NEW Pencil Drawing Class

Lorraine Ricciardi

Session 2 •  February 20
5 Weeks • Wednesday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Registration is Extended and first class will be Feb 27


Extending from established beginner skills, this class starts with soft-to-hard graphic pencil use that includes experimenting with different techniques such as contour drawing, cross-hatching, and shading to create mood and form. The introduction of color pencils allows artists to achieve a higher skill level and detailed works of art. Subjects will include still life, self-portrait and photo drawing.


Artist set of drawing pencils H6-B6. Studio quality white 11×14 drawing sketch pad, kneaded eraser, hand metal pencil sharpener, studio-quality color pencils as large as you can afford.   (Derwent Colorsoft is good)

$50 member • 70 non-member

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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

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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

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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

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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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Watercolor & Beyond

Jo Ann Cooksey Bono

Session 1 •  January 9
10 Weeks •  Wednesday 1:00 to 3:00 pm 

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

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Watercolor for Beginners

Jo Ann Cooksey Bono

Session 1 •  January 11
10 Weeks •  Friday 1:00 to 3:00 pm 

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

Watercolor & Acrylic Painting

Ann Brennan

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

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

Compare and experiment with these water-based mediums. The curriculum is designed with both beginner and seasoned artist in mind.

Contact: Cheryl Mikucki 610.715.4026

$100 member • 135 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 9:30 to 12:30 pm 

Session 2 •  March 21
10 Weeks •  Thursday 9:30 to 12:30 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

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For information on classes without online registration, please contact the person listed with the class your interested in. Registration and payment for classes should be made in advance. Payment is due at the first class of each session. Sorry: there are no refunds once class is in session. Unfilled classes may be cancelled. Special classes may be added and will be listed in GNAL monthly newsletter. Note: All terms (Fall, Winter and Spring) begin and end at various times during the year. Contact the respective class monitor for class startup dates over and above those listed.