Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Beginning Piano MW, 5/11-6/15 6-8 p.m. Marple $167/
Using Your Digital Camera TR, 5/14-26 6-9 p.m. Marple $210/
Creative Writing T, 5/19-7/7 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $112/
Writing Well R, 5/21-7/23 6-8 p.m. Downingtown $145/
Life Stories T, 5/26-7/14 6-8 p.m. Downingtown $119/
Creative Writing W, 5/27-7/15 6-8 p.m. Downingtown $112/
Intro to Improv T, 6/2-7/28 7-9 p.m. Marple $179/
Photoshop for Photographers TR, 6/2-6/11 6-9 p.m. Marple $210/
Writing Well W, 6/3-8/5 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $145/
Latin Rhythm T, 7/7-7/28 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $49/
Smooth Ballroom T, 7/7-7/28 7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple $49/
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera W, 7/15-8/12
no class 7/22
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/


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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 

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

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

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

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


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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 847, Mon & Wed
May 11-June 15
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 

Broadway/Rock 'n' Roll
An advanced course for interested Piano III and Piano IV students. No class week of 3/16-3/21.

LSP 5888 / Length: 20 hours

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-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

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.


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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 404, Tuesdays
July 7-28, 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
July 7-28, 7:35-8:35 p.m.
Marple Campus

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

Introduction to Argentine Tango

LSP 5717 / length: 10 hours


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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 777, Thursdays
May 21-July 23, 6-8 p.m.
Downingtown Campus

CRN 526, Wednesdays
June 3-August 5
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple 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 217, Tuesdays
May 19-July 7
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 778, Wednesdays
May 27-July 15, 6-8 p.m.
Downingtown 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

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 779, Tuesdays
May 26-July 14, 6-8 p.m.
Downingtown 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


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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
Photoshop for Photographers

Discover how to bring your photos to life, in color or black and white. Learn how to scan original prints, download files from a digital camera or CD, and optimize files to ready them for photo-quality printing or web use. Class will be held in a computer lab, where you will be able to practice everything you have learned. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills

COM 0119 / Length: 12 hours

CRN 901, Tues & Thurs
June 2-11, 6-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $210
Non-Sponsoring $258

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 / Length: 12 hours

CRN 880, Tues & Thurs
May 14-26, 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 259, Wednesdays
July 15-August 12, no class 7/22
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $140
Non-sponsoring $175


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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

CRN 818, Tuesdays
June 2-July 28, 7-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $179
Non-Sponsoring $199