Children & Adult Art Classes
in Kennett Square, PA

107 S. Union Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

We have moved to downtown Kennett Square!
(Located on Union Street between State St. and Cypress St. next to the barber shop)

Please view available children's and adult art classes below:


Children's Art Classes

"Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves, and to explore what is possible" -- Mary Ann. F. Kohl

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Children are natural artists. At Willowdale Art Academy we provide a creative and supportive environment to explore color, texture, and design using various mediums. Children will have the opportunity to use and combine various mediums to create their own unique masterpieces, thereby embracing their artistic selves with confidence.

Session 1: September 6th – October 25th
Session 2: November 1st – January 3rd
Session 3: January 10th – February 28th
Session 4: March 7th – May 2nd

Pricing: $150.00 per child /session. Price includes all supplies.

Class Schedule:
Kindergarten & 1st graders: Saturdays 9:00am - 10:00am
2nd & 3rd graders: Wednesdays 4:30pm - 5:45pm
4th & 5th graders: Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Meet The Instructor:
My name is Corien Siepelinga and I am new to Willowdale Art Academy this year. I will be teaching the preschool through 5th grade classes. Working with young artists fills me with joy and inspiration and I look forward to a fantastic, art-filled year!

My personal work includes portraiture and still life paintings completed in a classical realism style, and more recently larger abstract work. My work has been shown at several galleries in the area including the Mala Gallery, Hardcastle Gallery, Strodes Mill Gallery, and Station Gallery. In addition, my work has been exhibited in various shows in Victoria, Texas, at the Philadelphia Sketchclub, the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, and the Oxford Art Alliance.

Education
2017 - Completed 3 month Art2life Creative Visionary Path program with Nicholas Wilton.
2016 - Completed 6-month mentorship program with Susan Melrath at her studio in Oxford Pennsylvania with focus on abstract painting using acrylic paint.
2012 - Completed 4-year program with Neilson Carlin at Studio Rilievo in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, which involved extensive study in drawing and oil painting in a classical realism style.
1995 - earned Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing. I worked as a registered nurse for 16 years with the majority of my career spent working in the intensive care unit.

You can view my work online at www.artbycorien.com


Middle School & High School Student Art Classes

“Drawing is exercise for a restless imagination.” – Tim Burton

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As children grow into young ladies and gentlemen, it is important that they are given the tools and vocabulary to explore, question and create art. With a strong concentration on the fundamentals of drawing in the realistic manner, these classes build skills and medium exploration in all forms of 2 dimensional works.

Session 1: September 7th – October 26th
Session 2: November 2nd – January 4th
Session 3: January 11th – March 8th
Session 4: March 15th – May 10th

Pricing: $150.00 price includes all supplies

Class schedule:
Middle school students - Thursdays 4:30-5:45 PM
High school students - Thursdays 6:00- 7:30 PM

Meet the Instructor
Artist Karen D'Allaird
You can view my personal work online at www.karen-dallaird.squarespace.com and also my bridal bouquet portrait website at bouquetsinoil.com

Inspired by European and American masters, my work reflects a passion for quiet beauty, movement, and technique. My favorite subjects include rural landscapes, still life, and florals.

Art Venues
My work has been shown at Immaculata University Annual Art Show, Yellow Springs Historical Society Annual Show, Chadds Ford Art Show, Chester County Art Association Art Show, National Pen Women's League Art Show. I was also a Brandywine Plein Aire Competition participant and finalist in 2011. My work is also in businesses and private collections throughout the country. Private commissions from collectors and designers are accepted.

Education
2010: Completed a 4 year program studying under Neilson Carlin at Studio Rilevo in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Neilson is a gifted teacher and artist specializing in sacred art for the Catholic Church.
2009: Founded and taught at Willowdale Art Academy, a school dedicated to the art education in Kennett Square, PA.
1994: Earned a Bachelor of Science from University of Nevada.
1989: Completed 2 years Hussian School of Art, a commercial art school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Adult Art Classes

“Colour is my day–long obsession, joy and torment.” – Claude Oscar Monet

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The adult art program focuses on establishing the fundamentals of drawing and painting in a steady and systematic fashion. There are a series of 7 projects each new student will complete. Each project teaches a specific lesson and each builds on the last. After completing the 7 projects, the student will have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of drawing and color theory. Establishing the toolbox of skills is important because you can use them to begin your independent part of the program. You will pick the subject and medium and I will simply reinforce the lessons learned to ensure your best work.

Session 1: September 5th- October 24th
Session 2: October 31st- January 2nd
Session 3: January 9th- March 6th
Session 4: March 13th- May 6th

Pricing - $245.00 includes all supplies needed

Class Schedule
Tuesdays: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesdays: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meet the Instructor
Artist Karen D'Allaird
You can view my personal work online at www.karen-dallaird.squarespace.com and also my bridal bouquet portrait website at bouquetsinoil.com

Inspired by European and American masters, my work reflects a passion for quiet beauty, movement, and technique. My favorite subjects include rural landscapes, still life, and florals.

Art Venues
My work has been shown at Immaculata University Annual Art Show, Yellow Springs Historical Society Annual Show, Chadds Ford Art Show, Chester County Art Association Art Show, National Pen Women's League Art Show. I was also a Brandywine Plein Aire Competition participant and finalist in 2011. My work is also in businesses and private collections throughout the country. Private commissions from collectors and designers are accepted.

Education
2010: Completed a 4 year program studying under Neilson Carlin at Studio Rilevo in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Neilson is a gifted teacher and artist specializing in sacred art for the Catholic Church.
2009: Founded and taught at Willowdale Art Academy, a school dedicated to the art education in Kennett Square, PA.
1994: Earned a Bachelor of Science from University of Nevada.
1989: Completed 2 years Hussian School of Art, a commercial art school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.