The Shakespeare Watercolor Painting Class

Thursdays in APRIL 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Class dates are April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Age: Teens and up
$150.00 for 6 weeks.

Breakdown of class by week:

  1. Much Ado About Nothing – Dribble, scribble and scrabble – explore line, scribble drawing, and composition.
  2. Romeo and Juliet – water and paint lovers to the end. Learn to load paint onto the brush and water on the paper.
  3. Taming of the Shrew – Learn how to control the paint and water and teach them respect for the white spaces.
  4. As You Like It – Bring in photos, magazines clippings, or images that you would like to paint.
  5. Comedy of Errors – More painting mistakes and triumphs. New images encouraged
  6. All’s Well That Ends Well – More painting fun!

Why Shakespeare? As an artist and an avid reader, I have great respect for the genius of literary minds. Lessons that I have learned from literature when properly considered continue to carry me through every adventure in life. Whether a novice at watercolor or just looking for a new perspective on style, join us for six evenings of painting escapades. It just might seem like Twelfth Night(s.)

About the Artist and teacher
Carolyn Bruno Havrilla
A Bucks County Impressionist by birth, training, and tradition, her affinity for art showed early winning her first blue ribbon at the Yardley Clothesline ArtShow for Youth. She then trained privately under Judy Wagner, AWS, formerly of Bucks County. It was during these years that she developed not only the wet-on-wet watercolor technique that is her signature, but also her drawing skills and love of color, movement, and the captivating Bucks County landscape. Formally trained in both the USA and Italy with a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art, this autodidactic and faith-filled artist grows and expands her skills as she unsheathes the essence of nature’s creations. She works mostly for a commission.

Havrilla now also paints in oil in tribute to her beloved friend, and one-time student, the nationally recognized “Pennsylvania School” artist, Evelyn Faherty (1919-2015.) They spent more than 15 years painting side-by-side, Faherty in oil and Havrilla in watercolor. Havrilla is very proud of these intimate painting outings and is humbled every time she recalls Evelyn’s words:

“You’re the best darn watercolorist I’ve ever seen, Carolyn, keep going!”


Fine Art Acrylic Landscape Painting Class

$150.00 for the 6 weeks
Teen and up (preteen will be considered upon request).
Class dates are May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7

Have you always had an interest in painting? Do you love to get up-close and examine the brushwork of a truly inspiring piece of artwork? Have you seen a beautiful site and long to capture it on canvas? Let Kat help you explore your inner painter in this 6 week class designed to help you create your very own masterpiece from a favorite landscape photo.
Bring in a image of a landscape that you love, you have taken with your own camera, or chose one of ours and be guided through the steps to recreate your special spot on canvas! Students will be guided in class and gently critiqued to help inprove skills. Working on project outside of class will be recommended.


Week 1: Find the image, create a reference and grid it out.
Week 2: Transfer image to canvas with basic shapes and sharpie. Discuss color.
Week 3: Start underpainting
Week 4: mix colors, store colors,
Week 5: work, crit and discussion
Week 6: work, crit and discussion

Necessary materials for first class to be supplied by students:
Cansons Can-va Paper pad 9″ x 12″ or a roll of old wallpaper

Grumbacher Academy Acrylics, Liquitex Basic Acrylics or Artists’ Loft (available at Michaels) (Please no flow formula acrylics)

Colors: Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red (deep or medium), Cadmium Yellow (medium), Titanium White, Payne’s Grey, Burnt Umber, and Burnt Sienna

Brushes: Synthetic bristle for acrylic, 1/2 inch flat, 1 inch flat, 1/2 inch angle, #10 round, and #0 or #2 rigger (liner brush)
Palette knife (Plastic set is great!)

Masking Tape – 1/2 inch wide
HB and 2B pencils and eraser.


 Tales of the Imagination

Sunday 10:00am – 11:00am
Ages: 3 to 6
$25.00 a class or $100.00 for a pack of 5 classes
Class runs every Sunday except holidays. We take off for the summer months of mid June, July, and August. We pick back up mid September after school starts.
Class dates are listed on our calendar page

Tales of The Imagination where your doodler will begin to develop their unique artistic voice and personal perspective as this group collectively explores the limitless, at times messy 🙂 and enriching world of art.  Through the use of storytelling coupled with hands on paint and collage projects, utilizing a variety of materials, mediums and various paint types, our young artists will be immersed  in the creative process, often combining these elements resulting in their very own original  artwork. “Tales of the Imagination” provides a truly nurturing  and intimate, small group setting in which your child will make lasting connections. Along with the creative inspiration and excitement being discovered while constructively exploring projects and presented materials,  doodlers develop with classmates a common bond of “creating” and a shared sense of personal accomplishment.

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It’s Art

Sunday 11:30am to 12:45pm
Ages: 7 to 10
$25.00 a class or $100.00 for a pack of 5 classes
Class runs every Sunday except holidays. We take off for the summer months of mid June, July, and August. We pick back up mid September after school starts.
Class dates are listed on our calendar page


What is It? It’s the place that colors our world with every shade under the sun and takes us on all sorts of interesting adventures. It’s a fun place that can help us describe any place we can imagine or the place we live. What is this? It’s our favorite picture, our favorite story, and our favorite poem. What is it? This is ART.

In this class for kids, we touch base on the fundamentals of art techniques while encouraging your child to take his/her imagination to a place that has no limits. Each week is something new (some projects may take a few classes to complete, which will be posted in the class description on our calendar page). We may study a specific artist for the day, a certain style of art, or a specific painting and have this serve as inspiration to create something of their own while using a wide range of mediums such as acrylic painting, drawing, and collage to name a few. We like to be fun and free while learning. This is a great class for every child and for all skill levels.

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Character Drawing

Tuesday 6:45pm – 8:00pm
Preteen & Up
$130.00 6 week bulk at a time.
Class dates are listed on our calendar page

Whether your budding artist’s vision is to sketch a familiar cartoon hero or a treacherous villain, a pretty princess or magical unicorn, funny bunny or a ghostly ghoul, a slimy sea creature or an exotic animal, super human or alien or maybe even a bit of both, either the stuff of fantasy or reality perhaps, just imparted with a flare of anime and comic characteristics, Penelope Fox Art Studio proudly offers Character Drawing class conducted by the masterful Mr John Opal. This popular class offers an individualized approach to character drawing utilizing the specific subject interests of each student as base material. Mr. Opal will assess each student’s own goals and initial skill level in order to provide a custom tailored starting point. Although popular, Character Drawing is a small group setting affording plenty of one on one between student and teacher, which makes for a truly inviting learning environment. These intimate and inspiring sessions will focus on imparting the fundamentals of drawing, beginning with sketches and basic drawing techniques. As students begin their illustrative development and are introduced to the value and principles of perspective, anatomical scale, contour, shading, thumbnails and other craft elements, they will effectively form and define the dimensions of their character creations. All skill levels will feel comfortable in this class and work at forming and developing character drawing. We work with pencil, pen and ink, markers and colored pencils. Large spiral sketch pad, standard pencil and eraser are required.

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