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The Pocono Arts Council will offer the following classes in August. Classes, unless noted otherwise, are held at the Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. Seventh St. in Stroudsburg. To register call PoconoArts at 570-476-4460 or register online on ww.poconoarts.org.

ONGOING ADULT CLASSES

• Oil Painting, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This ongoing workshop focuses on the individual, helping them to develop their own personal style and technique working with the oil medium.

Tuition: member $75/non-member $85: senior member $55/non-member $75

• Intermediate Watercolor, Sundays 1-4 p.m. Ongoing watercolor journey and discover the flexibility of this medium.

Tuition: member $100/non-member $110: senior member $90/non-member $100

AUGUST CLASSES

• Drawing Workshop, Tuesdays, Aug. 15, 22, 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Never taken a drawing class before? Feel rusty or simply lack confidence? This course is for you. Beginning with a simple contour, you will use line to discover a variety of shapes and forms from a still life to the human figure. The foundational and formal aspects of sketching and drawing will be demonstrated. Explore the steps in drawing from an idea to a sketch to a completed drawing.

Tuition: member $75/non-member $85: senior member $65/non-member $75.

• Building a Painting, Mondays, Aug. 14, 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. In this three-week workshop, the focus will be how to “build a painting.” Composition, design, color, highlight and shadow will be explained. The basics of painting will be discussed so that you will be able to create your own masterpiece.

Tuition: member $60/non-member $70: senior member $65/non-member $60.

• Basic Acrylic Painting, Wednesdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30, 1-4 p.m. Explore this very versatile medium. This workshop is for the beginner as well as those with more experience with acrylics. The techniques of this medium, incorporating composition, building a painting, color values and much more will be explored. Students should bring photographs that they have taken to be utilized as subject matter.

Tuition: member $100/non-member $110: senior member $90/non-member $100.

PoconoArts classes fill on a first-come-first-served basis. Placement in a course is secured when payment in full is received. If PoconoArts must cancel a class due to low enrollment, students will be notified prior to the scheduled start date of the class and full refunds will be issued.