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 Children/Teen Class Registration Form

Children’s Summer Class Instructor: Nicole Danielle Osborne


C1. Kinetic Art

Energy and physicality are essential in the arts. These elements help artists to create engaging artworks that are visually and mentally stimulating. Students will use multiple kinetic art practices to create a variety of action-packed artworks. Students will explore the use of non-traditional materials as well as physical action to create exciting new pieces! Inspirations will include artists such as Jackson Pollock and Heather Hansen whose work exemplifies the use of physicality in the arts. Students will have the opportunity to work in the mediums of drawing, painting, and sculpting to fully explore the possibilities of active art making.

  • DATES: Mondays, July 11, 18, and 25
  • TIME:
    C1a. Ages 5 – 8, 9:00am – 10:30am
    C1b. Ages 9 – 12+, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • TUITION: $30

C2. Inspirations From the Natural World

Students will engage in an in-depth nature study in tandem with an exploration of artist mediums including drawing, painting, and sculpting. Finding inspiration in the world around them, students will create art from sky, earth, and water imagery – as well as imagery from the creatures found within these elements! We will explore the possibilities of character and world building which will require students to think outside of the box and use both new artist inspirations as well as natural elements to create innovative artworks with a variety of materials.

  • DATES: Mondays, August 1, 8, and 15
  • TIME:
    C2a. Ages 5 – 8, 9:00am – 10:30am
    C2b. Ages 9 – 12+, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • TUITION: $30


C3. The Narrative Artist

A primary function of art through the ages has been storytelling. Students will explore some of the earliest art that told exciting stories on cave walls, as well as contemporary narrative artists. We will ask how integration of writing, reading, and art making can facilitate a unique and engaging viewer experience. Students will experiment with the medium of bookmaking as well as character creation and story construction in order to construct their own artist narratives.

  • DATES: Tuesdays, July 12, 19, and 26
  • TIME:
    C3a. Ages 5 – 8, 9:00am – 10:30am
    C3b. Ages 9 – 12+, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • TUITION: $30

C4. Assembling Memory and Identity

Preservation is yet another function of art and can help people remember parts of themselves, events, or even an artist’s identity. Students will learn about collections, shrines, and the technique of assemblage as they construct their own altar to a memory, place, person, thing, or idea. Students will consider aspects of their identity and how to incorporate these ideas into their work. We will explore different types of shrines and altars that appear in different cultures as well as assemblage techniques innovated by the Dada artists of the early 20th century. Bringing ideas of old and new together, students will integrate their own objects, ideas, memories, and collections into a multimedia assemblage project that ultimately explores aspects of their identity.

  • DATES: Tuesdays, August 2, 9, and 16
  • TIME:
    C4a. Ages 5 – 8, 9:00am – 10:30am
    C4b. Ages 9 – 12+, 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • TUITION: $30


C5. The Human Experience Ages 13+

Through the centuries, art has been concerned with conveying the human experience and connecting people to one another through their experiences with art. Students will focus on creating art works that can contribute to a strong portfolio using classic elements of art, but also which reflect different metaphoric journeys into the understanding of the human experience through artwork. Along the way, students will study landmark works of art that have redefined portraiture and experiential art including American artists such as Edward Hopper and John Sloan as well as historical greats such as Goya. Students will be challenged to create highly philosophical and metaphorical works with a focus on portraiture (both realistic and abstract) in the mediums of drawing and painting.

  • DATES: Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, and 29; August 5 and 12
  • TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • TUITION: $60


C6. Becoming Masters of Art

C6a. Ages 5 – 8
This program introduces a relaxed studio environment for discovering old and new masters of art, mediums, and various techniques used to create expression in the visual arts. Presentations and activities are tailored to the age groups specified in the descriptions. Students can select themes in areas in which they need to focus and individually create composition and subject matter.

  • DATES: Saturdays July 9, 16, 23, and 30; August 6 and 13
  • TIME: 9:00am – 10:30am
  • TUITION: $60

C6b. Ages 9 – 12+
In this class students will have a more challenging art experience, learning more advanced art processes such as, but not limited to, perspective and color theory.

  • DATES: Saturdays July 9, 16, 23, and 30; August 6 and 13
  • TIME: 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • TUITION: $60

  Summer 2016 Children/Teen Class Registration Form