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.

Registration for the 2022 Fall Session is now closed.

Fall 2022 | 10 Weeks
Sep 19 – Dec 3

Supplies

Our Fall Session is 10 weeks. No classes Nov 20 – 26. Please read the course descriptions carefully and use the portal below to register.

ALL CLASSES ARE IN-PERSON

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

Painting Workshop | TBD – CLASS CANCELLED
Thursdays 9:30am – 12:30pm –
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10,17, December 1

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

This class is for painters with some experience who are looking for feedback on their techniques and approaches to oil or acrylic media. Work on an individualized basis with the teacher’s guidance so that you can develop your style at your own pace.

 $325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Expression through Watercolor |  Julia Way – CLASS FULL! 
Tuesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
September 20, 27, October 4,11,18, 25, November 1, 8,15, 29 

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

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.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Watercolor Studio | Megan Giampietro
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
September 20, 27, October 4,11,18, 25, November 1, 8,15, 29 

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

Take a little time observing objects and landscapes to produce drawings and watercolor paintings that feel liquid and full of movement. Color and expression welcome!

Teacher will review supplies on the first day of class so that they can be purchased within your budget.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Oil Painting with Color | Barbara Zanelli
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
September 20, 27, October 4,11,18, 25, November 1, 8,15, 29 

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

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.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Acrylic Painting | Megan Giampietro
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

Using acrylics is a great introduction to the art of painting because it is a quick drying medium that gives you fast results. You will create many energetic paintings that are full of lively brush strokes and bright colors.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Drawing

Let’s Draw| Don Stephens – CLASS CANCELLED
Tuesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
September 20, 27, October 4,11,18, 25, November 1, 8,15, 29 

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

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.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

NEW! Mixed Media Illustration | TBD
Saturdays 1:30pm – 4:30pm
September 24,
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 December 3

In this course, students will learn mixed media techniques in ink, watercolor, marker, and more. Students will be able to apply these techniques to both traditional and digital illustrations, as well as learn how to use a sketchbook to stretch and explore creatively inside their personal practice.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member


NEW! Architectural Pencil Drawing | Harold Gans  – CLASS CANCELLED
Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10,17, December 1

Learn the basics of drawing interior and exterior architectural forms! This ten week course will teach students the basics of drawing with graphite, as well as how to render 3-Dimensional spaces in this medium. As long as weather permits, there will be field trips for outdoor observation and drawing of local subjects.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member


Figure Drawing in Black and White | Norn Noszka – CLASS CANCELLED!
Saturdays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
September 24,
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 December 3

Train your artist’s eye to accurately and expressively render the human figure. Intended for students with some artistic experience, this course will focus on drawing from a live model using charcoal and graphite.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Drawing Studio, Morning |  Julia Way
Wednesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm

September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

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.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member


Figure Drawing in Black and White| Norn Noszka
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10,17, December 1

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

Train your artist’s eye to accurately and expressively render the human figure. Intended for students with some artistic experience, this course will focus on drawing from a live model using charcoal and graphite.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Drawing Botanicals | Megan Giampietro – CLASS CANCELLED  
Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 8, 14, 28

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

Description coming soon

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member


Drawing Studio, Evening | Norn Noszka
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

Learn the basics of drawing from observation. Focus on seeing and learning how to represent objects on paper using form, perspective and composition. Knowing the fundamentals of drawing informs and enhances all forms of art from painting to sculpture.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Ceramics

NEW! We have now installed an industrial strength air purifier for the safety of people working in the ceramic studio.

Throwing & Handbuilding | Linda Johnson – CLASS FULL!
Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 8, 14, 28

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

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.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Throwing & Handbuilding | Linda Johnson – Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00pm
September 20, 27, October 4,11,18, 25, November 1, 8,15, 29 

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

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.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Ceramics Studio | Shannon Rose Moriarty 
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10,17, December 1

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

For potters of all levels and abilities who want to learn or further their wheel throwing or handbuilding skills to create an array of ceramic pieces such as vases, cups, bowls, and sculpture.

Ceramic tools and clay are purchased separately.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Wheel Throwing | Teresa Thompson – CLASS FULL!
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

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.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Ceramics Studio |  Riley Strong – CLASS CANCELLED!
Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10,17, December 1

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

Develop a personal vision and aesthetic to make art from craft. This class will provide the specific instruction from the instructor for advancing your work to a higher level. You will work independently, but the class will be encouraged to provide peer feedback and support.

Ceramic tools and clay are purchased separately.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Jewelry and Metals

All Levels Metalsmithing |  Martha Kent Martin
Thursdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10,17, December 1

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.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Intermediate Jewelry | Martha Kent Martin – CLASS FULL!
Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10,17, December 1

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

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.

 $395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Copper Tooling | Megan Giampietro – CLASS CANCELLED
Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
September 24,October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 December 3
No Class week of Thanksgiving

Metal tooling, also called “repousse” and “metal embossing” is a kind of relief sculpture where a variety of tools are used to create a design or a relief drawing on metal sheets. This centuries-old practice can be found in armor plates from ancient Greece, King Tut’s mask, and Mexican tin art designs. The warm copper tones combined with the natural patina and relief-type textures enhance this beautiful art form. Copper sheets and other supplies will be provided.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Jewelry and Metals, Afternoon | Mat Citrenbaum 
Wednesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

Learn the techniques that transform metal, stone or other materials into jewelry. We will teach you how to solder safely while doing metal work. There are always new skills to support creative ideas that improve your jewelry and metalwork.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

jewelry

Jewelry and Metals, Evening | Mat Citrenbaum
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10,17, December 1

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

Learn the techniques that transform metal, stone or other materials into jewelry. We will teach you how to solder safely while doing metal work. There are always new skills to support creative ideas that improve your jewelry and metalwork.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Printmaking & Papermaking

Papermaking |  Winnie Radolan 
Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Session 1: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, Session 2: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

Join the artists and paper enthusiasts who have gathered in the community to explore their “voice” in the art of handmade paper. This unique, ongoing studio class features independent work with instructor guidance, so everyone can explore the medium at their own level, pursuing their personal vision. The group includes artists of all levels of experience who are exploring paper-making, working in both 2D and 3D constructions. Pulp and most equipment provided. 

$165 Non-Member | $148.50 Member
Materials fee $40, paid to instructor first day of class

Printmaking | Patricia Shaw Lima 
Tuesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
September 20, 27, October 4,11,18, 25, November 1, 8,15, 29 

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

Discover a variety of printmaking methods including monotype, collagraph, linocut and drypoint. These mediums provide an introduction to the art of printmaking for the novice and a refresher for those with experience. The class is tailored to the students’ interests. It allows for individualized instruction with ongoing demonstrations and informal critiques. The class environment is one of mutual support, camaraderie and fun! Join us in our spacious studio and experience printmaking on our state of the art Rembrandt etching press.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Silk Screen & Collagraph| Art Salazar  – CLASS CANCELLED
Mondays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 8, 14, 28

No Class Week of Thanksgiving

This new course introduces students to the basics of silk screen printing. Students will create images safely using paper stencils and water-based paints.

You will be required to purchase your own screen to be used in class and for your future printing endeavors.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

FIBER

Fabric Tye-Dyeing Workshop | Vivien Wise – CLASS CANCELLED
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm

September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27

In this hand sewing workshop, we will learn all the basics of hand sewing to create both 2D and 3D objects, from design and pattern making to embellishing. Students will have the chance to use their own interests and imagination to make unique creations all their own.

$270.00 Non-Member | $243.00 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.