Teacher Inservice Days are coming up!

Do you have kids home for Martin Luther King Jr. Day but still have to work yourself? Or do you just have curious kids who like to get into art projects? Sign up for our Kids Art Classes happening on Teacher Inservice Days and other school break days.

Find them here (find Spring 2020 Youth Programs under the Session Search section and hit “Search”)


Be sure to visit the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown for the January show, ArtistWORKS!

Featuring work by 8 artists, Joe Beddall, Linda Hale, Robert Placky, Terri Raines, Michele Randall, Lynn Ann Verbeck, Adrienne Waterston & Erin Welsh this show has a lot of great abstract work, some representational and beautiful ceramics.

Show runs January 3–31

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown & Annex, 121 & 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA

Gallery hours are: Thursdays–Saturdays 12–6pm; Sundays 12–4pm

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January 2020

ArtistWORKS, an exhibition of 8 artists, runs Jan 3–31 at the AAGD & Annex

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 31, 2020

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser St
State College, PA 16801 United States
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Join us for ArtistWORKS, a group show featuring 8 artists showing a wide-variety of work. From acrylic paintings and collage to encaustics, ceramics, and sculpture, this show will open Friday, January 3, from 5–8pm and have an artists' reception January 10, 5–8pm. The show runs Friday, January 3–31. Artist in the show are: Terri Raines, Linda Hale, Robert Placky, Michele Randall, Joe Beddall, Erin Welsh, Lynn Anne Verbeck and Adrienne Waterston. Gallery hours and availability will be posted closer to…

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Watercolor Valentine Cards

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$20

Join Mary McGuire and create Valentine cards you'll love to give! You will use watercolors and ink pen; all supplies will be provided.

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Movement with Model: Mixed Media

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$50 – $60

When you draw the same object (in this case a figure life model) over and over again you are visually communicating movement. The goal with this process is for you to be able to disconnect the left side of your brain which is the part that judges and analyses. You will be moving out of your comfort zone learning how to create new possibilities for your art. This process is helpful to represent motion, movements and repetition. The results are…

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Soapstone Carving

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until March 23, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$30

Students will be introduced to soapstone as an easy-to-carve artistic material. We will learn about soapstone's origins, uses and properties, proper use of tools and safety practices. During the class, each student will use rasps and sandpaper to carve and polish one or two small pieces that may be pendants or small sculptures. Students will keep their pieces and take home a new artistic skill. Snacks and drinks are included as well as all necessary supplies.

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Making Comics

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$20

This playful class will ask your inner critic to take a hike. Thus unweighted, we will embark together into an imaginative evening. Expect drawing and writing activities, some collaborative, inspired by the lessons of Lynda Barry, cartoonist, writer, and teacher. Through these activities, we'll create characters and discover their stories. Lynda Barry believes that there's a way of being that allows us to draw in a spontaneous way, with lines that are alive. Whether you're a trained artist, or you…

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February 2020

Discover the Art of Intuitive Drawing

February 7 @ 10:00 am - February 8 @ 1:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$85 – $100

(10am - 1pm both Friday February 7 and Saturday, February 8) In this 2 day workshop, you will create a black and white drawing following your intuition. Starting with marks and scribbles you will create a powerful three-dimensional artwork working only with charcoal and an eraser. Intuitive drawing teaches us that there is holy wisdom in allowing ourselves to be led and guided by whatever shows up on the page in front of us. To let go of the need…

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Painting the Landscape in Pastel or Oil

February 14 @ 9:30 am - February 15 @ 3:30 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$170 – $200

(9:30am-3:30pm on both Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15) Join Susan Nicholas Gephart, internationally recognized instructor and award winning painter who has been creating colorful, impressionistic landscapes over forty years. You will work in the medium of your choice and learn how to take your photos, plein air sketches, and studies and turn them into a successful studio painting. In this up-beat but relaxed Two-Day workshop, Susan welcomes all levels, and will inspire the beginner as well as the…

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Watercolor Workshop

February 21 @ 10:00 am - February 22 @ 3:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$170 – $200

(10am - 3pm both Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22) Welcome to this two day watercolor workshop where we will paint what surrounds us. It could be the beauty of the winter landscape, maybe you have pictures from your garden that you would like to paint. You are free to choose your own subject. I will demo the basic steps in watercolor painting, color mixing, how to create texture and how to create depth in a painting. Beginners are…

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Pastel Landscapes

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$20

Have you ever wanted to learn more about chalk pastel? Join artist Nicole Packard for a short workshop on making chalk pastel landscapes. You will learn a few helpful tips and tricks while creating a beautiful pastel landscape of your own. All supplies provided.

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Watercolor Workshop for Beginners

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$85 – $100

This is a one-day workshop for watercolor beginners. We will cover the basic techniques and there will be lots of time for you to practice and ask questions. See registration for important information about supplies etc. Sign up today online!

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Upcoming Events

Fri 24

Watercolor Valentine Cards

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 25
Mon 27

Soapstone Carving

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 31

Making Comics

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Feb 07

Discover the Art of Intuitive Drawing

February 7 @ 10:00 am - February 8 @ 1:00 pm
Feb 14

Painting the Landscape in Pastel or Oil

February 14 @ 9:30 am - February 15 @ 3:30 pm
Feb 21

Watercolor Workshop

February 21 @ 10:00 am - February 22 @ 3:00 pm
Feb 21

Pastel Landscapes

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Feb 29