Teen Classes - Fall 2024

Because we are a member-supported center for the arts, a non-refundable Family Membership of $75, valid from September 1 through August 31, is required to enroll in all activities (exceptions are noted and include all workshops) and will be pro-rated to $40 for activities beginning after March 1. The Family Membership may be tax-deductible and allows Darlington to maintain facilities, provide excellent administration, care for our instruments and studios, and fulfill our mission to provide Every Art for Everyone.

Visual Art

Introduction to Sewing **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 13-18, Mondays, 5:15pm-6:15pm
Learn the basics of sewing in this introductory class. Our teaching artist will guide the students through a series of projects to illustrate the various skills. No experience necessary – just a willing spirit and an eagerness to learn.
Teaching Artist: Grace Elliott

Fall Session 1: September 9 – November 11, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $224/$236
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Fall Session 2: November 18, 2024 – January 27, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/25/24, 12/23/24, 12/30/24
Price Before/After October 28: $180/$189
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Costume Design II: Costume Building **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 13-18, Mondays, 6:30pm-7:45pm
Expand your costume design skills by delving deeper into building costumes from scratch. This class will focus more on the sewing aspect of costume design. Students will take a basic dress pattern and learn how to adapt it to various styles and time periods. Basic sewing skills required. [Prerequisite – Students must have completed the Introduction to Costume Design (Teen Edition) class in order to enroll in this higher level class.]
Teaching Artist: Grace Elliott

Fall Session 1: September 9 – November 11, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $280/$295
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Fall Session 2: November 18, 2024 – January 27, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/25/24, 12/23/24, 12/30/24
Price Before/After October 28: $224/$236
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Pottery by Wheel & Hand

Ages: 11-17, Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Have you enjoyed taking Play With Clay or Paint and Clay Works? Have you always wanted to learn how to work the wheel? If your answer was YES, then this class is for you. Learn the basics of wheel throwing and continue creating amazing clay creations by hand.
Teaching Artist: Jessica Rogers

Fall Session 1: September 10 – November 12, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/5/24
Price Before/After August 19: $303/$319
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Fall Session 2: November 19, 2024 – January 28, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/26/24, 12/24/24, 12/31/24
Price Before/After October 28: $269/$283
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Teen Studio Art

Ages: 11-17, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Develop your visual arts skills and complete individual projects in a social classroom environment. With guidance and instruction from our professional teaching artist, you may develop technical skills in drawing, painting, illustration, design and more. Complete personal projects with expert assistance or build a portfolio of works for school and beyond.
Teaching Artist: Erika Matyok

Fall Session 1: September 10 – November 12, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/5/24
Price Before/After Aug 19: $303/$319
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Fall Session 2: November 19 – January 28, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/26/24, 12/24/24, 12/31/24
Price Before/After Oct 28: $269/$283
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Introduction to Costume Design (Teen Edition)
Ages: 11-17, Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Have you ever wanted to make your own Halloween costume? Do you like to arrange colors, patterns, and fabrics together in interesting ways? Then this is class for you! This project-based class will have you creating interesting costumes pieces you can actually use. Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Roman

Fall Session 1: September 11 – November 13, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $336/$354
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Fall Session 2: November 20, 2024 – January 29, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/27/24, 12/25/24, 1/1/25
Price Before/After October 28: $269/$283
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Drama

Stand Up Comedy **NEW CLASS**   
Ages: 11-14, Mondays, 5:15pm-6:15pm
Learn to think on your feet and develop your comedic skills for the stage. Students will use improv techniques and fun writing prompts in a supportive atmosphere to create stand-up routines to share with family and friends on the final class!
Teaching Artist: Kate McGrath

Fall Session 1: September 9 – November 11, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $224/$236
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Fall Session 2: November 18, 2024 – January 27, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/25/24, 12/23/24, 12/30/24
Price Before/After October 28: $180/$189
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Darlington Adventurer's Guild: Apprentice **NEW CLASS**

Ages: 10-15, Saturdays, 10:00am-11:15am
The Apprentice class is a warm welcome to the hobby of tabletop roleplaying. From “table manners” to tricks for building an interesting character, this class level introduces the skills you’ll need to feel comfortable at a gaming table and then gives you a change to take some playful risks under imaginary circumstances.
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 14 – November 16, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/12/24
Price Before/After August 19: $229/$242
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Fall Session 2: November 23, 2024 – February 1, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/30/24, 12/28/24
Price Before/After October 28: $229/$242
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Darlington Adventurer's Guild: Master - Spooky Season **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 10-18, Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

This Master level class focuses on games that are spooky, scary, horrifying, mysterious, and awesome! Using a Dungeons and Dragons sourcebook, you’ll explore the fine art of frightening your players without scaring them away from the table! (Prerequisite - For the 2024-2025 academic year, students must have taken two sessions of last year’s Dungeons and Darlington class in order to enroll in this Master level class).
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 1: September 14 – November 16, 2024 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 10/12/24
Price Before/After August 19: $367/$386
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Darlington Adventurer's Guild: Master - Game Master's Workshop **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 10-18, Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

This Master level class focuses on how to be a successful Game Master. Students will explore running a game and practice giving constructive feedback to their fellow Game Masters. (Prerequisite - For the 2024-2025 academic year, students must have taken two sessions of last year’s Dungeons and Darlington class in order to enroll in this Master level class).
Teaching Artist: Griffin Horn

Fall Session 2: November 23 – February 1, 2025 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: 11/30/24, 12/28/24
Price Before/After October 28: $367/$386
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Dance

Intermediate Hip Hop
Ages: 10-13, Wednesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Dancers will dive deeper into the B-Boy/Girl style! Explore popular break moves, popping and locking, tricks, and street-style hip hop in this high-energy class.
Teaching Artist: Darlington Teaching Artist

September 11, 2024 – June 11, 2025
Skip Dates: 11/27/24, 12/25/24, 1/1/25, 3/19/25, 4/16/25
Price Before/After July 8: $757/$796
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Leaps & Turns Technique for Teens
Ages: 13-18, Wednesdays, 8:00pm-9:00pm
Want a dance class with a particular focus? Looking to improve your dance technique? This semester class will focus on the dance technique of leaps and turns. Come join like-minded teen dancers in a creative, safe environment to improve your technique.
Teacher: Emily Ackin-O'Mahoney

September 11, 2024 – January 29, 2025 (17 weeks)
Fall Semester Skip Dates: 9/18/24, 11/27/24, 12/25/24, 1/1/25
Price Before/After July 8: $378/$398
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Ballet I with Contemporary

Ages: 10-14, Saturdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Want a dance class with a particular focus? Looking to improve your dance technique? This semester class will focus on the dance technique of leaps and turns. Come join like-minded teen dancers in a creative, safe environment to improve your technique.
Teacher: Crystal Burnett

September 14, 2024 – June 7, 2025
Fall Semester Skip Dates:
10/12/24, 11/30/24, 12/28/24, 4/29/25, 5/24/25
Price Before/After July 8: $757/$796
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Music

Digital Music Production (10-14) **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 10-14, Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Come learn the fundamentals of electronic music production. Designed to acquaint students with the necessary skills and vocabulary to utilize completers for music creation, this course aims to demystify cutting-edge technology and allow students to explore the vast, unchartered reaches of electronic music. No prior knowledge necessary! Garnet Valley students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teaching Artist: Jan Jurchak

Fall Session 1: September 11 – November 13, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $297/$312
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Fall Session 2: November 20, 2024 – January 29, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/27/24, 12/25/24, 1/1/25
Price Before/After October 28: $238/$250
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Digital Music Production (14-18) **NEW CLASS**
Ages: 14-18, Wednesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Come learn the fundamentals of electronic music production. Designed to acquaint students with the necessary skills and vocabulary to utilize completers for music creation, this course aims to demystify cutting-edge technology and allow students to explore the vast, unchartered reaches of electronic music. No prior knowledge necessary!
Teaching Artist: Jan Jurchak

Fall Session 1: September 11 – November 13, 2024 (10 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After August 19: $297/$312
REGISTER ONLINE

Fall Session 2: November 20, 2024 – January 29, 2025 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates:
11/27/24, 12/25/24, 1/1/25
Price Before/After October 28: $238/$250
REGISTER ONLINE