Explore traditional oil painting techniques in a six session workshop on oil painting on Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 pm, March 20, 27, April 3,10,17 and 24, 2018 at the Mennonite Heritage Center. The workshop, led by accomplished Bucks County artist Dot Bunn, will emphasize building a good composition and the control of values and color.
Students will work on their own project using the structure of a traditional method of composing and developing their image and
The Mennonite Heritage Center announces a Sgraffito Redware Pottery Workshop scheduled for April 28, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The workshop will focus on the sgraffito technique used by area nineteenth-century Pennsylvania German potters to make expressive designs in their folk art pottery. Sgraffito means to “scratch” and workshop participants will draw a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a redware plate. You can choose a traditional Pennsylvania German design or create your own
The Mennonite Heritage Center announces a Fraktur Drawing Workshop scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Accomplished fraktur artist Louise Hutchings will lead the class. Fraktur was created by Pennsylvania Germans during the eighteenth through the mid nineteenth centuries and features calligraphic text decorated with colorful birds, hearts and flowers. The tradition has its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval Europe but evolved into a distinctive part of the local Pennsylvania German culture. Today,
Learn the colorful art of paper marbling on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville. Led by Ramon Townsend of Colonial Bindery, Exton, Pa, participants will learn this traditional paper art first developed by the Persians in the 15th century. Marbling is the art of floating and designing watercolors on a base fluid then permanently transferring the design to paper. Participants will be instructed in preparing the paper to accept the