Pocono Arts October 2015 Studio Classes


The Pocono Arts Council will offer the following classes during the month of October.  Classes unless noted otherwise, are held at the PoconoArts Cultural Center, 18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg.  To register call PoconoArts at 570-476-4460 or register online at www. poconoarts.org.



Oil Painting

Instructor John McAllister

Weekly Sessions, 4 Sessions per month

Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm

October Classes  1, 8, 15, 22

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

Materials List


Intermediate Watercolor

Instructor Joan Raushi

Weekly Sessions, 4 Sessions per month

Sundays 1-4pm

October Classes  4, 11, 18, 25

This class will cover composition, how to avoid “making mud”, rules of portraiture, using a photograph and various textures, along with other varied techniques.

Tuition: Member $100/Non-Member $110: Senior Member $90/Non-Member $100

Materials List



October Themed Watercolor Workshop 

Instructor Suzanne Werfelman

One Day, October 1, Thursday, 1-4pm

Undiscovered artists will use watercolor techniques to bring out shapes and textures from nature.  Capture the subtle beauty and hues of Fall by utilizing the paint medium often referred to as the “poetry” of painting.  All materials provided!

Tuition: Member $30/Non-Member $40: Senior Member $20/Non-Member $30 


Painting Workshops – Choice of Media

Instructor Jim Smeltz

One Evening, October 7th, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Autumn Landscape will be the focus of this workshop.  Your choice of watercolor, acrylic or water base oils.

Tuition: $10.00

Materials List


One Evening, October 21st, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

October Moon will be the focus of this workshop.  Your choice of watercolor, acrylic or water base oils.

Tuition: $10.00

Materials List


Spirited Art at Pocono Arts

Instructor Suzanne Werfelman             

One Evening, October 2, Friday, 6-9pm

Uncork your creativity during this pairing of painting and wine! Bring your beverage of choice and join us to see just how creative you can be! The focus of this workshop is acrylic painting with a fall theme.  At the end of the evening you will leave with a one of a kind piece of artwork and a new found talent.  No previous painting experience necessary. 

All Materials Provided (except beverages)

Tuition: Member $30/Non-Member $40: Senior Member $20/Non-Member $30    


En Plein Air at DWG

Instructor Iraina Caramelli

Scenic Overlook of DWG at Rt. 611 – Point of Gap Overlook

Keystone Welcome Center Delaware Water Gap, Exit 310 on I-80

One Day, Tuesday October 6, 10am-3pm

Rain Date, Thursday October 8, 10am-3pm

Meet at this beautiful spot and enjoy a lovely day of painting outside! Choose your medium.  Anything portable would be great, basic sketching pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, oils, watercolor paper canvas board, easel. Session will be very flexible. Bring a lunch to enjoy with your fellow painters!

Tuition: Member $20/Non-member $25: Senior Member $15/Non-Member $20


Custom Shoe Painting Workshop

Instructor Ted Michalowski

One Day, October 10, Saturday, 1-4pm


This fun, practical workshop will result in fine art for your feet!  Use your creative energy to design your own canvas shoes.  Instructor, Ted Michalowski will guide you through the painting process and each participant will leave this workshop with one or two pair of one of a kind, designer shoes!

Bring one or two pair of plain white canvas shoes….your choice of style!

All Materials Provided except shoes!

Tuition: Member $20/Non-Member $30

Materials Fee: $12.00


Figure Drawing w/Professional Costumed Model

One Evening, October 12, Monday, 6-9pm

This energetic workshop will focus on direct drawing, from the theatrically costumed and fashionably dressed model.  Participants will draw through a range of exciting approaches, learning to draw more freely, confidently and courageously. This workshop is for teens and adults at all skill levels.

Instructor: Ted Michalowski (see bio under shoe painting)

Tuition: Member $40/Non-member $50: Senior Member $30/Non-Member $40

Materials List


Design and Paint Placemats

Instructor Suzanne Werfelman

One Evening, October 14, Wednesday, 6-9pm

Have fun designing and painting your own colorful subject matter on a 17 ½”  thick oval canvas ready for acrylic paint.  Gift yourself or give a finished, placemat to a child, friend or family member.  All supplies included except for water based varnish to apply to canvas at home. 

Tuition: Member $25/Non-Member $35; Senior Member $20/Non-Member $25


Gourds, Pumpkins and More

Instructor Suzanne Werfelman

One Evening, October 20, Tuesday, 6-9pm

Use top grade colored pencils and learn how to draw natures forms with the use of the color wheel while learning tonal drawing.

All materials provided!

Tuition: Member $25/Non-Member $35: Senior Member $20/Non-Member $25


Artist a Day” Series

Instructor Susan Field

Artist: Andy Warhol

3rd – 6th grade students

October 3, Saturday, 1-3pm

Perspective of a face will be the focus of this workshop.  Learn to paint a self-portrait in watercolor.

Tuition: $30.00 (All supplies provided)


“Artist a Day” Series

Instructor Susan Field

Artist: Edvard Munch

3rd – 6th grade students

October 24, Saturday, 1-3pm

Paint  what makes you afraid/scared…like “The Scream”

Watercolor pencils will be utilized in this workshop.

Tuition: $30.00 (All supplies provided)


PoconoArts classes fill on a first come, first serve 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. Tuition refunds will be honored if received ten days prior to the beginning of a class/workshop. PoconoArts will not refund or reduce any class fees for missed classes or late enrollment. The Pocono Arts Council is a local arts service organization serving Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties.