CLASSES

Our resident & guest artists work hard to offer the community a wide range of affordable classes and workshops. Please contact the instructor to reserve your seat and pay for the class.

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Acrylic Pouring with Ellison Strosser

Ellison Strosser guides you through the process of acrylic pouring. Includes: Paint & pouring material, instruction, & two canvas. If you would like to do additional pours, please bring additional canvas. Donations toward material are encouraged.

View the calendar for upcoming acrylic pours!

Class duration: 2 hrs. $40/artist, Venmo, cash, or check accepted.

Email ellisonpatricia67@gmail.com to register

Life Drawing

1st & 3rd Tuesday 7-8:30pm

These life drawing sessions allow artists to expand in their own creative mediums, whether graphite, pastel, paint, watercolors, or clay. The first Tuesday of each month we will feature an instructional class for those wishing to strengthen their drawing technique, but will still be an open session for those who just want to draw! Models hold poses for varying lengths of time from 1 minute to 40 minutes each. 

Some materials are available but we encourage you to bring your own personal supplies.

$10/student

18+ / 21 to BYOB

Limited class size. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Email artacademyofmilton@gmail.com for more information

See calendar for class dates!

Open Paint Night with Ellison

Spend an evening drawing from still life in this casual session. Taking place in our first floor ballroom, this chunk of time is really about experimenting and taking chances with your art, as well as having pretty cool conversations with other artists. Oh, and it's BYOB so please be prepared to show ID.

6 to 9pm. Check the calendar for exact days each month.

No pre-registration required. $7/artist

Paint with Pastels with Beverley Conrad

This class will teach the basics of working with pastel chalk from how to choose materials to how to keep the colors clear and vibrant. Unlike wet paint, with pastel painting the colors are mixed on the paper as you go.  There’s a technique to this in order to keep the colors fresh! Learn to coax a rainbow of colors from a limited selection of chalk, as well as how to fix mistakes without having the work turn to mud.

Instructor will have a variety of pastel chalks and paper types for demonstration. Please bring soft pastels, not oil pastels, to work with.

Email bevconrad@yahoo.com to claim your seat. Put PASTEL in subject line. Class size is limited to ten for social distancing. View the calendar for upcoming classes!

$20/artist

Painting 2D Design, 4-week workshop

with Ellison Strosser

Basic level drawing and painting experience suggested ( ages 12+) 

This class will be held in the second floor classroom (stair access only). The goal of this class is to demonstrate the process of formulating a design, creating a composition, translating onto a canvas, and painting with either watercolor or acrylic paint. The class is broken down into four weeks.

 

Material to bring: Your own laptop for creating your design (only if planning on using a computer),sketchbook, canvas or canvas board, paint, pencil, eraser (some material such as paint, paper, and tape will be available, but do not plan to solely rely on our stuff.) 

 

Week 1: Creating design- This can be done either on your laptop or in your sketchbook. Some reference material will be provided and feel free to bring your own. We will discuss various ways to edit and manipulate your composition by doing short peer reviews. Then we’ll review the different effects one can achieve by using watercolor or acrylic paints. Prepping and priming our canvas will conclude this weeks introduction.

 

Week 2: Finalizing design- We will translate our compositions onto canvas board by sending the images to my computer and I will be projecting them into a blank wall where each artist will trace their designs onto a canvas board. If you have decided to do a sketch or hand drawing, we will simply take a picture of your work to put on computer for projection. Once the image is traced, let the painting begin. You may also choose to skip this step in class, and translate your image onto canvas board on your own time so you can just get into painting during class time. I will be providing the projector so each designed will be put onto my computer and we will then project two or three designs at a time.

 

Week 3: Painting design: This week we focus on painting our 2D design. I will guide you on how to approach your painting and answer any questions you may have while in progress. If you are inspired to do your piece in watercolor or acrylic, and I can help you achieve the final look you are going for. 

 

Week 4: Final product: If you are finished with your painting and it is dry, I will review how to seal the painting with a protective coat depending on the type of paint you’ve chosen. If you are not done painting and would like to continue working you may do this as well and I will give you instructions on how to seal your painting at home. 

$40/entire session 

Limited Seating: 8 Artists

Coming soon. See our calendar for future dates!

Email ellisonpatricia67@gmail.com to register

Prose Writer's workshop with Michael Rash

Come join the Scriblerian’s Collective for prose writers at Art Academy of Milton!
Maybe you like to write but have never joined a workshop. Or, perhaps you’re
stumped, writing with the brevity and musicality of poetry. Or you’re stymied by
the long-windedness and sheer volume of writing short stories. Or maybe you have
exhausted yourself with some other genre of writing and would like to try
something new.

We’ll workshop new and original work and produce one-page pieces, based on prompts for each week. We’ll conclude with a showcase of our best work. (Please don’t be dissuaded, if you are a beginner!)

The Scriblerian’s Collective will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 8pm for six weeks. The cost is $120 for the complete course, and recommended for those age 15 and over. Email rash@susqu.edu to secure your spot!

Starts Monday, May 9th and continues until Wednesday, June 15th.

Michael Rash has been teaching writing, composition and film studies for 25 years. In practice, he experiments with multiple modes and disciplines, primarily sudden fiction.

Embark Yoga with Dawn

In this class you will work through and explore range of motion, strength, flexibility, and ease and steadiness in movement. Classes end in relaxation, breathing practices, and silence. Dress comfortably in layers and bring your own mat.

Dawn is a certified Yoga teacher and Comprehensive Yoga Therapist and has been teaching a variety of students for 14 years, and practicing yoga for 18 years. Her approach is based on Classical Yoga teachings that support self-understanding and living well, as well as adapting yoga movement to the individual.

April 23 - May 28, Saturdays 8am - 9am

$75 for 6-week course

For questions or to register contact: embarkwithdawn@gmail.com

Kid's String Art Class with Mary

Children 6yrs & older will create a personalized felt-covered name boards to take home. Materials are included and each name board will be pre-nailed & ready for your child to string. 100+ colors to choose from!

Saturday, April 30 - choose one of four sessions:

10 am  |  11am  |  12pm  |  1pm

Four students to each class, $40/student

Parent/guardian required

Contact Mary at 570-713-5027 to reserve your child's spot.

Pre-registration and payment required prior to the event.

Mary is an Art Academy of Milton resident artist and owner of Tightly Tethered Treasures. In addition to string art she makes tie-dye, bath bags, body scrubs, and other wares.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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