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