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Summer Sampler Art Camp hosted by On the Hill Gallery

York County children and teens are invited to “sample” art this summer at On The Hill Gallery – free of charge!

We are offering the Summer Sampler Art Camp July 10-July 14 for ages 6-10 and July 17-21 for ages 11-14. Classes will be taught in two three-hour “sample” sessions – one in the morning and one in afternoon – in a variety of subjects. Students may take a total of six hours of classes – either on a single day or on two separate days. If students take a full day, they should bring a packed lunch and snacks.

Our schedule:

July 10-14 (Ages 6-10)

• July 10 Mosaics: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
• July 11 Air Dry Clay Sculpture: 9am-12pm
• July 12 Photography: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
• July 13 Air Dry Clay Sculpture: 9am-12pm
• July 13 Collage/Altered Art: 1pm-4pm
• July 14 Acrylic Painting With Texture: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

July 17-21 (Ages 11-14)

• July 17 Anime: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
• July 18 Photography: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
• July 19 Map Making: 9am-12pm
• July 19 Wax Resist: 1pm-4pm
• July 20 Pottery: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
• July 21 Pottery: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

Registration is first come first served and will take place BY PHONE ONLY.
Call On The Hill Gallery at 757-369-1108 to register.

Mosaic Plate

Explore beginning techniques in mosaics to create this beautiful ceramic porcelain plate art picture on wood canvas. Participants will learn to properly break, glue and grout their artwork. This is approximately a five-hour workshop. Bring a bag lunch. Supplies are included by students are welcome to bring their own plate if they prefer.
Instructor Tina Crawford

Cost $75

When June 19, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM – 15:00 PM

Where On the Hill Gallery 402 Main Street Historic Yorktown 757-369-1108

To register go to our website and download a registration form, fill it out and send it in.

The 1-2-3 Method — Drawing, Values, Color, With Lew Thatcher

On The Hill Gallery Artist Lew Thatcher will teach a three-day workshop at the Gallery June 23-25.

The workshop is four hours per day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an hour for lunch. Subject matter to be landscape, seascape or cityscape from each student’s own photographs. Cost for workshop is $125. Registration deadline is June 5. Register for the class. The materials list download is here.

Drawing, Values, Color, With Lew Thatcher

Repurpose and Paint a Suitcase, With Kathy Wahl

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, June 4 at On The Hill Gallery

Bring in an old hard-sided small- to medium-size suitcase with two yards of contrasting or complimentary fabric. Using paint and directions supplied by the teacher each student will decorate the outside of their suitcase to create a one-of-a-kind carrier that will be the envy of your friends. All levels of painting are welcome. Cost is $50 with a $15 supply fee.Register for the class

Kathy Wah-suitcase1

Third Sundays Children’s Art, With Kathy Wahl

1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at On The Hill Gallery

Children will enjoy drawing, painting and other media in classes for children, taught by a resident artist. Cost is $25, including all supplies; call or e-mail the Gallery to register. Register for the class

Glass Domed Jewelry With Ephemera, with Kathy Wahl

1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at On The Hill Gallery

Come learn how to make jewelry with glass domes and cabochons, metal bezels and ephemera. Create charming and vintage necklaces, earrings, bracelets and even magnets. Cost is $20 plus $7.50 supply fee. Register for the class.

Kathy Wahl-Glass Domed Jewelry

Joe’s Watercolor Workshop

Cheap Joe, also known as Joe Miller, will teach a four-day watercolor workshop March 30 to April 2, 2017 in Yorktown.


Cheap Joe, also known as Joe Miller, will teach a four-day watercolor workshop March 30 to April 2, 2017 in Yorktown.

Joe Miller is an award-winning artist and nationally-known art instructor. He’s also the founder and owner of Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, a popular online and mail order source for art supplies.

Recently, Cheap Joe became the 12th recipient of the American Watercolor Society Dolphin Award, “for outstanding effort on behalf of the visual arts, artists and organizations, and with special recognition for his support of artists working in watermedia and for his enthusiastic cooperation with the educational efforts of the American Watercolor Society.”

“First and foremost, I’ll strive to make watercolor fun and exciting for everyone, regardless of where they are in their art. I’ll give each person as much one-on-one time as possible. We will have critiques, offering positive ideas that you can do with your art. This will hopefully give you a quantum leap in whatever direction you want to take. My goal is not to teach you to paint like I do, but to paint like you want to.

Of course we will talk about composition, value, color, etc. That’s important, regardless of what medium you paint in. We will work small, no larger than ½ sheet, but mostly even smaller. I will demo as often as time permits. On day one, I will look at each artist’s paintings and comment on them. This is a valuable tool for me to better understand what direction to take in helping you in your art. We will spend a day, or part of it, making cards…a lost art that I feel is very important.

We will also cover: Wet in Wet, Dry brush, Color Mixing/Color Wheel, Brush Techniques, Palette Arrangement, Value, Composition, Thinking, Papers, Lifting/Erasing, Flat Wash, and Graded Wash.

I really look forward to being with you and sharing our talents with each other.”

Here are a few comments from past workshop attendees:

“Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful workshop. You gave me so many useful tips to improve my paintings.” Sharon J.

“You were so kind and inspirational. I loved every bit of the workshop.” Rose D.
“Great class, but more than that, you share so much with us…your heart, soul, wisdom, humor, and generosity.” Diane M.

Fee is $350 for members and $375 for nonmembers for all four days. It will be held at the Carriage House at the Watermen’s Museum on Water St. in Yorktown. Class hours will be 9 am to 4 pm with a half hour to hour for lunch.

Please contact us to sign up with 50% deposit to hold your space. Download this class registration form, fill it out, and mail or bring by the gallery with your deposit to confirm your space. We expect the class to fill up quickly.

Registered students: Download the supply list

Watercolor Class with Angie Mack

January 23 – March 27, 2017


Join us for a 10-week beginning to advanced watercolor class taught by On The Hill Gallery artist Angie Mack. Artists will be introduced to a fresh approach to watercolor using acrylic ground gesso on watercolor paper to complete excercises focused on the elements of design. Incorporating gesso into watercolor paintings enhances the depth and texture of watercolors and results in a
multitude of possibilities for creating beautiful pieces of artwork.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays begining Jan. 23, 2017.
Where: On the Hill Gallery
When: Mondays 10 – 1 p.m.

Cost is $180 with a supply fee of $20. Registration deadline is Jan. 18, 2017; a deposit of $45 at time of registration holds your space. Call: On the Hill Gallery at (757) 369-1108 for more information and to register.

*Special note: In the event of inclement weather, the gallery will be closed/ class will be cancelled.

Monotypes   (Children’s Art Classes on Third Sundays)

November 20, 2016

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Fee: $25.00/per session/per student
Instructor: Angie Mack

This is a project oriented class, students will leave class with unique pieces of artwork created by the most painterly method among printmaking techniques.

Students will learn the basic concepts of print making on a plexi glass plate while applying a variety of mediums (paint, ink), creating texture and developing relief patterns.
Fun is sure to be had by all.

Students are welcome to bring their own inspiration for designs.
Dress for mess.