Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Anyone Can Draw F, 9/4-10/23 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/
$159
Intermediate Piano T, 9/8-11/10 6-8 p.m. Marple $167/$215
Piano IV W, 9/9-11/11 6-8 p.m. Marple $167/$215
Writing Well W, 9/9-11/11 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $145/$175
Writers Workshop W, 9/9-30 7-9 p.m. Marple $89/$119
Piano II R, 9/10-11/12 6-8 p.m. Marple $167/$215
Photoshop Elements S, 9/12-10/3 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Marple $280/$340
Beginning Piano (Piano I) S, 9/12-11/14 9-11 a.m. Marple $167/$215
Acrylic Painting M, 9/14-11/2 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Beginning Piano (Piano I) M, 9/14-11/16 6-8 p.m. Marple $167/$215
Watercolor F, 9/18-11/20 7-9 p.m. Marple $139/$179
Creative Writing M, 9/21-11/9 6-8 p.m. Downingtown $112/$164
Writing Well T, 9/22-11/24 6:30-8:30 p.m. Downingtown $145/$175
Creative Writing T, 9/22-11/10 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $112/$164
Intro to Argentine Tango S, 9/26-10/24 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple $119/$139
Using Your Digital Camera TR, 9/29-10/8 6-9 p.m. Marple $210/$258
Latin Rhythm T, 9/29-10/20 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $49/$69
Intro to Life Drawing W, 9/30-11/18 7-9 p.m. Marple $149/$179
Introduction to Photoshop R, 10/8 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton $140/$175
Introduction to Photoshop MW, 10/19-28 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Photoshop Advanced R, 10/22 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton $140/$175
Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments S, 10/24-31 9-11 a.m. Marple $149/$199
Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments S, 10/24-31 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marple $149/$199
Writing for the Children's Market R, 11/12-12/10 7-9 p.m. Marple $89/$119
Intro to Argentine Tango S, 11/14-12/12 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple $119/$139
Photoshop Advanced MW, 11/30-12/9 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175

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 1991, Fridays
September 4-October 23
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 2884, Wednesdays
September 30-November 18
7-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $149
Non-Sponsoring $179

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 

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 1932, Mondays
September 14-November 2
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 1045, Saturdays
October 24-31
9-11 a.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 1023, Saturdays
October 24-31
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.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


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 3071, Saturdays
September 12-November 14
9-11 a.m., Marple Campus

CRN 368, Mondays
September 14-November 16
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 2886, Tuesdays
September 8-November 10
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 2887, Thursdays
September 10-November 12
6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $167
Non-Sponsoring $215

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

LSP 5691 / length: 20 hours

Piano IV
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 2100, Wednesdays
September 9-November 11
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 '60s-'90s 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.


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 1993, Tuesdays
September 29-October 20
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 858, Tuesdays
September 29-October 20
7:35-8:35 p.m.
Marple Campus

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

Introduction to Argentine Tango
Learn the 5 points of connection: connecting to yourself, the floor (being grounded), your partner (interpersonal), the music, and the rest of the dance floor (the community around you). The Tango teaches communication, without words. Learn to “listen” to your partner and to yourself as you travel the dance floor. No class 11/29.

LSP 5717 / length: 10 hours

CRN 1995, Saturdays
September 26-October 24
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 2885, Saturdays
November 14-December 12
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 2888, Wednesdays
September 9-November 11
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 2856, Tuesdays
September 22-November 24
6:30-8:30 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 1924, Mondays
September 21-November 9
6-8 p.m.
Downingtown Campus

CRN 367, Tuesdays
September 22-November 10
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

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

Writing for 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 1941, Thursdays
November 12-December 10
7-9 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 1997, Tuesdays
September 22-November 10
6-8 p.m.
Exton Center

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

Writers Workshop
Start the manuscript you’ve been dreaming of, or complete the one you’ve started. Learn to keep motivation high and word count growing. Develop and refine your voice, characterization, and plot. Discover techniques for overcoming writer’s block and strategies for revising/editing.

CAR 5606 / Length: 8 hours

CRN 2889, Wednesdays
September 9-30
7-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $89
Non-Sponsoring $119


Photography

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Introduction to Photoshop
Learn to use this image-manipulation program. Course topics include: Photoshop environment, sizing images, selecting image areas, layers, blending and compositing, image modes, color and painting, text, layer effects and filters and adjusting and saving complete images. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 1653 / Length: 8 hours

CRN 2838, Thursday
October 8
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 2060, Mon & Wed
October 19-28
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $140
Non-Sponsoring $175
Photoshop Advanced

Use advanced selection options and learn to retouch images to make them Web ready. Course topics include: masking and layers, vector paths, swatches, gradients, patterns, layer type and styles, and advanced masking. Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills

COM 1657 / Length 8 hours

CRN 2839, Thursday
October 22
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 2819, Mon & Wed
November 30-December 9
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $140
Non-Sponsoring $175

Using Your Digital Camera
Bring your digital camera, cable to connect to your computer and the software disk that came with the camera to this hands-on course. Topics include: camera memory, controls and menus, techniques for taking better pictures, transferring pictures to the computer, editing your photos (red eye, lighting and color correction) and printing and sending pictures on the internet. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 0115 / Length12 hours

CRN 2061, Tues & Thurs
September 29-October 8
6-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $210
Non-Sponsoring $258
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera
It’s time to take your camera off Auto mode. Learn to control your aperture, shutter speed, color, and get a sharp focus all with hands on activities. After the basics we’ll get creative with trick photography, night photography, paint with light, and more! Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 0118 / Length: 8 hours  

CRN 2062, Wednesdays
October 7-28
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $140
Non-sponsoring $175
Photoshop Elements

Learn to edit and manipulate your digital pictures with Photoshop Elements - Adobe’s magical photo-editing software for consumers. Topics include: photo correction, retouching, special effects and compositing images. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills.

COM 1664 / Length 16 hours

CRN 2908, Saturdays
September 12-October 3
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $280
Non-Sponsoring




Theatre

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Intro to Improvisation
Learn the fundamentals of improv comedy and the art of characterization and storytelling, then step out of your comfort zone and be in the moment, making bold, brave new choices that extend well beyond the improv state. Learn in a fun, non-judgmental atmosphere. No experience required.

CAR 5481 / Length: 18 hours