Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Lightroom TR, 12/4-11 6-10 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Photoshop Advanced MW, 12/10-11 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Writing Well W, 1/9-3/20 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $145/$175
Piano I MWF, 1/14-5/13 9:05-10 a.m. Marple $449/$479
Piano I TH, 1/14-5/13 9:35-11 a.m. Marple $449/$479
Piano I MWF, 1/14-5/13 12:20-1:15 p.m. Marple $449/$479
Watercolor R, 1/24-3/7 6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple $139/$179
Creative Writing T, 2/5-4/2 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Introduction to Photoshop F, 2/22 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Marple $149/$175
Beginning Piano S, 2/23-5/11 9-11 a.m. Marple $183/$213
Introduction to Photoshop MW, 3/4-3/13 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Acrylic Painting M, 3/18-5/6 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Beginning Guitar M, 3/18-5/6 7-8 p.m. Marple $119/$149
Anyone Can Draw F, 3/22-5/10 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Latin Rhythm T, 4/2-4/23 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $49/$69
Smooth Ballroom T, 4/2-4/23 7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple $49/$69
Photoshop Advanced MW, 4/8-17 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Paper Crafting: Skills & Techniques T, 4/9-5/7 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $149/$179
Glass Bead Making II: Advanced Techniques S, 4/27-5/4 2-5 p.m. Marple $169$199


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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 2751 Thursdays
Jan. 24-March 7
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Paper Crafting: Skills & Techniques
Make your own greeting cards and paper crafts. You will learn the skills and techniques needed to make homemade cards, fancy gift card holders, alter objects, and decorative desk calendars!

LSP 5896 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $149; Non-Sponsoring $179

CRN 2783 Tuesdays
April 9-May 7
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Introduction 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 670 Saturdays
March 30-April 6
9 a.m.-1 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 656 Fridays
March 22-May 10
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 1064 Mondays
March 18-May 6
6-8 p.m. Marple

Glass Bead Making II - Advanced Techniques
Take your bead making to the next level with this course. Learn to pull stringers and twisties and other advanced techniques such as encasing and using silver foil. This is the perfect extension to the introduction class with lots of torch time to practice your technique. Students must bring safety glasses and one canister of MAPP gas to class - gas can be purchased at any hardware store. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Glass Bead Making with this instructor.

LSP 5682 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $169; Non-Sponsoring $199

CRN 2784 Saturdays
April 27-May 4
2-5 p.m. Marple


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Piano I
This piano class will allow students to develop their piano skills over the course of 15 weeks! You will engage in the art of making music and learning to read new compositions. Scales, music reading and the playing of simple folk songs and piano works will be included. No class 1/21 and 2/18.

No classes week of 3/11-3/16.

LSP 5914 / Length: 40 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $449; Non-Sponsoring $479

CRN 2850 Mon, Wed, Fri
Jan. 14-May 13
9:05-10 a.m. Marple
CRN 2851 Tues & Thurs
Jan. 14-May 13
9:35-11 a.m. Marple
CRN 2852 Mon, Wed, Fri
Jan. 14-May 13
12:20-1:15 p.m. Marple

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. Book included. No class week of 3/11- 3/16 and 4/20.

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

CRN 227 Saturdays
February 23-May 11
9-11 a.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 1742 Mondays
March 18-May 6
7-8 p.m. 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 1316 Tuesdays
April 2-23
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 1065 Tuesdays
April 2-23
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 2753 Wednesdays
Jan. 9-March 20
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 657 Tuesdays
February 5-April 2
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple


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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 1851 Tues & Thurs
Dec. 4-11
6-10 p.m. Marple
CRN 2215 Tues & Thurs
Feb. 5-14
6-8 p.m. Marple
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 604 Friday
February 22
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Marple
CRN 292 Mon & Wed
March 4-13
6:30-8:30 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 2470 Mon & Wed
Dec. 10-11
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 1019 Mon & Wed
April 8-17
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple