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Spring Workshops, 2016

January 18- April 16
Tuition:  $350 


See workshop descriptions below:

Senior Citizen and PSLV discounts.

No classes the week of March 7.


Ceramics for Beginners

Designed just for beginners, this class will explore various hand building techniques, throwing on the potter’s wheel and experimenting with glazes. The Raku firing process will be introduced (see video below). Students will be required to purchase their own pottery tools.

Saturday | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Room 301 
Instructor: Corianne Thompson

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Drawing Concepts for Illustration

Using a variety of expressive drawing mediums including pen, pencil, brush, ink and watercolor, students will explore the process of creating illustrations for print and children's books. Participants will translate the written word into narrative, metaphorical and symbolic imagery. 

Tuesday | 6-8 p.m. | Room 303
Instructor: David Gothard

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Drawing and Painting Design Fundamentals

This class, for the beginner and experienced artist will cover basic elements and principles of design through various drawing and painting experiences. First time students will be taught a series of drawing exercises that will lead the student to independent work. Returning students will explore more advanced drawing and painting experiences guided by the instructor. Traditional drawing, painting and print media will be explored.

Wednesday | 10 - noon | Room 303
Instructor: Ron De Long

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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

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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

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corianne and class raku firing

Raku Firing at Penn State Lehigh Valley

Creating Ceramic Vessels and Raku Firing



For more information about this program, contact:

Ann Lalik


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