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Art Workshops, Classes and Camps

Students of all ages and levels enjoy the art workshops, classes and camps. Give the gift of creativity to your family, friends, children, grand kids and colleagues!
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2016 AOY Class Session Calendar

Registration Deadlines are one week prior to the start of each class.

  • Adult Art Classes/Workshops
  • Summer Art Camps
  • Youth Art Classes
  • Private Lessons
  • Teaching Artists
  • Summer

2016 Adult Art Classes



Anne Gannon70: I've Painted Before, Let's Do More!

$125. Members.   $140. Non-Members
REGISTRATION CLOSED
5 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
June 30 to August 18, 2016
Teaching Artist: Jim Bongartz

This painting class is for students who enjoy painting and feel comfortable with their progress in composing composition and have a basic understanding of color mixing. Students will continue to develop their personal styles. Group and individual critiques will help to examine what practices are working and what techniques need to be explored further. Students are encouraged to use photos and/or electronic devices that display imagery for their source material. Website: jamesbongartz.com

*** PLEASE NOTE: Class dates vary on Thursday evenings:
Class 1 - June 30th
Class 2 - July 7
Class 3 - July 21st
Class 4 - August 11
Class 5 - August 18


170: Drawing Essentials Continued ...

$150. Members.   $170. Non-Members REGISTRATION CLOSED
5 Thursdays,  6:30-9:30 pm
June 16 to July 14, 2016
Teaching Artist: Paul Mordetsky


This 5 week course will apply the concepts and methods learned in the previous session to drawing the head from life.

Students will learn the general constructive, planar, and proportional aspects of the human head, then use mapping and measuring, shape, and value strategies to drawing perceptually.
Students will draw each other using graphite and/or compressed charcoal. The possibility exists of hiring a model for one of the sessions (and/or finding volunteers).











2016 Summer Art Camps

2016 Artists of Yardley Summer Art Camps

Creative and Fun Summer Art Camps for children ages 6-16. Weekly Camps running NOW through August 19th. 

     

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There are over 60 camps across 9 weeks.  We’re sure that you and your young artist will find many topics of interest and we look forward to meeting you or -  seeing you again - this summer!
Before and After Care We are again offering a wide selection of options for Before and After Camp care. The hours of Extended Care are 7:30-9:00 AM and 4:00- to 6:00 PM. During these times, campers can participate in supervised games and creative activities.

Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. Your child is not registered until tuition is paid and emergency contact form is complete. Failure to make full payment may result in the loss of the camp spot when the camp is completely filled.

Advanced registration for Extended Care is required and Extended Care is only available to registered campers.  Registration is part of the Please note: Late pick up requires an additional fee. The late pick-up fee is $15 for every 15 minutes.

Before and After Camp:
5 day camps: AM program 7:30 am to 9:00 am,  $75 per week
PM program 4 pm to 6:00 pm - $100 per week
Before and after program combination - $150 per week

3 day camps: AM program 7:30 am to 9:00 am,  $45 per week
PM program 4 pm to 6:00 pm - $70 per week
Before and after program combination - $95 per week
Fee for late pick up after 6:00 pm is $15 per every 15 minute interval.

Additional Camp Policies
All campers must be signed in & out each day. 
Weekly campers enrolled in both a morning and afternoon session enjoy free, supervised hour during lunchtime. Please send a bag lunch with each child.

Extended day options can be added after initial registration but will not be eligible for early discount.  


Link to 2015 camp photos


Please click on the camp week below to display available camps for that week.
►Week 2 June 27-July 1



159: Watercolor Magic
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Susan Mitrano
Price: $195

Make a splash with watercolors this summer! Learn basic painting techniques including wet on wet, masking, color mixing, lifting, and gradated washes. Engaging projects will range from abstract to more realistic. This is a wonderful introduction for the beginner as well as an opportunity to expand your skills.


171: Stop Motion Film Production Workshop
Ages 13-16
9 am to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales
Price: $390

Build creative sets, backgrounds, props, and dynamic characters ready to film! Learn how to develop stop motion story boards and put together your very own movie on the iPad! 


178: Sculpting with Found Objects Ages 10-14
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Jim Bongartz
Price: $195

We will be exploring how to transform everyday objects into a three-dimensional relief sculpture. I have been collecting, washing, and breaking down recycling materials for the use of this class (mostly plastics) along with surface supports for this intensive project.
This sculpture is designed to incorporate ideas from various historical, post-war artists such as Louise Nevelson and contemporary works of art that have expanded our interpretation of found art sculpture. There is also a valuable lesson embedded in this project of using recyclables as a primary resource for creating art.





152: Rediscovering the Grimm Fairy Tales Camp Filled
Ages 6-8
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Laura Violante
Price: $195

Once Upon a Time the Grimm brothers wrote fairy tales having extraordinary characters. Those characters will come to life as we use 3D art. Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf will be made into puppets. Also, we will create the beanstalk from the story, Jack and the Beanstalk. Enjoy drawing Princesses, Princes, and Villains from well known fairy tales and maybe learning new fairy tales and characters, too!



204: Art Safari
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Sibyl Weidner
Price: $195

A lion roars, the hyena laughs, the elephant sounds their mighty trumpet- lets imagine being in Africa on the wild plains where these beautiful animals call home. This week is dedicated to the animals of Africa! Children will study their forms, their patterns and the beautiful shades and hues of their habitat. Painting, drawing, collage to name a few ways we will create art about these beautiful creatures. Have fun learning techniques to paint grass and clouds and many other textures. If weather permits we will have fun creating outside too.


154: Making Masks
Ages 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $195

Do you love making masks? If the answer is "yes", this is the class for you! During the week at camp, we will try to make as many masks as possible out of as many materials as possible which will include paper mache, plaster gauze, mat board, and much more.






►Week 3 July 6-8



161: Rip It Up
Ages 6-8
9 am -12 noon
Teaching Artist: Ursula Musella
Price: $125

Do you love to cut and paste, or to just rip and paste? Then you can decorate almost anything with colorful papers. In “Rip it Up!” campers will learn the basics of decoupage and decorate a picture frame to hold a treasured memory, a tissue paper votive candle holder, and a keepsake box or wood letter. Campers should bring a smock or large cool shirt they can use to protect clothing.



145: Selfie Expressions

Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Julie Stell
Price: $125

Everyone is taking “Selfies!” Come and learn the traditional and not so traditional ways of creating self-portraits. We will first look at and draw the anatomy of a face, using drawing pencils to shade in the values. Then, using a mirror, we will create a self portrait, using the tools we learned, in addition to a prepared charcoal surface, or “ground,” mirrors, a grid, and light and dark charcoal for light and dark values. Exploring further the self image, we will paint a background on poster board, then project our own image on top of this and paint it in, to create a “psychedelic” effect. Our next project will also use a projected image, but this time it will be super imposed over a collage of things that express who you are, for a “Pop Art Portrait”. Our last drawing will be either of a model, or each other, after we look at various artists renditions of people.


203: Art Imaginastix
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Sibyl Weidner
Price: $125

Children will have a wonderful week to imagine, develop and create their own story, illustrate and decorate a unique piece of art. Brainstorming, collaborating, laughter and jokes: all-important to this process! 
Your child’s creation may take the form of a book, but could also become a 3D sculpture or maybe a painting on fabric. 
The children will work as a group and individually to make their imaginative story come alive. Many artistic techniques will be explored and implemented in this project: paper marbling, collage, Geli print paper and oil pastels to name a few. Every day kids create a new part of their piece. Take home a beautiful, custom keepsake at the end of the week. 

 


181: Critters and Creatures in Clay! CAMP CLOSED
Ages 6-8
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price $125

Children will explore Animal shapes and textures using many different types of clay.
We will make a handmade press mold for multiple clay critters of the same kind. 
Have fun mixing different animal parts together to create your own original creature
as a "masterpiece" in this fun and funny 3-D class!


166: Mosaic Madness
Ages 9-12
1 - 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $125

This camp will focus on mosaic projects of all types from simple cement stepping stones, to glass beaded mirrors and trivits. All types of materials will be used from China pieces, glass beads, shells, stones, to ceramic tiles.


180: It's All About The Name CAMP CLOSED
Ages 9-12
1 - 4 pm
Teaching Artist: James Bongartz
Price: $125

Borrowing from the graffiti style of calligraphy, students will create their own contemporary identity painting. All design elements – line, color, depth, pattern, form, and texture will be used as symbolic embellishments to create their own “rad tag–painting”.


198: Geometric DesignsCAMP CLOSED
Ages 9-12
1 - 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $125

Bending, Folding, Flexing Geometric Shapes and forms! Create your own designs and explore the world of Three Dimensional Space and color. We will spend week making various fun and interesting forms such as Tri-Flexagons and Dodecahedrons with connecting designs in bright and glorious color.


►Week 4 July 11-15



185: Magical Land of Fairies
CAMP FULL
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Design and paint your very own magical fairy house using lovely colored paints, sparkly ribbon and fabric, jewels, and a touch of fairy dust. We’ll be sure to disguise our fairy houses by adding natural materials like shells, moss and twigs collected on a nature walk right on the Patterson Farm. Then we’ll create a beautiful fairy to accompany your house using clothespins, yarn, fabric and paint. Last, we’ll add a special touch of fairy dust to finish it off!




image158: The ART of Science
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Sue Mitrano
Price: $195

Come see how science inspires art while we explore the insects, animals and plants on our beautiful Patterson farm! Whether drawing, painting or 'collaging,' we’ll create our own art inspired by the workings of the world around us.







202: The Great Adventure
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: John Mckernan
Price: $195


Greetings young quest seeker! Are you up for a great adventure? Along the way you will learn and acquire various drawing, painting and 3D skills. To start off we will each create our own treasure maps that will lead us to fortunes untold. But hold on tight! We will be confronting obstacles along the way. We shall travel through forbidden lands, encounter extraordinary creatures and explore ancient ruins to obtain this amazing treasure. Are you brave enough young adventurer? Then get your gear together, hold on to your shorts and brace yourself for a summer of fun!



144: Are You Making Faces at Me?
Ages 6-8
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Julie Stell
Price: $195

Everyone draws faces at some time in her life, but do you know how to create a realistic face? We will learn the proper proportions, as well as how to shade the face to make it look real. From there, we will play with different ways to create a face. In our “Picasso Face” project, we will discuss patterns and symmetry, dividing the face into interesting shapes, and finish it using colored markers. Fun! We will also create an “Inside My Head” collage, sculpt heads using by using Roman busts as our inspiration, and lastly create a mask with plaster strips, and decorate with paint, feathers, and glitter.





175: Picture Book Author/Illustrator Camp
Ages 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Lee Harper
Price: $195


In this five-day series of workshops, acclaimed children’s book illustrator Lee Harper leads young author/illustrators step-by-step through a simplified version of the real-life process of writing and illustrating a picture book. With Mr. Harper’s guidance, each camper will write their own picture book story, work with a critique partner, revise their manuscript, create a storyboard, design characters, draw and paint a watercolor sample. 

Day one:
Using prompts, each author/illustrator teams up with a critique partner to write his/her own picture book story, and then makes revisions.

Day two:
Manuscript is divided into pages, each page is drawn with stick figures on Post-its, and arranged on a board. Characters are designed and drawn from three different angles in different settings.

Day three:
Work begins on final picture book dummy.

Day four:
Each author/illustrator completes their picture book dummy.

Day five: 
Each author/illustrator learns simple technique of transferring a drawing to watercolor paper. Using basic watercolor techniques as demonstrated by Mr. Harper, each camper paints one or two sample pages. 



183: Advanced Drawing Techniques
Ages 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Advanced students will explore more of what they LOVE about art!
Using a variety of techniques, the artists will learn about the use of: color theory, point of view, diminution, convergence, contrast, emphasis, and balance to create excellent artworks using their own sense of style! Materials such as cut paper, colored pencils, pastel, and acrylic paint will be incorporated into the students' original projects.

►Week 5 July 18-22



191: Operation Imagination
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $195

Take a journey to the land of make-believe. Creating majestic landscapes with characters, Mythological tales, and their environments while experimenting with drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques.






170: Hand Painted Clay Caricatures
Ages 6-8

9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales
Price: $195

Design, model, and sculpt your own original 3D characters! Bring them to life using sculpting tools and props to give your action figures their own individual personalities. Take home hand painted original caricatures to show to all of your friends and family!



199: Surrealistic Collages
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Enter the world of Surrealism through the medium of collage. Collage allows students to create Hyper-Realistic images without difficulty. Explore the mesmerizing world of Salvador Dali and the quirky creations of Rene Magritte. Change reality in your images by adding odd, fascinating or humorous elements to photographs. Collages may have an overall theme or be a mixed bag of interesting items. Campers will learn to choose material, cut carefully with X-Acto tools and place images in fascinating 2-D and 3-D backgrounds.


167: Christmas!..In July?
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $195


Sounds crazy doesn't it? Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, the winter holidays are full of endless ideas for making all kinds of interesting things. We will channel our inner reindeer as we make ornaments, putz and candy houses, menorahs and so much more! Who knows, it might even snow!



192: Lines, Shapes, and Colors, OH, MY!

Ages 6-8
1pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $195


Let's create masterpieces using three simple ingredients: lines, shapes, and colors! Learning the basics of the elements of art and transforming lines, shapes, and color into masterpieces, we will experiment with drawing, painting, printing, and sculpting techniques.



168: Picasso to Pop Art
Ages 13-16
1pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $195


Students will work on projects inspired by the work of 20 th century artists. We will start with projects inspired by the cubist ideas of Pablo Picasso and end with the pop art ideas of Andy Warhol. Students will use a variety of media and will do drawing, painting, sculpture and collage.


146: Dragons, Manga and All Things Japanese
Ages: 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teach Artist: Julie Stell
Price: $195

Konichiwa! Welcome to the Orient. In this camp we will explore the art of the Far East. This includes Oriental brush painting, watercolor, fish printing, origami and cartooning. We will look at examples of Japanese art and make our own creations, finishing each piece with our own signature "chop". Come and experience how art on the other side of the world is created!


205: Paper Week
Ages: 6-8
1 pm to 4 pm
Teach Artist: Sibyl Weidner
Price: $195

This week will focus on all things paper crafts. Paper pulp Rainbows, marbled and Suminigashi purses, colorful tissue lanterns, pretty paper flowers, imaginative animal room decoration.


►Week 6 July 25-29





182: Nature Explorers!
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

The children will explore their natural surroundings and find items for use in a variety of artworks, including: collage, oil and dry pastel paintings, colored pencil and watercolor. The media will be demonstrated and techniques developed while encouraging creative use of the natural elements. Attention will be drawn to the incredible variety of natural forms and the need to honor and protect all of creation.




188: ZenTangle Extravaganza!!
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price $195

Do you love to draw and doodle? If so this is the camp for you! Let all of those drawings that you draw come to life as you create unique works of art. Join and enjoy as we fill each page with lots of cool designs!











179: Face Off!
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist:James Bongartz
Price: $195

Explore how the human face can be used creatively and symbolically. By observing various historical artists and artifacts that have expanded our interpretation of the human face (such as Picasso, Andy Warhol and cultural ceremonial masks) we will create up to three projects – a sculpture, a painting and a mixed medium work of art.

147: Wear Your Art!
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Julie Stell
Price: $195

Did you ever think of wearing your artistic creations? Well, in this camp you can! Come and learn how to turn a bunch of knotted rope and beads into bracelets, necklaces and belts in the art of Macrame. And who doesn't love tie dye? You can make your own tee shirt and look really cool! We will also learn the art of weaving on an Inkle Loom, where you can make a bookmark, a place mat, or a belt. Fabric painting on hats, sneakers or whatever, is also a way to display your talent and express yourself!


196: People Places & POP-UPS!
Ages 6-8
1-4pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195


Explore the fun and excitement of making your art work POP-UP from the page! We will focus on human and animal figures as well as landscapes and buildings to  make our drawings and paintings come alive by jumping right up from the page. Students will use many different media such as watercolor, colored pencil, oil pastel and collage to make truly original works of art & design. All work will be able to store flat while allowing them to be displayed in their full 3-Dimensional glory!


161: Rip It Up
Ages 6-8
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Ursula Musella
Price: $125

Do you love to cut and paste, or to just rip and paste? Then you can decorate almost anything with colorful papers. In “Rip it Up!” campers will learn the basics of decoupage and decorate a picture frame to hold a treasured memory, a tissue paper votive candle holder, and a keepsake box or wood letter. Campers should bring a smock or large cool shirt they can use to protect clothing.










195: Cartooning
Ages 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $195


Do you like telling stories? Do you like to draw? If so, this camp is for you!! We will explore basic cartooning drawing skills, the basics of penciling, coloring. Explore the unique story-telling language of comics and graphic novels and apply what you learn to create our own cartoon!








160: TOAST! - Outdoor Sculptures
Ages 13-16
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales
Price: $195


TOAST! will create a series of outdoor sculptures designed to represent the Yardley area with themes such as "creative diversity" which will then be displayed outside - drawing interest and curiosity from everyone coming to AOY! Sculptors will be put to the test in the areas of durability and overall design! Yard sculptures will be constructed using weather proof recycled/ found items such as plastics, wires, rubber, stones etc. turning them into environmental works of art!

►Week 7 August 1-5





159: Watercolor Magic

Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Sue Mitrano
Price: $195


Make a splash with watercolors this summer! Learn basic painting techniques including wet on wet, masking, color mixing, lifting, and gradated washes. Engaging projects will range from abstract to more realistic. This is a wonderful introduction for the beginner as well as an opportunity to expand your skills.


146: Dragons, Manga and All Things Japanese
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Julie Stell
Price: $195


Konichiwa! Welcome to the Orient. In this camp we will explore the art of the Far East. This includes Oriental brush painting, watercolor, fish printing, origami and cartooning. We will look at examples of Japanese art and make our own creations, finishing each piece with our own signature "chop". Come and experience how art on the other side of the world is created!


184: Mixed Media Creations
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Have a BLAST mixing a variety of materials together to create original 2-D and 3-D artworks! Creative combinations of colored pencil, acrylic paint, special papers, beads & sequins, as well as other materials will bring new life to everyday objects and express you personality.



193: Altered Chairs
CAMP FULL
Ages 12-16
9 pm to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $195

From old and unused to the coolest thing in the room!!! Grab an old chair and it’s time to begin! Join us for a week filled with planning, sanding, and painting your own design on a chair. Together we will make the forgotten chair into the one people admire. Bring a chair and lots of ideas as we create a one of a kind piece of functional art!!!!









153: Dream Catchers and More!
Ages 6-8
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Laura Violante
Price: $195

Let's have a Pow Wow! Create dream catchers and discover their legend. Make parfleches which Native Americans used to transport food, clothing, or special items. We will make one to use as a portfolio for artwork. Also, learn to draw and construct tepees, other Native American dwellings, canoes, and head dresses.


194: Print make and repeat – PRINTMAKING!
Ages 10-14
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $195

Enjoy making an image you can print over and over again!!! We will explore a variety of printmaking methods and materials as we create a beautiful and unique designs. We will investigate a variety of printmaking techniques as we create fantastic prints that will be sure to amaze! This is your chance to express yourself and create amazing printed art!


169: Art in King Arthur's Court
Ages 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $195

This camp will focus on the Art of the Middle Ages. Campers will build their own castle, design their own coat of arms, create stained glass window inspired paintings and make their very own jesters hat.



157: Art from Near and Far
Ages 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist:
Susan Mitrano
Price: $195


Travel to distant lands this summer! Campers will learn about other cultures and their traditional art forms through artmaking along with stories. Create projects such as Nigerian Batik fabrics and Oaxacan patterned animal sculptures.





►Week 8 August 8-12



185: Magical Land of Faeries
Camp FILLED  
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Enter the Magical Land of Faeries, where you will create faerie figures, accessories and even your very own Faerie house! The children will explore multiple examples of Faeries in literature and illustration and choose a flower or plant to focus on in creating our Faerie Crafts. We week end, bring your Faeries outside to create a Faerie village and pose them in nature for photographs!


151: Fun with Stencils
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Laura Violante
Price: $195

Enjoy using stencils to decorate practically anything: paper, wood, bricks, etc. Learn different techniques of stenciling with brushes, foam and brayers. Bring in an image of your favorite cartoon character, flower, car, or critter to trace and make your own stencil from it! The beauty of stencils is that they can be used over and over again!

176: Piece it Together!
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Amy Julin
Price: $195

Do you love to create collage posters to decorate your room? Are you inspired by images you find from magazines or other places? Let's enjoy the summer of 2016 by learning about the tradition of collage! We will study the work of Matisse, Schwitters, Krasner Hockney and more. We’ll create a series of collages with different kinds of art media. We'll find that collage can surprisingly provide artists the freedom to express our unique perspectives.


164: Walk Like and Egyptian
Ages: 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $195

This camp will focus on the artistic styles of the ancient Egyptians. Make a King Tut- like mask out of paper mâché, learn to write your name in hieroglyphs, carve and paint a scene on a plaster wall and so much more!


191: Operation Imagination
Ages 6-8
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $195

Take a journey to the land of make-believe. Creating majestic landscapes with characters, Mythological tales, and their environments while experimenting with drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques.






173: Masterpiece Magic
Ages 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Julie Stell
Price: $195


Picture yourself in Van Gogh's "Starry Night!" Imagine talking to "Mona Lisa" on a cell phone! In this camp we will explore different masterpieces of art and put our own spin on them. We will use mixed media and create collage type pieces, learning various techniques in the process. We will use watercolors, oil pastels and acrylic paint, among other materials. There is no limit to what ideas can be explored and what magic you can create!


165: Arte Mexicana
Ages 13-15
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $195


This camp will focus on the Art of Mexico. Projects will focus on the colorful symbolism of the Day of the Dead holiday as well as making piñatas and sewing mola pillows.

177: Surreal Dream Imagery
Ages 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Amy Julin
Price: $195


Do you like to think about your strange dreams or try to figure out what they mean? Do you ever mindlessly doodle in your notebook? If so, you will love learning about Surrealism. We will make symbolic drawings inspired by your subconscious and your dreams and we’ll learn about famous Surrealist artists along the way.
►Week 9 August 15-19



148: Musical Art
Ages 6-8
9-12 pm
Teaching Artist: Julie Stell
Price $195

Do you like art AND music? In Musical Art Camp we do both. We will listen to different types of music and make simple instruments to play along. We will also make wind chimes out of various found objects. Painting to music is also part of this camp, as we learn to "see music with our eyes, and hear paintings with our ears."



196: People Places & POP-UPS!
Ages 6-8
9-12 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Explore the fun and excitement of making your art work POP-UP from the page! We will focus on human and animal figures as well as landscapes and buildings to  make our drawings and paintings come alive by jumping right up from the page. Students will use many different media such as watercolor, colored pencil, oil pastel and collage to make truly original works of art & design. All work will be able to store flat while allowing them to be displayed in their full 3-Dimensional glory!


195: Cartooning
Ages 9-12
9am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $195


Do you like telling stories? Do you like to draw? If so, this camp is for you!! We will explore basic cartooning drawing skills, the basics of penciling, coloring. Explore the unique story-telling language of comics and graphic novels and apply what you learn to create our own cartoon!








200: Pause for Paws
Ages 6-8
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Ursula Musella
Price: $195


This summer pay special attention to your canine or feline companion! In Pause for Paws young artists will emBARK on a journey celebrating that PURRfect pet by personalizing some or all of the following items: pet food bowls and place mats, a pet picture frame, a multi-media likeness of pet on canvas, and a celebratory pet t-shirt. Students may bake pet treats, time permitting. Required: a clear close-up photo of young artist's feline/canine pet(s).







186: Jumbo Junk Food!
Ages 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price $195

Campers will enter the exciting world of GIANT Objects! We will use a variety of techniques and materials to make Jumbo versions of our favorite candy, chips, cakes, etc. We will focus on enlarging the items in a proportionate manner so that all elements of the sculptures and drawings will relate well to one another. Come prepared to have a fun time making all things BIGGER than they actually are. Campers are welcome to investigate their favorite Junk Food in advance and bring wrappers to class on day one so we can jump right in!






Please check back for our Fall Session Youth Art Classes


Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Fall Youth Classes - Artists of Yardley

Summer Hours, Thursday Evenings only,
 6:30 - 9:30 PM, June 16th - July 21st, and August 11th and 18th.


Please read the following about private/semi-private lessons:

Students may request private or sem-private lessons with the following mediums/instructors

Note: If you hover over the links below with your mouse, you will see samples of the artists' work

  • Drawing Adult Students - David Rivera

    Learn the basics of drawing in pencil or charcoal. A "three dimensional" rendering is nothing more than an accurate representation of proportion, perspective and tonal values on a two dimensional surface. There are proven methods which can help to unveil the mystery about drawing accurately. With the right tools you can learn how to make educated decisions which will allow you to render a believable still life, portrait, figure or whatever else you wish to draw. A few of the lessons that I teach include sight-size and comparative measuring, compositional sketching, the rules of perspective, various shading techniques and anatomical studies for figures and/or portraits.

  • Drawing Youth - Julie Stell

    Drawing is the basis for all art. In this course we will learn drawing technique including, but not limited to, shading, cross hatching and color blending. We will use several types of media including pencils, charcoal, ink, colored pencils, oil and chalk pastels and even a bit of watercolor. Our focus will be drawing objects from life and learning to see things in terms of the elements of art: line, shape, value, color, texture, space and design. The more we learn to really look at things, the better our drawings become. Once techniques are mastered, we can become more proficient and unlimited in our ability to express ourselves.

  • Design and Illustration - Elaine Morales

    Enter the world of graphic design and illustration. Learn branding skills and discover bold ways to capture thoughts and ideas through original artwork created by you!

    Practice different styles and techniques in finalizing design pieces for your personal projects or portfolio. 

    Receive personalized tips and pointers to enhance the over all aesthetic of your design.


  • Adobe Photoshop - Elaine Morales (note: Students must have a computer, laptop, or ipad on which to access the Adobe Creative Cloud). This is for beginners or those with intermediate knowledge of the most recent photoshop version available on adobe creative cloud.

    While in session we will cover : photo manipulation, photo restoration, digital painting/illustrating, save/print settings, creating and editing brushes, as well as review tools and techniques to better enhance your photoshop skills and familiarity with the program.

  • Acrylic Painting - Jim Bongartz

    Students will learn the necessary steps to produce a finished painting on canvas exercising concepts of composition, under painting, color mixing and blocking-in. Photographic references will be utilized for source imagery as students learn rendering techniques.
    I have been a full-time art teacher for 35 years while maintaining a professional painting studio. Happy to work with any student willing to build their creative skills and talent. Preferring acrylic painting as a teaching medium I am fluent with two-dimensional mediums such as oils, watercolor, pastels, drawing and mixed medium. Helping students build a strong, professional portfolio is one of my most rewarding teaching experiences.   Please visit my website jamesbongartz.com for details regarding my Bio and passion for painting.

  • Oil Painting - Nancy Lloyd

    Instruction will be oriented to helping the student achieve his or her own goals. Using photos and still life set-ups, painting fundamentals will be referenced, including color theory, paint application, values, contrasts, composition, and perspective. A variety of approaches and surfaces will be explored. A supply list will be provided.





Private/semi-private lesson packages are offered in 3 or 4 class blocks with times of 1-1/2 hours, 2 hours, 2-1/2 hours, or 3 hours per class.

Payment for Private/Semi-Private lessons are as follows: Individual: $75/hour

Group of 2 people: $65/hour per person

Group of 3 people: $55/hour per person

Payment is made ahead of time and after submitting the request for a private/semi-private lesson. Once you hear back from your instructor, follow this link to make payment . For semi-private lessons, all payments must be received prior to the first session.

Cancellation Policy For Individual Private Lessons:
  • Rescheduling a lesson requires a minimum of 24 hour notice to the assigned instructor.
  • No refunds for cancellations or absences.

  Cancellation Policy For Small Group Lessons:
  • If there is any change in group size prior to the start of the first lesson, the student or students who cancel will not be refunded.
  • Rescheduling a private group lesson requires a minimum of 24 hour notice to the assigned instructor.
  • Group rescheduling is done as a single group lesson for all participants.

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Teaching Artists

Jim Bongartz Watch Video

 

James Bongartz began his passion for art during formal childhood lessons at the Carnegie Institute and continuing at Carnegie-Mellon University following a BSEd in art education from Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania. He has painted for over thirty years, exhibiting in galleries and juried shows throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Many of his works are in private collections. Most paintings are responses and interpretation from his own photography. Mastering the use of color and brushwork as a form of processing imagery and evoking experiences are current inspirations. James is a member of Art+10, a Princeton based artist group and AOY. A portfolio of Jim's paintings and further details about current and past exhibits can be seen on his website: jamesbongartz.com.
 

Anne Gannon Watch Video

Anne was educated at the Traphagen School of Fashion, NYC and at the School of Visual Arts, NYC. Early on, she worked as an Illustrator for Well Being magazine in San Diego, then at Hammacher Schlemmer in NYC, where her drawings were published weekly in The New York Times and in the Wall Street Journal. She also designed licensing artwork for Merrill Lynch and other Wall Street firms. In 2003, Anne started teaching art classes while beginning a new career as a surrealist and an abstract painter. Recently she has had much success with her Encaustic work. Anne has been with the AOY since their inception in 2004, serving on the board and in various other areas of the organization. An award-winning artist, Anne’s work has been shown locally, in east coast states and abroad."

 
Nelly Kouzmina

Fiber Artist & Instructor, Feltinelli LLC, Member of International Association of  Feltmakers  IFA,U.K, Member of Northeast Guild of Feltmakers, U.S. and Member of Surface Design Association, U.S. I am a self taught fiber artist working with natural fibers and dyes creating variety of pieces from wall art to wearable art  exploring the broad possibilities of felt making. All of my work is original and one of a kind. It is my passion, hobby and love. I share my knowledge and experience with students of all age groups. I participate in various juried art shows in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. http://feltinelli.blogspot.com, email: feltinelli@gmail.com .
 

Elaine Morales
 

Elaine's main priority as an artist is to express a deeper connection between works of art and their admirers. She believes that artists are never done learning, therefore her passion for art has been flourishing since she first picked up a pencil at a young age. Art has always been a part of who she is and to this day she continues to cultivate her skills in multiple media forms.  She studied Multimedia Arts and Animation at the Art Institute in Philadelphia where she then went onto freelancing and teaching art classes to all ages. As an artist Elaine has acquired many skills both digital and traditional.  Aside from digital artwork and animating, Elaine also enjoys working with all types of paints, creating ceramics, sculpting with cut paper, printmaking, airbrush art, mixed media, graphic design, drawing and illustrating, character design, and anything else she can get her hands on.  Her love for visual arts has her constantly thriving to learn more as she shares with others the unconstrained possibilities of the art world. Feel free to visit her website for samples of her work: www.elainemorales2d.weebly.com

Paul Mordetsky

Paul Mordetsky received his BFA. in painting in 1976 from the Philadelphia College of Art (now, The University Of The Arts) in 1976.
 

He has taught art and art history to a broad spectrum of ages since 1990. He has taught at The Princeton Latin Academy, Rutgers Prep, Jerry’s Artarama Studios, Artists of Yardley, The Peddie School, Artworks, Princeton Adult School, and the Continuing Education division of Mercer County Community College.

Since 1998, Paul has been an adjunct instructor for drawing and design in the Fine Arts wing of Mercer County Community College.

He has exhibited widely in the area and beyond including shows at The Artists’ Gallery, The Peddie School, Gross McCleaf Gallery, The Rosenfeld Gallery, Ruth Morpeth, The Salmagundi Club, Trenton City Museum; Walker Gallery Annual; Gold Light; Mehu Gallery; New Jersey City University; The Principle Gallery; Phillips Mill; Arts Guild of New Jersey; Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre – Australia; Studio Montclair; D&R Greenway; TCNJ; Mercer County Community College, Gallery of South Orange and the New Jersey State Museum.

Paul’s works are in many public and private collections, notably, The Museum Society of Trenton, Cigna, NYNEX, NJ Bell, Dupont, Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and Educational Testing Services.

Http://paulmordetsky.artspan.com to see his work.

 
Jo-Ann Osnoe Watch Video

holds a BFA from Parson’s School of Design and is celebrated for her watercolor work. She moves effortlessly from still life to landscape to florals and local scenes. Expanding recently into oil painting, she has gained recognition in this medium as well, winning First Place in a recent Bucks County art competition. She finds inspiration in nature and her Bucks County surroundings, where she has made her home for the past fifteen years. A dedicated and focused artist, she has exhibited in over one hundred local group shows, including over a dozen juried regional and national exhibitions. www.jo-annosnoe.com
 
Joey Perillo

Joey Perillo is a veteran character actor and Teen and Adult acting instructor who has worked and taught in Philadelphia, Princeton, New York and Los Angeles for more than 30 years. Joey has appeared as a principal (speaking) actor in virtually every theatrical medium including 15 major motion pictures such as "Philadelphia," "12 Monkeys," Rachel Getting Married, " "The Negotiator," "The Manchurian Candidate,".....and the original (and best) "Hairspray."

Joey has appeared as a principal on several TV shows: most recently on HBO's "Veep," "ER," "Hack," "Homicide," "The Wire," and an obscure HBO series, "The Sopranos." Joey teaches summer camp sessions at several college campuses for Kathy Wickline Casting in Philadelphia and teaches advanced adult classes in Yardley. Joey is a long time Member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity Association.

Lian Sawires
Lian Sawires is a silk artist who creates dramatic wearable art, wall art and installations using soft materials to express movement and emotion. She attended the School of Visual Arts, NYC, and the Brooklyn Museum Art School. With work displayed in craft galleries around the country, her passion is the power of clothing to transform how we think, act and feel about ourselves. Trained as an abstract painter, she engages in Japanese dyeing, layering, painting and discharging all types of silk to create complex one-of-a-kind/one of a series pieces. Lian is a member of the American Crafts Council, the PA Guild of Craftsmen, Silk Painters International (SPIN) and the National Center for Creative Aging. Website: www.fineartwearable.com


Joanne Donnelly Seglem Watch Video

is an award winning artist and photographer living in Yardley, PA, who graduated with honors in Fine Arts from Russell Sage College, NY. Over the years she has worked as Teacher, Art Director, Book Designer and Gallery Manager. Joanne's painting and photography has garnered regional recognition and awards throughout the region. Her work is in many private and permanent collections. Joanne continues to explore new artistic territory with continuing education and exploration. She believes that everyone can unleash their artistic potential and free their imaginations by letting go of self-imposed rules and restrictions. Her collage class aims to do just that with a variety of tips and techniques offered in a fun and carefree manner. www.myimajes.com

Julie Stell

Julie has been an artist ever since she was in Kindergarten. It wasn’t until she was a junior at the University of Wisconsin, that she changed her major from art to art education. Julie decided what better way to make a living than to teach what she loves? She's been teaching now for over 30 years. She continued her education after her three children were grown by attending Memphis College of Art, and graduated with a Masters degree in Art Education. As an art educator, she felt she needed to learn about as many art processes as possible. Julie fell in love with oil painting and pottery making. She continues to explore different styles and techniques in these areas, and finds herself often pleasantly surprised at what appears before her on the canvas, and on the wheel. Julie believes the process of creating to be important for one’s well being and also believes in Dostoevsky’s quote that “Beauty will save the world.”

Tom Stevenson

Lured inside by colored plastic jewelry, figurines, castles and other random models  in the window display of the retail store for MakerBot, a 3D printer manufacturer, on Mulberry Street in NYC while on a lunchtime stroll from his office in SOHO,  Tom discovered something entirely new to do with software.  Personal computing had added a dimension, from 2D, to 3D things.  Desktop 3D lies at the center of a culture of DIYer's where 3D printing has empowered creative minds to make objects practical to sublime.   For Tom's students,  exploring 3D printing exercises basic artistic concepts of visualization, problem solving with a dash of engineering thrown in.  Tom sees 3D  technology spinning off new opportunities for self expression and career choices which will emerge from its community of doers and makers.  Tom was the Chief Technology Officer of a software company in New York, and a Wall Street executive for 25 years.  He is also a member of AOY's photography group and has coded applications and designed websites.