Students will develop fundamental technical skills for digital cameras. Basics such as how to determine a proper exposure, use of depth of field, and what goes into a well-composed image will be covered.
Sip your favorite beverage out of your own handmade unique mug all winter long! Students will create their own hand-built mug in a fun and relaxing environment, grab a friend and be ready to get a little messy!
Participants will see their skills advance as new techniques are added and old techniques are refined. Projects will change each semester. Students must have completed Beginning Jewelry Making.
Participants will see their skills advance as new techniques are added and old techniques are refined. Projects will change each semester. Students must have completed Beginning Jewelry Making. 
In this introductory class, students will learn the fundamental processes of Metalsmithing in order to make rings, bracelets, and pendants. Techniques will range from cold-connections including rivets and tabs, to hot-connections such as soldering and chain making. Students will complete at least two pieces of jewelry.
Students of any background or enameling level will be able to participate in this multi-week class. For beginners, this means basic fusing to introductory techniques such as graphite drawing, glass etching and wet-packing, among others. More advanced students will be able to continue building on their projects while techniques such as luster, overglazes, underglazes, and various other surface decoration techniques are incorporated. Techniques covered: fusing, counter enameling, wet-packing graphite drawing, glass etching, under and overglazes, basse-taille, luster.
This is an opportunity for students familiar with enameling to work independently in the studio. A monitor is present for safety and to help guide students with their projects. Completion of a beginner Enameling course or permission from a Museum instructor is required to attend.
This is an opportunity for experienced metals students to work independently in the Museum’s metalsmithing studio. A monitor is present for safety and to help guide students with their projects. Completion of Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making or approval by a Museum metals instructor is required to attend.   
In this introductory class, students will learn the fundamental processes of Metalsmithing in order to make rings, bracelets, and pendants. Techniques will range from cold-connections including rivets and tabs, to hot-connections such as soldering and chain making. Students will complete at least two pieces of jewelry.   
This is an opportunity for experienced metals students to work independently in the Museum’s metalsmithing studio. A monitor is present for safety and to help guide students with their projects. Completion of Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making or approval by a Museum metals instructor is required to attend.
Learn a variety of stone-setting techniques for faceted stones, including 4-prong basket setting, tube setting, and flush setting. We will also cover basket-making for stones. 
Grab a friend and make your own unique enameled pendant necklaces on copper!
This is a class for beginners as well as students who have taken some basic metalsmithing classes and still have trouble soldering with success. We will cover the science of why it works and why it does not. There will be demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together. You will learn how to make a strong solder connection with a minimum amount of solder and mess. We will discuss what soldering techniques are appropriate for different applications.
Learn how to manipulate copper to create dimensional patterning and design. This workshop is open to any level of student, from beginner to beyond beginner, with no soldering or metalsmithing experience required. The workshop will teach basic torch control as well as traditional chasing and repoussé, which uses steel punches and a hammer to manipulate metal. You will create a series of 4 small wall hanging textures by the end of the workshop.
Practice basic drawing techniques. Learn about line, value, perspective, and composition. Produce quick sketches and complete drawings ranging from still life to the human form using pencil, chalk pastel, and more.
This course will focus on approaches and techniques for representational oil painting. Direct observation along with working from a photographic reference will be the basis for combining light, shadow, and color to create realistic paintings. 
This watercolor class will focus on the traditional landscape with painting demonstrations for skies, water, greenery, and buildings in a relaxed setting.
This course will focus on approaches and techniques for representational oil painting. Direct observation along with working from a photographic reference will be the basis for combining light, shadow, and color to create realistic paintings. 
Learn the tried-and-true methods of painting in this informative class. Whether you are interested in learning the basics of Realism or jumping right into Expressionism, each student will learn according to their needs. 
Learn the tried-and-true methods of painting in this informative class. Whether you are interested in learning the basics of Realism or jumping right into Expressionism, each student will learn according to their needs.  
Post-beginner to advanced-level students will continue to learn about watercolors and refine their skills as the instructor demonstrates new techniques and gives students attention for their personal projects.

William De Morgan was one of the most innovative pattern designers of the Arts & Crafts movement. In this class you will learn to design imaginative and beautifully composed patterns inspired by De Morgan’s work currently on exhibit in the museum. You will explore how to combine different sources of inspiration, to sketch out ideas for motifs, and a variety of strategies for creating different kinds of patterns. The course will culminate with a finished pattern you design and execute that is inspired by either De Morgan’s plates or tiles. By the end of the course, you will have gained a greater appreciation of De Morgan’s work, an understanding of the principles of design, and the ability to create your own unique and exciting patterns.

Image: William De Morgan (1839 – 1917), Bear and Hare Dish, c. 1890. Tin-glazed earthenware. © De Morgan Collection, courtesy of the De Morgan Foundation.

Practice basic drawing techniques. Gesture, contour, quality of line, composition, form, and perspective will be emphasized.   
This course is designed for veterans with any artistic skill level who would like to discover their inner creative voice. Free up your mind, embrace “mistakes” and move forward without any expectations! A variety of techniques and materials will be demonstrated alongside artistic exercises and Museum gallery visits. Students are also encouraged to pursue independent projects in a supportive atmosphere. Classes are also open to one family member or loved one.
This “Loper Method” class is designed to provide students with methods and techniques taught by the late Delaware artist Edward Loper Sr. Students will learn about achieving rich color through direct observation and the use of a limited palette by painting a still life while focusing on light, line, color, and space.  
Does drawing present challenges for you, yet you want to be an image-maker? Try collage! This contemporary medium offers endless possibilities for you to “remix” imagery using magazines, photos, various papers and glue/scissors. Works from famous and not so famous collage artists will be shown for inspiration. In this one-day workshop, you will experience the artistic freedom that collage allows, and will create a cohesive (frame worthy) collage that is fresh and innovative.
Connect with creativity in this relaxed painting workshop designed for each person to walk away with a unique and successful work of art. Must be 21 or older to participate.
This workshop provides an introduction to monochrome abstraction through painting meditation on a specific color/detail of a chosen object, like flower or sky. Exhibiting artist, Anna Bogatin Ott, will help students explore the subtleties of color and endless possibilities of expression by means of repetitive gestures, creating a painting that will aim to discover and bring forth the essence of light.
Enjoy the pleasures of making your own useful pots. Students will explore techniques for creating beautiful ceramic pieces by hand and on the potter’s wheel. Form, function, and various surface treatments will be presented in a fun, informal setting.
Students with a foundation of throwing skills can continue to build their voice in this class. Demonstrations will guide individual creative projects and strengthen skills to advance student’s techniques in clay. 
Students will learn basic wheel thrown shapes to build a foundation on the wheel. This class will learn to wedge and center clay, which are necessary elements to wheel thrown pottery. Weekly demonstrations will focus on cups and bowls.  
Learn how to make fabulous cups, bowls, plates, and vases in this fun and informative class designed for beginning level students. Students will start with hand building and transition onto the wheel.
Enjoy the pleasures of making your own useful pots. Students will explore techniques for creating beautiful ceramic pieces by hand and on the potter’s wheel. Form, function, and various surface treatments will be presented in a fun, informal setting.   
This class is for children and their grown-ups to learn about clay together. You will learn different hand building techniques along with trying out the wheel to create functional pottery, sculptural pottery, and will finish it off with a variety of glazing techniques!
Students enjoy a gentle introduction to hand building and wheel throwing in this relaxed beginner’s class!
Enjoy the pleasures of making your own useful pots. Students will explore techniques for creating beautiful ceramic pieces by hand and on the potter’s wheel. Form, function, and various surface treatments will be presented in a fun, informal setting. 
Ceramics Studio Mix, mingle, and get a little messy in the Museum’s ceramics studio! Participants will experiment with clay and complete a functional piece of pottery that the Museum will glaze. No experience necessary. Must be 21 or older to participate.
Young artists explore drawing, painting, paper arts, mixed media, fibers and found objects while learning art techniques and history through engaging, inspirational projects.
If you are staying in town for this long holiday weekend, join us at the Museum for a day of projects inspired by our collection and other great works of art!  
This session campers will create breathtaking art based around food! Campers will bring to life their wildly imaginative food creations by sculpting them out of clay, creating larger-than-life fabric foods or perhaps a beautiful watercolor depicting dancing spaghetti. The possibilities are endless in this truly delectable session! Two-week sessions include ceramics.
Campers will go on an epic adventure and envision their own fantastical worlds as they delve into stories from all across the globe and deep dive into the Museum’s most beloved paintings of pirates and mermaids. Projects include “far far away” landscapes, mythological sculptures and magical clay creations. Two-week sessions include ceramics.
Campers will move beyond the selfie to explore the power of photography and storytelling. Teens will learn the basics of photography, including composition, camera operation, and technique focusing on portraiture and personal identity. Campers should bring their own digital camera, which can include a tablet or smart phone (limited number of digital cameras available for campers who don’t own a digital camera).   
There are so many people to see and places to go in the Museum! Campers will find inspiration in the artwork of exhibiting artist and illustrator, Christian Robinson, while making their own artworks full of faces and places. Learn the art of portraits and landscapes through drawing, painting, printing, and more. Projects will include imagined landscapes, self-portraits, and found object sculptures.
Raku is a traditional Japanese glazing technique that is “fast and furious”! Campers will start off the week learning to create pottery on the wheel and by hand. On Friday campers will glaze their pots and spend the day outside firing their work in our raku kiln. Once the pots are red hot they will be pulled out of the kiln and immediately tossed into buckets of sawdust and newspaper which helps to bring out the vibrant iridescence of the glazes.

In this illustration focused camp, campers will have a wonderful opportunity to draw inspiration from Illustrator Christian Robinson and see his work in the exhibition “What Might You Do?” coming to the Museum this summer. Campers will create their own stories and develop characters which they will be able to bring to life by sculpting them out of clay! Two-week sessions include ceramics.

Image: A man climbed aboard with a spotted dog, 2015 from Last Stop on Market Street. Christian Robinson (born 1986). Acrylic on paper, 17.5 x 14 inches. © 2015 by Christian Robinson.

Campers will go on an adventure through the Museum exploring enchanting animals in some of our most beloved works of art. Campers will be inspired by all kinds of creatures, both real and imagined! Projects include fantastical ceramic figures, cut paper designs, and creative creatures large and small. Two-week sessions include ceramics. 
Enameling is an ancient art of fusing powdered glass to metal, resulting in colorful designs. Campers will work in our fully equipped metalsmithing studio and will use our glass kiln to create their unique works of art. Using this technique, campers will make abstract and illustrative images on pendants, pins and various other metal objects. 
This session is all about THINGS THAT MOVE! Campers will find inspiration all over our museum in sculptures that spin, paintings of animals, and illustrations of vehicles. Campers will use a variety of materials to create their own kinetic sculptures and other works of art featuring THINGS THAT MOVE!