Abstract Art: Fun Techniques and Tips

In this five-part course we will explore design and color while experimenting with fun and exciting abstract techniques. We will work on a variety of surfaces with different mediums and tools to create expressive works of art. We’ll explore techniques such as layering, textures, collage, structured abstract compositions, mono printing and pouring and staining using acrylics and mixed media. If you always wanted to do an abstract piece but didn’t know how to start, this course will guide you. If you are a representational painter, these techniques will introduce a looseness and spontaneity to your traditional work. All levels welcome.

Course #
ART 185 001

Class Meetings

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6-9 p.m.

Location
Delaware Valley College, Main Campus

Tuition
$240

Instructor
Emily Thompson

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Drawing and Painting the Figure: Portrait, Life, Costume

This exciting six-week course will bring you from academic exercises in life drawing to personal and expressive figure and portrait paintings from the live model. In the first three weeks we will sharpen our drawing skills and find what it takes to draw the human figure. We will then tackle the figure in paint and concentrate on color, composition and drapery. This course is for artists who have some knowledge of drawing and painting or those who have completed the Keys To Drawing course with George Thompson. If you are an experienced master I will show you how to push yourself even further. Individual attention, demos and discussions throughout. Live models will be used for all six sessions. May not be suitable for participants under the age of 18.

Course #
ART187 001

Class Meetings

  • Monday, August 4, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Monday, August 11, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Monday, August 18, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Monday, August 25, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Monday, September 8, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Monday, September 15, 2014, 6-9 p.m.

Location
Delaware Valley College, Main Campus

Tuition
$370

Instructor
George Thompson

George Thompson has written articles on drawing for The Artists Magazine. He has hosted life drawing classes for over 25 years and was the chairman of drawing at the Society of Illustrators in New York. View his website.

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The Architecture of Doylestown Borough

In this three-part course, we will explore the development and architectural history of Doylestown Borough while also learning about the architectural styles and the preservation of the build environment. In addition to two classroom sessions, we will also take a walking tour of Doylestown’s historic district to see first-hand historic buildings associated with the growth and history of the town. If you are interested in architecture, historic preservation of building conservation, this course will get you started.

Two Tuesday evening classes meet at the main campus with the Doylestown walking tour on Saturday, September 20 (rain date for walking tour is September 27).

Course #
PRD 765 001

Class Meetings

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location
Delaware Valley College, Main Campus with walking tour in Doylestown

Tuition
$55

Instructor
Jennifer Jarret, Historical Architect

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