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The Pocono Arts Council will offer the following classes during the month of January. Classes, unless noted otherwise, are held at the Pocono Arts Cultural Center, 18 N. Seventh St. in Stroudsburg. To register, call 570-476-4460 or register online at


• 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. Learn how to develop your painting by understanding drawing and composition, light and shadow, color, preparation of materials and the application of paint. Working at your own pace, you pick the subject while the instructor guides you through the painting process.

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

• Intermediate Watercolor, Sundays 1-4 p.m. Ongoing watercolor journey and discover the flexibility of this wonderful medium. We will cover composition, form, shapes and color. Students can work from photos that they have taken or use the still life that will be set up during each workshop. A very free approach will be explored where your creativity takes wing.

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

• Ongoing Drawing Workshop for Children, Saturdays 1-3 p.m. For ages 9-13. Beginning Jan. 6. This workshop will teach students simple, fun, easy and proven drawing techniques that will help to see the shapes that create the form…from drawing the human body, animals, superheros, landscapes or your own subject matter, students will become confident in how they see and draw. Bring your own materials and expand how you see the world.

Tuition: $10 per workshop


• Foundational Drawing; Thursdays, Jan. 11, 18, 25, 1-4 p.m. Drawing is the basis of creating all art whether representational or abstract. In this class we will explore the basic shapes and forms in relation to light. We will experiment with several mediums such as charcoal, pencil, watercolor and ink.

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

• Drawing Workshop, Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30, 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 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

• Basic Acrylic Painting, Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 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. Poconoarts will not refund or reduce any class fees for missed classes or late enrollment.