The Oxford Arts Alliance is pleased to offer youth and teen lessons with a variety of options. We now offer a wider variety of art lessons, please see below. Ranging from grades 3+, your child can cultivate their artistic skill through our seasoned instructors. Lesson descriptions will vary based on the level and goal of the student. We offer virtual options through Zoom, Google Classroom, Skype and FaceTime for current students.
Our students will learn the basic skills in art including value, color, shape, and line by exploring observational and reference drawing. Students can speak with their instructor about their individual interests to delve even deeper.
Our art faculty are professional artists and teachers with credentials including Kutztown University, Savannah College of Art and Design and University of Delaware.
The Oxford Arts Alliance is a registered 501 c(3) non-profit organization that creates an environment for working artists and musicians to teach in Oxford, PA. Students in our academies pay a monthly subscription of $96 and receive 30-minute music lessons or 60-minute art lessons once a week.
Holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas/Winter Break, New Years Eve/New Years Day, Easter/Spring Break, Independence Day, Vacation, and one absence due to illness are all calculated into the cost of tuition. Please see our hours for the organization's closure schedule, but students of our academy must discuss closures with their individual instructor about other holiday-related absences that may occur.
Once you are registered for lessons you will be invoiced monthly.
Lessons will be held upstairs of the Oxford Arts Alliance, 38 S. 3rd St, Oxford, PA 19363. The Academy is located on the third floor.
Private music and art lessons are by appointment and are not reflected in the gallery, office, or extended hours. Our academies are generally open from 3:30 pm to 8 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 8 pm on weekends. Music and Art Lessons are held 7 days a week. Closures are the only times that reflect all the office, galleries and academies as a whole.
Art lessons are exclusively for OxAA members only. Click the registration link to get started with art lessons and you will automatically be enrolled in our membership program. Membership fees for Oxford Arts Alliance Inc. are tax-deductible Membership fees for Oxford Arts Alliance Inc. are tax-deductible.
Learn the basics or develop your skills. The lessons will focus on the level of the student. Students will learn color theory and techniques with different mediums as well. As students progress, they will learn about different forms of art and application. An assortment of drawing materials will also be experimented with.
Sub-categories of drawing fundamentals include: portraiture, life drawing, and animals
Instructor(s): Caitlin Daugherty, Tyler Allen, Diane Henney, Pete Hoffman
Students will express themselves through art curriculum that they’re comfortable with. They will explore art mediums such as paints, pastels, and pencils to bring their imagination to life within a safe space to communicate their feelings and stay in control of the outcome. The result from various art projects will be personal responses from the student that may not be understood by anyone but them, which is okay, as that is the purpose of these lessons.
Instructor(s): Caitlin Daugherty, Diane Henney
Portfolio Preparation consists of refining one’s artistic skills to build a consistent body of work that shows ability, variety, and knowledge of materials. Students will experiment using different types of mediums. They will learn about drawing and sketching as well with lessons on shading and perspective. This is for experienced middle school and high school students who want to build a foundation for an art school or art-oriented high schools and colleges. The instructor will include a materials list for the student to purchase. The student can provide the instructor with a requirements list from their preferred higher education program.
Sub-categories of portfolio preparation include: portraiture, photo-realism, and life drawing
Instructor(s): Caitlin Daugherty, Tyler Allen
Would you like to discover your drawing talents? If that’s your goal, like developing your skills at Cartooning, Caricature, or Comics, you’ve arrived at the right place. Perhaps you would like to explore aspects of Illustration such as; Abstraction, Symbolism, Realism, or Stylization; then you have arrived. Join Illustrator/Designer Pete Hoffman as he helps you develop your abilities along these lines in a non-digital format. Using basic tools, you will learn methods and techniques to help you “hack” into your hidden talents and develop as an artist. Enroll and experience your evolution. Lessons are designed for the students on an individual basis.
Instructor(s): Pete Hoffman
Students will learn the basic instruction of color theory, mixing paint, elements, and principles of design, composition, and perspective. Subject matter varies from observational painting to photo reference. Techniques may include realism, abstraction, impasto, and more!
Instructor(s): Caitlin Daugherty, Sally Wilson
Learn how to manipulate, control and perfect the watercolor technique. Students will learn a variety of techniques, tips, and tricks for watercolor painting. References might include observational or photographic subject matter.
Instructor(s): Caitlin Daugherty, Sally Wilson
Learn how to make block prints using linoleum and woodcuts. Block printing can include multiple colors and multiple prints. Students might also create monoprints and collagraphs. Printmaking requires students to think with their brain "reversed." What you see on your photo reference will be backward on your final print!
Instructor(s): Patty Moshanko
Art for Individuals with Disabilities
"Art Bloom" is creative art lessons for individuals with learning disabilities. The focus is to guide with creative inspiration, allowing students to discover their potential while exploring their skills using various art forms. Through the creative process, we strive to foster self-expression and instill confidence.
Instructor(s): Diane Henney