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Summer Session Workshops, 2015

May 11- August 6
Tuition:  $350 

See Summer course descriptions below:

Senior Citizen and PSLV discounts.

No classes the week of July 6, 2015

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Introduction to Digital Photography

This course will address the basic principles of working with digital photography, the history of photography and methods for taking successful images. Designed for those with little or no experience in photography, the primary focus will be on learning a digital workflow and proper camera use. Flatbed scanning and ink jet printing will also be addressed.

Monday | 6-8 p.m. | Room 308
Instructor: Greta Brubaker

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 (such as coil building and slab building), throwing on the potter’s wheel and experimenting with glazes.  No prior ceramics or art knowledge is required. Students will be required to purchase their own pottery tools. 

Thursday | 10- Noon  OR  Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | Room 301 
Instructor: Corianne Thompson

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.

Thursday | 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.

Thursday | 1- 3 p.m. | Room 303

Instructor: Ron De Long

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, Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley PA, 18034

renzo and class raku firing

Workshop with Visiting Artist Renzo Faggioli 2014

Creating Ceramic Vessels and Raku Firing

Students worked with master ceramic artist Renzo Faggioli to create ceramic vessels  and participated in the raku firing process to create the unique finish that only the raku firing process can produce.



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