Art Instruction

About

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.

 

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.

 

Tuition

All lessons are priced  $25 for a one hour lesson.  Additional instruction time is also available. Students are asked to pay monthly payments on the first lesson of the month. Payments can be made via cash or check (made out to the Oxford Arts Alliance). 

 

Refunds for individual lessons are not available. Students are asked to reschedule or make the lesson up with their instructor. In the event of an emergency, a credit can be made towards the following month. Only one credit is available to be transferred over to the following month. 

Membership

Art lessons are exclusively for OxAA members only. To sign up for membership, please visit this page. Membership fees for Oxford Arts Alliance Inc. are tax-deductible.

 

Location

Lessons will be held upstairs of the Oxford Arts Alliance Gallery 38 S. Third Street  Oxford, PA. The Academy is located on the second floor of the OxAA Gallery. The Art Classroom is the last room past the music studios.

Interested?  Check out categories below to explore the different options offered for private lessons then fill out a registration form.

Please contact Caitlin Daugherty, Art Coordinator for additional information or with questions.

Drawing Fundamentals

Instructor: Karen Bulthaupt, Caitlin Daugherty, Tyler Allen

Time: One hour lesson

Tuition: $25 

Description: Learn the basics or develop your skills. The lessons will focus on the level of the student. Students will learn color techniques 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. Perfect for young artists!

Portfolio Preparation

Instructor: Caitlin Daugherty, Tyler Allen

Time: One hour lesson

Tuition: $25 

Description: 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, for both art oriented high schools and colleges. A materials list will be included for the student to purchase.

Portraiture

Instructor: Caitlin Daugherty, Tyler Allen

Time: One hour lesson

Tuition: $25 

Description: Learn different techniques to perfect the "portrait". From grid drawing to mirrors, the student will be able to complete a copy of a portrait whether it is from a photo reference or real life. The fundamentals of portrait drawing will be covered as well as taking the next step to achieve a likeness to the subject at hand.

Photorealism

Instructor: Caitlin Daugherty, Tyler Allen

Time: One hour lesson

Tuition: $25 

Description: Students will learn how to draw from a photo reference to look like the photograph itself. Drawing techniques that achieve a "photo-realism" finish will be learned to complete lifelike drawings in black and white and color.

 

 

 

Cartooning

Instructor: Pete Hoffman

Time: One hour lesson

Tuition: $25 

Description: 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 Hofffman 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.

 

 

Life Drawing

Instructor: Tyler Allen

Time: One hour lesson

Tuition: $25 

Description: Students will focus on the human figure. Techniques might include gesture drawing, contour drawing, realism, abstract, and more! Students will perfect the art of observational drawing with themselves and their instructors as reference. Figures may also be drawn from photo reference. An array of art mediums will be used in lessons.

 

 

Animals

Instructor: Pete Hoffman

Time: One hour lesson

Tuition: $25 

Description: Students will focus on drawing animals. Learn techniques involved in drawing or painting a particular creature. With an assortment of medium options- like pencil, pen, paint and more- learn how draw wild life and domesticated animals!

 

 

 

Acrylic Painting

Instructor: Sally Wilson

Time: One hour lesson

Tuition: $25 

Description: Students will learn the basic instruction of color theory, mixing paint, elements and principles of design, composition and perspective. Subject matter varies between observational painting to photo reference. Techniques may include realism, abstraction, impasto, and more!

 

Watercolor

Instructor: Caitlin Daugherty, Midge Diener

Time: One hour lesson

Tuition: $25 

Description: 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.

Printmaking

Instructor: Patty Moshanko

Time: One hour lesson

Tuition: $25 

Description: Learn how to make block prints using linoleum and wood cuts. 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 backwards on your final print!

Art for Adults with Disabilities

Instructor: Diane Henney

Time: One hour lesson

Tuition: $25 

Description: Art Bloom for Adults is creative art lessons for adults with learning disabilities. The focus is to guide with creative inspiration; allowing students to discover their potential while exploring their skills using a variety of art forms. Through the creative process, we strive to foster self-expression and instill confidence.

contact our Team

Oxford Arts Alliance

PO Box 313

38 S Third St

Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363

Office: 610-467-0301

Email Us:

Assistant Director, Tony assistantdirector@oxfordart.org

Art Coordinator, Caitlin art@oxfordart.org

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HOURS

Oxford Arts Alliance

38 S Third St

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 10 am to 4 pm

Wednesday: 10 am to 4 pm

Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm

Friday: 10 am to 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Extended Hours

First Fridays: 5 pm to 8 pm

Opening Receptions: 5 pm to 8 pm

Closing Receptions: 6 pm to 8 pm

 

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