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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: April – August

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAW1 Love to Draw!

Meets 3 times
Mondays, April 28, May 5, 12
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Betz Green
Level(s): All
$110 ($90 members)

Invigorate your artwork by exploring a variety of drawing mediums and methods. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given with conte, pastel, pencil and charcoal. An emphasis will be on the medium of silverpoint, an art form perfected during the Renaissance using silver wire to draw on prepared surfaces and producing beautiful, delicate drawings that tarnish to a warm brown. Students are encouraged to bring objects for still life arrangements.

nancy halbert, the sky darkensW2 Expressive Drawing and Painting

Meets 3 times
Tuesdays, April 29, May 6, and May 13
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Nancy Halbert
Level(s): All
$110 ($90 members)

Enjoy evenings this spring drawing inside and outside and collecting materials intended for expressive and imaginative thinking. This workshop will bridge traditional with experimental techniques to examine subject matter on a more intuitive level. Demonstrations in mixing materials will encourage students to develop texture and explore the impact of color, line and shape while using still life, landscape and photographs. Be inspired by artists from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism.

eileen mcdonnellW3 Reinvigorate Your Art

Meets 3 times
Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 28
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Eileen McDonnell
Level(s): All
$110 ($90 members)

This class offers personal artistic experimentation and alternative approaches to creating art. Students will explore mixed media with paint, pastel, paper, ink and more to layer and compose their images. Subject matter is what you wish, figurative, still life, landscape, narrative, abstraction. This is a class for those who feel stuck at times, painting in the same style via the same medium, again and again. All levels of experience are welcome. Short demonstrations, brief history of media and basic education of layering/supports included. and imaginative thinking.

W9 Spring Colors in the Landscape

Meets 4 times
Saturdays and Sundays, May 10 & 11; May 17 & 18
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Paul DuSold
Level(s): All
$110 ($90 members)

This alla prima (direct painting) workshop will meet outside. Demonstrations are given in oils, but students can work in any medium. Emphasis is on painting quickly, expressively, and capturing spring’s vibrant blossoms. Locations to be announced.

ortega, paint with freedomW4 Paint with Freedom

Meets 3 times
Wednesdays, May 28, June 4, 11
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alfred Ortega
Level(s): All
$110 ($90 members)

Find your inner artist. Learn to apply paints and inks in a spontaneous yet structured format. Demonstrations will be given. Experiment with different techniques and create wonderful textures with palette knives, brushes and glazing. Explore new ways of creating still lifes and landscapes.

Karen Baumeister, intro to abstractionW5 Introduction to Abstraction

Meets 3 times
Wednesdays, Mondays, June 2, 9, 16
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Baumeister
Level(s): All
$110 ($90 members)

Understand abstraction through the materials and physical structure of a painting. Using contemporary techniques and tools learn how to apply paint to a surface through pouring, scraping, throwing, brushstroke, etc. Simple and clear points of departure will be given to push beyond personal boundaries in art making. Individual and group critiques are included along with the introduction of modern and contemporary abstract painters.

"Threesome," 2011, by Lesa Chittenden Lim, three-plate etching

W6 Fun with Printmaking

Meets 2 times
Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lesa Chittenden Lim
Level(s): All
$150 ($130 members)
Supply fee of $15 payable to the instructor

Turn your existing drawings or photographs into beautiful prints! Draw, paint and/or use photographs and computer generated images. Learn solar printmaking, a versatile way to make painterly prints without using chemicals or acid. Demonstrations and step by step instructions will be given for this surprisingly simple and exciting process. The possibilities are endless.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAW7 Abstract Drawing and Painting

Meets 2 times
Saturdays, June 21 and 28
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Level(s): All
$160 ($140 members)

The class will serve as a springboard for working abstractly. Learn to paint spontaneously and gather inspiration from observation, pictures, mark-making and brainstorming on the canvas. Focus on different techniques to begin a painting with confidence and tap into your intuitive process with ease. Focus on color, composition, movement, harmony, busy and calm. Demos and individual and group critiques will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting.

Daffodils, Cherries, Cup by Frances GalanteW8 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
1A Sundays, April 27-June 8
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
3A Mondays, April 28–June 9 (no class May 26)
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 5 times
4A Mondays, May 5-June 23 (no class May 19, June 2, and June 9)
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Meets 6 times
4B Mondays, July 14-August 18
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Meets 5 times
4C Tuesdays, May 6- June 17 (no class May 20, June 3, and June 10)
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Freedman
Levels: Beginner
4A & 4C $180 ($150 members) | 4B $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
6A Mondays, April 28-June 16 (no class May 19 and May 26)
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.

 

paul dusoldOne a Day: Creating a Still Life in One Sitting
Meets 6 times
8 Wednesdays, April 30-June 11 (no class May 21)
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Paul DuSold
Levels: All
$210 ($180 members)

Students paint a new still life in each session of this class. This alla prima method of painting a picture in one session is a wonderful way for students to learn to be more decisive and relaxed in their painting. Individual attention is given, guiding each student to make efficient decisions about developing the painting. Students learn about color relationships, compositional choices, and capturing light and shadow. All levels are welcome.

andrea snyderMultimedia and Collage on Canvas (& Paper)
Meets 4 times
9 Wednesdays, April 23-May 14
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Snyder
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
$140 ($120 members)
$20 supply fee to instructor

Artists can explore ways to integrate abstract or realistic imagery in new ways on canvas and paper using printmaking, acrylics, inks, oil pastels and other media. Learn technical skills for transferring imagery and adhering a variety of materials while following principles of good design.

howard watsonWatercolor and Design
Meets 6 times
10 Thursdays, May 1-June 12 (no class May 22)
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Howard Watson
Levels: All
$210 ($180 members)

This class teaches students to develop rural, shore, and city motifs by working from the instructor’s photographs as well as their own. Students learn to design a successful composition and then apply the media in a successful, expressive manner. Demonstrations and class critiques are included. All levels are welcome.

Kaseem Amoudi paintingPainting Over the Line
Meets 6 times
11 Thursdays, May 1-June 12 (no class May 22)
1:30 – 4:30 p.m
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Levels: All
$210 ($180 members)

Explore lively brushwork, color layering, focal points, and balance between calm and busy. Discover how to work around imperfections and accidents and view them as opportunities. Work from imagination, pictures, or other means to find your voice and visual language. Individual support and examples from contemporary artists will serve to broaden and inform your understanding of innovative painting.

paul dusold portait paintingIntroduction to Portrait Painting
Meets 6 times
12 Fridays, May 2-June 6
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Paul DuSold
Levels: All
$210 ($180 members), plus $45 model fee

This class is for those who have always wanted to paint portraits but have been afraid to try as well as those who want to improve their skills. Students will learn how to get a likeness every time by focusing on head structure rather than accumulating detail. The emphasis of this class is learning to see color more sensitively when looking at the model and mixing color more confidently when painting a portrait. Demonstrations in both drawing and painting will be given. Students will receive individual attention.

paul dusold figure classIntroduction to the Figure
Meets 6 times
13 Fridays, May 2-June 6
1:30–4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Paul DuSold
$210 ($180 members), plus $45 model fee

Painting the nude human figure is the classic art school experience! This is because by learning to paint the figure, students gain an understanding of how to look and explore natural forms, and deepen their insight and knowledge for all ways of painting including abstraction.
The emphasis in this class is on learning fundamentals of proportion, gesture and color harmony. Demonstrations will be given. This class is for students of all levels including those who have never painted the figure.