Arts Project

Arts Project

This video shows interviews with participants in the Arts Project, a program that offers non-credit, beginner through advanced art courses for community members at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

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The Arts Project at Penn State Lehigh Valley allows interested community members to take non-credit arts classes in various areas and at various levels.

Fall 2018 Workshop Details

Please note: There is a 10% discount for senior citizens and Penn State Lehigh Valley employees. Call 610-285-5261 for the associated discount code.

Fall 2018 Courses Available

Drawing and Painting Design Fundamentals

A look into a drawing course that is part of the Arts Project program at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

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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.

Wednesdays, September 19-December 12, 2018
No class November 21, 2018
10 a.m. - noon | Room 303
Instructor: Ron De Long

Cost: $350

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Basic Jewelry and Metalwork

A look into a jewelry making course through Penn State Lehigh Valley's Arts Project program.

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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 necessary. Students will be required to purchase materials such as metal, findings, solder and stones.  

Tuesdays
September 18-December 11, 2018 
No class November 20, 2018
1:00-3:00 p.m.  | Room 301 
Instructor: Ann Lalik 

Cost: $350

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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 some materials. 

Tuesdays, September 18-December 11, 2018 
No class November 20
10:00 a.m. - noon | Room 301 
Instructor: Ann Lalik

Cost: $350

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Introduction to 3D Printing and Jewelry Making

This course will address the basic principles of working with a 3D printer, discussion on the history and future of 3D printing, and hands-on learning both with the actual printer and through the creation of unique 3D designs. Students will create a polymer keychain as well as a pendant that we will cast as jewelry in your choice of silver* or bronze.

*students will be required to pay for silver.

Thursdays, October 18-December 13, 2018
No class November 15 and November 22, 2018
10:00 a.m.-noon 
Instructor: Kate Morgan

Cost: $200 

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