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Explore creativity at the Oxford Arts Alliance this winter

01/08/2016 10:42AM ● By J. Chambless

Children and adults can learn about art and get more experience with creativity at the Oxford Arts Alliance.

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

If you have a budding young artist in your family – or if you're looking for a way to expand your own artistic talents – the Oxford Arts Alliance is offering a wide range of classes this winter.

The Mini Monet Art Club meets Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m., and is for ages 3 to 5. Participants will get messy and have fun with instructor Caitlin Daugherty. The schedule includes: Color Wheel (Jan. 15), Rothko (Jan. 22), Picasso (Jan. 29), Lines (Feb. 5), Color With Kandinsky (Feb. 12), and Sculpture (Feb. 19). The classes are $10 for members and $12 for non-members (All six classes are $60 for members and $72 for non-members).

The Monday Art Club meets Mondays from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and is for children in grades 1 to 4. Each class will focus on a craft project. A snack and drink will be provided. The schedule includes: Celebrating Jackson Pollock (Jan. 25), Presidential Photo Transfer (Feb. 1), Valentine's Day (Feb. 8), Winter Theme (Feb. 15), Celebrating Renoir (Feb. 22), TBA (Feb. 29), In Like A Lion, Out Like a Lamb (March 7), Self-Portrait (March 14), and Spring Theme (March 21). The classes are $10 for members and $12 for non-members (All nine classes are $90 for members and $108 for non-members).

The Saturday Art Club meets Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon and is for children in grades 1 to 4. Each class will focus on a craft project. A snack and drink will be provided. The schedule includes: Celebrating Jackson Pollock (Jan. 30), Op Art (Feb. 6), Zentangle (Feb. 13), and Celebrating Renoir (Feb. 20). The classes are $10 for members and $12 for non-members (All four classes are $40 for members and $48 for non-members).

The Wednesday Art Club meets Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and is for children in fifth grade or older. Local artists will work with students on a different project each week. The schedule includes: Recycled Art with instructor Maggie Creshkoff (Jan. 27), Melted Plastic Flowers with instructor Maggie Creshkoff (Feb. 3), Assemblage with instructor Caitlin Daugherty, and 3D Art and Sculpture with instructor Francesca Phillips (Feb. 17). The classes are $10 for members and $12 for non-members (All four classes are $40 for members and $48 for non-members).

A Youth Photo Workshop on March 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. is for students in grades 6 and older. The class focuses on the basics of photography, composition, lighting and more. A digital camera is required. The instructor is Jennifer Zduniak. The class is $35 for members and $42 for non-members.

Watercolor Adventures meets on Tuesdays from Jan. 26 to March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. The classes will focus on different techniques and papers, with student-led projects that will result in several finished projects. Email the instructor at GSDiener@gmail.com for a list of materials required. The classes are $128 for members and $153 for non-members.

Making Compelling Images meets on Tuesdays from March 15 to April 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Instructor Steve Miller will delve into composing photographs that tell stories and prompt imagination. The class is suited to people who are new to photography, or who want to take more dynamic photographs. Each class features tips and weekly shooting assignments. The classes are $120 for members and $144 for non-members. Two students may sign up together for $180.

All classes are held at the Oxford Arts Alliance (38 S. Third St., Oxford). Visit www.oxfordart.org for more information, or to sign up.

To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, email jchambless@chestercounty.com.



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