Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Photoshop Advanced MW, 8/20-29 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Anyone Can Draw F, 9/7-10/26 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Watercolor R, 9/13-11/15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $139/$169
Piano I S, 9/15-11/17 9-11 a.m. Marple $183/$213
Intermediate Piano S, 9/15-11/17 11:05 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Marple $183/$213
Creative Writing T, 9/18-11/6 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Latin Rhythm T, 9/25-10/16 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $49/$79
Smooth Ballroom T, 9/25-10/16 7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple $49/$79
Writing Well W, 9/26-12/5 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $145/$175
Acrylic Painting M, 10/1-11/19 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Beginning Guitar M, 10/1-11/19 7-8 p.m. Marple $119/$149
Paper Crafting: Skills & Techniques T, 10/2-30 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $149/$179
Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments S, 10/13-20 9-11 a.m. Marple $149/$179
Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments S, 10/13-20 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marple $149/$179
Glass Bead Making II: Advanced Techniques S, 10/13-20 2-5 p.m. Marple $169/$199
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


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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 $169

CRN 1845 Thursdays
Sept. 13-Nov. 15
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 2509 Tuesdays
Oct. 2-30
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

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
Cost: Sponsoring $149; Non-Sponsoring $179

CRN 597 Saturdays
Oct. 13-20
9-11 a.m. Marple
CRN 587 Saturdays
Oct. 13-20
11:30 a.m.-1:30 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 1052 Fridays
Sept. 7-Oct. 26
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 1029 Mondays
Oct. 1-Nov. 19
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 2500 Saturdays
Oct. 13-20
2-5 p.m. Marple


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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 recommended. Book included. 

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

CRN 216 Saturdays
Sept. 15-Nov. 17
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 2497 Saturdays
Sept. 15-Nov. 17
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.

No classes 7/2-5

LSP 5893 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $119; Non-Sponsoring $149

CRN 1429 Mondays
Oct. 1-Nov. 19
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 $79

CRN 1053 Tuesdays
Sept. 25-Oct. 16
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 1054 Tuesdays
Sept. 25-Oct. 16
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 2493 Wednesdays
Sept. 26-Dec. 5
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 215 Tuesdays
Sept. 18-Nov. 6
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
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 1599 Mon & Wed
August 20-29
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 2470 Mon & Wed
Dec. 10-11
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple