Art Classes

Discover your inner artist at Darlington
We offer classes and workshops in drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, mixed media & more. Learn the skills of an artist and create beautiful pieces to take home! Our small class sizes allow for our friendly, experienced teaching artists to devote individual attention to each student. Classes and workshops are designed for children and adults of all ages and skill levels - beginners welcome!

Browse our classes and see what we have this semester. Classes that are held in "Sessions" do not require enrollment in both. Attend Session 1 or Session 2 (or both!) - whatever is most convenient for you. Projects will be unique each time.

Interested in a class that has already started? If a spot is available, you can join with pro-rated tuition!

🚌 In accordance with Garnet Valley School District transportation policies, Garnet Valley students may take the bus directly from schools for any 4:00pm Afterschool Arts Club classes. 🚌

The health of our students and staff at Darlington are of utmost importance.   Please click on the link to learn more about our policies set in place to ensure proper safety and social distancing protocols onsite.

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Preschool

Art Start [Guardian & Child]
Ages: 3-5 with a Guardian, Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Team up with your little artist to explore creativity in a fun and relaxed environment. Create works of art together in many different mediums while your child learns important classroom and socialization skills. Price is for the pair. One child per adult. Use child's name and age when registering for class.
Teacher: Bea Kaplan

Session 2: April 10 – June 12, 2021 (9 weeks) (exc. 5/29/21)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $202/$212
REGISTER ONLINE


Kids & Teens

Weird and Wild [After-School Arts Club] 🚌
Ages: 5-10, Mondays, 4:00 pm-5:00 p.m.
Explore the weirdest and wildest visual art movements! You will study surrealism, cubism, expressionism, abstract art and more! Then, create your own works of art in each style.  Follow in the footsteps of modern art masters!
Teacher: Rebecca D’Angeli

Session 2: April 5 – June 7, 2021 (9 weeks) (exc. 5/31/21)
Price Before/After Mar 3: Session 2: $162/$170
REGISTER ONLINE


Visual Art Club Tuesdays [After-School Arts Club] 🚌
Ages: 7-12, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Calling all creative kids! Join us after school to try all kinds of art – drawing, painting, sculpting and more! Students can jump in and discover their inner artists!
Teacher: Bea Kaplan

Session 1: February 2 – June 8, 2021 (18 weeks) (exc. 3/30/21)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $428/$450
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Drawing and Painting Composition
Ages: 11-16, Tuesdays, 6:00 pm-8:00 p.m.
Students will be guided with structured projects as they learn visual art composition techniques through various media: acrylics, watercolor, charcoal, colored pencil and more.  In addition, students will have opportunities to work on individual free-form projects. All skill levels welcome from beginner to advanced. This is a great class for students to build their portfolios for high school and college applications!
Teacher: Erika Matyok

Session 2: April 6 – June 8, 2021 (10 weeks)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $352/$370
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Imagination Afternoon [After-School Arts Club] 🚌
Ages: 5-10, Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Create fun arts and crafts using various, simple everyday items and atypical art supplies.  From cans to cardboard, use your imagination to craft something incredible!
Teacher: Rebecca D’Angeli

Session 2: April 7 – June 9, 2021 (10 weeks)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $180/$189
REGISTER ONLINE


Paint and Clay Works [After-School Arts Club] 🚌
Ages: 7-12, Wednesdays, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Heighten your imagination through the use of clay and paint! This class will combine the fundamentals of both two- and three-dimensional art through construction of sculpture as well as functional pottery!
Teacher: Bea Kaplan

Session 2: April 7 – June 9, 2021 (10 weeks)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $247/$260
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S.T.E.A.M. [After-School Arts Club] 🚌
Ages: 5-12, Thursdays, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
In this multidisciplinary club, you will focus on the creative process through a blend of projects in the arts, sciences and technology. Activities will encourage hands-on innovation, creative planning, and collaboration. Take your creativity to the next level and explore the science behind the arts!
Teacher: Jennifer Roman

Session 2: April 8 – June 3, 2021 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $224/$235
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Drawing and Painting [After-School Arts Club] 🚌
Ages: 6-12, Fridays, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Have fun exploring basic drawing principles such as line, color, and texture in this after-school class. You will create beautiful paintings and drawings while experimenting with pencil, watercolors, acrylics and more!
Teacher: Jennifer Roman

Session 2: April 9 – June 11, 2021 (9 weeks) (exc. 5/28/21)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $202/$212
REGISTER ONLINE


Play with Clay
Ages: 5-8, Saturdays, 11:00a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Join us on Saturday morning to try all kinds of clay in different projects.  A great way for beginners to learn how to build with model magic, polymer clay, ceramic clay and more!  Learn to build exciting sculptures as well as functional items - like a cup you can actually use!  A fun and creative way to spend a Saturday morning!
Teacher: Bea Kaplan

Session 2: April 10 – June 12, 2021 (9 weeks) (exc. 5/29/21)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $225/$236
REGISTER ONLINE


Adults

Pottery for Adults
Ages: 18+, Mondays, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Explore the many techniques of making pottery:  pinch, slab, coil and wheel-throwing. Work step-by-step through each technique and use these skills to create a variety of functional and decorative forms, such as bowls, mugs, plates and plaques. All experience levels are welcome!  This small class allows for a great deal of one-on-one instruction.  Personal project ideas are encouraged.
Teacher: Bea Kaplan

Session 2: April 5 – June 7, 2021 (9 weeks) (exc. 5/31/21)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $374/$394 + $36 for 25lb. Clay
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Drawing & Painting for Adults
Ages: 18+, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
In a structured class setting, individual attention and guidance allows you to develop works in drawing and painting. Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, this class will build your technical skills through the basic elements of art and principles of composition. You will create works of art inspired by masters while using traditional materials such as pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, and more.
Teacher: Rebecca D’Angeli

Session 2: April 7 – June 9, 2021 (10 weeks)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $295/$310
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Online Classes

Drawing and Sketching for Kids (Online)
Ages: 6-12, Fridays, 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
All you need is a pencil and paper to join us for this online exploration of drawing techniques. Develop techniques through focused lessons and practice throughout the week. A free Zoom account is required to participate in this class.
Teacher: Rebecca D’Angeli

Session 2: April 9 – June 11, 2021 (9 weeks) (exc. 5/28/21)
Price before/after Mar. 3: $199/$209
REGISTER ONLINE


Private Art Instruction
Experienced instructors can help students of all ages and levels begin or improve their technique. To schedule your lessons call us at (610) 358-3632.


Our Students Say...

  • "[My teacher] is great! I have no talent at all, but I love to come to class and try. He is a fantastic teacher and I look forward to signing up in the Fall." - Vickie from Chadds Ford
  • "We love the variety of art classes offered!"
  • "My daughter's teacher was wonderful."
  • "The best thing about Darlington's art classes is that the students are learning and enjoy it!"
  • "We love the small groups and the option for open studio time."
  • "The access to materials and studio was wonderful and the teacher was awesome!"
  • "We love that Darlington has so many different arts activities for all ages. So much for the kids to do!"
  • "Well priced and great value!"