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    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • VIA ZOOM LINK
    • 14
    Register

    THIS IS A ZOOM WORKSHOP!

    The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts' Arts in Education Program, in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of York County is offering a FREE Zoom class exclusively to York Art Association members! 
    This is a presentation by YAA member/instructor and PA Arts in Education teaching artist, Brett Greiman.

    In this approximately 90 minutes hands-on session, we’ll explore how to use color to express emotion in your art as well as evoke an emotional response from the viewer. How have artists used color to draw in the viewer and make an emotional connection? The colors may not be what’s expected but rather, are an unexpected emotional interpretation. And that’s what makes them fascinating! We’ll first explore some basic knowledge of color contrasts and color harmonies then take a look at an historical perspective of color usage along with discussion and some hands on color explorations.

    This program is limited to 20 YAA members so don’t wait to sign up!

    TUITION: FREE FOR YAA MEMBERS, limited to 20 spaces.

    Support for this experience is provided by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts' Arts in Education Program, in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of York County . 

    Materials needed for class: Crayons or colored pencils, drawing paper, a color wheel.

    *Registrants will be emailed a file for one of the exercises.


    • Friday, November 05, 2021
    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 13
    Register

    SEEING EXPRESSIVE COLOR for ALL MEDIUMS with Susan Nicholas Gephart, Fri & Sat 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 both pastel and oil, 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: $250 MEM / $275 NON-MEM

    (A Supply List -if required- is included with your completed registration confirmation email.)

    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
    • Monday, November 15, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 12
    Register

    Putting the WOW in WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Glenn Blue. Mon & Tues, 9:30-4
    This 2 day event is like no other workshop. The goal for me is to have every attendee painting noticeably better upon completion. Much of what I teach you don’t get to hear or learn anywhere else. We will explore painting loose, painting detailed, painting less and painting more, discussing and trying the many ways to represent your topic in watercolor
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    In my workshop I don’t intend to have the class complete paintings each day, rather I demonstrate and teach the class how to design and paint in a more interesting, impactful, fun and maybe simpler way.
    In previous classes I quickly demonstrated or discussed countless ways to paint objects.  But this time I plan to slow down (just a little) and hone in on some of the most interesting techniques.

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

    (A Supply List is included with your completed registration confirmation email.)


    • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S Marshall St, York, PA 17402
    • 14
    Register

    ABSTRACT MIXED MEDIA with Sue Marrazzo ISAP, NCS, ISEA, Wed, 10-2
    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 ALL

    (A supply list, if required, is included on your completed registration confirmation email.)

    • Thursday, November 18, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 10
    Register

    QUICK AND EASY WATERCOLOR MINI PAINTINGS in Winter Themes with Deb Watson, Thurs, 9:30-4
    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 required, is included with your completed registration confirmation email.)

    • Friday, November 19, 2021
    • Saturday, November 20, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 15
    Register

    DRAWING BOOTCAMP with Julie Riker, Fri & Sat 9:30-4

    Ideal as an introduction to drawing or a refresher for more advanced artists, this 2 day workshop will cover basic drawing skills such as perspective, light/shade, mark making, and sighting. We will practice exercises to hone observations skills. Learning to draw is really about learning to see. 

    LEVELS: ALL
    TUITION: $200 MEM / $225 NON-MEM

    (A Supply List, if required, is included with your completed registration confirmation email.)


    • Sunday, November 21, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 15
    Register

    BRUSH LETTERING for Beginners with Chelsea Foster, Sun 1:30-3:30

    Get comfortable with this elegant and precise art-form that can be broken down into simple tips and techniques. The workshop will leave you with the skills to complete the alphabet and ability to smoothly piece words together.

    LEVELS: ALL
    TUITION: $90 MEM / $115 NON-MEM

    (A Supply List, if required, is included with your completed registration confirmation email.)


    • Wednesday, December 01, 2021
    • Thursday, December 02, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 14
    Register

    FACE IT! A Collage Workshop with Susan Davitti-Darling, Wed & Thurs 9:30-4

    The combination of chance elements is what makes collage such a playful medium.  In this class we will turn our attention to the portrait and explore the figure in an improvisational way.  Realism is not the goal. Instead, the goal will be to make an expressive likeness and create more of the essence of someone.  Funky and fun are the words of the day!  We will be working from photographs and our imagination. Each student will bring in a photo of someone or just work directly without one. I will bring in a stash of old time photos that I have collected. These portraits or figures are meant to be simple and constructed with scissors, a glue stick, and matte medium. I will bring lots of collage materials to share.

    LEVELS: ALL
    TUITION: $125 MEM / $150 NON-MEM

    (A Supply List, if required, is included with your completed registration confirmation email.)


    • Friday, December 03, 2021
    • Sunday, December 05, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 14
    Register

    CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES in COLD WAX and OIL with Linda McCloskey, Fri 6-8, Sat & Sun 9:30-4 

    Using the palette knife artists from beginner to advanced levels will enjoy this new medium If you love encaustic, but are afraid of fusing, heat, fumes, etc., this is the workshop for you. Cold wax looks ALMOST like encaustic. You can still texturize, layer, scratch back, make marks, collage, etc. Expect LOTS of demonstrations and personal instruction! You will enjoy this class!

    TUITION: $225 MEM / $250 NON-MEM

    Your SUPPLY LIST is included on your REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Please take a moment to look for it upon signing up. 
    Any questions? Call Linda's cell: 717-623-2333. 

    • Monday, December 06, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 10
    Register

    LUMINOUS WATERCOLOR with Lynne Yancha, Mon-Wed 9:30-4
    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.
    LEVELS: ALL

    TUITION: $225 MEM / $250 NON-MEM

    A supply list is included with your completed registration confirmation email.

    • Thursday, December 09, 2021
    • Thursday, December 16, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
    • 14
    Register

    PERSPECTIVE MADE EASY with recent Rottler Award Winner, Richard Chandler Hoff, Thurs 12:30-3:30
    A workshop to explore one-point and multiple-point perspective, including bird’s-eye, worm’s-eye and eye-level views. Students will learn to identify and analyze perspective challenges in their art. A homework project between sessions is required.

    LEVELS: Inter-Adv
    AGES: Adults (18 and older)
    TUITION: $90 ALL

    The supply list will be included with your completed registration confirmation email. 

    • Friday, December 10, 2021
    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • YAA CLASSROOM 220 S Marshall St, York, PA 17402
    • 15
    Register

    CREATIVE COLLAGE with Sue Marrazzo ISAP, NCS, ISEA, Fri & Sat 10-2

    NEW at YAA! Two days of collage art explorations. Students will create collage papers, & learn design while creating interesting collages. Unique collage materials will be used in this workshop. Make great gifts, too!

    TUITION: $125 MEM / $150 NON-MEM

    A Supply List, if required, is included with your completed registration confirmation email.

York Art Association 220 S. Marshall Street, York, PA 17402 717-755-0028 office@yorkartassociation.org

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