FALL 2021 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.

Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.

Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for truth. ~ Unknown

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: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19
Break: 10/26
Session 2: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7

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: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1

Break: 11/8

Session 2: 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20 

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

Saturday • 5  weeks • 7:30 am  to 9:30 am

Session 2 – 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11

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

Instructor: Gabrielle Sivitz

Watercolor – Beyond Beginner

Online Zoom Class – Maximum of 12  

Great for students that are familiar with watercolor 

Wednesday • 6-weeks • 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Session 1: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
Break: 10/27
Session 2: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8

Ready to take the next step? If you’ve had some watercolor experience, expand your skills with weekly exercises and projects in this fun and relaxed online class. Explore how color, texture and composition can bring your artwork to the next level. Reference photos for paint-along projects will be provided, but students may opt to work on their own related images in class.

SUPPLIES

You probably already have what you’ll need, but here are the basic suggestions:

Watercolor Paper: 140 lb. watercolor paper with a Cold Press or Rough surface. I do not stretch my paper, but you are welcome to if you want. The finished size of most of our projects will be 8×10, so aim for 9×12 or 11×15 size paper. Strathmore, Arches and Fabriano are all good papers. I don’t recommend Canson watercolor paper.

Watercolors in Tube or Pan Form: I’m a big proponent of mixing your own colors, but you are welcome to use your favorite pre-mixed colors. Have at least a red, a yellow, and a blue. (Some nice combinations include: Alizarin Crimson/Hansa Yellow/Ultramarine Blue, Quinacridone Rose/ Gamboge/Prussian Blue, Winsor Red/Winsor Yellow/Winsor Blue, or Pyrrol Red/Lemon Yellow/ Cereulean Blue). Professional artist-quality paints are best, but less expensive but good student grade watercolors included Winsor & Newton “Cotman”, and Grumbacher “Academy” lines. Dick Blick and Utrecht also offer their own watercolor lines.

Brushes:  At minimum, a small #1-#4 round brush for detail and a medium sized #8-#12 brush for larger areas will be a good start. A 3/4” or 1” flat or wash brush would be handy, but not required. Synthetic or natural brush hair is fine.

Other Supplies:

• Pencil (2B is fine) • Tracing paper • Printer or basic drawing paper
• Eraser (I recommend a kneaded eraser) • Tissues • Paper towels or rags
• Containers for water • Hair dryer • Palette
I’ll be mentioning other optional supplies as the class goes along.

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

Watercolor - Beyond Beginner
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: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
Break: 10/27
Session 2: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8

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 • iPad Painting 102 with Procreate

(Must have completed iPad Painting 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: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, (no 11/22), 11/29, 12/6, 12/13

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. 

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

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

Digital Painting - iPad Painting 102

DRAWING

Jason_rodriguez

Instructor: Jason Rodriguez

Drawing What You Love • Textures, Mammals and Birds

Online Zoom Class • Maximum of 12

Great for beginners or students that are new to online programming

Tuesday • 6-weeks • 7 to 9 pm

11/2, 11/9, 11/16, (no 11/23), 11/30, 12/7, 12/14

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 mammals and birds. 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

MOSAICS

Roxanne_slemmer

Instructor: Roxanne Slemmer

Bits n Pieces Mosaics

On-Site

Tuesday • 6-weeks • 6 to 9 pm

Session 1: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19
Break: 10/26
Session 2: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7

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

Masks required and 8 person maximum

GNAL has opened the main room for an open studio space on Tuesday’s  and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm.  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. ”