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FALL 2021 SCHEDULE

Classes: September 7th

Workshops: November 5th - December 16th

Winter 2022 schedule

Classes: January 4th - February 19th
Workshops: February 24th - March 31st



All classes

Classes meet weekly at the same day and time over a number of weeks, usually 6-8 weeks.

all workshops

Workshops are "all day" events which can be scheduled as one, two or even three days in a row. 

CHILDREN

Depending on the time of year, our children's and youth program offerings change. Please check back often to see what's happening for the kiddos at YAA!

ALL UPCOMING CLASSES

    • Monday, January 03, 2022
    • Monday, February 21, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE PAINTING with Anita Williams, Monday's 12:30-3:30pm   Explore your creative side with expressive landscape painting.  This class will give you the opportunity to paint your chosen subject matter with expressive color and brush work.  Bring your favorite photos or work from the instructor’s collection) depending on student interest.  Students will learn how to use color strategies to create movement and vibration within their paintings. Classes will include explorations of the techniques of famous painters as well as introductions to lesser-known contemporary landscape artists. Each class will consist of demonstrations, the explorations of techniques, and positive critiques. The teacher is very flexible and supportive and will work individually with students to help each painter improve their individual style and technique.  Students can choose to work in oil, acrylic or pastel. 

    LEVELS: ALL
    TUITION: $175 MEM / $200 NON-MEM

    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status.  If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 


    • Tuesday, January 04, 2022
    • Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • ONLINE, Zoom Class
    Registration is closed

    ONLINE WATERCOLOR with Deb Watson, Tuesday's 9-12:00pm
    E
    ach class will have reference photos and a demonstration with each lesson. Students will work at their own pace, and be able to ask questions or show their paintings in progress. 

    TUITION: $175 MEM / $200 NON-MEM

    This is a ZOOM Class! Once you register, the instructor will contact you with the Zoom link you will use to get into the classes! 

    The Supply List (if specified) is included with your class registration confirmation email. 

    • Wednesday, January 05, 2022
    • Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    WATERCOLOR EXPLORATION: Landscapes and more with Kathy Becker, Wednesday's 12:30-3:30pm 
    Come enjoy a relaxed atmosphere to explore the different qualities of watercolor. We will begin the session with landscape step-by-step demos, but the class will be encouraged to bring in their own sources to work from with individual help readily available to help the student through the process.  We will review techniques through demonstrations, learning tricks of the trade. The importance of choosing a color scheme and composition will be incorporated into each class. The steps of starting with a photo source, cropping if necessary, value studies, and drawing using a good composition will help students gain the confidence they need to be able to paint independently! Students will be encouraged to experiment and explore their own interests. 

    LEVELS: ALL
    TUITION: $175 MEM / $200 NON-MEM

    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 

    • Wednesday, January 05, 2022
    • Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • ONLINE, Zoom Class
    Registration is closed

    ONLINE WATERCOLOR with Deb Watson Wednesday's 12:30-3pm
    E
    ach class will have reference photos and a demonstration with each lesson. Students will work at their own pace, and be able to ask questions or show their paintings in progress. 

    TUITION: $175 MEM / $200 NON-MEM

    This is a ZOOM Class! Once you register, the instructor will contact you with the Zoom link you will use to get into the classes! 

    The Supply List (if specified) is included with your class registration confirmation email. 

    • Wednesday, January 05, 2022
    • Wednesday, February 09, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • YAA Classroom 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 10
    Register

    DRAWING ON TE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN with Brad Gebhart, Wednesday's 6-7:30pmBased on the book of the same name, this class is for beginners, professionals, and those who are curious about art. In class we will explore the differences between the right and left hemispheres, learn techniques to tap into the creative sides of our brain, and practice ways to improve our artistic endeavors. No experience is necessary. Open mind required! Supplies: pencil, sketchpad and eraser.
    LEVELS: ALL
    AGES: 15 through Adult
    TUITION: $100 MEM / $125 NON-MEM
    (A Supply List, if needed, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.)

    • Thursday, January 06, 2022
    • Thursday, February 24, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 15

    OPEN STUDIO AND MATERIAL EXPLORATION with Anita Williams, Thursday's 9-12pm  Open Studio is a friendly, collaborative studio session time designed for the student with a basic knowledge of their chosen medium –pencil, oil, ink, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, collage etc. This is for the artist who wants to improve skills or experiment with new ones. The instructor has years of experience teaching with most materials. Emphasis is placed on improving techniques and developing a personal style at an individual level.  Students may choose to work from a still life set-up, conceptually, or from photographs, including portraits. The teacher will provide some new materials for exploration and suggest directions that might be new to the artist. This is an ideal collaboration class for experienced artists as well as an exploration class for newer artists. 

    LEVELS: ALL
    TUITION: $175 MEM / $200 NON-MEM

    (Supply List: Please bring the supplies you are currently using in your chosen medium. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 

    • Thursday, January 06, 2022
    • Thursday, February 24, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    PORTRAIT DRAWING with Van Pafchek, Thursday's 1-4pm 
    Portraiture is a timeless subject that has been of interest to people throughout history. The ability to draw a portrait is an essential skill for any artist. In this course, students will learn to draw realistic portraits as they work from the live model in  the studio. Always working towards a likeness of their subject, they will learn to identify key forms related to the structure and anatomy of the head and upper body.  In addition to drawing the model, class will consist of live demos, group and individual critiques and brief lectures. Although homework is not required, optional assignments including self-portraits and master copies will be suggested for those interested. 

    Students will: 

    • learn to use angles and plum lines in order to create accurate line drawings. 
    • improve their ability to achieve accurate proportion. 
    • learn to reveal form and value as they practice shading techniques. 
    • learn the structure the of the head and upper body. 
    • learn to apply their knowledge of portrait anatomy to the drawing process. 
    • develop methods and skills necessary to create a finished, accurate portrait  drawing. 

    TUITION: $150 Members / $175 Non-Members

    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 


    Savannah “Van” Pafchek (b. 1997) received her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2020, where she studied drawing along with taking biology courses at Johns Hopkins University. In the studio, much of her time is spent drawing and studying the figure from life using graphite, charcoal and conté. Her figure drawings place emphasis on structural anatomy and using value to reveal complex forms. On the side, she explores methods of wildlife illustration, with a particular focus on regional bird species and their habitats. 

    • Friday, January 07, 2022
    • Friday, February 25, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    ART FOR HOMESCHOOLERS (ages 8-15) with Jessie Groft, Friday's 12:30-2:30pm Basic drawing and painting techniques. Each student’s confidence will boost as they learn techniques to help them draw what they see in a more realistic way. Students will have the opportunity to work on subjects they are interested in as they take their work to the next level.
    AGES: 8-15 YEARS
    LEVELS: ALL
    TUITION: $100 ALL
    SUPPLIES: INCLUDED

    (Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 

    Indeed there does come an age, usually around 8 or 9 years, when we begin to see our drawings as others do, and most of us are usually disappointed with what we see - and give up on drawing. But actually, with tuition and encouragement, all of us can learn to draw pretty well, and more importantly, feel the pleasure that comes with this kind of expression.” From “Want to improve your kids’ writing? Let them draw” by Misty Adoniou, University of Canberra


    • Saturday, January 08, 2022
    • Saturday, March 05, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    HANDS ON ART HISTORY for KIDS (5-8yrs) with Kate Rush, Saturday's 10:30am-12pm Students will learn about famous artists and create work inspired by their specific art styles. In this class they will have the opportunity to use different mediums and use many new art concepts. They will learn about color theory, perspective and composition. They will be creating a new piece of art every week.
    NOTE: There will be no class on 1/15.

    AGES: 5-8 YEARS

    TUITION: $95 ALL

    SUPPLIES: 1- 11x14 Sketchbook & 2-8x10 Canvases, an old work shirt or apron

    (Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 



    • Saturday, January 08, 2022
    • Saturday, February 26, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING AND PAINTING with Jessie Groft, Saturday's 1-2:30pm Basic drawing and painting techniques for kids. Each week they will work on fun projects while learning the fundamentals. Kids will have an opportunity to explore different mediums and learn about influential artists as they express their own creativity. 

    AGES: 6-12 YEARS
    LEVELS: ALL 
    TUITION: $95 ALL
    SUPPLIES: INCLUDED

    ( Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email to send them a message.) 

    • Thursday, February 24, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • York Art Association, 220 S. Marshall Street
    • 13
    Register

    UNDERSTANDING THE COLOR WHEEL with Julie Riker (2/24, 6-9pm)
    Nationally recognized Plein Air artist, Julie Riker will lead you to a better understan
    ding of the color wheel for oil and acrylic painters.  Learn to mix any color using a limited palette. 
     

    TUITION: $60 MEM / 75 NON-MEMBERS

    (A Supply List, if needed, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email to send them a message.) 


    • Wednesday, March 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S Marshall St, York, PA 17402
    • 15

    CANCELLED - ABSTRACT MIXED MEDIA with Sue Marrazzo ISAP, NCS, ISEA (3/9, 10-2pm)
    NEW at YAA! Students will learn design and mixed media art techniques while painting intuitively. You will be guided in steps and create an original abstract painting in this workshop.

    TUITION: $90 MEM / $115 NON-MEM

    (A Supply List, if needed, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email to send them a message.) 


    • Friday, March 11, 2022
    • Saturday, March 12, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 15
    Register

    SEEING EXPRESSIVE COLOR for ALL MEDIUMS with Susan Nicholas Gephart (3/11-3/12, 9:30-4pm)

    Discover how to see beyond the obvious within the landscape, and use expressive color to capture the essence of mood and atmosphere in sky, water, and more. Whether you work in pastel, oil, watercolor, or acrylic, you will learn to see the depth of color and create a unique and personally expressive painting.

    Skilled in all mediums, Susan is a seasoned plein air and studio painter that will lead you to your personal color expression in the medium of your choice. Each day will begin with a short demo focusing on methods that will aid in color expression. One afternoon session will deal with “How to prepare for Plein Air painting in the field”. 

    The use of underpainting and color mixing will be explored in both pastel and oil. “Thumbnail Sketches” and their importance in supporting strong compositions and values within color, will help you “Target Focus” on what inspires you in the landscape. There will be personal time at your easel following the morning demo, with support and attention given at each artist’s easel. Susan requires each student to contact her prior to this workshop! You may reach out by phone, 814-360-2116 or by email to: snicholasart@gmail.com. Learn more about the instructor, here.


    LEVELS: ALL
    TUITION: $245 MEM / $270 NON-MEM

    (A Supply List, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.) 

    Susan requires each student to contact her prior to this workshop! You may reach out by phone, 814-360-2116 or by email to: snicholasart@gmail.com
    • Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    • Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 14
    Register

    MANDALA! A MIXED MEDIA Workshop with Susan Davitti-Darling (3/15, 3/16, 9:30-4pm) Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means circle. This circle is important in many cultures from East to West, and is evident in the cycle of life itself. Mandala is a symbol of wholeness, a tool for expression, meditation and exploration. This class will present the opportunity to explore the mandala in mixed media. You are welcome to incorporate acrylic, colored pencils, and collage. You are welcome to stay in your medium of choice. I will bring some samples that I have of this intriguing art form and share more about its history.

    LEVELS: ALL

    TUITION: $150 MEM / $175NON-MEM

    (A Supply List, if needed, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 


    • Friday, March 18, 2022
    • Saturday, March 19, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 14
    Register

    ABSTRACT MIXED MEDIA with Julie Yontz-Rupp
    This class is for the artist that likes to create objectionable and non- objectionable abstract art. Each student will accumulate several exciting starts and then we will study elements of design including  composition, color theory, value, focal point and line work to bring your painting to a fabulous finish. We will also explore combining mediums & textural effects along with other exciting techniques. Students are encouraged to retain their own style while searching for the best solution  to their exciting and intriguing starts.
    Expect a lively fun class with each session to include demos, critiques, individual instruction and positive interaction among classmates. So, bring a positive attitude & a spirit open to endless artistic expression.

    TUITION: $150 Members / $175 Non-Members

    (A Supply List, if needed, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 



    • Monday, March 21, 2022
    • Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 10
    Register

    LUMINOUS WATERCOLOR with Lynne Yancha
    Based on 40 years of experience, Lynne’s goal is not only to share her knowledge of watercolor painting but to encourage you to trust your instincts as you paint. This workshop will focus on figurative and animal subjects. She will address power through design; paint application; the importance of light, mystery, and mistakes; use of white acrylic to enhance details; techniques to make skin tones and techniques to combine elements of abstraction and realism in your watercolor paintings. Lynne will work one on-one with each student addressing each student’s needs and will present numerous demonstrations based on the students’ requests. 

    What to expect if you are new to this workshop:

    • To benefit the most from this workshop, you should have a basic knowledge of watercolor (beginners are welcome!)
    • You are encouraged to bring your own photograph reference (5x7 or larger and clear) or use one of the references available during the session.
    • You will work at your own pace - each student will receive individualized instruction.
    • Don’t worry if your supplies are limited - Lynne will help you get the most of the materials you have.

    LEVELS: ALL
    TUITION: $225 MEM / $250 NON-MEM
    (A Supply List, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 

    • Thursday, March 24, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 13
    Register

    QUICK AND EASY WATERCOLOR MINI PAINTINGS- Spring Themes with Deb Watson Painting is easier, not to mention more fun, with four simple watercolor scenes you can trace and paint. Working small lets you concentrate on one watercolor technique at a time, start to finish. In no time at all, you'll have miniature paintings ready to frame or to turn into a beautiful card. If you’ve never painted before, this is a great introduction to watercolor. If you’re already a painter, it’s great guided practice for learning about colors and composition. Miniature paintings provide a big lesson and a fun day painting with watercolor. Four cards will be included, with more available to purchase. Bring your own supplies or pay an extra ten dollars to have all supplies provided. 

    LEVELS: ALL
    TUITION: $75 MEM / $100 NON-MEM

    (A Supply List, if needed, is included with your completed registration confirmation email. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 

    • Friday, March 25, 2022
    • Saturday, March 26, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 10
    Register

    ACRYLIC PAINTING with Will Harmuth
    Nationally known acrylic artist Will Harmuth, as showcased in Acrylic Today Magazine, will discuss and demonstrate his personal method of painting and use of acrylics to produce paintings that contain energy and life! Bring your acrylics and work alongside Will during this two-day workshop and discover his secret techniques using acrylic paints. Demonstrations and mentoring you to a new level of freedom in your work. Bring your subjects / photos / research…and let’s give ourselves the permission to let go and go forward with our work. www.willharmuth.com

    TUITION: $275 MEM / $300 NON-MEM

    (The supply list will be provided by the instructor. Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 


    • Thursday, March 31, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 11
    Register

    PAINTING PEOPLE WITH COLOR AND LIGHT with Katriel Srebnik (3/31 9:30-4pm) Our special Guest Artist will offer Painting People with Light and Color.  Traditional and Impressionist painting “secrets” are introduced and demonstrated: establishing the composition, light and dark masses, and basic structure of the head and figure; capturing the effects of light and atmosphere; selecting and mixing colors on the palette and the canvas; painting convincing flesh tones and clothing in a painterly manner; and helpful studio tips.

    Artists of all levels are welcome, from beginner to professional. After the demonstration, the instructor will work with students individually. The demonstration will be in oil. Artists are welcome to work in oil, acrylic, watercolor or gouache.

    LEVELS: ALL TUITION: $150 MEM / $175 NON-MEM

    (*The supply list will be distributed by the instructor.* Masks are required at this time, regardless of vaccination status. If you should have any questions for your instructor, simply reply to your confirmation email and it will go to your instructor.) 



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