Upcoming Classes in Germantown!

Classes

Below is my schedule for new art classes at Tulpehocken Exchange in Germantown, Philadelphia. The space is the headquarters for Handmade Philly. It’s located at 47 E High Street.

February 3rd

Love Sucks: A Mixed Media Anti-Valentine Making Class

Click HERE to RSVP to the Facebook event.

Love Sucks Mixed Media Class

February 24th

Pastel Portraits for Beginners

Rescheduled from the January date due to a conflict with the Women’s March.

Click HERE to RSVP to the Facebook event.

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Email info@texphilly.com to register for class. 

Next Class- Pastel Portraits for Beginners

Classes

The next class I’ll be teaching at Tulpehocken Exchange is Pastel Portraits for Beginners. I’ll be teaching participants the basics of using chalk pastels and the basics of drawing one of the hardest subjects- humans. We’ll be learning proportion of the face, blending and application methods with pastels, using light and dark, and more!

Below is the flyer with information on date/time/space. It’s hosted at Tulpehocken Exchange, a new art space in Germantown, Philadelphia located at 47 East High Street. The cost is $40 per person. Sliding scale payment is available on an as-needed basis. Email info@handmadephilly.com to register. You can RSVP on Facebook by clicking HERE.

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Here is a quick pastel portrait I put together of Adam Driver (one of the many husband’s I have in the harem in my mind) as an example of what we’ll be learning in the class.

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Silhouette Class at Tulpehocken Exchange

Classes

Last Saturday was the open house for the new Handmade Philly space at Tulpehocken Exchange in Germantown, Philadelphia. My holiday silhouette class was the inaugural art class in the space. We had a great group of people in a relaxed, fun setting. I taught them how to cut paper silhouettes freehand using their eyes to dictate what they saw, how to mount their silhouettes. I demonstrated a silhouette cutting with one of the class participants as a model. Some class members made their portraits by having other class members sit for them while others used photos. Everyone ended up with a matted silhouette to take home! Check out the slideshow below for photos of the class and a flyer for upcoming classes.

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Gourds, and Maize, and Pumpkins, Oh My!

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A few weeks ago I taught a still life painting class at the library where I work. I set up a still life with a cornucopia, maize, faux leaves, and decorative gourds and pumpkins. Class members were equipped with acrylic paint and 11×14 canvases. Some people had some painting experience. Others had previously painted, but on furniture. Everyone that attended raved about how relaxing and fun the class was. One person even told me a few days later that she cried tears of happiness because she loved the class so much!

Below are photos from the class. Keep your eyes peeled for future classes!

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New Arts Space in Germantown, Philadelphia!

Classes

I recently announced that I was partnering with  Handmade Philly at a new physical arts space in Germantown, Philadephia to teach art classes. Today I had a chance to visit the space for the first time. Tuplehocken Exchange is a new space that houses a dance studios, art studios, and the new space for Handmade Philly. I met some of the lovely women who are working hard to make the new space come together.

IMG_5516The space itself is in a storied stone building. It is near the old Germantown High School and down the street from a big, beautiful Unitarian church. Check out the slideshow of the building and space below!

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And an update on registering for classes! If you’re interested in any of the classes I’m offering email info@handmadephilly.com Below is a flyer with for the winter classes I’m offering including a silhouette class, acrylic painting, watercolor card making, and pastel portraiture.

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New Classes with Handmade Philly!

Classes

I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching art classes this winter in a new maker space in Germantown, Philadelphia! I have teamed up with Handmade Philly to offer classes on silhouette portraiture, watercolor card making, pastel portraiture, and acrylic painting.

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Stay tuned for more information on how to register!

Upcycling at the Library

Classes

I’m bringing another art class to the library! This time it’s upcycling used magazines , books, and newspapers from the library to make vibrant Spring collages. The class is on Sunday, April 9th at 12:30PM. There are still spots open! If you’re in the New Castle County, Delaware area call 302-834-4148 to register. As with the non-profit nature of the library, it’s free to attend and all supplies will be provided.

In preparation for the class, I put together a collage of the facade of the Delaware City Library with a blossoming cherry tree. See it below in the slideshow along with flyers for the class!

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Bringing My Silhouette Class Across the Border

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I was invited to bring the silhouette class I’ve done for one of the local Delaware libraries across the border to Maryland. It was a lovely drive down 95 South to Cecil County Library: Rising Sun Branch.The library is situated in Rising Sun, Maryland. The space was cozy, but open. The environment felt warm and inviting. Both the library staff and patrons were amicable and receptive. In other words, the perfect climate for a fun art program. Learning silhouette cutting can have a bit of a learning curve. I was pleasantly surprised how well everyone did given it was their first time attempting cut paper portraiture. More importantly, they had fun while doing it. We ended the Valentine’s Day themed session with a sweet treat- chocolate candy hearts.

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Thank you Cecil County Library: Rising Sun Branch!

Free Classes This Winter!

Classes

I have two fantastic art programs I’m bringing to local northeast libraries. And because they’re offered through the public library they’re FREE.

Wine & Watercolor: On Thursday, January 19th adults age 21 and over are invited to come to the Delaware City Library for watercolor painting and beverages. Treat yourself after the tiring holiday season of shopping and in-laws! Please call the library at 302-834-4148 to register.

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Valentine’s Day Silhouette Cutting with Chocolate: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the classic art of paper silhouette cutting at the Rising Sun Library in Rising Sun, Maryland.  To make Valentine’s Day even sweeter, those who attend will receive complimentary chocolate. Saturday, February 4th. 1-2PM.

I leave you with a drawing.

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