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 and 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, October 28, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6-9 p.m.

Location
Delaware Valley College, Main Campus

Equipment Needs

An art supply list will be furnished before the start of the course

Tuition
$240

Instructor
Emily Thompson

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Building Blocks of Drawing

This six-week course will take a creative approach to the fundamentals of classical drawing. Students will learn to develop a creative way of seeing so their drawings and paintings will be accurate and at the same time have expression and freedom. The class will focus on still life, landscape, drawing from nature and the figure. We will work in a variety of drawing mediums which will include pencil, charcoal, ink, and watercolor. Geared towards beginners or experienced artists looking to get back to basics and sharpen their drawing skills.

Course #
ART 188 001

Class Meetings

  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6-9 p.m.

Location
Delaware Valley College, Main Campus

Tuition
$299

Instructor
George Thompson

George Thompson has written articles on drawing and painting for The Artist’s Magazine. He was chairman of drawing at the Society of Illustrators in New York and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute. View his website

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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.

The two Tuesday evening classes meet at the main campus with the Doylestown walking tour on Saturday, September 20. A rain date for the walking tour is scheduled for September 27.

An optional textbook, "The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture" by Rachel Carley (ISBN-13: 978-0805045635) is available at the DelVal Student Store.

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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