Visual Art


Workshops for Adults

Ages: 16 and up or permission from instructor
Fee/non-member: 1 workshop: $35; 2 workshops: $65; 3 workshops: $95; 4 workshops: $125
Fee/member: 1 workshop: $32; 2 workshops: $60; 3 workshops: $87; 4 workshops: $113
All materials included in fee.
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut Street 
Instructor: Sarah Cole 

Workshop A: Oil Pastel Still Lifes
Dates & Time:
June 16, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (1 Thursday)
Workshop A allows students to build upon existing observational skills while learning how to draw with oil pastels. Participants will learn and review concepts of drawing such as light, color, shape, and space. This workshop is for participants who may have little to no experience with oil pastels.  

Workshop B: Collage on Stretched Canvas
Dates & Time: June 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (1 Tuesday)
Workshop B teaches participants how to use images from magazines and assorted paper media, in conjunction with other art media, to create an appealing collage on a canvas surface. This workshop is for participants who want to explore their creativity as well as mixed media. Materials are supplied, however, participants may bring their own images, paper, or other flat media. 

Workshop C: Study a Master in Acrylic
Dates & Time: June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (1 Thursday)
Workshop C enables students to study a two-dimensional masterpiece and create a painting using acrylics. Participants may chose from provided images or may bring their own 8 ½” x 11” photocopy of their favorite masterpiece. 

Workshop D: Study a Master in Oil
Dates & Time: July 14, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (1 Thursday)
Workshop D enables students to study a two-dimensional masterpiece and create a painting using oils. Participants may chose from provided images or may bring their own 8 ½” x 11” photocopy of their favorite masterpiece. 

Creative Writing and Art
Ages: 16 and up or permission from instructor
Dates & Time: June 14 and July 12, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (2 Tuesdays)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Fee: Non-member/$45, member/$40
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 649 Chestnut Street
Instructor: Sarah Cole 

This class will enable participants to gain an understanding of the effective combination of word and image. The first workshop will introduce students to creative writing and visual art elements. Participants will choose a writing topic and engage in planning activities using graphic idea recording as a tool. After the first workshop, students will have a month to work on their projects outside of class. The second workshop will allow students to make “final touches” on their projects, followed by a final critique, using a round table workshop approach. Participants will be given hardbound sketchbooks. Dry media such as pens, pencils and pencil crayons will be supplied in-class only.