New Hope Art League

Inspiring, encouraging &
empowering artists

Just a reminder that we are gearing up for a new session of art classes beginning at the Nancy Lloyd Fine Art gallery on Monday, January 8th. We are offering five classes for $175 on either Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, with the specifics detailed below. If none of these times are convenient, I am open to considering other times. If you are interested, I'd be happy to discuss this with you further- either in person, phone or e-mail (see contact info below). If you know of anybody who also might be interested, I would very much appreciate it if you would share this e-mail with them. I hope to see you in the new year!
Best Regards,
Nancy Lloyd
1695 Aquetong Road, New Hope, PA 18938
T: 215.693.1354





  • “Why won’t my image upload!?”

    If you’ve ever sat in front of a computer and said those words… this presentation is for you.

    Many of you know Josh, our resident “all things internet” guy. He happens to be a pretty good photographer too. (See his website and Facebook pages.) What you may not know is that when Josh isn’t working in our store, he’s helping local, small businesses and artists with their website and internet needs at his own company, pixelMIGHT. So, you might say that, with Josh’s experience, he knows a thing or two about creating good crisp images and using them for all kinds of applications on the internet.

    Good news everyone! (Said in the voice of Prof. Farnsworth.) Josh will be giving a presentation (with a small amount of discussion) about how to handle images of your artwork. Topics covered will be:

    • How & what to use to take a picture of your artwork.
    • The two most common file types. (jpg & tiff)
    • Where each file type may be useful.
    • Image resolution and what’s up with pixels. 
    • How to use free online software to adjust the size of your image. 
    • Tips for entries, websites and social media.

    The goal is for you to gain a basic understanding of the what’s and how-to’s of handling digital images (photos) of your artwork. This may help you manage your website and submit online entries more easily.

    A FREE event for artists. To reserve your seat, call 215-345-0980.

    Phoenix Art Supplies & Framing
    1810 S. Easton Rd. 
    Doylestown, PA 18901



First Autumn Art Class – at the Trisha Vergis Gallery Lambertville



COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA-Instructor: Nancy Shill
Exploring techniques and the relationships of color, line, shape etc. Use collage, acrylic, etc to develop your own style. Apply what you learn to the other media that you enjoy. This approach is about individuality and uniqueness of self expression.

Meet once a week for 4 weeks.Tuesdays 1-4  September 5, 12, 19 and 26 2017
Tuition $200.00 – Register with a check to 
Nancy Shill
6 Neshaminy Ave 
Newtown Pa 18940

Questions call Nancy Shill  215 579 5733

You can send a check to hold your place to :
Nancy Shill, 6 Neshaminy Ave, Newtown PA 1894






The Art of Color Theory by Dot Bunn

The knowledge to creatively explore and use color

Saturday June 3, 10, 17, 24 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Workshop will cover -

How to use color and value to achieve harmony in your work.

Transparent colors for glazing and depth.

Color as it relates to value and chroma when mixed.

Choosing the right set of colors for the effect that you want.

How value and chroma play a major role in the success of a painting.

How to tell if your paint is single pigment or a mix and why this matters.

How to alter the value & chroma of a hue while keeping the colors clean and rich. 

Workshop will be held at Red Stone Farm Studio, located just outside Doylestown. 

For information or sign up call 215-630-1698 or email:


Aida Birritteri is offering a class:

First  Session:         Saturday, June 17
Second Session:     Saturday, June 24
A maximum of 6 people for each session 12:30pm to 3pm at home studio/workshop:

Aida Birritteri, 5 High Court, High Bridge, NJ 08829
email:  cell: 908-892-4923

The Basic Framing Workshop will cover the following:

  • Hands on instruction on how to use a framers fine-cut miter saw, how to use a corner vice with clamps and how to measure moulding for a frame in order to create accurate cuts for a corner joint.
  • An overview of the cost for purchasing basic framing tools and where to purchase them.
  • Everyone attending the workshop will get a chance to handle the miter saw and corner vice to create one corner joint towards a frame.
  • A list of any other essential material for building frames:
    Titebond framers glue, finishing nails, etc.
  • Learn how to order moulding with the right measurements for your artwork. 

I will take the first 12 people (6 for Sat. June 17th and 6 for Sat. June 24th) to fill out this registration and send a check for $25. payable to Aida Birritteri. Mail your check to my home address with this registration form.

(circle one)       Sat. June 17       Sat. June 24

  NAME:             EMAIL:

The registration and $25. fee must be sent in by Wednesday, June 14th.




The Chiaroscuro & the Ambiguity in Gloom: Poetry in Painting

Patrick Connors workshop this past winter 




 Invitation to NHAL members from member artist/ instructor: EdLetven

Fill ins for one or two  classes in painting this month 

 Ed’s  Studio 1400 needs 
 artists needed  for regular classes 
Studio’s maximum number of artists …. four 
 Work in Watercolor, Oil or Acrylic

Price : $50. per 3 hour class. Take one class or two. 

Subjects: Still life , landscape, abstract  (your choice) 

Studio 1400 is in Abington,PA about 2 miles south of the Willow Grove Entrance of the Turnpike
on Route 611. About a 45 minutes from New Hope. Call for directions.

Class begins at 10 am to 1:30 pm . Bring a brown bag lunch. 

Coffee and beverages supplied.

Call 215 885 1131  or cell 267 735 7233
You can :
- bring existing work to get help in finishing it. 
 - just bring your paints and work from a large selection of photographs from Ed’s 
studio collection. 

How can Ed help you?
Emphasis on plein air and impressionistic styles and specific help in bringing a troublesome
painting to a more harmonious conclusion.

 Ed’s website <> 
Review his resume, and four galleries of his paintings.  Note: he has lectured and given talks at NHAL meetings.


Paintmeilene@gmail.comComputer Classes for Artists  

Inexpensive, Personal attention, Easy -

Computer Basics, Beginner Photoshop, Intro to Word and Excel, Continuing Word and Excel, Private Lessons and Edit Your Photos Open Studio. Use the contact us form to inquire. Class sizes are small so you get all the attention you need. Minimum class size is 2, Max is 6.



Below are a few other services that I can offer. All of them are computer related and based on requests I've gotten. Feel free to contact me at any time. These services are scheduled either Monday Mornings or Fridays, or, at my convenience in between in the case of some services not requiring your presence.



·         If you have a new computer, can't figure out how to use a part of your computer or do something specific, such as:

·         Got Windows 7 from Windows XP, got a Windows Tablet or don't know how to use CAFE or ENTRY THINGY, etc.

·         Just need an overview of Photoshop or emailing attachments, or setting up Outlook, or using Excel to keep track of your art shows or a budget or how to create a flyer or do Mail Merges in Microsoft Word, this is the instruction you need.

·         You get 3 hours one on one.

·         Bring your laptop or tablet and I'll walk you through it.

·         3 Hours, date/time to be determined, Monday or Friday, My House only.

 I WILL EDIT YOUR PHOTOS FOR YOU, $25/hour, 3 hours minimum

·         You can give me your photos on a CD or Memory Stick and I will open them in Photoshop and edit them for brightness, contrast, cropping, size, rotating and naming.

·         Photo size will be for art show submission sizing.

·         I will do this at my home on my time.

·         I will give you an estimate of how long it will take. 1-100 photos will take about a week,

·         1-500 photos will require several weeks to a month.

·         I keep track of time spent.

·         You only pay for time spent with a deposit of 3 hours.


PAYMENT OPTIONS: Payment is required to hold your place in class

·         CASH

·         CHECK

·         CREDIT CARD


  Sign up today!  Contact: Ilene Rubin:


·           Class must be paid in full to hold your place.

·           Because each class is built upon the ability to fill the class, there is no refund once classes begin as your spot has been held for you. If we don't meet the minimum class size, your payment will be refunded.

·          Class time is firm. Please arrive a few minutes early to be ready to go by the start time.

·          The rule of thumb is:  WATCH FIRST, TRY LATER. LISTEN FIRST, ASK LATER. Most of the time, we just need to know which buttons to push. If you don’t watch, you won’t see. If you try it before you’ve been taught, you’ll just get lost. So put the mouse down and watch first. There’s plenty of time to try it yourself.

·          You will not always use your own computer. Sometimes you will watch and other times, you will do it on your computer. You will learn more by seeing how something is done rather than doing something while an explanation is being given, thus missing how to do it.

·          Note taking is not necessary.  It will be more important that you listen and watch then trying to write while an explanation is being given. You will be given reference materials with everything discussed in class so you won’t miss a thing.

·          All Costs include Reference Materials

·          Classes are given in the comfort of a smoke free home setting... so it's not intimidating. (I have dogs - noisy at first, then calm as could be)


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