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818 Pike Street
Lemont, PA 16851 United States
814-234-2740 artallianceofcentralpa.org

January 2020

An Emotional Connection in Watercolors

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 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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Open Model Session

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 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 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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Oil Painting Landscapes & More

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

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

Instructor: Susan Nicholas Gephart 814-360-2116, snicholasart@gmail.com 9am–noon Mondays, 8 weeks Discover how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape or subject of your choice, and use your photos, sketches, and studies for inspiration to create a finished studio painting. This class welcomes the beginner and will also enrich and challenge the experienced painter. Susan is a product demonstrator and Dedicated Workshop Instructor for Gamblin Artist Colors and Jack Richeson Company artist products. Students will have the opportunity oa explore new paints, solvents, surfaces, and…

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Drawings With Depth

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

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

Instructor : Jennifer Kane jenn_kane@hotmail.com 1–4pm Mondays, 8 weeks Learn how to identify and draw the structure of plants, animals, objects and people so that they look more three dimensional on the page.  Apply the principles of linear and atmospheric perspective in order to create the illusion of spatial depth. Materials: Technical pen (micro pen, fine liner) Brush pen Mechanical pencil Pink pearl eraser Pencil sharpener Standard printer paper C-Thru Plastic Ruler Fee: $140 members ; $170 non-members

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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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Painting Open Studio

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

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

Coordinator: Susan Graham 814-574-9459, grahamarchitecture@comcast.net 9am -noon Tuesdays 8 weeks An opportunity for open studio time. No instruction provided. You may attend as suits your schedule. Fee: $10 on a drop-in basis -- No online registration. Contact the program coordinator with questions.

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Make a Splash with India Ink

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

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

Instructor: Jennifer Kane jenn_kane@hotmail.com 1-4pm Tuesdays, 8 weeks Ink is a dynamic art medium that provides high contrast, happy accidents and plenty of opportunity for playful experimentation. During each session a different set of fun techniques will be demonstrated along with step by step guidelines for trying them out in class. Fee: $140 members; $170 non-members Materials fee: $20 for paper, ink, mediums and misc materials to be provided by instructor Students to bring: Images or objects to use as reference, paint…

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Pastel Landscapes & Beyond

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am 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: Susan Nicholas Gephart Wednesdays 9am–12pm, 8 weeks starts January 8 Discover how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape and use your photos, sketches, and plein air studies for inspiration to create a finished studio painting. This class welcomes the beginner and will also enrich and challenge the experienced painter. Susan is a product demonstrator Jack Richeson & Company, Sennelier, Canson and Multimedia Artboard. Students will have the opportunity to explore new products and experience what the medium…

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Stained Glass

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 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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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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