Teen and Adult Classes

Please scroll down for information on our current classes. We are always adding more programs throughout the year. If you do not see what you are looking for, please call us at 267-307-0096 or email us at PenelopeFoxArtStudio@gmail.com as our schedule updates often. 

Colored Pencil Drawing: A Study of Still Life 

5 weeks, two hours each.
February 19th 26th, March 5th, 12th, 19th
Monday evenings. 6:00pm until 8:00pm
Teens and up
Enroll for class here.

Class Breakdown

Week one

  • Introduction to the history of the ” still life ” in the Golden Age of Art.
  • Supplies and techniques demonstration.
  • Preparing drawing surfaces and the transfer of original sketch.

Week two

  • Sketching Composition and Values.
  • Layering of color pencil technique.
  • Utilizing powders and mineral spirits.

Week three

  • Continuing the drawing of the still life set up with ongoing tips and medium tricks.

Week four

  • Continuing drawing moving into the layering of darker colors over lighter colors.
  • A short, informative group critique and introduction to personal stylized preferences.

Week five

  • Continue to the finished piece.
  • How to ” fix” and protect the finished art.
  • Tips on matting and framing.

*** A color pencil blending and experimenting station will be available at all times and classes for experimenting and practicing with different surfaces of paper and various brands of pencils. These will be supplied. Copies of Colored Pencil Magazines will also be available for looking at other artists step by step techniques.

About the instructor.

John Danks is an accomplished artist residing in Bristol, Pa. John has studied art and excelled in the medium of colored pencil for over thirty years. He has exhibited his work from Newport, Rhode Island, Philadelphia and down to South Florida. John was published in Colored Pencil Magazine in 2015 in their yearly ” Hidden treasures ” issue.

John has conducted color pencil workshops in the Bensalem Senior Center for adults as well as children in their summer art class. John has also been a guest artist at the Bensalem High School, helping to add to their curriculum.

John has also taken his colored pencils to Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children where he implemented his art cart five years ago and visit weekly as an artists ” Buddy ” to spread and lift the spirits of the patients.

From John Danks, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my experience with you all and a percentage of monies gained from my art class teaching will go directly into the purchasing of art supplies to help keep the art cart rolling and fully stocked.”



Open Studio for Life Drawing
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
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There is no instruction; a facilitator will be present to time poses and to offer assistance. All short poses, 2 to 20 minutes. Tables, chairs, and table easels will be provided. Bring your own materials and floor easels. Very friendly, casual, and professional atmosphere. Class size is small. Must be 18 or older for nude sessions. All levels welcome. Nude classes are NOT BYOB.



Landscape Foundations Painting in Watercolor.
5 weeks, two hours each.
February 22, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
Thursday evenings. 6:30pm until 8:30pm
Teens and up
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Does a beautiful landscape inspire you or carry you away to another life, world or your peaceful place?  Are you a beginner, an experienced painter, or just want a fun night out? If so, then this class is for you. Your instructor, Carolyn Bruno Havrilla, specializes in multi-level instruction personalized for every need and multiple abilities.

You will learn the elements of landscape painting and then practice, practice, and practice some more. You will learn how to use watercolor paint and paper with methods that enhance your innate style and create landscapes with depth and as much or as little detail as YOU want.  No style?  This class will help you not only discover your style but, also help you develop it.  Then we will paint, paint, and paint some more.

Watercolor Class in Literature II

Curriculum by:            Carolyn Bruno Havrilla

  • Swiss Family Robinson, Johann David Wyss– How to make due with the materials and colors at hand…A study in color theory.
  • The Ugly Duckling, Hans Christen Andersen – The art of seeing the beauty in all things…A study in composition
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain– How watercolor will lie to you and swear to it…A study of the various effects and affects of pigment and water.
  • How to Build a Toolbox, Boy Scout Handbook – Materials and techniques to make your paintings look as intended.
  • Black Stallion, Walter Farley – “Unmatched and Unbroken” How watercolor resists your will for it and what to do about it…A study in discipline.
  • The Secret Garden, Francis Hodgson Burnett – Building confidence with composition, color, brush strokes. How to accept, persevere and develop artistic confidence.