Art Center of Ambler


Art Center at Ambler

ACAA offers classes in Drawing, Painting, Stained Glass, and Ceramics with our faculty, which includes some of the finest artists in the country.

Detailed class descriptions.


Summer Session

We are hoping to start our summer sessions beginning July 7, with more workshops and classes being offered in August.
We will be keeping our classes smaller to practice safe social distancing as well as having plenty of disinfectant on hand. Tables, etc., will be wiped down between each class.
Class times are also being staggered this session, so there will never be too many people in any space.
Enrollment opening May 4!
For students who were enrolled in Spring Courses, you may still use that money towards a class or workshop either in the summer or even next fall. You may also use your tuition (or part of it) for a tax-deductible donation towards the Center. Email JoEllen Ussery, for information.



Come spend time with us in our bright, air-conditioned, handicapped-accessible classrooms. There's plenty of free parking, too. We will be keeping classes smaller in size for social distancing purposes.

#SUJT1 - Stained Glass for Beginners with Jill Tarabar Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm July 7-August 11, (6 weeks)
#SUGS1 - Pen & Ink with Watercolor with Gabrielle Sivitz Tuesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm July 7- July 28 (4 weeks)
#SUGS2 - I Wish I Could Draw with Gabrielle Sivitz Tuesdays, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm July 7-August 11 (6 weeks)
#SUJT2 - Intermediate Stained Glass with Jill Tarabar Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm July 8-August 12, (6 weeks)
#SURC - Mosaics (From Concept to Completion) with Regina Coyle, Thursdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm July 9-July 30, (4 weeks)
#SUPB - One-day Watercolor Workshop with Pauline Braun Wednesday, July 15
#SUKW - Fabric Collage Workshop with Karoline Wallace Saturday, July 11, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
3-part Poetry and Visual Art Combination Series with Cleveland Wall
Take one or all three!
#SUCW1 - Postcards from the Mind: An Introduction to Mail Art,
Saturday, July 11, 11 am-2:00 pm
#SUCW2 - Pastoral Poetry and the Single-Page Book, Saturday, August 1, 11 am-2:00 pm
#SUCW3 - Poems by Heart, Saturday, August 22, 2:00-5:00 pm with a performance for friends and family at 5:00 pm.
#SUMM - Funky Functional Ceramics with Maegan Marin
3 Saturdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm July 18, July 25, August 1
#SUCC - Introduction to Abstract Painting with Chris Canan Saturday, August 1, 10:00 am-1:00 pm


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#SUPB - One-day Watercolor Workshop with Pauline Braun

One-day Watercolor Workshop

$35 (Supplies included)

Beginners and experienced painters will enjoy working from this painting.

#SUKW - Fabric Collage with Karoline Wallace

Fabric Collage Workshop

Saturday, July 11, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
$40 members | $55 nonmembers + $10 (optional) for fabric kit payable to instructor

These gorgeous fabric collages look stunning as wall hangings or framed. Make one for yourself or as a handmade gift. They are made from beautiful 100% cotton batiks. In 2 hours you can leave the class with a fun, fully framed 8″ x 10″ work of art. Students must bring good scissors and inspiration. DETAILED DESCRIPTION

#SUCC - Introduction to Abstract Painting with Chris Canan

Intro to Abstract Painting

Saturday, August 1, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
$50 member | $65 nonmember (Supplies Included)

Take a dive into the style of abstract painting. We'll discuss the difference between “non-representational” and “abstraction” paintings. Imagine Mark Rothko vs Richard Diebenkorn. For the remainder of the workshop students will work on their own piece of abstraction. Supplies provided. Please bring a photograph to work from.

More Workshops Are Coming. Stay tuned!