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The Art of the Children's Book  NEW!

This studio course introduces the creative and practical aspects of children’s book illustration, including drawing, visual storytelling, sketching, storyboarding, and the dummy book. Participants will develop and produce a 32-page dummy book and select images to create final sample art. The course will also provide insights into the world of picture book publishing including the process of editing, collaboration, promotion, and marketing of the book. 

Thursday |1-3 p.m. | Room 303  

Instructor: David Gothard.  Gothard and Saab's newest children's book, "Little Lola," (pictured) learn more about David at www.littlelolathecat.com

Ceramics for Beginners    NEW!

In this class students will have the opportunity to explore the technical challenges and creative discovery involved in working with clay. Designed just for beginners, this class will explore various hand building techniques (such as coil building and slab building), throwing on the potter’s wheel and experimenting with glazes.  No prior ceramics or art knowledge is required. Students will be required to purchase their own pottery tools. 

Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | Room 301 

Instructor: Corianne Thompson

Concepts Through Illustration NEW!

This studio course will explore the many venues where illustration is applied. Using drawing and design, participants will go from concepts to sketches to final art. Participants will translate the written word into narrative, metaphorical and symbolic imagery.

Thursday | 3-5 p.m. | Room 303   

Instructor: David Gothard

Drawing and Design Fundamentals

This class will cover basic drawing techniques which may include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various types of erasers, markers, and styluses. A variety of drawing surfaces and design concepts will be explored.

Wednesday | 10 - noon | Room 303

Instructor: Ron De Long

Beginning Jewelry and Metalwork

Explore the technical challenges and creative discovery of designing and creating your own jewelry.  In this class, designed just for beginners, students will learn to fabricate (saw, sand, solder), cast texture, polish and set stones in unique and personal designs.  No prior metalsmithing or art knowledge is required. Students will be required to purchase materials such as metal, findings, solder and stones. 

Tuesday | 1- 3 p.m. | Room 301

Instructor: Ann Lalik

Advanced Jewelry and Metalwork

This class is designed for students who are familiar with the basics of metalsmithing and jewelry making, such as fabricating, casting, finishing and simple stone setting.  Students will develop individual ideas and explore new concepts.  Technical demonstrations will be offered at the students’ request. Students will be required to purchase materials such as metal, findings, solder, and stones. 

Tuesday | 10- Noon | Room 301

Instructor: Ann Lalik

Exploring Printmaking

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Exploring printmaking will cover some of the simplest processes to create prints with an element of originality using simple contemporary techniques. Students will produce multiples of the same work, which is called a “print.” Each print produced is not a copy but considered an original since it is not a reproduction of another work of art and is technically (more correctly) known as an impression. Printmaking is not chosen only for its ability to produce multiple copies, but rather for the unique qualities that each of the printmaking processes lends itself to. Contemporary print techniques in this course will employ stenciling, stamping, as well as other simple processes.

Wednesday | 1- 3 p.m. | Room 303

Instructor: Ron De Long

To Register for Arts Project classes call 610-285-5058 OR print registration form and return with payment to:  Carol Buddock, Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley PA, 18034

renzo and class raku firing

Special Workshop with Visiting Artist Renzo Faggioli

Creating Ceramic Vessels and Raku Firing

Student will work with master ceramic artist Renzo Faggioli to create ceramic vessels during the first day and participate in the raku firing process on the second Saturday to create the unique finish that only the raku firing process can produce.



For more information about this program, contact:

Ann Lalik

To register contact:
Carol Buddock

or download a
registration form

Be sure to check out the
current and upcoming
exhibits at The Ronald K. De Long Gallery
at Penn State Lehigh Valley