If you walk down to the basement of Ritenour, past the hub of tea club fanatics sipping and clinking their teaware, and down the hall, you will find the Penn State Arts and Crafts Center; a complex of rooms filled with supplies and space for students and faculty alike to make art!
I am now teaching two classes at the Penn State University Arts and Crafts Center. I teach beginning Oil Painting and Pen and Ink Drawing. There are 2 six week session each semester and you can check out their full Craft Center Catalog of Courses (PDF). They have tons of other classes too from stained glass to pottery. So far its been simply awesome teach here. The students are very interested in the art, lively, and pretty damn smart. Below are the descriptions for the classes I teach. If you’re a Penn State student, faculty, or neither check into some of these classes as they’re a great way to make some art very inexpensively!
Beginning Oil Painting PSU Student $30 PSU Staff/Faculty $80
Discover painting with oils in this class designed for beginners. Learn to oil paint from life as well as from your imagination. Through classical techniques, learn to create still-life, landscapes and portraits that express who you are. Study color theory, composition, brush work and color mixing while allowing the freedom to explore a personal style. Some drawing skills are recommended.
Session I M 6:00-8:00 p.m. Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
Session II M 6:00-8:00 p.m. Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16
Pen & Ink Drawing PSU Student $25 PSU Staff/Faculty $65
Pen and ink is a style of drawings, in which ink is applied to paper using a pen or other stylus. It may be used as a medium for sketches, or for finished works of art. Pen and ink also lends itself to fine writing and calligraphy. Any picture or drawing can be recreated using pen and ink. Basic drawing skills recommended. Instructor: BODLEY
Session I W 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Session II W 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18