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.