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Adult Classes

Woodmere Art Museum membership is not required for enrollment in studio classes, but Woodmere members receive discounted enrollment fees. All classes are held in the Widener Studio, which offers a professional setting with ample north light, easy access, and plenty of free parking. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes and workshops are taught by professional artists, living and working in the Philadelphia area. Woodmere Art Museum members receive discounts on enrollment fees.

You may register for any of our adult classes online here.

ADULT WORKSHOPS: June – August

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Color Field Painting
Meets 3 times
W10 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 22, 23, 24
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
$210 ($180 members)

Broaden your painting horizons through this in-depth focus on color field painting. Explore abstract painting techniques and learn to create space, depth, and movement through layering and transposing areas of color. Artists Jules Olitski, Sam Francis, Clyfford Still, Morris Louis, Mark Rothko and others will be discussed. Includes slide presentation and critique.

 

Light and Color in Painting
Meets 3 times
Tuesday-Thursday, August 19-21
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Frances Galante
Level(s): All
$210 ($180 members)

Gain control of the process of representational painting. Learn to look for gesture, to separate areas of light from shadow, and to compose according to color relationships. Students have the option of working from their own subject matter (real objects or photographs) or working from a large still life set up. The goal of the workshop is to learn/reinforce your knowledge of painting in a realistic manner. References will be made to traditional and contemporary painting for analysis and inspiration. Open to all painting levels, with individualized attention and targeted advice given on materials, and mixing and applying color.

ADULT STUDIO CLASSES: April-August

stefanie liebermanAll Media Studio Painting
Meets 6 times
1B Sundays, June 22-August 3 (no class July 6)
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
$210 ($180 members)

Students may work from a still life set up or from photographs using the media of their choice: watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel or any type of painting stick. The emphasis of this class is will be on composition, color balance and discovering the possibilities within their particular medium.
All skill levels are welcome

stefanie lieberman, studio oil paintingStudio Oil Painting
Meets 6 times
2A Sundays, April 27-June 8 (no class May 25)
2B Sundays, June 22-August 3 (no class July 6)
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
$210 ($180 members)

In this class, students use photographs as source material to organize and create a painting. Designed to help students execute a painting of their own subject matter, the class focuses on composition, perspective, color mixing, and painting techniques. Students may devote the entire session to one piece or work on multiple pieces. Individual instruction is given during each session. All levels are welcome.

frances galante, plein air painting classPlein Air Painting
Meets 6 times
3B Mondays, June 16-July 21
9:00 am – noon
Instructor: Frances Galante
$210 ($180 members)

In this landscape painting class, students will learn to paint outdoors. We will go to Northwestern Avenue at the entrance to Forbidden Drive (Wissahickon Park) and to Cisco Park in Erdenheim (Hillcrest Pond). Other destinations will be added, to be announced later. Pre-tone your support surfaces (canvas or panel) with a transparent wash of light to medium reddish brown. Participants will strive for interesting composition, lively brushwork, keeping the painting open and allowing the underlying warm wash to show through. Outdoor equipment needed. Pastel painters are welcome. In the event of rain we will meet at the Woodmere studio.

Drawing and Painting I and II

Meets 6 times
4B Mondays, July 14-August 18
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Freedman
Levels: Beginner
$210 ($180 members)

Students learn basic drawing and painting techniques, elements of line, composition, color, volume, and perspective. Beginning painters learn about color theory and mixing, handling paint, composition, and basic techniques. More advanced students hone their skills through painting from real life as well as copying other artists’ work. Drawing II students explore line, tone, and perspective with an emphasis on composition. Demonstrations and individual instruction are given.

Introduction to Oil Painting
Meets 5 times
5 Mondays, June 23-July 21
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Frances Galante
Levels: Beginner
$180 ($150 members)

This class will introduce students to painting in oil. The topics covered will be materials, composing a picture, how to start a painting, observing color relationships, mixing color, and application of paint on canvas. There will be demonstrations, specific exercises, and lots of hands-on help in a relaxed and nurturing environment.

Fundamentals of Oil Painting
Meets 6 times
6B Mondays, June 23-July 28
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
Levels: All
$210 ($180 members)

In this class, students use photographs as source material to organize and create a painting. Designed to help students execute a painting of their own subject matter, the class focuses on composition, perspective, color mixing, and painting techniques. Students may devote the entire session to one piece or work on multiple pieces. Individual instruction is given during each session. All levels are welcome.

frances galante, creating a mood with still lifeCreating Mood through Still Life and More!
Meets 9 times
7 Tuesdays, April 29-July 1 (no class May 20)
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Frances Galante
Levels: All
$300 ($270 members)

By painting in oil from still life setups, photographs, or subject matter of your choice, students will deepen their understanding of color and tonal relationships and learn to create a sense of space and mood. Students enhance their observational powers, improve their drawing skills, expand their knowledge of materials and techniques, refine their compositional sense, and strengthen their vision and style. Individual attention, demonstrations, and brief lectures are provided. All levels are welcome.

Color Field Painting
Meets 3 times
W10 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 22, 23, 24
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
$210 ($180 members)

Broaden your painting horizons through this in-depth focus on color field painting. Explore abstract painting techniques and learn to create space, depth, and movement through layering and transposing areas of color. Artists Jules Olitski, Sam Francis, Clyfford Still, Morris Louis, Mark Rothko and others will be discussed. Includes slide presentation and critique.