Art Alliance Classes

Spring Art Classes at the Art Alliance are up on our registration website now. Sign up today!

We have wonderful classes for you this spring in a variety of topics and mediums.

Here is the list (click here for a PDF of our printable schedule):

Drawing

Drawing for Everyone with Jennifer Kane -- Mondays, 1–4pm (Mar 18–Apr 8)

Watercolor

Pen & Ink & Watercolor with Mary McGuire -- Mondays, 9:30am–12pm (Mar 18–Apr 15)

Paint the Pennsylvania Landscape with Lena Thynell -- Wednesdays, 1–4pm (Mar 20–Apr 3)

Beyond Ordinary Watercolors with Michele Rivera -- Thursdays, 9am–12pm (8 weeks)

Acrylics

Acrylics Come to Life with Jennifer Kane -- Tuesdays, 1–4pm (Mar 19–Apr 9)

Rembrandt Technique with a Twist with Isabel Kumerz -- Tuesdays, 1–4pm (Apr 16–May 7)

3D

Soapstone Carving with Chris Bittner -- Mondays, 6–9pm (Mar 18–Apr 8)

Stained Glass with Ken Plattner -- Wednesdays, 6–9pm (8 weeks)

Art and Design Theory & Fundamentals thru Printmaking

Color Theory, Elements of Art & Principles of Design thru Gelliplate Monoprinting with Ingrid Booz Morejohn -- Tuesdays, 6–9pm (Mar 19–Apr 9, plus Sat Mar 23)

Exploring Nature & the Principles of Art and Design with Ingrid Booz Morejohn -- Thursdays, 1–4pm (Apr 18–May 2)

Spring Art Classes begin the week of March 18!

Check out the classes on our online registration website and sign up today! 

 

Art Alliance Summer Camps 2019

Summer Camps at the Art Alliance 2019

Read about and sign up for camps on our registration website -- available NOW!

Ages 5-8

Jun 17–21 -- Cats! 

We will be using a variety of different materials to create a week full of cats! Projects will include finger puppets, 3-D cat sculptures, cat family portraits, cat tissue paper paintings, cat masks, and creating cat short stories and poetry books.

Jun 24-28 -- Bug Out!

Do insects have fan clubs? Sure they do and we will become fans by making our own t-shirts, masks and bug prints. Let's show how much we love insects by creating our own giant paper mache creature. Who knows, maybe we'll even create a bug rock band?

July 15-19 -- Mini Makers

From paper marbling to 3D sculpture, we will be making art out of a wide range of materials. Bring your creativity and imagination and let's Make Art!

July 22-26 -- STEAM Rollin'

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math! We will be making lots of art while exploring science and math topics, too. Join us and see how they all come together this week.

Aug 5-9 -- We Can Build It!

Buildings are giant sculptures that people can go into. Let's create a caste or a tower or an ancient pyramid. Let's make a building of the future. We will do cool architectural art with wood, metal, clay and paper mache.

Aug 12-19 -- Ways to Go

Do you want to design your own car or your own flying machine? Do you want to set sail on the high seas with your specially designed ship? We will have so much fun figuring out how to make things fly, roll and sail. We can take your ideas and use found objects, wood, paint and clay to make them come to life! There are so many ways to go!

Aug 19-23 -- Color Printmaking AM

Explore COLOR and PRINTMAKING through scientific experimentation and art creation. Make original prints and works of art in a fun, creative environment using various materials and a number of techniques.

Ages 7-11

Jun 24-28 -- Puppets

We will be using a variety of materials to create many different types of puppets this week. Some of the projects will include a family of finger puppets, simple sock puppets, folded paper puppets, and we will also experiment with marionette creations!

July 8-9 -- Brazil!

Bem vindo as Brasil - Welcome to Brazil! An intensive multi-media art and cultural experience featuring the old and the new, the AMazon rainforest, Brazilian folklore, food and dancing.

July 15-19 -- Art in Math & Nature

Explore and make art using tessellations, number patterns like the golden rectangle and Fibonacci, fractals, tangrams and more! Drawing, collage and painting!

July 22-26 -- Storybook Landscapes

Books record our history, communicate ideas, and tell a story … but can they do more? We will take an old, ordinary book that is heading to the trash, and recycle it into something extraordinary: a 3-D fairytale landscape. Bring a worn-out book and an open mind as we put a new spin on the old saying: "from trash to treasure".

July 29-Aug 2 -- Comics, Cartoons & More

From your imagination to the page and beyond! Create your own characters and bring them to life. Tell their story through sequential art, animation, puppetry and theatre games.

Aug 19-23 -- Color Printmaking PM --

Explore COLOR and PRINTMAKING through scientific experimentation and art creation. Make original prints and works of art in a fun, creative environment using various materials and a number of techniques

Ages 4-6

July 1-3 -- Little Birds of A Feather

Explore birds and experiment with different ways to make art in your first art camp experience, designed for those who have not yet attended kindergarten. Spread your wings and fly into this mini art camp! This session is limited to 6 participants.

Ages 9-teens

Aug 5-9 -- Clay

Explore hand-building techniques and learn how to use patterns and textures to decorate surfaces. All materials and time for glazing are included in the fee. Our returning and older students will be offered expanded options.

Aug 12-16 -- Clay

Explore hand-building techniques and learn how to use patterns and textures to decorate surfaces. All materials and time for glazing are included in the fee. Our returning and older students will be offered expanded options.

Ages 11+

Aug 12-16 -- Drawing Outside the Boundary

Students will review drawing foundation skills initially for the first few days and then explore new media with the introduction of non-traditional materials. Example of contemporary artists and samples of unique techniques will be reviewed.

Aug 19-23 -- Acrylic Painting TRICKS to use with Collage

Students will learn how to produce an "Acrylic Lift", Stamping, Sgraffito and Rice Paper Transfers. The students will experiment with acrylics in the first few days of the class and finish a final collage on a "theme" of their own choosing. The final mixed media art work will incorporate both traditional painting and non-traditional techniques.

OR you can also check out our Summer Camps on this PDF file.

 

Upcoming Workshops

To sign up online visit our Online Registration Website
Or call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street Lemont, PA, at the back of the Gallery Shop. 

 

Out of the Box Pastel Workshop for Intermediate and Advanced Students

Saturday April 6 12:30–4:30pm

Instructor: Alice Kelsey

Art Alliance Art Center

818 Pike Street Lemont, PA 16851

Here’s a half day ‘retreat’ for art-makers with some experience with the pastel medium to expand technique, and share in comradery of creating. With focus on intermediate to advanced pastel skills, topics will include expressive qualities of color, compositional integration, knowing and using your artistic ‘voice’, and assessing progress positively as you paint. We’ll have several interesting and fun ways to learn including in-class exercises, demo, review of recent work, and a Q & A time to discuss and consider solutions for stumbling blocks or what you’ve been wondering how to do with pastel. Join in this time to harness the creative power of pastel and your own natural style!

Fee: $55

To sign up online visit our Online Registration Website
Or call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street Lemont, PA, at the back of the Gallery Shop. 

 

Pop-Up Art Classes

We are excited to be able to provide "PopUp" art classes for those who are interested in a two-hour art adventure that requires no experience and nothing to bring!

Gather your friends, invite your relatives or come alone and enjoy an opportunity to try something new or indulge a long-lost hobby with no long-term commitment or investment required.

Snacks and drinks are included as well as all necessary supplies.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

$20 fee per person unless otherwise indicated.

Call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street, Lemont, PA, at the back of the Gallery Shop, to sign up before the class.

 

How to Frame Paper Artworks (Low Cost But Professional) Pop-Up

Saturday, March 30 10 am–noon

Instructor: Isabel Kumerz

Art Alliance Art Center

818 Pike Street, Lemont, PA

A contemporary way to frame and exhibit your modern works on paper without spending a fortune. Two ways on how to frame your paper artwork. One is onto a wood panel, the other is using matts. NO MATERIALS for this class.

Snacks and drinks are included as well as all necessary supplies.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

Fee: $30

Call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or stop in the office at 824 Pike Street Lemont at the back of the Gallery Shop, to sign up before the class

 

Flowing Landscape with a Digital Camera Pop-Up

Wednesday, May 8, 5:30–7:30pm

Instructor: Bob Baumbach

Meet at Galbraith Gap -- google map here

baum634@hotmail.com, 814-238-8153

This single session class is for beginning to intermediate photographers. We will concentrate on stream and water photography. You will learn how to control the camera to create various moods of flowing water. We will meet at the Galbraith Gap parking lot (go past Tussey Ski Center until you come to a bridge across the stream and turn left just before the bridge to access the parking area).

Bring camera(s) with charged batteries and a tripod if you have one (I will have extra). In case of heavy rain we will meet Thursday May 9th at the same time. (I will call students to determine postponement).

Snacks and drinks are included as well as all necessary supplies.

At the end of the two hours you will have a finished piece of art to take home!

Fee: $30

Call the Art Alliance at 814-234-2740 or stop in the office at 824 Pike Street Lemont at the back of the Gallery Shop, to sign up before the class

 

Inservice Art Class Days

Kids Art Classes during Inservice Days are now available to sign up online

Dates are:

Monday, January 21

Monday, March 4, Tuesday, March 5, Wed. March 6, Thurs. March 7, Friday, March 8

Friday, March 29

Friday, April 19; Monday, April 22; Tuesday, April 23

Programs run from 9am - 3pm

Our Inservice Days Art Classes are a fun, creative way for your kids to spend those winter break days while you need to be at work.

Each day is separate from the others - you may sign up for which ever day(s) suit your schedule. Participants are to bring their own peanut-free lunch. All art supplies and a snack are provided.

Fee for each child, per day, is $35. Limited to 12 participants per day.

Click here to sign up online today!

Art Alliance members and parents who registered previously and have online accounts (select "forgot password" for login help) go ahead and login and sign up. New particpatnts will need to set up a family account.

Use parent name and contact info to set up account and then you will add your children's info in the next step when processing registration. Once one-time setup is completed you can use this account for all future Art Alliance registrations.

Call of the office at 814-234-2740 to register over the phone or stop by the office at 824 Pike Street at the back of the Gallery Shop to register in person or email us at artalliance05@gmail.com.

Art Alliance Summer Camps 2018

Thank you to all our camp participants! We had a wonderful summer and hope you did too!

From our 3-D camp:

From our Math & Nature camp:

 

Art Alliance 2019 Class Schedule

Winter

First 4 weeks are the weeks of: Jan 7-28

Second 4 weeks are the weeks of: Feb 4-25

Spring

First 4 weeks are the weeks of: March 18-April 8

Second 4 weeks are the weeks of: April 15-May 6

Summer

First 4 weeks are the weeks of: June 3-24

Second 4 weeks are the weeks of: July 15-Aug 5

Fall

First 4 weeks are the weeks of: Sept 16-Oct 7

Second 4 weeks are the weeks of: Oct 14-Nov 4

 

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