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

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

 

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.

 

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

 

SPRING/SUMMER STUDIO WORKSHOPS | All levels

 

Painting through Monotypes

3 classes
W1A Wednesdays, April 19-May 3
W1B Wednesdays, May 31-June 14
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lesa Chittendem Lim
$160 ($130 members)
All levels

Monotype is a way to create a one-of- a-kind image that combines painting, drawing and printmaking techniques. It was a favorite way of making art for Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt and Paul Gauguin, as it offers a spontaneous way of working and the freedom to explore and experiment with images and a wide selection of materials.  A painting is developed on a flat plate with oil or water based inks, paints, crayons and/or pencils and then transferred to paper or other absorbent surfaces. This workshop will demonstrate the endless possibilities and unique qualities of the monotype process. We will explore printing by hand and with an etching press. The instructor will provide oil and water based inks, plates and paper. 

 

Visual Storytelling: The Art of Collage Illustration

3 classes
W2 Saturdays, April 29 - May 13
11:00 am-2:00 pm
$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.

 

Painting Spring in Plein-Air

In conjunction with Fire Island and Beyond: The Journeys of John Laub
3 classes
W3 Saturdays, May 6, 13, 20
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
$180 ($150 members)

Paint in plein air to capture the light and colors of spring. Learn various approaches to working on-site and how to compose and complete plein air paintings.

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

The Expressive Figure

W4 2 classes
Wednesdays, May 17 - 24
1:30–4:30 p.m.
$115 ($85 members) plus $30 model fee
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.

 

Movement Workshop

W5 1 session
Thursday, May 21
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Leah Stein, founder and artistic director of Leah Stein Dance Company
$35 ($30 members)

Enjoy a playful workshop that invites participants to move easily in a relaxed setting. Simple grounding exercises and activities are followed by explorations in improvisational movement, sound and gesture. No experience necessary. 

 

Mixed Media with African Textiles & Jewelry

16 years and up
2 sessions
W6 Saturdays, June 3, 10
10:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Snyder
$180 ($150) plus $30 supply fee payable to the instructor
All levels

Study patterns, colors, and techniques of traditional and modern African craft & art, by seeing actual samples of these treasures from Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Tunisia, and other countries.  Create your African inspired mixed-media art on paper using acrylics, acrylic inks, water pencils, and printmaking techniques while learning elements of good composition design.

 

SPRING/SUMMER STUDIO CLASSES | All levels

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

Studio Oil Painting

6 classes
1A Sundays, May 7-June 18 (no class May 28)
1B Sundays, Jun. 25-Aug.6. (no class July 2)
1:30–4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
$220 ($190 members)
All levels

Drawing and Painting I and II

6 classes
2A Mondays, May 1-- Jun. 19 (no class May 8 and May 29)
9:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
$220 ($190 members)
Instructor: Linda Freedman
All Levels
7 classes
2B Tuesdays, May 2-- June 20 ( no class May 9)
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Freedman
$250 ($220 members)
All levels
4 classes
2C Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 28-31
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Freedman
$155 ($125 members)
All levels

Introduction to Oil Painting

6 classes
4A Mondays, April 24-June 12 (no class May 8 and May 29)
4B Mondays, June 19-Aug. 7 (no class July 3, 31)
1:30–4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Stefanie Lieberman
$220 ($190 members)
All levels

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

Exploring Abstraction

6 classes
Tuesday, April 18-May 30 (no class May 9)
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Val Rossman
$220 ($190 members)
All levels

One a Day: Creating a Still Life in One Sitting

7 classes
7 Wednesdays, Apr. 26-June 14 (no class May 10)
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Paul DuSold
$250 ($220 members)
All levels

Watercolor and Design

7 classes
8 Thursdays, Apr. 27-June 15 (no class May 11)
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Howard Watson
$250 ($220 members)
All levels

Painting over the Line

7 classes
9A Thursdays, Apr. 27-June 15 (no class May 11)
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
$320 ($290 members)
All levels
6 classes
9B Wednesdays, June 21-July 26
6:00-9:00 p.m
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
$220 ($190 members)
All levels

Introduction to Portrait Painting

7 classes
10 Fridays, Apr. 28-June 9
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Paul DuSold
$250 ($220 members) plus $45 model fee
All levels

Introduction to Figure Painting

7 classes
11 Fridays, Apr. 28-June 9
1:30–4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Paul DuSold
$250 ($220 members) plus $45 model fee
All levels

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