WINTER 2022 Onsite and Online Adult Classes

INFORMATION: It is highly recommended masks be worn at all times and hand sanitizers are available around the art room.

Winter…A snowflake is winter’s version of a butterfly.

“Art does not produce what we see. Its makes us see.” – Paul Klee

PAINTING

Jim_green

Instructor: Jim Green

Oil Painting – seeing color in a new light!

“On-Site” – Maximum of 10 and masks are required

Tuesday • 6-weeks • 10 to 1 pm 

Session 1: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15
Break: 2/22
Session 2: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Break: 4/12
Session 3: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

This class is about the knowledge acquired and the fun involved with creating an oil painting. You will learn how to develop a painting from the start to a finished product, with a focus on preparing the surface, creating an interesting composition and getting the image on to the canvas. We will also discuss and practice the application of paint along with the proper use and care of materials. We’ll go over practical matters such as the economics of these sometimes costly materials along with getting into art shows.
During these sessions, I encourage any questions or discussions concerning oil painting, because I too am continuously learning from others.
SUPPLIES:
  • Palette knife- plastic or metal
  • Palette- disposable paper pad or wood (recommended)
  • Odorless solvent- small container of Gamsol
  • Paint medium- Liquin Original
  • Container for holding solvent (for brush cleaning)
  • Brushes- bristle and soft
  • Round #2, #6
  • Flat or Bright #2, #4, #6
  • Oil paints;
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Yellow medium
  • Cadmium Red
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cadmium Green
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Raw Umber
  • Burnt Siena
  • Titanium White
  • Painting surface- suggested size gessoed canvas or gessoed board- 11” x 14”, 12” x 16”, 16” x 20”
Photos you may want to paint from (no animals or people please) or a still life set-up.
Roll of paper towels or rags
Trash bag
An illustrated book about your favorite painter – (GNAL does have books available to look at if you do not have a favorite)
Please note: a good art supply store can help with any questions, or again, you can email me.
Feel free to contact me with questions concerning this class at jgreen@artbyjimgreen.com
Oil Painting, seeing color in a new light!
Nicole_lee

Instructor: Nicole Lee

Acrylics: Landscapes and Nature

“On-Site” – Maximum of 10 and masks are required

Monday • 6 – weeks • 1 to 4 pm 

Session 1: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14

Break: 2/21

Session 2: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4

In this class, we will take on the common, natural elements that are seen most often in landscapes through techniques with acrylic paint. Learn tips and tricks on mastering trees, clouds, flowers, hills, valleys and more.

If you have any questions please contact: nicole.ndl@comcast.net
Acrylic Painting
Cold-wax-oil-painting

Instructor: Veda Manam

Oil Painting with Cold Wax Medium

“On-Site” – Maximum of 10 and masks are required

Sunday • 5  weeks • 8 am  to 11 am

(this class is now 15 hours of instruction instead of 10)

Session 1: TBA

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced artist, the use of cold wax medium in oil painting is a fun, extremely forgiving and easy way to create art. In this oil painting class, we will incorporate Cold wax medium into our oil paintings. Many artists use this medium to create abstract paintings. However, the medium can be used to create representational paintings which are somewhat abstracted. The wax has a translucent quality and allows light to pass through to previous layers and creates a rich finish.
If you have any questions please contact: gnartleague@gmail.com
Cold Wax
alcohol_inks

Instructor: Lori Crook

Alcohol Inks

“On-Site” – Maximum of 10 and masks are required

Wednesday • 4 weeks • 6 pm  to 9 pm

Session 1: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23

Join Lori and take a deep dive into the magic of alcohol ink! Come discover this magical, mercurial and super fun medium. It’s addicting and fascinating to watch what the ink can do. Anyone can be an artist using this medium! During this 4 week class we will learn about the properties of ink, how to dilute it, use it and how to move it with a variety of methods/tools.

We will create several pieces of art including an abstract floral garden, an abstract piece using zen-tangle to enhance the art and a switch plate cover. Students will also try their hand at inking clear glass.

Lori provides all the ink in a huge array of colors, materials, tools including brushes, compressed air and supplies to create several small pieces of art. We promise you won’t be disappointed!  Class is appropriate for age 14 and up.

Materials fee of $25 due to instructor on the first day of class.

If you have any questions please contact: gnartleague@gmail.com
alcohol Inks

DRAWING

Jason_rodrriguez

Instructor: Jason Rodriguez

Drawing What You Love • Fundamentals and People

Online Zoom Class • Maximum of 12

Great for beginners or students that are new to online programming

Tuesday • 6-weeks • 7 to 9 pm

Session 1: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8

Tired of your drawings looking flat? Do your still lives just look off? Or maybe your characters  end up with a long torso and tiny legs. Is that white, blank page saying you are already doing it wrong before you even begin? It might be time to uncover the secret to drawing things you love. Every object, character and scene are made up of shapes in space. This class will teach you how to see shape in everything, so you can draw anything you’d like. Once we learn to see shapes in space, we will learn some tricks to drawing people. This class is perfect for beginners and those who need a refresher in drawing. When you’re happier with your drawings, you’re going to draw more, and that’s good for everyone!  

Supplies:

Canson Mixed Media Paper (11X14)–This paper is easy to find and works great if we need to add water to anything

2B Pencil

H Pencil

Soft Charcoal Pencil (optional)

Blending Tortillons

Kneaded Eraser

Ball Point Pen– My favorite is the Zebra f.301 0.7 mm

Feel free to contact me with questions: jdrodpictures@gmail.com

Intro to Drawing What You Love
Doug Twedale

Instructor: Doug Tweddale

Classical Drawing Essentials

“On-Site” – Maximum of 10 and masks are required

Thursday • 6  weeks • 6 pm  to 9 pm

Session 1: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

This 6-week classic course emphasizes the classic principles of drawing for any level artist. Doug will illustrate how to represent what is seen through the understanding of drawing tools, lines, shape, volume, mass, value, perspective, proportion and positive/negative space. Students will work at their own pace from a shared still life arrangement to gain maximum understanding and practice of learned concepts while building confidence and training the eye. 

Beginner’s and Drop-ins ($25) are Welcome.

Classic Drawing Essentials
Jason_rodriguez

Instructor: Jason Rodriguez

Drawing What You Love • Vehicles & Landscapes

Online Zoom Class • Maximum of 12

Great for beginners or students that are new to online programming

Tuesday • 6-weeks • 7 to 9 pm

Session 2: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

Every object, character and scene are made up of shapes in space. This class will teach you how to see shape in everything, so you can draw anything you’d like. Once we learn to see shapes in space, we will learn some tricks to drawing vehicles and landscapes. This class is perfect for beginners and those who want to take their drawings to the next level.

Required Material

Canson Mixed Media Paper (11X14)–This paper is easy to find and works great if we need to add water to anything

2B Pencil

Orange or Blue Col-Erase Pencil

Soft Charcoal Pencil

Round Watercolor Paint Brush Size 4 (We’ll use this to add water to charcoal)

Blending Tortillons

Kneaded Eraser

Ball Point Pen– My favorite is the Zebra f.301 0.7 mm

Feel free to contact me with questions: jdrodpictures@gmail.com

Intro to Drawing What You Love
Jason_rodrigues

Instructor: Jason Rodriguez

Illustration and Comics (CLOSED)

Online Zoom Class – Maximum of 12

Great for students that are new to online programming

Monday • 6-weeks • 7 to 9 pm

Session 1: 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7

If you can’t have fun drawing then what’s the point? Comics, Cartoons, Picture Books. They all do one thing–tell a story in pictures. This class will not teach you how to draw, but how to communicate a narrative in pictures. We’re skipping how to draw a character running and going straight to answering questions like what is this character running from? Are they tired? Are they fast? Are they slow? The goal of this class is to teach the artist how to communicate emotion, action and meaning in images regardless of their drawing skill level. This class starts with the artist first and seeks to foster their specific way to illustrate a story. The Required Material is very basic for this reason. The Optional Recommended Material is where the artist can choose the medium best for them.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at jdrodpictures@gmail.com for further direction.

Required Material – 

Canson Mixed Media Paper (11X14)–This paper is easy to find and works great if we need to add water to anything

2B Pencil

Orange or Blue Col-Erase Pencil

Kneaded Eraser 

Or

iPad, Apple Pencil and Procreate 

Additional Recommended Material (Pick at least ONE Media for Making Lines and ONE Media for Making Color)

Material for Making Lines:

Ballpoint Pen–“Zebra f.301 0.7 mm”

Brush Pen–“Pentel Pocket Brush Pen”

Multiliners– “Sakura Micron Set”

Charcoal Pencil

Material for Making Color:

Oil Pastel- “Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist” (works best on grey or tan Toned Paper)

Color Pencil- “Prisma Color Premier” (at least a 24 ct. set) 

Watercolor- “Sakura Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box”

Brush sizes–Round 7, 4, 1

Feel free to contact me with questions: jdrodpictures@gmail.com

Sketch_club

Instructor: Gabrielle Sivitz

Sketch Club – Pen & Ink with Watercolor

Online Zoom Class – Maximum of 12  

Tuesday • 6-weeks • 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Session 1: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1

Curious about urban sketching or want to keep a travel sketchbook or an art journal of your daily life? This class will focus on how to sketch the world around you. You’ll learn how to simplify scenes and objects to create personal impressions of places, things and experiences, whether it’s in your kitchen, neighborhood or a foreign destination. We’ll discuss simple portable supplies so that you can work anywhere. No drawing or painting experience necessary. Students who have taken the class previously are welcome to join us for new sketching inspiration.

Have a few sheets of plain paper and a pencil and eraser for the first class. We’ll go over the other supply options then.

Feel free to contact me with questions: gsivitzart@gmail.com

Sketch Club - Pen and Ink with watercolor
betz_green

Instructor: Betz Green

All Media Drawing and Watercolor

“On-Site” – Maximum of 10 and masks are required

Wednesday • 6-weeks • 10 to 1 pm 

Session 1: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 (Class is Full)
Break: 2/23
Session 2: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6
Break: 4/13
Session 3: 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Drawing proficiency is important for all artists, whether highly skilled in a medium of choice or, just beginning on a creative journey.
This class is for all levels. Each class includes demonstrations in various mediums, techniques and art theory, with ample time for individual practice.
On the first day of each new session a still life will be arranged and, using charcoal, I will sketch the set-up while discussing traditional working
methods. This class may be used by those seeking independent work time and space with input from a fellow working artist.
Feel free to contact me with questions: bgreen@betzgreen.com
Supplies for first class:
1. Charcoal, either pencils, sticks or powdered (including white if you
have it)
2. Kneaded eraser
3. Charcoal or pastel paper (I used toned Canson pastel paper)
4. Chamois
5. Watercolors
6. Backer board and masking tape (to keep the paper rigid and in place)
7. Still life objects, or favorite photo to work from (either as a hard copy
or on an iPad)
All Media Drawing and Watercolor
Jason_rodriguez

Instructor: Jason Rodriguez

Digital Painting  Procreate 101

Online Zoom Class – Maximum of 12

Great for students that are new to online programming

Monday • 6-weeks • 7 to 9 pm

Session 2: 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

Most of us have access to a computer, tablet or phone these days. And if you do, then that means you have access to the newest medium of our time–Digital Paint. Digital Painting is everywhere, and now with technology like the iPad and touch screen laptops what used to be just for the professionals is now for everyone. The advantages of mastering digital painting are many. There is no clean up, you get that solid and bold look, you can undo, and you can even enhance traditional sketches and paintings. In this class you will learn the building blocks to creating beautiful finalized images ready for print.

Required Material

Hardware-iPad and Apple Pencil

Software-Procreate (found in the Apple App Store)

***If you do not have an iPad and still want to learn digital painting, please email me so I can see if you’d have the tools to be able to complete the course.
Feel free to contact me with questions: jdrodpictures@gmail.com

Digital Painting - iPad Painting 101
Jason_rodriguez

Instructor: Jason Rodriguez

Digital Painting  Procreate 102

 (Must have completed iPad Painting 101 or have working knowledge of Procreate on iPad)

Online Zoom Class – Maximum of 12

Great for students that are new to online programming

Monday • 6-weeks • 7 to 9 pm

Session 3: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16

Most of us have access to a computer, tablet or phone these days. And if you do, then that means you have access to the newest medium of our time–Digital Paint. Digital Painting is everywhere, and now with technology like the iPad and touch screen laptops what used to be just for the professionals is now for everyone. The advantages of mastering digital painting are many. There is no clean up, you get that solid and bold look, you can undo, and you can even enhance traditional sketches and paintings. In this advanced class, we’ll cover things like scanning your sketches, manipulating sketches, digital brushes, advanced color theory, blending layers, and much more. Prerequisite is iPad Painting 101 or have working knowledge of Procreate on iPad.

Required Material

Hardware-iPad and Apple Pencil

Software-Procreate (found in the Apple App Store)

***If you do not have an iPad and still want to learn digital painting, please email me so I can see you’d have the tools to be able to complete the course.
Feel free to contact me with questions: jdrodpictures@gmail.com

Digital Painting - Procreate Painting 102
Roxanne_slemmer

Instructor: Roxanne Slemmer

Bits n Pieces Mosaics

On-Site

Tuesday • 6-weeks • 6 to 9 pm

NEW DATES Session 1: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15
Break: 2/22
Session 2: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

Join us for a fun and relaxing evening learning to create a beautiful piece of art using, tesserae, stones, tile and glass. If you like to relax and do puzzles this class is for you! Choose an image and bring a copy of it with you the first day of class. There is a $20.00 materials fee due at the beginning of the first class.
Feel free to contact me with questions: gnartleague@gmail.com
Bits n Pieces Mosaics

PRINTING

GNAL OPEN STUDIO

TBD

Masks required and 8 person maximum

We have easels, tables, brush sinks, paper towels and restroom facilities.

Questions? Please contact gnartleague@gmail.com

$15 donation for 3-hours.

Please Reserve Your Open Studio Spot

“No student will be denied admission on the basis of race, color, gender or ethnic origin. However, the Greater Norristown Art League reserves the right to refuse enrollment to participants with a history of disruptive behavior or for any impediment to the learning process of the group as a whole. ”

Information and Notes on Registration and Payment

Pre-Registration and payment for class can be made online. Register AND PAY early to ensure that your class runs because unfilled classes may be canceled.

Payment is due before the first class of each session. Information on classes without online registration, please contact the person listed with the class your interested in.

Sorry, there are no refunds once the class is in session.

Sorry, the classes cannot be prorated.

Special classes may be added at any time.

Note: Please pay attention to individual start dates on classes. Session 1, 2 and 3 are loosely started at the same time or same week.


“No student will be denied admission on the basis of race, color, gender or ethnic origin. However, the Greater Norristown Art League reserves the right to refuse enrollment to participants with a history of disruptive behavior or for any impediment to the learning process of the group as a whole. ”