Classes


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NEW: From August 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021, or until fully exhausted, we are currently offering scholarship and tuition assistance to workers who were deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Essential workers include workers at: hospitals, nursing homes and other health care entities; fire stations; U.S. Post Offices; delivery companies; grocery and convenience stores; restaurant that remained open for carry-out or delivery; and the like. For more information and to fill out our essential worker tuition assistance form, please CLICK HERE. Thank you to all who donated to our Spring Donation Appeal to help make this happen!


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Upcoming Classes


Darkroom: Guided Black and White Printing image

Darkroom: Guided Black and White Printing


Session 1: September 18th - September 18th, 2020
Session 2: September 25th - September 25th, 2020
Session 3: October 2nd - October 2nd, 2020
Session 4: October 16th - October 16th, 2020
Session 5: November 6th - November 6th, 2020
Session 6: November 13th - November 13th, 2020

If you have been thinking about getting back to printing in the black and white darkroom but need to brush up on what you learned ... more

Go Retro for Teens: Intro to Film Photography image

Go Retro for Teens: Intro to Film Photography


Session 1: September 18th - October 23rd, 2020
Session 2: October 30th - December 11th, 2020

In this class teens will have an amazing opportunity to learn the fundamentals of photography from the camera to the darkroom! Learn how to use ... more

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Intro to Risograph Printing (Digital Screen Printing)


Session 1: September 24th - October 15th, 2020
Session 2: September 24th - October 15th, 2020
Session 3: October 31st - November 21st, 2020

Create an edition of 10 prints of your own design using our RISO digital duplicator! Learn how the RISO works and how you can quickly ... more

RISO: DIY Comic + Zine Publishing image

RISO: DIY Comic + Zine Publishing


Session 1: October 6th - October 20th, 2020
Session 2: November 3rd - November 17th, 2020

Create your own comic and/or underground zine using our in-house Risograph printer! The first half of this course, Seth Murchison will guide you through contemporary ... more

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Ceramic Jewelry


Session 1: October 17th - October 31st, 2020
Session 2: November 7th - November 21st, 2020

With simple handbuilding techniques you will create personalized ceramic jewelry. Expect to make two pairs of earrings, two pendants, and two brooches. In the first ... more

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Pop-Ups


October 28th - November 4th, 2020

Come satisfy your curiosity about how pop up books and cards are made. Learn basic cutting and folding techniques for wrangling a flat piece of ... more

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Drawing at the Lamberton


October 29th - November 12th, 2020

Mini-course at Highland Park's Lamberton Conservatory. Surrounded by an extensive and varied collection of plants, in this drawing class we'll explore plant forms using observation ... more

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Urban Sketching


November 1st - November 29th, 2020

Learn to make ink and watercolor drawings in a sketchbook. During the class students will learn basic skills of ink and watercolor drawing. By the ... more

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Mud Slingers I (Ages 6-9) for kids


November 1st - December 6th, 2020

Mudslingers will give young artists an understanding of the handbuilding process, from working the clay, to creating and glazing their own unique visions! Included: clay ... more

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Calligraphy: Engraver’s Script


November 3rd - November 24th, 2020

Learn the art of graceful pointed pen engravers script. Also known as Copperplate or Engrosser's Script, this elegant letter form is applicable for making personalized ... more

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Carved Candlesticks


Session 1: November 4th -
Session 2: November 11th - November 11th, 2020
Session 3: November 18th - November 18th, 2020

In this workshop we will explore the Japanese, Kurinuki style carving technique to make one of a kind candle sticks. Participants will be able to ... more

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Serving Platters using slump molds


Session 1: November 5th - November 19th, 2020
Session 2: November 7th - November 21st, 2020

Participants will learn how to use a slump mold to build ceramic serving platters that will be perfect for the many festive occasions of the ... more

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Alternative Process: Cyanotype


November 5th - December 10th, 2020

Cyanotype, named for its beautiful blue image, is one of the first photographic processes ever used. Instructor Jon Merritt will teach you how to create ... more

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Holiday Ornament Class


Session 1: November 6th -
Session 2: November 13th - November 13th, 2020
Session 3: November 20th - November 20th, 2020
Session 4: December 4th - December 4th, 2020
Session 5: December 11th - December 11th, 2020

Make and decorate your own personalized ornament for the holidays in this one-time class. You can make a special gift, or a family heirloom! This ... more

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Papermaking: Handmade Stationery


November 7th - November 8th, 2020

Create your own handmade paper and matching envelopes to use for correspondence or gift giving. The unique deckle edges from handmade paper on both card ... more

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Alternative Process: Caffenol


November 7th - November 8th, 2020

WEEKEND WORKSHOP! Develop an understanding of processing black and white film and prints using Caffenol, an amazing non-toxic and eco-friendly process in which film and ... more

Botanical Drawing II: Online image

Botanical Drawing II: Online


November 9th - December 7th, 2020

With this 5-week course you will learn color for botanical artists and how to properly blend and mix those colors using colored pencils. We will ... more

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Drawing with Walnut Ink: Online Class


November 15th - November 22nd, 2020

If you love to explore new media, or you want a short class that introduces you to some drawing technique, this is the class for ... more

Digital Black and White: From Vision to Print image

Digital Black and White: From Vision to Print


November 16th - December 14th, 2020

Black and white is the essence of photography: it is about texture, contrast, and above all, light. Seeing light, understanding it, and anticipating what the ... more

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Foundations of Print


November 18th - December 9th, 2020

Did you ever want to learn the difference amongst all the kinds of printmaking: monotype, reductive woodblock, collography, screen printing, or dry point? In this ... more

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Photogravure


December 5th - December 6th, 2020

In this workshop students will learn how to print their photographic images on our etching presses in the Printmaking Studio! Learn how to create digital ... more

Active Classes


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Advanced Handbuilding: Focus on Alternative Techniques


September 13th - November 1st, 2020

For those with some handbuilding experience, this class will focus on more complex projects and individual explorations are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to ... more

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing


September 13th - November 1st, 2020

For those with some experience, the Intermediate class will broaden your knowledge base with more complicated projects, lidded forms, plates, and handles. The class fee ... more

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Intro to Digital Photography


Session 1: September 14th - November 2nd, 2020
Session 2: September 14th - October 26th, 2020

Make your digital camera work for you! Learn all of the important functions of your camera, at a steady pace. In this class we will ... more

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Lovin’ Letterpress


September 14th - November 2nd, 2020

Immerse yourself in letterpress printing. Choose from our hundreds of fonts and learn to handset type from California Job cases. Print from a variety of ... more

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Intro to the Wheel I


Session 1: September 14th - November 2nd, 2020
Session 2: September 15th - November 3rd, 2020
Session 3: September 16th - November 4th, 2020
Session 4: September 17th - November 5th, 2020
Session 5: September 18th - November 6th, 2020
Session 6: September 28th - November 16th, 2020
Session 7: September 30th - November 18th, 2020
Session 8: October 2nd - November 20th, 2020
Session 9: October 13th - December 8th, 2020

For beginners, this 8-week Introduction class covers the basics of wheel-thrown, functional work. You will learn to master the cylinder, the gateway form to cups, ... more

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Handbuilding


September 14th - November 2nd, 2020

Learn to use traditional methods like pinching, coil, and slab to build functional and/or sculptural work. The skills learned are perfect for an absolute beginner ... more

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Digital Photography for Teens (Youth Ages 13-17) for kids


Session 1: September 15th - October 13th, 2020
Session 2: October 20th - November 17th, 2020

Digital photography for teens is an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of digital photography with a professional digital camera. They will learn about ... more

Fundamentals of Drawing: Online image

Fundamentals of Drawing: Online


September 15th - November 3rd, 2020

In this class we’ll focus on developing observational skills and drawing techniques, using a variety of drawing media. No prior experience with drawing is required ... more

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Figurative Sculpture


September 15th - November 3rd, 2020

RESCHEDULED! In this course we will focus on learning the basics of sculpting the human head from life, mirror and photographs. We will spend time ... more

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Advanced Wheel


September 15th - November 3rd, 2020

For the accomplished potter, Kyle will provide individualized attention, with the focus on refining your craft, and enhancing your own personal style work. An area ... more

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Exploring Photography (Ages 14-17) for kids


Session 1: September 16th - October 14th, 2020
Session 2: October 21st - November 18th, 2020

During this 5-week class, students will have the opportunity to explore digital & darkroom photography, digital art, and alternative processes like cyanotypes. Includes $15 Materials ... more

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Intro to the Wheel II


Session 1: September 16th - November 4th, 2020
Session 2: September 17th - November 5th, 2020

This class is for those who have taken a wheel class previously, and want to build on their skills. You will work skill-building exercises, and ... more

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Intro to Inkjet Printing


Session 1: September 16th - September 30th, 2020
Session 2: October 21st - November 4th, 2020

Learn the basics of high quality inkjet printing in this introductory class. We will cover preparing files in Photoshop, types of paper, basic printer maintenance, ... more

Introduction to Oil Painting: Online image

Introduction to Oil Painting: Online


September 17th - November 5th, 2020

Learn about materials, fundamentals, and best practices of oil painting, with an emphasis on direct or "alla prima" techniques. Color mixing and creating a range ... more

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Intermediate Film Photography


September 17th - October 29th, 2020

Take your 35mm BLACK AND WHITE FILM photography skills to the next level! Learn new darkroom techniques and how to think critically about the photographs ... more

Darkroom: Guided Black and White Printing image

Darkroom: Guided Black and White Printing


Session 1: September 18th - September 18th, 2020
Session 2: September 25th - September 25th, 2020
Session 3: October 2nd - October 2nd, 2020
Session 4: October 16th - October 16th, 2020
Session 5: November 6th - November 6th, 2020
Session 6: November 13th - November 13th, 2020

If you have been thinking about getting back to printing in the black and white darkroom but need to brush up on what you learned ... more

Go Retro for Teens: Intro to Film Photography image

Go Retro for Teens: Intro to Film Photography for kids


Session 1: September 18th - October 23rd, 2020
Session 2: October 30th - December 11th, 2020

In this class teens will have an amazing opportunity to learn the fundamentals of photography from the camera to the darkroom! Learn how to use ... more

Botanical Drawing I: Online image

Botanical Drawing I: Online


September 21st - November 2nd, 2020

In this 5-week course we will learn how to work in graphite to accurately draw leaves, fruits, and vegetables. In this course you will learn ... more

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Intaglio II


September 23rd - October 28th, 2020

Follow the transformative states of a copper plate, with the assistance of an acid bath. Learn the use of grounds and their different effects. Explore ... more

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Intaglio I


September 23rd - October 28th, 2020

Join the ranks of artists like Picasso and Rembrandt in exploring intaglio printing! On the first night you will understand what an intaglio print consists ... more

Photography: Street Photography: ONLINE image

Photography: Street Photography: ONLINE


September 23rd - October 28th, 2020

Use your camera to dive into life through the art of Street Photography. Instructor, Bruno Chalifour, began his photography career in France where street photography ... more

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Intro to Risograph Printing (Digital Screen Printing)


Session 1: September 24th - October 15th, 2020
Session 2: September 24th - October 15th, 2020
Session 3: October 31st - November 21st, 2020

Create an edition of 10 prints of your own design using our RISO digital duplicator! Learn how the RISO works and how you can quickly ... more

Photography: Snapshot to Series ONLINE image

Photography: Snapshot to Series ONLINE


September 24th - October 29th, 2020

Take your photography beyond single images and develop a long-term project into a coherent body of work in this advanced class. Study the work of ... more

Sculpture: Artistic Expression in Wire & Plaster image

Sculpture: Artistic Expression in Wire & Plaster


October 2nd - October 30th, 2020

Learn how to see with your hands and make beautiful, three dimensional artwork with wire and plaster in an open and creative environment. Working in ... more

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Teen Wheel (ages 13-19) for kids


October 4th - November 8th, 2020

See how fun the potter’s wheel can be! In this 6 week class, you’ll learn how to center, pull a cylinder, and make beautiful functional ... more

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Mudslingers II (Ages 10-13) for kids


October 4th - November 8th, 2020

Mudslingers will give young artists an understanding of the handbuilding process, from working the clay, to creating and glazing their own unique visions! Included: clay ... more

RISO: DIY Comic + Zine Publishing image

RISO: DIY Comic + Zine Publishing


Session 1: October 6th - October 20th, 2020
Session 2: November 3rd - November 17th, 2020

Create your own comic and/or underground zine using our in-house Risograph printer! The first half of this course, Seth Murchison will guide you through contemporary ... more

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Easy One Piece Molds!


October 6th - October 28th, 2020

Ever wanted to try mold making? It's a great way to make multiples from a single form! In this 4 class we will be creating ... more

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Photo Manipulation and Digital Compositing for Teens for kids


October 8th - October 29th, 2020

Learn how to utilize photography in a more experimental way and transform your ideas into reality! Through shooting and demos, we will learn how to ... more

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Building a Puppet Theatre for Teens


October 13th - November 17th, 2020

Do you imagine different worlds populated by beings that live in your imagination? In this six week class you will combine storytelling and different puppetry ... more

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Ceramic Jewelry


Session 1: October 17th - October 31st, 2020
Session 2: November 7th - November 21st, 2020

With simple handbuilding techniques you will create personalized ceramic jewelry. Expect to make two pairs of earrings, two pendants, and two brooches. In the first ... more

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Wet Plate Collodion Photography


October 18th - November 22nd, 2020

Wet plate collodion is one of the earliest photographic processes still practiced today! The beauty and uniqueness of the images created is exceptional. Gain a ... more

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Beginner Watercolor Painting


October 19th - November 16th, 2020

Beginner watercolor art classes are the perfect way to explore and express your inner-artist. If you have never painted before or are looking for a ... more

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Painting with Acrylics


October 22nd - November 19th, 2020

Whether you'd like to paint with acrylics as a hobby or... show your work at the MET... I can help you to jump start your ... more

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Photoshop for Photographers


October 22nd - December 3rd, 2020

This course covers techniques used in making and editing photographs to gain efficiencies and quality improvements. Students will learn the appropriate skills and techniques to ... more

Colored Pencil Landscape Drawing: Online Class image

Colored Pencil Landscape Drawing: Online Class


October 23rd - December 4th, 2020

In this course the student will be able to draw a landscape of their choice using professional grade colored pencils. Each week we will cover ... more

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Encaustic Art


October 24th - November 21st, 2020

To begin the opportunity and discover unexpected results is a gift connected to Encaustics. The smell of heated wax is pleasant and the touch of ... more