Photo Safari with Our Camera Doctor

Arnold Winkler

Session 1 •  April 20
5 Weeks •  Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Become familiar with the controls of your digital camera, the methods of saving and enhancing your digital images on a computer, and how to display them on a website or to print them. We will spend 2-3 sessions on photo safaris – taking pictures of beautiful parks and flowers, and we will use the results of these field-trips to discuss exposure, depth of field, composition, and to suggest improvements, when necessary. These excursions will be based on suggestions from the class members and the instructor. Programs such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop will be demonstrated.

Required Materials: Digital camera, Laptop or Tablet is optional.

Contact: Arnold Winkler

$50 member • 70 non-member

Our first session with Arnold Winkler in Photo Safari was amazing. So much information. Can’t wait to see what we learn next week on our first field trip. – Becky Kehoe Manderach

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NEW Introduction to Oil Painting

Veda Manam

Session 1 •  March 22
5 Weeks • Friday 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

If you have never painted in oils, or consider yourself a newbie, this introductory course is for you!
We will cover some often overlooked, important fundamentals that will set you on the right path in your journey.

Topics covered include:
1. Choice of materials (surface, brushes, paints)
2. Simplifying your subject using the “Notan” concept
3. Color mixing using a limited palette

By the end of the course, you will complete two paintings.
Detailed supply list will be provided prior to class, or materials can be purchased for $25. Materials feeis  payable to the instructor on first day of class.

$75 member • 90 non-member


NEW Beginner’s Charcoal Drawing

Cassandra Jefferson

Session 1 •  March 7
5 Weeks •  Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Learn how to create black and white drawings using different types of charcoal. Initially, we will focus on still life and gradually work our way up to faces of people or pets. Bring in photos of black and white images you want to draw. Gain instruction on how to use an eraser, smudge stick and other hand tools to create a wide variety of tones, both light, and dark.


2 vine charcoal sticks of charcoal
2 hard press black charcoal sticks
1 soft eraser
1 hard eraser
2 large 20 x 24 sheets of 300 or 400 weight paper
1 blending tool

$50 members • 70 non-members


NEW Pencil Drawing Class

Lorraine Ricciardi

Session 3 •  April 3 to May 1
5 Weeks • Wednesday • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm  


Let’s get real!  And draw what we know. Our faces. This classes concentration is drawing self-portraits with mirrors. Then adding color pencil techniques to create value, texture, and form. Really good skill to develop from basic drawing or brushing up.  A mirror will be provided.  Last class will have a live model.

Set of Drawing pencils
11×14 or larger good quality dry medium drawing pad (Strathmore)
Kneaded Eraser and white Eraser
Metal Sharpener
Artist grade Color Pencil set (as large as you can afford).
(Derwent Pencils are good)

$50 member • 70 non-member


NEW QuickDraw!

Bob Makoid

Session 1 •  April 11
5 Weeks •  Thursday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The essence of the course is an emphasis on observation, timing, intuition and the use of basic art principles to enable simple compositions that could be considered standalone works or works that are a basis for larger or more complete pieces. All skill levels welcome.

$50 members • 70 non-members


Water Media A to Z

Ann Brennan

Session 1 •  January 7
10 Weeks •  Monday   7:00 to 9:00 pm

Session 2 has open availability

Session 2 •  April 1
10 Weeks •  Monday   7:00 to 9:00 pm

This class is designed with both the beginner and advanced watercolorist in mind. It will cover everything
you need to know to become a watercolorist and how to improve and achieve greater success with your
watercolors. Basics will be taught to beginners and tips and tricks will be shared with the more advanced
students. Ann focuses on the individual needs of each student in an effort to have everyone grow and

Contact: Cheryl Mikucki 610.715.4026

$100 member • 135 non-member


Watercolor & Beyond

Jo Ann Cooksey Bono

Session 2 •  March 30
10 Weeks •  Wednesday 1:00 to 3:00 pm 

Exploration of various techniques, materials, mediums, and subjects to create dynamic compositions. Critiques help students’ develop evaluation skills to improve their work.

All levels welcome, novice through professional.

Contact: Carol Haldeman  610.631.0172

$100 member • 135 non-member


Watercolor for Beginners

Jo Ann Cooksey Bono

Session 2 •  March 22
10 Weeks •  Friday 1:00 to 3:00 pm 

Exploration of techniques and materials. Students with little or no experience in drawing or painting and seasoned artists are welcome. Class critiques enable students to develop evaluation skills and appropriate vocabulary to improve their work.

Contact: Kathleen Buckley

$100 member • 135 non-member


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Watercolor Tips and Techniques

Michael Adams

Session 1 •  March 1
10 Weeks •  Friday 9:30 to 12:30 pm 

Session 2 •  May 10
10 Weeks •  Friday 9:30 to 12:30 pm

Improve your painting skills through an in-depth study of watercolor techniques, materials, and processes including transparent and opaque blending. Areas explored will be an urban and natural landscape, animals, and portraiture.

Contact: Royal Unzicker 215.453.1051

$150 member • 185 non-member

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The Pastel Atelier

Teresa DeSeve

Session 1 • January 28
10 Weeks • Monday   9:30 to 12:30 pm

Session 1 • January 28
10 Weeks •  Monday   1:15 to 4:15 pm

Session 1 • January 24
10 Weeks • Thursday   9:00 to 12:30 pm

Bring your own interests and ideas for new work or unfinished old work to this pastel studio. Expand your knowledge of art history, as you learn about a different artist each week.  Develop your pastel mastery through experimentation, general critiques, and one-on-one direction. Model (3 times); formal still life (1 time). All levels welcome.

Contact Monday AM: Jackie Drewes – 610-613-3560

Contact Monday PM: Judy Stevens

Contact Thursday: Marie Gizzi

$150 member • 185 non-member

All Media Studio Class

Pat DeVirgilis

Session 1 •  January 22
10 Weeks •  Tuesday 9:30 to 12:30 pm
10 Weeks •  Tuesday 1:00 to 4:00 pm 

Session 2 •  April 2
10 Weeks •  Tuesday 9:30 to 12:30 pm
10 Weeks •  Tuesday 1:00 to 4:00 pm 

An interactive and independent studio class focusing on personal expression and subject matter, using your medium of choice. The class experience includes referencing of master artists, instructor demos, discussion of design elements, the function of color and class critiques. Some experience is required.

Contact AM class: Joni Nelson  215.815.7140
Contact PM class: Seah Ellis  610.754.6931

$150 member • 185 non-member

Exploring Watercolor

Anne Whalon

Session 1 •  February 6
10 Weeks •  Wednesday 9:30 to 12:30 pm 

The object of this class is to develop and enhance students’ style of watercolor painting. We will explore different approaches to the medium and focus on composition, technique, color, and creative originality and learn how to make watercolor glow! Individual instruction will help develop the confidence to explore the world of watercolor and beyond!

Contact: Jeanne Kelly  610.539.3745

$150 member • 185 non-member

Watercolor Enjoy the Process

Laurie Daddona

Session 1 •  January 10
10 Weeks •  Thursday 12:30 to 3:00 pm 

Session 2 •  March 21
10 Weeks •  Thursday 12:30 to 3:00 pm 

Experience the excitement of watercolor, integrating the elements of design, color, technique, and composition. Watercolor is spontaneous and fun, elusive and challenging! Come and enjoy “the process of painting” and develop your own personal style.

Contact: Joyce Feindler

$125 member • 150 non-member

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.

Special classes may be added.

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, so contact the respective class monitor for class startup dates over and above those listed.

“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. ”