Visual 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! 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

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.

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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Winter/Spring 2024

Workshops

Paint & Sip Events

Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy the company of other artists while you receive step-by-step instructions and paint beautiful original paintings! All painting materials provided.

Sunday, May 12, 2024 (Mother's Day) - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - $45 per person - REGISTER ONLINE

 

 


Summer 2024

Preschool and K

**Check back for future additions to our Preschool and K Summer Class Offerings in Visual Art**


Kids

Let's Get Crafty
Ages: 5-10, Mondays, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Let your imagination soar as you create fun arts and crafts! Creativity is the name of the game as you work with a variety of different mediums such as paint, clay, fabric, and yarn to produce unique creations!
Teaching Artist: Kaity Dempsey

Summer Session 1: June 17 – July 8, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $87/$91
REGISTER ONLINE

Summer Session 2: July 15 – August 5, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $87/$91
REGISTER ONLINE

 

Paint and Clay Works
Ages: 7-12, Wednesdays, 4:45pm-6:00pm
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!
Teaching Artist: Jessica Rogers

Summer Session 1: June 26 – July 17, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $108/$114
REGISTER ONLINE

Summer Session 2: July 24 – August 14, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $108/$114
REGISTER ONLINE

 


Teens

Teen Studio Art
Ages: 11-17, Mondays, 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: Kaity Dempsey

Summer Session 1: June 17 – July 8, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $130/$136
REGISTER ONLINE

Summer Session 2: July 15 – August 5, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $130/$136
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. NOTE WELL: Students must use clay provided by Darlington Arts Center. Students may either use previously purchased clay or purchase a 25lb. block of clay for $40 at the time of registration.
Teacher: Elizabeth “Bea” Kaplan

Summer Session 1: June 24 – August 12, 2024 (8 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $228/$239
REGISTER ONLINE


Mixed Media for Adults 

Ages: 18+, Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Explore art in a new way with this exciting mixed media class for adults. No experience necessary. Create personalized pieces of art as you explore the freedom to blend color and texture and learn about how to put different art mediums together. 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. A studio materials fee will be added to the registration cost unless the student is bringing their own materials.
Teacher: Jessica Rogers

Summer Session 1: June 26 – July 17, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $114/$120
REGISTER ONLINE

Summer Session 2: July 24 – August 14, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $114/$120
REGISTER ONLINE


Drawing and Painting for Adults

Ages: 18+, Wednesdays, 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.
Teacher: Elizabeth “Bea” Kaplan

Summer Session 1: June 26 – July 17, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $114/$120
REGISTER ONLINE

Summer Session 2: July 24 – August 14, 2024 (4 weeks)
Skip Dates: None
Price Before/After May 31: $114/$120
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!"