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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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Woodmere students received 30% off supplies at Plaza Artist Materials in University City

 

EXHIBITION-RELATED WORKSHOPS

 

W8 Learn Calligraphy and Watercolor
Meets 1 time
Saturday, November 22
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Instructor: Deena Gu
$60 ($30 members)

Join Deena Gu and learn the art ancient Chinese art of calligraphy and watercolor painting using traditional tools and techniques.  Using bamboo brushes and Sumi ink, create your own painting inspired by Gu’s exhibition Journey in Watercolor.

 

ADULT STUDIO CLASSES: September-December

 

stefanie lieberman, studio oil painting

Studio Oil Painting
Meets 6 times
2A Sundays, September 14 – October 19
2B Sundays, November 2 – December 14 (no class November 30)
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.

Drawing and Painting I and II
Meets 7 times
3B
 Mondays, November 3 – December 15
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Freedman
Levels: Beginner
$240 ($210 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.

Fundamentals of Oil Painting
Meets 6 times
5A Mondays, September 15 – October 20
5B Mondays, November 3 – December 8
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 in Your Work

Meets 7 times
6B
 Tuesdays, November 4 – December 16
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Frances Galante
Levels: All
$240 ($210 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.

Drawing and Painting I and II
Meets 7 times
7B
 Tuesdays, November 4 – December 16
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Linda Freedman
Levels: All
$240 ($210 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.

One a Day: Creating a Still Life in One Sitting
Meets 6 times
8B Wednesdays, November 5 – 17 (no class November 26)
9:30 am – 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 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.

Watercolor and Design

Meets 6 times
9B
 Thursdays, November 6 – December 18 (no class November 27)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Howard Watson
$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.

Painting Over the Line
Meets 6 times
10B
 Thursdays, November 6 – December 18 (no class November 27)
1:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
$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.

Introduction to Portrait Painting
12B Fridays, November 7–December 19 (no class November 28)
9:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Paul DuSold
$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.

Introduction to the Figure
Meets 6 times
13B
 Fridays, November 7 – December 19 (no class November 28)
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Paul DuSold
$210 ($180 members), plus $45 model fee

Painting the nude human figure is the classic art school experience! 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.