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Fall Workshops, 2015

September 15-December 10
Tuition:  $350 

See workshop descriptions below:

Senior Citizen and PSLV discounts.

No classes the week of November 23.

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Ceramics for Beginners

In this class students will have the opportunity to explore the technical challenges and creative discovery involved in working with clay. Designed just for beginners, this class will explore various hand building techniques, throwing on the potter’s wheel and experimenting with glazes. The Raku firing process will be introduced (see video below). Students will be required to purchase their own pottery tools.
Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | Room 301 
Instructor: Corianne Thompson

Concepts Through Illustration

This studio course will explore the many venues where illustration is applied. Using drawing and design, participants will go from concepts to sketches to final art. Participants will translate the written word into narrative, metaphorical and symbolic imagery.
Thursday | 3-5 p.m. | Room 303
Instructor: David Gothard

The Art of the Children's Book

This studio course introduces the creative and practical aspects of children’s book illustration, including drawing, visual storytelling, sketching, storyboarding, and the dummy book. Participants will develop and produce a 32-page dummy book and select images to create final sample art. The course will also provide insights into the world of picture book publishing including the process of editing, collaboration, promotion, and marketing of the book.
Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Room 303
Instructor: David Gothard

Acting for Film

This is an intensive course on acting for film.  Learn all aspects of acting from improv to scene study.  Students will work on scenes from various films using the Sanford Meisner technique.  Open to all who want to learn about acting.
Thursday | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Room 113
Instructor: Katina Bozikis

Drawing and Design Fundamentals

This class will cover basic drawing techniques which may include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various types of erasers, markers, and styluses. A variety of drawing surfaces and design concepts will be explored.

Wednesday | 10 - noon | Room 303
Instructor: Ron De Long

Exploring Printmaking

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Exploring printmaking will cover some of the simplest processes to create prints with an element of originality using simple contemporary techniques. Students will produce multiples of the same work, which is called a “print.” Each print produced is not a copy but considered an original since it is not a reproduction of another work of art and is technically (more correctly) known as an impression. Printmaking is not chosen only for its ability to produce multiple copies, but rather for the unique qualities that each of the printmaking processes lends itself to. Contemporary print techniques in this course will employ stenciling, stamping, as well as other simple processes.

Wednesday | 1- 3 p.m. | Room 303
Instructor: Ron De Long

Beginning Jewelry and Metalwork

Explore the technical challenges and creative discovery of designing and creating your own jewelry.  In this class, designed just for beginners, students will learn to fabricate (saw, sand, solder), cast texture, polish and set stones in unique and personal designs.  No prior metalsmithing or art knowledge is required. Students will be required to purchase materials such as metal, findings, solder and stones.  

Tuesday | 1- 3 p.m. | Room 301
Instructor: Ann Lalik

Advanced Jewelry and Metalwork

This class is designed for students who are familiar with the basics of metalsmithing and jewelry making, such as fabricating, casting, finishing and simple stone setting.  Students will develop individual ideas and explore new concepts.  Technical demonstrations will be offered at the students’ request. Students will be required to purchase materials such as metal, findings, solder, and stones. 

Tuesday | 10- Noon | Room 301
Instructor: Ann Lalik

To Register for Arts Project classes call 610-285-5058 OR print registration form and return with payment to:  Carol Buddock, Arts Project. Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley PA, 18034

corianne and class raku firing

Raku Firing at Penn State Lehigh Valley

Creating Ceramic Vessels and Raku Firing



For more information about this program, contact:

Ann Lalik

To register contact:
Carol Buddock
or download a
registration form

Be sure to check out the
current and upcoming
exhibits at The Ronald K. De Long Gallery
at Penn State Lehigh Valley