The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial at 719 Catharine and 705 Christian Streets in South Philadelphia continues its second century of free and low-tuition art instruction with a spring session of classes and workshops for adults and children beginning the week of January 28th, 2002.
Free-tuition fine arts classes for adults are offered Tuesday through Thursday evenings January 29th through May 9th. Open-enrollment classes in this program include various levels of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Students may sign up for open-enrollment classes in person at any time during the semester. Places in limited-enrollment classes in ceramics, photography, etching and lithography are distributed through a lottery to be held at Fleisher on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 p.m.
Fleisher=s free-tuition program is complemented by a series of modestly priced tuition-bearing workshops. These workshops run for 10 weeks and meet both day and evening on Mondays beginning February 4th. The workshops include Photography, Ceramic Tile, Kiln-Fired Glass, Still Life Painting, Monotype, Chinese Painting, Figure Sculpture, Watercolor, Portraiture, and more. Special workshops such as ArtSmarts: A Program for Making Art Safely, Color Lithography and an art history lecture series meet on other days of the week. Students wanting to enroll in tuition-bearing workshops should register by mail or by calling James Mundie at 215-922-3456 ext. 28 no later than January 25th.
Saturday classes offering painting/drawing and sculpture for young people ages 5 to 18 will run February 2nd through May 11th. Enrollment is limited, and may only be accomplished during walk-in registration. Walk-in registration for the children=s program will occur at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12th, and is on a first-come first-serve basis.
For detailed course descriptions, please view Fleisher=s website at www.fleisher.org.