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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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2017 AOY Class Session Calendar

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

  • Adult Art Classes/Workshops
  • Youth Art Classes
  • Summer Camps
  • Private Lessons
  • Teaching Artists
  • Spring 2
  • Spring I
  • Workshops

Please refer to ‘Teaching Artists’ tab for teacher bios.



April 23 to June 3, 2017

 




190: Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop– Beginner to Advanced  REGISTRATION CLOSED
190a: Saturday & Sunday, April 8th & 9th, 9am - 12 pm: $140 members/$ 160 non-members
190b: Sunday (only), April 9th, 9am - 12 pm; $65 members/$80 non-members
Teaching Artist: Barry Koplowitz

Plein Air Oil Painting – Beginner to Advanced. 
Two Workshops of 3 hours each.  Students should know the basics of oil painting. 

First session: Plein Air concepts, supplies, gear and approach.
Covers different approaches to Plein Air painting. Will have an opportunity to see various easels and pochade boxes. Will discuss choosing a location and composition and getting started in general. 

Second Session: A demonstration where I will do a 2-hour Alla Prima painting while discussing the decisions to be made and explaining my choices. Covers setup and tear down of Plein Air kit. If weather permits can paint outside (true Plein Air). Otherwise will paint from photo indoors.








185: Painting the Landscape Impressionistic Style
REGISTRATION CLOSED

$100. Members. $120. Non-Members
April 23, 30 and May 7, 2017 ; 3 sessions/Sundays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Renee Egan

Learn to paint impressionist style utilizing new techniques in color mixing, pallet knife and brush application. The student will paint one of their favorite landscapes using an impressionistic approach. There will be instructions on creating interesting compositions along with layering paint to create a painterly scene. Oil paint or acrylic paint can be used. Please bring along your favorite landscape photos for source reference. A supply list will be sent upon receiving a class roster.












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

$150. Members.   $170. Non-Members
6 Tuesdays,  9:30 - 12:00 pm
April 25 to May 30, 2017
Teaching Artist: Jim Bongartz



This acrylic painting class is for students who enjoy creating paintings 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. Beginners are welcome and will receive instruction in using a blocking-in method and basic color mixing practices. All students are encouraged to use photos and/or electronic devices that display imagery for their source material.
Website: jamesbongartz.com








20: I've Never Painted Before In My Life! REGISTRATION CLOSED

$150. Members. $170. Non-Members
20a: 6 sessions/Tuesdays 1:00 -3:30 pm - April 25 to May 30, 2017 or
20b: 6 sessions/Thursdays 6:30 - 9:00 pm - April 27 to June 1, 2017
Teaching Artist: Jim Bongartz

But guess what? You can easily learn how by using acrylic paints! Bring your laptops to paint from your own uploaded photographs or images captured off the Internet. Of course, printed images are suitable for use as source material too. Students will explore blocking-in methods while developing subject matter with expressive color and brushwork. The instructor will give demonstrations and students will start off creating studies of simple still life to learn basic techniques in color mixing and building volume and space. The instructor will offer critiques that assist in constructive problem solving. Supplies are provided by the student. Level: Beginner’s thru Intermediate.
Website: www.jamesbongartz.com














136: Beginning Oil Painting Designed with You in Mind REGISTRATION CLOSED

$180. Members. $200. Non-Members
6 sessions/Tuesdays 6:30 to 9:30 pm
April 25 to May 30, 2017
Teaching Artist: Nancy Lloyd Watch Video

This course is for the beginning or returning student. Students will be given individual attention and 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 introduced, including color theory, paint application, values, contrasts, composition, and perspective. A variety of approaches will be explored. A supply list will be provided.





165: Photography-The Basics REGISTRATION CLOSED

$150. Members. $170. Non-Members
6 sessions/Tuesdays 6:30 to 9:00 pm
April 25 to May 30, 2017
Teaching Artist: Michelle Brixius-Kasich

Do you have a great camera that you just wish you could use better? Ever wonder what that button is for? What's an ISO? By the end of this class you will be shooting basic portraits and travel photos with your camera. You will learn how to set up your camera, how to get the right focus, how to take pictures of people, some sports and action, and a bit of landscape photography. The last class bring in your favorite 5 images as 4x6 or larger. You will need an SLR or Mirrorless 4/3's camera with interchangeable lenses and your manual. Camera should be able to shoot in Manual mode. Be prepared to take notes.



195: Pastel for Beginners REGISTRATION CLOSED

$150. Members. $170. Non-Members
6 sessions/Tuesdays 6:30 to 9:00 pm
April 25 to May 30, 2017
Teaching Artist: Kellen Mears

We will explore the use of pastel with a simple step by step method that will instill confidence while encouraging self expression and spontaneity. Topics to be covered will be materials to be used, composition, value development, and color selection. Its all practice. No previous experience of pastel necessary. Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. So don't be afraid. Give pastels a try.









146: Secret Techniques of the Old Masters REGISTRATION CLOSED

$180. Members. $200. Non-Members
6 sessions/Wednesday 9:30 to 12:30 pm
April 26 to May 31, 2017
Teaching Artist: David Rivera Watch Video

Oil painting is an extremely versatile medium with a long history dating back to the mid-fourteen hundreds. The goal of this class is to provide students with a thorough knowledge of traditional painting techniques such as grisaille, glazing, scumbling, ground preparation and more. The knowledge of these techniques are what allowed artists of centuries past to create such convincing illusions of reality. 

Examples of Old Master paintings will be observed and discussed as a way of introducing various techniques. In addition to learning these techniques, students will also develop a deeper understanding of materials. The preparation of wooden panels and the stretching of canvas will be discussed.








78: Handmade Felting Techniques REGISTRATION CLOSED

$180. Members. $200. Non-Members
6 sessions/Wednesdays, 9:30 to 12:30 pm
April 26 to May 31, 2017
Teaching Artist: Nelly Kouzmina


From basic flat felting to luxurious surface design, this six week class progresses into Cobweb felting, felt collage, seamless accessory, exploring felt embellishments and finally, felt hat making. Two workshops are being offered during the 5th and 6th week of this session, providing additional opportunity to further develop projects created in this class. Please check the workshop pages on this site for the details of my Cobweb Felt and Felt & Shibori workshops.


13: Watercolor: Beyond the Basics

$150 Members. $170 Non-Members
6 sessions/ Wednesdays 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
April 26 to May 31, 2017
Teaching Artist: Jo-Ann Osnoe

Take your watercolors to the next level by advancing your knowledge of color choices, values, composition, and exploring experimental techniques. Students will receive one-on-one instruction based on their individual interests and inspiration. You can bring your own photos to use as reference, work from still life or on a piece you wish to finish. This course is for students who are familiar with basic techniques and wish to advance to the next level.
Supplies provided by student – Instructor will email you with supply list.

Level: Intermediate with basic knowledge and some experience with watercolors.

Website: www.jo-annosnoe.com







12: Watercolor: Let it Flow!

$150 Members. $170 Non-Members
6 sessions/ Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:30 pm
April 26 to May 31, 2017
Teaching Artist: Jo-Ann Osnoe

Discover how watercolor painting can produce some fascinating results by understanding how the paper, pigment and water react together. We will start by learning some basic watercolor techniques such as blended washes, wet-into-wet, resists, scraping, lifting and dry brush. Working from set-ups in the studio and from photos, we will apply these techniques as we create still life, landscape and floral paintings. For beginner or experienced students. Students supply their own materials; a supply list will be emailed when registration closes, a week before the start of the first class.


Website: www.jo-annosnoe.com


118: Color Concepts REGISTRATION CLOSED

$180 Members $200 Non-members
6 sessions/ Wednesdays 1:30 to 4:30 pm
April 26 to May 31, 2017
Teaching Artist: David Rivera Watch Video

Through various drawing and painting exercises, students will explore different methods of observing color. The course will begin with the introduction of the gray scale, and progress, through specific exercises, to working with a full range of colors in a variety of mediums. Students will learn about the relationship between warm and cool colors and how these play into creating the illusion of light and atmoshere. Layering applications on different surfaces (including pre-toned papers and prepared grounds) will be explored and students will acquire a thorough understanding of color concepts through observational exercises. Color will be analyzed in the following order; value, tints and shades, chromatic and achromatic grays, warm/cool contrasts, primary, secondary and tertiary colors, complimentary and harmonizing colors.




174: Oil Painting Studio Class with Instruction

$150 Members. $170. Non-Members
6 sessions/Thursdays 9:30 -12:00 pm
April 27 to June 1, 2017
Teaching Artist: Anne Gannon

Students can work on whatever choose - unfinished paintings or begin something new. They can work from photo's or set up their own 'Still LIfe'. With individual guidance and instruction, each student has the opportunity to hone their skills while focusing on their choices. All aspects of oil painting are covered and discussed depending on each students needs. In a setting like this, we learn from each other and stay inspired! Before class ends everyone participates in a critique of the works that were done that day. This is for students with basic oil painting skills through Advanced.




117: Capturing A Likeness In Oils REGISTRATION CLOSED

$230 Members, $250 Non-Members
6 sessions/Thursdays 1:00 to 4:00 pm
April 27 to June 1, 2017
Teaching Artist: David Rivera       Watch Video

Learn how to create a portrait with life-like accuracy using the same methodologies employed by the old masters. Part of what makes a beautiful and realistic portrait painting is a thorough understanding of each part beginning with a solid foundational drawing which establishes the proportion. The next step is establishing accurate variants of light and dark value tones to reveal the sculptural form and describe the lighting effect. Color is added over the tonal depiction in varying degrees of opacity and transparency. Developing this type of a systematic approach allows the artist to fully work out potential problems in each phase of the painting process. The emotion, intensity and poetic feeling expressed through the work are derived by the degree to which the artist is able to master each skill. Material preparation, observational drawing, anatomical studies, under painting, and glazing are a few of the lessons which will be covered during this six week class. A $50 model fee is included in the price of this class.


                                                               





168: Drawing Concepts REGISTRATION CLOSED

$150 Members, $170 Non-Members
6 sessions/Saturdays 9:00 am- 11:30 am
April 29 to June 3, 2017
Teaching Artist: David Rivera

Drawing is a skill which can be honed to an individual's personal vision. Any artistic concept whether it be a simple sketch in pencil or a complex composition in another medium, can be realized through the process of drawing. This class is designed to teach students the basic principles of drawing using a combination of observational and conceptual exercises. Students will learn various techniques such as sight-size/comparative measuring, methods of shading, concepts of perspective, and more! Mediums used will include pencil, charcoal, colored chalks, and ink.










192: PLEIN AIR Oil Painting for Beginners to Intermediate REGISTRATION CLOSED

$150 Members, $170 Non-Members
5 sessions/Saturdays 9:00 am- 12:00 noon
April 29 to June 3, 2017
Teaching Artist: Barry Koplowitz


PLEIN AIR Oil Painting for Beginners to Intermediate. 
This is a 5-week class taught on Saturdays from 9am to Noon—running from April 29 to June 3, with no class on May 6. 

Students will make a complete Plein Air painting in every class.

This is not an intro to painting class. Students can be brand new to Plein Air--but must have previous oil painting experience of some kind. 

Plein Air will improve your overall painting skills a great deal. Being in nature and painting from your actual experience of the location, including the sounds and the scents in the air, can accelerate any painter’s growth. It’s also fun! The Instructor will be working individually with students, at their current level, as they paint.

This will also bring everyone’s color mixing skills to a higher level.

You will learn to see reality and paint a poem about your experience. 


187: Photography - Advanced Landscapes
REGISTRATION CLOSED

$150. Members. $170. Non-Members
6 sessions/Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 noon
April 29 to June 3, 2017
Teaching Artist: Michelle Brixius-Kasich

This 6 week class will show you the basics in Landscape and Travel Photography. You will learn to tell your story of a place, see how people fit into the landscape and how cityscapes can become part of your all around portfolio of work. Filters will be provided to experiment with and different techniques in photography used and explained. Students should have a working understanding of F-Stops and Shutter speed, know how to work in manual and have a good understanding of their own camera menus. Infrared examples will be shown and links provided for filters if students choose to work in this medium.








Please refer to ‘Teaching Artists’ tab for teacher bios.



Spring 1 - March 5th to April 15
(no classes one week, April 16th - 22nd)

 





190: Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop– Beginner to Advanced
  

190a: Saturday & Sunday, April 8th & 9th, 9am - 12 pm: $140 members/$ 160 non-members
190b: Sunday (only), April 9th, 9am - 12 pm; $65 members/$80 non-members
Teaching Artist: Barry Koplowitz

Plein Air Oil Painting – Beginner to Advanced. 
Two Workshops of 3 hours each.  Students should know the basics of oil painting. 

First session: Plein Air concepts, supplies, gear and approach.
Covers different approaches to Plein Air painting. Will have an opportunity to see various easels and pochade boxes. Will discuss choosing a location and composition and getting started in general. 

Second Session: A demonstration where I will do a 2-hour Alla Prima painting while discussing the decisions to be made and explaining my choices. Covers setup and tear down of Plein Air kit. If weather permits can paint outside (true Plein Air). Otherwise will paint from photo indoors.




185: Painting the Landscape Impressionistic Style

$100. Members. $120. Non-Members
March 3 to March 19, 2017 ; 3 sessions/Sundays, 10:00 - 1:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Renee Egan

Learn to paint impressionist style utilizing new techniques in color mixing, pallet knife and brush application. The student will paint one of their favorite landscapes using an impressionistic approach. There will be instructions on creating interesting compositions along with layering paint to create a painterly scene. Oil paint or acrylic paint can be used. Please bring along your favorite landscape photos for source reference. A supply list will be sent upon receiving a class roster.










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

$150. Members.   $170. Non-Members
6 sessions/Tuesdays; 9:30 am to 12:00 noon
March 7 to April 11, 2017
Teaching Artist: Jim Bongartz Watch Video
Website: jamesbongartz.com

This acrylic painting class is for students who enjoy creating paintings 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. Beginners are welcome and will receive instruction in using a blocking-in method and basic color mixing practices. All students are encouraged to use photos and/or electronic devices that display imagery for their source material.









20: I've Never Painted Before In My Life!

$150. Members. $170. Non-Members
20a: March 7 to April 11, 2017 ; 6 sessions/Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:30 pm or
20b: March 9 to April 13, 2017 ; 6 sessions/Thursdays 6:30 - 9:00 pm Thursday Evening
Teaching Artist: Jim Bongartz
Website: www.jamesbongartz.com

But guess what? You can easily learn how by using acrylic paints! Bring your laptops to paint from your own uploaded photographs or images captured off the Internet. Of course, printed images are suitable for use as source material too. Students will explore blocking-in methods while developing subject matter with expressive color and brushwork. The instructor will give demonstrations and students will start off creating studies of simple still life to learn basic techniques in color mixing and building volume and space. The instructor will offer critiques that assist in constructive problem solving. Supplies are provided by the student and a list will be sent one week prior to the start of class. Level: Beginner’s thru Intermediate.





136: Beginning Oil Painting Designed with You in Mind

$180. Members. $200. Non-Members
6 sessions/Tuesdays 6:30 to 9:30 pm
March 7 to April 11, 2017
Teaching Artist: Nancy Lloyd Watch Video

This course is for the beginning or returning student. Students will be given individual attention and 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 introduced, including color theory, paint application, values, contrasts, composition, and perspective. A variety of approaches will be explored. A supply list will be provided.






 

186: Basic Mini Portrait Session


$150. Members. $170. Non-Members
3 sessions/Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm
March 7 to April 11, 2017
Teaching Artist: Michelle Brixius-Kasich

In this 3 week class you will learn the basics of portrait photography. We will learn how to use existing light with reflectors, on camera strobes and lighting kits. You are expected to know and understand how your camera controls work and have a digital camera with a hot shoe. Bring your on-camera speedlight if you have one.











146: Secret Techniques of the Old Masters

$180. Members. $200. Non-Members
6 sessions/Wednesdays 9:30 to 12:30 pm
March 8 to April 12, 2017
Teaching Artist: David Rivera   Watch Video

Oil painting is an extremely versatile medium with a long history dating back to the mid-fourteen hundreds. The goal of this class is to provide students with a thorough knowledge of traditional painting techniques such as grisaille, glazing, scumbling, ground preparation and more. The knowledge of these techniques are what allowed artists of centuries past to create such convincing illusions of reality. 

Examples of Old Master paintings will be observed and discussed as a way of introducing various techniques. In addition to learning these techniques, students will also develop a deeper understanding of materials. The preparation of wooden panels and the stretching of canvas will be discussed.









78: Handmade Felting Techniques

$180. Members. $200. Non-Members
6 sessions/Wednesdays 9:30 to 12:30 pm
March 8 to April 12, 2017
Teaching Artist: Nelly Kouzmina

From basic flat felting to luxurious surface design, this six week class progresses into Cobweb felting, felt collage, seamless accessory, exploring felt embellishments and finally, felt hat making. 
Printed materials with description will be provided.
Instructor will have wool fibers as well as silk fabric, exotic thread, variety of yarn available for purchase. 
Extra supplies will be shared during each week. 
Week 1. Flat Felt making (basic wet felting technique)
Week 2. Class #2 - collage making, (nuno felting technique)
Week 3. Cobweb felting technique (making accessory - scarf)
Week 4. Felting with resist (making a bag) 
Week 5. Felt Hat making (basic)
Week 6. Sculptural felt/ 3 D - making lamp shade.
A supply list will be provided by the instructor one week prior to the start of class. 
Discover the ancient technique of felt making and it’s revival.



13: Watercolor: Beyond the Basics

$150. Members. $170. Non-Members
6 sessions/ Wednesdays 9:30 am to 12:00 noon
March 8 to April 12, 2017
Teaching Artist: Jo-Ann Osnoe Watch Video

Take your watercolors to the next level by advancing your knowledge of color choices, values, composition, and exploring experimental techniques. Students will receive one-on-one instruction based on their individual interests and inspiration. You can bring your own photos to use as reference, work from still life or on a piece you wish to finish. This course is for students who are familiar with basic techniques and wish to advance to the next level. Supplies provided by student – Instructor will email you with supply list.

Level: Intermediate with basic knowledge and some experience with watercolors.

Website: www.jo-annosnoe.com


12: Watercolor: Let it Flow!

$150. Members. $170. Non-Members
6 sessions/ Wednesdays 1:00 to 3:30 pm
March 8 to April 12, 2017
Teaching Artist: Jo-Ann Osnoe Watch Video

Discover how watercolor painting can produce some fascinating results by understanding how the paper, pigment and water react together. We will start by learning some basic watercolor techniques such as blended washes, wet-into-wet, resists, scraping, lifting and dry brush. Working from set-ups in the studio and from photos, we will apply these techniques as we create still life, landscape and floral paintings. Students supply their own materials; a supply list will be sent out after registration. Level: Beginners or experienced students.


Website: www.jo-annosnoe.com

90: Collage

$125. Members. $140. Non-Members
5 sessions/ Wednesdays 1:00 to 3:30 pm
March 8 to April 5, 2017
Teaching Artist: Nancy Shill

Demonstrations will be accompanied by hands on exploration of materials used in contemporary collage. The interplay of various colors and textures will be explored. 
We will learn about gluing, glazing, layering and abstract composition. Students will cultivate the application of technical skill and unplanned occurrences to create finished works of art. Individual expression encouraged. All levels welcome.








118: Color Concepts

$180 Members $200 Non-members
6 sessions/ Wednesdays 1:30 to 4:30 pm
March 8 to April 12, 2016
Teaching Artist: David Rivera Watch Video

Through various drawing and painting exercises, students will explore different methods of observing color. The course will begin with the introduction of the gray scale, and progress, through specific exercises, to working with a full range of colors in a variety of mediums. Students will learn about the relationship between warm and cool colors and how these play into creating the illusion of light and atmoshere. Layering applications on different surfaces (including pre-toned papers and prepared grounds) will be explored and students will acquire a thorough understanding of color concepts through observational exercises. Color will be analyzed in the following order; value, tints and shades, chromatic and achromatic grays, warm/cool contrasts, primary, secondary and tertiary colors, complimentary and harmonizing colors.



174: Oil Painting Studio Class with Instruction

$150 Members. $170. Non-Members
6 sessions/Thursdays 9:30 -12:00 pm
March 9 to April 13, 2017
Teaching Artist: Anne Gannon

Students can work on whatever choose - unfinished paintings or begin something new. They can work from photo's or set up their own 'Still LIfe'. With individual guidance and instruction, each student has the opportunity to hone their skills while focusing on their choices. All aspects of oil painting are covered and discussed depending on each students needs. In a setting like this, we learn from each other and stay inspired! Before class ends everyone participates in a critique of the works that were done that day. This is for students with basic oil painting skills through Advanced.






117: Capturing A Likeness In Oils

$230 Members, $250 Non-Members
6 sessions/Thursdays 1:00 to 4:00 pm
March 9 to April 13, 2017
Teaching Artist: David Rivera       Watch Video

Learn how to create a portrait with life-like accuracy using the same methodologies employed by the old masters. Part of what makes a beautiful and realistic portrait painting is a thorough understanding of each part beginning with a solid foundational drawing which establishes the proportion. The next step is establishing accurate variants of light and dark value tones to reveal the sculptural form and describe the lighting effect. Color is added over the tonal depiction in varying degrees of opacity and transparency. Developing this type of a systematic approach allows the artist to fully work out potential problems in each phase of the painting process. The emotion, intensity and poetic feeling expressed through the work are derived by the degree to which the artist is able to master each skill. Material preparation, observational drawing, anatomical studies, under painting, and glazing are a few of the lessons which will be covered during this six week class. A $50 model fee is included in the price of this class.







168: Drawing Concepts

$150 Members, $170 Non-Members
6 sessions/Saturdays 9:00 am- 11:30 am
March 11 to April 15, 2017
Teaching Artist: David Rivera

Drawing is a skill which can be honed to an individual's personal vision. Any artistic concept whether it be a simple sketch in pencil or a complex composition in another medium, can be realized through the process of drawing. This class is designed to teach students the basic principles of drawing using a combination of observational and conceptual exercises. Students will learn various techniques such as sight-size/comparative measuring, methods of shading, concepts of perspective, and more! Mediums used will include pencil, charcoal, colored chalks, and ink.

















189: Bookbinding and Paper Marbling       Register HERE

189: Both days - $150 Members/ $170 Non Members.
189a: Paper Marbling, Saturday, 10/21/17 - $75 Members, $85 Non Members.
189b: Book Binding, Sunday, 10/22/17 - $85 Members, $95 Non Members.


Intro to Bookbinding: Participants will take home a blank book they create in class, using the methods that were employed from about the first century through the mid 19th century. They will hand-sew the book sections (called signatures); secure the hard covers; add a leather or cloth spine, and decorative paper, to the covers; and lay down the endpapers. Participants will also be provided step-by-step written instructions they can take home.
Paper Marbling : Marbling is the art of floating water colors on a base fluid then permanently transferring the design to paper. Students will learn how to prepare the paper for accepting the colors; mix the base fluid and colors; float the patterns; and transfer them to paper. Students who take the marbling class first may use their papers as covers in the bookbinding workshop.
















  • Spring 1 & 2
  • Winter
Winter Child Classes - Artists of Yardley

Please refer to ‘Teaching Artists’ tab for teacher bios.



Spring 2 - April 23rd - June 3rd




172: Becoming A Better Artist for High School Students REGISTRATION CLOSED

Ages 13-17
Spring 1: 6 Mondays, March 6 to April 10, 2017
Spring 2: 6 Mondays, April 24 to May 29, 2017
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Price: $150
Teaching Artist: Renee Egan

Join a 6 week program designed for interested high school students who want to improve their drawing skills and or start a strong portfolio.
There will be a focus on learning interesting compositions while working on artwork done by observation.
Assignments like landscapes on location, perspective assignments, as well as still life. 
Students will learn new drawing and painting techniques using a variety of materials such as pencils, colored pastels, charcoal, and acrylic paints.
We will end this course with individual critiques and a review of each student’s work.






92: Drawing From Life REGISTRATION CLOSED

Ages: 8 to 13
Spring 1: March 6 to April 3, 2017; 5 Mondays
Spring 2: May 1 to May 29, 2017; 5 Mondays
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm; Price $100
Teaching Artist: Julie Stell


This course will focus on improving observation skills using the elements of art: line, value, shape, color and texture. We will draw various objects and scenes using various drawing media. The idea is to use the right side of our brain, the visual side, as opposed to the left side, or the analytical. When we improve our ability to see light, positive and negative shapes, and spacial relationships, we improve our drawing.



125: Finding My Media

Ages: 8 - 17
 
Spring 1: 6 Tuesdays, March 7 to April 11, 2017
Spring 2: 6 Tuesdays, April 25 to May 30, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Price $135
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales

Using mixed supplies and natural elements this class will explore a variety of multi media techniques and styles to achieve meaningful textures and express individuality through original artwork. Students will create a mini series of their chosen theme and create artwork expressing different emotions while receiving constructive critique from their peers. This class will expand your knowledge and understanding of mixed media art. Material fee is included in the price.




126: Saturday Morning Cartoons!

Ages 8-17
Spring 1: 6 sessions/Saturdays March 11 to April 15, 2017
Spring 2: 6 sessions/Saturdays April 29 to , June 10, 2017
9:30 am- 11:30 am; Price $135
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales

This class will look into the basic elements of preliminary cartoon production. Characters, background designs, and storyboards will be developed in this class to create original comic strips. Allowing students to use sequential imagery to illustrate a story and bring multiple characters and personalities to life, cultivates creative ways of problem solving and social skills through the art of story telling. Students will need to purchase a 9"x12" sketchbook.







Winter Child Classes - Artists of Yardley

Please refer to ‘Teaching Artists’ tab for teacher bios.

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January 1 to February 11, 2017

(This session is followed with 3 weeks for make up classes due to bad weather cancellations 2/12 - 3/4)

REGISTRATION CLOSED


172: Becoming A Better Artist for High School Students REGISTRATION CLOSED

Ages 13-17
6 Mondays, January 2 to February 6
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Price: $150
Teaching Artist: Renee Egan

Join a 6 week program designed for interested high school students who want to improve their drawing skills and or start a strong portfolio.
There will be a focus on learning interesting compositions while working on artwork done by observation.
Assignments like landscapes on location, perspective assignments, as well as still life. 
Students will learn new drawing and painting techniques using a variety of materials such as pencils, colored pastels, charcoal, and acrylic paints.
We will end this course with individual critiques and a review of each student’s work.





176: Afternoon Art Studio

Ages 8-12
 
6 Mondays, January 2 to February 6
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm; Price: $135
Teaching Artist: Sibyl Weidner

Fun, social setting for both classical and experimental techniques in drawing, painting, mixed media, paper collage and more are taught. Designed to encourage children’ natural creativity, this class also emphasizes more sophisticated aspects of art: still life, gray scale, under painting, some art history, composition, tone and hue to name a few topics will be covered. Creating artistically empowers a child when they realize they are capable individuals with a meaningful unique voice.  A $15 material fee is included in the class price.



177: After School Art CLASS IS FULL

Ages 6-9
6 Tuesdays, January 3 to February 7
4:30 pm to 5:30 ; Price: $70
Teaching Artist: Sibyl Weidner

Art enrichment program where children are encouraged to stretch their artistic comfort level. Children will experience more sophisticated uses of paint, air-dry clay, drawing materials, paper and book arts, graphic and illustrative designs and more. Come out to explore and discover the visual and tactile world through unique, fun and stimulating projects!
A $10 material fee is included in the price.




125: Finding My Media

Ages: 8 - 17  
6 Tuesdays, January 3 to February 7
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Price $135
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales

Using mixed supplies and natural elements this class will explore a variety of multi media techniques and styles to achieve meaningful textures and express individuality through original artwork. Students will create a mini series of their chosen theme and create artwork expressing different emotions while receiving constructive critique from their peers. This class will expand your knowledge and understanding of mixed media art. Material fee is included in the price.






126: Saturday Morning Cartoons! REGISTRATION CLOSED

Ages 8-17
$135 Members $135 Non-Members
6 sessions/Saturdays 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
January 9 to February 15, 2016
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales

This class will look into the basic elements of preliminary cartoon production. Characters, background designs, and storyboards will be developed in this class to create original comic strips. Allowing students to use sequential imagery to illustrate a story and bring multiple characters and personalities to life, cultivates creative ways of problem solving and social skills through the art of story telling. Students will need to purchase a 9"x12" sketchbook.





Summer Camps

2017 Artists of Yardley Summer Art Camps

Creative and Fun Summer Art Camps for children ages 6-16.
Weekly Camps running June 21 through August 19, 2017. 

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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.  


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►Week 1 June 21-23



237: The Illustrated Adventure
Ages 6-8
9am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Virginia Manning
Price: $125

Camp will begin each day with group story time, reading a book selected for the day’s theme. We’ll move on to an art project, song, game or movement exercise inspired by the story. Campers will perform with puppets and create edible art. We’ll explore different types of picture books, essential elements of a story, components of the physical book and role of the author/illustrator, editor, and designer in the book’s creation. We’ll end each day with quiet time--a chance for campers to read a book they have chosen from the class library. 





242: Nature Explorers!
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $125

Explore the Wonders of Nature! We will focus on Animals, Insects, Rocks, Shells, and Plants. Challenge yourself to create with Colored Pencils, Pastels, Charcoal, Water Color and even natural objects that we find on our short "Explorer Hikes" around the farm! Campers will create a beautiful portfolio of Nature Art to take home!




219: Mosaic Madness
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $135

This camp will focus on mosaic projects of all types from simple cement stepping stones, to glass beaded mirrors and trivets. Many types of materials will be used from China pieces, glass beads, shells, stones to ceramic tiles. A $10 materials fee is included.







210: Cake Decorating CAMP FULL
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Peggy Rowlett
Price $125

Cake Decorating is so much fun. Students will learn how to mix their icing, fill their pastry bags and learn and practice how to use decorating tips for different designs. Students will learn how to prepare and design a small cake for decorating and leave class on their last day with a beautiful decorated cake of their own.
(Students are requested to bring 6 cupcakes for their own practice.)

 

 

 


228: Rip It Up
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Ursula Musella
Price: $135

Do you like to cut and paste or just rip and paste? In Rip it Up! budding artists will learn the basics of decoupage using many types of paper products. Students will make a picture frame, refurbish an old flower pot, and also apply the skill on canvas with a landscape or seascape. Artists will end the week working on a unique lamp shade that, when lit, is bound to make them smile. A $15 materials fee is included.







214: Edible Art
Ages 9-12
1 to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Ursula Musella
Price: $135

Have you ever eaten a mosaic or created a landscape "painting" made from good food? If not, join Edible Art where you'll learn to compose delicious artwork made from healthful vegetables, fruits and grains. Tap into your inner foodie, and learn to transform nature's vibrant colors and natural shapes into beautiful and fun works of art. You will photograph each masterpiece, and then watch it disappear...delicious! A $15 materials fee is included.





245: Poetry, Tall Tales & Legends
Ages 6-8
1 to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $125

Using children's poetry and familiar stories, the campers will create an Illustration Collection of their very own. Media such as markers & colored pencils, water color & tempera paint, stampers & collage will add fun and whimsy to the journal of poems and stories produced by the budding illustrators! This collection will be a keepsake that you will LOVE to re-visit for years to come!




218: Let's Draw!
Ages 6-8
1 to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $125

The focus of this class will be drawing. Students will draw animals, faces, buildings, robots, and whatever else time will allow using a variety of drawing tools from pencil, crayon, marker to charcoal, on a variety of different papers.



254: Origami
Ages 9-12
1 to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $125

Looking for the perfect summer activity? Origami is not only a fun and ancient art form, it is also a skill that now uses the cutting edge of science and math. With our summer class learn a talent you can keep enjoying for a lifetime! From sea monsters, cranes and more this camp will be fun for all as we fold paper to create majestic works of art!





238: Fibers and Fashion
Ages 13-16
1 to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Nelly Kouzmina
Price: $135

Learn how to make fashionable accessories such as jewelry, scarves, headbands, rosettes (3D) and cell phone holders using wool fibers and simple tools. Using a wet felting technique you will design and create several uniquely yours hand felted items. All materials will be provided in class. A $15 materials fee is included. 
*Allergy Warning - students will be using wool and other natural fibers


►Week 2 June 26-30



241: Magical Lands - Faeries, Gnomes and Sprites CAMP FULL
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $210

The Magical Land of Faeries and other wee folk is a place of legend, fantasy and lots of fun! All of our campers will create multiple Flower Faeries, clay Gnomes, and Water Color Sprites, as well as accessories and a home for their new friends! Have fun exploring all the wonderful woodland and water dwelling "little folk" in stories, poems and illustrations while making your own playmates. A materials fee of $15 is included.



211: ABRACADABRA!
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Ursula Musella
Price: $210

Do you like magic? Then come along with us for an enchanting week celebrating the world of magic. You'll decorate your own personal magician's cape, hat and wand and when you wear it, PRESTO! You'll learn new magic tricks and create amazing works of art using a variety of techniques such as collage, and painting with acrylics. Materials fee of $15 included.









232: Wire Sculptures
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales
Price: $195

Campers will create original sculptures using wire and natural materials. Through themes and balance challenges campers will explore the possibilities and engineering of their own creations.









227: Exploring Photography
Ages 13-16
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Steven Kasich
Price: $195

This workshop is set up to introduce young people to the wonderful world of photography. The sessions are set up to learn and use camera and photography basics. We will learn how to expose and compose photos. Camera settings and functions will be discussed and used so everyone will have a hands on photography experience. In this digital world we all take many pictures, this workshop will teach how to take better pictures and think like a photographer. Students should bring their own DSLR or other manual camera. If you have a tripod, bring that as well.



234: Painting Murals
Ages 6-8
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales
Price: $195

Working together we will develop colorful designs and create large murals following fun daily themes.








243: Critters & Creatures in Clay
Ages 6-8
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Come create your own collection of real, imaginary, or legendary creatures using various types of clay and structures. Bring photographs and/ or small figures to guide your work and use your imagination to its fullest by mixing creatures or changing colors to you heart's content. Ants, dogs, giraffes, unicorns and mammoths have all made an appearance in Critter Land!



261: Super Hero Timewarp
Ages 9-12
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Jim Bongartz
Price: $195

What does a famous masterpiece and the super hero have in common? 
Time travel perhaps. Give the old masters something to think about by offering your take of a super hero taking center stage in one of history's great works of art. Great juxtaposition Batman!



229: All About Perspective!
Ages 13-16
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $195

Where would we be without perspective? Without perspective, drawings look distorted and unrealistic. Drawing in perspective is the art of creating the illusion of 3d on 2d paper. In this workshop, students will learn about one and two point perspectives, vanishing points and constructed drawings. Understanding perspective will enhance all aspects of your art whether you are doing freehand or painting, from still life images to landscapes.
►Week 3 July 5-7



220: For The Birds CAMP FULL
Ages 6-8
9 am -12 noon
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $125

Using the art of naturalist John James Audubon for inspiration, we will create art based on the love and beauty of birds. We will draw birds, make bird sculptures and paint unique bird houses.











262: Mixed Media Masterpieces
Ages 6-8
9 am -12 noon
Teaching Artist: Kristin McMahon-Roba
Price $125

During this camp we will explore a multitude of master artists work from Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keefe, Jackson Pollack, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent Van Gogh. Imagine yourself being inspired by these great artists and more to create your own amazing artwork. In this camp we will encourage each student artist to experiment with different mediums, such as watercolor, acrylic paint, soft pastels, ink, oil pastels, and more. We will use a master artist piece as our inspiration, a jumping off point to explore a style, method, or technique. The possibilities are endless as to what you can create as an artist when inspired by the great artists of our past!










214: Edible Art
Ages 9-12
9 am -12 noon
Teaching Artist: Ursula Musella
Price: $135

Do you like to cut and paste or just rip and paste? In Rip it Up! budding artists will learn the basics of decoupage using many types of paper products. Students will make a picture frame, refurbish an old flower pot, and also apply the skill on canvas with a landscape or seascape. Artists will end the week working on a unique lamp shade that, when lit, is bound to make them smile. A $15 materials fee is included.






252: Make Your Mark!
Ages 9-12
9 am -12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price $125

Make Your Mark on the World in a fun and constructive way! Come Create lots of crazy contraptions and objects in your own style, with your own flair! Create 3-Dimensional objects like Dodecahedrons, Transforming objects like Triflexagons, Collages, surface decoration like Decoupage on existing objects, and your own personal LOGO design. Tons of Mixed Media fun including: Markers, Colored Pencils, Paint, Collage, Paper, Glue, and Fabric!







245: Poetry, Tall Tales & Legends
Ages 6-8
1 to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $125

Using children's poetry and familiar stories, the campers will create an Illustration Collection of their very own. Media such as markers & colored pencils, water color & tempera paint, stampers & collage will add fun and whimsy to the journal of poems and stories produced by the budding illustrators! This collection will be a keepsake that you will LOVE to re-visit for years to come!






212: Pause for Paws
Ages 9-12
1 to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Ursula Musella
Price: $135

This summer pay special attention to your canine or feline companion! In Pause for Paws, young artists will emBARK on a journey celebrating that PURRRfect pet by personalizing some or all of the following items: pet food mats, treat jars, picture frame and pet collar. Artists will also design a multi-media likeness of pet on canvas. Required: clear close-up photo of pet. A $15 materials fee is included.






221: Impressions of Summer
Ages 9-12
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price $135

Using a reverse glass painting technique, we will paint on glass plates and create a unique glass painting. Inspiration for our projects will come from the Impressionists with their loose painting style and unique use of color and light. Capture summer scenes by painting gardens and land escapes in the style of Monet, Manet or Van Gogh. A $10 materials fee is included.







►Week 4 July 10-14




239: 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.











206: Art Safari
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Sibyl Weidner
Price: $210

A lion roars, the hyena laughs, the elephant sounds their mighty trumpet! Let's imagine being on the wild plains of the Serengeti 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. Price includes $15 materials fee per child. Camp registration is limited to 6.







240: Craft-tastic Macrame
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon and a 1-4 pm (2 separate sessions)
Teaching Artist: Evan Meier
Price: $195

Want to learn to make really fun and interesting jewelry with nothing more than some simple knots and a few beads? Students can get creative making there own accessories as well. We will make bracelets, necklaces, key chains, or just some fun keepsakes. These knots are useful for life but fun and easy all at the same time.








226: Picasso to Pop Art
Ages 13-16
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $195

Students will work on projects inspired by the work of 20th 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.












208: Paper Week
Ages 6-8
1-4 pm
Teaching 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, ballerinas, and paper dolls/animals, and imaginative room decorations. Price includes $15 materials fee. Camp size limited to 6.









228: Rip it Up!
Ages 9-12
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Ursula Musella
Price: $210

Do you like to cut and paste or just rip and paste? In Rip it Up! budding artists will learn the basics of decoupage using many types of paper products. Students will make a picture frame, refurbish an old flower pot, and also apply the skill on canvas with a landscape or seascape. Artists will end the week working on a unique lamp shade that, when lit, is bound to make them smile. A $15 materials fee is included.







231: Expressions of Art
Ages 13-16
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: David Rivera
Price: $195

This fine art workshop examines innovative and creative approaches in art. Using a variety of mediums, (acrylic paints, pastels, pencil, charcoal, ink, collage, etc.) students will develop diverse methods of mark making and color application. Observational skills will be explored through both drawing and painting exercises. Different periods of art will be discussed and projects will emulate specific artists and styles to develop students' appreciation and awareness of historical artists. Students will observe how different cultures and ideals influenced the subject matter and methodologies of various periods of art both past and present. The aesthetics of line, value, shape and color will be addressed and allow students to develop an artistic vocabulary of their own.




►Week 5 July 17-21



215: Pirates on Patterson
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $195

Ahoy there ye maties! Set sail for Patterson Farm where we will have a week of pirate fun! We will learn all about pirates while drawing pirates, painting treasure chests, creating a pirate flag and even making a pirate ship! Don't be surprised if by the end of the week you look like a pirate, eye patch and all!












207: Art Imaginastix
Ages 6-8

9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Sibyl Weidner
Price: $210

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 story-telling are 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. Children will work as a group and/or 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. Class limited to 6. Includes materials fee of $15 per child.









210: Cake Decorating CAMP FULL
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon; Camps runs only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Teaching Artist: Peggy Rowlett
Price $125

Cake Decorating is so much fun. Students will learn how to mix their icing, fill their pastry bags and learn and practice how to use decorating tips for different designs. Students will learn how to prepare and design a small cake for decorating and leave class on their last day with a beautiful decorated cake of their own.
(Students are requested to bring 6 cupcakes for their own practice.)


 


255: Altered Chairs
Ages 13-16
9 am 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 wooden chair and lots of ideas as we create a one of a kind piece of functional art!












236: Super Paper Mache Masks!
Ages: 6-8
1 pm to 4 pm
Teach Artist: Elaine Morales
Price: $195

Campers will create amazing masks using paper mache to show off our personalities and hobbies! Campers will then paint, decorate to get each mask ready to wear and display!









209: Mandala Summer
Ages: 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teach Artist: Sibyl Weidner
Price: $195

Relax, create, draw unique custom mandala designs both traditional and contemporary. Unique interpretation on both dark and light surfaces. Learn how to execute a symmetrical design with tools, rulers, markers, pencil and much more. Camp size limited to 6.







250: Adventures in BOXing
Ages: 13-16
1 pm to 4 pm
Teach Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Our artistic creations in this camp will be based on beautiful boxes that we will TRANSFORM! We will focus on two different projects over the course of the week...
Our First creation will be a design which transforms the OUTSIDE of the box to look like an object of the student's choice. The box can transform into a larger or smaller version of the original model such as a cell phone, crayon box or box of tea bags (larger) or chest of drawers, television or record player (smaller). The students should bring an object or photo of the object to be replicated on the first day of camp.
The second project will be to create a "Shadow Box" using the inside of the box to represent a "room" or interior space. Art Studios, Cat Play Rooms, Movie scenes or items, scenes from books or nursery rhymes are all possibilities! Students will create using paint, fabric, clay, paper and many other mixed materials


253: Printmaking
Ages: 13-16
1 pm to 4 pm
Teach Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $210

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 ex-press yourself and create amazing printed art! A $15 materials fee is included.





►Week 6 July 24-28





257: Coloring the Summer CAMP FULL
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $195

Mix it up this summer with this fantastic camp! Join us for a week filled with painting, drawing, and more! We will explore a variety of painting and drawing techniques while capturing the fun and heat of the summer on paper, canvas, flip-flops, and anything else we can get our hands on!



260: It's All About The Name
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: James Bongartz
Price $195

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”.



246: Advanced Drawing and Painting
Ages 13-16
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Refine your fine art skills! Learn more about your favorite (and not so favorite) media!
Advance your abilities to draw the Human Face and Form, as well as Still Life, Landscape, and Animals. Dive into new ways to work with pastel, charcoal, colored pencil, pen & ink and even acrylic paint. Advanced studies will include proportion, perspective and composition. Each media will be reviewed and developed to further individual technical achievement.






227: Exploring Photography
Ages 13-16
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Steven Kasich
Price: $195

This workshop is set up to introduce young people to the wonderful world of photography. The sessions are set up to learn and use camera and photography basics. We will learn how to expose and compose photos. Camera settings and functions will be discussed and used so everyone will have a hands on photography experience. In this digital world we all take many pictures, this workshop will teach how to take better pictures and think like a photographer. Students should bring their own DSLR or other manual camera. If you have a tripod, bring that as well.


259: Sculpting with Found Objects
Ages 9-12
1-4 pm
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, breaking down and recycling the materials and surface supports for this intensive project. This sculpture projest is designed to incorporate ideas from various historical, post-war artists such as Louise Nevelson and contemporary works of art expanding our interpretation of sculpture. Valuable lessons in recycling and  re-purposing are embedded in the experience of creating this project.





263: Becoming the Main Character
Ages 6-8
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: William Lutz
Price: $195

Our young artists will go on different adventures through different children’s books. We will spend time looking at the importance of the story and focus on the individual style of the illustrators. Then with my guidance the artists will create their own version of the popular children’s books. They will paint a DR. Seuss landscape with watercolors, make a 3D Rainbow Fish, and construct a puppet of one of Max’s Monsters from Where the Wild Things Are.


230: ZenDoodles!
Ages 9-12
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $195

Doodling is so much fun for everyone!! Are you ready to unleash your inner doodle? ZenDoodling is all about having fun with lines and patterns. It is magical, fantastic, and relaxing but only if you are up for the challenge!


233: Claymation Character Design Workshop
Ages 13-16
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales
Price: $195

This workshop is to learn how to design characters and construct them using clay. This is then used in the process of stop-motion animation and character design.









248: Advanced Sculpture
Ages 9-12
1 pm to 4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Let's create in 3D. We will learn to carve a bas-relief of your own design from plaster; create HIGHLY detailed clay animals including specifics such as fur, shin, whiskers, etc. We will also learn about the proportions of the human figure and how it looks in motion to create a sculpture in the round of two or more figures interacting. Using wire armature, foil, and rigid-wrap, forms will be stabilized and then painted for a fully realized figurative creation!









►Week 7 July 31 - Aug 4




237: The Illustrated Adventure
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Virginia Manning
Price: $195


Camp will begin each day with group story time, reading a book selected for the day’s theme. We’ll move on to an art project, song, game or movement exercise inspired by the story. Campers will perform with puppets and create edible art. We’ll explore different types of picture books, essential elements of a story, components of the physical book and role of the author/illustrator, editor, and designer in the book’s creation. We’ll end each day with quiet time--a chance for campers to read a book they have chosen from the class library. 




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

This is an intensive all-day, workshop designed for learning about Stop Motion Animation. You will learn to build your own creative sets, backgrounds, props, and create dynamic characters ready to film! Then, put it all together with story boards and create, direct and produce your very own movie on the iPad! (Students should bring their own device).




249: Gigantic Art and Soft Sculptures
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Using a variety of enlarging techniques, we will make little things LARGE! The fun will include: Giant Cartoons or Comics using markers, colored pencils, and tempera paint, Huge Soft Sculpture Food made from felt, fabric and poly-fill, and Favorite Package Design Pillow Cases using fabric markers and even a sewing machine! This is all about "Living Large".











216:Textile Techniques
Ages 13-16
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $210

This camp explores all the different ways you can decorate fabrics. We will carve blocks to print on cotton, use special paints to paint on silk, tye dye, and use hot wax (batik) to create unique designs on fabrics and many more. Fabrics will then be made into art hangings or utilitarian objects like bags or art hangings.
Includes a $15 materials fee.







244:People & Places Popping Up!
Ages 6-8
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Animals, figures and scenery JUMP OUT as we open up our Pop-Up Images! Multi-color scenery and cool cut-outs make 3-D fun and funny. We will explore simple, intermediate and more complex pop-up images as well as looking at lots of pop-up books and art cards. Our big project will be a Four Room "House" complete with fold down & 
pop-up furniture, figures and scenery. Be careful, Pop-Up Puppet shows may occur!








258:Face-Off!
Ages 9-12
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Jim 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.


217:Simple Sewing Workshop
Ages 13-16
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $210

This is NOT your Grandmother's Home Ec class! Students will learn sewing basics for hand and machine sewing. Projects include sewing pillows, and bags for your phone, laptop and groceries. Students will also have options on any clothing items they would like to learn to sew. If you have a portable sewing machine you can bring it in.
Includes a $15 materials fee.


►Week 8 August 7-11



241: Magical Lands - Faeries, Gnomes and Sprites
Ages 6-8
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $210

The Magical Land of Faeries and other wee folk is a place of legend, fantasy and lots of fun! All of our campers will create multiple Flower Faeries, clay Gnomes, and Water Color Sprites, as well as accessories and a home for their new friends! Have fun exploring all the wonderful woodland and water dwelling "little folk" in stories, poems and illustrations while making your own playmates. A materials fee of $15 is included.


223: Making Masks
Ages 9-12
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $195

The story of masks began thousands of years ago. They are used for protection, disguise, or entertainment and can be made from various materials. Masks are mysterious and fun. Students will make as many masks as possible out of as many materials as possible while learning the techniques of paper mâché, plaster gauze, and more.











238: Fibers and Fashion
Ages 13-16
9 am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Nelly Kouzmina
Price: $210

Learn how to make fashionable accessories such as jewelry, scarves, headbands, rosettes (3D) and cell phone holders using wool fibers and simple tools. Using a wet felting technique you will design and create several uniquely yours hand felted items. All materials will be provided in class. A $15 materials fee is included. 
*Allergy Warning - students will be using wool and other natural fibers.



257: Coloring the Summer
Ages 6-8
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Brandy O'Neill
Price: $195

Mix it up this summer with this fantastic camp! Join us for a week filled with painting, drawing, and more! We will explore a variety of painting and drawing techniques while capturing the fun and heat of the summer on paper, canvas, flip-flops, and anything else we can get our hands on!




262: Mixed Media Masterpieces
Ages 6-8
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Kristin McMahon-Roba
Price $195

During this camp we will explore a multitude of master artists work from Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keefe, Jackson Pollack, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent Van Gogh. Imagine yourself being inspired by these great artists and more to create your own amazing artwork. In this camp we will encourage each student artist to experiment with different mediums, such as watercolor, acrylic paint, soft pastels, ink, oil pastels, and more. We will use a master artist piece as our inspiration, a jumping off point to explore a style, method, or technique. The possibilities are endless as to what you can create as an artist when inspired by the great artists of our past!












251: Words and Music!
Ages 9-12
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Using Poems and Songs as inspiration, we will create a variety of art. Some of the artwork will be illustrative of the poem or song, some will use the actual words within the design, some may even be portraits of the poet or song writer using their own words! We will explore color theory, explore color and emotions as well as color harmony and contrast. Start collecting poems and song lyrics that YOU would like to work with since we will get started the very first day! Don't forget a picture of the Author or Artist for our portrait project!







224: The Fabulous Fauves
Ages 13-16
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $195

French for "the wild beasts", the Fauves were a loosely organized group of early 20th century artists that had in common the use of bright colors to enhance their paintings. The Fauves included Van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat, Cezanne, Rousseau, and Matisse. They will serve as inspiration for our many painting projects.











►Week 9 August 14-18



243: Critters & Creatures in Clay
Ages 6-8
9am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $195

Come create your own collection of real, imaginary, or legendary creatures using various types of clay and structures. Bring photographs and/ or small figures to guide your work and use your imagination to its fullest by mixing creatures or changing colors to you heart's content. Ants, dogs, giraffes, unicorns and mammoths have all made an appearance in Critter Land!




236: Super Paper Mache Masks!
Ages: 6-8
9am to 12 noon
Teach Artist: Elaine Morales
Price: $195

Campers will create amazing masks using paper mache to show off our personalities and hobbies! Campers will then paint, decorate to get each mask ready to wear and display!











231: Expressions of Art
Ages 13-16
9am to 12 noon
Teaching Artist: David Rivera
Price: $195

This fine art workshop examines innovative and creative approaches in art. Using a variety of mediums, (acrylic paints, pastels, pencil, charcoal, ink, collage, etc.) students will develop diverse methods of mark making and color application. Observational skills will be explored through both drawing and painting exercises. Different periods of art will be discussed and projects will emulate specific artists and styles to develop students' appreciation and awareness of historical artists. Students will observe how different cultures and ideals influenced the subject matter and methodologies of various periods of art both past and present. The aesthetics of line, value, shape and color will be addressed and allow students to develop an artistic vocabulary of their own.





222: Walk Like an Egyptian
Ages 9-12
9am 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 if paper mâché , learn to write your names in hieroglyphics, carve and paint a scene on plaster and so much more!







234: Painting Murals
Ages 6-8
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elaine Morales
Price: $195

Working together we will develop colorful designs and create large murals following fun daily themes.








256: Cartooning
Ages 9-12
1-4 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!



225: Arte Mexicana
Ages 13-16
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Misty Oberly Mitchell
Price: $195

This camp will focus on the Art of Mexico and Frida Kahlo as inspiration for a variety of projects. Projects will focus on the colorful symbolism of the Day of the Dead holiday, as well as making piñatas, molas and drawings inspired by Frida Kahlo's artwork.










247: Advanced Printmaking
Ages 10-16
1-4 pm
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Taraba
Price: $210


Printmaking is the art of creating an original design that can then be replicated multiple times. Many students today have small experiences with printmaking, but we are Going Big! We will explore Relief Printmaking such as Lino/ Wood Cut, Silk Screen Design and Intaglio using plastic etching plates and collograph. Each of these forms of printmaking have their own style and aesthetic which we will use to our advantage in our work. Each advanced student will also create a two to three color "Reduction Print" which requires several days to produce. Mrs. Taraba has years of experience in printmaking so you'll be sharing in her expertise! A $15 materials fee is included. 



Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Fall Youth Classes - Artists of Yardley


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.

  • 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.

Request for private or semi-private art lessons
                          
 Payment for private or semi-private lessons

  

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.