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May 2nd, 2002
Fleisher Art Memorial Announces Summer 2002 Program of Fine Art Workshops for Adults and Children

The Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial at 719 Catharine and 705 Christian Streets in South Philadelphia continues its second century of low-tuition art instruction with a summer session of workshops for adults and children beginning the week of June 10th, 2002.

This summer, Fleisher offers 41 modestly priced tuition-bearing workshops for adult students of all levels. These workshops run for 7 weeks and meet both day and evenings, Monday through Thursday, beginning June 10th. The workshops include mediums as diverse as Photography, Ceramics, Kiln-fired Glass, Life Drawing, Still Life Painting, Portraiture, Etching, Relief Printmaking, Chinese Painting, Figure Sculpture, Silkscreen, Animal Sculpture, Indian Miniature Painting, Watercolor, Portraiture, and more. Special workshops such as "Decorative Paper and Book Design", "Figure Painting Intensive", and "Creating Art in Our Digital Age" meet on other days of the week. Adult students wanting to enroll in tuition-bearing workshops should register by mail or by calling registrar James Mundie at 215-922-3456, ext. 328 no later than June 3rd.

During the month of July, Fleisher offers 15 age-appropriate week-long workshops for children and teens. These workshops meet Monday through Friday mornings beginning July 8th. Children ages 5 through 8 may choose from workshops including "Fabulous Fabrics", "Making, Changing, Re-arranging", "Printmaking" and more. Teens aged 12 to 17 may choose from a number of workshops in a portfolio program designed for serious art students to expand their skills while creating a diverse portfolio of work. Teens may choose from among such workshops as "Basic Photography", "Still Life Reinterpreted", "3-D Design", "Relief Printmaking" and more. Teens seeking more intensive training are also welcome to enroll in any of the workshop offerings for adults. Parents wanting to enroll a child in the workshop program for children and teens should register by mail or by calling registrar James Mundie at 215-922- 3456, ext. 328 no later than June 28th.

For detailed course descriptions, please view Fleisher’s website at www.fleisher.org/classes.

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 Marketing and Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at (215) 684-7860. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100, or visit the Museum's website at www.philamuseum.org.

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