Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Watercolor F, 9/15-11/17 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $139/$179
Piano I S, 9/16-11/18 9-11 a.m. Marple $183/$213
Intermediate Piano S, 9/16-11/18 11:05 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Marple $183/$213
Creative Writing T, 9/19-11/7 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Latin Rhythm T, 9/26-10/17 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $49/$69
Smooth Ballroom T, 9/26-10/17 7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple $49/$69
Acrylic Painting M, 10/2-11/20 6-8 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Beginning Guitar M, 10/2-11/20 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $119/$149
Bluegrass Jamming M, 10/2-11/20 7:45-8:45 p.m. Marple $119/$149
Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments S, 11/4-11 9-11 a.m. Marple $149/$179
Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments S, 11/4-11 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marple $149/$179
Writers Workshop T, 11/14-12/5 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $89/$119


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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 754 Saturdays
Nov. 4-11
9-11 a.m. Marple
CRN 742 Saturdays
Nov. 4-11
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Marple

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 3021 Fridays
Sept. 15-Nov. 17
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 1334 Fridays
Sept. 8-Oct. 27
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 1304 Mondays
Oct. 2-Nov. 20
6-8 p.m. Marple


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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 $119; Non-Sponsoring $149

CRN 3031 Mondays
Oct. 2-Nov. 20
7:45-8:45 p.m. Marple

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 268 Tuesdays
Sept. 12-Nov. 14
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 1745 Saturdays
Sept. 16-Nov. 18
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 2149 Mondays
Oct. 2-Nov. 20
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 1681 Saturdays
Sept. 16-Nov. 18
11:05 a.m.-1:05 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 1335 Tuesdays
Sept. 26-Oct. 17
6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple

Dance Diversity
This is your opportunity to try various types of dance including Zumba, jazz, ballet, and modern dance. This class will be fun also a great way burn calories to the beat of the music.

LSP 5897 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $149; Non-Sponsoring $169

CRN 2184 Mondays
Sept. 11-Nov. 13
7:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Smooth Ballroom
Includes Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango.

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

CRN 1336 Tuesdays
Sept. 26-Oct. 17
7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple


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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 2168 Tuesdays
Nov. 14-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 267 Tuesdays
Sept. 19-Nov. 7
6:30-8:30 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 1676 Thursday
Oct. 5
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 3025 Mon & Wed
Nov. 27-Dec. 6
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 3008 Tues & Thurs
Oct. 3-12
6-9 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 3022 Saturday
October 7
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 573 Thursday
August 3
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 918 Mon & Wed
August 21-30
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 3026 Thursday
November 9
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 3027 Mon & Wed
Dec. 11-20
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 1363 Tuesdays
Nov. 7-28
6:30-8:30 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 3043 Tuesdays
Dec. 5-12
6-10 p.m. Marple