Abington Art Center is a community center focused on music, drawing, painting, oil, ceramics, metals, sewing, embroidery, pottery, and jewelry classes. It is an outdoor free concert venue, with theater, dance, jazz, and live music on stage. You can buy gifts, crafts, bracelets, necklaces, and rings at the unique holiday fair.

NOTICE: PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SUMMER CLASSES

Summer 2022 | 6 Weeks
June 13 – July 24

Our Summer Session is 6 weeks. Please read the course descriptions carefully and use the portal below to register.

ALL CLASSES ARE IN-PERSON

Supplies

Please check the supply list for the class. Abington Art Center does not provide supplies for adult classes. If there is no supply list, your teacher will go over supplies on the first day of class.

QUESTIONS?

Call us: 215-887-4882 ext 100Email us: studioschool@abingtonartcenter.org

AAC MEMBER DISCOUNT

Members receive 10% off of all classes & workshops. If you are are current member, please use the email associated with your membership to login using the portal below.

If you became a member within the past few days, our system might not recognize your membership status.

If our system does not recognize you as a member or if you are unsure of your current membership status, give us a call at 215-887-4882

Registration Deadlines

Registration closes when a class fills or the day before the class begins.

CLASS POLICIES

Before signing up for an in-person class, please read our  Registration and Refund Policy Page

Age Restrictions – 16+

Students who are age 16 and older are eligible to register for adult classes. Ages 15 and younger must register for a YOUTH CLASS.

Painting

Acrylic Painting | Ekaterina Vanovskaya| 3 SPOTS LEFT
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm

June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19

Learn color theory and brushwork techniques that will help you paint beautiful, fluid images full of bright color. This is a class for students of all skill levels and abilities.

$200 Non-Member | $180 Member


Plein Air on Location | Week-long Workshop| Megan Giampietro
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

July 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

The Plein Aire Landscape on Location class encourages artists to get back into nature and landscape study. Mornings will be spent painting or drawing at different outdoor locations* that provide lovely views for the creation of beautiful works of art. Emphasis will be on improving technical skills while working from scenes in nature, whether rolling landscape vistas or natural found objects. Each day the class will be a different location to get back in touch with nature and creative viewpoints. Artists in the course may work in a medium of their own choosing such as oils, watercolors or drawing materials.

*Alternate arrangements will be made if it rains

$200 Non-Member | $180 Member

Plein Air on Location | Week-long Workshops | Megan Giampietro
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

Session I: July 18th through July 22nd
Session II: August 1st through August 5th

The Plein Aire Landscape on Location class encourages artists to get back into nature and landscape study. Mornings will be spent painting or drawing at different outdoor locations* that provide lovely views for the creation of beautiful works of art. Emphasis will be on improving technical skills while working from scenes in nature, whether rolling landscape vistas or natural found objects. Each day the class will be a different location to get back in touch with nature and creative viewpoints. Artists in the course may work in a medium of their own choosing such as oils, watercolors or drawing materials.

*Alternate arrangements will be made if it rains

$200 Non-Member | $180 Member

Oil Painting Outdoors | Laura Cantuh
Thursdays 9:30am – 12:30pm

June 16, 28, 30, July 7, 14, 21

Description coming soon

$200 Non-Member | $180 Member

Drawing

Intro to Drawing | Norn Noszka| CLASS FULL
Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18

Learn the basics of drawing from observation. Focus on how to represent objects on paper using form, perspective and composition. Knowing the fundamentals of drawing informs the entire art-making process.

$200 Non-Member | $180 Member

Intro to Drawing|  Don Stephens| 1 SPOT LEFT!
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28

Drawing skills are essential in order to excel in any other 2- & 3- Dimensional media. Through the understanding of line, shape, form, space, light, and surface movement, Lets Draw will challenge artists of all levels and reinforce fundamentals on their creative journey.

$200 Non-Member | $180 Member


Ceramics

Throwing & Handbuilding |Riley Strong
Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00pm
June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19

For potters of all levels and abilities who want to perfect their skills in handbuilding or wheel throwing to create an array of ceramic pieces such as cups, bowls, or sculpture. Experiment with surface design in order to improve the quality of your work. By repeating the class, the more accomplished you will become at the craft.

Ceramic tools and clay are purchased separately.

$245 Non-Member | $220.50 Member

Intro to Handbuilding and Surface Designs | Katie Schweitzer
Saturdays 1:30pm – 4:30pm
June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

In this course students will explore the basics of handbuilding with clay in order to create functional structures and experimental sculptures. The final focus of the course will be surface design. This will give the students the chance to explore various finishing techniques for clay such as: sgraffito, underglaze painting, design transfers, and carving/cutting.

This course is for all experience levels. Beginning and veteran ceramicists alike are welcome!

Ceramic tools and clay are purchased separately.

$245 Non-Member | $220.50 Member

Wheel Throwing | Teresa Thompson – CLASS FULL
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19

Study the basics of wheel throwing and learn to make a variety of both decorative and functional mugs, cups, bowls, vases, and more. Utilize surface decoration techniques to enhance your creations. This course is open to the beginner on the potter’s wheel as well as the more experienced student.

Ceramic tools and clay are purchased separately.

$245 Non-Member | $220.50 Member

Jewelry and Metals

All Levels Metalsmithing |  Martha Kent Martin| 1 SPOT LEFT!
Thursdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
June 16, 28, 30, July 7, 14, 21

Materials: Non-ferrous base metals, basic hand tools and all other necessary consumable materials are included. Students are to supply precious metals (Silver and Gold), gemstones and specialty tools as needed.

$245 Non-Member | $220.50 Member

Intermediate Jewelry | Martha Kent Martin| 1 SPOT LEFT!
Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
June 16, 28, 30, July 7, 14, 21

Refine your design and metalsmithing skills as you delve further into the metal craft medium. You will feel a sense of accomplishment as you advance your artwork to the next level. Permission from the instructor is required.

Materials: Non-ferrous base metals, basic hand tools and all other necessary consumable materials are included. Students are to supply precious metals (Silver and Gold), gemstones and specialty tools as needed.

 $245 Non-Member | $220.50 Member

Ring Making | 3-Week Workshop | Mat Citrenbaum
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
June 16, 23, 30

Learn how to make a ring in this 3 week workshop. You will be encouraged to make your own design over the class and be guided through a technical progression which includes setting a stone. The preferred metal for this class is sterling silver. However, brass, copper, and nickel silver are also available to work with. There will be a $10.00 materials fee on the first day that can be given to the instructor.

$125 Non-Member | $112.50 Member

jewelry

Ring Making | 3-Week Workshop | Mat Citrenbaum
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
July 7, 14, 21

Learn how to make a ring in this 3 week workshop. You will be encouraged to make your own design over the class and be guided through a technical progression which includes setting a stone. The preferred metal for this class is sterling silver. However, brass, copper, and nickel silver are also available to work with. There will be a $10.00 materials fee on the first day that can be given to the instructor.

$125 Non-Member | $112.50 Member

Printmaking and More

Monotype/Collotype| Tony Rosati
Mondays 9:30am – 12:30am
June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18

Description Coming Soon

$200 Non-Member | $180 Member

India Ink Dying | Workshop |Vivien Wise
Session 1: July 16
Session 2: August 20

Description Coming Soon

*$10 material fee needed on the day of the workshop

$100 Non-Member | $80 Member

Registration Portal

Returning Students

Log in with your email, choose a session, Add to Order, and select the person you wish to register before checking out or adding additional classes.

New Students

Click Login and create an account for yourself. If you are registering a child or someone else, click Add to Order, fill out the form with your registrants’s information under “Add New Registrant,” and click “Create Registrant.” Select the person you wish to register before checking out or adding additional classes.

Please Note: The Registration Portal shows all classes available currently at AAC, including Youth classes. If you do not see a description for a class on this webpage, it is most likely a YOUTH CLASS or SUMMER CAMP.

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