Arts Center  which is located at 125 N. Main Street in North Wales, PA. The classes are listed below:



Instructor: Kass Morin Freeman

For 6 weeks from 12 noon – 2:30pm

Starting on Feb. 11, 2019 and ending on March 18, 2019             Cost: $125

Learn from a national, award winning artist advanced watercolor techniques. Bring an example of your work to the first class and together we will decide what techniques to explore.


Instructor: Alissa Blumenthalmosaic frame 2

For 2 weeks from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Starting on February 25, 2019 and ending on March 4, 2019

Cost: $40. Plus materials fee $18

You will learn tile cutting techniques and mosaic application to create a beautiful, personalized photo frame. All necessary supplies will be provided but you may wish to add found objects or china to make more personal. Materials fee of $18 payable to instructor.



Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher  

For 8 weeks from 1:00pm to 3:00pmPallet

starting on February 12, 2019 to April 2, 2019

Cost: $125

Learn color theory and composition basics. Utilize your own photos, still life, and your imagination, to experiment with various painting techniques. Supplies to be discussed in first class. Bring notebook and pencil to class.


Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher

For 4 weeks from 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting on May 7, 2019 and ending on May 28, 2019

Cost: $75

Learn about types of pens, papers and techniques to create your own masterpieces.

Supplies to be discussed in first class, bring notebook/sketch book and pencil to first class.



Instructor: Sally Neiderhiser

For 4 weeks from March 6, 2019 to March 27, 2019 


For 4 weeks from April 24, 2109 to May 8, 2019

All classes are from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Cost: $75

Learn from a published poet, how to express yourself through different forms of poetry.



Instructor: Liz Steele CoatsCluster Earrings

February 7, 2019  1-3 pm

Cost: $27 plus $15 supply fee

Create beautiful cluster bead and silver wire earrings. Great for a gift for someone special or keep for yourself.




Instructor: Sally Neiderhiser

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm for both sessions.\

4 weeks: March 6-27    OR     4 weeks: April 24-May 8

This class offers a creative outlet to help express yourself and relieve the stress.


Instructors: Cecilia Zisk

and Deb Celenza


8 weeks

Feb. 6. – March 27

10 am – 11:30am

Learn English vocabulary related to art. Create your own works of art and communicate with each other in English.registration spring 2019

You can access the full pdf with the registration form here.

If you want the registration form only.

Our second venue is the North Penn High School as we provide Art instruction for the Continuing Education Program of the North Penn School District.

Spring comes to life with art classes from the North Penn Arts Alliance with the

North Penn Continued Education Program


Cartooning – Ages 7-11

Instructor: Caroline Neisley, NPAA

8 weeks

Day/Time: Saturday, 9-10:30AM

Start Date:2/23/19

Fee: $123.00

Description: Learn about penciling, inking, materials, Manga & American character design,

action poses, storytelling, drawing & making comics.All levels welcome. Fee includes materials

Introduction to Drawing:

Ages 6-10

Instructor: Dan Fione, NPAA

4 weeks

Start Date:3/2/19

Day/Time: Saturday, 9AM – 10:30AM

Fee: $68.00

Description: This class will teach young artists basic drawing skills; line, tonal values, composition and basic perspective. Taught by a professional illustrator. Fee includes materials.

Intermediate Drawing:

Ages 10 & up

Instructor: Dan Fione, NPAA


Start Date: 3/2/19

Day/Time: Saturday, 11AM-12:30PM

Fee: $68.00

Description: Students will continue learning drawing techniques; line, tonal value, composition, perspective and proportions from a professional illustrator.

Some previous drawing experience helpful but not required. Fee includes materials.

Oil/ Acrylics–Age 10-Adult

Instructor: William Letvenko, NPAA

10 weeks.

Start Date: 2/23/19

Time: 11AM-1PM

Fee: $129.00

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.


Registration for these classes can be done by visiting

then click on Spring 2019 look for Just for Kids for our childrens courses and Arts & Crafts for adult courses.

Visit us at

Or Call 215 393 9110



Adult Multi Media

Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher, NPAA

Day / Time: Tuesday. 7 – 9 PM, 10 weeks.

Start Date: 3/5/19

Fee: $129.00

Description: Explore a variety of mediums & techniques, which may include pen & ink, printmaking, watercolor, drawing, alcohol inks, collage, fabric arts, and 3 dimensional projects to create original works of art. Learn about different styles, genres of art and various folk art techniques with each project. All skill levels welcome. A $40 materials fee will be payable to instructor on first night of class. Please bring pencil and notepaper to class.

Oil/ Acrylics–Age 15-Adult

Instructor: William Letvenko, NPAA

Day/Time: Tuesday 7-9pm, 10 Weeks

Start Date: 3/5/19

Fee: $129.00

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.

Drawing Secrets

Instructor: Caroline Niesley, NPAA

Day/Time: Wednesday, 7-9PM, 8 weeks

Start Date: 3/6/19

Fee: $123.00

Description: Your drawing skills will improve as you learn atelier

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.

Intuitive Acrylic Painting Workshop -NEW

Instructor: Colleen Brand, NPAA

Day/Time: Monday, 7-9 PM, 5 weeks

Start Date: 4/1/19

Fee: $83.00 plus a $45.00 Supply fee. 

Description: Intuitive Painting is a liberating experience for all

skill levels. This workshop offers a variety of new techniques

and painting departures to energize your paintings and your life.

Using acrylic paints, experiment with layering colors, adding

texture, creating mark-making, and pouring paints. Paint pouring

is a form of abstract painting using fluid paints and allowing

gravity to move the paint without a preconceived notion of final

product. Explore a series of artistic exercises to support letting

go, connecting to intuition abstracting your work and letting go

of judging our work. Supply fee $45 payable to instructor first

class. Please register 1 week prior to first class to allow for ordering


Registration for these classes can be done by visiting

then click on Spring 2019 look for Arts & Crafts for adult courses and Just for Kids for our childrens


If you have any questions please call us at 215 393 9110

Visit us at or email

January Happenings with the North Penn Arts Alliance

As we start the New Year we will start it on January 2nd with our monthly meeting, I’m sorry our “After the Holidays Holiday Party”. That is right we will be gathering at 125 N. Main Street in North Wales for our Annual “After the Holidays Holiday Party” that will start at 7:00 pm. Bring a dish to share and if you want to participate in the gift giving, bring a wrapped piece of your art and receive one in return.

Open Mic Poetry Night takes place at 125 N. Main Street in North Wales on January 17th at 7:00 pm. Come and share your poems with others, artists are invited to come and sketch the audience and the poets. This is a free event.

North Penn Arts Alliance Open House.
On Saturday January 19th, We are opening the doors to our Art Center in North Wales. Help us tell the story of the North Penn Arts Alliance. Bring a friend as we will be providing information on our classes and events. Show the community that Art does matter and the NPAA will help with bringing Art to the community. The Doors are open from 1 to 5 in the afternoon. If you can come out and help it would be appreciated.

Make Art Monday on January 21st, we will be making Valentines for our loved once using cut paper, lace, beads, flowers etc.  Inspired by the elaborate cards of the Victorian Era. The Art making gets under way a t 125 N. Main Street in North Wales at 7:00 pm. Cost is $5.00 to defray our cost for supplies.