Classes and workshops fill up fast, so register early. A $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT is required when registering. Payment in full is required no later than the first day of any class or workshop. York Art Association does maintain a waiting list, so if you cannot get into the current class, you will be placed on a waiting list.

You can register by calling York Art Association at 717-755-0028 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by downloading, completing, and mailing the appropriate registration form(s) to York Art Association, Inc., 220 South Marshall St., York, PA 17402.

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York Art Association accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. There is a $25 fee for each returned check.

  Spring 2016 Adult Class Registration Form

Mondays

A1. Phyllis Disher Fredericks: COLOR THEORY (all levels)

This is an exciting and intensive course that focuses on understanding the color wheel and its relationship to art materials (i.e. paint, pastel, colored pencil). You will learn how to handle color intensity, value, and temperature. You will mix your own color charts and produce a full color wheel. We will also discuss color schemes and their use in painting. Plan to work on some of your color exercises out of class. Upon completion of your color wheel you will put principle to practice creating a work using the learned color theories. A supply list will be available upon registration. Sign up early – this popular course will fill quickly and is limited to 15 students.

  • DATES: March 28 – June 6, except May 30, Memorial Day
  • TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • TUITION: $135 members / $160 non-members

A2. Phyllis Disher Fredericks: LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN OILS, ACRYLIC and PASTELS (all levels)

Try your hand at landscape painting. Working from photos and/or sketches you will learn to create dynamic landscapes. The fundamentals of good composition, color and value will be stressed. Teaching is on an individual basis. Demonstrations and critiques will be part of the teaching process. This course fills quickly—sign up early!

  • DATES: March 28 – June 6, except May 30, Memorial Day
  • TIME: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
  • TUITION: $135 members / $160 non–members

A3. Barbara Buchanan: OIL and PASTEL PAINTING (all levels)

Students will learn the basic techniques of their chosen medium, pastel or oil paint. Concentration on drawing, composition and color will assure a good painting. Demonstrations will include color theory, glazing and scumbling in both mediums and requests from students. Students may work on landscape, portrait or still life subjects. Please bring excellent photos and reference material. Oil painting students will be introduced to No-Meglip, a modern version of Maroger medium.

  • DATES: March 28 – June 6, except May 30, Memorial Day
  • TIME: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • TUITION: $115 members / $140 non-members

Tuesdays

A4. / A5. Debi Watson: WATERCOLOR CLASSES

Debi will take students step-by-step through many styles of watercolor painting. Working from photographs, students will learn how to pick and apply the best colors to achieve glowing realism. How to use the latest materials, fix problem areas and create a dynamic composition will be covered.

A4. WATERCOLOR I (beginner to intermediate)

  • DATES: March 29th – May 31st
  • TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • TUITION: $135 members / $160 non-members

A5. WATERCOLOR II (intermediate to advanced)

  • DATES: March 29 – May 31
  • TIME: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
  • TUITION: $135 members / $160 non-members

EXTENDED POSE MODELING SESSIONS – SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

  • FACILITATOR: Peter Danko
  • DATES: Tuesdays: March 29 – May 31, except April 19 and May 17
  • TIME: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • CHARGE: $10 per session
  • No actual instruction, bring your own materials to draw or paint on your own.
  • NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Wednesdays

A6. Maryel Henderson: VIBRANT LIQUID ACRYLICS (all levels)

If you have always worked in a tight technique but want to loosen up a bit (and still hold on to some of that tightness)…this is the class for you. We will create loose flowing backgrounds using a wet-in-wet technique and come back in when it is dry to add more detail in the focal areas. If you love color and want dynamic backgrounds in your paintings, liquid acrylics might be the new direction you have been looking for. We will be working with a fairly large format. Maryel will be doing a detailed demo and will suggest many options for creating and blending materials to inspire you. Everyone from beginner to advanced student will have fun in this class!

  • DATES: March 30th – June 1st
  • TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • TUITION: $135 members / $160 non-members

A7. Jason Tako: PAINTING LANDSCAPE and WILDLIFE (intermediate to advanced)

In this class, award winning artist Jason Tako will share with you the knowledge that has taken his work to national recognition. Students will learn the principles and fundamentals of what makes a landscape and wildlife painting a beautiful work of art and how to apply these principles to their own painting style, as well as what to avoid in painting. Jason will do demonstrations and talk about process and technique. Students will then create their own small landscape painting in class with Jason giving individual attention to each student. This class will be great for the student as well as the experienced painter.

  • DATES: March 30 – June 1
  • TIME: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
  • TUITION: $135 members / $160 non-members

A8. Kathy Becker: WATERCOLOR FOR BEGINNERS (beginner to intermediate)

Don’t be afraid. It’s only a piece of paper! This class is designed to enjoy and learn the nature of watercolor through experimentation with various techniques including the fundamentals of this transparent and unique painting medium. Demonstrations will be used to help you learn the different watercolor skills needed to complete a successful painting. (Note: Alison Baker will be substitute instructor for the last 3 sessions, May 18 – June 1.)

  • DATES: March 30 – June 1
  • TIME: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • TUITION: $115 members / $140 non-members

Thursdays

A9. Barb Buchanan: OPEN STUDIO (all levels)

This course is designed for the student with a basic knowledge in their chosen medium – oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, etc. Emphasis is placed on improving painting and drawing skills and developing a personal style. Students may choose to work from a still life set-up, conceptually, or from photographs . . . including portraits. Note: Students should bring all supplies in their chosen medium.

  • DATES: March 31 – June 2
  • TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • TUITION: $135 members / $160 non-members

A10. Julie Yontz Rupp: EXPERIMENTAL MIXED MEDIA (all levels)

Start with inks and acrylics, add in some textures, collage and printmaking and you have a perfect recipe for a mixed media masterpiece. Mixed media offers lots of opportunity for creative expression: easy and not intimidating for a beginner and challenging for the advanced artist. Each student will accumulate several exciting “starts.” We will then study composition, value, focal point and line work to bring the painting to a fabulous, frameable finish. We will also explore combining mediums and textural effects, creating altered papers along with other exciting techniques. Each student is encouraged to retain their own style while searching for the best solution to their exciting “starts.” Expect a lively, fun class with each session to include demos, critiques, one on one time, positive interaction among classmates and lots of time to create. Bring a positive attitude and spirit open to endless artistic possibilities

  • DATES: March 31 – June 2
  • TIME: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
  • TUITION: $135 members / $160 non-members

A11.Kathy Becker: DRAWING FOR TEENS (ages 13+)

Explore various drawing skills as we learn the basics of drawing techniques such as shading and perspective and experimenting with the qualities and characteristics of different kinds of pencils and charcoal. Using still-life and landscape, students will learn about form, space, value and composition. We will look at works by artists both past and present to inspire us with the different artistic practices we can incorporate into our own art work. (Note: substitute instructor for the last 3 sessions, May 19 – June 2)

  • DATES: March 31 – June 2 (10 classes)
  • TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • TUITION: $87.50 (supply list available upon registration)

** AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM BUS TRIP **

York Art Association is sponsoring a day long bus trip to Baltimore for a visit to the AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM – space is limited, so book early!

This year’s theme is “The Big Hope Show.” This original and unabashedly idealistic art exhibition champions the radiant and transformative power of hope. Over twenty-five visionary artists, among them “super survivors” of enormous personal traumas, exhibit soulful creations reflecting their personal transcendence, and often, heightened or newfound creativity and sense of humor.

This unique museum is nestled at the base of Federal Hill, near Rusty Scupper Restaurant, and with easy access to the Inner Harbor (Baltimore Water Taxi or the free Charm City Circulator).

  • DATE: Friday, June 3, 2016
  • RESERVATION: $50 (includes admission & transportation)
  • TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm (departing 9am from the YAA parking lot)

  Spring 2016 Adult Class Registration Form