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Adult Classes & Workshops

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

 

Spontaneous Abstract Painting and Drawingkaseem amoudi
Meets 2 times
W5 | Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Kassem Amoudi
$180 ($150 members)

Many artists feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This class will focus on different techniques which will enable you to start a painting with confidence and tap into your intuitive process and inspiration more easily. Learn how to paint spontaneously and gather inspiration from observation, pictures or simply by brainstorming on the canvas. Demonstrations and individual and group critiques will enhance your knowledge of the painting process.

The Language of Color (CANCELLED)
Meets 3 times
W6 | Tuesdays, June 16 – 30
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructors:  Clarissa Shanahan
$150 ($120 members)

Develop new ways of using color as a language in your art. Explore color’s emotive and expressive qualities to convey narrative and meaning. Learn to make distinctions between how we see and respond to color and gain an understanding how associations and personal experiences influence our reactions.

Summer Landscape Painting in Plein Air 
Meets 3 times
W7 | Wednesday – Thursday, June 23 – 25
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructors:  Stephanie Lieberman
$150 ($120 members)

Explore painting the dramatic colors, lights and textures unique to summer. Demonstrations will be given to learn how to capture the landscape and changing summer sky. Enjoy being outside to paint.

 

Celtic Calligraphy and Decorative Techniquebook of kells 2
Meets 3 times
W8 | Tuesdays, July 14 – 28
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Instructors:  Meg Kennedy
$140 ($110 members)
Adults and teens

You don’t have to be Irish to love this lettering of Celtic Calligraphy (also called “Uncial”). Learn some of the decorative techniques used in the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. A lesson on “zoomorphic” letters–morphing animals into the shapes of letters–is fun and colorful as well as the basic technique of doing knotwork. (Image from The Book of Kells)

ADULT STUDIO CLASSES

Studio Oil Painting
Meets 6 times
1A | Sundays, April 26-June 7 (no class May 24)
1B | Sundays, June 21–August 2 (no class July 5)
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Stefanie Lieberman
$210 ($180 members)
All levels

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.

Drawing and Painting I and II

Meets 5 times
2B |
  Monday – Friday, August 17 – 21
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Linda Freedman
$180 ($150 members)
All levels

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.

stefanie liebermanFundamentals of Oil Painting
Meets 6 times
4B |  Mondays, June 22 - July 27
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
$210 ($180 members)
All levels

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.

 

Drawing Inspiration from the Live Model (CANCELLED)
Meets 6 times
14 | Wednesdays, 
June 17 – July 29 (no class July 8)
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Instructor:
Meri Adelman
$210 ($180 members) | plus $45 model fee
All levels