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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.

Adult Classes – Spring 2021

Please navigate to the bottom of the page for the registration portal.

Spring 2021
BLOCK 2 | 5 WEEKS

Our Spring Session is broken up into two blocks of 3-5 week workshops. Some classes will run longer. Please read the course descriptions carefully and use the portal below to register.

QUESTIONS?

Call us: 215-887-4882 ext 100

Email 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

May 5 – Last day to Register

Zoom Links are sent out the day before class. Links are resent an hour before each class as a reminder.

ONLINE CLASS POLICIES

Before signing up for an Online Class, please read our  Registration and Refund Policy Page

Classes are recorded for AAC’s private use to better optimize our online programming. Recordings may also be shared with other registered students.

Online Adult Classes

Still Life Oil Painting
Instructed Online via Zoom
Instructor |Barbara Zanelli

Block 2 | Thursdays, 2:00 – 4:00 | 5 Weeks
May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10

Based on Studio Incamminati’s approach to studying color, students will learn the basic principles of color: value, hue, temperature and intensity. Beginning with simple color blocks or objects, students will learn to mix color directly on the canvas with palette knife allowing the focus to be on color rather than draftsmanship. Students will be guided on how to “paint what you see, not your preconceived notions of color relationships.” Students will progress to painting a still life arrangement of objects with simple shapes and surfaces, such as ceramic crockery, undecorated bowls and fruit.

Non-Members $150 | Members $135

ARTrepeneur Academy
Instructed Online via Zoom
Instructor |
Amy Scheidegger Ducos

Block 2

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 | 5 Weeks
May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8

So you earned a degree in the arts, or want to turn your artistic hobby into something that can earn income…now what? Instructor Amy Scheidegger will cover all the freelance artist lessons she earned stumbling through a by-accident freelance career as a graphic designer and illustrator for the last 15 years. For artists of all kinds, this 4 week course will cover the vital responsibilities of a self-employed freelance artist.

Non-Members $150 | Members $135


Introduction to Printmaking
Instructed Online via Zoom

Instructor | Gene Anthony Santiago-Holt

Block 2
Saturdays 2:00 – 4:00 – 5 Weeks
May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12

Introduction to printmaking is designed for any entry level student. Projects are designed to allow students to explore and demonstrate an understanding of printmaking’s history and several of its core methods. Projects will stress the technical aspects of creating an edition as well as support of the conceptual conversation of each student’s practice. Students will learn to properly use printmaking vocabulary, and will generate multi-state editions as a part of their research.

Non-Members $150 | Members $135

Variations on Chain Maille
Instructed Online via Zoom
Instructor | Martha Kent Martin

Block 2
Thursdays | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – 4 weeks
May 13, 20, 27, June 3

Chain maille is formed by weaving together small metal links in a pattern to create mesh. In this class we will create 3 different seven or eight inch bracelets in the Byzantine, Full Persian 6 in 1 and Spiral (or Rope) patterns. The final class will focus on creating terminals and clasps.

Non-Members $135 | Members $108

In-Person Classes

Papermaking
Instructed Outdoors on the Pavillion
Instructor | Winnie Radolan

Thursdays, 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

April 8 – June 12, weather permitting

Join fellow paper enthusiasts and work with the instructor who will guide you through the papermaking process at your own pace. Pulp and most of the needed equipment will be provided. Materials fee payable to instructor the day of class.

This class is the day of class, at AAC. Students must sign up for two classes or more at a time. Payment is due upon arrival.

Non-Members $64 | Members $57.60

Drypoint
Instructed Indoors, Max 5 students
Instructor | Patricia Lima

Block 2
Wednesdays, 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9 | 5 weeks

A graphic printmaking medium using a variety of sharp tools to incise plastic sheets with varying lines and marks which will hold ink and transfer an image onto paper. The resulting print has a soft velvety quality.

Non-Member $225 | Member 202.50

Expression Through Nature
Instructed Outdoors
Instructor |
Ginger Mimmo Rohlfing

Block 2
Tuesdays 10:00 – 12:00 – 5 Weeks
May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8

Explore the outdoor gardens at AAC selecting natural elements for in depth study in both drawing and paint. Begin to understand form and shape to create drawings with depth using value. Mix a palette to add color with watercolor paints using organic subject matter. Color and composition will be a focus while allowing for individual expression. All levels are welcomed.

Non-Members $150 | Members $135

Plein Air Painting
Instructed Outdoors
Instructor |Julia Way Rix

Block 2
Wednesdays 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. – 5 Weeks
May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9

Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while painting the grounds of Abington Art Center. Work with acrylic, oil or watercolor, and we can guide you to paint an image depicting the sweeping vistas and woods from the terrace or the perfect location that you choose.

Non-Members $225 | Members $202.50

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.