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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.

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NOTICE: PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR WINTER CLASSES

Winter 2022 | 10 Weeks
Jan. 10 – Mar. 19

Our Winter Session is 10 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

Watercolor Materials and Methods | Michelle Oosterban
Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
January 10, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

No Class January 17

This class will explore watercolor as paint material and as a tool for constructing an image. Topics covered will include mixing colors, color theory, paint application techniques, composition, materials. This course is designed for all levels, beginner to advanced: returning students will deepen their knowledge of watercolor and new students will learn techniques to get started and keep painting.

$325 Non-Member | 292.50 Member


Painting Workshop | Adam Jester
Thursdays 9:30am – 12:30pm –
January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17

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
Tuesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15

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
January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15

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
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17

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

Intro to Oil Painting| Adam Jester
Tuesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15

This Introductory course, geared toward the absolute beginner, will allow you to learn the direct methods and fundamentals of painting in oil. You will discover essential techniques and the application of paint.

You will learn about a variety of surfaces to work on such as: Mylar, Yuppo paper, oil paper, and panel as well as different brands of paint. Students will gain confidence in individual artistic decisions such as color, temperature, line, mark making, form, shape, placement, composition, and brush calligraphy and the application of the material.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Acrylic Painting| Adam Jester
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm 
 January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15

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

Drawing Studio, Morning | Julia Way –
Wednesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

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

Drawing Studio, Evening | Seth McKeever
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

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

Drawing with Pastels | Emily Hirtle
Tuesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
4 Week Workshop – March 1, 8, 15, 22

Learn the fundamentals of painting in soft pastel and discover essential techniques while practicing painting from your photo reference and from life. Learn about different surfaces such as Vellum, toned papers, brands of soft pastel, painters that use soft pastel, and how to apply soft pastel.

$175 Non-Member | $157.50 Member

Still Life Drawing|Ginger Mimmo Rohfling
Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
January 10, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

No Class January 17

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Faces and Figures|Elena Cipolla
Thursdays 9:30am -12:30pm
January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17

This course, open to all ability levels, focuses primarily on various approaches and techniques to rendering the human face and figure. The artist will learn how to properly place features, using negative space, values, color and texture.

The human figures is a drawing and painting challenge. Using relative proportions, general figure guidelines as well as observation techniques will lead to rending the figure accurately. The artists will be inspired by Master Artists as well as their own personal photographs or favorite sports figures.

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Stop Frame Animation|Seth McKeever
Saturdays 1:00pm – 4:00
January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19

$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
Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00pm
January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March, 1, 8, 15

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

Intro to Handbuilding and Surface Designs |  Katie Schweitzer
Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00pm
January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March, 5, 12, 19

In this course students will explore the basics of handbuilding with clay in order to create functional structures and experimental sculptures. Students will learn new techniques for building with clay and will work to refine those skills through experimentation. 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.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member


Advanced Ceramics | Riley Strong
Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17

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

Ceramics Studio | Shannon Rose Moriarty – 3 SPOTS LEFT
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17

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

Surface Design Techniques

Surface Design| Linda Johnson
Tuesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm 
 January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15

This course is for all levels and will explore various techniques to embellish the surface of your ceramic creations.

Techniques will include, illustrating with texture, sgraffito, using resists, monoprinting and combining techniques to create unique surfaces.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Wheel Throwing | Linda Johnson – CLASS FULL
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

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

Jewelry and Metals

All Levels Metalsmithing |  Martha Kent Martin
Thursdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17

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 – 3 SPOTS LEFT
Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17

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

Jewelry and Metals, Afternoon | Mat Citrenbaum
Wednesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

This class is for both beginners and students with more experience in jewelry making. Study the techniques that transform metal, stone, or other materials into jewelry. Learn new skills to support creative ideas that improve jewelry and metalwork.

$395 Non-Member | $355.50 Member

Jewelry and Metals, Evening | Mat Citrenbaum
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17 

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

Non-Toxic Printmaking | Patricia Shaw Lima –
Tuesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15

Discover the many variations of safe printmaking methods including monotype, collagraph, linocut and drypoint. These mediums provide an introduction to the art of printmaking to the novice and a refresher course for those that have some printmaking 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 and camaraderie. Join us in our spacious studio and experience printmaking on our state of the art Rembrandt etching press!

 $325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Papermaking |  Winnie Radolan
Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
 Session I: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10
Session 2: February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17

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. 

$170 Non-Member | $153 MemberMaterials fee $40, paid to instructor first day of class

Intro to Print and Papermaking | Nikki D’Agostino
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Fiber

Fabric Tye-Dyeing| Vivien Wise
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 Member

Fitting Home Sewing Patterns| Laurel Hoffmann
Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm
January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19

$325 Non-Member | $292.50 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.