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Adult Classes and Workshops

Please be advised that classes take place in Eastern Standard Time.

Online classes: are offered via Zoom. For more information click here.

Registration: registration is available by clicking the REGISTER buttons listed under each class description or by calling 267-691-0725.
If you have a credit from a previous class, please contact Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org to receive your discount code before registering online.

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If you have any questions, please reach out to Woodmere Art Museum's Education Department by emailing amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org.

Winter 2024 registration now available! Registration for additional classes will be coming soon.

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W1 | Botanical Watercolor Workshop - Inspired by the Philadelphia Flower Show (In-Studio)

Price:
$45 ($40 Woodmere Members)
Day:
Saturdays - Meets 1 time
Date Range:
March 9 - March 9, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels, beginners welcome

Students will draw inspiration from nature and the botanicals featured at Philadelphia’s Flower Show to create watercolor paintings. Composition, color mixing, and watercolor media techniques will be emphasized. Individual instruction will be given. Print your flower image on 8x10 printer paper and learn how to create a photo transfer based painting.

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Drawing paper to begin: 9” x 12” drawing pad (approximate Size) is good

Watercolor paper for a longer painting, either 8x10 or 11x14 in size

Pencils for drawing: 2B, 4B, 6B, HB

Erasers: white erasers

Watercolor pencils and a watercolor set 

Fine watercolor brushes (it is great to have a few very fine and medium brushes) 

 

 

 

 

1B | Studio Oil Painting (In-Studio)

Price:
$270 ($240 members)
Day:
Sundays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
March 3 - April 21, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(No class March 31)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class is designed to help students execute a painting of their own subject matter and focuses on composition, perspective, color mixing, and painting techniques. Students can use photographs as source material to organize and create a painting and devote the entire session to one piece or multiple pieces. Individual instruction is given during each session.

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Oil Colors

Yellow: cadmium yellow pale or indian yellow

Blue: cerulean blue, ultramarine

Red: cadmium red light, alizarin crimson

Green: sap green, viridian

Earth: raw umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre or transparent yellow oxide

White: titanium

Brushes: flat brushes in a variety of sizes; include a few soft, synthetic or sable, a few rounds and at least one 2" or larger soft, flat brush for glazing. Make sure these are not watercolor brushes.

Palette knife - flexible, cranked shaft at least 3in long.

Palette, wood or paper (toned gray paper is preferable)

Linseed oil

Turpenoid or odorless paint thinner - NOT TURPENOID NATURAL!

Containers for linseed oil and turpenoid

Stretched canvas/gessoed panel

Paper towels/painting rags

If using photos for source material, Students must provide their own photos.

 

2B | Drawing and Painting I and II (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Linda Freedman
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
March 4 - April 22, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class March 11 and April 1)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FILLED. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for the class, please email Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org ASAP.

Enjoy painting, drawing or a combination of both. Beginners will be taught how to “see” and not just look. Questions such as “where do I start?” will be answered. Learn what makes an interesting composition, how to shade and give your pictures character and depth. Beginning painters will learn color theory and mixing, how to handle paint and develop composition and basic techniques. More advanced students will continue to hone their skills through a combination of painting from real life as well as the classic method of artistic learning, copying from other artworks and photographs. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given to each student. Progress at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.

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If you are drawing,

12” x 16” drawing pad (approximate Size)  NOT  Newsprint

4 pencils:  2B,  4B,  6B,  HB

Kneaded eraser

For Painting:

Disposable palette pad

Canvas pad (approximately 12 x 15”), OR two small canvases: Make sure the canvas pad says " REAL " canvas

Paper Towels (Bounty is good)

1 Can (for water or turpenoid)

1 Can turpenoid only. NOT Turpentine.

Brushes – sizes 4, 6, 8 to begin

Oil Paint Colors:  White, Black, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow, French Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna.

 

 

3B | Introduction to Oil Painting and Beyond (In-Studio)

Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
March 4 - April 15, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(No class April 1)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
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.

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Oil Colors

Yellow: cadmium yellow pale or indian yellow

Blue: cerulean blue, ultramarine

Red: cadmium red light, alizarin crimson

Green: sap green, viridian

Earth: raw umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre or transparent yellow oxide

White: titanium

Brushes: flat brushes in a variety of sizes; include a few soft, synthetic or sable, a few rounds and at least one 2" or larger soft, flat brush for glazing. Make sure these are not watercolor brushes.

Palette knife - flexible, cranked shaft at least 3in long.

Palette, wood or paper (toned gray paper is preferable)

Linseed oil

Turpenoid or odorless paint thinner - NOT TURPENOID NATURAL!

Containers for linseed oil and turpenoid

Stretched canvas/gessoed panel

Paper towels/painting rags

If using photos for source material, Students must provide their own photos.

 

 

5B | Magic in Watercolor (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Diane Hark
Price:
$200 ($170 members)
Day:
Tuesdays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
March 5 - April 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
Beginners and up

This watercolor class will enrich those looking for renewed inspiration and insights into new ways of thinking. Step-by-step demonstrations and easy-to-learn methods will appeal to beginners as well as more advanced artists. Sharpen your observation skills, color and value awareness, and design principles while gaining confidence with the medium and magic of watercolor.

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140 lb. watercolor block or single sheets of Fabriano paper, any size; other preferences, hot, cold, soft press

2 brushes: one large ROUND POINT #10 and #6. Can be sable synthetic or any other watercolor brush

Large jar or plastic container for water with lid.

Roll of paper towels

Tube paints of student grade (Cotman) or professional grade.

Start with primary colors:

                             Cobalt blue

                             cadmium red

                             cadmium yellow

Add later:

                             Burnt Sienna

                             Permanent Sap Green

                             Violet

                             Yellow ochre

Palette with lid for paints and mixing colors

Erasers, pencils, and notebook, RULER

Table easel to prop paper on an angle

Spray bottle for water spritzing (optional)

 

 

6B | Botanical Watercolor (In-Studio)

Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Wednesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
March 6 - April 10, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Learn how to capture the variety of shapes, colors, and forms of plants and flowers with the free flow of watercolor. Students will sharpen their observational skills, create interesting compositions, and develop ways of mixing and layering colors to encourage self-expression. Demonstrations will be given with plenty of individual attention.

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Drawing paper to begin: 9” x 12” drawing pad (approximate Size) is good

Watercolor paper for a longer painting, either 8x10 or 11x14 in size

Pencils for drawing: 2B, 4B, 6B, HB

Erasers: white erasers

Watercolor pencils and a watercolor set 

Fine watercolor brushes (it is great to have a few very fine and medium brushes) 

 

 

7B | Look Both Ways: The Interconnection Between Representation and Abstraction (Online, via Zoom)

Price:
$270 ($240 members)
Day:
Wednesdays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
March 6 - April 17, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Explore subject matter and various materials in a new way! Learn innovative techniques for combining paint and pastel, painting with watercolors, and new substrates. Whether you are drawn to realism or abstraction, this class will demonstrate the interconnection between both. A special focus on new women artists will inspire fresh ways to experiment with the expressive qualities of line, form, color and light, and texture. Work in the medium of your choice (acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, fabric, or drawing mediums). This class will include group and individual critiques, PowerPoint presentations, and studio time. Demonstrations will be based on students' interests.

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Please have ideas for the paintings you want to make. E.g.

  • Sketch book
  • Photographs
  • Still life setups in your studio

Supplies:

All students may want a notebook to record ideas/thoughts from demonstrations and discussions.

Experienced students can utilize the medium and materials you typically use.

Beginning students may want to work in watercolor or drawing materials:

For Watercolor may want

  • Brushes.  Some student grade round (size 2, 4, and/or 6) and flat (one stroke, size 1/4, 1/2 or 3/4”) watercolor brushes are a good way to start. Usually synthetic. Winsor & Newton Cotman brushes are one brand that works well.  Filberts and other brushes/sizes can be added as needed.
  • Paper. Canson Watercolor Pads Cold Press work well. 11X15 or 7X10” and 9X12” wire bound.
  • Paint.
    • Tube paint Winsor & Newton Cotman student grade are economical. Cotman has a set of 6 tubes of varying colors or tubes can be purchased individually. Artist grade paints are more expensive but have more pigment and intensity. Winsor & Newton, Sennelier, Schmincke Horadam are  good brands.
    • Pan paint. Crayola Educational watercolor pans work suprising well and are very economical. Winsor & Newton, Sennelier are both good brands. Cotman is the student grade brand of Winsor & Newton.
    •  Palette or freezer paper to layout paint.

- Plastic or tin containers for water.  Old butter, yogurt, or tuna fish cans work well.

  • Board to mount paper. Foam core board or hardboard panels work well. Good sizes include 11X14” or 14X18” depending on your paper.
  • Pencil and kneaded eraser.
  • Paper towel
  • Artist tape to adhere paper to your board.

-Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayons (make sure they are the water-soluble not wax crayons) These are fun but not necessary.

For Drawing, students may want:

  • Pencils  (various hardnesses HB, 2B,4B,6B)
  • Colored pencils can be fun. Watercolor pencils add a new dimension.
  • Pens. Micron is one type that makes an interesting line.
  • Kneaded eraser.
  • Paper. Any paper with a weight greater than 90 lb works.  (watercolor, drawing ) 140 lb is a good weight if you plan on using water based medium.
  • Board to mount paper. Foam core board works well.
  • Artist tape to adhere paper to your board.
  • Sketchbooks are a nice alternative and don’t require a board or tape to mount paper.

-Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayons (make sure they are the water-soluble not wax crayons) These are fun but not necessary.

Supplies can be purchased from:

www.dickblick.com

www.jerryartarama.com

 

 

8B | Portrait Painting and Drawing (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Paul DuSold
Price:
$235 ($205 members) + $55 model fee
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
March 7 - April 18, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class March 28)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class will guide students in a process of learning how to achieve a likeness in a portrait drawing and painting. Students will spend time every week on basic exercises to develop fundamental skills and learn how likeness is created through head structure and the relationship of features. Understanding of light and shadow will be emphasized as well as achieving illusions of different textures such as hair, skin and fabrics. The instructor will provide demonstrations in both drawing and painting. Students will also receive individual instruction to help develop their drawings or paintings in class.

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Pencils, #’s HB, 2B, 4B and 8B

Vine Charcoal, Soft

Kneaded Eraser

Drawing Pad, 12” x 16”  or 14” x 18”  or equivalent size

Oil Paints

Ivory Black

Indian Red

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Red Light

Burnt Sienna

Ultramarine Blue

Flake White

Medium:

Windsor and Newton’s Liquin

Mineral Spirits (for washing brushes)

Brushes:

Bristle brushes round or filbert:  sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

A few small sables or artificial sables

Palette:

Wooden or strip (paper) palette

Canvases:

2 or 3 canvases (board or stretched)

sizes 11 x 14”,  16 x 20”,  or 18 x 24”

Misc.

2 palette cups

paper towels or cotton rags 

 

 

9B | Painting Over the Line (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Kassem Amoudi
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
March 7 - April 18, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(No class March 28)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Take your work to the next level in this focused open studio class. Students of all levels will discover how to enhance their own visual language and advance beyond confined lines and hard edges to a more liberated way of painting. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push students to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and imperfections to become artistic breakthroughs. Examples from contemporary and modern art will be presented to promote a broader understanding of the abstract qualities of space, line, and color.

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  • Acrylic paint  preferred but oil is okay
  • Any colors in addition to black, white, and the primary colors: red, blue and yellow
  • Acrylic matte medium and gloss medium;  OR turpenoid and linseed oil for oil painters
  • Brushes - various sizes (a selection of small, medium and large), round and flat
  • Also sponges or rags for applying colors
  • Canvas (bigger is better), primed or unprimed, stretched or unstretched. Or paper.
  • Palette
  • Palette and painting knives
  • Jars or plastic containers for mixing and saving paints
  • Rags for cleaning
  • Charcoal, graphite pencil
  • Water spray bottle
  • Blue painter's tape 
  • A lot of enthusiasm

 

 

10B | Introduction to Drawing (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Marta Sanchez
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Fridays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
March 8 - April 19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(no class March 29)
Medium:
Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class is designed to introduce the essential elements of drawing by working from landscape images and still life setups. Students will experiment with a variety of charcoals and pencils, explore form and space through tone, scale, and color relationships, and create unified drawing compositions.

Drawing will take place inside the studio. Students will be inspired by drawings in the Museum’s galleries, in-class demonstrations, and YouTube videos.

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