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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.

In-person classes: In-person procedures for classes vary by instructor.

  • Classes that require proof of vaccination and/or mask-wearing are indicated with a (*). Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination is confidential.
  • If you are not feeling well or experiencing COVID-like symptoms on the day of a class, please stay home and contact Amanda Monroe to receive a refund/credit for the missed class.
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Woodmere Art Museum's Education Department by emailing amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org.

Registration: registration is available by clicking the REGISTER buttons listed under each class description or by calling 215-247-0476.
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.

Payment Policy: To learn about Woodmere's art class payment policy, click here

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W1 | Botanical Watercolor Workshop (In-Studio)

Price:
$100 ($70 members)
Day:
Wednesdays
Thursdays - Meets 2 times
Date Range:
August 17 - August 18, 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 beauty of watercolor painting. Students will sharpen their observational skills, create interesting compositions, and develop ways of mixing and layering color to encourage self-expression and interpretation. Demonstrations will be given with a lot 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: kneaded are great

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:
June 19 - August 7, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(No class July 3)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Students can use photographs as source material to organize and create a painting. Designed to help students execute a painting of their own subject matter, this 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.

*Proof of vaccination upon registration is required to participate in this class. Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination status is confidential. Mask-wearing is optional.

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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.

 

 

 

2 | Magic in Watercolor (Online)

Instructor:
Diane Hark
Price:
$122 ($92 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 4 times
Date Range:
June 6 - June 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

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

                             Alizarin Crimson

                             Aurelian (yellow)

Add later:

                             Burnt Sienna

                             Permanent Sap Green

                             Violet

Palette with lid for paints and mixing colors

Erasers, pencils, and notebook

Table easel to prop paper on an angle

Spray bottle for water spritzing (optional)

 

 

 

3 | Drawing and Painting I and II (In-Studio*)

Instructor:
Linda Freedman
Price:
$270 ($240 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
May 2 - June 20, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(no class May 30)
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 like “where do I start?” will be answered. You will learn what makes an interesting composition, how to shade, and how to give your pictures character and depth. Beginning painters will learn color theory and mixing, how to handle paint, 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 (including paintings and photography).  Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given to each student. You will progress at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.

*Proof of vaccination upon registration is required to participate in this class. Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination status is confidential. Mask-wearing is optional.

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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.

 

 

 

4A | Introduction to Oil Painting and Beyond (In-Studio*)

Price:
$270 ($240 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
April 25 - June 13, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(no class May 30)
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.

*Proof of vaccination upon registration is required to participate in this class. Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination status is confidential. Mask-wearing is optional.

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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.

 

 

 

4B | Introduction to Oil Painting and Beyond (In-Studio*)

Price:
$270 ($240 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
June 20 - August 8, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(no class July 4)
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.

*Proof of vaccination upon registration is required to participate in this class. Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination status is confidential. Mask-wearing is optional.

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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.

 

 

 

5 | Exploring Abstraction (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Val Rossman
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Tuesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
May 3 - June 7, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class offers a combination of instruction and open studio practice 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. Supportive individual and group critiques, specific assignments and demonstrations will encourage students to pursue their personal styles and growth. 

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Pastels:

Assorted soft pastels - instructor prefers schmeinke and sennelier, however, it is up to the student to choose.  Rembrandt are moderately priced and are good for beginners

Paper – instructor prefers Arches 140lb. cold pressed

Old toothbrush

Acrylics and Oils

Painting surface – student’s choice –canvas, board, metal, paper

Paints

Palette – paper, glass, plexi, paper plate, etc.

Brushes, palette knife, and any other implements of student’s choice

Painting Mediums – for acrylics, instructor prefers Acrylic Glazing Liquid by Golden; for oils, instructor prefers Windsor Newton Painting Medium; any others can be added depending on desired effect

 

 

 

6 | Introduction to Drawing (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Marta Sanchez
Price:
$270 ($240 members)
Day:
Tuesdays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
April 26 - June 14, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(no class May 17)
Medium:
Drawing
Level:
All levels

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

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

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7 | Portrait Painting and Drawing (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Paul DuSold
Price:
$270 ($240 members) plus $50 model fee
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
May 5 - June 16, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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. The instructor will provide weekly demonstrations recreating Old Master portrait drawings, paintings, and photographs of models.  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. Time will be given during class for individual instruction to help students develop their drawings or paintings in class and as homework assignments (homework is optional).

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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 

 

 

 

 

8B | Painting Over the Line (Online)

Instructor:
Kassem Amoudi
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
June 16 - July 21, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Have you ever felt unsure how to start a painting, or discouraged by a blank white canvas? This class focuses on techniques that enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily. Discover how unplanned marks and passages of paint become artistic breakthroughs; communicate movement and emotion through mixing color, creating texture, and building journeys through line and space. Demonstrations will allow you to explore new possibilities, work instinctively and enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. One-on-one critique every session.

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  • Acrylic colors preferred but oil is ok if it is what you use.
  • Colors:  black, white, red, blue, yellow and any other colors you have.
  • Acrylic Gel medium for fixing charcoal.
  • Gloss and or Mat medium for acrylic (Turpenoid for oil).
  • Brushes – various sizes, round and flat, up to 1 ½-inch depending on canvas size.
  • Charcoal, pencils and any other drawing materials you have, including acrylic markers.
  • Rags for cleaning and applying colors.
  • 3 to 5 canvases, stretched or unstretched, larger is better. You may start 20 to 30 inches or bigger. Paper is ok too.
  • Palette & palette knives.
  • Jars or plastic containers for mixing and saving paints.
  • A lot of enthusiasm!

 

 

 

8C | Color Matters (Online)

Instructor:
Kassem Amoudi
Price:
$140 ($110 members)
Day:
Wednesdays
Thursdays - Meets 3 times
Date Range:
August 3 - August 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Explore the power of color in your work. Investigate how to create mood and atmosphere, movement, drama, contrasts, beautiful harmonies and delicate subtleties. Students will 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 investigation of color in their work.

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  • Acrylic colors preferred but oil is ok if it is what you use.
  • Colors:  black, white, red, blue, yellow and any other colors you have.
  • Acrylic Gel medium for fixing charcoal.
  • Gloss and or Mat medium for acrylic (Turpenoid for oil).
  • Brushes – various sizes, round and flat, up to 1 ½-inch depending on canvas size.
  • Charcoal, pencils and any other drawing materials you have, including acrylic markers.
  • Rags for cleaning and applying colors.
  • 3 to 5 canvases, stretched or unstretched, larger is better. You may start 20 to 30 inches or bigger. Paper is ok too.
  • Palette & palette knives.
  • Jars or plastic containers for mixing and saving paints.
  • A lot of enthusiasm!

 

 

 

9B | Introduction to Landscape Painting (Outdoors)

Instructor:
Marta Sanchez
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Fridays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
June 10 - July 15, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Discover new ways to depict the landscape. Be inspired by the gardens and beautiful grounds of Woodmere's six acres. Learn how to compose a scene and capture the colors, light, forms, and textures of summer. Woodmere's pollinator garden and the birds, insects, and native plants it attracts as well as the variety of majestic trees and plants will provide inspiration.

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