Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Writing for Children's Market R, 11/10-12/8 7-9 p.m. Marple $89/$119
Writers Workshop T, 11/15-12/6 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $89/$119
Photoshop Advanced MW, 11/28-12/7 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Writing Well W, 1/11-3/22 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $145/$175
Using Your Digital Camera TR, 1/31-2/9 6-9 p.m. Marple $210/$265
Creative Writing T, 2/7-4/4 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Anyone Can Draw F, 2/17-4/14 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Watercolor F, 2/17-4/28 7-9 p.m. Marple $139/$169
Introduction to Photoshop F, 2/24 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton $140/$175
Piano I S, 2/25-5/13 9-11 a.m. Marple $183/$213
Piano II S, 2/25-5/13 11:05 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Marple $183/$213
Acrylic Painting M, 2/27-4/24 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Intermediate Piano T, 2/28-5/9 6-8 p.m. Marple $183/$213
Photoshop for Photographers TR, 2/28-3/9 6-9 p.m. Marple $210/$265
Introduction to Photoshop MW, 3/6-15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Elements from Adobe S, 3/11-18 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Photoshop Advanced F, 3/17 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton $140/$175
Beginning Guitar M, 3/20-May 8 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $119/$149
Bluegrass Jamming M, 3/20-May 8 7:45-8:45 p.m. Marple $119/$149
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera W, 3/22-4/12 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
An Introduction to Improv Comedy T, 3/21-5/16 7-9 p.m. Marple $179/$209
Introduction to Glass Bead Making S, 4/1-8 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple $159/$189
Latin Rythm T, 4/4-25 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $49/$79
Smooth Ballroom T, 4/4-25 7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple $49/$79
Writers Workshop R, 4/6-27 7-9 p.m. Exton $89/$119
Card Making for Beginners M, 4/10-5/15 6-8 p.m. Marple $149/$179
Photoshop Advanced MW, 4/10-19 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Get Published! T, 5/4-25 7-9 p.m. Marple $89/$119

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

CRN 992 Fridays
Feb. 17-April 14
6-8 p.m. Marple

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 $169

CRN 1062 Fridays
Feb. 17-April 28
7-9 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 1605 Mondays
Sept. 12-Oct. 31
6-8 p.m. Marple

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. No class the week of 3/13-3/18.

CAR 3615 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $149; Non-Sponsoring $179

CRN 1607 Mondays
Feb. 27-April 24
6-8 p.m. Marple

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 5697 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $189

CRN 1011 Saturdays
April 1-8
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
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. Note: Bring a pair of scissors to class each week. No class 4/17.

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

CRN 2895 Mondays
April 10-May 15
6-8 p.m. Marple

Music

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Bluegrass Jamming
Bring your instrument to class and have a blast! Learn the basics of playing in a bluegrass jam circle! Topics include jam etiquette, simple bluegrass melodies, and basic
bluegrass improvisation skills. Students will play their own instrument through most of each class.

LSP 5898 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $129; Non-Sponsoring $149

CRN 3390 Mondays
March 20-May 8
7:45-8:45 p.m. Marple

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: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $119; Non-Sponsoring $149

CRN 2899 Mondays
March 20-May 8
6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple

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 $183; Non-Sponsoring $213

CRN 1090 Tuesdays
Feb. 28-May 9
6-8 p.m. Marple

Piano II
Designed for adults who have completed Piano I. This course increases training from exercises to playing familiar songs. No class week of 3/13-3/18.

LSP 5524 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $183; Non-Sponsoring $213

CRN 2745 Saturdays
Feb. 25-May 13
11:05 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Marple

Piano I
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.

LSP 5463 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $183; Non-Sponsoring $213

CRN 329 Saturdays
Feb. 25-May 13
9-11 a.m. Marple

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 $79

CRN 2023 Tuesdays
April 4-25
6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple

Smooth Ballroom
Includes Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango.

LSP 5618 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $49; Non-Sponsoring $79

CRN 1608 Tuesdays
April 4-25
7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple

Writing

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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

CRN 1611 Thursdays
Nov. 10-Dec. 8
7-9 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 2937 Tuesdays
Nov. 15-Dec. 6
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 2811 Thursdays
April 6-27
7-9 p.m. Exton

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. No class the
week of 3/13-3/18.

CAR 5586 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $145; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 1609 Wednesdays
Jan. 11-March 22
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

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: $159

CRN 993 Tuesdays
Feb. 7-April 4
6-8 p.m. Marple

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

CRN 1611 Tuesdays
May 4-25
7-9 p.m. Marple

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 920 Friday
February 24
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 425 Mon & Wed
March 6-15
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
 

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 $265

CRN 1530 Tues & Thurs
1/31-2/9
6-9 p.m. Marple
Elements from Adobe

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

COM 1664 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 3350 Saturdays
March 11-18
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
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 2147 Mon & Wed
Nov. 28-Dec. 7
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 2582 Friday
March 17
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 1529 Mon & Wed
April 10-19
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

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 957 Wednesdays
March 22-April 12
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

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
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $265
CRN 3349 Tues & Thurs
Feb. 28-March 9
6-9 p.m. Marple

Theatre

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Intro to Improv Comedy
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
Cost: Sponsoring $179; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 1555 Tuesdays
March 21-May 16
7-9 p.m. Marple