Adult Classes and Workshops

Adult Classes and Workshops

STUDIO CLASSES

Woodmere Art Museum membership is not required for enrollment in studio classes, but Woodmere members receive discounted enrollment fees.  Youth and Family membership levels, as well as student scholarships, are available. 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. 

You may register for any of our adult classes online here or by calling (215)-247-0948.

Payment

Woodmere accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and personal checks. Payment is not processed until the beginning date of the class. Students will receive receipts for payment via mail. Payment must be received in order to confirm your space

Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made at least one week prior to the start date of the class. A $40 processing fee will be issued for cancellations up to one week prior to the class starting date. No refunds after the first class.

Museum Cancellation

Woodmere reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified and no charges will be made.

 

 

YOGA IN THE KUCH GALLERY | All Levels

 

The Art of Yoga: Sweet Inspiration for Body, Mind and Creative Spirit

7 classes
Y1 Mondays, Jan. 9–Feb. 20
6:30–7:30 p.m.
$160 ($140 members) or $25/session

6 classes
Y2 Mondays, Mar. 6–Apr. 24 (no class Mar. 20 and 27)
6:30–7:30 p.m.
$140 ($120 members) or $25/session

Instructor: Jennifer Schelter
All levels welcome. Bring: towel, yoga mat, and blanket.

The Art of Yoga illuminates the artistic ritual of connecting with body, mind and Self. Deeply appreciate and develop your personal process for present moment awareness, self-care and rejuvenation. We will practice yoga and meditation in Woodmere's Kuch Gallery (rotunda gallery downstairs), surrounded by open space, art, soft music and moments of silence. Series includes:  Inspirational Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga,   Mindfulness Meditation, Breathing Practices, Guided Relaxation, Creative Visualization,  Weekly Themes for Focus. Benefits include: flexibility, stability, balance, core strength, relaxation, and calmness.  

 

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

 

WINTER/SPRING STUDIO WORKSHOPS | All levels

 

Visual Storytelling: The Art of Collage Illustration

3 classes
W1 Saturdays, Feb. 11–25
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
$160 ($130 members)
Instructor: Jaimee Newman
All levels

Are you a visual storyteller who loves to experiment with materials to create compelling works of art? Discover how collage illustration can transform your perspective on visual storytelling. Using mixed media and collage techniques with hand-painted paper, tissue paper, newspaper and assorted materials, artists will explore how a narrative and text are translated into a powerful illustration or a sequential series. Book design and children’s illustration will be explored. Demonstrations and individual attention will help students learn fascinating and inventive ways for creating collage illustration.

Color Matters

2 classes
W2 Saturdays, Mar. 4 and 11,
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
$175 ($145 members)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
All levels

Explore the possibilities of color relationships. Students are encouraged to experiment with color saturation and changes in intensity, color temperatures (warm and cool), complements and contrasts, muted tones, color values, and applications of thick and thin paint. Demonstrations and individual attention will aid students in their personal exploration of color in their work. In conjunction with Arthur B. Carles and His Expanding Circle: An Exhibition in Honor of Frances M. Maguire.

The Expressive Figure

4 classes
W3 Wednesdays, March 15–April 5
1:30–4:30 p.m.
$205 ($175 members)
Instructor: Nancy Halbert
All levels

This workshop will radically change your way of thinking about figure painting. Whether you are a realist, think abstractly, or stuck in rut with color, proportion, environment, or pose, this class will open your eyes to new ways of working with materials, such as charcoal, watercolor, ink, oil and acrylic paint. We will focus on the figurative artists of the San Francisco Bay, such as, Joan Brown, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Nathan Oliveri, and other’s who changed the perception of figurative art. This workshop will help you build confidence in completing an honest re-interpretation of the figure.

 

WINTER/SPRING STUDIO CLASSES | All levels

 

Studio Oil Painting

6 classes
1A Sundays, Jan. 15–Feb. 19
1B Sundays, Mar. 5–Apr. 9
1:30–4:30 p.m.
$220 ($190 members) 
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman

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.

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

 

Drawing and Painting I and II

7 classes
2A Mondays, Jan. 9-Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m
2B Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 21, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
$250 ($220 members)

6 classes
2C Mondays, Mar. 13–Apr. 24 (No Class Apr. 10), 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m  FULL
2D Tuesdays, Mar. 14–Apr. 25 (No Class Apr. 11), 1:00–4:00 p.m.
$220 ($190 members)

Instructor: Linda Freedman

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.

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

 

Introduction to Oil Painting and Beyond

7 classes
3A Mondays, Jan. 9–Feb. 20
1:30–4:30 p.m.
$250 ($220 members)

6 classes
3B Mondays, Mar. 6–Apr. 17 (no class Apr. 10)
1:30–4:30 p.m.
$220 ($190 members)

Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
All levels

This class is for students who want to learn the basics of oil painting and for those who are already familiar with the medium and want to improve their skill level. The topics covered will be composing a picture, observing color relationships, mixing color, and application of paint. There will be lots of hands-on help in a relaxed and nurturing environment.

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

 

Exploring Abstraction

4 classes
4A Tuesdays, Jan. 17–Feb. 7
4B Tuesdays, Feb. 21–Mar. 14
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$160 ($130 members)

Instructor: Val Rossman
All levels

A combination of open studio space and instruction, allowing students to explore, take chances, develop critical thinking, and cultivate their artistic voices. Participants investigate basic color theory, learn how to create strong compositions, and develop technical skills. The choice of medium is up to each individual, with specific assignments and demonstrations encouraging students to pursue their personal styles and growth. In conjunction with Arthur B. Carles and His Expanding Circle: An Exhibition in Honor of Frances M. Maguire.

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

 

One a Day: Creating a Still Life in One Sitting

7 classes
5A Wednesdays, Jan. 11–Feb. 22 
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$250 ($220 members)

6 classes
5B Wednesdays, Mar. 8–Apr. 19 (no class Apr. 12)
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$220 ($190)

Instructor: Paul DuSold

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.

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

 

Impressionists, Expressionists, and Fauves: Palettes that Bred Modernism

6 classes
6 Wednesdays, Jan. 18–Feb. 22
1:30–4:30 p.m.
$220 ($190 members)
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan
All levels

Explore the palettes of the Impressionists, Expressionists and Fauve artists and learn the rich and vast language of color. Each week, students will use still life set-ups to create several paintings that investigate the palettes of these artists to gain a deep understanding of color relationships and how colors are chosen to meet the needs of the subject, convey a feeling, mood, an atmosphere, geographical location, or  narrative. Discover new ways to develop your own personal and exciting use of color. In conjunction with Arthur Carles and his Expanding Circle, An Exhibition in Honor of Frances M. Maguire

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

 

Watercolor and Design

7 classes
7A Thursdays Jan. 12–Feb. 23
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$250 ($220 members)

6 classes
7B Thursdays, Mar. 9–Apr. 13  FULL
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$220 ($190 members)

Instructor: Howard Watson

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.

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

 

Painting over the Line

7 classes
8A Thursdays, Jan. 12–Feb. 23
1:00–5:00 p.m.
$320 ($290 members)

6 classes
8B Thursdays, Mar. 9–Apr. 13
1:00–5:00 p.m.
$280 ($250 members)

Instructor: Kassem Amoudi

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.

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

 

Introduction to Portrait Painting

7 classes
9A Fridays, Jan. 13–Feb. 24
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$250 ($220 members) plus $45 model fee

6 classes
9B Fridays, Mar. 10–Apr. 21 (no class Apr. 14)
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$220 ($190 members) plus $45 model fee

Instructor: Paul DuSold

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.

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

 

Introduction to Figure Painting

7 classes
10A Fridays, Jan. 13–Feb. 24
1:30–4:30 p.m.
$250 ($220 members) plus $45 model fee

6 classes
10B Fridays, Mar. 10–Apr. 21 (no class Apr. 14)
1:30–4:30 p.m.
$220 ($190) plus $45 model fee

Instructor: Paul DuSold

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.

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