Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts

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Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
Get Published! T, 5/4-25 7-9 p.m. Marple $89/$119
Creative Writing T, 5/9-6/27 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $129/$159
Card Making for Beginners M, 5/22-6/26 6-8 p.m. Marple $149/$179
Bluegrass Jamming M, 5/22-7/24 7:45-8:45 p.m. Marple $119/$149
Beginner Guitar M, 5/22-7/24 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $119/$149
Intro to Improv Comedy T, 5/30-8/1 7-9 p.m. Marple $179/$209
Writing Well W, 5/31-8/9 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $145/$175
Introduction to Photoshop R, 6/8 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Introduction to Photoshop MW, 7/10-19 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Latin Rhythm T, 7/11-8/1 6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple $49/$79
Smooth Ballroom T, 7/11-8/1 7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple $49/$79
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera W, 7/12-8/2 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175
Photoshop Advanced R, 8/3 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton $140/$175
Photoshop Advanced MW, 8/21-30 6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple $140/$175


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Intro to Glass Bead Making
Professional jewelry makers and hobbyists learn to create unique glass beads, using a small flame to wrap hot glass around steel rods. Bead shaping and decorative techniques including texture, stripes, polka dots and use of multi colors are covered. Materials included. Students must bring safety glasses to class.

LSP 5697 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $159; Non-Sponsoring $189


Card Making for Beginners
Making your own greeting cards is fun and easy! Learn the basic techniques of creating greeting cards using DIY products including stamps, punches, folder and heat embossing, embellishments, and more. We will kick off the class by making Valentine’s Cards! Email the Instructor and ask for a sneak peek to see some of the cards you’ll
be making: Note: Bring a pair of scissors to class each week. No class 4/17.

LSP 5896 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $149; Non-Sponsoring $169

CRN 889 Mondays
May 22-June 26
6-8 p.m. Marple


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Bluegrass Jamming
Bring your instrument to class and have a blast! Learn the basics of playing in a bluegrass jam circle! Topics include jam etiquette, simple bluegrass melodies, and basic
bluegrass improvisation skills. Students will play their own instrument through most of each class.

LSP 5898 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $119; Non-Sponsoring $149

CRN 5898 Mondays
May 22-July 24
7:45-8:45 p.m. Marple

Beginning Guitar
Learn basic first position chords, basic strums, and basic finger picking while using popular tunes to learn these techniques. In addition, learn various music notation associated with the guitar including tablature, standard music notation and block chord forms. You will be learning new tunes each week and will be playing a song in the very first class. This is a "hands-on" class so bring your guitar to every class.

LSP 5893 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $119; Non-Sponsoring $149

CRN 842 Mondays
May 22-July 24
6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple


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Experience the romance of Ballroom and the passion of latin dances. these beginner courses will teach you how to dance, regardless of age or ability. Fun, easy and proven methods will get you on the dance floor the very first night! Educate your body, mind and soul as you unlock your potential. registering with a partner is suggested but not required.

Latin Rhythm
Includes rumba, Salsa and Cha Cha.

LSP 5617 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $49; Non-Sponsoring $79

CRN 838 Tuesdays
July 11-August 1
6:30-7:30 p.m. Marple

Smooth Ballroom
Includes Foxtrot, Waltz and Tango.

LSP 5618 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $49; Non-Sponsoring $79

CRN 596 Tuesdays
July 11-August 1
7:35-8:35 p.m. Marple


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Writers Workshop
Start the manuscript you’ve been dreaming of, or complete the one you’ve started. Learn to keep motivation high and word count growing. Develop and refine your voice, characterization, and plot. Discover techniques for overcoming writer’s block and strategies for revising/editing.

CAR 5606 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $89; Non-Sponsoring $119


Writing Well
Learn the basic principles of composition, rules of usage, and methods and forms of writing, while developing a unique approach to style. Book(s) included. No class the
week of 3/13-3/18.

CAR 5586 / Length: 20 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $145; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 810 Wednesdays
May 31-August 9
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Creative Writing
Learn to make your fiction or non-fiction writing come alive with creative techniques. Learn to see in new ways, use your senses more accurately, set a mood, use people more effectively, handle conversation and create a point  of view. Does not teach writing basics or English. 

CAR 3080 / Length: 16 hours
Cost: Sponsoring: $129; Non-Sponsoring: $159

CRN 173 Tuesdays
May 9-June 27
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Get Published!
Explore the advantages and disadvantages of publishing your own book versus finding a publisher. Find out how to get started in self-publishing and how to contact and negotiate with publishers.

CAR 3757 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $89; Non-Sponsoring $119

CRN 1611 Tuesdays
May 4-25
7-9 p.m. Marple


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Introduction to Photoshop
Learn this image-editing program used by the pros. Course topics include: cropping and resizing images, selecting image areas, layers, compositing, adjusting color and lighting, retouching photos, adding text, and preparing images for print and the web.
Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills. 

COM 1653 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175
CRN 515 Thursday
June 8
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 154 Mon & Wed
July 10-19
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Using Your Digital Camera
Bring your digital camera, cable to connect to your computer and the software disk that came with the camera to this hands-on course. Topics include: camera memory, controls and menus, techniques for taking better pictures, transferring pictures to the computer, editing your photos (red eye, lighting and color correction) and printing and sending pictures on the internet. Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills. 

COM 0115 / Length: 12 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $210; Non-Sponsoring $258

CRN 571 Tues & Thurs
May 16-25
6-9 p.m. Marple
Photoshop Advanced

Learn advanced techniques of this professional image editing program. Course topics include: masking, advanced use of layers, vector shapes and paths, special effects with text layers and blending modes. Prerequisite: COM 1653 or equivalent skills

COM 1657 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-Sponsoring $175

CRN 573 Thursday
August 3
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Exton
CRN 918 Mon & Wed
August 21-30
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple

Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera 
It’s time to take your camera off Auto mode. Learn to control your aperture, shutter speed, color, and get a sharp focus all with hands on activities. After the basics we’ll get creative with trick photography, night photography, paint with light, and more! Prerequisite: COM 3102 or equivalent skills. 

COM 0118 / Length: 8 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $140; Non-sponsoring $175

CRN 214 Wednesdays
July 12-August 2
6:30-8:30 p.m. Marple


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Intro to Improv Comedy
Learn the fundamentals of improv comedy and the art of characterization and storytelling, then step out of your comfort zone and be in the moment, making bold, brave new choices that extend well beyond the improv state. Learn in a fun, non-judgmental atmosphere. No experience required. 

CAR 5481 / Length: 18 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $179; Non-Sponsoring $209

CRN 543 Tuesdays
May 30-August 1
7-9 p.m. Marple