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818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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February 2020

Beginning Collagraph Class

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$65 – $80

Collagraphs are collage-type prints constructed by either assembling and adhering flat objects to a relief surface or by peeling away the plate surface which is then sealed with a medium, inked and printed. The results are highly textured, 3-dimensional prints. This course is designed for the absolute beginner with no printmaking experience as well as experienced artists that would like to explore a new technique. You do not need to know how to draw as collagraphs respond well to abstract…

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Stained Glass

February 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$140 – $170

Instructor: Ken Plattner 814-360-8571, abbeysg@chilitech.com 6:30-9:30pm Wednesdays 8 weeks For beginning & advanced students. Beginners make a small project and learn the basics of copper foil and stained glass work. Call Ken about materials before the first class. Fee: $140 members; $170 non-members Click here to register online

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An Emotional Connection in Watercolors

February 27 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 am on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$140 – $170

Instructor: Michele Rivera 814-234-3441 mxr194@gmail.com 9am-noon Thursdays 8 weeks An emotional connection is a bundle of subjective feelings that come together to create a bond. By use of subject matters and color exploration we will strive to achieve paintings that make an emotional connection with the viewers. Both novice and experienced painters are welcome. Fee: $ 140 members; $170 non-members

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Intermediate/Advanced Collagraph Class

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 19, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$125 – $145

This course is for students that have already learned the basic techniques of collagraphs and want to explore further. All materials included, you are however encouraged to bring your own printing paper.

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Open Model Session

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$10

Coordinator: Tom Mickle 814-686-1881, tommickle@gmail.com 7-9:30pm Thursdays 8 weeks An opportunity to work from a nude model. No instruction provided. You may attend as suits your schedule . Contact Tom to get on email list for notification of any cancelations. Fee: $10 on a drop-in basis -- no registration online

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Watercolor Workshop for Beginners — One Day — Sat, Feb 29, 10am–3pm

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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March 2020

Teens: Stenciling and T-shirt Design

March 9 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until March 13, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$135

Students will explore a variety of printing techniques using stencils and block prints to create patterns and designs on paper. Rhythm, repetition, overlap will be the creative ideas that we will explore and experiment with. The use of script and text will be incorporated into images with messages. Students will create a final idea / design or pattern / message that will be printed on a T-shirt with acrylic paints. For middle and high school students.

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Teens: Learn to Paint Acrylics

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until March 13, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$135

Students will be provided with all the foundations skills to produce a final acrylic painting. The following painting techniques will be explored: Alla Prima, Impasto, Imprimatura, Glazing, Blocking In / Underpainting, Scumbing and Collage in a Studio atmosphere. Master Artists will provide examples of each of the painting techniques. During the daily class, students will produce examples of each technique and on the last day of class; students will produce a final painting on Canvas board. For middle and high…

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Spring Classes begin week of March 16

March 16
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States

A new session of adult classes is beginning the week of March 16.

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Introduction to Chalk Pastels

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 6, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$65 – $80

Have you ever wanted to try chalk pastels? Join local artist and teacher Nicole Packard for an introduction to chalk pastel drawing. You will learn how to blend, layer, mix colors, and use drawing techniques to create your own pieces of pastel artwork. All skill levels are welcome but the class will be geared toward beginners. You will need to bring a pack of chalk pastels but all other materials will be provided.

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Painting Open Studio Time

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 5, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$10

An opportunity for open studio time. No instruction provided. You may attend as suits your schedule.

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Drawing With Inks

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 5, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$145 – $175

A fun class that will feature India and watercolor inks. You will be drawing with Chinese brushes and dip pens as well as exploring a variety of techniques for creating washes and areas of texture. This is a medium that allows the artist to work quickly and enjoy spontaneous results. Students to bring: Images or objects to use as reference, paint brushes, pens with nibs, Viva paper towels, x-acto knife, masking tape, permanent India ink, and paper to draw on…

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Acrylic Painting 101

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 5, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$140 – $170

New painters as well as seasoned artists will receive a complete overview of Acrylics, from mixing colors to the use of mediums and then final varnishes. The class will cover the following foundations skills; brush types & care, paint storage & palette and surfaces & gesso. The following painting techniques will be taught with demonstrations: Alla Prima, Impasto, Imprimatura, Glazing, Blocking In / Underpainting, Scumbing and Collage in a Studio atmosphere. Master Artists will provide examples of each of the…

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Pastel Painting: Exploring All Subjects

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 8, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$70 – $85

Join Award-Winning Artist, Susan Nicholas Gephart in an upbeat class discovering how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape or subject of your choice. Learn how to use your photos, sketches, and studies for inspiration to create a finished studio painting. This class welcomes the beginner, and will enrich and challenge the experienced painter. Susan is a product demonstrator for Jack Richeson & Company, Sennelier, Canson, and Multimedia Artboard, and has a Signature set of Richeson Hand-Rolled Soft Pastels.…

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Oil Painting: Exploring All Subjects

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 8, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$70 – $85

Join Award-Winning Artist, Susan Nicholas Gephart in an upbeat class discovering how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape or subject of your choice. Learn how to use your photos, sketches, and studies for inspiration to create a finished studio painting. This class welcomes the beginner, and will enrich and challenge the experienced painter. Susan is a Dedicated Workshop Instructor for Gamblin Oils, a demonstrator for Sennelier and Jack Richeson art supplies, and has a Signature set of Richeson…

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Stained Glass

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 6, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$140 – $170

For beginning & advanced students. Beginners make a small project and learn the basics of copper foil and stained glass work. Call Ken about materials before the first class.

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Beyond the Photo in Watercolors

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 7, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$140 – $170

This session will help you train yourself to create beyond the photographic reference. Tips on a different approach to setting up your painting's layout will be explored. Besides the regular watercolors supplies (email me for supply list) , you must also have "Tracing Paper & Drawing Pad" for these classes. Classes suitable for the novice through experience artists.

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Open Model Session

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 7, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$10

An opportunity to work from a nude model. No instruction provided. You may attend as suits your schedule. Contact Tom ( 814-686-1881 tommickle@gmail.com) to get on email list for notification of any cancelations.

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Intermediate Collagraphs

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 16, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$125 – $145

This course is for students that have already learned the basic techniques of collagraphs and want to explore further. Note the later starting date.

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April 2020

Lena Thynell’s Flower Watercolor Workshop, April 10, 11, 10–3 each day

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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$170 – $200

During this two-day workshop we will capture the gesture and vibrant colors of fresh flowers brought into the studio. We will use wet-into-wet and wet-on-dry technique, we will be exploring how to create texture. You will work at your own pace on a variety of pieces. Please bring your own watercolor supplies, also bring lunch/ snacks and something to drink. All skill levels are welcome. Email Lena for a list of supplies: Lena@LenaThynellWatercolor.com Website: LenaThynellWatercolor.com

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Drawing the Still Life Workshop April 17-19

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - April 19 @ 3:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States

This workshop meets Friday evening 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-3pm : Build up your expertise using all the elements in representational life painting, by practicing the tools of drawing you will learn in this workshop. This Drawing the Still Life workshop will be an objective perspective to creating 3d images in drawing. Learn composition, form, shape, value and texture through known techniques of academic drawing. Each day offers informal assessment and instruction. Sketch and portrait artist Laurie DeMatteo will…

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Kids Love Art Exhibition

April 23 - April 26
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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Our annual exhibition featuring artwork from select students in 3rd-5th grade around Centre County as chosen by their art teachers.

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Annual Meeting – April 30 at 7pm

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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Members, and those who'd like to become members, are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting. More details regarding the evenings program will be coming soon but mark your calendar NOW!

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May 2020

Silver Jewelry in Precious Metal Clay Workshop – May 2

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States

Do you have a desire to make jewelry but are intimidated because you think you need extensive training? Come learn how to make beautiful fine silver jewelry using a truly amazing material called Precious Metal Clay (PMC). PMC is exactly what its name describes - metal, but in the form of clay! The clay body of PMC is made up of microscopic particles of metal, in this case fine silver, held together by an organic binder and water. Like other…

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Potters Guild Sale

May 8 - May 10
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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Potters Guild Annual Mother's Day Sale at the Art Alliance Studio in Lemont. Hours to be posted later.

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Figurative Exhibition

May 15 - May 24
Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
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Our annual exhibition celebrating art that features the human form. Watch for a Call for Entry and further details to come in March.

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June 2020

Watercolor Landscapes Workshop with Christopher Leeper June 15-18

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 18, 2020

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

Chris teaches with a fun and relaxed style. Each day there will be demonstrations and lots of one-on-one instruction. This workshop will focus on the process of creating a watercolor painting. He will speak in-depth about devising a plan for success with your painting; the importance of drawing, design and brushwork; simplifying and improving color mixing (no more muddy watercolors) and how to get dynamic value relationships. Contact Art Alliance office at artalliance05@gmail.com for a supply list.

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OLLI Class – Gelli Plate Monoprinting

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 30, 2020

Art Alliance Art Center, 818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
$45

Explore subtractive and additive monoprinting, using a gelatin plate matrix. No previous printmaking experience is necessary to enjoy this fun, explorative, versatile, and simple technique that doesn't require a printing press. Results are immediate and addictive. Learn how to cut stencils, ink the plate, add and subtract visual layers, and produce finished prints. All materials are included. Course fee includes $20 for supplies. Wear an apron or old t-shirt. Bring ideas for simple images or abstract silhouettes or just let…

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