Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Travel and Culture

These courses are designed to assist you in understanding the culture of the selected area. Sessions may cover, but are not limited to: languages, history, politics, religious beliefs, food, geology, tourism, and business practices.

Italy from the Inside

CSP 7068 / length: 16 hours

CRN 2540, Wednesdays
Oct. 29-Dec. 10, 6-8:40 p.m.
Exton Center

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-sponsoring: $189

Spanish Culture from Inside

CSP 7069 / length: 16 hours

CRN 2541, Mondays
Sept. 29-Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m.
Exton Center

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-sponsoring: $189

China from the Inside

CSP 7067 / length: 16 hours

Not offered this fall





Arts

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Anyone Can Draw

Study contours, space, composition and shading, using a variety of media that may include graphite, pen and ink, charcoal and pastels. Includes still life, landscapes and portraits. Supplies provided by the student; to be determined at first class. 

LSP 5577 / length: 16 hours 

CRN 2542, Fridays
Sept. 5-Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $129
Non-sponsoring: $159

Intro to Life Drawing

Learn basic figure drawing techniques through observation of a live model, emphasizing proportions, gestures and shading. Supplies provided by the student; to be determined at first class. No class 3/19.

LSP 5883/ length: 16 hours

CRN 2543, Wednesdays
Oct. 1-Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $129
Non-sponsoring: $159

Watercolor

Covers brush handling, color mixing, composition and perspective, with step-by-step demonstrations in transparent watercolor for beginners and experienced painters. Supplies provided by the student. Bring sketching materials to the first class. 

CAR 2513 / length: 20 hours 

CRN 1161, Fridays
Sept. 12-Nov. 14, 7-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $129
Non-sponsoring: $159

Acrylic Painting

Learn the basics of acrylics in a studio setting, including care and use of materials, underpainting, light and shadow, color mixing, and paint application. Supplies provided by the student to be determined at first class. Bring sketching materials. 

CAR 3615 / length: 16 hours

CRN 2421, Mondays
Sept. 15-Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $129
Non-sponsoring: $159

Hand-blown Glass Ornaments

Glaskolben glass tubes make it easy for beginners to experience this old-world craft. Learn to heat glass with a small torch and then blow to form a shape. Experiment with shapes and colors to create 10 unique ornaments. Bring safety glasses and a small box to class.

LSP 5672 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 1179, Saturdays
Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 9-11 a.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $149
Non-sponsoring: $199

Intro to Glass Bead Making

Professional jewelry makers and hobbyists learn to create unique glass beads, using a small flame to wrap hot glass around steel rods. Bead shaping and decorative techniques including texture, stripes, polka dots and use of multi colors are covered. materials included. Students must bring safety glasses to class.

LSP 5672 / length: 8 hours

Not offered this fall

 


Music

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Beginning Piano

Through group instruction in our electronic piano lab you will gain a thorough understanding of basic music concepts and learn to play some of the most familiar compositions. Access to a piano for practice is strongly recommended.

LSP 5463 / length: 20 hours

CRN 406, Mondays
Sept. 8-Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $167
Non-sponsoring: $215

Intermediate Piano

As a continuation of the piano I course you will engage in the art of making music and learning to read new compositions. You will work with popular songs and learn how to analyze music so new scores can be played. Piano I book required.

LSP 5646 / length: 20 hours 

CRN 993, Tuesdays
Sept. 9-Nov. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $167
Non-sponsoring: $215

Piano II

Designed for adults who have completed piano I (and Intermediate piano, if needed). This course increases training from exercises to playing familiar songs. 

LSP 5524 / length: 20 hours

CRN 2731, Saturdays
Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-noon
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $167
Non-sponsoring: $215

Piano IV-Part 1

An advanced course for students who have successfully completed piano I, Intermediate piano (if needed), piano II, and piano III. 

LSP 5703 / length: 20 hours

CRN 2730, Wednesdays
Sept. 10-Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $167
Non-sponsoring: $215 

Collecting Classic Rock

Discover unique and rare “Classic Rock” songs by artists you enjoy form the 60’s-90’s on vinyl and compact disc. Hear songs you’ve never heard before and discuss the artists’ hard to find music. Enjoy songs you might never have heard and decide if music collecting is a fun hobby that you could enjoy.

LSP 5885 / Length: 8 hours

CRN 2550, Saturdays
Oct. 4-25, noon-2 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $89
Non-Sponsoring: $119

Dance

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Experience the romance of Ballroom and the passion of latin dances. these beginner courses will teach you how to dance, regardless of age or ability. Fun, easy and proven methods will get you on the dance floor the very first night! Educate your body, mind and soul as you unlock your potential. registering with a partner is suggested but not required.

Latin Rhythm

Includes rumba, Salsa and Cha Cha.

LSP 5617 / length: 4 hours

CRN 2544, Tuesdays
Sept. 30-Oct. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $49
Non-Sponsoring: $69 

Smooth Ballroom

Includes Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango.

LSP 5618 / length: 4 hours

CRN 2545, Tuesdays
Sept. 30-Oct. 21, 7:35-8:35 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $49
Non-Sponsoring: $69 

Introduction to Argentine Tango

LSP 5717 / length: 10 hours

CRN 2546, Saturdays
Sept. 27-Oct. 25
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 2547, Saturdays
Nov. 15-Dec. 13
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $119
Non-Sponsoring: $139


Writing

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Writing Well

Learn the basic principles of composition, rules of usage, and methods and forms of writing, while developing a unique approach to style. Book(s) included.

CAR 5586 / length: 20 hours 

CRN 2551, Wednesdays
Sept. 10-Nov. 12
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 2552, Thursdays
Sept. 25-Dec. 4
6-8 p.m.
Downingtown Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $145
Non-Sponsoring: $175

Creative Writing

Learn to make your fiction or non-fiction writing come alive with creative techniques. Learn to see in new ways, use your senses more accurately, set a mood, use people more effectively, handle conversation and create a point  of view. Does not teach writing basics or English. 

CAR 3080 / length: 16 hours 

CRN 2410, Mondays
Sept. 22-Nov. 10
6-8 p.m.
Downingtown Campus

CRN 404, Tuesdays
Sept. 23-Nov. 11
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $112
Non-Sponsoring: $164

Writing for the Children’s Market

Learn to think like a child, find ideas that are just right for children, and write with a child’s point of view. Discover the basics of plot that keep young readers reading, and what makes a good story. Discuss children’s markets and how to access them.

CAR 3440 / length: 8 hours

CRN 2441, Thursdays
Sept. 13-Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $89
Non-Sponsoring: $119

Life Stories

Leaving a written account of your life stories would be a treasured gift to your family and friends. Knowing how to gather information and put it to paper is the challenge! Learn how to work through your stories with assistance from an instructor who can help you capture those beautiful memories and events. No writing experience necessary.

CAR 4321 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 2553, Tuesdays
Sept. 23-Nov. 11
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $119
Non-Sponsoring: $149

Get Published

Explore the advantages and disadvantages of publishing your own book versus finding a publisher. Find out how to get started in self-publishing and how to contact and negotiate with publishers.

CAR 3757 / length: 8 hours

Not offered this fall