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May 19th, 2006
Fleisher Art Memorial Announces Summer 2006 Program of Low Cost Fine Art Workshops for Adults and Children and Secure Online Registration

The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial in South Philadelphia continues its second century of low-tuition art instruction with a summer semester of workshops for adults and children beginning in June.

Students may now enroll in many of Fleisher’s classes directly through the website: www.fleisher.org. Additionally, Fleisher now introduces secure online payment processing – so registration is now immediate and available 24-hours/day, 7-days/week.

Fleisher’s modestly priced workshops begin the week of June 5th. These workshops run for 7 weeks and meet during both day and evening hours, Monday through Thursday. The workshops include Mixed Media Drawing, Ceramic Tile, Acrylic Painting, Kiln-Fired Glass, Still Life Painting, Alternative Printmaking, Chinese Painting & Calligraphy, Figure Sculpture, Narrative Painting, Watercolor, Figure Drawing, Book Arts, Special Projects Photography, and much more. Special workshops meet on other days of the week, including two one-day Circus Skills workshops with New York’s Bindlestiff Family Circus on June 15th.

A comprehensive series of week long, age-appropriate workshops for children and teens begins the week of June 26th. Workshops for young artists (5 to 11 years old) cover a variety of concepts, challenges and skill building. Teen workshops cover a range of skills necessary for portfolio building from drawing and painting to photography, with two- and three-dimensional design courses providing a universal art education foundation. Teens are also welcome to enroll in any of the adult workshops, where they can attain more intensive, specific training. Workshops in this program include Cartonaria: Mexican Paper Sculpture, Basic Photography, Book Arts, Elements of the Earth, Collaged Masterpieces, Figure Sculpture, and much more.

Students should register through the website, by mail, or by calling 215-922-3456, ext. 328, no later than May 29th for adult workshops, or June 19th for child and teen workshops.

For detailed course descriptions and on-line registration, please view Fleisher’s website at www.fleisher.org.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at pressroom@philamuseum.org. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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