Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Using Your Digital Camera TR, 1/16-25 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Lightroom TR, 2/6-15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Photoshop for Photographers TR, 2/27-3/8 6-9 p.m. Marple $210/$258
Creative Writing T, 2/6-4/3 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Anyone Can Draw F, 2/16-4/13 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Watercolor F, 2/16-4/27 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $139/$179
Writing Well W, 2/21-4/25 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $145/$175
Introduction to Photoshop F, 2/23 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton $140/$175
Opera Appreciation: Carmen S, 2/24 9 a.m.-Noon Marple $39
Piano I S, 2/24-5/12 9-11 a.m. Marple $183/$213
Intermediate Piano S, 2/24-5/12 11:05 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Marple $183/$213
Acrylic Painting M, 2/26-4/23 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Introduction to Photoshop MW, 3/5-14 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Photoshop Advanced F, 3/16 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton $140/$175
Beginning Guitar M, 3/19-5/7 7-8 p.m. Marple $119/$149
Opera Appreciation: Aidi S, 3/24 9 a.m.-Noon Marple $39
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera W, 3/21-4/11 6-9 p.m. Marple $210/$258
Latin Rhythm T, 4/3-24 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $49/$69
Smooth Ballroom T, 4/3-24 7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple $49/$69
Photoshop Advanced MW, 4/9-18 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
La Boheme S, 4/21 9 a.m.-Noon Marple $39


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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

CRN 875 Fridays
Feb. 16-April 27
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

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 815 Fridays
Feb. 16-April 13
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.

CAR 3615 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $129; Non-Sponsoring $159

CRN 1320 Mondays
Feb. 26-April 23
6-8 p.m. Marple


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Piano I
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. Instructional materials will be supplied.

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

CRN 280 Saturdays
Feb. 24-May 12
9-11 a.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 897 Saturdays
Feb. 24-May 12
11:05 a.m.-1:05 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 2271 Mondays
March 19-May 7
7-8 p.m. Marple

Opera Appreciation
Join students just like yourself that have an interest in the opera! Students will participate in guided reflections with instructor, Barbara Shannon as they watch the opera together and breakdown the different parts of an opera. Sign up for one or all three!

LSP 5905 / Length: 3 hours
Cost: $39 per opera

Carmen CRN 3153 Saturday
Feb. 24
9 a.m.-Noon Marple
Aidi CRN 3154 Saturday
March 24
9 a.m.-Noon Marple
La Boheme CRN 3155 Saturday
April 21
9 a.m.-Noon Marple


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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 1658 Tuesdays
April 3-24
6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple

Smooth Ballroom
Includes Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango.

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

CRN 1321 Tuesdays
April 3-24
7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple


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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. No class the week of 3/12-3/17.

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

CRN 1322 Wednesdays
Jan. 10-March 21
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 816 Tuesdays
Feb. 6-April 3
6-8 p.m. Marple


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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 754 Friday
February 23
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 359 Mon & Wed
March 5-14
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: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 3099 Tues & Thurs
Jan. 16-25
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Preserving Memories in the Digital World
What is the best way to archive and preserve memories in digital format? In this class learn about archiving and preserving family papers and photographs. You will learn how to organize, tag, save and preserve your old photos, notebooks, documents and memorabilia. Your instructor will take you through the process, step by step and provide an exceptional workbook for your project. You will never worry about your precious memories being lost or destroyed over time. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills

COM 0123 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $70; Non-Sponsoring $88

CRN 3100 Saturdays
February 3
9 a.m.-1 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 0115 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258
CRN 2537 Tues & Thurs
Feb. 27-March 8
6-9 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 2097 Friday
March 16
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 1262 Mon & Wed
April 9-18
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 $210; Non-sponsoring $258

CRN 785 Wednesdays
March 21-April 11
6-9 p.m. Marple

Adobe’s premier tool for working with digital images. Lightroom handles it all from adjusting color, lighting, and size, to managing metadata, creating web sites, and printing. Learn how professionals and hobbyist can use Lightroom to manage all of their digital photos, while
saving time and giving that professional look. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to correct common lighting and color problems, reduce noise, crop, create web galleries, and print. Whether its pictures from your point and shoot camera or RAW files from your
professional DSLR, this class will have you creating professional images.

COM 1667 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 3108 Tues & Thurs
Feb. 6-15
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple