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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 SPRING CLASSES

Spring 2023 | 9 Weeks
April 3rd – June 3rd

Our Spring Session is 9 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

Intro to Oil Painting |  Mondays 6:30 – 9:30 PM
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15
June 5
No Class May 29

Beginners as well as those with more experience who would like to ease into the medium will explore the possibilities and thrill of oil painting in this introductory course. Still-life and other in-class exercises will hone your skills and creative expression! Learn basic oil techniques and explore this classic art medium.

 $300 Non-Member | $270 Member

Expression Through Watercolor | Tuesdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Learn color theory and brushwork techniques that will help you paint beautiful, fluid images full of bright color. Find comfort in the fluid and immersive experience of painting with watercolor while expressing your ideas on paper. This is a class for students of all skill levels and abilities.

$300 Non-Member | $270 Member

Watercolor Studio | Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Students will spend time observing objects and landscapes to produce drawings and watercolor paintings that feel fluid and full of movement. Express your ideas, work with color, and practice a variety of brushstrokes with other watercolor artists looking to develop and enhance their skill set.

$300 Non-Member | $270 Member

All Levels Acrylic Painting | Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Using acrylics is a great introduction to the art of painting because it is a quick drying medium that gives you fast results. Without the more demanding processes that accompany oils, acrylics allow the artist to immerse themselves into the materiality of paint. Students with acrylic experience will explore new techniques and advance their conceptual practices while creating many energetic paintings that are full of lively brush strokes and bright colors.

$300 Non-Member | $270 Member

Oil Painting Studio | Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Develop your technique working with oil paint. This medium produces vivid colors with rich, thick and seductive effects. Students will review theories of composition and color that will be applied to the study of still life and the figure. This class is open to artists of all levels and abilities who wish to further their practice and develop their technique. 

$300 Non-Member | $270 Member

Drawing

Intro to Figure Drawing | Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM
April 4, 11, 18, 25

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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. Develop your compositional skills, anatomy, and technique in this immersive course.

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

Drawing Studio, Morning | Wednesdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Knowing the fundamentals of drawing informs the entire art-making process. 

Join other artists as we practice and develop our skill sets together. Learn the basics of drawing from observation and focus on how to represent objects on paper using form, perspective and composition.

$300 Non-Member | $270 Member

Advanced Figure Drawing | Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM

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. Develop your compositional skills, anatomy, and technique in this immersive course.

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

All Levels Drawing Studio| Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Knowing the fundamentals of drawing informs the entire art-making process. Join other artists to practice and develop your skill sets together. All levels are welcome as we come together to learn the basics of drawing from observation and the fundamentals of composition. Learn to make expressive marks and enhance your representational skillset. 

$300 Non-Member | $270 Member

Intro to Architectural Drawing| Thursdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Students will learn the basics of drawing interior and exterior architectural forms! This course will teach students the basics of drawing with graphite, as well as how to render three-dimensional spaces in this medium. As long as weather permits, there will be field trips for outdoor observation and drawing of local subjects. Experience the magic of architectural Drawing in this unique historic manor.

$300 Non-Member | $270 Member

All Levels Mixed Media Illustration |
Saturdays 9:30 AM – 12:30

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.

$300 Non-Member | $270 Member

Ceramics

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

All Levels Throwing & Handbuilding | Mondays 6:30 – 9:30 PM
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15
June 5
No Class May 29

This course is for potters of all levels and abilities who want to perfect their skills in handbuilding and wheel throwing to create an array of ceramic pieces such as cups, bowls, or sculpture. We will be learning how to build functional and non-functional ceramic work with our hands, and using the wheel throughout the duration of this course. Experiment with surface design in order to improve the quality of your work and explore the medium of clay. Learn glazing techniques and enjoy the beauty of your finished product. Ceramic tools and clay will be available for purchase on the first day of class. Students are to supply specialty tools that they wish to use throughout the duration of the course, all clay used must be purchased at AAC. 

Basic tool set: $14.00
25x lb B-Mix clay: $30.00

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

All Levels Throwing & Handbuilding | Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

This course is for potters of all levels and abilities who want to perfect their skills in handbuilding and wheel throwing to create an array of ceramic pieces such as cups, bowls, or sculpture. We will be learning how to build functional and non-functional ceramic work with our hands, and using the wheel throughout the duration of this course. Experiment with surface design in order to improve the quality of your work and explore the medium of clay. Learn glazing techniques and enjoy the beauty of your finished product. Ceramic tools and clay will be available for purchase on the first day of class. Students are to supply specialty tools that they wish to use throughout the duration of the course, all clay used must be purchased at AAC. 

Basic tool set: $14.00
25x lb B-Mix clay: $30.00

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

Intro to Handbuilding | Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Handbuilding is a fulfilling and intuitive skill that we are all capable of learning and enjoying! Join us for a nourishing experience at Abington Art Center as you get your hands dirty and explore the wonderful medium of clay. Students will learn the basic techniques of handbuilding as they make functional and non functional treasures. Learn glazing techniques and enjoy the beauty of your finished product. Experience the fulfillment of creating something with your own hands. Ceramic tools and clay will be available for purchase on the first day of class. Students are to supply specialty tools that they wish to use throughout the duration of the course, all clay used must be purchased at AAC. 

Basic tool set: $14.00
25x lb B-Mix clay: $30.00

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

Intro to Wheel Throwing |
Wednesdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 pm

Wheel throwing is an inspiring and challenging skill that we are all capable of learning and enjoying. Join us for a rich experience at Abington Art Center as you get your hands dirty and explore the wonderful medium of clay. Students will learn the basics of throwing as they create cups, vases, bowels, and other functional and non functional treasures. Learn glazing techniques and enjoy the beauty of your finished product. Experience the fulfillment of creating something with your own hands. Ceramic tools and clay will be available for purchase on the first day of class. Students are to supply specialty tools that they wish to use throughout the duration of the course, all clay used must be purchased at AAC. 

Basic tool set: $14.00
25x lb B-Mix clay: $30.00

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

Surface Design Techniques

All Levels Mosaics | Wednesdays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn mosaic techniques using found materials that range from ceramic shards, tiles, glass, and more. Students will create their own tile from clay and then design and arrange the pieces to create fascinating patterns. While considering the history of mosaics and upcycling possabilities of the medium, students will practice application techniques. Have fun and enjoy the creative possibilities through this course perfect for beginners and those with more experience.

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

All Levels Wheel Throwing | Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM

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. Learn glazing techniques and enjoy the beauty of your finished product. This course is open to the beginner on the potter’s wheel as well as the more experienced student. Ceramic tools and clay will be available for purchase on the first day of class. Students are to supply specialty tools that they wish to use throughout the duration of the course, all clay used must be purchased at AAC. 

Basic tool set: $14.00
25x lb B-Mix clay: $30.00

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

All Levels Ceramics Studio | Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM

For potters of all levels and abilities who have some clay experience 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. Learn glazing techniques and enjoy the beauty of your finished product. Join the studio and be in community with other ceramic artists. Ceramic tools and clay will be available for purchase on the first day of class. Students are to supply specialty tools that they wish to use throughout the duration of the course, all clay used must be purchased at AAC. 

Basic tool set: $14.00
25x lb B-Mix clay: $30.00

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

Jewelry and Metals

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NEW! All Levels Ring-Making | Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Join us for this unique opportunity to focus on the art of rainmaking. Students of all levels are welcome to explore metal through ring making techniques. Students will learn how to solder, set stones, heat metal, and more.Materials will be available for purchase on the first day of class. Students are to supply precious metals (Silver and Gold), gemstones and specialty tools as needed.

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

All Levels Jewelry and Metals | Wednesdays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This class is for beginners as well as students with more experience in jewelry making. Together, we will study the techniques that transform metal, stone, and other materials into jewelry. Learn skills to support creative ideas that make jewelry and metalwork an accessible skillset. Students will learn how to solder, set stones, heat metal, and more. Materials will be available for purchase on the first day of class. Students are to supply precious metals (Silver and Gold), gemstones and specialty tools as needed.

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

All Levels Metalsmithing | Thursdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

This class is for students with all levels of metalsmithing experience. Beginners are welcome. We will be working with non-ferrous base metals, basic hand tools, and other consumable materials. Explore technique and realize your designs in this exploratory creative environment. Materials will be available for purchase on the first day of class. Students are to supply precious metals (Silver and Gold), gemstones and specialty tools as needed.

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

Intermediate Jewelry | Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Refine your design and metalsmithing skills as you delve further into the medium of metal. Working with wire, sheet, and non-ferrous base metals, as well as basic hand tools, students will have the opportunity to realize their conceptual ideas. Students with some recent prior metals experience from AAC or another course are welcome to register. Students will feel a sense of accomplishment as they advance their craft and hone their metalsmithing skills. Materials will be available for purchase on the first day of class. Students are to supply precious metals (Silver and Gold), gemstones and specialty tools as needed.

$385 Non-Member | $346.50 Member

Printmaking & More

All Levels Papermaking | Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Join the artists and paper enthusiasts who have gathered in the community to explore their voice through 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.
An additional materials fee of $40 will be paid to the instructor on the first day of class.
$150 Non-Member | $135 Member

All Levels Printmaking | Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM

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.

$300 Non-Member | $270 Member

All Levels Fibers | Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Explore the principles of design through this survey of fiber art. Students of all levels of experience are welcome. We will be working with a range of techniques including weaving, sewing, felting, crochet, and more. Students will create functional and decorative works full of life and inspiration. 

$300 Non-Member | $270 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.