Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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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: 21 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $199

CRN 2279 Thursdays
September 12-November 14
6:30-9:30 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 $159; Non-Sponsoring $189

CRN 499 Saturdays
October 12-19
9-11 a.m. Marple
CRN 491 Saturdays
October 12-19
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 2278 Fridays
September 6-October 25
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 $139; Non-Sponsoring $169

CRN 866 Mondays
October 7-November 25
6-8 p.m. Marple


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Dance Fitness
This dance class is an aerobic workout. You will be introduced to many forms of dance in this class while you work towards your fitness goals!

LSP 5919 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $129; Non-Sponsoring $149

CRN 2334 Wednesdays
September 25-November 20
7-8 p.m. Marple

LSP 5316 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $49; Non-Sponsoring $69

CRN 550 Tuesdays
July 9-30
6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple

Line Dancing
LSP 5920 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $129; Non-Sponsoring $149

CRN 2335 Wednesdays
September 25-November 20
8:05-9:05 p.m. Marple


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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 552 Tues & Thurs
August 6-29
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 188 Tuesdays
September 17-November 5
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple


Photography & Design

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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 2298 Wednesday
September 11
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 1437 Saturdays
September 21-28
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple

Adobe Illustrator
Learn Adobe Illustrator, the professional app for vector drawing. Master paths - the foundation of all vector art. Start your illustrations with placed images and create with the shape, pen and transform tools. Explore Illustrator’s type and color options to unleash your creativity.

Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills
COM 1670 / Length 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 2297 Saturdays
November 2-9
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 1947 Tues & Thurs
August 6-15
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 2299 Saturdays
October 12-19
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple

Learn how professionals and hobbyists use Lightroom to manage 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, and print. Whether 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 hrs
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 2332 Tuesdays
October 1-22
6-8 p.m. Marple