Studio art classes are forming now for the Erie Art Museum’s Spring Semester of studio art classes and workshops. Class registrations made before March 25 are eligible for a $10 off Early Bird Discount for each class. The Museum offers a broad range of classes for kids and adults of all skill levels, and all taught by professional artists.
Lifeworks Erie and the Erie Art Museum present a new class for those who want to better understand modern art and how to understand a painting or sculpture. The Erie Art Museum education staff will lead the class In the Eyes of the Beholder: Experiencing Art, which will meet Tuesdays for 4 weeks, starting April 9, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Students will learn how to notice details, make opinions, and be able to discuss artworks while exploring exhibits. The first two sessions will meet at Lifeworks at 4th and Peach Street. Register by calling Marie Heberlein, Lifeworks program coordinator at (814) 453-5072.
The Museum offers discounts to Museum Members on all classes and workshops. A complete description of available classes is online at www.erieartmuseum.org. Register online or by calling (814) 459-5477.
About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie’s cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings and a modern, ‘Green,’ 10,500 square foot expansion. The newly expanded Museum marks the first LEED-certified building in the region, soon to be complete with a planted rooftop.
The Museum maintains an ambitious program of changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well as traditional media. The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 6,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.
The Museum offers a wide range of education programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the 25-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers, and a popular annual two-day Blues & Jazz Festival.
The Erie Art Museum, café, and gift shop is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For additional visitor information, visit online at erieartmuseum.org or call 814-459-5477