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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

 

ADULT WORKSHOPS

 

deena gu 4Flowers in Watercolor 

Meets 3 times
W1 | Tuesday – Thursday, April 21 – 23
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Deena Gu
$150 ($120 members)

Explore traditions in Chinese watercolor painting. Learn the art of painting flowers with bamboo brushes, Sumi ink and pulp paper.

Photographing Spring at Night
Meets 3 times
W2 | Wednesdays, May 27 – June 10
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Instructors:  Ron Tarver and Rob Graham
$230 ($200 members)

Capture the special light of spring evenings and transitions from dusk to darkness. Learn the possibilities of long-exposure photography . Need a tripod and camera that sets on BULB (B). First meeting at Woodmere. Subsequent meetings to be determined (will include sites along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway).

Paint Like an Impressionist: Intro to the Palette Knife
Meets 3 times
W3 | Wednesdays, May 27 – June 10
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Maggie Leiby
$150 ($120 members)

Enjoy learning new methods and the effects of painting with a palette knife. Learn how to create the exciting vibration of color and texture. Students will follow a sequential application of paint, explore color combinations, mixing techniques and working in an Impressionistic style. Use still life set ups and photo references.

Plein Air Painting
Meets 2 times
W4 | Saturdays, May 30 and June 6
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Paul DuSold
$110 ($80 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.

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
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 a.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 6 times
2A |  Mondays, May 4 - June 22 (no class May 11 and 25)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Linda Freedman
$210 ($180 members)
All levels

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.

Introduction to Oil Painting
Meets 6 times
3 |  Mondays, April 27 - June 15 (no class May 11 and 25)
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
$210 ($180 members)
All levels

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.

stefanie liebermanFundamentals of Oil Painting
Meets 6 times
4A |  Mondays, April 27 – June 15 (no class May 11 and 2)
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
$210 ($180 members)
All levels

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.

 

 

for Adult Class, Exploring ColorExploring Color
Meets 6 times
5 |  Tuesdays, April 28 - June 9 (no class May 12)
9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Instructor: Amy Novak
$210 ($180 members)
All levels

Develop a sensitive eye to color relationships through painting. Deepen your understanding of the expressive and symbolic nature of color. Class will include a unique series of studies designed to guide and encourage individual color exploration and to build confidence applying new color experiences. Paint abstractly or from still life setups, photographs, and subject matter of your choice. Enhance your observational powers, expand your knowledge of materials, refine your compositional sense, and strengthen your vision and style. Individual attention, demonstrations, and brief lectures are provided. Students may use painting medium of their choice (i.e. Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache).

Drawing and Painting I and II
Meets 6 times
6 |  Tuesdays, May 5 – June 16 (no class May 12)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Linda Freedman
$210 ($180 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.

DuSold_2010_5_WEBOne a Day: Creating a Still Life in One Sitting
Meets 6 times
7 |  Wednesdays, April 29 - June 10
9:30 am - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Paul DuSold
$210 ($180 members)
All levels

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.

Book Arts 101Spring Insipiration, meg kennedy
Meets 4 times
8 |  Wednesdays, April 15 – May 6
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Meg Kennedy
$150 ($120 members)
All levels

The fun of bookmaking blends art, sewing and craft to create uniquely charming and elegant handmade books. Learn three simple structures that can be altered and combined to invent even more uniquely charming types of books. We will focus on techniques that develop your artisanship by learning to measure accurately, fold and cut precisely, sew and glue neatly.  By the end of 4 weeks you will have a number of handmade books, the supplies and skills to pursue further bookbinding projects, and a wealth of new ideas.

Encaustic Painting(CANCELLED)16 Shanahan_Asylum
Meets 4 times
9 |  Wednesdays, April 15 – May 6
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan
$150 ($120 members); $35 materials fee
All levels

The exciting medium of encaustic paint, or tinted beeswax, offers tremendous  opportunities for your artwork. Versatile as any medium, its range of textural and color possibilities creates unique surfaces that can be combined with collage and paint. This class will offer students a solid understanding of the technical and creative aspects of the encaustic painting process, one of the oldest forms of painted decoration that has been explored in a variety of contemporary applications.

Watercolor and Design
Meets 6 times
10 |  Thursdays, April 30 – June 11 (no class May 14)
9:30 am - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Howard Watson
$210 ($180 members)
All levels

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.

 

Painting Over the Line
Meets 6 times
11 |  Thursdays, April 30 – June 11 (no class May 14)
1:15 – 4:15 pm
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
$210 ($180 members)
All levels

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 PaintingPaul_Dusold_5
Meets 6 times
12 | Fridays, May 1 – June 5
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Paul DuSold
$210 ($180 members) | plus $45 model fee
All levels

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 1 – June 5
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Instructor:
Paul DuSold
$210 ($180 members) | plus $45 model fee
All levels

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.

 

Drawing Inspiration from the Live Model
 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