Art Classes | Winter/Spring 2022

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!

Interested in a class that has already started? If a spot is available, you may be able to join with pro-rated tuition!  Contact the office at 610-358-3632

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Pre-K / Kindergarten

Art Start | Guardian & Child
Ages: 3-6 (with adult), Saturdays, 10:00am-11:00am
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 1: February 5 - April 2, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $211/$222
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Session 2: April 9 - June 11, 2022 (8 weeks) (exc. 4/16, 5/28)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $189/$198
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Kids & Teens

Play with Clay  🚌
Ages: 5-10, Mondays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Join us 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 Monday afternoon! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teacher: Bea Kaplan

Session 1: January 31 - March 28, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $193/$203
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Session 2: April 4 - June 6, 2022 (8 weeks) (exc. 4/11, 5/30)
Price Before/After Oct 6: $172/$181
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*NEW CLASS* Art Around the World  🚌
Ages: 6-12, Mondays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
You will learn about world cultures through art as you travel the continents and create beautiful artworks inspired by global traditions. Projects may include Mexican Ojos de Dios, Turkish Hamsas, Japanese Marbling, Panamanian Molas and much more. Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teacher: Jennifer Roman

Session 1: January 31 - March 28, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $219/$230
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Session 2: April 4 - June 6, 2022 (8 weeks) (exc. 4/11, 5/30)
Price Before/After Oct 6: $195/$205
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*NEW CLASS* Comics and Cartoons  🚌
Ages: 5-10, Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
If illustration is your passion, join us for a fun afterschool class where you will learn to draw anime, cartoons, and comic book characters! Learn many illustrating techniques from classic cartooning to modern graphic novels. Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club! Combine this class with our 5:00pm Crafty Paper Arts class for afterschool care until 6:00pm!
Teacher: Darlington Teaching Artist

Session 1: February 1 - March 29, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $175/$184
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Session 2: April 5 - June 7, 2022 (9 weeks) (exc. 4/12)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $175/$184
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*NEW CLASS* Crafty Paper Arts
Ages: 5-10, Tuesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
In this exciting new class, you will rip, fold, cut, paste, and bend all kinds of paper into fun craft projects! Learning about many different art forms from collage to origami, you will be amazed how much wonderful art you can create with paper! For Garnet Valley students, combine this class with our 4:00pm drama class Performing Arts Playground or our 4:00pm art class Comics and Cartoons and you may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teacher: Riley Strong

Session 1: February 1 - March 29, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $175/$184
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Session 2: April 5 - June 7, 2022 (9 weeks) (exc. 4/12)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $175/$184
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Visual Art Club  🚌
Ages: 7-12, Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Calling all creative kids! Join us after school to create amazing projects using all kinds of visual art mediums – drawing, painting, ceramics, collage and more! Students can jump in and discover their inner artists! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teacher: Bea Kaplan

February 1 - June 7, 2022 (18 weeks) (exc. 4/12)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $436/$458
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Imagination Afternoon  🚌
Ages: 5-10, Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Create fun arts and crafts using various, simple everyday items and atypical art supplies.  From cans to cardboard, learn to use your imagination to craft something incredible out of anything! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teacher: Jennifer Roman

Session 1: February 2 - March 30, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $175/$184
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Session 2: April 6 - June 8, 2022 (9 weeks) (exc. 4/13)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $175/$184
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Paint and Clay Works  🚌
Ages: 7-12, Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Heighten your imagination through the use of clay and paint! This class will teach the fundamentals of painting in acrylic and watercolor as well as three-dimensional ceramic art including the construction of fun sculptures in addition to functional pottery like mugs and bowls! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teacher: Bea Kaplan

Session 1: February 2 - March 30, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $240/$252
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Session 2: April 6 - June 8, 2022 (9 weeks) (exc. 4/13)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $240/$252
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*NEW CLASS* STEAM: Arts and Science  🚌

Ages: 5-12, Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
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! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teacher: Jennifer Roman

Session 1: February 3 - March 31, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $219/230
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Session 2: April 7 - June 9, 2022 (9 weeks) (exc. 4/14)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $219/$230
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Drawing and Painting  🚌
Ages: 6-12, Fridays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Have fun exploring basic drawing principles such as line, color, and texture. Develop your painting techniques using various paint media. You will create beautiful works of art while experimenting with pencil, pastel, watercolors, acrylics and more! Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teacher: Jennifer Roman

Session 1: February 4 - April 1, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $219/$230
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Session 2: April 8 - June 10, 2022 (8 weeks) (exc. 4/15, 5/27)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $194/$204
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*NEW CLASS* Saturday Art Club 
Ages: 5-8, Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
If your young artist is looking for a fun way to create incredible arts and crafts, then they will want to be part of our Saturday Art Club! Learn great classroom socialization skills while creating fun art projects in all mediums from sculpture to drawing and collage to painting! A new fun art project every week!
Teacher: Bea Kaplan

Session 1: February 5 - April 2, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $175/$184
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Session 2: April 9 - June 11, 2022 (8 weeks) (exc. 4/16, 5/28)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $156/$164
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*NEW TIME & AGE GROUP* Drawing and Painting (Saturdays) 
Ages: 9-12, Saturdays, 12:30pm-1:45pm
Have fun exploring basic drawing principles such as line, color, and texture. Develop your painting techniques using various paint media. You will create beautiful works of art while experimenting with pencil, pastel, watercolors, acrylics and more!  A fun and creative way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
Teacher: Bea Kaplan

Session 1: February 5 - April 2, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $219/$230
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Session 2: April 9 - June 11, 2022 (8 weeks) (exc. 4/16, 5/28)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $194/$204
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Teens

Drawing and Painting Composition
Ages: 11-16, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
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 1: February 1 - March 29, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $349/$367
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Session 2: April 5 - June 7, 2022 (9 weeks) (exc. 4/12)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $348/$367
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Adults

Pottery for Adults
Ages: 18+, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
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: Riley Strong

Session 1: February 1 - March 29, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $238/$250 + $36 for 25lb Clay
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Session 2: April 5 - June 7, 2022 (9 weeks) (exc. 4/12)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $238/$250 + $36 for 25lb Clay
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Drawing and Painting for Adults
Ages: 18+, Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
In a structured class setting, individual attention and guidance allows you to develop works in drawing and painting in many different mediums. 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 while using traditional materials such as pencil, charcoal, acrylic, watercolor, and more. All materials included.
Teacher: Rebecca Yurkevicz

Session 1: February 3 - March 31, 2022 (9 weeks)
Price Before/After Jan 6: $258/$271
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Session 2: April 7 - June 9, 2022 (9 weeks) (exc. 4/14)
Price Before/After Mar 3: $258/$271
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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!"