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 9am and 3pm 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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  Summer 2016 Adult Workshop Registration Form

W1. Julie Yontz Rupp: EXPERIMENTAL MIXED MEDIA (all levels)

This workshop is for the artist who likes to create representational and abstract art. The class will be encouraging creativity! We will be combining various water media such as fluid acrylics, inks and watercolors with yupo, canvas or paper of your choice. Each project will explore different techniques utilizing gels and mediums to accomplish unusual textural effects. Everyday during the workshop will include discussion, demonstration and individual instruction. There will be lots of opportunities to experiment in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

  • DATES: Wednesday– Friday, July 13 – 15
  • TIME: 9:30am – 4:00pm (½ hour lunch)
  • TUITION: $90 member / $115 non-member

W2. Barbara 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: Wednesday – Friday, July 20 – 22
  • TIME: 9:30am – 4:00pm (½ hour lunch)
  • TUITION: $90 member / $115 non-member

W3. Brett Greiman: DYNAMIC ACRYLIC PAINTING (beginning to intermediate)

This course will focus on understanding and creatively utilizing the unique characteristics of acrylic paints. Students will learn to work with translucent layering. Dry brush, wash, and glazing techniques will be explored as well as using gel mediums for special effects and exploring color contrasts for creating dynamic paintings. The class will also cover techniques and methods for the creation of acrylic murals. There will be information given concerning simple techniques for creating a strong composition. Some basic drawing skills are helpful but Brett is available to assist students with any drawing challenges with which they may need assistance.

  • DATES: Wednesday – Friday, July 27 – 29
  • TIME: 9:30am – 4:00pm (½ hour lunch)
  • TUITION: $90 member / $115 non-member

W4. Rebecca Purvis: LAYERED LANDSCAPE PAINTING TECHNIQUES (intermediate to advanced)

Learn the techniques of layering oil washes to achieve light and depth in your paintings. This style allows you to build up your painting in thin layers of oil on gessoed paper, adding and wiping away to achieve a glow from the surface below. Students will work from their own photographs in the studio. The workshop will include many demonstrations and time to work on your own paintings. Recommended for oil paints but can be used with acrylics. Supply list will be given at time of registration. NOTE : There will be an added fee (payable to the instructor at the first class) of $8 for 2 sheets prepared paper.

  • DATES: Wednesday – Friday, August 3 – 5
  • TIME: 9:30am – 4:00pm (½ hour lunch)
  • TUITION: $90 member / $115 non-member


This workshop will allow you to explore the use of a variety of charcoal and other drawing materials to create bold and expressive drawings. We will work from a variety of subject matters and materials during the workshop. Demonstrations and lots of drawing will take place during this workshop. Supply list will be given at time of registration.

  • DATES: Wednesday – Friday, August 10 – 12
  • TIME: 9:30am – 4:00pm (½ hour lunch)
  • TUITION: $90 member / $115 non-member

W6. Lynne Yancha: LUMINOUS WATERCOLOR (all levels)

Based on 40 years of experience, Lynne’s goal is not only to share her knowledge of watercolor painting, but to encourage you to trust your instincts as you paint. This workshop will focus on figurative and animal subjects. She will address power through design; paint application; the importance of light, mystery, and mistakes; use of white acrylic to enhance details; techniques to make skin tones and techniques to combine elements of abstraction and realism in your watercolor paintings. Lynne will work one-on-one with each student addressing each student’s needs and will present numerous demonstrations based on the students’ requests. Supply list available upon request at registration.

  • DATES: Wednesday – Friday, August 17 – 19
  • TIME: 9:30am – 4:00pm (½ hour lunch)
  • TUITION: $135 member / $160 non-member


Awaken a new sense of creativity as you discover the excitement of experimenting with alcohol inks on Yupo ® as a medium which has unlimited possibilities totally different from any other. In this workshop you will learn the properties of alcohol ink on Yupo® and watch how they blend and flow to produce high intensity, jewel-like colors. Painting with alcohol inks on Yupo® provides a unique opportunity for a beginner to create unique works of art and for the more experienced artist to learn the basic techniques for painting with the inks. Create imaginary landscapes . . . or discover how to use the inks to produce a more realistic painting which is still uniquely limited to the properties of alcohol ink.

  • DATES: Monday – Tuesday, August 22 – 23
  • TIME: 9:00am – 3:30pm (½ hour lunch)
  • TUITION: $145 member / $170 non-member

W8. Pat Teller: CREATIVE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (intermediate to advanced)

This course is designed for the person who is already taking lots of photographs and is comfortable with the basic operation of their digital camera/camera device, but wants to learn some advanced techniques. A digital darkroom like Adobe Photoshop can be daunting for the beginner, but in our age of smartphones and tablets, there are apps to satisfy every level of experience. This course will review some of the best and take time to try them out. Other topics include: how to take a better photo the first time, photo collaging, home printers vs. photo labs, creating photo books, creating art through photography, personal journaling through photography as well as participant topics that will inevitably come up in our group discussions. Participants will be taking photos, editing photos, getting photos printed, self-critiquing, group critiquing and looking at a lot of professional photography via magazines, photography books and the internet. Individual time will be allotted to help individuals with whatever photo editing software is installed on their laptop or device. If you are interested in this course, be sure to request the supply list which will have the instructor’s contact information. She will be happy to answer any questions.

  • DATES: Wednesday – Friday, August 24 – 26
  • TIME: 9:30am – 4:00pm (½ hour lunch)
  • TUITION: $90 member / $115 non-member

W9. Jennifer Von Stein: CONTEMPORARY IMPRESSIONISM (all levels)

Vibrant, Abstracted Animals – Animals can be challenging to paint, but in this class, artists will “see” them as abstracted shapes. Using a full color spectrum, Jennifer will help artists explore color combinations, compositions and paint application to create vibrant and fun paintings of all types of animals – fish, feathered or furred! Note: Chroma will provide a wide color variety of paints at no cost to you. Please ask for a supply list.

  • DATES: Saturday, August 27
  • TIME: 9:30am – 4:00pm (½ hour lunch)
  • TUITION: $30 member / $55 non-member

W10. Jason Tako: FROM THE FIELD TO THE CANVAS (all levels)

This four-day workshop will focus on how to gather reference material in the field, and then how to use that material back in the studio to create a landscape painting. Students will spend the first day outside at a designated location sketching and or taking photographs. Jason will show how he approaches gathering sufficient reference on location as well as tips on what to look for and consider when in the field. The following three days will be spent back in the YAA studio where Jason will demonstrate how reference material can be used to create a finished painting. This will include how to combine different photographic references, how to use field sketches, and how to approach composition. Students will then implement these ideas in the creation of their own finished painting. Plein air painting materials are not necessary but can be used. Students should have their own camera to use while out in the field. NOTE: Students will meet at YAA the first morning. Website / Blog /Facebook

  • DATES: Monday – Thursday, August 29 – September 1
  • TIME: 9:30am – 4:00pm (½ hour lunch)
  • TUITION: $120 member / $145 non-member

  Summer 2016 Adult Workshop Registration Form