Art Classes | Fall 2022-2023

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

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 and K

Art Start | Guardian and Child
Ages: 2-5 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: Elizabeth "Bea" Kaplan
Session 1: September 17, 2022 – November 19, 2022 (10 weeks)
Price Before/After Aug 19: $257/$270
REGISTER ONLINE

Session 2: December 3, 2022 – February 4, 2023 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/24/22, 12/31/22
Price Before/After Oct 7: $205/$215
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Kids & Teens

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: Elizabeth "Bea" Kaplan
Session 1: September 17, 2022 – November 19, 2022 (10 weeks)
Price Before/After Aug 19: $257/$270
REGISTER ONLINE

Session 2: December 3, 2022 – February 4, 2023 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/24/22, 12/31/22
Price Before/After Oct 7: $205/$215
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Play With Clay                                                                 
Ages: 5-10, Mondays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
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! In accordance with Garney Valley School Transportation guidelines, Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teacher: Elizabeth "Bea" Kaplan
Session 1: September 12, 2022 – November 14, 2022 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 1: 9/26/22, 10/31/22
Price Before/After Aug 19: $228/$240
REGISTER ONLINE

Session 2: November 28, 2022 – January 30, 2023 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/26/22, 1/2/23

Price Before/After Oct 7: $228/$240
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Comics and Cartoons (SESSION 2 ONLY)
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!
Teacher: Tiye Pulley
Session 2: November 29, 2022-January 31, 2023 (9 weeks) exc. 12/27/22
Price before/after Oct 7: $228/$240
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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: September 14, 2022 – November 16, 2022 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 1: 10/5/22
Price Before/After Aug 19: $228/$240
REGISTER ONLINE

Session 2: November 30, 2022 – February 1, 2023 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/28/22
Price Before/After Oct 7: $228/$240
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Drawing and Painting
Ages: 6-12, Fridays, 4:00pm-5:15pm
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: September 16, 2022 – November 18, 2022 (10 weeks)
Price Before/After Aug 19: $319/$335
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Session 2: December 2, 2022 – February 3, 2023 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/23/22, 12/30/22
Price Before/After Oct 7: $257/$270
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Visual Arts 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! In accordance with GVSD guidelines, Garnet Valley Students may be bused to Darlington as part of our Afterschool Club!
Teacher: Elizabeth "Bea" Kaplan
Session 1: September 13, 2022 – November 15, 2022 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 1: 11/8/22
Price Before/After Aug 19: $289/$304
REGISTER ONLINE

Session 2: November 29, 2022 – January 31, 2023 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/27/22
Price Before/After Oct 7: $289/$304
REGISTER ONLINE

 

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: Elizabeth "Bea" Kaplan
Session 1: September 14, 2022 – November 16, 2022 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 1: 10/5/22
Price Before/After Aug 19: $289/$304
REGISTER ONLINE

Session 2: November 30, 2022 – February 1, 2023 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/28/22
Price Before/After Oct 7: $289/$304
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Art Around the World
Ages: 7-12, Thursdays, 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. In accordance with Garnet Valley Transportation policies, Garnet Valley School District children may be bused to Darlington for this class as part of our Afterschool Art Club!
Teacher: Jennifer Roman
Session 1: September 15, 2022 – November 17, 2022 (10 weeks)
Price Before/After Aug 19: $319/$335
REGISTER ONLINE

Session 2: December 1, 2022 – February 2, 2023 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/22/22, 12/29/22
Price Before/After Oct 7: $257/$270
REGISTER ONLINE

 

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 great way to spend a Saturday morning!
Teacher: Elizabeth "Bea" Kaplan
Session 1: September 17, 2022 – November 19, 2022 (10 weeks)
Price Before/After Aug 19: $319/$335
REGISTER ONLINE

Session 2: December 3, 2022 – February 4, 2023 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/24/22, 12/31/22
Price Before/After Oct 7: $257/$270
REGISTER ONLINE


Teens

Teen Studio Arts
Ages: 11-15, 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.
Teacher: Erika Matyok
Session 1: September 13, 2022 – November 15, 2022 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 1: 11/8/22
Price Before/After Aug 19: $347/$365
REGISTER ONLINE

Session 2: November 29, 2022 – January 31, 2023 (9 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/27/22
Price Before/After Oct 7: $289/$304
REGISTER ONLINE

 


Adults

Pottery for Adults
Ages: 18+, Mondays, 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: September 12, 2022 – November 14, 2022 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 1: 9/26/22, 10/31/22

Price Before/After Aug 19: $221/$232 + $40 materials fee
REGISTER ONLINE

Session 2: November 28, 2022 – January 30, 2023 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/26/22, 1/2/23
Price Before/After Oct 7: $221/$232 + $40 materials fee
REGISTER ONLINE


Drawing and Painting for Adults
Ages: 17+, 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: Elizabeth "Bea" Kaplan
Session 1: September 15, 2022 – November 17, 2022 (10 weeks)
Price Before/After Aug 19: $276/$290 + $40 materials fee
REGISTER ONLINE

Session 2: December 1, 2022 – February 2, 2023 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: Session 2: 12/22/22, 12/29/22
Price Before/After Oct 7: $2219/$230 + $40 materials fee
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!"