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Art Classes

We want to offer an exciting lineup of classes just for you. Please let us know what you want to learn! 


Gouache Painting Classes with Bruce Gulick

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Join local artist Bruce Gulick for Painting Classes at Bellefonte Arts for 2024.


Awash with Gouache Painting Class

(Tues 6-9pm) $40 per 3-hour session.

Space is limited to 8 students per session. Sign-up online to reserve your spot.

Have you been wanting to try Gouache painting? Here's your chance to learn the foundations of working in Gouache! Gouache is a highly pigmented, water-based paint, somewhere between watercolor (with more opacity) and acrylics (not as plastic) and is a quick drying medium with a matte finish. And, it's rewettable when you need. Its principles are easy to learn and delightfully applicable for the painter.

SUPPLIES: Bruce will have some Gouache paint and watercolor paper for you to try if this is your first time. If you plan on taking this class multiple times, it is recommended for you to bring your own supplies. Bruce is finding the Himi Gouache Paint Sets very helpful in class, an inexpensive pad of Watercolor Paper, and a small set of cheap brushes with square tipped bristles. Please take individual paint covers off before class.

Sign up and pay for your seat(s) HERE 

Learn Digital Painting with Heavy Paint with Bruce Gulick


Class dates and times listed in payment link below.

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Using the Heavy Paint app (or Webby Paint), you will learn unique painting techniques via dimensional, digital brushes for sketching and painting. These skills will enable you to use these techniques anywhere you have your phone, iPad or computer. Perfect for plein air sketching and painting.


Classes are held through the Discord app (similar to zoom) and we will be using the Heavy Paint app to work through the techniques.


To participate in this class, you will need the following setup:

  1. Computer with two separate windows: Discord to watch the demo and Heavy Paint (as Webby Paint) to work along.


  1. Computer to watch via Discord and tablet or iPad to work on Heavy Paint (or Webby Paint via Chrome).


You will want something that has a big enough screen to watch the Discord class, while you are working along on a device where you will have access to all the tools in the app.


Please view basic information about Heavy Paint prior to class:

And please download the apps to make sure your electronic device can handle them prior to signing up for the class. 


Bruce will email you the link to the Discord group when you sign up, at least 24 hours prior to a scheduled class.  All class times are scheduled on US Eastern Time Zone, NY Time.  To view the current list of classes, please click the payment link below.


Heavy Paint Operating Systems: Windows, MAC, iOS, Linux, Android.

Discord Operating Systems: Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, iPadOS, Linux, Web Browsers.


Sign up and pay for your seat HERE:


Marsha Neal Studio Sarafina Style Needle Felted Hummingbird Class

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 6-8:30pm

Join Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio to learn how to make these fun Sarafina Style Hummingbirds. We will create one in class, and you will have enough materials to make a second on your own. We will be using Sarafina Swax with black pigment to create the beak on a wire form (x2). We will then add wool to sculpt the shape of the hummingbird and use Sarafina Hummingbird locks to form the wings. You can add some clear Fireline to have your hummingbird ready to fly in your indoor area.

Space is limited. Deadline to sign up is 5/6/24 or when sold out.

$45 per student. Ages 13+

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Sign up and pay for your seat HERE.



Beginner Crochet Classes 

with Leslie Friedman  

May 15th,

June 12, 

All classes 6 - 8p, $45

Join local crafter Leslie Friedman for a beginner crochet class. Students will learn how to do the chain stitch and go on to the single crochet stitch. After learning the single crochet, students will leave with the knowledge and materials to work on a scarf on their own. A crochet hook and yarn will be provided for the students to keep.


Deadline to sign up is 2 days prior or when class is sold out.

Space is limited to 6 students per session. Sign up for one or both!

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Sign up and pay for your seat(s) HERE.

Mara Effects Wool Painting - Impressionists. Wednesday, May 22, 2024 6-8:30pm

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This in-person class with Mara Effects will teach you a unique way to "paint with wool" to create one 8x10" image that will be captured in a frame, under glass. 

Mara will have different photos like these for you to get inspiration from to complete your image.


Each session requires a minimum of 6 students for the class to proceed, and a maximum of 12 students, so please sign up as soon as possible. Deadline is when class is full or by 2 days prior to the scheduled class (we will send out a "class is running" email as soon as the 6 minimum is met).


Helpful items to bring to this class: well moisturized hands as wool will want to stick to dry skin, water bottle to drink from, reading glasses if you need them.


Minimum 6 Students, Max 12 Students.

Deadline May 20

$90 per student. Ages 13+


Sign up and pay for your seat HERE:

Upcoming Classes:

Date TBD: Tie Dye T-Shirt (Holly’s Tie Dye)

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