Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Creative Writing T, 5/17-7/5 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $129/$169 
Beginning Guitar M, 5/23-8/22 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $129/$149 
Music Theory M, 5/23-8/22 7:45-8:45 p.m. Marple $129/$149 
Using Your Digital Camera TR, 5/31-6/9 6-9 p.m. Marple $210/$258
Intro to Improv T, 5/31-7/26 7-9 p.m. Marple $179/$199 
Writing Well W, 6/1-8/3 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $145/$175 
Introduction to Photoshop R, 6/9 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton $140/$175
Introduction to Photoshop MW, 6/20-29 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Latin Rhythm T, 7/5-26 6:30-7:30 Marple $49/$69 
Smooth Ballroom T, 7/5-26 7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple $49/$69 
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera W, 7/13-8/3 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175 
Photoshop Advanced MW, 7/11-20 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Marple $140/$175 
Photoshop Advanced R, 7/14 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton $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
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
Cost: Sponsoring $139; Non-Sponsoring $179

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
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
Cost: Sponsoring $149; Non-Sponsoring $179

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
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $189 

Card Making for Beginners

Making your own greeting cards is fun and easy! Learn the basic techniques of creating greeting cards using DIY products including stamps, punches, folder and heat embossing, embellishments, and more. We will kick off the class by making Valentine’s Cards! Email the Instructor and ask for a sneak peek to see some of the cards you’ll
be making: wheeler.nancy@comcast.net.

LSP 5896 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $149; Non-Sponsoring $169

 

Music

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Beginning Piano
Through group instruction in our electronic piano lab learn to read musical notation, develop basic piano techniques, build an understanding of melodies and chords, and play simple compositions. Access to a piano for practice is strongly recommended. Book included. No class 5/30.

LSP 5463 / Length: 20 hours
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
Cost: Sponsoring $167; Non-Sponsoring $215

Broadway/Rock 'n' Roll Piano
An advanced course for interested Piano III and Piano IV students.

LSP 5888 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $167; Non-Sponsoring $215

Beginning Guitar
Learn basic first position chords, basic strums, and basic finger picking while using popular tunes to learn these techniques. In addition, learn various music notation associated with the guitar including tablature, standard music notation and block chord forms. You will be learning new tunes each week and will be playing a song in the very first class. This is a "hands-on" class so bring your guitar to every class.

LSP 5893 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $119; Non-Sponsoring $149

CRN 918 Mondays
May 23-August 22
6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple Campus

 

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
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
Cost: Sponsoring $167; Non-Sponsoring $215

Music Theory

An excellent class for learning the basics of music reading and ear training! This is a beginning level class so no prior note reading or music experience is needed. Fundamental concepts such as pitch, rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, and harmony will be covered. You will be working in a computer lab with free online software. Bring headphones or earbuds for use in class. You will work at your own pace. This is a great class for instrumentalists and vocalists who have wanted to learn basic music theory.

LSP 5892 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $119; Non-Sponsoring $149

CRN 919 Mondays
May 23-August 22
7:45-8:45 p.m. Marple Campus

 

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
Cost: Sponsoring $49; Non-Sponsoring $69

CRN 916 Tuesdays
July 5-26
6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple Campus

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
Cost: Sponsoring $119; Non-Sponsoring $139

Smooth Ballroom
Includes Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango.

LSP 5618 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $49; Non-Sponsoring $69

CRN 623 Tuesdays
July 5-26
7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple Campus

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

CRN 434 Wednesday
June 1-August 3
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Campus

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
Cost: Sponsoring $89; Non-Sponsoring $119

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
Cost: Sponsoring $89; Non-Sponsoring $119

 

 

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
Cost: Sponsoring: $129; Non-Sponsoring: $169

CRN 179 Tuesdays
May 17-July 5
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Campus

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
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
Cost: Sponsoring $89; Non-Sponsoring $119

Photography

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Introduction to Photoshop
Learn this image-editing program used by the pros. Course topics include: cropping and resizing images, selecting image areas, layers, compositing, adjusting color and lighting, retouching photos, adding text, and preparing images for print and the web.
Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills. 

COM 1653 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 545 Thursday
June 9
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton Center
CRN 162 Mon & Wed
June 20-29
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Campus

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
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258

CRN 605 Tues & Thurs
May 31-June 9
6-9 p.m. Marple Campus

 

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
Cost: Sponsoring $280; Non-Sponsoring $340

Photoshop Advanced

Learn advanced techniques of this professional image editing program. Course topics include: masking, advanced use of layers, vector shapes and paths, special effects with text layers and blending modes. Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills

COM 1657 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 599 Thurs
July 14
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton Center
CRN 905 Mon & Wed
July 11-20
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Campus

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
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-sponsoring $175

CRN 229 Wednesdays
July 13-August 3
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple Campus

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

CRN 576 Tuesdays
May 31-July 26
7-9 p.m. Marple Campus