Heron Crest Studios is an artists' studio complex located in Aston, Pennsylvania.
Heron Crest Studios is a thriving community of artists and artisans located in Aston, Pennsylvania.
Heron Crest Studios.  Copyright Heidi Hammel 2014

Studio visits are also available by appointment throughout the year. 

Contact individual artists for details.
Studios Available
Teaching Studio
November 10, 2017 (Friday) 6 - 9 PM

Show and Sale
November 11 and 12, 2017 11am-5pm
November 18 and 19, 2017 11am-5pm

Art Along the Creek - 
Show and Sale

Come to our 11th annual 'Art Along the Creek' art show and sale in November, 2017.  Here is our schedule:
Ellen Cooper – Painting the Portrait - Intensive Workshop 

We were delighted to host professional portrait artist Ellen Cooper at Heron Crest Studios from July 09 – 14, 2017.  Her five-day workshop 'Painting the Portrait' was completely filled and attracted students from Glen Mills, PA to Atlanta, GA and of all ages from retirees to a high school student. Thanks to Ellen for creating a vibrant, intense learning experience.

Ellen Cooper and Heron Crest Studios will offer two sessions of 'Painting the Portrait' during 2018.  Registration opens January, 2018 - mark your calendars.

Session 1 
July 8, 2018      6:30-9:30pm - demo 
July 9-13,2018  9:30am-4:30pm - workshop
Session 2
July 15, 2018    6:30-9:30pm - demo
July 16-20, 2018 9:30am-4:30pm - workshop

Description of "Painting the Portrait:"  This workshop is designed to provide a solid foundation in the process of painting a portrait from the model from start to finish. Topics covered are the tonal study/grisaille, accuracy of proportions and drawing, achieving a likeness and facial expression, creating form and dimension in the light, improving observational skills to see color and value relationships. We will also address the pose, lighting, background and composition. Demos will include how to organize and use the palette of colors and how to mix luminous flesh tones.

Five days of 6 hours per day painting from two models, one model and one pose for the morning session, second model and one pose for the afternoon session. Demo, time for discussion and question and answer. One-on-one feedback at your easel.

Description of the workshop space and facilities:
2nd floor of recently renovated 19th cotton mill along Chester Creek in Aston, PA 
7 miles from I-95; 15 minutes to Media; 20 minutes to West Chester and the Brandywine Valley region and Wyeth Country; 30 minutes to Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE
easels, taborets, chairs, clean up facilities provided
three bathrooms and two clean-up sinks 
lunch room with coffee pot and refrigerator
whole building AC and heat
ceiling fans
primary access is a covered outdoor metal staircase with railings on both sides 
a secondary fire exit, which is an indoor staircase, with a railing on one side
no elevator or lift
safe, well lit off-street parking

Here is what recent students said about Heron Crest Studios:

• "The facilities were excellent!"
• "Lovely studio space!"
• "The facilities are fabulous!"
• "The location, policies, parking easels, lunch area, lighting, bathrooms and clean up areas were all very nice and met the needs of the workshop."

Delaware County Studio Tour -

We are Studio #12 of the 2017 Tour - 16 artists under one roof!

October 21, 2017 (Saturday) 10am- 6pm
October 22, 2017 (Sunday) 11am- 4pm